The theme or style of your wedding will dictate many of your planning choices, such as the color scheme, types of flowers used, tablescape designs, and even your wedding cake. While it's not a requirement that your confection showcase the same look as the rest of your celebration, many couples select a cake design that complements the feel of their overall fête to keep everything cohesive. For example, if you're having a tropical destination wedding, you may want your wedding cake to feature colors inspired by the ocean – if not be decorated with seashell adornments. And if you're hosting a classic ballroom wedding with a neutral color palette, you'll likely want to go with an all-white wedding cake accented with some fresh blooms that match your centerpieces, as opposed to a bold style with deep shades of maroon frosting and metallic accents that would better suit an alternative soirée. Just like bohemian chic ... Read More »
Everyone has a story to tell. There’s no better way to share the tale of your courtship, your distinct personalities, and the things you cherish most than by creating experiences that reflect what is unique about you. Step out of the box when it comes to planning the celebration of a lifetime – avoid ordinary and think extraordinary – by adding breathtaking details, awe-inspiring entertainment, and more. Here are a few suggestions that will elevate your wedding so that it’s not only an event, but also an encounter your guests will remember forever. Start with a wedding weekend kickoff. - After – or in lieu of – a rehearsal dinner, think about hosting a casual cocktail reception for your entire guest list. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but your attendees will feel welcomed; this will also give them a chance to meet someone new before the festivities begin. - ... Read More »
Your sweetheart just popped the question and you said yes! To celebrate the happy time, many couples opt to have engagement parties. It’s a great way to celebrate your upcoming nuptials in a more intimate, casual manner. As you envision your perfect post-proposal bash, there a few tips to consider throughout the planning process. The following 11 steps will help ensure that your engagement party is exactly what you want. 1. Make your guest list. This is a key step to consider before determing other factors because it influences the outcome of all elements. When making the list, be sure that these same loved ones will be invited to the actual big day because it would be in bad form to ask them to celebrate your engagement and not the wedding. Also, don’t assume anyone won’t attend – they might surprise you! 2. Set a budget. You don’t want ... Read More »
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