Wedding Dress Extraordinare

If you visit our blog, you know that we are great lovers of Wedding Gowns and especially the designer: Hayley Paige. We admit it, we covet her designs and secretly wish that we could try each one on. These gowns are exceptional and yep-we are completely smitten!

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2017 Wedding Trends - Part 2

Trends come and go, but we are loving these details that we see more and more at weddings across the country ~

Mis-matched Glassware. We for one love this look and the colors and textures that it adds. Imagine color-coordinating for your event, using Grandma's wedding glasses or staying true to one special era.

Succulent Centerpieces. This is one trend that we don't see stopping any time soon. Combine them with florals, rustic details or in modern vessels. Any way that you use them, they are always a beautiful addition to your wedding tables.
Flower Crowns. Wearing a sweet ring of garden florals among your tresses on your wedding day is a trend that is finally coming into its own. Throwbacks to the 60's and 70's, these halos are adorable ways to add color, texture and personal style. Whether the bride, flower girls or your maids wear them, we think they are perfect for weddings.


Geode Wedding Cakes

Gorgeous, Creative AND Tasty pretty much sums up our blog for the day. Geode Wedding Cakes are a special art that has come into its own lately and we for one couldn't be more thrilled. These cakes are perfect pieces of art for your wedding. Imagine your guests trying to figure out - "How did they do that!"



2017 Wedding Trends, Part 1

If you are anything like me, you are probably saying, "Is it November already?? Where did the year go?" Life goes by fast, so we need to capture as much of it as possible. Kind of like weddings; the day goes by very fast, so making the most of each second is important. Predicting wedding trends is also a fast operation. You can think that you have them all nailed down and then up comes the newest and the greatest, so back to the trend board we go.
We are all about the latest and the greatest, but we think that the timeless parts of a wedding never go out of style and some trends are always going to be around.  We have some of our own predictions and would like to share them with you over the next three blogs.

Here are 5 of our favs for timeless trends.......

1. Memories.  Creating memories for your friends and family will always be one of the greatest trends you can pay attention to. Creating a warm and inviting event takes thoughtfulness and a mindful purpose. Making sure that there is good food, easy directions for your guests to follow, a fun atmosphere, good conversation and beautiful things to look at will help with a successful day.


2. Candlelight. Let's face it, candlelight makes everyone look amazing. From a cluster of simple votives to hoards of pillars the more candlelight, the better.  And oh, if you can hang them, we say YES!

3. Beautiful Backdrops.  Having a beautiful and unexpected backdrop at your wedding is always a great way to secure the attention of your guests. Whether you use your ceremony or your reception as your starring attraction, make it reflect your style and make it stunning! 
We are currently crushing over Macramé Backdrops and think that they are growing in popularity. We love how individual they are.
4. Greenery Garlands. This is one of those trends we want to be around for a long, long time. Talk about gorgeous statement pieces. Whether you frame a stairway, window, chair or table, green garlands invite the outdoors in and always bring a refreshing accent to your event.
5. Chandeliers.  A beautiful chandelier never goes out of style. If you are anything like us, the more the better, but one perfect chandie is just as stunning!


Downtown Des Moines Party

The Teachout Building is one of those quirky venues that is special to Des Moines, sort of an urban industrial meets city chic. But do decorate the space - the possibilities are endless, so when one of my very good friend's daughter decided to choose it as her venue for her wedding, we didn't hesitate to help. So much fun wrapped up into one day!





Amazing Vendor Line Up ~
Photographer | Sara Stark
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Teachout Building
Caterer and Bar Service | Machine Shed
Décor and Rentals | Party Time and Vintage Love Rentals
Bride's Gown | Vera Wang from Bridal Elegance
Caricaturer Artist | Blue Ribbon Caricatures
Desserts | Arcadia Coffee Co.