Destination Wedding Inspiration in Provence, France

Oh boy, you are in for a real treat today, all the way from Provence, France! It’s no surprise that we love a destination wedding (see here dreamy beachside nuptials in Tulum, Mexico) and this styled elopement from Cassie Cherneski of Flaire Weddings and Events is no exception!

First of all, Provence, you are gorgeous! The setting for this one, at the Abbaye Saint Eusebe was an
incredible location. From the elegantly simple ceremony inside the abbaye to the perfectly manicured
grounds where the table was set, the backdrop could not have felt more magical.

Dinner was set between the Cypress trees right at magic hour with the setting sun casting dreamy shadows across the grounds. Inspired by the natural palette of the region, with its medieval stone walls and fields of lavender abound, Cassie designed a centerpiece overflowing with pastel shades of lilac, blush and ivory accented with delicate greenery.

Our Lilac Velluto linen, with its soft velvet feel, set the base for the table with a wispy runner flowing in the wind, a nod to the linen textiles of France. And to give it a touch of modern sensibility driftwood chargers and black flatware, from The Treasury Rentals by Emily Grace Designs, were combined with romantic taper candles in assorted brass candlesticks.

And the lovely couple, the bride in her two-piece gown from Eddy K Italia and the groom in a perfectly
tailored suit, was the epitome of romance on this gorgeous day. We’ll definitely keep this one in mind as we gear up for fall, with this beautiful color palette and velvet inspiration on the brain!

Photography Alexandra Vonk Photography | Planning, Design and Styling Flaire Weddings | Venue Abbaye Saint Eusebe | Hair and Makeup Casey Powell Updo Guru | Rentals Treasury Rentals | Linens and Napkins Nuage Designs | Models Enjoy Models | Model Cindy Nolli | Stationery Olivia and Grace Paperie | Wedding Gown Eddy K Bridal 

Fall Wedding Inspiration at Central Park’s Belvedere Castle

With Labor Day behind us and fall right around the corner, we’re gathering our favorite chilly weather
inspiration and getting ready for Wedding season! We’re thinking cool colors and a city setting (much like this one) but this time right in the heart of Central Park.

This beautiful styled shoot, designed by Michelle Elaine Weddings, is one that just takes our breath away! This styled shoot was set at Central Park’s gorgeous Belvedere Castle and is the perfect New York City romance!

The elegant simplicity of this tabletop, set with our Silver Web overlay, is the perfect contrast to the
evergreen park setting! Paired with delicate tabletop pieces from La Terrine and pretty flowers in a nude
color palette, from Designs by Ahn, it creates a dreamy place for newlyweds to share a seat.

We love the antiqued silver accents and how they pair so nicely with the Lovely Bride wedding gown with
its dainty lace edge! And to top it all off, a delicious trio of macarons, from Macarons by Paulin, were the
perfect sweet treat to this photoshoot.

What a delicious way to kick off wedding season in New York City! And if you’re still looking for more,
here’s one more NYC wedding at Lincoln Center!

Location  Belvedere Castle, Central Park | Photography Stephanie Sunderland | Coordination, Styling & Design Michelle Elaine Weddings | Hair & Make Up Victoria Elizabeth Make Up | Stationery & Calligraphy Crafted By Anamarie | Flowers Designs By Ahn | Macarons Macarons By Paulin | Videography NST Pictures | Jewelry Catherine Angiel | Table Top Rentals La Terrine | Wedding Dress Lovely Bride | Suit or Tuxedo Sene Studios

Inspirational Tips for a Timeless All White Wedding Design!

There’s something so timeless about a wedding designed with an all-white palette. The look, while classic for weddings can also be great for modern weddings and boho weddings too! So long as you make sure that you aren’t letting it fall a little…flat…all-white décor can set the tone for unique wedding accents and beautiful wedding flowers.

In the spirit of embracing a fresh white palette and seeing what kind of great wedding ideas can come from it, we’ve put together some of our top styling tips for an all-white wedding design! Scroll through to see what our team has to share and get inspired for your wedding!

White can be a great base for your event, use it across your tabletops to unify the space but consider mixing the styles and textures on different tables to add an interesting dimension to the room. If you have an overlay in the mix, consider using a solid linen to complement the other design.

If you prefer a uniform linen look, play with the tabletop accents instead! White linens can be a blank slate for patterned china, elaborate menu cards, napkins in elegant designs and bright colors and innovative floral arrangements. Or if you’re feeling really bold, how about bright red taper candles down the table? Let your creativity flow!

