The ‘Small’ Parties Around the Big Day
Written by: Rena Sweeney, Alchemy Events
While the wedding day itself is the focal point of each engaged couple’s attention and budget, there are so many smaller celebrations that traditionally surround the “big day”. While none of these events are mandatory per se, many are highly anticipated by not only the couple, but their friends and family as well.
We’ve compiled a list of the most common pre and post wedding parties along with time frames, who hosts and what you need to know about each. Be sure to consider your personal circumstances and budget when choosing which parties to include as part of your celebration.
Photo: MARK KEANE | Art Direction: SIMON ELMALEM | Hair: KEI TERADA |
MUA: GEMMA SMITH-EDHOUSE | Model: M A V A R O
LUXURY FASHION HOUSE GALIA LAHAV RELEASES
BRIDAL PRET-A-PORTE COLLECTION:
Global luxury fashion brand Galia Lahav announces the launch of its 2nd Bridal prêt-a-porter collection: ‘Lumiere’ — a highly anticipated capsule release of ready-to-wear wedding pieces for the Galia Lahav bride. Following the success of its debut collection, the Tel Aviv-based luxury label is thrilled to expand prêt-a-porter, into its ultimate purpose; A complete and refined bridal wardrobe for wedding events and beyond.
Curated by: Rena Sweeney, Alchemy Events
After a hiatus since his Spring 2018 collection, Christian Siriano is back in bridal and is serving one of the most inclusive wedding collections we’ve ever seen. Sleek, classic, and fashion forward, this collection has a diverse selection of looks in a range of sizes, from 0 to 28!
Whether you’re looking for a short flirty gown to elope in, a statement ballgown, or even something you can wear again (be it a pantsuit or a chic gown), Christian Siriano brings something for everyone in his new collection.
Inclusive vs Affirming: Being a better LGBTQ+ Ally
Written by: Jessica Burke
What exactly does it take to be a better LGBTQ+ ally as a wedding vendor? We invited wedding photographer Tia Nash to join us on our podcast, Cocktails with the Krewe, to learn more. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community Nash brings personal insight, and as a community educator Nash seeks out feedback from clients and from within the LGBTQ+ community at large and shares it with fellow wedding pros through Master Classes offered online.
Written by: Rena Sweeney, Alchemy Events
Wedding cake is one of everyone’s favorite traditions, the centerpiece of your reception and many older guests will wait to leave until they’ve had a slice…but, it might not be for you. If you’re not a “cake person”, want something unique or that tells a story, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite alternative wedding dessert options for you that will still satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth.
Written by: Jean Hailey
A wedding cake is the universally served creative confection for all weddings. (Almost) everyone loves wedding cake. The newlyweds deserve to have a cake that is not only delicious, but one that you both will remember forever. Luckily, the days of tasteless and dry wedding cakes with uninteresting icing are over. Today, cakes provided by artistic bakers and caterers are a literal banquet for both the eyes and lips. Wedding cakes are both visual and culinary extravaganzas. These artistic bakers are creating cakes as edible art. Bakers can fashion cakes that look like gift boxes, ships, musical instruments, city landmarks, square shapes, heart shapes and any other imaginable shape.
Many couples still go with the traditional-looking wedding cake, but inside this wonderful package might be surprises such as; carrot cake with cream cheese, pound cake with lemon filling, chocolate cake with mocha mousse, classic genoise with white chocolate icing, even cheesecake with ice cream. While many wedding cakes are still mainly white, whimsical designs and colorful accents can turn them into a visual and edible work of art. You can have whatever kind of cake you want, after finding the perfect baker to create your dream cake. It is all up to you, the baker, or caterer’s creativity.