Elegant Sheet Music Inspired Event Decor and Party Ideas

It’s always around this time of year there is a burst of energy, directed at the planning the next season of afternoon luncheons or fundraisers galas. Everyone seems ready to take on their next challenge and plan big grand events. Unfortunately, during this excitement and period of motivation, I often think many event designers and planners seem to think so little of their event decor and concepts. Is it because they are in such a rush in their excitment to keep the planning train moving on schedule? There have been way too many “Night in New York”, or “Great Gatsby”, or even “Evening in Paris” themed events ever done, and I have to assume part of it is due to rushed deadlines and frustration trying to come up with something new and exciting. With that said, I’d like to challenge planners to come up with new and invigorating concepts, pushing their decor vendors to new creations and designs.

A theme that I think would work particularly great for an afternoon luncheon,  a corporate event, or even a symphony fundraiser gala, would be an elegant sheet music inspired event. Think classical instruments, traditional or vintage washed sheet music. I can honestly say out of the many, many events I’ve been a part of over the years, I’ve never seen one like this. It is elegant, and refined. Unique, and also able to be fitted into a larger concept or branding. What I especially like most about this sheet music party decor, is that it could be done with or without floral elements. With proper instruments, some accent candles, and plenty of sheet music accents, it is possible to pull off this concept, without having a huge floral expense.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Elegant Sheet Music Inspired Event Decor and Party Ideas

Elegant Sheet Music Inspired Event Decor and Party Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each element in this week’s elegant sheet music inspired event decor and party ideas board:

French Horn “Sweet Symphony” Music Themed Centerpiece – created and shared by Kristeen Labro Events

Trumpets and Brass Instrument Music Themed Centerpiece – featured on Style Me Pretty

Sheet Music Wedding Table Markers – mentioned in this post on Wedding Bee

Music Themed Wedding Dessert Buffet Display – shared by Antojitos Eventos on Catch My Party

Sheet Music Notes Invitations with Black Accent Ribbon – created and sold by craftypagan on Etsy

Vintage Sheet Music Photo Background – created and sold by FabDrops on Etsy

Be sure to pin your favorite ideas for future reference:

Like pinning ideas for future events and parties? Check out THIS board on Pinterest, with all of my concepts in one place for easy reference.

Have you ever attended a music themed event? Was it with a classical or modern flair?

18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

You can never be too prepared when preparing the perfect champagne bubbly bar! It’s always good to have lots of options and ideas on hand so whenever the need to celebrate strikes, you’re ready. Be it New Year’s, a wedding anniversary, or even a milestone breakthrough, champagne is always in good taste. How you present that champagne, is up to you. From small bar carts, to large tabletop displays, and even into ice carved champagne chillers, there are so many options. I’ve put together some of my favorite ideas that I’ve come by. If you need more ideas, or are looking for inspiration for coordinating food buffet displays, be sure to check out THIS board on Pinterst, where I’ve pinned all of my favorites. Enjoy my top 18 favorite champagne bubbly bar ideas:

18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

18 Champagne Bubbly Bar Ideas

Be sure to see where each of these champagne bar ideas were found and get even more ideas:

Bubbly Bar Sign and Display – as created and sold by WhitWeddingDecor on Etsy

Pop Fizz Clink Champagne Bar in White and Gold – shared by Distinctive Décor Rentals on Catch My Party

Sweet and Sparkly Gold Glitter Bubbly Bar – shared by Hostess with the Mostess

Black and Gold Confetti Bubbly Bar – shared by Lia Griffith

Black and White Stripe New Year’s Eve Champagne Bar – shared by Evite

Bubbly Bar Cart for New Year’s Eve – shared by Anthropologie

Black and White New Year’s Eve Bar – spotted on Pinterest

Modern Gold and Black Cocktail Bar – shared by The Sweetest Occasion

Silver Lined Champagne Spread – shared on Pottery Barn

New Year’s Eve Bar Cart in Black and Gold – shared on Pizzazzerie

Framed Art Quote with Poured Champagne Display – shared on Style Me Pretty

Tassel Fringe Covered Bar in Black, White, and Gold – featured on Polka Dot Bride

Ice Sculpture Stylized Champagne and Caviar Bar – featured on Mariage.com

Regal Bubbly Bar in Black with Gold Accents – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Bubbly Bar with White, Silver, and Gold Balloons – shared by Paula Clemente Woods on CatchMyParty

Gold Glitter Bubbly Bar Cart – shared on Haute Off the Rack

White and Gold Sequined “Pop Fizz Clink” Champagne Station – shared in a roundup on BLovelyEvents

Gold, Pink, and White “Pop Fizz Clink” Champagne Station – shared by Natalie Dressed

Don’t forget to pin your favorites so you can use them at your next soiree:

How do you like to celebrate with champagne?

