Summer in Classic Red, White and Blue!

Summer is here and with it is bright color all around us! With clambakes, picnics and Fourth of July on the horizon, we’ve got red, white and blue particularly on the mind. If you’re looking to build that seasonal color palette in to your next event, we’ve got some playful ways to do it, like these fun bold prints here. So whether you’re going traditional or a little more whimsical, scroll through to see more…

For a classic Hamptons-inspired wedding look, start with a blue and white palette with scattered pops of red in the details. We love combining stripes of different widths with our toile Jamestown print linen to give things an unconventional twist!

If you’re celebrating the bride or groom-to- be poolside this summer, think bright shades of blue and red! We love setting the fun with our Calypso Lalo print and throwing in some bold pillows to lounge on all weekend.

For the quintessentially American Fourth of July party, go all out on Red, White and Blue! Try geometric Navy & White patterns, like our Navy Khalo, for guest tables and bright apple red solids, like our Red Oxford, for buffets. It’ll have people seeing fireworks!

So no matter what you’re celebrating this summer, play around with red, white and blue for your design and we think your party will be an instant success!

For all image credits (and more inspiration!) check out our “Summer Parties with Style” Pinterest board.

A Nüage Designs Guide to: Tea Party

The clock strikes three and thoughts of cute little sandwiches and delicious scones drift through our minds. It’s officially tea time! There’s nothing quite like a gathering of friends over afternoon tea, a tradition that dates back to the 1800s but feels timeless, even today. We’re taking the essential pieces of afternoon tea and giving them a modern twist for the ultimate guide to throwing your own tea party!

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Let’s start with the table. Delicate lace and crocheted doilies inspire unique patterns in fresh colors. Consider a color palette lively with coral and blush hues to pep up your afternoon!

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Find the perfect china to show off your personal style. We love this dainty Camellia pattern with bold black and white contrasting plates (from Marchesa by Lenox). It adds character and a touch of gilded sophistication.

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Put together a simple arrangement of flowers – a wonderful excuse to visit your local florist or farmer’s market! Find out what’s in season and experiment with an array of colors to celebrate the afternoon. Not only will they be beautiful décor, but their fragrant aroma will delight your guests! We love these peonies!

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Design a comfortable environment for guests to relax and sip their tea. Use furniture and plush seating to keep conversation flowing! We love these pieces inspired by the French countryside with wooden frames and neutral linen fabrics.

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All those tasty sweets that you’ve been dreaming of? This is a perfect occasion to indulge and share with friends! Arrange delicious treats on pretty trays and charming tiered cake stands for a beautiful visual effect. This naked cake looks like it’s worth the calories!

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And of course, let’s not forget the tea. With so many options to explore, curate a selection that will appeal to your guests’ varying tastes. It also doesn’t hurt if they come in a pretty tin!

There’s nothing quite like tea time – a simple tradition that brings together friends for an afternoon of delicious happiness. This weekend we say you pick up some flowers, whip up a few sweets and steep a perfect cup of tea with some pals. Make it all your own style and always remember, pinkies up!

Vendor Credits // Flowers: Always Flowers //  Photography: Levie Creative Co.

Summer Colors – Art Nouveau Inspiration

With only a few weeks until the summer solstice, it’s the perfect time to begin planning for a beautiful summer wedding. Because of that, we were thrilled to see the Klimt-inspired shoot by Sixpence For Your Shoe.

The vibrant colors, rich textures, and art nouveau ornaments seem to recreate a lavish world which the Austrian artist so eloquently captured in the bidimensional constraints of the canvas. The beautiful photography brings us to a world of the past, subtly combined with soothing green shades of plants and where, just like in Klimt’s famous portraits, the female takes the main role.

Check out the full gallery below.

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From Sixpence For Your ShoeInspired by the vibrant colors, golden tones and the sensual portrayal of love, our styled shoot based on Gustav Klimt came together through a layering of textures, colors, elements and ideas reminiscent of the artist and his glorious paintings.

We immediately set our eyes on Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, as the style of the art nouveau movement lends itself so well to the venue’s architecture and gardens. Given that Klimt’s subjects were primarily the female, we chose to represent this concept with a same sex couple. Both gorgeous brides were styled by Everthine Bridal Boutique and wore gowns that were so different and yet so complementary to each other. We loved how the Jenny Packham Lina with soft draping yet sexy plunging neckline played with Anna Campbell Genevieve, with its graceful fitting and exquisite beaded detailing. Intricate golden jewelry from Aquinnah added a touch of glamour.

