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Style School | Using Your Wedding Venue as Inspiration

by Brynlee Handy

Looking for a lesson in wedding style school? Try this one on for size – the planning professionals at Swank Soiree are giving us all the inside scoop on how to create a cohesive wedding look by using your wedding venue as design inspiration. With trends changing so quickly, it can be hard to stay in the loop with what’s trending now versus what will soon fall out of style. While having a trendy wedding is all the rage, what will the trends you choose say about your wedding design down the road? And how will they look once off the Pinterest board and in real life? One surefire way to avoid wedding regret is by selecting classy, timeless styles you love inspired by your wedding venue, to create a look that’s as seamlessly designed as you could ever dream. That’s where the expert advice comes into play for this lesson of our Style School editorial. Scroll to read all of the details and to learn more about Swank Soiree and their favorite ways to work with, rather than against, your wedding venue details with the help of trending elements of 2022. Cheers!

Photos // Epic Photos + Films

 

Style School | Using Your Wedding Venue as Inspiration

 

How can couples incorporate the venue into the design of their wedding?

I find that when venue shopping, looking at the history and architecture of the space helps with the decor selection and overall design of the wedding.

 

gold etched wedding invitation

Style School | Using Your Wedding Venue as Inspiration

 

Are there any specific venue features that you love to work with in particular?

Any BIG Windows; I just LOVE big windows. If the wedding is at the right time of day, the wedding party has a beautiful light shone upon them. 

 

Style School | Using Your Wedding Venue as Inspiration

white lily and orchid wedding flowers

 

How can a couple utilize all that a venue has to offer?

Couples should take into consideration all spaces offered by a venue. Let’s say the venue has a smaller room that can accommodate 80% of your guests in a reception style. In this case, you can host a pre-ceremony champagne welcome for partygoers to attend.  

 

luxe white wedding cake

Style School | Using Your Wedding Venue as Inspiration

 

What local venues are your favorite to style weddings at?

It varies by each client’s particular style and taste. We have had the pleasure of styling Hillside Estates, which has beautiful marble floors, The Adolphus Hotel in the Governor’s Ballroom, and most recently the lavish wedding you see above at The Bowden in Keller.


A special thank you to Christy Record of Swank Soiree for sharing her design insight on using your wedding venue as style inspiration! Visit their Brides of North Texas vendor profile here to see all the incredible planning services this team offers for your celebration. For more style school lessons, head to @bridesofnorthtx on Instagram!

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