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Wistful Wedding Colors for Spring

What makes for wistful wedding colors to use this spring?

Wistful wedding colors. Wistful. Synonymous with yearning and longing. It's definitively an atmosphere fit for a romantic, so in love, wedding. Since we tend to connect colors with emotions, to create a romantic wedding filled with dramatic longing you'll want to start by picking wistful wedding colors. If you're planning on having one main color paired with white or other neutrals, you'll want to look for light, possibly muted colors. If you want a color combo, you'll want one color to have a dramatic impact that still fits nicely in the light and airy vibe. Pulling bold color inspiration from nature is always a good idea and natural elements done right can really amp up the wistful atmosphere you're working towards. Check out some of our favorite wistful wedding colors!

Wistful Wedding Colors You'll Love this Spring

Wistful Wedding Colors | Poppy and Blush

Poppy and Blush

These wistful wedding colors make for a powerfully romantic combination. The bold poppy color creates a bold statement next to the light and airy blush. Together you've a look that will be unforgettable. This color combo is especially excellent if you plan on using poppy's as part of your wedding bouquet. Wistful Wedding Colors | Dusk Blue

Dusk Blue

A lot of people think of this dusky blue of being perfect for winter weddings. However, it's a definite favorite for the spring. Particularly if you're interested in wistful wedding colors. This cool color paired with light and airy wedding flowers create a relaxed and romantic atmosphere.   Wistful Wedding Colors | Black with Wildflowers

Black with Wildflowers

Black for spring and summer?? YES. When you pair a clean black with wildflowers at your wedding, you create a moody romantic vibe that is to die for. So if you're looking for some drama with an air of pride and prejudice declarations of love, black paired with colorful wildflowers is perfect for you!
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The Wedding Accessories Brides Forget to Budget

The Wedding Accessories Brides Forget to Budget

There are so many little details and wedding accessories that go into creating your dream wedding. Wedding Collectibles is a shop dedicated to those little details and one thing we've learned being in the wedding industry is that it's these wedding accessories that brides forget to think about when planning their wedding budget. To give you a snapshot of how quickly these perfect touch accessories can add up, we went shopping. Where? Wedding Collectibles of course! One of the highest trending wedding styles this past year has been the simple barn wedding. So, we're shopping for the wedding accessories that will help create that look. This means clean, not overly adorned, and somewhat rustic.

Our Wedding Accessories Haul

In building the simple barn wedding look using accessories for every aspect of your wedding, we ended up adding 21 items to our Wedding Collectibles shopping cart.  Items for wedding favors and thank you notes we added enough for a guest list of 300, which is typical for the average to large wedding.

Our Absolute Favorite Simple Barn Wedding Accessories

One: Leg Pop Kissing Couple Wedding Cake Topper

Simple Barn Wedding Accessories A simple cake topper great for spring and summer weddings.

Two: Here Comes The Bride Flower Girl SignSimple Barn Wedding Accessories

This would be perfect for a flower girl that's a little too young to handle not dumping flower petals in one clump!

Three: Can't Wait to Grow Old With You Wedding Handkerchief

Wedding Accessories A wedding tradition that you should be able to keep personal! There's something romantic of this handwritten style love note hankie.

Four: Rustic Wooden Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow

Wedding Accessories We really liked this alternative look to a classic tradition.

Five: Scattered Flower Veil

Wedding Accessories This simple bridal veil really is perfect for a romantic barn wedding.

Six: Mini Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells If you're planning on doing wedding favors, there's something about using these wedding bells for a simple barn wedding that just rings true.

Our Full Wedding Accessory Shopping List:

  1. Leg Pop Kissing Couple Wedding Cake Topper
  2. Here Comes the Bride Flower Girl Sign
  3. Can't Wait to Grow Old With You Wedding Handkerchief 
  4. Rustic Wooden Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow
  5. Scattered Flower Veil
  6. Mini Wedding Bells
  7. Personalized From the Bride to Her Father Handkerchief
  8. Vintage Style White Purse
  9. Mrs. Cosmetic Bag
  10. Rustic Wooden Heart Table Decor Confetti 
  11. White and Silver Thank You Cards
  12. Floral Applique Wedding Garter
  13. Personalized Burlap Runner
  14. 17 Inch Wedding Sparklers
  15. Rosebud Wedding Guest Book & Pen Set
  16. Faux Birch Log Card Holders
  17. Custom Wedding Table Sign
  18. Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Chair Signs
  19. Contemporary Champagne Flutes
  20. Silver Oval Cuff Links
  21. Foundations Wedding Cake Knife and Server Set

Total Cost for this Wedding Accessories Haul

Wedding Accessories Costs   This might not be your exact wedding accessory shopping list, but you can see how quickly these types of wedding accessories can add up! The takeaway? Don't forget to budget for your wedding accessory musts!
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Wedding Theme: Alice in Wonderland Wedding

Wedding Theme: Alice in Wonderland Wedding

DIY Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Wedding Ideas Photo Credit: Shoot It Photography styled by From the Wilde Products A great way to infuse your wedding with playfulness is to let your design be inspired by a theme. Of course, you want to avoid your wedding theme causing a look of an 8 year old's birthday party, but done right, a wedding theme can lead to some of the most spectacular wedding styles. Today we are looking at the classic and whimsical tale of Alice in Wonderland. This story may not be a romantic story, but it's magical whimsy really captures the feeling that is falling in love! For this wedding theme, we encourage brides to be INSPIRED versus directly pulling exact images from the classic tale.

