Sophisticated Blush, Gold, and White Gala with Crystal Accents

What comes to mind with you think “black tie gala”? Is it the gowns, the champagne, or the socializing? Do you ever think of associating the color blush in a fundraiser or gala setting?

It’s easy to disassociate the two, as blush is a popular choice for weddings year round; however I think it’s worth exploring that soft shade of pink in the gala setting. Used sparingly and carefully, blush can add a sense of life and freshness into an environment that is often a little stiff. Below I’ve curated a few of my favorite inspiration pictures that I believe would be a great start to a sophisticated blush, gold, and white gala with crystal accents. The crystal chandeliers and candelabras make the event so refined, but it’s the subtle blush napkins or rose accents that help soften this design. Where I think this concept really shines is its ability to translate into an after party space or lounge on the lawn. The greenery in the grass only enhances the neutral color palette, enhancing the look further.

Would this look work for any fundraiser or gala? Certainly not! But for the right group with a focus on appealing to its female guests, this ideas board could be the perfect beginning to a lovely and elegant evening. Here’s what I had in mind:

Sophisticated Blush, Gold, and White Gala with Crystal Accents

Sophisticated Blush, Gold, and White Gala with Crystal Accents

Be sure to see where each element of this week’s sophisticated gala mood board were found:

Draped White Lounge Cabanas on the Lawn with Blush Furniture and Crystal Chandeliers – shared by Revelry Event Designers

Grand Entrance with White Tent and Drapery featuring Crystal Chandeliers – shared by Inside Weddings

Candelabra Estate Table in White – shared by Rafanelli Events

White and Gold Focal Bar with Blush Rose Arrangements – shared by Todd Events

Blush Place Setting with Gold and White Prints and Textures – spotted on Pinterest

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for future reference:

What type of organization do you know of that could throw an event like this?

 

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Glamorous Gothic Halloween Wedding in Black and Red

Get ready, we are doing a complete 180-degree this week!

Last week I shared a rustic, goth inspired wedding, perfect for a county area with lots of natural landscape to harness, with candles everywhere. This week I present to you a completely different wedding look, created for the glamorous gothic couple that love all things luxurious. Glossy black finishes with the deepest red roses you have ever seen will line every surface your eyes may lay. Black crystals with delicate black lace accentuate everything from the chairs, to the chandeliers in black above. This has the makings of an unforgettable Halloween wedding. All that’s missing is the perfect chamber music faintly heard in the background. Here’s what I had in mind:

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Glamorous Gothic Halloween Wedding in Black and Red

Be sure to see where I found each of this week’s inspirational ideas for this glamourous gothic Halloween wedding in black and red:

Black and Red Wedding Aisle Runner – shared in a roundup post by Wedding Newsday

Candles on Black Candlestick Aisle Décor Or Centerpiece with Red Roses – shared on United with Love

Black Lace Wedding Invitations – sold by Elegant Wedding Invites

Black Crystal Chandelier – shared in a roundup post on Weddingomania

Red Roses and Black Lace Tiered Wedding Cake – shared in a roundup post on Cake Wrecks

Black Chantilly Lace Chair Corset with Havana Skirt – available through Wildflower Linen

Black on Black Goth Tablescape with Red Accents – shared in a roundup post by Digsdigs

Red and Black Flower Centerpiece with Gothic Flair – spotted on Pinterest

Grand Entrance with Black Drapery and Red Rose Arrangements on Mirror Pedestals – shared by Eventure

Gothic Wedding Bouquet with Red Roses and Black Feathers and Accents – shared on High Society Event Planning

Black and Red Centerpieces with Gold Accents – shared in a roundup post by Destination Wedding Mag

Black Glitter Charger with Red Rose and Napkin Accent Place Setting – spotted on Pinterest

Would you prefer this wedding, or my rustic take on a vintage gothic wedding?

 

 

Crystals and Pearls: Seaside – Lux Wedding Inspiration

Can beach wedding be luxurious?

Oh yes, yes they can.

This week’s wedding idea board is not your ordinary seaside wedding. Oh no. This is glam to the max! Dripping pearls, flowy white silk, and dazzling crystals are the critical components necessary for this seaside wedding inspiration.

