Wedding Trends

It is always nice to come across the lovely work of talented wedding planners, such as Jeannie Savage, Details  Details. Hers and her teams´ work is original, fresh and innovative. Tasteful and elegant ideas for a wedding in which all the slightest details are taken into account.The result an harmonious and beautiful day no one will forget. Perfeccionist and extremely creative, the weddings they plan are elegant weddings, full of colour, rich texture and imagination. A real dream wedding !

Jeannie is a lovely person, attentive and supportive. As soon as I got in touch with her she was there ready to share all her wide experience with us. Based in Southern California, although she can work anywhere around the world, we thought it would be a great idea if she gave us an insight into weddings by the sea, as they are so popular there. I now leave you with some lovely photos of her recent work and with some kind words on her behalf where she talks about weddings in Southern California. Thanks a lot Jeannie for sharing your work with us !!

A wedding by the sea: event designers  Details & Details

A wedding by the sea: event designers  Details & Details

A wedding by the sea: event designers  Details & Details

A wedding by the sea: event designers  Details & Details

A wedding by the sea: event designers  Details & Details

“As wedding and event planners in Southern California, we are fortunate to have beautiful luxury resorts so close to the Pacific Ocean.  About half the weddings we plan annually are not local residents, as many travel from far away for these breath taking spots.  Many of our clients are from Asia, Europe and many states within the US that have no surrounding water.  I think sometimes I take for granted the glorious sunsets we have daily. I personally don’t like that close to the water but when I get a chance to see a sunset, I do try to stop and stare!

We are extremely lucky with great year round weather, little rain and humidity provides for wedding ceremonies to take place out doors and even dinner under the stars in the summer months.  Popular coastal cities are Malibu, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach, where one can find many hotels and resorts.  With such beautiful backdrops, many brides choose lighter color palettes for their wedding. Any neutral tones work wonderfully with an outdoor setting. You can have a modern clean beach themed wedding or art déco garden wedding with hedges.  The Pacific Ocean is a blank canvas and one that I don’t see going out of trend.”

Weddings and event designers : Details Details

Photo 1 : Chris and Kristen Photography
Photo 2 : Jon Barber Photography
Photo 3 : Jessica Claire
Photo 4 : Joe Photo
Photos 5 and 6 : Barnet Photography ; Jan Garcia Photography

 

Each one of us has our own natural charm and personal style. These show in the way we dress, the make-up we use, how we move or even the way we talk.  What we all seem to share in common is that we acknowledge that there are certain styles that never seem to fade, an elegant and simple style, such as that of Audrey Hepburn.

You can choose an elegant and simple style like hers for your wedding. In the same way as you take care that every detail of the wedding is harmonious you can make sure that your look is natural and elegant on your wedding day. The secret keep it simple, just a few touches and accessories here and there.

In today´s post I have chosen some inspiring images of Audrey Hepburn, in all her beauty, and a choice  of wedding dresses, hair styles, bouquets… that in my opinion reflect that elegance and simplicity I have been talking about. Hope you like them!

A simple and elegant look on your wedding day

These wedding dresses are from three international designers (Jesús del Pozo, Hannibal Laguna and Oscar de la Renta) and they reflect how they each interpret elegance and simplicity.

A simple and elegant look on your wedding day

For the hair do I have chosen two very natural looks : wavy long hair and a simple plait.

A simple and elegant look on your wedding day

White and pastel colours in your wedding bouquet are a sure bet.

A simple and elegant look on your wedding

Remember Audrey´s gloves in Sabrina, you will also look spectacular in a pair of either white or black gloves.

A simple and elegant look on your wedding da

And last of all don´t forget that pearls are always a classic to bear in mind.

A simple and elegant look on your wedding day

Photos 1, 2, 3 and 4 : images of Audrey Hepburn
Photos 5,6 and 7 : Vogue
Photos 8 and 9 : Paul Smith ; Green Wedding Shoes
Photos 10 and 11 : Jessamyn Harris ; JMFlora Design
Photos 12 and 13 : Heather Kincaid ; Jose Villa (via Green Wedding Shoes)
Photos 14 and 15 : Kristin Vining ; We heart Photography

Images : Green Wedding Shoes ; Style Me Pretty ; The Bride´s Cafe ; Ruffled ; Vogue

 

Pink details for a romantic wedding

Pink is a colour that is always in fashion and more nowadays where lots of couples like vintage and romantic weddings. Pink is an ideal colour for these. Today I have chosen some lovely photos of how to incorporate pink on your wedding day. Hope you like them !

