Green With Envy

October 15, 2018. Category: green weddings, real wedding, Royal Wedding, trends, wedding inspiration, wedding invitations, wedding planner

Darker greens are having a moment this season and are definitely making a comeback in fashion, decor, and weddings. Which was evident at the Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie, which took place at Windsor Castle over the weekend!

Princess Eugenie who is ninth in line to the thrown decided to forgo a veil, but she did chose to accessorize her wedding gown with the gorgeous Greville Emerald tiara (borrowed from her grandmother, the Queen)

Photo Credit: Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS

The newest Royal, The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has also been rocking this elegant color in many outfits lately.  Very soon we expect the gorgeous color to flood your Pinterest and Instagram feeds.

Photo Credit: People Magazine

The beauty of using green is it’s ability to compliment a variety of color palattes and it can easily be incorporated into any type of florals or can stand along by itself!

Photo Credit: Abby Jiu

 The color can also make a big impact for a winter wedding as well. Using a richer shade such as emerald or hunter green, will defiantly make a bold statement for your holiday soirée.  From invitations to centerpieces, and even calligraphy have showcased these gorgeous deep greens. To top it off the color looked breathtaking on some of our bridesmaids.

Photo Credit: Kate Headley

Photo Credit: Rachel May Photography 

There are lots of ways you can incorporate the sophisticated color into your events.

Photo Credit: Love Life Images

Try adding some eye catching seating into your cocktail hour with a hunter green couch or chairs. Use a gorgeous green velvet tablecloth to captivate dinner guests and make a statement. Even adding some green goblets or vintage books will your bring event decor to the next level.

Goblets: Something Vintage

Chairs: Something Vintage 

Linens: La Tavola 

Books: Something Vintage 

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Flower Power

October 03, 2018. Category: fashion, Flower crown, trends, weddings

It is no surprise that what we see on the runway and in fashion magazines often finds it’s way into the weddings industry.

Fashion and weddings have so much in common – They are both a reflection of one’s style and influence. And what bigger runway for the fashion minded bride than the aisle on her wedding day?

Be it traditional, modern, or whimsical the fashion possibilities at your wedding are endless. Which leads us to the current trend that we and everyone else just can’t seem to get enough of – the Flower Crown.

As we all know, the September issue of Vogue is this most anticipated issue of the year, and this year it did not disappoint! It featured not one but two icons on the cover: Beyoncé, for American Vogue, and Rihanna for British Vogue both wearing flower crowns which clearly solidifies that this trend is here to stay!

 Photography: Tyler Mitchell for Vogue; Nick Knight for Vogue UK

There was no shortage of ornate flower arrangements on the runways this spring either. Rodarte created incredible big and bold flower crowns to compliment their breathtaking gowns which we are obsessed with and Chanel added embellished veils to its romantic flower crowns.

Now the only question is, will flower crowns continue to make their way into weddings and how?

Rodarte: photo: Rodarte Spring 2019

Chanel: Photography: @sammcknight1/Instagram

One of our sweetest brides incorporated her spin on a flower crown on her wedding day and we loved it!

It was the perfect compliment to her gorgeous gown and added just the right of whimsy for her outdoor soirée.

Photography: Jodi & Kurt  Floral Design: Victoria Clausen Floral Events

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Falling for Fall

September 14, 2018. Category: Fall, fall wedding, trends, Washington DC, wedding inspiration

When the air turns crisp and leaves begin to change, the charm of a fall wedding is irresistible – It really is one of the perfect times of year to get married!

Although the first “official” day of fall is still a few weeks away, we got to experience our first cooler days this past weekend. Though we know they will be short lived, this is DC after all! Like many things in the city, the weather is “unpredictable” although it did have us dreaming of one of our favorite Fall colors palettes this season: Moody Plums and Rich Burgundy – The perfect colors for any elegant affair!

From bridal bouquets, to bridesmaid dresses, wedding stationery and decor, the possibilities of adding these versatile colors to your Fall or Winter wedding are endless.

Here are a few ways we had incorporated this gorgeous hue into some of our DC Weddings.

Photography: K. Thompson  Floral: Sweet Root Village

Photography: Lissa Ryan Photography  Floral: Highway to Hill

Photography: Kate Headley  Wedding Paper Cheree Berry Paper 

Photography: Kate Headley  Floral: Amaryllis Floral & Event Design

Photography: K. Thompson  Floral: Sweet Root Village

 

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Lilac for Spring

April 19, 2018. Category: attire, inspiration, trends

I have loved fashion and following what is happening on the runway for as long as I can remember.  Once I graduated from FIT and got a job as a wedding planner, it became pretty easy to see how fashion trends make their way to the wedding world.

This season Lilac is all the rage. Pastels are always a popular choice for springtime, but lilac has emerged to be the favorite for the fashion gods and we are seeing it everywhere from suiting to jackets to accessories.  These pastel shades are light, and easy to translate to weddings. And we are sure they will be on everyone’s wedding Pinterest board soon.

Photo Credit: InStyle Magazine

Incorporating lilac into weddings will be super easy!  Bring in a pop of color into your bridal look by wearing a lilac hued shoe. Serve a lavender infused cocktail for your specialty drink like a lavender lemonade or lavender gin and tonic. Brighten up your  tablescape with colorful arrangements – try blooming wisteria, sweet peas, hyacinth, lilacs and tulip. Don’t forget that you can bring color to your table through the linen as well. And bridesmaids in lilac, will be fabulous.

Photo Credit: Jose Villa | Floral & Event Design: Joy Thigpen

You can see our take on the trend here.

 

Layering lilac linen and water glasses really drive the color home.

Dip into the lilac trend, and have fun with it!

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Shaken not Stirred

November 14, 2016. Category: bar, caterering, cocktail hour, details, real wedding, trends, wedding planner

We are big fans of cocktail hour especially at weddings as it is a great way to kick off the celebration and add a few personalized touches.

From a grand custom built bar in a ballroom, a nod to southern hospitality with a bourbon bar, to signature cocktails matching the couples personalities, the possibilities are endless.

Here are a few of our favorite cocktail hour ideas that you may want to try at your next soirée.

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Bourbon Bar  Photography: Abby Jiu

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Personalized napkins  Photography: Bonnie Sen

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Signature cocktails  Photography: Bonnie Sen

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Custom built bar  Photography: Abby Jiu

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