We are so excited to introduce you to a new feature we’ll be doing here on Bespoke Decor’s blog! Introducing you to our newest, greatest finds. We are constantly adding stock (like, daily) so there’s no way we can keep up with it all but when we find something we just can’t get enough of- it’s great to be able to share the excitement! We’ll show you our new images of the pieces (freshly cleaned up and ready to rent!) as well as suggest some ways you can use that piece in your event. Ready for the first?
Dear Elizabeth. The Elizabeth wing back chairs (there’s 2!) were such a score of a find when we were down in Portland. Look at those legs! They’re so beautifully detailed, which we love with a simple linen upholstery. For our stock images we paired these with our new marble table (soon to be added to online inventory!) but they’d look just as lovely sandwiching a vintage crate on end, as a signing chair, in a lounge setting, or mixed with seating at an outdoor reception. We simply can’t wait to see these wing back chairs in action! We’ll be sure to share photos of them in use when they go out (and go out, they will! Elizabeth is such a socialite).
We’re halfway into wedding season (somehow!?) for 2016 and we’ve been challenged to share some wedding trends we’re spotting. We thought we’d take that one step further and not just share them, but for the next few weeks, roll out roundups six that we’ve been spotting! Since we’re part way through the season and seeing these in our consultations as well-we’re thinking they’ll be big next year too.
We can’t wait to share all the beautiful inspiration images we’ve been gathering featuring these wedding trends. Before we share them all- have you spotted any wedding trends this year? We’d love to hear about them!
Thanks for the challenge Paperless Post! We love your wedding invites and are happy to hear you love us too 😉
There’s something so special about a vintage globe. It’s full of character, stories, and dreams- and it’s cute to boot. We love that they’ve made a comeback in decor and are popping up at gorgeous weddings around the world (pun!), and not just at the travel themed ones. Here’s a collection of inspiration to get you dreaming about these vintage beauties for your next event.
LEFT TO RIGHT/ TOP TO BOTTOM:
ONE: Let’s start off with the most custom a globe can get. Why not have a globe hand lettered to commemorate your big day? It will make a beautiful keepsake in your home for years to come.
TWO: We’ve talked about this awesome guest book alternative before- post cards in a vintage suitcase. The globe is such a welcome addition to the display!
THREE: I’m a bit jealous that I didn’t attend this wedding and get one of these fabulous leather luggage tag favours! I mean, with favours like that- they pretty much HAD to track down a vintage globe or two for decor.
FOUR: This centrepiece is so simple… but isn’t it perfect! A couple vintage books make the globe the star.
FIVE: We love that this wedding took a globe and stuck it outside, on top of a few vintage suitcases, to greet guests before they entered the wedding. Why only decorate your tables?
SIX: This display has height! We love the globe stacked upon vintage books, surrounded by heaps of flowers and other vintage goodies. Go big or go home- right?
SEVEN: Aren’t we always looking for unique guest book ideas? This one is so much fun and would make a great display piece in your home afterwards.
EIGHT: Have we mentioned we love our in house calligrapher? She’s fantastic on any surface- why should a globe be any different? We’re totally inspired by this love quote.
We could keep on showing you more images with beautifully displayed globes, but Ill let you hit Pinterest 😉 I’d love to hear your favourite out of this collection! Mine is the one with the luggage tags. But I’m pretty smitten with those tags so maybe it’s not a fair race this time around.
Crystal candlesticks are such a classic piece of decor- yet they’re ignored way too often. We love the variety of shapes and heights they come in, but can look cohesive in a grouping with their crystal appeal. We just had to devote a Feature Friday all to these special guys.
Photos Left to Right / Top to Bottom:
ONE: Who would have known crystal could look so good in a rustic setting? This tablescape is so simple, but the crystal candlesticks down the long table bring height and interest to an otherwise plain display.
TWO: This table is just stunning. We love the mix of rich florals with the clear crystal. Heaps of candlesticks are striking but don’t take away from the star of the show.
THREE: Or you could let the candlesticks themselves be the star of the show. We love how simple this table setting is while being crazy elegant at the same time. Mixing clear glass and white elements is so refreshing!
