Sharing her fabulousness with us today is Desiree Oftedal, the guiding force behind wedding coordination and custom design company Desiree Dawn Events!
AND YOU ARE... ?
Hey there, I'm Desiree, principal planner for Desiree Dawn Events – green wedding design. I specialize in wedding coordination and custom design for the eco-friendly couple. Luckily, my business has united two passions of mine; true love and our environment. I encourage my couples to invest in their relationship more than they plan for their wedding day. And I try to inspire them to incorporate sustainable, recyclable, reusable, local or philanthropic aspects into their wedding plans. It's fun and challenging – just like marriage!
TOP TREND OF THE MOMENT:
Brides tend to have the spotlight at weddings, but, what I adore lately are more grooms showing off their personal style, too. In the past few months I've seen superman boxers, colorful or patterned bowties, way stylish shoes and sock combinations, and my favorite: a surprise dress... err... suit change! Why not, right?
YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE TOUCH:
Spoiler alert! DIY details can become a chore. I hear clients' worries about making their wedding "so them" or adding "details that are meaningful to us". What I do know is that the details that are most memorable usually don't cost the most. My best advice is to look at the resourceful, creative, and loving people around you for inspiration and help. The home or handmade details that they come up with will be your favorite treasures once it's all said and done rather than something store bought.
THE SPLURGE YOU'RE LOVING MOST RIGHT NOW:
Who has sore legs and feet after a wedding? Everyone! Why? Because you dance your tail off! That being said, the best splurges are on a great band or deejay and on a unique dance floor. Some favorites from this season have been a faux white marble floor complete with lounge furniture, draping and a floral chandelier. Another was an outdoor hay-covered floor with a DIY string light chandelier that encouraged guests to dance under the stars. Add a rocking live band and you have the recipe for a great party. Splurge away!
Photo Credits: Chelsey Boatwright Photography, Photos by Chris Martin, Shea Christine Photography