March 28, 2023
Have you always dreamed of a fairytale wedding where the princess appears in the carriage with her prince? The wedding we organized at Casino Sinaia lacks the carriage, but all the other elements transport you into a fairytale. Read on to find out what the set looked like and what the organizational details were behind it.
The wedding plan
Even though the story of this event got off to a rocky start, as we had to reschedule due to the pandemic, the end result was spectacular. For this wedding we were entirely in charge of the planning: choosing the location, the menu, tasting it, recommending and finding all the suppliers, creating the decor concept, producing and implementing it, etc. As the bride and groom don’t live in Romania, they couldn’t be present for all the decision-making. They relied, however, on our dedicated wedding planner, Milena. And they gave her all the confidence they needed to organize a successful event.
Milena listened carefully to the needs and wishes of her clients and then translated them into reality. The organizational process was not easy, with many guests requiring accommodation and transport from many parts of the country and the world. They were accommodated in a nearby hotel. This made it easier for them to access Casino Sinaia on the day of the event. It was also the venue for the welcome dinner the evening before the wedding.
The welcome dinner
With the welcome dinner, the bride and groom wanted to have a relaxing time to catch up with their loved ones before the excitement of their wedding day. This was accompanied by a live jazz band, which created the perfect atmosphere for the guests. And the evening turned into a dance party, the perfect anticipation of the unforgettable moment they were about to take part in.
The religious ceremony
The wedding day was a much-deserved result after a lot of hard work by the IDYLLIC team coordinated by Milena. The event started with the religious ceremony held in the casino garden. For the ceremony, we created a flower decoration to complement the scenery. We composed it of arrangements in pearl pots placed on white pedestals, a flower aisle to the garden altar, and several half arches under which the bride and groom were married. Similarly, the floral arrangements continued to the fountain. We intended to create with every element of the design the impression of a garden filled with flowers in shades of pink, peach, white and green. The decor wasn’t the only highlight of the ceremony. It was accompanied by a quartet that set the mood for guests as they waited for the bride and groom. But also once the couple walked down the aisle.
The wedding reception
After the ceremony, we led the guests to the foyer, on the staircase also decorated with flowers in the color of the event. There we greeted them with various drinks and canapés. We also brought a piano to the foyer and a pianist played throughout the reception. We also decorated this room with spectacular floral arrangements to respect the design of the event and enhance the architecture of the casino. Also, during the reception, the doors of the Hall of Mirrors and the Baccarat Room were closed to keep the decor a surprise.
The bride and groom were the first to wait outside the door for it to be opened. And the rest of the guests stayed behind. Their reactions can’t be described in words and unfortunately for privacy reasons we can’t post pictures of them as the doors opened. So you’ll have to take our word for it that they were moved to tears. And for them the decor was a surprise too. Even though they had received a rendering of the concept, it’s hard to imagine exactly what the final result would look like.
In the Hall of Mirrors we created a flower alley leading to the photo corner. This consisted of a panel adorned only on the right side with flowers, and on the left side were hung atmospheres with candles and the bride and groom’s names written in gold. We created floral arrangements under the mirrors to highlight them. Also in this room were the hors d’oeuvres buffet, candy bar, specialty coffee bar and champagne bar. Through this room we made the transition to the Baccarat room, where we set up the tables and dance stage.
The wedding party
The wedding party was held in Baccara Hall. Tall flower arrangements were placed on glass stands on the tables. At the base of these we created shallow arrangements in golden vases of pink lisianthus only. We completed the table decor with candles in tall stemmed glass cups, gold rimmed plates and matching cutlery. Next to the menus, on the plates, we placed spiral knotted peach napkins. Another important organizational detail to mention is that Milena did the menu tasting, as the guests were unable to make it into the country at the time. Thus, the menu was changed just 3 weeks before the event to give the couple the best experience. The role of a wedding planner is to take action and make the necessary changes that they feel are beneficial to their clients.
Another decision Milena made to make the couple’s vision a reality was to decorate the casino bathrooms. First, she replaced the neon lights with LEDs and architectural lights to create a more intimate atmosphere. Then, the walls were adorned with flowers and greenery, creating an oasis of tranquility and comfort.
Every event comes with its challenges, but even those have their beauty. And the memories created along the way are priceless. At the same time, the connections between people discovered in the process can be transformed into lasting friendships. We have always been passionate about working with people and making their wishes come true. There is something unique about every event we organize and we always learn something new from our experiences with our clients.
If you’re not working with a wedding planner yet, our team would love to meet you and build idyllic moments with you. You can contact us by phone or via the form on the website. You can also check out our portfolio and boards on Pinterestto see other events we organize.
March 25, 2023
Destination weddings have become increasingly popular because of the complete experience they offer. If you’re also considering this option, we’ve prepared a few reasons why it would be the right choice for you in this article. But also what to consider as disadvantages.
What are the advantages of a destination wedding?
First of all, as the name says, the destination wedding is held in a spectacular location. And the options are much more varied than a wedding in your own city. Plus, the experience such a wedding offers both the couple and their guests is much more meaningful. The couple can choose a completely new destination to satisfy their desire to explore, or one that is very dear to them, that they feel attached to and want to share with their guests.
Another advantage is the invitations you choose. Travelling to another city or country usually means a more intimate wedding. That way, you’ll have the people you care about most at your big event. And you’ll carry the memories you create with you for the rest of your life. You can also spend more time with them, exploring the event destination or organizing a dinner the day before.
Even if you think such a wedding will cost a lot, you can actually save quite a lot. Once by being able to continue your honeymoon at the same destination, and the transportation costs are only incurred once. Then by the packages that hotels or resorts offer to couples who choose a destination wedding. And last but not least, the smaller guest list.
What are the disadvantages of a destination wedding?
