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

Jewel Tone Velvet Linens for Fall and Winter Weddings

There’s that special something in the air letting us know, Fall is right around the corner and Winter is coming right after! We’re ready to feel the temperatures drop and the indoors get extra cozy! To be honest, we love this time of year when it comes to designing weddings and events!

With that in mind, we are feeling gemstones, jewel tones and the soft touch of velvet for this wedding
season. Last winter we were all about Marsala, this year we are going the whole assortment of colors!

For those looking to lighten up, we found the perfect shade of Turquoise for the fall. It’s deep enough to sparkle like an Aquamarine and bright enough to warm us up too!

Paired with our natural wood Verona Chairs, the Turquoise Velluto has a rustic sensibility to it perfect for an outdoor fall wedding. Give it even more of a boho bride style by adding in pretty pink accents like these raw crystals. With floating candles and the softest touch of blush blooms, the Velluto fabric sets a perfect canvas for this design. Just like this setting, it’s a great way to bring cool fall feels to a tropical setting!

Now, for those looking to go all in on fall colors, we love a deep Ruby red like our Wine Velluto. It sets the mood for a lively holiday feast or a romantic wedding reception.

Paired with our French country-inspired linen Maison Dining Chairs, this color palette creates a rich
atmosphere for dinner guests, especially when set against beautiful blooming Bougainvillea!

Bring in more of those gorgeous jewel tones in purples and oranges across the tabletop and use copper toned accents to tie the look together!

So whatever your event is this season, bring in those fall feelings with an array of gemstone-hued linens in soft velvet-inspired fabrics to really amp up the party. Trust us, we know how to host a good one!

Photography Katie Lopez Photography | Florals Petal Productions | Tabletop Pieces Anthropologie | Chargers, Linens and Napkins, Chairs and Tables Nuage Designs

Destination Wedding Inspiration in Provence, France

Oh boy, you are in for a real treat today, all the way from Provence, France! It’s no surprise that we love a destination wedding (see here dreamy beachside nuptials in Tulum, Mexico) and this styled elopement from Cassie Cherneski of Flaire Weddings and Events is no exception!

First of all, Provence, you are gorgeous! The setting for this one, at the Abbaye Saint Eusebe was an
incredible location. From the elegantly simple ceremony inside the abbaye to the perfectly manicured
grounds where the table was set, the backdrop could not have felt more magical.

Dinner was set between the Cypress trees right at magic hour with the setting sun casting dreamy shadows across the grounds. Inspired by the natural palette of the region, with its medieval stone walls and fields of lavender abound, Cassie designed a centerpiece overflowing with pastel shades of lilac, blush and ivory accented with delicate greenery.

Our Lilac Velluto linen, with its soft velvet feel, set the base for the table with a wispy runner flowing in the wind, a nod to the linen textiles of France. And to give it a touch of modern sensibility driftwood chargers and black flatware, from The Treasury Rentals by Emily Grace Designs, were combined with romantic taper candles in assorted brass candlesticks.

And the lovely couple, the bride in her two-piece gown from Eddy K Italia and the groom in a perfectly
tailored suit, was the epitome of romance on this gorgeous day. We’ll definitely keep this one in mind as we gear up for fall, with this beautiful color palette and velvet inspiration on the brain!

Photography Alexandra Vonk Photography | Planning, Design and Styling Flaire Weddings | Venue Abbaye Saint Eusebe | Hair and Makeup Casey Powell Updo Guru | Rentals Treasury Rentals | Linens and Napkins Nuage Designs | Models Enjoy Models | Model Cindy Nolli | Stationery Olivia and Grace Paperie | Wedding Gown Eddy K Bridal 

Fall Wedding Inspiration at Central Park’s Belvedere Castle

With Labor Day behind us and fall right around the corner, we’re gathering our favorite chilly weather
inspiration and getting ready for Wedding season! We’re thinking cool colors and a city setting (much like this one) but this time right in the heart of Central Park.

This beautiful styled shoot, designed by Michelle Elaine Weddings, is one that just takes our breath away! This styled shoot was set at Central Park’s gorgeous Belvedere Castle and is the perfect New York City romance!

