Fall In Love All Over Again | Romantic Vow Renewal inspired by Bordeaux and Blues

Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours. – Ludwig Van Beethoven

Plymouth Congregational Church Miami Wedding

Romantic Vow Renewal | Blush & White Event and Design House | Michelle March Photography

Jillian and David celebrated their anniversary with a vow renewal that was inspired by the beauty of the French countryside.

The design featured a rich color palette of wine, rose, and gold with touches of blue and cream to add warmth.

Romantic Vow Renewal | Blush & White Event and Design House | Michelle March Photography

 

Romantic Vow Renewal | Blush & White Event and Design House | Michelle March Photography

 

Romantic Vow Renewal | Blush & White Event and Design House | Michelle March Photography

 

Romantic Vow Renewal | Blush & White Event and Design House | Michelle March Photography

 

Romantic Vow Renewal | Blush & White Event and Design House | Michelle March Photography

 

Romantic Vow Renewal | Blush & White Event and Design House | Michelle March Photography

 

Romantic Vow Renewal | Blush & White Event and Design House | Michelle March Photography

 

Romantic Vow Renewal | Blush & White Event and Design House | Michelle March Photography

xo

Haydee

PS. This dreamy vow renewal was also featured on 100 Layer Cake.

Vendor Credits:

Photographer: Michelle March / Venue: Plymouth Congregational Church, Miami / Design & Coordination: Sweetest Celebrations / Florals & Calligraphy: Julia Rohde Designs / Hair & Makeup: April Velez / Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Cake: Earth & Sugar / Vintage Décor: The Salvage Snob / Ribbons & Runner: Silk and Willow / Gowns: BHLDN / Jewelry: Jacqueline Pinto / Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse / Lovely Couple: Jillian & David Tree

Stephanie & Giuliano | Miami Oceanfront Wedding

I will love you as the sea loves.  In gentle waves and in ferocious storms.

– Nick Frederickson

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

Stephanie and Giuliano’s love for the ocean inspired every detail of their wedding.  They tied the knot at Dinner Key Marina, and their love for sailing was present during their intimate ceremony.  After their vows, they danced the night away at a nearby sailing club with their friends and family.

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

 

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

 

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

We loved telling their love story through details that brought to life their love for the sea.  Sage green paired with peach beautifully complemented the light and airy design and Stephanie added glamour to her wedding day with a beautiful lace gown and a classic ponytail pinned back elegantly with a crystal brooch. The garden bouquets by Simple Florals were the perfect touch to complete this design.

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

 

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

You wouldn’t believe it, but these lovebirds live on a boat most of the year, which speaks volumes for their true love of the sea and travel. Their guests traveled from as far as Argentina to celebrate their love, and the love surrounding them was immense.

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

 

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

Romantic Oceanfront Miami Wedding | Blush & White Event and Design House | Photo by the Harmons

Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and a marriage as beautiful as your wedding, Stephanie & Giuliano!

xo

Haydee

Fall Wedding Inspiration

The return of fall brings back visions of lush greenery, cooler weather and rich, jewel-toned hues.

Fall Wedding Inspiration | Vision Board by Blush & White Event and Design House

Fall Wedding Inspiration | Vision Board by Blush & White Event and Design House

We designed this fall inspiration vision board, filled with velvety rich textures and jewel toned hues of green, for romantic couples looking to add a touch of glamour and bold details to their big day. Northern California is the perfect destination for a fall wedding with its beautiful architectures and vineyards, and perfect fall weather. Emerald shades of green paired with pops of gold and loose greenery keep this look fresh and modern.  Details include a cascading bouquet of white florals and a gown featuring a lace bodice and velvet skirt, for the romantic bride.

Here are a few of our favorite photos from events we’ve designed in the past that are perfect for a fall garden wedding.  We’d love to hear from you to work on designing your wedding. Your romantic wedding is within reach, and totally achievable.  If you’re a modern couple in love, passionate about travel and luxe details, contact us today to talk about bringing your dream wedding to life.

Gold Accessories for a Glamorous Bride | Photo by Max and Friends - Lukas Griffin

Gold Accessories for a Glamorous Bride | Photo by Max and Friends – Lukas Griffin

Dessert Table Sign in Green and Gold | Photo by Max and Friends | Lukas Griffin

Dessert Table Sign in Green and Gold | Photo by Max and Friends | Lukas Griffin

Modern Calligraphy Placecards for a Romantic Wedding | Photo by Merari Photography

Modern Calligraphy Placecards for a Romantic Wedding | Photo by Merari Photography

Black and Gold Gown for the Modern Bride | Photo by Merari Photography

Black and Gold Gown for the Modern Bride | Photo by Merari Photography

Fall Wedding Inspiration for Romantic Couples | Photo by Merari Photography

We take on a limited number of weddings each year, so we can truly take care of every little detail with you while you sit back and enjoy your engagement. Happily ever after is just around the corner. Schedule your free consultation today, and don’t forget to join our VIP list. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you bring your vision to life.

xo

Haydee

Finding the Perfect Romantic Venue

Michelle March Photography

There is something so romantic about a venue rich in history and surrounded by a beautiful landscape. Often times, finding the perfect venue is the easiest way to set the mood for your wedding and wedding day portraits. When planning a destination wedding, this is also a great way to introduce your guests to the area and provide an unforgettable guest experience.

