Monday, April 30, 2012

Flower Basics 101

When ordering your wedding ceremony and reception flowers, there are a few things you should know to make the process flow more smoothly...and also save you a few dollars.  Consider a few of the points below:

  • Chose flowers that are in season to save on costs.  Tulips are a fortune in the summer and fall.
  • Order a toss bouquet.  Your actual wedding bouquet, as expensive as it is, should not be tossed into a crowd of single woman to tear apart.
  • Use the bridesmaids bouquets as decor for the head table.  I mean, what are they really going to do with them after the ceremony?
  • Always order the groom and extra boutonniere.  Once the ceremony is over and the groom has hugged plenty of guests, it's a good look for him to enter into the reception with a fresh flower verses a smashed flower.
  • Add fresh florals to your wedding cake over sugar flowers.  Trust me, they'll still add that WOW factor and savings to your pocket.
  • Vary the height of your guest table centerpieces.  Have lows and highs or clustered centerpieces, but make sure the highs don't impede guest conversation.
  • Ask your venue if they provide anything that will enhance your table decor, such as mirrors or votive candles. You might as well use are paying for them.

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits - bouquet:; cake:

Friday, April 27, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

Now I'll tell anyone that I love a grand lounge area at a wedding or event, but today's pic isn't about that at all.  Focus your attention to the ceiling...YEP...White Umbrellas and Twinkle Lights!!!  I'm 100% in love with the idea of adding ceiling dimension with these two unconventional elements!  Enjoy April 27th Pin It Pic :)

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit -

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Brooches Are Not Just For Coats

I'm sure by now you have seen the lovely and vintage trend of the brooch bouquet. Gorgeous as they are, also consider the idea of adding brooch details to other elements of your wedding day design. Check out the ideas below:

An all brooch bouquet won't need any type of preservation after the wedding

Add a simple brooch to a bouquet made of flowers for that unexpected detail
Adding brooches to the center of these bows that wrap the cake
adds an element of sophistication
How about this simple centerpiece on your cocktail tables?
Wrapping the vases w/ lace and adding the brooch...WOW!
What a gorgeous addition to these place cards!

Brooch detailing to the guests napkins and table centerpieces reeks glamour!

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits: all brooch -; flower bouquet -; cake -; centerpiece -; place card -; invite/centerpiece -

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy 12 Year Anniversary, Dejanae Events!

Today, I'm so EXCITED to celebrate the 12th anniversary of Dejanae Events!!!  I'd like to thank my team of vendors and the clients who have entrusted my staff with their events!  What an exciting milestone for my little company!!!  Check out some of my favorite Dejanae Events and Wedding photos from the past year.

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits -;;;

Friday, April 20, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

There is just something about a boxed invitation that reeks grandeur!!! But wouldn't you just scream opening up this stunning back satin box and seeing this gorgeous crystal swan brooch sitting smack dab in the center of this invitation?!?! Today's Pin It Pic is certainly the WOW Factor of invitation design!  Enjoy!

Until next time...PIN It and WEDologize!!!

(photo credit:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Seeing Red...Literally!

I'm so thankful for Twitter and Facebook and the industry professionals who posted pictures from New York City's Bridal Market showcasing the newest trends for Spring 2013.  Well I was completely overwhelmed by the vibrant colors and textures that the designers were using.  But the color that caught my favorite color...RED...truly caught my eye!  Tell me what you think.  Would you wear red on your wedding day?

Romona Keveza, Spring 2013 Collection
Vera Wang, Spring 2013 Collection
Vera Wang, Spring 2013 Collection
Zac Posen Cruise/Resort 2012

Until next time...WEDologize!

Monday, April 16, 2012

What To Do With Dress Scraps?

I have had brides that go through dramatic weight loss or have ordered a larger wedding gown. Then when it comes to alterations, they find the seamstress cutting away handfuls of their gorgeous wedding gown. Don't allow the bridal salon or tailor to keep your wedding gown "scraps"! They are've paid for them...and can sometimes use those scraps within your wedding decor. Take a look:

Handle to your bridal bouquet
Tie, vest and/or pocket square for the groom
Purse or money/card bag
Accent your guest book

Don't let pieces of your gown go to the scrap pile cemetery, do something with them if you can.

Until next time...WEDologize!

(Photo credits: bouquet -; groom tie -; purse -; guest book -

Friday, April 13, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It...Friday!

What a show-stopping twist to the little white glove that accompanies a wedding gown.  Bling! Bling! and more Bling!  With these stunning gloves, your engagement ring and beautifully manicured hands are all you need for that WOW Factor moment. Enjoy!

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(Photo credit - - Photographed by Paul Barnett)

Monday, April 9, 2012

It's A Wedding Emergency!

When you hire a wedding coordinator, such as my company, to service your wedding day, they should come equipped with an emergency kit that could rebuild a city if necessary!  But as a bride, you should also think of some particular items she should have a in a cute tote bag, old school lunch box or large make-up bag. (excerpts from WEDology  Notebook: For The Budget-Chic Bride)
  • Make-up, especially lip gloss, press powder and mascara
  • Hand lotion
  • Band aids
  • Dental floss, tooth brush and a small tube of tooth paste
  • Perfume
  • Needle and thread, safety pins
  • Comb, brush and hair pins
  • Tampons and/or panty liners
  • Clear deodorant
  • Eye drops and contact solution, if applicable
  • Stain remover wipes
  • Tissue
  • Aspirin
  • List of all bridal party members and vendors contact numbers

And why not be a thoughtful bride-to-be and prepare your husband-to-be a little kit with some of the, if not all of the items listed below:
  • Deodorant
  • Lint brush
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Breath mints
  • Comb and brush, hair products
  • Razor and a small shaving cream

Planning ahead and creating an emergency kit could save you from the smallest mishap growing into something out of control.

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit:

Friday, April 6, 2012

...I Found It, You Pin It, Friday!

All I can say is...IMAGINE the signature drink served from this fabulously designed ice bar!  Today's Friday Pin It Pic is certainly a stunner...about as COLD as they come! Enjoy :)

Until next time...PIN IT and WEDologize!

(photo credit:

Monday, April 2, 2012

For The Love of Chandeliers

I just finished a stylized photo shoot using chandeliers and I was so overwhelmed with their physical beauty and how they put the icing on the cake of this shoot!  I just couldn't resist doing a post on these crystal beauties and how you can incorporate them into your wedding design.  Chandeliers can certainly add a sophisticated, elegant and/or vintage feel to any environment.

Chandelier earrings could add that finishing touch to any bridal gown
For a chandelier-themed wedding, adding the look to the invitation, program
and guest favor would be a great way to tie the sophisticated design all together
What a stunning chandelier to have in the middle of a ballroom space
I love the idea of incorporating chandeliers above this dessert station
Chandeliers make these brick walls talk!
I love the shape of these gorgeous chandeliers!
And, who said chandeliers had to made from crystals?

Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credit: earrings -; votive and program -; invitation -; dessert station -; chandeliers -,,,; Floral chandelier -


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