Sunday, May 30, 2010

happy anniversary....

to my sister and brother-in-law Amy and Ryan! An awesome beach wedding in North Carolina 2 years ago that I was luckily enough to plan and stand next to my sister in...time has flown by...and in celebration of your 2nd Anniversary a few photo memories. Here's to many more!

first dances!

Happy Anniversary!

Monday, May 24, 2010

kiley + dan

and we're baack! another wedding season is well underway and time is flying by (seriously is almost June??). sorry for all you loyal followers that we've been MIA, lots of fun things going on here that are keeping us busy!

we had a couple of awesome weddings this weekend in bloomington...more photos soon from all the weddings lately...

here is a quick glance at kiley + dan at the IU Auditorium.

also, don't forget to become a fan on facebook if you're not already, we find that we're updating that more often! search love, lillian or click here!

great gold linens with raspberry accents + gold chivari chairs that compliment
the room perfectly.
floral by Artful Blooms--once again, wonderful to work with and brought our visions to life!

kiley + dan

Monday, January 4, 2010

pink & yellow in May!

Happy Monday everyone...
Our team is looking forward to an upcoming May wedding. After talking with the bride and her mom last week we created this inspiration board to bring some of their thoughts to life.
We are excited to be working with them! Enjoy!

Pink and Yellow in May

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Trends and Forecast

Happy 2010!
With the new year upon us, we thought we'd bring you a 2010 forecast from Wedding Report and other great sources...
  • Estimated number of weddings in the United States: 2.16 to 2.18 million
  • Estimated spending per wedding average: $20,000 to $22,000
  • Estimated spending per wedding in Bloomington, remains at about $21,500
  • Estimated number of guests: 135 to 145...the trend of smaller, intimate weddings will continue from 2009

Beautiful purple and gold...big in 2010!
{From, Perfect Wedding Guide}

  • As we saw in 2009, candy buffets, and dessert buffets will continue to be incorporated into many receptions. Yum!
  • Color tones for 2010 will include warm, bright, bold, and vibrant and hot pink are big, as well as purple. These colors along with the next trend are making for romantic, elegant and sophisticated weddings.
  • Vintage is very in....dresses, jewelry, black and white photographs, and accents.
  • Groom's cakes are making a comeback! Originally a southern tradition, grooms cakes are becoming commonplace and fun way to show off an interest or love of the groom.
  • Favors that have meaning...this might include a donation to a favorite charity, an item of local interest or meaning to the couple, or something representing the cultural or ethnic heritage of the bride or groom.
  • Bridesmaids choosing their own style of dress within one color, or shade...ensuring flattering, beatiful and comfortable bridesmaids on the big day.
  • Choreographed and rehearsed first dances.

Happy Planning in 2010!

{Sources consulted: Wedding Report, InStyle Weddings, Perfect Wedding Guide, Wedding Paper Divas...}

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Are You a Fan?

Love the smiles on both of their faces!
{Sarah + Mark's wedding in Florida, more pictures posted on Facebook!}

Become a fan of love, lillian on Facebook for great pictures, tips, ideas & inspiration!
Search "love, lillian weddings & events" and join us today!

We're all looking forward to a great 2010 and are blessed to be part of so many families special moments!

Here's to a memorable 2010,
Tricia & the love, lillian team

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thankful for YOU!

This Thanksgiving I wanted to take a moment and say thank you…thank you to my loyal friends and supporters, amazing clients that are now friends and the vendors, true partners, across the area that make each event a great day.

Also, a big thank you to the love, lillian team…you all are a joy to work with and an inspiration!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

Thank you for allowing me to part of your special days!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

we're tags!

We love these cute and personalized wine tags! These would be perfect for a bottle of wine for holiday hosts...but also as gifts for the wedding party, rehearsal dinner or others. This way you can keep the original wine bottle label intact and also have a customized look & perfect gift.

Love them!

Check them all out at bailey bea's website!

Monday, November 16, 2009

more than cake for dessert!

Today…Kelley, the fabulous love, lillian intern is sharing with us some great sweet treats and ideas for couples with a sweet tooth!
Think outside of cake to all of these delicious ideas!

Start off with personalized Candy easy way to create wedding favors! Put your names on treat bags and let your guests fill them with their choice of tasty treats.
Check out Bliss Wedding Market for the bags above, or one of our favorites, Beau-Coup. They have many different packaging options. Beau-Coup has some great sticker labels that can be customized, and Martha Stewart Weddings has some label options as well, search under DIY.

Log onto to personalize your candy! A creative touch for any occasion…they can be personalized with colors and text. Also, Candy Warehouse & Candy Direct are 2 great online sites to get candy...think any color, any favorite childhood treat and more!

{Photo from Martha Stewart Weddings}

Who can resist a delicious array of gourmet cookies? Don’t limit your sweet tooth on your special day! We love the idea of using family recipes or family favorites, as pictured above.

Can’t decide on just one or two dessert options? Create an assortment of your favorites…sure to be a hit with the guests!

Appetizers aren't the only thing that could be "mini"...add different flavors of mini pies for unique finger foods during desert!

Are you looking to “wow” your guests at the reception? Allow them to create their own dessert with an ice cream bar. Or have a member of the catering staff make coke or root beer floats! Yum!