Nov 022017

Four Steps To A Seasonal Wedding You’ll Fall in Love With

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Wedding trends change with the seasons, and we adore the crisp, romantic scene that an autumn-themed celebration sets. This year, everything from leave-stolen colors, garden-inspired cakes, and wistful decor has us truly falling head over wedding shoes.

  1. The Colors

Leading the way in color themes are power pairs like navy and marsala, orange and beige, and plum and grey. What pairs like this accomplish is the perfect mix of mood and seasonality. Darker hues invoke the natural changes occurring outside, and the cooler pastels bring elegance and romance to the fall-inspired palette. Brighter shades like orange add just a touch of playfulness so characteristic of this pumpkin-picking season.

  1. The Fashion

One of the best, most effective and attractive ways to incorporate these colors on your wedding day is through the bridal party’s fashion choices.

For the bride, choose an off-white, more beige or ivory gown to create a deeper Victorian palette. Two-piece separates are also trending thanks to colder temperatures, with some brides opting for beautiful cashmere sweaters that match with full-length skirts.

For the bridesmaids, consider creating a tasteful, fall rainbow out of the deeper purples and reds, their dresses changing hues as subtly as the leaves on the trees. Let them choose the fall color that they love most out of a number of options from online rentals like Vow To Be Chic’s, which make it easy with seasonally-curated lines based on style and color.

Allow the groomsmen to have the same choices, and coordinate with accents like ties and pocket squares that mirror the colors of the bridesmaid dresses. The Black Tux is an option worth looking into with their wedding line of rental tuxedos and suits that come in trendy colors.

  1. The Decor

When making decor decisions, think whimsical and rustic, and steal ideas from the ever-popular barn wedding trend. Signs should be personalized and complete with wispy calligraphy and garland borders.

Generally speaking, flowers and greenery that invoke the fall color trends are your friend. Wild rather than perfectly-arranged bouquets are King, and dahlias are the petal princess. Popular choices for tabletops include succulents, eucalyptus, and bay leaf branches. In lieu of blooms, we’ve also seen berries like raspberries and hypericum used for color.

Tall candles and leaf-covered branches are also on trend thanks to the one-two fall romance punch they pack.

Essentially, let your decor capture the spirit of the autumnal outdoors.

  1. The Food & Dessert

Fall wedding cakes are taking cues from the season’s humility with smaller cakes made with more subtle tiers sans grand toppers. Texture trumps fondant designs and sugar flowers, and greenery accents are delicately placed around the tiers as if they grew there. We also adore the translucent cake trend, where there is a thin veil of frosting that allows some of the bare cake to peek through, like a coating of fall morning dew. Dressed up with visible drizzles of caramel and you have the perfect fall indulgence that functions as a statement piece of decor.

If you’re worried that a smaller cake won’t cut it for all your guests, supplement with a seasonal favorite — pies! Make them mini for added charm and serving ease.

One of the best ways to personalize your reception and create a truly unique experience for your guests is through the food, and this season couples are leveraging what’s local and seasonal, no matter the type of station they have set up. We love the idea of a farmhouse-style gathering to add even more rustic appeal.

What fall wedding trends have you seen and loved this year? Let us know!

Oct 302017

Beachview Event Rentals & Design is a Full-Service Event Rental Company that Delights in Making Dream Weddings Come True

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From the bridal shower to the reception, find out why brides and grooms rave about the stress-free and professional service they get from Beachview Event Rentals & Design. We spoke with Lindsey Maroney about the company and what they specialize in. Here is what she had to say:

What do you love the very most about what you do? We work in an industry where we get to meet new people every day and with each of those encounters our experience and design palette expands as each individual or corporation has a unique perspective and vision for their event.

Will you be on-site during the entire reception until the very end? A Beachview attendant is always onsite to ensure that all needs and requests are attended to.

Tell the brides-to- be your best wedding advice. It is your day, so it should reflect your tastes. Try to let others tend to the details so that you can take it all in and enjoy each moment of one of the most momentous days of your life!

What is your most favorite wedding trend right now? Mix and Match: this trend allow brides to have a more fluid concept and does not pigeon hole her to specific items or overarching themes.