What do we mean by this?

  • Dress your bridesmaids in pretty light blue dresses, but not an Alice costume with headband and all.
  • Your flower girl could wear a light pink striped dress to infer to the Cheshire cat, but no need to have Cheshire grins floating in the trees.
  • Have the groom's wardrobe include a classic pocket-watch (bonus points if it's a family heirloom), but nothing over-sized and goofy.
  • Playing cards would be great place cards, but there is no need to make them look like they can walk off the table on their own.
  • Splattered red white roses can be fun, but perhaps not as the centerpiece of every table and definitely NOT over-sized.
Another good idea would be to include subtle accessories that hint at the world of Alice in Wonderland without being from the story at all.

Below are a few products from our shop that would make a great addition to your Alice in Wonderland Wedding.

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For more ideas on how to achieve your dream Alice in Wonderland Wedding, check out our theme board on Pinterest!

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Add a Little Embroidery in Your Wedding

Wedding Bird Embroidery by Pixiecraft Handmade, via Flickr

An Embroidery Wedding

Embroidery. It can be something done over the top and artsy or can be really delicate and just lovely. Either way, we at wedding collectibles are kind of falling in love with embroidery on your wedding day. If your like what? That stuff on my grandmother's pillow? That can't be pretty at a wedding. Let's just say - and we mean this in the nicest way possible - you are just dead wrong. Take a look. You won't be disappointed!

The Wedding Dress

Meadow Bustier Wedding Gown... women boho by jadadreaming on Etsy Even with the embroidery on this dress being more traditional in style and patch worked ,it looks like it is exactly the way it was meant to be. You could actually probably do something similar with your bridal handkerchief. With this style, it would be easy to include a little something old, borrowed, new and even blue! One thing we love, is while the embroidery definitely makes this dress different, it doesn't overpower the dress and it is still very bridal. For example, this dress was posted in the Jadadreaming etsy shop, whose designer Jada, makes custom pieces. If you like this dress, her work might just be the perfect fit for you! A Splash of Colour | the Embellishment Bridal Fashion Trend Next, the embroidery in this gown flows so perfectly, the dress just wouldn't exist without it. Again, a gown with embroidery like this really just adds a little personality and beauty. It is like the cherry on top to a gown that says, "I am getting married. I am in love." This gown was the jewel of a western-inspired wedding featured on bride.com and is a Needle and Thread gown from Net-A-Porter.

The Wedding Cake

65 Loveliest Lavender Wedding Ideas You Will Love | http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/65-loveliest-lavender-wedding-ideas-you-will-love/ A lace and embroidery styled wedding cake isn't a brand new idea, but it is a pretty one. What's great is it opens the door to having a very traditional wedding cake without it being the traditional all white. #Mexican #Embroidery #WeddingCake Another great opportunity embroidery offers is bringing in a touch of culture - like this Mexican inspired embroidery cake from Sweet Art Cakes.

The Groom

The bride isn't the only one that can create an embroidery wedding look! Ayumi Embroidery Works makes this particular bow tie.

The Decor

Even if you don’t like embroidering, you can still take embroidery hoops and use them for cool wedding decor. Attach lace to them and hang... Embroidery hoop table number - Melbourne Wedding from Milk Photography Even if you don’t like embroidering, you can still take embroidery hoops and use them for cool wedding decor. Attach lace to them and hang... A lot of blogs suggest an embroidery wedding as part of a boho wedding theme, which we are sure works great, but it isn't the only style it works for. In fact, with the large variety of styles open, embroidery really can be infused into any wedding! Whether its a backdrop or table numbers, a touch of embroidery can really add some whimsy.

Kind of like it captures the idea of wish...

   
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Wedding Banner Trends: DIY Flower Garland

DIY and Crafts Ideas

Wedding Banner Trends Tons of couples are utilizing banners, bunting, and garland in engagement photos, wedding photos, and even as decor at the ceremony and reception. Basically it is everywhere! It works wonderfully over or around gift tables, sign in tables, and highlighting your wedding cake. It can also be used at bridal showers and bachelorette parties as a quick and easy way to create a lot of color and decor at your party site. Basically, the stuff can go everywhere! So, what is it? Banners: This is the big category that so many other things (including bunting) fit into. These are exactly what you think they are. They are signs or flags that hang over entrances, tables, across walls, etc. Bunting: This is a type of banner. These are those hanging triangle flags that are often seen at sporting events, carnivals, and vintage styled weddings. Garland:This a different than a banner in that it won't say anything and won't be draping material or anything like that. Garland, instead, is a string of or wreath of flowers, leaves, or other object-like materials. DIY Flower Garland  A cute trend that is popping up is using paper flower decor and paper flower garland at weddings and bridal showers. Here is a simple step by step tutorial on how to make a paper flower. 1) Gather Materials:

