The Event Architects

A wedding is the beginning of a long and happy—and let’s not forget romantic—life as husband and wife. It stands to reason that the setting for such an important event should be nothing less than the perfect expression of your personalities and your relationship.

Whether your idea of “perfect” is modern, sophisticated, playful, fun and funky, or a cultural celebration, you can make your wedding and reception uniquely yours with carefully chosen décor. Thanks to the magic of event décor, what began as a basic ballroom setting can be transformed into your ultimate wedding fantasy.


Just ten years ago, wedding décor was limited to pretty tablecloths, flower arrangements and perhaps a montage of family photographs. Today, however, discerning brides and grooms are opting for more exciting alternatives ranging from romantic arches, lounge furniture, and lighting, to dressy chair covers. And speaking of chairs—choices abound in dining chairs as well. Trendy painted bamboo is showing up in celebrations everywhere (silver and black are our favorites), and acrylic chairs are bringing a decidedly modern edge to receptions all over the West. Common hotel ballroom chairs can be transformed into something really special with the addition of chair covers and fabric drapes—Even a fancy knot tied in the back (think kimono) lends a look of sophistication that your guests will notice.

Celebrating outdoors? Don’t forget tents and canopies, additional seating to encourage intimate conversations, and perhaps fountains, alternate lighting sources, even lighted cubes with romantic sayings—all of these elements come together to make this celebration yours alone.

As for tabletop, prepare to be impressed by the options available through your décor vendor. From ethereal white-on-white combinations, complete with mother of pearl flatware and crystal, silver, or capiz shell chargers, to bold color statements in satin, damask and even toile, your party can pop with personality. Take a fun color combination of table linens, add a dreamy chair cover and an interesting floral arrangement and you have a spectacular setting that will take your guests’ breath away. Increase the wow factor further by incorporating decorative place settings, a unique napkin, clever napkin ring or even a single flower at each place setting.


Consider a dramatic black and white scheme complete with white lights around the dance floor and a collection of lounge furniture off to one side to promote conversation among your guests. How about a series of “rooms” wherein your guests can enjoy different stages of the reception—cocktails, dinner and dancing—all with a different motif and mood? The choices are truly endless.

Event rental companies are the pros when it comes to décor—chances are, they can put together combinations beyond your wildest dreams, and still come in on budget. Visiting the showrooms will yield countless ideas; sharing your vision with your chosen vendor and letting the team run with it will make your wedding a beautiful affair to remember.



Location: Hacienda Corona de Guevavi

Photographer: Amanda Rockafellow Photography

Flowers: Elaine Taylor Fine Flowers

Linens: Tucson Party Rental

Paper Products: A Fine Line Stationary & Gift Boutique