Ribbon ceiling treatment makes the most of ocean breezes

October 1, 2018

A beachfront reception takes advantage of breezes off the southeastern Georgia coast. A private beachfront home on Sea Island, Ga., the colors of a sunset and ocean breezes combined for a dreamy tented summer wedding by Tara Guérard of Tara Guérard Soirée, Charleston, S.C. White gable tents were the perfect choice for a decor plan …

Clearly Classy Events combines modern and natural elements for a Texas wedding

August 1, 2018

Floral by Flora Fetish. Photo by Bryant Hill Media. Johnell Huebner’s clients wanted the guests at their 2017 wedding reception “to feel like they were stepping off the back patio and overlooking a gorgeous estate.” The owner of Clearly Classy Events, based in Austin, Texas, brought that vision to life under a clear 50-by-100-foot Losberger …

Sophisticated tented rehearsal dinner

June 1, 2018

A tented rehearsal dinner sets the tone for a sophisticated wedding weekend. A destination wedding on Lake Superior’s Madeline Island is as challenging as it is picturesque, with every person and item needing to be ferried to the site. For a July 2017 rehearsal dinner, Après Event Decor & Tent Rental of Minnetonka, Minn., installed …

Nautical decor gets a feminine touch under a wedding tent in Maryland

April 1, 2018

Elle Ellinghaus, founder of Elle Ellinghaus Designs, Baltimore, Md., has a hard time choosing a favorite element from a tented wedding reception at Kirkland Manor, along Maryland’s Miles River. Under a tent installed by Eastern Shore Tents and Events LLC, Chestertown, Md., Ellinghaus combined a feminine blush and white palette with subtle nautical decor and …

TentLogix and Stonehouse Events turn an empty lot into a high-end wedding venue

December 1, 2017

A striking color scheme and exquisite details come together under tents that weren’t originally in the plan. A Tampa, Fla., couple selected a venue under construction for their May 2017 wedding in the hopes of giving their 450 guests a new experience. But five months before the celebration, they learned that the venue wouldn’t be …

Natural décor inspires Texas Hill Country wedding

October 1, 2017

Elements of the Texas Hill Country are woven into a sophisticated design scheme. When Maureen Reibel of Elegant Events, San Antonio, Texas, set out to create a June wedding in the Texas Hill Country, she and her clients took inspiration from the spectacular landscape as opposed to ranch stereotypes—no sunflowers, cowboys boots or Mason jars …

Black-tie affair meets southern charm

August 1, 2017

Details bring warmth and a sense of home to a formal wedding reception. Can a black-tie affair also radiate southern charm? Shelly Fortune of Shelly Fortune Event Design, Lexington, Ky., set out to combine the two motifs for a tented wedding reception celebrating a couple who desired both formality and intimacy in their event. Fortune …

A tented wedding on Lake Michigan

June 1, 2017

When the sun sets on Sleeping Bear Bay in Glen Arbor, Mich., on just the right night with just the right amount of clouds, the sky explodes with an interaction of color worthy of an impressionist’s palette. Alicia Caldecott, founder of A Day in May Event Planning and Design LLC of Traverse City, Mich., and …

City meets country

April 1, 2017

Bliss Productions combines a couple’s contrasting personalities into one tented celebration. A glam-loving bride and a cattle rancher groom turned to Lindsay Wiggins, owner of Bliss Productions of San Clemente, Calif., to unite their styles for an intimate tented wedding. The results combined elegance with casual, romantic charm for 60 guests at Montage Laguna Beach …