TREND REPORT: GLAMPING | Glamor + Camping

Would You Go  Glamping for Your Honeymoon? 

Courtesy of David Tutera

As I was packing for my family camping trip this weekend, all of a sudden the thought crossed my mind. Where do avid campers and outdoorsy couples enjoy their honeymoon? Surely the posh hotels in Hawaii, Caribians and Mexico are not exactly their top choice. I looked to the man after my own heart — David Tutera to see his thoughts on this. Surely this has crossed his mind somewhere between one or two My Fair Wedding episodes Right? Of course it did. So thanks to David Tutera, I went galavanting around and realized the Glamping —  glamerous camping is the only way to go for the ultimate honeymoon.

GLAMPING, the new term being used for upscale — or glamorous — camping, is one of the fastest growing trends in the eco-luxe hospitality industry. Such campgrounds can be found worldwide – you just need to pick the destination. If you thought the tent in the middle of the dessert in Sex In the City can only be in the movies – well, think again. Even in the dessert Glamping is available to you.

Don’t be surprised if you spot a tiger at the Ranthamabore National Park in Rajasthan, India. Seeing some of the best wildlife on earth is one of the reasons you visit India’s renowned refuge and its luxury tent property Khem Villas. (top image) It is also wildly romantic, with a plunge pool, tents with outdoor showers and a nightly campfire for all the guests.

Courtesy of Redtail Resort Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Courtesy of Green Wedding Shoes. Blackfoot Resort

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WHITE by Vera Wang 2012 Fall Collection – {The Affordable Solution}

It’s finally here. The brand new White by Vera Wang collection of dresses for brides & bridal party, all priced between $600 and $1500. Available in July at David’s Bridal in sizes 0-14 (with many dresses also in 16-26). See the full collection: WHITE by Vera Wang 2012 Fall Collection 

Red, White & Blue – Americana Inspired Weddings

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Every year brides across America attempt the impossible. A 4th of July inspired wedding without doing the impossible — going overboard with, well 4th of July.

The path to a successful Americana wedding is simple. Focus on the accents and small details. Staying away from the “traditional”  striped red white and blue linens that first come to mind is key. Focus on fun details that your guests will enjoy which will not turn your wedding looking like a 4th of July Bar-B-Que — even if it’s an outdoors wedding.

Another great suggestion for a 4th of July inspired weddings — Try choosing different hues of blue. Red and aquas really compliment each other and are fun and festive together. With these color combos, you are sure to see fireworks.

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From Top Left: Bride and Groom Blue Shoes Meghan Aileen Photography, cherry invite found on Snippet & ink, Red getaway car Anna Page Photography, Blue shoes Meghan Aileen Photography. blueberry cupcakes found onWedding Chicks, couple on blanket found on Green Wedding Shoes, shot by Tec Petaja Photography, wax seal fromMeghan Aileen Photography, stripes behind couple by Denise Bovee, bride and groom shoes and hat by Meghan Aileen Photography, red bouquet found on Snippet and ink, blue bridesmaids found on The Knot, red truck and bride from Our Labor of Love

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CHILL OUT {Gourmet Popsicles – A hot trend for Summer weddings & events}

It seems like every year around this time I find myself blogging about popsicles for weddings and events. I am a huge popsicle lover and yes, a bit obssesed about their trend. Just like shoe fanatics there are also popsicle fanatics. OK, I may be on my own on this one, but still — there is a trend and I love to see how it changes from year to year. Last year it was all about the colorful ice cream layers a bit more on the heavier side. To all my popsicle lovers, couture  popsicles are the it thing!

Last year Event Pros LA produced a July 1st wedding for Tal & Hadas and ordered 300 popsicles from my friends at The Pop Shop who’s popsicles are 100% natural, guilt-free indulgence. Handmade with organic sugar and seasonal farmers’ market produce and have no high-fructose corn syrup. You can’t go wrong.

I was right. The trend shifted 100% to organic, natural, home made style gourmet popsicles this Summer and they are a great hit. For those who are not looking to make their own popsicles for their weddings (not recommended at all), I suggest you contract The Pop Shop. They will deliver your popsicles in a variety of flavors (watermelon is amazing) in ice chests with dry ice. They also offer ice cream cart service for those interested.

For more on weddings, popsicles and ice cream, check out my  “Cool Ideas” Blog at Gardens of Paradise from June 2011.

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STYLE THE ISLE {Huppah & Ceremony Isle Design Inspirations}

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We’ve been working hard all year to come up with some great ideas for our Summer weddings. One of the funnest part of wedding planning is of course coming up with a breathtaking designs for the ceremony site.  Be it a Huppah for a Jewish wedding or an alter for a Catholic wedding, Christian wedding or non denominational wedding, the style of the isle is the pinnacle of the wedding. As the bride walks down a beautifully designed isle, it captures the essence of her beauty and sets the mood for the entire wedding. Below are some past weddings and inspirations that we would like to share with you. Which is your favorite one?

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SOMETHING BLUE {Be Inspired}

Did You Know? 

 The blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns as evidenced in proverbs like, “Marry in blue, lover be true.”

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{Tose Who Inspire Us}

The Perfect Palette, The Knot,  Manolo Blahnik,  lovelybride.com, therosewedding.com, mywedding.com, thefashionista.blog.com, April O’Hare Photography

TRUE LOVE {Brides & Wedding Shoes}


As a wedding planner, I am privy to the many fine details that sum up to making a bride happy.  Each detail has its weight of importance, but none really measure up to the importance of “the wedding shoes.” Without the perfect shoes, there is no wedding. Brides have gone to great lengths to find the perfect pair that truly identifies who she is and quite honestly set the mood for the big day.

First there was Cinderella, and then there was Carrie Bradshaw.  Long before spiked heels with exotic names (Louboutin anyone?) became objects of desire, chicks have been shoe crazy.  But recently in the ever-declining economy we got proof of the madness. While sales in most things have dropped dramatically, shoe sales have gone up in comparison to the same period last year.

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Turns out that science has the proof that buying a pair of shoes has always had a serious mood boosting when you try on any kind of apparel and especially when you purchase a new pair of shoes. The neurotransmitter dopamine is released providing a feel-good-high similar to taking drugs explains Martin Lindstrom, branding expert for Fortune 100 companies and author of Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy.

I know of many brides spend countless hours online looking for that perfect shoe until they know the shoe styles by name on each individual website. There is nothing I can say that will change that. What is important is that at the end of the day when they do find the perfect one they live happily ever after.

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{THOSE WHO INSPIRE US}

alisonfrank.com  stylemepretty.com  weddingchicks.com  funweddingmedia.com  greenweddingshoes.com  onewed.com  weddinggawker.com  beatricedg.com 

Save Me A Seat

Some fun and creative ideas for your Summer wedding seating cards! Thanks to our friends Elizabeth Ann Design, Luna and Chole Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty and Luxe Find

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GOT MILK? {Fabulous Moments Photo Shoot}

I love fabulous photo shoots and this one really scores high on the fabulous moments scale! This sweet and pretty photo shoot — oh! did I mention there are cookies involved?  Inspired by the idea of milk and cookies, the ladies behind  Love and Lavendar set out to create a farm fresh, rustic spread incorporating tons of tasty treats and we are loving the outcome. Be sure to head over to the gallery for even more of this lovely shoot captured to sweet perfection by Jonda Spurbeck.

{THOSE WHO INSPIRE US}

Jonda Spurbeck   Love & Lavendar ,  Style Me Pretty 

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