The elegant simplicity of this tabletop, set with our Silver Web overlay, is the perfect contrast to the
evergreen park setting! Paired with delicate tabletop pieces from La Terrine and pretty flowers in a nude
color palette, from Designs by Ahn, it creates a dreamy place for newlyweds to share a seat.

We love the antiqued silver accents and how they pair so nicely with the Lovely Bride wedding gown with
its dainty lace edge! And to top it all off, a delicious trio of macarons, from Macarons by Paulin, were the
perfect sweet treat to this photoshoot.

What a delicious way to kick off wedding season in New York City! And if you’re still looking for more,
here’s one more NYC wedding at Lincoln Center!

Location  Belvedere Castle, Central Park | Photography Stephanie Sunderland | Coordination, Styling & Design Michelle Elaine Weddings | Hair & Make Up Victoria Elizabeth Make Up | Stationery & Calligraphy Crafted By Anamarie | Flowers Designs By Ahn | Macarons Macarons By Paulin | Videography NST Pictures | Jewelry Catherine Angiel | Table Top Rentals La Terrine | Wedding Dress Lovely Bride | Suit or Tuxedo Sene Studios

Inspirational Tips for a Timeless All White Wedding Design!

There’s something so timeless about a wedding designed with an all-white palette. The look, while classic for weddings can also be great for modern weddings and boho weddings too! So long as you make sure that you aren’t letting it fall a little…flat…all-white décor can set the tone for unique wedding accents and beautiful wedding flowers.

In the spirit of embracing a fresh white palette and seeing what kind of great wedding ideas can come from it, we’ve put together some of our top styling tips for an all-white wedding design! Scroll through to see what our team has to share and get inspired for your wedding!

White can be a great base for your event, use it across your tabletops to unify the space but consider mixing the styles and textures on different tables to add an interesting dimension to the room. If you have an overlay in the mix, consider using a solid linen to complement the other design.

If you prefer a uniform linen look, play with the tabletop accents instead! White linens can be a blank slate for patterned china, elaborate menu cards, napkins in elegant designs and bright colors and innovative floral arrangements. Or if you’re feeling really bold, how about bright red taper candles down the table? Let your creativity flow!

And it’s not just on the tabletop where you can have some fun, adding a diverse assortment of chairs to the décor elevates your wedding look without much effort. Consider specialty chair rentals or using chair covers for chiavari chairs in the mix. Combining a furniture piece, like our Ivory Sky Sofa, with chairs can also create an intimate dining experience for guests.

If you’re going for a minimalist modern wedding look, we love optic white accents! Consider using high-gloss pieces, like white acrylic vases or white acrylic chairs, to add an element of shine.

For a more boho wedding feel, white and wood are a perfect match. Wood can soften bright whites giving the night a rustic and romantic feel. Extra points for mixing in flickering candles and oversized crystals with this one!

If you’re looking to go on-trend, find rose gold accents to mix with your white tabletop. We’re very much into metallic rose gold chairs or shiny rose gold glassware for a simple but sophisticated combination this
season! A touch of rose gold on your dinner plates or chargers can add just the right amount of metallic.

Our all-time favorite piece of advice, no matter what wedding theme you’re going for, all-white décor is
timeless! You can take it through the seasons, use it indoors or outdoors and no matter what your venue. So have some fun with it, we promise you’ll come up with a beautiful all-white wedding design every time!

Photography Katie Lopez Photography | Florals Petal Productions | Stationery Stephanie Marion from Emme Events | Chargers, Linens, Napkins and Furniture Nuage Designs | Plates Anthropologie 

Pretty Outdoor Brunch Inspiration at Miami’s W Hotel

It’s a beautiful day at the W Hotel South Beach in Miami, FL! Don’t believe us? Just check out this gorgeous blush design set by The Creative Loft in their garden! We could hardly contain our excitement seeing this perfectly delicate yet deliciously lush setting, photographed by Alee Gleiber Photography, giving us major brunch inspiration (and you know how we love brunch!).

