Apr 3From Hallways to Aisles: South Beach Style
I’ve wanted to go to Miami ever since Will Smith sang about it back in 1998 (don’t judge me, haha). The culture there has inspired the city’s design through and through. Just a short cruise down Ocean Drive and you’ll see Art Deco hotels, Mediterranean homes and Modern skyscrapers. Oh, and have you seen Gianni Versace’s home?! I can only dream of getting married in that courtyard….
Inspired by: diverse culture, bright colors, Art Deco and Mediterranen influences, high-rise hotels, palm trees, modern interiors
Keep your table setting clean and simple to balance out the bright colors of Miami, but punch up your cocktail hour with a lounge area complete with bright pillows and accessories. These Pantone chairs are a fun and unique way to let your guest sit during your ceremony (or reception)!
I saw this dress awhile ago and have loved it ever since. The dip-dyed bottom and sheer, architectural top shows the artistic influence of Miami. A flower tucked into loose waves gives a feminine, tropical look and dare to never be afraid of color with a peach sapphire ring.
Living: Living room from Miami Home & Decor / Alex Rodriguez’s home from Homes.com / Modern Miami home from Houzz.com / Balcony Seating from Home Adore
Wedding: Lounge setting from Hostess With the Mostess / Backyard reception from Style Me Pretty / Minimalist table setting from Modern Party Ideas / Pantone chairs from Style Me Pretty
Beauty: Martha Webb dress from Scout / Loose waves from Style Me Pretty (via) / Peach Sapphire ring from Etsy
Mar 28From Hallways to Aisles: West Coast Casual
Whenever I think of the west coast, I can’t help but think of California. More specifically Southern California, the California sans mountains and wineries. Something about the laid back lifestyle and beach hair just calls to me. This week, I decided to fly across the country to see how west coast style compares with last weeks post.
Inspired by: the Pacific ocean, sandy beaches, sunshine, pops of color, Ikat design, plants, natural wood elements, big windows and backyard terraces
I love the idea of using simple yet unique flower arrangements. Wildflowers and succulents really add a pop of color and structure and help create an interesting tablescape. And if you’ve always dreamed of having a beach wedding, but hate all the sand, why not have a backyard reception by a lavish pool?
This Vera Wang dress was so stunning, I just had to show off the tulle with a second photo. California weddings demand drama and this dress is nothing short of that. Beautiful, loose waves keep that laid back look going and a brilliant princess cut ring shows off the glamour of old Hollywood.
Living: A Handmade Home from sfgirlbybay / Ellen DeGeneres Beverly Hills Home from Architectural Digest / Bedroom With a View (via) / Beverly Hills Terrace from Lonny Magazine (via)
Wedding: Succulent Centerpiece from Style Me Pretty / Natural Tablescape from Style Me Pretty / Beach Wedding from Style Me Pretty / Backyard Reception (via)
Beauty: Vera Wang Gown from Style Me Pretty / Loose Waves from Style Me Pretty (via) / Princess Cut Ring from Style Me Pretty (via)
Mar 6From Hallways to Aisles: Modern
Please give a warm welcome to Amanda who is joining us as a contributor on the blog today! Amanda is one of our amazing event and design assistants and she’ll be a regular on the blog to share some design posts with us all! ~Katie
One of the many reasons I love to help out with weddings is to see the unique style that each couple brings to their special day. A person’s style says so much about who they are. Combine those details with the endless possibilities you can do with a wedding, and the end result is both beautiful and exciting! A lot of times, we as planners take a look into the home of the couple to find out what style best reflects them. So, here in our new series of posts, we’re taking various home and decor styles and transforming them into a unique wedding theme. First up? Modern!
This week, we’re inspired by: crisp neutrals, clean light, graphic art, pops of color, natural textiles, minimalism, geometric elements, and structured design
In addition to translating a couple’s decorating style, the style can also be translated to your attire and even your jewelry! A structured dress makes guests take a second look – besides, how amazing is this Marchesa peplum dress!? A tungsten carbide wedding band for the groom is a bold option, while an emerald setting completes a bridal set by conveying the geometric structure and reflecting light.
Jan 122012 – A year to remember!
2012 is going to be a year to remember! We still have some quick recaps to share with you all on the blog and our website to finish out 2011, but we are truly marching forward into 2012! Before we dive too much into the inspiration and photos coming your way, I wanted to stop and share my 2012 resolutions with you!
I will blog twice a week (at least!)
We will share DIY posts every other month to start with – including projects for the home, your wedding, and more!
We will have a spanking new blog to show you in 2012! (working with the sweet Cathy to make the blog more user-friendly and gorg!)
We will have lots of pretty photos, new press, and of course some new branding elements to share with you soon on the website!
Sharing our journey with our readers, both personally and with Simply & Forever
Taking Behind the Scenes photos to share with you! We love our team and want you to meet them as well!
Inspiration! We love to share color inspiration boards, great projects we’ve come across, and vendors with great products for your home and wedding day!
Finalizing my blog editorial calendar for 2012! - hold me to that!
I am so excited for each and every client that we have on the books this year! It is a true blessing to be going into the year as we are, and it is a testament to the hard work that we have put into the business this past year. Each and every wedding is so unique, and the designs have been so much fun to draw up for everyone! If you are still looking for a Wedding Planner or Coordinator for your wedding, we would love to hear from you!