Add a Lime to This Corona

Add a Lime to This Corona

What do you do when China gives you Corona? You add a lime to it and make it a party. Who would have imagined we would be dealing with this Pandemic not just nation-wide but world-wide. Crazy and scary, for sure! Not to minimize the importance and devastating number of ones being affected and how essential is to follow all directions and rules given and being implemented.

But lets be positive and focus and happy and exciting ideas. So you got engaged and planned to get married this year and now you are being faced with postponing or even cancelling your big day. No to worry, okay give yourself 15 to worry and panic, but then come back and read how you can turn this into something so epic and memorable.

I’m sure you have seen TinyHouse Nation, right? So now think Tiny Wedding trend, yes Tiny Wedding, aka Micro Wedding is becoming a huge trend this year and even more so with what we are facing.

Norman & Blake Photography

What is a Micro Wedding you ask? Well think of slightly more quiet (depending of your family and friends it can still be loud and lively), intimate group of your most favorite and loved people. Typically has a guest count of 20 or less, and has a shorter and much more simplistic timeline. Micro weddings will have a quick ceremony and a more casual and relaxed reception if you choose to have one or you can skip reception all together, but we all know you like to party, so go ahead and host that reception to celebrate with your closets friends.

In a wonderful location or setting that has special meaning to the both of you. Doing this allows you use your budget creating a more luxurious, detailed and personalized experience not just for you both but for all your guest. Think champagne bars, multi-course gourmet dinner with wine pairing, luxurious lines and centerpieces that doubled as favors.

This trend is allowing couples to really invest in pampering their closest family and friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Create an amazing memorable experience for your guest by having drinks named after them, using non traditional florals and giving back by utilizing your bouquets as gifts and by having a non-ordinary location which will unique and memorable in itself.

Top 5 Summer's Weddings Trends 2020

Top 5 Summer's Weddings Trends 2020
  1. Green Vibes. Sustainability is the focus of 2020, Get creative when planning your wedding decor, reuse anything you can from ceremony structures to the reception space, having your bouquets double as centerpieces. Also including inclusive menus that appeal to any guest dietary needs. And don’t forget the charitable favors that allow you to donate to a meaningful cause.
Trends 2020
Pura Soul Photography/Amorology
  1. Micro Weddings. Couples are striving to create smaller celebration to help the environment, which is why this trend is growing even more so this year. You ask what is a micro wedding? This is by invitation only event of your nearest and dearest family and friends, think 40 or less. With a smaller guest list it allows for a more elavorate meal, creating this soiree a more intimate and personalized event that will for sure create wonderful memories.
Norman & Blake
  1. Vintage Decor. Think not just 1920’s inspired decor that brings pops of color, new palettes, print mixing and statement hues that wedding have not seen before. No more basic color palettes that we are used to seeing in weddings, like the standard white, green, all blush, or neutral, metallic colors. This year get in touch with your personal style—set the table, florals, and design accordingly. So excited for all these richer textures, like velvet, on the rise as 2020 wedding trends for both wedding décor and attire.
Gianluca Adovacio
  1. Personal Instagram Worthy Details. you want to have your wedding be #trending on your special day but you also want it to be special and Instagram worthy. Something that we all love and Instagram is food, think out of the ordinary: charcuterie boards, dessert stations not just cake. Escort cards are a popular and one you can get very creative with.
Judy Pak Studio
  1. The Bolder The Better. This year details are never “too much”. Embrace the wow-worthy visual and textural details. From neon or letter boards signage, to fun and bold stationary. Also spray-painted flowers or hanging floral centerpieces. Unique wedding gowns, like a crop top two piece, with accessories like a barrettes and combs and for the groom suits in navy, teal and cobalt hues.
The Teagues

So if you are getting married this year 2020, let your personality and creativity shine and show.

2020 Color Of The Year

By now we all have heard that Pantone has announce the color of 2020 is Classic Blue! ‘A shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk’ doesn’t that just sound absolutely beautiful?

We are so excited to see what all the creative couples do this year as they try to integrate this color into their color schemes for their wedding day.

