string lights and candles at outdoor reception.
Metallic Neutral Gold for Chic Summer Weddings
April 18, 2016

We are in love with the trend of metallic neutrals, and we’re seeing it done in so many super chic ways for summer.  Check out gold as the go to neutral ~ it adds sparkle, warmth, and flattering light to indoor and outdoor weddings alike.

This upscale outdoor wedding makes the most of the natural canopy’s lush greens with gold as a glittering neutral color.   String lights, chandeliers, votives, and chalkboards are high impact accents that

metal orbs, collapsible metal orbs, wedding chandeliers.
Lighting Trends for Summer 2016
April 7, 2016

Any professional event planner will tell you that by far the biggest bang for your event buck is in lighting.  This post is for brides seeking inspiration, hard core DIYers, and professional event designers who want core pieces that they can reuse in a variety of high impact lighting scenarios.  So pretty much, if you’ve got weddings on the brain, we’ve got you.

Folding wrought iron balls are one of the hottest trends in weddings now.  We love this chandelier

manzanita tree with suspended votives and crystal strands, bling wrap.
Centerpiece Fabulousness for Your Summer Wedding
April 1, 2016

We have seen so many inspired centerpieces lately that we had to share some of the best ones just for those of you who are putting the finishing touches on a spring wedding, or looking ahead to summer nuptials (or even beyond).  We found stunning centerpieces at a variety of price points, and several of the best ones illustrate how a professional event designer can really save you money by giving you access to reusable pieces in his or her

bohemian vibe centerpieces with color pops.
2016 Wedding Trend Spotting: Receptions
March 23, 2016

Wedding preparations are in full swing for another year of fabulous ceremonies and receptions, and we want to share some of the best looks ~ and the products to get those looks ~ in plenty of time for brides and their designers to be on trend in 2016.
Lace is Back
We are seeing lacework on bridal gowns, veils, shawls, and accessories, and we love the repetition of this element subtly throughout the reception.  Whether your dress includes stunning lacework like this

Spring 2016 Wedding Dress Roundup = Detail Oriented
March 18, 2016

This spring’s lineup of couture wedding dresses is full of to-die-for detail that accentuates all the right places.  For pulled together elegance at your reception, echo the details in your show-stopping gown throughout the details in your décor.

Not sure what that wedding event speak means, quite?  Take a look at this roundup of fabulous on trend gowns, and see how easily you can repeat the key dress details in your tablescapes and room décor.

We love the subtle belting effect

Details and Chandeliers
March 7, 2016

When you’re fortunate enough to be married in a lovely outdoor setting, making the most of the scenery is key.  This romantic wedding includes well chosen details that pack just the right elegance to accent the existing surrounds and the happy (gorgeous) couple.

It’s no secret that we love chandeliers in the great outdoors, and this rustic-meets-bling ceremony space is an example of all of that done right, including pastel florals and a verdant canopy of greenery.  The fabric

Outdoor Ceremony Spaces To Die For
February 29, 2016

As spring weather returns to much of the nation, newly engaged brides are looking for outdoor ceremony inspiration.  From budget conscious to spendy luxurious, this ceremony space roundup will give you gorgeous options that create focal points for the most important moment of the day.

If you’re lucky enough to get married on the beach, this bamboo frame is a fab ceremony backdrop.  Hung with fabric or a mosquito canopy, dripping with suspended glass globes and orchids, it is a

Metal Chain Curtains Link Florals and Cityscape for Sophisticated Wedding Backdrop
February 19, 2016

This wedding photographed by Cavin Elizabeth Photography shows off one of the most versatile products that we carry:  metal chain curtains.  Easily customized to any length (or to a variety of lengths), with some chains removed for use elsewhere, the sky is the limit for this rooftop wedding featuring gorgeous florals, a textured arch of exposed wood, and lots of chain links.

We love the repetition of elements in

metal chain curtains in luxury brand store.
Retail Store Decor
February 5, 2016

Pretty things catch my eye when I’m out and about, and sometimes I can’t help but take their pictures. This post is dedicated to the iPhone photography that I’ve done lately to capture SWT décor where it lives… And often that’s in chic boutiques, shops, and restaurants.

This Michael Kors store maximizes metal chain curtains as a backdrop for a collection of designer handbags.  Completing a shimmering facade, the metal Chain Curtains reflect the available light, showcase the merchandise,

candelabras, votives, and vases on wedding table.
Upscale Weddings
January 4, 2016

Leave it to Tamara of Tamara Wendt Design to incorporate some of our absolute favorite things into lovely wedding reception design that is at once modern and timeless.


This gorgeous reception table makes the most of a running tiered centerpiece comprised of tall florals, candelabras with plenty of bling, wine glass vases, and votives.  The mix of sparkle, blooms, and eventually