Even if the guests you’re having mean a lot to you and you’re excited about the idea of an intimate wedding, traveling can be a problem for some of them. Not everyone will be willing to bear the costs involved. Which brings us to the second disadvantage. Even if you can save money with such a wedding, you may have to cover travel and accommodation costs for some guests you really want to attend the event and can’t afford.
Another thing you need to take care of is that the certificate issued in that country is also recognised in your country of residence. It is important to make sure that everything is legal.
Destination weddings give an even more special and important touch to your wedding. In addition to the spectacular location, you can take part in many activities with the people most important to you.
However, such a wedding can come with many challenges that are hard to manage. That’s why it can be a good idea to work with a wedding planner. Our team can help you with everything you need. You can contact us by phone or via the form on the website to arrange a meeting to get to know each other. And if you need some inspiration for your wedding decor you can check out our portfolio and boards on Pinterest.
March 22, 2023
Have you decided on romantic decor for your wedding but can’t find the inspiration to create the concept? In this article, we present 8 ideas for romantic wedding decor.
Romantic decor ideas
1. Ambient lights
Architectural lighting creates a pleasant and warm light. Together with candles, they create the romantic atmosphere typical of such an event.
2. Pastel color palettes
The colors of a romantic wedding are generally more pastel, feminine, diaphanous. Such a palette can be composed of colors such as pale pink, lilac, yellow, white.
3. Bridal bouquet with delicate and fragrant flowers
Bridal bouquets for such a wedding are very graceful, elegant, in light shades, and their shape can be wild or a relaxed round.
4. Diaphanous floral arrangements
The table arrangements also follow the color palette of the event. And in terms of style, they are inspired by nature, especially gardens. They can be suspended (circles hanging from the ceiling and adorned with flowers), flowing (either ceilings decorated with flowers, or installations above the table decorated with flowers), or even low, but combined with candles (tall or floating).
5. Outdoor religious ceremony
Weather permitting, the best option for a romantic wedding is a religious ceremony at the venue. We can also decorate it with flowers such as arrangements at the reception, flower petals strewn along the aisle path, bouquets of flowers pinned to chairs and a flower arch for the couple to marry under.
6. Flowing wedding presidium
The presidium is the arrangement at the bride and groom’s table. It is usually made from the same flowers and in the same color scheme as the rest of the floral arrangements. But it has a different shape to make it stand out. At a romantic wedding, a flowing presidium can be created, with flowers ‘sliding’ off the table.
7. Photo corner arch
All guests appreciate a specially decorated photo place. For a romantic wedding you can choose an archway or a semi-archway decorated with flowers as a photo corner.
For more photo corner ideas see the article: How to choose the right Photo Corner?
8. Cakes decorated with flowers and lace patterns
Even the cake can be a special moment of your wedding that guests will remember for years to come. A romantic cake can be decorated with edible flowers or even from floral arrangements to keep the design consistent.
Romantic weddings are iconic for their pastel colors, diaphanous shapes and fairytale-like lighting. The location of the event also plays an important role. Such weddings are usually suitable outdoors, in elegant gardens, or in mansions, palaces, spaces with a more intimate atmosphere. At the same time, details such as invitations, bride and groom outfits, menus and logistics add to a romantic event.
If you don’t work with a wedding planner yet, you can contact us by phone or by form to set up an appointment to meet. You can also check out our portfolio and Pinterest boards to familiarize yourself with our events.
March 21, 2023
Working with a wedding planner doesn’t have to be just about planning. To organize a successful event, it’s good to develop a harmonious relationship based on shared values. Beautiful connections and even long-lasting friendships can develop between clients and the event planner.
While there is no perfect recipe for a harmonious relationship, there are a few ‘ingredients’ that ensure a successful outcome.
How can you have a harmonious relationship with your wedding planner?
First of all, it is very important that there is effective communication between the clients and the wedding planner. For the planner to be able to create the concept they envision and turn it into reality, clients need to clearly communicate their expectations and needs. At the same time, this relationship needs to be built on trust. If a couple does not give this trust to the planner, it can lead to confusion and stress for both parties.
In turn, the wedding planner must be a very good listener. They must be able to listen actively and understand their clients’ needs. To do this they need to know what their needs are, their expectations of the wedding planner and the wedding itself. Moreover, clear communication must also be on both sides. Not only the clients need to provide clarity, but also the wedding planner. The planner must be willing to answer their questions.
Last but not least, it is important that the event planner and his clients share common values:
– respect – for people, for a job well done, etc.
– creativity – being open to new ideas
– professionalism – a serious and responsible attitude towards the planner of the wedding on both sides.
In the end, the secret to a harmonious relationship between clients and event planner lies in the chemistry between them. Sometimes the relationship forms itself by simply matching people. However, at other times it requires these key elements: trust, communication, respect, creativity and professionalism.
Now that you know how to have a harmonious relationship with your wedding planner, we invite you to get to know us and discuss the details of your event. You can contact us by phone or via the form. And if you need a little inspiration to form a vision ahead of time, you can check out our portfolio and Pinterest boards.
March 15, 2023
“What’s the point of hiring an event planner? It’s going to cost me more, it’s going to steal my enjoyment of planning, and I can only manage with my partner and friends anyway.” It’s normal not to know all the benefits an event planner brings you. That’s why we’re here to overturn preconceptions about their role in planning your special day.
There are many myths about event planning. So we’re going to introduce you to some of them to bring more clarity about this job.
1. Anyone can be an event planner
While it’s true that you can plan your own event, it doesn’t mean the job is as easy as it sounds. An event planner has to tactfully and skillfully manage every problem that may arise along the way.
2. Event planners only work on big events
Regardless of the size of your event, a planner can help you stay within budget and choose the most suitable suppliers.
3. Event planning is a very easy and fun job
One of the most common misconceptions is that an event planner has fun at parties, tastings and networking with important people. In reality it is a very stressful job that requires very good communication skills, high resistance to stress and a developed ability to solve unexpected problems in a very short time. Even when a planner attends an event, they have to make sure that everything goes according to plan, after a full day of working on preparing the venue.
