Wedding Reception Decor Trends

Mix-Matched Centerpieces: One of the biggest trends we’ve seen is, as opposed to having one flower arrangement on a table, people are doing a variety of smaller bud vases featuring different, single-stemmed flowers. By using a variety of mismatched vases from thrift stores or “Grandma’s basement”, you’ll be able to create the eclectic look you’re striving for.

Design by Kelly Oshiro Design, flowers by Tricia Fountaine, photos by Caroline Tran Photography via Style Me Pretty

Design by Kelly Oshiro Design, flowers by Tricia Fountaine, photos by Caroline Tran Photography via Style Me Pretty

Unique Place Settings: Gone are the days of tables set with perfectly matching dinnerware and glassware.  And the same things goes for place settings. But can this mismatched look work for a high-end wedding? Absolutely! The result is an elegant wedding with an “eclectic, refined” feel to it.

Small, Elegant Weddings: There was such a theme of opulence and over-the-top decor and indulgence and it’s now shifted to the other side. The current trend is “not minimalist, but it’s very elegant and done in a tasteful way. Rather than having 400 people at their wedding, couples are inviting 150 guests and they’re serving excellent food and spending a little bit more on the wine.

Vintage Themes: The vintage look is still going strong. It’s “really hot” right now, so we can expect to see many more mason jars filled with signature cocktails or simple wildflower arrangements incorporated in reception decor.

Alternative Head Tables: Couples are inviting the members of their wedding party and their dates to sit at a large, double-sided head table in the center of the room. People are sort of getting over the fact that some people might have to see their backs. It’s an evening to be sociable, so it’s not like you’re staring at someone’s back all night. It’s just during dinner, so that’s acceptable.

Ditch The Crystal: If you’ve been to a wedding within the past couple of years, you’ve no doubt spotted your share of crystals. They were dripping all over every centerpiece for years and that look is gone. Reception decor these days is a little bit more reasonable and comfortable for everyone.

 

Planning a Non-Saturday Wedding…

By Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs If you decide to have your wedding on a Friday or a Sunday, you’ll reap several rewards: both financial and otherwise. You’ll save time, you’ll probably save a significant amount of money, and you’ll … Continue reading

Make Your Reception Unique with Music

On your wedding day, nothing sets the mood, stirs the emotions or touches the heart more than music. From the solemn, beautiful sounds of the ceremony, to the background melodies of the cocktail hour, to the lively dance tunes that … Continue reading

Pinterest Inspires Brides-to-be

If you’re planning a wedding, you already know the Internet is a great resource. There’s a new player in the online wedding game, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular – Pinterest. On Pinterest.com, you can grab photos … Continue reading

Paradise Springs Bridal Show Prize Give-Aways!

Planning on attending our bridal show in April? Here’s just one of the awesome prizes!

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One FREE Bridal package courtesy of M by Mickie: Make-Up Artistry for All Occasions including professional MAKE-UP and HAIR services for trial session and day of wedding. Package valued at $500. (travel fee may apply, Bride only, must be getting married at Paradise Springs)

7 Night Hawaii Trip w/ discounted airfare Courtesy of Rev. Autrey and Donna Nassar of Yosemite Weddings
http://www.yosemiteweddings.com/

Video Montage courtesy of Haro Entertainment http://www.haroent.com/

and… a Grand Prize Wedding Package Courtesy of Paradise Springs!

Paradise Bridal Show – Sunday, April 28th, 2013

You may find that the more time you can save in planning your wedding, the better. Our bridal show can be the one stop shopping experience you need to plan your entire wedding, especially if you go prepared. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of Paradise Springs Bridal Show:

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  • Plan In Advance – Make a list of what you will need most and what your budget will allow for each item and service. Be sure to leave some room for the unexpected – you never know when you may see something you’ll want to have that you never thought of.
  • Be Ready To Make Decisions – Bring the major decision-makers to the Paradise Springs Bridal Show with you. If you are the major decision-maker, bring someone with you that you can bounce ideas off of. Be ready to book your favorite vendors there at the show. Some exhibitors may even offer day-of-show booking discounts.
  • Dress For The Occasion – Remember to wear comfortable shoes. Need we explain more on this one?
  • Bring mailing labels with Name, phone number & email address. This will save you time and energy when filling out forms!

Above all, have fun! Bridal shows may be useful and informative, but they’re also a blast. You’ll have a great time with your family and friends – planning your perfect day!

Wedding Planning & Pinterest

If you’re planning a wedding, you already know the Internet is a great resource. There’s a new player in the online wedding game, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular – Pinterest. On Pinterest.com, you can grab photos … Continue reading

Wedding Day Package Give-Away!

Premier Bride Showplace is less than a month away and Paradise Springs is giving away another Wedding Day package(Value $1925) during the fashion show portion of the show. Must be present to win.  Package consists of Bella Pavilion, Gazebo area, & Enchanted Cottage … Continue reading