We’re sharing five questions for you to consider when searching for your perfect venue.

1 What’s Your Wedding Style?

Your venue should match the formality and the mood of your personal wedding style. This includes your love and appreciation for details you want to highlight on your wedding day, as well as what you’d like to wear. If you love lace and glamour, a chateau may be ideal for you; if you love organic and natural details, a vineyard or garden would be great. The venue sets the stage for your wedding celebration and will also set the mood for your ceremony and reception. You can use the venue as inspiration for so many other details, including your menu, guests’ dress code and even favors for your guests. We love finding locations in Florida that evoke European landscapes, such as Bella Collina and the Ancient Spanish Monastery.

2 How Many Guests Do You Expect?

It’s important to know your estimated number of guests before you start searching for the perfect venue. If you are planning an intimate wedding, the setting should also be intimate and cozy. There’s nothing more awkward than having a reception for 40 guests in a space that accommodates 400, or wanting 200 guests and realizing the maximum allowed is 100. It’s also important to note that some venues also require a ‘site fee’ for the use of their property, especially if it’s a historic venue. This site fee is in addition to any other costs for catering and services provided by the venue.

Ancient Spanish Monastery by Michelle March

Michelle March Photography

3 What Makes this Venue Unique?

We love historic venues, especially those with unique architectural details or a great story. Take time to learn about the venue’s history, and also reflect on places you’ve visited as a couple that you love. Your wedding setting should be unique and reflect your love for each other, whether it’s a shared appreciation for a favorite destination, setting or hobby. We love the history behind Vizcaya Museum in Miami and the Ringling Museum in Sarasota.

4 Will You Have Exclusive Access?

A lot of historic venues are public sites that may remain open to the public during your ceremony. This includes historic sites and museums, but also the grounds for some private estates. If you want to have an exclusive, private event, it’s good to ask about this upfront before setting on the perfect venue.

5 One Venue or Two Venues?

We love using the same location for the ceremony and reception. This is great because it offers more time for wedding portraits, less time for guests to transfer between sites and usually provides a much more relaxed mood to your celebration. Think about your needs and requirements before deciding if you should use the same or different locations. Where would you like to have your portraits taken? Would you like to have a religious or non-denominational ceremony? Are there any requirements for your ceremony setup that restrict your location? Also, think about the backdrop and setting for your ceremony. Some venues offer the best of both worlds, with a gorgeous outdoor location for your ceremony and options for an elegant indoor or outdoor setting on site. This includes the Deering Estate and Biltmore Hotel in Miami.

Biltmore Hotel by Starfish Studios

Starfish Studios

Have you found your perfect venue yet? Contact us today to set up a consultation and design your dream wedding.

xo

Haydee

Hilary & David | Miami Wedding

We would be together and have our books and at night be warm 

in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.

-Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

 

Be mine.

Hilary and David may live in California but their love has roots in Florida.  They had such a great sense of their own style yet were open to new ideas.  This gorgeous Valentine’s Day wedding was the perfect marriage of Old Havana meets Hollywood Glamour and featured a design that highlighted their love for literature.  Hilary wore a delicate gold lace gown, designed and personally fitted, by Claire Pettibone and David channeled a 1920’s gentleman effortlessly in a tuxedo featuring a white dinner jacket.

Their ceremony featured a reading from one of David’s own short stories and Hilary recited her vows in Spanish, to honor his Cuban heritage.  They recited their vows in Key Biscayne overlooking the Lighthouse at Bill Baggs State Park and partied all night long at the Lighthouse Cafe, with signature his and hers craft cocktails served by Bar Lab, a whole roasted pig, and assorted desserts by Earth and Sugar complemented by home made rice pudding made by the grooms’ grandmother.  The beautifully styled reception came to life with farm house tables, lounge arrangements and vintage china from Unearthed Vintage paired perfectly with floral design vignettes featuring palm fronds, vintage books and a variety of blooms by Julia Rohde Designs.

