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2014 Ultimate Wedding Inspiration Collection – Day 16

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There are always new trends coming and going when it comes to centerpieces, when I saw these I have to say it was Love at first sight.

What I love about it:
Adding drama and interest to your table
Defiantly something your guests will be talking about therefore it creates conversations
Non obstructive, your guests will not have any problem conversing at the table
They are just Beautiful!!!

Suspended centerpieces can be achieved several ways.  You can use blooming branches similar to what is shown here which gives a beautiful effect.  You can use a large grouping of flowers, or perhaps individual blooms.  Candles are also beautiful suspended in glass containers.  Creating a grouping of flowers also simulates a floral chandelier which can be very elegant.

Thing to keep in mind:

Your venue, what type of ceiling does it have? a suspended centerpiece may not be as feasible to achieve if the venue has tall ceilings.  Be sure to get approval from your venue before hanging anything from the ceiling.  Secondly, make sure you have a method to hang the arrangement.

If this is something you’d be willing to try at your event, let us know!  If you have achieved this look at your own event we would love to see pictures!!!!

2014 Ultimate Wedding Inspiration Collection

Our Favorite Fall Festivities and Decor Ideas for Fall as seen on WNWO

Fall is such a lovely time of year and we are fortunate to have so many lovely local activities going on.  Here are some that we are particularly excited about!

Our Favorite Fall Festivities

Our Picks for the Weekend of October 20th & 21st

Imagination Station is holding Spooky Science.  Where you can experience fun science events, taste as well as learn how to create Edible blood, glow jello
etc. For more info check out their website:

The Toledo Zoo is offering a fun pumpkin path which includes trick or treating and much more! Check out their website for more info:

 On October 20th

You can enjoy Levis Commons Fall festival:

Set your costume aside for the most festive fall of all! A costume contest, live music and an afternoon of kooky carnival activities will entertain the entire family.

3:00pm – Members from the National American Miss will be in attendance to help pass out goodies and greet children as they arrive.

3:00pm-7:00pm – Pumpkin bowling, hayrides, spooky science with Imagination Station, cow milking and many other activities will entertain the family.

3:00pm-7:00pm – Stop by the craft tent to decorate a Yogurt Vi children’s cup to receive a 50% discount at Yogurt Vi on your next visit! This offer will be good until October 31st, 2012.

Next Weekend Our picks are:

October  26th

is the Uptown Adams street Zombie Bar
crawl. It begins at 8:30pm at Welseys Bar and grill and progresses all the way
to Ottawa Tavern. Last year had record numbers, including a flash mob!!

 But Elite Events is Especially excited and as a sponsor we will be at the Downtown Perrysburg Inc.’s

Octo BOO fest on the 27th.

Kids can trick or treat carve pumpkins
and craft from 1-5pm. Stop by The Elite Events booth to decorate your very own trick or treat bag and make sure to get some of the delicious treats we will be handing out complements of Sugar Shack Speciality Sweets!

Kati’s  Dance Studio The Dance Factory will be there giving
Zumba and Ballroom classes as well as every hour her dancers and her will teach
the favorite Thriller dance! Starting at 7pm downtown goes dark and becomes
adults only with costumes, beer tents & live music.

Decor ideas for Fall:

Not everyone has time or money to update your home décor for
the new season. For those of you who know what you want but just do not have
the time to make it happen we will come to you! Our seasonal & celebration
design will transform your home into a warm welcoming place where friends and
family can make lasting memories. Here has we put together this beautiful fresh
take on a table setting that will look good from October through December.

This fall, I am falling in love with warm jewel
tones! I think it is a nice break from the reds and oranges which have been
done so many times before.  I paired this
purple table setting with a lovely metallic gold charger and brought in accents
from the outdoors with a natural wood table runner, then I incorporated a pop
of warmth with a rich plum colored napkin. For the final touch I got crafty and
made place card holders from a mini pumpkin by covering it in glitter, which
really jazzed up the whole table setting.

