2017 Wedding Trend- Floral

Can I get married all over again?  After attending the Wedding MBA, I saw new trends for 2017 and one stood out completely to me: Floral print.  I have always been in love with different floral designs and I would say about 30 percent of my wardrobe has some kind of floral in it.  Of course with any trend, it can be over done.  Here is a few different ideas to add just the right amount to your wedding day.

  • The Dress- Incorporate as little or as much print into your wedding gown or the bridesmaids dresses like the gown:

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  • The Stationary- Add floral print from the invitations (love it in the envelope liners) to the menus and place cards at the wedding:

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  • The Cake- adding flowers to the cake is gorgeous but take it to the next leven and test your bakers skills like this:

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  • The Place Settings- keep it classy with just adding a hint of it.  Choose from the napkin, or table runner, or my absolute favorite the charger seen in photo below:

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Just keep the patterns similar throughout and simple.  Do not have a floral print table cloth, with floral napkin, floral runner, and floral charger.  Stick to just a few items spread out throughout the reception.  This is a bold new wedding trend and I absolutely love it.  If you are willing to try this style or something bold, I would love to be part of your wedding day! Please contact me for more information on all your wedding planning desires!

*All photos are for inspiration as they are not our events.  Please click on the actual image to go to the original link.

Aaron & Joey

From the second I met Aaron and Joey I knew I had to be part of their wedding day.  Not only for the amazing ideas they had but also just because they showed so much love and passion for each other.  Of course I all our couples are in love but these two were different because that sparkle never left their eyes.  Meeting them made me realize how important it is to always show your significant other how in love you are with them.  They wed over memorial day weekend inside of the Havana Room at the Tropicana.  Their request to guests were black tie formal and only black attire.  The details that went into this wedding just made it come to life.  As a couple in the entertainment business, they had to deliver and did they ever.  Aaron even had a chance to perform a beautiful duet with his friend Autumn that he sang to his groom!

Aaron & Joey, thank you for choosing us to be part of your celebration and trusting us throughout the planning process.  You both are an inspiration to everyone who knows you.  The love you two share does not come often and I am so thankful I was able to witness such a true romance.  There was a team of amazing vendors that helped make this wedding possible at the bottom of this post.  Lisa and Jamison, thank you for capturing this wedding.  I enjoyed working with you both again and can’t wait until the next one!  Please enjoy some of my favorite images from this romantic event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A very special thank you to all of the talent that went into this gorgeous wedding:

Wedding Planner: Desirable Events by Desi (www.desirableevent.com)

Photographer: Moxie Studio (www.gomoxiestudio.com)

Floral: Naakiti Floral (http://www.naakitifloral.com)

Decor: Sit on this (http://www.sitonthischair.com)

Venue: Tropicana Havana Room (http://www.troplv.com)

DJ: DJ Tony (http://www.djinlasvegas.com)

Invitations: 1st Impressions Invitations (http://www.1stimpressionsinvitations.com)

Back to Work

I just wanted to say a quick Thank you to everyone in my life for all your support during this past year.  It has been a while since I had time to blog about our events but the wait was so worth it.  I didn’t get to blog about my pregnancy or anything but this little amazing, fiery spirited girl came into our lives and is the best surprise we will ever have.  Our daughter Stoli was born 4 months ago and she’s so awesome.  Although I worked throughout my pregnancy and even had a wedding a few days before I went into labor and another right after, I made sure to keep some time aside for this sweet little angel.  I can’t wait until she is older to be my little wedding planning assistant.  Thank you Lullaby Lane for capturing our little newborn.