I’m thinking a late afternoon wedding ceremony would be perfect for catching all of the available sunshine for optimal sparkles, plus making for some fantastic photos. You can never go wrong with wedding photos on the beach!

Here’s what I had in mind:

Crystals and Pearls: Seaside – Lux Wedding Inspiration

Crystals and Pearls: Seaside – Lux Wedding Inspiration

Be sure to check out where I found each of these amazingly stunning images:

Pin Tuck Silver Tablecloth with Crystal Accents – shared by CV Linens

White Pearls and Roses Wedding Cake – created by The Vagabond Baker

Berta Bridal Fall 2015 Wedding Dress – shared in a post on Deer Pearl Flowers

Sparkly Tulle and Pearl Chair Décor – shared in a roundup post on Want That Wedding

Silver & White Holiday Table Linens by Kim Seybert – sold on Horchow

DIY Rhinestone Wedding Brooch Bouquet – shared by A Sparkly Life for Me

Flowy Crystal Beach Wedding Alter – shared on The Frosted Petticoat

Cherries Dipped in White Chocolate – recipe shared by Simple Provisions

Silver and Pearl Frames for Escort Cards – sold by TeaAndBecky on Etsy

Vintage Style Hair Draping with Pearls and Rhinestones – sold by Jules Bridal Jewelry

Luxurious Crystal Chandelier – spotted on Pinterest

What do you think of this lux take on a seaside wedding?

Spring Wedding Inspiration {in white + gold}

Is your new year going by lightning fast? I cannot believe we are already nearly in February!

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means….wedding season!

In honor of spring, or the beginning of what I would consider Florida’s spring, I’m sharing an inspiration board perfect for the modern spring bride.

White and gold are always classic together, but with a touch of crystals and lots of fresh pastel floral, this combination is absolutely breathtaking and elegant. Let’s have a look shall we:

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Spring Wedding Inspiration {in white + gold}

 

The images used in this inspiration board were found……

Crystal, white and gold centerpiece – seen on this pin here

Gold, white and crystal tablescape – shared by Wedluxe here

Floral gold and crystal chandelier décor – seen on this pin here

Gold and white ballroom – seen on this pin here

Gold and white aisle decorations – shared by WeddingWire here

White and gold wedding lounge – seen on this pin here

Crystal and white ceremony décor – shared by Belle The Magazine here

What other classic combinations come to your mind when you think “spring wedding”?

Mirrors and Chandeliers {Glamorous Evening Wedding Inspiration}

Mirrors and Chandeliers {Glamorous Evening Wedding Inspiration}

Mirrors and Chandeliers {Glamorous Evening Wedding Inspiration}

This week’s event inspiration is all about the glam! Mirrors and chandeliers, silver and black create this amazing event design. What I love most about this idea is that while it has a very lux feel to it, it COULD be done on a smaller scale.

Think about it, not all of the mirrors and chandeliers used are exactly the same. With a little planning, and a lot of time at flea markets and thrift shops, this event could be achieved by any DIYer out there patient enough to keep on hunting.

Key elements to this event:

  • Black and silver accents -these compliment the mirrors and chandeliers without taking the focus off of them
  • Lighting – this is a no brainer. You are going to need quite the team to hang all of these chandeliers and get them working. And mirrors are just no good without some light to reflect.
  • Evening – the later in the day, the better. To really make the glam feel of this event come to life, you are going to want the chandeliers to be the light of the night, and that just won’t happen in the afternoon lighting.

Check out where these lovely images come from….

Images originally seen on:

Mirror Display Boxes – found on Shop Ten 25

Disco Ball & Chandelier Room – seen on this pin (no original source)

Mirror Collage Wall – seen on Style Me Pretty

Raised Crystal and Black Candle Centerpieces – seen on The Knot

Chandelier Wedding Ballroom – shared by Swank Productions on Pinterest

Custom Chandelier Wedding Invitation – by Suite Paper on Etsy

Mirror Charger Plate & Napkin – seen on Have A Seat – Luxury Linens and Decor

Chandelier Cake – seen on this pin (no original source working)

What is your favorite part of this inspiration board?