Oceanfront wedding design & production By Lisa Sammons Events
We love…love…LOVE designing and planning tented weddings! Yes, they are more work, absolutely. But the joy that comes with designing an event from the ground up (literally) for our clients is uncomparable. The word “custom” – designed wedding is really what it’s all about.
During our first meeting with the bride, she gave us a few color and floral notes. Our next step as wedding planners and event designers is to create an inspiration board to bring our client’s vision into the potential design…
As we progressed through the planning process, the bride, on-trend, chose a non-traditional gorgeous Herve Ledger blush metallic gown for her wedding dress. And for the bridesmaids, the bride wanted her “maids” to wear a pink dress – no structure or particular pink, just something that favored their body type individually.
For the gents, the groom stated he wanted to wear a kilt to note his Scottish heritage and wanted his groomsmen to do the same.
Various Pinks, and the Groom wants Black-watch Scottish Kilts… wedding attire…check.
Noting the bride still wanted soft blush, mixed pink tones, with pops of color in peach, corals, and white in her color palette, we have some work to do…so many wonderful colors and textures to work with, but we need to filter everything into a working design…As things naturally evolve during the planning process, our design and inspiration boards constantly evolve as well.
Bringing cohesion to our clients’ vision and wedding colors is what wedding planners do. Easy peasy. So next up….site scouts…let’s see what else we have going on – in nature onsite…to give us our base design elements.
We do several site visits (private property) at various times of the day, specifically for the window of time of the proposed wedding to check sunlight, sunset, sky, and surrounding natural elements … no brainer with this one… Navy-Blue needs to be the design base color of this wedding to give anchor to the event design as a whole. Check that night sky out… speaks to the bride’s wedding color palette – perfectly.
It’s decided! Navy-blue linen for the design foundation. And our clients absolutely have to have the sparkly bistro and parameter lights in to mirror the night sky too…and luckily we have a rental source for navy flower vases as well. Real Wedding Planner Advice: Having your floral vases meld into the linen keeps the design lines clean so the rest of the wedding details are allowed to pop without being viewed as overwhelming or “too much” with a multi-colored wedding palette.
Real Wedding Planner Advice: Expanding the design out into the ceremony area and extending the exterior event design to the tent exterior connects the ceremony and reception sites together. Tying the ceremony space together with the same fabric and navy base color draws the eye out of the tent and encourages guests into additional wedding event space after the ceremony too.
Back to the tent, we’ll keep the tent pennants white to note the white ceremony chairs in the wedding ceremony and the white flowers on the aisle markers.
To give the event design further cohesion and anchor, along with the bride’s request, we added a full floor in English chestnut. Adding the wood elements from Lisa Sammons Events preferred rental vendor companies gave us the very solid design base with the navy linen decision.
Real Wedding Planner Advice: For the the DIY brides out there, just this initial wedding planning process takes about 3-4 months. LSE highly recommend hiring a professional wedding planner (sooner rather than later) if you are planning on having a tented wedding. There are MANY logistics and pre-wedding planning points that need to be considered, calculated and managed through your wedding planning year, (as well as availability of rentals, sites, equipment) right through the dismantle of your tent after your wedding. Remember to give yourself 12-18 months of wedding planning time prior to hiring your wedding planner so you get the best choice of equipment, rentals, and pricing.
Next up! It’s all in the details…. more wedding style, reception and decor~!
Questions? Need more detailed info? Feel free to contact Lisa Sammons Events at anytime. We are happy to help!
Article: Lisa Sammons – Owner/Principal Planner & Lead Designer – Lisa Sammons Events /Contributor & Features Editor: Style, Inspiration, & Design
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