Dreaming of Dresses: Bridal Fashion Trends for Fall 2017!

Hello loves!

Every little girl dreams about her big wedding plans, and most notably: her future wedding dress. Bridal fall fashion week was just a few weeks ago. We were so taken by the upcoming trends and styles we saw, that we decided to share some of our favorites with you!

Photo Credits: Jessica Gold Photography (Left) Julia Park Photography and Cinema (Right)

Cold Shoulders

Off the shoulder tops have been noticeably gaining popularity in the past year, and why not continue it? This trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. You can go for a more casual off the shoulder look, or use the off the shoulder pieces to bring intricacy and detail to your dress with a bit of lace or embellishments.

Photo Credits: Lauren Fair Photography (Left) This Love of Yours Photography (Right)

Lace off the shoulder sleeves can give your wedding dress the extra flair it needs to be unforgettable down the runway… I mean, aisle!

Photo Credits: Heather Waraska (Left) Ether & Smith (Right)

High Necklines

Raising the neckline while also raising the detail of the dress! A high neckline can be achieved in a few different fashions, and can give your wedding dress a sense of class and structure.

Photo Credits: Lauren Peele (Left) Perry Vaile (Right)

If you want a more structured look, you can choose a dress with a solid front and high neck. Three-quarter or long sleeves are other ways to achieve a more conservative dress design with a high neck as well!

Photo Credits: Ruth Eileen Photography (Left) Courtesy Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week (Right)

If you like the look of the lacy high neck but aren’t too sure about the chest coverage, you can always pair another trend from the runway along with the high neck and choose a dress with a plunging backside or open back!

Photo Credits: Jose Villa Photography

High-Low Hemline

Asymmetrical hemlines have always been in style, but they are taken to a completely new level in a wedding dress! For a more classic look, a larger, more fuller high-low skirt is the way to go.

Photo Credits: Greg Finck (Left) erin jean photography (Right)

A more structured high-low skirt is also popular and can add the perfect amount of simplicity to your wedding dress!

Photo Credits: French Grey Photography (Left) Jose Villa Photography (Right)

If you’re looking to take the high-low hemline as casual as possible for your wedding, you can try a loose hanging dress, or bring the hemline of your dress way up!

Photo Credits: Jose Villa Photography (Left) Hannah Costello (Right)

Hopefully our little overview of fall 2017 bridal fashion trends has left you inspired and excited for weddings to come. Stay fabulous, darlings!

Wedding Fiesta: Cinco de Mayo Design Inspirations!

Happy Humpday!!

Who doesn’t love a great party, or shall we say fiesta? Cinco de Mayo is this week (thankfully on a Friday) and that means endless margaritas, chips & of course guacamole! We at Marisa Nicole Events are pretty much obsessed with Cinco de Mayo styled celebrations since this holiday is all about being playful with colors and giving a nod to all things Mexican through details and food. In honor of this day of fun and flair, we’re sharing some of our favorite ideas for a Cinco de Mayo themed wedding.

Photo Credits: Ely Fair Photography

Signage

We love these signs that incorporate fun sayings to get the party or fiesta started!

Photo Credits: Sposto Photography (Left) Sara Richardson Photography (Right)

Ceremony with Maracas

Have your guests shake some maracas once walk down the aisle as and officially married couple!

Photo Credits: Dear Wesleyann

Escort Cards

Start the night off right with tequila shots for all. This is probably one of our favorite ideas for place cards. Your guests will love the fun right from the start of the reception!

Photo Credits: Aislinn Kate Photography

Tablescape

When creating your Cinco de Mayo inspired tablescape think color and color and more color! You can practically incorporate the whole rainbow (paired with neutrals)! Also add a patterned runner. Oh and you cannot forget the cactus and succulents.

Photo Credits: Megan Welker Photography

Drinks

Margaritas, beer, and tequila… need I say anymore? We love the idea of having a margarita or sangria bar with different flavors for your guests to try. And who wouldn’t get excited about a high-end tequila tasting bar? We encourage you to let loose and have fun with your drinks. For a vibrant, playful styled wedding, cutesy accessories are not only appropriate, but encouraged!

Photo Credits: Dyan Kethley Photography

Photobooth

Have your photo booth props stay with the fiesta theme. Sombreros, pinatas, maracas are all a great choice!

Dessert

We at Marisa Nicole Events love sweets… especially anything fried! A warm cinnamon churro served with melty chocolate is the perfect way to end the celebration on a high note (other dulces will do the trick as well… we don’t discriminate when it comes to desserts).

Photo Credits: Melanie Romanoski-Rebane (Left) Heather Roth Fine Art Photography (Right)

Wedding Favors

For your favors, keep with the hot, mexican theme with some hot sauce! Let people bring the heat for future meals.

Photo Credits: Dennis Kwan Photography

Remember if you are planning a fiesta, Cinco de Mayo themed wedding to just have fun with it! It is all about the colors and playfulness! In the midst of all this vibrancy, do remember to pair all these fab hues with neutral tones, to keep your overall aesthetic simultaneously grounded and elevated. We wish you all a fun and fabulous Cinco de Mayo filled with endless margs and guac!

Photo Credits: Wild Whim Design & Photography

Incorporating Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year in Your Wedding!

Happy New Year, darlings!

