I’ve been noticing piñata’s everywhere, and not just for Cinco de Mayo. Variations of this fun and festive party decoration are popping up at all kinds of events… even weddings! With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, it seems the perfect time to share some fabulous and inspirational ways to implement the piñata into your wedding decor.
Amidst running a business and planning weddings for fabulous clients, we have had quite the year as a family. A year ago, we bought a house in San Francisco. No small or easy feat as many of you know. Upon moving in, we realized the place needed quite a bit of work, so during wedding season, we had to move out of our home temporarily with a 1 year old, to allow for the renovations. Truthfully, it was a long and rough road, as is the case with these old Victorian homes. Next came filling the home with furniture. I am so selective and wanted each piece to be something we loved, that this took what felt like ages and a lot of trial and error. I must have spent a fortune on shipping costs! Finally, a year after buying this house, we were ready to share it and celebrate how far we have come. This past weekend, we hosted a housewarming party complete with pink flamingos, pineapples, and (my trademark) black and white stripes! Desserts provided by none other than the wonderfully talented Delish Designs, linens from La Tavola Fine Linen and favors from Miette.
Getting to fill this home with friends reminded me what home is all about. We cannot wait to fill this home with many more gatherings and cherished memories. Cue: more parties! Here are some of the photos my husband and I shot of our little shindig. #Warmthishouse Joie de vivre! Kaella Lynn
Spring is out in full force, with summer lingering just around the corner – and its got us thinking about tropical destination weddings! Our whole team has been traveling to warm locales recently, and we agree that there is nothing quite like a beach wedding to ring in the beginning of a sunny and wonderful marriage.
Here are our top five tropical destination considerations and inspirations for your spring or summer wedding:
Consideration #1: Destination location – the place you choose to get married will affect a number of other wedding particulars (like local cuisine, weather, florals), so be sure to do your research when deciding between destinations like Hawaii, Mexico, and the Bahamas.
Consideration #2: Wedding size and matching venue – are you more the small bespoke event or full family affair type? Either way, there is a beach or garden lawn in paradise that is perfectly tailored to your needs and wedding party, from 1 guest to 500+!
Consideration #3: Attire and dress code – if you’re having a beach wedding, you have an opportunity to play with color, silhouette, and your overall wedding day look! Opt for lighter weight fabrics or shorter dresses in humid climates, and remember that the comfort of your guests should be high on your list of priorities.
Consideration #4: Locally sourced and appropriate décor – the tropics are known for bright colors, abundant flora and fauna, and breathtaking landscapes, so take advantage! A bright bridal bouquet sporting both succulents and local flowers is a great way to incorporate the destination into the décor, and create a seamless wedding look. Your photographer should be experienced in outdoor photography, your caterer should offer destination-infused fare, and your wedding should reflect your location and style as a couple.
Consideration #5: Tiny details – use these to make the wedding your own! Not into fiesta colors or tacos + tapas? Choose a resort theme or make your décor scheme flamingo pink with hints of palm! This cake topper pulls the look together, and takes a standard naked cake to next-level tropical paradise!
Consideration #6: Guest experience – they have travelled across land, sea and maybe even continents to join you in the celebration of your marriage. Guests often tend to do less research and planning when traveling for a wedding than they would for their own personal vacation, so be sure to set them up for a smooth experience. It’s all in the details: sending your save the date well before the typical 6 month deadline, welcome bags with thoughtful details like a clear itinerary of the wedding events, things to do in the area and maps with instructions on getting to the wedding (don’t expect them to rely on google)!
A veil is a bride’s piece de resistance: a finishing touch on an almost perfect wedding look that lets the world know she’s ready to walk down the aisle towards her future happiness. Historically speaking, veils have been popular since the the Hellenistic period in ancient Greece, and have always been a symbol of beauty or nobility and grace – so it follows that a bride’s choice of veil ought to be perfect for her vision of herself on her wedding day. There are infinite style choices to be made – long or short, lace or tulle, white or ivory – and not every bride opts to wear a veil during her ceremony or reception. The one thing that all of these bridal looks have in common is a brilliant headpiece, whether it’s feathered or cathedral length! Here, we’ve assembled a list of the top spring veil trends, as seen on the runways at fashion week, and everywhere on Pinterest. Which look will you choose for your wedding day?