Here’s our Q&A with Borrowed & Blue:
1. If you could possibly narrow it down, what would be your favorite moment of a wedding day?
Before I started planning weddings the answer was different, but the moment the bride is about to walk down the aisle is hands down my favorite part, I always start to cry! You just know this is the moment before their lives together really start and there is a calm that just seems to come over her.
2. Describe your event aesthetic in three words.
Fun, Gorgeous, and Enchanting.
3. The first thing you ask when you sit down with a couple?
How did you two meet? I love hearing about how my couples have met, it says a lot about their personalities. I get to see the spark between them when describing the moment.
4. Top three pieces of advice for couples who just got engaged?
First, pause and enjoy this moment, let it sink in. You just got engaged to the love of your life and this is huge. So celebrate that with each other and set the social media aside for a second to take it all in. Second, after you have celebrated with each other and your closest family/friends start making a list of your wedding priorities, put photography as the highest item on your list.
Third, be flexible on your wedding date. Venues and wedding professionals tend to book up very fast. If you can be flexible on your wedding date, you may just get the venue you’ve always loved. Picking a season is a good place to start and then take it from there.
5. Most important detail of wedding decor?
FLOWERS! They absolutely make a wedding that much more captivating, I couldn’t imagine a wedding without them they just bring another piece of life to a wedding day or any event for that matter.
6. Your thoughts on DIY weddings?
I have some brides who love DIY & I don’t mind that. I think it brings something unique to every event having something crafted by the bride. Although, it can get overwhelming rather quickly making a hundred and forty place card holders, favors, fill in blank with “I saw this on Pinterest” idea. A full DIY wedding is a lot of work. So I usually recommend my brides choose something achievable that they can be proud of and see it through. There are a lot of cute affordable options that look custom, or are, that can be ordered online, think Etsy.
7. What would your ideal tablescape look like?
Wow that’s a tough one, but I have to say the one we did this past May was one of my favorites to date. The copper charger plates with the gray linens really made the table pop. We got so many compliments from our couples guests. To change it up though, I’d love to design a simple elegant tablescape for one of our future couples, maybe a white linen with a really light gray charger plate and a pink napkin to finish the look.
Our tablespaces have been bold or rustic in the past so I’m kind of excited for our next weddings tablescapes, they will be on the softer side.
8. Your favorite of all the San Francisco wedding venues?
I have to say I think it is the St. Francis. It is such a gorgeous venue and definitely on my bucket list of wedding venues. The selection of spaces available in there to have your ceremony or reception is endless and I have yet to see a wedding there that I didn’t love.
9. The most important part of wedding planning?
Keeping true to your own style. It is very easy to get overwhelmed with Pinterest and keep wanting to change the plan and have another idea take over. You should always stay true to YOUR wedding style and what you want your wedding day to look like. No one should look back on their wedding and think that it wasn’t them.
10. Describe your dream wedding.
A full al fresco wedding set in Charleston under their big gorgeous trees with the Spanish moss. It is my dream for one of my future couples to have a wedding there, till then I’ll keep dreaming.
Book Littles n’ Lace for your event today! Thanks again to Borrowed & Blue for the Q&A!