Allow me to introduce myself, I am Krystel, owner of Couture Events! I am a wedding stylist, designer, and coordinator.  I am so honored to be a guest blogger for Estate Weddings and Events. Each month I will be sharing the latest tips, trends, styles, and wedding ideas with you! 

Many of our clients come to us for styling advice and as we start out the new year we thought it might be best to share with you our top styling tips for 2012

 Couture's Top Five Wedding Styling Tips for 2012

 1. Bohemian is Beautiful 

Kate Moss proved this with her gorgeous bohemian styled wedding attire. She has set the trend for 2012 as we see many of our brides asking for light, soft, and airy accents along with sheer, barely there fabrics and delicate details. Some of our favorite elements from Kate’s wedding are her Juliet cap veil and the white flower garland headpieces on the bridal party, so boho chic.

 2. Muted Colors are IN! 

Nudes and blushes for everything including wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, florals, and makeup. Yes, you heard us, this year we are seeing more colored wedding gowns in muted tones. We are also seeing many brides choosing muted bridesmaid dresses, a nude wedding lip, and going with soft blush and cream florals.

 *Tip: If you decide on a muted color gown, DO NOT choose muted or nude bridesmaid dresses as this will only wash everyone out. Remember you want to stand out on your special day, no matter if it is white or a beautiful blush. 

 3. Lighting is Everything

Lighting is the single best way to transform any venue from ordinary to extraordinary! In 2012 creative lighting will take precedence in the wedding decor and budget. We will be seeing more chandeliers, up-lighting, gobos, market lights, and candles, all of which help create an incredible ambiance for your guests to enjoy.

 4. Glam is Back

While we have had so much fun with the rustic styling, we see that Glam is coming back and we couldn’t be more excited.  Whether iconic black & white, gold and silver accents, or just the sparkle (crystals, rhinestones, glitter, and shimmer), we are seeing many brides bring some bling into their wedding. Every detail is becoming more glamorous in both vintage and modern wedding themes, brides are embracing the GLAM look.

 5. Long Banquet Tables are Luxurious

We will be seeing many long rectangle tables with pretty runners and assorted sized centerpieces. Round is out, brides no longer want just one centerpiece, they want assortments of bottles, vases, candles, and florals at all different heights to entertain the eye and bring dimension to the tables. They also like the idea of family style banquet tables, creating a more intimate feel.

--Krystel of Couture Events

Image Credits: Bohemian is Beautiful: Photos by Mario Testino via Vogue; Muted Colors Are In: Photo by Kristen Weaver Photography; Lighting is Everything: Photo by Suthi Picotte; Glam is Back: Photo by Joielala Photographie; Long Banquet Tables are Luxurious: Photo found on Style Me Pretty


More about our new guest blogger: Krystel, Owner of Couture Events

Krystel spent several years in the fashion and entertainment industry, working with some of the top modeling agencies, fashion designers, and FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) before stepping into the world of events where she freelanced with one of the most prestigious event production companies, Events

 International Company, in Malibu, CA . In

 2008 she was able to combine her love for fashion and events by founding Couture Events! Coming from the world of fashion where Couture is EVERYTHING- she wanted to combine all of the elements of Couture into her events: quality, handmade, gorgeous, unique, and glamorous. 

Her reputation has grown quickly as she is now one of the most sought after wedding coordinators in the San Diego. She has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Disney's Fairytale Wedding Blog, San Diego Magazine, 944 Magazine, Exquisite Weddings Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Green Wedding Shoes,  and is the coordinator for the NotWedding San Diego. She also is a preferred vendor with Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, and Estate Weddings and Events


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