Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Save The Dates

I found these great Save The Dates on BrooklynBride and I just had to share it. These the most creative DYI save the dates I’ve seen in a while. If you want to personalize your save the dates, you can’t go wrong with adding your picture. Not only did the bride add their gorgeous photo but it was done in a way that will definitely have your guest anxious for their invitations. For more information on these save the dates, visit http://bklynbrideonline.com/

Happy Planning,

Deniesha Joseph
Couture Events by D
Designed by me, Just for you
http://www.coutureventsbyd.com/
718.938.4713

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Inspiration Brought To Life!!

I thought I was going to back in full blog swing but my schedule told me otherwise. None the less I didn’t want to leave my readers hanging so here is an update on what’s going on in the Couture Events by D world.

As I mentioned in my previous post, my mega wedding is approaching fast. Last weekend we had our design session. This is when the couple gets to see a mock up of the design for their wedding day. The d├ęcor for this wedding is Caribbean Elegance. The bride has a traditional style but I wanted to infuse some modern aspects as well as a Caribbean look. I thought this would be perfect for them because both are from the Caribbean and the bride wants to use the names of town from their home lands instead of table numbers.

Since there are so many tables we decided to have low and high centerpieces to help cut some of the cost. Here are some pictures, I hope everyone likes them as much as the bride did. There will be some slight changes but hey that’s why we have mock ups.


Bridal Party Bouquet

High Centerpiece

Low Centerpiece

Happy Planning,

Deniesha Joseph
Couture Events by D
Designed by me, Just for you
http://www.coutureventsbyd.com/
718.938.4713

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'm Back!!

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks but I’m getting back on track. Just to feel my readers in on why I haven’t posted anything in a while, here is a rundown of what’s been going in the Couture Events by D world.

Last Sunday, my team and I handled the floral design for a wonderful summer wedding at Chateau Briand. The weather was perfect and the floral designs help add to the beautiful summer day. You may remember my recent post of the mock up centerpiece. I decided to add a deeper pink to add some dimension and a pop of color. We also added Casa Blanca lillies because the MOB loved lillies. Here are some pictures with professional pictures to follow.








On the calendar of upcoming g events is a wedding I’ve nicknamed the mega wedding! I’ve been working with a great couple for the last 8 months on their August wedding for 400+ guests. That’s right 400 guests!! All the plans are going well but the date is drawing near and I’ve been busy, busy, busy!! The bride and groom come from big families that love to party. The bride has a traditional style while the groom wants a wedding that will wow their guest. That’s a fact that we recently found out when he saw the simple yet elegant invitations the bride chose. This is when we all found out how much style he really has. Needless to say the invitations were redesigned and the results are just fabulous. Thanks to Le’Trice of LePenn Designs we have satisfied both bride and groom.

So this is what has been keeping me rather busy these days not to mention all of my other brides with upcoming nuptials, trying to go to the gym, have a life, family in town and oh yeah maybe, if I’m lucky, 8 hours of sleep!! But it’s all worth it because I love my job!! Oh and did I mention I’ve been writing articles for Blackbride.com? Check it out at http://www.blackbride.com/ . Once a month I’ll be sharing some more wedding planning advice with the BlackBride.com readers.
Stay tune for more wedding planning, tips, advice and updates on Couture Events by D weddings.
Happy Planning,

Deniesha Joseph
Couture Events by D
Designed by me, Just for you
http://www.coutureventsbyd.com/
718.938.4713

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wedding Etiquette

Lately I’ve come across some etiquette questions that I thought I’d share with all my brides out there. Just in case you were considering some of these options, here is your answer.

Evites – I love evites for small parties and casual gatherings but for a wedding I’m going to have to say no to this one. I know it saves paper and money but your wedding day is a big deal and your guest deserve a proper invitation. I know there are some green brides that want to save paper but there is a better way to go green. Check out these eco-chic invitations made by Bella Figura. They are beyond eco friendly. They use wind power, all of their invitations are made from 100% cotton and they donate 1% of their sales to environmental causes.

Monetary Gift Request – I know you don’t want a gravy bowl or monogrammed towel but you cannot put monetary gifts on your invitations. The purpose of inviting your friend and family to your wedding is not the gifts, that’s an added bonus. They are there to share in your special day and we should all be grateful for that. Most people know the general rule of thumb and yes you may end up with some gifts but it won’t be the majority. Trust me, I’ve been to enough weddings to know the outcome. I pretty can ensure you all that you will receive more monetary gifts than gravy bowls.

No Children – many couples do not wish to have children at their wedding which is understandable. However please do not put the words “no children” on your invitation. It’s blunt and rude to those who have children. A better way to phrase it is “adult reception”. This gives the hint to those with children that their children are not invited without hurting their feelings.

Now I’m all for it’s your day do it your way but there are some etiquette rules that will always apply when it comes to weddings. If you have a non-traditional idea that may cross the line of good etiquette, feel free to send your wedding idea to DJoseph@coutureeventsbyd.com and I’ll be happy to answer your question and provide you with an alternative.

Happy Planning,

Deniesha Joseph
Couture Events by D
Designed by me, Just for you
http://www.coutureventsbyd.com/
718.938.4713
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