2012 Wedding Trends: A Year in Review

We are looking back at 2012 Wedding Trends: A Year in Review

Hey Beautiful People!

As we approach the end of 2012, it’s time to reflect and revisit some of the beautiful designs we’ve experienced this past year. From wedding gowns,  to eclectic table design, we’re looking back at some pretty amazing weddings.  Join us on this journey and let these terrific visuals stimulate you for YOUR next event!!!

A beautiful, sexy shoe in your favorite color under your gown? We saw that in 2012 and we definitely want to see it again in 2013. That trend is a keeper!

Couples found some unique ways to set up their wedding ceremonies and their guests loved it!!

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Chair design played an important role in the overall decor for the recetio.Source: stylemepretty.com via Land and Sea Event Planning on Pinterest

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Who knew that blush pink would be the breakout color for wedding gowns in 2012? If you missed it, check out Jessica Biel’s wedding dress!

 

Some brides left the traditional veils behind and opted for a simple, yet beautiful headpiece accessory.

 

Barnyard weddings made a big splash for 2012–we expect to see more of these in 2013!

Mason jars were at almost every outdoor wedding…have we seen the last of them? Only time will tell!

 

We’ve seen a HUGE push for suspended centerpieces. Check out these hanging branches flanked by table numbers. And whatever you do, don’t forget to include candles….everywhere. We believe there can never be too many….LOVE!

 

Clean, modern, minimal…our city brides LOVE this!

Lounge furniture showed up at a bunch of weddings – and we never saw the same design twice! Grab some custom pillows with your monogram and don’t forget to use LEDs to light up the furniture! POW!

 

Brides want different, so they are considering necklines other than strapless…we are definitely going to see some lovely necklines in lace, off-the-shoulder, spaghetti straps, one-shoulder, and much more! And the back of the dress will become more of a focal point for the more daring brides…we can’t wait to see it all in 2013!

The sweetheart table may be replaced by take a back seat to the old-school head table or dais, which is making  a comeback. We’ll be designing a few, but with a modern twist. For those that do have the sweetheart table, make sure it’s a show-stopper like this one! 

 

Burlap was big in 2012…and will continue to be present in 2013.

Custom signs for the outdoor wedding is one of the fun elements we love! 

 

Buffet vs. Sit Down vs. Stations vs. Cocktail Reception….couples pushed the envelope to entice their guests with eclectic food service at their weddings. Whatever you decide, make it an engaging, yet delicious experience. Food trucks anyone?

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Kick-Start Your Business for 2013!

If you’re a small business owner, whose product or service involves using pictures to attract customers, you’ll want to read this.

Our friend and colleague, Feuza Reis is offering a valuable hands-on workshop on January 27, 2013. This is a “can’t miss” opportunity to get found online immediately.

Click this link to sign up for this incredible workshop:

 https://www.fisheyeconnect.com/workshop/2103/are-you-ready-to-get-found-online–book-more-clients-for-2013.aspx

Space is limited – make sure you catch the early bird discounted price by January 5, 2013!

Are you ready to

Get Found Online and Book More Clients

for 2013?

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If you’re ready, then you need to attend this important hands on workshop:
Join Nationally Featured Wedding Photographer , Blogger and SEO consultant, Feuza Reis as she hosts this new and dynamic seminar.
Who can benefit from this valuable seminar:
Photographers
Videographers
Event Planners
Floral Designers
Cake Designers
Artists….
And any small business owner whose website or blog is driven by the use of pictures with great visual content.
 Photographers and most small business owners struggle with SEO because let’s face it, unless you’re a techie, it’s pretty boring and time-consuming. Your time is better is spent booking and working with your clients. So now that you have all those great pictures on your website, let’s get you found online and booking more clients!
 
This workshop will be hands-on and you will leave with an optimized blog and/or website and a custom created keyword list for 2013. Feuza will show you how to optimize your blog posts in future automation, simple SEO basics which will make Google love you. This is not a “get inspired”, take 20 pages of notes workshop and then go home with a huge to do list. Instead, it’s let’s roll up our sleeves today and get this done so that you can go home and do other important things like spend time with your kids. Are you ready?
  • Optimize your website
  • Optimize your blog
  • Install Google Analytics
  • Learn how to read your stats on Google Analytics
  • Create a custom key word list for your business
  • Make a mini marketing plan for 2012
  • Learn basic design and branding rules for your website design with Mary Meghan from Mary Meghan Photography and Design
  • Chance to win prizes like online software managing system plus basic logo design and also some great prizes from Business in a Box

Click on this link to sign up:

https://www.fisheyeconnect.com/workshop/2103/are-you-ready-to-get-found-online–book-more-clients-for-2013.aspx

 
This is the only  NJ Workshop this year! Do not miss this opportunity.

Not Engaged Yet? Plan Your Wedding Anyway!!!

Hello Lovely Brides-To-Be!!!

You’re probably wondering  about that crazy title…let me explain.

