Planning a wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming. From choosing the perfect venue to curating a memorable menu, there are countless decisions to make. To help you navigate the ever-evolving world of wedding trends, we've compiled a list of captivating ideas that will make your special day truly unforgettable. Whether you're a traditionalist or a trendsetter, these inspiration-filled tips are sure to enhance your dream celebration.
1. Intimate Outdoor Ceremonies:
In recent years, couples have been opting for more intimate and personal wedding ceremonies. Consider exchanging vows in a picturesque garden, on a secluded beach, or even in a beautifully adorned backyard. Outdoor ceremonies offer a relaxed ambiance and create stunning natural backdrops for your cherished moments.
2. Sustainable Wedding Decor:
Environmental consciousness is becoming increasingly important to couples planning their special day. Incorporate eco-friendly elements into your wedding decor by using recycled materials, potted plants instead of cut flowers, and repurposing items for table settings. Embrace sustainability while still maintaining elegance and style.
3. Statement Wedding Dresses:
Step away from traditional white gowns and explore the world of statement wedding dresses. Bold colors, intricate embroidery, and unique silhouettes are gaining popularity among the fashion-forward brides. Let your personality shine through your dress choice and make a lasting impression on your guests.
4. Interactive Food Stations:
Move away from the traditional sit-down dinner and surprise your guests with interactive food stations. From build-your-own taco bars to live cooking demonstrations, these stations not only provide delicious food but also create a memorable experience for everyone. Let your guests indulge in a variety of flavors and culinary delights.
5. Non-Traditional Entertainment:
Live bands and DJs are still popular choices for wedding entertainment, but why not consider something a little different? Surprise your guests with a live performance by a local artist, a professional dance troupe, or even a magician. Non-traditional entertainment options will add an unexpected element of excitement and entertainment to your celebration.
6. Personalized Wedding Favors:
Wedding favors are a thoughtful way to show appreciation to your guests. Consider personalized and meaningful gifts such as customized mini succulents, homemade jams, or locally sourced mementos. These personalized tokens will leave a lasting impression and serve as a delightful reminder of your big day.
As you embark on your wedding planning journey, these captivating trends will inspire you to create a celebration that reflects your unique style and personality. From intimate outdoor ceremonies to personalized wedding favors, there are endless possibilities to make your dream wedding come true. Remember, the most important aspect of your wedding day is celebrating your love and commitment surrounded by those who matter most.
Beautiful Bride Events started as a wedding planning company in Charleston, South Carolina five years ago. When I founded the company, I wanted to base our approach in a real and trustful relationship between our planners and clients. A wedding is, without a doubt, one of the most memorable days of someone's life and I knew, at that time, our journey in the wedding planning industry would be something very special.
At that time, I didn't think of expanding my business to another city, as I was still perusing the dream of succeeding in Charleston. As the years went by, I remember falling in love with NYC right away after a vacation trip there with my mom for the first time. The diversity, amazing restaurants, Broadway shows, and the many cultural attractions truly amazed me and I knew I would be coming back again, but for a bigger purpose than just vacation.
In 2017 I decided to take the next big step and expand Beautiful Bride Events to NYC. Luckily, I found Kerry Gittle and at our first interview I knew right away she was the perfect person to lead the business in New York. Kerry has been our lead planner for New York Region since then. Learn more about her by reading her amazing reviews here.
How fun it is to invite you, as our client, grab a bottle of champagne, bring your favorite gals, and enjoy your time while you shop for your dream wedding dress? Pronovias NYC, located on 14 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, is one of our favorite wedding salons and we could not pick a better place to host our fun photo shoot along with our talented and dear fried "Billy" owner and lead photographer at William Thomas Photography , to register what happens "behind the scenes" and how our NY team handles one of our favorite wedding planning appointments.
In New York City, where everyone is always rushing and working hard to succeed. We would like when our clients stop to prioritize their wedding planning process, they could really enjoy, relax, and have fun with it.
Planning your wedding is a very personal and exciting event. You don't want strangers you cannot talk to or who do not see your vision. This is why we take time to get to know you and those around you.
Throughout the planning process we get to know you and understand what you want to happen on your day. We walk through the journey of wedding planning and bring your vision to life! You are no longer working with a stranger, but someone you know, a confidant, that will manage the many logistical details required to make your wedding day happen the way you want. And our lead planner for New York, Kerry, it is that person!
Here at Beautiful Bride Events, we are not just coordinators and planners and designers, we are your family and your friend. We are nurturing and caring and we want to you to enjoy the process as much as we do.
We pride ourselves on you and your wedding party and your family being able to relax and enjoy every second of every minute of your special day.
We are there when you need us, no matter where that might be.
We are truly at our happiest when you are at your happiest! We cannot wait to meet you!
Check our NY portfolio here and contact us for a complementary appointment and let's start planning your wedding in New York City.
By Beautiful Bride Events' founder Tassia Davis.
In celebration to our 5th Anniversary, a cocktail party was held at City Vineyard at Pier 26 on March 25th, 2019. We have invited our clients, favorite vendors, media, and engaged couples, who were kindly greeted at the door with champagne glasses.
City Vineyard was simply the perfect venue for our celebration. Our guests had a great time of mingling and networking while enjoying wonderful views of the Hudson River and New Jersey skyline. Live music was provided by Charming Jazz, with talented pianist Floris Boere and jazz vocalist Charmae. They played a variety of jazz selections from frank Sinatra to Brazilian Bossa Nova.