For the bride it is a very special day and she has to look great. So I have chosen two of Kat Flower floral arrangements. A headdress and a wedding bouquet. Aren´t they gorgeous !

Pink details for a romantic wedding

You can also add pink to your shoes to enhance your dress. Here are two pairs I have specially liked. What do you think about them ?

Pink details for a romantic wedding

I think the bridesmaids would look lovely in shade of grey or camel with a pink waistband and a pretty bouquet, matching the bride´s bouquet.

Pink details for a romantic wedding

Pink looks great in all sort of containers : crystal containers, silver, black or white china. I particularly like a simple flower arrangement with roses in jars and a flower on each guests napkin.

Pink details for a romantic wedding

These small flower arrangements by Kat Flower would look charming on any table or corner as part of the wedding’s decoration.

Pink details for a romantic wedding

Photo 1 : Jen Huang
Photos  2 and 3 : Elizabeth Messina ; KT Merry
Photos 4 and 5 : Christine Farah ; Jodie Miller Photography
Photo 6 : Our Labor of Love
Photos 7, 8, 9 and 10 : Ruffled ; Simply Boom Photography ; 1313 Photography ; Kyle Hale
Photo 11 : KT Merry

Images : The Brides´Cafe ; Ruffled ;

Autumn and Spring are lovely times of the year to get married but there is always the worry of what the weather will be like. Here I have chosen some wedding dresses from famous Spanish and other international designers. These dresses are all from their latest collections as were seen on the Gaudí and the Cibeles fashionshows as well as the Bridal Fashion Week.

Although you might feel you may want a long sleeve wedding dress, most of the designs I have chosen come with short sleeves or very thin sleeves so that you don´t feel too warm when dancing and moving around.  They are thought to be worn with something nice and warm on top, that you can afterwards take off. Here are some of my favourite designs.  Hope you like them !

Autumn and Spring wedding dresses

Designers: 1. Jesús del Pozo; 2. Jesús Peiró; 3. Ana Torres; 4. Victorio & Lucchino

Autumn and Spring wedding dresses

Designers: 1. Angel Sanchez; 2. Francis Montesinos; 3. Charo Perez; 4. Isabel Zarpardiez

Autumn and Spring wedding dresses

Designers : 1. Rosa Clará ; 2. Oscar de la Renta

Autumn and Spring wedding dresses

Designers: 1. Jesús Peiró; 2. Carolina Herrera; 3. Hannibal Laguna; 4. Francis Montesinos

Images : Vogue

When we are thinking about our wedding we want it to be something special, that will surprise our guests and that everyone will remember. We want it to be something personal, that reflects our own personal tastes and feelings. Our wedding invitation is the first thing we need to take into account as it gives our family and friends an insight into what our special day will be like.

The new wedding invitations Azulsahara Collection has been designed to suit everyones´tastes and the latest trend in weddings : a wedding invitation that is original, creative,reflects your personalty and how much you care for your loved ones.

The new Azulsahara Collection : an original wedding invitation for those you love

Torino wedding invitation : a charming combination of colours

In Azulsahara they are aware that as no two people are alike no two weddings are alike. They have designed a line of invitations “Classic & Vintage” for those who wish their invitations to be not only original but also classic and romantic, and a line “Chic & Trendy” for those who want something modern and different.  They have even thought of those who would like to give it an even more personal touch by choosing the “Sweet & Elegant ” line, where you yourself have the chance of choosing colours, folders etc for your pocket invitations.

This new collection will surprise everyone with its stricking, elegant designs and attractive colour combinations. I have chosen some wedding invitations in shades of colours that would look nice for an Autumn wedding. I hope you like them as much as I do !

