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English Garden Wedding Inspiration

Posted on September 7th, 2013 by annalemberger

Catch the last, warm rays of summer with an elegant English garden party inspired wedding. Plus, an English garden wedding might just help quell that anxious waiting for the new season of Downton Abbey. Imagine: happy faces of fragrant blossoms line the aisles. Plush, green grass blankets the grounds. More lovely, blushing flowers – rivaled only by the bride – burst out of every corner and detail from the bouquets to the cake.  Rose petals rain down on the new couple as they take their first steps as husband and wife. Delicate floral patterned gowns adorn the guests. Magical. And of course the hats. Don’t forget the over-the-top sun hats and parasols.

The British are especially particular about their gardens; so, to do the English gardening tradition justice, make sure to do your research on the best blooms for late summer and early fall. Try a fragrant perennial like lavender; it’s a great choice that you can use not only in your decor but also in your menu, as a garnish or flavor. Think, lavender cupcakes! For roses that bloom later in the year, go for – what else – an English rose variety.

Photos by: WeddingWire Real Weddings 2, WeddingWire, The Nordstrom Wedding Suite, David Lynn Photography

Where to buy: DIY Paper Pennant Bunting Kit; Garden Luncheon Shimmer Invitation

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Blooming Romance Wedding Inspiration

Posted on June 25th, 2012 by annalemberger

Romance is in the air this week with our flower inspired wedding board!  Vintage touches, natural decor, and pops of bright, floral color will brighten your flower-powered wedding ceremony and reception. Fragrant, frosted, fabricated – showcase a variety of floral elements and textures beyond the fresh cut. I love the idea of felt boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. They look awesome and will last forever in your wedding scrapbook! Having trouble choosing a color duo? Who says you need just two! Work in a spectrum of warm shades from sunny yellow to rosy pink to vibrant red. A shock of teal makes a fun statement against the the warmer tones. If there is not enough brightness in your wedding already, unite your lives with a beautiful candle ceremony.

Photos by: WeddingWire, WeddingWire, Sweetface Cakes, Jenny Yoo Collection-Los Angeles

Where to buy: Embracing Hearts Unity Candle; Vintage Decorative Table Runners; Sundance Wedding Invitations

Deal Alert! Brighten your ceremony with the romantic, personalized embracing hearts unity candle. And this week only you can save 30% by using code FB062512.  Read more »

Partying Poolside: Summer Wedding Inspiration

Posted on June 12th, 2012 by annalemberger

When a friend of mine told me she would be attending a wedding with a post-nuptuals pool party I was initially a little thrown. Backstrokes and bikinis are not typical elements of a wedding or reception. However, with a little forethought and creativity, a pool or poolside soiree is really a fun way to enjoy the weather and to make your summer wedding unique. Plus it is a great alternative for couples who want the feel of a tropical, destination wedding without the travel hassle and cost. Check out my ideas below for different ways to use the swimming pool as a setting for your wedding.

Photos by: WeddingWire

Where to buy: Glass Decanter; Old Fashioned Drinking Jars; Personalized Flip Flops

Deal Alert! Save on this cool, eco-friendly glass decanter this week only. Use code FB061112 at checkout to get your 30% off!

1. Backyard barbecue (above images): Low key couples looking for a fun, family-centered celebration should consider a casual, pool-party and barbecue. Read more »

Honeysuckle: Top Pantone Design Color for 2011

Posted on December 29th, 2010 by Mandy Webster
Honeysuckle Pantone 18-2120

Image courtesy of Pantone.com

Pantone’s color number 18-2120 is a delicate reddish pink which some experts claim is indicative of better times to come. What better way to dress your besties for your wedding day than in this most popular color of hope? Read more »

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 »

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