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Roanoke 6-1

A magazine highlighting the premiere wedding professionals in Charlottesville, Virginia and surrounding areas. Includes interviews, real weddings and numerous articles written by local and professional wedding planners.

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52 THEWEDDINGPLANNERMAG.COM PLAN YOUR WEDDING Designing Your Wedding Your Look, Your Style I f you have been on Pinterest lately, you know full well that there are TONS of ways to beautify your ceremony and re- ception spaces to convey your personality and style. Pinning ideas for your decor and flowers can be the source of much sleep deprivation! The possibilities are endless. Create Your Look The nice thing about pinning is it allows you to create your very own customized wedding look by combining existing styles and finding inspi- ration for your personal style. It also makes it uber easy to convey to your wedding designer exactly what you want. A picture, or shall we say a "pin," is worth a thousand words. Design & Decor Because design and decor possibilities are endless, let your budget be your guide. Decor may be at the top or bottom of your priority list, but either way it can be creative and reflect your style. Your venue will impact the amount of floral/decor you have. If your ceremony is on a picturesque mountaintop, you may not need as much decor and flowers as you would inside of a simple church or ballroom. You may also choose to go a more elaborate route at the reception because guests spend more time in that space than in the ceremony space. Your ballroom/tent/reception space is a blank can- vas, one for you to style to your liking. Balance Your Budget When it comes to decor, spread and balance your budget. You can have the most expen- sive and elaborate centerpieces, but when coupled with lap-length linens, generic ball- room chairs, and non-ambient lighting, that is practically money down the drain. Allocate some of that budget to a lovely floor length table linen, a pretty chair cover or rental charivari chair. When viewing the tablescape, these items all together make a stunning impact. Then add centerpieces to the mix. If your budget does not allow tall, commanding centerpieces on every table, do them on a third of the tables. The other two thirds of the tables can be a low centerpiece or a montage of pillar candles. The overall look with linens, chairs, candlelight and flowers will make you feel like you are in a fairytale. If your reception is in a tent, there is no question that you'll need dramatic lighting to create a romantic ambience but you may also choose to go this route inside of a ballroom space for added impact. Kemper Mills Fant Photography

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