Whether they’re made of bay leaf, laurel or magnolia leaves and whether they’re complemented by dahlia, garden roses or fruit, runners always look so lush and romantic.
photos: 1- Photographed by Meg Perotti via Camille Styles, originally featured on Style Me Pretty; 2- Runner designed by Lily Lodge; 3- Scott Clark Photography via Brooklyn Bride; 4- runners designed by Lily Lodge and photographed by Gertrude & Mabel via Martha Stewart Weddings; 5- Sunday Suppers, Saipua and paperfinger collaboration for Martha Stewart Living via paperfinger
We’re working on some photo booth concepts for a client, and, really, the options are endless. When you’re working with a blank 9′ wide space there’s so much you can do!
Fringe walls are always great backgrounds…
Paper daises, honeycombs and pinwheels, oh my…
photos: Garlands and streamers…zig zag streamers and fringe streamers by Jordan Ferney at Oh Happy Day, Green garlands photographed by StudioBooth at Urban Wed; Fringe… wall by Confetti System via Oh Joy!, Smilebooth at Martha Stewart market party, Smilebooth at Hitched 2010; Pinwheels…. Rebecca Thuss for Simple Silhouettes, pink and orange pinwheels photographed by Rebekah Westover, Pom Pom cluster photographed by Sarah Rhoads via Style Me Pretty
Strawberry season starts in Virginia in April. Loving these sweet berry details, especially the story behind Jenny’s bouquet…so sweet!
photos: 1- bouquet designed by Shawn Cosette, photographed by Katie Stoops; 2 -photographed by Jonathan Ong for Eat Drink Chic; 3 – bouquet designed by Shawn Cosette, photographed by Katie Stoops; 4 – Martha Stewart Weddings; 5- via The Bride’s Cafe tumblr
Three things that will make your party a success (and they have nothing to do with pretty details, although I’m a fan of those too)
1. Your guests and their experience are paramount. Keep your guests in the forefront of your mind as you plan. That means keeping cocktail hour to an hour; starting the ceremony on time; anticipating your guests’ needs — if it’s going to be hot during your outdoor ceremony, have cool drinks waiting for your guests.
2. Edit, edit, edit. Style does not come from adding on. It comes from editing and being true to your vision.
3. Don’t establish a vision for your event and a guest list before you know what things cost in your area. Do educate yourself on what things cost in your market and establish a budget and a guest list based on that information.
I’m not wearing green today, but this post makes up for it, I’m sure. Paired with blue, yellow or with white (always a classic combo), green couldn’t be more perfect for weddings. It’s such a happy color. Grace of Design*Sponge and Vané of Brooklyn Bride both used green in such beautiful ways at their weddings (like Grace’s programs above, featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and Vane’s bouquet below featured on Once Wed).
One of the chicest ways to add personality and personalization to a very standard event rental — the white table cloth — is to commission a seamstress to create runners for your dining tables. My favorite local sources for fabric in interesting prints and patterns are U Fab and the Williams & Sherrill Outlet.
There is nothing on earth that I love more than an outdoor wedding. The opportunities for personalization are endless when you’re outdoors. Tacky ballroom carpeting? No problem out here. Clashing color palettes. Nope. Not here. The world is your oyster under a tent. And if I were choosing a tent, I would certainly, hands down, no question choose a Sperry Tent. And, then I’d order blonde folding wood chairs (to match the wooden tent poles in the Sperry, of course).
Broadway: one of my favorite furniture sets for outdoor parties. Perfect for lounging about during cocktail hour, while you watch friends play lawn games and sip on a mint julep. Yum.
Speaking of lounging, varied ways to partake in sunshine and the iced cold bevs are welcome. Simple blankets with pretty pillows are a win. And, everybody loves kites, right? And bocce ball. Or how about a friendly game of badminton on the lawn? (p.s. I am madly in love with everything about this wedding)
Happy weekend everyone!
photos: Sperry tent image courtesy Skyline Tent Company; Sofa via American Furniture Rentals; Cooler via Everything Fabulous via House and Home Canada December 2010 via Heidi Claire; Chris and Tim’s wedding via Martha Stewart Weddings