Friday, December 5, 2008

Safari Chic - Decor

For our Safari Chic Wedding, the key elements to the overall decor will be candlelight, texture, and incorporating items from nature to create an environment that is elegant but still reminiscent of the African Safari.

Candlelight sets the mood in an inexpensive way. This photo from Totally Tabletops shows how simple candles with branches and rocks creates a striking display. And check out those zebra print chair covers!These textured wood candles from Cost Plus World Market would be perfect for our Safari Chic wedding.

And I'm loving these rattan votive holders also from Cost Plus World Market.

Continuing the idea of adding texture to the table, these rattan chargers from Cost Plus World Market will dress up the table and be the perfect base for more formal china.Something as simple as doing a place card on top of a piece of burlap is so inexpensive yet makes a great detail on the table. (photo from Toast and Tables)And if you don't have burlap handy, how about a simple green leaf tucked inside the napkin. Talk about inexpensive, but gives the table that extra special touch. (photo from Vintage Design Co.)
Because our bride, Sandra, wants to use leopard print in the wedding, this leopard grosgrain ribbon from Bags and Bows, would be a great accent to add as trim to vases or centerpieces.
The welcome drink for Sandra's wedding will take place in an outside garden. Creating a lounge area like this one from the Sparkliatti blog, wouldn't be very hard to do. Simply use red fabric to drape on tables and seating areas, add strategically placed leopard print pillows, and of course candles, and you've got one fantastic lounge area!


sandra said...

THANK YOU so much for your tips and ideas! i loved every single ideas and tips specially the decorations and invitations.

K Sherrie+Co Planning Atelier said...

Ooooh. . .loving the zebra! Nice.

Anne said...

I really enjoy your decoration tips - the leaf in the napkin adds such a natural touch! Keep up the good posting. -Anne

ZenadiaDesign said...

This is so great!! I love the lounge area!