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Transforming Your Venue Space

Elly, on August 20, 2021 at 3:48 AM Posted in Style and Décor 1 9
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Brides of Wedding Wire, how did you, your planner, family, or "team" transform your venue space to fit your vision? What did you use as inspiration? Did you stay in budget?



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Latest activity by Rosie, on August 22, 2021 at 8:19 PM
  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
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    Hi Elly! My inspiration came from two places: Martha Stewart wedding photo and an old music concert from the 80s with Carly Simon on Martha’s Vineyard 🧡 - coastal, breezy and romantic! My own decor and largely my florist made the vision a reality. My florist really understood me and we had a meeting early on where I provided pictures, adjectives, and the “feelings” I wanted the atmosphere to be. I did not stay on budget 😂 but I had circumstances where we had our ceremony in a place we would’ve never chosen (outdoors to meet covid restrictions) so I definitely threw money at problems at the end to make it work. I did not have a wedding planner and my florist went over and beyond for us, which really made the vision come to life.Transforming Your Venue Space 1
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Our wedding venue normally:
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    Our reception all decked out in pirate decor:
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    I was wanting a dark and moody feel but still elegant. I wish we had our photos already so I could show you how it was actually set up compared to what it looked like beforehand. I'll probably leave another comment when I get them back lol. For now, here's a couple decor photos. From the first photo, we had the black linens with the marble charger and white plates. We had these gorgeous black goblets and black candelabras (with different floral arrangements) from the second photo and they sat up high enough to actually see people on the other side of the table lol. Instead of black chaivari chairs, ours were silver to offset the black linens.

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    Super cool nautical theme without going full navy blue and white. I love that you incorporated an ice sculpture!

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    Off the charts amazing that you went with a pirate theme! And it is very sophisticated!

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    Incredibly bold with the contrast! I do like that you kept in mind that people need to actually look at others from across the table. Sometimes I feel most people don't take that into consideration with centerpieces.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
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    Thank you! 🏴‍☠️ 🖤 That’s what we wanted. An authentic sophisticated look, not cheesy kids party (nothing wrong with that but not for a wedding).
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    I absolutely love it! And I agree. One of our friend's weddings had mid-size to tall centerpieces but it was super bulky and overflowing with flowers that we had to lean over if we wanted to talk to someone on the other side of the table. I didn't want the same to happen with us and I really loved these candelabras so I'm glad it worked out that way.

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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
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    Oh this is so interesting, seeing how much a space can be changed!

    We chose our venue partially because we liked it so much how it is without having to change anything much - we didn't want to have to have the uphill battle of completely changing the space. Here it is:

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    Ignoring the floral installations, it's exactly how it looks normally, so I knew we could just choose some florals to make it exactly what we liked.

    Essentially we wanted a relaxed Mediterranean kind of feel - like a bunch of relatives had dragged their tables out into an orange grove and sat down to eat a family meal. We're having quite masculine, herby table arrangements like these:

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    the other florals are a lot more fluffy, soft and girly in pinks and creams and peaches, so I wanted the inside to be a bit more balanced so it doesn't look like the whole day is just one big blur of pepto bismol, lol.

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