On Trend, Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
When it comes to winter weddings, there’s a certain magic in the air! Embracing the simplicity and sophistication of the season, consider a black and white color scheme. Whether you’re planning a formal gathering or a more relaxed event. The juxtaposition of these classic hues will lend a timeless look to your day! At Southern Events, we believe that creating a cohesive and beautiful atmosphere is key. That’s why we’re excited to share our favorite ideas for a modern black and white winter wedding, featuring our exquisite event rentals.
Simple Winter Wedding Ceremony Decor
Picture this: saying “I do” surrounded by simple yet stunning decor. We’re talking elegant seating with glowing candles or white floral arrangements placed atop Antique White Columns at the altar. At Southern Events, we have a beautiful inventory of chairs that will make your ceremony pop without stealing the show. Such as our Antique White Bentwood Chairs, bold Black Resin Folding Chairs, or modern Acrylic Ghost Armless Chairs. For a little extra coziness, line the aisle with mismatched black and white rugs. Keep it simple, keep it classy – that’s the secret sauce!
Black & White Wedding Tables
Now, let’s create a modern black and white wedding reception – where the magic really happens. Depending on whether you prefer a bright or moody look, start with crisp white or black tablecloths. They’re like a blank canvas ready for you to get creative with place settings (whereas the Black Nova Linens are perfect for fans of maximalism). Thankfully, Southern Events has a treasure trove of tableware and linens that’ll let you mix and match to create a vibe that’s all you. To contrast a white tablecloth, stack Glass Chargers with Black Rim, Onyx Earthen China or Carrera Marble Dinner Plates, and Noir Matte Black Flatware. Whereas on top of black, you might feature our Black Round Lacquer Chargers, White Coupe China, and Bradley Flatware.
Moody Cocktail Hour Ideas
Time to transition to the celebration! Picture a moody cocktail hour – dim lights, sleek black and white lounge furniture, and high cocktail tables with chic black linens. For a memorable entrance, greet guests with a custom Harpeth Bar or snazzy Collins Black Wood Bar. Large crowds may require our Thompson Full Oval White Bar. However, any of these will look stunning paired with a Boxwood Wall or Black Barback Shelves. And don’t forget signature black and white cocktails in dazzling glassware. Such as our popular Gatsby Coupe Glasses or contemporary Cybil Goblets. Finally, create some cozy spaces to mingle, whether you prefer lofty bistro tables or lounges. Our Black Mid-Century and Acrylic Square Back Barstools are a dream. As is our Estelle Quarter Round Sofa and the Regent Black Velvet Sofa with accent tables. Add in some black and white throw pillows or blankets to keep it cozy yet oh-so-cool.
Book Rentals for a Black & White Winter Wedding
A modern black and white winter wedding is a testament to the timeless beauty found in simplicity. Southern Events offers an exquisite array of rentals to help you bring this vision to life. From the ceremony to the cocktail hour and beyond. Book an appointment to work with a member of the team in our showroom to craft a day that is true to you! Or take a look at our inventory online to secure your rentals today.
TAGS | Ceremony Decor, Lounge Furniture, Nashville Wedding Rentals, southern wedding style, wedding bar, wedding reception furniture, wedding reception ideas, wedding style trends
FEATURED RENTALS | Harpeth Bar, Collins Black Wood Bar, Boxwood Wall, Thompson Full Oval White Bar, Black Barback Shelves, Cybil Goblets, Gatsby Coupe Glasses, Black Mid Century Barstools, Acrylic Square Back Barstools, Estelle Quarter Round Sofa, Regent Black Velvet Sofa,Antique White Columns, Antique White Bentwood Chairs, Black Resin Folding Chairs, Acrylic Ghost Armless Chairs, rugs, Black Nova Linens, Glass Chargers with Black Rim, Onyx Earthen China, Carrera Marble Dinner Plates, Noir Matte Black Flatware, Black Round Lacquer Chargers, White Coupe China Bradley Flatware,
Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
An essential piece of decor for a wedding ceremony is a backdrop! Often complimented with fresh florals and greenery, it will not only help frame the bride and groom but serve as a beautiful backdrop for photographs. Take a look at our wedding backdrop rentals, with options for every type of event style and theme! From more traditional pieces to modern options.
