L'Evento - Event Resource Boutique :: Central Indiana
 
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Photo © Allison Mayer Photography
Years ago, it was customary for brides sit for a solo portrait session. Well, not anymore.

Today couples are embarking on a quest in search for the perfect shot, together. With studio pictures becoming more drab, couples are looking for more high-concept ideas to capture their love. Many unexpected locales are being sought out to showcase the couple's love.

How about shooting in a field of flowers, inside a bowling ally, or at a baseball stadium? These are just some of the endless possibilities couples are starting to explore for their engagement photos. Not only are couples choosing adventurous places to shoot their photos, they are also coming up with personal touches to enhance their experience.

Perhaps choosing a specific theme, or a particular time period that reflects your connection, or maybe shooting action shots that reflect your playful side. As well as capturing beautiful shots of you and your significant other during your engaged bliss, many photographers offer engagement photos as a part of their wedding photography packages. Not only does this let you test drive your photographer and initially get comfortable, but lets you know what to expect on your big day. 

Today, adding personal touches to your wedding is key, so why not start from the very beginning with your engagement photos?

Best,
Hilary

Photo courtesy of Allison Mayer Photography

 
 
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A successful event has a simple formula. It must be attractive and inviting, comfortable and informative. Colors function as part of the equation. After catching your guests' attention, color provides a structured message and visual harmony to enhance the experience.

If you didn’t take an art class in high school, we’ll start by listing the three basic types of color combinations: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Red, Yellow, and Blue are the primary; Orange, Green, and Purple are the secondary. The secondary colors fit between the primary, making a six-point star. The tertiary colors result from mixing one primary color with one secondary color, and have no specific set names. An example would be yellow + green = chartreuse or lime.

Complimentary colors, colors that go best together, are opposite each other on the color wheel. So, Red pairs with Green, Yellow couples with Purple, Blue duos with Orange.

All shades of Gray work well as background colors, but what about Black and White, you ask? Black is the color of authority and power and popular because of its slimming effect. Black works well with bright jewel tones, conveying elegance, sophistication, or even mystery. White is soft and spring-like, the color for brides in Western countries. In Eastern cultures it is actually the color for mourning. Use White to signify purity, cleanliness, or make Reds, Blues and Greens look brighter.

Metallics, such as Gold and Silver, always add a special touch. Gold catches the eye lending richness and natural warmth, while Silver is glamorous and sleek. Both symbolize riches and elegance, but are best used in small amounts as accents.

If you’re on a tight budget, you can consider applying different tints of one color.  This can give the impression of using several colors when using only one. Deep hues are used to convey security, while earth tones feel natural and inviting. Truthfully, people are comfortable when colors remind them of similar things. Successful design requires an awareness of colors and their meaning, but don’t be afraid to play and see how you feel!

Always,
Amy

 
 
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Who didn’t grow up with the Disney princesses?

Alfred Angelo Bridal recently opened a new boutique in the Castleton Square Mall, and L'Evento Event Resource Boutique was lucky enough to be there for the grand opening! While there, we saw many of the beautiful gowns offered by the Alfred Angelo line.
 
The newest collection is titled Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo. With sizes 0 to 30W, each of seven dresses represents a timeless Disney princess story. 

Ariel, the understandable mermaid silhouette in fabrics that “move as gracefully as the ocean.” Jasmine, an effortless sheath silhouette defines true beauty as exotic and daring. Sleeping Beauty, with roses and floral motifs the ball gown fit for a springtime princess. Tiana, the most modern princess is everything if not unique. Cinderella, nothing but classic in this A-line with a sweetheart neckline, and jewel-encrusted bust. Belle, a detachable shrug and draped net pick-up skirt compliment notes of gold in the bodice, mimicking the well-known golden ball gown. Snow White, Walt Disney’s first princess, with an apple blossom bodice and flowers blooming on the skirt - perhaps pictures by a wishing well?

Your Fairy Tale Awaits…

Which princess would you like to be for a day?

Always,
Amy

 
 
It's Wednesday, so that means it must be time for another fun proposal. Enjoy!