Atop this table for eight, set with our Rose Metallic Burlap linen, we were delighted by bright florals, from Primerose Florals, alongside aromatic sprigs of eucalyptus. Just look at those blooms bursting in bright corals and light pinks, a perfect color palette for an intimate brunch or wedding celebration!
We love the eclectic touch in the chairs, mixing some of our decorative Ivory Athena Chair backs and Gold Blossom Interlaces with timeless gold chiavari chairs.

And the setting could not have been any more perfect! The W South Beach hotel, a destination for weddings and events alike, set the scene with it’s palm trees strung with twinkling string lights, an ideal place to transition from brunch to dinner without missing a beat. There truly is nothing like a Miami celebration!

Wedding Photographer Alee Gleiberman Photography | Wedding Planner The Creative’s Loft
| Floral Designer Prime Rose Florals | Linens and Chair Covers Nuage Designs | Tables and chairs The Salvage Snob | Wedding Cake Earth and Sugar | Venue W Hotel South Beach

Summer Greenery Inspiration

On a sunny summer day there’s nothing more wonderful than stopping to smell the flowers and this styled shoot from Events by Elle shows this all too well!

With a greenhouse inspired space at Miami’s Little River Studios as a backdrop, Wedding Nature Photography captured stunning photos of this barefoot bride dream.

The dainty stationery suite, adorned with Papel and Co. calligraphy adds the perfect shade of blush to this neutral palette, set against our White Sand Tuscany linen.

And to flowers? Anthology Co. put together the loveliest arrangements to add a little touch of whimsy to the day.

Our absolute favorite thing of this inspirational shoot is the space created to share the couple’s “I Do’s.” With seating set by our oak chairs, and white pillar candles intertwined with ivy leading to a gorgeous ceremony space, it’s a fairytale location for a wedding!

Planner Events by Elle | Florist Anthology Co | Rentals and Linens Nuage Designs | Calligraphy Papel and Co. | Cake Earth and Sugar | Hair and Makeup Julia Brig | Catering Stephen Starr
Photography Wedding Nature Photography | Venue Little River Studios

Sparkle All Summer with our NEW Sequin Koi Collection!

Summer! It’s here! And with it came sunshine and the hot hot heat for us to bask in. If you’re like us, you’re dreaming up ways to split your time between the ocean and the countryside this season, a.k.a. the best of both worlds. For us that means partying in our very own city of Miami and wander-lusting about in Tuscany.

One of our favorite things to do as we venture out in the summer is dining with friends. So in preparation for that, we put together just the right looks for both cities to give any event that summer shine.

Scroll through to get that summer sparkle on point this season!

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Elevate your outdoor party with optic whites and bright golds using the White and Gold Koi linen as your base.

Tuscany Rustic Dinner

Compliment natural wood tones with delicate blush accents and a touch of shimmer with the Beige & Gold Koi linen.

We can’t wait to celebrate the summer with you, buon viaggio!

Florals by Rodri Studio | Images via Pinterest

Spring for Yellow this Spring!

The color yellow feels like a warm, sunny day. It feels like happiness. The color yellow makes us feel so good! It’s also a really amazing color to play with when it comes to design. We’ve said it before (here: when we were inspired by Pantone) and we’ll say it again, we are so into the color yellow, especially for spring weddings and events.

With thoughts of spring around the corner and bright colors ahead, we were thrilled when Emily Burton, of Emily Burton Designs, shared her Musgrove Plantation styled shoot with us.

This beautiful high-tea inspired shoot blended modern elements with the traditional backdrop of Musgrove Plantation, on St. Simons Island, Georgia for something totally unique and lots of fun!

We love how the table was set right on the dock, with the water all around to set the mood. The bold pattern, from our Yellow Lyon linen, contrasted against traditional gold china and vintage hobnail flower vases captivated our attention with all of the pretty to take in.

Oh, and those adorable mini cakes from Cathy Huber Cakes, had us abuzz with their tiny bee details! Set amidst gorgeous assorted yellow flowers from Gray Harper Events, the whole tabletop was aglow.

