I hate to break it to you, but most people throw away those wedding favors you spent so much time coordinating with your “theme.” One thing they won’t get rid of though, is a personalized gift. We love the idea of creating a mini scrapbook for each of your guests. It is time consuming (good thing you’ll have the luxury of time when you hire a wedding planner) but you could probably create just a few books according to your groups of friends and then replicate several sets. It doesn’t have to be all fancy, just thoughtful. For our wedding, B and I handwrote a personal note on beautiful stationary to each person. It was a hit. Once they read them and realized their note was different from the next person, you could hear the sea of “oohs and ahhs.” How neat to walk into my friend’s apartment a few years later and see the note actually framed. True story. Ask Hilda. Our Urban Prettiness gift table was inspired by the amazing Amy Atlas. Each gift is wrapped with unique handmade paper, and then topped with a live arrangement of peonies and roses. We floated candles overhead to create our own whimsical lighting. And then we set each table at different heights to play with layers – a trick that always works. How about them beautiful linens? More about that later when we talk about our use of texture in this photo shoot.
Design and Styling: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio, Florals: Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio; Photography: Ambrosio Photography, Location: The Nuage Studio, Couture Linens and Furniture: Nuage Designs, Lighting and Mirrors: Modani Furniture; Styling Assistant: Sarah Cherres.