A Bohemian Inspired Wedding Shoot With A Touch Of Gold

At heart, we’re really somewhere between being in love with a laid-back bohemian look to the opposite and going for all glitzy and luxe, who can truly decide? Well, when MMD Events put together this styled shoot, a blend of boho cool with the perfect touch of gilded accents, we were beside ourselves! Scroll through to see just how everything came together.

Armature Works Tampa set the tone with their industrial style loft. Exposed brick, beautifully framed windows and endless natural light flooded the room giving it an inviting feel. The tablescape, set with a hanging arrangement of flowers running the length of the table by MMD Events, created a beautiful illusion against the impossibly tall ceilings of the venue.

We love how this table was set! Our Gold Metallic Forest created the canvas for the setting which was highlighted with shades of plum, fuchsia and red. MMD Events combined assorted vintage china with mirrored chargers and Moroccan-inspired colored glassware for a chic look.

The gorgeous hanging florals draped beautifully over the center of the table, hanging above a macrame runner decorated with an eclectic assortment of driftwood, crystals and gold geometric decor. Just look at those votive candles in mercury glass encased by delicate geometric shapes!

Tying everything together was the chair selection, a mix of French-style upholsted pieces from MMD Events’ collection. We adore a mix and match seating look so you can imagine we were over the moon to see high back chairs mixed in with wooden crossback chairs and plush upholstered seating. Bonus points for that luxurious sheepskin throw! Anyone else ready to take a seat at this table?

Florals MMD EventsX Back chairs & Dinnerware A Chair Affair | French restoration upholstered chairs MMD Events | Photography K&K Photography | Linens Nuage Designs | Venue Armature Works Tampa

Romantic Wedding Inspiration at the Biltmore Estate

Another year, another Valentine’s Day, and another fabulous occasion to celebrate love…as if we didn’t do that enough already! We love any excuse to decorate in shades of pink and red and today is the perfect chance to share a beautiful treat with you. Straight from the gorgeous Biltmore Estate, Rebecca Rose Events dreamed up an impossibly romantic styled shoot that landed in the (print!) pages of Southern Weddings V10. Scroll through and prepare to fall hopelessly in love….

So, the Biltmore Estate. Can we take a minute to soak it in? What a spectacular place full of history and character, and a breathtaking backdrop to this styled wedding shoot. Ornate terraces and seemingly never-ending vistas created a magical spot for this couple and perfectly manicured lawns were just the place to catch up with bridesmaids before the big “I Do.”

When it came time to sit down to eat, drink and be merry, a royal table for 14 was set for guests to enjoy. Rebecca Rose Events set the mood with our White Vine Tulle overlay, an embroidered take on lace, paired over a champagne hued base. Adding in a quintessential touch of color, red napkins were folded delicately atop gilded chargers.

We love the florals, designed by Rebecca Rose Events, in a runner style cascading down the table in shades of blush, red, and burgundy with lush greenery all around. Taper candles nestled into gorgeous brass candlesticks from BHLDN popped up at different heights ranging in color from pretty pink to deep aubergine, giving the tablescape an incredibly romantic feel.

There were details galore at this one and lucky for us, Henry Photography captured every single one! From Bella Figura’s invitation suite, with its delicate gold lettering and red accents, to calligraphy by four different creatives, each giving the day their distinctive touch, nothing was overlooked! Even the escort card display, a vintage console decorated with books covered in whimsical patterns in the day’s color palette, was uniquely fitted to the shoot.

But probably our favorite detail was the couple’s vintage getaway car. With a bright red bag packed ready to go, they jetted off into the day with nothing but love in sight. Congratulations!