4. Event planner and wedding planner are synonymous
Although weddings are very common events in an event planner’s portfolio, there’s more to the job than weddings. A planner can also organize christenings, parties, marriage proposals, and corporate events such as conferences or product launches.
5. An event planner will make my event less personal
One of the fears you may have is that your vision will be altered by the planner. But his role is to guide you in choosing the right suppliers and details according to your preferences. He’s also there to help you manage the unexpected. The final decisions will always be yours.
6. Hiring an event management company is an unprofitable extra cost
You might be tempted to say that your budget will be affected by an event planner’s commission. The reality is that they help you save money by finding the best ways to allocate your budget and through established relationships with trusted suppliers.
7. You don’t need a contingency plan
You might tend to think that if you organize everything in detail you can foresee all situations. Unfortunately, there’s always going to be a situation you haven’t thought of that can throw your plans off track. That’s why it’s good to have an event planner on hand to handle these situations. That way, you’ll be stress-free on the day of the event.
The job of an event planner is not effortless and it’s certainly not just about going to parties. Their role is very valuable in the planning process and can bring you many advantages. As well as being able to advise you on the harder choices you need to make and offer you their experience and expertise to deal with unforeseen problems, they also help you save money by sticking to your budget and making the most of the relationships they’ve already established with suppliers.
If you haven’t yet found an event management company to work with, we can arrange a meeting to get to know each other. Contact us via the form on the website or by phone. And if you want to get an idea of what your event might look like, you can check out our portfolio and the boards on Pinterest.
March 10, 2023
The best time of year to organize your wedding is the time that suits you. Everyone has their own preferences and a time they will love best. It also depends on what style you prefer for your wedding. Each season has a different palette of colors and different species of flowers. Here’s what makes a wedding in each season special.
What does a spring wedding look like?
Spring is a refreshing season full of fragrant flowers. Compared to the scorching heat of summer, the temperatures are much more pleasant, and suitable even for outdoor weddings. And since there aren’t as many events in winter, people are more eager to party. And they’ll bring a more positive and enthusiastic energy to your special day. Also, spring light is perfect for photos.
The downside, however, is that spring is a rather unpredictable season. Even if it’s a sunny day, it can start raining at any moment. Easter is also during this period, and religious ceremonies cannot be held during Lent.
If you need ideas for a spring wedding, check out this article: 6 ideas for spring weddings in 2023
Why are summer weddings so popular?
Summer is the most popular season for weddings primarily because there is less chance of rain or wind spoiling your plans. At the same time, there aren’t too many legal holidays to interrupt events or overshadow them. At the same time, it’s a playful season full of colorful and varied flowers. And the party menu will be rich in fresh ingredients. Last but not least, summer days are the longest, which gives you more flexibility in setting the ceremony time.
However, it can be harder to find an available date in summer, as many events are organized during this period. Also, many people go on holiday and you could have the unpleasant surprise of missing important wedding guests.
What is the charm of an autumn wedding?
Autumn weddings are known for darker color palettes in red, amber, orange, and yellow shades. The start of the season comes with warm weather, but not torrid like midsummer. Which makes autumn perfect for outdoor events. Afternoons also have a warm light, very suitable for romantic photos.
The downside, however, might be that your guests are tighter financially after the holiday season. Or, towards the end of the season, they’re saving up for the winter holidays.
How can you organize a wedding in winter?
Even though not as many weddings are held in winter, this season has its beauty too. Decorations are more nonconformist, suitable for daring couples. Color palettes focus more on white and elegant tones. A major advantage may be that you’ll save more, as demand for weddings is lower. So you’ll be able to find more readily available dates for suppliers and at lower prices than other seasons.
However, because of the weather, events can only be held indoors. And if you have out-of-town or out-of-country guests, there’s a risk they won’t be able to make it because of snow. At the same time, you’ll have to compete with Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Depending on your priorities, there are times more or less suitable for you. If you want vibrant colors and fragrant flowers, spring and summer are the obvious choice. On the other hand, if you want a bolder wedding, you can choose winter. An event planner can help you more easily navigate the challenges this season brings (weather, winter holidays, etc.) And if you want a warm, quiet, deep season, fall might be your season.
If you feel overwhelmed by the wedding preparations, all the choices you have to make, communicating with all the suppliers, if you want to stay carefree and enjoy the whole wedding planning period until the wedding day, then we advise you to call a wedding planner. We can pride ourselves on the success of many great weddings, so if you feel you want us to be there for you, we invite you to meet us! You can write to us by filling out the form on the website or by phone. And if you want more inspiration, you can check out our portfolio and Pinterest boards.
March 8, 2023
You’re engaged, overjoyed, and can’t wait to start planning. But you realize… you don’t know where to start. If you’re facing this dilemma too, this article should give you an answer to the question “what are the steps to take when planning a wedding?”.
Do I need an event planner?
Wedding planning can be a stressful process. And your wedding should be a time of joy, not a source of worry. That’s why it can be a good idea to hire an event planner to make sure your special day turns out the way you want it to. The main reasons why you should work with such a specialist are as follows:
– help you stick to your budget
– save time
– reduce the stress associated with planning
– they already know the suppliers and can recommend the best ones
– their experience helps manage problems that may arise along the way.
If you want to learn more about why you should hire an event planner, check out this article: 6 reasons why you should call an event planner
What are the steps to follow when organizing a wedding?
Whether you use an event planner, or do the planning yourself, it’s important to know the steps:
1. Establishing the budget
It’s important to establish your budget at the outset and allocate it as wisely as possible to the reception, flowers and decor, photo-video services, attire, music and other smaller costs.
