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Vendor Spotlight: Michael Marcoux Events

How did your business come to be?

Well, it’s a long, wonderful story – after over 20 successful years in the corporate sector, I transitioned into the career that I’ve always envisioned for myself. Family and friends encouraged and supported me, as they knew this is what I was meant to do. Coming from a corporate setting, I bring a unique blend of professional skills to the event planning industry, including strong organizational abilities and the capability to collaborate across cross-functional teams, meet tight deadlines, and build deep and trusted client and vendor relationships.

What services do you offer?

I offer a full range of services from planning, design, and coordination. One size doesn’t fit all, so it all starts with a conversation. My initial meeting (complimentary) takes us through a defined process designed to uncover a general vision for your wedding, and start to put a plan in place to make your dreams come true. Warning: we typically we share quite a few laughs while we get a lot accomplished. Hey, this is life’s fun stuff – let’s enjoy it!!! When you hire Michael Marcoux Events, you get Michael Marcoux. I am personally there from engagement to the brunch the morning after your wedding.

Let’s talk industry trends! What do you see being prominent this season?

A classic wedding will never go out of style. Weddings are one of the only events in a lifetime where it not only represents the couple, but also the newly combined family. The most successful weddings are those that keep a foot in the traditions of the past while showcasing the dreams of the future, a single thread from their grandparents, the parents, and of course, most importantly the couple.

Combining bold colors.

I am very excited to see a great infusion of color in wedding palettes. It used to be customary to pick a color or two to base your wedding decor and wardrobe around. Today, couples are pushing those limits with bold color schemes that are memorable and create greater interest and depth. Come on, go bold!

Statement wedding cakes.

After several years of wedding cakes being off trend, they are back, and bigger and bolder than ever. Think darker icing, elaborate details, and tall!

Powerful wedding dresses.

As the world is recognizing that women are the stronger sex (sorry to my fellow males, but the truth is the truth), designers are offering more powerful wedding dresses. Everything is coming down the runway – the classics, new shapes, materials, and unique silhouettes. Simple, elaborate, every shade of every color, pants, capes, long, short… you name it. Ladies half the fun is finding your dress – the other half is walking down the aisle and showing off your personal style.

Local and environmentally conscious.

There are now so many options for couples to showcase their support to be eco-friendly. From the stationery to the flowers, the menu to your wedding registry, it’s a statement couples want to make – and they are.

What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

Enjoy yourself! The wedding will be over before you know it, and you don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime experience stressing over the details. Hire vendors that you truly connect with because at some point, you need to turn the reins over to them to bring your dream to life.

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Vendor Spotlight: Michael Marcoux Events

How did your business come to be? Well, it’s a long, wonderful story – after over 20 successful years in the corporate sector, I transitioned into the career that I’ve always envisioned for myself. Family and friends encouraged and supported me, as they knew this is what I was meant to do. Coming from a […]

Moroccan Muse

The vibrancy of lush botanicals set the stage for this Moroccan-inspired styled shoot.

Nestled between Africa and Europe, Morocco is noted for their intricate architecture and incredible use of vibrant colors. “I really fell in love with the Botanical Gardens at Roger Williams Park because the greenery was a perfect fit for our Moroccan-style vision. The tropical plants captured the feel of Northern Africa and played perfectly into the décor,” Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative described. Partnering with SYB Events and New Leaf Flores, they transformed the Botanical Gardens into a mecca of Moroccan style. Three seating areas were styled to highlight architectural and interior design aspects of the culture. Every immersive detail made you feel as though you were actually in Morocco. Oranate lanterns hung like chandeliers above the low head table, while the cocktail table was draped with linen in a mosaic tile print. New Leaf Flores sourced textural blooms in vibrant fuchsia, orange, and purple to enhance the tropical foliage in the garden. The explosion of color was balanced flawlessly by the surrounding botanicals and gilded décor.

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Moroccan Muse

The vibrancy of lush botanicals set the stage for this Moroccan-inspired styled shoot. Nestled between Africa and Europe, Morocco is noted for their intricate architecture and incredible use of vibrant colors. “I really fell in love with the Botanical Gardens at Roger Williams Park because the greenery was a perfect fit for our Moroccan-style vision. […]

Floral Crush – A Vibrant Styled Shoot

A vibrant fusion of color, flora, and fashion at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum.

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum became a playground for Sayles Livingston Design to showcase her floral craft. The vision was a modern garden filled with bright, almost neon blooms mellowed out with the clean lines of clear acrylic chairs and a wooden farm table for a touch of warmth.

A clean invitation suite alluded to the modern garden theme.

The fashion-forward styling of Beth Chapman Styling played off the grandeur of the mansion and the explosion of color.

The escort cards were weaved into a web of peonies, snapdragons, anenomes, and ranunculus for a fresh twist.

Sparkling rosé in crystal coups were the perfect signature cocktail for the modern garden theme.

Clear acrylic chairs juxtaposed with a wooden farm table created the perfect balance of modern and classic style.

Blackstone Caterers crafted a garden party menu filled with light, refreshing fare.

The four-tier cake emulated the floral web and the overall inspiration of the styled shoot flawlessly.

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Floral Crush – A Vibrant Styled Shoot

A vibrant fusion of color, flora, and fashion at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum became a playground for Sayles Livingston Design to showcase her floral craft. The vision was a modern garden filled with bright, almost neon blooms mellowed out with the clean lines of clear acrylic chairs and a […]

Vintage Floral Grandeur – BLISS Cover Shoot

A glorious day of flora and reverie at the historic Linden Place mansion in Bristol, RI.

This styled shoot was imagined as a graceful garden soiree with hints of whimsical details to keep the vibe lighthearted. Linden Place is a Federal-style mansion with architectural elegance that lends itself to a grandiose décor aesthetic. The magnificent archways that carry your from room to room are like portals to the past, each one telling a different story. The vision was to blur the lines between the past and the present with modern-glam décor and an explosion of lush flora. A spectrum of pink hues and creamy white kept the color palette clean, yet captivating. Every floral display designed by Sayles Livingston Design made a statement. “I wanted this to feel luxurious and abundant. We used a mix of hydrangea, roses, ranunculus, snapdragons, snowberry, and tulips to frame the grand entrance,” Sayles described. The floral trend was carried out through every detail from the fashion to the stationery – even the food!

A single black & white stripe panel balanced the femininity of the floral arrangements with a touch masculinity.

A fuchsia watercolor invitation suite, artfully designed The Paper Perfectionist, and custom-made floral welcome sign by Sayles Livingston Design set the tone.

The creative cuisine and fizzy cocktails crafted by Blackstone Caterers were inspired by the floral design.

The marble bar was modern nod to the beautiful flooring inside Linden Place.

The mix of bridesmaids’ gowns epitomized the luxe garden party vibe.

While the ombré bouquets complemented the rest of the fashion flawlessly.

Vintage-inspired floral arrangements set upon a modern mirrored table struck a balance between the past and the present.

Sculpted sugar-flowers cascaded down a three-tier cake, created by Konditor Meister.

A wire-frame heart covered in lush blooms added a dash of whimsy and excitement to the overall design.

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Vintage Floral Grandeur – BLISS Cover Shoot

A glorious day of flora and reverie at the historic Linden Place mansion in Bristol, RI. This styled shoot was imagined as a graceful garden soiree with hints of whimsical details to keep the vibe lighthearted. Linden Place is a Federal-style mansion with architectural elegance that lends itself to a grandiose décor aesthetic. The magnificent […]

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