A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to be part of the first ever West Elm Las Vegas registry event! They partnered with Paper & Home to create an evening of meeting vendors and learning from pros–all from the comfort of our favorite West Elm furniture pieces. After mingling with photographers, florists, wedding planners, bakeries (and more!) couples had the opportunity to learn how to create the perfect signature cocktail with a quick mixology lesson. Next, a wedding planner panel spoke on trends and design. There were 5 topics addressed and we want to give a quick recap on 2 of our favorite topics!
1) Layering Your Tablescape
We recently posted some favorite tablescape designs. What’s important to remember when designing your wedding tables is how to layer all of your elements. Your chair, chair cushion, chair tie, table size, table linen, charger plate, napkin color, napkin fold, menu, place card and favor are all layered to create a vision. Keep in mind, your caterer will then add flatware and glassware which also contributes to the overall impact of the table. This is all before even addressing flowers or candles in your centerpiece! Beautiful floral is one key way to add your style and color to your wedding, but remember all these other pieces. They can all add to your color palette and help tell the story of your wedding. Just the way a napkin is folded can make all the difference! Have you ever walked into a room with napkins folded and sticking out of champagne flutes? We did–and it was like a flashback to an outdated restaurant. Re-arranging the look of the napkin created an entirely different look in the room.
2) Creating a Floor plan
Using interesting tables in a unique floor plan is one of the best ways to add style in your wedding space. Gone are the days of entering a ballroom with the dance floor centered in the room and dozens of round tables surrounding it. Long tables can be used individually to seat 8-10 guests or extended to seat as many as your room will allow! Glen & Elizabeth used one looooong dinner table to seat their 120 guests in the center of their family orchard. Shelbi & Ray put long tables together in a U Shape for their intimate guest count. Mixing round and long tables creates visual interest and versatility in your space, like Liz & Jean, Tina & Adam, Carrie & Kaz and many more!
Thank you to Paper & Home and West Elm for having us part of this event!