June 17, 2013
Whenever we get the chance to show off our inventory, we say YES! And whenever we hear that a photo shoot which we have “outfitted” is going to be published, we say YIPPEE! Well, that was the case with this styled photo shoot by Angela Cappetta, photographer, on location at Full Moon Farm in Medusa, NY. Take a look here, at this rustic, Bohemian-chic styled wedding shoot. We love the way our new all-wood farm tables, cross-back chairs and vintage china transformed this empty barn into a glamorous setting! Add to that our chevron runners, lanterns and new rustic bar, and you have yourself a swoon-worthy photo shoot…that will be featured in the next edition of Well Wed Magazine! Woohoo!
Venue: Full Moon Farm Medusa, NY
Photographer: Angela Cappetta
Dress: “Magdalene” by The Cotton Bride
Fascinator: Custom merino w/tea stained netting by Jeremy Wilson Creations
Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Norton of True Grace Makeup
Flowers: Rose Red and Lavender
Inventory: Classical Tents
Cinematography: Bryan Sarkinen
Stationery: The Pink Orange
Art Director: Tara Consolati
Day of Coordinator/Producer: Shannon Whitney
June 1, 2013
Recently, we’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of some fabulous styled photo shoots. This particular one, at Hancock Shaker Village, was actually two shoots in one, photographed by Tricia McCormack Photography and Jaclyn L. Photography and styled by Tara Consolati, marketing + pr. The first style was one that was modern, bright, preppy, but set against a farm background, and incorporated our new all-wood farm tables with turned legs, our new cross-back chairs, our new mod flatware and square china and a bright smattering of our finest linens! And check out these gorgeous bright flowers by Bella Flora! We love this fun look!
The second style of that day was one that was rustic/vintage chic, and for this we used our farm-top tables, cross-back chairs and very popular vintage china and glassware. The barn was beautifully lit by Rob Alberti, and floral design for the vintage style was Carolyn Valenti Flowers. We’ve attached some of our favorite images from that day…it was hard to choose just a few! Be sure to notice our brand-spankin’ new rustic chic bar!
May 30, 2013
April 4, 2013
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?
March 27, 2013
As a rental company specializing in tent and goods rentals for weddings and big events, part of our job is to keep an eye on emerging trends. This, by the way, also happens to be one of our favorite parts of the job! When “rustic chic” was becoming a movement, we were among the first to provide you with farm-top tables and benches, burlap runners, grapevine balls for lighting, and so on. And if you recently heard that food trucks and chevron patterns were all the rage, you can surely bet that we’ve already covered it here (and probably added most of the trends to our rental inventory!).
At Classical Tents, we truly pride ourselves on our ability to spot the latest trends and act quickly to source out the items that you’re going to want for your next event. How do we do it? Well, for one thing, we have a staff that lives, eats and breathes “all-things-wedding” and as far as trends go, many of them keep cycling back around. But one of our favorite ways to stay on top of the trends is to follow several of the top wedding blogs. In fact, there’s actually a website that lists the top 100 wedding blogs, and many of our faves are on there. In addition to your tried-and-true Martha Stewart Weddings or Style Me Pretty sites, you’ll find blogs like Junebug Weddings and Green Wedding Shoes…and even a couple called Br0ke-Ass Bride and Bitchless Bride!
And it’s always exciting to watch the success of our favorite online wedding sources…just telling us that we’re keeping an eye on the right crowd. Take Sweet Violet Bride, for example. This blog, showcasing nature-inspired brides, recently announced that they’re launching a new wedding magazine, in addition to the online presence! And we’re just tickled pink to see the beautiful, glossy pages that stem from this establishment!
So if you ever find yourself questioning if you should go with the fake mustaches or metallic, embossed wedding cakes, you can rest assured that if you hop on over to our blog, you’re quite likely to find your answer. And if it isn’t on our pages, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone or shoot us an email! We can tell you what you need to know!
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