Beautiful Bars

photo by Jose Villa

One of the design elements we are most known for are our bars.  I’ve preached for years that a bar makes the party. So, it must be big enough to accommodate lots of bartenders (no lines). And, easy to get to, sleek, and clean on top. Don’t display those beer bottles and plastic straws, for example. It must also look amazing.  We typically like to add some lower lighting through lamps, lanterns, candles, etc. For the cocktail hour bar above, custom printed fabric featuring a design used throughout the wedding decor covered the bottom. It is topped with cut butcher block for a tailored yet rustic feel.  Umbrella trim is from Boutique Tents.

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

Of course, not only must they be good looking, they must also be functional.  We either build or rent different types of shelving or units that dress up the glassware storage. So, get creative, it doesn’t have to be just a table with a white polyester linen on it.  And, sweet details like matching bow ties or aprons for your bartenders pretty much nail it every time.

photo by Ryan Ray

One of our recent and most liked bar comes from a wedding here in Charleston. We favor a large square bar, because it’s approachable from many different sides. And, covered in custom printed fabric from the wedding printing add major decor. Sleek marble on top gives it a elegant finish. And, a floral topped glass storage unit takes this bar to an over the top design moment. We also add custom lamps hanging from the trees, which sway along with the spanish moss.

photos by Corbin Gurkin

At s summer time coastal wedding, live greens and florals create a statement bar. The couple’s name is spelled in fresh blooms on one of the reception bars. Then, ombre rose panels add a wow element.

photo by Liz Banfield

Our bride loves the wall mural at the famed Bememlmen’s Bar from the Carlyle Hotel in New York. So, we created our interpretation and had it printed on fabric to cover the bottom of this oval bar. It’s topped with custom cut copper.  Definitely a reception showstopper!

For a light and airy tented reception at a historic property in Atlanta, GA, a white wedding bar is topped with delicate greens to add a little contrast to the brightness. A cluster of woven lampshades draped from greenery garlands give a modern garden look.