A Crazy Week

This week has truly been a challenge. I lost a good friend of mine on Monday morning, and the week was a little off after that. My friend was a poet and friend who always made you feel anything was possible, and that usually it was just you standing in your own way. I know she wouldn’t want me to be sad, but it just feels a bit odd not being able to get my coffee with her and her quick wit. Starbucks trips won’t be the same without her, life won’t be the same without her. I’m so glad I had the chance to not only work with her professionally, but got to know her as a friend. One of the few I’ve gained as an adult.

I started working with a new bride this week also. It kept my mind busy for sure. Went to the first dress fitting and did a site visit in the bitter cold temperatures. Couldn’t see much of the site due to the foot of snow still on the grounds (the wedding is outside).

Wedding Reception Space
Wedding Reception Space

 

We have a short amount of time to get everything in place, but this is going to be fun for me and something to document for you all to see. Stay tuned for updates on this process. It should be really fun and eventful. The theme of the wedding is fiesta with a little Dia de los Muertos twist.

Papel Picado
Papel Picado

Taking the good with the bad this week, my friend’s “Legacy” is big in the community and in my heart. Live loud and bold, full of color and spunk. That’s advice we can all live by. To my friend Chantay “Legacy” Leonard, I’ll miss you.

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Chantay “Legacy” Leonard

 

Wedding Wednesday | 1.14.15

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Wedding After

 

Did you or someone you know get engaged this holiday? Well we are a full service event planning company that can help make your big day special and stress free. We do everything from wedding showers, receptions, and weddings. We can even help plan your bachelor/bachelorette parties as well. Ke Event Designs specializes in organization, planning, logistics, event styling, and vendor coordination and contracts. We would love to be a part of your special event, and will always rise to the occasion.

You can find us online here and on Thumbtack

The New Shower | Wedding Wednesday

9.17.14

Bridal showers were once seen as a formal event that required fancy food, toilet paper games, and an awkward gift opening session. These days, brides are choosing more personalized and unique ways to celebrate their upcoming nuptials with their girl friends and wedding party. Here are some ways to throw tradition out and have a creative and relaxed shower.

Invitations/Stationery

You have to get the guests there, so choose stationery and invitations that compliment the colors the bride has chosen for her big day. Be creative and less formal.

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Location, location, location

Choose a location that is unique and special to you and your groom. I love historic spaces and gastropub type restaurants. The kind that serve craft cocktails and have communal seating. Places with character and culinary fare that goes beyond bruschetta and cheese and crackers.

Wright & Company
Wright & Company | Detroit, MI

Centerpieces

Menus

If you are having your shower at a restaurant or public place, use their menu to your advantage. Takes that task off of you. You can usually get a restaurant to create a prix fixe menu for your guests, or a special variety of menu items just for your party. They will usually give you a deal with that type of set up, but don’t be afraid to ask them.

If you are having your shower at a private home, think of doing a family style set up or creative appetizers that people can walk around and get. That way they can get to know others at the party. One thing to do is to have the appetizers placed around the room and not in one spot because it will make your guests get up and mingle.

Decor Items

Your decor can help bring all the elements of your shower together. You can choose a theme that is either personal for you, or if you have a theme for your wedding day use that. It makes everything seem cohesive.

Chose things that aren’t fussy or formal as to keep the vibe relaxed and engaging for your guests.

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rustic party decor
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vintage bridal table

Table Setting

Setting the table is nothing formal either. Unless you are having a high tea, there is no need for formal seating charts…unless you want to do so to mix up the guests. Be reasonable, you will be using the table a lot. So nothing fussy is really going to be functional.

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Signature Cocktail

Choose a special cocktail to represent some of your favorite flavors or a make up of your favorite cocktail. This is all based on preference. You can always have a non-alcoholic option for your child guests or designated drivers.

Display your cocktails in a manner that is easily accessed, classily displayed, and decorative. Try a drink dispenser or decorative glass pitchers.

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drink table decor

Try one of these:

grapefruit + mint mojito

Grapefruit + Mint Mojito

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 ruby-red grapefruit
  • 3/4 cup white rum
  • 3 cups ice
  • 1 cup seltzer

Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, and add mint leaves. Let steep 10 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a small bowl, and discard mint. Let cool.

Using a vegetable peeler, remove zest from grapefruit in long, wide strips. Place in a large glass, and add rum. Cover, and let stand for 30 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a large glass measure, and discard zest.

