I recently had the pleasure of attending a kickoff party in Los Angeles for my friends at PartySlate. They collect and house incredible amounts of event and wedding inspiration for couples and party hosts to search and see what’s out there for their event. If you’re looking for event or wedding inspiration online, I suggest you start there. With all those ideas banked on their website, it’s natural that PartySlate would bring some of those ideas to life — in a party right here in my hometown! The event took place at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel, in a tent on the rooftop. One of my regular go-to artists, Calligraphy Katrina hand scripted each guest name on a candle box to act as the place card and Auroral Floral created these beautiful centerpieces.
During the event, we chatted about trends, what our industry is seeing that’s growing in popularity (and declining too). During my interview with the team at PartySlate, we covered it all. Here are a few takeaways that I thought you might like to know!
Destination weddings aren’t always more affordable! We need to entertain guests for days at a time. Typically that can mean a welcome party, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and post-brunch for all the guests. That’s a lot of parties! Then you add in the cost of travel and you really need to consider the budget before booking away from home.
Instead of a lot of flowers, I’m actually using a lot of greens. Couples are asking for more greenery with just a touch of floral instead of a room filled with flowers like in the past. Leaves mixed with candles and even candles wrapped in leaves are very popular with my clients this season.
I’m also creating fewer ceiling treatments with flowers or greens. I think that look has had it’s peak. Twinkle lights are back and I love that. The look is so romantic (and affordable too).
Biggest Event Moment:
This one was an easy topic to discuss (it always is). If you know me, you know family is everything to me. Family weddings are always the biggest moment (for anyone, I think). My biggest event moment was my son’s wedding day (and getting to help plan along the way). Since then, my granddaughters’ birthday parties are a close second.
For more trend ideas and decor for your wedding (or any kind of event), check out all the inspiration on PartySlate.
Images by Jenny Quicksall
Party Creative Partners: Venue: Kimpton La Peer Hotel, Floral: Auroral Floral, Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina, Planning: Rheefined Company, Lighting: LightenUp Inc., Entertainment: Dart Collective, Invitations: A Fine Press, Rentals: Taylor Creative Inc., Video: Honey Reel, 24K Gold Water: LUXWTR, Candles: Lait, Linens: Nuage Designs, Table Decor: Greystone Table