Choosing Your Wedding Style

“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” 
― Audrey Hepburn

Sometime during the last 30 years or so, brides have been given permission to take control of their weddings.  Or perhaps I should say, brides have taken control of their weddings.  During the previous generations, all weddings were basically the same.   My mother’s wedding probably looked a lot like her best friend’s wedding.  You get the idea.  But the times have changed and my daughter’s wedding looked nothing like her best friend’s wedding.  Each reflected the personality and style of the bride.  No longer confined by cookie cutter “traditional” molds, the brides of 2015 have the freedom to only be limited by their own imagination.

There are venues to suit any style and wedding planners who are creative and resourceful.  If a bride can dream it, it can usually grow from those planning stages into the wedding of her dreams provided, of course, that budget and time are on her side.  So, with all this freedom to create a wedding that has her own signature style stamped on every component, how in the world does a bride channel all her ideas into the day of her dreams?  

One of the best ways is to simply browse the web.  And thanks to wonderful photographers and their ability to put together fantastic styled shoots, Pinterest and popular blogs are full of their inspirational work.  If you have followed our previous blog postings, you know that we definitely enjoy participating in styled shoots and doing so allows us to see some great wedding ideas in their planning stages.  One such shoot took place on a very cold November day. 

This particular shoot was designed, coordinated and photographed by one of our favorite photographers in the Charlotte area, Casey Hendrickson, of Casey Hendrickson Photography.  If you are looking for what I would call a rustic elegant style, this shoot is full of inspiration.  The stark winter woodland background serves as a great point of contrast to the striking plum and gold color theme.  Delicate china placed on weathered wood, flowers surrounded by antlers, and candles hanging from tree branches all add interest and individual style. 

If you are planning a winter wedding, we hope these photographs can serve as an inspiration to you.  We encourage you to find your own personal style to create the day of your dreams.  We would love to work with you to design table settings that reflect that style and make your wedding reception picture-perfect.      

Vintage china and the beauty of nature combine to set the perfect table for this wedding featuring a rustic elegant style.


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Photographer:  Casey Hendrickson Photography ** Floral Design:  Chelish Moore Flowers ** Venue:  ll Bella Gardens ** Vintage Place Settings:  Evermore ** Furniture Rentals: Carolina Southern Vintage ** Wedding Cake:  Sky's the Limit Custom Cakes **   Wedding Dress: The Bride's Choice ** Hair and Makeup: Belize Salon and Day Spa ** Jewelry: BluEyed Horse and Eye Do Designs ** Wedding Invitations:  Sweetest Beginnings