You know what they say...something new, something blue...
This year it's both everything new, and everything blue. And we mean all shades of blue: soft pale "winter pastels" (the big fashion runway hue) to dusty grey blue, to teal.
Did you know blue is the most popular color in design? It's calming, it's neutral and everyone is drawn to it.
Stylist tip: pops of warm golds and coppers add a gorgeous metallic luster to soft pastels.
Adorable handpainted sugar cookies layer in a lovely modern marble design. Add a pretty ribbon and custom tag around the petite treat for a perfect party favor.
Style that table. Unique, personal touches at each setting like placecards, fresh blooms, and thoughtful favors add elegance and interest. Candles always add warmth and enhance lighting - from tall tapers, to low votive candles.
Trend: Agate Placecards
Purchase slices of agate (available at A Perfect Event, online, craft stores) and using a paint pen, calligraphy guest names on the top. It is a beautiful element to add to your plates, and a gorgeous keepsake take home favor.
Trend: Balloon Quotes
Dress up your party balloons by adding gold foil stickers to spell out cheeky words like YAY, HOORAY, CHEERS.
Add all the texture to your florals with meadowy greens like Fern and Dusty Miller.
Trend: Paper Scrolls
Take a large roll of paper, slide a pretty ribbon through the tube, and write a fun saying on the front with a wide paint pen. Tie the ribbon to hang on a mirror, wall, or door. Notch the end of the scroll into a "v"for a perfect finishing touch.
Trend: Macaron Cakes
Top party cakes or cupcakes with macarons - and a few blooms - for a beautiful DIY touch.
Trend: His and Hers Drinks
Many parties have signature cocktails, and for a wedding party we love bride and groom, or his and her (or his and his, or her and her), specialty drinks. Premix these up in advance and have ready to serve in pretty drink jars. This is a great way to keep service at the bar self serve, yet fast and easy.
Trend: Tasting Bars
Serve easy to eat foods that guests can easily taste and enjoy. Donut hole lollipops are as easy as wooden skewers + donut holes, with a fruit jam dipping sauce.
Trend: Food Tags so Fresh
Clementines or fresh citrus fruit tied with a twine food tag make the perfect brunch detail.
Pro tip: Label foods on tasting bars with ingredients, for guests who have allergies to easily identify any issues quickly, allowing everyone to dine and enjoy each bite.
Cheers to you - let's party.
As seen in Real Simple Magazine
Planning, decor, florals, favors, stationery by A Perfect Event
Photos by Gerber & Scarpelli
Venue DL Loft
Tabletop Rentals by The Festive Frog
Balloons by Tommy
Sweets by Toni Patisserie
Buffet by Blue Plate Catering
Beauty by GoldPlaited