Category: Wedding Table Decorations

21 Small Wedding Ideas – Ideas for Small Weddings

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SAMUEL DOCKER

“Intimate weddings have always been chic—even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Joy Proctor, who designed Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s intimate wedding in the South of France. And we couldn’t agree more—small weddings, no matter how petite, are weddings nonetheless; well-deserving of attention to detail, jaw-dropping fashion moments, and a stellar guest experience.

With couples postponing and rethinking their wedding plans for 2020 and 2021 with fresh priorities, safety, and national and international regulations in mind, celebrations have inherently become smaller, more intimate—and, if we’re being honest, more intentional and personal than ever before. A common misconception is that a small weddings mean less effort, curation, and elevation. Quite the contrary; a wedding is a wedding, regardless of size, scope, and location—and smaller guest counts make it possible to get even more creative.

Whether your celebration takes place in the backyard at home or far

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13 Cozy Fall Centerpieces to Warm Up Your Table

Centerpieces—be they at a wedding or just a static, steady feature on your dining table—have a reputation for being rather fussy. Many of them are also very obviously seasonal: sunflowers and cacti for summer, red berries and coniferous branches in winter.





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They don’t have to be so boxed in, though, and they don’t have to be floral. And they certainly needn’t be fussy, because, quite frankly, who needs that right now. I’m quite partial to centerpieces that just use what’s available, like a variety of produce or a collection of vintage items you have lying around used as vases—the more unexpected, the better. Below, we’ve collected 13 unique centerpiece ideas that will scratch your creative itch and feel 100 percent autumnal, but can easily be modified for any theme or season.

1. Collection of Candlesticks

If you’re a lover of vintage candlesticks (brass, wood, silver—all fair

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Why are weddings restricted when any number of people can go to the pub?

Gemma Bowditch, from Somerset, was due to get married this winter but changing government rules have left her frustrated and upset.



a close up of a man and a woman smiling for the camera: Pete and Gemma were due to get married this winter but changing government rules have left them frustrated and upset


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Pete and Gemma were due to get married this winter but changing government rules have left them frustrated and upset

We got engaged on one very wet Thursday in August, while walking our dog in the rain, Pete got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. We decided on a date and fell in love with a venue near Frome, Somerset. Once the deposit was paid, we were able to start planning our perfect wedding day.



a person wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Pete and Gemma want the government to reconsider restrictions placed on weddings


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Pete and Gemma want the government to reconsider restrictions placed on weddings

We have spent hundreds of hours making floral wreaths for the church, table decorations, garlands for all the fireplaces in the house, and I asked friends and family to save all their flower petals

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Your Guide to Ordering Barware for a Backyard Wedding

Backyard weddings present a lot of opportunities to personalize your event to suit your exact tastes. Not only will your big-day be held at a place that’s meaningful to you, but you’ll also have a lot more freedom when it comes to what you can and can’t do—at least in terms of decorations. But tying the knot at home also means that you’ll also have to handle the majority of the details on your own, or else hire a wedding planner to coordinate the logistics for you. If you’re not used to organizing events of this scale, it can be hard to know exactly what supplies, or how much of them, you’ll need to keep the good times going during your celebration. That’s especially true when it comes to glasses for wine, signature cocktails, and soft drinks—renting one per person with a few extras in the event of accidents, similar

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2021 Daily Gazette Wedding Show

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See you at our next show on Sunday, January 31st, 2021 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

We welcome you to step into the most luxurious Bridal Event for the 2021 wedding season at the Capital Region’s most elegant wedding show experience!  Come celebrate our 21st Show and plan the wedding of your dreams.

 

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Attendees will sip champagne and taste hors d’oeuvres and sumptuous wedding cakes, and speak with over one hundred exhibitors representing every service a wedding couple will need to create the perfect wedding day – Including 30 wedding locations highlighting their creative foods as they present their elegant ideas and venues to you!

 

 

 

B BridalShow-crop.jpgThis is your opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of the top wedding professionals in our area as they showcase their style and talent! Meet the area’s most sought-after wedding experts as you stroll among awe inspiring wedding displays featuring impeccable table settings, gorgeous

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A Greenery-Filled Wedding at the Modern Eaton Hotel

Katie and Nfally’s wedding is a great source of inspiration for those who are planning to marry in downtown DC and expecting a lot of out-of-town guests. The couple, who met and live in Dallas, decided to marry in DC because it was not only an easy destination for their families to travel to, but because they fell in love with their modern hotel venue, Eaton DC. The destination was an added bonus for the bride, because she’d lived in the city for some time before meeting Nfally. As for Nfally, he grew up in The Gambia, and DC proved to be an easy flight for his international relatives.

Throughout their celebration Katie and Nfally found thoughtful ways to incorporate the groom’s West African roots. From their charitable favors, to their greenery-filled decorations, to their cocktail hour music, Katie and Nfally’s special day was uniquely their own. Check out their

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How to Transform Your Place for an Intimate Wedding

The night before her wedding, Maya Posey-Pierre crouched on the living room floor of her Brooklyn apartment watching YouTube tutorials on floral design. She neatly laid out rows of orange and white roses, which she bought in bulk from Trader Joe’s. Armed with floral shears and sheer determination, she got to work.

“We wanted to go to an actual florist,” Mrs. Posey-Pierre, 29, an actress, said. “The only reason we didn’t go — timing. I believed I could do it, so I told myself, ‘I’m going to make it work.’”

“Make it work” is the unofficial mantra for many couples who planned their dream weddings for 2020, only to have the coronavirus pandemic turn everything upside down. While some postponed their nuptials to 2021 or beyond, others decided to plow through, emboldened by the “love is not canceled” philosophy that’s become somewhat of a rallying cry on social media.

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Everything You Need to Know

Ever look at pictures of a wedding and find yourself blown away by both the details of the space and the intimate, romantic vibe of the event? You have uplighting to thank for that. Though uplighting isn’t a standalone solution for making a reception pop, it is an integral part of the overall lighting design package that will emphasize your décor elements and bring out the beauty of your venue.

What Is Uplighting?

Uplighting is the placement of individual light sources at the base of architectural details or points of interest, typically around the perimeter of a space, to draw attention to those details.

“From a lighting design standpoint, uplighting is the first brush stroke in event design,” says event designer Brian Toner. “Done properly, it gives a sense of depth and background to your photos and videography.”

Meet the Expert

Brian Toner is the owner and lead designer of

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Best Fall Centerpiece Ideas – Autumnal Table Decorations

Centerpieces—be they at a wedding or just a static, steady feature on your dining table—have a reputation for being rather fussy. Many of them are also very obviously seasonal: sunflowers and cacti for summer, red berries and coniferous branches in winter.

They don’t have to be so boxed in, though, and they don’t have to be floral. And they certainly needn’t be fussy, because, quite frankly, who needs that right now. I’m quite partial to centerpieces that just use what’s available, like a variety of produce or a collection of vintage items you have lying around used as vases—the more unexpected, the better. Below, we’ve collected 13 unique centerpiece ideas that will scratch your creative itch and feel 100 percent autumnal, but can easily be modified for any theme or season.

1. Collection of Candlesticks

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