New Trends in Town: Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week

Hey darlings!

Bridal fashion week has come and gone and our hearts are a flutter thinking about the gorgeousness that is coming our way next wedding season. Today we’re here to show you some of the top styles to inspire all you ladies out there who still searching for the perfect gown for your wedding! Designers have introduced new trends and brought back some of our favorites. Here are the top 5 fashion trends that we found in Fall 2018’s Bridal Fashion Week. Enjoy!

Trend #1: Off-the-shoulder sleeves

Photo Credit: Lela Rose (Left) Marchesa (Right)

Off-the-shoulder sleeves are back! We just can’t get over the elegance of this style and apparently neither can anyone else. Off-the-shoulder sleeves of any kind will soften your neckline, having you look gorgeous as you walk down the aisle.

Trend #2: Ballgowns

Photo Credit: Anne Barge (Left) Inbal Dror (Right)

Whether it’s sweet and simple or intricate and detailed, the ballgown is a classic. This trend will never fail to make a bride feel like a princess on one of the happiest days of her life!

Trend #3: Capes

Photo Credit: Zuhair Murad (Left) Reem Acra (Right)

 

Veils are out, and capes are in! With capes as the new trend, you can rock a gorgeous hair-do while also adding extra flare to your already stunning dress.

Trend #4: Blush tones

Photo Credit: Zuhair Murad (Left) Naeem Khan (Right)

Blush tones are so pretty, yet still neutral and will make you stand apart from the white color that most brides are accustom to wearing. What can we say? Pink is the new white.

Trend #5: Pantsuits

Photo Credit: Lela Rose (Left) Naeem Khan (Right)

Men aren’t the only one’s who can rock pants on their wedding day. It’s time to step away from traditional wedding dresses. Pantsuits are not only functional and easier to manage, but they are also classy and chic for any of your wedding occasions.

Photo Credit: Lela Rose

We hope these fashion trends in the Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week will give you some inspiration for your future wedding dress. Stay fabulous, lovelies!

 

Intern Spotlight: Introducing Cortney!

Hi friends!

This is Cortney, one of the new additions to the team! I’m so excited to be given the opportunity to work with Marisa and learn anything and everything that has to do with wedding planning. To kick off my time with MNE, here’s a little bit about myself for you guys to get to know me better…

Photo Credit: Tim Ronca

  • Favorite Wedding Blog: Style Me Pretty! I love the “Planning & Advice” section because it has information on anything you need to know about your wedding. I also love the Vault that has an endless number of pictures from real weddings to use for your own wedding inspiration.
  • Describe the Perfect Wedding Cake Flavor Combo: Vanilla cake with strawberry flavored icing or vice versa. I think the strawberry adds a hint of flavor that makes a simple vanilla cake just perfect!
  • Favorite Styling Genre for Event Design: Not to be cliché, but I would have to say that a Romantic style wedding is my favorite. I love the color combinations of white, pastels, and greenery. These colors can make the wedding look aesthetically B-E-A-Utiful!
  • Event Planning Super Hero Skill: Being at the right place at the right time. I know how to scope out the scene and recognize exactly where I am needed.
  • Veil, Flower or Headpiece?: All of them! I think the perfect headpiece would be a beautiful flower crown with a veil trailing behind. Why shouldn’t the bride look like a queen on her big day?
  • Favorite Wedding Tradition: The couple’s first dance. I think the song is a good indicator of the couple’s connection with one another. It makes it all the more special when they are able to make that connection in front of all the people they love.
  • The moment in every wedding that never fails to bring you to tears: When the couple is announcing their vows and the groom is trying not to cry. It’s the most heartwarming thing to see a couple cry of joy for being able to spend the rest of their lives with their partner.

That’s just some information about me. I’ll be around for the next few months; so if you see me around, don’t hesitate to say hi!

California Wedding Day Best Of 2017: Explore Our Amalfi Coast-Inspired Wonderland!

Hello loves!

We were super excited to have been honored at this year’s California Wedding Day Best Of 2017, in not just one but two ways! Today we’re sharing all the elaborate details straight from the event!

