Archive for April, 2013

Friday Favorites: 04.26.13

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Happy Friday to you and yours!  We’ve had a nice quiet week but could do without the frost warnings!  Looking forward to a bit of a warm up next week.  Did you happen to catch all the pretties from Bridal Week in NYC this week?  We saw LOTS of gorgeous dresses and sashes and veils and other pretties on Instagram that we can’t wait to see in our Columbus bridal boutiques!!

Favorite Gown: Loving this one shoulder number called Emporium from Pronovias.  I like the sash but it looks like it might be a separate piece which I like even more since that means you can (possibly) personalize it to your taste.  I also love the draping of the skirt and the train – so, so, so pretty!


Favorite Bouquet: I’m having a small love affair with yellow right now (I blame Sandy, my 4/13 bride, and her gorgeous yellow, black and white wedding!) so this bouquet totally fits my obsession!   Garden roses, lily of the valley, peonies, and astilbe make up this gorgeous yellow and white textured bouquet.  (Astilbe is the frilly, spiky flower close to the stems – it also comes in pink and I ADORE this rarely used flower.)


Favorite Bout: More astilbe – told you I adore it!  Ignore the beautiful rock behind it – picture a tux or suit instead!


Favorite Cake: Interesting take on ombre on this one!  I think this cake shows that wedding cakes don’t have to be perfectly smooth to be beautiful.  (Side note – I cannot find the original source on this one – just the link to Pinterest.  If you know where it came from, please comment so I can give credit where it is due!)


Favorite Decor: Ah-mazing pink orchids at the Mandarin Hotel in NYC.  Love the hanging glass orbs too – the whole thing is just breathtaking!


Favorite Extra: Confession, I’m not normally a shoe person.  I have stupid feet so for me shoe shopping is akin to bathing suit shopping.  I know, turn in my girl card.  All that being said, I die over these shoes.  I love the sparkles, I love the bow, I love me some Kate Spade Charm Heels.  Perfect wedding shoe.


Have a wonderful weekend and as an added bonus, click over to Cup of Zup for a fabulous speech from Tom Fletcher (he was in the band McFly apparently) at his wedding.  So well done!

Friday Favorites: 04.19.13

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The true root of our job here at Emilie Duncan Event Planning is love.  Our basic job is to make people happy and make sure they have a wonderful, love filled day.  That being said, we do tend to dwell in a happy place and tragedies like those we have witnessed this week weigh heavy on our hearts and minds.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the cowardly acts at the Boston Marathon and the tragic accident in Texas.

Favorite Gown: I know, I know again with the jaw dropping back, what can I say?  I love a gorgeous exit.  🙂  Meet Elisabeth from Nicole Miller.  I love the straps on the back and the simple, wide band at the waist which is pretty much perfect to add a little bling in the form of a belt or sash!


Favorite Bouquet: Pink, green, and white peonies, hydrangea and stephanotis make this bouquet perfectly textured and oh so sweet. Such a great springtime bouquet!


Favorite Bout: Love this little pink peony bout – the added green makes it still feel masculine.


Favorite Cake: Love the flowers on this one – so pretty and delicate.


Favorite Decor: I love using a sash as a sort of placemat on long tables – I did something similar for a photo shoot a few years ago and it looked amazing!  The lights and chandeliers are gorgeous as well.  I pretty much love everything about this set up!


Favorite Extra: I love this chalkboard style ceremony backdrop – it also obviously makes for great pictures.  Would be fabulous to do something like this for an open photobooth as well!


Have a wonderful weekend – we’ve got pictures to share from Amy and Drew’s March 23 wedding by Little Tree Studios – we’re hoping to pare them down to a reasonable number but that is proving to be tough!

Amy + Drew: 03.23.13 – Video!

Monday, April 15th, 2013

We had a wonderful time at kicking off wedding season on March 23 with Amy and Drew.  Amy was a bridesmaid in one of my past weddings so it was wonderful to catch up and get to help plan her wedding with Drew.  We had great vendors, beautiful weather (still chilly but the sun was out), and a fantastic couple!

