Archives for October 2019

Tying the Knot Under Towering Pines: Liz and Matt Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, lovebirds!

Today, we’re back with yet another beautiful celebration of love. Liz and Matt’s big day held a special place in my heart as I got to be a part of the process both as their wedding planner and as a bridesmaid! The day was filled with love and laughter, from start to finish, and we cannot wait to share it with you. Please enjoy!

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

The day’s festivities took place at Pine Rose Cabins, located near Lake Arrowhead, California. Amongst the towering pines, an earthy feel that embodied clean, rustic romance was fitting. To complement the organic natural beauty, we went for a neutral color palette. This included varying greys, whites, and black, along with touches of dusty blush and greenery. To spice things up, we added in subtle warm metallic elements, sticking to copper, dull bronze, and rose gold. Bridesmaids wore floor-length black dresses of varying styles, which paired flawlessly with the groomsmen’s traditional black and white suits. Each member of the bridal party held a bouquet full of mixed greenery. Liz’s bridal bouquet was filled with ivory blooms and eucalyptus.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole EventsLiz and Matt Married | Marisa Nicole EventsTying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

At the entrance to the ceremony, we set up a welcome table at which we asked guests to snap a Polaroid picture and leave a personalized message for the couple as a keepsake! The table signage, as well as the signage throughout the rest of the venue, was hand illustrated by talented artist friends of the couple! Here we also gave a nod to the couple’s families by incorporating portraits of loved ones on their wedding days.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

The couple surprised guests with a welcome treat of yummy popcorn. Salted, cheese, or caramel-covered? Guests chose their favorite and surely enjoyed munching on this snack as the festivities got started.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

The couple exchanged vows within a custom Log and Branch gazebo. To incorporate a touch of the groom’s Hawaiian roots, Matt wore a lush lei of fragrant plumeria and greenery.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

For unique seating cards, guests were treated to delicious cookies. Both yummy and useful!

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Glowing bistro lights lined the reception space, creating an enchanting atmosphere for cocktail hour and the dinner party. We brought in round tables which we covered in light grey linens and paired with simple white chairs. Each white plate was topped with a folded grey napkin, completed with a menu and eucalyptus leaf. The copper flatware was mirrored by a copper table marker. To accent the tablescape, we included a blush-toned water glass at each setting, metallic rose gold candles, and blush blooms in the center floral arrangements. Designed and 3D-printed by the groom, himself, a detailed white lantern – in not only one, but three different styles – sat on top of the greenery arrangement. The finished look was simple and clean yet rustic.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

At the sweethearts’ table, Liz and Matt got to enjoy some time together as the new Mr. and Mrs. The ornate vintage chairs added a rustic element, while the gorgeous chandelier offered a touch of romance. Swoon!

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

The reception was nothing short of a good time! The couple wowed their guests with their choreographed first dance, as well as let loose for some good old-fashioned fun. To keep guests warm as the evening chill set in, we offered cozy pashminas.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

You can never have too much dessert, right!? Whether guests were in the mood for peach pie, apple crisp, blackberry crumble, or a traditional cake option, we had it all! The textured frosting on the cake complemented the easy, organic feel we had created throughout the rest of the day.

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

From leading the planning process to standing beside the lovely couple at the altar, I feel so lucky to have gotten to take part in this special and gorgeous celebration. Liz and Matt, I wish you all the best in your shared journey!

Tying the Knot Under Towering Trees | Marisa Nicole Events

Vendor Love:

2020 Wedding Dress Trends

Hi Lovebirds!

Calling all brides for 2020! Fall bridal fashion week has come and gone, and we are crazy excited to share with you some of the hot trends for next year. Let’s join together and lust over these oh-so-fab looks. Our goal is to help inspire you so you too can say yes to your dream (and totally en vogue) dress. So without further ado, here goes:

Photo Credit: Monique Lhuillier (Left) & Demetrios (Right)

Trend #1 Feathers, Feathers, Feathers!

Are you a bride looking to stand out? We suggest being bold in a feather-adorned gown! If you love the feathered look but do not want to be floating down the aisle in it (pun intended!), you can choose this style as a second look for the reception. 2020 Wedding Dress Trends | Marisa Nicole Events

Photo Credit: Sahroo (Left) & Heather Waraska (Right)

Trend #2 Sleek & Simple

Slip wedding dresses were trendy in the 90’s and (like many styles from that decade) have most definitely made a comeback! For the bride-to-be that wants an elegant and eye-catching dress without all of the embellishments, these slip dresses are the one for you.2020 Wedding Dress Predictions | Marisa Nicole Events

Photo Credit: Bo and Luca (Left) & JJ Ignotz Photography (Right)

Trend #3 Classic Bridal

When you see this dress, we’re sure the first thing that comes to mind is royalty or your favorite Disney princess. Ball gowns are timeless and we will forever be obsessed with them! 2020 Wedding Dress Trends

Photo Credit: Pronovias (Left) & Bridal Guide (Right)

Trend #4 Lace & Long Sleeve

Are you more of a traditional bride? A wedding dress with intricate lace and/or long sleeves is always chic and sweet. A long sleeve dress is the perfect match for Fall or Winter wedding dates!2020 Wedding Dress Trends

Photo Credit: Elegant Wedding (Left) & Mila Bridal (Right)

Trend #5 Thin Straps + A Low Back = A Foxy Bridal Frock!

For our bohemian beauties, this look is romantic and stunning. If you want to highlight your shoulders and back, we suggest this style to accentuate those features. 2020 Wedding Dress Predictions | Marisa Nicole Events

Photo Credit: JLM Couture (Left) & Wohh Wedding (Right)

2020 Wedding Dress Trends

Photo Credit: Berta

And that’s a wrap! We hope this helped you with your search for the one, the dress that is!