Inspired by Ultra Violet to Design in a Purple Palette

Pantone describes its 2018 Color of the Year pick as, “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade,” that, “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” Wow, that is giving us all the positive-vibes for the year. So with Ultra Violet on the mind, we thought we’d look back on some of our favorite Purple looks. Countdown on our top 7 looks and find some inspiration for using the color Purple…

Photo: Jenna Nicole Photos

This sweet and sophisticated design from Ashton Events is a perfect way to set the base with Purple. Our Eggplant Velluto was accented with hints of blush and gilded accents, our favorite pieces being those sophisticated swans swimming on by.  

Photo: SBM Portraits

Give purple a stark contrast by setting it against a textured black linen. Swoon Soiree opted for our Black Leather Rosette and brought in purple hues with a the napkin detail and in the floral arrangement.

Photo: Alexandra Vonk Photography

Flaire Weddings took us to Provence, France (literally!) for this gorgeous lavender-inspired shoot. Set against a perfectly landscaped garden, a table dressed in our Lilac Velluto was just the romantic place for dinner.

Photo: Sara Kelley Photography

Set in the Big Easy, this New Orleans styled shoot from Belladeux Event Design pulled out all the stops. Our Preston Bailey Collection Off White Shimmer set the sparkling setting for this purple and silver wedding design. The purple hues came cascading down from the orchid arrangement to the charger plates.

Photo: Sofia Negron Photography

This properFUN design from Jes Gordon sets just the right balance between edgy and sweet. Our Ivory Laurel linen was accented with shades of blush, purple and blue across the tabletop and in a mix of chair pads, adding such a fun design element!

Photo: Collin Pierson Photography

From Kesh Designs in Chicago comes this incredible design. Orchids in shades of purple cascaded onto the tabletop to meet our Preston Bailey Collection Champagne Heather Napkin Bands wrapped around our Stone Metallic Faux Dupioni napkins. With our Champagne Metallic Forest linen, it tied together beautifully for a golden look.

Photo: Jeremie Barlow Photography

And one of our favorite looks, really bringing all the nuances of Purple to the party, was this Purple Rain inspired event at Engage!16 at The Breakers in Palm Beach. Our Purple Sequin Taffeta danced the night away at this after party with the Prince vibes all around! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate with this magical color!

A Tented Wedding Celebration in Cape Cod

While we may have been dreaming of a white Christmas just a few weeks ago, we’re always in the mood for a Cape Cod celebration to warm us up (at least in spirit). Add to that a Luke Wilson Events wedding, and let’s cue this lovely celebration at Chatham Bars Inn just in time to bring in some heat.

Kicking off the festivities was an outdoor cocktail party with a traditional maritime feel. Our Honeydew Palomino and Whisper Green Tuscany linens brought in some cool green neutrals to mix in with white lounge seating and blue and white striped couches. All the colors played so well to bring in that crisp nautical feel!

When we got to the reception, we were welcomed into a gorgeous setting tented by Sperry Tents. A neutral palette was set for the day with tables dressed in our Flax Metallic Burlap linens and runners alongside Ivory Western linens, all seated with wood cross back chairs. 

Just the perfect pop of color was brought in on the tabletop with delicate florals in bright coral and with fuchsia orchids cascading onto the table. We love how the napkin tied in to the design, playing off the floral palette with just the perfect gold detail cinching it together.

As guests got ready to dance the evening away, our Fire Metropolitan and Beige Chained linens were scattered around for cocktails and lounge seating lined the dance floor, decorated with our Raspberry Oxford, Orange Barboza, and Natural Western pillows.

As we took in the cool Cape Cod breeze and partied under the canopied tent, Brian Leahy Photography captured each detail and every laugh of the weekend. Cape Cod, with your sandy dunes and soft seas, we can’t wait to see you again!

Photography  Brian Leahy Photography | Planning and Design Luke Wilson Events | Venue Chatham Bars Inn | Stationery Magnificent Milestones | Band Night Shift Entertainment | Lighting Ormonde Productions | Rentals True North, Be Our Guest | Tenting Sperry Tents | Videography Hart to Hart Media | Hair and Make Up Dianna Quagenti

Our Top Event Instagram Posts of 2017

Here we are, at the beginning of a brand new year! We loved saying goodbye to 2017 with a black-and-gold sequin celebration and are excited to get right down to business in 2018. But, before we jump ahead full speed, we thought we might reflect back on what you really liked on our Instagram last year to see how we can use that to drive new designs. After all, you did like us 247,257 times and that makes us feel pretty great!

