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24
Feb
Wedding Invitation Trends for 2017
categories: the paper chase, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Since wedding stationery has progressed from a simple invitation into full-circle stationery “suites”, it’s important to know what the trends are and what new designs and options are available to you. Our Elite Circle stationers have been in the business for years and know what’s in and what’s out. They’ve graciously shared their trend insights to give you an idea of what to expect when you go about choosing your wedding stationery for your 2017/2018 wedding:  

Celebrations in Paper: I am seeing a lot more great quality stock and tons of foil.  So where in the past a bride would order an invitation with either thermography or letterpress for the text and print their names only in foil, now they want all printing done in foil.  It’s a gorgeous look.

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(Stationer: Celebrations in Paper, Photo: Adelaide Photography)

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(Stationer: Celebrations in Paper, Photographer: Amy & Jordan)

Be in Love Designs: I’m seeing couples using an insert called a web card that refers guests to a website for wedding information and online RSVPing. Another trend I am seeing is either poster sized menus or programs instead of one per person.

Wedding Invitation Trends _ Phoenix Bride and Groom_Be in love designs_Meant2Be Events_Elyse Hall_Omni Scottsdale

(Stationer: Be in Love Designs, Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography, Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, Planner: Meant2Be Events)

Designing/choosing wedding stationery is one aspect of wedding planning that many couples look forward to- you get to choose paper colors, styles, shapes, wording, etc. alongside your stationer and maybe it’s just us, but we think that sounds like fun! Since the tone and formality of your wedding is determined by the invitation you send, working with a stationer who “gets” you is paramount.

Our best advice is to choose to hire someone who not only offers a wide variety of stationery but who also really listens to you and offers custom design options (if that’s the route you and your budget want to take). Check out our Elite Circle stationery experts and enjoy using these wedding invitation trends in your stationery suite!

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10
Feb
Lavender Wedding Inspiration | Arizona Wedding Inspiration
categories: bridal fashions, cakes and sweets, fabulous reception sites, favor and gift ideas, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, photography, real weddings, reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration, what's hot in rentals

Lavender wasn’t supposed to be a big color for weddings this year but this pretty purple hue is making a statement regardless! We think we know why lavender is a popular choice for couples planning their weddings: it’s purple (which is always in style for weddings) without being “too purple” and it conveys a delicate prettiness that’s appropriate for any wedding. From backyard get-togethers to grand ballrooms, lavender is lovely!

Lavender Wedding Inspiration: A color palette that includes lavender and other bright shades makes for some pretty gorgeous wedding attire. This bridal party’s attire is anything but boring thanks to the varied shades of purple!

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(Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Scottsdale, Photographer: Ryann Lindsey Photography)

This lavender clad groom looks perfectly comfortable next to his sweet bride in the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff

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(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography)

Lavender Wedding Inspiration: Escort/place cards get a touch of lavender- they hint at what’s to come. And pretty much any stationery piece can include the light purple hue- table numbers, menus, signature cocktail signs,etc.

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(Floral Design And Styling: Events by Show Stoppers, Photographer: Lauren/Abby Ross)

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(Floral Design: Table Tops Etc., Invitations: Be In Love Designs, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts, Photographer: Hagerty Photography, Coordinator: Meant2Be Events)

This styled shoot for our magazine featured fresh springtime blooms paired with glam black, white and gold details.

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(Stylist & Floral Design: Your Event Florist, Linen: Wildflower Linen, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Location: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Photography: Hagerty Photography, Stationer: The Event Essentials)

Lavender Wedding Inspiration: Ceremonies are made super gorgeous and sweet when lavender is in play; how lovely is this petal carpet y Events by Show Stoppers?!

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(Floral Design And Styling: Events by Show Stoppers, Photographer: Lauren/Abby Ross)

Lavender wedding inspiration _Phoenix Bride and Groom_Your Event Florist_Ben and Kelly Photography_Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

(Florist: Your Event Florist, Photographer: Ben &  Kelly Photography, Location: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch)

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(Location: Montelucia Resort and Spa, Florist: Table Tops, Etc., Photographer: Jason + Anna Photography)

Lavender Wedding Inspiration: Receptions can incorporate lavender in a number of ways- centerpieces, linens, and lighting can make a lavender lover’s dreams come true!

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(Location: Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Florist: Table Tops, Etc., Photographer: Melissa Jill Photography)

Lavender can be light and airy when paired with lighter colors but it can also be quite sophisticated when placed with darker hues such as deep red.

