Saturday, January 4, 2014

Savannah and Shane

Wow, its been July since we posted last? Okay - we win the award for the worst bloggers but ya know, the holidays always take over our lives. But, we had quite a few weddings this fall and all of the beautiful photos are making their way to our inbox - and we cannot wait to share! Up first is an adorable wedding at the beautiful Legends Ranch. This couple was so sweet and we were happy to provide a few rentals for their big day. All of these beautiful images are by the amazing Chelsea Nicole.

Chalkboard welcoming the guests

Custom chalkboard sign

One of our white chippy doors across two of Legend's wine barrels

Custom design for our gray ornate frame


White folding screen

White sideboard

Chalkboard door

Wedding Venue: Legends Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada / Vintage Rentals: The Wooden Trunk / Table/Chairs Rentals: RSVP Rentals  Day-of Coordination: Scheme Events / Flowers: Carolyn Gray, the groom's mom /Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Inspiration: Doors

How amazing is it that something as simple as an old door can add such a fabulously shabby touch to your wedding?! So amazing! And that's why we love to use them in about every way possible. We just love the rustic look an old door presents... the chippier the better!! So let us gaze at some super gorgeous examples of our favorite ways to incorporate old doors into your special event...

Ceremony Backdrop-

How gorgeous are these!?! Take a few perfectly shabby doors, add some shelf brackets and viola!!


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 Entry-

We also love the idea of using old doors to create your own entryways...

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Photo Props-

Photo booths are such a great touch to any wedding. How cute would your guests look in front of these fabulous doors?

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 Chalkboards-
Other than being super fab just as decor, doors can serve a purpose and also save you some money on paper! Yay for eco-friendly options!
These old doors have been turned into a chalkboard and used to display the event's menu, but you could also use it for a seating chart, event program or a welcome message. 

Chalkboard Door available to rent from The Wooden Trunk. Image by Chelsea Nicole.

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 Escort Cards -
 Doors are perfect for displaying escort cards. Here they have used frames and turf (and lots of gorgeous flowers), but you could use other materials such as chalkboards, cord, or tin with magnets.

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Vintage keys are always a fab touch.
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Really, old doors are gorgeous where ever you decide to place them. :)
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Doors available to rent from The Wooden Trunk. Image by Chelsea Nicole.

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We hope this helps to give you some ideas on how to incorporate doors into your big day or your next event. Contact us for more information!

Happy Planning! 
xoxo, Jillian and Danielle


Monday, June 17, 2013

Inspiration: Wood Ladders

We had such great feedback from our first inspiration post on how to incorporate our wine barrels into your wedding/event and we are so excited to bring you our next edition - wood ladders! We currently have three a-frame ladders and one straight ladder - all wood and beautifully rustic.

Here are a few of our favorite ways you could use our wood ladders...

Ceremony Backdrop -

Use two of our a-frame ladders and our straight ladder across the top to create an "arch." The straight ladder makes it easy to hang things like poms, mason jars with flowers, etc. and the a-frame ladders are perfect to place more floral arrangements or various eclectic elements.

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Place the straight ladders across the top of four of our old doors for a more substantial look. 

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Hang backdrop elements between two a-frame ladders without the use of the straight ladders. We love the personal touch of the book pages below but you could also hang rag garland, tassel fringe, etc.

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You don't even need to use an element between the ladders - just the ladders on their own is simple and beautiful.

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Escort Card Display -

Hang escort cards in between two a-frame ladders with a couple simple floral arrangement as accents.

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Display photos of loved ones who couldn't be at the wedding or old wedding photos of family members along with the escort cards.

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Use the straight ladders to also hang various decorative elements along with the escort cards.

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Accents -

Hang sentimental photos to display at the reception.

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Hang blankets for guests to keep warm or lay out to sit on the grass if outside.

Ladders & styling by The Wooden Trunk. Image by Chelsea Nicole


Run boards between steps to hold random decor items like sparklers for grand exit, photos, or even favors.

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Dessert/Drink Displays -

Place boards across steps to create shelves to display desserts, decor, favors, or mason jar/drink cups.

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There are so many possibilities with ladders and if you use a little creativity we think they make a great, unique addition to weddings or events.Contact us for more information about our ladders available for rent today!

Happy Planning,
Jillian and Danielle

Monday, June 10, 2013

Danielle's Bridal Shower

About a month ago Little Vegas Wedding Blog featured Danielle's bridal shower...and since we never blogged about the details we figured better late than never!

The shower was held at Gordon Biersch, one of Danielle's favorite restaurants. We love bridal showers at restaurants because they eliminate the stress of preparing food and providing tables/chairs/plates/napkins/ etc. and you can just focus on some decor...oh, and the best part - no clean up! Danielle's wedding was very rustic so I decided to do something a tad more "modern" and colorful. Our overall color scheme was navy blue, aqua, yellow, and pink with a baking theme. Ali McGhie was sweet enough to take these great photos for us...

We set up a long family style table on the patio
DIY flowers from Whole Foods in our aqua mason jars...easy peasy :)

We fancied up these little mason jars with cupcake liner flowers and bakers twine
At each place setting we had the game cards, a drink ticket, and the cookie favors (that my wonderful husband made...they're Danielle's favorite) We even made sure to have pink pens & paper clips


Above the gift table I hung up a DIY rag garland and frame painted navy with a custom print inside

My favorite picture of Danielle as a baby...not much has changed :)
Tasty cupcakes from The Cupcakery - provided by a bridesmaid

We designed custom prints for around the shower
A jar full of cupcake liners dolled up the gift table

Can't go wrong with cute straws in a cute jar!
For Danielle's guest book I gathered favorite recipes from all of her guests along with a photo of them with Danielle and they each had a place to sign below the recipe

One of the games was to guess Danielle's age in photos which we hung from our white folding screen

Some of the yummy food


Baking themed gift baskets provided by a bridesmaid

Overall, the shower turned out amazing and was lots of fun! We definitely recommend Gordon Biersch for get togethers if you're looking for a space. Everything was very tasty and we loved having the patio all to ourselves!

xoxo,
Jillian