For tips on budgeting see this article: 8 tips on the budget for the wedding
2. Setting priorities
When planning a wedding there will be some compromises. Whether these relate to the budget, how you and your partner combine your preferences or the requirements of certain guests, it’s important to establish your priorities up front. In other words, which aspects you can’t give up and which are less important, where you can still negotiate.
3. Setting the date
The first step in actually organizing the event is to set the date. Before looking for a location or contacting suppliers, you need to know the date you are checking their availability.
4. Choosing the style
It’s also a good idea to think about what you want your wedding decor to look like before deciding on a location. However, the style will also be influenced by the budget you have chosen.
5. Guest List
A final step before choosing the location is to draw up the guest list. It’s important to know the capacity you need in the event space.
6. Finding the venue
Now that you have the necessary details, you can search for the location. First, you need to decide whether you want to have your wedding in your home town, out of town or even in another country. Then, depending on the season in which you set the date, whether the event will take place outside or inside. Finally, taking into account the style, budget, and capacity required, you can choose the venue for your special day.
7. Sending invitations
Official invitations can be sent 2-3 months before the event, but we recommend that you announce your invitations first by phone or through a save the date once you know the date and location.
8. Contacting suppliers
The most extensive part of the organization is contacting suppliers. This is where all the parts of your budget come in: food, drinks, flowers, logistics, photo-video services, music, transport, etc.
9. Buying your wedding dress and suit
When choosing outfits you should always bear in mind that adjustments to the dress or suit may still be necessary. That’s why it’s best to choose them well in advance.
10. Establishing transport and accommodation details (if necessary)
Depending on the venue you choose, some guests who do not live in the same city may need transportation and accommodation.
11. Establishing the legal aspects
Finally, don’t forget about legal aspects such as the marriage certificate.
Organizing a wedding is not an easy process, but it is certainly a beautiful one. Of course, the most important moment is the wedding day, but the road there is also filled with priceless memories and smiles with the person you choose to spend the rest of your life with. And you can best enjoy the organization when you have a specialist by your side. To find out more details or to receive a personalized offer you can contact us using the form.
March 2, 2023
There are many aspects to consider when organizing an event. Besides the many stressful details such as finding a date that suits all the important guests, choosing the types of flower arrangements should be an enjoyable activity. When you hire a floral decorator, they will know how to guide you toward choosing the right arrangements. But it will be much easier for you to make your choices if you already know what to consider.
What to consider when choosing event flowers
There are several things to keep in mind when choosing the types of floral arrangements for your event. The most important ones are:
– the space where the event will take place – depending on the style of the location, the floral design will be chosen according to it (it can be either in tune with the style or in contrast with it)
– the color scheme of the space – all details such as carpeting, wall colors or wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths, etc. should be considered
– type of tables – round, rectangular, square, longer or shorter
– the season of the event – depending on the season we will choose the most suitable flower species
– available budget – tall, bulky arrangements require a larger budget, but if you want a smaller budget you can opt for low arrangements.
Once you’ve set the location and know all the details you need to keep in mind, it can also help to know the types of floral arrangements.
Types of flower arrangements
1. Central floral arrangements at height
These are particularly suitable for round tables and higher ceilinged spaces at events with larger budgets.
2. Low central floral arrangements
Low arrangements work best on rectangular tables, where they can be placed one next to the other and combined with flower vases to give coherence to the design. These arrangements can also be suitable for events on a smaller budget.
3. Flower arrangements for cocktail tables
These types of arrangements are small and decorate the cocktail tables where guests gather before the bride and groom arrive.
4. Flower arrangements for the entrance
Arrangements placed at the entrance are imposing and are meant to surprise guests and give them a first impression of how the party venue is decorated.
5. Flower arrangements for the bar
The bar is a focal point where many people gather throughout the event, and can be decorated in a variety of ways, depending on the shape and size, as well as your budget.
6. Wedding presidium
The presidium is the arrangement that decorates the bride and groom’s table. It should be inspired by the central table arrangements, but with a special touch added that sets it apart.
7. Floral arrangement for christening chrysanthemum
In the case of christening, you can opt for a circular arrangement to adorn the edge of the baptismal font.
8. Flower arrangements for the photo area
We can create a special arrangement for the place where photos will be taken, which is called photo corner.
To find out how to choose the right photo corner you can read the article: How to choose the right Photo Corner?
9. Flower arrangements for the religious ceremony
Both table arrangements and arches or panels can be created for outdoor ceremonies.
Flowers beautify any space, and your event is a moment you’ll remember for a long time. That’s why it’s important that everything looks the way you want it to. Depending on the location of your event, there are different criteria for choosing the right floral arrangements. These are the color scheme, the architectural style, the types of tables, and the season in which the event is held.
If you find it tedious and stressful to consider all these aspects when choosing floral arrangements, it may be a good idea to work with an event planner. You can see the services we offer on our dedicated page and contact us by phone or via the form for more details.
For more ideas, see also check out our boards on Pinterest.
February 28, 2023
Spring is the season of regeneration and new beginnings. And just as nature begins a new cycle of life, so your love can mark a new stage through marriage.
Why should you organize the wedding in spring
There are many reasons to plan your wedding in spring, some of them being:
- – first of all, the weather is starting to warm up, but it’s not stifling hot like the hot summer days
- – then, seasonal flowers are very fragrant and colorful
- – after the winter period when not many events are organized, people are more eager to party and will bring a more enthusiastic energy to your wedding.
Ideas for spring weddings
If you’ve decided on a spring wedding but don’t know how you want the decor to look, here are 6 trends for this year:
1. Natural color palettes
In 2023, spring wedding color palettes are trending toward nature-inspired shades such as white, cream, lilac, peach, mustard, green, baby blue.
If you’re not sure how to choose the color palette for your event, you can read the article: How to choose the color palette for your event?
2. Architectural lights
Next, lighting an event is an important part of the design, both to enhance the decor and to create atmosphere. This spring you can consider architectural lighting for your event.