California Wedding Day is one of the most elite wedding style magazines in the country. Each year they host an awards celebration to honor the top California based companies in the wedding industry. On May 24th, magazine presented its “Best Of 2017” awards at the incomparable Vibiana. We at Marisa Nicole Events are thrilled to have been one of only four companies nominated for the category of “Best Wedding Planner – Los Angeles.” You read that right, that makes names us in the top four wedding planners in the whole of LA county. Yes! In addition to the honor of the nomination, we were one of three designers chosen to craft the interior of the celebration.

The theme for the event was “A Trip Around the World” and it began with guest check-in to their “flight,” accompanied by flight attendants and pilots in main lobby. Each guest got their very own special ticket to travel around the designed spaces in the venue.

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful places on earth so we decided to construct our area so exquisitely that the guests felt like they were transported to the classic Mediterranean landscape.

We worked to create a sense of organic elegance by pairing natural elements with charming luxe touches.

We based our pallet on saturated, varying blues, whites, creams and greens, and then incorporated small pops of warm touches with specs of gold hues and magenta bougainvillea. Our designs were full but loose, utilizing a variety of textures to bring our vision to life.

Because cuisine is of major importance to Mediterranean life, we designed our Amalfi corner around family style feasting tables situated under a Italian pergola. By hanging Edison lights, lush greenery and bougainvillea, we crafted an easy, enchanting coastal feel.

We loaded up our tables with blue and white linen and china, mixing patterns and colors to really bring out the aesthetic of the Amalfi culture. We also added in a touch of love to represent authentic Italian culture, brought to life by the Amore cutouts at each place setting.

We brought varying blues and crystal glasses, and gold touches in our place setting.

Candlelight, greenery and neutral blooms brought a sense of romance to our tablescape.

We mix and matched vineyard cross-back with upholstered chairs to reinforce our pairing of simple, relaxed details with yet elevated pieces.

Travelers were served libations from our Italian style bar from curated goblets.

After dining and drinking to their heart’s content, tourists took refuge in our lounge seating, which was made up of blue and white rugs, comfy couches, arm chairs and both glass and wooden tables.

Along with our Amalfi Coast-inspired lounge and reception, there were two other destinations to visit during the event: a Morocco-inspired lounge (designed by Events by Robin), and a London “Brit invasion” bar (designed by Kristeen LaBrot Events). The guests entered into the mod style London area clad with bright colors and abstract shapes.

Next up was the Moroccan lounge which highlighted two vignettes that imagined the Moroccan lifestyle: half the space incorporated crisp white and gold accents, while the other half showcased vibrant colors, patterns, and textures. We were so impressed by the hard work that the creators put into their spaces!

All photo credits: Carissa Woo Photography

We are so thankful to be nominated and to participate in such a wonderful event.

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Intern Spotlight: Introducing Megan!

Hi beauties!

I have been working with Marisa Nicole Events for a while now and would like to formally introduce myself. I have put together a tell-tale Q&A for you all below… enjoy!

Photo Credits: Tim Ronca

  • Favorite Wedding Blog: I love 100 Layer Cake. My favorite part is the DIY section: it’s the perfect way for a bride & groom to put their own special twist on their big day and save a bit of money too!
  • Describe the Perfect Wedding Cake Flavor Combo: Funfetti! (or “Sprinkle Cake” in the wedding world). With vanilla frosting and some floral detail along the edges, it’s a fun walk down memory lane!
  • Favorite Styling Genre for Event Design: I love a mix of romantic and vintage. You can’t go wrong with the classic romantic touches, and using some older, vintage pieces can add so much depth to your wedding!
  • Event Planning Super Hero Skill: The ability to be in two places at once! I would be able to help the couple, my lovely boss Marisa, execute the wedding perfectly, and still have time to snag a piece of cake (that’s allowed right?)
  • Veil, Flower or Headpiece?: Veil/headpiece together! A long veil attached to a one-of-a-kind floral or jeweled headpiece creates the best of both worlds.
  • Favorite Wedding Tradition: The first dance is my favorite, the bride & groom can slow dance to an older song, or perform their signature dance moves!
  • The moment in every wedding that never fails to bring you to tears: Watching the love between the couple while they share their vows that they crafted for their big day is so special to me. I cry easily, so hearing even the first few words gets me every time!

I hope you had fun getting to know me a little better, and I sincerely hope to work with some of you soon!