|Posted on July 31, 2017 at 5:05 PM|
The month of July was filled with so many great weddings! Congratulations to our July #EoeClientFamily2017
07.01.2017 Tram+Josh - Storybook Farm
07.04.2017 Stephanie+Rene Jr.
07.15.2017 Shannon+Joe - Seattle Little Water Cantina
07.22.2017 Aurea+James - Private Property Horseshoe Lake
07.29.2017 Angela+Jeremy - Private Property Snag Island (Lake Tapps)
Here are our top 8 favorite ideas and highlights:
1. GARLANDS , LONG TABLES AND CAFE BULBS
We're seeing a rising trend and loving the simplicity of using garlands made of Ivy, salal, fern, ruscus and more for table centerpieces. Long tables are giving receptions a more relaxed feel and the use of wood tables allowed our couples to save on the cost of table linens. Cafe bulbs are being strung from across tables to zig zag patterns to provide an intimate feeling.
2. LOCAL COFFEE FAVORS
We just adored the idea of having local favors incorporated! One of our couples chose to fill mini mason jars with different flavors of coffee beans for guests as a little take away for those coming in from all over. Putting them on this vintage rolling bar added just the right touch to display the coffee favors.
3. CAKE SMASH
This seems like it's going to be a smash! Cake smash that is. A few of our couples added this fun little feature to their wedding by setting out a jar for the Bride and a jar for the Groom with the intention of having guests go at it in an all out bidding war to vote on who they want to smash the cake in the others face. Whoever earns the most cash, gets to smash the cake in the others face during the cake cutting. Guests seemed to get a kick out of this and the couple walked away with some extra cash. Win, Win! Well except for the one getting the cake in the face but they seem to be good sports and happy to give their partner and guests some fun entertainment!
4. SIGNS AND CUSTOM TOUCHES
We are still loving the trend of using signs. Not only does it add a touch of decor to your wedding but it also helps inform guests of what's going on, directions on what to do or just making them feel welcome.
5. BOUNCY HOUSES, SLIDES AND KID ACTIVITIES
So in love with the idea of bouncy houses, games and other fun activities to keep kids busy if you plan on having them at your wedding. Most of the kids spent the entire time going down the blow up slide, swinging on swings, playing ring toss and tic-tac-toe and loved it! This freed up parents to enjoy the festivities while still being able to keep an eye on their children. We are going to recommend this in the future to any who are planning on including kids among their guests. This is a perfect way to include the little guests and make them feel a part of the wedding as well.
6. LANTERNS AND FURNITURE
Incoporating simple touches like the hanging of these lanterns and setting out a few chairs or couches really seems to add to the comfort and level of decor for weddings. Ideas like this could also double as a backdrop for photos for guests or for the Bride and Groom, wedding party or family photos.
7. CEREMONY BENCHES AND DOORS
Another great idea we loved was of these simple benches for the seating for guests during the ceremony. It was so perfect on Horseshoe Lake overlooking the water. One of our couples had these custom doors made for use during the ceremony as their backdrop. Who wouldn't adore the charm of doors like these?! They were later moved to the tent entrance so the couple could enter through them as they were announced into the reception.
8. BRIGHT COLORS AND GRAPHICS
When our couple approached us about wanting a fun filled fiesta wedding, we were gung ho. So excited to do something a little different, we went in full force. From the mini pinatas and maracas, sarape runners, to the arbor with paper flowers and streamers, the banners, brick table numbers, everything played a part in making this couples vision a reality. Bright pops of colors and graphics really showed how fun this couple are.
For wedding planning, more highlights on past and future weddings as well as other ideas on weddings and decor visit our website essenceofevents.com
A giant thank you to all the vendors we worked with this month and all of their hard work.
Written by: Michelle Culp 2017 Copyright of Essence of Events, LLC