[FEATURED] Brides.com + Creative Ways to Use Trees at Your Wedding

Brides.com asked us for our opinion again and, as usual, we didn't hold back. This time they asked us about creative ways to use trees in your wedding decor.

Creative Ways to Use Trees at Your Wedding | LIG Events - Washington, DC Wedding and Event Planners

There are so many ways to use trees in your event spaces that I practically wrote a novel on different ways to use them. I also included one very key piece of advice regarding scale that you should take into account when considering any type of large decor element -- not just when you're thinking about trees in particular. 

If you're interested in all of the possibilities trees have to offer, head on over to the post on Brides.com and let me know your thoughts below in the comments section! 

 


[FEATURED] Brides.com + Pinterest Trends

Brides.com asked us for what we consider to be the worst Pinterest trends when it comes to weddings. 

We had some concrete opinions regarding wedding cakes... and many bakers have told me what I said is true! 

Click the link or the graphic to take you to the Brides.com post and find out what we had to say! 

Also, I must say, all of the other planners that were asked to comment on this topic were spot-on. All of these trends are beautiful and inspiring, but either overdone or impractical!

What do you think? Are there any other Pinterest trends you dislike? Let us know in the comments!


[FEATURED] Brides.com + Minimalist Weddings

A few weeks ago, a writer from BRIDES.com asked us for our opinion on minimalist wedding decor and we happily responded with some of our thoughts. 

Minimalist Wedding Decor | LIG Events - Wedding Planners in Washington, DC

While minimalist weddings are not what one thinks of when they think of a traditional wedding, they are still beautiful and can be quite striking. They are a perfect for a modern couple who prefers a more clean-lined and sparse aesthetic.

The term "minimalism" actually refers to an art trend that arose in the 1950s that focused on simple design elements. Artists like Yves Klein, Donald Judd, and one of my favorites, Frank Stella. As Wikipedia points out, the term "minimalist" refers to anything that is stripped or pared-down of it's essentials.  

But just because you gravitate towards a simpler look doesn't mean that you need to eliminate all of the elements that make up a traditional wedding. Check out what we had to say on this topic over on Brides.com.

Also, in case you're wondering what the scenario I described in the article looks like, here are a few pictures from a past minimalist wedding:

Minimalist Wedding | LIG Events - Wedding Planners in Washington, DC
Minimalist Wedding | LIG Events - Wedding Planners in Washington, DC
Minimalist Wedding | LIG Events - Wedding Planners in Washington, DC
Minimalist Wedding | LIG Events - Wedding Planners in Washington, DC
Minimalist Wedding | LIG Events - Wedding Planners in Washington, DC