Posted By: Elizabeth Alicot - Posted On: Wednesday, June 24, 2015  Comments: (0)

I get a lot of emails from readers with questions about how to create specific elements of a party like table settings, dessert tables, backdrops, etc. I’ve decided this year I will try and tackle as many of the basic “how to’s” as I can. I tend to forget that even though I can look at a photo’s contents piece by piece to analyze “what works” and why it works, many home entertainers don’t see things in that way. I’m going to try to break it down for you as best I can to help you design prettier parties for you and your guests.

I’ll start with my favorite point of display – the seated table. Specifically I want to talk about the importance of centerpieces and how to arrange them for the most visually pleasing effect.  Using some of my own favorite table designs as examples, here are my secrets to a fabulous centerpiece arrangement.

Sometimes small organic items can go a long way (and without incurring too much cost)

Tile can also serve as a creative runner and can be mixed and matched and used in many different ways.

Final Tips to Remember:

  • Table Runners – Don’t forget about adding table runners. These can add visual interest without taking up table space. Use fabric off the bolt, rolls of craft paper or wrapping paper, ribbon, or other items to create a runner effect.
  • Long Narrow banquet tables – Create mini vignettes down the middle; Create symmetry with simple items that look equally pretty from all sides.
  • Dining Room tables – These are usually much wider and provide more space to create large focal points such as a great flower arrangement or large vases.
  • Round tables – Fill the center of the table with a single vignette that showcases something unique at each direction; Using one large flower arrangement is a classic choice here.

Posted By: Elizabeth Alicot - Posted On: Tuesday, December 30, 2014  Comments: (0)

 We are obsessed with Tassel Balloons - they are for every occasion and make quite the impression without spending a ton!



Posted By: BcVogue Support - Posted On: Wednesday, June 11, 2014  Comments: (0)


Ombré comes from the French word meaning “shaded.” It can also be described as a gradation of colors from dark to light, which can sometimes be in the form of different-hued stripes but always in the same color family.
The ombré craze started out in the fashion world and has since worked its way over into all areas of wedding design, especially for spring and summer weddings.

Having such a theme at your wedding adds depth and layers to the event’s aesthetic. For example, you can take a long table and line it with floral arrangements that start out the darkest shade of pink on one end and then gradually end up with the lightest shade of pink on the other, adding more visual interest than row after row of identical centerpieces.  Check out this latest wedding planned by TC Events and photographed by Emily Harris Photography.

What’s so great about this trend is the many ways it can be incorporated into your wedding, from programs to favors to even wedding dresses.  Another example: bridesmaids wearing dresses in varying shades of the same color, giving some texture and a looser feel to those group portraits than you’d have if all of the bridesmaids’ gowns matched each other perfectly.