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I Want a Wedding like…Roselyn Sánchez :: Part Two

We’re back with the rest of our I Want a Wedding like…Roselyn Sánchez post.  Here are some other details from her wedding:

What she did…

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Each place setting was embellished with beaded napkin rings, menus and flower blooms. 

What you can do…

 

The same thing!  Nothing spells luxury and personal than to treat each guest to a beautiful place setting.  Make your napkin part of your design, by incorporating napkin rings, chargers, menus and even single blooms, berries or other props.  You can opt to make your napkin functional by using a pocket fold to hold your menus, place cards, flowers, thank you notes or favors.  (BBJ linen, Lendable Linens)

 

 

What she did

Roselyn Sanchez white and pink striped wedding cake with orange and yellow orchids

The wedding cake, albeit simple in design and color, was made very dramatic with the beautiful colored flowers, similar to the bridal bouquet.  She also opted to use a non traditional, but very contemporary cake stand, which allows the cake to be showcased.

 

What you can do…

 

round wedding cake with purple and blue sugar flowers iris square cake with fondant swag stacked on roses round cake with purple flowers ivory cake with large red flower on top

 

 

Your use of flowers can range from using real flowers, sugar paste flowers or a mix of the two.  Additionally, the placement of the flowers can add to the drama of the cake or create drama of its own.  Cascades, flowers atop or even in between tiers are just a few great ways to add this beautiful concept to your wedding cake. (Fleur De Lisa,Aunt Glenda’s Cakes, Fleur De Lisa, K Rose Cakes all from Brides.com)

 

Here are some non-pro shots of the wedding prior to setup:

What she did

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I love these close ups of the actual flowers for the wedding because it shows the great mix of florals. Additionally, the urns are a wonderful example as to different ways you can enhance your venue.  If your venue has a garden or courtyard, and has several decorative urns, pots or stands, consider filling these with your wedding flowers to add to the overall event experience.

 

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Here is a shot of Roselyn’s wedding event team putting together the linens for the ceremony chairs.   She used flowing chair jackets, bands and pads to tie in the rich and light colors in the architecture.

 

What you can do

 

pink chair caps and pink chair pads for wedding reception

 

Don’t wait to show off at your reception with your linens—incorporate them into your ceremony as well.  Go as far as using chair covers at your ceremony if you wish—begin the experience early.   (Top chair cap and jacket by BBJ Linen, second photo Wildflower Linen by Aaron Delesie)

 

 

What ever inspiration you draw from this celebrity wedding, remember to add your own unique twist on it…because you are fabulous, too!

Fabuluxe 2.0 Friday Download: Wedding Flower Planner

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A fabulous wedding photographed by Brooke Images :: Flowers by Liz Stewart

We’ve cracked open the vault to help you with your planning this wedding season!

This week’s download is a Flower Planner—it will help you to keep track of the things you want for your wedding.  You can accompany the planner with pictures of sample bouquets, flowers, etc. to give your florist a better idea.  We’ve found it’s always easier to supply the florists with a neat list of ideas and pictures to get the entire vision. Notate the flowers you like by name–a florist will know what hydrangea is versus you saying “that big puffy blue flower”.

Put the quantity under the flower order type, and the details under the description column.  For example:  “lisianthus, white roses, pink roses and star fish, hand tied bouquet with khaki satin ribbon and pearl pins ” under the description.  Your florist will be happy to review your planner or keep it to make notes on or base their proposal around.

Happy Downloading!

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Hot Color Combos: Wintered Rose and Shitake

winteredrose-shitake For this week’s hot colors, we’re taking another cue from the Pantone Fall 2008 Color Report.  Wintered Rose and Shitake are a different play on the already tired pink and brown theme.  Instead of drawing attention with bold statement colors, these muted tones are more sultry and more complex.  Last week, we went for bold and contrast.  This week, we’re a bit more subdued.  These deep shades can resonate so much– but for me, it was the romance. I saw nothing but modern elegance and lushness when I saw this mauve and brown shade.  The ivory added a touch of innocence at the same time. 

 

 

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{Cake  and cocktails :: Modern Bride | Bridesmaids Dress :: Style JH 5827  | Wedding Dress :: JH8800 | Candle and hurricane glass :: Michelle Rago| Cocktail tables :: BBJ and RUDA Photography :: Tabletop :: Appika Photography }

Hot Color Combos: Purple and Marigold

pm I think grown women should have grown women colors, don’t you?  I’ve seen some demure things that are gorgeous, but I really do love it when a bride gets a little "risque" with color.  It just says so much about her personality and where she is going with her event when she experiments with vibrant colors.  Color just makes you feel sexy, alive, mysterious, daring, beautiful…. It can be kind of hard to feel that way when you are dressed up like a Disney Princess.