Tying everything together was the lovely paper suite from Foglio Press. Bright whites, loud yellows and pretty blues came together in a gorgeous floral motif made that much more fun by some cute calligraphy phrases, “Will you BEE my bridesmaid,” and “Crotchet this Way.”

Now, if we could just fast-forward to warm weather, blue skies and pretty yellow tea parties!

Planner Emily Burton Designs | Photography Beautiful Day Photography | Venue Musgrove Plantation | HMU Emma Collins Beauty | Jewelry Bleubelle Bridal | Wedding Dresses Provided by Bleubelle Bridal and Ivory & Beau | Stationery Foglio Press | Concept, Design + Styling Emily Burton Design | Florist Gray Harper Events | Catering Cape Creations | Mini Cakes Cathy Huber Cakes | Linens Nuage Designs | Rentals Beachview Event Rentals | Monogram + Custom Acrylic Cocktail Stirs Ten23 Designs

A Seat at Our Table: Expressing Gratitude

As we sit down to break bread with our families this Thanksgiving, we are reminded of how wonderful life is. From engagements and weddings to good health and great travels, 2016 has been a great year for our team. We invite you to pull up a seat at our table and share our gratitude for this year and great hopes for the next. So please, join us!

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With much gratitude to the incredible friends who put this table together for us to look at, be inspired by, and enjoy! Visions of Elegance Events, thank you for this warm fall design. Roots of Life Photography, thank you for sharing this gorgeous evening with us.

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Venue The Guesthouse Hotel | Photography Roots of Life Photography | Event Planning and Styling Vision of Elegance Events Design | Floral Vision of Elegance Events in collaboration with Gromeza Floral Design Studio | Catering Brix Catering | Sweets Vanille Patisserie | Rentals Halls Rental | Paper goods Sylvia Stremming Designs | Linens Nuage Designs | Chicago Style Weddings

Versace, Versace, Versace

If you’ve ever found yourself enjoying a cool stroll down Ocean Drive in Miami’s South Beach, then you’ve certainly come across The Villa Casa Casuarina, or what is more commonly known as the Versace Mansion.

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This incredibly grandiose property, built in the 1930s in a unique homage to Spanish architecture, has been a staple of the Miami Beach community for nearly 100 years. It has gone from private residence, to apartment condos, to Gianni Versace’s home (he is the one to thank for it’s beautiful gardens and pool), and now a 5-star hotel on the heart of the strip. It’s no secret that every Miami local has wanted to take a peek behind the walls of this luxury haven so when Nathalie Cadet-James, of Luxe Events, reached out to us for a styled shoot, we jumped right in!

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With her incredible style and unique vision, we knew something stunning would come together. Direct from Nathalie’s blog, here’s how this masterpiece came together. “My passion is curating events and experiences that take one’s breath away. “How do you stay inspired Nathalie?” I am often asked. The answer is easy. I allow myself to dream. One night, I literally dreamt I had a bride who wanted a black and gold cake (It’s always about the sweets for me). I wondered, “Who is this girl? What would her story be? And how can I tell it? A clear vision of a styled shoot at the Versace Mansion came into view.  And. This. Is. It.”.

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With a truly all-star team, Nathalie’s dream came to life. A black & gold cake from Dominique Couture Cakes pays homage to Gianni Versace and his beautiful home, chic matte black sequin allummettes and a contemporary combination of gold chair covers set the stylish tone of the afternoon and gorgeous flowers by Sprout Flowers add a delicate touch to the gilded design. Oooh, and that bride looks absolutely killer in her Berta Bridal wedding dress from Chic Parisien, as if she is right where she belongs. In true Miami fashion, this styled shoot is gold and shiny and just all around sexy. Definitely one to be remembered!

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Planning and Design Luxe Fête | Photographer Diana Lupu | Cake Dominque Couture Cakes | Florals Sprout Flowers | Berta Wedding Gown and Veil Chic Parisien | Jewelry Maria Elena Headpieces | Bridal Styling Dress Voyage | Make Up Natasha Gross Makeup Artistry | Hair Melanie Torres | Furniture and Linens Nuage Designs | Tableware Z Gallerie | Paper Suite Letter Heads