Did you get engaged over the holidays? If you did, congrats! Or do you suspect a proposal is coming soon? Maybe you’re the one popping the question! (Nothing to be nervous about! Of course the answer will be “yes!”) So many couples get engaged between Christmas and Valentine’s Day that, like it or not, this time of year has come to be called engagement season. I get it, some people don’t love this time of year and they feign interest in romantic proposal stories and ooh and aah over their friends’ new engagement rings. Get over it, c’est la vie! March will be here soon enough. But for the rest of us, it’s engagement season, people! Time to celebrate and get planning! Woo hoo!!
You’re engaged! I now pronounce you very busy!
A wedding, even a small, simple affair, is a big deal! I mean, you’re only going to do this once, right? (At least that’s what I thought… I bet Elizabeth Taylor thought that every time, too… but never mind about that!) You want to get it right and do it the way you want. So after all the celebratory toasts — hopefully you had a whole lot of those with some really nice bubbly! — it’s time to get busy! Pinterest anyone?
Maybe you’ve already set records for your Pinterest usage. (BTW… how great is Pinterest? It’s kind of a bride’s BFF!) Where else can you find a zillion photos, clever ideas, fun themes, beautiful dresses and non-stop wedding perfection — all in one spot? In fact, if your friends haven’t already staged a Pinterest intervention for you, I should probably thank you for taking a self-imposed break to check out The Party Goddess! this week. THANK YOU! #PinterestObsessed!
Buh bye winter! It’s engagement season!
We shared some really beautiful photos from a summer beach wedding that I just loved! The look was playful, pretty and somewhat pink! It was just what the bride wanted (which made it exactly what the groom wanted in this case!). The beach setting and stunning ocean view gave a casual feel to balance with the the prettiness of the flowers and tables. Maybe these photos gave you some ideas and inspiration for your own engagement season… not to mention for your own Pinterest board! If you need help channeling your thousand different ideas into something fabulous and uniquely “you,” don’t forget, that’s what The Party Goddess! does best! We can make you ooh and aah for real!
Where to find The Party Goddess! ideas galore?
If you’ve been one of my loyal blog followers, you know that we publish these image roundups weekly. We feature a particular event for a particular client so you can go deep on the particular theme. If you know what’s up, skip this part. New visitors, take a look below…
In case you missed it, here’s what we’re doing, mentioned in the first blog. (And if you already know what’s going on, skip to the first photo!) Every day we’re posting event photos & inspiration to my Instagram page to give you ideas for your own events. And, of course, to encourage you to hire yours truly, event coordinator extraordinaire, for your next soirée! In terms of format, we’re trying to capitalize on the whole hashtag calendar world and take advantage of #WeddingWednesday (#WW) and #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) by posting wedding photos and cool stuff we’ve done on Wednesdays and on Thursdays, harkening back to a past client’s event, be it a celebrity, or just one of us tastemakers.
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Monday:
How perfect is this bridal bouquet? Pale pinks and cream with a few touches of green… it’s wedding gorgeosity! These flowers were also featured on a floral arch that the bride & groom were married under. (Check out Wednesday’s image to see what it looked like!)
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Tuesday:
How sweet it is! Don’t you just love these edible decorations? So playful and colorful — and definitely unexpected. I bet the kids (OK, maybe some of the adults too) enjoyed taking them home when the party was over! The couple chose big swirly lollipops to complement their colorful flowers, and saltwater taffy… because they were at the beach, of course. So sweet!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Wednesday:
I just love me a beautiful wedding arch! For an outdoor ceremony, especially one with an expansive setting like the beach, nothing frames the couple and catches the eye like a dramatic floral arch. And it makes a pretty good backdrop for photos too! The profusion of flowers in this arch echoed the flowers and colors of the bride’s bouquet (take a peek at Monday’s post), with a lot more color added to make a splash! And notice the flower ball? Looks like a chandelier… loving it! Happy #WeddingWednesday!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Thursday:
Make sure you get a few moments alone with your beloved on your wedding day! Who better to take it all in with than the person you just married? An intimate table for two is the perfect spot for your first meal together as marrieds. If no one interrupts you, maybe you’ll become the first couple in wedding history to actually eat the dinner you spent months arguing over planning! #TBT!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Friday:
Can’t get enough of this color scheme! The sheer organza ribbon matches perfectly with the beautiful flower arrangement!
Favorite Event Photos and Inspiration – Saturday:
Send your guests home with a charming little reminder of your special day. How do you like this dainty Christmas ornament? It has a custom beachy design and the couple’s names and the wedding date. An ornament like this makes an appearance once a year so your friends can reminisce about how fun and fab your wedding was! Then it can be packed away so no one tires of it!
Event Photos and Inspiration – Plus, tell me what else you want to see on the blog!
So, what do you think of these gorgeous beach wedding images? Which is your fave? Let me know in the comments below!
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P.S. Find inspiration this engagement season! Here are more ideas to plan for your big day: 4 Wedding Ideas To Make Your Big Day Amazing!, Lovebird Season is Here and How to personally say “I do”. You can find more interesting blogs and images on our website, or just contact us to book your wedding or next event! And if you like this blog, would you be so kind as to share it with a friend?
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