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Glamorous Gothic Halloween Wedding in Black and Red

Get ready, we are doing a complete 180-degree this week!

Last week I shared a rustic, goth inspired wedding, perfect for a county area with lots of natural landscape to harness, with candles everywhere. This week I present to you a completely different wedding look, created for the glamorous gothic couple that love all things luxurious. Glossy black finishes with the deepest red roses you have ever seen will line every surface your eyes may lay. Black crystals with delicate black lace accentuate everything from the chairs, to the chandeliers in black above. This has the makings of an unforgettable Halloween wedding. All that’s missing is the perfect chamber music faintly heard in the background. Here’s what I had in mind:

Glamorous Gothic Halloween Wedding in Black and Red #thisisUPevents

Glamorous Gothic Halloween Wedding in Black and Red

Be sure to see where I found each of this week’s inspirational ideas for this glamourous gothic Halloween wedding in black and red:

Black and Red Wedding Aisle Runner – shared in a roundup post by Wedding Newsday

Candles on Black Candlestick Aisle Décor Or Centerpiece with Red Roses – shared on United with Love

Black Lace Wedding Invitations – sold by Elegant Wedding Invites

Black Crystal Chandelier – shared in a roundup post on Weddingomania

Red Roses and Black Lace Tiered Wedding Cake – shared in a roundup post on Cake Wrecks

Black Chantilly Lace Chair Corset with Havana Skirt – available through Wildflower Linen

Black on Black Goth Tablescape with Red Accents – shared in a roundup post by Digsdigs

Red and Black Flower Centerpiece with Gothic Flair – spotted on Pinterest

Grand Entrance with Black Drapery and Red Rose Arrangements on Mirror Pedestals – shared by Eventure

Gothic Wedding Bouquet with Red Roses and Black Feathers and Accents – shared on High Society Event Planning

Black and Red Centerpieces with Gold Accents – shared in a roundup post by Destination Wedding Mag

Black Glitter Charger with Red Rose and Napkin Accent Place Setting – spotted on Pinterest

Would you prefer this wedding, or my rustic take on a vintage gothic wedding?

 

 

Rustic Goth Wedding by Candlelight – Halloween Wedding Ideas

There is something so intriguing about themed weddings. The sky is the limit of opportunity when it comes to themed wedding concepts. I really believe a well done, alternative themed wedding, can truely set the tone for a marriage. I say this for this reason: for the couple that really knows themselves and each other, and are in tune enough to break away from the standard white-dress mold and do something bold, develop an extra layer of strength and bonding during the process. As stressful as it is to plan a “traditional” wedding, creating a perfectly themed wedding can be exponentially harder. If you can get through that, you are off to a good start.

And for the couple that is up for the challenge, I present to you this rustic goth wedding by candlelight. I see this as an ideal theme for a wedding around Halloween, or for any evening or dusk timed wedding in a rural area year round. It’s all about playing up the dark of the night!

Here’s what I had in mind:

Rustic Goth Wedding by Candlelight – Halloween Wedding Ideas

Rustic Goth Wedding by Candlelight – Halloween Wedding Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each of these elements:

Branch Centerpiece with Candles and Crystal Accents over Black Tablecloth – shared by Wedding Design Studio

Black Tiered Cake with Flower Accents – featured on 100 Layer Cake

Vintage Skeleton Key Wedding Invitation – designed by Jinaiji on Zazzle

Rustic Cascading Floral Wedding Bouquet – featured on MODWEDDING

Crystal Tree Centerpiece with Candle Accents – spotted on Pinterest

Black Wedding Altar with Rustic Branch Accents and Suspended Light Bulbs – featured on Trendy Bride

Black on Black Table Setting with Candle Centerpiece – shared on LANE

What do you think of this take on a rustic gothic wedding with a touch of sparkles?

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower

You won’t be seeing any baby blues or pinks in this baby shower idea board! Nope, this week’s party inspiration board is for the mom-to-be that loves to mix things up. Unlike some of my more traditional baby shower themes, this week I present you with a bolder baby shower theme. You’ll find richer hues, darker shades, and of course a few handfuls of gold glitter in this twinkle, twinkle, little star themed baby shower.