We chose the 1902 stable location for our tablescape, captivated by the European exterior and rustic interior. A black antique table was dressed with a richly detailed golden linen, the most delicious turquoise china, a wild floral garland and artistic candle stands. Azalea designed a stunning cascade of flowers suspended from above to re-create Klimt’s melting of colors. One favorite detail is the “Life is short, Eat dessert first” tags for the truffles at each place setting, a playful nod to all those that dive into their favors as soon as they are seated, along with a bit erotic love as illustrated through chocolate.

When it came to designing the stationery suite, our genius designer Coral Pheasant was most inspired by the luxe china and Klimt’s art. The scallop border on the invitation is evocative of the china pattern and the loose and languid font that felt like it was penned by the artist himself. A painterly floral liner adds softness to the suite. The stamps were arranged them in the lower corner allowing the address to span across the top; an unexpected element that brings whimsy to the design.

The cake featured a decadent red frosting with gold leaf accent. And saving the best of last, watercolor truffles on a wooden painter’s palette.

This post originally appeared on Style Me Pretty.

Photography: Eric Foley Photography | Event Design: Sixpence For Your Shoe | Floral Design: Azalea Floral Design | Stationery: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design | Jewelry: Aquinnah | Hair & Makeup:Simply Gorgeous By Erin | Bridal Boutique: Everthine Bridal Boutique | Linens: Nuage Designs | Location: Edith Wharton’s The Mount | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Sweets:Taste By Spellbound

To many years of health, wealth & happiness,

Team Nuage

Spring Colors – A Pastel Wedding

With their soft tones and colorful hues, it is no wonder pastels are one of our favorite themes for this season. That’s why we partnered up with The Bride Link and A Splendid Occasion to bring you the perfect pastel inspiration for this spring! The soft and elegant color palette is created by the harmonious combination of the various mint, pink, gold, and blue pastels, all brought together by the various elements of the decor which were all very carefully curated for this stunning look. The intricate wedding cakes by Toni Patisserie are sculptural in their design and meticulous execution. From the bridal hairstyles by Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists, to the stationery suite by Chykalophia Design, we have the perfect team to tackle your next pastel-themed event.

Ready to get pastel inspired? Make sure to check out the beautiful shots by City Love Photography below!

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This blog originally appeared on The Bride Link. Full credits below:

Photography: City Love Photography | Floral Design: Flowers by Stem | Cakes: Toni Patisserie | Stationery: Chykalophia Design | Venue: National Hellenic Museum | Dresses, Jewelry & Accessories: Alice Padrul | Furniture Rentals: Shadow Box Dreams | Hair & Make-up: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists | Linens: Nuage Designs | Models: Suzanne Plahm & Leah Generous | Planner, Styling & Decor: A Splendid Occasion | Small Rentals: Nimble Well | Small Rentals: A Splendid Occasion | Small Rentals: Intaglio Vintage | Tableware: Vintage Place Settings

To many years of health, wealth & happiness,

Team Nuage

Announcing the Acqualina Weddings Dream Team

With the recent launch of the rebranded Acqualina website, beautifully executed by the amazing Ceci New York, we are so grateful and excited to announce our partnership to be a part of Acqualina’s Wedding Dream Team! This powerful dream team will be able to bring to you the best design talent in the industry to ensure that your events look absolutely stunning, from the first impression of opening the invitations to the final experience for your guests.

THE DREAM TEAM

Direct access to the top wedding design talent. Acqualina Resort & Spa has curated a team of the wedding industry’s most coveted design talent, made available to you through our four signature wedding experiences or recommended exclusively for your custom wedding planning needs.

NUAGE DESIGNS
Pablo Oliveira, President of Nüage, was born and raised in the scenic shores of Brazil. He combines his native Brazil’s flavor and a worldly flair picked up from his travels and international education to infuse Nüage with a high level of sophistication and cutting‐edge textile and furniture design concepts. His distinctive sense of style and attention to detail have made Nüage Designs the go‐to source for the country’s top event designers, planners and distinctive brides searching for the finest in custom event rentals.
Discover more about Nuage Designs.

CECI NEW YORK
Founded in 2004 by award-winning designer Ceci Johnson, Ceci New York has sought to continuously set the standards for luxury invitation and corporate identity design. Our design atelier is driven by a groundbreaking concept that unites the custom and service of couture with the tactile elements of stationery and branding, creating a new niche in the design industry for visual styling.
Discover more about Ceci New York.

XQUISITE EVENTS
Jennifer Cohen has been an event designer with Xquisite Events for the past seven years and has earned an exceptional reputation for creating unique event designs for a diverse range of clientele. Xquisite Events is a full service event design and decor production company located in Boca Raton, Florida specializing in distinctive floral designs and event decor.
Discover more about Xquisite Events.

