Copper Flatware - one of our current obsessions

Sarah Seven Photography
Sarah Seven Photography

A couple this week wanted to add another color to their palate because there was just too much pink and white. While the Groom was a-okay with these colors, as it is not too girlie despite them, the Bride felt she needed a kick of blue. She said the look made her feel "too young". She'd been day dreaming about the details and did not want to change anything out that she had already planned. I suggested changing the chair cushions to a light steel blue and we'd work in a big of light grey or blue with the florals.

Think in terms of changing up what you know you already have to use. I tend to steer away from an overcrowded table – you want to be able to see all the hand-picked details and the food on your plate for that matter.

Think about adding color and texture to your specialty napkin, champagne flute, chair cushion, small pillows for some chairs, and of course Flatware, rather than adding another bow or extra votives.

Gladys Jem Photography
Gladys Jem Photography

I happen to love Flatware. (I also have a little obsession with it being laid down as straight as can be, polished to perfection). Think of your Flatware as pieces of jewlery.

This year I am all over the Copper Flatware. At first glance, Copper may seem upscale yet it can add an appropriate level of elegance to any aesthetic. It matches almost any color scheme; pastels, modern black and white events, a bling to the grey and yellow, and it’s perfectly beautiful laid down on a basic white tablecloth.

Not necessary but you may want to add a copper rimmed glass to tie it in. It is a good idea that you see the rentals first to make sure the exact shades match. Some Copper is brushed with a little more gold, while other shades have a bit of pink. There are also mercury selections, like votives, hurricanes and glasses that are brushed with a copper like color on top of silver mercury. These are nice bling additions as well if you are looking for alternatives to silver, mercury or not.

Jonathan Ivy Photography
Jonathan Ivy Photography
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