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 

How to be a Boss like Tony Conway

It’s no surprise to us that Legendary Events has been in business for nearly twenty years, we have, after all, met Mr. Tony Conway himself. His premier special-events company is behind many of Atlanta’s most renowned events, providing their expertise in everything from planning to floral design for political figures, beloved celebrities and everyone else wise enough to book them. So, in the spirit of the New Year, inspired by those in the events industry who have set the bar so high, we sat down with Tony to pick his brain and kick off our 2017 goal setting.

Read on to hear about how he got started in events, his secrets to running a successful business and what is on the horizon for Legendary Events!

Nüage Designs: Tell us your story – how did you get into the event world?

Tony Conway: I started in the hotel industry when I was 16 at Holiday Inn. I then moved to Marriott Hotels for 12 years, Stouffer Hotels for 4 Years and Ritz Carlton for 4 years as Director of Catering and Conference Services.

ND- What made you decide to explore so many different aspects of the event process (catering, florals, design, planning)?

TC -It’s really a natural progression because they all are part of what we do to make an event happen. Plus I also decided that this would give us more control over the product and a better return on investment (ROI).

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ND – You also own and operate venues in Atlanta, what was the impetus to make that leap?

TC – It’s good to have spaces that we have full control over for all aspects of an event. It gave us the freedom to create an environment for our clients that I felt was missing in the marketplace. In the end it made sense as a business owner and for all of the clients we enjoy creating special moments for.

ND – You’ve been in business for almost 20 years, what would you say is the secret to that success?

TC – Four things.

1. The team. I am surrounded by amazing members of the special event industry that do it better than I can. I have always felt like the conductor of the symphony and the talent in my orchestra is what makes the music happen.

2. Knowing when to make calculated changes and take risks.

3. Listening to our customer.

4. Making sure I have a trusted team of accountants and attorneys that keep a watchful eye over everything, so that we can concentrate on providing the best possible service for our clients.

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ND – How do you find great team members to join Legendary Events? Do you find that you hire employees that stay for a long time with the company?

TC – I am fortunate that so many of the team have moved up in the company. We also benefit from positive word of mouth recommendations that often produces great talent. I tend to hire slowly and carefully in order to make sure that every new team member understands the mission of the company, has a passion for the industry and for making a profit. The Legendary Events family are a tight knit group who work extremely hard; if you don’t pull your weight as part of the team they are usually the ones moving you out!

ND – How do you maintain long-standing client relationships to ensure continued projects together?

TC – Listen…Listen…Listen. We’re honest with our clients and take them “along the journey” with us when planning their events. We let them know if something does not work. We always provide alternative solutions and we’re honest if their request does not fit into our budget guidelines in advance. It’s always important to remember that this is not what they do but they have some ideas and we need to help them bring that to life. I have a philosophy, our clients are part of our overall sales team: they put us in front of their guests who are also potential clients…and they pay for this! Our clients are THE BEST form of advertising for we have. So we are always trying to make sure the entire guest list is treated as though they were the client.

ND – Legendary Events always wows us with new ideas, where do you find inspiration to always innovate?

TC – Everywhere: The fashion industry, other colloquies and what they are doing, conferences, our clients, restaurants, social media, TV, film. You name it.

ND – Of the entire event process, which is your personal favorite?

TC – I enjoy the first meeting. Listening to the client and talking through how we can make those ideas come to life never gets old.

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ND – When speaking with newer business owners in the weddings and events space, what would be your advice to them on growing their business and brand in a way that is true to self?

TC – Have a plan and continue to change that plan. Make sure you learn this business, not just work in the business. Make sure you have your finances in order and be prepared for slumps in the business. Hire slow, fire fast. Surround yourself with talent that is smarter than you.

ND – If you could plan a party for anyone, dead or alive, who would that be?

TC – Tina Turner – She’s a legend, need I say more!

ND – What else is on the horizon for LE?

TC – Possibly acquiring additional venues and continuing to look for ways to improve upon what we are already doing.

