Homecoming Theme Ideas!

Homecoming is around the corner, and we know everyone wants a fresh theme to kick off the school year at the homecoming dance.

Here are some of our favorite themes and some new ideas to get those wheels turning!

 

Winter Wonderland:

This theme is so elegant, we expect to see this a lot this season.

The white draping and icy blue light effects bring the occasion to life, and make a true winter wonderland for everyone!

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1920’s Prohibition:

The 1920’s era exudes glamour and class, with the right music and decor, we can bring you back to that time for one night!

 Bring in the new school year with this spectacular theme!

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Mardi Gras:

This is a popular and colorful theme that you can have a lot of fun with.

Feathers and beads galore! The linens and decor are key to pilling off  this theme, and we have it all!

 

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Summer Floral Trends:

SUMMER FLORAL TRENDS:

Olive, Tangerine, & Ivory- Perfect way to add a warm touch to those night time occasions! We’ve noticed this sultry combination is all over the wedding scene this summer. Its a soft sexy palette that brings color to a dark romantic setting. We love it!

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Tiffany, Coral, & Ivory- Light and bright! This color-combo is so fresh and clean for any event. This is a great day-time event color scheme. From the beach, to a garden this is great for adding life to any outdoor affair!

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Slate, Blush, & Lavender- A look of elegance, these colors will surely make your event feel soft and romantic. This combo is our personal favorite, we have seen this soft approach to many weddings this summer. Tell us what your favorite color scheme is!

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We can’t wait to see what colors will be on trend for the fall! We work with renowned florists all over South Florida. Let us contribute the success of you big day!

The Do’s and Dont’s of wedding attire:

What to wear to a wedding, and what NOT to wear:

Dressing for a wedding can be a tricky task. It all depends on the season, theme, and sometimes even the venue. The best advice we can give is keep things simple and think romantic. Weddings are about love, so embrace the romantic in you with soft and elegant attire.

Do– wear romantic fabrics, and soft colors, like lace and pastels. Sometimes even a solid black or neutral can do wonders for looking elegant but still simple.

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Do– wear something comfortable! It’s always best to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, for many reasons. You’ll carry yourself with more confidence when you feel comfortable, and you’ll enjoy the evening by simply feeling like yourself. No one wants to tug on a strapless dress all night or be constantly itching from an uncomfortable sequin number. Of course, you can’t forget the dancing shoes. A gorgeous high heel is never a crime, but be sure to bring a more comfortable pair (maybe flats) in case your poor toes can’t take it anymore. Otherwise, stick it out, and look great doing it!

 

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Don’t– wear something too flashy or showy. You never want to outshine the bride or call too much attention to yourself on someone else’s big day. Also, avoid anything too trendy. Keep in mind the bride and groom and everyone attending, will have these pictures forever. You wouldn’t want to look back at them and regret that hairdo, or that awful dress that came in and out of style a few times since then.

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Don’t- wear white. Universal law of wedding dress code. White is for the bride. Unless the theme calls for an all blanc attire, keep the ivorys, and whites to her.

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Marriage Equality #LoveWins

Let us celebrate making history with the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality in the U.S.!

#LOVEWINS

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We orchestrate unique events that focus on each client’s personality and desires!

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The special events industry expects to see wide range of themes, colors, and venues come to life this year.

We are looking forward to this new era where we can create an unforgettable experiences for everyone and anyone!

Couldn’t be more excited!

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Spring/Summer Wedding Dress Trends:

New Colors- Making their way onto Brides everywhere this summer! Cloudy blues and grays, and even some minty greens were featured in Monique Lhuillier’s recent Bridal Collection.

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New Necklines- Shoulder drapes, and off-the-shoulder dresses have made a comeback. They’ve naturally progressed into the bridal design industry with in the past couple of years.  Exotic necklines are a great way to bring attention to your dress and add something interesting to your bridal gown.

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New Fabrics- Many runways have recently been sporting tulle gowns and embellishments. Tulle is particularly popular in two-piece skirt sets. It is light and easy to work with, and gives an ethereal princess look to any bride.

