Archive for July, 2014

Decorating With Wedding Columns, Colonnades and Arches

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

When planning a party or wedding, what typical decorations immediately pop into your mind? Flowers? Table linens? Candles? You’d be right, of course, but could you be leaving something out?

For such major life events, there will usually be heart-stopping moments. Camera-ready moments. Moments you’ll want to remember forever. (IE – the bride enters the room; the daddy-daughter dance; your sixteen-year-old sweetie blows out her ceremonial candles; your CEO of 40 years bids his company farewell.) Such scenes need a worthy backdrop. And something dinky probably won’t do. Consider decorating with wedding columns, colonnades (lines of columns joined by arches) or arches to achieve a look that reflects the towering significance of the event.  (more…)

3 Fabulous Centerpieces That Start with Glass Vases

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Every glass vase size and shape presents a new way to create a unique centerpiece for weddings and other important events. You can grab a handful of flowers, place them in the top and call it a day. This approach is easy, but won’t give your centerpieces the fine detail and memorable appearance that a well-planned arrangement will. The following centerpieces will really wow your guests!

Glass Eiffel Tower Vases

Eiffel Tower vases make
great DIY centerpieces!

The Romantic Eiffel Tower Vase Centerpiece

To create this look, get eiffel tower vases in your preferred size and finish. Add a solitary rose to the top. Classic red roses are a great choice, but you can make it more personal by choosing a unique hue – like the bride’s favorite color (for weddings).  Gather matching flower petals and scatter them around the bottom of the vase and you have a simple yet romantic DIY centerpiece!  (more…)

Eiffel Tower Vases: 5 Tips for Designing DIY Centerpieces

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Eiffel tower vases are frequently used in weddings and other events each year. If you would like to use this popular container in your next DIY décor project, then there are a few things you should know to make sure the finished centerpiece looks perfect.

Eiffel Tower Vases Tip 1: Keep Stability in Mind When Designing an Arrangement

Stability is just as important as beauty when designing a DIY centerpiece. A great way to keep your Eiffel tower arrangement together is to build it around a foam bouquet holder. That way your hard work will survive throughout the event!

Reusable centerpiece mirror

A round centerpiece mirror

Tip 2: Mirrors Make Eiffel Tower Vases Look Even Taller

Eiffel tower vases are appealing because they look tall and dramatic. You can take that one step further by setting up your centerpiece on a round mirror. Centerpiece mirrors give the finished display depth that can really spice up table décor. (more…)

Arranging Wedding Columns & Colonnades: How to Decorate for Your Big Day

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Wedding columns and colonnades are a great way to enhance the visual appeal of your church, reception hall or other venue. The decisions you make when setting up the display will have a powerful impact on how the event looks to guests, so make sure you are doing it the right way to avoid a décor faux pas!

Venue Windows

Windows will impact the look of any backdrop

Choosing a Location

Find an area that has enough room for your columns and colonnade. This may require measuring floor space and ceiling height before you choose your event accessories. Also remember to look around the area for anything that may detract from the display or anything that could be a hazard.

For example, never block a doorway or a fire alarm. If a window is nearby, make sure the light will complement the display rather than ruin it when the photographer snaps pictures. This is especially important if the window faces the sun during the hours of your event. Not only can it ruin pictures, but it can also blind guests and cause them to look away.  (more…)

Wedding Columns: How to Choose the Perfect Style for Your Big Day

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Wedding columns are an easy way to add more beauty and elegance to any event. This popular accessory will enhance photographs taken during the festivities and will create atmosphere that is worthy of a major life-changing celebration. There are many styles to choose from, so how do you know which will work best at your celebration?

Empire Wedding Column

An Empire style column

Styles of Wedding Columns

Most wedding column styles are extremely versatile, which means they can be used at any kind of event. Some may blend better with certain types of décor than others. For example, the Empire column is breathtaking and includes gentle grooves and regal display caps. The classic visual appeal of the Empire model is usually better suited to traditional décor styles.

If you prefer modern décor, then the Tuscan or metal columns may be a better choice. The metal version is very sleek yet still retains the elegance that wedding columns are known for. The Tuscan version is smooth which allows it to complement both modern and traditional styles. (more…)