ANA PAZ CAKES
Ana Paz, “Baker to the stars” as quoted by The Miami Herald, started her business in 1978 from her home in Miami. By 1990 she moved to a warehouse in the Doral area now part of Sweetwater. She studied physical therapy as she comes from a medically inclined family but her passion is baking and decorating cakes that she learned with her mother in Puerto Rico.
Discover more about Ana Paz Cakes.

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This post originally appeared on Ceci Style Magazine.

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Corbin Gurkin | Dresses: Mark Ingram Atelier | Styling: Jacqueline Weppner of Merci New York | Hair: Jerami Brown | Makeup: Damali NYC | Venue: Acqualina Resort & Spa | Linens: Nüage Designs | Event Design: Xquisite Events | Cake:Ana Paz Cakes

Shannon & Stephen’s Wedding – Savannah, GA

Take a moment to be transported back in time to the Gatsby era.

We are so excited to see the stunning photos of Shannon & Stephen’s wedding, immaculately executed by the amazing designer Emily Burton and photographed by The Mullers.

Shannon had a unique vision to create a Great Gatsby-styled theme: elegant, classy, and with a whimsical touch, which we were thrilled to be a part of through our Glamour and Romance linen collections.

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Shannon and Emily chose three different linens to create three different types of textures. They went with our Silver Sequin Taffeta from our Glamour Collection to coordinate with the Bridesmaids Dresses. For the Cake Table, they chose our Gold Sequin Linen. As for the Guest Tables, they went with a Raised Rosette from our Romance Collection.

The beautiful Bridesmaids’ Dresses from Saks Fifth Avenue were a subtle compliment to Shannon’s gorgeous Wedding Dress by Ready or Knot, while hair and makeup were skillfully executed by Joey Salinas and Pretty Much to keep the lavish 1930’s theme authentic and true to Shannon’s original vision.

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Shannon and Stephen were really the front and center of the show, especially with the stunning, two-sided floral arrangement that served as an elegant reminder of who this special day was all about.

We truly hope that Shannon and Stephen’s marriage is as beautiful and ever-lasting as the beauty of their celebration.

This blog originally appeared on Emily Burton Designs. Full credits below.

Linens: Nuage Designs

Event Design + Florals: Emily Burton Designs

Photography: The Mullers

Hair: Joey Salinas

Makeup: Pretty Much

Bridesmaids Dresses: Saks Fifth Avenue

Wedding Dress: Ready or Knot

Rentals: Beachview Tent Rental

Videographer: I Thee Film

Venue + Day of Coordinator: Garibaldis

To many years of health, wealth & happiness,

Team Nuage

Susan & Chris’s Wedding – Middleburg, VA.

Spring, the time for love and new beginnings: the snow is gone and the flowers are blooming. The sun shines bright and the days begin to feel longer. There is nothing that we love more than a beautiful Spring wedding, especially when it playfully engages with the natural seasonal elements.

Such is the case in Susan & Chris’s wedding in Middleburg, Virginia. This stunning wedding was hosted at the quaint Goodstone Inn & Restaurant and was carefully executed by the amazing Lauryn Prattes. Rustic and rural by nature, this boho chic wedding filled us with inspiration while reminding us to preserve our natural environments as we celebrate Earth Day 2015 and continue to make strides to reduce our carbon footprint at Nuage.

Check out the magical photos of her celebration, courtesy of Clark Brewer, below.

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This blog originally appeared on Weddings Unveiled. Full credits below.

Photography: Clark Brewer | Event Planning and Design: Lauryn Prattes Styling and Events | Ceremony Location, Reception Venue and Catering: Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, VA | Florals and Lighting: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers | Cake: Maggie Austin Cake | Linens: Nüage Designs | Tables, Chairs and Place Settings: DC Rental | Vintage Rentals, Custom Bar and Pews: Something Vintage Rentals | Chandeliers and Tents: Sugarplum Tent Company | Invitations and Wedding Papers: Poppy Gray Designs for Paper Daisies Stationery | Calligraphy: MM Ink | Silhouette Artist: Silhouettes DC | Ceremony Music: Melissa Tardiff Dvorak | Cocktail and Dinner Music: Avalon Jazz Band | Reception DJ: Rusty B of DJ D-Mac & Associates | Bridal Gown and Hair Accessory: Jenny Packham from Rizik’s | Hair and Makeup: Georgetown Bride | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale from Hitched | Groom’s Attire: BOSS Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse | Vintage Bentley: Regal Limousine | Transportation: MarcParc

To many years of health, wealth & happiness,

Team Nuage