Plan Like A Pro | Lauren Fox From Fox Events

Plan Like A Pro | Lauren Fox, Fox Events

Lauren Fox, Fox EventsWe’re enamoured with Fox Events.  Their style is the perfect mix of sophistication and freshness.  We love how  they infuse a couple’s personality into the weddings they create, making each one unique and and meaningful.  Lead planner Lauren Fox has been crafting inspiring weddings for nearly 10 years.  First as part of a larger Charleston event planning company and then on her own with Fox Events since 2013.  We think you’ll agree, Lauren Fox has great style.  And if you’re planning your Big Day, you’ll want to read the thoughts she shared with us here.

What’s one of your favorite weddings that you’ve planned and why?
We did a wedding for Colleen and Nick Brice at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island. Colleen & Nick are native New Yorkers with a love for the South. They chose the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island for its stunning backdrop and ease of accommodations for all of their guests.  Colleen wanted to mix her “New York” style with Southern tradition so we used farm tables and x-back chairs to fulfill the rustic, Southern vibe and shades of blue and green with metallic décor to add a modern touch.  Northern elements met Southern tradition and it turned out perfectly.  It was a special day because we overcame weather, transformed their wishes into reality, and gave them an incredible wedding to celebrate with friends and family.

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What new and fun trends are you seeing for 2016?

Greenery!–This is very quickly becoming what Fox Events specializes in.  We love greening ceilings, chandeliers, mantles, and tablescapes any chance we get.

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Metallic colors—we are big fans of using metallics for our linens, votives, vases, and signage.  It adds the perfect amount of sparkle and glam without being to over the top.

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Eucalyptus—this goes along with our love for greenery, but we also love to mix it in with the bride’s bouquet.

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Foil-stamped stationary suite—we use gold foil in our logo so we are thrilled when the bride and groom love it just as much as we do.

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 How can a couple really personalize their reception and make it their own?

We have a lot of couples who love to personalize cocktail napkins, menu cards, dinner napkins, decorate with photos around the room, and even create a signature cocktail featuring their drink of choice.  In terms of the actual reception space, every couple has a style or vibe and its important to choose a color palate, flowers, furniture, music, etc. to represent that.

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What’s your best advice for saving on wedding expenses….without looking like you did?

Our advice is to spend money where it counts.  Spend the extra dollar on linens when having a seated dinner, spend more on the band when you know your guests will dance the night away, pay for the open bar if your friends will use it!  Make smart decisions when planning your night and your guests will be wowed from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave.

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The Loveliest Lace Wedding Gowns

Lace Wedding Dresses

We love lace.  It’s so quintessentially bridal.  So uber feminine.  So perfectly romantic. Designers are using lace in traditional ways but also with a modern fresh appeal, like naked wedding dresses. So if you you want a classic style or a more fashion-forward look, you’ll find it with lace.

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11 Wedding Invites You Won’t Want To Miss

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Wedding invites are a gorgeous piece of mail  and they also build your guests’  anticipation. And after you become a Mrs., they’re a pretty wedding keepsake just waiting to be framed.

Luxurious papers, sweeping calligraphy and thoughtful details — these are just some of the things we love about wedding invitations. Here are some of our favorites featuring current trends such as watercolor, foil-pressing and marble paired with classic looks like calligraphy and letterpress.

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These soft watercolor invites almost seem to bloom out of the paper. Botanical touches and pastels are the perfect touch for an outdoor garden wedding, naturally. The colorwash addressing on the envelope is the finishing touch. Invitation design + photography: Brightroom Studio Design

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It’s gorgeous when colors work together in wedding event design, so why not in your invitation suite as well? The layering shades of pink and purple work together to create a gorgeous combination. Then add a custom watercolor map and a subtle hand-painted gold edge … we’re in love. Invitation design: Anticipate Invitations

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Letterpressed type with a surprise envelope liner in a bold, graphic style, yet the calligraphy adds a romantic feel. Invitation design: Timothy Lamb, Letterpressing by Western Editions, Photo: Dylan and Sara Photography

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Delicate vellum and dramatic gold on black create an almost regal wedding invitation suite with a masculine touch. Invitation design: Linen & Leaf, Photo: Sleepy Fox Photography

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Minerals, gemstones and geodes are totally on trend for 2016, and these invitations embrace that theme. A jewel-like sapphire blue palette makes them even more crush-worthy. We love the idea to include a favorite romantic quote, too. Invitation design + photo: Lovely Paper Things

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Another trend drawn from natural materials, it seems marble has been showing up on everything from dresses to iPhone cases lately. So perhaps it’s no surprise it has found its way into wedding invitations. Copper foil and black letterpress text on marble, these are classic meets current. Invitation design: Bliss & Bone, Photo: Mikkel Paige

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Texture for days in these letterpressed and embossed invitations. The glittery liner is just one more bit of glam, and will be a delightful surprise to the recipient. Perfect for weddings in and around Christmas or New Years Eve. Invitation design: Bespoke Letterpress

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Mint and gold showcased the slightly carnival-style (yet still sophisticated) theme for this wedding invitation suite. Invitation design: Atheneum Creative, Photos: Chelsea Davis Photography

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Longing for the traditional look of calligraphy, but want to incorporate other techniques you love as well? This invitation set has you covered, with sweeping script letterpressed right into the paper stock for delicious dimension. Elegantly understated, this is a timeless design. Invitation design: Brown Linen Design
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Custom-made for an Icelandic wedding, these stunning invitations, complete with holographic northern lights and star charts, are the perfect touch. We can’t stop staring at these. Invitation design: Ladyfingers Letterpress

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For a modern feel, keep it airy and the color palette simple. The skyline and monogram complete the fresh, current design of these wedding invitations. Invitation design: Bloom Invites

For even more wedding stationery inspiration, you may want to see more Swoon-worthy wedding invitation inspiration.

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Janet + Kevin | Rivini Real Wedding From Alina M. Photography and Design

Rivini Angelique

Janet + Kevin | September 12, 2015 |  Coral Gables, Florida

Holding their ceremony and reception at sites on the National Register of Historic Places, Janet and Kevin’s wedding was simply stunning. Both venues offered architectural elegance and the couple added sophistication and glamour with their amazing florals and decor.  And the perfect touch? Janet’s delicate and romantic Rivini wedding dress.  A beautiful gown for a beautiful event.

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Janet’s Wedding Dress Search
I lost count, but I know I tried on many dresses. I ended up scheduling an appointment at a bridal house in Miami’s Design District area and it is here where I discovered my dream dress. My go-to silhouette was always a fitted one, but a ballgown with a detailed beaded bodice captured my attention and I grabbed it right as I was headed for the dressing room area. Something about the way this dress was made had me intrigued and I had to try it on.

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How she felt in her wedding dress
elegant, different, and classy

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Why she’s selling her wedding dress
For someone as picky as I was, I would LOVE for a bride who is on the hunt for her dream dress to have the same feeling I had when I first tried on my dress. It truly is indescribable.

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Wedding Dress: Rivini Angelique | Photography : Alina M. Photography and Design |  Ceremony  Coral Gables United Church of Christ |  Reception  – The Biltmore Hotel | Event Planning – Events by Francesca | Floral Design – Avant Gardens |
Dessert Station: Ohh My Sweetness

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