What do you do that makes you stand out more so than others in your industry? Beachview’s exclusive inventory that is designed in house by our event design team and produced by carefully selected craftsmen to meet the creative and functional needs of our clients. We also pride ourselves on the quality of our inventory and most importantly, the customer service that is so critical to a successful operation.

Do you offer any other products or services? We work locally, regionally and nationwide on everything from PGA events, concerts, corporate outings to bridal luncheons and birthday parties.

Will you have an assistant during the wedding? The size of the event determines the size of the team Beachview will have onsite during an event.

How far in advance should a bride to be contact you before the wedding? Usually we are able to accommodate all requests as we have a vast inventory, but to ensure your first choice is available we recommend that you contact Beachview in the early stages of planning.

 

Name of Business: Beachview Event Rentals & Design

Category of Business: Event Rentals

Years in Business: 18

Contact Information: Lindsey Maroney

 

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Mar 082017

Stylish Linen Rentals Shipped Nationwide

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Linens by the Sea was born out of passion, ingenuity and creative flair. Their goal is to turn important events into lifelong happy memories, and our professionalism creates strong and trusting relationships with their many clients. They provide exquisite linen lines for your very special event!

What is something you want people to know about you? We are giving away $5,000 worth of linen rentals this year to a nonprofit in the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Gainesville, Mount Dora and surrounding areas. You can learn more at www.linensbythesea.com/communitycarecelebration

Tell the brides-to- be your best wedding advice. Just remember to have fun, and enjoy seeing all of your friends and family being together in the same place celebrating love at the same time.

What is your most favorite wedding trend right now? We love all of the greenery this year!

What do you do that makes you stand out more so than others in your industry? We are happy to set tables up in our showroom with linens for people who live out of town. This helps brides see what they are ordering from us. We will also send swatches of the fabric in the mail upon request, too!

What is your favorite product or service that you offer brides? Please describe it. Our favorite linen is the Vintage Lace overlay. You can make it look glam, rustic, vintage, modern – it can go so many different ways.

How far in advance should a bride to be contact you before the wedding? We recommend placing the linen rental order at least a few weeks in advance in case we need to order anything in. That also gives us enough to ship them if needed.

What are 4 adjectives that describe you and/or your business? Service-focused, dependable, top quality, team player – we want to be a part of your event TEAM

What is the most unique thing you have ever seen at a wedding? I saw a huge, beautiful mirror with the names of each guest elaborately engraved with their table number. I remember thinking, “Wow, all of those guests had better show up!”

Name of Business:  Linens by the Sea

Category of Business: Linen Rentals

Years in Business: Acquired by U.S. Tent Rental in 2011

Contact Information: joy@linensbythesea.com

 

Apr 052016

Wedding Greenery is the Latest Trend in Wedding Decor

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It wasn’t too long ago when brides refrained from both excessive greenery and any amount of baby’s breath in their floral arrangements. Generally speaking, when it comes to floral arrangements, flowers get all the “Oohs and Ahhs,” but here’s a recent trend that is sure to give colorful blooms a run for their money: arrangements with greenery. Over-the-top blooms are no longer the only option for wedding décor.  Greenery is everywhere, and you’ll find large bouquets of nothing but baby’s breath. Florists are using everything from magnolia leaves to ivy—even herbs (think basil, parsley, rosemary, mint) in creative ways. Succulents are also huge on this list and can be incorporated in many fun and creative ways.

Using greenery, like ferns, eucalyptus, olive branches, ivies, boxwood shrubs and lily grass, not only give brides a budget-friendly alternative to flowers, but also creates a refreshing and clean look for the wedding day. This is especially beautiful during the Winter and Spring months. Not only is this green wedding theme affordable, it is very chic. Many florists will add clear glass pieces to the look which adds to the overall clean look.

Greenery is no longer bound to one kind of arrangement (i.e. garland). It has expanded to gorgeous bouquets, centerpieces, and even within the wedding day decor. With so many different hues, from forest green to sage, this beautiful color is at your fingertips.

Check out these greenery creations we found to be just gorgeous!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 112015

Coastal Coordinating knows how to make your wedding day just how you’ve envisioned.