Every year we anxiously await the announcement of the Pantone color of the year. That time has come around again, and Pantone did not disappoint… Introducing, Greenery! This vibrant and lively shade of green symbolizes our relationship with the Earth going forward, as a symbol of new beginnings. For those of you who are recently engaged (congrats if it was over the holidays!), you’re probably just getting started to think of ideas for your big day. Color scheme is a major factor in doing so, and we think that this fab hue is brimming with wedding day potential! So, we want to give you some ideas and inspirations on how to incorporate Greenery into your wedding… Let’s get to it!

Left: Jessika Feltz, Right: Camille Styles

Bridesmaids

The moment your ladies come down the aisle, the stage is set for your guests, based on the colors they’re donning. Having your gals all dressed in Greenery means you are committed to seeing that color through (the good news is we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you do just that)! The lively, yet not too vivid color creates such an earthy chic effect, and your ladies will be looking like garden goddesses.

Left: Jen Fariello, Right: BHLDN

Flowers

This is an easy one! The best way to incorporate Greenery into your florals is to use… greenery! Pair some foliage with pops of white, or other colors in your scheme. We love the look of some draping pieces in your bouquet or arrangement, because it really circles back to the earthiness that inspired the color of the year choice.

Reception

Reception can be a little bit trickier. We find that if you’ve already used Greenery for your maids and in all the florals, you might want to go a little more subtle for the reception area. Have elements of Greenery incorporated into the details, but because it is such a lively hue, don’t go too crazy with it. Think less is more, and use it as a surprise pop of color!

Left: 39 East Images, Right: Kristin Weaver Photography

Cake

Using the hue in your cake can really accentuate other Greenery elements found elsewhere and just tie everything together. Succulent adorned cakes have been finding their place in the wedding world, and now is their time to shine! Adding any kind of greenery to a plain white cake is guaranteed to be simply stunning. If you’re looking for even more of a color pop, an ombre painted layer is chic and sophisticated.

Color Pairings

If you’re not totally keen on making Greenery the center of your wedding scheme, you can definitely use it as an element. Pair it with pastels or muted colors for a more toned down feel, and pair it with vibrant colors to take it up a notch. You can do this through incorporating a little green moment in the florals, using it as a neutral linen for your reception, etc.

We were so excited when we saw the 2017 Pantone color of the year, and we hope that we’ve successfully passed on a little of that excitement to you! There’s just so many ways to use this color, because Greenery is already so beautifully all around us! We hope that we’ve sparked some wedding color inspirations for our newly engaged friends, and for those who in the midst of planning. Happy New year once again, and here’s to starting it off with a very colorful bang! Cheers!

Photo Credit: Anneli Marinovich

Spring 2017 Wedding Styles

Hi lovelies!

In the fashion world, it’s a given that when fall rolls around, fresh fashion comes with it! Last week we touched on wedding color palettes we expect to see in 2017. In light of laying out all things new and to come next year, we decided to take a peek into fall fashion week’s bridal looks, which we will see in play very soon (yay)!  Here are a few trends to look out for in spring 2017.

Statement Florals

fleurLeft: Mira Zwillinger, Right: Marchesa

Florals have been a bridal fashion trend since the beginning of wedding history. From the decor to the lace, it represents the essence of “the bride”. We’ll be seeing them taken to the next level with large, bold prints and a striking 3D presence in 2017 weddings. Seeing the twist on a more traditional floral lace done so elegantly is a breath of fashion fresh air!

Show a Little Skin

cutLeft: Willowby by Watters, Right: Lela Rose

One particular fashion trend that has recently found its place within bridal fashion gets a little foxy… We’re talking about the cropped and cut-out gowns! These trends seem to have established an unexpected but steady presence over the past couple years. In this fall’s fashion week, we saw this done in the perfect measure of flirty and sophisticated… And did we mention totally perfect for spring? Love!

The Jumpsuit

jumpLeft: Monique Lhuillier, Right: Carolina Herrera

This super modern, ultra chic look has established a presence as a powerful gown alternative. Designers took this trend and proved there are almost as many ways to design a jumpsuit as there are a gown… From feminine overskirt styles, to powerful pantsuit vibes, and everything in between!

Taking the Plunge

neckLeft: Beloved by Ines Di Santo, Right: Isabelle Armstrong

Talk about drama! There’s nowhere to hide with a plunging neckline, and this fashion week the designers embraced and rocked it. Balancing the foxiness and elegance makes for an fabulous gown… And a few double takes. If you decide take the plunge for your wedding look, be ready for all eyes on you!

Bows, Bows, Bows!

bowLeft: Oscar de la Renta, Right: Sachin & Babi

When it comes to bows on a wedding gown, the bigger the better! Designers frequently used bows give an extra pop to an otherwise simple gown, and it’s all kinds of chic. This trend has an ultra feminine feel, and we expect to see it fitting right in with sprightly spring vibes.

Phantom Sleeves

cuffLeft: Marchesa, Right: Anne Barge

Wedding gowns with sleeves have had their presence for many years. However, the illusion sleeve has stepped in as a dainty new twist on sleeved gowns. Nude sleeves give the illusion that the dress ends at the shoulder, but surprise you with detailing on the wrist, to sort of give the illusion of “cuffs”. It’s something we haven’t really seen, and it’s fabulous.

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Designers truly killed the spring 2017 fashion game, and we love sharing our thoughts on it with you! We’re so excited to see these fab styles in play for next year’s weddings, and we hope that you’ve been able to take a bit of bridal style inspiration for your own use! Stay chic, fashionistas!