Statue of Liberty Centerpieces at Your Ellis Island Wedding

Now is the time to stock up on this lovely wedding-white State of Liberty bust, available in-stores at Crate and Barrel. Invite Lady Liberty to attend your wedding on Ellis Island as a table centerpiece focal point, surrounded by flowers and candles, or have her stand tall from the center of your wedding dessert table, surrounded by macarons, mini cupcakes, mini pastries, and other top trends in wedding dessert bar treats.

You might also place this Statue of Liberty décor piece at your guest book table, at one of your drinks stations, or on your family wedding photos table (an idea we love if you have photos of ancestors who arrived through Ellis Island — what a nice tribute to them!)

The white glossy style of this décor item works equally well with a Pop Art wedding theme, or in an elegant, classic, ultra-formal wedding setting. You give this piece personality by surrounding her with your choice of décor, lighting, or florals.

Ellis Island Weddings often include Lady Liberty in their details, from Statue of Liberty-themed wedding invitations, save the dates, menu cards, wedding favors and as a motif in wedding video montages played in our historic ballroom. How will you include Lady Liberty in your dream wedding?

Find your Statue of Liberty bust at Crate and Barrel stores, using their in-store finder: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/statue-of-liberty-bust/s177117

Vintage Elegance at Ellis Island Weddings, With This Suitcase Card Holder

From ShabbyChicWeddings on Etsy

One of the top wedding trends of 2014 is a “vintage elegance” style of wedding décor, and at our landmark wedding venue of Ellis Island, vintage is definitely a style inspiration for our brides.

One way to capture “vintage elegance” is with vintage suitcases, and given our rich history of welcoming immigrants – each toting their suitcases, filled with their treasured belongings – we love the look of vintage suitcases brought into today’s weddings here at Ellis Island.

As seen above, pretty vintage suitcases are displayed and used to hold the cards and gifts brought for the wedding couple. These particular designs, by TheShabbyChicWedding on Etsy, are adorned with handmade flowers with pearls in the centers and a ribbon bow, a band of burlap, and the vintage sheet music pattern of the suitcases’ inside hearkens back to an earlier age. Add a trendy banner, like these spelling out ‘Cards’ and strung with twine and pearls, for extra vintage touches.

After your wedding, you can keep this vintage suitcase to hold all of your wedding day keepsakes, like your wedding programs, wedding cards, extra favors, your own place cards, copies of your vows, and more.