So fresh and so clean in design. Love the idea and the colors! How cute would these be at a dessert table or used as props for an engagement session?! Yup, seed implanted in your head ;) Totally digging the creative and drool-worthy light of the photos! I see this hitting the wedding trend in 2010 and 2011! (I wish their ‘making images’ link was working to see the behind the scenes, hint hint!)
Genius idea from the Dessy Group (dresses & accessories) and the Wedding Chicks! Create wedding style boards with your favorite Pantone colors and inspirational images! Love gray and lavender? Chose your colors then all the details that create the gray and lavender look you want for your wedding…all in one place! Super fun, so start here! ps – you might see some of my images as inspirational ones :)
So you know I’ve recently moved, and I’m on the hunt for window curtains! During my quest, I’ve stumbled upon some super fabric graphics and patterns *drool*. Then I realized my favorite real weddings that hit the blogosphere had wonderful graphic table settings and well…the search continued! We’ve seen some gorgeous weddings in 2009 with patterned table linens, but I think 2010 will magnify the trend! Yay! It’s the perfect way to add that extra something without overspending on centerpieces. AND the best part? You can totally diy your way through it…. (more…)
I’m all about thinking out of the box when it comes to weddings! The kids involved in your wedding add a special, whimsical, and fairytale-like feeling to the day. Let your flower girls shine with vibrant colors, patterns, and designs. Find a great fabric and pattern then have a dress sewn. Not only will it save on budget but adds such charm to the overall day. Plus – they can wear it again! Check out TutuCuteBaby for more tutu ideas and PrettyMe for the cutest skirts and dresses. From a photo standpoint, adding ‘props’ to the event adds greater dimension and personality to your wedding. These RibbonWands do just that! Boys and girls would go crazy running around your outdoor space with these – what incredible colors!
It finally feels like spring here in Chicago!! And what could be better then sipping on a fresh cocktail in the mid afternoon…oh wait, I know cocktail hour! Your wedding’s cocktail hour sets the stage for a night of celebration. You want to impress while still keeping it simple and elegant. Tips, ideas, and you guessed it….drink recipes! (more…)
Did you know that the word ’boutonniere’ comes from the word ‘button’ in French? Little tid bit for ya! Ode to the bout…I’m not sure if trends have really come on gone with boutonnieres (well ok, baby’s breath is pretty scarce these days), however, the past couple years these mini bouquets have gotten pretty creative! Choose the boutonniere in the same fashion as you would the bouquet, but allow your groom to be involved in the process. Think about your wedding theme, colors, decor, color of his tux or suit and functionality. Boutonnieres tend to take more of a beating throughout the wedding day so be sure to consult with your florist when picking a style. Don’t forget the bout is worn on the left jacket lapel. Also, I highly recommend having your florist show you how to put one on in case there’s a time crunch on the wedding day. Two florists worth checking out for unique designs: Bay Area – Passiflora Designs & Chicago – Hello Darling. Check out more creative bouts! (more…)
I thought it would be a good idea to continue chatting about wedding trends for my current brides and all other brides! All you fall brides – time to get your cake picked out! For most couples, the wedding cake ties all the decor together and who can resist dessert? I think the wedding cake remains one of the few items that provides tradition and for that, you want to keep your cake memorable. One of the up and coming cake trends (not to mention very classic and timeless) is fabric designs and patterns.
Fabrics and their patterns have been around for ages – most of them never out of style (well ok maybe plaid), which is why I loved this idea so much! You can take a classic pattern and give it a modern twist. Plus, you can play with colors and different shaped cakes while still keeping it simple. Check out more cake inspirations… (more…)
I love love love flowers (especially peonies)! They are my favorite detail to photograph at weddings (as you can see in the 3 flower collages!) and give off such an aura about the overall day. Recently, a read a little tid bit about the brides bouquet…the brides make-up for the day should match her bouquet style. I would love to hear what make-up artists think about this idea! Essentially, the style of your bouquet (dramatic, romantic, flirty, natural, etc) says a lot about who you are and what you are portraying on your wedding day, so it makes total sense that it could compliment your make-up, such as your lip gloss or eye shadow. New trend of 2008?! (more…)
I recently saw the movie 27 Dresses with a couple of girlfriends! If you’re looking for a feel-good movie (not to mention super chick flick) then this is one to catch! Able to relate to the idea of being a bridesmaid (just last September) it was hard to accept the extreme dress fashion that the movie showcased, but of course it was all in good fun. I thought maybe it would be good to share what’s really hot this year in bridesmaid dresses!! Not to mention it’s always good to keep your wedding day team happy! (more…)
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