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March 23, 2021 - No Comments!

Easy Modern Pink and Green Easter Tablescape

There is nothing wedding planners love more than being creative. Piecing together the perfect tablescape is such a fun process and we knew we wanted to share our inspiration for the Easter holiday! Whether it is just you and your partner or a small group, gather inspiration from this easy pink and green festive tablescape. We added a modern twist on traditional Easter decor while also featuring aspects from the spring season.

If you are planning your tablescape for this upcoming holiday, look no further! We are going over all the details on how to create this design in your own home. You can even purchase the exact items we used or edit to suit your personal style! Ready to see the table decor? Keep reading!

Pink and green easter tablescape

Spring Florals & Vases

Guess what? These flowers are from Hobby Lobby! They looked so lush like fresh florals, I had to pick them up. Don't be afraid to purchase faux florals and greenery for your tablescapes. You can always reuse them for other occasions!

I (Gabby) focused on light and airy, natural color with pops of pink tones. I love the contrast of the pastel vases with the calming greenery and delicate textures. To make this design more modern, I chose simple vases in solid colors. I arranged the various sizes in the middle of the table under a warm, earth tone runner to act as the centerpiece.

Place Settings

These place settings are so cute and easy to create. You can even make the napkin rings yourself as a fun DIY project! Tip from a wedding planner: if you find one design piece you absolutely love, build your tablescape around that! These chic eucalyptus plates caught my eye for this tablescape. Not only are they wonderful for Easter and spring, but they could even transition to the cooler months.

By the way, I shared a YouTube video creating the Easter tablescape for a visual guide here. There's also some bonus business Pinterest tips for my fellow wedding pros and creatives :

I layered a wicker charger from Kirkland's underneath my two plate sizes, then got to work on adding the napkins and napkin rings. The napkin rings turned out so great and were a quick DIY from fabric at the craft store. Get creative with how you present this final touch on your place settings! I chose to wrap them around the top plate but you can test out different options.

Final Look & Decor Needed

Voilà! Here's the final look. What do you think? With a few new purchases and items I already had on hand, this sweet Easter tablescape was so fun to create! Add or take away items to best suit you. I chose to set a table for 6 guests. Here's what you need to create this Easter tablescape:

  • A CLEAN TABLE: Start with a blank canvas using the table of your choice. I stuck with the wooden rectangular table in my dining room.
  • SEASONAL FLOWERS & VASES: You may choose to purchase faux flowers or pick up some fresh florals. Be sure to choose spring-inspired florals and add in some greenery for extra texture. Choose one pop of color such as the bright pink on this tablescape. For these vases, grab some that you already have or you can find the vases we used at Hobby Lobby.
  • PLATES, CHARGERS & TABLE RUNNER: Keep the base of your place setting neutral. I focused on earth tones for the simple table runner, muted green plates, and wicker chargers.
  • PRINTED NAPKINS & NAPKIN RINGS: Choose some fun printed napkins! Go with a design that pulls tones from the plates and florals of your choice. Then, for the napkin rings, choose a contrasting color.
Table decor with green plates and pink and white bud vases
Plates & napkins from Kirklands
Faux flowers, vases, chargers, & napkin ring fabric from Hobby Lobby
Runner from Home Goods
 

Love this blog and want more tablescape inspiration? Check out this brunch table design next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Lifestyle

March 15, 2021 - No Comments!

NEW Tennessee Venue: White Star Station

Ready for another fresh new venue in Tennessee? White Star Station is a historic industrial venue located near Knoxville. We are loving the modern and versatile space. The charm and character paired with the chic aesthetic are so unique. Whether you are hosting an intimate celebration or an all-out wedding, they can accommodate a small group or up to 400 guests. Today we are taking you on a virtual tour! Ready to learn more about White Star Station? Let's jump in!

Meet the Co-Owner & Creative Director

First, let's meet the co-owner and creative director, Autumn. We asked her a few questions to help get to know more details about White Star Station:

Tell us what you love most about the venue.

Autumn says, "My mother and co-owner, Laura Antonucci saw something in White Star that no one else did, she fell in love with the history and raw beauty of the building.  We wanted to bring this historic venue back to its original feel so that our guests are able to experience the full history of this venue while celebrating their special moments in life."  

What can clients expect when booking the venue?

