Monday, January 28, 2013

Make It Your Own: "Silverware Enhancements"

Whether you are having a buffet or table service, your  guest will be using silverware. You could just lay them next to the dishes, but why not have some fun with them. There are a multitude of fun ways to both display large amounts of silverware and flatware, as well as to accent each guest's set individually.

One easy, and functional way to wrap silverware  is simply wrapped in a colorful or patterned napkin and tied with twine or ribbon. Small strips of fabric, lace, or yarn can add the same amount of detail, but in smaller doeses. Making little pockets out of burlap or paper can be a fun easy way
to contain silverware for the guests as well. Just because you are having a buffet or stations, doesn't mean  you have to lose the fun details. Think about how you could display the silverware at each station or even on each table. Unique containers like teapots, vintage tins, or glassware can be spread out to where each type of silverware is needed most, or pushed together to make a stronger
statement. Items like vintage suitcases, boxes, wicker wine bottle carriers, are some other fun options.

Just have fun with it. It doesn't have to be expensive, utilize what you already have and make it your own. As always, check out other great ideas on the "Make It Your Own" Design Feature Board on MGE's Pinterest Page.



Sunday, January 27, 2013

Future Savannah Wedding: Jared and Katie

Jared Hyatt and Katie Decker

Date Engaged
June 22, 2012

Where did you meet?
We met in Atlanta shortly after I moved into town from Texas. I was getting my masters in
graphic design and art direction and he was getting ready to move to Texas to play baseball.

How did he propose?
He proposed in our living room. I knew he was going to do it I just didn’t know when...he
was overwhelmed at the prospect of looking at antique rings and asked me to help pick it out.
I think he knew what I wanted, he just wanted us to do it together. It was different than how
most couples go about it, but it worked for us.

When is your wedding date?
April 07, 2013

Why did you pick the area you are getting married in?
Jared is into architecture and I’m into history. Wormsloe just completely puts me at loss with
it’s history and beauty- it’s just very serene. We wanted something with that historical and
natural effect.

Where do you reside now?
Atlanta, Georgia

Anything interesting or out of the ordinary you are including in your wedding day? 
I’m wearing a vintage headpiece from the 1920s and Jared has a matching boutinerre. Most of
the items we’ve found for our wedding has some personal touch or historical element to it.
For instance, all the silverware we are using is from the 1940s or older- my mother scoured
Ebay and flea markets so we could have these little touches. To me, it makes it all the more

Photos by Rylee Hitchner. 

We are so very excited that we will be a part of your wedding day! Love the engagement pictures and cannot wait to see the ones from the wedding day. You guys are just beautiful! 
The MGE Team

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Real Savannah Westin Wedding: Jenny & Chris

Savannah Wedding RIngs
Wedding Dress Jenny Chris MG 8
Fall Wedding Bouquet Calla Lilly Bout
Jenny Chris MG 19
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Westin Savannah WeJenny Chris MG 28
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Savannah Wedding plaJenny Chris MG 47
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Westin Savannah WeJenny Chris MG 49
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WEstin Golf Club SJenny Chris MG 65
Jenny Chris MG 66 lantern centerpieces
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Jenny Chris MG 69 Jenny Chris MG 105
Jenny Chris MG 82 Jenny Chris MG 83
Jenny Chris MG 90
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Jenny Chris MG 114

 Thank you to Mackensey Alexander Photography, The Westin, Kiwifleur, JLK Lighting, Beyond Beautiful, All About You DJ, and the other fabulous vendors that made Jenny and Chris's day fabulous! XO The MGE Team

Monday, January 21, 2013

Make It Your Own: "Accentuate Your Chairs"

Everyone has seen the standard white chair cover. Chair covers can be a great design feature, but only if you find a way to make it fit with your style. There are many different ways to accent chairs besides just covering it. You can have fun and make something crafty, add unique objects, or have your florist make a fantastic arrangement to hang on the backs. There are so many options, and these are just a few examples of the fabulous looks you can make by putting an accent on the chairs.

There are a lot of choices for chair decor that you make on a budget with simple items such as ribbon or paper. However, if you are worried about the time or money to implement some of this decor, just remember that you don't have to decorate every chair. You can add accents to every third aisle in the ceremony, to only special seating areas in the reception, or just to the bride and groom's chairs in the reception. It's just a little added detail that makes your wedding that much more your own.