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Wedding Trends for 2016

Posted by SarahJan 15, 2016

As we at Brilliant Event Planning dive into the new year, we’re keeping an eye on upcoming wedding trends for 2016, and you can too! From colors to food, you can expect a major shift to more nature-inspired and romantic touches in all things bridal.

A major hit from the start of the new year that we expect to carry into the new year in Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity.  This romantic mix of blush and blue is sure to make it’s way into wedding invites and much more!

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Another color trend we can look forward to is the incorporation of metallics, particularly in fashion and decor.  Metallic tones are also the perfect compliment to the romantic touches brides are sure to add. We expect to see an increase in the use of hanging chandeliers and edison bulbs, as well as candelabras adorning centerpieces.

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Along with romantic themes of wedded bliss, 2016 will see brides unleash their inner wild side by returning to nature. Major trends that will utilize both organic and simplistic touches include wildflower bridal bouquets, often incorporating hand-picked flowers and even organic food items, and ‘naked’ wedding cakes, which opt out of buttercream frosting shells and expose the cake’s underlying structure.

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Lastly, we at Brilliant Event Planning predict that a major trend to hit 2016 weddings will be the theme of personalization.  Of course every couple seeks to make their big day their own, but the theme of personalization will become increasingly prolific in the form of individual social media hashtags and polaroid cameras for guests.

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A popular trend for foodie couples will be to add personal cocktail and food pairings, to reflect individual personalities or even special memories.  My personal favorite is for couples who love to vacation: a one-bite-taco and margarita shooter combo is sure to hit the spot!

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Dive in 2016 and tackle some of these upcoming trends to make your wedding a truly *Brilliant* affair!

 

Photo Credits: A2Z Wedding Cards, Jose Villa PhotographyIntimate Weddings, Four Seasons Weddings Magazine, Society Bride, Want that Wedding, Brides, Hoot Kit, The Knot, Style Me Pretty.

 

A Brilliant Wedding: Angelique and Joe

Posted by SarahAug 24, 2015

Last summer we had an incredible time designing Angelique and Joe’s wedding! On August 2nd, the lovely pair were married at the Glen Island Harbour Club in a beautiful outdoor tent ceremony.

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The incredible white floral arrangements from Arcadia Floral, as well as the beautiful natural backdrop of the Glen Harbour Club set in New Rochelle, New York, made for a stunning scene that wowed guests from start to finish.

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The happy couple started off the fun outdoors popping a bottle of champagne. They made sure the guests joined in on all the good times too! Fun signage in the powder rooms encouraged guests to get back on the dance floor.

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The merriment continued throughout the night with gorgeous candles and place settings in the club. Family and friends danced the night away with the happy newlyweds!

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Congratulations Angelique and Joe!

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Thanks to Adagion Studio for the amazing photos!

 

Summer Wedding Inspiration

Posted by SarahAug 06, 2015

Guess what? Paperless Post asked us to share some of our favorite summer wedding inspiration with you to potentially inspire future designs!

As simple as it may sound, there is no better inspiration for a summer wedding than summer itself. Summer – or l’ete as the French call it – means picnic baskets and lemonade and days by the pool. It means fresh fruit at the farmer’s market and this summer we’re all about taking inspiration from our citrus cravings. From half-orange sorbets and lemon-filled vases to watermelon canvas totes to fit welcome gifts for guests, we can’t get enough of all that juicy Vitamin C. It’s fresh, fruity, fun, and can be spun anyway you want. And the fact of the matter is? No one does color better than nature herself.

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It’s a midsummer night’s dream and we’re looking toward the fragrant bohemian notes of Scandinavia. Think lush flower crowns of dark blooms and milky leaves, and exquisite white gowns of hand-embroidered lace and tiny beads. Envision flower walls of white chrysanthemum and pink peonies and layered cakes topped with strawberries as red as the rose. There is something magical and mesmerizing about this ethereal contrast of dark and light – and we can’t get enough!

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We love the idea of old-school romance, but it doesn’t hurt to take a few ideas from our times. It is the twenty-first century after all! We’re talking about wedding sites for your guests (go green on the RSVP?), and cell phone charging stations (those electronics need some fuel too!). We mean Fujifilm instant cameras for a guestbook and #hashtags for the big day.

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These are just a few of our 2015 summer favorites! What are yours?

 

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A Brilliant Wedding: Anna & Christopher

Posted by SarahJul 08, 2015

Designing Anna and Chris’ gorgeous winter wedding was nothing short of fun! The happy couple was married at University Club in late December of last year. The bride, dressed to perfection in a strapless beaded gown, stunned their guests as she walked down the aisle to “Jurassic Park”. In order to include family and friends in their ceremony, each guest received their own breaking glass and joined the happy newlyweds in the tradition of breaking the glass!

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Later, as guests entered the reception space, they marveled at the custom table numbers, that Anna’s dad sketched by hand just for their wedding! The bride and groom shared their first dance to an acoustic version of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”, which artfully faded into the real deal, bringing guests onto the dance floor.

After dancing much of the night away, the guests and bridal party continued their festivities with a champagne pour and enjoyed specialty desserts from famous restaurants around the city! The end of the night didn’t disappoint either – each guest received a tiny bouquet of flowers, hand-wrapped with a custom sticker, as they made their way to the after party. Congratulations Anna and Chris!

