We had an awesome setup at the A View Vendor Night if I do say so myself. We decided on an elegant black and white theme with lots of greenery and floral patterns, marble and calligraphy. And when I say “we,” I mean that A View chose our colors and we got to run with it 🙂 A View provided the tables, chairs, silverware, goblets, napkins, and runners and we added to their elegant foundation. Our decor was on trend and really beautiful, imho. One of my favorite setups that we’ve done in a while and I’m sad that we couldn’t get any pro pics of it. Instead, here are some BBE pics!
We set up 3 tables and a head table. The 2 rounds on the side had really similar centerpieces – white flowers and greenery in a black rectangular box vase framed by white candlesticks (for a real wedding, they would be LEDs) and – one of my favorite details – hexagonal marble table numbers.
One table had marble place cards and a black, white, and blush menu and the other table had tile place cards and vellum menus. Don’t mind the gold calligraphy. That’s why I stick to planning 😉 Vellum is so beautiful. It’s slightly transparent like frosted glass and there are so many possibilities with this material. Love it!
The head table had 4 all white arrangements on it for a luxe vibe. The vase had a beautiful black and white floral print on it which was my other favorite detail.
And then, we put all of our goodies on the middle round table – biz cards, some NWD magazines open to Allysa and Tyler’s feature <3, and a few mini pricing guides. Plus we had a tall centerpiece on that table to complete the display.
The only problem this day was the weather. We started setting up in the afternoon but by the time we were done it was snowing pretty heavily. And my car is not an SUV, it’s a small car, granted it’s not a smart car but it is small enough that more than one person has hit their head when trying to get into it. So there’s that. After we set up at A View, I needed to go home to change out of my normal setup clothes (t shirt and sweatpants) into something more professional. In normal weather and decent driving conditions, the venue is about a 5 minute drive away from my house.
However, during that drive in the snow, I almost slid into an intersection while barely going downhill, drifted unintentionally while turning left at a different intersection, and slid all over the place in my neighborhood which isn’t abnormal but it doesn’t help. So it’s no surprise that whenever I drive my car in the snow, my hands shake really badly because it’s basically a death trap. And none of this is an exaggeration which is why we spent hours setting up and multiple days planning for the Vendor Night but didn’t actually go back to the venue to attend and meet couples 🙁 And I was really torn but #theplannerinme was glad that I didn’t have to make that treacherous drive home even later at night, after the sun had set, on a road with no street lights. So it was a learning experience but there is no shame in our game and we definitely will need to plan carefully for any future winter weddings we book (if any!)
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