City Vineyard catered delicious appetizers and served a great selection of wine, craft beer, and specialty cocktails. To finalize the night iReserve DJ played some of the best tunes while guests enjoyed some sweet treats and had fun with a photo booth provided by Broadway Photo Booth.
Our guests took home thank you bags containing a gift certificate provided by Fred AstaireMidtown, personalized sugar cookies, and our beautiful coffee mugs.
A special thank you to our team of wedding planners in New York City, Kerry and Sarah, for making this event a total success.
Looking forward to our 2020 party already!
This year Beautiful Bride Events celebrates Its 5th Anniversary and we needed to update our first Charleston promotional video produced 3 years ago by Frank Guy with Francis West Studios to a new version. So happy in how this video turned out.
We started shooting at locations where we usually use to meet our clients in Charleston, for example The Dewberry Hotel lounge area and one of my favorite Coffee Shops in West Ashley, Coffee Exchange. Free internet and a sleek atmosphere make these two some of our favorite meeting places.
The concept of the video was to sell Charleston's beautiful backdrops for weddings, like Its Plantations, Historic venues, Beaches, and to show a little of what we do on a daily basis and the services we offer.
We thank Southern Protocol, one of our favorite bridal boutiques and The Flower Cottage, a great Downtown option for flowers for being part of this video.
Francis West Studios has been our preferred vendor for a few years already and we highly recommend their videography services for your events.
Below is how the video turned out. Enjoy!
We are beyond excited to announce for the fourth year in a row Beautiful Bride Events is awarded with The Knot Best of Weddings for our both Charleston and New York locations! We thank our wonderful clients, their families and friends, and the amazing team of vendors we have worked in the past year.
This is the ultimate stamp approval from clients who use The Knot website. They have reviewed our wedding planning services in Charleston and NYC as 5 starts. What else we could ask for? We are now on The Knot Hall of Fame!
Thank you Beautiful Bride Events team for offering top quality services to our clients. We are super excited for the beautiful weddings we are planning for 2019!
Wedding planner: Beautiful Bride Events
Venue: Boone Hall
Hair and Makeup: Paper Dolls
Florals: Pretty Petals
Rentals: Simply Elegant and Event Works
Cake: ABCD Cakes
DJ: Darby Events
Videography: Francis West Studios
Stationary: Elisabella Weddings
Dress Shop: Gown Boutique of Charleston
Dress Designer: Divine Atelier
Transportation: Lowcountry Valet
Live painter: Briahna Wenke
Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings
Donuts: Glazed Gourmet
Officiant: Gracefully Wed
Rings: Diamond Direct
Christina and Sledge got hitched on September 22, and what a perfect day it was! Taylor Rae Photography captured their wedding beautifully. They had their first date during the Charlotte uptown protests, their second date during hurricane Matthew, and their engagement session during a freezing cold day in Charleston. So it's safe to say we were all extremely happy with an 80 degree, slightly breezy Charleston day for their wedding!
Venue: The Cedar Room
Planner: Beautiful Bride Events
Photographer: Taylor Rae Photography
Florals: Duvall Events
Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal
Gown Designer: Hayley Paige
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Men's Attire: THE BLACK TUX
Hair and Makeup: Lashes and Lace Bridal Hair and Makeup
Ceremony Musicians: Palmetto Strings
Favors: Duck Donuts
Band: We Got The Beat Band
Elegant, romantic, and modern. If we could describe the 2018 wedding trends in three words, those would be our top ones.
A beautiful and unique Garden City Wedding is such an unique idea. We wanted to do something less traditional when we think of a New York City wedding. We combined the City rooftop views with garden elements.
Beautiful Bride Events founder, Tassia Davis, and NY Region lead planner Kerry Gittle were able to bring their vision to life with the contribution of amazing vendors starting with photographer Jenny Fu with Jenny Fu Studio who has been published recently on Brides Magazine. Talented Manhattan florist Designs by Ahn provided a beautiful bouquet, boutonniere and the perfect table centerpiece. The absolutely star from our shoot - a Galiah Lahav gown. From the calligraphy items to the flowers, from the jewelry to tabletop items, the modern elements came together in a beautiful way that could fill the eyes and dreamy minds of newly engaged couples.
Event Design: @beautifulbrideevents
Hair & Makeup: @allbridesnewyork /@ann_twenty2makeup /@artistsatwilhelminaofficial
Bride’s Shoes: @badgleymischka / @badgleymischkashoes
Bridal Gown: @galialahav
Models: @alannagilbertphoto of @wilhelminamodels + @huguesfaustin Linens: @thebayith
Vow Books: @davisartco
Invitation Suite: @lichenink
Abby and Cody have truly a fairy tale story and their wedding couldn't have a more beautiful backdrop than the Boone Hall Plantation.
When I first met with Abby and Cody, we visited a few venues together and they just loved the Avenue of Oaks, beautiful gardens, and the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation. Next we booked Nicole with Ava Moore Photography and honestly, these wedding pictures could't be more stunning. I am a fan of Nicole's work!. A few weeks later Cody was going to be deployed in Afghanistan for a year. Abby was a wonderful bride to work with and we got all the vendors lined up and took care of all details. Their wedding day was full of love and joy. Their colors were ivory, gold, blush, and green. Ann with The Purple Magnolia created the beautiful centerpieces, mantel arrangements, and the greenery on the poles inside the building. Abby's bouquet was very classic and romantic. Simply Elegant Rentals provided all rentals including drapes, chandeliers, and lounge furniture.
Planning their beautiful wedding in Charleston was truly a joy and this sweet couple will be always in our minds and hearts! Congratulations to Abby and Cody!