Krystal & Ryan’s Wedding

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Krystal and Ryan are from Iowa and contacted us to be their Day of Coordinator.  We didn’t officially meet until they came into town their wedding weekend.  They are definitely the perfect match for each other.  Ryan was very laid back and quiet and Krystal had all sorts of beautiful ideas.  In fact, a majority of their wedding was created by Krystal and her bridesmaids which I will talk more about later.  Their wedding ceremony took place at the Signature towers MGM.  Although it was close to 100 degrees, the space was shaded and turned out to be perfect for their nuptials.  They had about 75 of their closest friends and families all of which traveled to share the special moment with them.  The decor for the ceremony was very simple.  Their guests sat on each side of the rose petal aisle in white garden chairs with the natural palm tree background as the backdrop of their vows.  They each had 3 attendants on each side of them, along with their two little boys as their ring bearers and the Maid of Honor’s daughter as the flower girl.  Krystal’s oldest son and mother walked her down the aisle.  One of my favorite ceremony surprises ever happened.  Krystal stopped when she had to put the ring on Ryan and instead of giving him the ring that he thought was his, she pulled out a ring that he wanted to get but was out of their budget.  It was so sweet and the look on Ryan’s face was priceless.  Following the ceremony, the guests were shuttled over to the Monte Carlo for the cocktail hour while the bridal party and immediate family went to the Las Vegas Sign for formal pictures photographed by Lucas Strawhorn Photography.  The reception was in the ballroom at Monte Carlo and guests were able to sit wherever they wanted.  Guests were greeted by the Videographer Tim to say something to the couple.  The room was decorated in white linens with purple accents which were rented from Las Vegas Rentals.  The DIY items I spoke earlier about that Krystal made were a beautiful glittery card box and centerpieces which were a cluster of 3 vases with bling on the top, filled with diamonds, water, and a light.  They were perfect for the simple, yet elegant bling look she wanted.  In place of a guestbook, they had a frame for everyone to sign that will be hung on their wall with a photo of them from the wedding.  The cake was made by Monte Carlo.  It was white with just a little bling on each layer and a double bling heart cake topper.  After they were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Marshall for the first time, they went into their first dance Beyonce “You are my Rock”.  Their MC and DJ was DJ Tim.  Also, as a great surprise, Ryan’s cousin also sang the Beyonce song for them a-cappella after each of the mother’s toasts.  Following the song, the groomsmen and one of the maid of honors, said their toasts then we went into dancing followed by cake cutting.  The last thing was the garter and bouquet  toss.  The dance floor then reopened to all and they had the best mix of R & B, hip hop, and pop to keep everyone on the dance floor.  This was a gorgeous wedding for a beautiful and sweet couple.  We were so honored they chose us to be their day of coordinator.
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Thank you so all the vendors who helped make this wedding day as they desired:
Day of Coordinator- Desirable Events by Desi
Photographer- Lucas Strawhorn Photography
Videographer- Tim Moran
Ceremony- Signature at MGM
Reception- Monte Carlo
Rentals- Las Vegas Rentals
DJ- DJ Tim
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An Intimate Vegas Wedding

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Mathieu and Sophie

Mathieu and Sophie are a beautiful couple from Belgium who chose to marry in Las Vegas. They found me through google and our first “meeting” was on Skype but a few months later Mathieu came to Las Vegas for work so I was able to finally meet him in person. They planned everything from afar and put all their trust into Desirable Events. The main request they had was to rent a SUV limo and take their 15 guests on a photo tour of the strip. They took photos at the Venetian, Tropicana, and the Las Vegas Sign prior to their ceremony. Being married in August outdoors, always makes me nervous, although the photo tour was a little windy it actually made for comfortable temperatures and amazing photos by Saundra Wirig Photography. When it was time for the ceremony, the limo dropped off everyone to the ceremony venue where the wind had basically went away. Their wedding venue was Lakeside Weddings and Events which is perfect for an intimate ceremony overlooking the lake. Guests were greeted with the lovely sound of Gospel Singers provided by Patti Pennington. The wedding was officiated in French by Danielle Starzyk from Elegant Weddings Las Vegas. Being on a lake, there are always surprises and a local paddle boater was riding by listening to the ceremony which made the couple laugh and enjoy the unexpected moment. Following the ceremony, the guests and family members took photos with the Lake in the background then headed back to the limo to head to the reception. It was held on top of the Stratosphere in a private dining room with gorgeous views of the entire Las Vegas Valley. This was a very intimate dinner reception with a 5 course meal. Music was provided by the Stratosphere and had a great mix perfect for a wedding dinner. They did not have a traditional reception just had a few speeches by some of their closest friends. It was a wonderful and amazing night that was full of love, laughter, and happily ever after!

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For more information on planning your intimate wedding, please contact me at desi@desirableevent.com or (248) 836-8605.

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A special Thanks to all the vendors who made this event so special:

Wedding Planner: Desirable Events by Desi
Hair/makeup: Jennifer Doepper                                                                                                                     Photographer: Saundra Wirig Photography *all photos provided by Saundra for this blog
Videographer: Cashman
Ceremony Venue & Flowers: Lakeside Weddings and Events
Reception Venue & Decor: Stratosphere, Top of the World Private Dining Room
Gospel Singers: Patti Pennington
Limo: Las Vegas Transporters

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Wedding Send Off Items Your Guests will Love

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Many couples try to add their little touches to their wedding and one way to do so is having a send off at the end of the night or after pronounced husband and wife.  There are so many different ideas out there that I wanted to provide a list to help you find the right fit for your wedding style.  Please keep in mind to check with your wedding venue before you choose something that is thrown or flamable because many venues do not allow these items.

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Rice- Throwing rice is one of the earliest traditions for fertility rituals.  If you choose to throw rice, please make sure it is safe for animals.

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Rose Petals- This doesn’t have to only be the flower girls job.  Many couples choose to have gorgeous rose petals thrown at them to brighten up photos and match the ceremony floral pieces.

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Bubbles- A very common trend today, bubbles are a great way of keeping the ceremony space clean but yet help your photographer capture that special send off with beautiful bubbles in the photos.