And it’s not just on the tabletop where you can have some fun, adding a diverse assortment of chairs to the décor elevates your wedding look without much effort. Consider specialty chair rentals or using chair covers for chiavari chairs in the mix. Combining a furniture piece, like our Ivory Sky Sofa, with chairs can also create an intimate dining experience for guests.

If you’re going for a minimalist modern wedding look, we love optic white accents! Consider using high-gloss pieces, like white acrylic vases or white acrylic chairs, to add an element of shine.

For a more boho wedding feel, white and wood are a perfect match. Wood can soften bright whites giving the night a rustic and romantic feel. Extra points for mixing in flickering candles and oversized crystals with this one!

If you’re looking to go on-trend, find rose gold accents to mix with your white tabletop. We’re very much into metallic rose gold chairs or shiny rose gold glassware for a simple but sophisticated combination this
season! A touch of rose gold on your dinner plates or chargers can add just the right amount of metallic.

Our all-time favorite piece of advice, no matter what wedding theme you’re going for, all-white décor is
timeless! You can take it through the seasons, use it indoors or outdoors and no matter what your venue. So have some fun with it, we promise you’ll come up with a beautiful all-white wedding design every time!

Photography Katie Lopez Photography | Florals Petal Productions | Stationery Stephanie Marion from Emme Events | Chargers, Linens, Napkins and Furniture Nuage Designs | Plates Anthropologie 

Colorful Wedding Inspiration for a Beach Wedding!

Beach weddings in Florida never fail to delight us! Whether it’s a destination wedding on Florida’s Atlantic Coast or a local’s Gulf Coast wedding, they are always guaranteed to be gorgeous and this Florals by the Sea affair is no exception!

The beachside vows set a beautiful backdrop for this wedding! Guests were seated on wooden benches
lined up right on the sand, accented with glass hurricane candle lanterns, that directed straight to the
beautiful ceremony space. The ceremony’s flower arrangement in bright shades of coral was tempered by soft cream and sea green colored flowers and accented by sheer curtains blowing romantically in the ocean breeze.

From the “I Do’s” on Rosemary Beach, we went straight to the reception! We love how this party brought in bold, colorful design accents to brighten up wooden tables and chair elements. The tables were set with a combination of our Royal Papel Chino pattern in runners and high top linens scattered throughout the venue.

The real magic was happening with the incredible arrangements on the tabletops! Bringing in shades of
coral, fuchsia, orange and blush pink, Sally LaCourse of Florals by the Sea created a bright setting! We love how the flowers are set throughout in an assortment of glass vases and mixed in with natural elements like twine-wrapped candleholders and pieces of driftwood.

And as with any great wedding, let there be cake! This naked-style cake from Confections on the Coast was a perfect sweet treat to end the night. The sugar flowers were made to match the wedding florals and they pulled it off deliciously!

From it’s bright colors to its sugar sand, this is definitely another gorgeous wedding on Florida’s gorgeous Emerald Gulf Coast!

Designer Sally LaCourse of Florals by the Sea | Photography Caleb Shane Photography | Coordination It’s a Shore Thing Wedding & Event Planning  | Venue Rosemary Beach, Florida | Catering Townsend Catering Company  | Cake Confections On The Coast | Rentals H & M Event Rentals | Custom Signs Casey Ligon

Napkin Designs to Elevate your Event Design!

You already know, it’s all about the details when it comes to designing an out-of- this-world event (case in point: stellar parties like Engage!2017)! If you’re looking around thinking, “I’ve got it covered, every little thing looks amazing,” then kudos to you! But, let us ask you one thing before you go…what do your napkins look like?

That’s the game-changer right there, an unexpected napkin to really surprise your wedding guests when
they sit down for dinner. You’ll know you’ve nailed it if your guests are wondering whether or not they’re
supposed to actually wipe their mouth with the napkin – which, by the way, yes they are! So, if you’re ready to take your tabletop design to the next level, scroll through to see just how to complement your event theme with a pretty little napkin!

For a Southern sensibility with a touch of Charleston Wedding charm, go for lace napkins against textured
cream-colored linens like the Parchment Tulle Wave, Gold Emma and Beige Velluto. Complete the look with the Ivory Athena Chairback and accent with furniture like our Vintage Wood Coffee table.

Credits: Virgil Bunao Photography, A Charleston Bride

Are you channeling a tropical climate or throwing a beach party? Whether you have a Fiji or Jamaica
wedding destination, have fun with a bright printed napkin! Pair it with bright colored linens like our Rust
Velluto, Lipstick Velluto or Palm Springs print. Give your guests a place to lounge using our Rose Gold Cage Side Table and midcentury modern inspired Walnut Chair.