The celebration came to an end after a set of Beatles’ songs was performed live by the grooms’ brother’s band, the Jacuzzi Boys.  These two danced the night away into the wee hours, extending the party with their guests at the nearby Boaters’ Grill.  Everything was captured beautifully in these dreamy photos by Luke + Katherine of Max and Friends and the energy of the day (and evening) live on forever in the films created by the talented Wade Koch and his team over at Shark Pig.

xo

Haydee

Featured on Green Wedding Shoes

Photo by Luke + Katherine | Max & Friends

 

Photo by Luke + Katherine | Max & Friends

 

Photo by Luke & Katherine | Max and Friends

 

Photo by Luke & Katherine | Max and Friends

 

Photo by Luke & Katherine | Max and Friends

 

Photo by Luke & Katherine | Max and Friends

 

Photo by Luke & Katherine | Max and Friends

 

Photo by Luke & Katherine | Max and Friends

The Blush & White Experience | Our Process

The average couple spends approximately 250 hours planning their wedding, including countless hours browsing inspiration, interviewing vendors and sourcing details for the ceremony and reception. Are you one of the brave couples who decided to plan your own wedding, only to realize it takes a lot more time than you initially thought? Are you tired of browsing online for the perfect photographer, florist or cake artist only to reach out to them and realize they are outside of your budget? We get it. Planning a wedding takes time. It takes research. It takes a lot of spreadsheets, phone calls, and meetings to pull together.  Most of all, though, it requires a clear vision and plan.

There’s a reason I focus on providing full-service design and coordination. It’s because I want you to truly enjoy the wedding planning experience, and spend your time planning your honeymoon and not stressing about details.  How do I do this, while working with more than one couple at once? It’s easy. I follow the same process every time, to you through every phase of the process and support you in making well-informed decisions that will bring your wedding to life – on your terms.

Photo by Merari Photography

 

The Blush & White Experience

Every wedding is unique, so it’s important to get to know you and all about your needs before we start.  When you first contact me, I’ll follow up to prepare you for our initial consultation. This includes sending you an online questionnaire to collect information about everything you’ve already done and an idea of your overall vision. You’ll schedule your consultation directly in our online calendar, and we can meet in person or talk on the phone, depending on your preference and location. I strongly encourage both partners to participate in this chat, so I can get to know each other as we talk about your love story and what means the most to you.

Once our meeting is over, I’ll send over your custom proposal tailored specifically to fit your needs with different options to consider. I always welcome your comments and will discuss any changes with you to finalize it. Once you are happy with it, you can sign our agreement online and lock in your date with a 50% retainer I collect online. We manage our entire process exclusively online to collect signatures, payments and maintain all vendor documentation (and your privacy) throughout the process. As you may have guessed, we love checklists and are extremely organized.

Once your deposit and contract are received, we can finally start working on your design process. Before I start, you’ll receive another online questionnaire to ask you all about your vision and give you an opportunity to share any online inspiration boards you may have started. I will discuss these with you to start defining your style and the mood for your wedding. Based on this, I create a series of visual presentations that capture the vision of your wedding day and lay the foundation for the design of all the elements of your wedding, from the wardrobe selection for you and your bridal party, to the floral decor throughout and even lovely details like your signature cocktails and favors for your guests.

This includes a vision board that captures the overall mood and feel of your wedding, as well as a branding board that defines your color story, textures, and even fonts that will be used for your stationery and custom signs. In the end, you’ll receive a final presentation with curated images for each element of your design and styling of all the lovely details that make your wedding unique.

Your design presentation, along with the allocation of your budget, based on your priorities, will help guide me in personally selecting each member of your dream team. My goal is to match you with the best vendors for your wedding based on their expertise, style, and personality.  We will recommend at least two vendors for every element of your wedding, and attend the first initial consultation with each vendor so you’ll never have to worry about what to ask or how to prepare for a vendor meeting.  We even handle negotiations on price and services, so it never becomes uncomfortable for you.

We will work together to prioritize your budget and allocate it accordingly so that you spend it on what is most important to you. This is so important, or you may run out of money before you have made arrangements for the things that matter most. I have honest discussions with you to set realistic expectations, and also share a few styling secrets with you to stretch your budget.

Our relationship with the best in class vendors not only saves you time and stress but also ensures your day is run seamlessly by a group of talented professionals who work great together. Once all your vendors are booked, contracts are signed, and payments are made, it’s up to me to review all the fine print and make sure your services are what you signed up for. In preparation for your big day, you’ll have access to a series of checklists, an online calendar, timelines for your wedding weekend, payment schedules and cheat sheets for your VIPs, vendors and bridal party the day of your wedding.

