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The Perfect Welcome Bag

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Don't stuff your welcome bags with lots of little tchotchkes that no one will really use. Just a few will do. Take this pretty little welcome bag designed by wedding planner Tara Guerard for example. She tucked the itinerary of events and a mini champagne bottle (because it was a New Year's Eve wedding) into... read more

A Monogrammed Dance Floor

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It's inevitable, your guests are going to be dying to hit the dance floor once they hear the awesome DJ or band you picked, so it makes perfect sense to put your personal mark on this detail. This couples' oversized "JJ" monogram added a final custom touch to an already stunning lounge (plus, imagine the... read more

Repurposed Home Decor For Your Wedding

Lion-head Escort Card Display
I love the idea of sourcing items like drawer knobs and door knockers -- like this brass lion head -- into an escort card design for an unexpected twist on the classic wedding detail. Southern event planner Tara Guerard didn't stop with the escort card display though. She added the same lion head motif to... read more

An All-White Lounge

All White Lounge
Chic doesn't even begin to describe the clean and crisp beauty of this all-white lounge area designed by Tara Guerard, founder of Soiree by Tara Guerard. From the seating, to the dance floor and draped ceiling, Tara layers white to create an intimate space. The key to pulling off the effect was tons... 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: Hanging Luminaries

Hanging Luminaries
Need to take advantage of high ceilings? Tara Guerard did just that by hanging luminaries and garland from the ceiling over the dessert display in this two-story foyer for a hanging garden effect.. The decor filled the space making it feel intimate. The effect was a romantic flourish and a lighting centerpiece that drew attention... read more

A Patterned Cocktail Bar

Patterned Cocktail Bar
During the cocktail hour all eyes will be on the bar, so why not make it more than just a pit stop for a drink and transform the it into stunning focal point? Tara Guerard did just that by covering this 40-ft bar in silver wallpaper to add a metallic glitz... read more

A Lucite Menu Card

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Love the ghost chair look? Well, these etched lucite menu cards by Tara Guerard take the vanishing act to the table top. The unexpected menu cards not only add a modern elegance to the decor, but also serve as a conversation starter to wow your guests. For these creative pieces, Tara worked with a trophy... read more

Inspiration of the Day: An Escort Card Holder

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Escort cards (or butler cards as they call them in the South!) are one of the first opportunities to wow your guests and Tara Guerard, founder of Soiree by Tara Guerard did just that by creating a genius way to keep the cards from falling flat. Tara crafted these... read more

A Checkerboard Tented Ceiling

Checkerboard CeilingPhoto: Liz Banfield
Tara Guerard, founder of Soiree by Tara Guerard, takes the black and white checkerboard idea to new heights by having it as a ceiling treatment (and not the usual dance floor). Tara and her team wove the navy and champagne taffeta fabric and stapled it to a square board attached to the ceiling. The... read more
A stylish exit is the exclamation point to a great wedding day, not to mention your last chance to drive home your personal style. Take full advantage of this opportunity.When it comes to your getaway transportation, get creative: Drive away in a vintage car decorated with bright flowers; toss your hair into the wind on a moped; or jump into a sleek, stylish sports car. And don't forget that "Just Married" sign.
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