Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy Engagement Season!

Hi Friends! Just wanted to write a quick note to congratulate all of those couples who have recently gotten engaged! We are so happy and excited for you! Engagement season is here and we can't wait to start working with couples for their upcoming nuptials! Remember to reach out to Peplum Events & Design for any design/planning/floral needs during this special time of your life! Send us a note via our contact page and we can chat about what you have always dreamed for your wedding day to be like and how we can make that dream a reality! xo 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Destination Style for

I dream about destination weddings all of the time! It's fun to imagine where you could have a dreamy wedding and what you would wear and how everything would look. So, today I wanted to share a dream destination wedding and what I would wear if I was getting married (again - to my husband) in a foreign place. The sweet gals at asked me to create an inspirational style board for a wedding at a very romantic location and I just don't think there is anything more romantic and dreamy than Paris! Since I recently went to Paris, that whole Parisian vibe is still fresh in my mind and let's not mention that I'm still having the Paris blues! I think about being in Paris at least three times a day! The city's charm and beauty really inspired me to dream about this for a little bit. I can totally see myself wearing every item I chose below and just walking the beautiful streets of Paris right at sunset. I can imagine seeing the gorgeous pink light of the sun reflecting against the gorgeous buildings while walking across the bridges over the Seine River. I would definitely stroll the streets in this beautiful lace gown a-la Midnight in Paris and walk around the city all through the night with my love. There's nothing about this city that I don't love and there is no other place that would be more romantic and picturesque. If you're planning or thinking of getting married at a romantic destination, don't think twice and just do it! It makes for incredible memories and so many intimate moments! Would you ever consider having your wedding at a romantic destination? How would you imagine that day to be? Yeah, let's dream for a second! Go on and you can create your dream wedding on "the wedding planner binder in the cloud" and you can even find your dream there by clicking, here. Hey, you may be able to turn that dream into reality! xo

Destination: Musee du Louvre 
Paris, France

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Featured: Style Me Pretty

Oh - My - Stars!!!! We are on Style Me Pretty today and it is such a sweet surprise! I have been dying to share Lalita's wedding pictures and now you can see them on SMP! This wedding is really dear to my heart and it is such an honor to be featured. Michelle March Photography did a stellar job, as usual, with these images! Check it out here and show some love! xo
Photographer: Michelle March Photography
Venue: The Rabbit Hollow
Planner & Designer: Peplum Events & Design
Floral: Peplum Events & Design
Catering: Bjoely Catering
Cake: Carmen’s Cakes
Paper Goods: Lalita Paperie & Design
Styling & Vintage Rentals: Peplum Events & Design
Vintage Rentals: Vintage Chic Affairs
Chairs & Table Rentals: Kirby Rentals
Jazz Band: Abel Avalos & Band
DJ: DJ Raiden
Cinematographer: Andrew Ramos
Bride’s Gown: Anne Barge at Solutions Bridal
Bride’s Hairpiece: LIxCreations
Bride’s Jewelry: C. Wonder
Bride’s Shoes: Christian Siriano
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Hair Stylists: Tony Robles - Atelier Salon  & Jenny Albino
Make-Up Artists: Orlando Santiago & Lynet Ramos
Master of Ceremonies: Matthew Hill
Officiant: Rev. David Bonilla

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Featured: Wedding Chicks

We're so thrilled to have been featured on Wedding Chicks yesterday for a really beautiful styled shoot with such a great team of vendors! The Hons Photography did a fantastic job capturing all of the beautiful details. Check out all the beauty, here

Event Designer & Cake: The Cup and Cake Company
Stationery: Rifle Paper Co
Flowers: Peplum Events 
Hair & Makeup: Luma Bridal
Dress Shop: Modern Bridal 
Dress Designer: Pronovias

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

We're Back from Vacation!

Hey there! 

Just a quick note to say that we are back from vacation! The last week and a half we were roaming around the streets of New York City and Paris. It was the most amazing trip, which I have dreamt about for decades. It finally became a reality and we were so sad to say good bye to Paris, but excited to begin our new wedding season with amazing couples and their upcoming beautiful weddings! If you have filled out any inquiries on our site or sent us any emails, please forgive us, but we will reply to all as soon as possible! We look forward to an wonderful fall and winter for Peplum and can't wait to share some of vacation pics! Please see below for a little peek...


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Featured: Southern Weddings Magazine

We are so thrilled to have our #ginghamandbunnies shoot featured on Southern Weddings yesterday! What a sweet surprise and honor! This beautiful bridal shower styled shoot, which turned out to be a surprise baby shower for our sweet friend, Courtney, from Dishie Rentals, was one of the most beautiful shoots ever! We even had real bunnies!!! Click here to check it out and show some love! xo
Photography: Amalie Orrange / Coordination, Design, and Custom Decor: Ashton Events / Furniture, Props, and Design: Wish Vintage Rentals / Floral Design: Peplum Events / Venue: The Junior League’s Sorosis Building / Paper Products: Renee Nicole Design & Photography / Cake: The Sugar Suite / Vintage China, Glassware, and Flatware: Dishie Rentals / Hair and Makeup: Beauty By Chantel / Dresses: Camilyn Beth / Pinata and Chargers:Katie Franklin / Bunnies: Family Fluffers / Catering: Good Food Catering / Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio / Napkins: Kate Ryan Linens

