Though it was typically only seen in nature and landscaping a few years ago, pampas grass has become one of the newest trends in wedding décor. With around 25 species of the lush, grass-like foliage, the feathery vegetation is perfect for nuptials! Though we've featured many celebrations that have incorporated the ornamental grass, Mandy Moore likely sparked the trend even futher at her backyard wedding to Taylor Goldsmith when her ceremony aisle was lined with pampas grass in both natural and pink hues. While most popular with rustic and boho-chic weddings, we featured one glamorous Art Deco-inspired fête that incorporated pampas grass in both the ceremony and reception décor. Since the foliage is popular in landscaping, it's no wonder many pairs choose to line the ceremony aisle with the feathery accent, while others incorporate it into bridal bouquets, arrangements at the entrance to the ceremony aisle, or even the ceremony structure itself. To help spark inspiration for incorporating pampas ... Read More »
Weddings are filled with love, beautiful décor, and celebration. While enjoying one of the happiest days of their lives, some couples have a hard time making the day solely about themselves. From giving gifts to bridesmaids and groomsmen that give a portion of the proceeds to a cause, giving to charity in lieu of favors, or donating flowers after the celebration, there are a multitude of ways couples choose to help out during the planning process. One of our real wedding couples (from the celebration pictured above) had a special reason to give back. The bride, who was diagnosed with a rare cancer eight months into the pair's relationship, wanted to make sure she shared her special day with those who were currently battling cancer and other sicknesses. “I knew that most of the flowers would make their way into a hospital or nursing home the following morning to surprise unsuspecting patients,” begins the bride. “All with ... Read More »
Some say that all your guests will remember after the wedding – besides witnessing your vows, of course – is the food and the music. After all, the reception will likely be the biggest party of your life, attended by all of your friends and family from various stages of life! While a DJ and emcee can liven up the crowd, there's nothing quite like having a live band perform at your wedding. We spoke with Danny Chaimson, President and CEO of Gold Coast Events, for his advice on all things related to wedding songs, music, and entertainment. As the leader of Los Angeles-based band The Golden Coast All Stars as well as Chicago's The Gold Coast All Stars, The Chicago Players, The Lakeshore Encores, and Rush Street Rhythm, Danny is a wedding entertainment expert. Read on to learn more about him, as well as tips for your wedding music! Photo by Peter ... Read More »
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