We’re thrilled to have Sarah and Justin’s wedding featured on Boston Weddings this past week! Read on for all of the details!
When Jes and Jack decide to have their wedding at the Riviera Maya in Mexico, we knew it would be a special day. With smiling faces from ear to ear, the couple said their I-do's on the beach, and danced the night away under the stars. Check out their fairytale wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!
Thank you to all the *brilliant* vendors who made their wedding possible!
Daniel J Photography; Cinematography: Pure Love Films; Event Planning: Brilliant Event Planning; Stationary: It's My Party; Hair & Makeup: Styling Trio; DJ: Big Band Productions; Band: Elan Artists; Officiant: Spirituality Riviera Maya; Transportation: Mayan Hospitality; Venue: Belmond Maroma Resort and Spa; Floral Designs + Rentals: Planner 1 Events.
Have a Plan
If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, it’s important to have a backup that is both thoughtful and feasible. Before you even sign the contract with your venue, make sure that your Plan B can be executed by your venue, and is a scenario that honors the vision of your big day. When rain pours down, it’s very possible that your Plan B will quickly become Plan A, make sure it’s something you love!
Know When to make the Rain Call
Weather forecasts can often be fickle, making it difficult to know when you should move your outdoor ceremony indoors. Most assume that you can make the Rain Call within a half hour before the start of the ceremony, but this can lead to all kinds of problems with vendors: florists and rental companies need to know in advance where to set up, and some may even require a 24-hour advanced notice. Check with your vendors and set a deadline for yourself for when to make the call, and be ready to stick to it!
Whether you have to move your location from outdoors, or already planned an indoor wedding, keep in mind that rainfall does stop. If you’re feeling adventurous, snag those few minutes of sunshine and take some outdoor wedding photos that are sure to be memorable.
Bring the Rainwear
If you know in advance that your wedding day forecast calls for a drizzle, perhaps you’ll want to go ahead with the outdoor ceremony and add a twist! Surprise and delight your guests with rain boots and umbrellas as unique wedding favors, that are both useful and adorable!
Whatever your preference may be for your big day, don’t the let weather put a damper. Take control and plan ahead, and you're sure to have a truly *brilliant* wedding!
A big thank you to Ryan Brenizer Photography for the beautiful photography of Kelly and Zack's wedding!
Additional photo by Crown Photography as featured on The Knot.
As we at Brilliant Event Planning dive into the new year, we’re keeping an eye on upcoming wedding trends for 2016, and you can too! From colors to food, you can expect a major shift to more nature-inspired and romantic touches in all things bridal. A major hit from the start of the new year that we expect to carry into the new year in Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. This romantic mix of blush and blue is sure to make it's way into wedding invites and much more!
Another color trend we can look forward to is the incorporation of metallics, particularly in fashion and decor. Metallic tones are also the perfect compliment to the romantic touches brides are sure to add. We expect to see an increase in the use of hanging chandeliers and edison bulbs, as well as candelabras adorning centerpieces.
Along with romantic themes of wedded bliss, 2016 will see brides unleash their inner wild side by returning to nature. Major trends that will utilize both organic and simplistic touches include wildflower bridal bouquets, often incorporating hand-picked flowers and even organic food items, and ‘naked’ wedding cakes, which opt out of buttercream frosting shells and expose the cake’s underlying structure.
Lastly, we at Brilliant Event Planning predict that a major trend to hit 2016 weddings will be the theme of personalization. Of course every couple seeks to make their big day their own, but the theme of personalization will become increasingly prolific in the form of individual social media hashtags and polaroid cameras for guests.
A popular trend for foodie couples will be to add personal cocktail and food pairings, to reflect individual personalities or even special memories. My personal favorite is for couples who love to vacation: a one-bite-taco and margarita shooter combo is sure to hit the spot!
Dive in 2016 and tackle some of these upcoming trends to make your wedding a truly *Brilliant* affair!