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.

Ballerina Bride of Georgia

Now that it’s officially summertime, we are all about bright colors and eclectic themes. Such is the case in this beautiful southern summer wedding in Atlanta featuring our Charcoal Velvet and Silver Metallic Forest linens! The bright flowers, dark linens, and pastel & gold accents, along with the beautiful and angelic ballerina bride have us absolutely in love with this magical love affair.

The details are stunning too, with satin laces tied through the chairs emulating the ribbons of a ballet slipper tying to the ballerina’s leg. The lightness and weightlessness of the dancer is represented as a delicate feather placecard on the table. Swirls on the cake represent the poetic and organic path of the dancer. Don’t miss all the details below!

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Photographers note,

“At 18, I stood at the bottom of the massive marble steps inside the vast Louvre Museum in Paris gazing up at a grand goddess. The first time you experience this work, which stands erect, almost like a guardian over this French fortress of art, it is unforgettable. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is a powerful piece.

The way the smooth soft lines of the sculpture’s tunic fall over the rough stone of the body and float back effortlessly is transcendental. With these contrasting elements of hard and soft, this piece purely defies nature. Or so I once thought.

Now it’s clearer to me that this work actually defines nature. In the same way running water flows gently over coarse stones, curving and shaping them, this 2nd century B. C. piece was formed with details that are both opposing and edifying.

When you find your someone, the mystery of love seems to work in a similar fashion. Separately, you’re simple elements, each distinct and defined in your own way. Together, you’re a new outrivaling force with a whole greater than the sum of your combined parts—a victory in love.” – Erin of Tin Can Photography 

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This post originally appeared on Southern Bride.

{ photography: Tin Can Photography | venue: The Georgian Terrace  | gown found at: Adore Bridal Boutique Georgia | invitation designer: Foglio Press | event designer: Juli Vaughn Designs | jewelry: Mickey Lynn | cake designer: Miss Mamie | linens: Nudge Designs | event planner: Pretty Swell Parties | makeup: Raney O’Keefe | menswear: The Modern Gent }

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an inside look at Engage!

Today, we are featuring our journey at Engage!, which was hosted in Mexico for the first time ever! From June 8-11th, the wedding industry elite gathered for three days of inspiration, education and celebration in Riviera Maya, at the acclaimed NIZUC Resort & Spa. Engage!15 exclusively took over the entire resort during this time and our team couldn’t have been more ecstatic that in addition to attending this event, we were given the opportunity to work with local superstars Elena Damy and Canteiro Weddings, to showcase our linens against the stunning Nizuc backrop.

Engage! brings together leaders in the luxury wedding industry, from celebrity planners to luxury lifestyle experts to creative entrepreneurs offering unique insights on business strategies and life balance.  Intimate by design, Engage! blends a tailored schedule of curated activities along with creative extras and down time, offering myriad opportunities for natural networking.

From our perspective, each year, the experience offers invaluable insight into the industry and coming trends, so that we can be at the cutting edge of the industry for our clients in the year to come. We are so excited to share some of the photos from our time at Engage!

An insider look at Engage! from Nuage Designs’ President, Pablo Oliveira:
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After attending Engage! for 9 times the conference never fails to impress me. Not only is it the best curated conference in terms of the amazing events that take place over the 3 days, but it is also the top source of information on the state of the wedding industry. Where it is now, where it is headed, how technology is shaping weddings and how it is affecting couples planning their celebration. It is indeed the one summit that gathers the leading professionals from around the globe in a relaxed setting to effortlessly network and share ideas.

My favorite aspect of Engage! is the sense of camaraderie among the attendees. Once you meet a peer at Engage! there is an automatic bond that happens through the desire to learn, excel, share. It is truly creating a community of thinkers that are molding the future of luxury weddings.

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And of course, we always have to have a little fun…

More about Engage!:

Engage! is designed for committed wedding industry professionals who are looking for innovative ideas and practical solutions for strategic growth. Engage! is dedicated to gathering the best of the best, and is limited to 325 speakers and attendees. Careful attention is paid to creating an intimate atmosphere that blends structure and down time, allowing for candid networking in a non-client, non-competitive environment. The open exchange of ideas, information and strategies for facing the challenges of the luxury wedding industry are a hallmark of the event — often imitated, never repeated.

Riviera Maya is one of the premier spots in the world for destination weddings, thanks to stunning natural settings and warm, welcoming culture. Opened in 2014, the luxurious NIZUC Resort and Spa won immediate acclaim, being named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s Best New Hotels and as one of the Top 100 hotels in the world by Fodor’s. Set inside a 29-acre natural preserve with rainforest and two private white sand beaches, the resort blends Mayan roots with the latest in luxury, including 274 rooms with ocean views or plunge pools, a modern convention and events center, and a lavish ESPA spa.

