Posts Tagged ‘wedding columns’

5 Different Ways to Use Wedding Columns at Your Event

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Wedding columns are a gorgeous addition to any event. If you want to bring more visual appeal into your celebration, then you need columns! The décor available today is very sturdy, yet lightweight so you can easily move and lift them. How can you incorporate beautiful wedding columns into your event?

Scamozzi and Column

Versatile columns like this one are very useful at events and weddings.

Wedding Column Use 1: Highlight Main Entry and Exit Points in Your Venue

Tall wedding columns are a great way to highlight the main points of entry in your venue. This could be where the bride and groom will make their big entrance or just the first area your guests will see as they enter (and the last thing they see when exiting). It sets the tone for the event and helps build excitement when guests arrive.  (more…)

Empire Columns & Your Wedding: Why Classic Style is So Popular

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Empire columns are a very popular choice for weddings and other major events. They look amazing, but what many don’t know is that the design is quite ancient. The modern Empire wedding columns found in event stores and rental shops are actually inspired by one of the most beautiful reminders of the craftsmanship of the ancient Greeks.

84 inch Empire Wedding Column

The modern Empire column

The original temple is believed to have been divided into two parts, including one area of three enclosed rooms and an enormous open porch. It was on the porch that the wide spaced columns could be seen. They provided support for the roof while creating an amazing scene that must have been a breathtaking sight to behold in the temple’s heyday. (more…)

4 Things Every New Event Rental Store Should Have

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Opening a new event rental store can be very exciting! There’s the potential to make a lot of money all while you help couples make their special day as perfect as possible. Many brides and grooms choose to rent  larger décor and equipment instead of buying it outright. This gives them a way to get exactly what they want without spending more or having to find space to store it afterwards. The key is having a good selection of items so that customers find everything they need without turning to a competing rental shop. So what should you add to your new business to ensure the most success in the event industry?

Tuscan Colonnade Arch Set

Couples love renting columns and arches

Columns and Colonnades

Wedding columns and colonnades are a classic event accessory that can be used many different ways. Make sure you have multiple columns and at least one colonnade ready to go – preferably pieces that match. That way your customers have options when designing a backdrop for their unique event. When buying multiple columns, try to have them available in pairs so customers have the option of working with symmetrical layouts in bigger venues.  (more…)

Wedding Columns: Which Column Finish is Best for Your Event?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The possibilities are nearly limitless when choosing a custom color for your wedding columns. That being said, there are also many versatile standard finishes you can choose from that look gorgeous. When selecting the best standard color for your wedding columns, it’s important to choose something that will match the venue and tone of the event. Below you will find a list of all standard column colors with suggestions for use and display.

White Wedding Column

White Columns

The white column is very practical because it goes with any color scheme or setting. It’s particularly popular at weddings, but can be used at other events. Business owners take note: white is a great choice when buying columns you plan to use often for different types of celebrations.  (more…)

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…)

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…)

Lights, Camera, Action! Planning A Wedding is a Lot Like Making a Movie

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

READY!

A wedding is like a movie in a lot of ways. First and foremost are the stars of the show, our leading actors, the bride and groom. As in a movie, the wedding is the story about them and their lives.

film strip

Next are the supporting actors, the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Their role, just like in the movies, is to support the bride and groom; in essence, to make them look good. Of course, every film has a director (the wedding planner), a production team, (the mother, the mother-in-law, the clergy, the photographer, the caterer, the florist) and finally, a set (the church, the hall, an outdoor pavilion, the beach). Today, I want to talk to you about the set. (more…)