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Real Wedding Inspiration: Lauren & Brian

Posted on December 20th, 2012 by annalemberger

‘Tis the season for giving – which makes this a perfect time to share an amazing story of two newlyweds and their inspiring Give Back Wedding!

Lauren and Brian were married this past July at the Lodge and Spa at Breckenridge in Breckenridge, Colorado. This couple’s special day was full of love and laughter, captured beautifully by Lisa Meeter of Lisa Anne Photography. It’s hard not to be joyful when you know your wedding is making such a difference!  Lauren and Brian knew having a big wedding was important to their loved ones; however, they wanted to make sure that they stayed true to their values as environmentally conscious teachers committed to working with at risk students. And so the “Give Back Wedding” was born. Every detail – from the biodegradable cupcake wrappers to the Colorado wildflower bouquets – gave back, in one way or another, to something this couple cares about:

“Brian and I felt so blessed to have found this love that we wanted to share our love and happiness with the rest of the world. We wanted our love to make a difference in the hearts of others in the same way that it had in our very own.”

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Woodland Wedding Inspiration

Posted on October 28th, 2012 by annalemberger
Nothing sets the scene for a romantic wedding ceremony quite like a serene forest setting. One of the most beautiful weddings I have ever attended was an outdoor autumn ceremony set against the backdrop of Colorado mountains. Vows were spoken in an open meadow, which guests found with just a short walk through the woods and over a lovely stream.  It was peaceful, picturesque, and intimate. If you intend to capture the last beautiful days of fall with an outdoor ceremony or are planning for next year, consider some of these outdoor, forest wedding tips.

Photos by: William Innes Photography, WeddingWire, Melissa McCrotty, WeddingWire

Where to buy: Go Green! White Notes; Tree of Love Wrapped Canvas; Elegant Chiffon Ring Pillow
 

Deal Alert! Our whimsical Elegant Chiffon Ring Pillow makes any ceremony feel like a fairytale. And this week only you can save 30% by using code FB102912.

Practical Tips for an Outdoor or Forest Wedding:

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Wedding Roundup: Country Western Inspiration Board

Posted on November 12th, 2011 by annalemberger

Get out those lassos and roundup your man because it is high time for a perfectly rugged country western wedding. Horseshoe details display the luck you have had in love. The groom will look handsome in a stetson and string tie while the bride and bridesmaids stomp down the aisle in cowboy boots. Nothing says country western like a roaring barn dance. Book a live Rockabilly or Bluegrass band to make sure the line dancing lasts long into the night.

After parties are hugely popular right now. Jump on this wedding trend and do not let the party stop once the music does. Invite your guests to rest their feet around a campfire and make sticky sweet s’mores. Spread out blankets and screen an outdoor film like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Photos by: Fillpot Photography, Delicious Designs By Jessica, WeddingWire, Steve Tinetti Photography

Where to buy: Western Love Cake Top; Country Flair Guest Book; Old Fashioned Drinking Jars   Read more »

Real Wedding Inspiration: Gwen & Kevin

Posted on November 5th, 2011 by annalemberger

As soon as I heard Pennsylvania, farm and goats I knew this would be an unforgettable wedding. I was so right. This October I had the privilege of attending a beautiful fall wedding on the coveted farmlands near Newport, Pennsylvania. I had never met Gwen and Kevin (I went with one of their guests), the bride and groom, but I feel I really got to know them through the personal details of their intimate wedding. The ceremony took place inside the home of close friends–a farm house and converted church. Being so far from town, and therefore most people’s hotels, the couple arranged buses to get the guests to and from the wedding–a nice touch especially for those who took advantage of the open bar.  There were so many beautiful details that brought this wedding to life, but nothing was more lovely than the natural, stunning fall backdrop, except of course the couple.

I asked Gwen to share her wedding inspiration. Here is what she said.

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Falling in Love: Autumn Wedding Inspiration

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by annalemberger

Close your eyes. Inhale the crisp fall air. Drink in the last remaining warmth of the sun’s rays. Imagine yourself surrounded by loved ones, a multitude of brightly colored leaves creating a dramatic backdrop for your perfect autumn wedding. As the season’s change, so too does your life as you vow to love, honor and cherish your significant other all the rest of your days. My our fall inspiration board “leaf” you falling in love with a fall wedding.

The Details: Colors surround you this fall. Look to nature for a color palate of blazing reds, burnt oranges, rustic yellows, forest greens, birch whites and maple browns. Let candles illuminate your space with a deep, romantic glow. Have your guests leave their thumbprint on a canvass tree as a memory of your special day. See an example below from a real wedding.

The Drink: For your signature wedding reception drink, try the Corzo Ruby Red. Cranberries and cinnamon bring a tart and sweet element to this bright red drink.

The Music: Wedding Music Unveiled suggests brides opt for more subdued music for their ceremony in Fall. Visit their site for a list of autumn inspired song suggestions.  From My Wedding Music you can download and listen to a compilation of beautiful fall music from the CD The Harvest.

My favorite find is a list of best and worst wedding songs for fall from Gig Masters. Best song, Autumn Leaves (Frank Sinatra); Worst choice Hazy Shade of Winter (Simon & Garfunkel). And now you know.

Photos by: The Divine Cupcake, Andi Grant Photography, WeddingWire, Lilly Pulitzer

Where to buy: Maple Leaf Unity Candle; Simply Autumn Cake Top; As the Leaves Turn Wedding Invitations

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