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Endless Options

- Tuesday, July 03, 2012
We are very lucky in the Capital District of New York.  There is a seemingly endless amount of quality wedding vendors in the area who are capable of making dream weddings come true.  Here is a short list of some of our favorite wedding themes.

The Barn Wedding

We do a lot of barn weddings, and like to think we have perfected the art of casual-chic.  Our antiqued, natural wood barn chairs seem to be the perfect rustic fit for this style wedding.  Our Emperor tables provide an ideal place for family style dining.  These extra wide tables have plenty of space for a beautiful table arrangement and adorned with our raw Burlap runners, look like they were designed especially for this style event.  Our antique bulb street fair lights hung high throughout the barn canopy give a romantic glow, while still having an industrial edge.  Additional lighting can be designed with our par theatrical lighting and illuminated paper lanterns can add color and ambiance to any barn interior.  We love to soften hard spaces with a touch of Ivory Chiffon drapery, adding a pinch of ultra feminine detail to this style wedding brings the right amount of detail and interest.  If you are looking for a barn wedding, consider a few of our favorite places; The Old Tater Barn, Maybee Farms, The Shaker Heritage Barn, Pat's Barn and The Pruyn House.




The Best of Outdoors

During the summer and early autumn, people love to embrace the beauty of Upstate New York and the Adirondack region.  A favorite venue for the indoor/outdoor blend event is The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York.  The Shelving Rock Terrace is a wonderful balance between indoor amenities and gorgeous outdoor views.  We have seen some spectacular weddings in this space, using our extensive ceiling swag expertise, we can transform the ceiling in the matter of a few hours.  Chiavari chairs, lighting, Black and White dance floors all enhance the beauty of the beautiful resort space.  The National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York is another excellent space to blend a stunning building with outdoor elements.  Ceremony and cocktail hour inside the Museum transitions into dinner and dancing outside in a gloriously appointed tent in the courtyard.  The convenience of the downtown Saratoga area and picturesque Saratoga State Park make this venue a proven winner.



A Formal Ballroom

There is no lack of truly amazing indoor space in the Capital District.  Traditional weddings are proven winners, and Total Events has all of tricks to make them custom.  Chair Cover rentals, specialty linens, personalized monogram, lounge furniture and exceptional accessories will make your next event stand out from all the others.  One of the many benefits of the indoor event is that weather will never get in your way.  The dead of winter and the blazing hot days of summer will never bring you down inside.  No rain, snow or even a hurricane can ruin your plans, and that my friends is a great insurance policy to have.  Also, a vast majority of these venues are associated with hotels, which make getting ready and housing out of town guests a breeze.  Almost every major hotel in the area boasts an impressive ballroom, and assorted singular ballroom facilities in the area partner with them for ease of planning.




Tented Bliss

Our bread and butter is the tent wedding.  Our inventory of tents can be outfitted from modest to glamorous and everywhere in between.  A tent wedding offers tremendous flexibility and complete customization; it is the "blank slate" of venues for you to do with what you will.  Tented events are particularly fabulous when they are on gorgeous grounds.  Many times our couples want to showcase a beautiful backyard or family estate and bring the tent into the mix.  Even still, we have created some of our most outrageous weddings in parking lots and empty fields which demonstrates that no matter where the tent goes, the inside can be a whole other world.





No matter what style wedding you are after, Total Events has the equipment and know how to get you there.  Planning a wedding anywhere in the Upstate New York area means you can count on Total Events to provide you with quality service, rentals and experience.  From Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Hudson, Oneonta, Albany, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Lake Placid and in between, we travel to meet your needs!  Check out our website at for photos and ideas!