Thursday, March 31, 2011

Top Tips for a Summer Wedding

Summer is just around the corner! By taking the right steps, the blistering hot weather does not need to get in your way of having a beautiful summer wedding. We just love these peachy colored summer photos. Summertime weddings in Texas can be hard to perfect so we have some tips to cool down your special day, and make your wedding run a bit smoother.

1. The wedding cake

Make sure that if your cake is going to be exposed to the heat and the sun’s rays, that it is covered in fondant rather than butter cream. This precaution will help ensure that your cake does not end up dripping down the table before you and your husband even have a chance to feed it to each other. Using your ceremony canopy to show case your cake during the reception is another great way to limit the sun’s rays from shinning on your cake. Depending on where you live, you might want to fashion a tulle net to cover your cake to avoid bugs or falling leaves and flowers.

2. Hydration

You will want to make your guests as comfortable as possible. Keeping plenty of beverages on hand will help keep guests from getting too hot or dehydrated. Along with fun summer mixed drinks also consider having lots of non-alcoholic alternatives. This will allow for many choices for the younger guests and for those who have gotten even more dehydrated after having their share of alcoholic drinks. We love the idea of passing around iced tea and water as your guests are seated for your ceremony. Don’t forget the ice!

3. Flowers

Flowers are known to wilt with the heat of the summer and need careful attention to keep them at their best. To ensure flowers are as beautiful as when they came from the florist consider using flowers that have a stronger stems as they will be able to withstand more heat and still keep their shape. Flowers such as cala lilies, mums, alstromeria, or sunflowers are great to use for an outdoor summer wedding because of their beauty and durability. Regardless of the flower type it’s always a good idea to keep them in cold water and out of the sun as long as possible. Keeping bouquets and centerpieces in a fridge until ready for use will also help to preserve them.

4. Favors

Favors are a fun way to let your guests feel included and show them how much you really appreciate that they are sharing your special day with you. During your summer wedding choosing favors that will help your guests cool off will definitely be appreciated. Some examples of summer favors for an outdoor wedding could include sun umbrellas, personalized paper fans, water bottles, battery operated fans, sunglasses, or flip flops.

In addition to these top 4 tips other things to think about include; using lighter colors to make things nice and bright, and also to help keep cool. If you have a covered reception area make sure that there is still a nice breeze coming through. Choose chairs that are not metal as they will heat up in the sun, or choose seat cushions to keep your guests cool and comfortable throughout the reception. Make the reception attire more casual rather than formal, and provide freshening up kits in the restrooms.

Most importantly, keep in mind that you want to be able to have a good time with your guests and the more comfortable you are the more enjoyable and memorable your wedding will be. How will you be keeping cool at your summer wedding?

Grass escort cards picture from Aileen Tran , outdoor dinner table picture from Beauty Style Watch, drink cart and flower on tree pictures from The Knot,  cake from Elizabeth Anne Designs, bouquet picture fromReception Wedding, flower gift boxes picture from Sellerby, hair picture from The Bohemian Bride


Friday, March 25, 2011

A Southern Wedding

If you live in the land of “Hey y’all” and where everyone has that charming drawl, a southern themed wedding may be in your future. Even if you don’t live in the deep south it’s a beautiful style to accompany any wedding in any location. It has a real presence of nature, happiness, and family that is represented with the decor, the details, and the simplicity of everything. We’ve put together a few photos with some southern charm to give you a little bit of inspiration for your southern inspired wedding. We love the idea of putting out a lemonade dispenser, which really does express true southern comfort. It is also very popular in southern weddings to have the ceremony, reception, or both outside to show the beautiful landscapes. Especially in front of a colonial or antebellum style home, the architecture is a stunning backdrop for your nuptials. On top of the visual appeal of the south, it really is a fun and easygoing atmosphere that you and your guests will enjoy your perfect day in.

