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?

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.

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!

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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)

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New Trends in Wedding Decor!

As dedicated wedding planners in the industry, it’s important to stay abreast of the hottest, newest, most exciting trends for weddings. Recently, we’ve noticed that designers are seeking ways to provide visual stimulation to guests attending weddings. One of the interesting trends we’ve seen are suspended (hanging) centerpieces. I’m a bit on the fence about these — I’ve seen some great ones and some not-so-great ones…here are a few examples. We’d love to hear your thoughts…are you in favor of this new trend? Please click on the bubble to comment and let us know!

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Happy International Womens’ Day!!!

Wow! We are excited about today being International Womens Day! I’ve always celebrated being a woman on a daily basis. There are just so many cool things about being a woman, one of them being that we are multi-faceted creatures.

That being said, we’d like to pay tribute to some amazing women in our favorite arena: The Wedding Industry. Here are some phenomenal ladies that found their passion and ran with it! They inspire us each day and make us work harder to improve in our business and in our overall lives! Today we salute each of you!!!

Stacie Ivers Francombe – Founder, Inspire Smart Success – Stacie’s smart tips and advice provided daily on her facebook page (www.facebook.com/inspiresmartsuccess) is a true must-read for me every day. I’ve learned so much from the dialogue and blog excerpts that Stacie provides every day. As a planner, it’s so helpful to interact with an industry leader like Stacie, and I’m so glad she’s provided this awesome platform where our colleagues can ask questions, help each other and gain valuable information to drive our business forward. “Stacie is committed to changing how the wedding industry learns and networks, both one-on-one through her mentoring program, as a group with fun, educational seminars and networking events, and individually, providing wedding industry professionals with a magazine they can learn from at their leisure. Stacie loves nothing more than being able to use her talents and knowledge to help the wedding industry grow and thrive and to see wedding vendors find success through using smart business practices.” Check out Stacie’s INSPIRING brand at: http://www.inspiresmartsuccess.com

Diann ValentineWedding and Event Designer, Interior Designer, Author of Weddings Valentine Style, and WeTV Wedding Expert – Diann has been in the business for some time and has always stayed ahead of the designing curve.  When you visit Diann’s website, you’ll see that her events are all over-the-top designs that are never repeated. When you visit Diann’s website, you’ll see that her events are all over-the-top designs that are never repeated. This lady has an uncanny flair for the extravagant and it shows in her weddings and events. Her drive is clearly unparalleled as we can see with her list of credits ranging from Interior Designer to TV personality. We applaud Diann on her outstanding achievements and we can’t wait to see what mountain she’ll be climbing next! Check out Diann’s DESIGNING brand at http://www.diannvalentine.com

Stacey WelchOwner, LiVay Sweet Shop – Stacey is a very dear friend and highly respected colleague in the event industry. Stacey has an extensive background including the beauty industry, stationary industry, and most recently, the baked goods industry. One step into LiVay Sweet Shop and you are entered into a world of delectable sweets. Her repertoire of yummy treats includes chocolates, cake pops, wedding cakes, cupcake towers, and much more…..but don’t forget to stop in for a quick bite of ice cream, which is available daily! LiVay Sweet Shop is THE place to visit for your edible wedding favors. Stacey’s packaging is impeccable and custom designed for any wedding or event. This busy mom of two takes great pride and care with every item she bakes for her clients. Check out Stacey’s DELICIOUS brand at http://www.livaysweetshop.com

Blue and Yellow Themed Setting

Happy Monday Everyone! It's not too sunny right now in our neck of the woods, so we thought we'd add some sunshine by way of this yellow and blue decor. We adore this theme for an outdoor garden party. Perfect for a bridal shower or engagement party.