Idea of the Week

Idea of the Week
Purses and Clutches by Ikestaedt

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Wedding Luncheon Designs

Each year, wedding and event professionals meet at The Special Event to learn about the new trends in the industry and the hottest new products. Part of this conference is the coveted ticket to The Wedding Luncheon. This year's conference in San Diego featured a Wedding Luncheon at the Hard Rock San Diego with guest speaker Carley Roney of The Knot. While the discussion was informative, the design was out of this world. See my favorites pictures here and even more in the slideshow above. There are MANY more images to come, this is just the beginning.

The luncheon highlighted the latest trend of black and white. Several different table styles were used throughout the room. Every detail was thought of from elegant chair covers, to charger plates, cascading floral arrangements, crystals, and candlelight.

Event professionals were also treated to three design galleries, featuring the works of talented designers. Each showcased different dining table, cocktail table or ceremony designs. See more of these designs in the slideshow featured above. This is one of my favorites, creating an earthly feel with silk leaves on the table. The best part: each hemstitched linen napkin is embroidered with the name of a guest, tripling usage as napking, place card and favor!

Check back soon for new slideshows and more of my favorite Wedding Luncheon designs!

For more information on The Special Event Show, The Wedding Luncheon and associated sponsors, please go to The Special Event website
All photos were taken by Barnett Photography.

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Event Glamour at the Oscars

Black and white is everywhere right now (including Elton John's AIDS fundraiser). Incredibly chic for any event, you can play with it for any wedding. Add a splash of color to brighten it up or Art Deco and crystal accents to play up its elegance.

Inverted parasols are a great ceiling treatment (and a great way to move away from Chinese lanterns). Cluster them together over a dance floor or spread out (like above) for a more whimsical feel. They are also very inexpensive!

A bonsai tree as the centerpiece! Though perhaps this is a bit extravagant for your wedding, think of ways that you can be eco-chic. Including live plants and potted flowers are a way that you can save on waste from your wedding.

Square lanterns in the center of the table are covered with moss and florals. Use an acolyte lantern (electric candle), a paper shade with a battery-powered bulb, or a luminary with a few candles. This is a way to create a centerpiece that includes flowers, but doesn't feature them. This works especially well with long, rectangular tables where you can highlight the candles with a table runner.

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