Dive In! (to frozen adult beverages ) and take the sting out of the heat. Tray pass a refreshing custom-designed frozen adult beverage at your summer wedding.
Here are a few of my favorite frozen drinks:
• 12 large blackberries, stems removed (plus 2 for garnish)
• 4 ounces reposado tequila
• 1 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier
• 2 ounces fresh lime juice
• 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup (or more, to taste)
• 3 cups ice
• Mixture of salt and sugar for glass rims
• Lime wheels
1. Blend all of the ingredients (except the salt, sugar and limes) until smooth and frosty.
2. Run lime wedge along rims of margarita glasses, and dip into salt-sugar mixture.
3. Pour the blended drink, and garnish with blackberries and limes.
Small bites are certainly in fashion. They provide your guests with a wide variety of taste sensations. Try pairing mini-bites with a complementary beverage. These shots of margaritas were made with the bride’s personal recipe and are paired with mini tacos.
Madiha Khan, wedding coordinator from Exquisite Events, shares some of her favorite current wedding trends she’s been seeing:
Food trends have now shifted from the standard buffet to a more interactive experience with food stations (some of the being action stations where food is being prepared in front of the guest), midnight snacks being tray passed such as milk in shot glasses with warm cookies or mini cupcakes and donuts, and sometimes even an after party that centers around food that are great finger foods and compliment a night of drinking such as sliders, mini pizzas, etc.
Another trend is to have guests sign something other than a sign in book…it is a different memento for the couple and can be a decorative piece for them to put in their home. It can be something that is special to the couple like a musical instrument, one of their favorite photos together, or even a wish tree which we have done.
We do quite a few south Asian weddings and it is tradition for the groom to enter the ceremony in a procession or a baraat. It is usually done on an animal such as an elephant or horse. However, some of our grooms have entered in an exotic car or a gondola or even a helicopter. It’s a nice surprise and departure from what is expected
Color Trends that we are seeing are purples, silvers, and rose golds.
Choosing a bridesmaid’s dress can be a difficult part of the wedding planning process. Do your friends a favor and select a style that not only compliments each bridesmaid’s frame, but is also something that will not be parked forever in a bag in the back of their closet. You want your bridesmaid’s dresses to be something they’ll wear again and again, thanking you every time they slip it on! How about mixing up the colors of the dresses to create more interesting photos? Or mix the styles of the dresses, staying in the same color palette, which will allow every “maid” to feel comfortable and beautiful.
Here are a few trends we keep seeing and love:
To start your bridesmaid dress search, try Weddington Way‘s website, which allows you to search by color, length, style and budget!
The Perfect Palette is an inspirational blog that explores color, started by Chrissy her blog when planning her own wedding five years ago. I love this blog because it allows you to search for color palette ideas by color or season. Plus, for the past 5 years, The Perfect Palette has been named as one of the “Top 100 Wedding Blogs” by Bridetide!
Here are a few of my favorite color palettes right now:
As spring 2013 brought the pink trend back, I would like to share some fun facts about the pink color.
The color pink is often associated with little girls and femininity but did you know that pink was not always viewed as a woman’s color. Men in medieval times often chose to wear pink tights.
In 1921, the Women’s Institute for Domestic Science in Philadelphia made the distinction by considering pink for boys since it was recognized as a stronger color and blue to be a more delicate color suited for girls.
This practice continued until the 1940’s, at which point the gender colors were reversed.
Today pink is the color of universal love.
As you may already know, Langham Hospitality Group identifies pink as one of its corporate colors and has developed a limited edition Langham Pink nail lacquer produced by O.P.I.
Here are some ideas on how to incorporate pink into your wedding:
Vera Wang will be showcasing their brand new Spring 2014 Bridal Collection at their Melrose store May 2nd through 4th. Brides receive a 10% discount and a free gift with purchase!
The event is by appointment only. To book an appointment call (323)602-0174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
From the Vera Wang Classics Collection…
Be sure to let Miranda know you read about the show on our blog!
With the Baz Luhrmann remake of The Great Gatsby coming out in May, there seems to be a real surge of Gatsby style weddings. Bridal gowns with a body skimming, heavily beaded look have seen a recent renewal, especially for brides less inclined toward strapless.
The era of the Roaring 20’s was care free; a time of real prosperity after World War I. I think the recent trend started with BHLDN, the bridal site from Anthropologie. They launched their bridal website a couple of years ago featuring “fascinators,” the darling little flapper-like head pieces and stunning jazz-era influenced gowns and it’s gained legs ever since. These are two of their stunning gowns in their current collection:
Here are a few other Gatsby inspired wedding elements found across the web:
If these elements suit your personal esthetic, you may want to pay a visit to our Pinterest page for even more inspirational photos: pinterest.com/langhuntwed
This is my second post about save the dates, but I can’t help it – I LOVE them! I love the creativity, the personalization, the whimsy, the flair, the uniqueness. Oh, I can go on and on and on…but I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
But first, a little etiquette.
Save the Date Rules and Etiquette:
1) Send them out 6 months before the ceremony.
2) If you want to save money, only send them to out-of-town guests and people you know will need to plan far in advance.
3) They are a must for destination weddings, or if your wedding happens to fall on a 3-day holiday weekend.
4) Be upfront about who’s invited. Does the guest receive a +1? Are you banning children from your wedding? It’s important to note this in the content of the card.
5) Remember to add “Invitation to Follow.”
6) Don’t forget to include your wedding website URL.
And now, some of my favorite save the dates:
Confetti Explosion: A fun idea that you could customize with your own paper pattern. Get the instructions here.
Match Books: Get the printable here.
The Library Card: So sweet it hurts. Get blank library cards from Etsy, $3 for 25.
The Printed Balloon: Include a printed balloon with your save the date card.
Scratch-Off Paint Cards: Get the directions here. You could also use the scratch-off to expose the wedding location, if you’re doing a destination wedding.
What is your favorite save the date?
Town & Country Rentals kept all the stars feeling comfy-cozy at The Golden Globes this year. I’m loving the style of their new Kindle Heaters!
Did you know Town & Country has a fabulous showroom right here in Pasadena on South Arroyo Parkway? They carry all the trendy rental equipment and yummy elegant linens!
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