I will have lots of amazing pictures to share from Little Tree Studios next week but for now here is their wonderful short film from Prodigy Cinema!

Planning and Coordination:  Emilie Duncan Event Planning
Logo and Stationary Design:  Seedlings
Video:  Prodigy Cinema
Floral Design:  Flowers on Orchard Lane
Church:  New Albany United Methodist
Reception:  Creekside Conference and Event Center
Wedding Gown: La Jeune Mariee
Cake Designer: Anita Kline
Rentals: Event Source

BIG thanks to all the vendors who pulled together the gorgeous details and to Amy and Drew and their friends and families for letting us be a part of their day – we loved working with you!

Friday Favorites: 04.12.13

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Happy Friday!  We’ve been enjoying some amazing spring weather this week – we even broke out the sidewalk chalk at home which was wonderful!  Onto my Friday favorites…

Favorite Dress: So I have been doing my Friday Favorites for a little while now and I am realizing that I have a thing for the back of dresses – this number from Essense of Australia is no different!  Look at that gorgeous lace and I love the deep V and sash!


Favorite Bouquet: Love the soft tones and mixed texture of this bouquet with dahlias, peonies, and garden roses.


Favorite Bout: I have to be honest, I don’t know whether it is a mum or a dahlia (I think it is a mum) but I love the pink bloom with the hypericum berries.  So bright and cheery!

zinnia bout

Favorite Cake: Personally, I am not crazy about the letters but I am obsessed with the lace detail – so beautiful!


Favorite Decor: In honor of all the gorgeous cherry blossoms blooming in Washington DC right now, I had to show this lovely cherry blossom arch.  So simple and so pretty!!


Favorite Extra: Tangerines and clementines last about 0.42 seconds in my house – if I let them, both my girls would live on them!  If I ever can stash a few before they eat them, I will have to give this Double Tangerine Cocktail a try – this would be a great signature cocktail for an orange wedding too!


We’ll be at one of our favorite venues this weekend – the Athletic Club of Columbus – helping Sandy and Jeff get married! (Don’t forget to follow ‘EDEPWeddings’ on Instagram and Emilie Duncan Event Planning on Facebook for lots of pictures of this lovely yellow, black and white wedding!  Watch for the travel themed details as this couple LOVES to travel together!). Have a wonderful weekend!

Featured on Style Me Pretty!

Monday, April 8th, 2013

We ADORED everything about Katie and Brad’s rooftop wedding last August at the Renaissance Hotel.  What’s not to love?  We had perfect weather, a gorgeous (inside and out) couple, lots of fun details and an amazing vendor team!  We aren’t the only ones who loved it – hop on over to Style Me Pretty because they loved it too.


Seriously, how cute are they?  Make sure to visit the full gallery for TONS of fun pictures from Benjamin James Photography.

Friday Favorites: 04.05.13

Friday, April 5th, 2013

{I needed a break after the amazing evening at Cakes for a Cause last Thursday so I took last week off.  The event was a huge success – more about that soon with lots of pictures of all the fun!   For now, onto this week’s goodies!}

Favorite Gown: Meet Francisca from Watters – she’s so pretty!  I think this dress would create a beautiful, nipped in waist with that gorgeous draping.  Illusion is a lovely thing!


Favorite Bouquet: Love the color combo of yellow, grey and white.  Succulents, billy balls, ranunculus, lamb’s ear, and lots more fun blooms make this bouquet a stunner!


Favorite Boutonniere: Hypericum berries and fiddlehead fern – very masculine.


Favorite Cake: LOVE the lace fondant work on this cake – so beautiful!  The cake topper silhouettes are adorable as well!


Favorite Decor: Gold and coral against a neutral background is amazing!  Love the different chair pads – too lovely!

Favorite Extra: Well, it IS wedding season!  Cheers!


We’ll be helping Amy and Nick get married this weekend with a reception at the gorgeous Columbus Museum of Art.  Looks like amazing weather and we are all super excited!!  (Don’t forget to follow ‘EDEPWeddings’ on Instagram and Twitter for lots of pictures of this amazing plum, silver, and white wedding!  Watch for some jaw dropping flowers!).  Have a wonderful weekend!