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Oct 2018

Fall Wedding Ideas

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It’s the time of year where the leaves start to change, the air cools down, and snuggle season with your future hubby is in full swing. It feels like your day can’t come soon enough, but knowing that you have each other really gets you through. The fall time is full of cool yet vibrant colors, so finding a color scheme that works for you is an important part of the process. The oranges, reds, and yellows all come together to create a beautiful Autumn color scheme. Even though it is cool outside, these warm colors create a homey feel for your Autumn wedding. While you float down the aisle, you could have red, yellow, and orange flower petals, or even colorful leaves line the sides of the aisle. This is a great way to utilize your color scheme in a unique way. Your flower bouquet can also include leaves, hay, and/or berries, in addition to beautiful flowers, to add different textures to embrace the season.

For these cooler months, there are some classic staples that people think of. Consider giving personalized blankets to your guests, so they can stay warm and comfortable while they watch you float down the aisle. This is a personal touch that your guests will most definitely appreciate, especially if your ceremony is held outside. Autumn isn’t autumn without a flannel. Personalize flannels for you and your bridesmaids tol create a cozy feel while getting ready for the day. With all of the excitement of the day, it will be comforting to wear something that makes you feel relaxed. When it comes to walking down the aisle, what could look better on the bride than a long sleeved wedding gown? It suits the season, the wedding, and of course illuminates the bride throughout the festivities. Nothing says classic beauty like a bride in this style of dress.

When the ceremony comes to a close, you and your guests will pop on over to the reception. Your guests are going to be hungry, so why not serve handheld pumpkin pies, have a s’mores or caramel apple bar, and hot chocolate to drink. When people think of Autumn, these are classic foods that are thought of. After some dancing, drinking, and so much fun, it is time to cut the cake. You could feature a white cake with colorful fondant flowers cascading down the facade of the beautiful pastry that matches your bouquet and color scheme to a T. As your wedding day comes to a close, the personal touches to your wedding will be what your guests will talk about for years to come. Now go start your life with your new husband.

For more ideas, color schemes, and pictures, check out this Autumn Wedding Pinterest board so you can start planning the perfect Fall Wedding!

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Oct 2018

The Head Table That’s Best for You and Your Wedding

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There are many choices when it comes to a seating chart of a wedding reception, including choosing who is to sit at the head table with the bride and groom. There are many options for a couple to pick from, and each has their own advantages.

Just you two, aka The Sweetheart Table:

In this situation the two of you would sit in the front of the reception, on the same side of the table, facing your guests. This is great way to showcase yourselves as newlyweds for the first time and is perfect for couples who enjoy the spotlight. In this situation, you would likely sit your bridal party at a separate table, with their plus ones.

You two, plus a few:

With this layout, you can seat the new couple, plus the Maid of Honor and Best Man. You can seat the Maid of Honor next to the Bride and the Best Man next to the groom or the other way around, whatever feels most appropriate for your wedding. This takes a little bit of the pressure away while keeping the table very intimate. You can also opt to allowing their plus ones at the table with you guys. This layout would be a good idea for a close group of friends.

The Bridal Party:

In this seating chart, the entire wedding party will sit at the head table with the Bride and Groom. This can be done in multiple ways, one way being with the bridesmaids next to the Bride and the Groomsmen next to the Groom. Another way being with the Best Man next to the Bride and the Maid of Honor next to the Groom and then every other male/female of the bridal party from there. This option of course does have the ability to factor in plus ones as well.

The Family:

This option would include seating the immediate families of the Bride and Groom at the head table with them. This is a good way to involve the parents of the new couple, who likely have been involved with the planning and success of the wedding. This can be complicated if there are multiple sets of in-laws due to a divorce or a situation similar, but as long as everyone gets along there can be space made at the head table. In this layout, the bridal party would be seated at a different table nearby.


Image from a Photoshoot at LRG Provisions with Sara and Logan Photography https://www.saralogan.co/

Jun 2016

Publication by Wedding Lovely

Surprise! We have yet another publication — this time by Wedding Lovely! I helped coordinate a wedding photo shoot with some talented people! This wedding photoshoot was a lot of fun! ZoomWorks Photography captured the yummy and colorful popsicles by Hip Pops as well as the table decorations designed by me! Allison Cape of Lady Dale Letters created custom menus on each of the place setting which added for a nice detail on each of the place settings. And we can’t forget about the beautiful model in the wedding dress picked out from I Do I Do Bridal Boutique and of course the bold and elegant make up by Jeni Smith! I think we all enjoyed creating this photoshoot and getting published was the cherry on top!

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Thank you to Wedding Lovely for featuring our wedding photoshoot on your blog!

Happy planning!


Jun 2016

Publication by The Classic Wedding Magazine

Wow! This month has been a successful one for me! Just last week, my interview was published in Athens Magazine and now we have another great news! Liz Messick Design was chosen as a local favorite in The Classic Wedding Magazine! I am delighted to see and hear such great things about the job I do working with my brides! Visit the online edition of The Classic Wedding Magazine and turn to page 8 to see my review!

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Thank you so much to The Classic Wedding Magazine! It is an honor!

Happy planning everyone!

Jun 2016

Athens Magazine – Weddings Publication

We have some wonderful news today at Liz Messick Design Blog! I was selected to be interviewed by Athens Magazine Wedding Edition which you can view online! Here is a picture of the front cover and my interview page! Check out page 5 in the Athens Magazine!

Thank you to Athens Magazine for the interview!

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May 2016

Ten Simple Do’s and Don’t’s for Your Wedding

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1. DO get the groom involved. Maybe letting him pick out the flower arrangements isn’t the best idea, but he could help with something like the DJ playlist!

2. DON’T leave hours between the ceremony and the reception.

3. DO be up front with all of your vendors about exactly what you do and don’t want at the wedding.

4. DON’T plan a difficult destination wedding.

5. DO try to stay within your allocated budget.

6. DON’T boss around your bridesmaids.

7. DO take dance lessons for your first dance at the reception.

8. DON’T go over five minutes while making a toast.

9. DO be grateful. Write a thank you note for every gift you receive and make sure you are appreciative of all your offers of help leading up to your wedding and on the day of.

10. DON’T stress out over the little things. It’s your wedding day, have fun! They probably won’t make a difference in the long run.

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