Have a Spooktacular Halloween Wedding!

Would you dare get married on the scariest day of the year? October is a popular month for weddings, and many brides choose to have a Halloween wedding date. You can incorporate a Halloween theme without sacrificing elegance. Skip the costumes and go for elegant accents, fall-themed dishes, and scary cocktails.

Here are some ideas to incorporate just a little spooky into your wedding day:

  • Create invitations that convey the theme of your wedding using elegant or gothic script on black or orange and black backgrounds.
  • If you want guests to come in costume, formal attire with masquerade-style masks will keep it elegant and less kitschy. Halloween Wedding
  • Opt for a beautiful black wedding gown or if you still want to wear classic white, add a few touches of black, such as a sash or black veil.
  • Decorate with fresh pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns and lots and lots of candles in all sizes.
  • White gauzy fabric over tables and stair railings adds a spooky touch.
  • Choose fall-colored flowers for bouquets and floral arrangements or select black-dyed flowers for a more gothic look.
  • Dress up tables with black candles and china over black and white tablecloths.
  • Serve your guests dark, stormy cocktails, such as blood red sangria with a black licorice straw.
  • Give guests Halloween-themed treat bags with favorite candy treats.
  • Serve a few selections of pumpkin-flavored foods.
  • Have a trick-or-treat candy buffet with candy jars decorated in a spooky motif.
  • Have fun with a Halloween-themed cake topper, such as a bride and groom skeleton, vampires, or ghosts.
  • Many bakeries can also make a Halloween-themed cake. Red velvet cake is a popular choice for a Halloween wedding or traditional cake with dark chocolate accents.

The possibilities for a Halloween-themed wedding are endless; just be sure to decide how much of the theme you want incorporated into your big day—just a few touches or an all-out Halloween extravaganza!

Game Day Style

In the South, game day is more celebrated than any other event, and dressing up for tailgate is a tradition. Tailgating in the South is very different than anywhere else in the country—nowhere else will you find women sporting their Sunday best and men in button-down shirts and bowties.

College football season is well underway, and whether you’re a collegiate rooting for your school or an alum headed back to your alma mater, here are a few game day style ideas to show your school spirit while still staying chic at the event:

Keep the forecast in mind. In the South, summer can extend far into the fall, so it’s best to pick lightweight fabrics for your game day outfit and rely on layers if the weather gets chillier. Think lightweight sweaters, cardigans, and scarves. You can choose these in team colors to show your team spirit.

Dress it up. Many women at Southern colleges treat football games and tailgating like a fashion show and enjoy dressing up for the occasion. One idea is to wear a pretty A-line dress in one of your team’s colors. Accessorize with a cardigan and belt or a statement necklace.

Show your spirit. Scarves come in all collegiate colors and are an easy and chic way to work some school spirit into your outfit.

Game Day Style

Kick it up a notch. When the weather gets cooler, a great pair of cowboy boots are a staple for women on game day in the South. One of the most common looks you’ll see at football games at Southern colleges are women in mini-dresses paired with cowboy boots. Plus, they are great for the long walks from the parking lots to the stadium over wet or muddy fields.

Mix it up. You can still make team jerseys look stylish. Pair a fitted football shirt with skinny jeans, a long open cardigan sweater, and cowboy boots.

Comfort is key. No matter whether you choose a dress or jeans, keep comfort in mind. You’ll be in this outfit all day from the tailgate party to the game (and maybe to after parties!), so wear something you will be comfortable in. Football games aren’t the time to test out your new stilettos!

Go team!

Marisa Baratelli Trunk Show for Mothers of the Event!

Trunk Show Featuring Mother-of-the-Bride and Mother-of-the-Groom Designs by Marisa Baratelli

Mark your calendars for two upcoming trunk shows in September at both Nitsa’s locations featuring Marisa Baratelli for mother of the bride and mother of the groom. Join us at our Charlotte location on Sept. 18-22 or at our Winston-Salem location on Sept. 24-27 to see the latest styles in Marisa Baratelli’s trademark luxurious Thai silk.

For a quarter century, Madeleine Cranfill, CEO and founder of Marisa Baratelli, has paid tribute to the ancient artisanal craft of Thai silk weaving by maintaining the purity of the traditional village methods in the design of timeless women’s fashion.

Marisa Baratelli- Mother of the

Photo Credit: www.marisabaratelli.com

Cranfill felt called upon to uphold the traditions of Thai silk production when she first visited the country three decades ago. She was inspired by the time and dedication each piece of silk required. With her intuitive sense of style combined with a talent for working with color, Cranfill designed her first line of evening separates for a private clientele in Southern California. In just a few years, Marisa Baratelli became one of the top Thai silk fashion companies globally, expanding with a successful line of custom-order blouses and jackets offered in a full range of colors, prints, and plaids, giving the customer a hand at their own color creative impulse and needs. Within each of the 50 collections, you will find luminescent colors that demand attention, create elegant drama, and define glamour.

Marisa Baratelli’s fall 2014 line features special occasion dresses, gowns, and separates in deep jewel tones, classic black, and vibrant prints. Several pieces feature their new hand-embroidered prism effect that adds a unique beauty and interest to each piece.

Don’t let your special occasion creep up on you; visit one of Nitsa’s Marisa Baratelli fall 2014 trunk shows for the perfect match!


Nitsa’s Haute Bride Accessories Trunk Show

Nitsa’s is having a Haute Bride accessories trunk show at the Charlotte store January 18th and 19thHaute Bride Trunk Show

Haute Bride’s couture accessories are all delicately handmade by a skilled artisan in the USA.  The company got it’s start in 2001 when a soon-to-be bride couldn’t find the perfect hair accessory and instead set out to make it herself. Since then, Haute Bride has become a huge success and has expanded to offer a range of glamorous items. The line includes bracelets, brooches, earrings, a variety of hair accessories, necklaces, sashes, belts, and veils.

Haute Bride trunk show at Nitsa's

Finding just the right piece can be a daunting task, but every one of Haute Bride’s accessories are elegant, glamorous, and designed by someone who truly understands what a bride really needs. This trunk show is the perfect place to find a timeless accessory that will make you shine on your special day!