Monday, April 17, 2017

Makeover Monday-Holdenrid Wedding at Holiday Inn

Who says Spring Weddings always have to be in pastels?! Buck tradition and be fearless by showing off your glam side! Our featured bride; Kim Holdenrid did just that, and absolutely nailed it with this stunning wedding at the Holiday Inn in East Peoria!

Tip: Distinguish your wedding with touches of personalized items such as the customized plating displayed at this head table. The shiny metal chargers and the sequin linens also gave it an instant elegance!

Tip: Double the bridesmaid bouquets as centerpieces (flowers not yet pictured) so that you're not spending extra time & money trying to come up with a new design. Also; a cinched backdrop with uplighting is a perfect way to highlight everyone in the bridal party!

Tip: Your guests will need plenty of elbow room in order to dine & mingle comfortably. Try to resist the urge to take up precious real estate with random or overly grandiose décor. Work every piece with a purpose such as the bling framed table numbers, the silver mercury votives and the glass bowls featured above.

Tip: Consider a venue's architectural features while planning the décor. There's no way to work around a venue's carpeting, so it's best to work within it's color scheme instead of against it. This bride nailed it by pairing B&W striped runners against a neutral geometric carpet, which made the entire look appear seamless! 

Tip: Try not to box yourself in creatively. You & your beau may be donning crisp whites, but it doesn't mean that everything else has to be. Keep in mind; black chair covers are just as classy, and when it's adorned with a satin sash, it just oozes effortless sophistication!

Stay tuned for another featured favorite next week!

Happy Planning,
The I Do Crew

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wedding Wednesday Transformation: Cisco Center

Heavy rains took a break to let the sun out, temps are finally warming up to us, and even the flowers are starting to show their faces! Now that Spring is officially here; we wanted to come out of hibernation ourselves & share with you some of our first weddings of the season!

One of the things we stress while meeting with brides is that we can do as little or as much as possible. We love designing a wedding dripping in bling from top to bottom, but sometimes it's the simple & classic ones that speak volumes.

Seevers Wedding at The Cisco Community Center

Dusty blue & White with Gold Accents are great color pairings for a clean & classic theme, but are also ideal for transitional weddings that happen to fall in between seasons!

Organza overlays give off a light and airy feel, which is perfect for Spring Weddings! It can also provide a boost of color without overpowering the entire look!

Texture mixing is on trend this year, so don't be afraid to pair satin with organza as displayed in the photo. Why does this work? It creates an ombre type of affect, which provides a more dynamic appeal.

A complimentary pillow completely handcrafted from our recycled linens as our way of expressing our thanks to our lovely brides!

Bonus: You'll never guess what was hiding in one of the photos! Check out this Instagram post to make the discovery!

Why do we love this one so much: because it's not a traditional wedding venue, which is something to consider while you're weighing your options.

Happy Planning,
~The I Do Crew~