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Best of 2012: Reception

Design Inspiration

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As the year comes to a close in the next few days, we wanted to kick off this back-to-work week with some of our favorite receptions of 2012 — a mix of our personal faves and popular features that made this year beam with creativity. In no particular order, here are 10 wedding receptions and tablescapes of 2012:

This hippie inspired table designed by Enjoy Events Co. and captured by Tinywater Photography is such a keeper, you must view every single detail and you will understand why.
turquoise wedding place setting

All the way from New Zealand, this wedding by Vela Images is a stunner. The long tables really set the mood for a chic intimate dinner.
suspended wedding centerpiece

The image below alone doesn’t even scratch the surface of how beyond amazing this wedding really is. Captured by n.barrett photography and designed by Bows and Arrows, this Dallas wedding is for sure to pin your little heart out.

Texas romantic wedding

This Long Island wedding shot by Matt Miller of Our Labor of Love is summer nuptials perfection: pops of cheery hues under a tent by the shore.

pink and green lanterns

Just the right amount of whimsy in this Texan wedding captured by Sara & Rocky.

wedding cake table sign

Darling from end to end, this ombre wedding designed by Sweet Sunday Events and captured by Al Gawlik is still making the rounds on Pinterest:

paper flower backdrop

So much to love about this Santa Barbara wedding shot by Jen Rodriguez and designed by Adored Wedding Design:
barrel drink table

On Cloud 9 wedding inspiration created by Couture Events by Lottie and captured by nbarrett photography:

The couple from this wedding shot by The Life You Love went for an Heirloom and Lace inspiration, mixing what was meaningful to them with what they loved, vintage finds.

industrial vintage wedding

This carnival inspired wedding by event designer Very Merry Events and shot by Alfred & Emma Photography is a beaut!

carnival wedding ideas

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best day ever floral design

We are a boutique floral design studio based in los angeles that believes beauty creates magic. We’re talking about that whimsical, golden-hour, moment your never gonna forget kind of magic. We live for that. We love pairing different textures and adding in surprising elements to keep our designs original, organic, playful, and ethereal. We think flowers are pretty rad around here and are extremely passionate about making a brides vision come to life. We are driven by creating beauty and believe that filling a space with fresh blooms brings it to life.

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Winter Woodland Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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We know Christmas is just around the corner, so we’re here to spread a bit more holiday cheer. Artist collective based out of Dallas, Grit and Gold put together this incredible ‘winter woodland’ inspiration, complete with evergreen branches decorating the chairs and a fun sled photobooth backdrop. Thank you Couture Events by Lottie, Nine Photography and We + You Studios for the gorgeous party inspiration!

christmas wedding ideas

woodsy christmas ideas

From the designer, Lottie: This is the first shoot in our new design studio with our Grit + Gold team. Inspired for Christmas, our shoot’s setting and feel was winter woodsy. Touches of antlers can be found throughout from stationery and centerpieces, to the unbelievably beautiful antler and floral head piece. We had fun designing the setups which included a cocoa display and champagne bar. The sweet treats were the perfect feel of handmade goodness that evokes the feeling of “home”.


woodsy christmas ideas

red christmas invitations

woodsy christmas ideas

red christmas decor

woodsy christmas ideas

winter floral arrangements

woodsy christmas ideas

christmas dessert tables

woodsy christmas ideas

christmas green decor

woodsy christmas ideas

antler party decorations

woodsy christmas ideas

apple place settings

woodsy christmas ideas

floral wedding crown

woodsy christmas ideas

floral wedding crown

woodsy christmas ideas

winter bride outdoors

winter bride outdoors


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Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Design Studio, Shoot Design and Concept: Grit and Gold / Event Designer: Couture Events by Lottie / Photographer: Nine Photography / Flowers: We + You Studios / Hair and Makeup: Something-You / Wedding Cake: Stir Crazy / Mantle Backdrop: Pretty Deer Booths / Props: Creative Collective Fort Worth / Vintage Rentals: Rent My Dust / Custom Wood Tree: Cafe Con Leche / Paper Goods: Caroline Creates / Videographer: I Do Cinematics

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Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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Holiday Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

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Pink, teal and glitter — just a few of our favorite things, which are on full display in this styled shoot from Perez Photography and After Yes! Add in some snowflakes and pine cones, and you’ve got one heck of an ideal holiday-inspired shoot sure to stir up some wonderful ideas for your next Christmas party or your very own wedding.

metallic table decor

retro christmas ideas

winter retro invitations

From the designers, After Yes: “All is cozy and bright” was our theme and we wanted to incorporate everything comforting from winter while tying in the ski lodge environment. The elements we used to create the ambiance were skis, the fire place, hot chocolate and mittens. Fur wraps, pine cones, and snow also added to the winter feel we were wanting. Gold, teal and hot pink colors finished the look by giving the right amount of pop.


snowflake paper goods

retro christmas ideas

just married signs

retro christmas ideas

pine cone cotton bouquets

retro christmas ideas

glitter topped marshmallows

fondant covered cakes

white snowflake paper goods

retro christmas ideas

winter bride and groom

retro christmas ideas

chevron cake decorations

retro christmas ideas

gold teal place settings

bride and groom

fondant cupcakes

retro christmas ideas

metallic table decor


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Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Photographer: Perez Photography / Event Design and Styling: After Yes / Shoot Venue: Dallas Scottish Rite / Wedding Flowers: Bows and Arrows / Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara / Hair and Makeup: Haute Facade / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Eat My Cake / Rentals: Rent My Dust and Shag Carpet Rentals / Chair Rentals: Chairville / Linens: La Tavola / Wedding Invitations: Chips and Salsa / Models: Lindsay Norman and Adam Rico

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best day ever floral design

We are a boutique floral design studio based in los angeles that believes beauty creates magic. We’re talking about that whimsical, golden-hour, moment your never gonna forget kind of magic. We live for that. We love pairing different textures and adding in surprising elements to keep our designs original, organic, playful, and ethereal. We think flowers are pretty rad around here and are extremely passionate about making a brides vision come to life. We are driven by creating beauty and believe that filling a space with fresh blooms brings it to life.

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