Monday, February 27, 2017

Big City Dreams

Dear Bride-To-Be,

Here in the South, we love a sweet, romantic wedding, but this week we are looking to New York for some big city inspiration! The Soirées team has come up with some great ideas to include your big city dreams in your small town home! 

1.) It’s all about the view.
-When looking for the perfect venue for a New York inspired wedding, focus on the view! New York is known for their incredible roof top weddings with the skyline vistas that will make your heart flutter. Check out a couple of our favorite venues with views to die for!

                                                           Photo by: Bamber Photography

 “Welcome to New York, it’s been waiting for you!”
-Taylor Swift

2.) Velvet Linens.  
-We just received a new batch of linen samples and we were swooning when we saw VELVET! Velvet linens are a gorgeous way to add texture and color to any space while giving your reception an upscale New York flair!


“All any girl needs, at any time in history, is simple velvet and basic diamonds.”
-Eva Gabor

3.) Make your gown a showstopper.
-New York, the city where “anything goes”! Use this as the perfect reason to pull out all the stops! Feathers, sequins, and 2-pieces are perfectly acceptable.

                                        Photo by: Cinderella Wedding Photo Company 

“…Yes, you can wear whatever you want… it is your day. You set the rules…”

4.) The perfect pumps.
Along with a head turning dress, every New Yorker loves a good shoe! If you needed an excuse to buy a pair of Louis Vuittan, Jimmy Choo, or Prada pumps, this is it! Everyone knows a pair of shoes can make or break an outfit, so make sure even your shoes turn heads!

                                                                                                  Photo by: Taun Henderson Photography

“A woman with good shoes is never ugly.”
-Coco Chanel

In New York, everything is big and over the top, so don’t be afraid to pull out all the stops! Allow your wedding to show off your big city style. Every crazy, fun, and adventurous, side!

Happy planning!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Your Guide To Galentine's Day

FEBRUARY!?!! How'd that happen? This year is already flying by!! That means Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Instead of stressing about the traditional Valentine's day, why not throw a Galentine's Day party for you and your girlfriends!! Whether you're hosting a besties brunch or a festive dinner party, we have you covered with these simple tips.

Spread the word

Photo courtesy of Joseph Laurin via The Beauty Pin

Spread the word by passing out some cute invitations! Your invites will be the first impression of the party, so don't hesitate to get a little crafty! Use some glitter or confetti and a bold font catch your friends eye! Be sure to include all vital information, such as the obvious time and place but also include what your friends should wear and bring! Don't forget the most important detail of Galentine's Day... Girls Only!! 


Photos courtesy of Jeff Mindel via Balloon TimeStyle Me Pretty and Monica Wang via The Glitter Guide

Fill the room with pops of pinks and purples... it is Galentine's Day after all! Stream the walls with sparkly garland or scatter these DIY conversation heart balloons around the room. Be sure to set the table with eye catching floral arrangements and don't be afraid to light some candles. 

Treat Yourself

Cue the cookies, cupcakes and cake pops! Treat your friends to snacks you can decorate together by setting up a dessert bar full of pretty pink icing and sprinkles! 

Pop the bubbly! What could go better with your sweet treats other than a glass of Rosé or a pretty-in-pink cocktail? Add festive garnishes to each glass to top it off! 

Party Favors 

Photo courtesy of Pop Sugar

Send your girlfriends home with a gift that will pamper like a DIY spa kit! We love this one from Pop Sugar . They will love getting to unwind after a long day and treat themselves to something so indulging!