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Romantic weddings are back

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating me

It is still not too late! Nowadays many couples wish to marry with a type of classical ceremony, a guarantee of elegance and success that reassure and guarantees satisfying results.

Classy Wedding Trends

For those who want a touch of originality and ideas from the latest wedding trends that come from all over the world, which touch on organizational aspects and details, here are some ideas.

Pearls fare back for wedding romance


Did you notice? They are getting bigger: pearls are an accessory that will make the difference in 2018: not only on the classic earrings, but also on the same formal dresses, crowns and rings.

Dogwood rules in wedding bouquets

Bouquet of Dogwood Flowers

Simple, Elegant, delicate and that transmits serenity and love: what more would you want? After elaborate and colorful trends, in 2018 the bouquet of dogwood seems to return to the great, a plant that can be found all over the US but which is often forgotten, in favor of other more exotic flowers.

Hanging flower decor

Hanging Floral Decorations

If you love plants and flowers do not miss the opportunity to amaze and create a magical atmosphere with floral decorations that come directly from above. Flowers that came down from the ceiling? Plants that caress our heads with their leaves.  Why not? On the last few years have we seen Nature came back on the scene, the green and bio themes are on the agenda.

Unique wedding favors

Unique Invitations Cards & Souvenirs

When we say unique we mean that it is made with materials that are out of the ordinary. In recent years the decorations made of paper have taken hold and also in 2018 will still be a constant trend, but with regards to the souvenirs for our guests, and that will welcome them to our wedding and reception, why not try something really unusual? Stone, wood or fabric can give that sense of unexpected and “made with a heart” that a small detail can give. What do you think?

Trendy ultra violet swatches

Ultra Violet is the Pantone Color of the Year

Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-compliance, encouraging individuals to imagine their unique brand in the world and pushing the boundaries through creative outlets.

Here is what we’ve read from Pantone about Ultra Violet “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own. Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. “ 

Pearls & ultraviolet

The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places excites the communities that come together and inspire the connection.

In addition to a sense of wonder, you will be able to meet the expectations of those guests who expect something special from your marriage.

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Bio: Ashley Ann’s event planning service, based in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas, coordinates weddings and other events. While offering beautiful professional designs and set up, we focus on creative attention to detail, and modern elegant atmospheres all within budget.

After beginning her career in event design by creating custom atmospheres and living spaces, Ashley turned to event design at the behest of clients who recognized her creativity and passion. Since officially opening Ashley Ann’s Events advance in 2006, Ashley has become one of the most sought after designers in the South!

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Snow White & her Prince

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime….

It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen Snow White, I still route for her not to eat the poisonous apple.

I know. I know, the poisonous apple leads her to true love’s kiss, but I can’t help but wish for a non-salty path to her Happily Ever After. Who routes for stress anyways?

Having a stress free fairytale-wedding

Luckily, in reality, brides don’t have to travel down Snow White’s tension-ridden path to Happily Ever After. You can thank the endless tap of support and stress-free alternatives waiting to take lead: internet, wine, and those friends who don’t hold anything back when it comes to giving free advice (usually after two glasses of wine.)

When it’s your time to ring the bell for wedding flower planning, we wanted to make sure you have a quick handy-dandy guide (particularly like this one below) that will help steer you away from the most common wedding flower oversights – no one likes pesky little speed bumps.

How To Have A Fairytale Wedding

Read on for a collection of bad apples to avoid, so you can feel all the zen when stepping foot into your first floral consultation. There will be no trumping bliss mode here.

Bring reality to your Pinterest dreams

1. Mistaking Inspiration for Reality

We all know Pinterest is an inspiration mecca. It’s the first spot we hunt for inspo and the last place we check before making any final inspo decisions – especially for wedding planning. However, what we have to commit to memory is that Pinterest is inspiration and solely JUST that. We would warn not to mistake inspiration for reality.

In actuality, the majority of wedding flowers found via Pinterest (those you fall in love with and obsess over) are Photoshop’d, color corrected, or styled flawlessly after 30 shots/takes – which is why Pinterest replicating isn’t a fun game and can leave so many of us frustrated.

Choosing wedding flowers & more

We’re here to provide a friendly reminder to take a step back, breathe, and disengage from sparking the madness of Pinterest perfection, because who likes copycats anyways? Make it your own.

Your love story should be different because get this….there isn’t a love out there like yours and soon-to-be-hubby’s. And, the right wedding florist will encourage this truth by assisting you in finding similar choices and solutions to capture all those Pinterest inspirations. Take in the inspo but cheer for originality.

2. Not Factoring in Extra Budget

Remember, the so-called wedding vendor you absolutely love because of their incredible designs, gifted talent, and rocking personality? Well… take away that extra budget tacked on at the end of the invoice, and they wouldn’t be in business. The extra budget isn’t one hefty number vendors just pull out of thin air. That number is formed from items that get the job done such as tax, rentals, gas mileage, labor, and more. While heading into your meeting, keep in mind that vendors have to earn a living to be able to afford to design magical moments for us all somehow.

Understanding the importance of the extra budget component will allow you to be less hesitant at that fundamental number at the bottom of your invoice. Trust me, the added labor costs are essential and extremely worth it.

Consider all the costs when selecting vendors

3. Wedding Floral Budgets Are Not the Same

Every wedding is different. Therefore, every wedding budget is different. A big, big misconception is when a bride compares her flower quotes to a fellow girlfriends wedding.

For instance, your friend had her wedding in Napa Valley, and you’re having yours in Charleston. There’s already a HUGE difference: location. Add in the decor styles, theme, flower preferences, and y’all will come up with completely different Pinterest boards. With these differences on board comes contrasting price points. And, that’s A-okay.

Hopefully, spotlighting these common floral mistakes will lead you to sighs of relief instead of tense shoulders as you joyfully journey toward your Big Day. Swerve around those bad apples and keep that hippo sized to-do list in check.

Keep Blooming!

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BIO: Blooming Hites Floral & Event Design of Roswell, GA has unique designs to fit your various occasions. From everyday celebrations to your happily ever after, our designs set the tone for every event!

 Jackie Hites





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