Cut away remaining pith from grapefruit. Cut between membranes to release segments. For each drink, place 2 to 3 segments in a glass. Top with 3/4 cup ice. Stir 3 tablespoons infused rum, 2 tablespoons mint syrup, and 1/4 cup seltzer in a glass measure, and pour over ice. Garnish with mint sprigs.

sour cherry old fashioned

 Sour Cherry Old Fashioned

  • 24 frozen sour cherries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup whiskey
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons kirsch
  • Thin lemon-zest strips (from 1 lemon)

Place cherries in a heatproof bowl. Stir water and sugar in small saucepan to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil, and pour over cherries. Let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Drain cherries, reserving syrup. Thread 4 cherries onto each of 6 skewers. Make 3 drinks at a time: Pour 6 tablespoons whiskey, 3 tablespoons kirsch, and 4 1/2 teaspoons reserved syrup in a cocktail shaker 3/4 filled with ice. Shake and pour into chilled glasses. Garnish each with a skewer and 2 to 3 strips lemon zest. Repeat for the second batch.

Social Media Buzz

Encourage your guests to use social media apps like Instagram, or the specialty app called the Wedding Party App. This app will allow your guests, at both your shower and wedding, to share their photos with other guests. This will create a great collage of photos and share the memories of others and your guest’s experience sharing in your festivities. Create a unique hashtag to distinguish your event and that way your guests can look back as well under that definer.

Gift Alternatives

For your guests, try an alternative idea and ask guests to bring handmade, small, or specified gifts (i.e. preserves, favorite food items, wine, etc) for things you may want or need.

Guest Favors

Lastly, give your guests something to remember the day by. Give anything useful and small, but something that says ‘thank you for coming and sharing that moment’ with you.  Again, be creative, but practical.

nail polish favor
wine favors

Whatever type of bridal shower you have, enjoy your friends and family, and be in that moment. Have fun!

Wedding Wednesday | Weather Mishaps

5.14.15

Outdoor weddings are always beautiful and exciting. If the elements cooperate, the possibilities are endless to what you can do outdoors for a wedding.

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But if mother nature doesn’t cooperate, there are ways to avoid a wash out…no pun intended.

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Mother nature can ruin or bless your special day. And with the many types of weather disasters that are possible, rain is probably the least of your worries. There are rising storms, such as dust and tornado storms, that are really taking over the weather patterns lately. So when planning your special day, there are some tips you can follow to avoid total disaster.

  1. Secure backup plans – make sure that the location where you are having your outdoor wedding has a backup location choice in case the weather does not cooperate. Check the weather patterns prior to make sure you can make a sound judgement.
  2. Ensure that your guests are comfortable – the heat can be brutal on your guests and make them uncomfortable, sick even. Make sure that there is ample water and cooling stations for guests to retreat to. Maybe your venue has a place for guests to come inside and get cool.
  3. Purchase wedding insurance – Wedding insurance has become more common with all the weather tragedies and random accidents that are becoming more prevalent. Accidents can be prevented, but when they can’t it’s always good to have a backup plan to protect you and your spouse-to-be.

So while you’re planning that outdoor wedding, be sure to take into consideration that the reality of uncontrollable weather patterns.

 

Wedding Day Dust Storm
Wedding Day Dust Storm

But, if you get caught with your umbrella blowing backwards, make the most of it…like these people:

Enjoy your day, have the breeze blowing through your veil, but be smart about it and make sure to protect yourself.

Wedding Wednesday | Spring Palettes

5.7.14

There are some unique color palettes for spring weddings. I like different shades, but some of my favorites are bright tones and deep jewel tones.

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Pantone Spring Fashion Palette

Pantone, a trusted source in color choices and development, has thousands of colors and blends of color to choose from for any occasion. You can put different color combinations together from their database.

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Orange and Blue Table

Orange and blue are a great spring color combination that is vibrant and lively. Something that works wonders for any special event. The more lively the decor, the more that will be passed along to the guests and attendees.

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Lime Green Theme

I love bright colors with white. It makes the color pop and stand out, but still makes the event look clean and vibrant. Lime green goes well with most other colors, but with white it sticks out. For spring, lime is a great color to express the new growth of the flowers and trees.

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Bright Wedding Palette

Now bright colors combined together can also make for a vibrant affair. Bright blues, yellows, pinks, and oranges together make for fun options for decor. Bright peonies and gerbera daisies with turquoise and persimmon color bowls, add in gold silverware and gilded glasses. Just seems regal and extra special.