  • Sheets of book paper (or construction, card stock, scrap-booking, or basically any kind of paper)
  • lead pencil
  • paint colors of your choice
  • water cup
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • hot-glue gun and glue.
2) Draw a swirl on your chosen paper. 3) Cut the swirl out leaving a base for your flower to sit on. 3) With the base at the far end, twist the cut out swirl tightly. 4) Once you have twister the swirl up to the base, place a small dap of glue on the base and then press the twist lightly to the glue and let go slowly allowing the swirl to unfurl. 5) Once you have let the swirl open up to the point that you feel it looks like a flower, press the end and the base together more tightly and apply glue to areas that need help connecting and being secure. 6) If you want your paper to be different colors, before step two paint the sheet of paper. I would recommend watering down the color and lightly saturating the paper so that the paper still twists easily.

What is your favorite DIY wedding project?

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Easy as ABC Mongram Wedding Cake Toppers

Easy as ABC Monogram Wedding Cake Toppers

 

White Monogram Wedding Cake Topper A lot of couples are going for the monogram cake topper in order to create and individualized and contemporary look. The variations for this style include doing the first initial of the bride and groom ( T & S or T+S),  simply having the Initial of the last name of the newly married couple (as in if your last name is Pearson, then your would have a elegant and decorative P), or having the bride and groom initials in a smaller font on each side of the initial for their last name in the larger font (like the cake topper in the image above) . What is fun about the monogram cake topper is that it is both simple and easily adaptable to any wedding theme. Take our Flower and Pearly Accented Monogram Cake Topper for example. This porcelain cake topper can not only be customized for the coloring of its pearl accent, but you can also find this same sleek font and fine porcelain design with a starfish and shell accent with our Beach Themed Porcelain Monogram Cake Topper. Both of these monogram cake toppers are elegant, fresh, and contemporary in design and offer that subtle accent that connects it beautifully with your wedding theme.

Custom Partially Decorated Crystal and Gold Acrylic Wedding Monogram If you choose to forgo an accented monogram, the cake topper will still blend seamlessly with your wedding decor. The monogram cake topper opens up doors to a whole new cake topper world with endless choices for fonts, color, material, and accents. If you are a bride that likes the glitter of rhinestones and jewels. There is a monogram cake topper for that. If you are a bride that has always been a fan of the etched glass design, we have those too!

Wedding Cake Topper Mr and Mrs Topper Custom Personalized with YOUR Last Name Similar to the basic monogram topper is the monograms cousin, the Mr. and Mrs. cake topper. These cake toppers can simply be Mr. and Mrs., can be customized with your last name, or can have the full name of the bride and groom. Have fun as you decide what cake topper route to take because the cake topper you choose is sure to become a family keepsake. 

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Cupcake Wedding Cake Toppers: Yes, It's a Thing

l-o-v-e cake topper Cupcake Wedding Cake Toppers A fun trend that brides who need to keep a lower budget or want to be a little less traditional with the wedding cake is to do wedding cupcakes. With cupcakes you could be sacrificing the use of a wedding cake topper -losing out on the seemingly tiny element that can add a sentimental and unique statement to your wedding - but you do not need to! This trend does not  negate the use of a cake topper! We have a wide selection of letter cupcake wedding cake toppers that you can choose from. You can decide to spell out the word love, forever, hitched or simply have your initials or Mr. and Mrs. All of these options can work for cupcake displays that are spread out on the table or mimic the shape of a cake by either going up the side or on that top row. If you are wanting a play on the traditional wedding cake, having a unique cake topper will be that perfect final element!   Another Option to Use For the Cupcake Wedding Cake Topper If you don't like the idea of having the cupcakes have a topper in them, then we would suggest that along side your cupcakes you include a small cake to be the centerpiece. A lot of couples will do this anyways in order to keep the tradition of cutting the cake or saving cake for the one year anniversary, so why not make a statement in the cake's design? Small doesn't mean it is a side note! The cake topper below has a very similar vibe as the above lettered cake toppers and can be a great addition to your wedding decor! You could display the cupcakes in a mock cake tower with the small cake at the top crowned with a unique and totally you wedding cake topper! true love banner cake topper Your Spin on the Wedding Cake Doesn't Involve Cupcakes? These cake toppers are adorable with cupcakes but can be used just as easily with the traditional cake or the not so traditional rising trend of wedding pie! You might be considering using a dessert like pie, cheesecake, or brownies if you are going for a shabby chic, vintage, or possibly country themed wedding. These hand-molded, pewter letter cake toppers would be a perfect addition to your wedding theme! 

hitched cake topper

 

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