Tuesday Trend: Mason Jars

Embrace your southern style with the help of Mason Jars! Whether you are styling for a shabby-chic wedding, creative picnic, or the neighborhood barbecue, Mason Jars have become a must have! Let your creativity run wild and use them for serving glasses, center pieces, hanging arrangements, and much, much more. You won’t regret breaking away from the average mug with this southern-inspired trend.

This trendy item can be found in our very own Mahaffey showroom! Stop by and take a look at our selection of Mason Jars today! If you would like to make an appointment, feel free to call us at 901.457.4538.

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Tuesday Trends: Wedding Favs

2013 wedding predictions have already made their way into magazines and blog posts. We are so excited for the new year, when we get to marvel at beautiful weddings inspired by top trends.

After lots of oohing and ahhing, we have found our top three and can’t wait to see them come to life. Don’t forget to let Mahaffey know if we can be of any assistance! Not only do we have fabulous event specialists willing and ready to help, but we have all the rentals you need to create your perfect day.

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1. Roaring 20s, Vintage Style

Lounge Furniture Rentals

Reception Lounges

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Food Trucks

Photos courtesy of BHLDN, Ava Grace & Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza – Part 2

What a fun day! Despite the July 4th weekend, Sunday’s Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza was a success! Everything from the fashion show to the cake walk and door/grand prizes came together perfectly.

All brides, regardless of whether they won any prizes, walked away with the latest issue of Southern Bride Magazine. Mahaffey had a wonderful time setting up the booths for all the vendors, the entryway and cafe area, and of course visiting with all the brides-to-be. We are excited to be a part of your big day! A big thank you to our friend Alisa at Club Windward, for the beautiful centerpieces and all of your help! And congrats to our $250 gift card winner.

Check out these beautiful pictures from Sunday’s show…

Red Table

Tableware on a Red Circle Taffeta Linen

Serving Table

Serving Table with a Champagne Infinity Linen

Blue & Green

Black Chiavari Chair with a Lime Green Chair Sash and a Royal Crinkle Linen

Yellow

Yellow polka dot linen with yellow accessories

Purple

Lilac Satin Linen with White Chateau Chairs

Black Cocktail

Bistro Table with Black and White Damask

Red and Beige

Silver Chiavari Chairs and silver linens with raspberry seat cushions

All pictures courtesy of Shonna Nicole Photography

Happy Valentine’s Day from Mahaffey!

On the blog today, we’re sharing this lovely Valentine’s inspired wedding we did last March with Social Butterflies.  We especially love the pink and red rose petal runner down the center aisle! We hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day!  *Photo by Annabella Charles.

Wedding Trends 2012

In our last blog post we shared 2012 color trends with you, so today we want to share four general wedding trends that come to us from St. Louis Weddings on what you can expect to see brides engaging in this year.

Going Green

Brides will save money and the environment as they incorporate environmentally friendly touches to their wedding. More brides will be choosing locally grown flowers, re-purposing old items for centerpieces ,and purchasing recycled invitations.

Vintage Themes

Many brides will choose vintage and rustic decor this year. Brides will be achieving this feeling by decorating with old antiques, refurbished thrift store items, and old wedding photos from both families on the tables at the reception.

Think Outside the Church

Many couples will choose to be married at an outdoor location, such as a beautiful garden or a gorgeous backyard, as opposed to a church.

Having an outdoor ceremony is just one way to make your wedding memorable.

Do-It-Yourself

Do-it-yourself projects have been very popular among brides for the past few years, and this year is no exception. More and more brides are turning to DIY projects like printing their own invitations, writing their own place cards and creating centerpieces themselves. If you have the time and the creativity, you can add a lot of home made touches to your special day.

St. Louis Weddings recommends taking it one DIY project at a time to avoid overload.

Are you a 2012 bride? Will your guests see any of these trends at your wedding? Let us know which ones!

Be sure to check out the full St. Louis Weddings “Emerging Wedding Trends for 2012″ article here.


2012 Color Palette Trends

A new year brings new trends! We’re loving the latest blog post by Party Connections called 2012 Wedding Trends, and we want to share the 2012 color palette trend with you. Enjoy!

Neutral or Bold

Party Connections says, “2012 style swatches are showing us either palettes of complete neutrals or shockingly bold pop. Use blush, peach, and taupe or jade, cherry, and tangerine. Bridesmaids are being mismatched in their own, bright attire and fresh cut flower alternatives such a big paper flowers or succulent plants are adding a more sustainable approach.”


Are you a 2012 bride? What are your wedding colors? Are you going neutral or bold? Let us know!

Be sure to check out the rest of Party Connection’s 2012 wedding trends here.

Late Fall Showroom Preview

Our showroom has been updated again! We’re displaying a ride range of tables, chairs, linens, dishware and more, so be sure to stop by soon.

Here’s a sneak peak at what we have out on the floor right now.

