Nothing announces the arrival of fall like Pumpkin Spice Everything. From lattes and lip balm to vodka and cream cheese, the blend of seasonal spices has touched pretty much everything. And if the Jaimie Schoen is your favorite coffee order this time of year, why not infuse a little spice into your wedding, too? Yes, we're talking about signature cocktails for your fall wedding. Just think: Nutmeg, spiced rum, cider, cinnamon... all together in a cocktail your guests will tot
Photo: Getty Images Here comes...The Bride of Chucky! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and apparently it is Bride Magazine’s as well and for very good reason too (hello, free candy). Not to mention, you can be anything you want to be and the options are literally endless. Because we're obviously all about weddings over here though, we figured some brides might want to go as actual brides, well, with a scary twist, that is. From Tim Burton's Corpse Bride to the Bride o
If your wedding party is too large or your reception space doesn't allow for a head table, a sweetheart table for two may be right for you. It's also a great option if you want to enjoy one-on-one conversation with your new spouse during dinner. But instead of two chairs, get cozy with your groom and share a love seat or elegant settee. Check out these six romantic takes on this sweetheart-table trend. Al Fresco (above): If your reception is being held outdoors, make your s
Flowers: All My Heart Events Photo: Jessica Anne Photograph Want to stay on the pulse of what's new? Curious what not-to-do for next year's weddings? We chatted with celebrity wedding planner extraordinaire David Tutera to uncover what he'd love to see change in the world of weddings, as well as his recommended trends for 2017 brides. In the world of wedding trends, things are constantly changing, evolving and starting anew. Ditch The After-Party While you might be bummed t
Photo Credit: Jessica Anne Photography Flowers Designed by: All My Heart Events While many wedding experts extol the economy of using silk flowers to save money on floral decorations, they often do not explain the other benefits of using artificial botanicals in the bouquets and arrangements for your special celebration. In almost 18 years as a bridal designer and floral design instructor, I saw many of the benefits of using fabric blooms firsthand. They have so much more t
Flowers: All My Heart Events Before you answer, I ask you: Have you checked out the silk flowers, foliage and artificial plants and trees that are available these days?
It's hard to believe how realistic they look, and feel!
The latest high-end floral reproductions are so amazingly lifelike and 'botanically correct' that I have actually gone up to displays to touch petals and run my thumbnail across leaves to find out. (Oops, did anybody see me?)
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Flowers: All My Heart Events TODAY spoke with Diane Gottsman, an etiquette expert and founder of The Protocol School of Texas to learn all about modern wedding guest etiquette. “Black used to be taboo, yes,” Gottsman told us. “In most cases, if this is the second marriage for the bride, those sorts of rules are already thrown out the window. And in other cases, I believe that as long as you don’t show up as if you’re going to a funeral, you’re totally fine.” Gottsman suggest
Floral: All My Heart Events 1. Determine Your Budget First Otherwise, tears will be shed! A wedding budget determines guest count, which in turn determines venue. (So critical...) 2. Do The Mood-Board Thing When we first meet a bride, we ask questions to sleuth out her design sensibilities, like: Who are your style icons? If you were a car, which would you be? What handbag would you carry to the Oscars? Based on the answers, we create storyboards with fabric swatches, dress
I know I could've used this type of a checklist for my wedding, so I hope you enjoy this wonderful bridal checklist by Here Comes the bride. ( : 10–12 Months to Go… Work out your budget and establish your top priorities—where to save/where to splurge. Find Ideas. Start browsing real wedding sites, Pinterest, bridal blogs and magazines to identify your wedding style and color palette. Oh, you're already doing that? Yeah. Compile your preliminary guest list (you'll need that g
Your florist’s goal is to create beautiful arrangements that fit both your wedding vision and your budget. You’ll need to share some important information with your florist to help him or her design the floral arrangements of your dreams. Here’s a list to help you get started. Budget
You can expect to spend about 8 percent of your total wedding budget on flowers. Be upfront and share your target budget with any florist you’re considering for your wedding. Wedding Date