Celebrity Weddings: 2009

We love gossip magazines, so we decided to write about some of the celebrity weddings of 2009.

Fergie and Josh Duhamel
First of all, how deliriously happy does Fergie look? She is so pretty, and just put her in a mermaid cut Dolce & Gabbana gown and she is exquisite. They had a more traditional Catholic ceremony and her bridesmaids wore black dresses.

Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett
Who says you can't invite your ex? Or get married at his house for that matter?
We loved the princess feel to corset gown with ballroom skirt and the lavender gowns that her bridesmaids wore. Some of the details that we loved were: the thick white ribbon on the bridesmaids bouquets, the gobos in the tent, and the thousands of white petals.

"Speidi" aka Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
All around, Speidi should be embarrassed for themselves. But, they did have a gorgeous wedding in Pasadena in a lovely church. Heidi's two bridesmaids wore yellow gowns and Heidi's Monique Lhullier gown featured ruffles. Heidi was dripping with Neil Lane jewels, which was actually a bit much. She should have put all the accessories on, and then taken one off. (Thank you Coco Chanel.) They had two hundred guests at the wedding, and an intimate reception. Also tacky. Oh well.

Jaime Pressly and Samran Singh
Jaime and Samran (an entertainment lawyer) got married at Dick Clark's mansion in Malibu. We love that her gown had straps and was heavily beaded and her birdcage veil with vintage appliques. Jaime's two year old son was the ring bearer and their recessional was to "At Last" by Etta James.

Khloe Khardashian and Lamar Odom

Look at the ruched Vera Wang mermaid dress featuring ruffles and a beaded lilac sash. ::Sigh:: Awesome. We also loved that Khloe let her bridesmaids wear various shades of purple and different styles. Their cake was monstrous, taller than her basketball player husband, and was white with black damask and lilac colored roses. Their reception had arrangements in all different shaped glass vases with white flowers.


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Pictures from the Wedding Festival at the Hyatt

We had a lovely time at the Wedding Festival at the Hyatt on the 9th! As mentioned before, our booth was a "Gilded Garden" Reception. Part of what we do, being wedding planners, is use all of our resources to pull together the perfect look! We used ivory floor length linens, eggplant table runners, a sheer purple overlay for the cake table, and natural wooden garden chairs that we tied purple striped bows to.
We used our cube and cylinder vases and called up Kristi at Dahlia to put together our flower arrangements. We completed the look with pillar candles, our golden plate chargers, votive holders that looked like little gardening pots, and perfectly matching eggplant and gold place cards made out of layered paper.

Holly Cakes made us the perfect cake to go in our gilded garden! Holly used painted fondant and sugar lace to create a cake that would pop. We used mini watering cans as favors along with single flowers for each place setting.
A signature drink is always welcome at a party! How about a pomegranate martini with a purple sugar rim? (With a twist!)
Holly created the perfect cake topper to go with the perfect cake!

Our lantern and our cube vase both had our logo (or what would be a couple's monogram) burnished on them, which perfectly matched the custom aisle runner with our logo.
Live flowers were featured on the seating chart! The table names were the different flowers featured in the arrangements and bouquet. Perfect for a true garden party!

In the table top display section of the show, we did a "Homestead Chic" table. (Both the table and the display were decided on just 36 hours before the show.) Think shabby chic meets country meets spring time and crystal.
Homestead decor is all about using items that remind you of home. My mother's china works for that.
We used organic Virginia tulips ($16 from Whole Foods) and ivory and white poms ($9, also from Whole Foods). We then added 2 boxes of dazzlers ($5 at Hobby Lobby). All the vases, napkin rings, etc. are B&R Events.
The ten top table was only set for eight. We set the table in two semi circles. Two chair ties ($2) were used as a runner on top of our unbleached burlap ($8).

Homestead Chic is about working with what you got. Which this "budget queen" loves!

Thanks so much to all the lovely brides that came out!


Wedding Show this Weekend

Come see our "Gilded Garden Reception" at this weekend's Wedding Festival at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, SC. We played off of what all the fashion magazines are talking about, gold accessories, especially make up.
We will also be in the table top display area, where our table's theme is "Homestead Chic." A combination of country, shabby chic, and spring time.
Click here for a coupon for a $1 off the ticket price (remember, we are budget queens!).
You can also sign up for our "Must/Must Not List" and enter to win a consultation.
Not going to the show, but still want the list? Email us at coordinator@bandreventssc.com

We will see you there!