Gilding the Lily

 Photo by  Dean's Photography , Floral Design by  Modern Bloom , Venue  Chivaree on Park

Photo by Dean's Photography, Floral Design by Modern Bloom, Venue Chivaree on Park

Stunning blooms, dramatic lighting, elegant chair covers, inventive seating chart displays – it’s all in the details when it comes to wedding décor. Styling your soiree with the right blend of floral, décor and design elements can bring your wedding day vision to life!

But the truth is, wedding décor planning requires hard work. It is easy to become overwhelmed in a sea of Pinterest boards, and the cost of all those small details can quickly add up. So how can you nail down the details without consuming your décor budget?

First things first, pick your venue. The venue you select will play a significant role in your wedding décor and design budget. Empty or drab venues, for example, offer a blank slate for you to incorporate your décor theme. However, transforming these boring spaces into a beautiful reception - covering eyesores, adding lighting, furniture to fill void, can become time consuming and expensive.

Resist ‘gilding the lily’ & simplify decor in an already well-designed space.

Choosing a beautiful venue for your reception sets the tone for your entire event.  You can minimize your décor budget by simplifying. Add a few, key personalized details - table linens to match your color scheme, DIY chalkboard or a framed seating chart display.

How much should you spend on flowers?

Wedding floral arrangements and décor are stunning and impactful. In an inherently, beautiful reception hall, floral designs can be simplified by using smaller and simpler table centerpieces, alternating tall and short flower arrangements, or opting on one unforgettable statement piece with candlelight accents.

Chivaree on Park has the unique advantage of having Modern Bloom onsite florists, The floral and design experts of Modern Bloom work with couples and their budgets, to create stunning wedding floral designs that complement their wedding theme, and blend flawlessly with our newly renovated, industrial glam reception venue.

 Photo by  Happy Gnome Photography , Floral design by  Modern Bloom

Photo by Happy Gnome Photography, Floral design by Modern Bloom

 Photo by  Kaley Rae Photography , Floral Design by  Modern Bloom

Photo by Kaley Rae Photography, Floral Design by Modern Bloom

A beautiful venue sets the visual experience for your photographer.

A beautiful venue sets the visual experience for your wedding photographer by providing unique backdrops and design elements. Dean Krapf of Dean’s Photography in Watertown, Wisconsin incorporated many of Chivaree on Park’s vintage and modern design elements into his recent wedding shoot. Krapf made use of the renovated historic building's dramatic string lighting, vaulted ceilings, antique furniture, and ornate vintage props to capture impressive imagery.

When it comes to planning a unique and beautiful wedding, it’s all in the details. An impressive event venue is an easy draw for couples looking to find the right balance of décor and resist ‘gilding the lily’. Schedule a tour at Chivaree on Park if you are looking for a beautiful wedding venue in Southeastern Wisconsin. We would love to help you bring your ideas and design inspirations to life at our beautifully renovated, historic wedding venue! 

-Written by Jessica J. Lehr