So, what were your favorite Instagram shots of 2017? Let’s explore some of the top liked posts and see how we can use your feedback to drive our new collections in 2018.

And, if you want to share some great ideas with us, we’re always looking for your input as we design our new styles. Drop us a line in the comments below or shoot us a note here!

Photo: Manda Weaver

The most liked image from 2017 was this one featuring our Tangerine Zoie linen at the Intrigued Experience. The bright orange hues in this paired so nicely with vibrant purple blooms, we were absolutely in love too! And of course the table arrangement was something fun to look at too. In 2018 we’re thinking pairing bold colors together is set for a comeback!

Photo: Villa Treville

This stunning table set on the Amalfi Coast was a real stunner! A dream brought to life by Marcy Blum and her incredible team. Our Gold Damask Organza Overlay added just the right touch of gold to this one. Maybe 2018 will be the year of more is more?

Photo: Perez Weddings

How about this for an all white wedding? This Diamond Affairs soiree nailed that look. Even though everything was dressed in white, our Preston Bailey Collection Off White Shimmer overlay added that touch of sparkle to make the tables twinkle. We’re definitely all in on that classic all white wedding palette.

Photo: White-Klump Photography

Remember when we said we were going all in on bold colors? Well, looks like you are too because this was in our top ten for 2017. We’ve always been fans of combining orange and hot pink but this Table 10 Event Design party really takes the cake! So let’s keep on bringing in the bright colors in 2018, in particular we’re thinking orange and yellow for the year.

Photo: Cadence and Eli Photography

This color palette is just divine. From the creative mind of Rocket Science Events comes this beautifully romantic design (from a photoshoot lovingly dubbed #IndustrialBacon no less). We’re all about how the pink and red color palette was grounded by our Black Leather Dot Linen. For 2018 we’re thinking texture – lots of it in all different forms.A Do yourself a favor and scroll through all the images here to really fall in love!

Photo: Floral and Bloom Designs

We can’t get this head table out of our minds and apparently neither could you. And really who could blame you when Floral and Bloom Designs transformed the room with this amazing hanging installation? We love how it floated right over our Sultry Beige Anita runner, elongating the table even more. Runners definitely have their perfect place in our hearts for 2018!

Photo: Carrie Patterson Photography

Anna Lucia Events absolutely blew this one out of the water (pun intended!). If we could we’d take all of our dinners at this incredible table, set right on the beautiful coast of Naples, FL. We’re completely obsessed with the monochromatic nude color palette, pairing our Blush Plaster linen with our Maison Dining Chairs. We’re guessing these pretty shades of neutral are sticking around in 2018!

Rounding out your favorites of 2017 was this sneak peek shot into our 2017 collection! We love giving you a look behind our design process so in 2018 we’d love to hear what you want to see. Make sure to stay tuned on Instagram and drop us your comments!

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Black and Gold Décor Inspiration for New Years Eve

It’s that time again, the end of the year and preparing to welcome in 2018 with a bang! Last year we were all about bright colors for the celebration, while this year we’re really feeling the gold love. Anchor down those metallics with some luxe black details and we are ready to party!

We worked with Rodri Studio on this lavishly elegant look, full of rich metallic and cascading orchids. The table was set with our Black and Gold Koi linen giving us the perfect base to build this look on. Rodri Studio gave the tablescape a modern feel with square mirrored pedestals topped with minimal arrangements of white flowers, including a centerpiece of cascading white orchids.

Keeping with our gold motif, we added in gilded tabletop accents such as our Clear Charger with Gold Rim and Stone Metallic Faux Dupioni Napkin paired with gold flatware. As for seating, mixing and matching two styles gave the table a fun added dimension! Our Rose Gold Phoenix Chair, an exclusive design, ran down the table with our Gold High Back Wing Chairs anchoring the ends.

