Weddings are a lot of planning with big decisions and questions but it is important not to forget the small details during the process and designing!
Small details are one of my favorite aspects of weddings and can really make your wedding unique and fun. During the planning process I always like to go over the small details with clients because those are typically, but not always, the last minute items that they consider and then panic to purchase. These are also items that couples don't always account for in their budget and they can add up quick at the end.
Mint to Be partnered up with over 13 other vendors in the area to create a "white out" styled shoot in the beginning of 2017. While planning and working alongside some fantastic vendors, we made sure to include all the small details so that it truly portrayed a wedding design from top to bottom.
To avoid becoming overwhelmed and over budget in the last month of wedding planning, think about these throughout the process!
Stationery & Signage
I LOVE personalized stationery. Whether is it an unique save the date, a beautiful invitation suite, a special program or a fun reception menu, custom stationery can add great little touches to your special day. They also really give a feel of who you are, what your style is and what can be expected of the night! Signs are a fun and inexpensive way to add to your wedding decor as well. They can be fun, sweet, directional, personalized and/or generic! In this shoot, we went with a crisp acrylic look including fun marquee "PLAY" lights and marble name "cards."
Cake & Cake Table Decor
Don't forget about your cake and cake table! Cakes can be truly beautiful and a lot of couples like to make them a focal point at their wedding. Don't forget to add the small details: cake cutter and knife, a special linen, champagne flutes, cake topper, flowers, votives, a fun sign, etc. We accented the "geode" cake in our shoot with a fun sequin linen and crystal clear cake knife and server. There was so much detail on the cake itself that we barely had to add anything!
Although the caterers or bartenders do a good job of setting up a nice bar with beverage options displayed, it doesn't hurt to add to it and have some fun. Add a signature cocktail, fun koozies for your guests to take or silly signs! On our bar, we featured a white chocolatine cocktail which was garnished with rock candy and paired with a cigar bar, the giant "PLAY" marquee lights and games provided during cocktail hour.
Beauty & Accessories
We had an amazing team to work with on hair, makeup and the small details, like jewelry, signature hair pieces and attire. Our gentlemen were in all grey suites with silver ties and brown shoes. Our groom had an amazing personal bow tie to bring to the shoot. Following our "white out" theme, not only was our beautiful bride in white but all of the bridesmaids were as well! We even had an adorable little flower girl who brought an infectious smile to the day. We had two stunning wedding gowns for the shoot with lots of glitz and glam accessories, including a mesmerizing all broach bouquet!
Sweetheart Table/Head Table
For this shoot we decided to do both a head table and a sweetheart table since we had a full wedding party of models. We chose a serpentine table design with tall focal points since the venue had vaulted ceilings. We displayed full place settings and greenery cascading down the middle with fun crystals. For the sweetheart table, our fabulous floral vendor created backings for the bride and groom and we puddled the front of their table with greenery and lanterns.
Make an Exit
Last but not least, we of course did a grand exit! We decided to stray away from the normal trend of sparklers and bubbles and brought it back to old school confetti. It took a couple takes but we got some great photos!