Friday, May 9, 2014

Do - It - Yourself Floral Arrangement for Mom under $20

Thinking about making something for your mom for this Mother's Day? Well, look no further! Here is an easy (and cheap!) floral arrangement, she will surely love! All of these flowers are from my local supermarket (Publix) and it was $18.99 for all of them! The tulips were $6.99 and the fillers (other flowers) were 3/$12. The vase I chose was an old one I had around the house, but you can get one for $1.00 at the dollar store and you can spray paint it if you want to add a little special touch. All materials totaling out to $19.99 (without tax). I have created a step by step process on purchasing and designing the flowers, so they look like you ordered them from a florist! 
Okay, are you ready? Let's get started . . . 
-Flowers (main flowers + pop of color flower + fillers)
-Glass vase
-Flower Scissors or regular scissors
[From Left to Right: Green stem from a tree in my backyard, flower scissors + gold painted glass vase, light blue ribbon + pink tulips, maroon/purple mums + yellow fuji flower, white carnations with pink outline + pink tulips + solidago + florida ruscus]

Step 1: Choose your flowers
When choosing your flowers, make sure you have a clear budget in mind, so you don't go over it. Your first choice should be your "main flower." This should be the flower that your mom loves or the main color you are trying to go for in the arrangement and will stand out the most in the design. I chose pink tulips as my "main flower" because they were only $6.99 for (10) stems and that's what I wanted to have the most of in the arrangement. I love their color and shape, which is perfect for the look I was going for. (Main flowers can also be roses or lilies, you may choose your favorite one!)

The second choice is your "fillers." These are your greens and other filler flowers, such as the mums and carnations above. These were a part of the 3/$12 package deal at Publix, so I was able to get 3 different packages of different kinds of flowers. While choosing the 3 varieties of the 3/$12 deal I made sure one of my choices included a "pop of color flower" to compliment my "main flower." I chose the yellow fuji flower, which came in a package with the solidego and some other mums. So, one package had the caranations, the other only had mums and the last one included the fuji, solidago and more mums. 

Some of my greens (pictured all the way to the left of the picture above) are from a tree in my backyard, which means they were free! I cut (8) stems from the tree in my backyard to use as green fillers. 

Finally, find a vase you want to use for your arrangement. The vase I chose was one that I already had at home, but you can find some for $1 at the dollar store or even at the grocery store. Just make sure your vase opening is not too large or too small. About 2-3 inches should be good enough for this amount of flowers. 
Step 2: Prepping the flowers
After you've purchased your flowers and vase, you must go home and take all of your flowers out of it's packaging, cut about 1/2 of the bottom and put them in water before you begin your design. (Inside a different vase than the one you are already using).

Step 3: Design your base
Once you have prepped your flowers, you're able to start designing! First, fill your vase about halfway with water and star placing your "greens" in the vase. For a whimsy look like arrangement in the picture below, the top left stem should be the highest point of the arrangement, everything else should be several inches shorter. The greens should be on both ends of the arrangement with the highest point on one side and the lowest point on the other side (an asymmetrical shape). Start with (2) green stems (one on each side). Then, start filling the bottom of the arrangement (closer to the rim of the vase) with the colorful fillers (carnations and mums). After putting about 5-6 stems of colorful fillers, fill in the empty spaces with the green fillers. This will make it look fuller. If you still have a few empty spaces, add more colorful fillers. 

Your base should look as full as the picture below with green and colorful fillers. 
Step 4: Add the "Pop of Color Flower"
Once your base is ready, you are able to add your "pop of color flower." I chose the yellow fuji flower as my pop of color flower because it complimented the pink and purple shades of the other flowers. Since I only had (1) solidago and (1) yellow fuji flower, I decided to put them diagonal from each other, so they would balance the arrangement. You don't want to put this pop of color right in the middle because the arrangement is not symmetrical and the brightness of the yellow flower really pops at the bottom of the arrangement. 
Step 5: Add your "Main Flower" 
Now, it's time to add the pink tulips, which were my "main flower" choice. Since I had (10) stems, I was able to add a lot of pink, like I wanted. You want to cut the stems of these flowers in different sizes, so they have different heights and are at all levels of the arrangement. You want some to stand out and others to fill in around the bottom and the center of the arrangement. There is no true science to how you should place these, so just let your creativity run wild and move them around as you please until you love it! 
Step 6: Final touches + Instagram it! 
If you have some extra flowers, you can add a few more to add more fullness if you'd like or if you have another vase, you can even make a smaller arrangement for your grandma, your aunt or even to keep for yourself! Once you feel your arrangement is finished, you can tie a nice little bow around the vase and make your mom a pretty card. But before you give it to her, just remember to share a pic on Instagram and tag me on it, so I can see your beautiful masterpiece! 
[@mustardandplum / #PeplumFlowersForMom]
I can't wait to see what beautiful creations you decide to make for your mama! She really deserves the best and I am sure she'll adore your beautiful creation!