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Fabulously Styled: Moroccan Inspired

Dripping with gorgeous details and overflowing with stunning color, this Moroccan wedding inspiration was visualized by Events by Cassie and captured by Three16 Photography. It’s inspiration overload and every last gorgeous moment is worth seeing a dozen times. Inspired by The Ebell of Long Beach’s recent remodel, the venue oozes with Moroccan vibe from the architecture to the tile flooring. This romantic scene was set for a feast with rich hued blooms.Inspirational Moroccan details, vibrant pinks, rose quartz, deep reds, gold and lots of greenery fill our senses throughout the floral designs and Luxe Linen’s textured cloths. Giving the scene a touch of modernity, ghost chairs and white benches were added for the seating arrangements in the ceremony and reception. For the reception, careful consideration was taken into account to maintain the couture look of The Ebell by highlighting some the venue’s authentic characteristics. For this, green ferns and an abundant amount of bright colored Bougainvillea and candles make the tile and fabulous fountain true standouts in the room, contrasting just flawlessly. The guest table was draped in a stunning amethyst linen from Luxe Linen with elegant patterned ivory overlay. Sundrop Vintage added bold and romantic dishware to compliment the linens, while the Moroccan-like florals set off the overall color palette. This was one sweetheart table set for a Queen and her King. A large dark wooden Amalfi table was the focal point, framed with Bougainvillea and fun geometric Moroccan accents for added dimension. Seriously swoonworthy!

The FABULOUS vendors behind this FABULOUS shoot:

Photographer:  Three16 Photography//Bakery: Amazing Cake Creations//Event Planner:Events by Cassie//Floral Designer: Flower Allie//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Friar Tux Shop//Dress Designer: jinza couture bridal//Linens and Coverings: LUXE Linen//Apparel: Mary Me Bridal//Equipment Rentals: Signature Party//Equipment Rentals: Sundrop Vintage//Reception Venue: The Ebell Club of Long Beach//Hair Stylist:vanity belle beauty boutique //

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

Fabulously Styled: Beauty and the Beast

After a recent trip to Disney World I was struck with such inspiration after seeing all of the Beauty + The Beast aspects to the Magic Kingdom, including the new restaurant Be Our Guest. It had me thinking how amazing it would be to create a wedding that combined the classic elegance of Beauty and The Beast while maintaining an elegant modern touch.

The FABULOUS vendors behind this FABULOUS shoot:

Photographer:  By Mari Photography | Equipment Rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals | Event Planner: Ever After Planning | Invitation Designer: Gorgeous Invites | Reception Venue: Lake Windsor Golf Club | Hair Stylist:Maggie Love Hair & Make Up | Cake Designer: Pollen and Pastry | Floral Designer: Pollen and Pastry | Dress Store: Savy’s Chic Bridal Boutique

 

Fabulously Styled: Autumn Picnic

The autumn day in the mountains starts with our lovely wife getting a picnic basket ready. She puts on her wedding dress to relive her big day with boots and a jacket. While she packs up the suitcase full of goodies for her picnic, she jots a little note for her husband. In it she writes “We walked up this path before, now we are walking up this path again together. Happy Anniversary My love.” She walks up a path to the perfect picnic spot where he had proposed to her years ago and gets everything set up. A bouquet of gathered flowers and a breakfast picnic with coffee and sweet baked goods. The idea was to create a story line that brought a feeling of love with a touch of autumn. A styled wedding shoot with a focus on a love story that brought them to another happy anniversary.

 

The FABULOUS vendors behind this FABULOUS shoot:

Photographer:  Kimberly Weber Photography |  Event Planner: R&R Events and Design | Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent The Runway | Design and Decor: Stonewood Vintage | Chalkboard: Cheers & Calligraphy | Makeup Artist & Model: Wide Eyed Makeup by Brittany Watson 

 

Fabulously Styled: Cinco de Mayo Inspired

WOO HOO! It’s Cinco de Mayo! YEAH BABY! To celebrate, I am featuring this colorful styled shoot that encompasses all of the fiesta and fun of a Cinco de Mayo inspired wedding. From the maracas to the stucco structure, this is a gorgeously bright and colorful shoot. I love it… I am sure you will too.

