This week has been FULL of wedding-related events, beginning with the Hudson Wedding Showcase on Sunday and culminating with a styled photo shoot for Well Wed Magazine (or Style Me Pretty…word is they both want it now!) yesterday and Wednesday at Full Moon Farm in Medusa, NY. And whenever we get a chance to showcase our beautiful farm tables alongside our vintage mismatched china, chevron runners, new rustic bar, crossback chairs and a whole smattering of lanterns, we say YES, YES, YES!!!
Care for a sneak peak of this bohemian-chic wedding shoot? Here you go!
Photography by Angela Cappetta.
Hair and Make-up by True Grace Makeup and Christopher Burt.
Styling by Tara Consolati, marketing + pr.
When it comes to wedding design, we often mention the ubiquitous “rustic chic” or “vintage” look that we keep seeing, especially throughout New England. But a new trend is coming along (not to replace “rustic chic”, mind you, but with an alternative “chic” appeal…), called “Industrial Chic.” At first glance, the untrained eye might think, “It all looks the same to me,” but when you’re in “the biz” you know that Industrial Chic incorporates more “found” industrial objects (think old mill/factory salvage pieces, metal stools, etc.) and metal elements.
Industrial Chic is really a nice blend of warm and cold, if you will. It’s taking some gorgeous florals and placing them in paint buckets, or showcasing a bar (or tables) made primarily from salvaged wood with a galvanized top.
We recently posted that we’ve added several new all-wood tables to our inventory, and now we’re adding some industrial elements as well, such as our new metal-topped bars. We’re currently working on a plan to unveil these new pieces, so be on the lookout for a “grand opening” of sorts, likely in an unusual location…(you know, we just can’t do anything boring and ordinary)!
Take a look at these images, and let us know what you think. Are you more “rustic chic” or “industrial chic” and how will you incorporate these design styles into your next event?
January 28, 2013
It probably goes without saying that if you’re planning a “rustic chic” event, you’re probably going to include some farm tables somewhere in your decor…if not EVERYWHERE! And in case you didn’t know…”rustic chic” is one trend that isn’t going away anytime soon. (which is good, because we really like it anyway!)
We were the first rental company in the Berkshires to bring you rustic farm-TOP tables, made from reclaimed barn board (and with barn board benches and flooring to match), but this year we’re adding even more tables to our rental line! These tables are 8 feet in length and are all wood, with simple tapered legs. With these tables, you’ll not need to order table linens to cover the whole thing. These are simply stunning either “linen-less” or with a simple runner down the center (we love them paired with our real linen runners)!
If you’ve been searching for the perfect farm table for your wedding or next event, look no further than Classical Tents. We’ve got what you need, whether it’s wood from top to bottom, or just a little “farm” on the top! Call our showroom to book your visit, then swing by to see all the goodies we have to offer! Happy planning!
December 18, 2012
If you’re at all familiar with Classical Tents’ work, you already know that we are constantly updating our inventory. Not only do we upgrade and maintain our existing pieces (and filter out the stuff that just isn’t working anymore), but we are always staying on top of the trends and “dotting our i’s” with what’s hot (or haute?). Right now we’re anxiously awaiting a new line of flatware, some new glassware and some gorgeous (and customer requested) crossback chairs!
If you’re thinking about having a rustic chic wedding or just love the look of simple, elegant “country”, then these may be just what you’re looking for. We already have our rustic farm house benches for that truly rustic appeal, our Chivari ballroom chairs (when paired with our farm top tables, it raises the elegance level of rustic chic), and now these will be something perfectly in between.
We’ve assembled some photographs of events using crossback chairs, and we just love how they seem to add a warmth to the room. What do you think? Do you have a favorite chair in mind for your next event?
November 20, 2012
As you are probably already aware, Classical Tents is one of the major sponsors of the annual Lenox Wedding Tour–a scouting trip inviting luxury planners and bridal media to get a sampling of the Berkshires. One of our favorite parts of the Tour is the Table Design Challenge (which really isn’t a “challenge” at all…we just never got around to changing the name!). Each guest is invited to design a table scape, using props, rental items from Classical Tents, flowers by Seagroatt Riccardi and a great big dose of their own personalities! The designers are given a choice of “inspiration invitations” (this year, provided by The Pink Orange) around which to base their designs. What was amazing to me was that two or three of the planners chose the same invitation, yet their tables looked so incredibly different! A real eye-opener to the fact that everyone sees things differently!
Our Challenge was held in the Cranwell ballroom, and the place was literally transformed! It was such a joy to feel the creative energy that was buzzing around the room, and later that evening, we all had dinner at those very tables. It was a really neat way for the public (this event was open to the public for a fee) to catch a glimpse of what the Tour is all about.
Take a look at some of the images of the tables our guests designed. And remember, this is just a sampling! There will surely be much more to come!
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