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Oscar Party 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s time for the Oscars!!! We are excited for our favorite awards show of the season and it’s the perfect excuse for a party. Most Oscar parties will focus on black, white, gold, and perhaps some touches of red, with an Art Deco vibe. However, we love the unexpected!  

Instead of a black and white throwback to Old Hollywood, choose a color palate that is fun and playful by taking inspiration from confetti. Set the scene with a fun piece of décor such as colorful tissue garland. Adding onto the bright colors, we love the new popcorn dish by powerhouse design duo, Courtney and Robert Novogratz, with its perfect pops of color. Be sure to upgrade that popcorn with one of these fun recipes. Or, spice up the movie theater classic by trying out one of our favorite simple popcorn tricks: add truffle salt for a savory touch or Hot Tamales for a sweetly cinnamon spin.

No Oscar party would be complete without some bubbly, but why not garnish your champagne with rock candy? If you want to take your cocktailing to the next level, we love this fun twist on Jell-O shots.

Don’t forget to print out your 2014 Oscar ballot and while you’re there, check out the great tutorial for a confetti mani to complete your Oscar party hostess look. We can’t wait to see what looks our favorite stars will be rocking and who will take home those prized golden statues!

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Our Favorite Cake Servers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here at Bliss we just love to swoon over even the smallest of wedding details (after all sometimes they can be the most fun to shop for!).  Don't let the serving set you use to cut the cake on your wedding day be an after thought especially since it is usually placed front and center in the photos of your cake!  Here is a little round up of some of favorite options:[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="6073" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]1. This little set may look simple, but if you look closer you will see that the handles are engraved with "Mr & Mrs" 2. This gorgeous Sakura serving set BHLDN would be perfect for a garden inspired wedding.

3. Add a little glitz with these gold or silver glitter servers from Leif

4. Vera Wang can do no wrong and these simple grosgrain ribbon inspired servers are a chic partner for any cake!

5. While brand new servers are fabulous- it is always fun to find a one of kind vintage set from places like Etsy or even better- an heirloom from your own families!

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Bliss Studio Reveal: KIKI PARTY!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the holidays, we moved into our fabulous new studio space with our studio mates Reiman Condron Beauty, Cheree Berry Paper & Studio This Is Photography.  We have been working non stop to get this space outfitted in a way that reflects Bliss' unique style in a color scheme of deep navy, creamy white, bright fuchsia & emerald green.  After furnishing the space exactly to our liking, we knew we had to throw a opening party worthy of the space and after little bit of brainstorming, we decided the ONLY way to welcome this space into our world was with A KIKI PARTY!! See the inspiration behind the party right here. A few weeks ago, the kiki party came to be and it was an absolute hit complete with paper goods by Cheree Berry, food by Blue Plate , photography by Studio This is, wine provided by Oliver Wines, kiki themed cocktails created by the Bliss team, valet by VIP valet, and beautiful florals/design by our own Jesse Deckard with rentals provided by Hall's and linens from Private Label! Guests shimmied around the dance floor to custom Kiki entertainment provided by Energy productions! We can assure you this Kiki party was marrrrrvelllous!!!

Enjoy the fabulous party snapshots and check back later this week for details about the "kiki kiss mirror"!

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Kiki Party Inspiration

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hopefully you have already seen a few of the sneek peaks on our facebook page from our fabulous Kiki Party that we threw a few weeks ago to celebrate the new Bliss studios (if not then head over and check out those shots right here). Next week we will be sharing all of the fun images from the bash, but today we have a little inspiration board behind the party's theme! The entire party theme was based off the catchy Scissor Sisters song "Let's Have a Kiki" - be aware that YOU WILL get that song stuck in your head all day long! Along with the marrrrrrvelous kiki theme, we used a bright color scheme of bright pink, emerald green, rich navy and silver sequin (just so happens to go along with Bliss' signature colors!) You will have to check back next week to find out about all the other kiki details that guests were treated to...  [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="7182" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Happy Holidays from Bliss

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We want to wish everyone the happiest of holidays from the Bliss Weddings & Events team! We hope you are all enjoying a day filled with some much deserved quality time with your family and friends!

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Bliss Holiday Cheer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's no secret that we love our cocktails around here!! So we thought it would be fun to spread some holiday cheer this year with some fabulous custom cocktail coasters along with a sparkly holiday card.  As soon as we saw this glittery design from Minted, we knew it had to have been made with Bliss Weddings & Events in mind (plus it just works so perfectly with our new ad photo!) After thinking about our favorite seasonal cocktails, we decided to get coasters made by For Your Party with recipes for a classic Manhattan, Hot Toddy, Kir Royale and our personal favorite- The Bliss Fizz!   We are just so in love with these fun holiday treats that we just had to share them with you here:  

 

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A Little Bliss Belle Holiday Outfit Inspiration

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Now that we have decadently dined ourselves through Thanksgiving and given our credit cards a nice little

work out on black Friday, it is time to start looking ahead to all the holiday parties dotting our social agenda in the coming month!

 Here is a little black tie appropriate holiday party inspiration to get you in the spirit!

 

 

 

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1. Issa Jadeite dress- the color of this dress is picture perfect for the holidays and the simple silhouette is to die for!

2. We love the vintage yet glamorous feel of these Lulu Frost for J. Crew earrings.

3. This chic little Christian Louboutin purse was made to be taken to a holiday party- it's even tied with a luxe velet bow on top!

4. We are swooning over these modern Nicholas Kirkwood gold bow slingbacks.

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Soul to Sole

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are exuding our inner Carrie Bradhsaw with this post… Hide a glimpse of glamour, sparkle and elegance under your gown with this extraordinary list of bridal shoe designers. We all are familiar with the famous red sole of Louboutins and the extreme perfections of other like designers, Jimmy, Vera and Badgley to name a few.  If you are as shoe crazy as we are, this is one wedding splurge that is a must! Shoes are a great way to make a statement on your big day.  We promise that these beauts will have you dancing all night long! [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="11417" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]

1. Jimmy Choo / 2. Miu Miu / 3. Badgley Mischka / 4. Christian Louboutin / 5. Badgley Mischka / 6. Vera Wang Lavender Label

You can always get creative! Add a personal touch like your new name, wedding date or signatures of your bridal party. They can be your something blue, match your groom’s socks or can show your personality through some wonderful and playful Hunter Boots or Toms! Makes for fun pictures and memories…

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