“It’s a color that anticipates what’s going to happen next,” said Laurie Pressman

I am definitely in anticipation of what creativity will come this year with this classic color. If you are in need of some inspiration, check out our Pinterest board for some inspiration and ideas for your very own special day.

There are so many wonderful options to incorporate this color into any design, from statement pieces in your wardrobe, decor around the venue, or special touches that mean something special to you.

Here are a few of our top favorite ways to show case this year’s color:

Flour and Flourish

Having a statement piece as part of the reception decor just elevates it to another level, just take a look at this piece from Bea from @addyflorales.

Green Wedding Shoes | Jen on Instagram: “Pantone just introduced the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, “a timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in…”

One of my favorite ways to incorporate a pop of color is by adding one piece into your style, it could be earrings, shoes or purse that will bring that pop and still keep you looking like a classic beauty.

Here are a few inspirations for that:

Something blue wedding idea - blue, open-toe wedding shoes for bride {Daidri Smythe Photography}
Sam Edelman Heels

Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

Why Hire a Wedding Planner?

A better questions would actually be: why haven’t you hired one yet?

Yes of course I’m bias to this topic, this is what I do, I plan weddings! But don’t just take my word for it, if you have any friends that have gotten married, ask them what was the benefit of hiring their wedding planner and if they didn’t, if they would do it different.

I’m confident on what the answer to that will be because all of my couples have agreed on that, hiring a wedding planner, was the best thing they could have done.

It not only reduces, if not completely eliminate the stress that comes with wedding planning but it allows you to really enjoy your wedding and the months that lead to it.

Your wedding day is for you, your beginning to a new life together. Make sure to take a moment and mentally and emotionally capture the day. It goes by so fast, it truly does. So stop and take a moment to capture the special feeling and meaning of this day. Take a mental image that will stay with you for a lifetime.

If you are still on the fence whether to hire a wedding planner or not, I’m sharing with your a couple articles that will give you more information on the perks of having a planner by your side to help you plan your wedding.

The 5 Major Reasons You Should Hire a Wedding Planner,

Why We Didn’t Hire a Wedding Planner…But Wish We Had, Huffington Post

Why You Should Hire a Planner,

2019 Wedding Trends

2019 Wedding Trends

So everyone is searching and looking out for the new wedding trends for 2019 from colors, decor, to location. So I’m here to break the news to you.

The trend for this year is…..YOU!!

Your wedding day is your time to show off your personality and style. Also this is the first event you both get to host as a couple, so show your love and appreciation to your family and friends!

This is the time to create a memorable experience not just for the both of you but for all your guest. So let your creativity flow and show your style and love on your wedding day, don’t feel restricted by what the ‘trends’ for the year but let your personality take center stage and something that will me unique and memorable.

Why Hire a Videographer?

Why Hire a Videographer?

We live in a time of instant gratification, don’t you agree? So what would be more satisfying that being able to relive your most precious wedding day with a video!

Here I’m including a few questions you can use to decide who would be your best fit:

  1. What got you into filming? What is your favorite part of filming weddings?
    1. This will give you a great idea of his passion and what drives him and make a connection on his style and yours. This will be a video you watch for many years to come and you want someone that will be as involved and passionate about it as you are.
  2. How would you describe your style?
    1. For filming there are two styles: documentary , cinematic or a mix of both. You will want to get a sense of his/her style and make sure their style aligns with yours. Ask for samples of their work that will allow you to see how professional they are and the kind of work they do.
  3. Have you worked with my photographer? Are you familiar with him/her?
    1. Photographers and Videographers work closely throughout your event to capture every moment in the best way possible. Being familiar with each other and styles will allow them to work seamlessly together. If they have never worked together, it’s okay, just make sure they have a chance to meet beforehand to talk about their format and how they want to capture that night.
  4. Will they have a second shooter, a stationary camera or any other backup cameras around for your wedding?
    1. A second shooter, or a backup camera will allow for him/her to capture more moments throughout the night. Without it, it can be nearly impossible for the videographer to capture every moment on camera. Most packages include a second shooter but its always best to double check.