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

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

An Intimate Evening by the Sea: Sarah and Alex Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, Lovebirds!

Today, we are excited to share with you another stunning celebration of love! Sarah and Alex’s wedding encapsulated a warm, intimate feeling, and was perfected with personalized finishing touches. It was a pleasure to work with them to bring their vision come to life, and we were all pleased with how it turned out!

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

Sarah and Alex’s fête took place at La Venta Inn, an exclusive estate located in the hills of Palos Verdes. The natural, lush greenery of the venue paired flawlessly with our color focus of burgundy, mauve, whites, and mixed metallics. The burgundy bridesmaids’ dresses radiated elegance next to the charcoal grey groom and groomsmen suits. Sarah’s dress paralleled this theme with timeless lace and tasteful beading. Check out her fun sneakers (Alex had a matching pair) to dance the night away!!

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole EventsAn Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events Sarah and Alex said “I Do” in front of one incredible view! La Venta Inn looks out over the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles skyline. This breathtaking backdrop set the stage for a memorable ceremony. To frame our beautiful couple, The Little Branch brought in a chuppah, which we embellished with white and mauve flowers and greenery. At the foot of the chuppah, we placed feathery white plants to further create the feeling of organic, easy elegance. These florals were echoed throughout the venue as aisle-marking bouquets, fountain decor, and signage details.

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole EventsOne thing that is special to the couple is a shared love of music. Sarah and Alex met at a concert and have always enjoyed attending music events together. We decided to incorporate this passion throughout the reception. Instead of a traditional guestbook, we used vintage records to “record” the day.

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

For the reception, each table was marked by the name of a concert they attended together. We utilized luxe oatmeal-colored linens, paired with clean silver flatware and clear glassware. Keeping with the color story, we incorporated burgundy napkins, burgundy menu detailing, and greenery in the centerpieces. These touches combined seamlessly with the dark wooden chiavari chairs. To warm up the space, we used candle lighting on the tables and up- lights throughout the dining room, creating a glowing, intimate space.

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

Since the groom is Canadian, we felt it fitting to include a nod to Old Canada! One of the couple’s specialty cocktails included Crown Royal Canadian whiskey and Canada Dry ginger ale. And, to end the night, we served poutine, a traditional Canadian dish, as a late-night snack. After a night full of dancing, you really can’t go wrong with this tasty treat!

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

That’s all for now! We hope you’ve enjoyed sharing this glimpse into Sarah and Alex’s elegant, intimate celebration. We wish all the best to these lovebirds!

An Intimate Evening by the Sea | Marisa Nicole Events

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Rustic Romance: Will and Caroline Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday, Lovebirds!

We are so excited to finally share Will and Caroline’s wedding day! This celebration was the definition of clean rustic elegance. Working with them to create the vision for their big day was truly a pleasure, and we hope you’ll love it as much as we did! So, without further ado, please enjoy their stunning celebration!

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will and Caroline’s wedding festivities took place at Topa Mountain Winery in Ojai, California. The natural, yet polished look of the winery provided the perfect setting for their occasion. The color focus we chose included whites and soft greens, which further contributed to the organic, natural look we desired. These selections paired flawlessly with the French blue bridesmaids’ dresses and navy groomsmens’ suits.

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will and Caroline exchanged vows beneath a gazebo set in front of the Topatopa Mountains, beautifully adorned with draping greenery and lush white roses. The blooms, spanning from the top of the gazebo to the ground, added a romantic touch to the lovely ceremony.

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will & Caroline | Marisa Nicole Events

For cocktail hour, we set up lawn games, including bocce ball and cornhole, for guests to enjoy. How cute are the personalized corn hole boards we brought in!

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will & Caroline | Marisa Nicole Events

Since these two love birds are all about family, we set up a photo wall of couples in their lives who serve as inspirations for lasting love. The photographs were sweet and added a personal touch to the celebration of love. Next to be added to the wall? Will and Caroline!

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

For their reception, we utilized dark wooden tables and chairs to create an intimate dinner space. The flowing white table runners, simple white rose floral arrangements, and glowing candles inspired their romantic atmosphere. At each table setting, we incorporated gold flatware and a blue-toned glass for a pop of color.

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will & Caroline | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

Will & Caroline | Marisa Nicole Events

The celebration culminated with cake and dancing! The gorgeous tiered cake incorporated greenery and white roses that echoed those used throughout the wedding. It was simple, yet elegant… and did we mention delicious?! Will & Caroline | Marisa Nicole Events

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

That’s all for now, lovebirds! We’re so pleased with how this day turned out, and we wish the absolute best for Will and Caroline as they begin their journey as a married couple!

Rustic Romance | Marisa Nicole Events

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Five Tips to Perfect Your Tantalizing Tablescape

Happy Wednesday, lovebirds!

Wedding season is in full swing, and we know how important it is to have the tablescapes for your special day on point. So, today we’re going to share five elements to keep in mind and incorporate into your design. Whether you are designing tables for your wedding or preparing for a holiday feast, these elements will take any tablescape from ordinary to extraordinary. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

5 Tablescape Tips | Marisa Nicole Events

Photo Credit: Kim Fox Photography

1. Neutral

A neutral element may not be the most noticeable, however it is very important. In order to provide balance for the rest of your elements, you should first choose a neutral base. This serves as a foundation that allows the other elements to stand out. Though wedding designs typically lean towards the use of white linens, this does not have to be what you choose. Another neutral tone will work just fine, too!

5 Tablescape Tips | Marisa Nicole Events

Photo Credit: Birds of a Feather

2. Texture

Texture creates movement and contributes to the overall vibe of the design. Whether this element comes in the form of a ruffled napkin, layered linens, gathered table runner, or intricate charger, a textured piece will add visual interest to the base. Notice the subtle lace linens and tousled napkin pictured!

5 Tablescape Tips | Marisa Nicole Events5 Tablescape Tips | Marisa Nicole Events

Photo Credit: Birds of a Feather

3. Color

As we are huge fans of muted color palettes, a colored element does not have to be vibrant. Whatever focus you choose, include a colored element, whether this be a soft blush, deep blue, or bright yellow. For example, an all-white wedding is taken to the next level with the incorporation of greenery. Alternatively, you can choose to utilize a lot of colors that go hand-in-hand with your neutrals. Have some fun with your design!

5 Tablescape Tips | Marisa Nicole Events

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4. Contrast

Monochromatic weddings are sleek and classy, and we do not oppose this style. However, to enhance this look, you also need an element of contrast. This could be greenery arrangements or an exposed wooden table base. Something needs to draw the focus in order to create depth and interest.

5 Tablescape Tips | Marisa Nicole Events

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5. Shine

Last, but certainly not least, SHINE! This can be as subtle or bold as you would like. If your wedding is natural or modern, only add a touch; however, if your wedding is more glamorous, go for more! Shine adds a special element that spices up the overall look of the tablescape. It can be incorporated through the finish on your candles, flatware, chargers, or flower vessels. A little touch goes a long way in making your tablescape look complete and flawless!

5 Tablescape Tips | Marisa Nicole Events

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BONUS! Glow!

If your wedding is located indoors or takes place later in the day, the glow of candlelight will certainly enhance the mood for the evening! Everything looks better in the warm light of beautiful candles. Glow creates a romantic ambiance for your wedding – so bonus points if you incorporate this element!

5 Tablescape Tips | Marisa Nicole Events

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Incorporating each of these elements will create an eye-catching, stunning tablescape! With variation and balance, each component will work together flawlessly. We hope these tips come in handy throughout your wedding design process, as well as when perfecting your at-home party looks! Happy planning!