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I Dare You: Shake Up Your Wedding Lounge

 

 

 

I absolutely adore lounges at wedding.  Even for the cocktail hour and times after, it serves as a cool respite for guests to get away or discover other areas of your wedding reception. What is becoming unloved is redundant white furniture. While I love the chic Miami look— I am finding that it is becoming overdone.  I am SO glad to see some new options out there for creating a one of a kind lounge area.

 

 

 

beige lounge furniture with roses and hydrangea centerpiecs in brown vases and brown coffee tables Pillar candles with flower base in cylinders

Beige halfmoon seating with brown copper vases, hydrangea and pillar candle arrangements

Lounge ideas for your wedding reception or event
Lounge ideas for decor inspiration

 

Cort Luna lounge funiture for weddings parties and events Light up

 

Perhaps you’d like to go a little futuristic, with several elements of your furniture serving as lit décor. Talk about fashion meeting function! 

 

black and white damask print swirl lounge furniture by cort essex collection

I love this black and white patterned sofa from Cort, which also has a matching chair set, which is now available for rent.  This is from their Essex collection.

 

 

I really love this martini circle bar. it almost has a futuristic Jetsons look to it, but what I love the most is that it isn’t the standard six foot table with risers on it that is seen at so many weddings.  Just a note—people will spend more time at your bar than your cake table or other areas, so make it lively, fun and part of the event.  Cort also has some great pieces like the Luna light furniture (above) with a bar to match!

 

Which are your favorite pieces to use for a lounge?

We Likey: Style Me Pretty’s Style Circle

 

style me pretty style circle wedding community

 

If you adore details and the latest trends in weddings, then you will go bananas for Style Me Pretty’s Style Circle.  Far more intimate and interactive than most of the bustling online communities for brides, Style Circle allows you to explore creative options for your wedding inspiration.  In addition to maintaining a blog of your inspiring ideas, you can also create storyboards and interact with other Style Circle members on the forums for feedback and assistance.  Here are some of the things I am loving from the community members:

 

From member Brancoprata’s blog:

 

fall inspiration board with roses and brown and pink ruffles brancoprata style me pretty style circle inspiration board

 

 

I loved the softness of this palate crated by Lauren Renee:

 

style circle inspiration board by lauren renee with photos by jose villa aqua and turquoise and mint dresses with pink flowers wedding

This is a clip, the original inspiration board can be found here.  With the innovative technology behind the Style Circle’s inspiration board creator, it credits the photographer, in this case the talented Carla Ten Eyck, as well as tags the individual images with a description and color breakdown. (Genius!)

 

There is so much to explore and participate in at the Style Circle, so if you haven’t had an opportunity to do so yet, check it out!

We Likey: Vera Wang on Weddings

Vera Wang on Weddings

If you haven’t had a chance to see everything Vera Wang and Weddings all in the same place, you need to see Vera Wang on Weddings.  Everything from Vera’s gowns for you and your maids and resort wear for your fabulous honeymoon to her fine china for your wedding registry—it is all available to you at Vera Wang on Weddings. 

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The Inspiration section is awesome as it provides history and ideas for all of the details that comprise the wedding.   You can find out What Kind of Bride You Are,  learn about ceremony music and decor

 

Have fun with Vera!

Southern Cocktails

One of the perks of a grand party is the food and drinks.  With a lot of destination weddings here on Jekyll Island, St.Simons Island and Savannah, I have found more brides and grooms wanting to incorporate the area’s rich Southern culture into their menus.  The fun part (read= my most favorite part) is the choosing the cocktails!  Adding playful touches and substitutions can make a signature drink reflective of your event and your personalities.

Mint julep :: Make It Fabuluxe: Make it mint julep martini by adding vanilla vodka and creme de menthe.  Garnish with green sugar and float a spring of mint at the top.

Frozen Peach Champagne Cocktails :: Make It Fabuluxe: Create designs inside each glass with raspberry syrup.

Mississippi Punch :: Make It Fabuluxe: Make it bubbly!  Add club soda to kick it up a notch.

Scarlett O’Hara :: Make It Fabuluxe:  Add a dash of Peach Schnapps to really bring out the Georgia goodness!

Whiskey Sour :: Make It Fabuluxe:  Turn your whiskey sours in to slushes for your hot outdoor southern wedding  by boiling lemonade and orange juice concentrate with 7 cups of water (double boiler) and 2 cups of sugar.   Once the sugar has dissolved, mix together with whiskey and freeze for two hours. Let stand for 30 min at room temperature and scoop into cocktail glass.

Milk Punch :: Make It Fabuluxe:  Serve with delectable cookies large enough to fit/sit on the rim of the highball glass.

Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka :: This has become a hit at all Southern cocktail parties, since sweet tea is the official non-alcoholic beverage of the South.  Firefly is made with 70 proof vodka, which makes it easier and smoother than regular vodkas.  Make It Fabuluxe: Mix with lemonade to make an Arnold Palmer with a little more kick.

Do you have a favorite Southern cocktail of your own?  Tell us about it!

