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The Reception Game-Changer You May Not Have Considered? Lighting!

Unless you're planning on serving your guests dinner in the dark, lighting will play a huge role in your wedding decor. In fact, the right lighting can actually effect the way everything from your makeup to your photos and even your flowers look (it's true!). Lighting can also help make the same... read more

5 Haunted Wedding Venues -- Just In Time For Halloween!

Pumpkins, "black" calla lilies, trick-or-treat inspired dessert tables and signature drinks with names like "Witches Brew" are all classic ways to pull together a Halloween wedding. For those couples who really want to take it to the next level: get married at a historically haunted wedding venue! You'd be surprised how many wedding venues actually have a spooky... read more

7 Steps To An Elegant Fall Wedding...

Honestly, an orange and black fall wedding doesn't have to be all jack-o'-lanterns and skeletons. Give a nod to Halloween with a color palette of orange, red and black, and add on wedding reception details full of elegant drama. Finish it off with playful details like a "Pick Your Poison" bar sign and a cookie escort card display. The... read more

Trend Alert! Mid-Century Modern Meets The Southwest

Mid-century modern meets Southwest chic reception style | Philip Ficks | blog.theknot.com
Feast your eyes on this Southwest-inspired reception shoot from the fall edition of The Knot regional magazine. Elevate rustic ranch details with mid-century modern furniture rentals (like the set of Wishbone Chairs shown below!) and mixed metal tabletop accessories. Here are five ways to add a taste of the Southwest to your funky vintage groove!  1. Mix muslin place mats... read more

9 Summery Hamptons-Inspired Wedding Details

If Instagram-worthy lobster rolls, beach trips and the perfect straw fedora are always on your summer must-have list, consider bringing a few elements from the Hamptons to your wedding! The Long Island, New York, beach towns are known for their beautiful waterfront views, minimal-chic decor and roadside farmer's markets bearing fresh goods, so if the read more

5 Tips For An Edgy Jewel-Tone Reception (From Jes Gordon!)

Think black and blue can't be playful? Event designer jesGORDON/properFUN shows you how to pull off a rich ombre wedding color palette at your reception in this flirty styled shoot from The Knot fall magazine (which, by the way just hit newsstands!). Wedding color tip to steal now: lighten up a saturated jewel-tone palette by adding soothing pastels like seafoam and lavender... read more

Do We Need To Have Escort Cards?

We get this question from couples all the time! While you don't have to have escort cards, it is always a good idea to assign your guests to a specific table. Can you imagine searching for a seat at a wedding where you don't know many people? Talk about stressful! By assigning tables,...

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5 Ways To Refine Rustic Wedding Reception Tables

Forget preciously perfect details on your reception tables and opt for a balance of natural, stylishly well-worn decor and florals. Just follow the lead of Lyndsey Hamilton Events by stealing the five fresh ideas in the photos from the inspiration shoot by Philip Ficks below and here! 1. Light the table with warm candlelight... read more

See Jessica Simpson’s Wedding Video (and Steal Her Reception Look!)

Jessica Simpson's gold Carolina Herrera wedding dress definitely wasn't the only gorgeous thing at her July 5 wedding (although we still can't get over how spectacular it is!). Since People released a video of Jessica and Eric Johnson's Great Expectations–themed wedding and reception, we can see just how stunning all the details were, including hanging florals,... read more

6 Seriously Pretty Table Linen Ideas (By Style!)

The right linens are a fail-proof way transform your reception space. The trick is to find just the right color and texture to match your aesthetic. For example, a table linen covered in petals and soft pink creates a very different vibe than a gold sequins... 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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