Real CBE Wedding: Chapin and Stephen // August 15, 2015

Last August, Cherry Blossom Events had the honor of being a part of Chapin and Stephen’s special day. The beautiful ceremony was held at Saint Peter Catholic Church and the reception was held at The Edgewater. Anna Page Photography did a wonderful job capturing every moment of the fantastic day. We would like to congratulate the happy couple once again!

2016 Reception Trends (Post 3 of 3)

We’re capping off a week of wedding trends with our breakdown of reception trends for the upcoming year!

Unconventional Seating

Couples are foregoing traditional round-table seating for long, rectangular tables and square tables. Longer tables provide a larger area for tablescapes as well as a more intimate vibe. Mix in long tables with square and round tables to create an aesthetically pleasing reception space.

We also love incorporating comfortable seating for cocktail and after-party hours. Seating is great for guests who would rather relax than dance and adds a stylish touch to any space.

Statement Lighting

Candles, candelabras, chandeliers, oh my! Incorporating statement light pieces from strings of light to floating bulbs in both indoor and outdoor receptions are truly the icing on the cake for any reception. An added bonus, statement light fixtures add depth in the background of photos, creating stunning reception shots!

Rustic Elements

Add rustic elements such as cement, cork, wood or stone to your tablescape to create a more casual look or add sparkly stones or metallic accents to create a more glamorous look. We love the contrast wood accents add to any table in any form from place settings to table numbers.

We’re so excited for all of our upcoming 2016 weddings, we can’t wait to see each couple’s unique style! Catch up with the latest in all things Cherry Blossom Events related by following us on Facebook and Instagram, @cherrybevents

Photos via: http://www.modwedding.com/2014/05/wedding-reception-seating-ideas/ & http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/2011/06/08/elegant-phoenix-outdoor-wedding/ & http://www.modwedding.com/2015/02/20-fabulous-wedding-reception-lounge-ideas/ & http://chicvintagebrides.com/index.php/reception-decor/reception-lighting/ & http://www.weddingchicks.com/2015/10/13/yes-dear-studio/ & http://www.weddingsunveiledmagazine.com/2015/03/wedding-inspiration-sawtooth-plantation.html

2016 Ceremony Trends (Post 2 of 3)

As the New Year begins, wedding professionals across the country are making their predictions for the upcoming trends in bridal, ceremonies and receptions. Today, we’re sharing a few of our favorite wedding ceremony trends with you!

Metallic Touches

From bridesmaids dresses to aisle accents, metallics are a great way to add detail and design depth to your ceremony space. Gold foil wedding stationary and signage adds a more modern feel to ceremony spaces while incorporating rose gold with floral accents and candles creates a more natural feel.

Intimate Spaces

One of our favorite ceremony and reception looks for this upcoming year incorporates greenery and soft lighting to create an ethereal, romantic garden party. The look incorporates amazing details while making the space seem inviting and warm, a trend for any bridal style. Couples are choosing spaces that feel cozy and welcoming, allowing all attendees to feel at home during the ceremony.

The Year of You

More and more brides are opting to walk down the aisle to their own unique beat. Rather than recreating celebrity weddings or Pinterest boards, couples are moving to truly showcase who they are through their ceremony and reception. Hometown touches, and smaller guest lists are a few ideas for couples who want to celebrate who they are – individually unique yet together complete.

Images via: http://www.stylemepretty.com/vault/image/2314935 & http://www.modwedding.com/2015/12/modern-metallic-colorado-wedding/ & http://bellethemagazine.com/2014/04/14-wedding-ceremonies-that-will-take-your-breath-away.html & http://www.modwedding.com/2015/03/wedding-ideas-15-flawless-wedding-ceremonies/

Say “I Do” to the Perfect Dress (Post 1 of 3)

January is already off to a busy start and we can’t believe it’s already January 11th! This week, we’re excited to share some of our favorite wedding trends for 2016. Today we’re focusing on wedding ready looks for the bride.

