February 2016 Archive

2016 Fashion and Beauty Wedding Trends

A little over a month ago we rang in 2016 with toasts to a great New Year and celebrations with loved ones. As 2016 continues, so do the toasts and the celebrations, as couples anticipate walking down the aisle to say, “I do”. The pinnacle of this moment has been preceded by months of planning the perfect special day for the bride and groom. For the bride, finding the dress is something she’s dreamed of since her Disney Princess days, and 2016 is sure to be a year of dream worthy gowns, glamorous accessories, and beautiful hair and makeup. Five craze worthy fashion and beauty wedding trends we envision for 2016 are:

1. Mismatched Bridesmaids Gowns

Traditionally, perfectly matched bridesmaids have lined the bride’s side at the altar, however, the trend of mismatched gowns seems to take the stage (or altar) these days. Switching up the cuts, lengths, and shapes of bridesmaid dresses is a great way to add personality to each bridesmaid while remaining cohesive through the matching color scheme. 2016 is sure to see this new, modern way to personalize wedding fashion.

2. Loose, Laidback, “Effortless” Hair

When we think traditional bridal hair we think formal up-dos and tightly bound ringlets. While still keeping the polished look of a pulled back style, the looser buns and larger “effortless” waves that we’ve been seeing give a soft, subtle and glamorous look. More and more we are seeing styles like a low bun with a loose braid intertwined, or a half-up, half-down mermaid wave, paired with the perfect dress and accessories to compliment the bride’s style.

3. Open Back Dresses

Open back anything has been all the rage in the past few years. Something about the conservative neckline and awe of an exposed back screams classy and sophisticated, yet utterly sultry. The modest high-necked front of a dress, with a low dipping back makes such a statement. It’s perfect for pictures and walking down the aisle!

4. Lace Dresses

Something about white lace exudes romance. It’s classic, elegant and dainty in all the right ways. We are huge fans of the long sleeved lace look especially with a low swooping back. Lace can be so versatile when playing with the accessories and make-up. It can take a bohemian route with long loose waves, or a more conservative route with a twisted chignon and pearls.

5. Hair Jewels

They’re luxe, they’re modern, and they add that final polished, yet playful touch. We are all for pairing them with a perfectly placed bohemian bun. Jewels around your neck will always be timeless, but jewels in your hair are a new, unexpected twist on a wedding accessory.



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Spring Interns 2016

We are two months into 2016 and so excited to introduce you to our new intern babes! Our Couture Events Internship program continues to bring the cream of the crop each semester and we could not be happier to welcome these two to the Couture family!

Meet Kayla

Couture Events Internship Spring

Hello, my name is Kayla Canning and I’m a junior at Point Loma Nazarene University seeking a bachelor’s degree in Managerial and Organizational Communication with a minor in Public Relations. I grew up in Orange County, but I hope to make sunny San Diego my permanent home after I graduate. In my spare time I enjoy being a part of the outdoors. You can find me hitting golf balls at the range, playing volleyball at the beach, or going on adventurous hikes with my friends. I have a true passion for interacting with people and organizing and I look forward to interning with Couture Events to help create your special day!

Fun Facts about Kayla:

            Favorite Starbucks Drink: Soy Carmel Macchiato

            Favorite Designers: Lululemon Athletica, Vince Camuto, and Michael Kors 

            Place I want to Travel: Europe! 

Meet Hayley

Couture Events Internship Spring Bio

Hello! I’m Hayley Carberry and I am thrilled to be joining the Couture Events team as a spring intern! I am just finishing my last year at the University of San Diego, studying communications and marketing.  I grew up in the small suburb of Glencoe, Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan, just north of the beautiful city of Chicago.  I am a running and workout enthusiast, and have an endless love for fashion, design and all things creative.

My dream is to be able to use my passion to create a picture perfect day for couples, where they can be fully present and experience their special day together, without worrying about a thing.  I have always had a love for weddings: from the gorgeous venues, to the décor, to seeing the bride walk down the aisle. Getting the opportunity to join a team of amazing ladies, committed to creating the perfect day, is so exciting!

Fun Facts about Hayley:

Favorite Starbucks Drink: Coffee with steamed soy milk- I literally cannot function in the morning without it.

 Favorite Designers: Free People, Lovers and Friends, and Dolce Vita- I have a shoe addiction!

Favorite Movie: A Walk to Remember

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Christina & Peter’s Ponte Winery Wedding


Christina and Peter’s wedding at Ponte Family Winery was a dream. Set against the rolling hills of the Temecula wine country, every detail of their wedding told a story of romance and elegance.They are a remarkable couple, she a nurse and he a cardiologist in San Diego, and we were so honored to help them share their love story with their closest family and friends!

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The shades of pink were the perfect touch to the vineyard earth tones.

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Custom paper goods and signage were the perfect accent to the reception design!

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Hello gorgeous! The ombre flower design on the cake was absolutely stunning!

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Venue: Ponte Family Winery


Coordination: Couture Events

Photographer: 8twenty8studios

Florist: Posies

Cinema: Quixotic Pictures

DJ: SOS Entertainment

Cake: Cakes to Celebrate

Strings: Angelica Strings

Photobooth: Mobile Photobooth

Rentals: Concepts Event Design

Hair: Shalay Owens

Make-up: Unveiled Bridal Beauty

Favors: Dallmann Confections

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