Lavender wedding inspiration _Phoenix Bride and Groom_Katrina Wallace Photography

(Stylist and Rentals: Glamour and Woods, Location: Villa Siena, Florist: Your Event Florist, Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts, Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Invitations: Vee Creative, Tabletops: Fancy Lou Designs)

Lavender wedding inspiration _Phoenix Bride and Groom_Jerrold_Hagerty Photography

(Floral Design: Table Tops Etc., Invitations: Be In Love Designs, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts, Photographer: Hagerty Photography, Coordinator: Meant2Be Events)

Lavender wedding inspiration _Phoenix Bride and Groom_A day to Cherish_Andrew Jade Photography_JW Marriott Desert Ridge_Avant Garde_Classic Party Rentals_La Tavola Fine LInens_Quest Drape_Karma Event Lighting

(Planner: A Day to Cherish, Photographer: Andrew Jade Photography, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Floral: Avant Garde, Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens, Drape: Quest Drape, Lighting: Karma Event Lighting)

Lavender wedding inspiration _Phoenix Bride and Groom_Hagerty Photogrtaphy_Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

(Location: Talavera Restaurant, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, Floral Design: Table Tops Etc., Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Photographer: Hagerty Photography, Set Stylist and Coordinator: Sterling Weddings & Events, Stationery: The Event Essentials, )

Lavender Wedding Inspiration: You don’t see many lavender wedding cakes but when Piece of Cakes makes an ombre lavender cake, it’s pretty darn spectacular!

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(Cake: Piece of Cake Desserts, Location: Villa Siena, Photographer: Genevieve Hansen Photography)

As you can see, lavender isn’t shying away from the wedding spotlight any time soon! We look forward to seeing how couples use this lavender wedding inspiration in their wedding color palettes.

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13
Dec
Wedding Trend: Tall Vases with Floating Floral Centerpieces
categories: floral inspiration, reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Centerpiece design offers a wide range of possibilities- sometimes couples choose low arrangements with the idea that they want their guests to be able to converse easily during dinner. Low profile centerpieces are especially appropriate for brunch weddings and can be a lovely way to decorate feasting tables as well; however, some couples choose tall designs because they want the overall effect of their floral arrangements to be more dramatic or fill a room that has tall ceilings. While both are beautiful, tall vases with floating floral centerpieces are a trend that we keep seeing in wedding floral design. Here are some examples from our Elite Circle florists:

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(Florist: Your Event Florist, Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa)

More and more couples are choosing tall vases with floating floral centerpieces that feature very full arrangements at the top of the vase. We love this approach because it allows guests to still see everyone at the table while creating a nice airy feeling to the overall wedding decor; clear vases with floating flowers make a stylish statement that guests are sure to remember!

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(Florist: Table Tops, Etc., Photographer: Katrina Wallace Photographers, Location: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain)

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(Florist: Your Event Florist, Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: Arizona Biltmore)

Proportionately speaking, tall clear vases fill a ballroom with high ceilings very well and have a more formal vibe; floating elements add a touch of unexpected detail (and sometimes a pop of color)!

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(Florist: Your Event Florist, Photographer: Pinkerton Photography)

Love these tall vases with floating floral centerpieces? Meet our Elite Circle Floral Designers who can make your wedding floral dreams come true!

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6
Dec
Groom and Groomsmen Attire Trends for 2017
categories: Grooms, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Today the groom and groomsmen have our attention- and why shouldn’t they? They’re the handsome guys who not only look great standing alongside the bride and the bridesmaids (or other groom and groomsmen!), they’re also the guys who bring unmistakable fun and style to the entire wedding day! The 4 groom and groomsmen attire trends for 2017 you’ll want to consider for your wedding:

Groom and Groomsmen Attire Trends for 2017: White Tuxedos. There’s something crazy cool about a guy who can pull off a white tuxedo…groom and groomsmen attire trends for 2017 _phoenix-bride-and-groom_fully-alive-photography_white-tuxedos

(Photographer: Fully Alive Photography)

Groom and Groomsmen Attire Trends for 2017: Awesome Socks. While cool/hip/humorous socks themselves aren’t a particularly new trend for grooms, Balitello’s Sock of the Month Club is a new concept that’s not only an innovative way to get hip Performance Dress Socks on a regular basis, a club membership also makes a fab groomsmen gift!

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We love it when the groom and his guys opt for unexpected socks; whether they all match or not, socks are a colorful way for the guys to add that perfect bit of whimsy.

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Groom and Groomsmen Attire Trends for 2017: Blue Ties. A definite trend for grooms and groomsmen this year is blue ties- this color in particular seems to be the go-to for grooms whether they’re wearing a suit or a tuxedo on the wedding day. Blue is also popular enough that grooms and their guys a TON of options. A few shopping sites we recommend: Weybridge 1761 and Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont.