From the bridal runway shows of designers such as Maria Valentino and Reem Acra to the runway at the Golden Globes, “Dipped” V necklines are one of the hottest trends in bridal looks. The dipped neckline adds a bit more drama and flair in comparison to a sweetheart neckline but is a little less daring than a plunging v.

Classic styles such as bateau necklines and Victorian details also made a splash during the Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week. The bateau neckline, or boat neck, follows the curve of the collarbone and points toward the shoulder seams, creating a timeless, feminine look. Victorian details including high necklines, intricate beading and amazing lacework were also featured on many runways.

In contrast to these traditional looks, cropped tops and bridal suits were also featured on many runways. Both looks perfectly combine chic and casual to create an elegant and unique look.

Let us know what you think of these looks by commenting below or sharing with us on Facebook. Check back on Wednesday for a peak into the predicted trends for ceremony details!

Photos via: https://www.lelarose.com/ & http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/bridal-spring-2016/marchesa & http://theiacouture.com/collections/bridal & https://www.oscardelarenta.com/bridal & http://www.reemacra.com/ & http://www.jennypackham.com/pages/2016-bridal-campaign & http://carolinaherrerabride.com/

Have Your Cake & Eat It Too

Our eyes usually wander to the delectable dessert table at wedding receptions. We love the variety of options for brides and grooms to show their sweet tooth in unique ways. From the table spreads to the dessert itself, showcase your personal style through a scrumptious edible arrangement.

In order to create an earthy, boho dessert table, incorporate greenery, lace and wood amongst your featured dessert. Naked cakes combined with fruit, flowers or greenery are a perfect complement to the whimsical backdrop. If cake isn’t your preferred treat, consider incorporating gourmet pies or donuts.

If you favor a more simple, traditional look, let your cake take the spotlight. Add flair with a customized wedding topper and cake details. Cupcakes or macaroons are also great dessert displays; you can stack them in tiers or spread them across the table.

Sources: http://weddingsparrow.co.uk/2015/10/30/blush-desert-inspired-wedding-ideas/ & http://www.confettidaydreams.com/pastel-gold-pretoria-wedding/ & http://catchmyparty.com/photos/1712460#_a5y_p=1474981 & http://thecakeblog.com/2015/03/10-flower-cakes-for-spring.html & http://www.bhldn.com/shop-decor-cake-accessories/?cm_sp=LANDING-_-20151110_decor_cat-_-cakeaccess & http://ruffledblog.com/handmade-santa-barbara-wedding/?t=179#_a5y_p=675902

Real CBE Wedding: Erin and Marcos // September 5, 2015

Cherry Blossom Events loved being a part of Erin and Marcos’ special day this past September.  The Madison Club‘s stunning atmosphere was the perfect location for the couple’s ceremony and reception.  We loved seeing Erin and Marcos’ love and laughter shine throughout the night. Katie Ricard Photography did a fabulous job of capturing every special moment.  Thanks again for letting us be a part of your wedding day, congratulations Erin and Marcos!

New Years Eve Celebration

The time to celebrate in sparkly style is upon us! Whether you’re planning a New Years Eve celebration with friends or a wedding, these decorations are so fun you might want to leave them up all year long!

Create your own amazing sequin backdrop using large gold pailletes or streamers. It creates a stunning background for photos, or a cocktail or dessert bar.

These giant awesome confetti balloons are a trendy new decoration and fun photo prop. Even better pop them at midnight for a fun surprise!

They may be silly, but people still love the traditional New Year’s Eve party items such as noisemakers, hats, tiaras, boas, and horns. Put them on a platter or in a big decorative bowl and let people grab items as they wish.

No New Years party would be complete without Confetti Poppers! If you’re feeling crafty there are tons of online tutorials, otherwise you can pick them up at your favorite party store.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with what beverages to serve at you New Year’s Eve party go with this plan and keep it simple. Serve a specialty drink at the start of the party and champagne at midnight, and then invite your guests to BYOB their favorites. As the host, be sure to provide all the setups, such as soda, tonic, soft drinks, lemons, limes, etc. You can even spruce up your drinks with festive tinsel and glitter stirrers.

Cherry Blossom Events hopes you have a fun and safe New Years Eve!

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