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Things we can't wait to see at your 2023 Wedding: The WOW Factor

Wedding shoes
Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Every couple is looking for new details to add to their 2023 wedding that will set them a part from the next wedding that their guests will attend. There are many aspects to a wedding that you and your guests will remember but what are some details that will add the WOW factor to your day?

1. Multi-Use Decor Options

Wedding couple with balloons and marquee letters
Stephanie Nicole Photography

There are so many factor that go into wedding decor including florals and table top rentals. One of our favorite things to see is when couples have functional decor pieces. For example, we love statement pieces such as marquee letters and balloon decor. These pieces pack a punch when you walk in the room but they also can function as a great photo backdrop for you and your guests.

Another great option is to reuse items from your ceremony space in your reception area as well. The florals that were installed as a ceremony arch, reuse them behind your sweetheart table. The welcome signage that was at the beginning of the aisle, bring it over to the entrance of your reception so guests can get a second look.

2. Bold Color Palettes

Wedding tablescape and wedding florals
Carla Ten Eyck Photography

While we love traditional wedding designs, we are so excited to see couples that think outside of the box and opt for bold colors. These choices really make an impact on the overall experience of the wedding. Creating a bold color palette can range from a simple change of the tablecloths all the way up to large floral installations.

Choosing a patterned linen over the standard white choice can really elevate the overall design for a small difference in budget. We also love to see bright floral installations that are not your typical white roses and greenery. Why play it safe when this is the most memorable day of your life?!

Have you ever heard the saying: less is more? Well that's what bold palettes can do for you. While deciding on the overall theme of your wedding, bold color options can keep design simple and more cost effective. When choosing a bold linen or floral color, it allows for the rest of your table top decor and china to be extremely clean and simple. You can choose a classic black or white option which will keep the cost down and add a sleek look to your overall design.

3. Interactive Food & Beverage

Mobile bar at industrial wedding venue
Stephanie Nicole Photography

When it comes to choosing the right catering option for your wedding there are so many possibilities to choose from. Are you opting for buffet style, plated meals or family style?

When asked all of those questions, why not choose a food truck? Food trucks are a fantastic option for wedding receptions. The staff is highly skilled with serving large crowd quickly and many offer unlimited options for your guests. Being close to some of the best pizza in the country (New Haven, CT) there are a variety pizza trucks available. They allow your guests to choose their favorite pizza topping and have tens of options waiting for them when they get in line.

Still hungry? Seconds and even thirds are always an option when it comes to food truck. Along with pizza trucks, there are so many fantastic taco, BBQ and specialty food trucks. Any style of food, Connecticut has the truck you are looking for.

Now let's talk bar options? You can always go the traditional route with hiring a bartending service to come into the venue and serve drinks. Want something more than just that? Hire a mobile bar.

Within the last few years, mobile bars have been popping up all over the state. They are the perfect alternative for venues like ours. They offer the bartending service that you need in a stylish and practical way. Mobile bars roll in with everything needed to keep your guests sipping on delicious cocktails all night long. With customized cocktail menus including unique flavors and all your favorite classics, the mobile bar will be a crowd pleaser all night long.

Wondering where you can fit all of these caterers at our venue? Our courtyard has the perfect driveway to back in any food or beverage truck for convenient access to you and your guests.

4. Fun and Unique Formalwear

Dancing at industrial wedding venue LGBTQ+ friendly
Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Look at these brides!! I love the different styles that each bride chose for the big day. This fun and short gown offers comfort and style while adding a pop of color with those stunning hot pink heels. How about Sara's suit? It is to die for. The sleek, all white suit truly elevates the look and gives each bride their own uniqueness.

When choosing formalwear for the big day, my biggest suggestion is always comfort. Make sure that whatever you wear is comfortable for an extended period of time but also something you will be confident walking down the aisle in.

Don't be afraid to be different. Whether that be a short dress instead of long, not wearing a veil or even wearing a color other than white. Weddings are not made for us to follow all of these traditions, they are meant to show off the couples style and the love between the two newlyweds.


Station 97 on Main

6 Main Street

Centerbrook, CT 06409

Styled Shoot Vendors with Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Black White & Wed all over!

Venue - @station97onmain

Planning & Design - @onebelldesigns

Photo - @c10ike

Video - @vintagecinema_films

Makeup - @triciacaliolamua

Hair - @shannon.upstyle

Florals - @justforyoufloraldesign

Signage/Invitation - @maddisonavedesigns

Linens - @stradleydavidson

Rentals/Draping- @saritastewartdesigns

Bar- @mixminglemobilebar

Attire - @suitshopofficial & @loulettebride

Models- @saramarjorie10 & @daniellersins

Styled Shoot Vendors with Stephanie Nicole Photography


Venue: @station97onmain

Planner: @thelittleplannerct

Florist: @the_tinted_rose

Balloons & Backdrop: @glam.print_

Marquee Letters: @alphaliteasternct


Tablescape Rentals: @eventsbylaureljane

Mobile Bar: @tapsyturvy.minibar

Candy Buffet: @perfectlyposhctcandybuffets

Hair: @brushed_

Makeup: @shakeupmakeupllc

Dress: @adorcouture

Formalwear: @modernformals

Models: @durdank @romitti_n

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