Fashion Friday: Butterfly Frenzy | Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

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Selected looks from Valentino Fall Ready to Wear 2014. All photos via Style.com

Valentino has been known to showcase interesting prints featuring insects and animals before but for the fashion house’ Fall Ready to Wear 2014 collection it was all about butterflies.  From micro butterflies to oversized insects this collection was peppered with the beautiful winged creatures and we simply cannot get enough!  … Read more

Fashion Friday: Edgy Femininity | Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

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Selected looks from the Milly Pre-Fall 2014 Collection, all photos via Style.com.

As Mercedes Benz Fashion Week begins to unfold in New York this weekend and into next week we wanted to share some looks from the Milly Pre-Fall 2014 collection to give you a taste of what is to come down the runways.  The lead designer, Michelle Smith, designed this collection for a modern girl with “a light touch of darkness”.  … Read more

Real Wedding: Nicole and Abhay | Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Happy day – I can’t wait to get to all the pretty in today’s post to share with you! Nicole and Abhay are Mississippi natives that met in high school, moved to New York, returned to their Southern roots to work in New Orleans, and start their new lives here. Nicole approached me to help her design and execute her wedding back home in Natchez, Mississippi.… Read more

Real Wedding Inspiration Board: Mississippi Masala – Nicole and Abhay | Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Happy Monday, friends! We have a special treat this week for you Wednesday with our first destination wedding in Natchez, Mississippi last spring! Nicole and Abhay’s wedding was a Christian-Hindu fusion of traditions woven with elements of the couple’s Southern roots – and today’s mood board reflects some of the inspiration behind the design. I call it Mississippi Masala for this reason!… Read more

Real Wedding: Anne and Jack | Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

I love a wedding with details so classic and elegant you know you can look at the wedding photos in thirty years and appreciate the timeless choices the newlyweds made. Today’s real wedding feature is just one of those weddings! Let’s start with the bride’s dress, shall we? She wore her mother’s wedding gown – a timeless choice in itself when she first wore it down the aisle decades before.… Read more

Real Wedding Inspiration Board: Lime and Salmon – Anne and Jack | Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

It’s Monday once again, and time for another sneak peek into this week’s real wedding feature that will go live on the blog Wednesday. Anne and Jack’s June wedding last year was a formal affair for 350 guests hailing from Mississippi and all corners of Louisiana. Anne’s family hosted the event in the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel, and all of the beautiful details of their event came together fabulously.… Read more

Fashion Friday: Color Story | Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

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Elie Saab Spring 2014 Couture Gown via Getty Images.

Paris has been buzzing with the latest designs from the top couturiers in the world from Chanel to Giambattista Valli to Elie Saab.  I nearly gasped as I watched this look grace the runway in the Elie Saab Spring Couture 2014 fashion show.  Although this look is not intended to be the designer’s wedding gown for the collection (which is equally as stunning) all I could think of was how beautiful this dress would be on a bride.  … Read more

Real Wedding: Val and Peter | Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Val and Peter wed last June in an intimate and personal ceremony at Race and Religious. This was a destination wedding for all of the 90 guests coming to town from all over the country to celebrate with the newlyweds in style! Val contacted Sapphire Events to coordinate her big day and see that all of her carefully outlined plans were orchestrated with ease – so she could relax and enjoy her weekend with friends and family.… Read more

Wedding Inspiration Board: Gilded Sapphire and Ice | Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Mixing metals is a bold move in decor, but I love the glamorous feel silver and gold bring to wedding day design! It gives an extra special touch to any color story and elevates the design to a chic and sophisticated level. Today’s mood board is inspired by the deep rich hues of sapphire stones, the cool crisp shimmer of silver tones, and the warmth of underlying neutrals and golds giving a nod to old Hollywood style.… Read more

Real Wedding: Jill and Scooter | Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Sapphire Events New Orleans Wedding Planner

Monday we featured our first real wedding inspiration board as a sneak peek to today’s post. Jill and Scooter’s June wedding was a fantastic Southern soiree paying homage to a classic story based in Louisiana – Steel Magnolias! Jill approached Sapphire Events to coordinate her event and ensure her wedding vision was executed faithfully. From Jill’s magnolia bouquet down to the armadillo groom’s cake (gray icing and all!) this sweet couple welcomed their friends and families from all over the country in celebration of their union as husband and wife in true Southern style!… Read more