Archive for Decorating
July 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm · Filed under Planning, Uncategorized, Weddings, Welcome and tagged: 17inch balloons, aisle, Balloons, bouquet, BRAVO!, Bridemaids, Bridesmaid, bridesmaid carry, Candle, Candle light, carry, ceremony, Clutch, Clutches, color, concept for wedding, David Tutera, Decorating, Events, floral, giant balloons, here comes the bride, Lanterns, lighting, mason jars, Non Floral Bouquet, non-floral, organic, outside wedding, parasol, parasols, pictures, Planning, props, props for wedding, rustic, spring wedding, summer wedding, twine, Twine ball, unique items for bridesmaids, vintage balloons, votive, walking, Weddings, What to Wear
Recently we have had some brides that are looking for ideas on non-floral pieces that their bridesmaids can carry down the aisle. Whether you’re wanting to express your style or you’ re wanting to be different these 5 unique ideas will help you reach your goal.
Your bridesmaids will be walking in style down the aisle. With the clutch you can leave it as it is or add a little floral to the mix.
If you are going for an organic or rustic look these are for you. Theses are great because you can make them your own by adding something to the inside. Whether it is floral or lighting these can become uniquely yours.
Using candle light is always a romantic way to incorporate something for your bridesmaids to carry. You could use lanterns, mason jars or a simple votive and candle combo.
Using balloons is such a fun and colorful way for your bridesmaids to walk down the aisle. When thinking about using balloons make sure it fits into your concept and venue for your wedding. Balloons add a great touch for an outside wedding in the spring and summer months. I like the giant 17inch round vintage balloons the best. They look sleek and simple.
July 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm · Filed under Planning, Uncategorized, Weddings, Welcome and tagged: blush, bouquet, BRAVO!, Bridal, bridal expo, Bridesmaid dresses, ceremony, charcoal wedding, Decorating, design, DIY, Engagements, Event Vendors, Events, Fashion, here comes the bride, Lake Wedding, Planning, purple, rustic wedding, Weddings
Showcasing the South – Lakeside Love
Summer is such a beautiful time here in the south. Hot, but beautiful. We have so many wonderful and romantic places to act as backdrops for weddings and parties. Whether you want a beautiful sunset wedding on the beach or a mountain reception under the stars, the south has everything you need.
Our new Design Series will be showcasing these romantic places. This week we have chosen a lakeside retreat in conjunction with Amethyst, Blush and Charcoal. These colors have been pulled from Vera Wang’s New Collection, White, which was created for David’s Bridal.
July 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm · Filed under Planning, Uncategorized, Weddings, Welcome and tagged: 4th of July, BRAVO!, Budget, cooking, Decorating, design, DIY, DIY Decor, dry white wine, Events, Fourth of July, Independance Day, parade, Parties, Patriotic, recepies, red, red white and blue desserts, sangaria, star shapes, theme, white and blue
Fourth of July Fun!
Patriotism is at an all time high right now with the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday and this year’s Summer Olympics right around the corner. With all of this excitement, parties are bound to happen and we are here to help you prepare for your next USA Themed Party! Whether it is DIY decor or red, white and blue desserts, we have you covered!
Some of our favorite event accents are as simple as planting coordinating floral, accenting a plain centerpiece with patriotic themed fabric or creating one of a kind desserts. Below we have a few must try recipes and tutorials that will be sure to make your next event unforgettable. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!!
Red, White, and Blue Sangria
- Strawberries, sliced
- Pineapple, cut into star shapes
- 2 bottles dry white wine
- 1 cup Triple Sec
- 1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours.
Recipe courtesy of Punchbowl.
- Empty vegetable or soup cans, cleaned out and labels removed
- Scrap paper
- Spray paint in red, white, and blue
1. Begin the tin can luminaries by filling the cans up to the top with water, then place them in the freezer until the water is frozen solid. This will allow you to hammer a nail into the side of the can without the can denting.
2. Draw out designs on the can in permanent marker.
3. Using a nail and hammer punch out the design. Start at one end of the pattern and place the nail along the line. Gently pound the nail in with a hammer. The nail will go through the can into the ice.
4. Allow the ice in the can to melt, and dry the can completely.
5. Now either paint the can or leave silver! Either way they will look great!
6. If you want to further decorate the tin can luminaries, this is the time to do it. If you would like the designs you punched to show up better you can paint them a different color, such as black. When you are ready to illuminate, add a little sand to weigh down the cans and add a tea light candle. Your guests will love them!
For complete instructions, including step by step pictures, please visit here.
March 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm · Filed under Uncategorized and tagged: aqua, blue, BRAVO!, Bridal, Cakes, cockatoo, color of the year, contemporary, decor, Decorating, design, Events, modern wedding, orange, orange pattern, Pantone, tangerine, white
Pantone’s Colors of Spring
We wanted to celebrate the start of spring with a Design Series showcasing Pantone’s 2012 Spring Color Line. Over the next few weeks we will be combining colors from this year’s color forecast to create custom color schemes to inspire your next special event.
First up on the color wheel is Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango.
“Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward. Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”
In this design board we are pairing Tangerine Tango, Cockatoo and Sodalite Blue.
March 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm · Filed under Uncategorized and tagged: BRAVO!, Bridal, Bridal Party Looks, Catering Trends, Decorating, Events, Fashion, King of Pops, Planning, Wedding Colors, Wedding Fashions, Wedding Mustache, Wedding Obbesions, Wedding Trends, What to Wear
Whimsical Wedding Trends
Tuesday, March 13, 2011
We wanted to do something with a little touch of whimsy for today’s blog! Here are some whimsical wedding ideas we fell in love with!!
