This shoot was inspired by the longer days, warmer temperatures, and everyone’s favorite season! Summer is filled with fruity cocktails, sunshine, and a ton of blooms, so what better way to encompass all of those summer details than with a Kate Spade Hawaiian vacation meets chic summer soiree!
Last week our reader survey closed and hundreds of you got in touch to give us some feedback on the blog, I’ve been absolutely LOVING reading your ideas come in and me and Em are going to be going through them all properly today and sharing the results with you all at the end of this week! One thing you did keep asking for was more decor inspiration so while we get brainstorming some fresh ideas for you here’s 30 AWESOME ways that you can style up your tables…
1. Use contrasting patterns to make a bold statement!
I know, I know, it can be a little scary placing contrasting patterns together but look how awesome it can look?! As long as you don’t overdo it then patterns can really add an extra dimension to your decor! You can see a tutorial for these hand painted plates here but it doesn’t have to just be plates, you could layer patterns with the table cloth, napkins and even place settings!
2. Add colour with place mats
I feel like place mats are often overlooked these days but they really can look super beautiful against a white tablecloth! You can even download these gorgeous brushstroke place mats and print them out!
3. Use a little wood
I absolutely love how stylists took the rustic elements of wood and added a pop of colour to them in this styled shoot! By adding bright glittered card to the top or different colour wheels it really modernises the wooden look!
4. Add sparkle with disco balls!
You really can’t go wrong with a little sparkle and if you’re a fan of bling bling then disco balls are an epic way to style up your table! Plus you can get them in all sizes so you could even pop some giant ones around the venue! See the full shoot here!
5. Fill old cans with flowers
If you want to keep the costs down then filling used cans with flowers is a great alternative to small vases! I love the Mexican style cans in this styled shoot but you can always take the labels off and spray paint the cans too!
6. Create a floating table runner with balloons
Balloons can sometimes get a bad rep but when done well they can really add a fun and elegant touch to your decor! Instead of placing a bunch in the middle of the table it looks so much better to have them running along the length of your table creating an almost floating table runner! Plus how beautiful are these palm frond balloons?!Details
Aloha and happy Sunday beauts! We’re getting into the tropical spirit today with these pineapple save the dates! I absolutely love how summery these are and how cute the cut out font is! Here’s how you can make your own…
YOU WILL NEED:
Please note…you could do this without a Cricut if you really wanted to, just print the template out onto card and then use a cut out knife to remove the font and pineapple shape, this will however take a really, really, really, really long time!
Upload the template to your Cricut Design Space
Set the save the date to whatever size you like, ours was just under 4 inches wide. Then add in your names and date of your wedding in the correct places.Details
I don’t know about you but I would LOVE to see a wedding with the bridesmaids in patterned pineapple dresses! I think it’s a super fun idea, especially for the summer and having the pineapples in gold adds that touch of extra glamour to the dresses! Making your own couldn’t be easier either, here’s how to do it!
YOU WILL NEED:
A Cricut (We used the Explore Air) // Gold Iron On Transfer Paper // This template // A plain white dress // An Iron //
Alternatively if you don’t have a Cricut, simply print this template onto printable iron on paper and iron on! It won’t have the same glittery effect but it will still look super cute!
Upload the pineapple template to the Cricut Design Space and size it to around 2 inches wide. You’ll then want to copy and paste it to until you have enough to fill your mat with pineapples. We filled a 12 x 12 inch mat and that was enough to cover the entire front of the dress.
Load your mat into the machine with your gold iron paper and hit go!Details