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3 Tips for Creating a Seasonal Tablescape

Two of my favorite holidays are almost here...Thanksgiving and Christmas! I literally can not wait to gather together with my family in a couple weeks over ham, macaroni and cheese, collard greens and more as we celebrate ALL the many things we have to be thankful for. I hope I didn't just make you too hungry :-) Plus, I may or may not be pulling out my Christmas tree next week (don't judge me)! If you too are totally enjoying this season and all it brings then today's post is just for you. 

Whether you are hosting your family's holiday gatherings at your home or not, this time of year is full of cheer - and likewise our homes should be, too! Obviously, the event designer in me is drawn to fun home decor projects, but often times with the busyness of life and executing sensational soirees and weddings, I don't get to implement everything I've dreamt up in my mind and/or on Pinterest. However, this time of year I make zero excuses, and LOVE decorating my home for the holidays. This year, I'm excited to let you take a peek into some of my decorating projects, and give you some inspiration to get you in the decorating mood, too. 

For all my homemakers, today I'm happy to be sharing my 3 tips for creating a seasonal tablescape, perfect for your dining room:

1. Come up with a concept first

If you are anything like me, places like Home Goods, Target, Michaels and more might get you into trouble if you don't go with a plan. To be honest, sometimes even with a plan, I might grab more items than I really need in a given store run. However, with a plan you are less likely to get tons of things you don't need. Trust me, winging it by coming up with everything for your tablescape while you're in the store is not the way to go. First come up with a concept, and it can be a loose concept, such as simply determining a Thanksgiving and/or Christmas related theme or the style of your tablescape. Then, determine things you might need to bring your tablescape to life and look around your home to see what things you already have, such as chargers, flatware, vases, etc. Lastly, headed out to the store with a budget and list, so that you can stay on track. Even if your store list isn't super detailed because you want to be open to unique items you might find in the store, that's totally fine, but at least have an overall concept in mind, so that you aren't trying to mesh the nutcracker and pumpkins together. 

2. Incorporate warm or festive colors

In terms of color palettes, Thanksgiving is recognizable for rich fall colors such as brown, gold, orange and other earth tones. Then Christmas just a month later is all about reds, greens, metallics, white and other bright colors that make you think of ornaments and holiday cheer. When putting together your tablescape, be sure to incorporate some of your favorite colors of the season to bring your tablescape to life.

3. Add decorative seasonal elements

What better opportunity than the holidays to express your creativity. Whether the style of tablescape you're going for is fun, festive, classic, rustic or glam, add decorative elements that bring out your style and reflect the season. You can choose anything from miniature reindeer figurines to pine cones to ornaments to add some flair and character to your table. When adding decorative elements consider small accents for place settings, table centerpieces or a full table runner of decor. 

I hope these tips have you all inspired to bring the joy of the season into your home! What other ways do you enjoy decorating this time of year? Share your ideas in the comments section, as well as how you think I pulled off my Fall tablescape. 

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

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FALL in love

Happy Friday and Hello Fall! The new season officially kicked off on this past Wedding Wednesday, so I'm excited to share some wedding inspiration for all the lovers out there getting ready to say "I do".  With pumpkins, Fall leaves, and warm colors, this is truly a perfect time to fall more in love and tie the knot!

A must on your Fall wedding planning to do list is inviting your guests in style! I love working with Carlson Craft because the invitation options are truly limitless and the quality is amazing! Check out a few of my favorite Fall inspired invitations available in my invitation shop today, and as an added bonus you will receive 20% off of your order for a limited time with promo code: 20offorder.

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Aren't these invitations perfect for a Fall themed wedding?! For more Fall wedding inspiration, check out my "FALL in love" Pinterest board. You can also email info@sensationalsoirees.com for a complimentary consultation, as there are a couple spots available this Fall for day/month of coordination.

What are some fun things you have planned for the Fall? Share in the discussion section of this post.

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

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Fall Fashion for Wedding Guests...Under $99!

Happy first day of Fall! I don't know about you, but I've been anxious for this season and the fashion fun it brings. I'm all too thrilled to pull out my jackets, boots, scarves and more. In addition, the beautiful autumn weather and foliage makes Fall a very popular wedding season! By now, most brides, grooms and their bridal party have their Fall wedding fashion set. However, guests of these Fall weddings are likely to still be in limbo about their looks. For all the ladies out there who are still on the hunt for that perfect dress to wear to your friends or relative's big day, we are here to help! When it comes to fashion, I'm big on 3 things: style, savings and online shopping. So naturally, I love Neiman Marcus Last Call because they have so many luxe looks for less. When I was recently shopping on their website, I ran across an abundance of looks that would be perfect for wedding guests. Not to mention, they are currently having an extra 30% off  promotion which ends today. Needless to say I got excited, and I had to share the sensational savings info with all of you.

In case you get overwhelmed with all the fabulous fashion at Last Call, I've narrowed my favorites down to a top 10 list below, each currently under $99. My fashion list covers both daytime and evening weddings, and my picks are perfect darker hues to tie into Fall.

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We hope you enjoy this wedding season! Don't forget to pair your wedding fashion with the perfect accessories, heels and jacket to complete your fabulous Fall look. Tell us about your Fall fashion must haves in the discussion section of this post. Happy Shopping!

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

 

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Hello Fall Wedding Season

I’m sure we have all noticed the change in the weather, as Fall is upon us! Many couples enjoy getting married in the beautiful, not too hot, and not too cold Fall season. In addition, many venues offer more affordable pricing starting in mid to late Fall…and lets be honest, we all love a good deal! As you prepare to enjoy the upcoming pre-wedding and wedding festivities, enjoy some photos that inspired us for this wedding season.

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Photo Credit: Style Unveiled

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Photo Credits:  Sortrature| Huffington Post

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Photo Credits: Whimsy Decor | Martha Stewart Weddings

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Photo Credits: The Knot

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Photo Credits: The Examiner | Style Me Pretty

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Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty

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Are you planning a wedding this fall, but haven't secured a wedding coordinator, as of yet? If so, contact us today to learn about our "day of wedding coordinator" service at sensationalsoirees@ymail.com.

Sensationally Yours,

Shalyce

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