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Classy Cocktail Hour

Hello all,

What makes a great wedding?  A wonderful wedding contains many elements – beauty, fun, and romance just to name a few.  Guests love and pay attention to details and any added personal touch.  As a designer, that is very important to us.  We focus on every element of the wedding.  A part of the wedding that is often overlooked is the Cocktail hour.  This is normally the time after the Wedding Ceremony and before the Wedding Reception.  During this time, the Bridal Party and immediate family members take formal photos while guests enjoy cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres.  This is a great time to give your guests a sneak preview of what’s to come for the remainder of the evening.  If done with enough pizzazz and spunk, guests will revisit this area throughout the night.  Many vendors in the Southern Maryland Weddings Vendor Directory rent cocktail tables and unique furniture pieces that can be used to achieve a beautiful design.  Here are a few photos to inspire you:

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 Create a garden area:

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Create a vintage lounge:

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Create a beach lounge area:

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You can introduce the guests to favorite cocktails of the Bride and Groom.  This is an opportunity to introduce your wedding colors and special signage for personalization.

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Linens and petite floral or candle centerpieces are a must to create a unique space.  Usage of high and low cocktail tables adds interest and allows for one to get creative and playful with the design.

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Be inspired!!!