75 Degrees and Sunny

As temperatures begin to dip across the country, Miami reaches a beautiful “75 degrees and sunny,” or the kind of forecast that makes you really understand the whole “snowbird” phenomenon. A perfect snapshot of this seasonal paradise is this dreamy JCG Events wedding that took place at Vizcaya Gardens. From the bridesmaid’s pretty pink dresses to the cozy waterfront lounge, everything about this is swoon-worthy. So as you unpack your knit sweaters and wool socks, peek over the full set of images from Katie Lopez Photography and pretend for a moment that you too are “75 degrees and sunny.”

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First of all, Vizcaya. This museum and garden in South Miami is a real fairytale venue and so fitting for the gorgeous design of this wedding. The neutral blush palette plays so well with the natural elements of Vizcaya, brightening the space with a nice pink hue. We love the mix of different linens, from the Parchment Oxford to the Sultry Beige Dora, giving the wedding a rustic feel with a hint of sparkle.

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The flower arrangements are so perfect for the season! Southern Blossoms Florals brought in an assortment of colors ranging from delicate pink to light coral to deep magenta. These bright arrangements paired alongside tall branches draped with crystals and hanging greenery made it feel truly magical underneath the tent.

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As the sun set on this gorgeous affair and twilight took over, we cast our eyes over the water only to discover the dreamiest lounge area. Set against Biscayne Bay with Vizcaya’s boat-shaped stone barge in the background, French country-inspired Maison furniture welcomed party guests for a breath of fresh air. We will definitely remember this gorgeous wedding as the fall turns to winter and we think of more things to add to our list, “Reasons to become a Snowbird.”

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Katie Lopez Photography – Photographer | Pinwheel Film Co. – Video | Starr Events – Catering | 3 Pillars Events – Lighting | Elegant Harp – Ceremony Music | Tatjana Terzic – Hair and Make Up | Nuage Designs – Linens | Atlas Party Rentals – Ceremony Chairs, Dinning Chairs, Tables | Cloud 9 Bakery – Wedding Cake | Sperry Tents – Dance Floor | Southern Blossoms Florals – Flowers | JCG Events – Planning, Invitations | Music Maching – Band

Deconstructing Tablescapes: Inspired by Diwali

As we approach the end of October, populations around the world prepare to welcome in the New Year with Diwali, the “Festival of Lights.” This beautiful five-day festival symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. In the spirit of the season, we turned to our friends at Tinsel & Twine to deconstruct a beautifully designed table that will inspire plenty of celebrations!

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Tinsel & Twine used our Orange Hemp Flocking linen as the base of their design. With its deep orange hue and intricate pattern, the linen is reminiscent of traditional henna designs. Garlands of Marigolds, Carnations and velvety Celosias were strung together across the table in a gorgeous floral runner. The bright fuchsia, yellow, red and orange blooms really livened up the celebration! Marigolds are very symbolic in India representing passion and creativity and also used as love charms, especially for newlyweds!

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We love how the designers added in touches of brass throughout with ornate candleholders, traditional brass trays and hammered metal bowls filled with dried fruits and orange lentils. From the lasercut Ceci New York place cards to the decorative rim on Party Rental Limited’s Gold Florentine plates, each pattern plays perfectly off the other.

And of course, no Diwali celebration would be complete without twinkling candles! Pretty mercury glass tea-light holders added a magical sparkle to the night. From the Autumnal palette to the bold florals and gilded décor, we are obsessed with this beautiful design! Click through to our Pinterest board to be inspired and recreate this Tinsel & Twine design to host your own celebration!

Inspired By Fall’s Natural Beauty

Every fall we find ourselves in awe of the beauty of the season. We look around to see bursts of green holding on to sunny days as trees above us being to change color and lose their leaves. The natural color palette turns into a spectrum of neutrals, from blush to hazelnut, peppered with sprigs of green and deep autumnal oranges.

