February 25, 2024

Transforming Weddings with AI: Exploring the Magic of AI Graphics in Wedding Design

  We knew attending Engage!23, the luxury wedding conference at The Boca Raton, would be a transformative educational experience…and we were absolutely correct!  Aside from the amazing conference details, parties, and networking with wedding pros from around the world, the keynote speakers and breakout sessions were insightful and inspiring. One session in particular, we were super excited to attend.  Angela Desveaux, owner and editor-in-chief of WedLuxe Magazine and Show, did a presentation on using AI technology in wedding design.  It was an amazing presentation filled with many intentional uses of AI design within your business as well as for wedding and event design.  Not wanting to miss our opportunity to put this new skill to the test, we decided to jump right in with an upcoming wedding show. We collaborated with Flourish&Co and Blush+Bloom Weddings (who attend Engage!23 with us as well) to include AI design elements within our showroom display at Prime Time Party and Event Rental’s famous wedding open house.  It started like many wedding design boards, collecting inspiration to start the creative process.  Above you can see our vision board featuring colors and rentals, which all started with our love of a Monique Lhuillier floral gown and large hair bow (we love big bows!). Our design was based on an “East Coast Preppy Chic” in blue, white and pastels. We planned to use AI to create printed design elements. Emphasis was placed on customization with a printed dance floor wrap, printed table linens, printed napkins, food/bar sign, menus, and lampshades to hang over the dance floor. With our visual road map in place, we used a generative artificial intelligence program to start our design work. While learning new technology never comes without challenges, we learned that AI could not provide us the exact deliverables we needed. First, […]
December 11, 2023

How to Pose with Your Wedding Bouquet for Stunning Photos

The bridal bouquet is more than just an additional accessory; it’s a radiant focal point that adds grace and color to your wedding photos. In this guide, we unravel the secrets of striking poses that beautifully showcase your bouquet, turning every snapshot into a timeless masterpiece. The Classic Clutch Embracing Elegance The timeless pose of holding the bouquet at the midsection allows the blooms to take center stage. This classic clutch not only frames the face delicately but also accentuates the intricate details of the bouquet. It’s a pose that exudes grace and elegance. The Cascading Cascade Let It Flow For bouquets with cascading elements like ivy or trailing florals, consider holding it slightly lower. This pose not only showcases the full length of the bouquet but also adds a touch of drama. Let the blooms cascade through your hands, creating a captivating visual narrative. The Peekaboo Pose Playful and Chic Incorporate a playful element by partially hiding your face behind the bouquet. This whimsical pose adds an air of mystery and allure to your photos. It’s a fantastic way to infuse personality into your wedding album while highlighting the bouquet’s charm. The Over-the-Shoulder Stunner Back to Beauty Show off the intricate details of your bouquet by turning your body slightly to the side and glancing over your shoulder. This pose not only highlights the back of your gown but also provides a captivating angle to capture the bouquet in all its glory. The Two-Handed Embrace Bridging Elegance and Fullness For larger bouquets, cradle it with both hands just below the blooms. This pose creates a balanced and symmetrical look, ensuring that every element of the bouquet is visible. It’s a pose that radiates confidence and poise. Your wedding bouquet is a work of art, and each pose is a […]
December 4, 2023

Your First Glimpse of Your Dreamy Reception

Your wedding day is a culmination of dreams, meticulous planning, and the anticipation of a magical celebration. Nowhere is this more evident than when couples step into their reception space for the first time. In this post, we explore the emotional journey of witnessing your dream reception come to life and offer a heartfelt suggestion to make this moment even more unforgettable. Anticipating the Moment As the ceremony concludes, and the newlyweds make their way to the reception, there’s a palpable sense of excitement. Months of planning, countless decisions, and endless imaginings are about to materialize into a tangible, breathtaking reality. The doors swing open, and the couple is met with the enchanting sight of their dream reception. Bringing Dreams to Reality Every detail, from the meticulously arranged centerpieces to the elegant table settings, is a testament to the collaborative effort that went into crafting this dreamy tableau. The florals, in all their splendor, infuse life and vibrancy into the space, creating an atmosphere that is uniquely theirs. The Importance of a Preview While the hustle and bustle of the wedding day can be exhilarating, taking a moment to savor the reception space before the guests arrive is a choice worth making. We recommend couples set aside a brief but meaningful period for a private preview. This is not just a chance to ensure everything is as envisioned but also an opportunity to absorb the ambiance. Sharing the Joy with Loved Ones The joy of seeing the dream reception come to life is amplified when shared. Invite the key players in your planning journey, including parents or anyone who has been an integral part of the process, to join you in this special moment. Their presence will add an extra layer of significance to the unveiling. Creating a Memory in […]
November 27, 2023

