100 days of inspiration

Parisian-inspired Invitation Suite

Invitation SuitePhoto: Patricia Lyons
"The printed suite is a defining element of the event and sets the guests' expectations for what is to come," say Lynn Easton, founder of Easton Events. In order to make the invitation suite cohesive, Lynn carried signature elements throughout each piece, including a garland and bee crest with the couples' monogram. Wispy... read more

Rubber Stamp Escort Cards

Rubber Stamp Escort CardsPhoto: Studiofoto
Barb Salzman, founder of Hatch Creative Studio, created an escort card that was both stylish and functional with these rubber stamps. For this intimate, rustic wedding at Blue Hill in Manhattan the bride was stumped when it came to how to address the invitations. Barb's idea? Create custom stamps for each... read more

Teal and Yellow Colorblock Linens

Colorblock LinenPhoto: Simone and Martin Photography
For this beachside fete, Mindy Weiss, founder of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants, added a bold, modern twist to this romantic set-up. With an aquamarine table runner and citron seat caps, Mindy created an incredible color block effect. The design was also practical: Every other chair was woven with a citron or aquamarine pashmina... read more

A Romantic Shoe Shot

Shoe ShotPhoto: Elizabeth Messina
You'll be photographed from head to toe on your wedding day, literally, and Elizabeth Messina makes sure that no accessory is left unturned with a soft and romantic shoe shot. After meticulously picking the perfect footwear to pair with your gorgeous wedding gown, you'll want to get a shot of your... read more

Hanging Floral Garlands

GarlandPhoto: Elizabeth Messina
For this chic Los Angeles wedding, with a distinctly California vibe infused with an Indian influences, celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren hung white blossom garlands above the reception space. The wedding was held outside of the bride's father's home, and while most of the flowers, candles and accessories were white, hints... read more

A Tissue Paper Flower Centerpiece

Remember those oversized fabric rosettes we featured a few weeks ago? Well, Preston Bailey -- the king of dramatic focal points -- does it again with this stunning centerpiece entirely out of tissue paper and yarn. The oversized flowers add an Alice in Wonderland vibe to a bright and vibrant reception. This centerpiece pairs perfectly with an over-the-top,... read more

Inspiration of the Day: Lemon Accents

Nothing says summer and sunshine quite like lemons, and Todd Fiscus, founder of Todd Events included plenty in these sunny yellow floral designs for an outdoor rehearsal dinner. The lemons hung at the base of the hydrangea and rose cluster with more lemons scattered about the base along with pear-shaped statuary... read more

Inspiration of the Day: A Burgundy Forsythia Bouquet

Burgandy Forsythia Bouquet
For this brilliant burgundy bouquet Liza Lubell, founder of Peartree Flowers turned to her mother's garden. In it she she found forsythia, a common garden leafy bush that's not often found in a bridal bouquet. "The speckled forsythia brought out the richer burgundy and red tones in the flowers," says Liza. Liza... read more

Inspiration of the Day: A See-Through Cocktail Table

See Through Cocktail Table
For a simple porch lounge at a black and white lounge area held on the porch at this Southern reception venue Tara Guerard, founder of Soiree by Tara Guerard, came up with a genius plan to use the plants that were already at the venue into the decor. By adding a see-through lucite... read more

Inspiration of the Day: A Glowing Tabletop

Photo: Patricia LyonsPhoto: Patricia Lyons
For a chic modern wedding at the Newseum in Washington DC Lynn Easton, founder of Easton Events made this table glow! Using simple votive candles, a mirrored table cover, clear cylindrical vases filled with white flowers, created the effect of light emanating from the tabletop. The linearly designed tables also directed the... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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