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Five Welcome Table Ideas

Welcome Table Ideas

The most challenging issue for modern bride and groom is to have some original and special element in their wedding. Originality and brand new ideas are valuable when it comes to wedding celebrations. Never forget that! Welcome table is a very important decoration element for your event, considering that it is the first decoration your guests will bump in when they enter the reception area after the ceremony and we can say that it’s the first impression they get of your wedding. So be very careful about the items, such as tablecloths, frames, letters, flowers you place on it and the color palette you use, that obviously need to stay in line with your color palette.

Here I will give you few tips and suggestions to have a unique and creative welcome table for your special day:

guest book instrumentsCredits: Photography by Christina Ahlheim

1. If you are deeply attached to some items, a box, a musical instrument if you are both musicians for example, you can definitley make this object your guestbook. Your guests can sign the item, write their best wishes and dedicate you some nice words. This is a customized option and you will definitely have a valuable memories of your special day.

wooden heart-shaped pieces – guest bookCredits: aLovelyDetailCo

2. Another nice idea is to have a frame filled with little wooden heart-shaped pieces. Your guests can sign one of the little heart and perhaps include a little inscription for you and place it inside the frame. This is an original idea, ideal for rustic wedding, where wood is the main decoration element. This is actually a more romantic idea compared with the first one I gave you above, once you have this frame you can hang it up on the wall of your newl-weds home.

Jenga blocks as guest bookCredits: Photography by Christina Ahlheim

3. Another funny idea is to use Jenga blocks, so that your guests can sign a block and place it on top of the structure. Try to choose a jenga with clear blocks, this way would be easier for your guests to write on them. If you use a colourful jenga provide sharpies of different colors (clear and dark colors).

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4. Another creative idea is to create a puzzle out of a nice photo of you both. Your guests could sign a piece and try to assemble the pieces of the puzzle to reach the goal of having a portrait of you. This way you will have a personalized puzzle for the rest of your life, it will be a very nice memory of your wedding celebration.

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5. A very creative idea is to place on your welcome table a guestbook that your wedding guests can sign it, but a part of the classic inscription, you can put a polaroid camara and adhesive tape at the side of the book, so that your guests can take an instant picture of them (like a selfie or any other funny pic), stick it on the guestbook and write something for you. This is basically a modern version of the traditional guestbook. Also, another suggestion I have is that you can have one or two strings between two trees or poles where your guests can hang up the funniest pictures of the event. This way you will definitly have funny memories of your wedding!

 

 

 

 

In Decorations/ peruvian style

Dessert Table is Becoming a Must Have!

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If there is something I have clearly understood in the last years as wedding planner is that an amazing wedding cake, displayed in the right way, rounded by other mini-desserts, cupcakes, chocolate truffles, macarons, cookies and more will seriously impress your guests. A well done dessert table, with the right selection of sweets, the appropriate decoration will become the most frequented spot of the reception. People will look at the sweets as child thinking on which sweets to pick. Among them you can opt for cupcakes, truffles, cookies, cake pops, macarons, candies, jelly beans, little tarts, chocolate bars, etc.

Here few tips:

* Personalize your dessert table, based on guests’ tastes and yours as well. For instance if you are into chocolate, go for chocolate truffles, little chocolate cookies, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate cake pops etc.dessert table of chocolate

* Balance the selection of desserts with the wedding cake flavor. If you opted for a chocolate cake, avoid to choose more chocolate sweets.

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* Use decoration in line with your color palette. If you selected green tones, use green elements on top of the desserts, for the frosting tones, for the cupcakes wrappers, for the tray, the dessert labels, etc.

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* Use cake stands, tiers servers, pedestals and plates of different sises but try to find a sustantial armony in the entire design idea of the table.

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* Use inedible elements just as backing or at the sides of the table, such as balloons, paper rosettes, ribbons, flower arrangements, etc.

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* Nice to have: a little coffee and tea station next to the dessert table, take-away boxes, so that your guests can decide to take away some of the desserts adn/or a piece of cake.

Considering that we are in Peru, give your dessert table a special twist adding Peruvian traditional sweets, such as “alfajores” and “suspiro a la limeña”.

In Decorations/ Save The Date/ Wedding Trends

Tips For an Outdoor Wedding Celebration

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What are the key elements that we cannot miss for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception? After planning and designing weddings I always take a moment to reflect and think about my job, what I could have done better and what I actually did pretty well. So, after designing several outdoor wedding celebrations I came out with a list of must-have items for a beautiful and memorable outdoor reception!