Stationary, cake, flower girls, couple in the willow tree, and table photos from Once Wed. House, lemonade, chandelier, and bride photos from Sugar Plum Invitations. Couple walking away is from Heathers Photography Blog


Monday, March 21, 2011

Creating a romantic sweetheart table

Oh the sweetheart table, it’s the place you and your spouse will enjoy your first meal as husband and wife and a very special and romantic start to your lives, so get ready for some glass clinking. It’s a little different in that it is a more intimate setting because it’s just you and your husband rather than the whole bridal party. Though like any other part of your wedding, the sweetheart table deserves much attention.  It’s very important because it’s where you will be seated for part of the night while enjoying great food and entertainment, so decorations are a must. The main thing to remember when choosing how to decorate your sweetheart table is that you want it to stand out from all other tables in the room. No one should forget that you two are the VIPs for the day.

So first, the location is important as you want to be able to see all your guests and for them to see you, so front and center facing all your loved ones is best. Second, to make your table stand out use things like a different colored table cloth, a slightly different or more extravagant arrangement, or a beautiful backdrop such as billowy linens or scenery to name a few. Also it is becoming popular to add a banner across the table front, names or initials on the back of chairs, or other ways to personalize your table. These are a few amazing pictures that we’ve chosen as good examples of our suggestions, like the beautiful flower décor on the back of the chair. As well as the country style wood bride and groom chair labels; we think these are amazingly creative ideas and would make great additions to your sweetheart table. Are you planning to have a sweetheart table, how will you make yours stand out?

Name cards picture from  Clark Walker Blog, xoxo banner picture and Mr. and Mrs. picture from Etsy, the couple seated picture from A Bloomin Adventure, the chair picture from The Knot, the bride and groom chair label picture from Manolo Brides


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Amanda & Wes's Wedding at Arlington Hall

We had the pleasure of working with Amanda and Wes on their wedding this past October. The adorable couple had a beautiful fall wedding ceremony at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, followed by an equally beautiful reception at Arlington Hall at Lee Park. We had a wonderful time working with Amanda and Wes's vendors. Thanks Katie Mosley for the stunning photos! 

Wedding Planner - Deanie Michelle Events
Ceremony Venue - Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church 
Reception Venue - Arlington Hall at Lee Park
Florist - Fete des Fleurs
Caterer - Food Glorious Food
Bakery - Frosted Art 
Photographer - K. Mosley Photography
Pianist - Daniel Sullivan 
Band - TOP (Absolute Entertainment)
Lighting - Absolute Entertainment 
Linens - BBJ Linen
Rolls Royce - Romantic Remembrances
Wedding Gown - Stardust Celebrations 
Bridesmaids Attire - Stardust Celebrations 
Hair Stylist - Johnny Rodriguez Salon (Kate Rodriguez) 
Makeup - Fairy Godmother Bridal (Mayra Rams-Sanabria)


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Little White Wedding Dresses

Nothing is more stunning in a wedding than the perfect white wedding dress, but after hours of wearing that long gown it can really start to take a toll on you. Coming into the reception hall with a new, lighter, and more casual dress is such an exciting thing to do, and will really show everyone that it is time to party! It’s also a great way to preserve that special purchase that you will want to keep the rest of your life, because on your wedding day you should not be worrying about spills or marks. With this fun non-traditional trend, you can really enjoy your wedding to the fullest. It will allow you to dance and mingle more freely. A second option that might be more dramatic would be to have this change of wardrobe in the middle of the reception rather than at the beginning. Here are some of our picks for short reception dresses that wow. In addition to the reception dress options, don't forget a great statement dress for the rehearsal dinner too. And we just love these H&M dresses from their Garden Collection.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Spring Wedding Inspiration

       Spring is almost here, so are our spring ideas! Here are a few inspirations to get you thinking about colors and decorations to use for your wedding. Light yellows, greens, pinks, and blues are perfect for integrating spring time into your special day. These pastel colors will do wonders for creating a lighthearted feel, and can really brighten your venue space.

photos from

For more bold spring and summer wedding colors, Pantone announced their top 10 colors for Spring 2011!
 So many to choose from oh my goodness!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vintage Meets Rustic for a Glam Wedding Look

We love seeing a touch of vintage here at Deanie Michelle Events, and vintage combined with rustic can really bring your wedding decorations over the top.  It’s a great way to incorporate a vintage yet natural feel to your wedding. Browns and neutrals with an accent color mixed in can give your wedding décor that extra touch while still keeping with the rustic-vintage combo theme.

Table setting from the The Knot, bouquet picture from Green Wedding Shoes, windows from With this Ring Weddings