A Very Merry Holiday Inspiration Guide

It's time to bust out a cup of cheer and drink in the beauty of this stunning holiday inspiration shoot from a rockstar team of Niagara wedding vendors. Beautifully captured by Jennifer Xu Photography, this spread is loaded with inspiration and helpful tips for entertaining by Shaw Events. Must-see details include stunning florals by Ooh La La Designs, glitter doughnuts by Sweet Celebrations, and a gorgeous geometric backdrop from Bueno Market. Don't miss the full credit list at the bottom of the post. 

From Danielle of Shaw Events:

The holidays are a time to get together with the ones you love most and celebrate! With so many dinner parties to attend, how do you make yours unique? To provide inspiration, we have put together a dramatic, candlelit, holiday tablescape. 

Here are a few ideas taken from our shoot, to help make your hosting duties exciting and have your guests thinking you are an event planner in the making! 

Florals: purchasing an arrangement from your local florist, like the amazing Ooh La La Designs, that has impact is a great investment for the holiday season! With proper care, you can make the florals last through your dinners, brunches and even New Year’s Eve parties!
Decor: Why not spend an afternoon with your mother or grandmother and go through their china collection! You can find real beauty in vintage pieces, and can mix and match colours and patterns to achieve a personalized look. Hearing the history behind them is part of the fun!
Colour: Try colour patterns your guests won’t expect. Instead of the traditional red and green, use darker, fall inspired hues of burgundy and gold.
Another way to experiment with different decor is by creating a feature wall. This can add emphasis to a sweets display, or could be used as a backdrop for a fun photo booth for your party. Check out Bueno Market for more ideas. [http://buenomarket.com/collections/banners-and-garlands ]

Credits:

Planning:      Shaw Events                       www.shawevents.ca

Photos:        Jennifer Xu Photography     www.jenniferxuphotography.com

Florals:        Ooh La La Designs                www.myoohlaladesigns.ca

Stationery:   Bueno Market                      www.buenomarket.com

Jewelry:       Hattitude Jewelry               www.gothattitude.com

Makeup:       Karen Kim Beauty                www.karenkimmakeup.com

Headwear:   Headmistress                       www.loveheadmistress.com

Doughnuts:   Sweet Celebrations             www.sweetcelebrationsweddingcakes.com