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Today we are featuring Coastal Coordinating, a full-service wedding and event planning company based out of St. Augustine, Florida. We spoke with owner, Katy Hurtig, about her love of weddings, why her company is different than other event planning companies and much more. Read on to see if Coastal Coordinating is the right fit for your wedding!

What do you love the very most about what you do? I love working with my clients to make their visions come to life.  Working on the event design is so much fun and it really allows creativity to come to life.

Will you be on-site during the entire reception until the very end? Yes, We are the first vendor to arrive and the last to leave.  We make sure that everything is taken care of from start to finish.

Tell the brides-to-be your best wedding advice. The best advice I can give to any couple is to make sure you hire the right vendors and to hire professionals.  The vendors are the ones that make your event a success and it is important so that you can enjoy all aspects of the day.

What is your most favorite wedding trend right now? Currently I love the golds. I love that it has come back in style.

 What do you do that makes you stand out more so than others in your industry?  I think that making myself available to my clients after hours and on weekends helps me stand out from others in the industry.  I pride myself on getting back to my clients quickly.

 Will you have an assistant during the wedding? Yes, with all of my wedding planning packages you will get an assistant with the day of coordinator.

 How far in advance should a bride to be contact you before the wedding? Currently for Saturdays we are getting booked up a year in advance.  For weekdays and Sundays we are booking up 9 months in advance.

 What are some of your specialties? RSVP Management.  This is a service where we will contact anyone that has not RSVP’d.  This takes a lot of stress off of the couple and the awkwardness of contacting their loved ones to get an answer.

 How long have your been doing what you do? I have been planning weddings for 10+ years.  I did my first college internship in weddings and have been doing them ever since.

Name of Business: Coastal Coordinating

Category of Business:  Wedding Planning, Event Planning, Event Design

Contact Information: Katy Hurtig, Owner

Mar 122015

One of the most popular wedding themes is vintage.   Vintage typically refers to a particular harvest or crop of wine, but can also mean pertaining to a high quality past time.  In this case, we mean the latter of the two.  Vintage wedding themes are taking the wedding industry by storm and they will be trending for years to come.  Considering that many of our favorite TV shows and movies have a vintage flair to it, we will continue to see weddings emulate those themes.  Premier Bride of Northeast Florida loves “vintage!”  We live in the South and we do vintage well.  Many of our reception venues in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas also cater to a vintage theme.  Let’s explore “vintage” on the First Coast.

Fashion

One of the first things to check off your list is a wedding gown, and designers have caught onto the vintage bandwagon.  There are tiers of lace on gowns, along with sleeves, and sweet pearl details.  Along with strings of pearls adorning bride’s necks, birdcages are making a comeback, as well as bridal caps.  Detailed bodices and backs also give dresses a vintage feel.  Gloves and lace boots are also making their way back onto the wedding scene.  The bridal salons in Jacksonville have you covered if you are looking for a “vintage wedding grown”

 

Flowers

With a vintage theme you have two really great options; a brooch bouquet or traditional flowers. You can indulge in a gorgeous brooch bouquet, which can be solely made up of vintage brooches from your grandmother, or from an antique store.  Or you can have a florist create vintage inspired bouquets and centerpieces to tie your theme together.  Vintage flower arrangements include a lot of greens.  There are also 3 main flowers that fit the era; roses, freesia and lisianthus.

 

Decor and Special Touches

You can be taken away in a vintage car, like a Rolls Royce, or swept away by carriage.  You might find yourself in a barn type wedding, adorned with chandeliers and mason jars all over.  Mason jars are extremely popular right now, and can be adorned with lace, or have pictures in them showing family.  Don’t be afraid to find some hat boxes to capture the vintage era you are going for in your wedding.  There are a lot of talented decor companies , rental companies and wedding planners on in the Jacksonville area that can make your vision a reality!

 

 

Mar 272014

Wedding Table Scapes

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Wedding themes are trending and we think that they are here to stay for a very long time.  No more does simple colors make the cut…now everyone asks what is the “theme” of your wedding.  Sometimes brides choose themes that have a clear direction, like “Beach Chic” and then other brides choose wedding themes that leave more to the imagination like “Grown Up Sexy.”