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Here a list of things that you should not forget to include during your outdoor wedding reception planning process:

  • Lighting: Is there anything must valuable and important than lighting for an outdoor reception? My answer is NOOOO! It is essential to have your lighting well put in place for the dining area, the dancefloor, the cake table and the bar. If you get married at sunset or right before that and the party will last until dawn it will be dark soon and you need to have your lighting well set and also a back-up plan in case something happens. A generator could be a solution to all your problems sometimes. So make sure you have a generator available in the venue.

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  • Tent: this is actually optional in case you are hosting your wedding during summertime and you know it is not going to rain! In other words you really need to be unlucky to get the only rainy day in summer… but you never know, bad things happen…so I always suggest a tent. For other seasons I believe it is mandatory to have it. In summertime, you might consider to have a tent to provide some shade for your guests, in case of high temperature, you do not want to leave your guests under the sun. However you should always try to place your ceremony in a shaded area.

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  • Refreshment and water: If you are getting married in spring or summer time, it will probably be quite warm, so provide refreshments for your guests, especially men if they are required to wear a suit.
  • Umbrellas: Have a stash of umbrellas ready for your guests, in case of rainy day. You do not want them to get wet, especially if they have a wedding reception and party to attend.

Refreshment and water for weddingsCredits: Photographed by Snapmotive

  • Blankets: Have blankets available for your guests, in case of high humidity and low temperatures. This depends from the seasons. If you get married in spring, temperature would likely drops at night, so blankets are a must-have.
  • Plastic heels protectors: In case you are getting married on grass, just distribute heels protectors for your female guests.
  • Ice: If you are getting married during summertime, do not forget to have plenty of ice available for refreshments, some cold food, fruits and more.
  • Flowers: try to place your flower decorations just one hour before guests’ arrival, they could get ruined under the sun.

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  • Insects: call a professional company specialized in keep bugs away, do this 3-4 days before the event.
  • Place a basket with the following items in the bathroom could be useful for your wedding guests: Bug spray, flip flops of different sizes, Suntan lotion, first aid kit.

Wedding Bathroom BasketsCredits: Dulce Garden Party

So here my tips for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions! I hope they are useful for your wedding planning process.

In Decorations/ Save The Date/ Wedding Trends

How to Plan Your Wedding Without Flowers

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We all know that flowers are always related to wedding and to ceremonies in general, but I had brides and grooms that really were not into flowers. I am also not a big flowers fun, but I understand that in some occasions it is inevitable to use flower decorations. The majority of us thinks that weddings are one of those occasions, but it is not like this. If you do not want to use flowers, you should be creative and use other items to create visual effects. That is why today I want to give you some no-flower decoration ideas for your upcoming wedding celebration!

1. Candles: use candles as centerpieces, try to create a centerpiece with different sizes of candles, better if are of the same color or different tones of the same colors. For example, use five candles of different shades of green or blue. Always stick with your wedding colors palette. You can also use candelabrum or little clear glass vases, to give to your table an elegant touch.

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2. Balloons: use plenty of balloons! I really love the effect of balloons, they create a bohemian and vintage effect if you select the right colors! Try to use pastel colors (light pink, light yellow, light red and blue) if your goal is to have a bohemian wedding celebration. The effect will be awesome! You can even create balloon backdrop or decorate a specific corner of the reception area with them.

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Credits: Boutique Balloons Melbourne

3. Origami/paper flowers: this is a real trend for 2018 wedding celebration. Use an origami centerpiece or create paper flowers to use as centerpiece! Paper decoration is a great option to use instead of real flowers. Once again, try to stick with your color palette, use different shade of the same color for origami. You can also create lines of origami secured with twine and hang them around the reception area.

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4. Shells: if you are having a beach wedding, use shells as main decoration elements. For instance, you can create a nice centerpiece with shells of different sizes and colors combined with sand in a glass vase.

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Credits:  Wendy Alana Photography

5. Fruit & spices: you can also consider decorating your table with fresh and dry fruits or spices, you can use pine cones, pomegranates, grapefruit, lemon, berries, cinnamon stick, star anise…you really have many options here!

