I wanted to talk a little bit about our Design + Styling services. Our full package which we like to call our Lovely Design + Styling package includes all sorts of fun things. To sum it up, basically the package includes a custom design, rentals, setup, and more. When a client books us, we like to have them over to talk more about the tables and put together a mock setup. Most the time this is the first time our clients meet with us and our sample table is put together based on information gathered, and our clients Pinterest board. From there we find tune it and provide a Design Guide for the rest of the wedding. I will have to say most the time we nail the mock table setup! However, life would be boring if we all visualized things the same way. As a designer, I have also learned that just because we can give our clients a truly over the top display, that may not necessarily mean that's what everyone will want. It's important to us that we understand our clients unique vision and are able to produce a result that is theirs. I wanted to share with you a few photos from a situation recently that was similar.
I LOVED this table! The romantic lace that partially covered the wooden table, the colors, the hand dyed napkins, and the wooden chargers that tied in with the tables. I loved it! I loved the texture. Our client wanted a romantic boho look with the use of skulls. When she arrived, I was sure they would love it too. However, while she loved it, her vision was different. We took everything off the table and started again. In the end, we came up with a look she was wanting with all the right colors and pieces. I like this process. While I love to nail it on the first try, it almost feels more rewarding to be able to listen to my clients thoughts and transform the design into what they are looking for. Sometimes that process can be challenging for brides and grooms as they sometimes share with me they don't always know how to describe things, and might not know the wedding lingo that us as professionals are familiar with. That's where we can be a big help. Being able to take their descriptions and produce the right results is very satisfying! I love what we do! Below you will see photos of the finished table with the colors and style she was looking for.
Some elements we kept the same like the copper flatware, the wooden chargers, and the partially covered table. We swapped the rich purple and pink colors for more earthy tones with a pop of red. We simplified the plates from our boho textured ceramic plates to a simpler ceramic and bone china with a gold rim. We took the centerpiece off and used green down the table with a little bit of interest like berries. We also added more wood elements and swapped the colorful hand dyed napkins for neutral linen ones. The result, two totally different tables. One a lot more closer to her vision. In the end, she did decide she loved the table with the centerpiece as well, so on the wedding day, we are going to include a couple tables with centerpieces, and the rest with the green.
On a side note. Our meeting was on a Sunday, and the florist I usually get flowers from was closed. So for this meeting I had to go to the local grocery store to pick up flowers. I was bummed, but I must say I could not be more happy with this arrangement! I styled a few things together and grabbed a few more inspiration pictures since I had it there.