The best thing about a wedding theme is that your inspiration can come from anything; a plate, a piece of fabric, a movie, or your favorite book….they can come from anywhere.  Most couples select a theme together that reflects their relationship, something that they love doing together, or they might have a venue in mind where a theme just fits!  Rules have been thrown out the window when it comes to weddings these days…anything and everything seams to go.  The more creative the better!  It is your special day so don’t be afraid to set outside the box and plan a party that will wow your guests.

Brides can find many inspirations in many different places.  Pinterest is definitely a popular site for brides to use when planning their wedding.  We love Pinterest too…but we caution everyone on how to use Pinterest.  First, use it for inspirations….not for copying someones ideas.  All too often wedding professionals are given wedding boards on Pinterest and asked to copy what they have pinned.  Who wants someone else wedding?  Be orginal and tell your wedding pros what you like and what you don’t and let them get creative….remember, if you hire a professional wedding vendor…they are creative and love a great challenge! Make sure you check out our wedding decor vendors, click here!

Where you can get really creative in your wedding decor is the  table scape.  We wanted to share with you some examples we have used in our own styled wedding shoots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 042014

Chandelier Wedding Cakes and Hanging Centerpieces

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Some of this year’s hottest trends include hanging chandelier cakes and hanging centerpieces. We think they’re pretty gorgeous to look at but can’t imagine the time and effort that goes into them! Just look at all the detail and special touches each cake has and then think of adding an element of being suspended from a ceiling! Suspended wedding cakes are usually held up by a specialty swing-like suspension from the ceiling. Here are some photos of realistic hanging wedding cakes that are not only gravity-defying but also sure to impress all your guests! We think they’re beautiful, what do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments.

We’ve even seen hanging cupcakes, which we thought were pretty darn cute if done the right way!

Another breathtaking trend that is extremely popular is hanging centerpieces above the wedding reception tables. They can be hugely ornate or simply chic, it’s up to the bride. We love this trend and think it’s going to be one that will stay! Here are a few photos to show off some of these beautiful centerpieces. Tell us what you think about these two gravity-defying trends!

Oct 282013

Wedding Colors – Blush

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The wedding color “Blush” is a very popular and great choice for your wedding colors.  Especially if you are planning a wedding in the Greater Jacksonville area – the color blush is a great compliment to the ocean and all the green trees that surround the First Coast.

If you select “blush” as your wedding color, the secondary color could be a variety of choices; gold, mustard, mint, purple, green, grey, white, ivory, yellow, darker shades of pink and many others.

Here are images of blush weddings that we love!

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Oct 072013

Picking Your Wedding Colors

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One aspect of the wedding that a bride is typically debating is which wedding colors to choose.  Here are 5 important tips when picking your wedding pallet!

1.  Choose a color that will compliment your wedding venue! Think about colors of walls, curtains, flooring and the natural surroundings (trees, water, rocks, etc)  because your pictures can be indoors and outdoors.  Don’t worry about matching to colors of the carpet with the bridesmaid dress – just pick something that won’t terribly clash.    If the wedding venue has strong colors, take that into consideration when selecting your colors.   If the wedding venue colors are the opposite of what you want, consider using pipe and drape and lighting to mask the unwanted colors.

2.  Think about contract.  Pick a color for the dresses and pick a contrasting color for your flowers.  You want your pictures to pop and selecting contrasting colors will do that.

3.  Order mock florals.  What you think you are picking out and what the actual color is sometimes can be two different shades.  All too ofter we hear disappointing stories  about bridal flowers not being what they expected them to be.  Ask your florist to order a stem or two for each of your flowers and bring a swatch of your bridesmaids dresses to make sure they match and look the way you want them too.

4.  Think about your bridesmaids skin tones and hair colors.  If you have a large bridal party, you might not be able to pick the perfect color for each bridesmaid but you can try!  Think about choosing different shades of your color so each bridesmaid has a shade that works for them.  Remember, your pictures will be much better if your bridesmaids look good in the color you choose!

5.  Make your color a priority as one of the first things you do in the planning process.   By waiting too long to select a color, you don’t have time to think about your decisions and tie the colors into the other elements of your wedding.

 

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