Bouquet Trends: Navigating the Intersection of Modern and Timeless Elegance

Bridal bouquets are not just accessories; they are timeless symbols of love and individuality. In this exploration of bouquet trends, we will delve into the contemporary styles making waves while honoring the enduring charm of timeless classics. Embracing the Present Contemporary Color Palette Explosions Modern brides are increasingly drawn to bold and unconventional color palettes. Bouquets are becoming vibrant canvases with unexpected combinations such as burgundy and mustard, or even black and gold. These daring choices reflect a bride’s personality and add an avant-garde touch to the overall wedding aesthetic. Wild and Untamed Greenery A departure from structured arrangements, wild and untamed greenery is gaining popularity. Bouquets are taking on an organic, just-picked-from-the-garden appearance, often adorned with trailing vines and unbridled elegance. This trend appeals to brides seeking a connection to nature and a free-spirited vibe. Textural Variety: Beyond Blooms Beyond traditional blooms, brides are incorporating a variety of textures into their bouquets. Expect to see feathers, succulents, and even berries nestled among the flowers, creating tactile and visually interesting arrangements that defy convention. Timeless Elegance: The Classics Endure All-White Gracefulness While trends come and go, the allure of the all-white bouquet remains timeless. A symbol of purity and elegance, all-white bouquets, often featuring roses, peonies, or lilies, exude grace and sophistication. This classic choice continues to be a perennial favorite among brides seeking a look that stands the test of time. Romantic Cascades Cascading bouquets, with flowers flowing gracefully downward, have been a staple of romance for decades. This timeless style complements various dress silhouettes, adding a touch of drama and femininity. Expect to see the enduring charm of cascades persisting as brides continue to embrace the romance they bring to the aisle. Monochromatic Minimalism For those who appreciate simplicity, monochromatic bouquets offer a minimalist yet striking option. Whether […]
November 20, 2023

Florals in Wedding Photography

Every wedding is a unique story, a tapestry woven with emotions, moments, and intricate details that make it unforgettable. Amidst these details, the role of florals often stands out as more than just decorative elements; they are storytellers in their own right, adding depth, color, and character to the narrative captured by the lens. In this blog post, we’ll explore how well-designed florals play a crucial role in shaping the overall aesthetic and storytelling in wedding photography. The Floral Prelude: Establishing Atmosphere Before the bride takes her first step down the aisle or the groom sees her for the first time, the scene is set by carefully chosen florals. From the delicate petals lining the aisle to the awe-inspiring backdrop of a floral arch, these elements introduce the mood of the wedding. Photographers often seize these moments to establish the atmosphere, capturing the anticipation and the beauty that blooms. Bridal Bouquets: A Story in Every Petal The bridal bouquet, a symbol of the bride’s personality and the essence of her style, becomes a central character in the visual narrative. Close-up shots of the bouquet reveal the intricate details—the choice of blooms, the interplay of colors, and the lush greenery—all conveying a story. These shots not only focus on the beauty of the bouquet but also provide a glimpse into the bride’s emotions as she clutches this symbol of love and new beginnings. Floral Details: Enhancing Elegance Beyond the bouquets, well-designed florals adorn various aspects of the wedding venue. Table centerpieces, arches, and aisle decorations become integral components of the visual tale. Photographers seize the opportunity to capture these details, weaving them into the narrative to enhance the elegance and romance of the day. Candid Moments: Florals as Backdrops As the day unfolds, florals serve as more than embellishments; they become […]
November 13, 2023

A Timeless Wedding Affair at French Park, Cincinnati

The enchanting landscapes of French Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, set the stage for a recent wedding adorned with timeless elegance. As raindrops delicately kissed the surroundings, the couple embraced the beauty of the moment, showcasing that love can bloom even in the soft patter of rain. Weathering the Rain Rain is often seen as a harbinger of good luck, and this couple embraced it with grace. Clear umbrellas became an unexpected accessory. The resulting photos, with the couple under umbrellas, became a testament to their love’s ability to weather any storm. In the midst of rain showers, the bride’s bouquet emerged as a beacon of sunshine. A composition of all-white florals, it radiated pure elegance and served as a stunning contrast to the rainy backdrop. The choice of white blooms symbolized purity and unity, creating a visual masterpiece against the gray sky. The Focal Point The ceremony arbor was a captivating focal point draped in hanging white flowers. This intricate floral arrangement stood as a testament to enduring love. Each bloom, suspended like droplets, added a touch of whimsy and elegance to the ceremony. Groom’s Distinctive Elegance The groom’s boutonniere emerged as a distinctive symbol of elegance. His choice of a single white rose as the focal point exuded classic sophistication and purity, mirroring the sentiment encapsulated in the bride’s bouquet. The greenery surrounding the rose added a touch of natural charm, while a delicate sprig of white flowers served as a subtle accent. This carefully curated boutonniere not only complemented the groom’s attire but also echoed the overall theme of timeless beauty that permeated the entire celebration. The boutonniere was a small yet significant detail, adding a touch of refined style to his wedding ensemble. The wedding at French Park was a celebration of love that transcended weather challenges. The […]
November 6, 2023