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6. Pins: use pins instead of traditional boutonnieres for the groom and bestmen! This is really a trendy alternative to flower boutonnieres.

pins instead of traditional boutonnieres

Credits: Beautiful Blue Brides

7. Vegetable/Foliage bouquets: you can opt for a “veggie bouquet” for your wedding, use cabbage, kale, cauliflowers or use foliage, pine cones and berries. You can have a no flowers bouquet and still be chic, do not worry! 😊

Foliage bouquets

Credits: Deer Pearl Flowers

9. Succulents: other way to avoid flowers decoration is to use succulents, little plants used as centerpiece or accurately placed in specific corners of the wedding reception area. A part from the guests’ tables, use it to decorate the bar, the stage and of course the buffet table.

Succulents decorations

Credits: Deer Pearl Flowers

No flowers decoration elements are very versatile, and the good thing is that you can use elements that have a special meaning for you, they can let you remember specific situations of your love story or your life together as couple, there is more space for imagination and this way you can add a personal touch to your wedding celebration.

In Decorations/ Flowers/ Uncategorized

Dessert Table Inspiration for a Rustic Wedding

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I had the pleasure to organize several outdoor rustic weddings in the past years, but I have to admit that the last one really impressed me for decorations and the beautiful dessert table. Ceremony and reception were held in the same venue, a beautiful hacienda nearby Lima, and everything was set outdoor. In this article I want to share with you how we set up the dessert table, the desserts used and the decoration details.

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The sweet table was placed in the reception area, alongside the guests’ tables. The table was approximately 8 and half meters long, rigorously made of wood, considering that bride and groom wanted a rustic-style wedding. The table was also enriched with flower decorations, in line with the wedding’s colour-palette: white and navy blue.

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At the centre of the long table we placed the beautiful wedding cake, prepared by Dulcefina., one of our wedding cake supplier in Lima. The cake was a 2-layer naked cake decorated with immaculate white roses and foliage. Bride and groom opted for a carrot cake. It was a very elegant cake and it tasted spectacular!

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Alongside the carrot cake there were several other desserts on the wooden table, as you can see in the photos. Bride and groom decided to opt for a special mix of tradition Peruvian desserts, such as “Pie de Limon” and “alfajores” and more international ones, such as brownies and cupcakes.

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The desserts selected in this occasion were: blueberry and chocochips cupacakes, nuts cupcakes, little lime pies, passion fruit pies, three chocolates mousse shots, cornflour “alfajores”. “Alfajor” is a traditional Peruvian dessert made of two soft biscuits, in this case the pastry chef used cornflour, filled with “dulce de leche”. To respect symmetries and emphasise the beauty of the wedding cake, we placed two chocolate truffles arrangements decorated with Baby’s Breath flowers at the cake’s sides. We placed brownies in glass jars, cupcakes and mini pies in cake stands, all wrapped with flower arrangements.

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The result was a spectacular dessert table, finely decorated with a rustic style, with delicious desserts. I think this is the ideal desserts set up for a sophisticated outdoor reception in a Hacienda. Guests loved it!

 

In Decorations/ Wedding Trends

Four Basic Tips For a Rustic Wedding

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Rustic wedding are always extremely charming; to achieve the perfect atmosphere you have to take care of every little decoration details. Here some deco elements that you can consider:
An outdoor ceremony is a must if you want a rustic style wedding. Use a white and simple tent with flowers details.

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You can also use centerpieces with a natural style like garden flowers, wrapped with twine, combined with other elements such as lanterns or little candles.

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A nice and simple wedding cake covered in white fondant and red ribbon with flowers details placed on a wooden tray.

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You can also add some other elements such as bicycles with flowers decoration, blackboards, carriage and simple glass jar filled with colorful flowers hanged on an iron hooked stick.

In colors palette/ Decorations

Red and White Wedding Inspiration

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A red and white wedding never goes out of fashion because red is the color of passion and romance and it is quite glamour to use it for a wedding reception. Here some snapshots from one of our wedding celebrations where red and white were the colors selected for the occasion by bride and groom.

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The bride opted for a classic bouquet with red and white flowers wrapped with a thin white ribbon. This is a very simple and elegant bouquet, ideal for an intimate outdoor wedding. Be sure to have everything ready before picking the flowers for your bouquet because this needs to be in line with all the other decoration elements of your wedding.

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The wedding cake was very simple, a 1-tier cake covered in white fondant and topped with little red flowers decoration and wrapped with a tiny red ribbon made of fondant. Due to the rustic style of the wedding we decided to place the cake on a wooden base, and to add two little glass vases on the table.

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A part from the wedding cake bride and groom decided to have some red velvet cupacakes topped with white fondant and a little red flower. They were soooo cute!

