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2017 Trending Wedding Themes

Hello  brides to be ! Are you planning your 2017 wedding?  Well we have some hot inspiration for you on whats hott this wedding season. They are all chic, sophisticated, fresh and completely fabulous! Take a look and be inspired.

One of the biggest trends for year 2016,  was the greenery and garden feel, and it will still be popular in 2017. Everything from eucalyptus garlands to floral headpieces.  There is something just dreamy and timeless about greenery.  The texture speaks for itself.  This would be specifically exquisite for a country club or outdoor wedding.

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Neutrals and Metallic s are still trending. Who doesn’t love Golds, silvers and Blushes!  These accents have been making a huge statement and we LOVE it!

elegant-silver-and-ivory-neutral-wedding-colors-for-2017-wedding-trendsNeutrals and Natural/Rustic elements are still hanging on. However, we love that the barn rustic feel is going more to the waist side and brides are choosing to pair more elegant materials and fabrics and softer colors with the neutral palette.  
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We LOVE the watercolor trend. It’s very whimsical and romantic. Love the bit of texture it adds as well. unique-pink-DIY-watercolor-wedding-inspiration

Boho is a hot one!  The word “Bohemian” comes from the French word for “gypsy,” and it applies to those who live unconventional (usually artistic) lives.  The Style lends itself to very diverse elements. The organic design of the floral arrangements and the mixture of patterns is a great example of this as well as the colorful color palette.  LOVE the Tee Pee lounge space and the way they incorporated various tapestries into the wedding ceremony! vibrant-colorlful-bohemian-wedding-inspiration

Geod and Agate Theme. This is one of my favorites.  It really does appear that 2017 is the year for all things natural,  Geods, crystals and Agates are no exception.  They have such wonderful texture and colors which make them a perfect design inspiration.  750225dd66b34fe123cf8c34320cf1b3

Well, what do you think? What design tends do you forecast for 2017?

Elite Events~Trend Report

If you have been a guest to a wedding in the last year or so I’m pretty sure
you’re familiar with a signature drink, or even a drink station, possibly even
a ceremony beverage station.  Tired of the seeing the same concept utilized over and over again, I was in search for fresh, new, fun ideas that could possibly replace those worn out trends.

I love what I am finding!!! SO I thought I would share!

 Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries

How Yummy and refreshing  would these be to
be served at a outdoor summer wedding ceremony!

 Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries

 Makes: 8 to 10

Ingredients:

1 lemon

½ cup water

½ cup sugar

1 ½ cups plain
unsweetened Greek-style yogurt

2 Tablespoons honey

2 cups fresh
blackberries

Rinse the lemon, then peel it. Combine the water, and sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has
dissolved. Add the lemon peel, lower the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Let
cool to room temperature. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve, then
refrigerate until chilled.

Put the yogurt and honey in a blender, add the chilled syrup and blend to combine. Pour a bit of the yogurt mixture into each of the molds, to a height of about ¾ inch. Freeze
until the mixture begins to set, about 40 minutes.

If the blackberries are big, cut them in half. Divide the blackberries among the molds, then pour in the remaining yogurt mixture, dividing it evenly among the molds. Freeze
until solid, 3 to 4 hours. (www.colincowie.com)

WOW THEM

As with many of the jaw-dropping moments at your wedding, a memorable presentation
is key to offering up Popsicles in a manner to amaze your guests. Presenting
them on a tray is one suggestion. So is setting up a spot at your reception for
an old-fashioned, albeit vamped-up, Popsicle cart that can pass out the frozen
goods. (www.colincowie.com)

Snow Cones/Shaved Ice treats

A great way to bring in your wedding colors all while using
fresh fruits, Lemons, Oranges, Apples, Cranberries, Grapes, you name it!

I love the shaved Ice block!


Cocktail Hour treats!

Offer your guests a spiked cold and refreshing treat, like a
watermelon mint julep!

Present them on a
thick slice of watermelon to give it that WOW affect.

