Jim Knestrick from Knestrick by Design gives Enchanted Brides some insight on the beauty of fall flowers for wedding and events. The fall weather is perfect for holding the look and color of all flowers. The texture and colors of fall brings an amazing look to your décor.
Janet Catoe from Draping Designs takes Enchanted Brides step by step on the process of draping venues and tents. Any room or tent can be transformed into a beautiful venue by draping. There are a variety of fabrics, texture, and colors to create your vision. There are no limitations in creating magic when working with draping.
Jill Herasme of Jill's Regalia talks to Enchanted Brides about custom design jewelry. It's all about customizing the bride's vision into a one of a kind unique jewelry piece that she will treasure forever. Your bridal jewelry is a reflection of your personality and will stand as a precious remembrance of your wedding day.
Jim Hagy and Genna Dufault of Chef's Market shared with Enchanted Brides the elements that bring art to Tablescaping. It's bringing together the colors, the linens, the flowers, lighting, and your own personal items. The décor of your tables from buffet to sit down dinner come together and blend into the décor of your wedding day.
Elizabeth Weeks of Elizabeth Jean Photography takes Enchanted Brides to a bridal portrait shoot. There are so many steps before shooting your bridal portrait. Elizabeth takes us through all the steps from selecting a photographer, location, make-up and more.
Event Planner Angela Proffitt of Elegant Weddings by Angela. gives you insight into the world of planning for your wedding. In this Q & A session with Enchanted Brides, Angela advises you on why you should hire a wedding planner and so much more.
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Check out some of the latest styles in Bridal and Formal Wear and go behind the scenes with this look at the Enchanted Brides' Fashion Shoot, which can be seen in the latest issue of Enchanted Brides Magazine.
Photo and Video footage by Ace Photography. Bridal and Formal Wear provided by Arzelle's Brides and Formal,
The White Room, Bridal Warehouse, b. Hughes Bridal Formal, Ambassador's Formal Wear by Gilda and Street Tuxedo. Hair by Mary Malone of Brides by Mary and makeup
by Elliott Katz of Artistry Spa Salon.
Jim Hagy and Genna Dufault of Chef's Market shared with Enchanted Brides the trends of today's favors. It can be anything from a box of chocolates to a spoon engraved with the bride and groom's name and wedding date. It is a great way to thank your guests for attending your wedding and to take home with them a reminder of your special day.
Jesse Goldstein of Fontanel Mansion, The Loveless Barn and TomKats Catering Group goes into details with Enchanted Brides on Green Weddings and Receptions. You can go green from the ceremony to the reception. It's all about working with local caterers, florists, rental companies, paper products and more. Work with what you have in your area to stay all green.
Darla Walker of Castleton Farms takes Enchanted Brides to the latest trend for a bachelorette party, an All Girls Night Pajama Party. It's a great way for a bride to get together with her bridesmaids and close friends before the wedding in a relaxing setting and enjoy an evening of girl time. It's a true all girls night Pajama Party at Castleton Farms.
Leland Riggan of Dessert Designs tells Enchanted Brides how bridal fashion inspires the design of a wedding cake in style and color. Elements of the dress take life in the design of the cake. It's the cake designer who brings in her expertise into making the bride's cake ideas into a reality.
Juanita Lane of Dulce Desserts shares with Enchanted Brides all the great treats a dessert bar offers a bride and her guests. It's a buffet of sweet treats from cupcakes to fruit filled tarts. There are lots of choices for everyone to indulge in at your reception. It's a great way to treat your guest with cake and more!
Mignon Francois took Enchanted Brides into her bakery of delicious cupcakes. Cupcakes are a great way for your guests to have a choice in flavors, and there are so many flavors to choose from, even Sweet Potato! It is a big hit with everyone. Each season influences the flavor of the cupcake. It's fun to taste all the flavors that are available to you at the Cupcake Collection.
Carolyn King-Pennekamp, of Royal Icing, shares with Enchanted Brides on how she combines taste with art. A true cake designer makes no compromise when combining both elements. Fashion and trends influence today's brides in the design of the wedding cake. And as for taste, there are no limits to creating your favorites on your wedding day. Everything is possible.
At FiddleCakes ,designers tell Enchanted Brides about how they discuss with brides the choices in colors, styles, and flavors when designing a wedding cake. Designs range from classic, modern, retro, to no limits on what a bride craves for her wedding day. And if you are into organic and gluten free, FiddleCakes has a cake for you.
Leysi Rodriguez of Divine Delicacies talks to Enchanted Brides about the process in designing the most delicious part of your wedding day, the cake. Leysi gives details on how color and fashion influence the design. She then shares her secret on designing cakes for celebrities.
Creating your own style can be easy and fun. Chase Rivers of Flair Weddings shows us how to design your own floral designs for your wedding or next event. It's a great way to get your wedding party involved in creating beautiful florals and later keeping them as favors. Sit back and take notes.
Jennie Andrews, of Jennie Andrews Photography, describes "The First Look" as the moment that the bride and groom first see each other on their wedding day. Jennie shares, with Enchanted Brides, the reasons why it is important to do your creative photos before the ceremony. It will give you time to explore your love, be more creative, and get to the reception quicker to celebrate.