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Ribbon Wands- These items are not only a fun ceremony item but can double as favors and make great dance photos during the wedding reception.

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Leaves or Seeds- If you are getting married outside in a natural mother nature setting, try using leaves or bird seed as your throw item.  This way it is natural and harmless to the environment.

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Confetti- If your venue allows this, it is a must.  I have a venue in town that has the confetti cannons already there and one of my couples will have the send off at the end of the night for their farewell exit.

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Silly string- This is only to be used if you have a super fun group and you as well as your guests don’t mind getting a little dirty.

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Sparklers- This although is very popular and at so many weddings really creates the perfect exit photos for a couple.  Be sure to use if your wedding ends after sunset as they will not turn out if the daylight is still there.

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Dove or Butterfly release- This is a beautiful way to celebrate the unity of your marriage and have a symbol of love.  One of my couples did a dove release after their ceremony and it was truly breathtaking.

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Bells- Although these don’t make a great photo opportunity, they are a really cute and traditional memory to have.  If you don’t mind the whole kiss during the reception, these also can replace the banging on the china.

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Chinese Lanterns- If you have a large wedding, these make a beautiful send off for you and awesome photos.

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Balloons- Having your guests all get a balloon and you get a group shot with them then release is another great example for wedding photos.

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Glow Sticks- Great way to send off at the end of the night after partying on the dance floor with them.  These are fun favors for the guests as well so a great way to use as everything.

If you like any of the items above but do not want to DIY, just click on the photos and it will take you to the link.  I can also help create a wedding item for you.  Contact me at desi@desirableevent.com for all your wedding planning needs.

Gorgeous Wedding Signs by From Kelly With Love 

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With the growing world of technology and apps, weddings can be more confusing to plan due to the bride searching endless hours on Pinterest for ideas. A friend of mine is an amazing, talented artist and is a one stop shop for all your wedding sign needs. Her shop From Kelly With Love can be found on Etsy. She has tons of different wedding items and I’ll break down some of my favorites by ceremony and reception. (Please click on the photo to go directly to the listing on Etsy to purchase). 

Ceremony:
1. Welcome Sign: Guest always feel special with an adorable welcome sign like this Sandwich board or aisle blocker. Y

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2. Directional Sign: Some venues can be confusing to where the ceremony and reception take place. Get a fun direction sign so guests know exactly where everything will be. 

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3. Seating Sign: Ceremony seating can get confusing or if someone has a significant amount of people on their side it tends to feel uncomfortable for people to intermingle. This is a unity of two families joining together so why not have a sign to direct guests to side on either side?

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4. Memorial Sign: It’s always a sweet idea to honor loved ones watching from heaven by having something to remember them by. Here are a couple different ideas for this:

A cross: 

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Signs:

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5. Ring bearer signs: The kids are always the first “awe” moment before the bride. Why not spice it up and add that extra awe with one of these adorable signs!

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6. Guest book Sign: With all the different ideas in guestbooks that are created today, guests tend to get confused on where to sign their names. By having a sign with the guest book will allow guests to not miss out on sending you wishes. (check out my past blog for guestbook ideas) 

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7. Monogram: Becoming one family is showing how true love exists. Brides can now share their new monogram as soon as they become a Mrs. (Note: This could always double as a guest book.)

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8. Cake sign: Cake tables always need extra decor that many couples forget to add. Why not get a cute sign to display with your cake and cutting set for that nice additional touch! 

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9. Favor sign: Favors are such a wide range of what people do now and If you are setting up a table just for favors, make sure you have a sign to let your guests know that it is ok to take one.

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10. Bar sign: Many people do not decorate the bars at their wedding so they just sit as is. Most of your guests though tend to spend most of their time getting drinks so by adding a fun little sign to it will be a nice touch. 

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11. Social Media Sign: As I stated in the beginning of this blog, social media is huge. It’s a great way to see what your wedding looked like from all your guests perspective. Create a hashtag and get a sign like this so your guests can provide you with amazing photos. 

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12. Table Numbers: These are perfect little rustic table numbers, something which most venues do not provide so why not get something cute that you can reuse in the future for things such as other parties or kids birthdays. 

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13. Food Signs: Each wedding may have certain food, candy, or treat stations. Add the rustic touch with one of these. 

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14. Chair signs: The bride and groom should stand out on their day. It’s a great touch having these shabby chic chair signs and perfect for photos. 

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15. Miscellaneous: Pinterest may drive you crazy at times but like I said Kelly does it all. Here are other really cute ideas to help out with your wedding sign needs. 

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There are many different ideas that Kelly creates for weddings, home, and other events. If you don’t see them above, please check out her Etsy for many more beautiful ideas. 

Need help planning your wedding? Please contact me or visit our website and browse our website different packages!