LWB Welcomes Sweetest Celebrations {& Parisian Chic Inspiration}!

Hi lovelies! It’s a wonderful Thursday morning and I’m excited to announce our brand new guest blogger to join the LWB family –  lovely Haydee from Sweetest Celebrations. You’ll be pleased to note Haydee is not only obsessed with all things weddings, but she also just happens to be a wedding co-ordinator (handy girl to have around I say!)  Just like us, there’s nothing she loves more than immersing herself in some serious pretty – and lucky for us she will be sharing plenty of pretty inspiration on LWB every month. So, give a warm welcome to Haydee,  and enjoy her first gorgeous feature, then be sure to pop over to her pretty website to see how she can make your special day come to life!

Lately, I’ve been inspired by Paris – the city of romance, soft ruffles and glamorous chandeliers. I picture a wedding adorned with sweet details in shades of ivory and pink, accented with touches of black here and there. This inspiration board features a Parisian Chic wedding theme, with traditional items such as vintage teacups and upholstered wing back chairs balanced with modern touches like black crystal accents and pink ruffles. A nice finishing touch would be to have chandeliers everywhere – to cast a soft mood for the ceremony and then to also liven up the table decor on a smaller scale. French macaroons create the perfect finale adding another element of French elegance to your wedding theme.  I think this style of inspiration would add a touch of romance and glamour to any wedding.

Parisian Chic Inspiration Board

Haydee Duarte is the owner of Sweetest Celebrations, a boutique event styling and coordination business in South Florida. Sweetest Celebrations styles your entire wedding experience – everything from the engagement session right through to wedding decor – and is passionate about infusing soft and romantic details into a couple’s special day, with a touch of modern glamour.  For more information about Haydee and her services take a peak at the Sweetest Celebrations portfolio


Image credits: Feathers via Smitten  / Paper Chandelier via Snippet & Ink  / Crystal Chandelier via Grey Likes Weddings / French Macaroons via Bridal Guide / Pink Ruffled Cake – Pastrychik / Bride and Groom via Intimate Weddings / Vintage Teacups via My Luscious Life  / Madame & Monsieur signs via My Primitive Boutique / Seating Area via The Whitelaw Hotel, Miami  / Pink Ruffled Clutch – Brides of North Texas

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Glamorous Nashville Wedding by Matt Andrews Photography

There are so many glamorous details in this Nashville wedding that instantly captured our attention. Just feast your eyes on the incredible decor! Wow! The golden reception tables with overhead manzanita branches, a cake setting fit for a princess, twinkling chandeliers everywhere you turn, and the couple’s intimate table for two with elaborate dining chairs…we are falling for it all. And it married so perfectly with the warehouse style venue which hosted this chic city affair. Matt Andrews Photography snapped all the glamorous details as well as some super fun pics against the modern city backdrop. This is definitely a glamorous modern wedding if we ever saw one. 

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Photographer Matt shares: The weather was gorgeous on Kyle and Sara’s wedding day and they wanted to take advantage with lots of romantic and fun photos so we took the pre-ceremony portraits on the road. A tour bus picked up the entire wedding party to stop by several outdoor locations including the downtown pedestrian bridge and Shelby Bottoms Park. The reception was amazing and just the look on the bride and groom’s face when they first saw it was a great photo opportunity in itself. The reception was kicked off with a flash-mob and once the party got started it never slowed down until everyone was ushered outside for the big send-off with a fireworks show.

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Photography: Matt Andrews Photography /Caterer: Chef’s Market /Event Planner: Elegant Weddings by Angela / Floral Designer: A Village of FlowersBellesFleurs /Reception Venue: Events Nashville, LLC / Dress Store: The Bride Room / Cake Designer: Dessert Designs /Lighting:  Nashville Event Lighting /Linens and Coverings: Connie Duglin Linens,Visual Elements /Equipment Rentals: Music City Tents and Events /Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Champagne, Chocolates & Chandeliers Wedding Theme

I thought I’d share with you today, a wedding inspiration board I created sometime ago but never got around to posting – Champagne, Chocolates and Chandeliers.’ This style of luxurious theme for a wedding is very much the trend for this year. It’s all about romance, luxury and old world elegance, but instead of the traditional ballroom venue of days gone by we’ve taken the theme outdoors for a woodsy, garden party feel. I love the idea of a relaxed and organic outdoor setting combined with the glamour of twinkling chandeliers and shimmering fabrics. Surrounded by luxury linens, sparking crystal and vintage tableware whilst sipping on french champagne and indulging in the richness of gourmet chocolates. Tell me . . . do you love decadent elements in a wedding or do you prefer simpler details?

Chandeliers and Chocolates Wedding Theme

Image credits: gold chandelier / chocolate & gold invitation / slice of cake / vintage bride / bride in tulle gown / chalkboard menu / champagne bucket