When creating your dream wedding, there are so many design elements to consider that it can be difficult to determine where to start. At Pink Monkey, we’ve found the best way to start the creative process is to establish your overarching design aesthetic. You can read more on that process in our blog post Mountain, Contemporary, or Ballroom: Which Colorado Bride are you? Once we understand your aesthetic, we like to establish your wants and needs using a simple 3 column list to organize the data. The following is an example of how the list can be utilized:
As demonstrated above, if you plan to serve a sit-down, plated dinner, you need to provide tables, chairs and place settings for your guests. If your reception will be at a hotel, they will have a table and chair option, however it may not necessarily convey the personality or feeling you’re seeking for your wedding reception. The amount of decor options available today, specifically tables and chairs, can be overwhelming (and exciting!). Selecting the table and chair that closely represent your style and aesthetic can be a simple way to make a huge statement and acts as a great foundation for rest of your design.
Take a look at these 4 examples, all from the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, which illustrate how the tables and chairs transformed the space and served as the cornerstone of each design.
Standard Hotel Table and Chair Set Up
There is no denying that the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch’s ballroom is stunning on its own. The neutral color palette and luxurious wood tones serve as a beautiful canvas for a mountain wedding. The setup shown below is lovely, however it doesn’t necessarily convey a unique personality or tell the couple’s story.
For this wedding, our couple wanted the feeling of a rustic, outdoor ranch dinner in the ballroom. Pink Monkey achieved this Western Contemporary look by providing wooden farm tables paired with a rustic, cross-back chair. The wood frame chandeliers adorned with fresh greenery and exposed vintage light bulbs served as the perfect complement to the table and chairs.
For this wedding, the bride was looking to marry not only herself, but also the crisp, “Delano Hotel” style, white leather lounge furniture with the elegance of the mountain ballroom. Pink Monkey achieved this Mountain Elegant aesthetic by providing white, tufted leather couches & benches, mirror topped white lacquer furniture, matching white lacquer bar-height tables, and white high back bar stools. The mix of heights and seating options illustrated the couple’s unique sense of style while still providing ample space for a traditional plated dinner.
For this wedding, the couple wanted a classic, romantic look. Pink Monkey achieved this by providing a mixture of long, king’s tables and classic rounds. The tables were adorned with luxurious white silk linens and complemented with the timeless gold Chivari chair, a staple for any romantic event. Crystal candelabras, crystal chandeliers, and full room white drape treatment completed the look. For a pop of flair, marquee letters were mounted in order to draw attention to the bar.