1.28.2010

Florida Here We Come!

For any of you that are our Friends or fans on facebook you already know how excited we are to be planning this destination wedding. It has not been until now though that I will reveal the Who, What, When and Where of this beautiful event! Are you excited?

When I first met this couple I became instantly smitten with them! You can just see the love between the two of them. This fun loving couple has been together for 8 years, so when Matt finally popped the question, they both decided that neither of them wanted to have a long engagement. Ashlee & Matt knew they were going to need some assistance pulling together a wedding in less than 4 months, which is when they contacted me:) and I am so glad that they did!

So "without further ado"

Who:

Ashlee Csortos & Matt DeLauter


What:
A Grand Celebration of their Love as they Unite In Marriage
after being together for 8 years!

When:
April 16, 2010

Where:
The Tradewinds Island Grand located on Beautiful St. Pete Beach Florida
What the I have up my sleeve:

Colors:
Canary Yellow & Lime Green,

Accents of Caribbean Orange, and Fabulous Fuchsia


Conceptual work:
It all begins with an Invitation:

Ashlee & Matt have selected a beautiful invitation. We will be replacing the pink with the yellow, to bring in the primary wedding color. What could be more appropriate than this :)

If you are interested in Invitations feel free to contact us, we have thousands of invitations for you to look through all available within 5-7 days! If you cant find exactly what you are looking for, we can also custom design something just for you!

Ceremony Decor:
Beautiful bamboo canopy with rose petals scattered along the sand.

We will be flanking each side of the isle-way with beautiful yellow parasols, similar to what you see here.

Reception:
How can you not do an outdoor reception while in Florida :) We are envisioning canary yellow floor length linens with white chairs, green chargers with a Caribbean orange napkin. We will be uniting all of the colors together within the centerpieces. You can expect to see modern pieces with accents of LEMONS :)Unlike most Brides, when Ashlee came to me she said, "I'm not like most brides, who say they have been dreaming of this day forever, I am easy to please, now make it happen!" She came to the right place! This was music to my ears, full creative freedom! She told me she wanted canary yellow to be the main color, and that she would love to incorporate lemons into the mix, and I ran with it!

I cant wait to see how it all comes together!

If you are like most brides that know what they like, but are unsure on how to pull it all together, and wonder if it will even look good, look no further.

Contact us today
to schedule a complementary 1 hour pre-planning session,
where we can uncover your needs and discuss all of your options!

1.08.2010

Wedding Trends for 2010

WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2010

The eco-chic trend is very now and is going nowhere: being ecologically conscious and applying that to your wedding couldn’t be more chic. Many may think that ecological means less chic, but no, it’s all about creativity and personalized glamour. Choosing recycled paper invitations, organic flowers, holding the ceremony and the reception at the same place, having the groom arrive on a bicycle, creating a menu based on biological products... are all great options for an eco-chic wedding, a trend that is surely going to explode in 2010.

Romantic dresses

Romance is definitely back and 2010 will be no exception. Besides incorporating some eccentricities, with knee-high (or even shorter) wedding dresses, the 2010 trends welcome back the classical, romantic bride. The applications of flowers and lace will be very big in 2010, all of which are reminiscent of our grandmothers and the beautiful decade of the 30s.

Romantic dresses

Shorter cocktail hour

One of the biggest trends is a shorter cocktail hour. In order to avoid keeping guests “on hold” for several hours, while serving hor d'oeuvres, signature cocktails and some music, cocktail hour has been reduced to less than 60 minutes – right before the main course, which now takes the spotlight. The trend for 2010 is more fun in less time. The idea is a shorter, but chic cocktail hour.

Shorter cocktail hour

Tall wedding cakes

For 2010, wedding cakes will be so much taller and elegant – the traditional 3 layer cakes will be transformed into 5 or even 7 layer cakes (although some of those layers may be fake!). Towering sweetness for everyone to admire.

Tall wedding cakes

Humoristic photography

Although digital photography may have stepped aside to welcome back traditional photography – our grandparents’ wedding albums have become a new favorite – the poses, as well as the pictures themselves are more casual and relaxed. Some of the most sure-fire trends for 2010 are the pre-prepared scenarios at the reception for taking pictures with the bride, groom and guests; an extra special attention to detail and, of course, photographs with a touch of humor.

Humoristic photography

Eco and retro invitations

Creating your invitations is, and always will be, something very personal but that doesn’t mean that you can’t switch around the type of materials used to make those invitations. Invitations comprised of recycled paper or thank you cards printed or written on old postcards are the newest trends for 2010.

Eco and retro invitations

Recycling and giving

Changing times generate new trends and reusing, recycling and giving away what was bought for and used at the wedding is no exception. Selling or giving the bride’s dress to someone in need, offering the leftover food from the wedding dinner to a homeless shelter, donating the flowers employed in the wedding decoration to a church, hospital or association that may reuse them, are all trends that are becoming ever so popular: give in order to receive.

Recycling and giving

Personalization

Distinguishing and making each detail more personal is also a growing trend and in 2010 it will grow full force. Inscribing the bride and groom’s initials on the wedding’s different details: invitations, cards, lighting, dinner plates, decoration, top of the wedding cake... is a very popular trend. And Elite Events Loves personal touches :)

Personalization

Sharing the wedding on social media

There is no better way to broadcast the wedding live than through a social media network. Asking the photographer to upload just taken photographs on Facebook or having the bride, groom or their friends, update the big event on Twitter is a new trend.

Sharing the wedding on social media

Edible wedding favours

Regional sweets and pastries are a big trend when it comes to wedding favors, but choosing favors that are reminiscent of childhood or of a special moment in the bride and groom’s lives is definitely the new trend.

Edible wedding favours

Mixing traditional and bold flowers

Mixing flowers in the wedding decoration has become a trend. Using carnations, chamomiles, camellias and daisies, along with more exotic flowers is the new trend. Including a touch of extravagance amidst tradition is a distinctive factor and a very elegant one.

Mixing traditional and bold flowers

Details, details, details

Personalizing, taking the time and the effort to pay special attention to all the little details – the ones that make guests feel special, welcome and that stand out from all the other weddings – is a huge trend. Personalizing invitations, serving a distinct and bold menu, surprising with a signature cocktail or an adorable decoration is already a reality and in 2010 even more is expected!

Details

A honeymoon that won’t swallow your savings

A honeymoon that is planned by the bride and the groom, as well as low-cost trips filled with culture in Europe, are a new trend.

A honeymoon that won’t swallow your savings