One of our favorite aspects of being a planner is helping the couple creatively express themselves through their wedding. Reception tables can be the ultimate statement of personality. Just like the bride must have the perfect dress, the table décor outfits the reception venue and creates the mood for the entire night. What’s so much fun about reception tables, are that there are endless possibilities and dozens of details that can be incorporated to create the perfect look for the couple. Whatever the theme or mood, reception tables can transform a space from ordinary to extraordinary! Below are just a few of our favorite reception table trends we’ve done recently.
One of the hottest trends right now is the country chic wedding. And for good reason! Soft elegance and rustic charm makes the sweetest of statements on these reception tables.
Photo by Aves Photographic Design
Why we love it: Nothing says country-cozy quite like burlap. Overlaying burlap on top of a soft, cream linen gives warmth to the whole room. To add femininity and rustic elegance, a lace table runner is the perfect touch. The lace-burlap combination is reminiscent of a charming country home, making guests feel immediately welcomed. The soft pink, blush, and sherbet pops of flowers bring vibrance to the muted centerpieces, in addition to the baby’s breath, which is the quintessential flower of country chic centerpieces. To add a bit of flair to these country-fab tables, the bride placed the table numbers in beautiful metallic frames. Most importantly, these tables reflected the sweet personality of the couple, and gave homage to their southern roots.
When you combine a breath-taking venue, a lovely bride, a few tablespoons of toadstools, layers of moss, exquisite floral design & charming stationery….you end up with Woodland Wonder. This autumn-esque affair is ethereal, earthy and charming. You can almost taste the apple cider, carmel and all the spices.
Look at those tantalizing, ruby red apples dipped in caramel. Even more fabulous is the assortment of condiments you can roll the caramel apple in. The red fondant on the cake perfectly complements the decor and setting.
Rancho Mirando offers a dream-like, rustic, charming ambiance and breath-taking views - the perfect complement to any Texas wedding. This hidden gem is nestled in the Texas Hill Country in between Austin and San Antonio. One such bride, Jessica Currie, attests to its rugged, but classic beauty, and the warm hospitality of the staff, making for her own dream wedding:
We had a saying “I love you from the East to the West,” and having families from East Texas to West Texas, it was only fitting that we met in the middle to plan our special day.
We didn’t want the traditional. We wanted the unexpected. We didn’t want a showcase wedding. We wanted a wedding that showcased our personalities. We didn’t want a venue that needed to be decorated. We wanted a venue that was beautiful in itself; a reflection of our personalities and relationship. A hidden gem is what we found in the Rancho Mirando. The views were impeccable, the location was ideal, and the organic, natural beauty found on the grounds was breathtaking. We didn’t need lighting effects, or over the top centerpieces; the ambiance was already set.
Photo by Bonnie Berry Photography
The ladies of Gypsy Floral and Events, in Austin, have a knack for identifying the personal style of an engaged couple and translating it in to the wedding of their dreams. The philosophy that drives the design of every Gypsy wedding is incorporating the couples’ personality and imbuing every event with local and personal charm.
”We strive to create a boutique experience for each bride. Your wedding should be a reflection of your environment, passions and personality,” said Gypsy Floral and Events.
We are delighted to once again present Texas-based wedding planner and superstar, Donnie Brown, Donnie Brown Weddings and Events, in his third of many upcoming, monthly contributing columns. You may know him from the popular TV show, “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”
Well-known for his direct and vivacious personality, he is sure to keep us in stitches with his humorous opinions and sometimes, unbelievable tales from his experiences as a planner over the years. In addition, he will keep readers up-to-date on the latest bridal trends and “must haves.”
Here, in his next column, Donnie takes us on a side-splitting-'til-tears-stream-down-your-face checklist of what a bridezilla looks like. What's even more hilarious (or scary) is that I bet some of you have seen brides do this:
You know you are a bridezilla if.........