Thursday, January 24, 2013

Throwback Thusday

This week we thought we'd do something fun and participate in the ever popular #ThrowbackThursday. For those of you unfamiliar with this trend it's basically just posting old photos to your social media sites... on Thursdays. Simple, but fun none the less. So here's a few oldies but goodies!
Oh hey 1990's Logo, How you doin?

 Our very proud owners circa early 2000's

Early 2000's Wedding!! ON  A BOAT!! We really loved fabric back then...
Share your #throwbackthursday photos with us on twitter @ColettesEvents
We'll share our favorites on the blog!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2013 Wedding Trends No. 5 Backdrops

Well it's another Wedding Wednesday, and as we're getting ready for our amazing showcase The Bridal Event we've still set aside some time to bring you this weeks WW post. Which means we have another fabulous trend for you to enjoy! This week we're all giddy over backdrops! Yay for backdrops!

Backdrops are an absolutely fabulous, fun, easy, and cheap addition to your wedding. They can be as simple as hanging a gorgeous table cloth on the wall, or as intricate as assembling dozens of antique picture frames. Backdrops are wonderful for creating a focal point for your ceremony, reception or a photobooth.
It's a great opportunity to add in something that's really meaningful to you and your fiance in a playful way as well! If you guys love trees, use branches. Your first date was at a carnival, get marquee lights!!
via 100 Layer Cake
via 7 year wedding
via Sweet Bliss Weddings

Check out this wonderful diy backdrop from ruffled
Via Ruffled

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Bridal Event

Are you engaged!?
If the answer is yes then do we have a party for you! Now as you know, we at Colette's always love a good party, but there's really nothing better than a party that's all about weddings!! (it's the party that keeps giving!) I am so excited to announce that Colette's Events is teaming up with Pure Lavish Events to host

Coming from the team at PL Events you already know everything is going to be absolutely gorgeous! Last week I spotted these glitter dipped feathers on their instagram feed. Seriously!?!? Be still my beating heart!

And that's just the tip of the iceberg, we can't wait to see what they do in The Meridian Club! In the meantime you can tide yourself over with some fabulous event photos on their beautiful new website.

And what about the florals you ask? Because every good bride to be has questions about flowers. Our very good friend Tiffany from Urban Gardener will be gracing us with her fabulous floral designs.

And of course we didn't forget about our favorite part of any event... The Food! 
We'll be serving up some of our amazing appetizers and desserts. I know! We're excited too!
So grab your fianc├ę and come experience The Bridal Event at The Meridian Club.
It's sooo much more than a bridal show!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2013 Wedding Trends No. 6 Prints & Patterns

On the horizon for 2013 we're expecting to see an array of prints and patterns. Lot's of fabulous chevron, polka dots, hounds-tooth and stripes will emerge in everything from linens to the wedding cake!
Adding patterns make a nice bold statement with minimal effort. It also adds another layer of depth to your design. A lot of our past brides have chosen elegant black and white. But don't be afraid of color! 2013 will be a year of color. Sometimes more is more. And patterns is one of those times.
So let your imagination run wild! and explore patterns and prints, mix and match, forget your inhibitions!

Jesi Haack a local orange county designer is wonderfully talented at using prints and patterns and we definitely recommend her blog for the most extraordinary design ideas! Like the fabulous ones below.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2013 Wedding Trends No.7 -The Reception Lounge

No. 7 on our list of the top ten wedding trends for 2013 is.....

The Reception Lounge!

Okay so that probably wasn't much of a surprise since we said it in the title, but we can still get excited because this one's really fun!

photos courtesy of Weddings Illustrated, Colette's Events (2), the knot, Green Wedding Shoes, Art of Weddings, Ruffled (2)
   Reception Lounges are a great addition to your wedding or any event really. It's similar to lounge areas in nightclubs in style and atmosphere but without all of the sweaty 20 year old's!
 And just like with nightclubs, there's a variety of themes you can play with to enhance your lounge. From an all white super lounge to bohemian chic.
 When your indoors you can create an amazing atmosphere with lighting and create drama with pipe and drape. Outdoors your lounge can be just as fabulous with tenting structures and loads of candles! And there's tons of rental companies out there specializing in lounge furniture. FormDecor has loads of modern and mid-century furniture, while Found and Archive Vintage Rentals have amazing amounts of vintage and rustic pieces!
But by far the funnest (yes I know that's not a real word) part is taking your lounge beyond just seating. A lounge is a great way for guests to mingle with each other, or take a break from all of that dancing. So add a cigar bar or tastings of your grooms favorite brews. And signature digestif and dessert passed around the lounge area, would be absolutely delightful to all of your guests! And with only one wedding a lifetime everyone should be delighted.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Venue Spotlight - Crevier Classic Cars

Looking for a unique venue  for your event can be a challenge, but Crevier Classic Cars definitely caters to discriminating clients who are seeking more for their guests. This a venue we love working at, it's size makes for amazing receptions and fabulous parties, even with full casino set ups. Whether your looking for a innovative meeting space, or a wedding venue. Your guests will be mesmerized by a plethora of vintage and classic cars, as well as a few of the latest luxury sports cars. But this venue is much more then a garage, with fabulously high ceilings, and over sized vintage posters lining the walls; this venue comes with an atmosphere.
Imagine holding your corporate event at Crevier and impressing all of your clients and employees with luxury. And for the bride with a car obsessed groom, you just won best bride ever(at least to your groom and every guy he brags to)!

All images courtesy of Crevier Classic Cars.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Wedding Trends No.8 Birds

Ah it's finally a nice quiet Wedding Wednesday around here! Which means we can happily focus on every little detail of wedding fabulousness.

photo courtesy of Once Upon Supplies

Number eight on our wedding trends of 2013 is Birds! Of course we prefer to think of them, as 'love birds'. Add a little whimsy to your wedding day with a bird theme. This is a theme that transcends styles, and fits brides with a flare for vintage or contemporary. From prints and patterns to birdcages
 and handmade bird cake toppers it is quite a lovely wedding trend!

photo courtesy of Ruffled