Thanks to Christian Oth Studios for the amazing photos!

Recent Favorites: Table Numbers

Posted by SarahMar 27, 2015

The often-forgotten art of table numbers! We love it when our clients let us get creative with the details of their wedding, these clients were no exception.

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Photos by: Jennifer Davis Photography, Brian Dorsey Studios, Elizabeth Medina Photography, Christian Oth Studios.

A Brilliant Wedding: Petra & Chris

Posted by SarahSep 03, 2014

We were thrilled to plan Chris and Petra’s wedding after working with Chris on his beautiful, heartfelt proposal. Not only did we work with this fabulous couple on their proposal, we also planned Petra’s brother’s wedding (Britten & AJ) last year. There’s nothing better than the chance to work with the same family on multiple occasions, we are honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of so many special family moments! The couple was married at the lush Banyan Tree Mayakoba Hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The ceremony took place under a billowing, draped canopy decorated with a crystal chandelier. After a romantic  reading from Emily Bronte’s Jane Eyre the couple said their “I Do’s” and the party moved to palapas on the beach for an oceanfront meal. Guests dined on fresh, Mexican-inspired food and danced the night away in the warm breeze from the Caribbean Sea. When the night ended, guests left with funny photobooth pictures and miniature bottles of tequila to keep the party going! Congratulations Petra & Chris!

We are thrilled that Petra & Chris’ wedding was chosen to be featured on Carats & Cake! Check out the post here.

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Thanks to Craig Warga for the AMAZING photos!!

A Brilliant Wedding: Heather and Chris

Posted by SarahAug 11, 2014

Heather and Chris were such a fun couple to work with and incorporated so many unique and creative ideas into their wedding.  The ceremony was held on the rooftop of Skylight West featuring breathtaking views of the surrounding Manhattan skyline.  The couple wanted the space to feel “happy”, so bright yellow rose petals lined the aisle and whimsical topiaries with lush bouquets of roses served as altar décor.  Pashminas, serving as chair covers, could also be used by guests to keep warm during the ceremony.  As self-proclaimed “foodies”, the couple wanted to draw on their love of food and fine dining to create a unique reception for their guests.  Banquettes along with different sized tables were set up the make the space feel like a posh New York restaurant.  The couple even had cell phone chargers set up in the reception so that guests could keep snapping pictures all night long. We were thrilled to have our couple’s beautiful wedding featured on Carats & Cake. Check out the post here. Congratulations Heather and Chris!

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Wedding Dress, Manolo Blahnik, Skylight West Rooftop Park Wedding, Bridesmaid Fall Bouquet   Table Settings, Floral Arrangements Favors, End of Night

Thanks to Sue Kessler from Christian Oth Studio for the beautiful photos!

A Brilliant Wedding: Morgan and Bud

Posted by SarahApr 21, 2014

Morgan and Bud had the perfect day for their beautiful October wedding in New York City.  The day started at the stunning St. Ignatius Loyola church where the couple had a traditional ceremony in front of family and friends.  After the ceremony the newlyweds headed to Central Park where they beamed in their first pictures as man and wife.  From there the party got started at the Pierre Hotel.  As guests entered the room the infectious band played “Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake, setting the tone for the all night celebration ahead.  Guest ate, drank and danced all through the night, and Morgan and Bud couldn’t have looked more in love.  Congratulations!

And now we are so excited to be planning Morgan’s sisters wedding for the fall of 2014!

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Thanks to Kate Connolly Photography from Off Beet Productions for the great photos!

A Brilliant Wedding Stephanie and Joe

Posted by SarahApr 07, 2014

Classical elegance touched every aspect of Stephanie and Joe’s wedding.  The day started at St. James church where the couple had a beautiful traditional ceremony.   A vintage London cab car then whisked the newly weds of to central park where they posed for the first time as husband and wife.  The celebration continued at the ballroom of the Yale Club where old world charm added to the ambiance of the night.  The reception was decorated with touches of silver and gold, with displays of amber, cream and coral roses on every table. Congratulations Stephanie and Joe!

Thank you to Julia Newman Photography for the amazing pictures!

The Proposal Planner: Chris and Petra

Posted by SarahMar 10, 2014

Chris put his total heart and soul into this amazing proposal. He wanted to make it clear to Petra how much he adored her and how lucky he was to be with her. Thus Lucky in Love was born and became the title to this one of kind engagement. From the very beginning, a plan was set up to completely catch Petra off guard. She thought that she and Chris would be meeting with some friends from overseas for a birthday, but instead she was lead into an empty Penthouse suite with a spectacular view overlooking the city. It was flawlessly decorated and just for her. When they entered the room a huge wall mural displayed pictures of the couple. A guitarist sat in the corner and played Journey’s “When A Man Loves A Woman”, and the lyrics were also printed on the beautiful white runner that was laid on the floor. As the two of them walked the runner they found themselves standing under a floral arch where miniature horseshoes hung from, and all had a reason written up by Chris of why he knows he is lucky to have her. After reading every single one, Chris got down on one knee and pulled out the ring which he perfectly disguised in a Happy Birthday gift bag. The night was far from over at that point. Just as Petra was calling her friends and family to share the good news, they all appeared after waiting so patiently in the lobby, and everyone enjoyed a wonderful evening complete with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres! Congratulations Chris and Petra!

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Thanks to Daniel J Photography for the amazing photos!

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