Floral designer, Jim Knestrick ,of Knestrick by Design, recently had the opportunity to design the 9 to 5 TPAC Fest de Ville Gala for the Tennesee Performing Arts Center honoring Dolly Parton as the recipient of the Applause Award. Jim gives Enchanted Brides details on how he and his staff incorporate butterflies, lipsticks, and color into this black tie event. Take a moment and watch how Jim created this amazing event.
Event planner, Jackie Farah of Jackie Ohh…Events talks about how your choices of colors create the design and feel of your event. In the worlds of Disturbia and Wisteria colors range from soft and perfect to loud and wicked. Then the evening kicks into high gear at midnight with La Hora Loca. It's the perfect ending for everyone's event.
Event planner, Jackie Farah of Jackie Ohh…Events takes us to the worlds of Disturbia and Wisteria. Jackie gives details on how to set the tone for a very fun and colorful event. Check out how Jackie designed three different areas into an event that WOW the guests.
Beach Weddings are popular all year round. Jamie Lipman of the National Hotel South Beach tells us about the latest trends in beach weddings.
There are so many fun flowers and colors you can choose from when planning your beach wedding. As for what’s in style? It’s South Beach... everything is in style. Come to South Beach and check out all the great beach wedding ideas Rick Interian of Avant-Gardens shared with us.
Break away from the regular path in selecting a venue for your wedding. Take the time to explore venues that are more unusual and different. Jesse Goldstein of the Fontanel Mansion shares with us on how to create a unique wedding weekend experience for your guests.
Fall is a great time for a wedding in any part of the country. The air is fresh and the colors of nature are so vibrant. There are so many choices in colors, types of flowers and styles to choose from when planning your fall wedding. Leonard Palladino of Always in Bloom shared with us all the great options available in floral design for your fall wedding.
Floral Designer Elaine McCord gives you insight into the world of floral for your wedding. In this Q & A session with Enchanted Brides, Elaine McCord advises you on when to meet with your florist, where florals are a must at your wedding and reception and so much more.
Recently, Chase Rivers of Flair Weddings spoke to Enchanted Brides about floral designers. Chase shared with us the top five questions you need to ask a floral designer in order to find the designer that is right for you.
Flowers add color, texture and beauty to your wedding. Your choices of flowers and the colors help set the mood and tone of your event. Jim Knestrick of Knestrick by Design and Vicki Sander of Branching Out Event Florist tell you about choosing flowers for your spring and summer wedding.
Choosing the right container for your florals at your event can be just as important as choosing the right flower. Do you want your decor to have a modern, traditional or contemporary feel to your event? Do you want your flowers to stand tall in the room or do you want a more simple and smaller arrangement on the tables? Choosing the right container to go with your flowers can be a very important part of setting the mood of your event. Chase Rivers of Flair Weddings tells you about a few of the options available for your floral containers.
When planning your wedding you know you have many things to do. You need to find a dress, choose a location for the ceremony and reception and so much more. But what about planning for your vendors to have enough time to set up for your reception? Many reception venues have time limits for setup. Angela Proffitt of Elegant Weddings by Angela takes you behind the scenes of one of her events to show you how professional vendors work together to make your dream wedding come true.
The art of calligraphy, design, and an exquisite sense of taste turn letter-forms into expressions of individual style and personality. Ernesto Leston, of Invitations by Leston, talks about his work and shares some of his thoughts about wedding invitations. He says, “They're all about design, color, and presentation for your bride’s wedding day.” His work continues to be enjoyed by everyone who loves the refined art of invitation.
When shopping for bridal jewelry, look for stunning pieces that will not only be great heirlooms tomorrow, but reflect who you are today! Though white diamonds and pearls have been traditional accoutrements for generations of brides, today’s brides are bending tradition in all kinds of creative ways, according to Konstantina, the Arizona-based force behind Mahlia Collection. “
A great wedding reception cocktail need not be heavy on spirits to be big on flavor and impact. Top mixologists show you how to put your great taste on display. No matter when a wedding is staged, it is not complete without a toast to the bride and groom. As mixology (the culinary art of cocktail-making) is now all the rage, traditional champagne is being replaced with special wedding cocktails. The addition of a signature cocktail further customizes the reception experience, especially as it can be developed to suit the bride and groom’s personality as well as season, time of day and décor.
There's a whole new way of looking at engagement photography. Watch this behind the scenes video as Martha works with the couple to capture a more intimate and personal expression. Together, they create an enduring record of two people in love. She talks about the importance of location,clothing selection, styling and more.
Today’s weddings are much more like productions than the white weddings of yesteryear…when our parents got married the linens, flowers, food, and the big band were the elements that set the ambiance. Today’s bride looks beyond these elements and often sets her sights on the magical aspect of specialty lighting. Not to say that these aspects are no longer important as they will always be the staple of décor but with lighting these elements will shine in ways your guests never thought possible.
The design of a cake depends on the bride and what she likes. Sylvia says, “Remember a wedding cake is a piece of art that tastes good. Don’t be afraid to bring your personality and fantasy into it.” She has taken her own advice while making cakes for a long list of celeberties, from Mariah Carey to the Saudi royal family. Have a slice and enjoy.
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