Our new blog series featuring our preferred vendors continues with Azalea Floral Design! As she mentions below, Christine and her team of designers take floral design to a new artistic level by creating “works of living art”. The pictures below speak for themselves. We always look forward to seeing her latest creations for our Marquee weddings and events!
Azalea Floral Design uses the freshest and most beautiful seasonal flowers and foliages to create works of living art. We often incorporate fruits, vegetables, grasses, unique flowers and other unconventional materials to create designs that evoke nature. In late summer and fall we often use locally grown, farm-fresh flowers, berries and branches. Each arrangement’s design is individually conceived to reflect our client’s personality and tastes while also taking into account the aesthetics of its setting. We love getting to know our clients and creating a beautiful experience for them and their guests through our work.
Wedding dishes, a spin on the classic ring bearer pillow, can be and integral part of your wedding ceremony and then a keepsake for years to come. As they become more popular we are seeing not only your standard “To Have and to Hold” style dishes, but also custom dishes with your own phrase or wedding date. Below are some favorites we found on Etsy!
We are lucky to work with phenomenal vendors here at Marquee Events all the time. We have decided to highlight each them with a new series on our blog, which is kicking off with Eric Foley Photography! To anyone who follows our blog, you’re sure to have heard of them. They’ve shot countless times here and the results are always beautiful. So, get to know Eric and his team a little better:
Eric Foley Photography is a team of photographers inspired by love, emotion, family and down right having fun! The motivation to be successful in our photography business comes from my beautiful wife Erin, our kids Keegan and Aislinn, two crazy Hungarian Vizslas and our indoor cat who went rogue to follow his dreams of outdoor freedom, August West. Family values are at the core of what we do and why we do it. Our goal photographing weddings is to create timeless images that become instant family heirlooms for our brides and grooms. We consider our style a fusion of Art, Fashion, Photojournalism and timeless romance. We love photographing people who appreciate photography and share these same values with us.
Roller Derby Girl Jennifer and her husband Matt brought great style and attention to detail to their Marquee wedding. The bold colors, peacock feather accents and vintage details made this evening stand out. Bride Jennifer, with a little help from Etsy and her computer, made all of the printed materials which added to the vintage flair. (We especially loved the Mad Libs!) She made the favors, too — Onyx Moonshine. It was a fun, energetic celebration here at Marquee Events!
With today’s digital photography we no longer have to decide ahead of time between color or black & white film. Now we can have it all. So, with the endless possibilities, what’s your favorite style for wedding photos — the ever-classic Black & White or the true representation of color? We love both photos by April Smith Photography below and honestly can’t choose between them!
Who can resist a man in a bow tie? Bow ties have been the proper accompaniment to tuxedoes since their debut in the 1800’s, but were replaced over time by the long tie for a more casual look. In recent years, however, bow ties have been making a comeback — and all of a sudden they’ve had a boost in popularity. These classic accessories embrace a sense of timelessness and make any occasion special. Custom bow ties make great gifts for groomsmen (check out all of the options on Etsy) and don’t forget the ring bearer! (And here’s a quick reminder on how to tie one properly, just in case.) We love this stylish fashion trend!
Image via Modern Southerner.
We’re seeing more and more succulents trending in wedding floral design and we love it! These little beauties, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes and even colors are perfect for adding a modern touch to any occasion. With their elegant (yet nontraditional) style, they can be used by themselves or accompanied with flowers. Our favorite detail, however, is the fact that you can plant them after your big day as a keepsake and constant reminder of your beautiful event.
Darren McKenty, executive director of Marquee Events, was interviewed recently for two articles in the latest issue of Hartford Magazine. In the first, he talks about seating arrangements for your wedding and how to tackle many of the complicated situations that arise during the planning. Darren suggests starting with your bridal party and continue dispersing everyone else around them. He also confirms that people are choosing sweetheart tables over head tables, which is a wonderful improvement. Read more of what he had to say in the full article here.
The second feature discusses how best to find a hotel for your guests. Again, Darren talks about key factors including location, transportation, nightlife, proximity to other hotels and cost. Get the details and tips in the full article on Hartford Magazine’s website.
We’re sure you will find some helpful tips for your wedding planning!