A Wedding Celebration with a Twist of Lime.

The most extraordinary wedding celebration I had the pleasure of working  on was Lauren and Matt’s wedding held in Boca Raton, Florida . Donna, the brides mother wanted to have a “party” to celebrate her daughters wedding. Out with the traditional wedding and in with a relaxed, casual celebration with a taste of the Florida Keys.

Donna, selected a simple , elegant letterpress invitation from Elum Designs . The invitation true to our theme was titled “Palm” and featured a palm motif in sage ink.

The couple had a intimate private ceremony for close friends and family. The chuppah captured the essence of  the Jewish tradition with a  canopy consisting of a beautifully embroidered talit, stretched  over four poles which were held  by honored guests.

First Look!

Just loved this picture, the bride carried a bouquet of loosely arranged white rose’s, mini callas and green hydrangea.

The guests were greeted with a place card table arrangement with multiple vases filled with lemons and assorted colorful orchids and mini mango callas.

Behind the scene the floral arrangements were being made on site by Xquisite events led by designer Jon Buick . The floral arrangements featured masses of Morcoro and Oncidium orchids grouped together in skinny glass vases.

The room layout was designed using  royal tables that were joined together and  placed on either side of the dance floor. The tables were covered with  royal blue and green custom floor length linens from Nuage Designs. The bamboo  folding chairs completed the look. The orchid centerpieces ran across the tables joined together with flexi grass  and tailored with  orchid heads.  A lounge was created across from the band for guests to relax . The ceiling above the dance floor was filled with paper lanterns .

The guests were entertained in by Jimmy Stowe and the Stowaways , a  Jimmy Buffet tribute band.

 

The guest’s departed with a  “mint mojito ” flavored candle. This was a truly original . Thank you to Donna,the brides mom for her inspiration and giving us the flexibility to create a beautiful wedding in true ” Florida” style.

 

Chaka and Rashid’s Miami Wedding

Chaka and Rashid were the most wonderful bride and groom. They were  fun to work with, open to ideas and best of all loved COLOR!!! They were married at the fabulous Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables. With 100 of their closest family and friends to watch, the couple said I do in style.

The bride wore a beautiful gown with a 6 foot train from Unique Bridal in Deerfield Beach, and her feet adorned the most fabulous shoes from Jimmy Choo.

All eyes were on the bride as she made her way down from the hotels private rooms to where she would be seeing her groom for the first time that day.

The Atrium was a prime spot for the ceremony. Draped in white fabric with white chair covers, it was simple yet elegant.

Chaka’s bride wore elegant rich purple dresses and held nosegays of tightly packed red roses.

The guests were escorted into cocktail hour to a place card table decorated with a personal touch. The bride and groom displayed pictures of them as children and some of their engagement photos .

The beautiful Rotunda was the perfect setting for the reception, with almost 9,000 square feet it set-up beautifully for dinner and dancing.

The bride  had her heart set on martini shaped vases filled to the brim with tightly packed red and lavender roses .  Rhinestone  cuffed candle holders completed the look. Floral arrangements designed by  Xquisite Events in Boca Raton.

 

Dessert was so much fun!!!!! We are getting more and more requests for candy bars at our weddings! This one was great, with over twenty different kinds of candy there was enough variety for even the pickiest of candy eaters. Candy bars are such a great way to incorporate your party favor into your dessert hour.

The fabulous We Take the Cake, designed the wedding cake which was decorated  with  fresh roses from top to bottom.

Thank you to Amber Sycz Photography for your amazing work!

2012 Wedding Trends

With the end of summer for 2011 approaching, our 2012 brides are starting to pour in. It may seem a little early to be thinking of 2012 weddings, but it’s not at all!  Every year brides want to be one up on the most up to date trends for their weddings. Here is a glimpse into the future for the 2012 wedding season.

 

Victorian Style Wedding Dresses

Kate Middleton was one gorgeous bride! Wondering what style dress she was going to wear was on everyone’s mind for weeks before the big day. The beautiful Victorian Style by designer Sarah Burton for  Alexander McQueen was such a success, and is already being copied by wedding designers. We predict that designers are going to be inundated with requests for this particular style in 2012!  Dresses for 2012 are all about romance.

Inspiration from Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta of  Kate Middleton’s  wedding gown in their Spring 2012 Collections

Moniqe Lhuillier " Catherine" Gown

 

Oscar de da Renta Spring 2012 Collection

 

Soft Colored Bouquets

With the soft classic lines, and light colors of the Victorian Era wedding dresses, bouquets in lighter colors are going to be seen. White, Ivory, and light pink are just a few of the soft colors that we will see along with big blooms such as peonies.

 

 

Wedding Color

Stylists are predicting that soft romantic colors are going to be popular in 2012. Light pinks, and simple beiges will go along with the romantic feel, nothing too splashy such as last year’s bright pinks and plum purples.

Food

For years the traditional tiered wedding cake has been the dessert at affairs, however this year caterers are predicting that they will see a major trend in less cakes and more dessert stations.  Fun little desserts and tartlets make for more fun than a traditional style wedding cake. Grooms cakes will also be making a comeback this year.

Party Favors

Candy BARS!!!!! What’s not to love about an amazing candy bar with fantastic candies? More and more brides are seeing that this is one of the most popular choices for party favors.

 

These are just a few fun trends that will be coming up for 2012. Check back for more as the year approaches! We are predicting so many more FUN ideas!