3. Hanging flower arrangements
We like to create hanging circles that we adorn with flowers. These, however, are best suited to locations with higher ceilings.
To see how we created the decor for a christening with hanging arrangements, you can check out the article: How to choose the color palette of a baptism?
4. Lemonade bar
Spring is a season of renewal, of connecting with nature. Even though cocktails add a little extra entertainment to the event, it can be a good idea to have a stand with lemonade and other non-alcoholic drinks.
5. Arches adorned with spring flowers
The arches can be used for both photo corners and outdoor religious ceremonies. They are very versatile and look great in photos. Even more so when they are placed in a beautiful background.
6. Natural wedding favors
What more fitting favors than plants can you offer in spring? We usually choose succulents because they’re easy to care for, come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, and represent a special attention for the guests.
Spring weddings open the season, are rich in color and fragrance and are inspired by gardens. Compared to summer weddings, they have a more intimate atmosphere that gives your event a special meaning.
No matter when you choose to have your wedding, it’s guaranteed to be a memorable time. That’s why it would be a good idea to consider working with an event organiser. That way, you can make sure you have a great event while focusing on the beautiful parts of planning without too much hassle. For more details, you can contact us via the form.
For more ideas, check out our Pinterest board.
February 17, 2023
Are you afraid to choose bright colors for your event? Can the impact of a bright color sometimes seem intimidating? The way you choose colors can reflect your personality. That’s why it’s good to follow your instincts when choosing colors for a key event in your life. However, if your apprehension stems from fear of attracting too much attention, we want to remind you that it’s your special day that you’ll always remember. And it’s good that this memory is a cherished one. We advise you to choose whatever colors make you smile, no matter what you think your guests will say.
Sofia’s mom was undecided on the color palette for her baby girl’s baptism. A little apprehensive about strong colors, she was initially thinking only pastels and very muted colors. While this is a viable option, Milena, event planner and creative director at IDYLLIC, felt her client’s apprehension had a deeper underpinning. If your event planner is an empathetic person, like Milena is, she may be able to spot some of the holdbacks and help you overcome the psychological threshold. She can also find a middle ground between the different preferences of the clients who come as a couple.
So here’s what Sofia’s christening looked like after Milena complemented the client’s vision with her event planning and design expertise.
Creating the concept
The location of the event was Mogoșoaia Palace. In creating the concept, location plays an important role. In the case of this event, we chose logistics in line with the style of the Palace. To mimic the arches of the balcony, we chose the metal gate as photo corner. On both sides we decorated it with flowers and placed pots with plants and flowers of different heights to create the impression of a garden. To add warmth to the design we also added wooden lanterns. The color palette for the event was made up of fuchsia, lilac, coral, pink and cream.
Creating table arrangements
For this event, we chose short floral arrangements, which we alternated with flower vases of different heights. The black vases used in creating the arrangements enhance and bring out the colors of the flowers. At the same time they are in harmony with the black windows of the palace. Further, we matched the vases with black candle holders. In order not to overwhelm the design, we chose clear-rimmed glass plates and silver cutlery. The napkins are a diaphanous detail that sweetens the table arrangement. They are knotted only at the top, creating a spiral, like a ballerina twirl. Continuing the concept with another unique detail, the personalized menus have a baby’s hand print.
Candy bar arrangement
For this baptism we also provided the candy bar. In addition to themed sweets such as cupcakes decorated with Sofia’s name or macaroons in the baptism’s colors, the logistics of a candy bar are also important. So we chose a wooden table to continue the style given by the lanterns and chairs. Further, we used plates like the tableware and a footed platter from the same set. Last but not least, the coherence of the design culminated in the black-rimmed glass holders, inside of which we placed flowers from the table arrangements.
The client’s fear of vibrant colors disappeared once she saw the harmonious combination of all the design elements. She enthusiastically embraced Milena’s concept, trusting her experience in creating exquisite events. In planning an event, it’s not just about the organizational details, but also about creating a human connection. Milena takes the time to get to know each client and transform their vision into reality.
February 11, 2023
Sometimes choosing a photo corner can seem complicated. But it will all become simpler once you know the types of photo corner and in what context each suits better. Read further to find out 5 types of photo corner and why they are important for your event.
What should you consider when choosing your photo corner?
In choosing the right photo corner for your event, it’s good to consider the background on which it will be placed. In photos, it is important what the background will look like. Therefore, if the location has a beautiful settingp, such as a natural landscape, we can choose an open photo corner that will frame it. If, however, it’s against a wall or there is no attractive background, then a full photo corner, such as a panel, is recommended.
What are the types of photo corners?
- 1. Circle decorated with flowers
This type of photo corner can be made on a wooden stand, then decorated with flowers and greenery, or on a wicker stand. We use it mostly for outdoor events.
- 1. Circle decorated with flowers
- 2. Arch or Semi-Archad
The arch of flowers can be full or half-full. The segmented one can be continued on the floor to create a flower aisle. That gives the impression of a garden.
- 2. Arch or Semi-Archad
- 3. Metal gate
The paint of the gate can be in any color that suits the chromatic of the event. We can decorate it with flowers and greenery, and vases with flowers or arrangements giving the impression of a garden are placed at its base. In addition, we can write on the gate the name of the bride and groom or the christened baby.
- 3. Metal gate
- 4. Round panel
This type of photo corner is suitable for places that don’t offer an attractive background that looks good in photos. We can decorate the round panel with flowers on the top only, symmetrically on the top and bottom, or asymmetrically. Moreover, we can write a message on it. For christenings, the panel can be decorated half or completely with balloons. To create a more versatile place for photos that will impress your guests, you can also add a floral arrangement or even a chair.
- 4. Round panel
- 5. Rectangular panel
It is very similar to the round one, the difference being in shape and height. This type of photo corner is more suitable for spaces with a high ceiling. The panel we use is on a gold metal support from which you can hang glass spheres containing candles. This gives the space an idyllic atmosphere.