Photography by: Carla Ten Eyck | C10Studios | Tammy Swales Studio | Love Live Images | John Cain Photography

Location Partner: Nizuc Resort & Spa

Event Partners: Canteiro Weddings | J&S Audio Visual | Elena Damy | Elanartists | Visit Mexico | Nuage Designs | Trisha Hay Design | Gifts for the Good Life | Two Paperdolls | Honeybook | Elisium Productions | Maritur DMC | Solen Group | Catie & Amy | Exhibitions Cargo | Grupo Gama | Jose Cuervo | Archive Mexico

Romantic & Elegant New York Garden Wedding

Casual, yet elegant; romantic, but fun – we always love a good garden wedding! For their beautiful ceremony, Kristen and Chris were particularly inspired by classical English gardens; but they added their own style with soft colors, fun typography, lush and romantic centerpieces, and their own amazing programming (fire pits, dessert buffet, a cigar bar, and a photo booth were just a few of the amazing amenities). Jen Huang Photography was behind the lens capturing the beautiful memories as these hometown sweethearts wed in true style. With immaculate details and execution by Roey Mizrahi Events.

Check out the beautiful and inspirational details below!

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From Roey Mizrahi Events… Kristen and Chris’ love story begins in the town in which they both grew up. While they hadn’t met until several years after high school, they quickly made up for lost time and crafted a playful relationship. It was clear they were destined for one another and as a result, Chris asked Kristen for her hand in marriage at the top of the Belvedere Castle in Central Park.

The couple was inspired by thoughts of an elegant English garden for their late August wedding. After a handful of venue visits, Kristen and Chris fell in love with NYIT’s de Seversky Mansion. It was the perfect combination of old world charm, elegance and beauty. On the day of, a quaint glass terrarium settled upon a rustic wooden table served to provide guests with custom programs and handkerchiefs for the ceremony. Behind the mansion, in a setting adorned with natural and lush florals, the ceremony was held underneath a towering linden tree. The couple recited custom vows, crafted by Collette McGuire from Ceremonies and Beyond, to one another before friends, family, and loved ones.

After a plentiful cocktail hour, guests were escorted into the dining room for a round of toasts presented in front of the large marble fireplace decorated with an assortment of candles. The room had a romantic & soft glow, each table lit intimately by a handful of votives. The centerpieces were lush and romantic, overflowing olive branches draped onto the shimmering linens. Anne Kilcullen from Blade Floral & Event Design truly transformed the space into one that was unimaginable and beyond the couples expectations. After dinner, the celebration moved towards a glass-enclosed porch which allowed for the stars above to act as the backdrop to the couple’s emotional first dance and the ensuing merriment. The guests had the freedom to congregate on the outdoor patio surrounding fire pits, indulging in the abundant dessert buffet, the cigar bar and the playful and entertaining photo booth.

From the beautiful Bride… With the endless guidance, advice and vision from Roey Mizrahi Events, everything fell perfectly into place. Her team was there the day of to ensure that the couple had the most amazing time and everything ran smoothly. Jen Huang Photography and McKenzie Miller Films beautifully captured all of the days moments from start to finish. This stellar team of vendors truly created the most magical day for Kristen & Chris, a day they have vocalized will be cherished forever and looked back upon with such fondness and swollen hearts.

I just wanted it to feel really warm and romantic without being too frilly. I also love classic elements but I didn’t want our wedding day to be too traditional. So I tried to mix the two with a soft and somewhat muted color scheme, really lush and romantic flowers, natural fiber linens, clean lines when it came too my dress and our stationery but then introduced some fun swirly calligraphy and of course lace. Our venue also helped capture that warm aura without feeling too vintage or too formal and stuffy. When everything came together, it was better than we could’ve imagined. I kept saying “I want our flowers to feel like an old English garden” and I think that’s exactly what Anne, our Florist accomplished, but it didn’t feel too casual thanks to our amazing & elegant venue!

This post originally appeared on Style Me Pretty.

Photography: Jen Huang Photography | Videographer: McKenzie Miller Films | Wedding Planner: Roey Mizrahi Events | Floral Design: Blade Floral And Event Designs | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Wedding Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop | Wedding Bands: Cartier | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Noir By Lazaro | Makeup: Sally Duvall | Hair: Daleesa Weary | Calligraphy: Meme Davis Calligraphy + Design | Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss | Grooms Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Bracelet: Cartier | Ceremony And Reception Venue: NYIT De Seversky Mansion | Ceremony Duo: Aaron Short | Cocktail Napkins: Confetti Grey | Escort Cards/Table Numbers: The Blooming Quill | Garter:BHLDN | Groom’s Cufflinks: Tiffany & Co | Groom’s Skull Socks: J Crew | Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein | Headpiece: Christie Lauren | Linens: Nuage Designs | Paper Goods: Bella Figura At Judy Paulen Designs | Photobooth: The Booth | Reception DJ: MRG Productions | Ring Dish: Paloma’s Nest | Second Shooter: Love & Lights Photographs | Veil: Brides Head Revisited | Vintage Keys For Place Settings: Sister Nomad Supplies | Welcome Bags: PressedCotton

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