Engage!17 Nizuc Luxury Wedding Business Summit

From the moment the gates opened at Nizuc Resort, we knew we were in for an incredible Engage!17 experience, and boy were we right! We love attending Engage!17 Luxury Wedding Business Summit and are so honored to be a long-standing creative partner working to design the events with event professionals across the world. Did you see how everything came together at Engage!17 Cayman Islands? Scroll through and peek into what last week had in store…

We kicked off the day checking in at the Pop Up Mercado where Gifts for the Good Life dreamed up the most incredible experience for picking up a locally curated selection of swag like hand-woven tote bags and Mexican-themed ornaments (we scooped up a Frida Khalo one!).

Fast forward to Opening Session where we stepped into a room set for over 300 excited attendees! Our Pink Velluto dressed the tables for two days of back to back engaging speaker sessions. Each day we found new fun surprises at our seats, from Two Paper Dolls and Gifts for the Good Life, to help get our notes down.

Monday night’s welcome party was a festive fiesta-themed party! We snacked on delicious dishes while taking in some custom entertainment from Elan Artists; think glitter face painting, Lucha Libre wrestlers and a brilliant fireworks display. Welcome to Engage!17!

We went from general session to breakout sessions on Tuesday with a tropical lunch in between. We found the perfect place for an outdoor lunch at Nizuc’s Terra Nostra, where the tables were set in our Avocado Oxford, Petal Oxford and, introducing, our NEW Palm inspired linen (launching in 2018!). If you’re dreaming of summer weddings and brunches under the sun, this has just the vibe!

As Dine Arounds rolled around, we enjoyed the diverse cuisines on site at Nizuc before heading to the poolside Dessert Party, not knowing what Elan Artists had in store for the night! As we walked through the lush path to desserts, performers in Dia de los Muertos-inspired attire lead us to the fun. We danced with skeletons, took in some face painting and snapped photos in front of a hand-painted mural photo booth. And the after party? An intimate speakeasy in Nizuc’s Havana Room with Elan Artist’s musicians setting just the mood.

Before we knew it, Wednesday was here and it was countdown to the gala! We dropped in on breakout sessions all morning, from talks with Anja Winnika of The Knot to Sylvia Weinstock of Sylvia Weinstock Cakes, there was much to listen to and take in.

And then there was the pool party! Hosted by Shutterfly, we kicked around in the water while enjoying poolside snacks paired with cool tequila palomas. Bringing more of the fun, Elan Artists had some synchronized swimmers in vintage-inspired garb to get the party started.

Onto the gala, a celestial inspired event that was well beyond our dreams! We stepped into the ballroom as aerial acrobats danced to music performed by a full band on a stage that was just glowing in the space. Talk about making a first impression! The room was set in an assortment of linens, from our Midnight Parker, to our Navy Sequin Taffeta and introducing our New Navy Lace Overlay (launching in 2018!). With galaxies projected on the walls, a constellation designed on the dance floor and performances coming down from the sky, it was truly out of this world!

We woke up Thursday with our hearts full (and admittedly our feet tired – all that dancing!). From meeting new friends, connecting with friends from across the world and watching the top wedding professionals come together to dream up another amazing Engage!, we can’t believe our stars. Will we be seeing you at any of the upcoming Engage!18 summits?

Photographers Gigi De Manio, John Cain Sargent, Paul Morse, Laura DeCarlo and Phillip Van Nostrand | Host Hotel Nizuc Resort | Design and florals Canteiro Weddings | Presentation Gifts + Event Branding Gifts for the Good Life | Graphic Designer + Show Director Trisha Hay | Agendas, escort cards and menus Two Paper DollsLighting, Technical Production + Sound JSAV Mexico | MC + Music DJ Brian OfficalEntertainment Elan Artists | Artists in Residence| Mercantile Fireworks Pyrotech | Linens Nuage Designs


A Bright Blue and White Winter Wedding in North Carolina

Blue and White is a quintessential wedding color palette, and one that we’ll never tire of! Whether you’re
going light blue, like this shoot here, or adding in some vibrant reds, like this real wedding, it’s all good in our book. So, when Hart and Co. Events came to us with this navy blue wedding inspiration photoshoot, we were beside ourselves. Scroll through to see it come together beautifully…

Henry Connor Bost House & Farm, in North Carolina, was the most gorgeous location for this shoot. With the feelings of fall in the air and the foliage turning all around, it just feels magical! Moving between the house and the grounds for a small ceremony was the loveliest way to say “I Do!