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New Accessories- Lots of new accessories are making a splash this summer too! Collars and Capes and Crowns, oh my! Collars as opposed to necklaces are making necklines very interesting these days. Capes add that WOW-factor to the walk down the aisle of course. If a cape doesn’t make you feel like royalty on your big day, I don’t know what will!

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It’s Prom Season!

It’s Prom Season!

Gowns, tuxes and limos is front and center for the next few weeks as prom season takes over EVOGA Events! Our annual celebration of the brightest night of the year for Florida’s high schools start last week! Prom Themes are near and dear to our hearts here at EVOGA we specialize in creating unique and fun theme decorations to make your prom one of the most memorable events of your life! Our homecoming and prom theme components can even be mixed and matched to your exact specifications to create a high school dance setting like no other! We have put together some of our teams favorite themes. Enjoy!

Arabian Nights

A famous collection of Persian, Indian, and Arabian folktales. Supposedly, the legendary Scheherazade told these stories to her husband the sultan, a different tale every night for 1,001 days; therefore, the collection is sometimes called The Thousand and One Nights.

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A Night at the Circus

A public entertainment consisting typically of a variety of performances by acrobats, clowns, and trained animals.

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Fire & Ice Ball

Fire symbolizes passion, energy, impulse, enthusiasm, inspiration, idealism, faith. Fire signs are the leaders and the cheerleaders of the zodiac. They provide us with much needed inspiration, motivation and creative energy. Emotion, psychism, mysticism, intuition. Water signs are the “feelers,” the nurturers, the caretakers.

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Destination Weddings!

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Destination Weddings!

It’s no secret that couples love Florida weddings. Easy to reach, balmy and laid- back, it’s a slice of paradise right in your back yard. What’s not so well known is the diversity of its many wedding-ready properties, from quaint inns to historic hotels to sprawling beach resorts. No matter your MO, the Sunshine State has the wedding venue you’re seeking. Here our top venue picks!

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya is a European-inspired estate and National Historic Landmark with a Main House and formal gardens overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay.

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Photography by Hazel

Designed by Evoga Event Productions

Catering by Bill Hanson Catering

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Designed by Suzanne Michael’s Catering

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Photography by Ray Santana

Designed by Lourdes Milian Productions

Alfred Dupont Building
A glorious, striking and formidable giant against its skyline, The Historic ALFRED I. DUPONT BUILDING distinctly stands as the only Art Deco era skyscraper in Miami.

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Photographed by Muñoz Photography

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Photographed by Maloman Photography

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Photographed by Alan Martinez

Designed by Suzanne Michael’s Catering

EPIC A Kimpton Hotel

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Thalatta Estate
Nestled on the shores of Biscayne Bay, and tucked away in the tranquil Village of Palmetto Bay, Thalatta Estate is an unique outdoor recreation area that also serves as a natural conservation area and provides a glimpse into the history of this south Dade historic gem.

 

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Photographed by Breathtaking Memories Photography
Designed by Exquisite Affairs

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Photographed by Santy Martinez
Designed by Wed to Perfection

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Deering Estate at Cutler
The Deering Estate at Cutler is an environmental and cultural oasis located in southern Miami-Dade County.

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Westin Colonnade Coral Gables

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Designed by Wed to Perfection
Photographed by Santi Martinez

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Designed by Jessica Campbell Events

THE TOP 10 WEDDING COLOR SCHEME FOR 2015

It can be really difficult to pick and choose what theme, idea or most important what colors you want for your big special day.  We dream of this day our entire life, and we honestly believe we have the day all figured out. But the reality is that we don’t. Time changes, so does the season, so that brings room for more fun and new ideas.

In this article you can find the color scheme that is popular in 2015, I am sure you can find two to three colors that will gravitate towards you.  Hopefully this article will help you plan your day, especially for DIY ladies out there and even if you are working with a wedding planner or an event production company, such as ours :). It will make the process easier once you know the colors you want to use.  For 2015 you will see colors such as neutral colors, powder colors and periwinkle, you can layers these colors with red and pink.  Please take a look at the table below and see the new color combinations as well.

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In 2014 the spate was blush and peach, which will also be very popular this year as well.  You can add sangria, burgundy or add a touch of the color of the year marsala.  See some pictures below for ideas.