The new Azulsahara Collection : lovely and original wedding invitations for your wedding day

Cassandra wedding invitation : surprise your guests with this attractive invitation in orange shades

The new Azulsahara Collection : lovely and original wedding invitations for your wedding day

Loira and Martinica wedding invitations : bright and cheerful colours

The new Azulsahara Collection : lovely and original wedding invitations for your wedding day

Martinica, Quebec and Katerina wedding invitations : elegant wedding invitations in shades of brown

Images : Azulsahara; Ruffled ; Once Wed

Browsing through Janie Medley´s blog, The Bride’s Cafe, which you all know I find really fascinating, I came across the superb creations of floral designer Megan Fickling (La Partie Events). I immediately fell in love with her work.  She is talented, passionate, creative and her floral designs are just stricking. I thought our readers ought to see her work so I contacted Megan.  She is a lovely person and she was willing to feature in our blog, which is an honour to us.  Meg told me I could choose the photos I wanted from her blog (which I also recommend, as it is fantastic).  I was overwhelmed by all the beautiful designs I saw so in the end I decided to feature her lovely work in two parts : wedding bouquets and centerpieces floral arrangements. Thanks Meg for being so helpful and kind and thanks to all the wonderful professionals you collaborate with!

Lovely wedding bouquets by La Partie Events

So sweet and romantic !

Today I have chosen to show you some of Meg´s wedding bouquets. A lovely selection that goes from the more classic and romantic, in pale colours, to glamorous and really colourful bouquets.  I can´t make up my mind which one I like the best. Can you ?

Lovely wedding bouquets by La Partie Events

Lovely wedding bouquets by La Partie Events

Lovely wedding bouquets by La Partie Events

Lovely wedding bouquets by La Partie Events

Lovely wedding bouquets by La Partie Events

Lovely wedding bouquets by La Partie Events

Floral designs : Megan Fickling – La Partie Events

Photo 1 : Sweet Monday Photography
Photo 2 : Sweet Monday Photography
Photo 3 : The Image is Found
Photo 4 : Sweet Monday Photography
Photo 5 : Erin Hearts Court
Photo 6 : Lane Dittoe
Photo 7 : Becky Hill

Choosing the bridesmaids dresses can not only be fun (having a good laugh all together as you choose colours and designs, and try them on !) but they also give your wedding day a very colorful and attractive touch.  There are loads of dresses and lovely colours to choose from.

Here are some of my favorite colours and dresses :

I love yellow. I think it is a very jovial colour and if you are slightly tanned, you will look great with it.

Attractive dresses and colours for your bridesmaids

A lovely, bright colour like yellow will surprise your guests

Photo : Union Photo

I just adore these elegant pastel colours. Combining both gives the photo such a sweet romantic flair. Don´t you think so?

Attractive dresses and colours for your bridesmaids

This combination of pastel colours gives the photo a very romantic touch.

Photo : Marianne Taylor Photography

I am all for greys and blacks. They give your wedding a very elegant and chic look.  The red bouquets with the black dresses simply look gorgeous !

Attractive dresses and colours for your bridesmaids

Black and grey are always a safe option, as they look very stylish

Photo : Photogen Inc.

Don´t be afraid of trying out bright colours such as turquoise and fuchsias on your wedding day.  They look great in the photos. And what do you think about the pin wheels, don´t they look cute?

Attractive dresses and colours for your bridesmaids

Bright colours give a very colourful touch to your wedding day

Photos : Captured Photography by Jenny ; Orange Girl Photographs ; Lexi Photography

The next two photos really make you feel you have stepped back in time.  They are really nice, I think.

Attractive dresses and colours for your bridesmaids

Don´t they look as they are having great fun?

Photo : J. Cogliandro Photography

Attractive dresses and colours for your bridesmaids

A cute vintage look

Photo : Emma Case

And finally two bridesmaids´dresses collections by Spanish designer Rosa Clara. I am sure you will find it hard which one to choose from !

Attractive dresses and colours for your bridesmaids

Sweet in pink !

Attractive dresses and colours for your bridesmaids

Stricking in red !