What about the reception? Well, a pretty intimate table set for 4 found its place under warm streams of
sunshine at just the right moment. Set against our Navy Western linen, blue & white Chinoiserie plates, from Old South Vintage Rentals, popped to life with small gold ornate plated, from VTG VLT, to complement them.

And in the center of the table, a primary-colored arrangement of flowers from Nectar gave the tablescape that bright pop of color. We love how taper candles, in blue and white, ran down the center in varied heights, like a runner.

Of course it wouldn’t be a celebrating without the bubbly! A rustic bar sat on the porch of the house
decorated with spirits and delicious fruit to accompany. Just the place to dine al fresco, which we love to do ourselves! Cheers to that!

Photographer Josh Deaton | Venue Henry Connor Bost House & Farm | Design & Styling Hart & Co. Events | Vintage Rentals Old South Vintage Rentals | Tux The Black Tux | Gown Ladies of Lineage | Ring Custom Jewelry Lab | Linens Nuage Designs | Glassware, Flatware, Small Gold plates VTG CLT | Cake Suaréz Bakery | Hair Lindsay Pizzuti / Mirror Bomb | Makeup Layne Barter | Florals Nectar | Stationery Elisabeth Rose | Ribbon Silk & Willow




How to Use Bold Colors at your Holiday Party!

It’s true, we really do love fifty shades of neutral when it comes to weddings and events but our real guilty
little pleasure is seeing parties that have gone all out on brilliant, bold colors! Don’t get us wrong; neutrals will always be our first love but what if we dared play with some bright color palettes?

In your wildest dreams would you combine hot pink and vivid orange? What about a cheerful yellow with chartreuse shades of green? Don’t be shy, great things can happen when bright colors combine! Just scroll through to see more….

How about this – is it not the most incredible combination of bright pink and orange that you’ve ever seen?The details, all the way down to our Floral Monet napkin, bring this look together in a mutli-colored array of perfection. The Petal Productions team in Miami, FL, really set the bar high with this one!

Our Lipstick Velluto linen set the base for his sleek “runner” centerpiece arrangement made up of geometric vases holding flowers in clear tubes, giving it the illusion of floating! We love how the linear pattern imitates the intricate woven backdrop too.

Just add clear Mirage chairs and ta-da – a modern dream come true! This design will liven up your next
corporate holiday party or double as a chic bat mitzvah look!

If you’re looking for a more gentle transition to bright colors, how about mixing dainty yellow with shades of Greenery, Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year?

This setting, using our Grass Velluto linen, just nails that contemporary vibe! Petal Productions brought to
life a bold colored design offset with shiny optic white accents.

The contrast of dainty yellow flower against their sharp white box vases works surprisingly well, especially when paired with those unique geometric horse statues in the style of Jonathan Adler. And of course, white acrylic Mirage chairs are the perfect touch for guest seating.

Our favorite thing about this setting is how seamlessly it blends into Miami’s lush tropical paradise –
camouflaging right in for a dreamy outdoor wedding reception or a company retreat party! With so many colors and endless combinations, we think bright colors are a safe bet! And just for good measure, here’s one more time where bright colors made the party. Give it a try and let us know how it goes, we bet you’ll love it too!

Photography Katie Lopez PhotographyFlorals Petal Productions | Chargers, Linens, Chairs and Napkins Nuage | Stationery Emme Events

Festive Holiday Wedding Inspiration in Fuchsia

From corporate holiday parties to winter weddings, the season of celebration is upon us and we’re so very excited (can you tell we love hosting?)! Everything comes together this time of year in shiny gem colors and vibrant metallic tones and it’s our absolute favorite thing to see. No surprise then that we’re completely obsessed with this Christopher Marcs Design styled shoot, full of hot pinks and purple for us to gush over!

