• December 30, 2013

The Secret to Napkin Folding That Will Make Your Wedding More Beautiful

The Secret to Napkin Folding That Will Make Your Wedding More Beautiful

The Secret to Napkin Folding That Will Make Your Wedding More Beautiful 150 150 La Fete Weddings

If there is one thing that we will not compromise on, its napkin folding. Here at La Fete Weddings we always take matters into our own hands, and physically fold every napkin on the day of our events. We want every single guest at your wedding to feel special so we take great pride in each and every place setting. Each table and all of the tiny details that go into it create the overall design of your reception.  Once the menu is printed and the chargers are in place, this is often the one part of the table design that is left completely up to us, and here is a fun sample of some of our favorites from the past few years!

This wedding was held at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito and Lazaro Press designed these incredible folded “booklet” style menus. We knew we needed to create something small that framed the menu yet didn’t take away from it. See the photos below and check out what a difference the napkin makes to the entire table design! Photos by: Boyd Harris Photography

Next is one of our favorite color palettes- mixed metallics! For this event we used 4 different colored linens and 4 different chargers. One each table we kept the napkin design the same to show off the gorgeous laser cut menus. Keeping the napkin nice and simple is often the best way to go when you have such an ornate menu card. Photos by: Jennifer Eileen.

This intimate wedding took place inside a private home where 50 of the Bride & Groom’s closest friends and family enjoyed a divine 5-course meal with wine pairings. Since the guest count was smaller than our average wedding, we suggested that the bride and groom handwrite notes to each guest telling them how much they mean to the couple. The envelopes doubled as place cards and created an intimate atmosphere as soon as each guest took their seat. Photos by: Melissa Musgrove Photography

We created two different table designs for this Four Seasons Biltmore wedding. In order to make sure that they complimented each other we switched up the napkin colors! Some tables had turquoise flower vessels, and the opposite tables had the turquoise napkins in order to balance the pop of color. Adding a napkin embellishment such as a fresh flower can really make a dramatic difference. For event we took a basic pocket fold and then rotated it to the side. This created a nice shape for the menu and enabled us to tuck the orchid into the pocket! Photos by: BB Photography

This wedding had two completely different designs that worked really well together. We chose ornate table linens with a simplistic charger and napkin fold, and then dressed up the simple tables with decorative chargers and added a little more color with a larger napkin fold! Photos by: Willa Kveta Photography.

When your client choses a square plate your options COMPLETELY change! This particular Bride loved  simple and clean lines so we kept the napkin fold very minimalist! Photos by: Barnaby Draper

When in doubt, use a napkin ring that mimics the colors of the florals- This is guaranteed to add the right balance to your table design! Photos by: BB Photography

A napkin ring with a tiny accent of a flower can really dress up each place setting! Photos By: Stephanie Hogue Photography

We worked with Lazaro Press to create these stunning round menus to rest right inside the chargers  for our Bacara Wedding. When you have a menu that gorgeous you need to show it off- so leave the napkin plane and simple and tuck it around the edges of the charger for a clean & polished look. Photos by: Yvette Roman

Adding a decorative or beaded napkin can really dress up your table as well!

Photos by: Melissa Musgrove Photography & Napkins: La Tavola

We used the napkins and small accents of yellow in the flowers to create our accent color in the Four Seasons Loggia Ballroom. By adding on a rhinestone bracelet to the center of this fold we added the perfect touch of glam- and the women loved wearing the bracelets the rest of the night! Photos by: Melissa Musgrove Photography 

Finally, last but not least- a lovely backyard bridal shower! We messed around with a basic fold and created this cute accordion style fold with small yellow napkin embellishments created by NLC Productions. Photos by: Anna Costa