Standard black pipe and drape with a poll drape feel, tied with chair sashes

36″ round table with black chiavari chairs

60″ round table with silver linens and silver chiavari chairs

36″ round table with mahogany chateau chairs

36″ round table with gold chiavari chairs

36″ round bistro table with bar stools

Also, don’t forget about the two Thanksgiving specials we’re running through Thanksgiving week.

Our standard Thanksgiving special includes a 60” round or 8′ banquet table, a basic poly linen and 8 basic folding chairs for only $25. Our premium Thanksgiving special includes a 60” round or 8′ banquet table, a specialty linen (crinkle, satin, etc.) and 8 fruitwood, natural, or white padded chairs all for only $50.

Give us a call today at 901-457-1909 and be sure to visit our website to view all our products.

Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: Mrs. Post Stationery

Mrs. Post Stationery, located in the Chickasaw Oaks Village at 3092 Poplar Ave. in Memphis, is one of Mahaffey’s preffered partners in wedding and event planning. We were happy to have them on-site yesterday in our warehouse where they participated in a photo shoot with Southern Bride Magazine. The photo shoot, which displayed the hottest new trends in tableware, linens and wedding stationary, will appear in the Winter/Spring issue of the magazine.

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Mrs. Post Stationery specializes in custom wedding invitations and announcements. They also create stationary for anniversaries, baby showers, milestones, birthdays, bridal showers, christenings, corporate events, debutante balls, engagement parties, graduations, holiday parties, ceremonies, memorials and proms. They design, assembly and print the stationary themselves. In addition, Mrs. Post carries a wonderful selection of party decor and great gifts for any age.
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So whether your getting married, throwing a party or you need a fun gift, head on over to Mrs. Post Stationery! We know you’ll love them as much as we do.

For more information, check them out on Facebook or email them at info@mrspoststationery.com!

*NOTE: All photos courtesy of Mrs. Post Stationery.

The Best of Southern Weddings Part II! {Guest Post}

A special thank you to our friends at Southern Bride. Below is a recent blog post that goes along with our “Best of Southern Weddings” series. Hope you get as much inspiration out of it as we did! You can’t get any more Southern than mason jars. :)

The Mason Jar, also known as “Ball Jar” was invented in 1858 by John Mason. The original purpose of the mason jar was to be used for preserving and storing food. They are still used for that very purpose today, but have also become quite popular for weddings as well. Many brides have been using mason jars to incorporate a little southern flair into their big day.

They can be used in so many ways! They can be a decoration with candles or flower arrangements inside, on tables, as aisle markers, as table numbers, filled with some treats/favors for the guests, and of course they can be used to serve food and drinks.

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Mason jars can be used in both formal and casual settings. Adding some beautiful floral centerpieces can make them more formal, while placing a single stem or votive candle can make it more casual. They can also be used as glasses for your guests to drink from. You can serve Southern favorites like lemonade or sweet tea or even a signature, Southern cocktail.

Mason Jar Wedding Decor

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Holly and Aaron Ryan, who were married in Moorseville, AL used mason jars to decorate the church they were married in. They hung the jars on the pews with simple flower arrangements and delicate ribbon The church was very old and Holly did not want to take away from the character of the church, which is why the mason jars worked so well. Their wedding was a true, Southern event and the mason jars added that special touch and set the tone for their special, Southern celebration. To see more photos and inspiration from Holly and Aaron’s wedding, click here.

Mason Jar Wedding Decor

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If you are interested in finding, vintage mason jars for your wedding or event, check local antique shops in your area or  you can also find them on Etsy.

For more information on this post and other fabulous Southern wedding ideas, visit the Southern Bride Blog!

Xoxo,
Beth

The Best of Southern Weddings Part I!

At Mahaffey, we feel blessed to be based in the South. Though we do travel a good bit outside of our region from time to time, there’s really nothing like a classic southern wedding.

With that in mind, we’re going to start a mini series on “the best of southern weddings.” To start it off, I’m sharing details from the wedding of a good friend of mine who recently had her wedding blogged about in a two-part series.

If you’re a true Southern Belle going for a Southern vintage theme, look no further than Southern Weddings Magazine‘s latest blog posts for your inspiration…especially Andrea & Tres, Part I and Andrea & Tres, Part II! Here’s a brief overview of this exquisite Southern wedding…

“Everything about our wedding was Southern! Our theme was Southern vintage, and our venue, Southern Oaks Plantation, set the tone for all the details. The front lawn of the antebellum home served as our ceremony site with a horse and carriage incorporated into the ceremony. My girls carried magnolias down the aisle, and magnolias were also included on our invitations and our wedding cake. To give the guys a Southern touch, they wore cotton bloom boutonnieres.”

All photos courtesy of Armosa Studios.

Southern Wedding

Wedding Ceremony Rentals

Southern Wedding Cake

More fabulousness to come next week from our friends at Southern Bride!

Xoxo,
Beth