The Importance of Layout Design
Even before linens, placesettings, and florals beautifully grace the dinner tables, a well-conceived layout is essential to the experience of the wedding celebration. Early in the design phase of planning, Tan Weddings & Events accounts for the character and strengths of the venue to optimize the setting, the flow, and the fun of the event.
The placement of ceremony chairs, the orientation of the sweetheart table, the spacing of dinner rounds and farm tables, location of the dance floor, DJ, and lighting, the bar and cocktail tables, the proximity of coffee and dessert stations to the dinner space, and the caterer's prep area - these are just a few of the layout details that warrant thoughtful and keen consideration. TWE starts with concept renderings that are shared with the client and the vendor team, then fine-tuned and finalized, and on day of production, the TWE team supervises placement of furnishings and decor.
Rick Tan, principal planner and designer, brings a tape measure on production day to ensure dinner tables are perfectly placed and chairs are evenly set! "Little-known fact, I am certified in feng shui! Along with an obsession for symmetry, I believe layout design should give guests a good sense of orientation, they should be able to fluidly transition through the different parts of the event, to have a sensual experience. In reality, if the layout is well-conceived, the couple and their guests should not even notice it, only that they are having a fabulously fun evening!"
Photography: Nicole Sepulveda
Planning, Design & Production: Tan Weddings & Events
Venue: BR Cohn
After Party Venue: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Catering & Accommodations: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
DJ: Function 45 Entertainment
Live Music: Justin Diaz
Video: Phillip Alan Film
Cake: Flour & Bloom
Dessert: Cafe Apae
Rentals: Theoni Collection, Bright Event Rentals
Linens: BBJ Linen
Signage & Paperie: Shimmer & Stain
HMUA: Jenn V Beauty
Transportation: Napa Valley Wine Country Tours
Classic Trolley: Sonoma Wine Trolley
Suit: The Black Tux
Dress: Calla Blanche from Schaffer's Bridal
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