There are many reasons for wanting lofty table décor – it commands the eye while creating an alluring reception atmosphere. From a practical standpoint, a high centerpiece allows for more space below to accommodate the ever-flowing drinks and cuisine. One major trend we saw in our 2019 Real BB Weddings was the harlow stand. Taking the place of a tall vase, the harlow stand is 4-post metal structure used to display flowers. It is available in various heights and colors such as gold, silver, bronze, and black. Read More
Nicole & Matt Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing – Houston Hall – Jaylim Studio
For Nicole and Matt, hosting their wedding on the biggest party night of year proved to be one of the best decisions they could have made. And while the invitation suggested ‘black tie,’ the couple wanted to ring in the New Year with a fun-filled reception. Here, Nicole shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
Part 4: Reception, Floral Arch, and Tablescape
The entry way to the Nicole and Matt’s reception was marked by an enchanted floral arch of lush, vibrant florals and greenery followed by wine barrels topped with organic arrangements and glowing candles. The décor had a romantic, English garden feel and looked amazing against Houston Hall’s rustic interior. After settling in for cocktail hour, guests raised the first of many toasts to the newlyweds. Read More
Yani & Divinity Wedding – First Dance – Liberty House – Studio A Images
By the time the rings were exchanged, it was clear to everyone that Yani and Divinity had put together the ultimate mixed tape of love songs for their ceremony. Yani looks back and says, “Finally, after the kiss, we exited into cocktail hour to ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley!” Here, she shares the final chapter in their Real BB Wedding Story.
We always tell our couples not to overlook the card table – it’s the first thing guests see heading into the reception and helps set the tone for the rest of the wedding. Yani and Divinity completely ran with the idea in welcoming their family and friends. The traditional décor fixture took shape in a jaw-dropping tree made of wisteria and birch branches adorned with roses, ranunculus, camellia greenery, and moss. “We had heart-shaped origami place cards, inspired by our connection to Japan, suspended from the branches waiting for our guests,” Yani says. Read More
Heather & Amos Wedding – High Centerpiece – William Vale – Jovon Photography
“There was a lot that went into making our day special. The morning of our wedding, we decided to simply accept everything as it was. Standing in the same spot later that evening, we looked each other and said, ‘We did it.’” Here, featured bride Heather shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding Story.
After the rooftop ceremony, guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many toasts honoring the newlyweds. Then it was off to the Vale Ballroom where a magnificent scene awaited them. “We knew that we wanted a transformation between the ceremony and the reception,” the bride says. “Our all-white ceremony was followed by the most colorful reception. We loved that everyone was like, ‘What did I just walk into?’ They were so surprised!” Read More
The summer wedding season is full swing, and we couldn’t be happier. This is a time when lavish, candelabra centerpieces give way to décor that is more natural and garden inspired. We are not saying luxurious and striking table tops are out right now. Rather, designs are being filtered through a lens that has adjusted to the colors and mood that come with the warmer months. Looking for inspiration to make your special day unforgettable? Here are fifteen pretty wedding table décor ideas that guests will be talking about for years to come. Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Reception – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
Guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many toasts to newlyweds Sara & Mitch. Then everyone headed to The Foundry’s courtyard for an unforgettable evening of revelry. Here, featured bride Sara shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
From the very start, there was a sense that Sara and Mitch intended their reception to be an occasion for everyone to cut-loose and have fun. Sara looks back and says, “There were so many details we included that meant a lot to us. Music was a big one. The music that Mitch and I and our wedding party walked into was symphony versions of pop-punk songs we love, but only a handful of people probably recognized.” Read More