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3 Beautiful Alternatives to Roses

3 Beautiful Alternatives to Roses

Roses are beautiful, but they can be expensive and a bit unoriginal to some.

If you want a similar feel to roses, but you're looking for something less expensive or a little bit unique, you've come to the right place! Here are three alternatives to roses that you can use for anything from wedding bouquets to Valentine's Day flowers.


Ranunculus flowers resemble roses, as they have many tightly-layered petals that give them that similar distinction as roses.


Lisianthus are known as a top alternative for roses. You can even use the double-flower lisianthus for more of the layered look. They are much less expensive and are still gorgeous.


Begonias also have the necessary layers to compete with roses. They come in pastel and bright pinks and the colors that are necessary for this bouquet.

Do you prefer roses or alternative options? What's your favorite flower? :)

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3 Ways to Add Glitter to Your Event

3 Ways to Add Glitter to Your Event

As you can probably tell, it's no secret that I love glitter and always seem to be drawn to it. Whether in my clothing, decor, or as inspiration for events, I find that a little bit of sparkle goes a long way - and adds a lot of fun!

Glitter can be done tastefully, especially when paired with metallics. You definitely don't need to feature a glitter bomb at your next event (unless you want to!), but small touches can add a drop of luxury and something extra.

A touch of glitter in my house...

Gold and metallic accents on my end table

These are some of my favorite ways to add a touch of glitter to your next event:

  • Invitations/Paper Products: If you're throwing a luxe occasion and want to incorporate glitter, start your guests' impression with this idea. By adding small touches of sparkle to your invitations, menus, programs, and so on, you can feature this luxurious touch without going overboard.

Example: Here's a gorgeous sample from Victoria at VG Invites. This invite features gold metallic accents in a classic way.Check out her shop here!

  • Glassware: With sites like Etsy, it's easy to find glassware that's dipped in metallics or glitters.  Again, these add a lot of fun to your tablescape, and can also make great centerpiece additions.

  • Lettering: It's common these days to have letters that spell something at an event or wedding - whether it's the couple's new last name, or something more common like "LOVE" or "PEACE," lettering stands out. It's easy to create or purchase lettering in gold glitter, with various degrees of sparkle and brightness.

My Pinterest board "All That Glitters" is dedicated to my favorite gilttery things.

Click here to take a look around for inspiration for your next event or home decor accent.

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A Corporate Client Appreciation Luncheon: Tropical Luau

A Corporate Client Appreciation Luncheon: Tropical Luau

Tropical luaus are always the best kind of party: colorful, exciting, and FUN! We recently planned a tropical luau themed client appreciation luncheon for a corporate client, and it was a wonderful afternoon.

It was held at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida, which is a turtle rescue and rehabilitation center.  It's such a unique and interesting venue that combines beauty and education in one place.


The decor details and centerpieces included silk hibiscus flowers, palm trees, and pineapple cups as the "gift bags" for each guest. It was a fun way to incorporate the theme into something memorable!

Of course there was dessert...

And a booth for tropical photos...

Guests were also given a tour of the facilities.  They learned about the turtles currently being rehabilitated, as well as the mission of the Loggerhead center.


Thank you for reading! JN Event Design is available to plan a variety of events, from luxury weddings to fun corporate events. Contact us for more information!