Fiona Ivory Mantle
A unique option for wedding ceremony decor, our Fiona Ivory Mantle is a romantic piece. With its vintage design and soft white color, it will complement most any theme. You can dress this piece up with florals, or by placing candles in our cylindrical glass vases at the base.
At Southern, our goal is to be able to serve couples of every type and religion! Our wedding chuppah is a beautiful piece consisting of a classic square frame decorated with white drapery. It can easily be dressed up with greenery, or you might tie back the draping with smaller floral arrangements.
Another popular option is our greenery backdrop rental, or a Boxwood Wall. This piece is our most versatile due to the fact that it can be easily customized with a variety of decor. Such as florals or a neon sign! We also have three different color bases available to ensure our grass wall will complement your color palette or wedding theme.
For more traditional couples we had to include a Wood Cross in our inventory. This simple but elegant piece is made of a light-colored wood with a beautiful grain. Couples often choose to decorate this piece with a long piece of drapery or a floral garland.
Wrought Iron Arch
Another of our wedding arch rentals, this Wrought Iron Arch is a gorgeous choice for ceremonies indoors or out. Dress is up with greenery or drapery for a sophisticated look. As with our Metal Ceremony Ring, this piece is perfect for a modern garden wedding.
Looking for a more modern ceremony backdrop? Consider one or several of our rugs! This is a great option if you want to show off an existing backdrop at your venue, whether it be indoors or out. A rug is a simple way to frame a space and add a little bit of color. We have a variety of options for different themes, including vintage and cowhide rugs.
Ready to book one of our wedding backdrop rentals? Send our team a message at email@example.com to secure a piece for your big day!
TAGS | Nashville Wedding Rentals, Wedding Ceremonies, southern wedding style, wedding backdrop rentals, wedding backdrops, wedding ceremony decor
FEATURED RENTALS | Wood Cross, Boxwood Wall, Rug, Wrought Iron Arch, Wedding Chuppah, Fiona Ivory Mantle,
On Trend, Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
Garden weddings are popular themes, especially during the warmer months of the year. As we sit and dream with couples, we hear their love for the romantic feel this theme offers. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of seeing garden weddings come together in a myriad of ways, and we have fallen head over heels for the whimsical palettes and charming event design. Keep reading to get inspired by our take on the modern garden wedding, featuring sleek and sophisticated rentals that make for an incredibly chic celebration!
Sleek and Chic Tables
This modern take on garden weddings can be achieved by bringing in bright rentals featuring geometric shapes that contrast dramatically with the freeform nature of, well, nature. Outfit your tables in colorful linens that will POP against a lush garden setting. For balance, feature our Harlin Dining Chairs or Cross-Back Chairs, made of natural wood. If you prefer an equally romantic but vintage-inspired look, consider our Antique White Bentwood Chairs.
Dreamy Velvet Details
Masculine elements, such as monochromatic color schemes contrast beautifully against soft florals and greenery. All white or all black furniture against a dreamy, floral aesthetic is both masculine and modern! Although, we’re still a fan of lighter palettes that complement whimsical florals. You can achieve a luxe but chic look by featuring textured details, namely in the form of velvet linens! Some of our current favorite colors include bold blue hues and romantic pinks and purples!
Elegant Social Areas
When hosting an event outdoors you tend to have more area to fill – in which case there is no reason not to have a cocktail lounge! Something simple yet elegant and cozy where guests can enjoy a drink and socialize. Take a look at our curated lounge packages, or mix and match our pieces to make your own. Our Bennett Leather Sofa and Adeline Dining Chairs are a fine pair, especially when complemented by a set of Chocolate Poufs and stylish accent tables. Meanwhile a rug will help frame the space!
We adore taking lovely decor pieces and transforming them by creating interactive designs that deliver jaw drops from the guests and serve a purpose. In this case, our Boxwood Wall shows up to look gorgeous, with bright ice pops that also serve as a stylish backdrop for a photo-op. Alternatively, you might dish up some champagne to greet guests at the door!
Love the idea of hosting a modern garden wedding? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and our team would be glad to help you plan a memorable outdoor event! Need a lounge for a cocktail hour? Be sure to check out our blog on Natural Luxe Lounge Furniture.
