Here at Alexan Events, we love the idea of a dreamy watercolor wedding! Watercolor is so romantic, soft and cheeky, that there is just so much to LOVE!
The inspirations are endless with possibilities in regards to picking out the detail choices for your wedding ranging from deco, floral to dresses. It’s just so pretty! Peep below cause we have tons of eye candy and ideas on what will make your day better than the rest. Get ready as jealousy ensues because every bride on the planet will want to copy you on your grand nuptials.
So obviously, today’s wedding inspiration is all about…..you guessed it…..
Deco, Deco, Deco…..Where do we begin? So many ideas that my brain exploded while researching. I just love, love, love these deco ideas. I wanted to add more, much more, but then this blog would have been a minimum of an hour to read it thoroughly. And ain’t no one got time for that! So after a mass editing, here are my picks.
So you can always go with a traditional white dress as the water color theme will accent it beautifully, however, if you get a wild hair, here are some non-white dresses that will compliment the water theme perfectly.
Vogue Magazine named her the most influential make up artist of our time!
Here’s why… Pat McGrath’s career breakthrough came while working with Edward Enninful, the then editor at i-D Magazine, in the early 1990s. Breaking away from the fashion obsession with grunge, she introduced innovative use of color. In the mid-1990s, she began to work with Jil Sander and John Galliano where she became known for her latex petals stuck to faces, vinyl ips, bodies drenched in powder paint and kabuki make up.
Now in all her glory, McGrath works with photographers including Steven Meisel (who now rarely shoots without her), Paolo Roversi, Helmut Newton and Peter Lindbergh to name a few. You can see her work published in American, English and French Vogue, W, and Harper’s Bazaar. During all four Fashion Show seasons annually, she works with Prada, Miu Miu, Comme des Garcons, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Versace, YSL and Dolce and Gabbanna (again, to name a few).
As a makeup artist, McGrath is known for her wide range of work from the highest couture to club kids. She is also known for her inventive use of materials: her most creative make-up is handmade, and she works mainly with her fingers instead of with brushes. She is truly an inspiration and a creative genius who we absolutely love!
Lips! Lips! Lips! If you have a great lipstick color (kissable friendly of course!) Your lips and face will pop! Plus you won’t need much else in the make up department except a good foundation and a natural eye.
Color is great, but sometimes it can be a bit much. Again, great for editorial, not good for real life. Well unless you’re a harajuku girl in Tokyo, it’s not a look to rock on a daily, especially at a wedding.
I love flats and sandals for your wedding day! Is it acceptable to wear flats with your dress? YES! I love flats and sandals for your wedding day! I can’t get enough and the great thing about it, is you’ll be comfortable during your wedding as well as tre chic! Your feet will thank you. Below are some of my favorite flats and sandals to pair with your wedding dress. and to begin, classic pearls…
Contrary to popular belief, You can look nice and elegant in sandals and flats on your wedding day. There are a plethora of options for any bride that compliments your own personal style. No need to be a quitter during the reception, you’ll be able to dance all night long without changing shoes and throwing your heels off!
Most people are familiar with the traditional materials list that good etiquette requires us use as a guide when selecting a gift to commemorate a wedding anniversary. This can be a bit challenging to convert the materials on the list into an acceptable gift idea. There may be more choices available to you than you think. Do you know that an updated “modern” gift list is available which is becoming more and more popular? So do you go Traditional or Modern?
Parts of the traditional list have existed since medieval times. Historians can trace the origins of silver and golden anniversaries to medieval Germany, where garlands made of these metals were presented as gifts for the 25th and 50th years of marriage. The modern anniversary materials list presents us with a contemporary, easier to use alternative. The modern list has no clear beginning, but like the original, each year’s gift is more precious than the last.
Take a look at the difference below. Traditional will be on the left and Modern will be on the right:
1st year is Paper (Source) or Clocks (source)
Second year is Cotton (source) or China (source)
Third year is Leather (source) or Crystal (source)
Fourth year is Linen (source) or Appliances (source)
Fifth year is wood (source) or Silverware (source)
Sixth year is Iron (source) or Wood Objects
Seventh year is Cooper (source) or Desk Sets
Eighth year is Bronze (source) or Lace (source)
Ninth year is Pottery (source) or Leather Goods (source)
THE BIG 10 YEAR!
Tin (source) or Diamonds (source)
Now we are going to look at the milestone anniversaries:
Fifteenth Year is Crystal (source) or Watches (source)
The Twentieth is China (source) or Platinum (source)
Twenty Five YEARS! That’s silver all around!
Thirtieth is Pearls (source) vs Diamonds (source) This could go either way here.
Fortieth is the big beautiful RUBY. And that’s both traditional and modern.
And unless you live in a cave, you know that GOLD is the big 5-0 Anniversary!
I think it’s fun to find creative gifts based on both the traditional and modern list so neither won nor lost. Have fun!