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Stonegate Event Rentals

As a wedding planner, I know that the big day is not complete without unique, darling details.  I love to spend hours brainstorming thoughtful touches and custom designs that are sure to create a beautiful day.

Well, lucky for me, Stonegate Event Rentals just made my job about 100% easier with the launch of their new company that offers one-of-a-kind event decor pieces.

Brother and sister team, Ben and Dickie Morris, are the visionaries behind Stonegate — hooray for C-ville natives!  Check out their oh-so-fabulous inventory here!

Photo Credits: Jack Looney; Event Design by just a little ditty

DIY Dessert Buffet

Earlier this week, I shared the fabulous dessert buffets that EyeCandy is now offering to local brides.  However, if the DIY route if more up your ally or fits better within your budget, then here are a few tips and tricks to creating your own display.

First, I like to decide on the color palette.  Will it be a few strong complimentary colors that go with your wedding or party design?  Or, is it going to be all one shade that plays up the different textures?

Display by A. Dominick Events

Next, I start looking for candy and desserts that work within my theme.  Of course, it is important to pick candy that you love.  Candy Warehouse and Economy Candy are both fantastic online resources.

If you are not serving dessert aside from your cake, perhaps you want to have something heavier, like cookies or cupcakes to offer.  I love cookies and macaroons from Albemarle Baking Company and cupcakes from Charlottesville Cupcakes.

Credit: Amy Atlas

Next up, you want to select an array of containers to display the treats.  You can add height with cake stands and you can create depth with a variety of jar shapes.  Local craft stores, Pier 1, The Container Store and Bed, Bath and Beyond all have fabulous options.

Credit: Amy Atlas

To kick it up a notch, you might even want to line the jars with pretty papers and labels from Paper Source. Ask your caterer or rental company for scoops and tongs or purchase a few sets.

Finally, you have to think about how your guests will package their delicacies.  Will it be Chinese-inspired take out boxes?  Perhaps clear plastic self-sealing bags?  Or maybe wax paper baggies?

Has anyone created a fabulous display recently and has insight or tips to share?

Ribbon Chandeliers

A few years ago, we were seeing a lot of chandeliers as decor element…well, all good things come back in style and Beehive Events has a new take on chandeliers using ribbon – I am in L-O-V-E!

The beautiful Sperry Tent by Skyline Tent Company doesn’t hurt, either! That is one good looking tent! Planning by the lovely ladies of Easton Events – pretty, pretty!

Dessert Buffets

I certainly have a sweet tooth and I am a firm believer that there are few things better in life than dessert.  And when styled, dessert can be tasty decor element.

Dessert buffets have been so popular over the last few years. Amy Atlas is probably the best known stylist of these fantastic displays, where she leaves nothing overlooked. Below are some beautiful images that can be used for inspiration. Whether you have a caterer or planner put together such a tablescape, or you do it yourself with grocery store and flea market finds, you can create a fun and interactive display for your guests!

Photography Credit: kellymoore via socialbites

Photography Credit: Amy AtlasElizabeth Anne Designs

Photography Credit: Amy AtlasMartha Stewart WeddingsShauna Younge Dessert Tables