Walking the Walk

Happy Wedding Wednesday to all in blog land!  Are you a bride or groom to be?  Will you be taking the infamous nuptial stroll down the aisle any time soon?  There is so much to think about when planning your wedding, and it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of the details.  When it comes to aisles, surely you’ve walked toward your fiancee on countless occasions, but never like this…  There are just so many ways to do it.  How will you?  After all, you made it this far as a couple.  You went the distance.  All that talk of marriage, and now you’re engaged.  This is the real deal.  It’s time to walk the walk.  On that note, how do you feel about branches?  As you may or may not have already discovered, a branch embellished aisle is an ornate and rather magical one.  Tall and sturdy, or slender and wispy, branches add a very romantic appeal.  Sometimes they may be painted or even gold leafed, other times they appear natural.  Sometimes they have candles, crystals, ornaments, or luminaries hanging from them.  Maybe they are for you, or maybe not, but branches have a special place in our hearts here at L’Atelier Rouge.  They are among our favorite wedding designs.  Many people like to see them as part of their alter or Chuppah.  Others prefer them simply lining the aisles or as centerpieces in the reception.  Then there are those who would prefer to incorporate them all over to create the affect of being in the forrest.  We say, whatever suits your fancy be it branches, twigs or trees!  Wether the presence of them within your design is abundant or slight, it is really up to you and your wedding style.  Here are some examples of beautiful aisles and such, that have been adorned with branches in various ways, to help you visualize what may be created for your unforgettable walk to say “I do!”



by Bernadette Lords




Beauty Submerged

The most important element in table top fashion is (obviously) the centerpiece.  When dressing your table for the party, the centerpiece is what pulls the whole look together.  Like purses, sunglasses, belts and hats, the silverware, napkins, plates and cups are necessities, complimentary to each other.  And just like any well put together ensemble, what your table is wearing will establish mood and style.  It’s color schemes and flare will make or break the look.  A centerpiece has the power to makes us say “darling, you look smashing in that!” or “what in the hell is she wearing!?” to any table in terms of style.

When it comes to table fashion schemes, we at L’Atelier Rouge have a few tricks up our sleeve.  There’s nothing like a fresh, beautiful centerpiece to complete a table.  One of the most elegant centerpiece designs is a concept that’s quite simple to create.  While flowers are not always present, sometimes candles, mirrors, or votives spruce things up.  Underwater flowers make for a beautiful display, with an elegant, floating appeal.  This is a concept we have been known to do time and time again.  Not all flowers will behave the same once submerged in water, but calla lilies, orchids, roses, and anthurium have great underwater lifespans.  If you haven’t tried it before, you may do so by anchoring the stems with pebbles, rocks or even glue.  Perhaps you would prefer them just floating, which is a nice touch as well.  What’s your table wearing tonight?  Why not consider dressing her up with centerpieces of flowers submerged in water..  Ooh la la!

by Bernadette Lords