TAGS | Garden Wedding Inspiration, Garden Weddings Nashville, Modern Garden Wedding, Nashville Wedding Rentals, outdoor southern weddings, southern wedding style, southern weddings
FEATURED RENTALS | boxwood wall, champagne shelf, velvet linens, harlin dining chair, antique white bentwood chairs, cross-back chairs, lounge packages, chocolate poufs, area rug, bennett leather sofa,,
Trends and Inspiration
Warm tones have been trending in events and weddings over the last few years, and we are in love with this palette! Take a cue from nature with these sunset-inspired event colors and event rentals that wrap your Nashville event in warm nostalgia.
Go for the gold… in event rentals other than your flatware or furniture. Try layering linens in warm neutrals with your event rentals – like the subtle yellow of our Wheat Satin Linens – or add some flair with our Midas Gold Bench.
Photo from Honey and Bee Photography
Copper has been popping up in event design from elegant to bohemian events – and everywhere in between. But this color chameleon isn’t just a metallic. “Copper” hues offer a range of shades in Southern rentals – like our Rouge Charger or Russet Satin Linens.
Photo from Amy WhidbyPhoto from Madi Flournoy Photography
Not just for fall, use shades of scarlet to wow at your events year-round. From brick red accented with gold to a pop of burgundy, these rich sunset-inspired event colors are sure to have depth to your Southern event.
This isn’t your Granny’s curtains anymore. Not quite a rose pink or a chocolate brown, mauve is the perfect color to bridge between feminine & masculine in your event color palette. Layer textures like blush velvet linens with our warm wood Harlin Chairs or a dusty rose pillow on the leather Bennett Sofa.
Want to add sunset-inspired event rentals to your next Nashville or Franklin event? Send us a message at email@example.com.
TAGS | Event Rentals, Fall Wedding Decor, Nashville Event Rentals, Nashville Wedding Rentals, Nashville party rentals, On Trend, Unique Nashville Event Rentals, Unique Wedding Rentals, copper rentals, gold decor, gold rentals, gold wedding decor, pink linen, red linen, rose linen, southern style events, southern wedding style, wedding style trends
FEATURED RENTALS | Wheat Satin, Midas Gold Bench, Ivory Luxe Linen, Gold French Pleat Linen, Driftwood Velvet, Rouge Charger, Russet Satin, Copper linen, Spice Velvet, Coral Linen, Adeline Chair, Gold Aurora Linen, Merlot Velvet, Burgundy Dupioni, Harlin Chair, Bennett Leather Sofa, Rose Velvet, Tawny Satin, Cameo Blush Velvet
Real Nashville Weddings
We recently had the honor of being part of Hailey and Daniel’s Nashville wedding day at Sycamore Farms. Classy, elegant, and full of warmth – this day was bursting with elements that we are thrilled to share with you. From the lush views of the venue, down to the live band… it was utterly fabulous.
Let’s begin with the gowns. The bride wore a sophisticated white bridal gown with intricate details and a plunging neckline. Her bridesmaids looked elegant and beautiful with black bridesmaids dresses. We always adore a good black and white wedding style.
The couple’s vision for an elegant and classy day was brought to life by whites, golds, and accenting greenery. Hailey and Daniel exchanged vows outdoors under Sycamore Farms’ rustic pergola with 360-degree views, draped with white linens and trailing greenery. Guests watched the nuptials take place, seated in white chairs. Everyone dined and celebrated indoors, with tables dressed in elegant White Satin Linens, White Round China, and chic gold Austin Flatware.
The classiness of this perfect wedding day was leveled up by a live band. We brought in our White Harpeth Staging that fit the “elegant” bill perfectly. Clients adore this staging because of its versatility. We love using this white staging for live bands…it would also be a fabulous piece for a grand head table.
Lovely photography provided by Cannon Weddings. Thank you, Hailey and Daniel, for the honor of being part of your incredible wedding!
If you’re drooling like us over this elegant day, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d love to chat about your upcoming wedding.
