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Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by annalemberger

pantone radiant orchid

The color experts at Pantone have named Radiant Orchid the 2014 color of the year. These color lovers chose Radiant Orchid for the way it “emanates great joy, love and health.”  Those are certainly wonderful traits to infuse into your own wedding!  Orchids are wonderful inspiration for any time of year but especially for a warm, summer ceremony. And nothing says summer like soft sand between your toes. Orchids make the perfect beach wedding flower, from bright boutonnieres to blooming, fragrant cakes.  If you can’t have a destination wedding in Hawaii, just close your eyes and inhale that radiant orchid smell and you’ll be transported to an island in no time.

Photos by: Oahu Wedding, Floral Fields, Villa Punto de Vista, WeddingWire, Petula Pea Photography

Where to buy: Floral Invitation; Flower Feather Fascinator; Lily Bridesmaid Dress

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Beach Wedding Getaway

Posted on April 1st, 2012 by annalemberger

When I first saw this week’s spectacular deal from Knot the Groom I had to resist hopping on a plane and heading to a warm beach location. Grab this week’s deal on personalized, 100% natural fiber tote bags for you and the girls. Whether you are headed off to a weekend spa retreat or planning a romantic seaside wedding, make sure to add these other getaway goodies to your packing list.

Beach Wedding Supplies

Where to buy: Beach Wedding Photo Booth; Rockport Tote Bag; Personalized Flip Flops; Plush Hooded Spa Robe

Deal Alert! Save 30% this week only on the Rockport Tote with code FB040112. Read more »

Hawaiian Beach Themed Wedding

Posted on February 9th, 2012 by annalemberger

All this month look for wedding boards and ideas inspired by this year’s Oscars nominees for best picture from KTG blogger Anna. Today’s inspiration: The Descendants

Come away with me. Just for a minute. Imagine yourself dressed in a flowing white gown, your toes sinking into sand. A warm breeze whispers through your finger-combed hair. The soft sound of a ukelele keeps time as you glide down the aisle under the setting Hawaiian sun. Walk in the sandy footsteps of leading man George Clooney with a destination wedding inspired by the The Descendants‘ stunning locale. If you can’t escape to Hawaii, bring paradise to you. Engage all five senses for a truly beach-themed wedding experience. Capture sight and smell with fragrant blossoms of every hue. Ship in sand to create a truly unique dance space. A tiki bar and fruity signature cocktails will create a taste escape. Capture the real meaning of your special day forever with a unity sand ceremony.

Hawaiian Theme Wedding

 Where to buy: Destination: Hawaii Wedding Invitations; Personalized Flip Flops; Tiki Bar Coasters; Sand Ceremony Unity Set; Ocean Waves of Love Canvas

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Flower Crowns for your Wedding Day

Posted on December 18th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

little girl wearing a flower crownI love flower crowns. So much so, I usually end up making at least one for various nieces and little cousins every summer. They’re so easy, you can do it yourself. I like to use long-stemmed flowers, such as daisies, black-eyed Susies and even poppies. The best is when you can pick them yourself from a local field or meadow. Just pick a huge basket full of the flowers and braid the stems together, working in the occasional flower.

My niece, Audra, is pictured at left in one of my hand made flower crowns. Of course, the flowers were a bit wilted by the time this picture was taken, but you get the idea. If you do choose to make your own flower crowns for your wedding, try to pick the flowers as close to the wedding ceremony as possible and store the crowns in a refrigerator with the rest of your wedding flowers until just prior to the wedding. Read more »

Country Club Wedding Menus: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 by Mandy Webster

In my last Wedding Reception Menus post, I talked about some great, simple yet memorable wedding reception menus. But what happens when the wedding meal is memorable because it was bad? No one wants their guests to leave the reception whispering about how horrible the food was.

Ugly beach themed wedding cake

No bride wants her wedding cakes to be a flop! These cakes were created by the staff of a country club and were supposed to have the appearance of a sandy beach.

One unforgettable wedding reception for me was one that cost an outrageous amount of money, but is most memorable for its disasters. This reception was held at a country club that has a $10,000 minimum expenditure. All of the food was provided by the country club, so I was a little surprised at the disaster that was the wedding cakes. For her beach themed wedding, the bride had requested the cake to be decorated to look like a sandy beach. What she ended up with was an unappealing glob that appeared to have been frosted with peanut butter. Guests snickered and giggled, whispering that they hoped it wouldn’t taste as horrible as it looked.

It is so important to do your research when choosing a baker to create your wedding cake. And if you’re looking for a specialty cake, in most cases you do not want to hire a traditional baker at all. Instead, what you want is an experienced cake designer. Ask to see pictures of the designer’s previous work, as well as references from other couples he or she has worked with. The wedding cake is one of the main focal points of your wedding reception, so you do not want it to be a flop! Read more »

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