IN 2013, BACKGROUNDS TOOK THE LEAD

In 2013, backgrounds became stars just by being such incredible supporting players . It wasn’t only the backgrounds for the photo booths that stood out by their originality and whimsy, but also the ceremony and cakes backgrounds.

For the ceremony

Entire walls of light can give a magic feel to any ceremony.BD Lights1BD Lights2

Fabric backgrounds are a bit more traditional, but if you play with very sheer curtains, ribbons or even garlands, you can create a wonderful decor.BD TISSUBD Tissu 6BD Tissu 16

Fabrics with graphic patterns can achieve an interesting and unconventional visual impact.BD Motifs 5BD Motifs 13

Flowers adds loads of charm and romance.
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A very popular trend, especially in country themed wedding, are backgrounds made off old doors and windows, which brings a rustic originality to any decor.BD DW 2BD DW 3BD DW 8

There are so many uniques ideas, you can go in all kinds of directions, following your imagination, your theme and your budget. Projections, hearts, decorative elements, old suitcases, books, anything can be used to create a surprising or traditional background.
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A trend that I really like is the one with written words, simply because I just love words and they allow us to put a lot more meaning in our ceremony. Be it a renown poem, your favorite song, a quote that touched you, a love letter, these words bring a very personal touch to the decor that will surely delight your guests.BG WRTING 1BG WRTING 3

For the photo booths

Photo booths are now a fixture in trendy and traditional weddings. One thing they all share, they are FUN! Crazy ideas are now the norm and they are the basis for unforgettable pictures!BG PB1BG PB2BG PB3BG PB4BG PB5

For the Cakes

Wedding cakes have become more than just deserts, they are now very important in the whole concept and look of your wedding. With this new importance, come a key location and an appropriate decor.BG CAKE 1BG WRTING 2BG CAKE3BG CAKE5BG CAKE4

Here’s my favorite background, it’s so elegant and dramatic, it takes my breath away!BD Autre 15

After a very exhaustive research to find these beautiful examples on Pinterest, my conclusion would be this: there are no more rules or limits when you are choosing a background. You let your imagination guide you and the results will simply be amazing!

For more examples of all kinds of exciting and unique backgrounds, just visit my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/unique-backgrounds/.

BEST 2013 WEDDING TREND #13: PRETTY GARLANDS

One of the most charming trends of 2013 has been the garlands. They invaded ceilings, tents, stairs and chairs. The were luminous, home-made, colorful, orignal. They gave a lot of punch to every kind of decor!

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Bunting was really in, with or without pattern.

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They even found their way to cakes!

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Luxurious and colorful flower garlands have always been very popular in Indians weddings. And some blogs are annoucing them as the new trend for 2014.

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They can also be very romantic, soft and pretty, composed of roses, baby’s breath or call lily and decorate the ceremony area, the stairs, the chairs.

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Paper hearts were also trendy, in all colors and shapes.

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You can use all kind of shapes and objects to make these beautiful garlands that will amaze your guests: stars, sea shells, butterflies, etc. Just follow your imagination and inspiration.

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Here’s my favorite, it’s sooooo pretty!

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For more examples of these charming and unique garlands, go to my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/hanging-around/.

BEST 2013 WEDDING TREND #15: PRINTS

Prints are putting a beautiful end to Trend #15, Prints & Patterns.

You can use them in all aspects of your wedding, from your dress to the invitations. They epitomize romanticism, softness and femininity, with their pretty flowers and vivid colors.

They will take every one’s breath away, charm them, captivate them and make your wedding a unique visual experience.

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For more examples of this charming trend, go visit my Pinterest:

http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/lovely-romantic-prints/.

A VERY SPECIAL WEDDING: Part 4

ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES, ONCE MORE

Really, this project is testing my capacity to adapt to any situation and to change my mind. More than once, I had to go back to the starting block and take another direction. More than once…

1) A waisted opportunity

I looked for florists around my client’s region, which I visited before meeting her, so I could give her choices for her flowers bouquet. My favorite:  Foliole (http://www.fleuristefoliole.net/mariage.htm), on Labelle boulevard. The first time I got there, I was mesmerized by all the superb accessories and arrangements. Something caught my eye right away, a bright yellow artificial craspedia spray.

I couldn’t see the price, because the florist was already asking if she could help me and she got me interested in the fresh flowers. But the image stayed in my mind. When I started to create my arrangements on paper, I included these cute little flowers, because I thought they were perfect to set off the other two main colors, lime and orange. My plan was to buy them next time I would go meet my client.

Three weeks later, I went back with the bride to be and, big deception, they were gone! I didn’t follow one of my Golden Rules, if you see something unique and interesting, if it’s not too expensive, just buy it right away. Because you may never see it again! I’m paying for my mistake now. I had to start to search once more for little yellow flowers.

2) Two options for the ceremony

When I first visited the hall, we had decided that the ceremony would be on the dance floor, with the tables pushed on the side. When I met the chef, who was organising the event, he told me that was impossible. He didn’t have the staff needed to set the tables in an hour, after the ceremony. Which meant that the ceremony had to be somewhere else. Two options: either outside on the terrace, which is very nice or inside, in the foyer, in front of the closed hall doors.. We will have to decide a couple of days before the big day, the weather being the deciding factor. The outside option is very cool, beautiful, green and easy to organise. Inside, it’s a bit more complicated… the setting suggested by the chef, in front of the doors, will need some embellishment. So I need to be ready for both…

3) Badaboom, bing, bang, crashhhh!

I wanted to do two tall arrangements to indicate the start of the alley. Last year, I bought 2 pairs of tall vases. I kept 3 of them and lended the 4th to friends who use it in their home decor, with their own arrangement. So I had now 2 vases the same and one different. I started to create my arrangements with colored branches, with my little cat prowling around. She’s crazy about branches, leaves, flowers… I have to be carefull. When I finished, I put a pig plastic bag around the two vases. I don’t know how she did it, but she made them fall and one of them broke into a thousand pieces… Damn! I have to change my set-up again! I called my friends and asked to borrow their vase, which I have to go get in Rosemère, to be able to have a pair of tall vases. After that, I keep my branches & long leaves away from my little one, either out of her reach or very well protected. Even if she checks my every move, she won’t be able to disturb my plan any time soon!

Here you go, these were some examples of all the changes I had to make along the way, and there’s more. It’s really good for my character, these amonts of adaptability that I have to find at my deepest self… See, you can always get some positive out of everything…

To be continued…