TAGS | Austin Flatware, Nashville Wedding Rentals, Southern Events Party Rental Company, southern wedding style, southern weddings, upscale outdoor wedding
FEATURED RENTALS | Austin Flatware, White Round China, Harpeth Stage, White Satin Linens,
Trends and Inspiration
Pastels are a growing trend in event design this year. If you watched the Oscars, you know it (we are still swooning over Maya Rudolph’s glorious pink gown – among other amazing looks). Pastels were everywhere. Bonus: This trend incorporates itself beautifully in weddings and events. You can make this color scheme work with whichever various themes you’re going for. Classic? Of course. How about “garden charm”, or Southern, or “rustic glam”… yep, you can do that, too! Whimsical, romantic, and even glamorous, pastels will lend an enchanted feel to pretty much any event or wedding.
Often, when people think of pastel color schemes, they think “sweet, traditional, and girly.” That’s definitely not the case anymore! This pastel color scheme can most definitely be luxe and modern. Imagine monochromatic shades of pastel blue – that look is both sleek, modern, and incredibly fresh.
When creating a fresh look with these colors, you can bring in pastel linens, dishes, furniture, or florals. You could also weave pastel colors through your invitations, food (think French macaroons), or wedding party gowns and accessories. If you’re wanting to create a look with pastels, Southern Events Party Rental Company has everything you need – from linens to dishes to coffee tables!
Love pastels and want help incorporating this fresh palette into your next event? Send us a message at email@example.com.
TAGS | Nashville Event Rentals, On Trend, Southern Events Party Rental Company, southern style events, southern wedding style, southern weddings, wedding style trends
FEATURED RENTALS | Heirloom China, Vintage Marjorie Coffee Table, Vintage Blush Side Table, Vintage Blush Coffee Table, Light Blue Pindot Linen, Mediterranean Satin, Lavender Poly LInen, Cornsilk Pindot LInen, Lilac Dupioni
Trends and Inspiration
Farmhouse-inspired weddings and events are very of-the-moment, and for good reason! This trend is classic, fresh, and uber-relaxed. Perfect for a gathering of friends and family that is down to earth (literally) while being effortlessly stylish.
We partnered with the Gifford Collective at Meadow Hill Farms, where we used some of our favorite neutral rentals to bring this Southern Farmhouse look to life. The tablescape features our Sophia Flatware, Artisan Dinner Plates and Artisan Dessert Plates, Madison Glasses, and Havana Ecru Napkins. Fresh bread wrapped in butcher paper serves as place cards (love!), while cream, greenery & silver accents atop a Farm Table, paired with our Cross-Back Chairs, created an elegant and approachable Southern Farmhouse table. The ivory and handpainted wedding cake sits on our Fruitwood Round Cake Plateau as a tempting finish to the delicious meal one can imagine enjoying here.
The Southern Farmhouse style has been growing in popularity and is still going strong as a trend for 2019! We are excited to help create this beautiful scene for couples this upcoming year. Thank you Cassidy Carson Photography, for the beautiful images.
Planning a wedding or event and looking to give a Southern Farmhouse feel? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAGS | Nashville Event Rentals, On Trend, Southern Events Party Rentals, farmhouse style wedding, southern style events, southern wedding style, southern weddings
FEATURED RENTALS | Sophia Flatware, Artisan Dinner Plate, Artisan Dessert Plate, Cross-Back Chair, Havana Ecru Napkins, Madison Water Glass, Farm Table
Nashville Wedding Vendors, Southern Events Products
A waterfall. 138 acres of a reclaimed rock quarry. Forest and meadow. Streams and ponds. Limestone cliff walls. We aren’t talking about some magical land in a Disney movie. We are talking about a real-life wedding venue in Nashville–Graystone Quarry.
Photography by Amilia Photography
Graystone Quarry, located in Nashville, TN, is a sought-after venue for weddings and events. Full of natural beauty and resonating with history and culture, this Nashville venue has limitless options for a sure-to-be-talked-about wedding or event. As the exclusive rental company for Graystone Quarry, Southern Events Party Rental Company has had the honor of working with their team to create a multitude of event design and looks for weddings and events at this venue. From moody & elegant to timeless & classic, the property’s stone backdrops and upscale buildings work with any event style.
