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Must-Read Tips from Celeb Planner Mindy Weiss

On call for Hollywood's hottest weddings (we're talking Nicole Richie, Eva Longoria, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Fergie, Heidi Klum, Jessica Simpson, and Ellen DeGeneres, among many more), Mindy lets us in on her wedding empire for part of our Wed 100 series. Read on for her expert tips! 1. Take Inspiration; Then Add A... read more

A Pretty White Lounge by Mindy Weiss

Elizabeth Messina // Featured on The Knot BlogPhoto: Elizabeth Messina
Take a cue from this gorgeous lounge area and use your surroundings as built-in reception decor. Celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss (and one of our favorite wed 100 planners) took advantage of a garden trellis that was already on property and transformed it into a pretty lounge space. Simple white furniture and a mirrored... read more

7 Ways To Drape Your Reception Space

Photo: Elizabeth Messina // Design: Mindy WeissPhoto: Elizabeth Messina
A surefire way to completely revamp your reception space? Gorgeous draping! Celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss used fabric and chandeliers to make the space feel absolutely decadent, yet intimate and cozy at the same time. Steal even more ideas for transforming your reception space with these 20 ideas and check out a... read more

7 Ways To Decorate Your Ceremony Aisle

Photo: Joy Marie // Design: Mindy WeissPhoto: Joy Marie
Your ceremony is the first opportunity of the day to really wow your guests so don't overlook the flowers and design. Here, bunches of soft peach-hued roses and ranunculuses plus a pretty aisle lined with petals -- all designed by celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss -- create a dreamy garden style. Want to pull off... read more

A Hanging Rose Escort Card Display

One way to make sure that red roses look anything but traditional? Hang them from the ceiling! Celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss did just that for a dramatic escort card display. Dozens of red roses hung upside down and inside floating, geometric vases make for a unique and surreal look. Follow... read more

Hanging Ceremony Flowers

Mindy Weiss just has a way of creating fairy-tale wedding designs and this is one of them. Mindy and team brought the outdoors in by hanging flower-laden vines from a chic all-white ceiling. Lining the ceremony aisle with even more lush white blooms created an all-around garden effect. Follow Mindy @MindyWeissread more

Teal and Yellow Colorblock Linens

Colorblock LinenPhoto: Simone and Martin Photography
For this beachside fete, Mindy Weiss, founder of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants, added a bold, modern twist to this romantic set-up. With an aquamarine table runner and citron seat caps, Mindy created an incredible color block effect. The design was also practical: Every other chair was woven with a citron or aquamarine pashmina... read more

Inspiration of the Day: Prismatic Glass Lamps

Geometric Lights -- Mindy WeissPhoot: Elizabeth Messina
For a romantically draped wedding tent Mindy Weiss hung dozens of stunning prismatic glass lamps. Each lamp was slightly different than the next, which added serious character and visual interest to the ceiling. For another unexpected twist, thick rope was a deliberate solution to otherwise unsightly lamp cords. The juxtaposition of these modern lights mixed... read more

Inspiration of the Day: A Wooden Welcome Box

A Welcome BoxPhoto: Joy Marie Photo
"There's nothing like a warm welcome when your guests have made the extra effort to travel to celebrate with you!" says Mindy Weiss, founder of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants. For this US destination wedding in the Sonoma Valley, Mindy designed this wooden welcome box full of tasty local treats. Instead of the typical tote... read more

A Wish Toss Bar

A Wish Toss BarPhoto: Joy Marie
Tossing rice on the bride and groom is a classic tradition, but Mindy Weiss turned up the creativity by coming up with an interactive "wish toss bar."  Instead of having guests shower the happy couple with the same thing (like rice) guests choose from different options such as rose petals, confetti, feathers and... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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