Not a fan of Mint Julep?
Try a Boozy Pop! (www.colincowie.com)

Cucumber,
Elderflower & Tequila*

Makes:  10 pops

Ingredients:

1 1/3 pounds cucumbers
(about 3 medium), peeled

1/3 cup elderflower
syrup

2 Tablespoons freshly
squeezed lemon juice

¼ to 1/3 cup tequila

Finely puree the cucumbers in a food processor. You should have about 2 ½ cups of puree.
Transfer the pureed cucumbers to a bowl or a measuring pitcher with a pouring
spout and stir in the elderflower syrup and lemon juice, and then the tequila

Taste and adjust, but be careful not to overdo the tequila, because too much will keep the pop from freezing.

Pour the mixture into your ice pop molds, leaving a little bit of room at the top for the mixture to expand. Insert sticks and freeze until solid, 4 to 5 hours. (www.colincowie.com)

Stay Cool Station

Having planned many outdoor summer
events, it is ALWAYS important to make sure your guests stay COOL, COMFORTABLE
and HYDRATED.  Therefore when I came
across this lovely display, I found it hard to resist sharing!

Parasols, to shade from the sun, cold washcloths to keep
cool, dry washcloths to wipe away sweat and cold refreshing water to keep
guests hydrated!

Not a Fan of Cold treats, or planning more of a fall or
winter event? We have some ideas for you too!

Need a Warm up?

Warm up with a Hot COCO bar or
even a Tea Leaf station, a great alternative to the traditional coffee station,
if I don’t say so myself!

Snacks

Everyone loves a good snack especially before a good
show.  Why not change it up and offer a
snack for your guests to enjoy during your wedding ceremony.  We LOVED this gourmet popcorn display.  It’s interactive, fun and sure looks
yummy!

Last by not least some Late night snack ideas!

I am LOVING Doghnut’s for a late night snack idea!

Are any of you doing anything FUN and different for your event?

Having fun with a Nitrogen Fire and Ice Station

We are always looking for new fun interactive elements to bring to events. While visiting in Arizona I fell in LOVE with the ultra chic Fire and Ice Nitrogen Bar. Having ice sculptures or luges at your event has been a long standing tradition. A more recent tradition is the interactive sweet station, where guests can pick and choose tasty treats to build and take home with them. We have also seen the chocolate fountain and s’mores stations…BUT The Fire and Ice station is a combination of all of these things! There is a lot of attention being given to liquid nitrogen in the world of food, particularly molecular gastronomy, and I would really like to bring this unique idea to some of our events!

This concept is versatile for food and beverages! For the element of Ice use Nitrogen. As you know Nitrogen or dry ice will instantly turn anything frozen and cold. Give your guests an experience that will not soon be forgotten with a gooey sweet fire and ice treat! Your guests will have a blast playing with different types of combination’s of melted chocolate over frozen yogurt or using frozen fruit as ice cubes in cocktail glasses rimmed with melted caramel.

To create the element of fire use burners to melt chocolate and caramels. You can even use an exposed burner for toasting marshmallows! The combination of melted gooey and frozen cold will send your guests over the edge!

Shake up your Drink Menu, offer a Molecular bar with nitrogen.  Offer up drinks like nitrogen martini or tequila shake up !

If your interested in incorporating a unique element such as this to your next event, be sure to contact us info@eliteeventstoledo.com

My weekly Fav! Address Wrap's

I’m not sure about you, but personally I despise addressing envelopes :(   I do not know what it is, but I just simply do not like doing it.   Therefore, when I came across these little beauties, I was in LOVE! Granted they have been around for a while now, however I am still surprised how many people are reluctant to use them…..

Address Wraps

Address wraps give your envelopes a sophisticated, tailored look.  What I love about them: They are perfect for ANY color envelope, they are great for any event, you can coordinate the wrap to match the contents inside of the envelope :) and they are legible not to mention fun and something you can DO YOURSELF!

Address wraps work well on A2 sized envelopes allowing your center the recipients address on the front of the envelope and your return address will serve as a seal for your envelope flap on the back.

Here are some fun address wraps that I came across :)

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Printable Holday Wrap Around Labels - You Pick the Style, Colors & Fonts

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LOVE this striped envelope!!! reminds me of a candy cane!

Holiday Wrap Around Address Labels - Return Address - DIY Printable - For Christmas Xmas New Years Eve Holiday Greeting Cards

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I’m not sure about you but I think I may be using address wraps to address my holiday cards this year :)

Interested in creating your own Address Wraps? Look no further here is a template that i found that can be totally customized!

ENJOY!