A Lovely Brunch - Wedding Reception, Day After, Rehearsal or Bridal Shower.

Lately, I’m having such a love affair with brunch celebrations. Brunch parties allow you to throw a super stylish bash without breaking the bank. From the venue to the food, brunch gatherings are in general less expensive than dinners, and they could be as fabulous as an evening soirées. Here is some advice for hosting a lovely brunch for any of your wedding related occasions…
  • Having a brunch wedding reception is a great way to cut reception costs. A brunch reception is generally less pricey than dinner. Also, you might have a better chance finding an opening on your venue earlier in the day. Plus, chances are your guests aren’t going to drink as much as they would at an evening reception. If you choose to serve alcohol, wine and champagne is all you need, although mixed drinks aren’t such a bad idea.
  • Hosting a casual brunch the day after the wedding is a very hot wedding trend. But, it’s also a great way for newlyweds to thank guests for sharing in their nuptials. Enjoy one final meal with family and friends. For more tips and ideas check out this great article on Project Wedding.
  • If you are planning a bridal shower, don't overlook brunch. It's a great time for a laid-back, female-oriented affair that's sure to be enjoyed by all ages.
  • While a lot of couples opt to have a rehersal dinner, here is a something new for you – a rehearsal brunch. The greatest example, these images by Matilyn Nakazato.
Photography Marilyn Nakazato via Grey Likes Weddings

There are a wide variety of venues perfect for a brunch. Those who want a trendy atmosphere should look into creative spaces, such as a museum or art gallery. Others may want to opt for a more natural feel by hosting the gathering outside.
Whatever the case, try to keep the event casual. One way to do this is to have a buffet set up, so that guests don't feel pressured to arrive at a specific time.
There are a number of possibilities when it comes to dishes, but coffee and tea are of the utmost importance. A continental breakfast that includes muffins, bread and fruits (or this awesome fruits and veggies bar) can be an affordable and welcoming option for all.


Samantha + Salo by Danny Cuevas - Day After Photoshoot

You are going to do a major swoon when you see this super cool Day After photoshoot by Danny Cuevas. I am a huge fan of day after sessions and I simply adore a couple who wants to have fun with their wedding pictures, so I say this is most certainly a win-win situation. This is not your typical day after, trash the dress type of shoot and I’m loving the road sceneries and post wedding glow from this cute couple.

For more from this duo, be sure to click here to visit Samantha and Salo’s adorable wedding.


{Wedding Trends} : Cascading Flowers

There is a mind-blowing style coming out to wedding florals “Cascading”. Centerpieces and bouquets are the two major décor elements being infuse by this dramatic looking trend, but you may also find them in wedding cakes and ceremony decor. If you are seeking to create a big impact with your wedding flowers, these jaw-dropping cascading floral ideas are the way to go.
Cascade centerpieces and runners are just pure eye-candy! However, you sure need numerous flowers to produce this effect and that could be a little pricey. So if you are a bride-on-a-budget, my recommendation is to do cascade runnersor centerpieces on a few of the tables or only on the bride and groom’s table. Check out these ideas.

After years of being out of fashion, the cascade style wedding bouquet is ready to be revisited with a fresh eye. Here are some ideas on the new ways to design a stylish cascade wedding bouquet.

I personally found very interesting how mullet wedding dresses, fashion mullet gowns and cascading wedding flowers share this falling dramatic effect. Could they be related in some way? What are your thoughts? 


Dress of the Week

Zuhair Murad Couture Fall/Winter 2010-2011

OK. These dresses are SO amazing, you just might die. All I can think to say about this absolutely, positively gorgeous collection from Zuhair Murad is…it’s major. Seriously major. Not all the pieces are meant to be wedding dresses. But if you ask me, I would say they're pretty much what any bride wants to wear on their special day.
Everything that I see from this ridiculously talented designer gives me butterflies, but I actually squealed out loud when I saw these little gems of fashion. And I’m pretty sure you will too! 
Ahh.. and by the way, this is the feature I was referring to on my Fabulous Friday post last week.
These following four dresses make beautiful wearing gowns, don't you think? Even the color is perfect.
Now, these two are more for the wedding guest. But, still they're incredible.
Remember how last Friday I showed you how the mullet trend was hitting bridal fashion. Well, this breath-taking piece of art (and the first gown of this post) would explain why.
{This is also the dress on the picture from the last Fabulous Friday post}
If you don't have your wedding dress yet, you seriously have to consider any of the following  gowns. The last one is actually designed to be a wedding dress. But, the three of them are just GOOORGEOUS! 


Pretty Summer Blooms

I’m going to start today off with a lovely display of inspiration of summer blooms. Navigating thought The Bride’s Cafe I found this tablescape decorated with zinnias. And guess what?.. I grow zinnias in my own flower garden. I adore all their vibrant colors and I love their little flaws. So, of course I had to share these beautiful centerpieces and bouquets  with you. Such a great project for florals for the home and for those brides planning a DIY wedding!


{Fabulous Friday}

Well, is Friday! And tomorrow is my 6th year wedding anniversary. But, before I start the celebration, ordering chinese food and making homemade carrot cake, I'll leave you with this beauty. Can you guess what I would be posting next week?

If you missed something this week, here is a little roundup:

Have a Fabulous Weekend! 

Image Source (here)

{Bridal Fashion} : Mullet Wedding Dresses - Party In The Front, Princess In The Back

“Mullet dresses,” the short-in-the-front long-in-the-back gowns have been creeping on to the bridal scene lately. Honestly, I kind of really dig this trend, perfect for the bride looking to make a dramatic statement. Add a stunning pair of shoes… and you’ll get pure gorgeousness. But, enough of me… what do you think? 
Credits clockwise:
1 Eme Di Eme ~ source,
2 Francesca ~ source
3 Alexander McQueen ~ source
4 Mikaella ~ source
5 David's Bridal ~ source
6-7-8 Atelier Aimee ~ source
9 Papillio ~ source
10 Cymbeline ~ source
11 Private Label G ~ source
12 Mon Cheri ~ source
13 Suzanne Ermann ~ source
14 Francesca ~ source
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