Wedding dessert trends are running the gamut these days. From the classic cake, to a not-so-classic cake, macaroon towers to pie bars – what’s your dessert style?
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Making a house feel like home can be a challenge for newlyweds. In addition to registering for the required 12 sets of flatware, consider requesting some of the more personal items that will make your new place feel like a cozy retreat. Every couple should have a set of Anthropologie’s monogrammed mugs in their cupboard. If your new place together is dated or boring, an easy fix is updating light fixtures – like these unique pendants from West Elm. Cozy blankets and throws like the one in the bottom right photo can be found on Etsy. Just a few personal touches that show character will make your place feel like home in no time.
Pantone named Emerald the color for 2013, so at the Scarlett Belle, we wanted to give you a little bit of inspiration for what is sure to be the wedding color of the year. Plenty of bridesmaids have been spotted in emerald dresses. Less traditional brides have opted to don this year’s hue themselves. Gold seems to be the favored accent color. As you can see in the featured cake, it is a beautiful compliment.
cake & macaron via: stylemepretty.com
If you dream of a truly unique engagement ring from decades gone by, keep reading. The Scarlett Belle planners are about to share some estate finds that will fit any budget. Reasons to purchase an antique are many. They are romantic, timeless, eco-friendly, and very exclusive. Brilliant Earth is our favorite antique ring retailer, and that is where all of these sparklers can be found.
The first ring shown is “The Channing Ring”, an understated 18K Yellow Gold ring from the Victorian Era priced at $1,575. The second ring in the top row is the most expensive ring shown at $11,500. “The Noreia Ring” is a retro 1960′s beauty with a total carat weight of 2.10, and boasts of 36 round brillian cut diamond accents. “The Maggie Ring” with its swirling diamond accents around a round european cut center stone, dates back to the 1940′s and is priced at $3,850. The last item in this sparkly line-up sits in the bottom right corner. “The Toni Ring” is a classic from the 1950′s with a sleek emerald cut diamond. It is price at $2,875
As the Scarlett Belle coordinators were prepping yet another beautiful wedding, we wanted to share a few snapshots of these cute nautical table details. We love how the coral was used for the table numbers. Other details included treasure chests full of starfish and seahorse shaped gourmet chocolates. Stay tuned for photos of this couples gorgeous, beach themed wedding cake. Coming soon!
Today’s inspiration board includes a custom color palette from one of our coordinators. Blues compliment the Belle beautifully, so we wanted to give our brides (and prospective brides) some ideas on how to incorporate it into their wedding style. For this color palette, we included a little silver sparkle accent, gray tones from succulents, and the bright blue of this j. crew bridesmaid dress. The sationary set shown is from the Scarlett Belle invitation boutique, and the blue ribbon perfectly compliments this look.
You may have seen the look we’re talking about – bridesmaids in completely different dresses. This is a trend that can be accomplished a few different ways, but there is most definitely a method to the mismatch. Without some forethought, this look has the opportunity to go very awry. Today the Scarlett Belle coordinators will show just how to master this trend and keep your maids from looking out of place.
The Monochromatic Maids: With this style, your bm’s wear different dresses within the same color family. This has been an ongoing trend for a few seasons, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. To pull this off flawlessly, You can give your bridesmaids paint chips or fabric swatches. You can also provide photos of shoes and sccessories for your girls to choose from. That way they can take them when they go shopping for their dresses and accessories. Floridianweddings.com created a cute little tutorial for this shown in the picture blelow.
The Multi-colored Maids: There is an even bolder trend emerging of completely different colored dresses. The dresses should stay within your wedding color palette and have a similar feel to stay cohesive. They might have similar shapes or textures, and the girls should wear the same shoes and similar accessories. The best way to accomplish this look is to give all of your girls a specific inspiration board with a color palette for your wedding. Decide on the overall style of the dresses, and assign a color to each of your bridesmaids. When it is done right, the result is unique, cohesive, and effortless. The image below was featured in Green Wedding Shoes.
Because we are located in one of the prettiest harbors in California, we love everything nautical. Today, we put together some ideas for a nautical wedding aboard the Scarlett Belle. In this inspiration board, we give you a glimpse of our charming Channel Islands Harbor, the Scarlett Belle’s beautiful wheelhouse, and some fun decor ideas. Starfish boutonnieres, striped linens, and anchor printed stationary pull together the nautical style.
Deciding who will be paying for your wedding determine your budget and many other details of the event. The tradition of the bride’s parents paying for everything is somewhat antiquated, so couples have a few different options when they decide who will take care of the bill.
The one-third option. With this approach, the couple, and each of their respective families contribute. You can do this buy determining your budget in advance and splitting it three ways, or by delegating specific financial responsibilities to each contributor. This is a very balanced way to make sure that the financial burden is split up as well as making sure that one party does not have all of the planning and creative authority.
You pay all. Many engaged couples today have established careers making them capable of paying for their wedding themselves. Full planning and financial responsibility can free you up to make whatever decisions you please about your wedding. However, the stress of making all of those decisions alone can be overwhelming. By delegating tasks out to family members, you can avoid overwhelming yourself, as well as include the people you love in the planning process even if they are not making a financial contribution. Your loved ones are excited about your wedding and will be happy to help.
Bride’s parents pay for everything. If you are lucky enough to have parents capable of footing the entire bill for your wedding, be gracious in accepting their generous gift – never feel entitled to it. However before you accept, you may want to consider the amount of influence they’ll have on the details of your wedding. They will have an opinion about everything, because they’re paying for it all. Before you ask them for this monumental investment, create an estimated budget as well as a list of your must-haves for your wedding. That way everyone will know what they’re getting into, and there won’t be any surprises.
Financial discussions with family regarding your wedding costs can be touchy. Choosing an all-inclusive package like the one we offer on the Scarlett Belle can help alleviate the stress involved in planning a wedding as well as eliminate unneccessary costs that come with piecing a wedding together yourself. And that will make everyone happy!
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If you are newly engaged and don’t know where to start with wedding planning, the Scarlett Belle coordinators have created a free Wedding Planning Checklist Printable to help you start planning. It’s important to stay organized while you plan your wedding, and if you have booked your wedding with the Scarlett Belle team, you know we are pros at orchestrating a well planned event. We help our couples through every step. If you would like a planning checklist to keep for reference, this one is great!