As we get closer to your wedding day, I’ll on-board an assistant (or two) to join our team and support me onsite. We are on-site up to 12 hours to direct your vendors like a fine orchestra, to make sure everyone is on time and everything looks great and we’ll handle any issues that may arise on the spot so that your wedding day can be as flawless as possible. Our goal is to work in the background quietly, while the day unfolds naturally. I’ll be there styling your details on the spot so that you can focus on looking and feeling fabulous for your guests and portraits.

On your wedding day, my priority is that you can relax, leave your checklists behind and just focus on celebrating your love with your family and friends. Our job is to manage your vendors, style your photos and lovely details, while you and everyone you love experiences the best day ever and makes memories that last a lifetime.

Photo by Luke + Katherine | Max & Friends

I hope that gives you some insight into our process and answers any questions you may have about working with an event designer.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and want to talk in more detail about our services, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!

xo

Haydee

Organic Ocean Wedding Inspiration

Our interpretation of a romantic and organic beachside wedding is inspired by the sand and the ocean.  A touch of elegance is brought into the design with touches of gold, while an organic feel is brought into the design with loose greenery and garden florals.

We created two vision boards for a lovely couple celebrating their wedding with a seaside ceremony overlooking a lighthouse, followed by an intimate reception under the stars that will celebrate their heritage and unique love story. The bride’s love for the unexpected starts with her desire to wear a non-traditional yet romantic gown and the groom’s Greek heritage is the inspiration for details we’ll highlight in the ceremony and reception.

When designing your own wedding, it’s so important to start with a clear vision before you start looking for vendors to bring it to life.  Both of these vision boards portray a love for the ocean, yet each one sets a different mood for the wedding.  Which one would you choose?

Are you lost in a sea of pretty pictures on Instagram and Pinterest, but struggling with pulling it together into a cohesive and meaningful design? We’d love to help you create a design that is beautiful and also achievable.

Organic Ocean Wedding – Vision Board Inspired by the Ocean

 

Organic Ocean Wedding – Vision Board Inspired by Sand

Visit us on Pinterest to browse through our inspiration boards by theme, and contact us today to schedule your free consultation and inquire about our availability for your wedding date.

xo
Haydee

Photo Credits on Pinterest: Organic Oceanside Wedding Inspiration Board

Lacie & Joe | Palm Beach Wedding

True love.

Our Blushing Bride, Lacie, fell in love with Joe while he was on a trip to Florida and they quickly connected over their shared passion of the sea and surfing. They tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at the beach and celebrated with their loved ones in a casual yet elegant brunch reception in Palm Beach.

Their love was captured beautifully by Merari Photography as they exchanged vows under a custom arbor flowing with lovely blooms, created by Julia Rohde Designs.  Delicate dahlias played homage to the grooms’ father, who is a former President of a Dahlia Society in New York.

A surfer Bride & Groom cake topper added the perfect touch of whimsy to an elegant and romantic wedding cake made by Earth and Sugar.

Wishing you a marriage as beautiful as your wedding, Lacie & Joe!

xo

Haydee

 

 

Summer Wedding Inspiration

 

 

Our summer inspiration is filled with light airy textures and pastel hues. Italy is the perfect destination for a summer wedding with its beautiful architecture and landscapes, and mild weather. Pretty touches of green keep this look airy and organic while still maintaining an air of elegance.

We design romantic weddings for modern couples in love, who are passionate about travel and luxe details. Our custom and full-service approach means we only take on a limited number of weddings each year. This allows us to truly connect with and love our dear couples. This allows you to enjoy your engagement while we work on every detail of your big day.

Happily ever after is just around the corner. Schedule your free consultation today, and while you’re here join our VIP list. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you bring your vision to life.

xo

Haydee

Tropical Mexican Wedding Inspiration

The legendary Frida Kahlo inspired this look and we added our own modern twist.  This look is perfect for a glamorous bride looking for a touch of the exotic, while the vibrant florals add character and are a beautiful pop of color against an elegant palette of black and gold.

Channelling Frida Kahlo

There are so many ways to bring subtle touches of your heritage or passion for other cultures into your wedding day.  How can you infuse your personality into your reception or ceremony? Can you add some fun person touches by incorporating a signature cocktail with pretty garnishes or ingredients that speak to your background? Can you use pops of color to add some drama, even in small details like your place cards?

Festive Florals

When looking for inspiration for your big day, the possibilities are endless. Take a moment to reflect on all you love, and what unique characteristics really represent you as an individual and a couple, and the result will be an event that is not only beautiful but also connects with your guests and speaks to your heart.

Bold Beauty

Photos by Merari Photography

Florals by Anthology Floristry

Hair & Makeup by Vicky Mejia

Gown by Badgley Mischka

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