Behind the Design: Chuck Milne and Club Corp

For brides who love lavish, ornate designs, there was no gallery at BEA quite like that of Chuck Milne Production and Club Corp. Chuck may not have been the only designer to take a deliberate step away from The Year of Blush, but he did it in a way very signature to his style. Bold and tasteful designs are Chuck’s MO, and this year was no exception.

Inspired by a specific bride and her mother, this garden-party-vibe display was the perfect balance of the daughter, whose tastes were more brave and whimsical, and the mother, who wanted to go a more traditional route with the decor. The result was a tablescape that took cues from more time-honored styles while mixing in bold patterns, bright colors, and mixed textures at the same time. Combining contemporary linens and fruity inspiration with vintage elements struck the perfect balance, both visually and between the two women’s styles.

Chuck partnered with Perfect Wedding Cake to ensure the cake sitting on his display table tied in perfectly. Inspired by the linens, the design was hand-painted onto the cake and placed atop a flower-filled urn to give it even more prominence. This sort of exaggerated prominence throughout the design was the perfect mix of traditional grandeur and bold experimentation, speaking to all sorts of brides that walked through the gallery that day.

Chuck says that the first thing he does with any bride is to look through her Pinterest board. Even if she doesn’t have any wedding images pinned, it gives him an idea of the aesthetics that will speak to her and get her excited. He says it’s his job to find the right balance of all their tastes, no matter how diverse they are, to find a design that is perfectly and uniquely them.

Photos by Janet Howard Studio 
Floral Design by Chuck Milne
Cake by Perfect Wedding Cake
Furniture Rental by Collection Event Furnishings

Venue sponsor: Club Corp
Linens by I Do Linens

Chuck Milne Productions is a full-service event decor company with cutting-edge designs in floristry and event decor. Combined, their staff has just under 100 years of design experience. They love nothing more than creating spaces for celebrating and commemorating the milestones of one’s life journey.

ClubCorp has you covered for all your wedding events to fit all styles and budgets. Exchange vows in an exclusive, private club setting followed by a spectacular reception with gorgeous city views and/or golf course views. You can celebrate indoors or outdoors with dinner and dancing for 300 or an intimate gathering for 50. Both members and nonmembers are welcome.