Wedding Ceremony Space
Graystone Quarry’s signature glass doors inside of the Hillside Pavilion have been the quiet and reverent observers of vows exchanged. Couples can choose between opening all three glass doors or leaving them closed. Guests are treated to gorgeous views from every angle. The benches found here stay with the venue.
Wedding Reception Space
After the wedding ceremony, guests are taken to the wedding reception area–the Gathering Hall, where they find a fireplace, a double staircase, and glass doors opening to a courtyard (complete with a pond and a 20-foot waterfall). The Gathering Hall boasts plenty of seating, a sweetheart table directly near the fireplace, and dramatic backdrops at every turn.
With all their events, one thing remains the same, and that is that each event is equally memorable, meaningful, and magical. To top it off, you will be sure to find Southern hospitality at each and every turn. If you’re seeking a wedding or event venue that is equally unique and breathtaking, charming and memorable, historic and gracious–Graystone Quarry fits the bill.
If you’re hosting a large event in the Franklin, Nashville, or Middle Tennessee areas the teams at Southern Events Online and Graystone Quarry can bring your desired event to life. Want to learn more? Contact email@example.com to chat today!
TAGS | Nashville Event Rentals, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Southern Events, Southern Events Party Rental Company, southern style events, southern wedding style, southern weddings
FEATURED RENTALS | Acrylic Ghost Arm Chairs, Cowhide Rug, Midas Gold Bench (Acrylic Legs), Grayson Farm Table, Fruitwood Farm Table, Cross-back Chairs, Chiffon Table Runner,
Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
Here at Southern Events, we love a modern tablescape! While modern can sometimes mean stark or cold, your table design can have a modern feel and still be elegant and timeless. With earthy elements, luxe fabrics, clean lines, and ghost chairs, we created three modern Southern tablescapes to inspire you.
#1 Modern Luxe Tablescape
Moody and glam, our modern luxe style features our Black Dupioni Linen, Carrera Marble Dinner Plates, Cybil Glassware, Sofia Flatware and Glass Chargers with Gold Rim. Taper candles in a sleek iron candle holder with carefully placed succulents as well as our Acrylic Armless Ghost Chairs, give this tablescape it’s modern lines while remaining understated. This table design would be perfect for a black tie gala, fundraiser or chic rehearsal dinner.
#2 Modern Seaside Southern Tablescape
Navy linens, relaxed china & glassware combine with an airy centerpiece and copper flatware to create a tablescape perfect for dining al fresco! For this modern seaside-inspired Southern tablescape, we used our Navy Blue Velvet Linens, Earthen China, Davis Glassware and Brushed Copper Flatware. Our Acrylic Armless Ghost Chairs once again keep this relaxed tablescape modern. Plus, we love using navy as a neutral, especially when it’s velvet.
#3 Modern Tuscan Southern Tablescape
Give your event a modern Tuscan feel! With patterned dinnerware, aqua linens and an oversized, this modern southern tablescape just needs wine! Featuring our Coronado China, Earthen China, Sofia Flatware, Davis Glassware, Ocean Blue Velvet Linens, Dove Gray Chiffon Runner, and Acrylic Armless Ghost Chairs. The bold linen and coordinating china are reminiscent of Italy art and flair, while the simple centerpiece and glassware keep this modern look the perfect fit for outdoor garden events, dinner parties and springtime wedding & baby showers.
Photos by Jen and Chris Creed Photography
Looking for more style inspiration? Our galleries feature various rentals based on type and style of your event.
TAGS | Cybil Glassware, Darcy China, Southern Events, Southern Events Party Rentals, Unique Wedding Rentals, southern wedding style, wedding style trends
FEATURED RENTALS | Navy Blue Velvet Linens, Earthen China, Davis Glassware and Brushed Copper Flatware, Acrylic Armless Ghost Chairs, Black Dupioni Linen, Carrera Marble Dinner Plates, Cybil Glassware, Sofia Flatware, Glass Chargers with Gold Rim, Coronado China, Ocean Blue Velvet Linens, Dove Gray Chiffon Runner
Events and Style Shoots, Southern Events Products
The Southern Events team had a fabulous time at CJ’s off the Square in Franklin, TN, where we collaborated on their winter tasting and wedding style showcase! We worked with the team at CJ’s and Enchanted Florist to design a variety wedding style inspiration tablescapes for engaged couples getting married at this intimate garden venue. We brought along some of our most-loved wedding rentals for a truly beautiful affair!
