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Classic Style: Dripping Candles

July 30, 2010

Sarah from Classic Bride has been with us every Friday for the past several months to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings. It has been such a pleasure having her contribute to Flights of Fancy but sadly, all good things must come to an end. This is Sarah’s final Classic Finds post here on Flights of Fancy but be sure to check out her blog for your classic style fix!

One of the first weddings I attended that really took my breath away had dripping candles set amongst lovely arrangements of peonies … lots of blush pink with accents of gold … it rang true of Marie-Antionette-approved decadence … and the candles are what really set everything off … their warm glow … the dripping wax … such a simple yet dramatic element to incorporate. You may want to be careful if lots of children will be in attendance but I say if you’re going to do candles, go all out and get the real deal … they add a lovely sense of intimacy that LED candle lights just don’t provide {even though they’re much more safe!}. ;o)

Photo Credits:
row 1: Martha Stewart image | Tablescape via Real Simple
row 2: Tablescape found here | Martha Stewart image

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Classic Finds: Fancy + Frilly Chairs

July 23, 2010

Sarah from Classic Bride is back with us every Friday to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings. Here’s this week’s find:

If you’re like me and don’t really favor the standard wedding/ballroom/event chairs that most venues and rental companies have to choose from, don’t feel forced to ‘make it work’ by gussying chiavaris with chair covers. Think outside the box.

There are some amazing options out there and if you’re having an intimate-sized wedding, you could even start a small collection of mis-matched antique and modern chairs to create an updated-Alice-in-Wonderland look … how amazing would ornately-carved French antique chairs look alongside some stark lucite Louis chairs? I love the idea of having the mis-matched chairs line the aisle for a small, at-home wedding and then during the cocktail hour, move the chairs over to a long farmhouse table for the reception.

The best part is you’d be making a great investment for your newlywed nest … chairs a plenty!

And if the idea of buying 40+ chairs scares you …  make them an accent … buy 5-10 and have them line the front row of the ceremony for guests of honor … then use them at the reception table for the same guests of honor. ;o)

Photo Credits:
row 1: Blue chair with pups found here | blue bentwoods found here
row 2: Colorful lucite chairs via Blue Moon | White chair found here | Gustavian chair found here

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Classic Finds: Test Tube Vases

July 9, 2010

Sarah from Classic Bride is back with us every Friday to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings. Here’s this week’s find:

wedding decor: test tube vases

Remember chemistry class? I’ll be honest … I haven’t glanced at a periodic table or given ions a single thought since high school but one thing that I do still find kind of cool are the pyrex test tubes we used all the time.

I love the idea of using them as vases at weddings … you could place a group of them in their stand for an instant-centerpiece or spraypaint the tubes white, fill them with your signature flower and hang them from low-lying tree branches for an economical and uber-whimsical touch.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Found here, via Martha Stewart | Wall-mountable test tube vases found here
row 2: Found here | Hanging test tubes via Remodelista

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Classic Finds: Strainers

July 2, 2010

Sarah from Classic Bride is back with us every Friday to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings. Here’s this week’s find:

Strainers? Yep!

When you think of wedding decor, I doubt a kitchen strainer is the first thing that pops into your mind but you might want to give it consideration. If you’re going for a rustic/vintage/quirky kind of day, vintage strainers can add a lot! They come in a multitude of pretty shades and the designs are often playful and sweet … stars, flowers, etc. They can double as vases and hold flowers or fruits and as you can see above, they can instantly become fun stand-in props! And, of course, they can be put to good use after the wedding for pasta night! ;o)

Photo Credits:
row 1: By me via Classic Bride (ps. that apron is for sale!) | Image by Jessica Johnston via Forget Me Knot Weddings
row 2: Smilebooth pic by Our Labor of Love via Tulle and Feathers | Cherries via flickr