This baby shower would be AMAZING on a cool and breezy evening, especially on a back patio or yard, when it’s just a little chilly out. Twinkling lights overhead would make for perfect finishing touches, but if you don’t have the space for it, I wouldn’t worry about it. This unique theme makes this a great concept for year round celebrations.

Here’s what I had in mind for this little star themed baby shower:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Baby Shower

Be sure to see where I found each element of this week’s star themed baby shower:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Shower Invitation – created and sold by PaperFoxStudios on Etsy

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Food Display with Chalkboard Backdrop – spotted on Pinterest

Star and Moon Photo Booth and Props – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Glitter Star Invitation Box – spotted on Pinterest

Tiered Star Cake – shared on Events by Kristin

Gold and Black Sequin Food Display – shared by Hostess with the Mostess

Glitter Star Garland – shared on POPSUGAR

Need more ideas for a star and galaxy themed party? Stop by my Pinterest board dedicated to all things star and galaxy party ideas HERE.

What’s one of your favorite baby shower themes you’ve seen?

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Moonlight Masquerade Ball in Black, Purple, and Silver

There’s never a dull moment in life, and there is always a reason to celebrate. With fall right around the corner, I thought I would take this week as an opportunity to do something different for the season. While I’m no serious fan of Halloween (gore is just too over done for my liking), I do like the idea of a thrilling dress up party, and so why not have a marvelous moonlight masquerade ball?

Now, it’s important to note that this is not just any masquerade ball. No, this is a moonlight masquerade ball. It’s darker, a bit mysterious, and a heck of a lot more dramatic. On any given day when you google “masquerade party” or any variation, the go-to images that come up are gold, green, purple the majority of the time. While that is a great combination, with a warm and inviting sense to it, I think it’s over done. So to mix things up, I’ve created a masquerade ball idea board in black, purple, and silver.

Here’s what I have in mind:

Moonlight Masquerade Ball in Black, Purple, and Silver

Moonlight Masquerade Ball in Black, Purple, and Silver

Be sure to find out where each of this masquerade ideas were found:

Black, Silver, and Purple Tablescape and Centerpiece – shared by Lake Receptions

Sparkle Corner / Tinsel Photo Booth Backdrop – shared by James Wagner

Purple, Silver, and Black Masquerade Mask – shared by Damn Right, Masquerade on Tumblr

Grand Draped Entrance – featured on Ashley’s Bride Guide

Glamorous Masquerade Centerpiece with Purple and Silver Mirror – designed by Red Carpet Events & Design

Star Drop Silver, Purple, and Black Invitation – created and sold by DIYPartyInvitation on Etsy

Silver Candelabra Centerpiece with Crystal Accents and a Black and Silver Masquerade Mask – shared by Kapture Vision

Black Chivari Chair with Purple Ribbon and Rhinestone Accent – found in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Would your masquerade ball be more silver or gold?

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Luxurious Halloween Wedding – with Ravens

You know I love a fun, unusual wedding. I pin a LOT of great ideas for that couple who wants something….a little more unique.

But I feel like I ALWAYS see comments or responses along the lines of, “I could never do that,” or “it’s too far out there for me,” or any variation along those lines. And to that, I always think: is it?

Is it really that far out there? Is there REALLY that big of a difference if a color is blue not white? Can it really have a detrimental effect on your wedding? Or at your next party?

For some, it seems that way. Others, have no second thoughts about it. The debate will go on forever, and there is no wrong or right answer. But with increased socializing and media sharing, I believe it will become more and more socially acceptable to trade in some traditions to see new ideas brought to the wedding world. Or at least I hope so!

This week I’ve challenged myself to come up with something that falls halfway between the traditional white wedding, and the all-out goth wedding. White and gold, with subtle touches of black raven make for a very interesting design. The perfect detail that I think brings it all together is the unusual invitation.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Luxurious Halloween Wedding – with Ravens

Check out the links below to find out where I found all of these pieces:

Black and Gold Table Design – created and shared on Hey Gorgeous Events

White, Gold, and Black Masquerade Bird Masks – spotted on Pinterest

Black Feather and Peacock Bouquet – created and sold by ColorOfmay on Etsy

“The Birds” Raven Cookies – tutorial shared on Camille Styles

Black and White Raven Cake – shared in a round up post on MODWedding

White and Crystal Lounge with Black Raven Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Black Feather Décor – spotted in this round up post on Deco Crush

Crow Décor and Black Feathered Wreath – shared on Midwest Living

Feather Neckpiece – spotted on Cultivnation Tumblr

“Crack Me” Black Raven Egg Invitations – custom made and sold by LittleElephantCrafts on Etsy

Could you do a Halloween wedding like this?