As week two of social distancing begins, we’re thinking about the lasting impacts the coronavirus will have on our world in the coming months and years. While much is uncertain at the moment, we’re hopeful that we can use this time to reflect on what’s important, so we’ll come out on the other side more grounded and appreciative of every day luxuries we so often take for granted! We’re realizing just how important it is to feel socially connected, and we think that we’ll see a rise of intimate weddings in 2020 and 2021 that focus on celebration, closeness, and connectedness rather than a large guest count.
That was the mindset of this couple, Katie + Luis, who wed in September at Catesby Farm Estate in Middleburg, Virginia and was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings! The couple invited just 36 of their closest family and friends, and planned the wedding to feel like a backyard gathering. Their romantic wedding featured farmhouse tables so that guests felt like they were attending an intimate family dinner, a neutral color palette, and lots of lush flowers. With the help of their planner, Kaitlin of Cheers Darling Events, Katie + Luis opted to keep things intimate, and treated the entire wedding weekend as an experience, even treating guests to a gorgeous welcome dinner. We hope you enjoy the photos below, and if you’d like to see more details from their romantic weekend, be sure to check out their feature on Martha Stewart Weddings. In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned for another post dedicated entirely to their stunning welcome dinner! Stay safe & healthy, friends! xoxo
Hi, friends! As we all weather the coronavirus storm, our hearts go out to all of the couples whose wedding plans are suddenly up in the air. With the event industry reeling from the effects of the virus, we’re feeling so grateful for our community of friendors and all of the amazing clients who have been so understanding and flexible in the midst of our chaotic and sometimes scary new reality.
Now more than ever, we feel it is so important to choose joy and love over fear and negativity! Proving love really does conquer all, some couples are opting for small ceremonies at home and intimate family dinners so they can still tie the knot while limiting exposure. We are SO on board with this trend, and are loving the idea of small, intimate receptions as an alternative to large bashes. Postponing a wedding is no easy feat, and sticking with a wedding date in April or early May makes it so much more likely your florist and other vendors will be available. Plus, no extended engagement! These smaller weddings provide the couple and their guests with the comforts of home which, let’s face it, is what we’re all really craving during this time of uncertainty.
We hope the pictures below inspire you to host your own cozy gathering! The world feels more than a little crazy right now, but at SVR, we’ll continue promoting joy and celebrating love stories. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need a hand with the decor or event design for you own intimate dinner. We would love to help you tell your story of #LoveInTheTimeOfCorona. Stay safe & healthy, everyone!
From the get-go, this couple knew they wanted to bring the Italian Coast to Maryland for their June wedding in Annapolis! Hanna + Jamie wanted an al fresco vibe that felt simultaneously elegant and organic. To bring their vision to life, they enlisted the help of Simply Chic Events. Samantha and her team knocked this one out of the park, creating an effortlessly stylish reception at the family’s home overlooking the water! Incorporating natural elements like our whitewashed farm tables and crossback chairs gave the space a warm, laid-back vibe that still felt elegant! Simple greenery and florals in a neutral color palette were accented with loose lemons and pots of rosemary, and our Allegra Seagrass Chargers brought in nice texture that perfectly complemented the hand-painted china.
Frida Kahlo Inspired Editorial for Modern Luxury Magazine || National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
We had the opportunity to collaborate with some of our all-time favorite vendors for a stylish editorial for Modern Luxury Magazine! Designed to promote the new event space at the National Portrait Gallery, this amazing table set-up dreamed up by the crazy talented gals at Grit & Grace was allll about Frida Kahlo. Think midcentury modern meets desert vibes meets vivid colors! These our some of our absolute favorite design elements, and we were super psyched to break out some of our brand new pieces and debut them in this amazing editorial!
The focal point of the set-up was one of our Kalorama Black Tables topped off with our Union Metal Truss. We adorned the truss with an assortment of vintage amber lights and rattan lanterns, plus lush florals by Sweet Root Village! As soon as Grit & Grace explained their inspo to us, we knew we had to incorporate our new Wye Wishbone Chairs. Their honey-colored finish perfectly contrasted the black farm table, plus they incorporated the midcentury vibe we were all going for! Details like our bright kilim rugs, jute chargers and colorful mixed vintage goblets were the perfect finishing touches. All in all, we couldn’t be more excited with how this editorial turned out, and we can’t wait to get into the National Portrait Gallery for some real events in the very near future. We hope you love these pics as much as we do!! ✌🏻
We’ve been adding so many fun pieces to our collection lately, and we’re beyond excited to share some pics of our newest inventory with you! From lounge groupings to textiles to tables, there’s something for everyone. All summer long, we’ve been hard at work reupholstering and refinishing some beautiful vintage sofas and chairs. Our warehouse might feel like a sweltering sauna most days, but our incredible team powered through and we could not be more stoked with the results! In addition to upholstered furniture, we’ve added a whopping three new chair styles to our inventory! Louis French-style chairs like our Roux are classic and elegant, while options like our Wye have a more mid century vibe. We even added a super cool black dining chair option perfect for a stylish wedding ceremony or reception! Whether you’re looking to feature a fun seating area at your next event, or are in need of a chic reception set up, our new pieces our sure to wow your guests.