LUXE. The word alone makes me feel fabulous. As an adjective, It’s an ultimate, and definitely of the most versatile. When it comes to weddings…especially for us here at Soiree, it is almost a necessity. Every wedding that we produce has a common thread running through them all…there is, in small or large form, elements of the word Luxe. After looking around me a little, I learned that it is more than just something we are in love with…it is something that is taking the world over.
The ante has been upped as wedding gowns are becoming more and more incredible, they are also becoming an inspirational piece for the rest of the theme of the wedding. It can be a consistent use of delicate lace, or intricately fine beading, or even the new thing to love: ruffles!
So many times, the wedding gown is the inspiration for the theme of the wedding, (it’s not difficult to see why!), but there are also many opportunities to tie things together with the beautiful bridal accessories. Luxe items can cross over to every piece of your wedding: Invitations, linens, florals, lighting, venue, and even things such as the transportation.
As we all know, the detail for every one of these items set the stage for a wedding and the great parties that surround them, but if the right items are chosen, they combine to create a perfectly glam celebration. Some of our favorites are extravagant veils and elegant cakes that simply enamor.
In Park City, the word Luxe is not always the first thing that comes to mind…but if you look closely it has an incredible presence here. The extravagance of the natural world here is the perfect backdrop for embellishment. Natural fabrics can be embellished or combined with more luxurious fabrics or detail to enhance and add romantic elements of luxe and simple extravagance. Also, many of the venues are such statements of luxury that it is only natural to use them as complements to your celebration.
The luxe look can be combined with any theme, whether it is natural, rustic, vintage, modern or classic; the possibilities are endless. Great choices can include: generously layered and ruched ruffles mixed with succulents and other naturals (think dark woods and burlap). Also, use combinations of deep, rich colors with sleek lines and tall centerpieces with complementary floral and simple place settings. Being creative, and using different tones of one color such as rich ivory, white or even grays are often used to set the mood for a glitzy party. When using monochrome colors, it’s a good idea to use fabrics of different textures within the chosen shade to add drama and character.
Color used in stark contrast is also a great way to incorporate the extra bit of glam. Color combinations such as black and white mixed with either red, pink or green shades can be dramatic and celebratory. One of my favorites is combining navy blue with fuchsia pink. These are just a few fun and dramatic color combinations. They are all excellent choices and provide a fabulous foundation for adding all the desirable glamour, regardless of the chosen theme.
Great receptions are comprised of many different pieces. Of these, the table décor is of course a favorite. Silk tablecloths in different unique styles create that extra sparkle that we love to incorporate. Including metallics and mixing them with dark colors instantly complements any type of style. Many times, using elements of Luxe ideas can be the crossover link between seemingly opposite styles such as modern and vintage, or traditional and extravagant.
Another of our favorites is the increasingly popular use of feathers in the design details. Especially peacock feathers, known for their color are naturally beautiful. They are also incredible when bleached or dyed to showcase their light and floating presence. Feathers combined with jewels are fabulous used in more than headpieces.
However you chose to incorporate some of the favorite elements of the beloved word, including some glamour and glitz will take your celebration to a special level of gorgeous.