Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas

Posted on: December 1st, 2017

Dreaming of a white wedding? (Literally a white wedding with tons of snow?) If so, here’s so Winter Wonderland Wedding ideas we love! 

Attire: The Bride can accessorize with a faux fur stole and don’t forget to keep your bridesmaids warm with pashminas. A velvet blazer for the Groom will be a chic accent piece!

Decor: Stick to rich, warm tones of berry reds, burgundy, and gold. Add some extra wintry romance with lots of greenery or even a few Christmas trees!

Atmosphere: Create a cozy setting for your guests with lots of candles or have the fireplace going. Get the illusion of falling snow with twinkle lights in a clear top tent.

Eats: Comfort foods are a must! Mini chicken pot pies or mac and cheese make great appetizers. A hot chocolate bar with mini bottles of baileys is the perfect way to keep your guests warm throughout the night!

Favors: What could be cuter than a mini Christmas tree to grow at home! Go for something sweet like a brownie mix jar or homemade mulled wine!

For more winter wedding inspiration check out our latest Pinterest board here!

Rustic Countryside Meets European Wedding Inspiration

Posted on: November 22nd, 2017

New venue alert!! Valley View in Haddenville, MA is the perfect setting for your wedding! Need some evidence? Here’s some shots from a stylized photo shoot put together by Jackie from Events by Jackie M! 

 Wedding Rentals for Valley View in Haydenville, MA

Wedding Rentals for Valley View in Haydenville, MA

Although thy own their own farm tables, our silver chaiavri chairs, gold flatware, charger plates, and glassware look stunning in this venue! 

Thank you Tiffany Chapman for the beautiful photos!

Western New England Fall Bridal Show 2017

Posted on: November 8th, 2017

Thank you again for everyone who stopped by our booth this past week at the Western New England Fall Bridal Show. If you were unable to make it to the show, here’s what you missed! 

Woodsy inspired tablescape at the Western New England Bridal Show

We created a beautiful woodsy tablescape in our booth. We started with our Tuscan table which is a foot wider than a typical 8′ banquet table. The extra foot allowed us to have space for birch branches, birch pillars, small vases with miscellaneous white flowers and heavy greenery. 

Woodsy inspired tablescape at the Western New England Bridal Show

We paired this tables with our mahogany chiavari chairs and our nova solid navy tablecloth. 

Woodsy inspired tablescape at the Western New England Bridal Show    

We finished the look off with out white coupe china, army green napkins, menu cards and baby breath sprigs. 

 Woodsy inspired tablescape at the Western New England Bridal Show

The next tablescape we created was a simple yet darling sweetheart table. We started off with a 36″ round pedestal table and layered with with a white linen and a lace overlay. to keep with the simpleness, we add in white china and white chaiavri chairs. Behind the sweetheart table, we made a back drop using a birch branch and suspending greenery sprigs from it. 

Plank Bar Rentals with wine barrels

Our wine barrel plank bar made it’s day view at this show. We pressed it up with brown bottles with white flowers and more greenery. 

Woodsy inspired booth at the Western New England Bridal Show

Are you as obsessed with our booth as we are? If so, give us a call today and we’ll help you recreate it for your next event! 

2017 Tabletop Competition Winners!

Posted on: November 7th, 2017

We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all who came out to see us at the Western New England Fall Bridal Show and voted on our tabletop competition. Thanks to your votes, we won the Bride’s Choice Award! If you were unable to attend, here’s the tabletop we designed that took first place! 

Farm Table wedding tablescape at the Western New England Fall Bridal Show

Our inspiration was a cozy woodsy dinner party and I think we nailed it! 

Farm Table wedding tablescape at the Western New England Fall Bridal Show

We started off with out 9′ wooden farm table, added a bench with a cozy fur blanket and some high back gold chiavari chairs. 

Farm Table wedding tablescape at the Western New England Fall Bridal Show

Next we layered a variety of miscellaneous greens with pops of baby’s breath. To add a little depth to the display, we added both pillared candles and candle sticks. 

Farm Table wedding tablescape at the Western New England Fall Bridal Show

We added a few finishing touches such as navy floral menus, greenery sprigs and fresh rolls.  

Farm Table wedding tablescape at the Western New England Fall Bridal Show

If you want to recreate this look at your next event, give us a call today! 

 

Plan For The Worst, Hope For The Best: Rain Edition

Posted on: November 2nd, 2017

“Plan for the worst, hope for the best” is a motto we live by.  With the ever changing weather in New England, rain is always an option so we encourage you to plan for it.  Here are a few simple ways to make sure that it “Doesn’t rain on your parade”! 

Choose Your Location Wisely

Location of both your ceremony and reception is critical. Survey your property and find a level area as rain does flow. Try to find an area that isn’t in a low part of your property as that will flood first.  

If you’re not familiar with the property, do your research. You can review local records to confirm that the area you choose is not in a flood zone or that it’s not prone to flooding. 

Also keep in mind, when dirt gets wet, it turns into mud… so try to avoid areas with more dirt than grass. 

Rent A Tent

If you don’t want to have your reception or ceremony under a tent unless it’s absolutely necessary, we recommend that you put a tent on a rain hold. When you have a tent on a rain hold, you have up until noon the day before delivery to let us know your final decision. 

Offer Easy Cleanup

If you get caught in a rain storm on your way home, you dry yourself off the second you walk in the door so why don’t you offer something for your guests to dry off with. You can create a cleanup station with dry towels. You can even purchase towels to match the décor and display them in neat designs. 