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(Photography: Ben & Kelly Photography)

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See)

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(Photography: Ben & Kelly Photography, Location: Sassi)

Groom and Groomsmen Attire Trends for 2017: Mismatched Suits. Perhaps the newest trend to hit the wedding world as far as groom’s attire is the mismatched suit trend. We often see a groom wearing one suit color, his best man wearing another, and the other groomsmen wearing a third color! As long as the formality is consistent, this is perfectly suitable for weddings in 2017.

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(Photography: Katrina Wallace Photographers)

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We’re looking forward to 2017’s weddings and seeing these groom and groomsmen attire trends on display!

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29
Nov
Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration | Pantone Wedding Colors
categories: cakes and sweets, floral inspiration, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute releases it’s highly anticipated “Fashion Top 10 Colors” report and this year’s report included Lilac Gray. Inevitably, Pantone’s top 10 colors make their way into wedding decor and since this color is a beautiful and distinctive neutral that subtly plays into many wedding color palettes, we’ve been seeing it a lot! Today we share some lovely lilac gray wedding inspiration to get your wedding inspiration juices flowing.

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Pantone’s description of this color: As in most any season, the need for neutrals arises. Essentially a basic, the subtlety of the lilac undertone in, Lilac Gray, adds a distinctive edge to this classic gray shade.

Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration: This lilac gray napkin holds its own against the dramatic colors in this styled shoot (see this gorgeous shoot here)

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(Location: Arizona Biltmore, Stationery: Celebrations in Paper, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Photography: Elyse Hall Photography, Stylist: Some Like It Classic Weddings and Events :: Floral: The Flower Studio, Linens: La Tavola Linen )

Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration: We love metallic tones on wedding cakes and this one features the cutest little white and lilac gray pearls- lilac gray can easily be given a little metallic sheen to make things a bit more formal.

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(Cake: Robert’s Catering, Photographer: DePoy Studios)

Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration: Aruna Seth makes beautiful shoes in many colors but these satin ballerina flats are just darling! We think they make the perfect dancing shoe…

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Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration: A lilac gray belt added this bride’s wedding gown adds the perfect touch of color (click here to see Vanessa and Desi’s wedding feature)

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(Location: SoHo63,  Photographer: DePoy Studios, Floral Design: Butterfly Petals)

Lilac Gray Wedding Inspiration: The matte lilac gray bridesmaid dresses chosen for Allison and Ian’s wedding contrasted beautifully with the fresh peach and ivory wedding palette (see this gorgeous wedding here).

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(Wedding Venue: McCormick Ranch Golf Club, Floral Design: Table Tops, Etc., Photographer: Foskett Creative)

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15
Nov
Garland for Weddings | Wedding Trend
categories: floral inspiration, reception ideas, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

When you hear the word garland you may automatically think of holiday decor but garland has been making it’s way into the wedding world for a few months now and we’re delighted to see how our Elite Circle florists are using garland for weddings.

Garland for Weddings: This design from Butterfly Petals, using lemon-leaf greenery, lavender roses and purple carnations, caught our eye because this particular staircase is very dramatic and often brides descend it on their way to the ceremony or couples use if for their reception grand entrance- the garland is a beautiful and colorful touch!

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(Floral: Butterfly Petals)

Garland for Weddings: The long, draped style of using greenery and some floral elements allows florists to cover the center of a long feasting, or “King’s” table, banisters and even sweetheart table chairs.

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(Floral: Brady’s Floral Gallery)

Garland for Weddings: This centerpiece is uniquely designed- it utilizes eucaltypus greenery, airplants, succulents, purple stock and purple carnations to create a light and airy floral feature.

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(Floral: Butterfly Petals, Location: Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Planner: Imoni Events)

Garland for Weddings: The whole look of this escort card table is incredibly beautiful and lush- we really love how the twisted garland frames the overall design and softens the metal supports.

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(Floral: Your Event Florist, Photo: Hagerty Photography, Location: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Linen: Wildflower Linen, Stationery: The Event Essentials)

Garland for Weddings: Garland is often incorporated into floral features at receptions in unique ways and the overall effect is quite lovely!

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(Floral: Your Event Florist, Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: Sassi)

Garland for Weddings: This garland-centric design created by Table Tops, Etc. shows exactly what an impact the natural draping can have.

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(Floral: Table Tops, Etc., Photographer: Erica Velasco Photographers, Location: Double Tree Suites by Hilton Phoenix)

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