Utah Dreaming

Have you been to Utah lately? Between the Great Salt Lake, the sweeping canyons and the mysteries abound in the desert, there’s so much to discover in this Southwestern state. Needless to say, we’ve had Utah on the mind lately, so when this breathtaking Park City styled shoot came our way, we could barely contain ourselves!

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Tracie Domino Events takes us to the St. Regis Deer Valley, a picture perfect venue offering luxury and modernity set against spectacular nature views. Imagine being able to step into the mountains, just a few feet away from where you said your vows. Even in this gorgeous Reem Acra gown it’s worth the adventure.

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Designing with a delicate blush palette, MMD Events created a lovely tablescape that blends glamorous and rustic styles perfectly. The centerpiece, a pretty array of light pink, coral and sage hues set atop of driftwood, is just lovely. We love how the metallics, in rose gold and copper tones, create a soft yet glitzy contrast to the wooden chargers and oak chairs.

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Captured on film by Lexia Frank photography, this was a truly magical shoot. You can see how vivid the colors, how warm the sun and how dreamy of a destination Utah is to say “I do!”


Photography Lexia Frank Photography | Event Planning Tracie Domino Events | Wedding Dress Reem Acra | Stationery A&P Designs | Hair + Makeup Versa Artistry | Venue The St. Regis Deer Valley | Bridal Boutique Blush Bridal Sarasota | Decor MMD Events | Flatware Panache Party Rental | Linen Rentals Nuage Designs | Rentals Diamond Rental | Chargers Set Event Rentals

A Seat at Our Table: Expressing Gratitude

As we sit down to break bread with our families this Thanksgiving, we are reminded of how wonderful life is. From engagements and weddings to good health and great travels, 2016 has been a great year for our team. We invite you to pull up a seat at our table and share our gratitude for this year and great hopes for the next. So please, join us!

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With much gratitude to the incredible friends who put this table together for us to look at, be inspired by, and enjoy! Visions of Elegance Events, thank you for this warm fall design. Roots of Life Photography, thank you for sharing this gorgeous evening with us.

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Venue The Guesthouse Hotel | Photography Roots of Life Photography | Event Planning and Styling Vision of Elegance Events Design | Floral Vision of Elegance Events in collaboration with Gromeza Floral Design Studio | Catering Brix Catering | Sweets Vanille Patisserie | Rentals Halls Rental | Paper goods Sylvia Stremming Designs | Linens Nuage Designs | Chicago Style Weddings

Fall in the Lowndes Garden

Before the temps dip too low, let’s go back to Charleston! We cannot get enough of how gorgeous weddings are at Lowndes Grove Plantation and today’s wedding is no exception.

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Under a clear-top tent, this Boutique Planning wedding had us feeling like we were right in the gardens the whole evening. Even more so, the incredible arrangements from Branch Design Studio really made us feel like we were surrounded by flowers! I mean, let’s just look at the stunning floral chandelier, captured so perfectly by Paige Winn photo for us to obsess over.

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Imbuing the evening with the bride’s Italian heritage, olive branches were arranged on tabletops to resemble runners atop linen tablecloths. Keeping things in a very Tuscan-style, we love the use of simple white linen with light blush accents scattered throughout. Coupled with brushed gold accents, this rustic style reception was reached a perfect level of laid-back elegance.

This couple shared special parts of their heritages and tied them in with their personal aesthetic to create one amazing celebration of love. So, tie on your Chucks and let’s hit the dance floor to celebrate!

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Find the Original Feature Here | Photography Paige Winn | Floral Design Branch Design Studio | Planning and Production Ooh Events | Stationery Dodeline | Furniture Rentals Snyder Rental | Linens Nuage Designs |

We Hear You’re Engaged…

Looks like SOMEONE is engaged…congratulations! Now, how did they ask? Was it a flash mob, during a gorgeous hike, or maybe over a delicious candlelit dinner? Whatever the method, we’re so glad you said “yes,” because engagement parties are the best. Gather your best friends and close family and let’s plan this party!