FOUR: Mix and match! We love how this jewel toned wedding mixes brass, wood, silver and crystal candlestlicks for an eclectic table runner.
Which is your favourite? I am just in love with number two there… those florals, casual linen, and crystal… it’s all so good!
Didn’t summer just end? I know! I could tell you would say that, but it doesn’t matter. It’s never too early to start dreaming up cozy winter weddings when you do what I do! Before we know it, it will be Christmas after all 😉 If you’re one of the few to brave a winter wedding, we love your style. Nothing says cozy romantic like candlelight and snowflakes. But what about a vintage sled? Here’s some of our favourite ways we’ve spotted them used in weddings!
ONE: This one is our baby, we love her and we take her to every winter party, wedding, or event that we can. Here she’s stunning leaned up against a table. She doesn’t need the spotlight, she’ll fit in anywhere.
TWO: Some of the cutest winter wedding photos were taken on a vintage sleigh. They’re just fun. If you’re not up for riding a vintage sled in your wedding dress, give your flowers a ride- it makes for the perfect bouquet shot.
THREE: A vintage sleigh is the perfect size (and pretty!) for a seating chart. Have more guests? Mix a few sleds, sleighs, or toboggans with seating cards for a beautiful display.
FOUR: Spoiler alert… this is my favourite from the inspiration. I just love how the sled adds height to the cake table and that no linens are required on these vintage beauties. And the cakes? Who needs fondant, they’re beautiful without. Perfection, friends.
FIVE: That moss… that snow! It’s a deadly combination. while I don’t suggest you put all your desserts on the ground, how sweet would this be on a table indoors to bring the cozy inside? Or on a snowy ledge as guests walk in to your location?
SIX: Signage! Can you ever have enough signage? We love this simple chalkboard and greens entryway signage but we’ve seen everything from monograms to directions on these babies.
So I saved no mystery here, you know my favourite! Now it’s time to spill the beans- what’s yours? Is it ever too early to start dreaming winter weddings? You be the judge!
Can you tell we’re in fall mode around here? Today we’re chatting about antlers at weddings and even though they’re not exclusively fall decor, they certainly suit the season. Antlers are crazy on trend right now and they’re still out of the ordinary enough to be unique wedding decor. Here’s some of our favourite ways we’ve spotted them being used in weddings on Pinterest.
Left to Right / Top to Bottom:
ONE: Who would have thought antlers would look so lovely in a wedding bouquet!? I’m smitten with this idea.
TWO: *Sigh* This wedding arbour is just dreamy! Antlers and florals galore- it’s really just perfect. And it shows that antlers can be a part of summer weddings too! Not just rustic fall ones.
THREE: This simple centrepiece combines our old favourites- jars of florals with wood rounds, but the antlers kick it up about 20 points- to completely awesome.
FOUR: The most manly buttoner you ever did see- don’t you agree?
FIVE: Did we mention they make for gorgeous ring photos?
SIX: This rustic centrepiece is all kinds of wonderful. I love how the antlers are intertwined with the florals.
SEVEN: Antlers add a little extra something to any table decor- I love how they compliment the neutral palette on this cake table!
Tell us… what’s your favourite? I’m head over heels with that ceremony arch!
Happy Friday! Today’s Feature Friday is going to be a bit different- we’re doing it Instagram style! If you’re already following us on Instagram (woohoo!) you’ll know that we have an amazing in-house calligrapher. Like, ahhh-mazing. So all these beautiful examples are from our Instagram feed and are just a taste of what she can do… and what you can do to include the ridiculously on-trend concept of hand lettering in your big day!
Here’s 8 reasons we love hand lettering and calligraphy for weddings:
ONE: It’s timeless, so Grandma will be pleased and 10 years from now, you will be too.
TWO: It can class up even the most boring directional signage (bathroom this way!).
THREE: It can be done on pretty much any surface.
FOUR: It makes the beloved chalkboard less country and more chic.
FIVE: It can be used to add sentiment to your day with a beloved quote or saying.