Biltmore Ballrooms in Atlanta played the perfect setting for this brilliant design. The room was lit up in pink- hued up lighting that accented the statuesque columns and crystal chandeliers – a real dream of a venue!

A head table set for 18 was the highlight of the reception, centered in the middle of the action and
surrounded by round guest tables in shades of purple. To accent the head table even more, Christopher
Marcs Design dressed it with our Raspberry Sequin Pattern linen. Combining bold fuchsia and a geometric pattern of sequins, this linen really shines!

We love how the tabletop brought in ombre shades of purple in the florals and bright accents of gold on the tableware. The look was completely refined and brought a ton of fun to the party!

And of course, a sweetheart table fit for royalty graced the stage dressed in our Gold Sequin Chain overlay. The table was brimming with blooms and anchored by high back chairs in ivory and gold. Just the place to celebrate your “I Do’s!” Whether you’re celebrating your winter nuptials this year or working up a fantastic holiday party, this styled shoot should provide plenty of inspiration!

Design Christopher Marcs Design | Photography Milanes Photography | Chargers Event Rentals Unlimited | Cake For Goodness Cakes| Lighting Up Light Your Event | Draping Unique Event Elements | Throne Chairs Luxe Event Rental | Venue Biltmore Ballrooms

Setting our Table for the Holidays

We’re so lucky to work in an industry where joy and celebrations are our business. It’s a wonderful reminder to express gratitude daily and as Thanksgiving approaches we wanted to take a pause to share with you some of the things our team is celebrating this year. From travels to beautiful parts of the world to the birth of not one, but two gorgeous baby girls, 2017 has been great to us!

And we’re also gearing up for some excitement in 2018, a new collection in the works, which we’re so
thrilled to share a sneak peek with you! From The Social Office, a styled shoot featuring our Coral Istanbul Linen (coming soon!) that’s perfect for sharing Thanksgiving dinner. Pull up a seat at the table and scroll through to read all about it…

With much gratitude to the amazing team who dreamed up this table; it inspires us to share with friends and family at something to beautiful and inviting! We couldn’t have done it without Dori, at The Social Office, who designed and planned this. Thank you to all creative partners!

The Social Office Design, Planning | Tenn Hens  Menus and place cards | Chattanooga Tents and Event Solutions Chargers, mugs, flatware | The Clay Pot Flowers | Please Be Seated Ghost Versailles Chairs | Bamber Photography Photography | Nuage Designs Linens

Pastel Inspiration in Pink and White for Winter Weddings

In case you missed it, pastel colors are back! From pretty yellows to light pinks (sometimes made modern with a mix of grey), we’re falling in love with these soft shades all over again. So, when Jacin Fitzgerald dreamed up this incredible styled shoot, full of blush and mint green hues, we were obviously head over heels! Scroll through to explore the full beauty of this one…

Let’s start with the Biltmore Ballrooms. WOW. What a perfect setting in Atlanta for this one (no wonder it landed in Southern Weddings v9)! The classic space set the backdrop for an elegant and refined wedding style, made all the more fun with its mint-green walls and sparkling chandeliers. We love how Sawyer Baird captured the natural light filtering through, giving every moment that magic touch.

Jacin Fitzgerald not only planned and designed this lovely day but she also arranged the gorgeous florals for the shoot. A mix of white and green with tinge of blush, they added just the right touch of greenery.

Setting the tables, one for guests and the other for the sweethearts, Jacin Fitzgerald used our Anita linen – in two ways! Our White Anita for the couple and our Sultry Beige Anita for guests. The two styles played right into the color palette while adding a little sequin sparkle.

From start to finish, this gorgeous styled shoot is the perfect inspiration for that timeless wedding of your dreams!