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Try this varietal palette for a garden wedding affair. The palette includes multiple colors that are found in gardens everywhere. These colors are subtle and they all compliment each other. It’s just pretty and simple, but invigorating.

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Lastly, my favorite combination of bright and neutral is chartreuse and gray. The contrast between the two colors is clean and drastic, but beautiful.

However you see spring through color, try something different. Try different combinations, whether you’re getting married or just going out with friends. Be daring with your color choices.

Happy #WeddingWednesday!

Wedding Wednesday | His Big Day

4.30.14

We had so much fun working with Bonobos on this post that we wanted to share it with you again.

Spring is finally here and with the temperatures changing, wedding attire is going to be lighter and colorful. Guys are usually assumed to not be interested in all the flair and fuss over what to wear, but Bonobos is making sure that all changes.

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Here is some general information about the company:

Bonobos is a clothing brand focused on delivering great fit, high energy, and superb customer experience. Launched in 2007 on the Internet with its signature line of better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce showrooms that deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in-person. In 2012, Bonobos expanded its distribution partnering with Nordstrom, bringing Bonobos apparel into select doors nationwide and to Nordstrom.com. Across channels, Bonobos is focused on delivering a well-targeted brand promise: world-class fit, an innovative shopping experience and an energetic brand spirit. Bonobos was named “One of America’s Hottest Brands” by Advertising Age, “Best Men’s Pants” by New York Magazine, one of Inc. Magazine’s “20 Awesome Facebook Pages” and was awarded Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City”. 

Bonobos has a variety of menswear and accessories to ensure that the men will be just as fashionable as the ladies. Bold patterns and bright colors are perfect for that spring/summer wedding you were invited to, and they also work for grooms and groomsmen. Sure to brighten any wedding photo.

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For the refined gentleman who insists on a formal touch, the bow tie is the way to go. Even with a formal touch, you can still have some fun with these prints and patterns.

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The Bonobos Guideshops offer Groomservice  to brides and grooms with making a choice for their wedding day attire. No matter what your needs are, they have a wardrobe solution for any wedding party.

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Just going as a guest? Well Bonobos has the perfect suit for you too. Classic suits like the seersucker and cotton suits are good for the warm weather and light enough so you can enjoy the wedding festivities.

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Grey Seersucker
Cotton Suit
Cotton Suit

Need something formal? There are a variety of tuxedos to choose from as well. There truly is something for every wardrobe need.

Capstone Tuxedo
Capstone Tuxedo
Double Breasted Suit
Double Breasted Suit

Seersucker is widely known for it’s light-weight fabric perfect for outdoor weddings while still having a classic look. Well seersucker can be versatile as well.

Navy Seersucker
Navy Seersucker

If you are stumped as to what to get your groomsmen for a gift, try a suit! The inner lining of the Navy Flagship jacket can be customized.

Navy Flagship custom liner

Be bold, be different, and stay true to your style when choosing a wedding wardrobe. Bonobos can help you choose the perfect wardrobe for your special day.

Foundation Suit

Wedding Wednesday | His Big Day

4.23.14

Spring is finally here and with the temperatures changing, wedding attire is going to be lighter and colorful. Guys are usually assumed to not be interested in all the flair and fuss over what to wear, but Bonobos is making sure that all changes.

navy_seersucker_3

 

Here is some general information about the company:

Bonobos is a clothing brand focused on delivering great fit, high energy, and superb customer experience. Launched in 2007 on the Internet with its signature line of better-fitting men’s pants, Bonobos is now the largest apparel brand ever built on the web in the United States. In 2011 Bonobos extended offline, launching Bonobos Guideshops, e-commerce showrooms that deliver personalized, one-to-one service to those wanting to experience the brand in-person. In 2012, Bonobos expanded its distribution partnering with Nordstrom, bringing Bonobos apparel into select doors nationwide and to Nordstrom.com. Across channels, Bonobos is focused on delivering a well-targeted brand promise: world-class fit, an innovative shopping experience and an energetic brand spirit. Bonobos was named “One of America’s Hottest Brands” by Advertising Age, “Best Men’s Pants” by New York Magazine, one of Inc. Magazine’s “20 Awesome Facebook Pages” and was awarded Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City”. 