Credits: Koparrazi Photography, J Group Events

If you’re dreaming of Tuscany, go for a rustic wedding style with linen-inspired fabrics. Add a napkin with an embroidered edge detail, perfect for folding in a napkin or tucking an olive branch. Pair it with delicately
gilded linens like our White Josephine and Birch Metallic. Bring in an exposed wood table, like our Maison
Dining Table with a runner in our Shell Tuscany. If you’re adding wedding lounge furniture, consider country inspired pieces like our Maison collection sofas.

Credits: Sowing Clover Photography, Lila Wilson Weddings

Go for color! Maybe you’re looking for bridal shower inspiration or afternoon brunch ideas, either one pairs
well with a blue and yellow palette. We love this blue paisley print napkin played against a geometric pattern, like the Yellow Papel Chino or Marigold Venetian. If you’re looking to go all blue it matches nicely with the Indigo Velluto. Keep the design fun with our White Mirage Chair and Iron Side Table!

Credits: Brklyn View Photography, Color Pop Events

To nail that modern wedding at an industrial loft look, mix shades of gray and silver with wood accents. Try
bringing in a soft abstract pattern on your napkin to pair with neutral linens. The Silver Metallic Faux Dupioni and Gray Western are great solids warmed up with metallic elements. If you want to bring in some pattern, the Grey Palomino has a nice ikat pattern! Bring in wood accents in furniture, like the Oak Chair or Silver Aspen Table with Cognac Croc Cover, to create a cozy atmosphere for guests.

Credits: Charleston Wine & Food Festival ,CB Events, Colbee Lynn Photography

 

Whatever your wedding style or event theme, there is a perfect napkin for you! From printed styles to bold
colors or even napkin décor, look around to make sure you make every detail count!

Pretty Outdoor Brunch Inspiration at Miami’s W Hotel

It’s a beautiful day at the W Hotel South Beach in Miami, FL! Don’t believe us? Just check out this gorgeous blush design set by The Creative Loft in their garden! We could hardly contain our excitement seeing this perfectly delicate yet deliciously lush setting, photographed by Alee Gleiber Photography, giving us major brunch inspiration (and you know how we love brunch!).

Atop this table for eight, set with our Rose Metallic Burlap linen, we were delighted by bright florals, from Primerose Florals, alongside aromatic sprigs of eucalyptus. Just look at those blooms bursting in bright corals and light pinks, a perfect color palette for an intimate brunch or wedding celebration!
We love the eclectic touch in the chairs, mixing some of our decorative Ivory Athena Chair backs and Gold Blossom Interlaces with timeless gold chiavari chairs.

And the setting could not have been any more perfect! The W South Beach hotel, a destination for weddings and events alike, set the scene with it’s palm trees strung with twinkling string lights, an ideal place to transition from brunch to dinner without missing a beat. There truly is nothing like a Miami celebration!

Wedding Photographer Alee Gleiberman Photography | Wedding Planner The Creative’s Loft
| Floral Designer Prime Rose Florals | Linens and Chair Covers Nuage Designs | Tables and chairs The Salvage Snob | Wedding Cake Earth and Sugar | Venue W Hotel South Beach

A Conversation with Masi Events: Miami Event Planners

Jessica and Michael Masi have got it all figured out. The married couple behind Miami based event-planning company Masi Events are charming brides and grooms, putting on stunning events and having so much fun doing it! Part of their success lies in the balance they’ve struck within their business roles; with Jessica as the creative director and Michael as the logistical mastermind they bring a lot to the table for prospective couples. We had the chance to sit down with Masi Events to find out more about what drives them and to see some really, really gorgeous events. Scroll through to learn more…

Nuage Designs: One of your very unique differentiators is that you’re a husband and wife team – how did that come to be? Did you work together elsewhere before starting Masi Events?

Masi Events: Michael and I come from two different backgrounds professionally. Early in my career I was working for another event planning firm mostly focused on corporate events and non-profit events. Michael was working for a recruitment company. I then started the company in 2008 mostly focused on weddings and social events. We then relocated to Miami in 2010 and it was a natural transition for Michael to come on board full time. He was already assisting me on weddings and events over the weekend and was really enjoying the work. Especially with the long hours it definitely made spending time together so much easier.

ND: What, in your opinion, is the best thing that you bring to your newly-engaged couples as a husband and wife duo?

ME: I think there is definitely a level of comfort to many newly-engaged couples, who see a married couple working together, being successful together, and having fun doing it.  We also can offer perspectives from both a male a female point of view, which more and more often now is needed, as grooms tend to be playing a much larger role in the planning process.

ND: Many clients comment on how you both balance each other out, how does that guide the roles each of you plays in the business?

