A little tip for this weekend....go watch The Great Gatsby! It's aesthetically pleasing not just because of the fashion, colors and flowers...but Leo is sooo dreamy! Have a fantastic weekend, old sport! xo
Friday, May 10, 2013
Here is a little inspiration board I found on Pinterest that I feel captures the essence of the movie and this era for anyone creating a Gatsby-like wedding or bash! I personally added touches of this era to my very own wedding and it really is all in the details. You don't have to have a full out themed wedding to incorporate bits of this glam theme. After watching the movie last night, I know the Gatsby theme will live a lot longer and I can't wait to work on more Art Deco inspired weddings!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Let's say you get invited to a Great Gatsby Themed wedding or you want to have your own Art Deco wedding...what will you wear?! Well, here are a few options that will be very appropriate for a bride, bridesmaid, or even a guest! Dressing up for this era doesn't mean you have to wear a flapper girl costume and look like you're going to a halloween party. This decade was extremely stylish and every single person dressed up...all the time! It was extremely fashion forward and designers from this era created designs that inspired all the other decades! The 1920's was a breakthrough decade in fashion, adding lots of beauty and glam to the world! That's why it's one of my favorites!
Take a look at some inspiration for the ladies...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Something you may not know about me is that in addition to being this "wedding maker," as a little six year old called me the other day, I am also a hair piece designer. LIx CREATIONS is a hair adornments business I share with my cousin, Dalix. We have been making pretty hair accessories since 2008. My love for hair accessories started way before LxC was born and I made my first hair piece about a year before we launched our business. Everything happened by coincidence, but it has become a huge part of us. I slowed down my production process about two years ago and have been focusing more on custom bridal pieces. So, when thinking about all the Gatsby things I could write about this week, hair accessories were on the top of my list! I can't wait to see what Carey Mulligan [Daisy] will be wearing in the movie! I have such a love and obsession for anything that can go on top of my head and this era really embraced that!
Here are a few pieces I found that could really add that 1920's touch to any bride and her maids!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Just like you and a lot of others, I've been desperately awaiting the release of The Great Gatsby and it's almost here!!! Eeeee!!! I really can't contain my excitement!
In honor of the movie coming out this week, I want to do a Gatsby week! I'm gonna start it off by sharing a shoot I did last year with Michelle March. I loved it so much, I just had to show it to you again! xo
If you missed the feature on Ruffled Blog, go here.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Two days ago, we participated in Hitched Event Rental's Anniversary Gala. I met these awesome guys at the PWG bridal show and we totally hit it off. They invited me to be a part of their over-the-top/out-of-this-world event they had planned out to celebrate their first year of business in Orlando. Hitched is based out of South Florida and they decided to branch out to Otown just a year ago. Their success has been so great in Orlando and they wanted to share it with everyone in the industry. For their big bash, they partnered up with some really amazing vendors to create vignettes that showcased their inventory and the vendor's skills! Every vignette had a specific theme and mine was a "Country Chic!" I am so grateful for the opportunity they provided us to be able to really shine! I am also soooo very thankful for the vendors that made our entire look possible (listed below). They are ALL so amazing and I can't wait to work together again!!! Finally, thank you to all the vendors that paid us so many compliments and have been sending us so many sweet messages! We hope to be able to collaborate and work together with you all as well!
Hitched Events really out did themselves and they deserve all the praise! If you are in need of any tables, chairs or lounge furniture rentals....just call Hitched Events and they will take care of you!!!
Here are some pics of my vignette at the event...enjoy!
Styling + Floral Design: PEPLUM events&design
Table + Chiavari Chairs: Hitched Event Rentals
Linens: Over the Top
Large Props: Max King Events
Lamps+Small Props+Vintage Furniture: PEPLUM events&design
Vintage Tableware: Dishie Rentals
Paperie: LALITA Paperie+Designs
Flowers provided by: Florida Flowers & Orchids
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
As you all know, the color of the year is emerald and I usually don't jump on trendy bandwagons, but I fall in love with it more and more each day! I have always loved emerald jewels and after seeing The Great and Powerful Oz (which was amazing, btw!), I'm all packed up and ready to move in to emerald city! There is so much that can be done with this shade of green and so many color combinations that are chic, elegant, vintage, and just plain amazing! I hope I get some brides that want emerald because the amount of ideas that are in my head may just make it explode!!! Here is a really awesome emerald inspiration board I found on Pinterest. If you're thinking about using some emerald for your wedding...go for it!!!
Sunday, March 3, 2013
One year ago today, I married my best friend, love of my life and really just the most amazing man! This was the best day of my life and the best year of my life! We are off to celebrate our anniversary at the most magical place on earth...Walt Disney World! =)
Here is our wedding vid: