Seashells by Seashore

Seashells by Seashore

January 25, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |   |  No Comments

Sarah Trotter, owner of Lasting Impressions Weddings, offers planning, design, and coordination for the day you have always dreamed about! Sarah creates unique, fun, personalized and elegant events that reflect a couples personal vision and style, working with all budgets. Sarah’s knowledge and years of event expertise ensure that your wedding is planned with creativity, imagination and an attention to detail.

INSPIRATION

I love the idea of using minimal color and really having a great accent… whether that is a design, monogram or a bright pop of color. I would do a clean palette with these pops.

DETAILS

I love tent weddings because you start with a blank canvas. I am also a big fan of the water, so I would be next to the lake and have more of a relaxed with tons of glamor theme. I like to add the sense of glamour with the big poofy dress and the chandlier. A MUST is great lighting and lounge seating in my perfect wedding!

Credits:

1. Kekopean Stitches 2. Martha Stewart 3. Brides.com 4. The Knot 5. Sarah Trotter 6. Elizabeth Messina

Simply Modern

Simply Modern

January 20, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |   |  2 Comments

Nycia Emerson is the owner of Inspired Events and Designs in Austin TX, which is an event planning & interior styling company, established in 2007. Nycia’s love for glitz, glam and sophistication allows her to bring unique and stylish designs to her weddings & interiors.  She is inspired by all things beautiful! She believes that inspiration comes from anything that causes you to think freely and live fabulously!  She encourages her clients to bring that special touch of personality to their wedding day!

INSPIRATION

My ideal wedding would have a very modern flare, which is a totally different take from my very traditional wedding seven years ago.  I love the idea of a tent draped with crisp white lines and nature in the surroundings.  Bringing in a plum shade with a touch of grey would really set things off a little. Whites, plum and grey what a clean color palette! Makes me a little giddy!

DETAILS

The “Simple is More” motto, is one that I like to use with events as well as interiors. Some times keeping things at a minimal is better.  The modern take on wedding decor seems to always catch my eye.  The crisp white drapes accented with pops of color, beautiful flowers lined in simple vases, just makes for a dramatic feel without being over kill. I also like the idea of clustering vases as center pieces at different sizes and shapes, such a piece of art!

Credits:

1.&2. Jasmine Star 3. Martha Stewart 4. Brides.com 5. The Bride’s Cafe

Crescent City Posh

Crescent City Posh

January 20, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |  ,  |  No Comments

Linda Smreczak, owner of Amanda Rose Weddings in Hilton Head Island, SC, infuses fresh, fabulous outside the box ideas when planning weddings. Amanda Rose Weddings is a full service wedding planning company offering planning, designing, stationary, linens, gift bags and honeymoon planning.

INSPIRATION

I love color and how each one makes me feel. What color I have on usually reflects my mood.  It really excites me when a bride wants to use color. When it comes to my wedding, I first think of a classic, posh, feminine look and then I see black and white. I have a confession to make, I’m married and oddly enough when I was asked to do this, I didn’t even think of my own wedding. I just thought it would be fun to do and set off in a completely different direction. Although the design elements were different, my wedding was black and white, is that Freudian!!

DETAILS

I absolutely adore anemones, but think the black and white ones make such a statement.  Having the black lamps along with the bountiful anemones on each table adds more interest to the table and the overall space. I love the fleur-de-lis designs carried though out the invitations and linens. I love the linens on the cake and adding the anemones. Having an overall cohesive look from the beginning to end of the design is important in a well planned. I call this wedding New Orleans Posh!!

Credits:

1. Melissa Sweet 2,3,6,7. Brides.com 4. Unknown 5. The Knot

Old World Avant-Garde

Old World Avant-Garde

January 17, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |   |  1 Comment

Jenifer Simpson is an event designer, and owner of Marybelle’s, a couture event design company in Mobile, Alabama. They enjoy creating custom, “out of the box” events for brides and grooms who are looking for something truly unique.  It is their belief that styling the perfect event starts with the personality of the couple.

