Six Décor Tips to Make Your Big Day Unforgettable

Designing the perfect décor for your special day can be challenging. You may have found the right venue, but there’s a few things you’d like to change to make it perfect for your wedding. Or, maybe you just need help creating an intimate, romantic feel. We put together a list of wedding décor tips to help out.

Venue Colors vs. Wedding Colors

0594$!x900If possible, embrace your venue by incorporating their colors into your wedding decor. It doesn’t have to be the main focus, but making the venue’s color an accent color in your décor can truly bring the design all together. If the venue’s colors simply clash too much, use draping to cover the walls and/or floors. Try using more of a neutral color for draping and linens and bold colors for accents like floral or napkins!

Repurpose String Lights

Chelsey Life and Design

Repurposing outdoor string lights can be a great way to save on costs, while creating a gorgeous look for your ceremony and/or reception. Use lights you have lying around the house or purchase inexpensive ones. Spray paint the wires of the light strands gold! This may take some time as you have to unscrew each light bulb before spray painting, but you will be happy you did! So beautiful!

Forego the Linens

Virginia Wedding at Fat Cat Farm,We are loving the look of rustic farm tables instead of linens! Not only do these tables create an intimate family-style feel, they are stunning stand alone pieces that don’t need much to dress them up! Add a few floral pieces and candles and you’re set. Going without the linen will give your wedding a romantic and unique look that your guests will rave about for years.

Don’t Forget the Bar


A lot of couples will forget to decorate their bar, which is where a lot of guests will spend most of their time! You don’t have to do anything extravagant, but consider adding some candle light or vases with bridesmaids’ bouquets. Or switch it up and do something super creative! Make your own cocktail bar that will enhance your décor rather than fading to the background. Try using a wood ladder for a rustic and notable look.

A Little Too Intimate 

Kristyn HoganIs your venue perfect for that personal feel, but a little too small to accommodate your guests with two separate set ups? Don’t worry! Have your wedding planner and caterer “flip” the space and turn your ceremony into reception. For an easier transition, use your aisle décor as your centerpieces and repurpose chairs, signs, etc. Do you have items that can’t be set up later such as a 6-piece band? Use drapes and curtains to hide part of the room that can easily be taken down.

Shrink the Tables 

Green WEdding ShoesA lot of couples tend to use tables that are too large. Using smaller tables not only creates a cozier atmosphere, it also makes decorating so much easier! If the table is too large, you will need a larger centerpiece to fill the space and it can look cluttered and overwhelming. With smaller tables, you can keep things simple. Your guests are now family, so cozy up and have a blast!

Do All Things With Love, Chandler Barone – Lead Event Coordinator

Photography Credit: #1: Style Me Pretty ; #2: Chelsey Life and Design ; #3: Snippet and Ink ; #4: Studio 1208 Photography ; #5: Kristyn Hogan ; #6: Green Wedding Shoes

An Artistic Touch – Capozzola Wedding – 051715

AED Couple: Lianna & Taj Capozzola
Married On: May 17th, 2015
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Planet Bluegrass (Lyons, CO)

What We’ll Never Forget:
>Lianna was such a kind, sweet Bride! We loved getting to know both her and Taj and help make sure their wedding day was perfect.
>It was great seeing what both the Bride & Groom’s Moms came up with for the wedding decorations. They are both artists so had a lot of fun with it all.
>During the ceremony, a couple of kayaks floated by in the river behind the ceremony site. As they were by the couple they shouted and whistled their congratulations.
>Lianna is an amazing, competitive dancer! She changed dresses for the reception so she could really shake it.
>The couple created their own wine blend and labels and gave each guest a bottle to take home as a favor.

Thank you ©From the Hip Photo for sharing these beautiful images with us!

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from-the-hip-photo-0069Lianna looked absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful bride!
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from-the-hip-photo-0029The men having some fun before the ceremony!
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from-the-hip-photo-0207The Bridesmaids’ dresses were so unique and beautiful!
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from-the-hip-photo-0115Lianna’s Mom and Sturtz & Copeland really made the room look magical with their decor!
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from-the-hip-photo-0385Indulge Bakery did an amazing job with all of these delicious desserts!
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from-the-hip-photo-0424Lianna’s second dress was so much fun for the reception!
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from-the-hip-photo-0331Congratulations Lianna & Taj on your happily every after!
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Vendors who helped make the day:
Wedding Planning Assistance and Day of Coordination: Ansley Event Design, LLC
Wedding & Reception Venue & Alcohol: Planet Bluegrass
DJ, Band & Piano Rental: A Music Plus
Cake: Indulge Bakery
Caterer: A Spice of Life
Decorator: The Moms Inc. (Betsy Owen & Pam Capozzola)
Photographer:  ©From the Hip Photo
Videographer: Dougie Moy (Family friend)
Photo Booth:  ©From the Hip Photo
Officiant: Kathy Ferris (Taj’s Aunt)
Florist: Sturtz & Copeland
Rentals: A Spice of Life

Rustic & Elegant – Frick Wedding – 071815

AED Couple: 
Nicci & David Frick
Married On: July 18th, 2015
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Deer Creek Valley Ranch

What We’ll Never Forget:
>We loved working with Nicci, David and Nicci’s Mom, Lori, to coordinate the perfect wedding day!
>The colors and decorations were so beautiful. Loved the neutral colors of ivory, tan, blush – it turned out to be perfect at the venue.
>The Bride’s aunts played the piano and sang during the ceremony.
>The couple had a homemade photo booth set up on the patio that guests loved. They popped their heads through frames and snapped pics with their phones.
>Nicci is a competitive dancer. She surprised her guests and changed into a dancing dress for the reception.
>Nicci’s Mom & Dad organized a surprise for the couple, emailing guests beforehand to learn the Cupid Shuffle. Then, before open dancing started, everyone performed the dance for the couple.
>Guests helped themselves to popcorn in a variety of flavors as a late night snack.

Thank you Elizabeth Ann Photography for these gorgeous photos!

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Wildflower Floral did a great job with Nicci’s bouquet.

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Such a stunning tablescape!

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384457Congratulations Nicci & David on your happily ever after!

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Words from our clients: “Sarah is very professional, reliable, calm and experienced. Most? Sarah did an amazing job at our final extensive planning meeting. We got through so many things in a few hours and it gave us a much better feel for what was left to get done. Also, it was priceless to have Sarah 100% ON IT during the wedding rehearsal and wedding day—It took the worry off of us so we could much better enjoy everything. It was neat that by the end, we all felt like family celebrating together.” – Lori (Mother of the Bride)

Vendors who helped make the day:
Custom Wedding Planning Binder and Day of Coordination: Ansley Event Design 
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Deer Creek Valley Ranch
DJ: Danny Shaw and Elite DJ
Cake: Kelley Kakes
Caterer: Tony Rosacci Catering
Photographer: Elizabeth Ann Photography
Officiant: Chris Jindra
Floral: Wildflower Floral
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist: Union Salon
Rentals: Event Rents
Alcohol: Peak Beverage