The 411 on Upholstered Chairs

Now that you’re able to tell a Settee from an Empire Style Sofa, let’s move onto our collection of upholstered chairs! No seating lounge is complete without a few upholstered chairs to add a pop of color, charm and a bit of extra seating.  Much like antique sofa’s, upholstered chairs come in quite an array of styles, each with their own name and unique features.

Marsala Upholstered Armchair

Louis XV Rococo Chair
Key Features
Serpentine curves along seat rails, back, arms and legs
Padded seat and back
Padded Arms (French Fauteuil style)
Featured RW Inventory – {Sangria}
Fun Fact – There are also Louis XIII, Louis XIV, and Louis XVI chairs!

Light Blue Upholstered Armchair

Queen Anne Wing Back Chair
Key Features
Upholstered “wings” that rise up from the arm and join the back at a 90-degree or wider angle
High back with slight curve
Cabriole Legs
Fully upholstered arms
Featured RW Inventory – {Skye}
Fun Fact – The wings were originally intended to keep cold drafts from hitting the person sitting in the chair

Blue Patterned Upholstered Chair

Bergère Chair
Key Features
Upholstered Arms, Back & Frame
Flat Back
Featured RW Inventory – {Quincy}
Fun Fact – The bergère took after the wingback’s design

Gold Upholstered Victorian Chair

Victorian Chair
Key Features
Sense of Luxury
Ornate Detailing
Leisurely Comfort
Often upholstered in fine silks with bright colors or floral patterns
Featured RW Inventory – {Diane}
Fun Fact – There are actually many different types of Victorian Chairs, from dining sets to wing back chairs. The chair above is considered a Victorian Nursing Chair, because it sits low and doesn’t have arms.

Happy Fall!

In the spirit of the season, we’re sharing one of our favorite fall inspired bouquets from Candice + Jeff’s intimate ceremony. The bride chose to incorporate simple flowers {roses, calla lilies, daisies, and a small handful of ranunculus} in some stunningly bold colors. What a statement it made against her flowy white gown!

Fall Inspired Bouquet

Photo: Ashley Jane Photography

Real Wedding | Organic Garden Wedding

We had the best time providing coordination services for Brooke + Travis’ Cypress Grove Estate House wedding! Not only were they just the sweetest couple, but they had so many swoon-worthy, organic details – can you guess what our favorite is?

Garden Inspired Seating ChartLakeside CeremonyLakeside CeremonyGarden Inspired Tented ReceptionFirst Dance

Photos: Vine & Light Photography

P.S. If you haven’t guessed it yet, our fav detail was the {gorgeous} garland they featured on the gazebo!

Tidbits + Tips | Making it Personal

Weddings are just the most wonderful events, and our team loves when clients add special personal touches! Our sweet UK couple, Fay + Dan, are parents to two fluffy bunnies {and some sweet little kitties} and since they couldn’t make the trip across the pond, the bride had these adorable cake toppers made to incorporate their furry friends into the wedding! What are some personal touches you’re incorporating into your wedding? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know!

Custom Cake Topper

Photo: Snap Photography

Real Wedding | Amanda + Ian

Our sweet clients, Amanda + Ian, are celebrating one happy year of marriage today! We had so much fun helping them plan their destination wedding at the Cypress Grove Estate House – they flew across the pond with a small group of friends + family to tie the knot, and then celebrated with a champagne toast and yummy wedding cake.

White Rose BouquetCypress Grove Estate House Lakeside CeremonySimple White Wedding CakeBride and Groom Cypress Grove Estate House Ceremony

Photos: Ashley Jane Photography

Tidbits + Tips | First Looks

My honey and I are on the fence about doing a first look; what do you think?

One of the first questions we always ask our couples is if they’re considering a first look, or saving the moment for down the aisle. As a team of Southern gals, we understand and appreciate traditions. But if we’re being honest, sometimes you just have to break the rules for pure awesomeness {like a first look}! If you’ve never heard of this term before, let us to break it down for you… A first look is when you + your lovey see each other and take photos before the ceremony.

Here’s why we love this concept:

  • All those jitters you feel before the ceremony will go down tremendously when you get to see your other half first.
  • There’s less pressure with hardly any eyes on you {besides your darling photographer and videographer}. This equals real reactions from your honey and gives you the freedom to say what you want to say to each other without an audience {introverts unite!}.
  • Time. You will save SO MUCH time doing your photos together before the ceremony. You can even squeeze in the bridal party photos pre-ceremony. Save the family portraits for after the I-dos, and enjoy the remainder of cocktail hour with your guests. Hello hors d’oeuvres!

Don’t get us wrong, we love the tradition of waiting for the aisle as well. You’ll be sure to get gorgeous photos either way!


Kati Rosado Photography captured the first look of our sweet June couple, Heidi + Trevor, perfectly. Trevor’s reaction just melts our hearts! All. The. Feels.