Styling has a big impact in creating a sense of occasion on your wedding day. If your venue offers a stylist then you’re in luck! However if it doesn’t, today we have our very own – Eva Kaszycki from Foreva Events who’s given us her top three tips to styling your wedding. Eva knows our region well, styling events throughout Central Queensland and we’re grateful for her insight!
1. Choosing Your Theme
Culminating Styling Ideas with a Mood Board
Prior to making any purchases the most important thing to do is to determine your overall theme. Your theme should highly compliment the venue that you have chosen – i.e. don’t choose to have a country styled wedding if you’ve booked a venue in the heart of a busy city!
2. Gaining Inspiration
Once you have determined the theme that best represents both you and your fiancé, start gaining inspiration! Start by searching bridal blogs, get out the bridal magazines and of course, don’t forget Pinterest! Try to keep all of your ideas to a similar colour scheme and feel to the venue that you have chosen so that it all works cohesively. Don’t forget inspiration for the finer details such as stationery, florals, chairs and groomsmen attire, as well as photo booths and lolly buffets, if these are going to feature at your wedding.
3. Making it Yours
Once you have collected as much inspiration as possible and are starting to feel more certain about what you specifically want, start to take the best ideas from all of your images and recreate them with new colours and designs that work better with your venue.
In designing your table décor, long banquet style tables work really effectively with just a table runner, florals and candles along the top. Round tables usually work well with a small floral centerpiece in the middle, or if your venue has high ceilings ‘tortured willow’ is a great option. For all of the smaller touches around the room such as your signing table, guest table, lolly buffet and photo booth, you can just use smaller vases of the same florals that are on your tables and add matching stationery to your guests’ name tags and menus.
Finally, if you are really struggling to put it all together I would highly recommend looking into a styling coordinator who can also alleviate some of the stress by ensuring all vendors are on the same page. Here are some examples of work that we have done in the past to style to the uniqueness of a venue.
Inner City Styling:
This venue was dimly lit and had very warm reds and yellows through the panels which we incorporated into the florals. Because the venue grew its own herbs and is known for their quality of food, we incorporated thyme on top of the menus and had Stationery Company Urban Weddings
incorporate this into the stationery. We also added pegged the name tags onto the wine glasses to try something a little bit different!
Country Wedding Styling:
This style of wedding is very popular for Central Queensland brides and is an ideal use of our beautiful surroundings. As this tree was perfectly shaped we decided to use just material to tie around it instead of using a fixed arch or arbour. For the reception table we continued to use the beer bottles to tie the theme together as well as lots of florals to bring out the background. Incorporating your stationery as props as we did here gives you some cute photos on your wedding day! Glamour Styling:
If you love gold and desire a stylish event, here is an example of dazzling up a venue with satin table cloths and gold tiffany chairs. This couple actually had their reception outdoors so in order to tie the outside in we used tortured willow and made table numbers out of little hessian tags on wood chunks and put babies breath in them.
Image Credits: Inner City Styling: Florido Weddings | Country Shoot: Florido Weddings | Golden Wedding: Moffatt Photography.