Stock the bathroom with things to freshen up such as moistened towelettes or baby wipes. Those will help with any mud splatter or running makeup.  

Dry Shoes for Wet Feet

Don’t make your guests spend the duration of your reception in wet shoes. If rain is in the forecast stock up in a variety of size flip flops. If you have enough notice, you can also get matching rain boots for your wedding party. They’ll make a cute photo opportunity! 

 

Embrace it!

They do say that rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck so we say, embrace it! Here are a few way to embrace the rain while still keeping with your decor.

Umbrellas: If you’re expect rain, buy a variety of umbrellas in your color scheme. (You can even use them as party favors if you want!) Seeing a sea of umbrellas will be much more pleasing to the eye if it looks uniform and intentional.

Shawls: Getting caught in the rain can lead to the chills at times. Have shawls thrown over seats or rolled up in a basket for guest to take and warm up with. 

Ponchos: These may cover up the outfit your guests have so carefully picked up but trust me, your guest would rather be dry then soaking wet. If planned ahead of time, you can have ponchos pre-printed and passed out as part of the wedding favors!

 

 

Backyard Wedding Tips

Posted on: October 28th, 2017

Backyard Wedding Tips

Are you recently engaged and are considering having a backyard tented wedding? If so, please keep these few tips in mind to ensure that your wedding goes just as planned! 

  • Always rent bathrooms. It doesn’t matter if you’re having a wedding of 50 or 200+ guests, you really don’t want that many people going in and out of your house. If you do plan to use your bathroom on top of renting portable restrooms, make sure you stock the bathroom with extra of the essential items. If you have a septic system, get it pumped prior to your wedding. 
  • Have a parking plan. If you don’t have the space to accommodate parking for your guests, consider having a shutter service from a  nearby parking lot. If it’s going to be tight parking on your property or a far walk, consider hiring valet services.  
  • Talk to your neighbors. If they aren’t being invited to your wedding, at least give them a heads up that you’re hosting your special day in your backyard, they may be a bit more lenient on the traffic and noise level. (They may even let you use their property for extra parking!) 

2018 Wedding Trends

Posted on: October 20th, 2017

WeddingWire just released what they predict is going to be the new 2018 wedding trends and we love them! Here’s what’s trending and how we can help achieve these looks!  

Navy is the new black.
That’s right, we’re ditching the black tie and trading it in for an elegant midnight blue! With a wide variety of shades of blue linens, we’re sure we have somehtign that will add the perfect amount of elegance to your next event! 

Silver and chrome = the metallics of the moment
We love all things metallics and we’re not saying gold or copper are on their way out but in 2018, many couples are opting for the traditional silver and chromes. From silver and pewter linens to our regency flatware, glass silver chargers and our silver chaiavri chairs, we can make your special day shine! 

A return to formality
Noticing a trend yet? Elegant Midnight blue mixed with silvers and chromes… that’s right, formal is making a comeback! With our high end glassware, linens and chairs, we have what it takes to flip any venue into a formal affair! 

Hanging flowers
We’re obsessed with this look! Instead of putting flowers on the tables, add texture to the ceiling and hang flowers down. Our frame tents are perfect for this look but this can be achieved in out century tent is communicated with us! 

Couples are finding new ways to entertain guests.
Surprise your wedding guests with something they wont expect. Think of creative food, live music or creative interactive photo booths. 

Bring on the texture!
Your wedding guests do pay attention to the details and using texture is a great way to impress them. From using a silk tablecloth or a wax seal on the invitation, these will sure capture the attention of your guests. 

Food displays
Yes we’ll eat our meals if they’re served on regular plates but think outside of the box. Have a raw bar or build something to hang food from. (ex. A wall with pegs for pretzels or donuts.) Serve food in unique glasses such shrimp cocktail in shooter glasses or tomato soup in a coffee cup. 

Go all-out with the desserts.
Cake is expected, but why not mix things up with desserts such as popsicles, custards or ice cream sandwiches? 

Don’t call it “rustic,” it’s all about the “woodsy” look.
Good bye rustic and hello woodsy! The burlap barn look is making a transition to a more “woodsy” look. This look can be achieved with a lot of greenery in the florals and green as the wedding’s main color as well as tons of wooden accents. 

Wedding Ceremony at Yiddish Book Center in Amherst

Posted on: October 19th, 2017

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA has the perfect patio for a wedding ceremony! Whether you need a tent or just chairs, give us a call today! 

tent and chair rentals for a wedding at the Yiddish Book Center

Wedding Ceremony at Fountain Park in Wilbraham

Posted on: October 12th, 2017

Over the past couple of years we have had the pleasure of working at some great outdoor ceremony sites in Western Massachusetts. Another one of our recommendations is Fountain Park in Wilbraham, MA!

Wedding chair rental for Fountain Park in Wilbraham

Give us a call to reserve chairs for your wedding! 

 

We’ve Been Published!

Posted on: October 11th, 2017

This stylized photo shoot at the Boylston Room in Easthampton is too pretty not to share! Beautiful job to Cara over at the Fox & Lantern Event Design! For the full publication, head over to The Perfect Pallette!

Chaivari chairs for a wedding ceremony at the Boylston Room. Styled by Fox and Lantern

Plank bar at the Boylston Room for a cocktail hour. Styled by Fox and Lantern

Tuscan tables and chiavari chairs setup at the Boylston Room. Styled by Fox and Lantern

Farm table setup for a wedding at the Boylston Room. Styled by Fox and Lantern