OK Society, we’re back with more on what’s now and wow in weddings for 2010!
When designing a wedding, never underestimate the power of linen to transform a venue and totally set-off your desired ambiance. Now, I’m not talking about your basic tablecloth, chair cover and napkin, I am referring to artful designs fit for the runway.
There are sooo many wonderful options available, I could spend days immersed in the luxury and come out with a million different fabulous designs! Just imagine iridescent taffeta in fun shades of bubble gum, daffodil and lipstick, charmeuse wave in wasabi, chiffon and velvet butterfly, black and white stripe satin, ivory shimmer organza, light pink dupioni silk, and belle taffeta in a mysterious yet elegant dark orchid… the list goes on and on. My senses are drunk within moments!… and it’s only the beginning, I shriek in excitement as my eyes feast upon delicate overlays of lavender diamond organza, ivory and pink pailettes, Chantilly black lace and a mandarin diamond chiffon dressing. And we haven’t yet considered our chair treatments, gorgeous chair covers, sleeves, caps and slips. I am speaking of an ethereal emerald dupioni silk chair cover adorned with elegant rosettes, a sheer chiffon in ivory gracefully draped over the back of the chivari chair, and a “notice me” pleated navy organza skirt with shimmering pleats and layers of gorgeous ruffles from waist down of the chivari. Get the picture?
Now that we KNOW there are thousands of options available, the question is where do I begin? Glad you asked, first select a base linen in your chosen color scheme or in a complimenting neutral. This piece will serve as your full length foundation for the design. Next, give depth and interest to the look, by adding an overlay or two. Don’t be afraid to step out there and use an unusual fabric or a fabulous print. Then finish of the ensemble with perfect napkin, and a captivating chair treatment. Finally, adorn the table with the perfect floral centerpiece, and set with your preferred china and stemware….Voila! Your table is ready to entertain the most distinguished of guests at what is sure to be voted “best dressed” among the most beautiful wedding receptions of the year! Oh, and one more important thing to note – If you are having trouble selecting one setup, don’t fret. You absolutely can showcase a couple “linen looks” in the room, simply make sure that the two chosen designs are complimenting of each other.
With all of the options available, a designer by your side and your dream wedding I your mind’s eye, you have everything you need to completely customize a look that is beautifully and uniquely yours!