- 5. Rectangular panel
How important is it to have a photo corner at your event?
When your event decor is beautiful, photos can look good anywhere. And just because you have a photo corner doesn’t mean all your photos will be taken there. However, a place that’s specifically decorated for photo shoots will make your event more meaningful. Your guests will fondly remember that event as giving them a corner to create memories with you. Moreover, the photos will retain a consistency, having a more unified look in the album.
If you’re still undecided about your photo corner, you can leave us a question in the comments and we’ll give you the additional information you need. You can also check out our Pinterest board for more photo corner ideas.
January 31, 2023
Have you always dreamed of a wedding in Italy, but it doesn’t fit into your budget? You can still choose a wedding decor in this style that will transport you to your longed-for destination. In this article, we’ll show you an Italian-style wedding concept we created at the restaurant Ciao Niki.
Eugenia and Andi, the couple of this event, had planned their wedding during the pandemic. But due to restrictions they had to postpone it until the summer of 2022. In the meantime, their daughter Eliana has come along and turned the event into a combination between a wedding and a baptism. This made the day even more important, as it was a moment the whole family will always carry in their hearts.
Why organize your wedding and baptism together?
As exciting as the process of organizing an event is, it will inevitably come with some stress and anxiety. Combining the wedding and baptism, therefore, means that these little inconveniences will only happen once. Also, the significance of the day will be doubled, being not only an unforgettable moment in the lives of the bride and groom, but also in the life of the most important fruit of your love, your baby. It is also fulfilling to enjoy each event separately, both the wedding and the baptism. At the same time, if you want to get rid of worries and expenses once, don’t be afraid to celebrate both at the same time!
How did we create the concept of the event?
First we chose the restaurant, Ciao Niki, located in the center of Bucharest. This being Italian style, we created the decor to embrace the design of the location. In creating the concept, we chose vibrant colors that would cheer up any guest, combining pink, coral, orange, yellow, and white. We chose flowers in this color palette such as peonies, tulips, roses, and ranunculus.
We combined floral arrangements done in a flared style with vases of different shapes and colors where we continued with the same flowers for the unity of design. Amongst the colorful and cheerful flowers, we also placed citrus fruits, suggestive of the Mediterranean area, on the table. Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes gave an air of freshness to the decor.
Next, a playful and creative detail were the painted oranges that took the place of the classic table numbers. To complete the table decor, we chose tall candles and knotted napkins in mustard. We went one step further with the citrus slices shape, also making the menus in a semicircle shape. We placed these on black round plates to make a nice contrast.
How did we create an Italian-style photo corner?
For the photo corner, we suggested the bride and groom a round panel that we decorated on one half with flowers. We grouped the flowers by color to create a gradient effect. On the other half of the panel we positioned a mustard-colored chair, creating a more versatile place for photos. Next to the chair, on a wooden pedestal, we kept coherence through a flower arrangement in a round pot. As a final detail to make guests really feel like they were in Italy, a Vespa scooter was placed next to the photo corner. Its trunk was also filled with colorful and fresh flowers.
We had a wonderful time planning this vibrant event. And we want you to have the experience to match. That’s why we invite you to view our portfolio to get a full picture of the events we have organized and planned.
January 24, 2023
Looking for inspiration for your baby boy’s baptism? Do you want a special decor to mark this first important event in your child’s life? In this article we present some ideas for a baptism, organized by us at Snagov Club.
How to choose the colors of a baptism in 2023?
If you want to keep up with this year’s trends, neutral colors are the right choice. In 2023, color palettes will increasingly focus on natural colors that bring the outdoors in. If you still want to keep it traditional, you can opt for floral arrangements in shades of white and green. To these, you can add a few accents of color – baby blue tablecloths and balloons.
How to choose floral arrangements for a boy’s baptism?
When creating the concept of the floral arrangements, it is important to consider the location’s design. So, for a higher ceiling like the one at Snagov Club, we made suspended floral arrangements that look like a musical carousel hanging above a baby’s crib. Next, the table arrangements are best kept short to alternate heights. For David’s christening we also incorporated fruits among the flowers, combining yellow roses with lemons to create a sweet tablescape.
How to choose the flowers?
In creating floral arrangements, the choice of flower species is more about the colors and type of arrangement. For the hanging arrangements at Snagov Club we used flowers such as hydrangeas, solidago and roses. To keep things consistent, we chose the same flowers for the table arrangements, adding flowers like carnations, lisianthus and mini roses.
How did we create the photo corner?
Unlike a sophisticated wedding, a christening can be much more playful. For David’s christening we created a photo corner with a panel half decorated with balloons and half with flowers. This way, we combined the innocence of the baby with the elegance of the parents.
Still undecided on your christening decor? Check out our portfolio for more inspiration. Also, if you haven’t chosen an event planner yet, we’d be happy to collaborate! You can contact us via the form.
January 18, 2023
The baptism of your child is a memory you will carry with you for the rest of your life. Often the pressure of organizing everything in detail can dampen the excitement of anticipating the event. That’s why we’re here to help make your day unforgettable without the stress of planning.
In this article we present ideas for a baby girl’s baptism at TUYA. In choosing the color palette, you can opt for shades that reflect the baby’s gender or for some neutrals. For this event, we used feminine shades of pink, white, and gold.
The tables were decorated with floral arrangements of peonies and roses, from which glass globes with candles were hung. In this way, we wanted to add a touch of gentleness to the christening decor. We used gold rimmed glass plates and pale pink knotted napkins in the table setting. Both the place settings and the cutlery chosen are gold to match the color palette.
Next, a detail not to be forgotten is the photo corner. For a little girl’s christening, we decorated a wooden archway with seasonal flowers. At the base of the archway I used peonies in bright shades of pink, continuing with pale pink roses and peonies, culminating in white. In this way, we created a gradient effect that exudes elegance.