Combining a stellar sequin linen with simply chic décor, we think this table is just the place we want to ring in the new year!

Floral Design Rodri Studio | Linen, Charger and Chairs Nuage Designs

Engage!17 Nizuc Luxury Wedding Business Summit

From the moment the gates opened at Nizuc Resort, we knew we were in for an incredible Engage!17 experience, and boy were we right! We love attending Engage!17 Luxury Wedding Business Summit and are so honored to be a long-standing creative partner working to design the events with event professionals across the world. Did you see how everything came together at Engage!17 Cayman Islands? Scroll through and peek into what last week had in store…

We kicked off the day checking in at the Pop Up Mercado where Gifts for the Good Life dreamed up the most incredible experience for picking up a locally curated selection of swag like hand-woven tote bags and Mexican-themed ornaments (we scooped up a Frida Khalo one!).

Fast forward to Opening Session where we stepped into a room set for over 300 excited attendees! Our Pink Velluto dressed the tables for two days of back to back engaging speaker sessions. Each day we found new fun surprises at our seats, from Two Paper Dolls and Gifts for the Good Life, to help get our notes down.

Monday night’s welcome party was a festive fiesta-themed party! We snacked on delicious dishes while taking in some custom entertainment from Elan Artists; think glitter face painting, Lucha Libre wrestlers and a brilliant fireworks display. Welcome to Engage!17!

We went from general session to breakout sessions on Tuesday with a tropical lunch in between. We found the perfect place for an outdoor lunch at Nizuc’s Terra Nostra, where the tables were set in our Avocado Oxford, Petal Oxford and, introducing, our NEW Palm inspired linen (launching in 2018!). If you’re dreaming of summer weddings and brunches under the sun, this has just the vibe!

As Dine Arounds rolled around, we enjoyed the diverse cuisines on site at Nizuc before heading to the poolside Dessert Party, not knowing what Elan Artists had in store for the night! As we walked through the lush path to desserts, performers in Dia de los Muertos-inspired attire lead us to the fun. We danced with skeletons, took in some face painting and snapped photos in front of a hand-painted mural photo booth. And the after party? An intimate speakeasy in Nizuc’s Havana Room with Elan Artist’s musicians setting just the mood.

Before we knew it, Wednesday was here and it was countdown to the gala! We dropped in on breakout sessions all morning, from talks with Anja Winnika of The Knot to Sylvia Weinstock of Sylvia Weinstock Cakes, there was much to listen to and take in.

And then there was the pool party! Hosted by Shutterfly, we kicked around in the water while enjoying poolside snacks paired with cool tequila palomas. Bringing more of the fun, Elan Artists had some synchronized swimmers in vintage-inspired garb to get the party started.

Onto the gala, a celestial inspired event that was well beyond our dreams! We stepped into the ballroom as aerial acrobats danced to music performed by a full band on a stage that was just glowing in the space. Talk about making a first impression! The room was set in an assortment of linens, from our Midnight Parker, to our Navy Sequin Taffeta and introducing our New Navy Lace Overlay (launching in 2018!). With galaxies projected on the walls, a constellation designed on the dance floor and performances coming down from the sky, it was truly out of this world!

We woke up Thursday with our hearts full (and admittedly our feet tired – all that dancing!). From meeting new friends, connecting with friends from across the world and watching the top wedding professionals come together to dream up another amazing Engage!, we can’t believe our stars. Will we be seeing you at any of the upcoming Engage!18 summits?

Photographers Gigi De Manio, John Cain Sargent, Paul Morse, Laura DeCarlo and Phillip Van Nostrand | Host Hotel Nizuc Resort | Design and florals Canteiro Weddings | Presentation Gifts + Event Branding Gifts for the Good Life | Graphic Designer + Show Director Trisha Hay | Agendas, escort cards and menus Two Paper DollsLighting, Technical Production + Sound JSAV Mexico | MC + Music DJ Brian OfficalEntertainment Elan Artists | Artists in Residence| Mercantile Fireworks Pyrotech | Linens Nuage Designs

 

A Bright Blue and White Winter Wedding in North Carolina

Blue and White is a quintessential wedding color palette, and one that we’ll never tire of! Whether you’re
going light blue, like this shoot here, or adding in some vibrant reds, like this real wedding, it’s all good in our book. So, when Hart and Co. Events came to us with this navy blue wedding inspiration photoshoot, we were beside ourselves. Scroll through to see it come together beautifully…

Henry Connor Bost House & Farm, in North Carolina, was the most gorgeous location for this shoot. With the feelings of fall in the air and the foliage turning all around, it just feels magical! Moving between the house and the grounds for a small ceremony was the loveliest way to say “I Do!

