Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My 5 Favorite things of 2011 by Southern California Wedding Planner, Constance Curtis

I have a lot of favorite things from my 2011 weddings but here are my top 5 (OK, maybe 6 :) It was hard to narrow it down!!)

#6: Video shot on Super 8 Film. I had a few 2011 clients love this and even more 2012 clients! It's so super neat! Unfamiliar with what I'm talking about? Check out some videos from Shark Pig.

#5: Lighting! It's probably the number one thing that is overlooked which is such a bummer because it can change the entire look and feel of a wedding. I especially love this Violet/Chocolate brown lighting we did at our Big Canyon Country Club wedding!

#4: Coral/Peach! I cannot get enough of this color right now!! A few images of flowers from my 2011 weddings! I hope I get a few more 2012 clients that want to incorporate this color because I'm not quite ready to say goodbye :)

#3: Wood Tables! I love rectangular tables but I especially LOVE wood ones! Wood tables at our Malibu wedding:

#2: Vintage Furniture! Vintage furniture can be expensive so it's not for every client but it's so super neat to incorporate when you can! A picture of a shoot we did on the beach with vintage furniture from Ribbons and Rust!

and my #1 favorite thing from my 2011 weddings... I bet you can guess it... Dessert Bars!!! This is my #1 because I'm not a huge cake fan. I like to nibble on a lot of different desserts :) and guess what?? This trend isn't going anywhere! Yippe!! A couple of my favorite dessert bars we did this year:

Thanks and Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

2012's Biggest Wedding Trend.... Dresses! by Constance Curtis, Southern California Wedding Planner

If someone asked me a few months ago what would be the biggest trend in the 2012 wedding gown collections, I would have said long sleeves (thanks to Kate Middleton). I was definitely not expecting Vera Wang and other designers to push the envelope so far as to introduce a black wedding gown line. Yes, that's right. Celebrity wedding gown designers such as Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang have added blush and black dresses to their Spring 2012 Wedding Gown Collections!!

In 2011 we saw less and less traditional weddings as couples began personalizing their weddings with their own unique style. And now in 2012 brides are going to take it a step further with wearing black and blush dresses. Is it too much? Are there some wedding traditions we just shouldn't touch? Or should we embrace the change?! I want to hear your thoughts!