By: ELIZABETH LEIGHTON
YOU DON’T NEED TO WAIT UNTIL THE HOLIDAYS TO ROLL OUT VELVET!
Velvet has resurfaced in a variety of shades. From dusty roses to deep teals, textured velvet is adding dimension to what would otherwise be a blasé color palette. We invited the New Orleans and Company sales team over for afternoon in early March. They do such a great job promoting our city for conventions so it was time to toast them.
We played off of the colors found right outside of our room- the misty views of the Mississippi
River. We set the table with a cool blue velvet tablecloth and added a touch of spring with a
geometric blue napkin. Had this been an Autumn event, I would have paired it with maroon or
sapphire blue. The table cloth in this hue would have been washed out if it was a polyester
blend, but the velvet helped enough to the point it could have stood on its own.
VELVET IS NOT JUST FOR LINENS.
THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO ADD ON THIS DAINTY TOUCH.
This Claire Magnolia guest book that I found on etsy can long take a permanent spot on your
coffee table after your wedding. As the chapters of your life unfold, have house guests leave
little notes and turn your guest book into a memory book.
Velvety leaves tied with a blue velvet ribbon for boutonnieres.
One of my favorite ideas - provide a velvet monogrammed ribbon for your florist to wrap your
bouquet in! These ribbons can be found at large craft chains such as Hobby Lobby or Michael’s.
Next simply bring to your local monogram shop and have it monogrammed with your wedding
cipher, a meaningful psalm, or a loved one’s name. If you added names and dates, this could
be passed down from generation to generation.
Lounge furniture by Lovegood Rentals
Is there such thing as too much velvet? We recommend staying away from Red Velvet for the
groom’s cake. Trust us, you do not want this red stain on your dress or your guests’ smiles!