These are just a few ideas for a baby girl’s baptism organized at TUYA, but we can create a personalized decor according to your taste and the design of your chosen location. In the end, what matters most is creating unforgettable memories with your child. And one of our greatest joys is generating authentic moments for our clients.
January 7, 2023
Just as some relationships start out as love at first sight, there can be chemistry between the planner and the bride and groom in planning a wedding from the very first moment. And some of the most impressive events are the result of a harmonious relationship between the planner and the clients. This relationship must be based on trust and cooperation. Here’s how we organized a fall wedding in warm color tones at The Tent by Clubul Diplomatic.
Victoria and Dragos’ wedding is the perfect example of a successful collaboration, from creating the concept and matching the bride and groom’s preferences to details such as floral arrangements, lighting, and music. Milena, IDYLLIC’s creative director, always works with passion. She always makes sure that every wedding she plans reflects her clients’ love story.
Creating the concept
First of all, we worked on creating the concept. Victoria and Dragos opted for an outdoor ceremony. For this we designed a floral arch, grouping colors to create a gradient effect. To keep the coherence of the event, we chose the same color palette and flower species in the venue decoration.
Next, we designed the autumn floral arrangements. Alternating tall and short floral arrangements, whose base is made of stabilized moss, creating the illusion of a garden. Thus, we wanted to convey to guests the comforting feeling of being in a natural autumn landscape.
Color palette and flower species
To match the color palette of the season, we combined shades of pale pink, coral and yellow with burgundy, cream and beige. For the table arrangements, we chose flowers such as roses, dahlias, hydrangeas, lisianthus and cymbidium orchids. A good tip to follow for floral arrangements is to choose seasonal flowers. It is also important to consider the style in which the wedding was designed.
Every wedding has its challenges and peculiarities. But what binds them together is the connection between people. We always strive to create an unforgettable experience for our clients, not only on the day of the event, but also in the planning.
What did you think of this fall wedding in warm color tones at The Tent by Clubul Diplomatic? Not sure about working with an event planner to plan your wedding? Here are a few reasons why it might be the right choice for you: 6 reasons why you should call an event planner.
February 13, 2019
You want to be stress-free on the day of your event. The wedding is one of the most beautiful events in someone’s life and you want to fully enjoy the precious time you will spend alongside your better half, family and friends. An event planner will handle every detail, will flawlessly orchestrate the flow of events and will manage smoothly unforeseen problems that may arise along the way.
You need an expert to guide you. Maybe you already have a clear view of your event’s day or maybe you just have an idea of how you want it to look and run, but you don’t know how to organize them all together.
Well, an event planner is meant to transform your vision into reality and give personality to the event through unique details.
You have a limited budget. Although you may think otherwise, an event planner helps you save money. Understanding and focusing on what is important to you and developing trust relationships with various vendors, not only will you get the best deals, but your event will look better than you thought your budget would allow.
You don’t have enough time. If you have a job that keeps you very busy, you live too far in order to meet with each supplier, or you just don’t like to do a whole research to find the best collaborators, your solution is a specialist in event planning. The event planner will do all this work for you.
You want to be a good and relaxed host to make your guests feel good. You don’t want to be bothered with placing the cards and menus on the table, or with every minute of the evening’s program. The organizer will manage the entire progress of the program so that you do not have to think about it and fully enjoy the party and guests.
It only happens once. You have one chance to organize one of the most beautiful events of your life so that it remains a beautiful memory of you and your guests. Surely you do not want to look back with regret that you could have done things differently if you had contacted a specialist.
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December 18, 2014
Regardless of the resources available, the wedding can be a very expensive event and each couple should carefully choose the budget allocated for its accomplishment. I say “carefully” because otherwise it can become a stress factor and misunderstandings between partners could occur. If you don’t know where to start and how to plan your wedding budget, I am here to help you with some tips that I hope to be useful to you.
1. A general distribution of the budget allocation in the planning of the wedding would be the following:
Reception (location, food, beverages, rental): 40 – 50 %
Flowers and Décor: 10 – 15 %
Photo – Video Services: 10 %
The outfits of the bride and groom: 5 – 10 %
Music: 10 – 15 %
Wedding planner: 10 %
Miscellaneous (wedding favours, transportation etc): 5 – 10 %
2. My advice: Never get into debt in order to pay for a wedding. You may think that you will reimburse the money after the event, but you may get the unexpected surprise of not recovering the investment and then be unable to return the debt. I think you can organise an intimate party and wait for the big party until you’ve saved enough and reached a more consistent budget.
3. Don’t spend more than you planned for a particular segment unless you’ve narrowed it down from another segment or you’re very confident that you can cover that extra expense.
4. Don’t calculate the budget according to a smaller number of wedding guests Although in general, 5 – 10% will not honour the invitation, you may never know how all your guests have the pleasure of being with you in that special day. It’s better to take everyone into consideration when preparing your wedding budget.
5. If you have the heart set on a particular supplier, florist, or band, you should try to find out from the beginning of their fees. It is a preliminary planning step in which you will also need an estimated number of guests. The information received will give you the opportunity to estimate the cost of the desired wedding as accurately as possible.
6. Once you have set your total wedding budget, the next step is prioritizing. Maybe your priority is a fairy-tale decor, a breath-taking location, or special live music. Once you can determine your priority, you can also determine the segment that requires more money. As a couple, you might have different opinions, which is why it is important to communicate with each other and to finally agree, as partners, on this priority.
7. Many times your dreams can be much bigger than your pocket and unfortunately you have to lower your expectations. While it’s always hard to accept that you can’t have everything, there are a lot of creative ways to save money that doesn’t even show that you’ve saved any. So, don’t focus on what you can’t have, but better focus on what you can accomplish to fit into your wedding budget.
