March 12, 2013

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Just two years ago floral prints were “making a comeback” in the fashion world as we saw in collections from Givenchy and Miu Miu. Knowing that fashion trends will bleed into event design, we’re thrilled to see floral fabrics are still blooming in popularity. One of our favorite examples of the haute style is this midnight blue cocktail dress from Erdem. The pink and blue embroidered flower print is flattering but not overdone.  And, there’s even a little lace!

This pretty dress is fabulous for Springtime rehearsal dinners and bridal showers.  How the floral trend will continue to translate into party design? We’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?

WE LOVE: Something Blue, Cobalt Blue, That Is {Fall’s Newest Color Trend}

October 3, 2012

Cobalt Blue Color Trend Fashion Trends for Weddings

From frilly party frocks to sexy strappy sandals and glossy finger nails, cobalt blue is the season’s hottest color trend! Frankly, we love the idea of such a deep royal blue at play in the stylish world around us. The bold blue is vibrant and fresh contrasted against fall’s earth tones, crisp and modern when paired with white, and sassy mixed with metallic gold!  Of course, as event designers, we’ve always known cobalt blue was  dynamic for parties, weddings and events. We’ve been coloring with deep blues for quite some time in lighting and linens. But we’re inspired by the endless parade of cobalt evening gowns, shoes, bags, pillows, vases, china and stemware we see popping up everywhere in the marketplace. We look forward to seeing the trend come to life this season!

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Perhaps our favorite embodiment of the cobalt trend comes from Reem Acra’s recent Resort 2013 Collection. This lovely, strapless evening gown would be sensational worn on a mother of the bride or on a whole gaggle of bridesmaids. Simply STUNNING!

Cobalt Blue Reem Acra Gown Resort 2013

Cobalt Blue Party Accessories and Wedding Inspiration

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{Photo credits, top to bottom: LA Times; Oscar de la Renta; Stella McCartney; Nicholas Kirkwood; Lauren Dall; Glamorous Chic Life; Oscar de la Renta; Reem Acra; Phil Kramer; Reem Acra; Absolutely Beautiful Things; Annie Hall; Etoile Legere; Susan Beard Design.}

REAL STORIES: A Kimmel Center Wedding in Center City Philadelphia

January 11, 2011

What’s not to love about The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts?  It’s probably nigh impossible to find such a dramatic or impressive wedding location in all of Center City Philadelphia.  At least, one that is a contemporary architectural vision in an otherwise traditional urban landscape.  Certainly, Brad and Christiana fell in love with the Kimmel Center with its circular black marble walls, endless slate floors and high domed glass ceiling.   They chose the Hamilton Rooftop Garden for their September wedding and layered classic ivory, summer blue and vibrant green flowers with modern wood containers and organic details for a stylish urban celebration.  The sunflowers were a happy surprise.

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