What about the reception? Well, a pretty intimate table set for 4 found its place under warm streams of
sunshine at just the right moment. Set against our Navy Western linen, blue & white Chinoiserie plates, from Old South Vintage Rentals, popped to life with small gold ornate plated, from VTG VLT, to complement them.

And in the center of the table, a primary-colored arrangement of flowers from Nectar gave the tablescape that bright pop of color. We love how taper candles, in blue and white, ran down the center in varied heights, like a runner.

Of course it wouldn’t be a celebrating without the bubbly! A rustic bar sat on the porch of the house
decorated with spirits and delicious fruit to accompany. Just the place to dine al fresco, which we love to do ourselves! Cheers to that!

Photographer Josh Deaton | Venue Henry Connor Bost House & Farm | Design & Styling Hart & Co. Events | Vintage Rentals Old South Vintage Rentals | Tux The Black Tux | Gown Ladies of Lineage | Ring Custom Jewelry Lab | Linens Nuage Designs | Glassware, Flatware, Small Gold plates VTG CLT | Cake Suaréz Bakery | Hair Lindsay Pizzuti / Mirror Bomb | Makeup Layne Barter | Florals Nectar | Stationery Elisabeth Rose | Ribbon Silk & Willow

 

 

 

How to Use Bold Colors at your Holiday Party!

It’s true, we really do love fifty shades of neutral when it comes to weddings and events but our real guilty
little pleasure is seeing parties that have gone all out on brilliant, bold colors! Don’t get us wrong; neutrals will always be our first love but what if we dared play with some bright color palettes?

In your wildest dreams would you combine hot pink and vivid orange? What about a cheerful yellow with chartreuse shades of green? Don’t be shy, great things can happen when bright colors combine! Just scroll through to see more….

How about this – is it not the most incredible combination of bright pink and orange that you’ve ever seen?The details, all the way down to our Floral Monet napkin, bring this look together in a mutli-colored array of perfection. The Petal Productions team in Miami, FL, really set the bar high with this one!

Our Lipstick Velluto linen set the base for his sleek “runner” centerpiece arrangement made up of geometric vases holding flowers in clear tubes, giving it the illusion of floating! We love how the linear pattern imitates the intricate woven backdrop too.

Just add clear Mirage chairs and ta-da – a modern dream come true! This design will liven up your next
corporate holiday party or double as a chic bat mitzvah look!

If you’re looking for a more gentle transition to bright colors, how about mixing dainty yellow with shades of Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year?

This setting, using our Grass Velluto linen, just nails that contemporary vibe! Petal Productions brought to
life a bold colored design offset with shiny optic white accents.

The contrast of dainty yellow flower against their sharp white box vases works surprisingly well, especially when paired with those unique geometric horse statues in the style of Jonathan Adler. And of course, white acrylic Mirage chairs are the perfect touch for guest seating.

Our favorite thing about this setting is how seamlessly it blends into Miami’s lush tropical paradise –
camouflaging right in for a dreamy outdoor wedding reception or a company retreat party! With so many colors and endless combinations, we think bright colors are a safe bet! And just for good measure, here’s one more time where bright colors made the party. Give it a try and let us know how it goes, we bet you’ll love it too!

Photography Katie Lopez PhotographyFlorals Petal Productions | Chargers, Linens, Chairs and Napkins Nuage | Stationery Emme Events

Festive Holiday Wedding Inspiration in Fuchsia

From corporate holiday parties to winter weddings, the season of celebration is upon us and we’re so very excited (can you tell we love hosting?)! Everything comes together this time of year in shiny gem colors and vibrant metallic tones and it’s our absolute favorite thing to see. No surprise then that we’re completely obsessed with this Christopher Marcs Design styled shoot, full of hot pinks and purple for us to gush over!

Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta played the perfect setting for this brilliant design. The room was lit up in pink- hued up lighting that accented the statuesque columns and crystal chandeliers – a real dream of a venue!

A head table set for 18 was the highlight of the reception, centered in the middle of the action and
surrounded by round guest tables in shades of purple. To accent the head table even more, Christopher
Marcs Design dressed it with our Raspberry Sequin Pattern linen. Combining bold fuchsia and a geometric pattern of sequins, this linen really shines!

We love how the tabletop brought in ombre shades of purple in the florals and bright accents of gold on the tableware. The look was completely refined and brought a ton of fun to the party!

And of course, a sweetheart table fit for royalty graced the stage dressed in our Gold Sequin Chain overlay. The table was brimming with blooms and anchored by high back chairs in ivory and gold. Just the place to celebrate your “I Do’s!” Whether you’re celebrating your winter nuptials this year or working up a fantastic holiday party, this styled shoot should provide plenty of inspiration!

Design Christopher Marcs Design | Photography Milanes Photography | Chargers Event Rentals Unlimited | Cake For Goodness Cakes| Lighting Up Light Your Event | Draping Unique Event Elements | Throne Chairs Luxe Event Rental | Venue Biltmore Ballrooms

Setting our Table for the Holidays

We’re so lucky to work in an industry where joy and celebrations are our business. It’s a wonderful reminder to express gratitude daily and as Thanksgiving approaches we wanted to take a pause to share with you some of the things our team is celebrating this year. From travels to beautiful parts of the world to the birth of not one, but two gorgeous baby girls, 2017 has been great to us!

And we’re also gearing up for some excitement in 2018, a new collection in the works, which we’re so
thrilled to share a sneak peek with you! From The Social Office, a styled shoot featuring our Coral Istanbul Linen (coming soon!) that’s perfect for sharing Thanksgiving dinner. Pull up a seat at the table and scroll through to read all about it…

With much gratitude to the amazing team who dreamed up this table; it inspires us to share with friends and family at something to beautiful and inviting! We couldn’t have done it without Dori, at The Social Office, who designed and planned this. Thank you to all creative partners!

The Social Office Design, Planning | Tenn Hens  Menus and place cards | Chattanooga Tents and Event Solutions Chargers, mugs, flatware | The Clay Pot Flowers | Please Be Seated Ghost Versailles Chairs | Bamber Photography Photography | Nuage Designs Linens

Pastel Inspiration in Pink and White for Winter Weddings

In case you missed it, pastel colors are back! From pretty yellows to light pinks (sometimes made modern with a mix of grey), we’re falling in love with these soft shades all over again. So, when Jacin Fitzgerald dreamed up this incredible styled shoot, full of blush and mint green hues, we were obviously head over heels! Scroll through to explore the full beauty of this one…

Let’s start with the Biltmore Ballrooms. WOW. What a perfect setting in Atlanta for this one (no wonder it landed in Southern Weddings v9)! The classic space set the backdrop for an elegant and refined wedding style, made all the more fun with its mint-green walls and sparkling chandeliers. We love how Sawyer Baird captured the natural light filtering through, giving every moment that magic touch.

Jacin Fitzgerald not only planned and designed this lovely day but she also arranged the gorgeous florals for the shoot. A mix of white and green with tinge of blush, they added just the right touch of greenery.

Setting the tables, one for guests and the other for the sweethearts, Jacin Fitzgerald used our Anita linen – in two ways! Our White Anita for the couple and our Sultry Beige Anita for guests. The two styles played right into the color palette while adding a little sequin sparkle.

From start to finish, this gorgeous styled shoot is the perfect inspiration for that timeless wedding of your dreams!

Planner, Stylist, and Florals Jacin Fitzgerald | Photographer Sawyer Baird | Film Processing Richard Photo Lab | Venue Biltmore Ballrooms | Hair and Makeup Raney O’Keefe | Cake Lush Cakery | Catering Sun in My Belly | Paper Goods Open Ink Stand | Linens Nüage Designs | Rentals Southern Vintage and Crush Events Rentals | Bride’s Gown Legends Romona Keveza | Menswear Menguin | Maid of Honor Dress Kate McDonald | Mother of the Bride Dress, Bride’s Bracelet, and Ring Pillow BHLDN | Rings Trumpet and Horn | Flower Girl Dress Nordstrom

Three Ways to Style your Holiday Party!