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To keep going with the red details, the table setting had several red accents: you can see the napkins and the little flowers centerpiece, which brings a romantic atmosphere to the rustic reception ballroom. It is important to stick with little decoration elements if you choose strong colors such as red, otherwise it could be way tooooo much.

 

In Art deco wedding/ centerpieces/ Decorations/ Flowers/ Wedding Trends

Five Centerpiece Ideas for your Wedding Reception

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Centerpiece is always going to catch the attention of your guests, so in this article I’m going to give you 5 tips for picking the perfect flower centerpiece for your reception tables.

1Looking at the color tones is essential, especially considering the venue you pick. It could be a beach wedding, an outdoor wedding, a hacienda wedding or a wedding in a Hotel ballroom, and there are color schemes that are more suitable for an outdoor wedding than for a wedding hosted in a hotel ballroom for example, so keep this in mind! You can certainly use light colors for your flower centerpiece for an outdoor or a beach wedding, and intense color tones if your wedding will be hosted in a ballroom.

Five Centerpiece Ideas for your Wedding Reception #2Also remember that the centerpiece plays an important part in your wedding photo session so try to combine it with other colors elements, such as your bouquet, details of your wedding dress, colors of your bridesmaids’dress, etc.

3The type of flowers to choose is also another detail you should consider. First of all you should get information on the types of flowers available on that season and in the country you decided to get married. As for Peru I always suggest to brides to opt for Peruvian flowers, which are exotic and very colorful. Brides usually love them!

Five Centerpiece Ideas for your Wedding Reception #4It´s not necessary to spend a lot of money in flowers, you can have a great result using a lot of greenery for example. This could be a good option if your budget is not so flexible.

Five Centerpiece Ideas for your Wedding Reception #5Flower vase is another element you should select, this choice is important since this complements how your centerpiece will look like. So consider the size, the color, the material and the decoration. All these details need to be in harmony with the venue and the color palette you chose.

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In colors palette/ Decorations/ Wedding Trends

Romantic, Stylish and Elegant Blue Tones Color Palette

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The blue tones combined with green accents are perfect for a summer wedding, this is a fresh and elegant color for a romantic bride.

In this wedding we loved how different tones of blue combined together, especially for the bridesmaids’ dresses and the awesome flowers bouquets with long multicolored and flowy ribbons. They were really fabulous! Blue tones were everywhere at this wedding: the cake topper, flowers decorations at the ceremony, bride’s shoes (so stylish!!!), photobooth backdrop and much more!

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In Chair's Decoration/ Decorations/ Destination weddings/ Wedding Trends

5 Ideas for Wedding Chair’s Decorations

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Organizing a wedding is not simple; however I actually enjoy doing it, not because I am a masochist, but because I am in love with details!

The atmosphere must be exactly the one that bride and groom want and nothing can be overlooked. How do I create a special atmosphere, well…decoration is a big part of it! Using the right decoration details is the key to have a successful wedding.

One of the things that should not be overlooked is the chair to be used and its decoration. Chair and chair decorations have a very important role, and the decoration elements used need to be in line with bride and grooms’ tastes and colors scheme.  Here are 6 ideas for chairs’ decoration that I hope will inspire you.

A sophisticated and elegant wedding

Her we use a black ribbon to décor reception chairs closed with a precios and sparkling elastic band. The lace ribbon really makes the difference and added a special color touch to all the wedding reception setting.

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Black, gold and white color scheme

In this wedding I used a combination of different kind of chairs, classic gold chairs for wedding ceremony with black and white striped cushions, gold chairs with black cushions and crystal chairs with white cushions. It was actually a perfect combination. In this wedding chairs were a great value added to decoration and we did not add any details to decorate them, since they already played their own role in the reception setting._MG_0134
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Outdoor wedding. This was a very special wedding as it was held just to receive the New Year! One of the colors that prevailed in the decoration was the gold, so I decided to use gold chairs with a little flowers arrangement made of a white rose, gypsophila and a white ribbon.
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Country and Elegant wedding

Here I decided to opt for wooden white chairs, perfect for an outdoor wedding in a beautiful hacienda. It is recommended to opt for wood especially if you are in a country setting and the reception is for example in a big garden.

 

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Elopement in Cusco

In addition to organizing large weddings, we also arrange romantic and memorable elopements in the most authentic and beautiful places in Peru.

This wedding was held in Cusco and the chairs were a great detail for this intimate celebration, we opt for white wrought  iron chairs.

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