Planner, Stylist, and Florals Jacin Fitzgerald | Photographer Sawyer Baird | Film Processing Richard Photo Lab | Venue Biltmore Ballrooms | Hair and Makeup Raney O’Keefe | Cake Lush Cakery | Catering Sun in My Belly | Paper Goods Open Ink Stand | Linens Nüage Designs | Rentals Southern Vintage and Crush Events Rentals | Bride’s Gown Legends Romona Keveza | Menswear Menguin | Maid of Honor Dress Kate McDonald | Mother of the Bride Dress, Bride’s Bracelet, and Ring Pillow BHLDN | Rings Trumpet and Horn | Flower Girl Dress Nordstrom

Three Ways to Style your Holiday Party!

‘Tis the season! The holidays are upon us and it’s just a countdown to the New Year from here. With Thanksgiving around the corner and December holidays right after, are you ready for those seasonal soirees? You know we love the festivities this time of year (remember our lookbook last holiday season?) and are always looking for fun ways to jazz up the party.

With the help of Sofia Crokos Events and Lifestyle, we have three sophisticated and definitely-not- boring looks to inspire your celebrations this season. So whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your place or gearing up to throw a huge corporate event, scroll through to get inspired!

For an intimate dinner, we love how Sofia styled our Champagne Metallic Forest. The linen served as a pretty neutral backdrop to accents of birch wood and bright red blooms from Bastille NYC. It has a minimal feel to it without being cold. Those sheepskins really warmed it up!

We’re obsessed with the tiny snow-capped pine trees placed around the setting, gives it that surprising touch of fun that Sofia is known for.

Kicking it up to the next, incredibly chic design, Sofia used our Navy Blue Sequin Taffeta to set the table. The impossibly elegant combination for black and blue with accents of white and gold is to die for. The settings from The Tabletop Company paired with placemats from Red Bliss Design are a match made in heaven!

Add to that the unique gold vases for Bastille NYC’s Calla lilies, and the geometric shapes across the setting come together to a beautiful effect. This design is fit for a corporate holiday party or a luxe New Year’s soiree!

Taking it back to a traditional winter palette with a twist, Sofia used our Emerald Green Sequin Taffeta to dream up a holiday wonderland! Brightening the tablescape with copper accents, we love how the colors came together for a modern take on a winter design.

The lush floral runner, brimming with bright greens and rich shades of brown, really set the mood for a holiday fete! And with crisp white tapers, sitting in simple copper holders, the design was transformed to a fresh look!

With so many styles to choose from, holiday parties are really a blast! Find your inspiration with these three winter designs (and you can check out some more here too). Here’s to a beautiful season!

Photographer Judy Pak | Designer Sofia Crokos | Rentals Party Rental LTD | Serveware The Tabletop Company | Placemats and Coasters Red Bliss Design | Flowers Bastille NYC | Cake City Sweets

Fall Wedding Inspiration in New England

Do you dream in the colors of the fall? We do (at least when seasonally appropriate, like here)! And lucky for us, Ivy and Honor does too. Their recent styled shoot, inspired by real family heirlooms, is a gorgeous palette of cornflower blues accented with deep reds and bright copper tones. Get ready to fall in love…

First things first, The Black Horse Inn was the perfect setting for this shoot. Its lovely landscape and ornate detailing could not have been more suited to the concept. We’re in love with the creeping ivy and the wrought iron fence playing backdrop to the couple’s day.

A charming ceremony space, marked by a vintage desk, decorated with a flowing runner and heirloom Bible, and a festive wreath, marked just the spot to exchange eternal vows.

The table was set in a French blue hue, using our Sky Western linen, decorated in contrast with florals, from Le Fleur du Jour, in deep fall colors and delicious sprigs of rosemary. The look was both simple and modern, tying in the vintage feel with delicate rentals from Bella Villa Shop, while maintaining a minimalist sensibility on the calligraphy menu cards, from Lady G Paperie.

And the couple, the groom looking dashing in The Black Tux and the bride looking ethereal in a Wren Bridal gown, wrapped up the loveliest day with a signature whiskey cocktail, cheers!