As proper event professionals, we strongly believe that every party should have a theme. Engagement parties are extra special because they are all about celebrating the love of two special people. Is the couple really into wine, or maybe they’re music junkies? How about all the foodies out there? Find something that really resonates with who they are and amplify that to create an atmosphere that is so uniquely “them.” Here are a couple of our favorite ideas for the newly-engaged couple in your life:

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What’s not to love about brunch? There’s avocado toast, delicious lattes and sweatpants are totally encouraged. For the couple that cherishes their Sunday morning adventures, this is a great way to celebrate their engagement. Serve up some easy to share dishes, like muffin-pan egg frittatas or a make-your- own waffle station with an assortment of toppings (chocolate chips, please!). We love a DIY Bloody Mary bar with garnishes galore for those looking to fill up on their morning veggies. And for those who prefer mimosas in the morning, a bubbly bar with a selection of juices makes for a fun cocktail station. Keep the whole day bright and cheery! We love bold yellows and printed patterns to wake everyone right up. And if you’re feeling really ambitious, go for gospel. Nothing says good morning like a soulful “Hallelujah!”

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For the couple that spends weekend’s upstate and vacations at Yellowstone, an outdoor-themed party is the perfect fit. No need to hike anywhere, you can plan this one at your local park or your very own backyard. If you’ve got a grill, let’s fire it up! You can keep it simple with hot dogs and burgers, some great charred veggies and easy to share sides like baked beans and potato salad. And because nothing evokes the great outdoors like smoky smells, consider shaking up a mezcal cocktail or setting up a whiskey bar. Keep everything simple and true to nature. We love a calm green palette with earthy neutrals. Bring in some greenery by placing tiny succulents around the space. And of course, don’t forget the s’mores!

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If your newly engaged friends are always the hosts and never the guests, this is the perfect opportunity to show them a grand time. Let’s get dressy and party in style at a spectacular evening affair. Forget the oversized portions, everything on the menu is bite-sized and lipstick-friendly tonight. Set up a cheese plate with complementary charcuterie board and some refreshing crudité and dip. If you’re up to the challenge, mini quiche and mini beef wellingtons are delicious and also look really cute. Nothing says glam like martinis and champagne! Start your guests off with their pick of classic martini style, Gibson, Dirty, Vesper or “with a twist,” and let them toast the end of the night at the champagne bar. Turn on the tunes, we like some upbeat jazz or bossa nova to set the mood. A black, white and gold palette is just what this party calls for. Don’t shy away from sequins tonight! For a really fun party memento, consider setting up a step & repeat with a backdrop that highlight’s the couple’s engagement. No professional photographer required.

Whatever you decide, there’s no wrong way to celebrate the newly engaged couple. Cheers to them!

75 Degrees and Sunny

As temperatures begin to dip across the country, Miami reaches a beautiful “75 degrees and sunny,” or the kind of forecast that makes you really understand the whole “snowbird” phenomenon. A perfect snapshot of this seasonal paradise is this dreamy JCG Events wedding that took place at Vizcaya Gardens. From the bridesmaid’s pretty pink dresses to the cozy waterfront lounge, everything about this is swoon-worthy. So as you unpack your knit sweaters and wool socks, peek over the full set of images from Katie Lopez Photography and pretend for a moment that you too are “75 degrees and sunny.”

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First of all, Vizcaya. This museum and garden in South Miami is a real fairytale venue and so fitting for the gorgeous design of this wedding. The neutral blush palette plays so well with the natural elements of Vizcaya, brightening the space with a nice pink hue. We love the mix of different linens, from the Parchment Oxford to the Sultry Beige Dora, giving the wedding a rustic feel with a hint of sparkle.

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The flower arrangements are so perfect for the season! Southern Blossoms Florals brought in an assortment of colors ranging from delicate pink to light coral to deep magenta. These bright arrangements paired alongside tall branches draped with crystals and hanging greenery made it feel truly magical underneath the tent.

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As the sun set on this gorgeous affair and twilight took over, we cast our eyes over the water only to discover the dreamiest lounge area. Set against Biscayne Bay with Vizcaya’s boat-shaped stone barge in the background, French country-inspired Maison furniture welcomed party guests for a breath of fresh air. We will definitely remember this gorgeous wedding as the fall turns to winter and we think of more things to add to our list, “Reasons to become a Snowbird.”


Katie Lopez Photography – Photographer | Pinwheel Film Co. – Video | Starr Events – Catering | 3 Pillars Events – Lighting | Elegant Harp – Ceremony Music | Tatjana Terzic – Hair and Make Up | Nuage Designs – Linens | Atlas Party Rentals – Ceremony Chairs, Dinning Chairs, Tables | Cloud 9 Bakery – Wedding Cake | Sperry Tents – Dance Floor | Southern Blossoms Florals – Flowers | JCG Events – Planning, Invitations | Music Maching – Band