Summer Wedding Trends 2016

Now that we are post-Memorial Day, we are officially moving into summer weddings and as we finalize details with these couples, there are some amazing Summer Wedding Trends that we think you’ll be seeing a lot more of in the coming months! So far, these new trends have been nothing short of extravagant.


Signature Drinks

How delicious and cool do these signature drinks look? Create a whiskey tasting vignette, a tequila bar, or have your signature cocktails prepped and ready to go for guests as they enter the cocktail area to avoid lines at the bar. Create a VIP experience for your guests from the moment they walk into cocktail hour! PS…for the extra touch, add some custom wooden drink stirrers or custom napkins (like these ones from our friends at Delovely Details)



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This summer wedding trend has everyone looking their best – mismatched bridesmaid dresses are the way to go! Bridesmaids now have a say in what they wear on the special day, from color and length to style and fit. Some of the most popular mismatched styles have been different shades of a particular color, different colors of a particular pattern, or just flat out mismatched. No need to feel insecure while walking down the aisle in a dress that doesn’t complement you best, the choice is now yours! This trend is not only fashion-forward, it totally takes the stress away from trying to make the color and style of every bridesmaid dress match perfectly to every body style (not to mention, you’ll finally have a bridesmaid dress that you can wear at places other than a wedding).

Kelsey Bridesmaids Couture Events The Casino at San Clemente

 Surprisingly this trend has also been popular for the groomsmen too. You can expect to see groomsmen this summer wearing more patterned and mismatched ties (like these from The Grunion Run), or some off-beat, stylish derivative of the groom’s suit. For now, the days of wedding uniformity are out — but then again, who ever really encouraged blending in?



Kelsey Scott Dessert San Clemente Wedding

When thinking of summer desserts for your wedding you want something interactive for guests! Custom, decorative boards, like the one we snapped on our phone pictured above, can turn your food into an artistic statement. One of Couture’s own, Karina, turned her dessert station into a work of art. The famed Krispy Kreme donuts hung on pegs and decorated on cake stands. Food walls are a great way to display all of your favorite summer treats and allow guest to take the treats at their leisure!

Donut Wall

Whatever trend you connect to most, let it be stress-free and the perfect, unique reflection of you as a couple!

Photo Credits: Cavin Elizabeth, Brian Saculles, Acres of Hope Photography, Brett Hickman Photographers

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Wedding Trends Inspired by the Oscars 2016

This year’s Oscars brought hot new trends that we think translate to fabulous wedding trends! Arguably the most highly anticipated event of awards season, the Oscars never fails to disappoint. For us fashion fanatics, eagerly awaiting the dresses celebrities will be wearing is (almost) more exciting than the awards show itself. Waiting for each star to emerge from their limo causes more anticipation than waiting to hear if Leo walked away with the best actor award…(ok maybe not quite). Nonetheless, seeing latest looks for this special occasion can’t help but spark some serious gown inspiration for brides to be. These are the top wedding trends we saw on the red carpet!


Wedding Trends Lace

Lace detailing has become an extremely popular way to add a romantic feel to dresses, decorations, cakes, and everything in between. Lace is a classic bridal look that took the red carpet by storm. All we can say is, Rooney Mara and Jennifer Lawrence owned this look. The form fitting lace paneled dresses worn by these gorgeous ladies proves this look can be taken many different directions and is trendy yet timeless. Lace can go from runway, to red carpet, to down the aisle; we say lace highlights are definitely a “do!”

Plunging Necklines

Wedding Trends Plunging Neckline

Charlize Theron takes the cake for the most awe worthy plunging dress on the red carpet. Her cherry red gown is evidence that the low dropping V neckline can, in fact, be tasteful. We also loved Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie’s gowns, proving that even plunging necklines paired with sequins can be both classy and glamorous. Without a doubt, a deep plunging neckline with a long feminine silhouette, like we saw on the red carpet, will translate seamlessly into a bridal gown trend this year.

Sexy in Strapless

Wedding Trends Strapless

Looking for something simple that also makes a bold statement? We adore strapless dresses as they let your neckline do all the talking. There is something so subtle yet sexy about a strapless dress that makes it a perfect fit for a summer or spring wedding. They are also a flattering option for bridesmaid dresses and can be dressed up by adding a statement necklace for a completely new look. Strapless dresses can appeal to anyone looking for a versatile and stylish look.


Wedding Trends Pastels

Pastels are one of our favorite trends this year! They are understated yet so bold and unique. Pretty pastels are perfect for all weddings year round. Soft pinks and baby blues complement the use of patterns or colors for most wedding décor. Incorporate pastel colors for bridesmaids dresses, table accessories, or flowers arrangements to add a creative touch to your special day. Pair pastels with wooden tables for a softer feel to a rustic look or play with textures to add drama to centerpieces. Pastels are sure to inspire you to play with textures and be daring with the design of your wedding!


Wedding Trends Embellishment

The glamour and regal feel that embellishments add to any dress is unquestionable. The stunning Alicia Vikander gets our vote for best dressed on Sunday evening.   The star looked absolutely flawless in her pastel princess gown. Dressing to embody Belle from Beauty and the Beast, it is hard to deny everything about her gown screamed bridal glamour; the embellished touch keeping her right on trend.

One-of-a-Kind White Gowns

Wedding Trends white gowns

Celebrities like Olivia Wilde and Lady Gaga rocked sultry, sophisticated, and very unique white silhouettes. White is our forever go-to color; it’s crisp, it’s versatile and it’s always in-style. Brides looking for a classic gown with a modern twist can mimic these fashion forward ladies by looking for obscure cut outs, distinctive necklines and irreplaceable details to personalize their very own white gown.

And we cannot forget about the men!

Bow Ties

Wedding Trends Bowties  

Ditch the traditional tie look and make an effortless statement by wearing a bowtie for a unique look. You absolutely cannot go wrong with looking like a gentleman in any formal occasion. Choose a bowtie that fits the scheme of the wedding or each groomsmen’s personalities as they can choose to wear one of plaid, striped, or classic black. Bow ties can become a conversation piece as they add spunk and flare to a traditional black suite. They completely show off confidence and class while drawing attention to a man’s face. The secret to showing off this look is to make it look effortless.


Kayla and Hayley

All images found from E! and Vogue

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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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