So, we are knee-deep in “Engagement Season” right now. So many guys are planning on popping the question between Christmas and New Year’s, right?  And you’re probably wondering if your wonderful beau is one of those guys. Sometimes he’ll give you a hint; but you can’t be too sure until it happens. Well, don’t spoil your holidays stressing and worrying about when it’s going to happen. While you’re waiting for that special moment, you can get busy and be productive by starting your preliminary wedding planning.

 

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Start researching and saving ideas now so that you have a jump start on your planning. The best place to start is with Pinterest.com. Pinterest is a great place to find inspirational pictures of any wedding-related (or non-wedding related) idea. Use the search bar to find great pictures – then pin them to your own inspiration board. Before you know it, you’ll have your own wedding story illustrated in one compact place.

Ceremony and Reception – one of the biggest price tags for your wedding will be your venue and menu. If you’ve been eyeing that gorgeous mansion or castle, find out how much it will cost to get married there. Remember, pricing is usually dependent on a variety of things, including the month you choose.

Don’t get too bogged down with the details…have fun with it! Just think…once you get that rock, you’ll already have a head start!

Three Cool Ways to Dress Up Your Reception Tables!

 


Image courtesy of Karen Tran Florals

One way to really make your wedding unique and add color  is by dressing up your reception tables. This can be done by replacing white or ivory linens with colorful and texturized linens. There are many rental companies out there that carry a large line of linen and napkin choices and can be rented for any event. When designing the look of your table, take into consideration the type of centerpiece you’re going to use. If you’re using flowers with an abundance of color, make sure your linen choice compliments your flowers, and doesn’t overpower them. You can exercise a great deal of creativity, but there’s a delicate balance between delicately placed, eye-popping color and a gaudy, overcrowded tablescape. If you’re not sure, get an opinion from your planner or florist.

Another way to dress up your table is by using chargers. Chargers are wonderful accessories for any tablescape and you can use a muted color like silver, gold or beige…or you can find these in almost any color. Consider the linen and napkin color you’re using first…will it compliment my table? Remember to alternate…for example, if you’re using an purple linen, don’t pile a purple charger on top–it will get lost on the table….break it up by using a silver or gold charger…or consider using a glass beaded charger. Those are wonderful accents that can go with any color linen and napkin.


Menu cards are another great table addition. These can be customized with monograms, colors of your choice, even embellishments like rhinestones and ribbons. A menu card can be tucked into a beautiful napkin fold, and placed on top of your charger. Your table will look like a million bucks with these simple additions. You’ll find that if you cannot afford to spend a lot on flowers, these ideas will help your table go from drab to fab!

Bonus idea: No matter what decor you use, always add candles…lots of candles…pillars and votives…these can be added to any color tablescape and adds dramatic, romantic light to your event!

For more ideas on designing a fabulous wedding reception table, call or email us for a free consultation!

Ciao!

Andrea and Carol

Managing Partners

Land and Sea Event Planning

Color Palette Inspiration: Grey and Yellow

Grey and Yellow are a beautifully calming combination for weddings.

Just check out these gorgeous wedding photos – you can’t resist it!

Tell us what you think!! We’d love to hear from you!

This suit is VERY sexy!

The perfect shade of grey for your bridesmaids dress!

White shoes POP against the grey color palette!!

Don’t forget the wedding accessories!

Get TWO items for the price of ONE!

Our brides and grooms have varying budgets for their weddings. Some have lavish weddings and some need to stick to a very tight budget.

Whatever your budget is, it’s always thoughtful and smart to be economically and environmentally conscious. One way to achieve this is to have your escort cards and favors do double duty. Not sure what we mean? Take a look at some ideas below. Your guests will LOVE the thought behind the process!!!

Do you have any ideas on how you can achieve a 2 for 1 concept for your wedding? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave your comments below!

Source: google.com via Andrea on Pinterest

 

 

Source: google.com via Andrea on Pinterest

For more information on how to plan the best wedding ever, contact Land and Sea Event Planning at:

570.977.6638 or 201.388.5869 (Office)

info@landandseaeventplanning.com (Email)

http://www.landandseaeventplanning.com (Website)

Vendor Spotlight: New Age Wedding Photography by CLB Photo!

We are pleased to present our very first vendor spotlight…CLB Photography!

CLB Photography is an incredible husband/wife duo taking wedding photography to new levels. Chris LoBue and Suzanne Aris LoBue are well-known for  “BadAss” wedding coverage to brides and grooms across NJ…and beyond. We stumbled upon their style of photography a few years back and we’ve been in love ever since.

These talented photographers take each couples’ photo session and make it an adventure. They seek out the best backdrops to make their photos pop! Don’t be surprised to find unexpected locations and stunts in these shots.  We love working with them because no two wedding albums look alike and every couple looks like they’re having the time of their lives. Interested in custom engagement photos, boudoir photo sessions or “Trash The Dress” photography? They kick ass at those too…Check out some of their work below and at: http://www.clbphoto.com. Also please visit their facebook page and like it: https://www.facebook.com/CLB.Photography.of.NJ – Chris and Suzanne are available for appointments at their Red Bank studio.