We Likey…BBJ Design Center

BBJ Design Center

 

I am a huge lover of BBJ Linen.  I absolutely love their Design Center; it allows you to piece together the linens you like and see them set visually before you to get an idea as to how your vision will come to life.  You can work with your primary linen, coordinating linen, napkins, chair covers and ties.  Seeing complementing colors and textures will give you an idea of what your tables and/or chairs will look like.  You can print out your results for your notes and try as many combinations as you like.  With showrooms across the U.S., you can make an appointment and see the linens you’ve chosen on actual tables.

 

Don’t forget to use the Linen Workup Sheet in combination with this great site!

Cocktails & Details Virtual Soiree: Look Who’s Coming!

 

We’ve got some extra special planners for Thursday’s Virtual Soiree.  These planners have made their marks, not only in their respective areas, but also in the industry. In addition to learning so much from these ladies, I am also privileged to call them friends.  I know that our invitees will benefit greatly from their advice, humor and candor!

 

saundra hadley of planning foreverSaundra Hadley of Planning…Forever

The industry’s first event engineer, Saundra has created a following with her blog that encompasses her quick wit, attention to detail and boundless creativity.  Planning and designing out of Evansville, Indiana, she and her staff cater to their clientele by providing practical, yet fun and personal solutions for their events.  As she strives to make all of her couples feel “like a guest at their own weddings”, she also enjoys the purpose of her work. Her beautiful smile, creative ideas, infectious laughter and drive to execute her clients’ weddings to the best of her ability makes her a wonderful addition to our Virtual Soiree.  In addition to seeing Saundra as FOX 7’s wedding planner, she will also be speaking at Eventology in Indianapolis, Indiana in April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image Emilie Duncan of Emilie Duncan Event Planning

Our Virtual Soiree attendees will benefit from Emilie’s personal attention and passion for color and creativity.  Emilie feels that it is an honor to participate in each of her clients’ weddings, thusly blowing their minds about any preconceived notions about what it is to have a wedding planner.  Having received training in floral and cake design and decoration, photography and more, Her clients are able to benefit from the many experiences of this talented planner.  Emilie has been a featured expert in such publications as Bridal Guide, Columbus Monthly, Weddings in Cleveland and Weddings InStyle.

 

 

 

 

 

[kbulter-headshots-20w.JPG]Katasha Butler of K.Sherrie & Co.

As the brains and beauty behind K.Sherrie & Co. and Eventology, Katasha seeks to infuse her brand of couture luxury service into each event her company takes on.  Possessing the artistic flair, creativity and drive it takes to pull off a fantastic wedding, Katasha began her own boutique wedding company in 2006.  With impeccable taste and an acute attention to detail, she truly adds a different touch to each client’s event.  In 2009, Katasha will launch her first conference for wedding professionals, Eventology , in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

imageLaura Auer of Wish Special Events

One of the freshest faces of event planning on the East Coast, Laura Auer and her fantastic team execute flawless events with plenty of personality.  Understanding and providing the high level of customer service that she feels her client are entitled to, Laura draws not only from her education at James Madison University’s Special Events program, but also from her experience as a former bride.   Her access to vast resources and some of the best vendors has made her an invaluable asset to her clients.

 

 

Invitations have been sent out to a select number of brides!  If you would like to get in on our next virtual soiree, be sure to send us an email at blog {at} fabuluxeinc.com. 

My Fabuluxe Wedding Giveaway!

 

 

 

Is your wedding in Savannah, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island or Jacksonville?  We would LOVE to work with you, and have you appear in our new promo video!

 

To celebrate our fabulous start to 2009, we are offering a free month of coordination package to a lucky couple getting married in our service area.  This isn’t your mother’s day of coordination! We will work with you four to six weeks prior to your wedding:  obtaining information that is vital to the successful execution of your day.  We will begin to confirm your vendors, create your event blueprints and go over any (and every!) detail that is pertinent to your event.  Our team of lifestyle event designers will work to keep your bridal party, family and vendors updated and prepared with the latest information on your wedding day itineraries and plans.  Your team will also be there for you at your rehearsal, setup on the day of the wedding and complete coordination.  You can focus on being beautiful, in love and fabulous, while we handle the logistics and coordination of the day.

 

Are you excited?  Ready to enter?  Fabulous!

 

Send an email to blog@fabuluxeinc.com  with the subject “My Fabuluxe Wedding”, and tell us all about you and why your wedding is fabuluxe in 400 words or less (remember, we love details!)!  Be sure to include your wedding date and location.  You are more than welcome to send us pictures of the two of you or of some of your ideas—we want to get to know you!  Not in our area, but know someone who is?  Be sure to spread the word! 

 

Entries are due Februrary 7th, so don’t wait!  We will announce our winner on Valentine’s Day, so stay tuned!

 

The rules:

*One entry per fabulous couple, who do not have a coordinator

*Entries are limited to 400 words or less and may be accompanied by pictures to help us get to know you

*Weddings must be in April or May 2009, per our availability.

 

 

Good luck!