Gracefully incorporating your favorite holiday into your wedding part 1: Fall

Hi Lovebirds!

Thanksgiving has come and gone, the winter holidays are just around the corner and we are experiencing all the seasonal feels. We just love it when couples want to incorporate holiday vibes into their wedding celebration. Today, we are kicking off the season with a blog series sharing tips on how to give a nod to your favorite holiday without having a fully themed wedding. Today, we are looking at thanksgiving and how to bring the best that the fall has to offer into your wedding cuisine & cocktails, decor, and guest experience!

Photo Credit: Amanda McKinnon Photography

Cuisine & Cocktails

There are so many fun, creative, and most importantly, subtle ways to include your favorite fall food and drink flavors into your reception. Consider giving nod to turkey day by serving thanksgiving favorites, family style at your wedding reception. Think sweet potatoes, mini pies, mashed root veggies, and anything with and dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg!

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Photo Credit: Cly Creation (Left) & Lily Glass Photography (Right)

 Photo Credit: Isabelle Selby Photography (Left) & Ann Blake Photography (Right)

Decor

We just LOVE using fall tones and colors as a pallet for weddings! Wine, burnt orange, mustard yellow, warm metallics, we just can’t get enough of these hues that can help create that warm, cozy fall ambience throughout your celebration. Fall colors and design elements can be incorporated throughout your wedding aesthetic to help give a nod to the season, without totally giving in to a thanksgiving themed fete.

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Photo Credit: Kim Fox Photography (Right) & Samantha Kirk Photography (Left)

Photo Credit: Amanda McKinnon Photography

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Guest Experience

They say the devil is in the details, and when it comes to guest experience, it is the small details that make the difference. You could promote Thanksgiving vibes by gifting your guests with mini jars of homemade seasonal jam, throwing around cozy pashminas in autumnal hues or using yummy fall themed cookies as place cards. The possibilities are endless.

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Photo Credit: Hudson River Photography (Right) & The Schultzes (Left)

Fall is our favorite season over here at Marisa Nicole Events and we just love infusing all things autumnal into our couple’s weddings. Whether you choose to serve spiked apple cider, have a turkey carving station, or play with a pallet of fall colors for your aesthetic, there are so many ways that you can bring the best that the season has to offer to your wedding.

Love and A Southern Charm: Macey & Chad Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday lovebirds!

Today, we’re super excited to share with you one of our most recent and favorite weddings of 2018. It was such a pleasure to work with Macey and Chad to create an intimate, elegant and Southern-charm inspired wedding and we’re so pleased with how the whole celebration turned out. So without further ado, please enjoy these lovebirds’ stunning soirée!

Macey and Chad’s lovely wedding took place at Retreat Malibu. The venue is a private estate located at the top of Santa Monica mountains, making it the perfect location for a beautiful celebration like this. For the couple, they really wanted their fête to be elegant and sophisticated so we went with the classic blue and white pairing as their color focus.

To stick to this classic color story, we also surrounded their ceremony with beautiful lush white roses with pops of baby blue florals.

And let’s not forget about how the couple included their adorable fur-baby, Poptart, as their flower girl which melted all our hearts!

For their reception, we hung up chandeliers and bistro lights to warm up the space. At each table setting, we incorporated these beautiful Southern-charm blue and white chinas which we’re absolutely obsessed with. To complete the look, we used the same white and blue florals and it turned out delightfully elegant.

We set up a super intimate-looking lounge area and brought out blankets for all the guests to enjoy.

And we saved the best for last… The couple had two stunning cakes. The main wedding cake echoed the lace design on Macey’s dress and the groom’s cake (a very southern tradition) that featured their beloved Poptart!

This is it for now lovebirds! We hope you enjoyed Macey and Chad’s beautiful celebration and we wish nothing but the best for their marriage journey!

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Love Found in Winter Wonderland: Karla & Lloyd Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, lovebirds!

Today, we’re ecstatic to share with you our one last weddings from 2017. It was such an honor working with Karla and Lloyd to put together this stunning and glam celebration last winter, so without further ado, please enjoy these lovebirds’ romantic soiree!

Karla and Lloyd’s lovely celebration took place at the Fig House. The couple wanted their ceremony to take place at night with a super wintery, romantic vibe so we kicked off their wedding with the cocktail hour and ended with an enchanting family-style dinner. While the tradition was defied, the whole night was even the more beautiful and memorable.

For their ceremony, we hung up art deco lighting fixtures as the anchor for the ceremony (did someone say statement piece?) and candles galore down their aisle to create a ceremony that was simply dripping with romantic glow. The turnout was truly breathtaking; the epitome of a winter wonderland which gave us all the feels!

For their reception, we incorporated geometric elements to complement the setting of the venue. We used hexagon marble tiles as place cards for each guest and gold rimmed flatware for a glam look. We garlanded the tables with greens, blooms and varying sized candles in gold vessels to elevate the ambiance of the dinner. As the pièce de résistance, we hung greens and light orbs over the tables. Swoon!

Since Karla and Lloyd are both major foodies, the food needed to be absolutely delicious! The guests left with a full, happy tummy!

Finally, in light of the holiday season, we set up a kissing corner with a mistletoe. It was so much fun!

This is it for now lovebirds! We hope you enjoyed Karla and Lloyd’s winter wonderland inspired celebration and we wish them the very best for their marriage life!

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Palm Springs Love Fiesta: Sophie & Aaron Married! (Part 2)

Happy Wedding Wednesday lovebirds!

As promised last time, today, we’ll be sharing with you the super intimate and grand wedding of Sophie and Aaron. In case you missed last week’s post, the couple celebrated their wedding weekend at the Avalon Hotel in Palm Springs where they had 5 events over a 4-day weekend and their celebration was no doubt one of our favorites from 2017. So without further ado, please enjoy Sophie and Aaron’s amazing wedding day!

Sophie and Aaron are a lovely couple from New York and they both have a great sense of design so it was an honor to be able to bring their aesthetic to life. Their vision for the wedding was to have a celebration that was modern, elegant and simple yet luxe so we decided to use neutrals such as white, oatmeal and touches of grey as their color focus.

To bring a super chic and clean vibe for their wedding, we brought in a chuppah overloaded with lush, white flowers and peeks of green leaves; it was truly breathtaking.

One of our favorite details from their wedding was all the customized printed items that screamed fun and grand at the same time. We used gold foil on the programs, menus and table assignment board to match their invitation suite and add a touch of elegance… we loved how they all turned out!

To make the night even more special, we brought in a surprise aquadance performance during cocktail hour which had the couple and guests talking all night!

For their reception, the couple had a family-style dinner. We used long banquet tables paired with delicate white linens for a smooth and clean look. At each place setting, we used 1 green glass as a pop of color. The guests dined under chandeliers, bistro lights, glowing orbs and poms of flowers.

Finally, we also let up a lounge area with a New York nightclub feel to bring the couple a sense of home and it was so much fun!


The night ended with lots of dancing and sweets which gave us all the feels when their celebration was coming to an end.

This is it for Sophie and Aaron’s fete! We hope you enjoyed reading all about the couple’s wedding festivities and we wish nothing but the best for their wedding journey!

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