Bonobos has a variety of menswear and accessories to ensure that the men will be just as fashionable as the ladies. Bold patterns and bright colors are perfect for that spring/summer wedding you were invited to, and they also work for grooms and groomsmen. Sure to brighten any wedding photo.

Ties&pktsq_4

For the refined gentleman who insists on a formal touch, the bow tie is the way to go. Even with a formal touch, you can still have some fun with these prints and patterns.

Ties&pktsq_3

The Bonobos Guideshops offer Groomservice  to brides and grooms with making a choice for their wedding day attire. No matter what your needs are, they have a wardrobe solution for any wedding party.

Redrums

Just going as a guest? Well Bonobos has the perfect suit for you too. Classic suits like the seersucker and cotton suits are good for the warm weather and light enough so you can enjoy the wedding festivities.

ssgrey_tall_03_2
Grey Seersucker
Cotton Suit
Cotton Suit

Need something formal? There are a variety of tuxedos to choose from as well. There truly is something for every wardrobe need.

Capstone Tuxedo
Capstone Tuxedo
Double Breasted Suit
Double Breasted Suit

Seersucker is widely known for it’s light-weight fabric perfect for outdoor weddings while still having a classic look. Well seersucker can be versatile as well.

Navy Seersucker
Navy Seersucker

If you are stumped as to what to get your groomsmen for a gift, try a suit! The inner lining of the Navy Flagship jacket can be customized.

Navy Flagship custom liner

Be bold, be different, and stay true to your style when choosing a wedding wardrobe. Bonobos can help you choose the perfect wardrobe for your special day.

Foundation Suit

Wedding Wednesday | Christmas Weddings

12.18.13

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With Christmas around the corner, weddings have not slowed down. Sometimes having a themed wedding can make things easier planning wise, and more fun. It can also make the planning simpler. There’s a built in color scheme and all kinds of decor choices that are simply there because of the holiday. Sometimes choosing a set color scheme can be over done, but we’ve found that there are ways to do a color focus classy and effectively.

Check out this board of ideas we pulled together. Let us know your thoughts or share with us your suggestions and ideas. What do you think is good for a Christmas themed wedding?

~Enjoy!

Wedding Wednesday | 12.11.13

12.11.13

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On this Wedding Wednesday, we ask the question: Who do you tell first once you are engaged?

This is a good question. Some people think it’s their parents who should be the first to know, but after the excitement fades what next.

Brides.com asked this question and spoke with an etiquette expert for some advice. Read their answers here.

Merry Monday! | 12.9.13

12.9.13

Today, we are going to share with you the cookie of the day from the Williams-Sonoma blog. For today, the cookie is the decadent meringues!

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Meringues are bits of baked cream of sorts. They are delicate and light, and perfect for cookie exchanges. With meringues for the holiday, you can add crushed peppermint pieces or coconut before baking. And these lovely treats make for a great after dinner treat, or a great passing item for a holiday party. Try this recipe to wow your holiday guests.

Meringues

4 egg whites

1 pinch salt

1/8 tsp. cream of tartar

3/4 cup superfine sugar, plus more for sprinkling

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, combine egg whites, salt and cream of tartar and whip on medium speed until egg whites are opaque and just holding their shape. Increase speed to medium-high and add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. When egg whites form stiff, glossy peaks, whip in vanilla extract.

To shape each meringue, scoop 2 tablespoons of whipped egg whites onto prepared baking sheets. Bake until crisp but not colored, about 30 minutes. Turn off oven and let cool completely in oven.

To serve, arrange meringues on a platter and sprinkle with sugar. Serves 4-6.

This is a great recipe to share with others or pass down as a family tradition. Try making it with friends or kids. For holiday sharing, use a decorative tin or eve a Mason jar with a colorful ribbon. These make great gifts and after dinner snacks. Share with friends and family and have a happy holiday.

Be Merry!

Merry Monday is back! | 11.30.13

11.30.13

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Thanksgiving is over and now the holiday season has officially began. Our  Merry Monday posts will return on Monday!  Merry Monday is when we share  holiday ideas and inspirations pertaining to food, holiday decor, crafts, and events. We hope you enjoy our posts and check out our blog as well for recipes and event inspiration.

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We hope you enjoy our posts this year. We plan to share more with you and would love to hear your suggestions for topics or questions as well. If you have any thing you’d like to see, let us know. We will also start other weekly posts this year for the holidays, and hope to share our love of the Christmas season with you.

To inspiration and holiday cheer!

