Posts filed under Floral

The #1 Way to Save on Wedding Flowers

When planning your floral budget, keep in mind all of the different purposes for flowers in your wedding: the bride's bouquet, bridesmaids' bouquets, boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen, mothers' corsages, fathers' boutonnieres, centerpieces, and ceremony arrangements.

So what is the #1 way to save on flowers without sacrificing the overall vision for your day? DOWNSIZE

Lessen the number of people in your wedding party (fewer bouquets & boutonnieres to buy) and the number of guests (fewer tables that require a centerpiece). You can still have the beautiful flowers you fell in love with but you'll need less of them.

Posted on May 1, 2017 and filed under Floral, Wedding Planning.

In a Flowery Mood

It's been pretty cold this month so we've got SPRING on our minds... and flowers are the light at the end of the tunnel. Here's a little handy tip about selecting flowers for your event. 

 Photo Source: Pinterest

Photo Source: Pinterest

Consider the time of year that the flower is in season:
Daffodil – March & April
Hyacinth – March & April
Lilac – April & May
Lily of the Valley- only one week in May
Peonies – May through July
Hydrangea – July through September
Dahlia – July through November
Zinnia – August & September
Tulips – October through April
Anemone – October through May
Ranunculous – October through May

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Posted on March 20, 2017 and filed under Floral, Event Planning, Wedding Planning.

Real Wedding: Whitney & Richard

 All photos by  Kanayo Adibe

All photos by Kanayo Adibe

Once upon a time, we met a beautiful young lady and her dashing fiance who live out of state but wanted to celebrate their wedding in New Jersey to be closer to their family and long-time friends. Whitney wanted her wedding to be a glamorous black tie event with gold, black, and ivory as her color palette and regal banquet tables. Richard just asked that it not look to gothic. We achieved this look with tall candelabras, sequined table linens, gold table settings, and tall white thrones for the bride & groom. Their sweetheart table was elevated and covered with a gold sequined table cloth. Their elegantly decorated cake was prominently displayed on the dance floor just below the sweetheart table. We added two 24-foot long banquet tables in black sequined covers on either side of the ballroom and surrounded them with round tables in black satin. Gold chiavarri chairs lightened the guest seating areas. 

Our entire team of incredible professionals, including the venue's staff, worked very well together to make Whitney and Richard's wedding a FABULOUS event. 

Venue: The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ

Photographer: Kanayo Adibe

Videographer: Yamean Studios Films 

Florist: Alisha Simone

Cake: Classic Cake

Event Design & Coordination: Trilogy Event Design

4 Easy and Chic Autumn Centerpieces

By: Emily Materazzi


Berries and Nuts 
Berries and nuts are easy and still look beautiful for your perfect fall wedding. Place candles or flowers in the center of a vase and then fill the vase around with berries or nuts. Effortlessly chic! 

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Pumpkins and gourds
Pumpkins and gourds scream fall, so what better way to incorporate them into the centerpieces at your fall wedding! Pumpkins can be used as the focal point of your centerpiece or you can get crafty by using a gourd to hold flowers. Stacking mini pumpkins is also another easy and simple way to incorporate pumpkins.



Mason Jars
Mason jars are very simple yet very chic when they are placed on a table with the right fall flowers, they are so simple and perfect for a fall wedding centerpiece!

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ruit like apples, pears, cherries, these are all fall fruits that are very easy to come by and when placed in a wooden box look beautiful in a table centerpiece. 

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Posted on October 12, 2015 and filed under Event Design, Floral.

Keep on Moving...

 Photograph by Feeling Photos

Photograph by Feeling Photos

Here at Trilogy Event Design, we're always moving, always shaking! And, the past few weeks and upcoming months won't be any different. We are very fortunate to have been able to work with so many great couples just this past month, let alone this past year.

Since the wedding at the Michener Art Museum with Jacalyn and Olivier, Randi and Francesca have certainly not been resting on the laurels. Randi day-of coordinated and did the event design for a fabulous and fun backyard wedding in New Jersey for Lykesha and John a week ago! While the food catered by Mia and Me Catering was certainly a highlight of the evening, the beautiful bride and dashing groom were the talk of the night. Another Trilogy Event Design couple that we are thrilled to have worked with on their wedding.

