Month: May 2014

Get Inspired by Kimye

The big wedding news this week is the nuptials of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The couple finally tied the knot at a lavish ceremony in Italy. It followed an equally luxurious rehearsal dinner at Versaille.

While the over-the-top wedding might not be within your budget, there is plenty you can use for your Connecticut wedding. Here are a few things that can be used to inspire you:

Flowers: One of the stand-out elements of the ceremony was the 20-foot wall of flowers they had constructed as a backdrop. The combination of white roses and peonies is a classic wedding choice and perfect for your big day, too.

Dresses: Kim had a wardrobe change during the reception, offering her the chance to show off another designer dress. For your wedding, having a reception gown can allow you to change into something that is better for dancing the night away.

Maids: Kim’s bridesmaids, her sisters, were all dressed in white. This is a huge trend and one that gives a clean, elegant style to the wedding party. Look for a plain white dress style for your maids that offsets the glamor of your wedding gown.

To find out more about planning your perfect wedding, and to meet our area’s best vendors, come to one of our upcoming bridal shows.

 

Photo: Flickr/St.John’sFlowerGuild

How to Plan a Low-Key Luxury Wedding

It’s shaping up to be another huge summer for celebrity weddings, with some of Hollywood’s biggest names likely to walk down the aisle. However, don’t expect to see huge, over the top productions as in previous years. The big celebrity wedding trend is to go low-key. This doesn’t mean they’re scrapping the luxury, though. Low-key luxury is a great theme for any couple, celebrity or not.

The basic idea is to keep the wedding small and intimate. By inviting a smaller guest list, you are able to spend more per guest. This means you can splurge on things like the meal, cake, and favors. You’re sharing the best of everything with the people you love the most.

For celebrities, it also means keeping photos out of the media. For your low-key wedding, you can follow the same concept by keeping things off social media. Instead of publishing your whole wedding album, choose one photo for a profile photo and leave it at that.

Low-key luxury weddings are all about having it all without making a lot of noise about it. The first step is finding the right vendors. The easiest way to meet and book all the great Connecticut wedding vendors you need is to attend one of our upcoming shows!

 

Photo: Flickr/kris krüg

Beautiful Bridal Hair Trends

Your bridal style is more than just a gown and shoes. When you look back at your wedding photos, you’ll want to see a fabulous hairstyle, too. There are many great bridal hair trends that can look perfect for your big day.

Formal styles

For a formal wedding, the chignon is a classic choice that never goes out of style. This season, though, brides are also sporting soft, flowing curls for formal weddings. This style looks wonderful with a long veil.

Short styles

The most dramatic trend is the pixie cut. Brides are going ultra short for their summer weddings with this style, which accentuates the neck and can really put the focus on your gown.

Relaxed styles

If you’re planning a rustic Connecticut wedding, consider a loose braid with flowers. This hippie chick style is perfect for summer nuptials and gives any bride a fantastic look. If you have shorter hair, a braided style can still be possible with an updo or with extensions for a longer look.

Choosing the right ‘do for your day is very important and should be done with the help of a professional who knows the specific needs of a bridal hairstyle. To find hairstylists and other Connecticut wedding professionals, check out our vendor directory today!

Photo: Flickr/Barbro Andersen

A Candy Buffet Can Bring Fun to Your Wedding

Are you looking for something that brings a bit of childhood fun and whimsy to your wedding? A candy buffet might be the right choice for you.

Candy buffets are a great way to give your guests a treat at your reception and they look beautiful. The Candy Bin in Danbury will work with you and your fiance to stock your buffet full of your favorite treats. These can be color-coded to suit your wedding palette or tied into your wedding theme.

The candy is displayed in various sizes of apothecary jars and vases for a fantastic retro style. Guests can even use the candy bags provided to create their take-home mix of candy. This is the perfect wedding favor that your guests will have fun putting together.

The Candy Bin offers a variety of candy buffet packages. You can have them set up and take down the buffet or do it yourself with supplies rented from them. Either way, you’ll be adding a fantastic and fun element to your wedding reception.

Whether you’re a chocoholic or gummi crazy, you and your guests will love a candy buffet from The Candy Bin. To find out more about them and to meet many other great Connecticut wedding vendors, come to one of our upcoming shows.

 

Photo: Flickr/Corey Balazowich