Incorporating color and your personality into your event will guarantee you a FABULOUS design! Whether you are bringing color into your décor or outfit!
It is all in the ingredients. King of Pops is the brain child of three brothers out of Atlanta. They create all natural hand made popsicles with a twist! With all natural flavors such as Strawberry Mojito, Cucumber Margarita and Arnold Palmer these guys make popsicles for kids of all ages!
Get your mustache on….one of the hottest trends in wedding photography is the mustache. Men, women and children are getting on the ‘stache train! So to reiterate… Get your mustache on….enough said!
Even catering is getting in on the fun!
October 5, 2011 at 1:26 pm · Filed under Planning, Uncategorized, Weddings and tagged: brandy bar, bridesman, cake, Cakes, cakes with no icing, candy bar, cigar bar, Decorating, dessert bar, different shape tables, Events, farm table, farm tables, favors, hay seating, hilary duff, made of honor, man cave, man of honor, patrick dempsey, photobooth, picture stripes, poker, poker game, rental, rentals, round table, ruffle cakes, S'mores Bar, simple cakes, simplier cakes, sqaure table, square table, Wedding Obbesions, Weddings, wing bar
Will you be my Man of Honor?
Recently, in pop culture, I have noticed a new trend among brides when picking their bridal party. More and more brides-to-be opt for a Man of Honor or a Brides-Man instead of a Maid of Honor. Some girls are just closer to that guy friend or a lot if times it could be a brother. There are certain responsibilities for your Man of Honor just like your traditional Maid of Honor. Check out Wedding Bee to get more tips.
During a BRAVO! Bridal Expo we saw how successful it was to have a room for the groom so it doesn’t surprise me that this trend is on the rise. These man caves will consist of items like a cigar station, a poker game, a Wing Bar or even a Brandy Bar.
Simple Wedding Cakes
For awhile there we were seeing over the top wedding cakes. It seemed with all the new shows on T.V. the more over the top the better. However, lately we are seeing wedding cakes being toned down quite a bit.
Very Recently I have seen some brides like Hilary Duff opt for Non-Icing cakes
Non-Traditional Wedding Favors
Why waste your money on something that your guest will never really enjoy? Instead couples are choosing to provide their guests with a dessert bar, a candy bar, cigars and/or souvenir photo booth picture strips in lieu of the traditional wedding favor. Check out the girls at Flash Photo Booth Rental for a local vendor.
Non-traditional Reception Seating
We are seeing more and more couples using different shapes and sizes of tables at the reception to create a more casual lounge feel. Some are using a mix of farm tables and tables with linens. Some couples are even using hay and blankets for a picnic feel.
What new trends are you seeing and liking?
September 21, 2011 at 3:59 pm · Filed under Planning, Uncategorized, Weddings, Welcome and tagged: bouquet, BRAVO!, BRAVO! Bridal Expo 2012, Bridal, Bridal Show, brides, Bridesmaid dresses, ceremony, Civic Center, David Tutera, Decorating, Dj's, EEVA, Engagements, Event Vendors, Events, Expo, Fashion, Fiance, Florence Weddings, florist, here comes the bride, Jewelry, Parties, photos, Planning, Rings, SC, stress, Wedding Fashions, wedding planners, Wedding Vendors, Weddings
We are excited to announce the 2012 BRAVO! Bridal Expo! The event will be held at the Florence Civic Center on Sunday, January 8th 2012. The expo will include passed appetizers, fabulous giveaways, musical entertainment, fashion shows, and most importantly a chance to meet with vendors and brides-to-be.
If you did not participate in the Expo in 2011, the vendor feedback was exciting -100% were either extremely satisfied or satisfied of that 25% were satisfied and of that 75% were extremely satisfied with the results of the event- 100% said they would participate again and would recommend the Expo to another vendor. We are moving the Expo in 2012 to the Civic Center as it will be bigger than 2011. We have added surprises in the planning stage so register early!
Our website, BRAVOBridalExpo.com will be live later this week. You will be able to register and pay online. In the mean time you can request vendor forms by e-mailing Bridalshow@ BRAVOeventrentals.com.
*Quotes above are from our 2011 survey results and not from the people reflected in the pictures.
The dates have been asked, the dresses have been hemmed, the tuxedos have been ordered, and hair appointments have been made. The anticipation of a magical night is in the air. That’s right, it is prom season!
While high school students and their parents around the country prepare for this milestone in their lives, we here at BRAVO! are preparing too, we are preparing for, “A Knight in Paris”.
One of my favorite parts of my job is the ability to be creative. When a client comes to me and says, “This is our theme what are your ideas?” My mind starts spinning into overdrive, my juices flow with the flick of the switch, and ideas coming pouring out.
When Jordan (a teacher in charge of the prom) gave us the theme, we immediately started thinking of ways to make it different from the mundane Paris theme. We refused to have Eiffel Tower center pieces and cheesy ordered props.
We thought a vintage spin on Paris would offer a much more elegant touch. For the center pieces we used postcard wrapping paper as a back drop and laid individual postcards on top. We also got creative with love letters written in French. We burnt the edges and soaked them in tea to give the letters an aged look. For a personal touch we added a red lip stick kiss. We then laminated the collage and placed each sheet inside a 14” glass vase.
Along with a 20 x 40 Eiffel Tower backdrop we thought a street café and boutique would add just the right Parisian feel that this prom needed.
What do you think of the West Florence prom theme?
Nous sommes BRAVO !
et vos débuts d’événement ici
(We are BRAVO! and
your event starts here)