Hello lovelies! Sorry today’s post is a bit late – I had the most random technical failure in the history of SBB, no kidding. My laptop charger died, which very quickly meant a dead laptop. Gah. Thank goodness for the SBB technical department (aka my incredibly helpful housemate Olly) who had a spare. ANYWAY, it’s Wednesday Trendsday (how is it the first time I’ve called it that?) and we’re taking a little break from our bridesmaid dress series to look at one of my very favourite decor trends. Coloured glass, you guys. It’s such a simple thing, but it seriously makes a table, which is no wonder that every stylist I know uses this whenever they can (in fact, I think I myself have done it somehow on all of my shoots!). I first fell in love with it at this wedding, and since then I have always noticed the subtle but very cohesive look it gives a table, and the way that it brings a colour palette to life in such an elegant way, not to mention the visual interest it adds. Now, I know what you’re thinking – fine for a shoot, too expensive for a 100 people right? Well, actually, no. For one thing, you can hire coloured glasses, sometimes for not much more than those you’d be hiring anyway. (Of course, if you’re having an intimate wedding, I’d go ahead and buy a set of glasses, which will always be a treasured addition to your diningware.) Or try buying a particular colour of glass at charity shops and car boot sales – you wouldn’t believe what treasure’s you’ll unearth, and if you have a vintage or boho vibe, then they don’t need to match. Another way to recreate the look is to use the glasses as vases instead of drinking glasses – that way you need fewer per table, and you could even buy cheap clear glasses at second hand shops and colour them with glass paint or dip them in gold paint (colour at the base of the glass only works just as well). Today’s pics focus on coloured wine glasses, but you can find many, many inspirational pics on Pinterest for coloured glassware in general.
Not convinced yet? Well, let’s see how you feel after sighing over these lovely tables… ;)
Image sources: Elizabeth Messina Photography/Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings & Events via Style Me Pretty (left); Desi Baytan Photography/Picture Perfect Events via Style Me Pretty (top right); Picotte Weddings, Inc./Events by Heather Ham via Style Me Pretty (bottom right)
Image sources: Row 1 – via Wedding Wire (left); Bernard Bravenboer/Mint and Magnolia on SBB (right); Row 2 – Krista Mason Photography/Stacey Lynn Design via Green Wedding Shoes; Row 3 – Adene Photography on SBB (left); via Pinterest (right)
Image sources: b.loved/Liesl Cheney Photography (left); Benjamin Edwards/Lace and Likes/Bridalhood via Elizabeth Anne Designs (top right); Christine Meintjes/Absolute Weddings via The Pretty Blog (bottom right)