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Best of 2011: Reception Details

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We’re continuing our Best of 2011 week with a perennial favorite, the reception table! From airy and floral to rustic and slightly rugged, we’ve got something for everyone. Click on each image to see the original feature. Here are some of our favorite reception settings, in no particular order:

farmer's market wedding ideas
1. Farmer’s Market inspired wedding shot by Steep Street and designed by Simply Modern Weddings

aqua ribbon streamer backdrop photobooth
2. Streamer photobooth backdrop from this Ontario wedding by J.R. Clubb, backdrop handmade by the bride and groom.

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3. Conservatory wedding shot by Jen Huang, floral design by Zuzu’s Petals.

pink and green diy reception table decor ideas
4. Smog Shoppe Wedding shot by onelove photography, planning by Jamie Stein

woodsy reception table decor ideas
5. Woodsy Wedding shot by Braedon Flynn Photography, styling by Kerry Bergler, Mint Events

Paris wedding receptionParis wedding reception
6. Wedding in Paris, captured by One and Only Paris Photography

modern multicolored reception table decor ideas
7. Musical PA Wedding shot by Love Me Do Photography, planning by Kimberly Fink at Styled Creative

coral envelope wall guestbook idea
8.This envelope guest book wall idea from this Utah wedding shot by Meg Ruth Photography certainly has made the rounds on the web, but it’s worth another look!

green and white reception table decor ideas
9. 1960s Inspiration Shoot shot and styled by Rebecca Hansen

floral reception table decor ideas
10. Australian Wedding shot by Natasja Kremers

seersucker wedding decor ideas
11. Garden wedding table designed by Kelly Oshiro and Tricia Fountaine. Captured by Beaux Arts Photographie

frame lace ribbon board
12. NYC wedding shot by Clayton Austin, designed by Hatch Creative Studio.

rustic barn reception table decor ideas
13. Rustic Barn Wedding shot by Mary McHenry Photography, styling by Vibrant Events by Corina Beczner

georgia black tie weddinggeorgia black tie wedding
14. The mason jar chandeliers from this Georgia wedding shot by Heidi of Our Labor of Love are amazing, and so is the menu poster!

just married sign
15. This Brisbane wedding shot by Jonathan Ong will have your eyes full of pretty.

We have many, many more to show here in the photo gallery!

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Kate Preftakes Photography

Kate Preftakes is a fine art wedding photographer in the New England region and available for travel worldwide. Her approach is soft and organic, and she shoots with a combination of editorial and fine art portraiture. Kate loves creating true photos that are filled with emotion and light. She uses a combination of film and digital, drawn to the soft look that it creates. She has her degree in fine art and uses that background to narrate stories in a beautiful way. The soft touch of a hand on a back, the look in her eye when she first sees him, the way her dress falls when he spins her around. These are the moments that make each wedding day special and inspire Kate to document in a timeless way. The details tell the story and Kate loves to capture them in the most romantic fashion. Kate is based out of New England and available for travel.

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Recycle Your Wedding


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True to our word, we’ve got more gems to share with you all from our classified listings! Ruffled’s classifieds are a wonderful way to keep the carbon footprint of your wedding down by reusing gently loved wedding decor. We update our classifieds daily with new listings, so keep checking back for even more goodies!

recycle your wedding used decor

Clockwise from top left: Manzanitta branch centerpieces, $500 for 8 centerpieces; milk glass, $200 for a lot of 30 pieces; burlap bags, $25 for a bag of ~90; clothespin table number holders, $75 for 15 clothespins; mason jars with lids, $10 for one or $25 for all three

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Erin Pelicano, ltd

Erin Pelicano designs simple, elegant and timeless artisan jewelry meant to be cherished and worn for years. Each piece is individually handcrafted with love and artistry in sterling silver, 24K gold vermeil and genuine stones. These meaningful pieces allow you to keep your dreams, inspirations and feelings close to your heart or share them as memorable gifts with special significance. Treasured by all generations, these delicate creations can be worn alone or layered with other jewelry.

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DIY Vintage Fork Place Holder

DIY Projects

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Brooke showed us how to reuse old forks as place card holders. Vintage forks are a popular item for crafts, so there are several ways to reuse them into place card holders. We just had to share this easy method!
and we just had to share this easy project.

What you’ll need:
– Vintage forks (silver-plated are easier to bend)
– Pliers

vintage fork place card holder

This super-simple project is an easy way to display name cards, menus, labels for buffets, etc., with a great vintage vibe. I’ve called these place card holders, but they can hold anything–I even display my business cards in one of these.

vintage silver fork card holder

Step 1: Using a pair of pliers, bend the outer tines of a fork forward until they are perpendicular to the stem.

Step 2: Bend the inner tines backward until they are perpendicular to the stem. Work with all tines until the fork will balance well.

Step 3: Using the pliers, add a bit of a curve to the outer tines. You can make these into elaborate curves, or keep them simple as pictured. This will stop whatever paper products you display from slipping off the holder.

vintage fork wedding place card

Step 4: Add your place cards and voila! A simple vintage display and a great way to recycle old forks.

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Event Studio

Event Studio is a wedding floral design and decorating firm that offers beautiful and unique designs for your special day! We are over-the-moon excited to play with lush gorgeous flowers everyday, treating each wedding as the only one. We join each couple in their excitement and work to make your day the most beautiful day of your life!

We offer a full inventory that we include in your design agreement. In addition, we offer custom made signs and unique decorator items!

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Lace Doily Wedding Table

Design Inspiration

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As soon as I saw these doily table runners designed by Ooh! Events and shot by Tracy Turpen, I was in love. Their antique charm coupled with the milk glass centerpieces and rustic style of the tables is so beautifully simple, and the giant moss-draped oaks surrounding the setup make for a perfect background. Want to try it yourself? Start collecting these beautiful pieces early on to get a feel for how long it might take to find everything you need for this stunning setup!

Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas

Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas
Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas
Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas
Lace crochet  doily wedding ideas

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Fine Day Press

Fine Day Press is an Austin-based design + paper studio specializing in wedding invitations, custom designs & stationery with a modern, painterly feel. Our watercolor invitations are printed on luxe, cotton cardstock and can be mixed and matched with our envelope liners. Each design encompasses a full invitation suite, including Save the Dates, Directions & Information cards, and Day-of pieces.

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