There are many types of chairs to choose from for your ceremony and reception. Today we’re highlighting the chiavari chair in our new Monday series, which introduces you to common words you’ll hear while planning your wedding. The chiavari chair takes its name from the coastal Italian town of Chivari, for which it is named.
A favorite of brides and first ladies alike, the chiavari chair is a classic that looks equally at home outdoors and in ballrooms. Light and easy to stack, the chiavari chair is as functional as it is pretty.
Also known as a ballroom chair, the chiavari chair is most commonly found in mahogony, natural wood, silver, gold and black. The two images above were taken by Liz Banfield and designed by Tara Guerard.
Depending on the market where you’re planning, you may be able to find chiavari chairs in colors as wild as magenta, spring green or clear lucite. Both of the tables above were designed by Eddie Ross — the first for an event at SCAD and the second, called modern mix, pictured here.
The chiavari chair is often twice as much as (if not slightly more) than the cost of a folding chair, which is another popular choice for events.
images: 1- photographed by Meg Smith via La Tavola; 2 pictured here and 3 via Martha Stewart Weddings photographed by Liz Banfield and designed by Tara Guerard; Kennedy Wedding via LIFE; SCAD event and modern mix by Eddie Ross
Quirk Gallery is hosting a not-so-expo wedding expo at the gallery this Saturday, May 14th from 12-4 pm, featuring the talents of local & independent artists, a unique selection of gifts for the bride, groom or attendants, as well as an assortment of wedding decor items. Look for engagement & wedding rings by Carla Caruso, invitations & cards by Shuford Prints, costume jewelry by Isabelle Krupnick, orchids from Chadwick & Sons decorating the gallery, and elegant white vases by Julia Gabriel. There will be snacks, drinks, and a chance to win a $150 gift certificate.
Some of my favorite things at Quirk: 1. Forget Me Knot rings make wonderful bridesmaids gifts; 2. Richmond totes for out of town welcome bags with local flavor; 3. colorful tape for any D.I.Y. projects you might have up your sleeve; 4: Jonathan Adler salt & pepper shakers make a modern cake topper; 5: retro swirly straws
Hello! Brittany here again with my second post on the merriment blog! Chevron is such a fun and popular print these days, in fashion, in decorating, and of course in weddings. It’s one of our favorite patterns too — a certain someone I know may use it for her baby shower! It’s the perfect accent for a classic and preppy wedding or for a fete that’s a bit non-traditional too.
images: 1- Designed by Sitting in a tree and photographed by Sarah Yates; 2- designed by Alison Events and photographed by Jose Villa via Green Wedding Shoes; 3- designed by Wardrobe Stationery; 4- Designed by Maddy Hague of Inspired Bride and photographed by Paper Antler via 100 Layer Cake; 5 – photographed by The Nichols via Style Me Pretty; 6 – designed by Ritzy Bee and photographed by Kate Headley