**~~** Cheers! **~~**

2013 Fall Weddings | 9.10.13

OK, so it’s been a while since I’ve talked about weddings, but I have been immersing myself in colors for the graphic arts program I just finished.  I learned about colors, the ‘science’ colors and their spectrums. Color can insite energy, feelings, and emotions.  I know I have discussed before colors and how they play an important role in weddings. People are starting to be more bold with their color choices for their wedding.

One palette that I have become fond of is chartreuse, gray, and white. The bright punch of color with two simple colors that go with everything, gray and white. With the summer coming to an end, using a bright pop of color with two simpler subdued colors is like throwing one last summer sunshine in the middle of your wedding.

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chartreuse+gray+white

I love pops of color that can shake things up. A bright and fun color added to a wedding will give your special day a little twist. A color like chartreuse is one of those colors that adds a little burst of sunshine to a wedding, an already cheerful day. Adding gray and a simple white palette to such a punch of color will just create a great foundation for the chartreuse.

chartreuse dress

I love the contrast of a bright color with a dark color, or a simple white. The bright color can accent your special day just like you will in a bright chartreuse dress….

chartreuse bike

Ok, well maybe you don’t want to go that far, but hey live a little. Do something special that represents you and your new spouse. Take a canoe ride between your ceremony and reception, or ride your bike to your reception. Riding a tandem bike will help pedal you to a beginning of working together.

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You can also use the food or other elements of your day to infuse color into. Individual cakes in a bright chartreuse will definitely be a conversation starter with your guests. Wouldn’t a chartreuse cake make you want to say something. If you aren’t going to have a cake or grand 5-tier spectacle, go the simple route with cupcakes. They’re fun, easy to eat, and just plain old economical. Chartreuse icing would definitely be an interesting food experience.

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So, where you eat also is important. Adding a bright color doesn’t have to be overpowering. You can use the more subdued colors in your palette and take the route of using the bright color as an accent. This table focuses on the white and gray, using chartreuse as a pop of color in the centerpieces.

Chartreuse flowers maybe…

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pompom of chartreuse flowers

A very fancy and extravagant table setting…

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hydrangea table runner

How about getting people there. You have to have invitations. Color will definitely get some attention.

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Be creative in your invites. Give the information plainly and clearly. State the details, the basics, and use a little graphic design in the layout. Try something other than the plain scripted fonts and traditional layout.

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Make sure your invites represent you and your spouse-to-be, your personalities and something fun and eye-catching.

Ok, so lastly…the way to get any party going, cocktails. Color can be infused into cocktails/beverages as well. So, in case you didn’t know, there is an actual liqueur called Chartreuse.

Chartreuse

Chartreuse is a French-made liqueur made by Carthusian monks since 1737. It is made of distilled alcohol, aged with a variety of 130 herbs, plants and flowers. The name Chartreuse comes from the name of the monastery, Grande Chartreuse, which is located in the Chartreuse Mountains.  It is one of the few liquors that continues to age and improve in the bottle. Chartreuse would be an acquired taste by itself. It tends to be very sweet, and becomes spicy and pungent. But have no fear, the color of this liqueur (which comes in both yellow and green, as well as a white chartreuse) can add that special touch to your wedding day cocktails.

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last word cocktail

One of those cocktails is something I love the history on:

The Last Word cocktail was created back in the time of Prohibition in the lovely city of Detroit. Created by a Vaudeville director at the Detroit Athletic Club during Prohibition, “The Last Word” was essentially forgotten until recent years. It consists of a seamless blend of gin, lime juice, green chartreuse, and maraschino liqueur. Makers of the masterpiece are told to shake well with ice, shut up, and drink. Cliff Bell’s is one of the few places you can imbibe the drink in Detroit. So the next time you’re, out check out Detroit’s very own “The Last Word” and, as the bartenders of old used to say, shut up and drink – because no matter the era, Detroit always has its final say.

This is a simple way to add a bit of chartreuse literally and visually to your special day. Something classic and timeless, with a little bit of history to it.

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And with that, however you choose to use color in your special day, enjoy the moment and those around you to share in your moment. Take your shoes off and dance, or keep them on if you have comfortable shoes.

Our Last Word, Have fun!

Wedding Wednesday! | 7.10.13

Today is Wedding Wednesday! I kind of miss writing about weddings, so today I just want to share with you my personal wedding favorites.

