Wedding photos are in! I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from Patricia and Monte’s wedding and reception taken by Elizabeth Photography. To read more about the event visit my previous blog post.
Update: New blog posts are up that include photos from wedding photographers Elizabeth Photography and Samantha Morrow! Patricia & Monte’s Wedding Photos Pt. 1 Patricia & Monte’s Wedding Photos Pt. 2 ————————– A few weeks ago I had the honor of being a part of […]
This blog post is for the DIY Brides and anyone who is making their own wedding bouquets or floral centerpieces, arrangements, etc. Good luck! There is nothing worse than damaging your bouquets or centerpieces while transporting them from home or wherever you arranged them, to […]
Our first Venue Spotlight! The Riverwood Barn and Amphitheater is located in Durant, Oklahoma. It’s actually East of Durant, more in the Blue area, right off Hwy. 70. There is a barn, house, and outdoor amphitheater area. Everything is brand new, as of the writing of the blog, there have only been a few weddings there. The house contains both bridal and groom suites, with a central kitchen area. The barn has four large roll up doors, two on each side, and two back rooms for storage, food prep, etc. There is also a small loft area for a DJ, bouquet toss, etc. The outdoor amphitheater is a short walk down the back lawn and set against the forest backdrop. The stone seating and altar area make for a beautiful ceremony setting. The best thing about this venue is the space! Here your guests have room to move and mingle across multiple settings. And there is even a firepit! You get a 3-day rental period, Friday-Sunday, so plenty of time for setup and cleanup.
The day I took these photos they were still cleaning up from a reception inside the barn, so I didn’t take many photos of the inside. Enjoy! It is a beautiful venue!
One of my favorite projects during the wedding planning process is finding and creating the perfect bridal party gifts. There are a million different options and Pinterest, as always, is a great source of inspiration.There are several things to consider when it comes to choosing […]
Centerpieces get a lot of attention when it comes to designing the tablescape for your special event, but one element that doesn’t get as much attention is your napkins. Many people often forget about this element, but in my opinion it is one of the cheapest ways to add flair to your table. It can also set the tone for the event as napkin styles can range from simple to elaborate.
There’s the restaurant or banquet style fold we’ve seen many times:
I would stay away from the restaurant style fold for weddings, it conjures thoughts of a banquet, corporate events, dinners, etc.
A look that is popping up a lot recently is the pocket fold. There are many different variations on the pocket fold:
This style is neat because it can be spruced up easily. One cute idea is to insert a single fresh floral stem like a tulip in the pocket. Tying a bow around the napkin looks nice as well.
Perhaps the simplest style (and quickest to execute) is the table hang. Usually the napkin is folded long ways and hung on the edge of the table so it is half on and half off the table. You see this look a lot at rustic or country style wedding receptions, or outdoor events, as it is usually a more casual look.
Now if you really want to ‘wow’ your guests…
You go with something like the Lotus fold! These napkin styles are great for a bridal shower, post-wedding brunch, baby shower and more.
Here are a two resources with step by step instructions for folding many different napkin styles:
- 27 Different Napkin Folding Styles from the Napkin Folding Guide
- 20+ Napkin Folding Styles from Setting for Four
TIP: Don’t wait til you are setting your tables the day of your event to create your napkin styles. Fold them ahead of time and simply place them at each setting.
Have you attempted any of these napkin folding styles? What napkin style did you choose for your event?