Illuminate the Night with String Lights

Posted by kharrison on Jul 03, 2013

A backyard wedding is a perfect way to incorporate unique and energy efficient lighting. Many people have their reception at dusk, so they can enjoy a night under the stars. String lights are a simple and creative way to illuminate the dance floor and get the party started.

These handmade leaf string lights can light up your celebration. Their leafy greens are ideal for spring and summer weddings when nature is lush and blooming! Each light is handmade from fallen leaves that have been delicately dried and preserved. These lights come in a variety of different colors to match your wedding.

Photo: Handmade Leaf String Lights, Cottonlight

Rattan string lights can be used for festive indoor decor during the day, and they can also light up your celebration at night. Place them around the mirror in your venue’s restrooms or around the doorways for an added glow. These string lights are handmade from 100% cotton string, rattan and fallen leaves.

Photo: Rattan String Lights, Cottonlight

Floral-inspired lights are a more creative approach to outdoor lighting. These lights are ec0-chic and vibrant, plus they look like the real thing because they are made from fallen leaves. Choose from sunkissed yellow or rich purple hues or buy a variety of colors to brighten up the room.

Photo: Handmade Flower String Lights, Cottonlight

If you don’t want nature-inspired lights, single color ball lanterns are simple yet still very elegant.  They are completely eco-friendly using 100% cotton string and are handmade to order.

Photo: Single Color Ball Lanterns, Cottonlight

These flower string lights will create a romantic feeling at any outdoor wedding. The lights look just like big beautiful blooms and come in your color of choice. Their gauzy, sheer material makes the center light pop. In addition to being elegant, these lights are handmade and eco-friendly using 100% cotton string.

Photo: Romantic Flower String Lights, Cottonlight

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Trends We Love: Lounges

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 02, 2012

Wedding lounges create an intimate setting for socialization. So, why not give your guests an area where they can get away and watch the entertainment unfold throughout the night? Pillows, a throw rug, candles, uplighting and floral centerpieces will make your lounge complete but also will enhance your theme. Here are some lounges we love:

1. Casual 

Lounge: Arc de Belle 

 2. Vintage

Photo: The Bird and The Bear 

3. Modern

Photo: CinematicbyDavidM

David Tutera: {Take 2}

Posted by jwimer on Mar 30, 2011

Yesterday we got a little glimpse of the hard work, unparalleled creativity, and dedication that David Tutera directs into the success of his dynamic event planning and design company, his television show My Fair Wedding, and in giving back to his industry.  But, it doesn’t end there.  David has also developed some amazing wedding related product lines to assist brides in achieving their own “Fair Weddings.”  It’s almost as good as having him by your side while you plan.

First up… his beautiful line of bridal gowns David Tutera by Faviana.  “Inspired by the red carpet, worn on the white carpet,” this collaborative effort with Faviana has produced a bevy of gorgeous wedding gowns an in array of fashion forward stylings.

Q. What is your favorite wedding gown silhouette in today’s bridal gown market?

A. I am crazy about the Madison gown. I love the silhouette, how elegant and regal it looks. What a fun twist to a classic silhouette!

The Lounge Vibe

Posted by jwimer on Mar 23, 2011

In the land of weddings, what is more hip than a vibing lounge area at your reception?  David Tutera, Preston Bailey, and other great event designers set this trend in motion, and now caterers and event planners all over the globe are creating amazing event scapes that take the concept to the brink!  I asked members of the International Caterers Association to share some of their favorite set-ups with us…and WOW!

Feastivities Events {Philadelphia, PA.}

Interior Inspiration

Posted by jwimer on Mar 17, 2011

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One of my favorite things about watching design based television shows are the concept boards…you know…when the creative designer pins up little photos of furniture, paint swatches, rug or tile samples, and other decorative elements so that the client can get a sense of their vision.  Well by now you have been inundated with bridal mood or inspiration boards, that showcase your colors, the flowers you are attracted to, the dresses or accessories that you love.  But for some brides compiling all of those elements can be daunting and overwhelming, especially if you aren’t exactly sure where to start or what will most reflect your vision.