 Tiffany's Sweet 16 at Talamore Country Club

Tiffany's Sweet 16 at Talamore Country Club

Meanwhile, Francesca was at the drawing board putting the finishing touches on Danielle & Kyle's ceremony program, seating cards, and photo booth footer. We don't like to premiere our couples' designs on the net until after the wedding has finished, so look to our blog in the coming weeks for the unique design touch Francesca is bringing to their wedding day.

Francesca and Randi worked together on Tiffany's Sweet 16 held at the Talamore Country Club, where Francesca designed the centerpieces of blue hydrangeas with a metallic finish while Randi decorated the ballroom with Tiffany Blue balloons that matched the invitation Francesca designed for the big day! Working with Trilogy Event Design's Randi and Francesca ensures that you'll have a cohesive look to your day, no matter the occasion.

Before we can even catch our breaths, we're moving on and moving out! Because the Trilogy Event Design studio will be moving this coming month. We've been in our current location in Hatboro, PA for two years now, and by the end of the month we'll be moving... a block away :)

 Chief Event Planner Randi Martin at The Bridal Event by Bouche Productions

Chief Event Planner Randi Martin at The Bridal Event by Bouche Productions

Until then, Randi can be seen onstage almost every Sunday at the Bridal Event by Carol Bouche giving her tips and advice for planning your wedding. And, be sure to drop by the Trilogy Event Design table to see Francesca's latest designs and schedule your consultation with us.

Finally, we recently announced the next Wedding Planning Bootcamp entitled Fabulosity 2014. You'll learn the secrets to planning your wedding while also saving you time and money. Tickets are limited for this special event being held this November. For more information, and to purchase your tickets, head over to our EventBrite site.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation with Randi or Francesca (or really have your cake and eat it too by meeting with both of them!), email us at or call 800-941-2770.

The 2014 Knot Market Mixer

With all of the weddings, birthdays, and other social events we have been planning the first half of 2014, we were also excited to help The Knot Magazine plan, design, and coordinate their annual Market Mixer held at Moulin at Sherman Mills this past June. (All photos by the tremendously talented Todd Zimmerman, owner of Pictures by Todd Photography).

Rentals by South Jersey Party Rental

The event was entitled "Jour et Nuit a Moulin (Day and Night at Moulin)" with the breathtaking venue by Brûlée Catering divided into a day and night side. As guests arrived, they were taken along a beautiful garden path designed by Elite Florals.

Floral design by Elite Florals

Guests then had the choice of checking out two sides to the venue: the brightly colored day-side, or the sexy, lounge night side,

Floral design by Elite Florals. Printed materials designed by Trilogy Event Design.

Of course, one of the big hits on the day side was the deliciously crafted cakes and desserts by The Master's Baker. From the orange creme in a chocolate cup —

Cakes and desserts by The Master's Baker

... to the beautiful centerpiece cake ...

Cake by The Master's Baker

... The Master's Baker truly helped us rock Philly that evening! And, as Pictures by Todd photographed the highlights of the evening, husband and wife dynamic duo Al and Cathie Berrey-Green of BG Productions filmed the event (short film at the end of the blog).

Pictured above: Al and Cathie Berrey-Green of BG Productions (Videography)

While the dulcet tones by Shaw Strings played to guests as they checked in, Silver Sound Entertainment kept the guests moving inside Moulin.

Silver Sound DJs

So many great professionals helped us bring the evening together including a great open air Photo Booth by Party Cam, the yummy cotton candy by Sweetistry, and the final details on the ribbon provided by Party Favors Ink.

Trilogy Event Design pictured above. From left to right: Chief Event Planner Randi Martin, General Manager Michael Magro Jr, and Creative Director Francesca Staffieri

Trilogy Event Design has made a name for itself for planning and designing weddings and other social events, but we are also available for corporate events. If you would like to meet for a free consultation to discuss the planning and/or design of your next event, contact us at 800-941-2770 or by emailing

The 2014 Knot Market Mixer
A Trilogy Event Design
Venue & Catering: Moulin/Brulee Catering
Photography: Pictures by Todd Photography
Videography: BG Productions
Floral Design: Elite Florals
Drapery: Eventions
A/V: Synergetic Sound & Lighting
Live Music: Shaw Strings
Rentals & Linens: South Jersey Party Rental
Lounge Furniture: AFR Rentals
Photo Booth: Party Cam
Cake & Desserts: The Master's Baker
Cotton Candy: Sweetistry
Ribbon: Party Favors Ink

Stationery & Event Planning: Trilogy Event Design