Now I’m a girly girl who loves her share of pink and dressing up, so the ideal wedding to me is one with glamour and is very stylish and classic…with a vintage twist. Being the detail oriented person that I am, I also would lean more towards an event with clean lines, defined spaces, and pops of excitement throughout.

First, the dress. I am girly, but I don’t like fluffy. I like simple and pretty fashion. Something stylish but fun.

Vintage Bridesmaid Dress

To push the envelope, I don’t follow traditions well (unless it’s Christmas) so wearing white is one I can live without. I like to enjoy myself, and getting married should be a fun day without worrying if someone smudges your dress with makeup or if you spill something on it. I love black, so what better way to kick tradition to the curb than to wear a fun black dress down the aisle. You don’t have to stick to only the bridal section, venture to the bridesmaid area. They have some pretty cool dresses now, not like the fuchsia taffeta disasters from the 80s.

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Adding a vintage component could also be seen with jewelry. I love costume jewelry, and no one needs to spend thousands of dollars on a statement piece of jewelry that you’re only going to wear for special occasions (the exception to this of course is the wedding ring). Vintage costume jewelry will never disappoint with adding a ‘wow’ factor.

Now, I may not like to wear fluffy dresses, doesn’t mean I don’t think they can be gorgeous spectacles for the right person. I also cannot deny I love things that sparkle!

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This dress does not disappoint. Of course it’s a couture creation, but it is also not white or strictly for a wedding. This stunning dress is something I saw and could not take my eyes off of it. If I ever wanted a day to just twirl around in the sunlight, and had money to spare for a gown like this I definitely would do it.

And the grand finale of all weddings is of course the cake! Who doesn’t indulge in a delicious piece of cake every once in a while. I don’t eat a lot of sweets but can’t help but enjoy a piece of good old cake (I prefer yellow batter personally).

text cake

Since we’re on the theme of black at a wedding, I figured I would share a cake I came across a couple of years ago searching for ideas. This cake has text on it as a feature to look as if it’s written under the icing. It’s a simple, but stunning piece of edible art.

Well, these are just a few things that I like in regards to weddings. I’d like to hear your thoughts and opinions. Give your feedback and share this with your friends and family.

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Congrats! Ryan Reynolds + Blake Lively | Ke Event Designs

Blake Lively + Ryan Reynolds

This weekend actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively tied the knot in a private ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina. Many celebrities have began opting to have smaller and scaled-down ceremonies to tie the knot lately. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, the MSW team helped develop the vision for the couple this weekend at a private plantation barn in South Carolina. There was a carnival-themed hour and a chic reception, and even custom celebration shoes by Christian Louboutin. There will be a full feature in the December issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, be on the look out for that issue.

The couple have been dating for a while and this is the first marriage for Lively, and the second for Reynolds (who was married to Scarlett Johansson in 2008). The couple hired planner Tara Guérard along with the MSW team to make this day special.

We wish them the best and many years of happiness together. Salut!

Fall Wedding Trends | Ke Event Designs

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09.05.12

Fall is approaching and weddings do not stop, the inspiration just changes. There will be more earthy elements and natural textures used, and more subdued and warm color palettes will be chosen. The fall is my favorite season, so I welcome the change to the weather and wardrobe. Grabbing a cozy sweater or jacket will become the norm now.

Some wedding trends for fall are common: orange and brown color palettes, branches, and cider drinks. Recently, there has been more exploration in color and design when it comes to weddings, beyond the seasonal touches.

Pink + Orange Table (via fusion bollywood inc)

There are bolder themes and untraditional rituals being started, and it makes for a fun and memorable day. Fall is a time to gather the harvest and wind down from the summer, so a wam and earthy wedding would be truly fitting for this time of year. Using warm colors and mute tones does not mean you have to have a boring color palette or design.

Elegant Rustic Table

The set up can be as simple or as extravagant as you prefer it, but whatever you choose will be a representation of your style and vision. You can take something that is meaningful to you as a couple, and make it the focal point of the event. Something simple as:

Shell Centerpiece

Shells in a glass bowl

 

Tropical Centerpiece

Or a simple themed centerpiece

Orchid Cake

A cake with your favorite flower

Black Lace Wedding Gown

A vintage, period wedding gown

Scrabble Place Setting

Or a favorite board game

Whatever elements you choose for your fall wedding, make it memorable and make it yours. No matter how extravagant or how demure, it is your day and the fall season is a great time to include personal touches from the heart and home.

~Drink and Be Married!~

~KeEventDesigns