8. To stay within the budget set, you must be organized. Track expenses, write them on a paper, and always keep track when making a new investment. Although you may be tempted by the extensive offer of services and products in this area, keep your head on your shoulders and say NO to things you cannot afford.
An event planner can help you very much to have the wedding of your dreams in the available budget. It will segment your budget based on priorities and find the best solutions for you. For more information on how we can organise your wedding by taking into account your budget, Click here.
I hope you find these ideas helpful.
December 9, 2014
If you ask me what inspires me the most, the answer is simple: love and all its derivatives. It’s remarkable to see what you can accomplish when you do things with love. It all starts from there.
If you stop time for a second you will notice that love is the foundation of everything that is good and beautiful. It’s the fuel that keeps us in action. What would happen without it?
Love and passion are the two elements that succeed in this beautiful industry, to take someone’s dream and transform it into reality, perhaps even into inspiration for other people. Love nourishes the soul, heart and mind at the same time. Most of the time, it’s the muse of creativity. If I can’t do something with love and passion, then better not do it at all. Why? Well, because every time this industry, moving in a fast pace, makes us wonder: what leads me to go through all the moments of stress and tension? Why don’t I care about the many hours spent ridiculously to make things as close to perfection as possible? Why do I want to offer more, even though sometimes customers don’t seem to appreciate it? Why making someone happy means so much to me? It’s simple,: it’s because you’re passionate about what you do and this passion gives you energy. If you’ve had a rough week and one of these questions has been tormenting you, but you’ve continued to work without regret, then you know it’s all because of love.
With a happy heart,
March 21, 2014
Now it is the moment when we have to be responsible for our lives, but especially to protect our parents and grandparents, the most probable persons to get sick during this period. The authorities have publicly announced some precautionary solutions, which must be taken into consideration by each individual, in order to protect themselves and those around them.
These measures, but especially the speed with which the Coronavirus is transmitted, certainly alarmed many couples who planned an event in the next period. Whether it is a wedding or a baptism, many of you have carefully planned this event for a long time, you have contracted the location, the suppliers, you have consumed financial resources by paying money in advance, and now you are uncertain about the outcome of this because of the Coronavirus pandemic which already disturbs our daily life in a significant way.
I have already been asked by several of our clients how I suggest them to proceed. Many of them do not live in Romania and a considerable percentage of the number of guests involves people from other countries. The fear of traveling during this period directly affects the participation of the loved ones in the event, and the happy event in a couple’s life becomes a cause of stress and panic. What should be done in this case?
I am convinced that there are many people who are in such a situation and that is why I thought to write this article. Here are some steps to follow:
For the time being, it may be wise to consider scheduling virtual meetings with your event planner, if you have resorted to one of them, so as to avoid traveling, public spaces, and close contact with people. It is said that this Coronavirus does not resist to the heat, so as a preventive measure it is advisable to consider postponing the wedding for another time in summer or somewhere in the fall. Postponing the wedding can ease some of the incredible stress caused by organizing the event during the pandemic. Of course, rescheduling a large wedding, with many suppliers involved and guests arriving from all over the world, can be quite challenging. The first step is to talk to the location and check what data is still available. Then choose two or three variants of data that are convenient for you and your families, including for godparents, so that you can then discuss them with all contracted suppliers and see their flexibility and availability. In order not to miss the down payments given, it is important to find a favourable date for all parties involved.
For a smoother transition to a new date and a financial impact as small as possible, try to keep your supplier list intact. This can mean that you have to be flexible with your chosen day. If before you wanted your wedding to take place only on a Saturday, then maybe you should become a little more flexible and consider a Friday or Sunday, a day that is favorable for all suppliers. This change I am convinced will be embraced with pleasure by all your guests who know what difficult times you are going through during this period and, regardless of the chosen day, they will want to celebrate with you.
If you have made the decision to move the wedding date, then you have to announce the guests. The sooner you do this, the better for your guests. You show them that you care about them and you can tell them how important it is the participation of each and one of them. If you still do not have another date chosen, it’s ok, just communicate them your decision to move the wedding and tell them that you’ll come back as soon as the new day is chosen.
It is possible that many of you who will find yourself in the situation of re-planning the wedding to end up by making a compromise. Someone who dreamed of a wedding in March or April, with all nature returned to life, with high temperatures, with peonies and tulips on the table, to get to organize the wedding in October or November, with an autumnal decoration, because only then they will find the availability of all suppliers already contracted. But let’s look at the good side of things. It is better to be able to fully enjoy your event with all your dear and healthy ones, than to have only a few of your loved ones at the wedding and to be worried about the possibility of Coronavirus appearing among the guests.
Once you’ve made this decision, try to accept and not look back in anger. Embrace the change with serenity and do not let it be like a black cloud over your wedding experience.
If, however, you are going to organize an event immediately after the end of the ban given by the Government, no matter how small, I advise you to consider certain responsible steps to increase hygiene standards. The cleaning of each surface must be taken very seriously, since every wedding/ baptism/ anniversary includes groups of people, who are all gathered together, in a limited space. Greater distance between tables between guests should be considered and the physical contact between them should be reduced as much as possible. Also, serving food in the form of a buffet is not an option during this period, as the food should be served on separate and individual plates, a la carte.
For those of you having a wedding in the summer, I recommend that you should not make hasty decisions. An important aspect is to be informed from official sources about the spread and evolution of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to be able to make the best decisions regarding your event. We will probably all be marked after this period and we will get to wash our hands frantically every 10 minutes, but as I said before, we can take all kinds of safety and hygiene measures so that everyone feels comfortable at the event. .
I recommend you remain calm, stress-free, and with an open mind to the events that will follow. Always “after the storm comes good weather”. Think of how much joy, relief and gratitude you will enjoy at the wedding and with your loved ones after this period of trials and isolation.
I look forward to organizing this year’s idyllic weddings, even if the season will be delayed.