The FABULOUS vendors behind this FABULOUS shoot:

Photographer:  Candice Adelle Photography | Dress Store: Blush Bridal Boutique | Reception Venue: Breaux Vineyards | Design and Decor: Fabulous Wedding Cakes | Hair Stylist: Hair Style & Color | Makeup Artist: Kay the MUA | Invitation Designer:Mia Maria Design | Event Planner: Pure Whimsy Events | Floral Designer: Succulents & Saffron Floral Design

 

First Tuesday Floral #7: Tall Centerpieces – When Substitution Is OK

Are you the kind of couple that loves round, lush, centerpieces with a clean look and having dripping orchids or flowers is not your style. Perfect! These types of designs are stunning and make a HUGE impact, especially when they are designed with bold colors or a monochromatic color scheme.

I’d like to share a photo from a wedding designed by Karen Tran where she created GORGEOUS centerpieces with all red roses. Karen used approximately 400 stems of roses to design each one.

Karen Tran Red Centerpiece

This design would easily price at about $1,100.00 each. Some couples have budgets that can accommodate a design of this nature. But many do not.

We get inspirational photos like this all of the time and couples who are blown away at the cost of a design of this nature. But by sitting down and educating my couples, I can generally come up with ideas that will give them the look they are hoping to achieve within their budget.

Today I want to show you a way that I can substitute flowers and create something similar. In the following photo, you will see a design that was created based on Karen Tran’s design. We think it came out quite lovely. Still large and lush but more reasonably priced because the couple was flexible on the flowers used.

By comparing the 2 designs, I hope to demonstrate that there are times when substitution is completely okay. The 2 different centerpieces are similar in colors, size, and vase use. But the number of stems used is significantly lower.

Lush red centerpiece

Instead of 400 stems of red roses, we used:

+ 50 stems of hydrangeas
+ 50 stems of roses
+ 25 stems of carnations
+ 30 stems of anemones

For a total of 155 stems of blooms in various sizes

As you can see the two centerpieces have similarities: the first centerpiece has 400 stems of roses and the second centerpiece has 50 stem of roses plus various other flowers to create the same volume. By using hydrangeas and carnations to substitute for roses, we not only filled in the volume but also were able to bring the cost down. The substitutions used were similar colors to the red roses we inserted to ensure that they properly blended well with the centerpiece. Did you know that one hydrangea is a size of 3-4 rose at a fraction of the cost? By using them, we were able to use less roses while maintaining the integrity of the final desired look: BIG, BOLD, ROUND, LUSH, and RED.

Another bonus with large round designs is being able to place them on almost any height vessels. As you can see we created a similar low design above.

We can work within your budget by scaling down your centerpieces accordingly. For example, we often use 20 inch, 24 inch, or 30 inch vessels. The shorter the vessel, the more you can scale down the size of your arrangement (less flowers are needed, which, in turn, trims some of your cost) and they still look perfectly beautiful. If your reception doesn’t have tall ceilings, designs on a shorter vessel will help elevate the centerpieces from the table but won’t necessarily need to be incredibly tall to pull of the look and coincide with the height of a venue with lower ceilings.

In summary, there are times when substituting flowers in your designs make sense and pare perfectly fine. And we can do so to either save money or provide a spin on a look you are inspired by because we can mix a variety of different flowers together as opposed to using all roses.

In case you missed it, feel free to read my previous post about when it’s NOT okay to substitute (HERE) and a little background on what to expect when considering tall centerpices (HERE). On the next First Tuesday Floral post, we’ll talk about the pricing you can expect from magazine worthy wedding flowers. Stay tuned!

 

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