Monday, August 30, 2010

For Keeps: Incorporating Furniture Into Your Wedding Decor

A really big trend right now is using home decor as part of the ceremony and reception set-up at weddings. And I absolutely love this idea for a couple of reasons:

1. It's an investment. Purchase decor from antique and second-hand stores that reflect your home style, and then keep them after the wedding. The meaning behind the pieces will triple, and every time you use the furniture, you'll be reminded of your wedding day.

2. Use the pieces as a guest book as well. This idea might be too much for some brides, but for others, it's another way to have your wedding day live on for years. Have guests sign the backside, or underneath, the furniture (this will work especially well for tables and china cabinets, and that piece will always hold the incredible wishes you received from your friends and family the day you became husband and wife. To me, it adds character, and I love things with a good dose of character!


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Courtesy of Elizabeth Anne Designs; Photo by Untamed Heart Photography


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Courtesy of Style Me Pretty; Photo by Weddings Costa Rica


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Courtesy of Elizabeth Anne Designs; Photo by Olive Juice Studios


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Courtesy of Elizabeth Anne Designs; Photo by Untamed Heart Photography


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Courtesy of Style Me Pretty

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Courtesy of Once Wed; Photo by Union Photo


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Courtesy of Once Wed; photo by Jose Villa


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Courtesy of Elizabeth Anne Designs; Photo by Punam Bean

This past weekend, I popped into a couple of antique stores down the street from me in Chicago, and I found quite a few pieces that I would love to have in our home, and that would also be great additions to wedding decor with a little refinishing. I took pictures, but my phone doesn't have built-in flash, so unfortunately non of them were good enough for posting. However, all the pieces were under $300, and most in the $250-$270 range. That's a steal for a beautiful, vintage inspired china cabinet!

3 comments:

Angela Gaspar Photography said...

I love them all but I think my favorite is the 5th one done. It's stunning!

Drazen Sredic said...

Amazing pictures and honestly want to eat some of these cakes :) I'd like to also suggest a site that will fulfill many of your wishes for wedding http://www.sonyatrachsel.com/

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