Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Wedding Showcase

Charlotte Brides are you looking for the ideal garden location for your wedding? Make sure you attend the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Wedding Showcase on Sunday, February 22nd!
Sunday, February 22
12:00pm - 4:00pm 
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 
6500 South New Hope Road 
Belmont, NC 28012

FREE for brides!

Click here for more details. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

2015 Wedding Design and Decor Trends

This week I'm looking forward to presenting wedding design and decor trends to the Catering/Sales team for the Charlotte Marriott City Center. Here are my 7 trends for 2015. 

Branding is no longer a concept reserved for corporate events and marketing, couples more than ever are looking to make their wedding more unique and reflective of them and I’m not just talking about a wedding logo or monogram on the dance floor. 

Gold has been making a comeback for the past couple of years, but it is now back and full in effect
with its metallic counterparts: bronze, copper, metallic silver, gold foil.  

In 2015 we will see a more sophisticated interpretation of romance. Brides who covet sleek style are
gravitating more toward clean and neutral color palettes with bolder accents. 

Wedding food is ranking higher in priorities for couples, as they are looking for ways to show their
personality through food.  Couples are moving towards more formal dinner service, versus the 
cocktail style standing reception 

Couples that are still embracing food stations and buffets are wanting an elevated experience, as food 
presentation is just as important visually to brides as the flowers on the tables. Couples are looking
towards family style dinner service and food displays that are cohesive with the entire wedding design. 

Many couples are also opting for beer and wine only, but asking that venues or caterers
serve only local labels from their home states or favorite vacation getaways. Think local craft beers
and wineries. 

Couples want to show an impact from above. Gone are the days of white ceiling drape. Couples are
infusing color draping/fabric, hanging lights, ribbons and chandeliers in indoor event spaces.  
Brides are beginning to get excited about interesting chairs! "If you think about it, there is
nothing of larger quantity at a wedding. You can have hundreds of chairs at a wedding, and what an
incredible way to make a huge impact with an interesting dining chair," says Shealyn Angus, event
designer from Bliss Events in Toronto 

This year we will see unexpected color combos of lights mixed with brights and then rich, warm and
highly pigmented colors like fern, eggplant and the 2015 Pantone Color of Year “Marsala”, which is
rich burgundy. We will also continue to see prints infused in the wedding style.  

Sources: Biz Bash and Bridal Guide

Monday, January 26, 2015

Etsy Find - Personalized Coasters

Looking for a great hostess gift, wedding or shower present, these personalized coasters are a great idea from Etsy shop Sugar Tree Gallery.

Monday, January 19, 2015