Looking for ideas for place cards and seating charts? If you’re having a plated dinner or trying to avoid potential family drama, you’re probably opting for assigned seating, so place cards are now a necessity. We’re recapping our top 7 favorites to give you a little inspiration.
No. 1: Sea Glass Place Cards
These colorful and adorable sea glass pieces were hand-lettered with the guests' names and table numbers and thoughtfully displayed in a tray filled with sand.
No. 2: Oyster Shell Place Cards
This riverfront wedding wouldn't have been complete without a few (hundred) gold-painted and hand-lettered oyster shells. Guests were sure to take these little beauties home with them.
No. 5: Rosemary Place Cards
Keep it simple, natural, and fresh with a sprig of rosemary woven through your place card. Bonus - it adds a nice aroma to your table as your guests get seated.
Elevated Events of Virginia | No. 1: Betty Clicker Photography | No. 2: A Girl Named Leney Photography, Classic Party Rentals of VA, Black Creek Flowers | No. 3: Erin Kling Photography, Off the Beaten Press, Upper Shirley Vineyards, Paisley and Jade, Flowers Make Scents | No. 4: Kristine Pringle Photography, By Invitation Only, Kabana Rooftop, Party Perfect, Flowers Make Scents | No. 5: Erin Kling Photography, Off the Beaten Press, Classic Party Rentals of VA, Runaway Dish, Flowers Make Scents | No. 6: 88 Love Stories | No. 7: Kourtney Smithson Photography
Maggie and Mark were such a beautiful and sincere couple! For them, it was literally love at first sight. After meeting at a Friendsgiving in Boston, while Mark was studying abroad, they kept their romance alive separated by many miles for nearly a year before getting engaged. Now, as newlyweds, they'll begin their marriage in London.
See more of Maggie and Mark's beautiful Scottish wedding here!
Swept off her feet is an understatement. This sassy southern bell embodied Scarlett O'Hara and found herself quite a gentleman, but that's not the only thing she got her way with...check out all of the beautiful details from their wedding.
Loosely tied bouquets with beautiful draping ribbon and a pristine sweetheart table place setting with antiqued china are only the beginning of the endless details.
A good southern gentleman would never forget about burying the bourbon. The perfect weather for their celebration was captured by their custom Instagram hashtag.
You must never cry ugly tears, only happy tears soaked up with these adorable hankies. And this ceremony was quite the teary-eyed spectacle.
The little details are our favorites! The colorful floral print on the invitation suite and the sparkle on Scarlett's blue heels are such pretty touches.
Davey knew exactly how to win over Scarlett - with this stunning ring!
"You should be kissed by someone who knows how." - Rhett Butler
See the rest of Scarlett + Davey's wedding day here!
Elevated Events of Virginia | The Federal Club | Morgan Renee Photography | King William Florist | Classic Party Rentals | Lighting Professors | Lou Stevens Glam Squad | Sweet Fix | By Invitation Only
Many people place stationery at the bottom of their budget because they view it as something that guests will just throw away. However, the same can be said for the rentals that will just go back to the rental company, or the flowers that will eventually wilt. All of these items have a lifespan of the duration of the event, but they are all still necessary (and pretty). We've listed our top three reasons why stationery is important for your event.
1. Relays Information to Guests
3. INCORPORATES THE THEME + DESIGN
Endless budgets are not the case for everyone, but that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy beautiful and practical stationery. There are options to fit all budgets. The best part about stationery to us are the limitless options we have to customize the design and portrayal of information. Every event is different and every piece of stationery is tailored to meet that event's requirements.
Elevated Events of Virginia | Cover Photo: By Invitation Only, Off the Beaten Press, Riot + Revel | Photos 1, 2, 3, 4: Erin Kling Photography, Off the Beaten Press, Flowers Make Scents, Classic Party Rentals of VA, Runaway Dish, Upper Shirley Vineyards, Paisley + Jade | Photos 5, 6, 7: Kristine Pringle Photography, By Invitation Only, Flowers Make Scents, Party Perfect | Photos 8, 9, 10: Rebekah Emily Photography, Wedding Paper Divas, Sassy Snap Dragon Florals, Classic Party Rentals of VA
They ALWAYS show up to the food and cake tasting, but what about the other 10 months you’ve been planning? We get it, flowers and font types are girly and boring. They think wedding planning is bonding time with your mom and bridesmaids. Disclaimer: not every groom is this removed, but for the ones that are, how do you get them involved in the planning? Here are a few suggestions:
Consider what they enjoy:
Does your groom love sports? While venue hunting, choose venues that not only fit your ceremony and reception requirements, but find ones that also have something to offer for the guys. Maybe it’s a killer groom’s suite with a TV that will show the game that Saturday. Or, maybe there’s a golf course for a morning tee time. Giving your groom something that excites him about the venue will make him more interested in the venue search.
Utilize their skills:
What is your groom really good at? Building? Have him make something for the wedding, like corn hole boards or signs, for a personal touch. Be specific though. Don’t just ask him to build anything for the wedding. Get him involved by asking for his opinion on what he could build for the wedding that makes sense and is useful. Is it computers? Ask him to manage the spreadsheets, diagrams, and seating charts.
Everybody has a favorite song:
Have him make a list of his favorite (wedding appropriate) songs. You do the same, and then cross-reference your lists to see if there are any overlaps. Songs that you both listed will make the “must play” list. For those that you disagree on, each of you choose a couple to play. A mixed playlist will showcase both of your styles during the reception.
There are many aspects of wedding planning that your groom will likely want nothing to do with. But for those few areas that he enjoys, let him be involved. You may not like all of his suggestions, but remember, this is your wedding as a couple. Getting him involved early in the wedding planning process will help make this day even more special for the two of you.
Elevated Events of Virginia | Photo 1: Betty Clicker Photography | Photo 2 + 3: A Girl Named Leney Photography | Photo 4: Megan Garrison Photography
Formal, Casual, Socialite? Your reception is and should be a reflection of you as a couple - your style, your personalities, your ideal setting. Don't let the "rules" of wedding planning or the opinions of others on how weddings "should be" dictate your reception. Choose the reception style that is going to make you feel the most comfortable because it's a night that you'll remember forever!
No matter the style, with a little genuine personality, you'll have the perfect wedding reception for you!
Elevated Events of Virginia | Pictures 1 + 2: Erin Kling Photography | Picture 3: Rebekah Emily Photography | Picture 4: Betty Clicker Photography | Picture 5: Alex Tenser Photography
It's no surprise that wedding planning is stressful! This is why we can't emphasize enough how important it is to take care of yourself - and we're not just talking to the brides. Moms and bridesmaids, this goes for you too. Here's our top 5 tips for keeping your sanity so you can glow on the wedding day:
We want you to feel to confident and stunning in that jaw-dropping wedding dress! Hopefully, these 5 tips will help you relax, stay healthy, and get you to your wedding day with ease.
Elevated Events of Virginia | Merroir | Betty Clicker Photography | Black Creek Flowers | Rent-E-Quip | Tides Inn
Since starting Elevated Events a year ago, we have grown and expanded exponentially. Our one-man-show is now a team of three! We know how important it is that you and your planner's personalities mesh well and now we're able to find the perfect planner for your special occasion. Here's a little bit of info for you to get to know us better:
Photos: Paige Stevens Photography
In honor of Mother's Day, here are a few tips to help you enjoy your time as the Mother-of-the-Bride!
Header Photo: A Girl Named Leney Photography