Cre8ing with Colette: We Do!
When was the last time you attended a wedding celebration? Isn’t the creativity and personalization incredible! There are no rules to follow which means couples can have limitless creativity in telling their story and making a memorable experience for their guests.
There are no rules but the trend today is all about telling the couple’s personal story by weaving together a setting that describes who they are as a couple. The trend is to incorporate vintage pieces that have special meaning to the couple which tells their unique story. Blending glamour and sophistication with rusticity is popular and you see this in table settings. The contrast of the intricacy of a lace tablecloth covering the raw surface of a rustic table makes an unforgettable statement. Silver and crystal add elegance and touches of nature with branches, birds’ nests and birch chargers all add contrasting accents. A burlap runner on an elegant table communicates a relaxed vibe while silver and crystal additions tell a story of refined luxury.
Chalkboards, banners, and vintage letters all help tell their story, as does the use of any type of typography. Architectural elements like columns, shutters, ladders and antique windows and picture frames bring a sense of old world sophistication to the setting. Chandeliers hanging in a barn or from tree branches add glamour to the mood of a rustic setting. Using tufted velvet and silk brocade chairs and sofas in a rustic or outdoor setting is pure glamour. Stacks of old crates filled with flowers and black and white photos of the couple at the entry to the party welcomes guests and gives a sense of nostalgia, and evokes a sense of charm, simplicity and a timeless style that today’s wedding celebrations strive to create.
My team at Station 8 loves to work with brides and event planners in helping to gather these antique and vintage elements that will make the celebration unique. I am always on the hunt for one- of- a- kind pieces to add to the shop and have available pieces that will bring their story together.
Team 8 offers styling services, as well as renting out special pieces just for the event. Creating vignettes, setting up and staging the visuals for a photography session or decorating for the wedding day is all part of the services we offer. We specialize in styling for themed events and are delighted to share our passion for decorating!
We look forward to a year of celebrations and beautiful events and hope that you will have much to celebrate this year!
All the best,
Owner, the Shops at Station 8