Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Knot

2009 Wedding Trends

Trend 1: Rustic homespun details
Outdoor weddings -- on a farm, in a vineyard, or even in the backyard -- are huge right now, and we'll continue to see a lot of them in 2009. It's really no wonder: An outdoor setting makes for a fun, laid-back vibe and the decor options are limitless. So what kinds of details are in store? Vintage vases filled with fresh-from-the-garden flowers, mismatched china in bright colors, and homemade wooden signs to direct guests. Even catering is in on the action with in-season ingredients paired with local wine.

Trend 2: Jewel Tones
Say good-bye to pale pastels and bright poppies. Rich gem colors like navy, plum, and amber are going to be hot. And instead of chocolate brown, look to a soft creme brulee hue, bronzes, coppers, and black. Yes, that's right -- black is back too.

Trend 3: Patterns that pop
Gingham, checkered, polka-dotted, paisley, toile, damask -- you name it, colorful patterns are in and in a big way. Add patterned overlays to your tables to instantly perk up the room, find an off-the-rack patterned dress for your bridesmaids, and have your invitations and envelopes lined with colorful designs. The best part about this trend is that it lets you throw around a lot of different hues and still keep a cohesive look and feel.

Trend 4: Ball gowns are back
From a full A-line gown to a very over-the-top design, this silhouette will make a huge resurgence down ceremony aisles this year. And you don't have to have a ballroom wedding to pull it off either -- the key is in the fabric. Find one with layers of airy tulle or even cotton for an outdoor spring or summer wedding; get a silk satin ball gown for a more formal wedding; or go for ultra-soft suede for a wintertime wedding.

Trend 5: Two-tiered wedding cakes
While cupcakes and dessert bars have been popular for the past few years, wedding cakes are making a comeback -- but not in tall towers anymore. Now it's all about having just two tiers. Order several small cakes and put them on each table as a centerpiece, or set up a table of tiny wedding cakes mixed with desserts, cookies, pies, and more. And vintage cake toppers are in too. Find one online at a site like, commission one from a local artist, or borrow your parents' or grandparents' to make your cake extra-memorable.

Trend 6: New Centerpiece Vessels
The classic floral vase has given way to mix-and-matched clusters of vintage pitchers, vases, jars, and galvanized buckets. Other ideas: apothecary jars with colorful rocks, sand, or even candy; uniquely shaped glass vases featuring fresh fruits like raspberries and blueberries; and mason jars loaded with fresh flowers like daisies and dahlias. To throw extra color or texture into the mix, line your flower-filled vases with patterned paper or even fabric. For a wintertime fete, get knit and sweater-like coverings to line your vases and complement a cozy decor.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Fotos -R- Fun

Photo Booths are the NEW trend in entertainment for events.
is sponsoring our Mystique Event on April 25th... and he is amazing!
Please visit their website for more details!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mystique Charity Event

Confetti Events is proud to announce an exciting upcoming event... Mystique 2009! Please join us on Saturday April 25th, from 7 pm to midnight at the Renaissance Hotel in International Plaza for an Evening of Enchantment. The GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club ( presents the 12th annual Night of 5000 black-tie optional charity gala benefiting A Kid’s Place, a project of A Kid’s Charity of Tampa Bay and many other fine charities. Guests will enjoy a Seated Dinner, Dancing to Live Band, Cocktail Hour with Silent Auction, Live Auction and a chance to win $ 5000. Tickets are $85. Please contact Heather at to obtain further information on the event, purchase tickets or learn more about sponsorship opportunities.