ME: Definitely, we have different strengths given our professional and educational backgrounds. I am much more the creative, and Michael tends to be much more analytical.  We typically divide the vendor categories we are responsible for given our strengths, for example I will typically work with the Florist, Invitations and Linen Vendors, and Michael will work with Hotels, Venues and Logistical Planning. He makes the best, most detailed timelines! That is where his official title of “logistical mastermind” came to be. When you put it together our clients benefit greatly from to experience professionals with a knack for different things.  

ND: How is the collaboration process with your clients? Where does the basis for their wedding begin (mood board, conversation, color palette, etc)?

ME: We typically gather information from our clients organically finding out what their aesthetic is like and what has meaning to them. They sometimes have a very clear vision of what they are looking for and other times they need more guidance. Based on their ideas we put together a design board and once they approve it and it captures what they are looking for we then start the vendor selection process.

ND: What is your advice to couples that do come to you with a “trendy” design in mind?

ME: We always tell our couples to stay true to themselves. This will achieve the most timeless of designs and one that will resonate with them for years to come. If they are just following trends they will easily have regrets on their choices.

ND: Do you ever find it difficult to push clients away from “trends” and towards a more unique design?

ME: Yes, sometimes the more unique designs are ones that you might not necessarily have a photo of but it’s only a conceptual concept and you describe it and draw it out. This is where having trust in us comes to play because they might not be able to visualize it as much as seeing an exact photo of it.

ND: We hear that you show a lot of “vendor love” when recommending to clients (thank you!), why is that important to Masi Events?

ME: We find our relationships with our vendors are extremely important. We can only attribute our successes to each vendor that helps make it happen. If one of us succeeds we all do!

ND: What are some of Masi Events’ trademark styles?

ME: We love varied centerpieces in our designs. This creates a more dimensional event. We also find that our portfolio of weddings are so varied just because truly we try to achieve a unique experience and design each time that is reflective of our couples.

ND: If you could plan and design a party for anyone in the world, who would that be?

ME: We would love to plan and design an event for Queen Elizabeth. I think there is so much protocol and rich history there that it would be so fulfilling. She has seen it all and has been to so many events so to be able to amaze or surprise her would be very rewarding. But, we would also love to plan and design an event for Ana Wintour. She is so iconic and to be able to amaze or surprise her after attending so many events would be very fulfilling and rewarding. I’m slightly obsessed with the documentary the First Monday in May.

ND: What is your favorite thing about designing weddings?

ME: I love that it is never boring and never the same. It really is such a personal event for our client’s lives and one that we want them to cherish not only the wedding day but the entire planning experience. We are always honored each and every time a client invites us in this journey with them.

ND: Last one, because we have to pick your brain while we have you, what trends do you see for the fall wedding season? Any color palettes or themes that you’re dying to use?

ME: Some trends we are seeing is a focus on lounge furniture and varied seating for guests. Clients are less afraid of using color and being bold. I think you will see a more diverse color palette. We also see more of a focus on the tabletop setting with unique details down to the napkin and glassware.

With wedding season just around the corner, we can’t wait to see what Masi Events has in store for us! Stay tuned and follow along to catch some of their work on our Instagram.

Photography Elizabeth MessinaKatie Lopez PhotographyPS Photography | Gianny Campos | Jose Villa

Henna Inspired Sangeet Linens in Bright Colors!

There are bright colors everywhere, intricate henna designs being delicately drawn on guests and the best dance party ever taking place…where are we? Welcome to a Sangeet party! This gorgeous one in particular from Kate & Co. took place at the beautiful Overlook Farm, just outside of St. Louis, and has us so excited!

From the location to the décor (you know how we love pink!), it’s not a party to miss! We are so obsessed with this color palette; from fuchsia to orange and about a million shades in between, this is a stunner! Festive Couture’s assortment of wild flowers added a beautiful touch to the décor, tying in the farm-feel with tin vases on the farmhouse tables.

We love how they played so well with our Pink Hemp Flocking and Orange Hemp Flocking linens, bringing out the bright hues while letting the Paisley Henna- inspired patterns shine!

The night wrapped up in a wild dance party, with the bride in her Anushree Reddy outfit, and the groom tearing up the dance floor with their friends to the sounds of DJ MOMA. If this is the Sangeet, can you just imagine what the wedding was like?

