If you’re planning a seated wedding reception, your table styling will definitely play an important part in creating the overall look and feel of your event. A little stuck on where to start? We have put together a few simple styling tips to help you achieve the desired tone and look of your wedding reception.
If you’re considering creating a more relaxed intimate gathering where your guests can mingle and move about easily throughout the evening, then this style of reception is perfect for you. The atmosphere, interaction and vibe that a thoughtfully planned cocktail reception are crucial to creating a space that’s a stand out and practical.
The 8th annual Byron Bay Wedding Fair held on Sunday the 9th of June…and was perhaps our best fair to date. We had so much fun creating incredible ‘real wedding set-ups’ at some of the most sought after venues in Byron Bay, working alongside some super talented suppliers in showcasing the up and coming wedding trends for 2020!
Read up on what we got up to and delve into some inspo for your own special day…
When it comes down to styling your wedding, there are so many aspects to think of and at first thought it will most likely overwhelm you. Before you know it you are collecting hundreds of photos from Pinterest and Instagram and have a mishmash of ideas that are not always compatible. At the other end of the spectrum, maybe table styling isn't at the top of your list and you’re hoping that the stripped back look will just have to do…
We’re kicking off the new year with a reflection of our most beautiful wedding ceremonies of 2018!
Last year we saw ceremony styles to die for, new arbour shapes, natural designs, signing tables to swoon over and arch ways that enhance the beautiful landscape that surrounds the Byron Bay region.
We loved being a part of Emma and Reece's beautiful elopement with Elope Byron Bay earlier this year and being able to create an intimate and unique space and wedding experience to remember.
Featuring cosy cocktail corners, dream catchers, dried palms and natural dinnerware, the set up was a perfect design for a couple after a private and personalised day.
Emma and Reece held their wedding at Byron View Farm utilising the spacious verandah that offers some of pristine views of Byron Bay. With an intimate setup for their cherished day, the space was filled with a Bohemian vibe of natural textures, and a monochromatic palette and earthy hues that complimented the venue.
The 7th annual Byron Bay Wedding Fair on Saturday June 30 was a HUGE success and as always invited the opportunity for us to push the boundaries in the realm wedding styling. The Wedding Shed showcased new looks across 4 of Byron Bay Weddings beautiful venues, evoking our best work to date across cocktail, ceremony and dining set-ups.
Read up on what we got up to and inspire the feel to your magical day…
Your wedding ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day. Setting the scene and creating a ‘special’ place with the right atmosphere to say those important words ‘I do’, can easily be brought to life through your styling.
Be it barefoot at the beach, on top of a stunning hinterland hilltop vista, or underneath an ancient fig tree with ocean views, a beautifully styled ceremony can be created anywhere. Your ceremony style sets the tone and vibe for your entire day. Whether you’re after a day that feels soft and romantic, elaborate and formal or relaxed and simple, the options are endless and the look and feel can be created with just a few pieces, including an arbour, chairs, floral arrangements and decorative details.
For inspiration, take a look at just some of the options below.
Byron Bay has its own special kind of soulful beauty and our recent styled shoot ‘Coastal Romance’ captures the iconic ocean, earth and romantic vibes that having your wedding in this region has to offer.
As we shift into the warmer months, this tablescape full of subtle pink and purple pastel hues and green succulents set the tone for a romantic summer soiree. The soft, delicate floral details with glimmering rose quartz (the ‘crystal of love’) and amethyst crystals encompass a dreamy, luminous atmosphere. The unique barnacle clusters and crystal elements tie together the ocean and earth creating an effortless, luxurious feel to your tablescape.
When it comes to planning your wedding, one of the most exciting parts is deciding what the event will look like. Your table styling plays a large role in transforming the space and dictating the atmosphere of your celebration. If you don’t know where to start, we suggest in choosing a style that suits the vibe you want your day to reflect.
In this styled shoot we wanted to create an atmosphere of a dreamy tropical island that captures the relaxed balmy Byron vibe. Using a completely natural white palette creates a sense of serenity. Coconuts were incorporated as the feature table piece bringing an element of summer and fun. The earthy tones of the husks, balanced with the intricate coral details and simple white florals spells tropical island paradise. The crystal cut glassware brings a touch of elegance and sparkle to the overall theme. It’s all about using organic elements, textures and a balance of monochromatic details to create this simple table setting. Keeping the details not too perfectly organised keeps the feeling relaxed and carefree; which is what we’re all about in Byron.
We love creating gorgeously executed spaces, and for something a little different we recently had the pleasure, along with The Event Shed to style something special for a gushing mother to be.
