Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Real Wedding: Chris & Kerri

I can't believe it has taken me this long to post this wedding on here! We have had the photos up on the website for a little while.

Anyway, this wedding took place at the Grand Harbor Golf Club in Vero Beach, FL and was a dreamy daytime affair. The colors Kerri chose for the wedding were soft pink and sage and just really felt airy, fresh, and clean. Here are some of our favorite photos of this couple on their special day thanks to Misty Lundeen of A Misty Moment Photogrpahy


Monday, January 26, 2009

What a GREAT Bridal Show!

We attended the Melbourne Bridal Show put on by A Sophisticated Bridal Showcase and Sophisticated Gents last weekend and have been sooo incredibly busy since then meeting with new brides!! Here are a few pics from our tablescape we created for the "Champagne Dreams" themed event.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Engage!09 Grand Caymen Style!

I had the opportunity to attend the first symposium that Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce from Engaging Concepts put on last June, and I tell you it is a must if you can afford the cost and the time off to go.

They have put together the best minds in the wedding business industry and housed them all under one roof for YOU. It is an intimate setting (and this one is at the Ritz Carlton - Grand Caymen Island) so it is a vacation too! You will have the opportunity to ask the leading professionals in the business like Preston Bailey, Sylvia Weinstock, Marcy Bloom, and soooo many more those burning questions about business, design, inspiration, and all things wedding! Here's the low down on the symposium Engage!09

AND wait there's more....This time they will be selecting ONE PERSON for a scholarship opportunity! To get the info on this fabulous opportunity click here.

Sadly, I will not be able to attend this time. Here's to hoping that Rebecca can keep this wonderful event on the calendar for many years!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Favors, Flowers, and Centerpieces!

All three in one shot! I just love this idea and saw it displayed so elegantly and simply in the Winter 2009 edition of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. I heart Martha.

Anyway, this idea is so resourceful and I just love it. It has soooo many possibilities. You can have little potted plants stacked in tiers for centerpieces and also serve as wedding guest favors! If you want to be even more eco-friendly, you can use little trees to be planted later. A wonderful reminder of your special day and all of those who participated.

Did you ever wonder what was going to happen to all those beautiful centerpieces that you spent thousands of dollars on? So many times they end up in the trash. At best some of your guests or bridal party take home the flowers.

So here are a few ideas and a real easy DIY project to get you motivated to try this different approach to favors, flowers and centerpieces!

Super Eco-Friendly!

Flower Boxes!

and the DIY project: Mini Bouquets!

Tools and Materials
You will need glass cylinders, 5 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter; 1 1/2-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon; scissors; double-sided tape; plastic flower tubes; sturdy decorative paper; flowers; and our cone template.

Mini Bouquet How-To
1. Cut ribbon to fit around base of each glass cylinder, and tape in place.

2. Make paper cones: Using a template, trace and cut out as many as you need. Curl into cones, and tape.

3. For bouquets, remove lower leaves from the flowers, and trim stems. Fill plastic floral tubes with water; insert flowers. Slip tubes into paper cones, and place a pair of bouquets in each glass cylinder.

Don't forget to have fun with this and get your bridal party in on the assembly action!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Going Green & Staying Chic

I think every bride & groom wants a wedding that reflects who they are & what they're passionate about (besides each other that is!). These days it seems more & more couples are planning eco-friendly weddings. Check out some of these great links that can guide you in the right direction. If you've been thinking about it, keep in mind, being enviornmentally concious doesnt mean you have to sacrifice your wallet or your style!

Viva Terra has awesome products for eco-friendly centerpieces

Here is a site that has some really great ideas and links to other resources Great Green Weddings

Here is a GREAT article from grist.com all about how to have a green wedding.

Great resource for online wedding vendors that are eco-friendly!! Cique

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sophisticated Bridal Showcase!

If you are in the Melbourne Florida area on Sunday, January 18, 2009 please come out and see us at the Sophisticated Bridal Showcase where Panache Weddings & Events will have a booth!

This is by far one of the best attended and well organized bridal showcases that we have ever seen, and we are looking forward to meeting all the new brides! If you would like to pre-register (and if your a bride, you should because you can win lots of great stuff like an ipod Nano!), click here.

Put it on your calendar and we'll see you there!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ring in the New Year with All New Trends!

Happy New Year! As we have now reflected on the past year (good, bad, and ugly), I am looking ahead to the possibilities of change and to new and exciting endeavors! To start off on the right foot, let's look at some of what we in the wedding world can look forward to in 2009...

The biggest wedding trends in 2009 are bold, bright color palettes, exotic themes and a classic romance feel. I have been hearing and seeing this trend over the past few weeks and like what I see. Vintage style wedding gowns, food tasting stations instead of the adored buffet line, and Caribbean locations will reign in 2009.

Check out this article for the lowdown on all of these new trends.

Here are a few of the new and upcoming designs that turned my head.

Turquoise is a big color and really fits in with the tropical/exotic locations.

Yellow accents are a great spring color and super trendy for 2009.

Pair yellow with navy blue and you have sort of a nautical feel great for the warm weather preppy bride. Here are some elements of a navy and yellow themed wedding from the Tastefully Entertaining board.

And last but not least the super romantic color - PINK! All shades of pink will pop up this year. Here are a few that I find super elegant.

Invites from My Personal Artist

Italian Favor boxes from theknot.com

A pink bridal bouquet from thebridalcorner.com