Photographer Lissa Ryan Photography | Planner Ivy and Honor | Florals Le Fleur de Jour |
Venue Black Horse Inn | Stationer Script and Vine | Vintage Rentals Bella Villa Shop | Dress Wren Bridal | Jeweler Trumpet and Horn | Welcome Basket Marigold & Grey | Groom’s Attire The Black Tux | Male Pablo Redondo | Female Stephanie Knight | Cake Catherine George Cakes | Hair Jewel Hair Design | Makeup Artist Kevan D’Damery, Makeup by Kevan | Signature Cocktail Spirit Catoctin Creek | Linens Nuage Designs

A Well-Designed Halloween Party Full of Spooky Surprises!

You’re never too old to partake in All Hallows’ Eve (let’s remember this amazing Halloween-inspired 75 th birthday party)! But that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the same boring old tricks. This year, Anna Lucia Events ditched the trite orange and black color palette for a more…elevated look. It’s just as scary and also twice as nice!

Set against the awesome industrial space of Saltblock Catering, in Tampa, FL, the event had a perfect blank canvas to work with. Exposed brick, concrete flooring and rafters across the ceiling gave way for many eerie surprises to pop up.

And while this was a very adult Halloween, there were no rules against playing with your cocktails! Saltblock Catering came up with some lively spirits ghoulishly announced on clear acrylic tombstones. Pick your poison!

If you dared take a walk around the event, you might run into ravens guarding their (rather chic) birdcages and delicious-looking red apple arrangements from 50Fifty Events. Not to mention the tragically beautiful floral arrangements (think shades of red with pop of black and beautifully dried accents) that were to die for!

Looking to take a seat? The space was outfitted with lounge areas made up of our Black Velvet High Back Sofas, Driftwood Nest Coffee Tables and Smoke Stone Stools alongside cocktail tables dressed in Black Metallic Forest and Black Velluto. A perfect pit stop to enjoy your Ghoulish Ginger Ale or Black-or- Blue- Caramel Apple. Poisoned? Perhaps, but deliciously worth the risk!

From the candelabras topped with skulls to the spiders hanging off the chandeliers, this is one spooky soiree we would not want to miss!

Planning & Design Anna Lucia Events | Photography Jacqui Cole Photography | Venue & Catering Saltblock Catering | Floral & Décor 50Fifty Events | Stationery & Signage Dogwood Blossom Stationery | Lighting & Awesome Haze Bay Stage Live | Draping Swag Decor | Furniture & Linens Nuage Designs | Bars & Accessories Bubble Miami | Rentals Events on the Loose | Rentals A Chair Affair

A Black and Purple Decor Palette to Inspire your Modern Wedding!

Do you feel that crisp in the air? We’re finally settling into fall in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited! With the changing temps come a change in event styles and color palettes – think: hue inspiration like Marsala – and Swoon Soiree captured that perfectly in this recent styled shoot!

Designing with a bold black and purple color palette in mind, Swoon Soiree put together this elegant shoot in inspire modern receptions all season long! Combining our Black Leather Rosette and Black Leather Dot linens as the base of two tablescapes, they brought in texturized seasonal fabrics to give the design that extra “oomph!”

We love how mirrored chargers and purple napkins brightened up the tablecloths, giving them a
distinguished look. Flowers, from The Flower Guy Bron, were blooming in shades of violet and plum with accents of sage and white to ground the design.

And wow, that cake! Commonwealth Cake Company really – well – took the cake on this one, their black, white and purple three-tiered masterpiece had an angular shape decorated with a baroque motif to imitate our Preston Bailey Collection White Iris.

Between the leather, the lace and the stunning color combination, we’re all in on this one for fall and winter weddings this year!

Planner / Stylist Swoon Soiree | Head Photographer SBM Portraits | 2nd Photographer New
Mindset Photography | Florals The Flower Guy Bron | Venue Upper Shirley Vineyards | Props / Lighting Mosaic Catering and Events | Jewelry Diamonds Direct | Makeup Regan Wolfrey | Hair Markia Robinson | Invitation Suite Secret Diary | Cake Commonwealth Cake Company | Live Singer Jocelyn Oldham | DJ Missing Music | Videographer William Renner | Linens Nuage Designs | Calligraphy Capital Calligraphy | Bridal Gown, Veil, Headpiece Urban Set Bride | Tuxedo Celebrity Bridal and Formals | Female Model Shanel Ashley | Male Model Devin Groves