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Contrary to other beliefs the color Blue is a very classic color for wedding planning. You will see a lot of royal, navy and powder blue this year.

TIP: Remember this,  navy blue is that one color that pairs well with others. It can be use it as an accent to any space within your wedding.

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For my purple lovers out there, which I know there is a lot. Purple can be layer in different ways, such as periwinkle.

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Another big trend are the neutral colors, personally for me they never go out of style. You can just pair them with anything and it will look great, just like blue, neutrals are classic colors.

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They are just marvelous.

Stunning Ceremony Structures for Your Big Day!

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Your wedding ceremony is undoubtedly the most photographed moment of your entire wedding. From your walk down the aisle to your first kiss (not to mention the sweet vows in between!), you can bet your photographer will capture every single moment. So it’s important to put some serious thought into what kind of ceremony structure you want. Whether you’re marrying in a spacious ballroom or barn, finding the right altar, arch, or chuppah to suit your space and your wedding’s aesthetic can be a tough task. So to help you with your planning, we gathered a few picture-perfect ceremony structures for every type of bride and venue. These standout designs are perfect for indoor or outdoor nuptials, and can be adjusted to match any season or style.

A classic, floral-covered wedding arch.

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A simple and rustic fireplace-wedding altar, with floral design.

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A wooden ceremony altar covered with draped fabric, a greenery garland and pale-hued flowers, created by The Nouveau Romantics.

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A white chuppah adorned with flowers and airy fabric.

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A classic chuppah covered in pink peonies.

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But of course we have our extravagant ceremony structures that we have seen created by very talented designers in our industry and those are the most exciting to build!
And my own personal favorite!!

All white chuppah structure with purple, pink, white & green florals.

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White chuppah beautifully draped & topped off with a clear chandelier.

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White chuppah covered in florals.

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Culture Tradition Mandap are always exciting! Here we have a bold chuppah decorated by reds and golds!

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But whichever style you choose, you can feel confident that these statement-making structures will completely transform your ceremony space and make for some incredible photos. And by focusing on creating such a gorgeous space to exchange vows, you can opt for less décor along the aisles. Simple potted arrangements or a petal-lined runner will pair perfectly with a decorative structure.

 

 

Get inspired for your own celebration! What Bride wants to be the next?!

DIY Welcome Bag!

 

Having a wedding out of town and want to let your guest know how much you appreciate them for attending the most special day of your life.

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Than think no further, it’s super nice to leave your guest with a welcome bag in their hotel room once they arrived. You don’t have to go overboard with the gifts, just make sure these gifts are relatable to you and the place where your wedding is taking place. The reason for this is because you want to make this moment memorable for you, I know you are asking yourself, how is this memorable for me? Because any time you meet with someone who went to your wedding they will always bring up how much they love the gift bags you left for them in their hotel room and they will reminisce about each item that was in the bag. You are creating a memory that will last forever.

 

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You can put a couple of items that you know your guest would need for this special trip or for them to remember this special day with you. See below for some cool ideas. 

Something Salty, You can place a potato chips in the bag, you know almost anyone that steps out of an airplane is always hungry by the time they get to their hotel room.

 

Something Sweet, you can add a bag or the mini ones of M&M or Sneakers. It’s also a “mini-vacation” for them they should indulge a little after all. If you are the fitness type or some of your guest are than replace this with an energy bar, it shows you put though into it.

 

Something Local, where is your wedding taking place? Give them a postcard of the city and write a fun quote or make it more personal, by writing how much you appreciate them for taking time out of their busy schedule.  Now if you want to make it more fun than add tequila shot glass of the city or state were you are getting married at, and make sure to include in the note for she/he to meet you in the lobby with the shot glass at 8PM.

 

Something You, this should represent both the bride and the groom it could be something like a “key chain” of the city were you first meet or first flew in together.

 

Last but not least, a bottle of water alongside an Advil or Tylenol. Remember that postcard I mentioned above, just let them know these should be the last two items they would need to use on their trip. I mean after all it’s your wedding they are attending too, you know is going to be a wedding for the books ;)!

 

I would say go a little further and personalize the bag with the initial of the Bride and Groom.  If not then, a generic bag should do, this will also make them feel they gain and extra bag for their collection.

 

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