By: Amy Kujawa
When I first moved to College Station, the thing that most tickled me about this town was the fact that Bryan and College Station are essentially one little city. There is no dividing field between one town and the next. One second you’re driving down Texas in College Station and the next you’re still on Texas, but in Bryan!
Lake Walk Town Center is one of the most beautiful and serene spots located somewhere in between Bryan and College Station, to the east-ish of the city (our town is literally set up on a diagonal).
Last Summer while thumbing through local BABV venues, I realized that Lake Walk Town Center/The Stella Hotel was a member! This gave me the idea to design a mock photoshoot on the water. My inspiration was the sunset and I wanted my design to reflect it.
We created a small ceremony spot as well as a reception space. Although this was designed for a “wedding”, Lake Walk would make a great spot for a birthday, anniversary, or celebration of any kind!
The covered pavilion can be used for concerts, parties, picnics, dinners, and much more! Although originally I was going to make this where our guest tables would go, we opted to convert this empty space into a “ceremony” spot.
Our acrylic of our ghost chairs reflecting off of the fountains and the water make such a beautiful background. Although we set up for roughly 40, the area is large enough to accommodate at least 100.
Our clear lucite pedestals framed the ceremony space and were topped with beautiful arrangements from Tamara Menges Designs. Can you say FLOATING centerpieces?! Tamra has a beautiful eye for colors, check out her Instagram pages for more inspiration!
We carried over the wood and the acrylic from the ceremony space to the reception area. Our wood vineyard tables combined with the acrylic in the ghost chairs made the most beautiful lakeside setting.
To layer another texture on to the table, we opted to go with velvet napkins in a variety of colors. We switched shades of velvet napkins at every setting in an ombre effect of the beautiful sunset.
These orizzonte chargers are my personal favorite in our sister store, Premiere Select’s, charger collection. The foiled gold makes a starburst into the center (or sunburst for the purposes of this look!). Set on top of that were orange fiestaware plates. Fiestaware is so underrated! It comes in a variety of colors… purples, yellows, greens… it doesn’t have to be used for a “fiesta” themed party. It can add a pop of color to any table setting.
The gold flatware we chose was our American Sentry flatware. As opposed to our Capri Gold flatware, American Sentry is a shiny more yellow gold. To accentuate the gold we pulled glassware from our Charlotte line. The gold rim glasses add just enough design elements.
The last space we did was at the end of the dock. We created a little cocktail area and used our majestic burnt orange linens. It’s not very often we use orange here in Aggieland, but man did the sunshine make these linens stand out! The saturation of colors was so beautiful. We paired the cocktail tables with the square back ghost chairs from Premiere Select and WOW!
Lake Walk is definitely a beautiful spot that I would love to shoot at again. Shoutout to a great team that made this possible!
Premiere Select (sister store)