Monday, June 22, 2009
I love the idea of having our reception in a villa. It's so classically elegant, like Sophia Loren might show up at any moment. I also really like the relaxed, ultra feminine, early 19th century fit to her wedding dress. It's all very Old English countryside meets Italian class. And I love all the little white lights too.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I love the autumn theme here. I'm a huge Fall fan and loved the use of pumpkins here. Also, the vintage mirror, candlelight and the color that is created by it are spectacular. I also like the idea of having sweet little cakes as finger foods. I wouldn't want anything that might end up smelling, like crab cakes or shrimp or caviar. Those are all bad breath inducers that are a no-no at my wedding scene. The way they produced the shadows with the soft white, almost gold toned lighting is amazing, and such a creative way to fancy-up the decor.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
This perfectly embodies the theme I would like to have at my wedding. It showcases old colonial traditions with a mystical tone that almost eludes to the Salem witch hunts. Of course, the candle light amidst the green moss, contrasted with the black panes creates a beautiful color scheme. It brings all the colors of fall and tradition together in a bold medley. And the ribbon suggests a soft, romantic tone that makes this little decor a sweet addition to an old fashioned wedding.
Again, I love the natural wood in this reception area. The wildflowers are beautiful, but the leaves seem a bit overgrown and unkempt to me. I love the old wagon wheels and the twinkle lights along the wood columns, and the little candles too. It looks like the jars on the side table there may have various beverages or something. I love the idea of having jars with old fashioned ladles instead of cans or bottles for drinks. It's more natural.
Of course, I'd be thinking bolder colors, but I love the idea of a natural theme of decor. Plus, these could easily be made yourself, using styrofoam balls, ribbons and wire hangers. Having a wedding with decor made from natural materials makes it feel more real and Earthy, and less fake or staged. Everything flows better if it's from nature.