*Designer Tip: To
make your room feel elegant I like to leave my dining table set throughout the
day, not just for dinner. It keeps the table from becoming a dumping ground for
book bags & mail and anytime you are snapping photos in the house you have
a nice looking table in your background!

Additional details and Statement Arrangements

Once again using warm jewel tones our Floral
Designer Sharon Johnson has put together a beautiful arrangement that is
cohesive with the table setting. Another departure from the Oranges and Reds We
added a white pumpkin and incorporated natural twigs to keep the outdoor
element consistent.

Since this particular design can work for a few months you may want to opt for
artificial flowers or speak with our floral department about changing them out
frequently.

 Remember to burn scented candles to fill your home with the aromas of pumpkin space or cinnamon apple cider. We love these tiered glass candle holders which pair with our metallic’s and keep everything looking elegant.

Stationary

 A nice added touch that we give our home décor clients is seasonal custom stationary. Your note pads, thank you cards, holiday party invitations and menu’s will be cohesive with your custom seasonal décor, like this framed menu which coordinates with the design of the table.

 We see a lot of clients who get on pinterest and think they can DIY there event or home décor.  Thankfully there are now some debunking blogs out there proving that not every
project turns out pinterest perfect. More often that not we find that when its
all said and done they just prefer to spend a little bit more money and have it
done right by professionals who have access to décor items that you can rent
instead of having to purchase or pinterest. BUT should you want to get crafty
here are some pre approved pinterest projects that you  and even the kiddo’s can easily and inexpensively pull off.

DIY Decor

An Easy Décor idea: Tip #1: If you do not already own a nice large glass vessel or apothecary jar, invest in 1 or 2 or 3! They are beautiful and a must have for any holiday or any season for that matter!  Here I have used my glass apothecary jar and filled it with seasonal  gourds & mini pumpkins.  For Easter I filled the same container with Easter eggs and for Christmas I filled it with ornaments.  it versatile, beautiful and is the perfect vessel for a quick and inexpensive accent piece that can be placed anywhere in your home for virtually any season.

Gift Giving Decor

 For a fast gift that even the kids can help make: Yarn wrapped letters
I decided to incorporate the warm jewel tones again in this accent piece
but you can choose whatever color you think is best for the person your giving
it to!

You will need a foam or wooden
letter, Yarn, glue gun & some flowers or other accent. Simply wrap the yarn
around the letter being careful to only glue small spots on the back side. If
you make any mistakes don’t worry because you can cover it with your accent
décor item! Our particular letter is a little on the large side but you can opt for a much smaller letter and double it as a gift that can be then placed at their place setting it can even double as their seat marker.  The possibilities are endless.  The same concept can be applied to bottles that you can reuse and cover with year which can then hold flowers or serve as just a great piece alone!

I hope we have inspired you to step outside the box this fall season with some of our fall favorites and tips for decorating this fall!

Decor & Wedding Trends

I love weddings, but I also love home decor.  A few of the latest decor trends include Lattice patterns, chevron “zig-zag” patterns, as well as incorporating geometric patterns such as circles and squares.  I personally LOVE bright colors as well as the simplicity of modern patterns, below are some of my favorites!

Will you be incorporating any of these trends? Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate! Invitations + Stationery, sew some custom runners, or create a fun backdrop for your head table!

Spring accessories

Do you have Spring fever yet? Check out these adorable handmade shoe clips by Etsy store Linden Lovebirds. Perfect addition to your wedding day shoes. They come in lots of colors to match your wedding day palette. Not only for you but great for your bridal party. A sweet stylish touch, these handmade wedding shoe clips are for sure the perfect accessory.

©2011 Linden Lovebirds

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2011 WEDDING TRENDS

Happy Matrimony Monday, one and all! To kick off the new year (and celebrate the biggest day in wedding planning), we’re thrilled to unveil our top 10 wedding trends for 2011!

