As you are exploring (obsessively pinning), and turning the pages of every wedding magazine that exists, you are going to see a variety of styles. Developing your own style is very important to us as your wedding planner as we begin the design process. What is important is narrowing in on your design taste & preferences and then collaborating on how to bring those to life through your wedding design. In our style series, we wanted to highlight a few styles to show you what may work for your big day!

This week we are featuring classic ballroom elegance. This is for the bride that is looking for timeless in her wedding design. To me ballroom weddings are over the top in the best way–crystal chandeliers, classically round floral design, formal dinner setting. When a client asks for a more classic, ballroom design profile, I envision a traditionally round bouquet, tied tightly with a bride in a classic type of cut gown, groom in a black tux, and our bridesmaids in formal gowns. Normally, in these design profiles we have more of a traditional monogram in our paper elements. I also like to be sure the colors compliment the ballroom we are in, not compete with it. For seating, I like a chavari chair as I think it is best suited for this type of look. We also normally see the use of candelabras in the floral design or a fluted glass vase for the tall floral element. While classic and elegant are what we do best, don’t be afraid to pull in some current trends in your wedding design. Maybe pulling in an accent color that is current to give your wedding a fresh look. Using a sub font design on your reception printed items like your cups, and favors for some fun are ways to freshen up the look. Classic and elegant doesn’t have to be stuffy!