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In perfect seasonal style, Elleson Events designed this dream wedding inspiration that fits right in with fall’s natural color palette. The historic 1920’s mansion, The Swan House, in Atlanta, Georgia could not have been a better backdrop for this styled shoot. Simply Sarah Photography captured every lovely detail of the grounds, from the house’s ornate designs and stately columns to its cascading fountains and impeccably maintained boxwood gardens.

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Walking down the stairs and into the gardens we come across the perfect place to sit down and celebrate. A dainty table for eight is set in light blush hues. We adore the simple romance of this design with its lightly patterned linen, whimsical napkin detail and French-country inspired Maison chairs. Elleson Events brought in the perfect touch of color with an centerpiece brimming with ranunculus in ombre shades of red.

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Watching the bride stroll the gardens in her Alexandra Grecco dress is a real-life fairytale. From the vine-covered walls to the perfectly trimmed hedges, the greenery at The Swan House is in perfect contrast with the mansion. After seeing this, how could we not be taken by the natural beauty of fall?

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Photography Simply Sarah Photography  | Event Styling and Florals Elleson Events | Dresses by: Alexandra Grecco | Dresses Provided by Bash | Hair and Makeup Jennifer C. Nieman | Paper and Calligraphy Spurle’ Gul Studios | Ring Susie Saltzman | Vow Book Wedding Story Writer | Shoes Bella Belle Shoes | Rentals Nuage Designs | Styling Sweet Southern Charm | Ribbon Frou Frou Chic | Film Lab Photovision Venue The Swan House | #theswanhouse

Florals by The Sea

Some moments are just so perfect you wish you could live in them forever. That’s how we felt when Kellie McGehee of Florals by the Sea shared this lovely beachside wedding with us.

The intimate celebration was set against the pristine coast of Destin, Florida with its white sand beaches and clear blue skies. Designed in shades of blush set against white rental pieces from RSVP Events, the wedding palette was crisp and refreshing, allowing the gorgeous backdrop to take center stage. And the laid-back simplicity of the décor fits so well with the beachy vibes, with natural-inspired textiles and delicate florals used throughout to decorate the ceremony, place settings and as an incredible floral runner for the sweetheart table.

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Between the intimate lounge areas tucked against soft sea dune sand Olimb Photograpy’s capture of Florida’s cotton candy colored skies, we certainly say “I Do” to this one!

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Photo Courtesy Olimb Photography | Coordination Destin To Wed | Florals + Design Kellie McGehee of Florals by the Sea | Venue Henderson Park Inn | Catering Beachwalk Cafe | Rental Company RSVP Events | Cupcakes The Cake Destination | Linens Nuage Designs and La Tavola | Entertainment Rock The Wedding

Quiz Time: What’s Your Wedding Style?

The answer was “yes,” the date was chosen and a private Pinterest board was created. Congratulations, it sounds like you are well on your way to designing your wedding! Now, where to start? With so many pretty décor pieces to fall in love with you might end up saying “I Do” at a “country chic – meets – modern minimalism with a touch of sequin” wedding. So before that happens, we suggest you figure out the wedding style that let’s your personality shine through on the big day. To get you started we put together a 100% accurate (or at least 100% fun) wedding style quiz – click through and see how you score!

Think your friends can guess your wedding style? Share with them to find out!

Style Credits
Traditional | Photography Meggie Taylor Photography | Planner Sweet Pea Events | Florist Petals Couture | Rentals Bella Acento 
Modern | Photography Levie Creative Company | Design Nüage Designs | Florist Petal Productions
Rustic | Photography Levie Creative Company | Design Nüage Designs | Florist Petal Productions
Beach | Photography Chellise Michael Photography | Design & Planning Kerry Beach Events
Stylish Glam | Photography Thisbe Grace | Design Jordan Payne Events | Florist David Kimmel Design
Vintage | Photography Lisa Rigby Photography | Design The Catered Affair | Florist Artistic Blossoms

