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Spring Wedding Style Favorites

Spring Wedding Style Favorites

Spring runs from March 20th to June 21st and with it comes some of the most beautiful weddings. Between the weather and the atmosphere that comes with spring, it's no wonder that the June wedding is such sought after wedding. This year, there seems to be a pull towards the ethereal and romantic, the airy and dramatic. Check out our spring wedding style favorites list for your spring wedding inspiration. romantic spring wedding style favorites

A Moody Vibe

Typically, when people think of spring they think of pastels and flowers. Black isn't really on the table. But, this spring, shades of black are being used to make for moody and dramatic settings and has definitely become one of our spring wedding style favorites. Spring wedding style favorites

Desert Landscape

Honestly, there's something ethereal about a desert scene. So, couples are playing it up in their wedding decor and theme. Thus, you'll find wedding's pulling on the light desert colors and playing with the coachella desert vibe using prickly pear cocktails and wearing flower wreaths in their hair. Spring wedding style favorites

Purple-hue

Thirdly, purples in all shades and hues are all over for spring 2019. You'll find purple-hue weddings as one of the more popular spring wedding style favorites as the purple color can be done featuring a single tone or be done in a purple monotone. Truly, we love the purple-hue wedding shown above as the blue-based purples act as a soft background to the color-pop fuchsia . spring wedding theme favorites

Soft and Romantic

  Finally, our spring wedding style favorites list ends in a soft romantic look. So, it's going to be powdered blues, wildflowers, light weight fabrics, and dramatic candle settings. Additionally, when set on a stage of natural woods, you've got a spring wedding style that will be ageless.

Would you ever use black as your anchor color for a spring wedding?

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Don't Make These 7 Wedding Trend Mistakes

Don't Make These 7 Wedding Trend Mistakes

We’ve been talking a lot about trends this month and it’s time to get into the things NOT to do this year if you want to avoid your wedding being on the “been there done that” list. So, let's take alook at these 7 wedding trend mistakes!

An overly Instagramed wedding!

Wedding trend mistakes Your guests are there to celebrate with you right? Invite guests to put away their phones, by providing a professional photographer that will capture all the candid moments you are all craving. Stay off your phones and immerse yourselves in the beautiful event you worked so hard to create. Don’t let cell phones and hashtags and selfies get in the way of you and your friends making fun memories out on the dance floor or a meaningful conversation with your grandmother. The most cherished keepsakes from your wedding day are the special moments you share as a couple with your friends and family.  

Wedding favor or junk drawer contender? Don't fall into one of these wedding trend mistakes!

Wedding trend mistakesWhat’s the truth about the cute bauble you picked out as a favor for all your wedding guests? You know the little decorative trinket you spent money on? Unfortunately most of these get left behind at the wedding or placed in your guest’s junk drawer when they get home. Forget about the wedding favor and put the money towards something that people care more about, like being witness to a beautiful well-thought out wedding ceremony. Put more focus on your precious nuptials.

#badhashtag

Wedding trend mistakes Hashtags are a supertrend that aren’t just going to go away. However try to avoid making a creative and probably confusing hashtag. You may induce serious eye-rolls with your oh so cute hashtag creation. We advise keeping it simple and genuine by just using your names.

Can I monogram that?

Wedding trend mistakes Please stop putting your monogram on EVERYTHING!! It’s important to use this sparingly or else it just looks tacky! Put your monogram on the invitation and use it in one design element at the reception. Keep it off your dance floor. Don’t put it on napkins, signs, or table cloths. Just keep it simple and sophisticated.

A sea of gray… I’m bored

Wedding trend mistakes One of the biggest wedding trend mistakes to ditch this year is the monochromatic bridesmaid look. Minimalism is still in, but with a flair! You can stick with a complementary palette but then let your bridal party wear varying patterns, hues, designers, and styles that show off individuality and helps them feel good too!