Planner, Stylist, and Florals Rebecca Rose Events | Photography Henry Photography | Film Processing PhotoVision | Venue and Caterer The Biltmore Estate | Hair and Makeup Lindsey Regan Thorne | Wholesale Flowers Fifty Flowers | Silk Bouquet Ribbon Adorn Company and Of the Earth | Bouquet Ribbon Calligraphy Simply Jessica Marie | Head Chairs and Vintage Rentals The Prettiest Pieces | Candlesticks and Cake Serving Set BHLDN| Chairs, Glassware, China, and Flatware Professional Party Rentals | Linens Nuage Designs | Chargers Wayfair | Wooden Sign Rebecca Rose Events with lettering by Sarah Hanna Calligraphy & Design | Invitation Suite, Menu cards, and Bookmarks Bella Figura, Envelope Calligraphy Sarah Hanna | Seating Chart Calligraphy Calligraphy by Carole | Chocolate Favors Sugar Cloud Baking Company | Welcome Basket Contents French Broad Chocolates, Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, Vanderbilt Reserve Wine | Vintage Cake Toppers Patricia Minish Designs, Over the Top Studios, and Dorothy Kinghorn Huggins | Vintage Car Air Haven Limousine | Bride’s Gown: “Andie” by Carolina Herrera | Crown “Camellia” by Emma Katzka | Bride’s Earrings Bailey Banks & Biddle | Red Heels “Cirrus” by Jessica Simpson from Amazon | Clutch Ted Baker London from Nordstrom | Bridesmaid Dresses “Madison” in Dusty Rose by Katie May for BHLDN | Groom’s Pants and Vest Bonobos | Groom’s Jacket ASOS | Tie The Tie Bar

Top 10 Tips to Creating an Instagram-Worthy Styled Photo Shoot

If you’re familiar with Leah Weinberg, of Color Pop Events, then you know that bold palettes are kind of her thing – she does after all plan weddings for those who dream in color. We’re SO grateful for the incredible concepts she dreams up when it comes to photoshoots, where she really lets her design-tendencies shine, because she brings our linens to life in the most vibrant ways. We picked her brain to get to the core of how she comes up with this stuff (Tutti Fruti? Jackson Pollock? Lisa Frank?!) and got her top 10 tips for designing an awesome styled shoot. Grab a pencil because you’re going to want some notes…

Create something people haven’t seen before. Want to get people’s attention and really wow them? Then you’ve got to show them something new. So many trends have been done to death, so why not be the trendsetter?

Seek inspiration. If you’re going to create something new, then you’ve got to be inspired. Go to a museum. Go see a play. Heck, just go for a walk. There are so many inspiring things all around us that all it really takes is for us to be mindful and open to what we’re seeing.

Have no fear. I know it’s cliche to say “think outside the box,” but in my opinion, the more “out there” the concept is, the better. This is coming from someone who has done shoots inspired by Barbie, Jeff Koons and Lisa Frank (just to name a few), and I can tell you that the weirder your idea is, the more attention you’ll get.

Assemble a dream team of vendors. The secret to creating great images is to have an amazing vendor team supporting you. Make sure you’re working with people you know and trust, and whose style matches your own.

Colors are key. The fastest way to set the tone for your shoot is with your color palette. Choose colors that really speak to the feel of your shoot. They don’t have to be bold (though I would obviously love them to be) but they need to make a statement and really define the theme of the shoot.

A pop of texture is the new pop of color. Want to make people really feel what it’s like to be at your party? Bring in textured linens that will make your audience want to touch and feel everything in your images.

Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and prints. The ability to mix patterns and prints is definitely a gift, but if you can do it well, then you can create something truly unique.

Sweat the small stuff. To have a successful shoot, you’ve got to live in the details. Having as many elements as possible gives you more to photograph and will give more life to your ideas.

Know your angles. Whatever you choose to create, make sure it looks good from every angle. The photographer is going to want to capture your work in as many ways as possible–whether it’s a detail shot of one flower or a head on image of the centerpiece or an overhead photo of the flowers as part of the entire tablescape–so make sure your work is ready for those 360 views.

Have fun. Isn’t that the whole point?

Make sure to follow along with Leah as she plans her way into 2018!

Photographers  Barbie & Kendra Katie Osgood Photography| Jackson Pollock-Inspired Mikkel Paige PhotographyBeauty & the Beast Inspired Brklyn View PhotographyAndy Warhol Inspired Amy Gray PhotographyLisa Frank Inspired Mikkel Paige Photography | Weylin Brooklyn Whyman StudiosTutti Frutti Mikkel Paige PhotographyScooped Up Brklyn View  Photography

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

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!

Miami White Party

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