Quiz Image Credits
Q1 Header Holly Fox Design
Q2 Header Nüage Designs | Answers Nüage Designs
Q3 Header 79ideas.org | Answers (clockwise from top left) Colin Cowie Celebrations | Jo Clark Of BluElla Photography, Seascape Flowers | Inlighten Photography, Karen Tran Floral Designs | Tin Sparrow Studio, Door Decor | Our Labor of Love | Brian Tropiano, Monteray Farms
Q4 Header Linda Lomelino | Answers Rob Ben Israel Cakes | The Little Cake Shop | Caketress Canada | Dot & Roy | CMH Cakes | Pasha Belman Photo
Q5 Header Rustalgic Etsy Shop | Answers Burnetts Boards | Kelly Carrico Photography | KT Merry | Jennifer Kathryn Photography | Amty Gawlik | Colin Cowie Celebrations
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Traditional with a Modern Twist

Red, White and Blue, the most traditional palette of them all. With Fourth of July coming up, our thoughts turn to all things Americana and how to celebrate our beautiful country! And while this color combination is the most tried and true, it can sometimes feel a bit dated, but not in the hands of Color Pop Events and Juli Vaughn Designs. Putting a unique twist on these classic colors, the creative team brought them to life in a totally modern way!

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Set inside the newly renovated Brooklyn venue Weylin B. Seymour’s, this styled shoot could not have found a better location. Originally the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, the space is full of details from the bank, such as the original vault brass pieces and an intricate painted dome ceiling, which set a backdrop for the traditional. Blending copper seating with perfectly patterned vintage armchairs, pieces from Patina Rentals gave the tablescape a contemporary feel while the flowers from Juli Vaughn Designs, in their shades of amber with pretty peonies poking through, softened the look. Not to mention the invitation suite from Sincerely Jackie Paper, in deep shades of red with perfectly whimsical calligraphy by Everly Calligraphy.

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And honestly, who wouldn’t love to take a seat and open some gifts with the bridesmaids -Tiffany blue, I think we know what’s in those boxes! But what really made us fall in love with this styled shoot, is the lovely bride and dapper groom! Somehow, this gorgeous Amsale gown hit the perfect blend of traditional silhouette with modern minimalism and just the right amount of tulle for fun! And the groom, matching his slightly- patterned J.Crew midnight blue tux jacket with black tuxedo pants is the modern gentleman of our dreams. With Whyman Studios to capture and share each moment with us, we felt as if we were right there with the happy couple as they said “I Do.”

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Photography  Whyman Studios | Coordination + Design Color Pop Events | Florals, Design and Styling Juli Vaughn Designs | Rentals Patina Rentals | Dresses Amsale | Hair Styles on B | Makeup Nicole Sievers Make-Up Artistry | Suit J. Crew | Jewelry Confetti by Annette and Susie Saltzman Custom Fine Jewelry | Cake Nine Cakes | Linens Nuage Designs | Calligraphy Everly Calligraphy | Paper Goods Sincerely, Jackie | Venue Weylin B. Seymour’s

Lakeside Summer

With summer around the corner, sweet reminders of time spent away start coming back to us. Thoughts of sleep- away camp, weekend trips to the great outdoors and afternoons spent hiking in the woods remind us of how great it feels to spend time with Mother Nature.This MStarr Event Design wedding takes all of those perfect memories and rolls them into one gorgeous lakeside celebration of love! Right on Sebago Lake in the lovely state of Maine, the couple exchanged their vows under birchwood decorated with bright summer blooms by Petal Floral Design.

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After the “I Do’s”, the Migis Lodge was transformed into a romantic library-inspired space, with bookmark escort cards and library card menus setting the mood. From the Julie Song Ink watercolor invitations to the dahlia-topped naked cake, not one detail was missed at this rustic-chic party! And the final touch that really put us over the moon? Ending this night of laughter and love around a bonfire enjoying some delicious gooey s’mores!

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Photography Justin & Mary Photography | Dress Amy Kuschel San Francisco | Decor and Lightning Ryan Designs | Floral Designs Petal Floral Design | Stationery Julie Song Ink | Event Styling MStarr Event Styling | Rentals New England Country | Linens Nuage Designs