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A Blank Slate

by Casie Sweeney on 02/28/15

We have so many of our couples ask about venue options - they fall in love with a beautiful location but then once the food/drink/dj etc. is added up they can't afford to have their wedding there.  We were able to help one such bride by suggesting a blank slate fire hall for her wedding and we promised a complete transformation into a sparkly winter wonderland.  Often times a blank slate is better for your decorator because we don't have to worry about hiding the wall color you don't like or the huge chandelier that just doesn't go with your theme.  Here is a picture of the 'blank slate' we had to work withWNY Event Decorators / The Balloonery's photo.

Since the space is so big and has such nice tall ceilings we really wanted to start with the decor up top.  Here we used 16 of our crystal chandeliers and lit them to make to room more cozy and add interest and another layer of lighting.  We also used our crystal swags over the dance floor to define the space

Casie Sweeney's photo.

Next step was to set up the tables - since rectangular tables were provided by the venue we wanted to amp up the style a bit.  We chose to creat 3 large X's out of the tables and use 2 banquets together to make larger farmhouse tables instead of the standard rows of tables you normally see.  Something so simple really elevates the overal design of the room.

Casie Sweeney's photo.

The bride chose silver and plum as her colors.  We used classic white tablclothes and chair covers.  We layered out silver sequin overlays for the tables and plum spandex chair sashes.  Plum napkins were folded into little envelopes providing a pop of color on the top of the table.

Casie Sweeney's photo.

We used our crystal tree centerpieces on the large X shaped tables.  The 5 ft tree in the center made a huge impact when entering the room while the smaller 3 ft versions tied in the theme.  To save on the budget we chose not to add floral to these tables and instead placed mercury glass and floral pieces on the farmhouse tables.  Using multiple centerpieces with a mixture of floral and rentals again gives a lot of visual interest to the space and keeps you away from that boring banquet look.  We constructed a chuppha in one corner of the room for her ceremony and created an isle for her to walk down.  Draping and lighting was used for the head table to create a beautiful background for her photos.  The floral we chose to use really accentuated the room and gave another pop of color.  Below are the pictures of the finished product - enjoy!

Autumn Weddings

by Casie Sweeney on 10/14/14

A beautiful time to be married in WNY!  Fall's color pallete is rich and varied and so easy to work with, just draw your inspiration from nature.  Pumpkins filled with floral make great wedding centerpieces and bridal bouquets made in reds, oranges, purples and yellows pop in photos and really stand out against darker colored bridesmaid dresses.

Goldie Locks

by Casie Sweeney on 02/06/14

I just cannot get enough of gold and pink!  This combination has soo many possibilities from glitzy to rustic to a simple garden wedding.  Loving the full sequin table runners and tablecloths in stunning rose gold paired with vintage bottles or classic gold candelabras.

The trend doesn't just stop at decor - check out these stunners

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The details count so let us help you with your color palette and head table staging to make your wedding one your friends won't forget.

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Top 10 Trends for 2014

by Casie Sweeney on 10/17/13

Get ready to be inspired!  Wedding trends emerge from all aspects of life - pop culture, high art and of course haute couture.  At WNY Event Decorators we love to use these over the top inspirations and make them work for your wedding.

1) Refined Woodland - inspired by Sean Parkers wedding in the Redwood Forest.  Think whimsical woodland not rustic.  Organic vines and ferns with floral accents. Terrariums with succulents hanging from crystal strands.  Natural fibers and wood with flower crowns for your hair.                     Photo credit Vanity Fair

2) Old World Opulence - pearls, pearls and more pearls in both decor and dress.  Long necklaces, ball gowns and gloves.  Accents of lace, leather and feathers.  Ornate stationary, gold chavari chairs and formal plated dining.  It's all about the gold, ivory and glitz

Ivory and gold wedding inspiration boards, color palette, mood board, ideas

3) Pop Art Graphics - artists such as Andy Warhol provide inspiration for this trend.  It's all about the little white dress, so think shorter hemlines.  Stong lines in decor with bright colors and graphics in your linens, stationary and floral.  Offset with white furniture and use lots of texture and interesting shapes.  

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4) Geometric - loads of prints, modern, fresh, clean lines - think 50's mod.  Geometric patterns in linens, dress and decor.  Succulents and cabbage roses work well, use varying shapes in your tablescape and something unexpected like a suspended wedding cake or confetti cannons on the dance floor.

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5) Grecian - feminine and strong with clean lines, slim silhouettes and high neck dresses with geometric details.  Blue and white with the grecian pattern on linens and stationary.  Think more astrology and the stars rather than My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  A great alternative for a beach wedding

Grecian wedding decor details ~ wedding inspiration

6) Marbleized - hipster with a handcrafted touch.  Marbelized paper flags for your chair back, candleholders and marble swirl cupcakes.
7) High Tech Receptions - creativity fun and innovation.  Photobooths with flip books and websites, photos in thank you's and save the date, unique charging stations for phones and cameras as decor.  Acrylic furniture and lots of lighting.
glow tables, reception with high-tech or space-agey theme
8) The Phone Check - have guests check their phone at your reception.  Makes your reception more private and allows people to be present and not on social media.
9) Metallic Cakes - gold and silver all over - luxe and opulent.  Square embossed cakes, lots of texture.  A handcrafted piece of fine art
Metallic cake
10) Halo Veils - A headband with the veil flowing in the back - perfect for a woodland inspired wedding with your flowers added.
Call us today to see how we can incorporate these trends into your wedding!