Friday, October 28, 2011

Fun Facts Friday!

Here are some fun wedding facts for you all on this Fun Facts Friday! Featuring the world’s most expensive wedding dress, cake, bouquet and shoes! Enjoy!

The most expensive wedding dress was $12 million USD from jeweler Martin Katz and dress maker Renee Strauss. The dress has about 150 carats worth of diamonds and as of now it is still for sale.

The most expensive bouquet, 90 gemstones, 9 diamonds, a star shaped ruby and entry in the Vietminese in the Guinnes Book of World Records, valued at $125,000 USD.

The most expensive cake was unveiled in 2006 at a luxury bridal show in Beverly Hills. It was created by Nahid La Patisserie Artistique along with jeweler Mimi So.  It is decked out with jewels both exclusive and priceless. Estimated worth of about $20 million USD. I wonder what they did with the cake after the show...

Certaintly not the most expensive, but a very expensive pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes with Jewler La Vain cost about $2 million and feature 185 carats of museum-quality tanzanite gemstones and 200 carats of other precious stones. 

Not very practical for your wedding but I thought they were fun facts to share ! Happy Friday !


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beautiful Gowns For Under $5,000

Every girl dreams of looking like a princess on her wedding day, but sometimes you just have to be a little creative with your wedding dress budget. Here are some really beautiful dresses that I have found for under $5,000 that will most definitely make you feel like a princess with out breaking the bank. 

Here is a beautiful ballerina inspired dress from White by Vera Wang for David's Bridal, $1,000

Love this elegant fun figure hugging dress from Maggie Sottero via Best Bridal Prices, $1,129

Such a dreamy romantic dress from Jacquelin Wedding Dresses, $1,035

I love the black sash accent which you could add for the evening reception, by Modern Trousseau via, $199

 Simply stunning dress and the back (below) is to die for from Priscilla of Boston $4,375

Get creative girls and look around, you might be surprised at what you find!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Escort Cards

Why not think of a fun and different way to help your guests find their way to their seats for dinner. The escort card may seem like a small detail but like the invitation, it's the entre to the next fabulous part of your wedding. Here are some lovely escort cards from various weddings I planned that I thought you might enjoy.

 (Photo by Ben Hoffman at Two Sparrows and flowers by Flower Dec)

 (Photo by Paula Luna at Luna Photo and dogwood branches by Bobbe Vagel)

(Photo by Anthony Elgort)

(Photo and flowers by Lilla Bello)

I love how each individual bride's style and theme was followed through to the escort cards, it just ties it all together. Have fun thinking of ways that your personality can shine through your escort card table.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

50th Luau Birthday Party

I had the great pleasure of being asked to design a very special client's 50th birthday party and I was so excited when she said she wanted a tropical Caribbean and luau celebration. I had such fun designing the bright and vibrant decor and lighting. Finding the perfect entertainment was also the icing on the cake. Fortune Entertainment provided us with  an amazing show featuring fire dancers, limbo dancers and dances from Hawaii to Tahiti! I loved finding the Tiki God heads from Bob Gail, he has some great props and also Lenny Marvin Prop Heaven had the wonderful Caribbean bar stools that we used as well. I just wanted to share some of my favorite photos from the event.

I love to carry through the decor design with the buffet as well. I complemented the fabulous food from Good Gracious! Events by wrapping the buffet table in thatching which also wrapped around the bar. Speaking of the bar, our most popular hang out during the night featured some delicious Tiki cocktails mixed up by Good Gracious' mixologist Dan Smith. It was very exciting to transform my client's stunning backyard into a Hawaiian paradise. Happy Birthday Terry!


Catering: Good Gracious! Events
Photography: Ben Hoffman from Two Sparrows Photography
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Rentals: Town and Country 
Flowers: Mark's Garden
Props: Bob Gail and Prop Heaven
Entertainment: Fortune Entertainment
Margaritas and Pina Coladas Machine: Margarita Man