The Natural Look

A big wedding trend that we have noticed recently is the natural look. The use of birch and other wood has been a big inspiration for DME! We have used birch poles to make a Chuppa or arch as well as using stumps to elevate candle light and centerpieces! 




This natural inspiration has also made its way to the cake industry. Many brides are having their cakes made to look like wood stumps. It creates a very rustic, natural yet elegant look.

http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.com/2012/05/birch-wood-grain-wedding-cake.html?m=1

Many brides that are going for the natural look are using birch as a place card holder as well as a candle pillar with a votive insert!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/62428480/8-rustic-birch-wedding-place-card?ref=sr_gallery_33&ga_search_query=name+card+holders&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2&order=&includes%5B0%5D=tags&includes%5B1%5D=title&filter%5B0%5D=handmade

http://wanelo.com/p/2863798/birch-wedding-decor-rustic-centerpiece-unique-bridal-table-decor-natural-tealights-flower-vases-place-card-setting-potpourri

We are loving this trend and we hope you are too! Check out our birch pinterest board to get some more ideas http://pinterest.com/danamarkosevent/birch/

There's An App For That!



Planning a wedding can be a very stressful and time consuming process. It can be a full time job trying to get every little detail covered to create your perfect day. Well... have no fear because there is an app for that!  

http://www.avantimansion.com/planning.php

There are a ton of apps that can help you with everything from the planning to the wedding registry!  The “Weddingwire App” is a great FREE resource to help you plan your big day. You can create an account online and access it through this app on your phone. You can search for vendors, create a checklist, manage your budget and guest list and more! To check it out please visit  http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-planning/iphone-application


Another great FREE app to help you plan your big day is “TheKnot Ultimate Wedding Planner App”.  This planner features a countdown to the big day, wedding checklists, an easy-to-use budget tool, and inspirations for dresses, cakes, flowers, and more! You can access and update all your tools from TheKnot's website, as well. You can find this app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/knot-ultimate-wedding-planner/id457941553?mt=8 


A great app that your guests can use during your special day is “Our Wedding App”. You create this app for your guests to use during every moment of your wedding. There is a camera that when used, it creates a shared photo gallery so that you and your guests can enjoy all of the phone photos taken in a real time slideshow! This app also gives you information about the couple, directions to all locations, a messaging feature to create an ongoing guestbook for the bride and groom as well as hotel information. This app is great to get your guests more involved on your special day and we definitely recommend you try it! For more information on this app check out http://www.ourweddingapp.com/ 


These are just a few of the apps that can assist you with your wedding planning. This planning process goes by faster then you think so remember to stay focused but enjoy every minute of it! 

Start Spreading The News...


This past month we had the privilege of planning and designing New England Biolabs annual holiday party! This years theme was old hollywood glamour, using the rat pack as our inspiration. There was Frank Sinatra's Red Carpet Walk, Lawfords Lounge, Sammy Davis Jr Nightclub as well as a Martin Bishop Casino. 

 

                                           


















 From when guest entered to when they left every detail was important to creating the old hollywood glamour feel. The Frank Sinatra's Red Carpet Walk was where all the guests entered the space. We wanted every guest to feel like a celebrity so at the end of the red carpet walk they posed for pictures infront of a sign that said "Start spreading the news...". 


From the red carpet guests entered Lawfords Lounge. For the lounge area we wanted the elegance of Marilyn Monroe meets a smokey masculinesque rat pack feel. To created this ambiance we used dark leather chairs with pops of red banquets. We accented the seating with beautiful pillows and fur throws! We also used red uplighting to really create a warm yet masculine feel. There was a lot of candle light that glisind throughout the room adding the feminine Monroe touch. On the end and coffee tables we added red rose centerpieces as well as cigar boxes and more votive candles. Every little detail matters when creating a space like this! 







After the lounge, guests ventured into the Sammy Davis Jr Nightclub. Keeping up with the Old Hollywood Glamour feel we used a mixture of high and low round tables topped with black linen. On the tables we used a pop of white rose centerpieces with red feathers! There was also some white lounge furniture as well as a white dance floor that was danced on all night long thanks to the musical stylings of DJ Mr Ed! There was also a photobooth in the night club area from Boston Photobooth Rentals. Photobooth's are a great way to let your guests have fun photos they can take home and keep forever! 








In the mezzanine of New England Biolabs we created the Martin Bishop Casino. We rented a black jack table,a  craps table, roulette as well as two slot machines (through Casino Productions) for guests to enjoy, and that they did! We created fake money that was personalized for New England Biolabs for guests to use to play the games. The casino was a big hit and gave guests the ability to interact in a different way!






We loved how creative we were able to get while planning this event! Our team is very proud of the work we put into this fabulous event. We want to thank all of the vendors involved in creating such a special night for the New England Biolabs employees!

Vinwood Catering: http://www.vinwood.com
Click Imagery: http://clickimagery.com/
DJ Mr Ed: http://www.djmred.com/index.html
Casino Productions: http://casino7.com/
Boston Photobooth Rental: http://www.bostonphotoboothrental.com/