Posts Labeled ‘wedding’

Baby’s Breath – A New Take

No longer just a sprig pinned into an updo, baby’s breath holds its own as a statement centerpiece in these images. Mixed with mercury glass and silver tones, it goes from  simple and sweet to bold and elegant. It doesn’t hurt that baby’s breath represents everlasting love.

Image via Bridal Guide Magazine - Photo Credit: Emily Steffen Photography/Created by Simple Fabulous Events and Design/Flowers by Sadies Floral/Linens by Linen Effects

 

Image via Honey Bee Weddings

 

Via the knot Photo Credit Earl Christie

Place Cards and Escort Cards

Small, thoughtful details can add to your guests’ experience. One of the easiest ways to personalize the guest experience and make them feel welcomed is with place cards or escort cards. Here are some fantastic options from BHLDN, Etsy, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Wedding Paper Divas.

 

Partridge Peck Placebards, via BHLDN

 

Square Placecards, via eleven18designstudio, Etsy

 

Cheese starter place card, via Martha Stewart Weddings

 

 

Leaf Escort Cards, via Wedding Paper Divas

It’s in the Details

From a personalized coffee bar to specialized stemware, from comment coasters to croquet on the lawn, details can make your wedding truly special, while spoiling your guests at the same time.

 

Calling all "Friends" - a Central Perk themed coffee bar, via The Knot, photo credit Dan and Anne Almasy

 

Bring a bit of grandeur to a rustic setting, Louis wine glasses via Select Event Rentals

 

 

Perfect for the bar, via Bhldn

 

Outdoor fun and games for a summer wedding, via Real Simple Weddings, photo credit Mr. Haack

Sparkle and Shine: Stunning Wedding Gowns

A little sparkle and shine always puts me in a festive mood. Metallic is trending and these gorgeous wedding gowns have just the right amount of shimmer.

Jenny Packham

 

Isadora Gown, via BHLDN

 

Celestial Gown, via Monique Lhuillier

 

Magots Gown, Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias

Late Night Snacks

As your guests dance the night away, they might long for an extra bit of sustenance. With so many late night snack options, here are a few treats sure to provide satisfaction that will have your guests raving for years to come.

French fries in dotted paper cones, via the knot, photo credit Justin and Mary Photography

 

Give your guests a boost of caffeine - iced coffee topped with cotton candy, via Martha Stewart Weddings

 

There's nothing better than breakfast for dinner! Serve your guests delicious pancakes or French Toast Sticks, via Hostess with the Mostess Blog

 

 

A popcorn buffet allows guests to pick from a variety of toppings, via Pen N' Paperflowers

1920′s-Inspired Signature Drinks

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby provides a luscious, opulent perspective of the 1920′s. Influencing fashion, events, and decor, the movie gives a fresh take on 1920′s flair. As you consider your signature drink for cocktail hour, keep in mind these revamped classics.

French 75 - lemon, gin, and simple syrup topped off with champagne, via Epicurious, Photo Credit Elizabeth Perrin

 

Bee's Knees

Gin, honey and lemon combine to make the Bee's Knees, via LA Weekly, photo credit Eric Alperin

 

Southside Cocktail Recipe

Gin meets lime, mint and seltzer to create a refreshing Southside, via Inspired Taste

 

Highball

With a wide variety of options, the Highball offers a classic your guests will love, via Time Out Chicago, photo credit Martha Williams

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Spring is in full-swing — as is the start of wedding season! Have wedding invitations stacked up in your mail inbox? Here are some fashion ideas for looking fabulous at Spring weddings — particularly daytime or outdoor weddings. Thanks to Refinery 29 and South Moon Under in particular for some of the inspiration.

Stella Mccartney Neon floral jacquard dress from Net-a-Porter

Parker Cassia Ruffle Wrap Hi/Lo Dress from Intermix

Free People 'Rocco' Cut Out Back Lace Dress from South Moon Under

Envi Chevron Stripe Maxi Dress from South Moon Under

Kids’ Wedding Activity Book

When inviting children to a wedding, it is always nice to have something fun for them to do. I love this coloring book template from Martha Stewart. It is easy to print and put together and is nice for children of various ages. Set a copy along with some crayons at each child’s place setting and let them enjoy!

Coloring Book via Martha Stewart | Photo by Bryan Gardner

A Beautiful Fall Wedding at Carnegie Institution

I had the great pleasure of working with Jessica and Clayton on their fall wedding at the Carnegie Institution. I loved the creativity and beautiful detail ideas that Jessica and her mother had for the wedding and the way we were able to bring them all to life on the day of the event. Jessica and Clayton are a beautiful couple and I wish them much happiness as they begin their new life together!

Venue: Carnegie Institution
Caterer: Design Cuisine
Photographer: Pablo Sartor, Freed Photography
Videographer: Martin with Blue Sky Films
Ceremony Music: Chris Dunn, Classical Guitar Ceremonies
Reception Music: Matt, Shewsical Entertainment
Florist: Petals and Promises
Cake: Cake I Do
Hair/Makeup: Lori Nansi, Le Mariee
Hair/Makeup for Bridesmaids: Ashley Chin