Blame it on Williamsburg’s obsession with authenticity, but deconstructed elegance is all the rage at weddings these days. “’Hunting Lodge’ is a phrase we are hearing often from clients. Taxidermy is back: Racks, fur throws, and animal prints create beautiful accents pieces. We are seeing more "local artisan" and less DIY. And yes, DIY is being replaced with what we have coined 'Deconstructed Elegance.' To us, this means an appreciation for handsome hand-crafted furniture, beautiful linens, proper silver, candelabras, and quality paper stock... all with a fresh and modern approach to entertaining and design. An event can be beautifully formal, without being stuffy or old-school,” says Lyndsey Hamilton, principle owner and planner of Lyndsey Hamilton Events, which has offices on both coasts.
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