Planner Kate & Co. | Ceremony & Reception Venue Overlook Farm | Florist Festive Couture | Cake The Cakery | DJ DJ MOMA | Linens BBJ Linens and Nuage Designs | Stationery Two Blue Doors | Gown Mehndi – Monique Lhuillier, Sangeet – Anushree Reddy, Christian Ceremony – Monique Lhuillier, Reception – Sarah Seven | Hair IGK Salon | Makeup LEYDA | Bridesmaid Hair & Makeup Daniellestyle | Videography Meyerott Photography & Cinema | Photography L Photographie

Summer Road Trip with Nüage Designs!

What a trip we have had! From our hometown of Miami, up the east coast, out west to California with a final stop in New Orleans, we have had one fun time with our event industry friends. We had a chance to see some of their newest wedding and event designs and pepper in some local advice for summer fun.

Check out the lookbook below to relive the journey for yourself!

Summer Greenery Inspiration

On a sunny summer day there’s nothing more wonderful than stopping to smell the flowers and this styled shoot from Events by Elle shows this all too well!

With a greenhouse inspired space at Miami’s Little River Studios as a backdrop, Wedding Nature Photography captured stunning photos of this barefoot bride dream.

The dainty stationery suite, adorned with Papel and Co. calligraphy adds the perfect shade of blush to this neutral palette, set against our White Sand Tuscany linen.

And to flowers? Anthology Co. put together the loveliest arrangements to add a little touch of whimsy to the day.

Our absolute favorite thing of this inspirational shoot is the space created to share the couple’s “I Do’s.” With seating set by our oak chairs, and white pillar candles intertwined with ivy leading to a gorgeous ceremony space, it’s a fairytale location for a wedding!

Planner Events by Elle | Florist Anthology Co | Rentals and Linens Nuage Designs | Calligraphy Papel and Co. | Cake Earth and Sugar | Hair and Makeup Julia Brig | Catering Stephen Starr
Photography Wedding Nature Photography | Venue Little River Studios

Traditional Weddings Inspired by History

Inspiration comes from in many ways. Often we are looking for what’s current and what’s coming when we should be exploring what’s in the past to find something refreshing. We did just that when we looked back to our own history here at home to find some traditional wedding inspiration to pair alongside an elegant styled shoot from Lindsay Bishop Events.

So, you can imagine our delight looking through this impeccable styled shoot from Lindsay Bishop, who not only planned and designed but also put together the lush florals for the day!

From a navy and white color palette to ornate silver décor, the details are everything in this inspirational wedding photo shoot! Clay Austin Photography captured every little thing not just on digital but on film as well – be still my heart!

We’re obsessing over the tabletop silver, from the serve ware to the punch bowl, borrowed from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall and Gryphon Estate Silver, and how perfectly it pairs with the simply sophisticated china from Sasha Nicholas and against our Navy Jamestown toile linen. Add to that Hatch Cove Designs’ stationery suite with grey-hued calligraphy, a dainty touch to tie it all together!

Of course this all came to life in the heart of Charleston at The Old Exchange, a location oozing with history’s sweet secrets. From cobblestone streets to old seaports, we’ll be keeping an eye for historical inspiration from here on out!

Photography Clay Austin Photography | Wedding Dress Emily Kotarski Bespoke Bridal Design | Linens Nuage Designs | Stationery Hatch Cove Designs | Make-up artist Dannon Collard | China Sasha Nicholas | Hair Swish | Rentals Ooh Events | Groom’s Attire The Trunk Club | Venue The Old Exchange Building | Jewellery Emma Katska | Planning, Design and Florals Lindsay Bishop Events | Engagement Ring Victor Barbone Jewelry | Estate Silver Gryphon Estate Silver | Other Images via Pinterest

A Red, White and Blue Wedding Done Perfectly!

In the spirit of Fourth of July, we’re feeling in a very red, white and blue mood. What better way to channel this inspiration than with a gorgeous wedding from Tracie Domino Events!

This dreamy Tampa wedding, at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, is the epitome of elegance with a perfect touch of fun. The setting alone really sets the mood – a mix of mossy trees and perky palms!

Stepping inside after the ceremony, the ambiance was very laid-back with a casual lounge-style reception. MMD Events did an incredible job with the floral and décor, really tying in the blue and white hues with the ornate red carpet for a gorgeous effect. We love how they combined different shades and prints in blue, using our Navy Khalo and Amaya Blue Print pillows against Sky Western and Turquoise Velluto solid pillows. On the scattered cocktail tables, Slate Plaster and Wine Velluto played together beautifully, almost as if they were extension of the venue itself!

Jacqui Cole Photography captured this one perfectly, reminding us that there is more than just one way to bring a red, white and blue palette to life!

Photography Jacqui Cole | Planning Tracie Domino Events | Floral Design + Rentals, Decor MMD Events | Venue Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club | Linens Nuage Designs