 

 

Ever since Michelle Obama wore her fist bumping purple dress, more people are falling in love with the shade.  Some of us who closely follow the Pantone Color Trends saw it coming.  Even though we’re seeing the standard influx of Tiffany Blue and Yellow, more bolder and richer colors are making their presence known.  (FYI, this really makes you look like the rockstar bride when you choose a color that is hot an can be worn again successfully without looking like a young maiden that interacts with talking candlesticks and clocks, while being courted by a beast).  On the fair side, Trends are fleeting– but guess what, so is your wedding. It’s not going to happen at the same time every year– it represents where you are at that particular moment.  No, you shouldn’t pick a color just because it’s "trendy".  "Trendy" will look dated in a few months or years.  When it is reflective of who you are, that my friends, is what stands the test of time.

 

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Bouquet, drink, and centerpiece photos {Brides.com}, boutonniere {The Knot}, Black linen tablescape {Shawna Herring :: Flickr}, Bridesmaid Dress {Jordan Fashions :: 536 in Raspberry}

Fabuless Monday: The DIY Etched Glass Vase

Great stuff over at Casa Sugar, the DIY Etched Glass Vase. I spoke about something similar during one of our podcasts– making a DIY Memorial Vase for your ceremony or reception, but this takes it to a fabulous higher level.

I will try this when the mini people aren’t completely monopolizing my time (or holding it hostage)– I have been dying to do something different with all the vases I get from delivered flowers or ones I score from Walmart for dirt cheap.

For directions, follow the yellow brick road:  http://casasugar.com/1094404

Have fun, luxelings!

Photo:  Casa Sugar

Weddings in Toile-light

Toile is becoming the next wedding sensation in the upcoming seasons. With the Baroque Marie Antoinette trend still going strong, toile is making one heck of a comeback. It is everywhere: your invitations, your linens, even your dress! What’s great about it is that it can be done in a sophisticated, yet modern way.

Modern Toile wedding invitation by Wedding Paper Divas
Galvanized Toile Planter Centerpiece by Ideal Favors
Toile Wedding Cake by Tiers of Joy in Shreveport, Louisiana
Personalized Mint Tins by My Wedding Favors
Toile CD Covers by Bliss Weddings
Apple Garden Toile by BBJ Linen

As you can see, it comes in different colors (black, blue, red, pink, and green) and several designs. Some toile is elaborate with its scenery and detail, while others consist of flourishes and floral design. With toile, the only thing that limits you is your imagination.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!


Moodboard by Once Upon Your Wedding

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Winter is coming!  Here is a modest moodboard that was part of a picture challenge over at iWED .  The challenge was to use the middle picture to inspire the rest of the board.  I liked the idea of two things for this winter board:  varying shades of blue and ice.  I chose the concept of going cool and warm for the cocktail  hour (you can see the signature drink and hors d’oeuvres by the cake…), by choosing a “not-so-hot chocolate”– cool mocha enhanced by Kahlua and warmed by cinnamon sugar garnish, and a pumpkin soup shooter.  At a glance, the cake looks rather simple, however, it’s frosting is an iridescent color and ornamented with snowflakes.  The crystal tree brings the reminiscence of walking through an icy forest with icicles falling from its branches.  To take the ice concept a bit further, the champagne chiller is exactly that: made of ice.  The centerpieces again, use crystals to mimic ice reflective of the theme.  I always love candlelight at winter weddings, but it plays so well with this theme because the light bounces of the crystals, subsequently doubling the effect.

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Gitchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da…

No, I’m not practicing my baby talk.  After the Soprano’s disappointing finale, my unborn child has already heard a few choice words.  I’m singing the lyrics to the super sultry and suggestive, Lady Marmalade.  It is also the inspiration for this week’s storyboard, Lady Marmalade.  Painted in red in black and shrouded in mystery and romance, this is a great starting point for your Moulin Rouge themed wedding.  Inspired by the movie and Cirque du Soleil , we bring a culmination of elements to appeal to the senses.  Though there are some key things we would change to make this more dynamic for the client, we hope it inspires you! See you next week, when our new storyboard will be….(LOL you’ll have to come back to find out!)

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