Having trouble determining, identifying or even just verbalizing your wedding or event style? Take this brief quiz to help guide you in the right direction. It may be just the catalyst you need to get inspired!
What is your ideal venue?
a} a picturesque mountain serves as the backdrop to your simple yet elegant ceremony. You join your guests in an inviting building comprised of warm, natural materials, with plenty of natural light, that easily opens to the outdoors. The natural beauty of your surroundings is subtly accented by tasteful decor.
b} after a casual ceremony in an idyllic meadow, dinner and dancing take place under the stars. A nearby barn provides a little shelter if absolutely necessary. String cafe lights bath your guests in warm light, as the sun sets and the light diminishes. You and your guests dance all night. Fortunately, you only have the wildlife to call in any noise complaints.
c} no superfluous details distract from an understated, yet stunning ceremony set in a freshly mown lawn or art gallery. A nearby reflection pool scatters glimmering light on your guests as you say "I do". A minimalistic building with clean, strong lines, and simple color palette, awaits you and your guests to imbue the atmosphere with energy and joyous celebration.
d} no detail is overlooked, and no surface is left unembellished. Your guests are treated to an elaborate display of romantic florals and decor as vows are exchanged. A ballroom sets the tone for the evening's decadence. Glittering light fills every corner of the room.
Your guests are welcomed to your wedding with...
a} custom hand-lettered signs directing them to the ceremony and later to the reception. A delicate pass-through arch designates the entrance to the ceremony site where they may grab a refreshing berry spritzer on the way to their seat.
b} a variety of refreshments. A rustic, antique ladder displays empty mason jars with a festive striped straw. Guests choose from berry water, lemonade or iced tea to fill their glasses, and keep their thirst quenched throughout the ceremony. A sign stating "Today two families become one, so pick a seat, not a side" directs them to the informal seating of benches, mismatched chairs or bails of hay topped with grain sacks.
c} elegant vessels holding citrus and cucumber infused water. Freshly poured champagne awaits in gleaming flutes, the delicate bubbles glittering in the sunlight. Bottles of bubbles (in lieu of petals or other to toss on the newly wed couple) are handed out as guests take their seats.
d} exquisitely prepared cocktails, and formal programs detailing the events of the upcoming ceremony. For an outdoor venue, parasols may be doled out upon request. The groom's guests are seated on the right, as the bride's take their place on the left, and await the bridal processional.
You arrive to the ceremony...
a} in a vintage car so highly polished the sun feels envious. You did have to have it outfitted with a custom suspension, and heavy duty four wheel drive in order to reach your mountain wedding site. (not to mention the grand getaway)
b} on the back of your beloved and trusty horse. On your mother's request, you wore the white dress passed down from her great-great-great grandmother, but you never promised to walk to the aisle without your best four-legged friend. That pond just beyond the ceremony would be a perfect photo op!
c} escorted by a family member and your best friend. You are a modern bride and while you respect tradition, you don't need to adhere to it strictly. Poised and confident, with no extraneous elements, you are the focus in the serene setting.
d} by a long, meandering path giving you ample time to adjust your dress, breath, and have a heart to heart with dad. Tradition is very important to you,. Waiting for the doors to open to the chapel where your guests anxiously await your walk down the aisle, is another great opportunity to get a few words of wisdom from dad.
You envision the bouquet gracing your walk down the aisle as...
a} a loosely gathered assortment of flowers, with a wide range of textures, and sizes. Some of the flowers are wild and unruly, but are mellowed by the subtle and more civilized forms of the rest.
b} a clutch of wildflowers that look as if they have been freshly picked during a stroll through an alpine meadow,. The form is loose and organic, with the natural character of the flowers shining through.
c} an intricately structured form, with each flower purposely placed to create clean, strong lines and, an air of simplicity. The color palette is restrained so as to feature the silhouette of the flowers.
d} a lush massing of focal blooms. There is subtle variation in scale, but every blossom is vying for center stage. The intoxicating aroma of your bouquet lingers in the air even after you have both said "I do".
Your reception tables are dressed with...
a} understated linens in soft tones. An assortment of antique bud vases, birch bark votives and vases, apothecary jars, footed hurricanes and lanterns are grouped assymetrically on the tables. Log rounds are used to elevate select elements to create height variation. Reclaimed wood signs are hand-lettered with table numbers, guiding everyone to their seats.
b} a simple linen or burlap runner. You don't want to cover up the distressed, and weathered character of the wood tables. The flowers are designed in barnwood crates, and mason jars, while the candlelight is displayed in burlap wrapped votives and rustic metal lanterns. There is no seating plan. You are all family now.
c} clean, crisp linens in tones of white, or a very subdued color. White ceramic vessels, tiered glass platters, simple glass cylinders, and clear glass votives hold simple arrangements of monochromatic, monofloral designs. Floating candles in glass cylinders bath the tables in soft, warm light.
d} luxurious linens setting the stage for collections of polished sterling silver palace vases, compotes, urns and mint julep cups. The florals are decandent and lush in romantic color tones. Candelabra, chandeliers, and mercury glass votives provide ample glittering candlelight to the setting. Table numbers are displayed in glimmering silver holders.
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