Should I have a holiday wedding?



Jerry Hayes Photography

Happy Fall! Even though we’re not having those crisp mornings and cool evenings here in Central Texas, surely cooler temperatures are on the way. As we look toward November and December, we’re entering peak Holiday . . . and peak engagement season. IF you do receive “the ring” during these next few months, perhaps thoughts of a 2020 “Holiday” wedding will follow. Before you decide that November or December ‘Holiday’ nuptials are right for you, next year or thereafter, here are some pros, cons and considerations.

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Let’s start with the two of you – and what the “traditional” Holidays, whatever your customs may be, mean to you.  Are Holiday celebrations special times for gathering with family, or just another day in the life? Are these special occasions rich with happy memories . . . or not so much? For many, the Holidays are unwelcome and inherently stressful; for others they’re a true delight. If you fully embrace this Season each year, perhaps a November or December wedding plan will be a natural extension of Holiday bliss. IF the Holidays aren’t the best time of the year for you, the added stress of wedding plans and preparations might not be a good strategy.


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When your wedding party or your guest lists includes a significant number of out-of-towners, remember that Holiday travel can be challenging – and expensive. Weather around the country can be dicey, especially in late December. Competing demands to be “home for the Holidays” may keep some guests, and even some close friends, from celebrating with you. On the flip side, many people already have time away from work or school and greater freedom to join you for your special day.

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Rachael Hall Photography

Before you fall in love with a Holiday date, check with venues, and vendors you’re considering. Dates surrounding major Holidays may be more expensive. You may encounter both limited availability and premium pricing for days like the Friday following Thanksgiving or New Year’s Eve. Some vendors, even your favorites, may “close up shop” during this time. Those that are willing to work on major Holidays may require extra compensation for missing out on their own family occasions.


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Finally, consider that, when you select a “holiday” wedding, your Anniversary will never truly be “just your day”. Year after year, especially as you have children (if that’s your plan) or moms, dads and in-laws spread across the country (or around the globe), you may struggle with competing priorities and find your special day getting lost in the shuffle. To guard against that contingency, you might want to enjoy your own private Celebration on the day you became engaged. Thanks for reading, and as always, I welcome your thoughts and opinions.

-Delores Crum, CERP

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Winter Table Inspiration

While it may not ever feel like it in the great state of Texas, winter is just a few short months away. I mean…. there are 15 Fridays left in 2019. Can you believe it? Well it’s true. *Waits while you go check your calendar.*

Winter weddings are getting more and more popular around these parts. Perhaps that’s because the weather is cooler, or perhaps it’s due to the overall jovial feeling that comes along with the holidays. Regardless of the reasoning, we are here for a winter wedding and think you should be too.

Just be sure to have an indoor option, or at least some heaters, if you opt for a winter wedding…. It will probably be fine, but it could also end up being the ONE day of cold we get for the year (trust me, I know this firsthand).

Love a winter wedding also but don’t know what to do? We’ve decided to share a little inspiration with you that incorporates the dark moody feels of wedding with the Pantone color of the year: living coral. Check it out:


We love design on the linen that makes it feel like winter tree branches, paired with the black glassware, flatware and chargers and then the pop of color with the napkin and centerpiece.

We want to know… What do you think? Could you rock something like this for your winter wedding?

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Trend watch: lights, lights, lights

It’s no secret that lighting can add an extra element to your wedding day decor, whether you’re wanting a romantic vibe (think twinkle lights) or a modern vibe (think edison bulbs.) Couples are incorporating lighting into their wedding more and more now, and have even started using personalized light (neon signs, anyone) into their decor.

We love this trend and love the extra romance, color and lightastic (it’s a word, right) lighting brings to the big day’s decor.

Need some examples of different lighting options you can use? You got it. Check out a few images below:


Southern Charm Photography

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Paige Vaughn Photography


Jessica Frey Photography; Disch Events


Hannah Mayson Photography

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Ladybird Studios


Jerry Hayes Photography; Ilios Lighting

Alyssa + Ryan

Melissa Glynn Photography; Intelligent Lighting Design

Need more inspiration? We have a Pinterest board dedicated just to lighting just for you! Tell us, what’s your favorite lighting set up?

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Trend watch: cornflower blue

Another week, another trend. We’re back and this week we’re focusing on a color we love: cornflower blue. It pairs well with just about every color and color scheme and adds a pop of “calming” to any wedding and event decor.

You can use cornflower blue as your main color, or a color paired with an array of others. You can use it in your linens and napkins, or your china, glassware or florals. The options really are endless and can be uniquely you for your wedding or event!

Check out some examples below of cornflower blue details we love:



Ailin Hyde Photography

Anne + Josh

Diana Ascarrunz Photography

Fairmont Hotel

Christina Carroll Photography


Ten23 Photography


Ten23 Photography

Shop some of our cornflower blue rentals:

Need more inspiration? Head on over to our Pinterest page and check out our board dedicated specifically to this cornflower blue trend!


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New, new, new!

It’s been a while since we updated you all on some of our newest inventory pieces, so we thought we’d take the time to do so today! Take a look at some of our most recent additions below:




Like what you see? Well, we have even more on our website, so head on over to to check it out!


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Fall table inspiration

It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over. It certainly doesn’t feel that way in the great state of Texas, but in the blink of an eye kids will be back to school, wedding season will be in full swing and it will still be hotter than heck. All this to say, it will be fall before we know it!

Because Fall is right around the corner, we decided it was time to bring you some fall table inspiration. We decided to incorporate Pantone’s color of the year: living coral, into this Fall set up.

Let us know what you think!


The Flower Studio incorporated the ever popular, pampas grass to give this table a true Fall feel with some extra texture, with touches of subtle coral roses throughout.


We paired the table settings with a blush beaded charger, blush and sand satin napkins and a wooden napkin ring to compliment the warm and coral tones of the centerpiece.


We decided to use black flatware to bring in some moodiness and crystal stemware for some added elegance.

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So the question stands… Are you ready for Fall? Because it will be here before we know it! Let’s get together and set up your perfect Fall table.


Photography by Jerry Hayes Photography

Floral by The Flower Studio

Location by Westwood Country Club

Rentals by Premiere Events

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Textures we love

We are all about bringing texture into your wedding or event and a simple, but fun, way to do that is through your linens and/or napkins.
Using textures like our velvet or panama linens adds depth and “pizzazz” to your decor.

Need to see what we mean? Here are some examples of how you can incorporate texture into your table decor:

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Paige Vaughn Photography


Southern Charm Photography

Fairmont Hotel

Christina Carroll Photography

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Honey Gem Creative


Jerry Hayes Photography

See how using a textured linen or napkin adds an extra element into your table decor? Do you love texture as much as we do?

Need even more inspiration? Head over to our Pinterest or come by one of our showrooms to start playing today!

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