This baby shower was styled with pieces from our range of furniture & decor (all available for hire), along with beautiful ferns by Wilderness Flowers. Ferns bring a lush, soft, classic feel and can easily transform your table, room, bouquet or food platter to look absolutely striking. You can apply them to almost any theme, and they're one of the simplest ways to add a wow factor to your wedding or event.
When it comes to styling your all important 'I Do' we've put together a few ideas to consider and a few of our favourite styled ceremony setups to kick start your planning and inspiration...
Arbors – With a range of arbors these days – your wedding style and venue will determine whether you choose a rustic drift wood arbour, a more traditional classic hardwood arbor or even a sophisticated lattice screen arbor. Floral options for your dress arbor can range from full cascading blooms which creates a stunning vision to a more understated colourful statement on one corner.
Seating – Select from a range of seating styles such as matching chairs to more informal garden wedding style seating. Consider how many older guests you have coming and the length of your ceremony - will they need chair backs for comfort. It’s also possible to mix and match chairs and benches for a more informal look.
Decoration – seating decoration can vary from a floral bouquet at the end of each row (or every second row of chairs). For a more rustic, country charm style consider tying floral bouquets to the end chairs with raw jute twine or shepherd's hooks. For a more classic look, floral garlands along the ground the length of the chair rows creates a stunning natural ‘aisle’ for the bride to walk down.
Rugs & Aisle Runners – another option to create an aisle are carpet runners. The cow hide is a perfect statement runner which will add a touch of glamour to your overall look. If you’re after a more relaxed vibe, a Moroccan runner give the perfect shabby chic feel to any wedding. If you are wanting to create a warm comforting space look at layering afghan rugs bringing home away from home to your ceremony.
Signing Chairs – signing your wedding certificate deserves to be done in style. For a sophisticated statement style consider chairs the White Peacock Signing chairs or for a more relaxed boho look the Natural Peacock chairs are a great choice. For the classic look, the White Colonial high back chairs are a great choice. Your signing chairs can then be reused at your reception feast. Add some individual Mr & Mrs signs for some more detail.
Signing Table – a range of signing tables is available whether you are after the more classic garden style or chic look. Consider the size of the signing table, do you want any additional floral decoration on it such or will you simply display your bridal bouquet on the table. As with the signing chairs, the signing table can be reused as the cake table later. See below for some options.
On a perfect summer’s day, the lovely Steph and Liam exchanged their vows at the Fig Tree under a beautiful floral drenched arbor with the ocean glistening in the background. Guests enjoyed canapés in the gardens under the canopy of the 100-year old fig tree while enjoying views to the ocean and hinterland before dining banquet style under the stars. The French Petal’s stunning blooms created beautiful summer vibrancy throughout the evening and complemented Steph’s gorgeous vintage inspired Anna Campbell bridal gown perfectly.
Many thanks to Stories by Ash for the amazing photography. Huge congratulations to Steph and Liam and big thanks for letting us be part of their special day.
Venue: The Grove | Photographer & Videographer: Lucas & Co Photography | Styling: The Wedding Shed | Hire: The Wedding Shed, The One Day House, Hampton Event Hire and CL Weddings | Planning & Coordination: Byron Bay Weddings | Blooms: Bower Botanicals | Plant: Northern Rivers Plant Hire | Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant | Lighting & Audio: Byron Audio | Celebrant: Katrina Holt | Dress: Mxm Couture | HMU: Billie Weston | Cake: Sweet Obsession | Marquee: Mullum Party Hire |
Venue: byronviewfarm | Photographer: Ameila Fullarton | Style & Hire: The Wedding Shed | Planning & Coordination: Byron Bay Weddings | Blooms: The French Petal | Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant | Music: The Paper Flowers | Lighting & Audio: Byron Audio | Celebrant: Susie Figgins | HMU: Emily K | Cake: Love In A Cake |
Styling The Wedding Shed Photography Grant Tyrrell Flowers Poppy & Fern Soft Furnishings Marr-Kett Lighting Byron Audio Furniture & Decor The Wedding Shed
Creating gorgeously executed weddings is what we MOST LOVE to do. We've been lucky enough to work on some pretty amazing weddings this year ! We've popped together a few of our favourite of our styled receptions to kick start your ideas and inspirations...
Venue: byronviewfarm | Photographer: Stories by Ash | Style & Hire: The Wedding Shed | Planning & Coordination: Byron Bay Weddings | Blooms: The French Petal | Catering: Fig Tree Restaurant | Dress: Max Atkins | Shoes: Nine West | Suits: Suit Supply | Ties: The Tie Bar | Transport: The Magic Bus