One of the things that sets a Curated Kitchen feast apart is that it’s not just about delicious food and curated grazing tables, but a luxury dining experience. That includes beautiful styling! My signature style is a seamless blend of heirloom and contemporary props, which creates a timeless look for your décor – the kind that will be as appealing when you look back on the photos in twenty years’ time as it is today.
Incorporating heirloom pieces is not only gorgeous, but it can be incredibly meaningful as well. It honours much-loved family members, some of whom may have passed on. It evokes the romance of a bygone era without having a vintage ‘theme’. Heirloom touches can also make your day feel more intimate and unique, and combining pieces from both families is a visual representation of the two becoming one. And, of course, you’ll have your ‘something old’ covered!
Here are my top tips for incorporating heirloom pieces into your wedding décor and styling:
Use period pieces sparingly
Incorporate heirlooms as serveware
Add drama with larger heirloom pieces
Don’t forget the linens
Choose your florals carefully
Put heirlooms on the menu
It isn’t just the plates and glassware that can be the heirlooms – consider paying tribute to your families through the food itself! Use favourite family recipes in your wedding catering: for your mains, desserts, or smaller items like a special relish or sauce. You could also include a note on your printed menu or in a card on the table explaining the special meaning of the recipe, and how it was handed down. Guests will love the sentiment of being included in your traditions. You could also use a family recipe for favours, like biscuits or jam.
Are you including any family heirlooms in your wedding day?
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