Monday, December 2, 2013

2014 Wedding Trends

With our final wedding for the year coming up in 2 weeks, it has really been a busy 2013 for us at Hannah Michael.  We have had the privilege of meeting incredible clients and helping them design, plan and coordinate their special events.  One of the things we've noticed this year was the men (grooms) taking active roles in the planning of their weddings!  This stood out for us as it showed that the grooms are also interested and quite keen on ensuring that details of the day are carefully planned. It has simply been a joy to work with all our couples. Some photos and testimonials have been uploaded on our main site.

2014 is even looking busier with the number of events we are already planning for next year!  The colour trend seems to be blue especially navy blue and royal blue. The colour theme for our December 2013 wedding is Royal blue and Gold!  Grey has been a popular colour for weddings for a number of seasons and it is believed that this trend will continue to 2014.  There are so many colours that can be paired with grey; sunflower yellow, olive green and ivory.  Other colours we are seeing are pink, neutral, aqua...all used in a different and classy way.

Merry Christmas and A Fruitful 2014 everyone. We are looking forward to 2014!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Centre Pieces for Wedding Receptions

It has been a while since I wrote a piece.  2012 was a busy year for us as we experienced significant growth in different arms of our business especially the cake and invitation/card making sides of our business.  I will be sharing some of our designs at some point and I will be talking about some lovely couples we worked with and their testimonials.

We have started consulting and securing bookings for 2013.  One of the things we do well is to help couples create a beautiful day within their budgets.  Whilst consulting with a client recently, we realised that her budget could not accomodate the sort of centrepiece arrangement she wanted for her day.  We looked at other options and finally came up with a cheaper option that will give the same effect and ambience she wants for her big day.

When picking a centre piece arrangement, always remember that fresh flowers are expensive.  Seasons, colours, type of flower etc all add to the cost. Also, the more flowers you have in an arrangement, the more expensive the arrangement will cost.  I advise clients to think of how to use other elements to substitute or complement flowers; that way you use less flowers but still bring in the freshness they introduce to a decor.  Example:  Use candelabras with taper candles (use non flame candles if the venue objects to open flames).  Add little flower arrangements for freshness:

Candelabras come in different heights so you can create a high centre piece effect or a lower one.  Mirrors, rose petals and votives can also be used.

There are so many elements that can be used as centrepieces to create a nice table setting without breaking a bank.