INSPIRATION

Charlie and I were married in a destination wedding in Scotland almost fifteen years ago. Getting married away was, without a doubt, the best decision we could have made, and I can honestly say I would do it again. Stylistically speaking though, if I had the chance to plan my wedding again, I would change almost everything. The two of us have very different styles. Charlie has very traditional taste, and I prefer eclectic and avant-garde design. Of course, there would have to be compromise. Using my husband’s family tartan as a starting place, I would put together an mixture of plaids in rich colors, and pair them with lush English garden style florals.

DETAILS

For me, love is in the details. I love texture, so I would use several tartans in a variety of fabrics, such as weathered wool, dupioni silk, and duchess satin as a base for the design.  I also have a passion for beautiful flowers. A mixture peonies, tulips, roses, and thistles would make a perfect bouquet. Candlelit lanterns would mark the path to the Gothic stone church, and the sound of bagpipes would fill the air in the churchyard. After the ceremony, our guests would then be transported by vintage cars to a 13th century castle for cocktails and dinner. We would end our evening in the castle’s library, with wedding cake and after dinner drinks, enjoying the company of our closest family and friends.

Credits:

1. Dalhousie Castle 2. Modern Romance 3. Heritage of Scotland 4. Shadow Boxer Crafts 5. The Flower Magician 6. Scottish Wedding Dreams 7. 8. Unknown

A Modern Classic

A Modern Classic

January 15, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |   |  2 Comments

After living in Phoenix for 11 years, June Manning moved to Nashville with her husband in October 2007 and joined Premier W.E.D. June loves Nashville and its Southern charm and especially loves working with Dawn and the other ladies at Premier W.E.D.  June said it’s exciting and she cherishes every opportunity to work with future brides.

INSPIRATION

I enjoy bits and pieces from both the past and present and that is what inspired my modern classical look. I love the clean and simple look of modern design. I chose gray with shimmery silver accents to help achieve a sleek, contemporary look. In order to add contrast as well as create a natural and fresh ambiance, I chose green as an accent color. Green is bright, and adds to the clean, modern setting. I love modern architecture so this wedding would take place in a contemporary art museum or an industrial loft space with lots of windows to shine in the natural light.

DETAILS

A 12-person big band playing the tunes of Duke Ellington and the like would set the mood for this classical, afternoon wedding. Guests would enjoy modern dishes like bacon-wrapped scallops and almond flavored gelato. My husband and I love music so to add a personal touch, each table would be named after one of our favorite songs. As the bride, I would wear a satin dress topped with a modern lace design above the waist. The bridesmaids would wear long, platinum-colored satin dresses and would carry a fresh bouquet of naturally green leaves with white and green flowers, including hydrangeas, mums, peonies and roses. After a couple of hours of listening to the classics, the band would break and the iPod would start — playing Billboard hits from 2000 and on. My husband and I would drive off in a classic 1950s Bentley.

Credits:

1. The Knot 2. Melissa Sweet 3. Le Papier Boutique 4. Bethalee Photography 5. Kat Netzler 6. 5ive 15ifteen Photography

White Wedding Chic

White Wedding Chic

January 13, 2010  |  In Her Shoebox  |   |  2 Comments

20080810-IMG_5695-82Nicole Kaney is the owner of NK Productions Wedding Planning based out of Sarasota, FL. Using fun, classic and elegant ideas, along with comprehensive industry knowledge, NK Productions tailors their professional expertise to brides wants and needs. It’s a boutique wedding planning company and specializes in destination weddings in the Sarasota area, perfectly executing about 12 weddings a year.

INSPIRATION

I had a really hard time picking with all of the amazing options I am continually around and all of the talented vendors I work with everyday. Most of my brides find this very funny since I am a wedding planner, but my husband and I eloped to Italy 7 years ago. So, this was so fun for me to decide on the details. I’m always thinking about my clients so I don’t often think about what I would do for myself. I love clean lines and tend to lean towards being modern, but I also would want a romantic feel for my dream wedding.

DETAILS

Living in Florida the outdoor elements are really important to me. I love black and dark colors and lean on that in my wardrobe choices but I went very light with my wedding colors. Warm lighting is key and provides the cozy yet romantic feel to the night and helps everyone relax and enjoy the special day of union.

Credits:

1. Elizabeth Anne Designs 2. Leigh Miller Photography 3. InStyle Weddings Magazine 4. DeLovely Designs 5. Amy Atlas