Thursday, January 29, 2009
Janie, who runs it, is awesome and I am really excited to get to know her better, share ideas and collaborate in the future. You must pop into The Brides Cafe!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This is actually our second year designing the floral decor for this massive event (see last year's post.) We start our 5 day prep for the big game tomorrow. Our flowers arrive from Miami tomorrow and the "process" begins. We'll keep you posted as the days progress. Wish us luck!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Yesterday was inauguration day and watching the people and hearing the speeches really set the tone for the next four years and, ironically, the way Michelle Obama and her daughters embraced color, really reflected the color trends for 09’ that I blogged about last Friday.
Throughout the years I have learned that designer fashion always influences bridal and floral trends. Michelle Obama’s inauguration day dress was a beautiful lemongrass color and she accessorized it with green gloves and pumps. The two girls, Melia and Sasha, also donned beautiful colors; one wearing vibrant blue and the other pink and orange. Like I said last week, I see more and more brides embracing nontraditional colors like Michelle’s yellow and chartreuse, or Sasha’s pink and mango.
For the inaugural balls the First Lady chose a soft, feminine, ivory chiffon gown. This look hit on another bridal trend I talked about last week, that brides love ivory, as well as, blush pink and cream tones. And to enhance the elegance of this classic look, incorporate candlelight, crystal pieces, and antique silver and gold. It came easily for Michelle O with that gorgeous smile!
So in 09’, take a tip from the Obama girls and embrace color, elegance, and simplicity!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Brides are embracing lots of beautiful color options, they're not afraid to bring in hot pinks, yellows, chartreuse, and mango. Jewel tones are always a favorite with rich magenta, amethyst, deep red, and vibrant green. Also, many brides are favoring monochromatic colors for their wedding and sticking to one color for the whole décor, which definitely gives it a more modern feel.
Going with tall centerpieces throughout is another trend we are seeing. Not just keeping them one height in tall arrangements but "varying" heights of tall arrangements which really makes guests' eyes dance around the room!
I want to note that many brides still go for the very romantic elegance of ivory, blush pink, and cream tones…to make it their own, we incorporating candle light, crystal pieces, and antique silver and gold. Very elegant!
The words "simple and elegant" are always used by brides. Even though I think they are referring to a more "clean and tailored" look.
For the latest trends in wedding invitations, check out this post at my favorite blog, StyleMePretty.