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

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 

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

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

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

A Modern Midsummer Night’s Dream

In the heat of the summer there’s nothing more refreshing than a light and airy wedding. This Lauryn Prattes Events designed wedding hits that to a tee!

From the greenery-laden Amaryllis arrangements to the bright Edison light bulb bar, we’re floating in a modern Midsummer Night’s dream.

Cheers Darling Events planned this Long View Gallery wedding to perfection, and Lisa Ziesing captured every beautiful moment. Combining linen-inspired fabrics, such as our Poetic Blossom Tuscany and Flax Metallic Burlap napkins, and exposed wood tables with lovely decor from Something Vintage Rentals, there was a rustic touch to the night that was balanced out with sleek glass and brass elements.

This DC wedding, from start to finish, was just the summer refreshment we were looking for!

Photography  Lisa Ziesing for Abby Jiu | Event Design Lauryn Prattes Events | Coordination Cheers Darling Events | Venue Long View Gallery  | Florals + Decor  Amaryllis | Invitation Stephanie B. Desigins | Decor/ Furniture Something Vintage Rentals | Catering Heirloom  | Strings Elan Artists | Rentals Party Rental, LTD | Linens Nuage | Hair Bridal Hair by Remona | Make Up Beauty n’ the Bride 

Southern Magnolia Wedding

One afternoon, in search of Southern wedding inspiration, we delightfully stumbled upon this fairytale wedding and couldn’t help but squeal with delight. This unbelievable wedding, planned to perfection by the Social Office, literally took our breath away!

First things first, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee is kind of unreal. Its gorgeous grounds, lush with greenery and bursting with color, set a magical backdrop for the wedding. From there, Music City Tents & Events created a most unreal tent for the reception. With its delicate draping and sparkling chandeliers, you were transported to a gilded dream!

We love the mix of tables, a combination of family-style longs broken up with round tables dressed in our Gold Gardenia linen, all tied together with a rustic wooden chair.

 

And the flowers, oh my! The Tulip Tree’s gorgeous arrangements in shades of coral and ivory added a perfect touch of color to the tables. But the theme strung throughout the wedding? Magnolias! These Southern flowers, holding a special meaning for the couple, were used first in the paper suite, designed by Tenn Hens Design, later to create an incredible statement inside the tent and all the way to the end of the night, making an appearance as the couple drove off into the night.

Lucky for us, Kristy Hogan shot this unbelievable wedding in all of its Southern charm and sparkling glory for us to dream about for many seasons to come!

Photographer Kristyn Hogan | Videographer: Eugene + Heather | Planner and Designer The Social Office | Venue Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art | Florals The Tulip Tree | Caterer Kristen Winston Catering | Beverages Lipman Brothers Inc. | Wedding Cake Dessert Designs | Bride’s Gown and Veil  “Leda” by Vera Wang | Bride’s Shoes Rene Caovilla | Bride’s Ring Harry Winston  | Bride’s Jewelry and Accessories Kleinfeld Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses Amsale | Hair Stylists ELAN Hair | Makeup Artist Daniel Cole Collection | Men’s Fashion Street Tuxedo | Paper Goods Tenn Hens Design | Rentals Please Be SeatedVisual ElementsNuage DesignsBeachview Event RentalsLiberty Party Rental, Music City Tents and Events and Graceful Tables | Favors Grace Rojas Designs and Riverside Wine and Spirits | Transportation Matchless Transportation | Lighting Bright Event Productions | Music Sam Levine and Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters | Welcome Baskets The Dotted Line

Diamonds or Tanzanite? – A Conversation with Très Chic Southern Weddings & Events!

Whitney Carillon, the owner and lead planner of Très Chic Southern Weddings & Events has a couple of tricks up her sleeve. The Orlando-based planner originally hails from Atlanta, Georgia where she grew up dancing ballet and getting early exposure to performing for a captivated crowd. Couple that with her time working at Tiffany & Co. (i.e. a leader in luxury customer service) and her innate Southern charm and you’ve got one pretty awesome event planner on your hands! We sat down with Whitney to pick her brain on the magic behind her events (spoiler alert: Mickey Mouse is a friend of hers) and why guest experience should always be top of mind. Read on to find out more…

Nuage Designs: First and foremost, let’s get this one out of the way, how do you get your hair to be so long and beautifully shiny?

Tres Chic Southern Weddings & Events: Well I would say, my hair has definitely become a bit of a trademark of mine. Honestly I just don’t use a lot of product. I have always had longer hair for as long as I can remember but it has been Rapunzel like over the past couple of years and it has just kind of stuck!

ND: Now that we have that covered, tell us about your story. We know you have a dance background, how did you go from that to event planning?

TCSWE: I began dancing at the age of two and had many incredible opportunities and experiences through dance over the years. I performed in many stage productions at beautiful theatres surrounded by incredible sets and costumes. I danced with the Atlanta Ballet and trained over the summers with American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. Every event I produce, I think of as a stage production and no matter what happens, the show must go on.

ND: How does your time working at Tiffany & Co. inform how you work with your clients at TCSWE?

TCSWE: Tiffany & Co. is a true leader in customer service and creating an experience for their clients. From my time in leadership at Tiffany, I am inspired to always create a luxury experience for my clients and their guests. Tiffany & Co is built on brand recognition, quality, strength in originality and lasting excellence; I strive to do the same in my business but with the events I create.

ND: Originally from Atlanta, you certainly have a built-in Southern Hospitality. How does that play into your client experience?