‘Tis the season! The holidays are upon us and it’s just a countdown to the New Year from here. With Thanksgiving around the corner and December holidays right after, are you ready for those seasonal soirees? You know we love the festivities this time of year (remember our lookbook last holiday season?) and are always looking for fun ways to jazz up the party.


With the help of Sofia Crokos Events and Lifestyle, we have three sophisticated and definitely-not- boring looks to inspire your celebrations this season. So whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your place or gearing up to throw a huge corporate event, scroll through to get inspired!

For an intimate dinner, we love how Sofia styled our Champagne Metallic Forest. The linen served as a pretty neutral backdrop to accents of birch wood and bright red blooms from Bastille NYC. It has a minimal feel to it without being cold. Those sheepskins really warmed it up!

We’re obsessed with the tiny snow-capped pine trees placed around the setting, gives it that surprising touch of fun that Sofia is known for.

Kicking it up to the next, incredibly chic design, Sofia used our Navy Blue Sequin Taffeta to set the table. The impossibly elegant combination for black and blue with accents of white and gold is to die for. The settings from The Tabletop Company paired with placemats from Red Bliss Design are a match made in heaven!

Add to that the unique gold vases for Bastille NYC’s Calla lilies, and the geometric shapes across the setting come together to a beautiful effect. This design is fit for a corporate holiday party or a luxe New Year’s soiree!

Taking it back to a traditional winter palette with a twist, Sofia used our Emerald Green Sequin Taffeta to dream up a holiday wonderland! Brightening the tablescape with copper accents, we love how the colors came together for a modern take on a winter design.

The lush floral runner, brimming with bright greens and rich shades of brown, really set the mood for a holiday fete! And with crisp white tapers, sitting in simple copper holders, the design was transformed to a fresh look!

With so many styles to choose from, holiday parties are really a blast! Find your inspiration with these three winter designs (and you can check out some more here too). Here’s to a beautiful season!

Photographer Judy Pak | Designer Sofia Crokos | Rentals Party Rental LTD | Serveware The Tabletop Company | Placemats and Coasters Red Bliss Design | Flowers Bastille NYC | Cake City Sweets

Fall Wedding Inspiration in New England

Do you dream in the colors of the fall? We do (at least when seasonally appropriate, like here)! And lucky for us, Ivy and Honor does too. Their recent styled shoot, inspired by real family heirlooms, is a gorgeous palette of cornflower blues accented with deep reds and bright copper tones. Get ready to fall in love…

First things first, The Black Horse Inn was the perfect setting for this shoot. Its lovely landscape and ornate detailing could not have been more suited to the concept. We’re in love with the creeping ivy and the wrought iron fence playing backdrop to the couple’s day.

A charming ceremony space, marked by a vintage desk, decorated with a flowing runner and heirloom Bible, and a festive wreath, marked just the spot to exchange eternal vows.

The table was set in a French blue hue, using our Sky Western linen, decorated in contrast with florals, from Le Fleur du Jour, in deep fall colors and delicious sprigs of rosemary. The look was both simple and modern, tying in the vintage feel with delicate rentals from Bella Villa Shop, while maintaining a minimalist sensibility on the calligraphy menu cards, from Lady G Paperie.

And the couple, the groom looking dashing in The Black Tux and the bride looking ethereal in a Wren Bridal gown, wrapped up the loveliest day with a signature whiskey cocktail, cheers!

Photographer Lissa Ryan Photography | Planner Ivy and Honor | Florals Le Fleur de Jour |
Venue Black Horse Inn | Stationer Script and Vine | Vintage Rentals Bella Villa Shop | Dress Wren Bridal | Jeweler Trumpet and Horn | Welcome Basket Marigold & Grey | Groom’s Attire The Black Tux | Male Pablo Redondo | Female Stephanie Knight | Cake Catherine George Cakes | Hair Jewel Hair Design | Makeup Artist Kevan D’Damery, Makeup by Kevan | Signature Cocktail Spirit Catoctin Creek | Linens Nuage Designs