OneWed’s Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2011:

1. Sophisticated Elegance Returns
It’s back to basics with elegant, sophisticated style in 2011. Wedding decor will be simple and understated, with modern design elements trumping DIY touches. Scripted calligraphy, custom monograms, and classic wedding cakes embody this trend. Brides will wear pearls, and grooms will ditch the Converse in favor of more tasteful wedding day kicks.

2. Outdoor Venues- Where It’s At
Couples tying the knot in 2011 will gravitate toward outdoor ceremony and reception venues. The raw, minimal backdrop of an outdoor setting leaves room for personalization and customization, a major perk for creative, hands-on nearlyweds. Lakeside venues, vineyard locations and spaces situated alongside sprawling mountains will dominate, and they’ll be spruced up with personalized touches that represent the bride and groom. You’ll find some serious outdoor weddings inspiration in our real weddings blog category!

3. Grey is the New Black, Crazy for Navy
Gloomy no more, grey is the neutral IT color for 2011 weddings. Organic and natural, shades of charcoal, dove, stone, oyster and shell will be incorporated liberally into wedding color palettes and paired with vibrant hues to make the colors pop! And while grey remains the talk of the town for 2011, navy blue (and other deep blues) are definitely on-trend for the coming year. Wonder if Prince Will’s royal wedding has anything to do with the crazy for navy trend… what do you think??

4. Mad for Metallics & Bold Color Palettes
Whether it’s two bright hues with a metallic accent, or several metallic shades used together, brights and metallics will be popular choices for wedding color palettes in 2011. Gilded gold, shimmery silver, and sparkling champagne will used alone or with accents of yellow, purple or teal. And since metallics make such a bold statement on their own, couples will scale back over-the-top decor in favor of a more restrained style aesthetic.

5. Big Ball Gowns are Back
Dramatic ball gown wedding dresses floated down 2011 bridal catwalks in droves. Wedding dress designers draped, ruched, and layered clouds of tulle, power netting, and chiffon to fashion wedding dresses with limitless volume. The outcome? Fairytale-inspired bridal style and whimsical wedding dresses for 2011 I Dos.

6. Grooms Take a Walk on the Stylish Side
Grooms are taking a stand in the name of fashion. Their tux choices will no longer be dictated by some “rent 5, get 1 free” deal. Instead, they’ll chose formal looks that represent their unique style. Bow ties will replace classic long neck ties, and embroidered dress shirts, engraved cufflinks, stylish lapel pins and the color of the season- grey- will grace the white aisles.

7. Wedding Invitations Go Green
The green weddings movement continues full speed ahead in 2011. From totally paperless wedding invitations and save-the-dates, to stationery printed on 100% recycled paper, invitations have truly gone green. Couples can find all they need with sites like WeddingPreParty (enabling online RSVP and party planning) and Nearlyweds.com (offering coordinating stationery and wedding websites).

8. Luxurious Textures– from the Dress to the Tablescape
Luxe textured fabrics will bring a sumptuous, opulent vibe to 2011 weddings. Wedding dresses will feature 3D applique, layered light fabrics (tulle, lace, chiffon), romantic ruffles, oversized florals, and illusion fabric with eye-catching beading. Textured linens will be layered to dress up reception tables, chair covers may be embroidered or beaded, and branchy centerpieces and floral arrangements will captivate wedding guests.

9. Ethnic Influences, Cultural Wedding Details
At long last, brides and grooms are embracing and showcasing their unique cultural traditions and ethnicity. Whether it’s a religious wedding ceremony ritual, traditional wedding day garb, cultural cuisine infused throughout the reception dinner, or wedding decor with bold, ethnic prints, you can’t help but embrace the unique cultures and ethnicities of couples in 2011.

10. Revved-Up Wedding Receptions
Who wants the best day of their lives to end? Not couples and guests in 2011, that’s for sure! Couples will plan a post-reception after party lasting into the wee hours of the night with drinks, entertainment, dancing, and snacks so that wedding guests can party all night long!

Now that you’ve read our predictions for the top 10 trends for 2011 weddings, share your thoughts! What do you love, what would you leave, and what did we miss? Post a comment below, or post on our Facebook page!

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