TCSWE: Yes, I am definitely a City Southern girl. I grew up learning the finest ways of treating one another and how to not only present yourself with grace, but also how to put on one heck of a dinner party! True Southern Hospitality is being very welcoming, kind and gracious. I try to emulate this with my events, especially throughout the weekend festivities. We want our couples to create a warm and welcoming environment for their guests, which can start with a personalized note and gift in their hotel room at check in. We can carry this through all the way to the end with a send-off gift at the Sunday brunch. Even a wedding with more than 300 guests can feel more intimate when you bring in small personalized touches along the way.

ND: “Southern” is also in your company’s name – what was the impetus behind including that?

TCSWE: Growing up my parents had multiple businesses that included the word “Southern” in the name. I lost both of my parents in my 20s and as I was forming my business I decided as a way to honor their memory and their successes, I would also include “Southern” in my business name. I changed things around a bit by adding “Très Chic” to represent my then new French family for my husband’s side.

ND: Your designs are always so dreamy, where does your inspiration come from?

TCSWE: I am inspired by both current and past styles. I like to design modern styles in a timeless manner. I am inspired by everything around me honestly, from nature to theatrical sets, galleries, movies, interior designs and more. I feel that inspiration is all around us if we just open our eyes.

ND: How does (or doesn’t) Orlando and Disney World play into inspiration for your events?

TCSWE: For our events in and around Orlando, we find that many of the guests are coming from out of town so we bring a little fun and whimsy into the welcome bags at times. We also do many events at The Four Seasons Resort Orlando, which happens to be on Disney property, so we are able to bring special guests from Walt Disney World to our weddings sometimes. It can be really fun to have a black tie, super fashionable wedding and all of a sudden Mickey and Minnie come in and dance with your guests and are there to cut your cake. It’s something you just can’t do anywhere else, and we are able to bring some magic and pixie dust to our luxury weddings.

ND: How is the collaboration process with your clients? Where does the basis for their wedding begin?

TCSWE: Typically, my clients will have some general colors in mind that they like for their wedding. From there we talk about overall styles they like and then we create a mood board for them with linen choices, floral options, inspiration design. We also talk about how the music and the menu will be intertwined to create a cohesive environment. My performing background looks at every event as a stage production.

ND: We know you always put the “experience” at top of mind. How do you keep that the focus of the event in every detail?

TCSWE: We look at the experience of the event in the eyes of every guest in attendance. We look at what they will see from the moment they first get the invitation in the mail to set the overall tone of the event. Some people don’t view the invitations as being as important, but they truly are and set the expectation for your wedding! The next point of contact is in the welcome they receive at the hotel whether in the form of an itinerary or custom gift. The food we choose on the menu and the music at each stage of the night should go with the style of the event. We love bringing unexpected surprises in as well when appropriate. Every single detail is thoroughly thought out so your guests walk away thinking it was an incredible party and they had the time of their lives!

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

TCSWE: In the past few years we have had many clients who wanted either an all-white wedding or the blush, gold and ivory wedding. Both of these are beautiful and elegant, but they are also very popular. We like to work with our clients to create a unique take on these styles to make them more them rather than just the same wedding you have seen done a million times.

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

TCSWE: My best advice is to remember that this is your wedding and you want to always be able to look back on your pictures in 10, 20, 30 plus years and think how special the day was. You don’t want to look back and say “What was I thinking?” I always try to find ways to personalize a wedding by bringing in details that represent the couple whether it is something with where they are from, favorite foods, flowers, colors…you name it!

ND: What are some of TCSWE’s trademark styles?

TCSWE: I would have to say some of our trademark styles are an elegant and sophisticated glam. We also love to do a mix of table types with long kings tables and round tables and always encourage lounge furniture around the dance floor so those who may not be dancing fools still have a place close to the excitement!

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

TCSWE: I love my clients so it’s an honor to be a part of all of their events! But, I would have to say I would love to plan a party for the Royal family….there may be another wedding coming up in the near future with Harry and Meghan.

ND: What is your favorite thing about designing weddings?

TCSWE: I love being a part of one of the most important days in a couple’s life and helping them start their happily ever after. It is such a joy and honor to get to share in the moments leading up to the wedding and to create a personalized event for them to share with their guests! To get to see the excitement and love shared by all of their close friends and family as they see the ceremony unfold and onto the revealing of the reception is pure magic!

ND: We hear you’re a Graduate Gemologist…what’s your absolute favorite gemstone and why?

TCSWE: Oh it is so hard to pick just one! I of course love my Diamonds, but for colored gemstones a beautiful Tanzanite that is a royal blue with just a hint of violet is definitely one of my favorites! Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania and I secretly would love to go on an adventure to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and possibly find a beautiful rough Tanzanite just waiting to be discovered. Tiffany & Co is actually responsible for naming Tanzanite.

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

TCSWE: I am seeing some color come back, but definitely still staying with the trend of greenery and white weddings. I would love to play with more colors as we go through the year. We have some weddings coming up where our brides are excited to use rich deep colors or some bright. So I think we are about to see a change for sure! We have some events coming up this year that have some personalized details and color that we are super excited for! Very Town and Country style design.

ND: Any other thoughts that you’d like to share with us?

TCSWE: This year we are continuing to expand on more Destination Weddings and going to more amazing locations with our couples. We are also doing some fun social events at the Four Seasons Orlando and are looking to expand this segment throughout the year to other locations!

Photography Leah Langley PhotographyStill 55 PhotographyVictoria Angela PhotographyConcept PhotographyDisney Fine Art StudioDonna VonBrueningBumby Photography, K & K Photography | Rentals A Chair Affair, AFR Furniture Rentals, FH Weddings, Nuage Designs | Stationery Très Chic Southern, Ceci New York | Florals FH WeddingsRaining RosesTrès Chic, Occassions by Shangri La | Dance Floor Let’s Dance on It | Venues Four Seasons Orlando, Vinoy Renaissance Hotel, Bella Collina | Planning and Design Très Chic Southern