Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dance Floors - The Focal Point of any Wedding

You may not have thought about decorations for your dance floor, but this is where guests spend a lot of time and becomes the focal point of the night. We’ve put together several ideas that will make your dance floor wow.

Photo Credit: Bret Cole

Outdoor wedding? Before the stars come out, use twinkle lights to set the mood for the dance floor. Something as simple as stringing the lights from 4x4’s can create a romantic atmosphere!

If you need something that involved less hardware, place the dance floor under a big Texas oak and wrap the branches with lights! This will dress up the natural décor and create soft light for the dance floor. Inside? Drape lights in strands across the ceiling.
Another great idea is to hang tons of different sized Chinese lanterns from the ceiling. You can hang these easily with fishing wire or dental floss. If you can’t light every lantern, just put lights in some of them or shine up lighting on the lanterns so it looks like they’re lit.

Another popular idea is using balloons to cover the ceiling above the dance floor. Take a bunch of helium balloons and place a clear marble inside each before you tie the balloon off. This will make the tops of the balloons point down toward your dance floor, disguising your ceiling and adding a heavenly feel to the atmosphere.
Let Details Party Rental create a custom monogram light (gobo) for you. For just $160, you can show off your wedding logo and keep it for years to come.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Real Wedding - Jennifer and Jon - 7F Lodge

Jennifer and Jon are a lovely couple who enjoy traveling, share an interest in wine and love being with friends and family. Jon combined all three of these favorites when he popped the question on November 5th, 2011. Surrounded by friends and family enjoying a day at the wineries in Gruene, Texas, Jon got down on one knee. Six months later on May 27th, 2012, the couple was happily married at 7F Lodge! Thank you to The Bird and The Bear Photography & Films for sharing these beautiful photos.

Jennifer told us the Houston-area couple had always considered a destination wedding, so 7F Lodge in College Station "was a perfect compromise between staying closer to home, yet feeling like it was a destination."

Even though there were several bumps along the road, Jennifer remained positive, saying, "I had some major issues with my dress, so I didn’t get it in time for bridals. I found a woman that does custom dress portraits and she took photos of me in the dress and made a painting on a canvas of the dress. It is breathtaking and I cherish it so much."

Jennifer was a cent-saavy bride in many ways. She told us: "I did a groom’s banana pudding
instead of cake. Jon isn’t a fan of cake anyways so I found a truffle dish and his sister worked her
magic, it was such a cool addition and everyone gobbled it up!"


After all the work was done, Jennifer shared a piece of advice for future brides:

"I would just say to try and enjoy it the best you can. People forget all the little details that most brides get so wrapped up in. Have special touches, but don’t make yourself a mad woman trying to do it all. There were a lot of things that I gave up or just didn’t have the time to accomplish, but I wouldn’t change anything because the entire experience was fun and full of memories!"

Want to see more? Take a peek at this wedding featured on Something Turquoise!

Congratulations to Jennifer and Jon!

Linens and Rentals – Details Party Rental

Bar Services – The Tap Bartenders

– Cake Junkie

Catering – 7F Lodge

Dress - Alfred Angelo

DJ and Lighting - Attic Productions

Flowers – Final Touches Floral

Hair - MediSpa Salon

Photography and Videography – The Bird and The Bear Photography and Film

Venue – 7F Lodge

Thursday, October 11, 2012

15 spooktacular, DIY pumpkins!

We've compiled 15 of the most bewitchingly bootiful, stunningly spooktacular and frightfully fabulous DIY pumpkin ideas! Enjoy these treats!

How to: Haunted House Pumpkins
via Country Living

How to: Mummy Pumpkin
via Sah-Rah

How to: Rhinestone Spider Web Pumpkin
via Better Homes and Gardens


How to: Mini Bat Pumpkins
 via Layla Palmer- The Lettered Cottage 

via She's Crafty

via Matha Stewart

via Country Living

via Better Homes and Gardens

via Martha Stewart

via Good Housekeeping

via Home Seasons

How to: Fretwork Pumpkin 
via Layla Palmer- The Lettered Cottage

via Country Living

via Martha Stewart

via Curby

Friday, October 5, 2012

Eerie Halloween Wedding Ideas

With Halloween nearing, things are getting pretty spooky… but don’t let this trick you out of a fun, fall wedding! Planning a Halloween wedding is my dream job, and I hope one day I get to use these ideas in real life.

Collect goblets and candle holders from your local thrift store, then spray them with glossy black spray paint and use them as centerpieces! Layer four pieces of black licorice over glass rims to mimic spider legs. Black cala lilies make a great boo-quet! Use different monster photos on place cards. Add hanging votives to lit branches to create an eerie ambiance.

Creeping out the food table might be the most fun! Use dishes and candlesticks you already have around the house or rent some from us. These easy ideas are sure to put a smirk on guests face. Be creative with naming the items as well!

Put black crow stickers on small pumpkins for an easy centerpiece. Number tables by painting wooden numbers black and sticking them in a pumpkin. Okay - it's time for me to start decorating my house for Halloween now! Boos and Hisses! XOXO