Destination Weddings on the Emerald Coast with Incredible Designers Florals by the Sea

If you haven’t spent time in Florida’s Emerald Coast, you are missing out! From its turquoise waters to its sugar fine sand, the panhandle’s Gulf Coast beaches are really a sight to be seen. It’s not wonder that so many couples across the country choose this location as the backdrop for their “I Do’s,” (just see here and here if you don’t believe us). With paradise on our minds, we sat down with the incredible team behind Florals by the Sea, a wedding & event design firm local to the area, to chat about their inspiration and what it’s like to plan weddings in bliss. Read all about it…

Nuage Designs: Tell us your story. What is Florals by the Sea?
Florals by the Sea: Florals by the Sea is a full scale wedding & event design company that specializes in floral artistry and couture rental décor along the beautiful Emerald Coast. What makes our particular
company special is the fact that we are actually comprised of three individually talented designers, making us one of the largest design companies in the panhandle. From a professional standpoint, this allows for our company to expand the number of weddings we can execute each weekend, averaging 150 – 200 events annually. Most importantly, it gives us a huge advantage to the collaboration process of each and every event. While each designer is individually assigned to their clients, we also have the luxury of bouncing ideas off of each other behind the scenes, for we all have our own personal style and taste – which always trickles into each others inspiration one way or the other.

ND: Your designs always feel so fresh and unique, where does this inspiration come from?
FBTS: Again, having three designers definitely contributes to that, but personally speaking, it always starts with the client. As always, they’ve likely done their research and have a few design components of their own in regards to color palettes and style – but the fun part is taking their vision to the next level, for there are so many elements that go into the entire design process that most don’t even consider before walking through our doors. The inspiration really comes from everywhere, depending on what’s important to the client; anything from a floral swatch of a bridesmaid dress to the iridescence of an oyster shell to the label on a favorite bottle of rosé. We see it all! And that is where you guys come in. I always tell my clients to “never underestimate the power of a fabulous linen, for this is one of the greatest ways to make an individual statement, which is truly something everybody craves.”

ND: How does your setting in the Gulf Coast play into your weddings?
FBTS: Considering we have one of the most beautiful beaches in the nation, (if not the world) – it doesn’t come at surprise that people want the Gulf Coast to be the heart of their special day. That being said, a majority of our clientele is destination, which means tons of planning and communication via long distance. Most have been visiting since they were children, while others did a quick Google search, found a picture of a pretty beach and said, “Let’s go!” Regardless, it’s that ultimate view of crystal clear emerald waters and white sugar sands that wins them over every time. While we get clients from all over – a majority of them seem to come from the surrounding southern states, in which the Emerald Coast has been a part of their family for decades, before it was a booming wedding industry.

ND: How is the collaboration process with your clients? Where does the basis for their wedding begin?
FBTS: Because a majority of our clients are destination, upon booking, we always try to schedule an in-person consultation at some point in the planning process, for our meetings are actually quite interactive and fun. (Plus, it’s always a bonus if you get to personally meet your clients’ personality, which isn’t always the case with destination.) We pull all their inspiration up on the big screen, have all swatches and samples pulled and ready to display, and really just go where the meeting takes us. I can usually tell within the first five minutes which direction I need to gear the meeting towards. Some clients LOVE discussing every little detail, while others would rather trust the professionals to make the decisions for them, for it can get overwhelming if “decision making” isn’t your forte. After the initial consultation and design proposal, communication with the client practically stays in full swing up until the day of the event, for this is what we like to call “the perfecting period” in which we ensure every “t” is crossed as every “i” is dotted. Do brides change their minds? Of course they do. Does budget play a realistic role? Of course it does. But this is all part of the collaboration process from beginning to end. Not one detail is overlooked on our end, for we believe that proper preparation is key to a successful event.

