We highly recommend you have a seating chart at your wedding. You don’t want to have a stampede to the tables with people rearranging their chairs! It also can reduce any awkward moments for guests who may not know the rest of your friends or family. By using a seating chart you make everyone feel comfortable by introducing people with similar interests and backgrounds and by mixing an assortment of familiar and new faces at each table.
Also, you will only need to set the table up for the correct number of guests rather than setting every table for 8 and possible only 4 people sitting at that table; keeping everything looking fabulous and all your guests happy and comfortable!
Check out some of our favourite seating chart ideas:
1 ~ Mirror
4~ Little bags (hold drink tickets)
5~ Bird Cage
6~ Vintage windows
7~ Favours to your table
8~ Calligraphy in a Frame
9~ Photo frame
10~ Chicken Wire frame
Oh we could go on…. Have fun with your seating chart and have it go with the décor of your wedding.
Harrison Hot Springs, BC is a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding! Last June, the weather was perfect for Jenna & Ryan’s destination wedding, yes they were all from out of town. The wedding took place under the pavilion overlooking the majestic Harrison Lake.
The reception was held across the street from the park at the newly renovated Harrison Memorial Hall. The stage provided a wonderful setting for their head table allowing their guests an unobstructed view of the Bride & Groom.
Jenna surprised Ryan, a firefighter, with a spectacular cake created by the amazing Teresa of Sweet T’s Cakes. To cut the cake they used a fireman’s axe!
You knew they were going to be in for a great party with Peter from All Tunes DJ at the helm. The “Morning after Emergency Kits” proved to be a useful favour and the sign at the bar summed up the night perfectly!
Décor and Coordination – Simple Soiree
Cake – Sweet T’s Cakes
DJ – All Tunes DJ
Bartenders – 1st Class Bartending
Catering – Lori’s Catering
Even if you have requested no gifts, you know your guests are going to at least bring along a card; so having somewhere to put them is essential. You should pick a container that goes with your décor astatic and concept for the day.
Think about using an ornate birdcage for a romantic, antique look or a unique vintage suitcase.
For a rustic vibe, why not bring in a wooden crate or apple basket.
Who doesn’t love a sunny yellow Sunflower, It just makes you smile! Bright and cheery, warm and inviting as the sweet summer sun.
Sunflowers have been adopted as a symbol of happiness, long life and good luck.
They make a perfect wedding flower and you don’t need many blooms to make a fun center piece for your guest tables. They work well for a rustic style wedding and can be mixed with other blooms or they stand well on their own.
This seasons trend is toward simple, rustic elegant weddings. We are seeing soft greenery accented with blush florals. Harvest tables layered with light burlap or cotton and lace with tiny bud vases.
Wild flowers, Italian ruscus and baby’s breath line the centre of the family style tables. Candlelight flickers through clear votive and vintage mercury glass holders.
Colour inspiration, Shades of browns, greens and gold.
For an Autumn wedding bring in the colour to your guest tables with linens along with fresh fruit, flowers and soft candlelight.
Have fun with the colours and add them to your dessert table. Here we used chocolate cake, macaroons and butter tarts to name a few.
Autumn photo shoot,
St. Thomas Anglican Church
Model – Jennifer Marie
SARAH SOVEREIGN PHOTOGRAPHY
Living on the West Coast leads to many a wedding in the rain. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have beautiful pictures… featuring gum boots & umbrellas of course!
They say rain on your wedding day is good luck and you will have many children.… Living on the West Coast really puts that theory to the test!
Here are a few of our favorite moments:
Louis Scullion Photography (Sara’s Photos)
Rick Collins Photography www.rickcollinsphotography.com/ (Leah’s Photos)
Kasey Jane Photography www.kaceyjanephotography.com/ (Jen’s Photos)
Jen & Bruce 09.24.2011
The beautiful nature of Cultus Lake served as the inspiration for this fun – loving couple. Dark midnight blue, tea green and pops of bright orange set the stage for natural elements of river rocks, willow trees and antique ivory hydrangea.
Photos -Kacey Jane Photography www.kaceyjanephotography.com
Flowers – Quik Farms http://store.quikfarm.ca/
Venue – Coast Hotel Chilliwack
Coordination & Décor – Simple Soiree Wedding & Events