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Champagne Escort Cards

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Attach your escort cards to champagne glasses, and your guests will be ready to toast and happy to find that their seating cards come with a glass of bubbly! Cheers 🙂

Photo credit: Mike Krautter marthastewartweddings.com

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Fabulous Wedding Finds!

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How cute are these floral paper straws! And with the paper flags attached, they are perfect for your signature cocktail at your wedding or bridal shower!

Brides- what other cute drink accessories have you found? The chevron and stripped paper straws are so fun too!

Photo Credit: CeferinaSweet on Etsy

You can find these cute straws from Sweet Shop Lulu

And the adorable flags on Etsy

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DIY Mercury Glass Centerpieces

 

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Mercury glass makes for such beautiful centerpieces filled with flowers or candles.  Believe it or not, the mercury glass look it is also easy to make yourself!  All you need is: Krylon Looking Glass spray paint (found at Michaels or other craft stores), various glass containers, vinegar, a spray bottle, water, and paper towels.

Step-by-Step Instructions for DIY Mercury Glass Containers…..

1.  First, your spray bottle mix one part vinegar with one part water and shake to combine.  Spray a fine mist on the outside of your glass object.

2. Almost immediately, follow up with an even layer of Krylon Looking Glass spray.

3. Allow to dry for just a minute and then follow up with another layer of the vinegar/water  spray (there should be fine beading creating variations in the looking glass spray).

4. Allow to dry for about 2 minutes and blot the beads of vinegar/water with a paper towel.

5. Repeat until you get the look you want and let dry!

 

Brides – are you planning on using any mercury glass accents for your wedding? If so, are you going gold or silver?

 

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The Stylish Soiree: Focus on Style

Etsy designer Sarah Seven pairs timeless style with trend for a thoroughly modern look that stands the test of time.

Etsy designer Sarah Seven pairs timeless style with trend for a thoroughly modern look that stands the test of time.

I’ve decided to shift the focus of The Stylish Soiree blog a bit to hone in on what truly sets us apart from other Los Angeles event planners – our styling service. Wedding fashion is a very personal expression, and I feel that one of the most important things a bride can do to make her wedding memorable is to really pay attention to her style. By ‘style’ I am referring to the term in the sense of permanent, timeless appeal as opposed to fleeting trendiness.

Trading Trends for Timelessness

Much the way that Audrey Hepburn’s elegance transcends eras, brides should carefully build their wedding day ensemble to reflect their personality without sacrificing timelessness. Gigantic hair flowers the size of a bride’s head (fastened 70’s style around the crown of the head, no less) make lovely editorial statements – but chances are, twenty years from now your kids will be snickering (lovingly, of course!) at your choice of wedding accessory.

There is, however, a balance between incorporating trends you love with a look that will never be stale. Choosing a dress that has both classic elements and a touch of trend is a great way to strike that balance, as is incorporating fashion-forward accessories that aren’t too over-the-top.

Put Your Wedding Dress To the Test

My favorite “Test of Timelessness” involves asking yourself 4 questions:

1. Would this ensemble have looked beautiful in the forties or fifties? (The tailoring, fit and fashion of these decades will always be classic)

2. Would this ensemble have been in style last year? (If it wasn’t in style yet, chances are it’s a trend!)

3. Will this ensemble look out of place ten years from now? (Be honest with yourself! I’m sure plenty of 80s brides could have guessed that future dresses will not all have ginormous poofy sleeves from then until eternity).

4. The most important question of all: Does this ensemble fit me perfectly and flatter all my best assets while forgiving my not-so-favorable spots? (True classics should look like they were made for you, regardless of the trends they encompass)

If your wedding dress passes the above test, chances are it is a fabulous choice. I’m a firm believer that classic fashion can also incorporate trends, as long as they are not over-the-top.  Sometimes even one over-the-top element, such as a huge architectural bow, or a chiffon-covered one-shoulder strap are still fantastic choices if they accent the bride’s best qualities. But buying a trendy dress for the sake of being trendy is not the best way to choose a gown, and will inevitably lead to “what was I thinking?!” regrets years down the road.

*Photo Credit: Sarah Seven, “With All My Love” gown, $1,210 on Etsy

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