ND: Do you ever find it difficult to push clients towards what they might see as an “edgy” design?
It’s as if you took the words right out of my mouth. While all girls love the idea of an “edgy” design concept, it’s rare that you actually cross paths with a client that is brave enough to go for it, and when they do – ultimate excitement. As designers, we are constantly looking for something new, something bold, something edgy – the next best thing – but it’s very important to remember, that while this may be our 500th+ wedding, this is still the clients first, so we have to be mindful of that. But insider note, all things aside, as simple the concept may be, I always try and find a place to put a little “edge” in there
somewhere and it usually ends up being one of their most memorable details.

ND: We know you are big on making sure everything is literally perfect at each event – why is that?
FBTS: Simply stated, Sally (the owner) has always said from day one – “In this industry, you do not get a “do-over”, therefore each event must be executed at 110% each time, every time.” It’s that extra attention to detail that truly brings us to the next level.

ND: What are some of your trademark styles?
FBTS: Oh, where do we begin? Of course we love fresh flowers and custom installations, for we are constantly drafting out new ideas to create unique, never-before- seen, design elements. We actually custom build quite a bit of pieces throughout each season to accommodate our crazy ideas. However, we also take serious pride in our signature lounge collections – for we LOVE incorporating decorative furniture and accessories into the mix. Just like a custom lighting and/or floral installation, unique pieces (including specialty linens!) are what truly make an event remarkable and memorable.

ND: What is your advice to couples coming to you with a “trendy” design in mind?
FBTS: Remember the key word timeless, for it should be in the back of your mind at all times. You want to be able to look back at your special day 10, 20, even 30+ years from now and still see all the beauty and love that was put into it. Event design is just like fashion – constantly evolving, eventually repeating – so if you even think for a second that something feels “trendy” then you’re likely not going to be wild about it later on down the road. It needs to feel substantial and whole.

ND: What is your favorite thing about designing weddings?
FBTS: The best, most rewarding part of our job is always the clients first reaction upon seeing their special day come to life. It’s right there in that moment that all the hard work, late nights, and time invested become 100% totally worth it. The feeling is indescribable, but also an instant reminder of why it is we do what we do.

ND: What trends do you see for the spring wedding season?
FBTS: I’m really hoping to see more depth and contrast come back into play. Especially being where we are – a lot of people crave that light, bright, clean feel, which will always be beautiful, but I’m starting to get the itch for some wild colors, textures and patterns. Something a little more dimensional.

And what more can we say other than “I Do!” to Florida’s Emerald Coast!

Photographer Credits Olimb Photography | Rae Leytham Photography Lacher’s Lens Photography | Paul Johnson PhotographyCaleb Shane Photography | Shannon Griffin Photography | Dear Wesleyann

A Bridesmaids Brunch for the Modern Bride!

The days leading up to your wedding can be as exciting as they are stressful, why not do a little celebrating with your bridal party leading up to the big day? Michelle, from Lemiga Events had just that thought when she put together this fun and chic bridesmaids brunch styled shoot! We were head over heels with the idea because…well, you know we love any reason to brunch!

Kicking the morning off at Atlanta’s Legacy Test Kitchen, these ladies who brunch were enticed by beautiful settings of quiche, waffles and the cutest individual cakes from Confection Perfection – one for each bridesmaid!

We love the modern table setting, a dark slate hue set by our Charcoal Velluto, whose velvet-inspired touch gave it a nice warm feeling. The accents, in shades of blush and rose gold, really brought a lovely feminine touch without going over the top. Add to that romantic flowers from Ginger Rose and we are over the moon. It’s the perfect color palette for a sophisticated, modern bride!

But the most fun had to be seeing the gorgeous dresses from Fabulous Frocks Bridal. Lace, tulle and
sequins to be had!

So, all in all, wedding party brunches leading up to the big day get a big thumbs up from us. They’re definitely something we can cheers to!

Photographer Noi Tran | Planning and Design Lemiga Events | Venue and Catering Legacy Test Kitchen | Floral Design Ginger Rose | Linen Nuage Designs | Dresses Fabulous Frocks Bridal
| Custom Gifts Love Charlie Grace Designs | Hair and Makeup Beaute By Marina | Stationery Foglio Press | Cakes Confection Perfection | Rentals Event Rentals Unlimited  | Place Settings Lenox | Accessories Elizabeth Bower