Autumn says, "We offer: exclusive facility use for your event, fully accessible venue, over 10,000 square ft of usable event space, accessible parking garage, tables and chairs, and an available custom round bar."

What type of events do you host?

Autumn says, "Our White Star special events range from birthday parties, proms, anniversary & family celebrations. We even host both small and large corporate events. Of course, we absolutely love hosting weddings as well!"

The Loft

How cozy does this loft look? This space is a great area to relax with your wedding party before the ceremony. Put final touches on your wedding day look and share a drink (or two)! We can already imagine the stunning getting ready photos for this space.

Indoor loft with books at wedding venue

Ceremony Space

The exposed brick wall adds a natural backdrop to any ceremony. The industrial interior can be transformed easily for any style. We love a venue that already offers so much appeal even before decor is added! You can create the best layout for you and your guests.

Indoor ceremony at wedding

Reception Space

When it is time to party, the reception space is lit with modern chandeliers and natural lighting from the windows. The open floor plan is perfect for an intimate feeling even if you have a large guest count. Create a family style seating for your reception or formal round tables! There are so many options to get creative and have fun.

Indoor wedding reception space with cake
Intimate wedding reception with gold chairs
Cocktail table seating with gold linens

Lounge & Bar

Let's talk about this stunning bar. White Star Station created the custom round bar with a vintage inspiration. The design offers the opportunity for more decor space and even extra seating. Guests will be so excited to transition to cocktail hour and grab a beverage at this bar! If you want to create an entire lounge area starting at the bar, go for it! There is plenty of room to make an interactive and comfortable space for your wedding.

Venue: White Star Station // Design: Darla Walker Events // Florals: Sam Franklin Florals // Photography: Rafferty Photo // Draping: Jason Events // Beauty: Bangs and Blush // Models: @lovealwaysallip & @landry_thatcher // Dress: Vow’d Weddings // Tuxedo: Regal Tuxedo // Videography: Open Roads Media // Arbors: Marsh Made Design  // Signs & Lettering: Scruffy City Letters // Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals // Catering: By the Tracks Catering // Bar: Single Barrel Events // Desserts: Moonshine and Suppertime // Cake: Regina Long // Lighting: Sound Revue Entertainment

Ready to plan your wedding at White Star Station? Contact Autumn today to get started. Be sure to follow them on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at the venue!

Love this blog and want more Tennessee wedding Inspiration? Check out this Boho Smoky Mountain wedding next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

March 4, 2021 - No Comments!

Colorful Spring Wedding at Smoky Hollow Studios

Spring is here! We can't help but reminisce on all of our favorite weddings of the season. I mean, the lush florals and colorful palettes are so refreshing. Today we are heading back to Smoky Hollow Studios (one of our top venues!) for a vintage-inspired spring wedding day. Let's dive in!

Colorful spring wedding at smoky hollow studio

Details & Getting Ready

Lauren and CJ enjoyed time getting ready for the day with their bridesmaids and groomsmen. This is often the time your photographer will capture detail photos so be sure to bring along a copy of your stationary on wedding day! The pop of pink, calming sea foam green, and navy blue colors were featured throughout every detail. From the watercolor invitation to bow ties, this wedding was full of seasonal colors! Not to mention, the spring florals were absolutely breathtaking with a mix of traditional and wildflowers.

First Look

After they had their spring wedding outfits on, the future bride and groom shared a first look before the ceremony. This was such an incredibly sweet moment that allowed the couple to enjoy time together before guests arrived.

Wedding Party

After a traditional Catholic ceremony, the bride and groom and their wedding party captured photography. This is often some of the best memories shared between the newlyweds and their bridesmaids and groomsmen. The alternating pastel colors with neutral tones were so stunning against the industrial backdrop.

Reception

During the ceremony, part of our wedding team ventured to Smoky Hollow Studios to decorate. Vintage elements such as lace runners, combined with modern details like minimal bud vases created the spring wedding vision. Delicate florals were placed at each family-style table to brighten up the indoor space. The natural wooden tables were so stunning on their own, that we kept the decor to a minimum.

Bride and Groom Photos

While guests enjoyed cocktail hour and listened to live string music, Lauren and CJ took some more couple photos. They both got to show off their spring wedding outfits and get creative with photography. We can't get enough of all the various backdrops in each image!

Want more spring wedding inspiration? Check out this Joshua Tree Rimrock Ranch wedding next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding