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A Toast to the New Year | Champagne and Wine Inspired Wedding Theme

Posted on January 3rd, 2011 by Mandy Webster

It’s a whole new year, a time to kick off a whole new wedding season. What better way to kick off the New Year than with a champagne and wine inspired wedding theme?

Cork Place Card HolderChampagne and wine bottles, corks and corkscrews… grapes and other wine inspired fruits, wine glasses, champagne toasting flutes, you name it. These versatile pieces may be used in a variety of  creative ways to invent wedding decor for your champagne or wine inspired wedding. Read more »

Wedding Inspirations: Winter Wonderland

Posted on November 4th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

Winter wedding collage with silver accentsWinter is on its way. It’s time to start thinking about those winter weddings. Whether you’re planning your nuptials for this winter or next, there is a wide variety of things you can do to set the right tone for your winter wonderland wedding.

Silver and snowflakes are a perfect mix for the winter wedding. The snowflake wine stoppers at right are fascinating wedding favors which can double as table decor. The cobalt blue wine bottle pictured with these creative wedding favors is perfect for the winter wedding.

The lettered rhinestone crystal cake toppers are perfect with a white wedding cake and white roses. Create your own fabulous monogram from these shining letters crafted of sterling silver-plated metal and accented with genuine Swarovski crystals. Each scripted letter is accented with sparkling stones.

While the silver flame glitter evening shoe may leave your delicate tootsies a little cool in the winter, I couldn’t help adding them to this inspiration board. The glittery silver just looks so right with the silver snowflake motif. Choose these for a wedding venue where you will be indoors for the most part, and grab a pair of fuzzy UGGs or something similar to keep your feet warm in case you do need to venture outside.

Check this Out:

-Check out this winter wedding on the Style Me Pretty bridal inspirations blog. I love the bride’s fur wrap, and the green of the bridesmaid dresses really POP against the snow in the background.

-Speaking of wraps, the ‘little winter bride: vintage indie wedding style’ blog has a great post on wedding boleros, shrugs and caplets.

-This winter wedding inspiration from Elizabeth Anne Designs is absolutely elegant.  I love the natural elements of the evergreens and pine cones mixed with miniature white calla lilies.

~Mandy

2011 Wedding Reception Trends

Posted on October 26th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

Brides are really shaking things up when planning their wedding receptions for spring of 2011. Creativity is king for the upcoming wedding season, so it’s time to put on your thinking caps and dream up some new ideas for your own special day.

Individual box wedding cakes in ivory with purple ribbon accents

Individual box shaped wedding cakes are another recently new trend.

One of the biggest changes our brides are making for next year is scrapping assigned seating. One way to do this is to set up your wedding reception in a lounge style rather than a formal dining room style. The lounge style reception hall is an excellent new wedding idea that offers a variety of seating areas where guests can easily mix and mingle without feeling tied to that one assigned seat. And you can really save your budget by cutting out those fancy, overpriced nameplates.

Those brides who are opting to stick with the traditional dining room for their wedding receptions are mixing things up by using tables in a variety of shapes and sizes paired with complementary, mismatched chairs, benches and stools.

If you want to cut some costs without ditching the nameplates, hold your wedding reception at brunch time. You can really turn the tables by serving brunch before the wedding ceremony instead of putting on a full-on night time reception with DJ and lighting. Brunch foods can be elegant without breaking the bank. Fill your guests’ tummies pre-ceremony, and serve up the cake afterward.

If you’re going to skip the evening wedding reception but would like guests to stick around for cake and mingling after the ceremony, set up a coffee bar and offer a variety of coffees to compliment your cake. After-parties are another hot wedding planning trend for 2011. Many wedding planning experts are suggesting cognac bars with personalized cigars offered in a semi-casual, yet elegant lounge setting.

For those who would like to stick with the traditional evening wedding reception, wedding planners are turning more and more to DJs rather than piano players or bands. And, many brides are purchasing a 2nd, more casual bridal gown to change into for the reception.

If you plan to spare no expense for your wedding, then this last wedding planning trend may be just the thing. More and more, brides and grooms are opting for the weekend long bridal extravaganza as opposed to limiting their wedding festivities to just one day. Read more »

Wedding Inspirations: A Wedding in Paris

Posted on October 8th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

A collage of romantic images from a Parisian themed wedding.What do you think of when you dream of Paris? The Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées? Maybe you dream of the pâtisserie or the aroma of fresh baked bread wafting from the boulangerie. Or, perhaps you imagine yourself a writer or an artist in the 1920s, meeting with your contemporaries at a street side cafe?

No matter what specific details come to mind when you think of this famous city, for most, Paris is the city of romance, the city of love. And what better way to plan a romantic wedding than with a Parisian theme?

The Bride

The birdcage veil pictured at right is one of the hottest trends for 2010 and is also the perfect choice for your Parisian Modern Chevron jewlery setwedding. Pair this with a retro 1920s or 30s style dress or glam it up with a modern couture sheath. If you choose a contemporary styled bridal gown, then you might like the Chevron Jewelry Set pictured at right. A retro gown would be better paired with vintage jewelry. Either choice would look beautiful and elegant with a strapless wedding dress. Complete the look with a simple handbag and couture shoes.

The Wedding Party

No bridesmaid wants to spend a fortune on yet another ugly dress to stuff in the back of her closet, never to be worn again. Instead, put your bridesmaids in a Chanel inspired ‘little black dress’ for your Parisian themed wedding. Better yet, let them each choose their own individual style and cut, and they will thank you for asking them to add this versatile piece to their wardrobe. Read more »

A French Country Wedding

Posted on September 28th, 2010 by Mandy Webster

A simple wedding ceremony in a tiny little, centuries-old chapel in a small French village followed by a reception in a vineyard: What could be more romantic?

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