Images : Style Me Pretty ; Once Wed ; Ruffled ; Rosa Clara

I have been spending a few days up in the North of Spain, in Asturias. The scenery there is awesome, really beautiful, but what called my attention most were the lovely gardens, with all sorts of pretty flowers scattered around. This gave me the idea of writing a post combining the work of one of my favourite floral designers, Janie MedleyJMFlora Designs- and the always amazing work of Spanish wedding dresses designers YolanCris.

Floral inspirations : wedding dresses and bouquets

A delicate touch of purple shades!

Flower arrangement : JMFlora Designs

Photo of flower arrangement : Katie Stoops

Floral inspirations : wedding dresses and bouquets

Delicate and whimsical !

Wedding dresses : YolanCris

Flower arrangements : JMFlora Designs

Photos of flower arrangements : Elizabeth Messina ; Jodi Miller Photography ; Abby Jiu Photography

Janie Medley´s floral arrangements are full of life, vibrant and creative.  Her bouquets are simple and elegant. Janie is a great professional, a lovely person to work with and she absolutely adores her work.  She has a great blog, The Bride´s Cafe, full of inspiring and beautiful ideas.

Sisters and designers YolanCris dresses are something whimsical.  As I have chosen flowers as the inspiration for this post, I have also chosen dresses from their Robes de Style collection, which have floral touches in them. I am sure you will love their designs as there is something magical about them !

I hope you enjoy the images I have chosen for today´s post. The floral arrangements are Janie Medley´s exclusive designs and you can see them in her blog, The Bride´s Cafe, or in her website. The wedding dresses are all YolanCris designs and can be found on their website.

Floral inspiration : wedding dresses and bouquets

Elegant and distinctive !

Wedding dress : YolanCris

Floral arrangement : JMFlora Designs

Photo floral arrangement : Katie Stoops

Floral inspiration : wedding dresses and bouquets

Simply astonishing wedding dress by designers YolanCris

Wedding dress : YolanCris

Floral inspiration : wedding dresses and bouquets

A lovely bouquet by Janie Medley - JMFlora Designs

Flower arrangement : JMFlora Designs

Photo : Stephanie Williams Photography

Floral inspiration : wedding dresses and bouquets

Inspiring dress and bouquet : subtle and elegant

Wedding dress : YolanCris

Flower arrangement : JMFlora Designs

Photo flower arrangement : Stephanie Williams Photography

 

Via : The Bride´s Cafe ; YolanCris website

Angel Sanchez is one of the most prestigious wedding dresses designers. You can admire his creations in glamourous  fashion parades all over the world. What I like about him is that  he designs thinking of a modern bride but without loosing that elegant touch of the great classics.

His designs favour womens´silhouette, with astonishing geometrical cuts and a romantic flair of embroidered flowers, laces….and the use of enchanting and vaporous materials such as tulle (more and more the fashion these days).

I leave you with some of my favourite dresses.  See what you think about them.

Wedding dresses by designer Angel Sanchez

All the beauty of tulle, sequins... in these stylish and elegant dresses

If you are thinking about an outdoor wedding, these two dresses are a great choice.

Wedding dresses by designer Angel Sanchez

Don´t you love the flowers and the geometrical layers?

And just one more image : an espectacular dress with embroidered flowers !

Wedding dresses by designer Angel Sanchez

Makes you feel like a princess !

 

Spanish “mantillas” are a great tradition here in Spain.  Women used to wear them to all social acts and nowadays it is usually the mother of the groom who wears it on the wedding day.  But more and more often you see brides wearing them on their special day.

Mantillas have lovely embroidered work and laces that make your wedding dress stand out, as they are very elegant and romantic, they would also give a Spanish flair to your wedding day.  Traditionally it was worn with a sort of comb but we now find it in the showrooms of the great designers in a variety of designs: in the form of short veils, tied around the head…

The best thing is that you have a look at the photos and tell me which one you like. I think they are all lovely !

Spanish "mantilla" : an original option to wear on your wedding day

An elegant touch!

Spanish "mantilla" : an original option to wear on your wedding day

Elegance and delicacy

Spanish "mantilla" : an original option to wear on your wedding day

The glamour of the old days !

Spanish "mantilla" : an original option to wear on your wedding day

Original mantillas : Short Mantilla by Victorio&Lucchino