A Garden-Chic Wedding at The Steam Plant Dayton

Nestled in the heart of Dayton, Ohio, The Steam Plant set the stage for an enchanting wedding. This picturesque venue became the canvas for a day filled with the sweet scent of flowers and the radiant colors of love. With bridesmaids dressed in pretty pinks and groomsmen donning dapper navy blue, the floral arrangements celebrated this delightful palette, transforming the space into a garden-chic wonderland that left all attendees in awe. Bridal Bouquets: Where Blooms Meet Smiles The wedding’s color scheme brilliantly blended shades of pink and navy blue. The bride’s bouquet was an absolute showstopper, brimming with lush blooms in various pink hues, radiating a captivating charm. The bridesmaids, in harmony with the theme, carried slightly smaller bouquets, creating picture-perfect moments. The bridesmaids’ bouquets encircled the radiant bride, accentuating her happiness and love on this special day. The Cake Meadow: A Floral Masterpiece A highlight of the wedding decor was the cake presentation, affectionately referred to as a “cake meadow.” In this arrangement, the cake assumed center stage, nestled amidst exquisite floral displays. The result was not only visually breathtaking but also a sensory delight, as the fragrant blossoms added an extra layer of enchantment to the reception. Reception Table Elegance: Pillar Candles, Bud Vases, and Colorful Centerpieces The reception tables were a masterpiece themselves, showcasing a variety of floral arrangements that enhanced the garden-chic atmosphere. Long tables glowed with pillar candles, casting a warm and romantic ambiance. An assortment of bud vases, each housing a unique and charming bloom, brought playfulness to the scene. Round tables featured white vessels overflowing with lively centerpieces, infusing vibrant colors and life into the celebration, perfectly reflecting the couple’s joyous union. This unforgettable wedding at The Steam Plant in Dayton, Ohio, was a vibrant and garden-chic celebration of love, color, and the […]
October 30, 2023

A Vibrant Wedding at the Historic Dayton Arcade

Nestled in the heart of Dayton, Ohio, the historic Dayton Arcade became the enchanting backdrop for a joyous wedding celebration. This remarkable venue witnessed the transformation of the Arcade’s rotunda from a ceremony space into a reception wonderland, while guests reveled in cocktail hour below, in The Tank. The wedding’s lively color palette and creative floral design set the stage for a day filled with happiness and celebration. Repurposed Ceremony Florals The grandeur of the Dayton Arcade’s rotunda served as the perfect location for the ceremony. Our team of talented florists designed ceremony florals that not only complemented the venue’s grandeur but also served a dual purpose. These same florals were artfully repurposed to adorn the head table during the reception. The result was a seamless transition that carried the romantic ambiance throughout the day. Bud Vases as Table Centerpieces To ensure the head table’s floral arrangement stole the spotlight, the guest tables were adorned with elegant bud vases. This creative choice allowed for an asymmetrical floral masterpiece to shine behind the newlyweds, making it a focal point of the room. The vibrant blooms brought life and energy to the reception, and the use of bud vases added a touch of sophistication and charm to each guest’s table. The Bride’s Bouquet and Bridesmaids’ Blooms The bride’s bouquet was a true showstopper, designed to match the lively color palette chosen for the day. A large and opulent arrangement, it radiated with happiness and joy. In perfect harmony, the bridesmaids held smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet, creating a lovely cohesion in the bridal party’s floral aesthetic. The bright and joyful colors represented the love and delight of the couple on their special day. The Dayton Arcade in Dayton, Ohio, offered the perfect setting for a wedding day filled with happiness, vibrancy, […]
October 23, 2023

Unconventional Floral Surprises: Beyond Centerpieces to Wow Your Guests

Your wedding day is a masterpiece in the making, and every element contributes to its overall beauty. Beyond traditional centerpieces, there exists a world of surprising floral touches that can elevate your wedding decor to new heights, leaving your guests in awe. 1. Floral Aisle Runners: Set the stage for your grand entrance with a floral aisle runner. It’s not just for walking down; it’s an expression of your unique style. Picture petals, leaves, or even a stunning pattern leading you toward your future. 2. Escort Card Greenery: Give your escort cards a lush backdrop. Incorporating greenery or small floral arrangements makes the check-in process a delightful and aromatic experience. Plus, it hints at the floral wonders awaiting your guests inside. 3. Hanging Floral Installations: Why limit flowers to the tables? Hanging floral installations add a touch of enchantment to your venue. Imagine a whimsical canopy of blooms that draws your guests’ gazes upward. 4. Chair Decor: Don’t forget the chairs! Dress them up with floral garlands, clusters of blooms, or even elegant corsages. This small touch has a big impact. 5. Floral Bar: Your guests will spend some time at the bar; why not make it a floral focal point? Garnish your bar with fresh blooms, infusing fragrance and color into every cocktail. 6. Floral Photo Booth: Create a dreamy backdrop for your photo booth with a profusion of flowers. Let your guests strike their poses against a backdrop of nature’s beauty. 7. Floral Cake Decor: Your cake deserves the floral treatment, too. Whether it’s a cascade of fresh blooms, delicate flower petals, or edible florals, this detail is sure to delight the senses. 8. Outdoor Floral Swings: If you’re having an outdoor reception, floral swings offer a playful and charming seating option. Guests can capture memorable moments while […]