SIX: Put down your phone and don’t get in our photographers way. It sounds a bit harsh… until it’s surrounded by flowers, written in gorgeous script.
SEVEN: Themes can be fun, but what’s really awesome? Timeless calligraphy that is so beautiful it IS the theme… without a theme. Hear me?
EIGHT: Function and form. Use all those necessary things (seating charts, directional signage, welcomes, and menus) part of the decor and skip decor for the sake of decor.
I’m sure I could go on… but really let’s end it here:
It’s so. darn. pretty.
Do you need another reason? Didn’t think so.
You know what we haven’t talked about here, and really really should? Vintage picnic baskets. They have all kinds of charm with a low-key, intimate feel and they’re so often forgotten about. We have a bunch (because really, how could we say no to them calling our name) that haven’t gotten nearly the screen time as all our crates or suitcases. Well, it’s time my friends. Just look at this gorgeous photo from Em the Gem... it’s chic, intimate and crazy classy. So you see how wonderful they are but don’t know how to use them for yourself? Here’s some of our favourite ideas:
ONE: For a picnic photo shoot. Scrap the awkward engagement/ family/ newborn photos and kick back with some treats. How can you not smile on a picnic? Your photographer will thank you for relaxing.
TWO: Stacked like the photo above to create a sweet sitting area at your wedding. You could even skip the chairs and just have blankets spread with baskets full of snacks to keep guests happy between the ceremony and reception.
THREE: Filled with favours, dancing sandals, programs, blankets to keep warm, or anything else you want to hand out to guests. Everything looks cuter in a picnic basket.
FOUR: To collect cards.
FIVE: Maybe my favourite- fill one or two with picnic goodies to enjoy with your wedding party after the ceremony. Everyone needs a little snack before smiling for all those photos! Plus, when your snacks look this good… your photographer can snap some candids as you enjoy.
So tell us- do you love the vintage picnic basket as much as we do? How would you use them?
Move over chalkboards! Here comes glass. It’s no secret that chalkboards have been crazy popular at weddings for the past couple years. In 2015 we’re seeing a turn towards vintage windows and mirrors for signage. It’s a welcome change for white, bright weddings and shine is never a bad thing at weddings. Ready for some eye candy?
ONE: Go big or go home, right? This glass panelled vintage door makes the perfect seating chart with one little window per table.
TWO: This wedding is chock full of gorgeous hand lettering. If you’re a fan, trust me- hop over and check it out.
THREE: Talk about some classy bar signage! We love how extravagant this mirror signage is.
FOUR: This beauty is one of our own! I love how the simple lettering looks as if it’s floating in such a large frame.
FIVE: We love a good seating chart. This one is simple and classy all wrapped up in one. I love that the vintage mirror reflects the gorgeous scenery from this outdoor wedding.
SIX: In leu of a program, this gorgeous mirror signage gives guests all the details.
SEVEN: Pure class. If you look closely, this wedding has champagne glasses with scrolls to show guests to their seats.
And if you’re wondering, YES! Our in house calligrapher letters on glass as well as chalkboard. What’s your favourite out of all the above? Mine would have to be number two. The combination of gold and white ink with the greenery and brick backdrop showing through? Dreamy.
It’s time for another Feature Friday, friends! This piece is one of my favourites, it’s so unassuming but brings such wonderful character into any space. Meet the Farm Chicks Vintage Wood Table! Ain’t she a beaut’? I snagged her at (you guessed it) the Farm Chicks Antique Show (you can read about how much fun it was here!).
Isn’t she glorious? It’s the perfect size for a small dessert table, a guest book or cards table, or even a sweetheart table! There’s something so lovely about warm weathered wood compared to a standard banquet table with linens. My favourite use of it to date is from a styled shoot I supplied decor for that has been featured over on Green Wedding Shoes (giddy!). That’s the top photo and the right one.
Have you ever considered using a table other than the standard banquet ones that come with most venues? It’s one of the quickest ways to change the look of a space (cutting linens is a cost saver too!). Imagine any of the above photos with a white table cloth over top… not nearly as cute, right?!