Do you ever wonder what inspires designers?

Last week my team had an incredible opportunity to showcase our work at the National Association for Catering and Event Professionals Gala in San Francisco. The event was a huge success and it took a great team effort to plan, promote and execute every detail of the event, but as for all the designers, the most exciting part of the event was the showcase of my work. I had a clear imagination of my design concept and seeing it slowly come to life in matter of hours was a humbling experience.

As a designer, you always have a vision of what the overall event or design concept will look like and you continuously feed off the inspiration source that enables you to create something unique and personable, something that has a meaning and depth, and lastly, something that has never been done before. I do appreciate out of the box thinkers and innovators, as challenging yourself and taking risks in your design by creating something that has not been seen and done before you is part of growth as a designer. I like to consider myself as a contributor to the industry by deriving my design items and concepts from simplistic everyday things that surround us- architecture and nature. Challenge myself and pushing my limits is just what  I did last week with my work, in which Fall nature was my inspiration. If you ask me to summarize my concept, I would say there is nothing more romantic than having a candlelit dinner in the woods while surrounded by organic items- wood, flowers, trees, and leaves.

Hope you enjoy my whimsical and romantic “Dinner in the Woods”.

Best wishes,

Yana

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Wedding Trends 2014

For many years we have observed the evolution of the “casual chic” and “vintage” styles in the wedding industry. We have seen doors being taken out and converted to props or escort card displays, mason jars with wildflowers as table centerpieces, self-made photo booth props consisting of mustache, funky sunglasses, hats and feather scarfs, and countless DIY props that took too many hours to make. What wedding style will we observe next? The wedding industry evolves quite fast, and if some of you have not realized it yet, the new wedding trend began to evolve shortly after the Royal Wedding. In the recent Bridal Runways, we were finally seeing more of the luxury dresses with lace, applique, illusion necklines, and long sleeve. Finally our brides will have a chance to wear something other than sweetheart line dresses that we have seen for far too many years. But what about trends in a wedding planning and styling overall? Will we be seeing more of casual or formal weddings in 2014? This is exactly the area where we will observe a shocking shift in a “wedding mentality” as more brides will opt for formal and luxurious weddings, indulging themselves and guests in great entertainment, more upscale menu, and superb service.

We all know weddings are expensive and time-consuming, and planning a luxurious wedding requires a larger budget and more attention to details, none of which our savvy brides are ready to accommodate. What we will notice, however, is that more of modern brides will make smart compromises to have the wedding of their dreams. In the next several years, weddings will be more intimate with fewer quests than we observed in prior years.  More brides will opt-out from DIY projects, relying more on their wedding planners and other vendors to deliver all that they ever wanted for their Big Day. As the result of changes in trends, the industry will evolve and event designers will be forced to create “out-of-the box” concepts, new designs that will satisfy couples’ vision for uniqueness and luxury.

I would love to hear from you on what trends you would like to see develop in 2014?

Monique Lhuller Spring 2014

Monique Lhuller Spring 2014

Monique Lhuller Spring 2014

Monique Lhuller Spring 2014

Monique Lhuller Spring 2014

Monique Lhuller Spring 2014

Carolina Herrera Spring 2014

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2014

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2014

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2014

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2014

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2014

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2014

Marchesa Spring 2014

Marchesa Spring 2014

Marchesa Spring 2014

Marchesa Spring 2014

Amsale Spring 2014

Amsale Spring 2014

Thomasianna Cone Spring 2014

Thomasianna Cone Spring 2014

Monique Lhullier Spring 2014

Monique Lhullier Spring 2014

David Tutera

David Tutera

Inspirational Wednesday

Hope everyone is having a great day full of Big Opportunities!possible

Welcome

Welcome YanaSebeDesign blog page!

We are very excited to share more about what is happening behind the scenes in the YanaSebeDesign world, and to keep you updated on event planning tools for your next event.

A little about what you should expect to find on here. We will gather the most unique wedding and event ideas from all over the internet, as well as will share our own concepts created exclusively for our followers. We also would love to hear from you on your own experiences and challenges when you had to plan an event, be it for yourself or others. We are here to help you plan your event through providing necessary tools to do the planning on your own or with a help of our professional staff, and hopefully, to inspire you!

Best,outside

Yana