Tag Archive | Occasions

Is the black wedding gown a trend or the wave of the future?

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Brides have enjoyed expressing themselves in shades other than white for years. At Occasions we sell more than 90% of our brides an Ivory gown opposed to white.  Shades of blush pink as well as champagne are also very popular choices. We have even sold soft shades of silver and blue

So we ponder are brides looking for a bolder statement? After all, the color black  is  a color of elegance and class in evening wear so why not in Bridal?

I wonder if black can overcome it’s negative connotation of being an eerie color, can we look past the thoughts of funerals and sadness?

Is black an unusual choice for a bride? Are Black dresses  here to stay?

 

What are your thought?

 

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A perfect Harvest Wedding!

 

 

September and October have now become one of the most popular times to get married .  The weather is absolutely beautiful in  fall and here in New England the foliage can not be beat.

Here are some trends to look for this year

The Wedding setting continues to be a more rustic  BOHO vibe. Barn weddings are still trending, family style seating and natural decorations are popular  reception themes.

Fall bridal bouquets and centerpieces are often adorned with autumnal foliage and decorations such as branches, oak leaves, acorns and crab apples. It is often the colors, as much as the actual flowers that are important. Rich reds, fiery oranges and beautiful yellows mixed with brown, gold, green, amber and russet colors.

Who says pie can’t be as elegant as  cake. Smaller portions mean guests can try as many flavors as their hearts desire. We love the combination of the mismatched tiered dessert tray.

And one last trend I simply adore is the white pumpkin also called the Ghost pumpkin Snowballs, Luminas or Caspers .So beautiful as a decoration or carved with your names and wedding date

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Wedding Beauty Checklist

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5 DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Wear Again

DIY Halloween Costumes

1. Glam Witch DIY Halloween Costumeglam witch DIY Halloween costume

Get your broomstick ready with this ultra glam costume. Start with a sexy sparkly black dress like ALYCE Paris style #4348. Then add a black fringe kimono and some black booties to give off a fashion forward, yet festive vibe. Accessorize with a pointed witch hat and a broom stick and you have one hot witchy look!

2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s DIY Halloween CostumeBreakfast at Tiffany's DIY Halloween Costume

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with this super chic costume! Start with a black dress like ALYCE Paris style #35671.  Get this iconic look by accessorizing with a chunky pearl necklace, long black gloves, and over sized shades. Style your hair in a high bun with a sparkly mini tiara. Add some classic black pumps and you are ready to go!

3. Queen Of Hearts DIY Halloween CostumeQueen of Hearts DIY Halloween Costume

You will definitely break a few hearts with this flirty costume!  Start with a cute red dress like ALYCE Paris style #3602.  Add a gold mini crown, heart choker necklace, and heart shaped purse to give off the heart theme! Keep the red vibe alive with a pair of sexy red pumps. A gold staff will complete your regal look.

4. Angel DIY Halloween CostumeAngel DIY Halloween Costume

If you are looking for a super easy and cute Halloween costume then this is for you! All you need is a pretty white dress like ALYCE Paris style #3591 and some angel accessories! Add a killer pair of heels and you have a super easy and cute angel costume.

5. Kentucky Derby DIY Halloween CostumeKentucky Derby DIY Halloween Costume

Looking for an excuse to wear a big floppy hat? Then you need to go

as a Kentucky Derby girl! Start with a cute cocktail dress like ALYCE Paris style #4378 and add a hat, the bigger the better! Finish your look off with white gloves and matching shoes!

25 Ways To Make Your Wedding Funnier

1. Make a silly save the date card.

Make a silly save the date card.

2. Go movie poster-inspired.

Go movie poster-inspired.

3. Or just write on your faces.

Or just write on your faces.

4. If you’ve got a beard to work with…

If you've got a beard to work with...

5. And if you don’t want to put your faces on the card, just be straightforward.

And if you don't want to put your faces on the card, just be straightforward.

(Not humble.)

6. Use RSVP cards that will allow guests to respond forthrightly.

Use RSVP cards that will allow guests to respond forthrightly.

7. Keep your ceremony program brief.

Keep your ceremony program brief.

8. Don’t beat around the bush.

Don't beat around the bush.

9. Do something unconventional with your rings.

Do something unconventional with your rings.

10. Between the two of you, you’ll have three rings to work with, after all.

11. Take cheesy (but fun) photos.

Take cheesy (but fun) photos.

13. Employ an unconventional cake topper.

Employ an unconventional cake topper.

15. Give your guests fun favors.

Give your guests fun favors.

16. Give the wedding party socks that specify their role.

Give the wedding party socks that specify their role.

17. Remember that you can do endless pun-y things with matches.

Remember that you can do endless pun-y things with matches.

18. Invite your guests to pimp something.

Invite your guests to pimp something.

Everyone likes cupcakes.

19. Say something cute about each of your guests on their name cards.

Say something cute about each of your guests on their name cards.

You know, show that you know everyone attending.

20. Put customized “do not disturb” signs in welcome baskets for guests.

Put customized "do not disturb" signs in welcome baskets for guests.

21. Ask your guests to fill out mad libs.

Ask your guests to fill out mad libs.

You can buy them from Etsy.

22. Serve your favorite booze like this.

Serve your favorite booze like this.

You will, however, bear every responsibility for your guests getting grossly drunk.

23. And of course, one of the BEST ways to make people laugh at your wedding is to incorporate your pets.

And of course, one of the BEST ways to make people laugh at your wedding is to incorporate your pets.

24. You can buy signs like this online for your pets to wear in save the date cards.

You can buy signs like this online for your pets to wear in save the date cards.

25. Or just get a few chalkboards and give your pet “the.”

Or just get a few chalkboards and give your pet "the."