How to Create the Best Dinner Party Ever

 Caroline Lima Photography

Caroline Lima Photography

Design that feels like home. You’ll hear that phrase a lot in my little corner of the internet! I am so passionate about helping my sweet couples create truly unique experiences on their wedding day - both for them and their guests. To me, it is so important for guests to walk into your wedding and say, “Yes. I totally see them infused in this space.”

That’s why I like to think of your wedding day as the best dinner party you’ll ever host.

And, I mean, it is, right? When you start to think about it as a dinner party, it becomes easierto infuse your personal style into the entire celebration.

Here are a few ways Emily and Adam created a beautiful, timeless design that was also a representation of them:

 Caroline Lima Photography

Caroline Lima Photography

A little bit glam.

Emily and Adam are such a chic couple, so it came as no surprise to me that they wanted to add a little gold sequin glam to their wedding day. We used these gold sequin bistro table linens to add just a touch of glam without being overwhelming.

 Caroline Lima Photography

Caroline Lima Photography

Modern, chic details.

We infused modern, chic details throughout the decor, and if you’ve ever met Emily you know this screams of her personality. Crisp white linens paired with touches of gold, acrylic, and romantic pink created a beautiful, inviting space for their guests.


 Caroline Lima Photography

Caroline Lima Photography

Delectable food stations.

Emily and Adam are TOTAL foodies (a couple after my own heart!), so it was so important for them to include really unique, delectable food stations for their guests’ dinner. This was a large part of the whole experience for their guests. Guests got to enjoy a Japanese grill, a vegetarian bar, a French bistro, a raw bar, and a wide variety of desserts.

 Caroline Lima Photography

Caroline Lima Photography

A bar with everything you could ever want.

To go with their amazing edible spread, of course they had to have the bar to match! This bar was inviting and cozy, as if they were serving right out of their home. It was stocked with wine, beer, signature cocktails, custom cocktail napkins, and acrylic signage to match the guest tables.

 Caroline Lima Photography

Caroline Lima Photography

Al fresco dining.

It was important to Emily and Adam that their guests enjoyed dinner al fresco, among the beautiful springtime gardens at Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, North Carolina. After dinner, their guests got to dance and chat beneath the stars in the fresh springtime air. It truly was a magical experience for Emily, Adam, and all their guests!

While your wedding celebration may look quite a bit different, these are some great ways to start thinking about how you can incorporate your own personal style into your wedding day. I wish each and every one of you could meet Emily and Adam and see just how perfect this celebration was for them and their style! Just remember to be true to yourselves and it will truly be a magical experience for everyone in attendance.

Want to see more of Emily and Adam’s wedding at Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, North Carolina?