In the garden, we paired rustic Fruitwood Farm Bistro Tables with Cross-Back Bar Stools for a cocktail style set-up. By the koi pond, our luxe Cameo Blush Velvet Linen and Cecilia Floral Matte Satin Linen gave a sumptuous variety of texture within a rosy color palette.
Boho Chic Wedding Design
In the wedding pavilion, brides and grooms-to-be were treated to a bouquet of wedding ideas and inspiration. For our Boho Chic tablescape, we featured Fruitwood Round Farm Tables and Cross-back Chairs, the natural wood set off by our Chiffon Table Runners. We paired Rogue Round Laquer Chargers with our Earthen China in Stone and Pure Glassware to achieve a relaxed and boho-inspired tablescape.
Southern Garden Glamour Wedding Design
Couples looking for more Southern garden glamour were wowed by the Garden Party wedding table. We went all out feminine with our color palette, featuring our pops of gold and soft pink with our gorgeous Gold Chiavari Chairs, Glass Chargers with Gold Rims, Austin Gold Flatware, Blair Salad/Dessert Plates. Vintage-inspired touches like our beautiful Darcy China, Champagne Lace Runners and Gatsby Champagne Coupe Glasses pulled the elegant look together while an ornate and girly centerpiece by Enchanted Florist made everyone swoon.
Modern Minimalist Wedding Design
For a modern engaged couple looking for a sleek design, our Modern Minimalist look is perfect. We kept the color palette and wedding design simple and clean, featuring our Glass Mosaic Dinner Plates and square-bottom Cybil Glassware. Our striking Brushed Copper Flatware provided a pop of color against elegant Charcoal Dupioni Linens and our classic White Resin Folding Chairs.
Moody Modern Drama Wedding Design
The Moody Modern Drama tablescape was a hit with engaged couples looking for a bold wedding design. We highlighted our Onyx Earthen China against bright ivory linens and paired our popular wooden Harlin Dining Chairs for a natural touch. Gold accents with mercury votives and Austin Gold Flatware completed the show-stopping look.
Sweetheart Table Wedding Design
For the sweetheart table, our Cowhide Rug was placed beneath a mini Fruitwood Farm Table. Then it was set with Vintage Constance Chairs and Bloom Chiffon Runner. Copper tubing and over-the-top wedding flowers made this sweetheart table design a striking focal point, fitting of the guests that will cozy up as newlyweds here!
TAGS | Austin Flatware, Blair Salad/Dessert Plates, Brushed Copper Flatware, CJ's Off the Square, Cameo Blush Velvet Linens, Cecilia Floral Matte Satin Linens, Champagne Lace Runners, Charcoal Dupioni Linens, Chiffon Table Runners, Cross Back Barstools and Chairs, Cybil Glassware, Darcy China, Earthen China in Stone and Onyx, Fruitwood Farm Tables, Gatspy Champage Coupe Glasses, Glass Chargers with Gold Rims, Glass Mosaic Dinner Plates, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Harlin Dining Chairs, Jen and Chris Creed Photography, Pure Glassware, Rogue Round Laquer Chargers, Southern Events Party Rental, Unique Nashville Event Rentals, Unique Wedding Rentals, White Resin Folding Chairs, boho chic wedding design, earthen china, enchanted florist tn, girly garden party wedding, modern minimalist tablescape, southern wedding style, wedding tablescapes
FEATURED RENTALS | Fruitwood Farm Tables, Cross Back Barstools and Chairs, Cameo Blush Velvet Linens, Cecilia Floral Matte Satin Linens, Chiffon Table Runners, Rogue Round Laquer Chargers, Earthen China in Stone and Onyx, Pure Glassware, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Glass Chargers with Gold Rims, Austin Flatware, Blair Salad/Dessert Plates, Darcy China, Champagne Lace Runners, Gatspy Champage Coupe Glasses, Glass Mosaic Dinner Plates, Cybil Glassware, Brushed Copper Flatware, Charcoal Dupioni Linens, White Resin Folding Chairs, Harlin Dining Chairs