Shades Of Color
One of the biggest color scheme trends in the wedding scene is ombre. No matter what shade you choose, the gradual flow from vibrant to pale is undeniably gorgeous. Those slight changes in pigment, whether they are reflected in your food, decor, dress or florals, make for an artistic and abstract vision that will make your celebration one to be remembered for years to come.
Incorporating gradients of color into your cake confection is both modern and elegant. Make each layer of frosting flow into a deeper shade of your chosen hue or you can opt to keep it a surprise until you cut into the cake. This colorful trend can be utilized in other sweets of your choosing - cake balls, cupcakes or cookies!
Ombre is an ethereal trend that shows no sign of slowing down. Choose an ombre linen for a lovely seated dinner or create an ombre backdrop to a buffet table at your reception. If you choose to have a newlyweds table, ombre-ribbons tied to the back of your chairs indicate that these are the most special seats in the house. And what better way to walk down the aisle than on piles of ombre rose petals? We can't think of anything more dreamy.
Florals with colors that flow into each other are both lush and eye-catching. Allow your centerpiece to speak volumes with a subtle change of shades, which also can be used in a cascading bridal bouquet. Ombre flowers attached to an on-trend buffet backdrop help drive home this whimsical trend.
Real Wedding - Meredith and Grady
We were honored
to help with Meredith Woodruff and Grady Reiff's wedding on June 23, 2012. They
were married at Park Cities Baptist Church and their reception was held at the
Nasher Sculpture Center. The happy couple met at University of Texas in Austin and
dated seven years prior to their wedding date. This wedding had gorgeous
details and was a perfect blend of timeless sophistication combined with their
Cuvee served as
the entertainment for the evening and kept guests and the bride on the dance
floor all evening. The newlyweds were introduced and walked into the reception
with the Texas Fight Song as background music and went into their first dance,
For the First Time in My Life. The father of the bride then asked for a special
dance with his daughter and they danced to Isn't She Lovely.
After the cake
cutting, we put out Krispy Kreme glazed and chocolate covered donuts for guests
to enjoy or take as a favor. At departure, the couple put on their custom made
orchid leis (their honeymoon location was Hawaii) and they exited to a vintage
This family was an absolute pleasure to work with and
we thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! We wish you all the
Bridesmaids Luncheon- Zodiac Room
Hair- Carl Bowling
The Look Of Love
One of the most sincere photo-op moments a bride and groom can have is the "First Look" shot. This picture, taken before your walk down the aisle, allows brides and grooms to see your spouse-to-be for the first time on your big day, get out the tears and dry your eyes moments before you walk into the ceremony. Traditionally, brides and grooms alike are overwhelmed with emotion as the ceremony doors open in front of your guests, but this new trend many couples are opting for allows you to have a more intimate reveal between the two of you that you can cherish forever in pictures. Here are just a few of our favorite images that need no commentary. They say it all...
Red is one hot hue for Winter 2012. Not just any red though....think rich, dark, sultry oxblood red. This color is all over the catwalk and has been making quite a mark in the decor world as well. This color not only says romance but also brings a tasteful level of drama and glamour that will make a winter wedding pack a punch. Here are some of our ideas on how you can inject this bold hue into your special day.
Paint The Town Red
Oxblood is a gorgeous, rich color and you will look positively perfect if you decide to insert it into your ensemble. For the daring bride, pick a deep red dress to make a fashion forward statement that is all over the runways right now. For the bride who wants to play it a bit more safe, paint your pucker a darker shade of crimson or let your heels do the walking and the talking! Lastly, a dark red bouquet can make quite the statement against a pristine white dress.
Injecting oxblood into your flowers and decor is a trend we are passionate about. Choose deep red roses for a perfect centerpiece scattered alongside flickering candles or let orbs of roses guide you down the aisle to your sweetie. And to further the romantic wedding motif, allow deep wine-colored decorations to be the highlight of both your ceremony and reception, like this ruffled heart which would be perfectly placed on a ceremony door. Dark red lanterns strung up also make quite an impact.
For a statement cake that everyone will want to eat, accent your frosted masterpiece with red flowers for a luscious look. Or perhaps you will choose to accent your cake with a mixture of ruby red raspberries and strawberries instead. For a rich surprise, choose a red velvet cake that looks demure, but tastes divine. And for a desirable to-go favor, red velvet cakes in jars make a perfect treat for the day after.
Wood You Be Mine?
With the less-is-more trend we see going on nowadays, we see all-natural weddings being big for the new year! Rustic bark is being used everywhere in weddings...decor, floral arrangements and even cakes! This trend is not only budget-friendly and low-key but surprisingly beautiful, perfect for the nature-loving couple. Let's check out some of the creative ways in which bark is being transformed into something much, much more.
Rustic and Ravishing
Who knew bark could give us such wedding inspiration? Decor that features this natural material is both understated and elegant. Bark-wrapped candles adorning the guests' tables or table numbers painted onto log rings is ideal for an outdoor fete, as are escort cards tucked into wooden stands. Another great idea is a rustic canopy made of birch. What a perfect place to solidify your bond as a couple!
Bark is an excellent vehicle to display your lush florals. Due to it's flexibility, bark can bend and create a container for the florals of your choosing. It is such a departure from the expected glass and porcelain vases being chosen by brides and grooms for years and elevates your table decor to rustic "work of art" status. To further the motif, wrap your bridal bouquet in bark for a woodsy feel.
Cakes Worth Pining For
When it comes to cakes, the sky is the limit and the options are endless as to how you can design them. They can be frosted to look like a tree itself, complete with initial carvings. If that is not your style, a wooden stand is a nice way to emphasize the rustic theme as well.
If you feel like a princess on your wedding day, why not BE a princess? One trend we are loving right now is the lovely and ethereal choice of a floral crown. A floral crown is such an elegant choice to highlight your natural beauty and help you feel like the gorgeous girl you are. Here are some of our favorite picks to make you feel like a blissful, botanical bride and help make your little ladies feel beautiful too.
Pretty As A Princess
Flower crowns can be vary greatly, as seen in the pictures below. For a more traditional flower crown, choose baby's breath to highlight your beauty without overwhelming you. For a more bold and beautiful look, choose large, brightly colored roses and peonies in a variety of colors to look very boho lovely - perfect for an outdoor ceremony! For a look that transitions from both outdoors and indoors, wreaths made of silk flowers say "vintage chic" without the worry of wilting blooms.
It's important as a caring bride to make sure your little lovely ladies feel lovely too! Since they are pint-sized versions of yourself, adorn your flower girls in smaller, more understated crowns for a sweet look. Little angels walking down the aisle... now let's just hope they behave as sweet as they look!