Geometric ceremonies are too trendy

Wedding trend mistakes While we will see more art installments in wedding receptions this year, avoid using geometric backdrops at your wedding ceremony. It had it’s fifteen minutes of fame last year, but this trend is not one that will last. You will be looking at your wedding photos forever, a geometric backdrop will seriously date your wedding, making it a wedding trend mistake you'll want to avoid. Another thing to watch out for are asymmetrical designs. The look tends to draw the eye into a particular direction, away from the couple; it’s distracting. When it comes to your ceremony backdrop, choose elements that are symmetrical, chic, and timeless.  
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2019 Wedding Traditions vs. Trends

2019 Wedding Traditions vs. Trends

At times wedding traditions can get in the way of the bride creating her perfect day. Every couple is different and deserves the opportunity to make traditions work in a way that is authentic for them. Moving forward into 2019 and beyond we are ready to see how brides turn to creating something that feels a bit more personal and heartfelt. The days of showing off just to show off are done. Your wedding should be a genuine expression of your love and an experience your guests can enjoy and celebrate.

Wedding Traditions Versus Wedding Trends

The groom must not see the bride before the wedding ceremony

Wedding Traditions you want to keep This is one of those wedding traditions that stems from arranged marriages and is pretty old fashioned in today’s day. If you have parents that are sticklers about this tradition though, you can have a first look before the ceremony. It’s more modern and intimate, and it still keeps the suspense of the groom having to wait until the wedding day to see his bride. Rather than having your fiancé react to seeing you for the first time as you walk down the aisle in front of a small or large crowd of friends and family, you can have that special moment alone together. It also means more quality time for the two of you on this big day.

Your engagement ring should be a diamond

wedding traditions you can change It is said that wearing a diamond in a gold setting helps protect you from evil spirits and demons. This tradition, while still timeless, is not completely trendy today. This accessory will be something you wear everyday so keep that in mind and choose something that reflects your style.

Your wedding dress should be white

wedding traditions worth changing Nope! This is one of the wedding traditions that proves they can change. A lot of brides opt for something that, once again, represents their personal style. You want to look and feel your best on your wedding day and that may mean wearing something other than the traditional white wedding gown. There are so many options out there too. You can choose a gown that’s a completely different color or you can add pops of color like died tulle under a your skirt for a unique, but subtle look.

Your bridal party must match

beautiful wedding traditions In 2019 we will definitely see bridal parties wearing multi-colored, varying patterns, and different cut dresses. Don’t expect to see monochromatic color schemes or shades of white. Each bridesmaid is beautiful and unique and giving them the freedom to choose a dress within your style and design parameters, will help them feel and look great. Also, more bridal parties are co-ed today. You aren’t really going to have your guy best friend in a purple tux are you? Have fun mix and matching your bridal party!

You must send save-the-date cards

[embed]https://vimeo.com/121931937[/embed] Forget it, we live in a digital age now and people are incredibly creative and talented! Even for more formal wedding events sending a save-the-date by mail is out of style. Instead, hiring a professional photographer to create a beautiful keepsake and digital invitation for your friends and family is the way to go in 2019. Many couples will also be creating wedding websites where their guests can rsvp, look at your wedding registry, and receive updates leading up to the big day.
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2019 Wedding Trends & Ideas

2019 Wedding Trends & Ideas

Happy New Year and Hello Wedding Trends!

Another year of weddings has gone by and we are ringing in the new year with this list of wedding trends for 2019. We are so excited to see the romance, design, and wow-elements that this year will bring in the world of wedding trends!

engagement wedding trendsExtended Engagements

Take the pressure off yourselves and set your wedding date far in the future and just enjoy each step of the process. Put on all the fun little events that happen while you are engaged, like the engagement party or dinner. This is also a good time to take care of your body so that you are feeling and looking your absolute best on your big day. Having a longer engagement will help you finance your wedding, but it also gives you time for financial talks as a couple. Set goals to prioritize and start your married life on the same page. bridesmaid wedding trends

Backyard Weddings

One of Pinterest’s highest searched keywords by brides-to-be last year was “Backyard Weddings”! This has always been a popular choice for couples and families looking for a budget friendly venue option that is comfortable for everyone. We love the backyard wedding because helps set your guests at ease and puts everyone in the mood to party! It’s nice being able to save a little money to put towards a future home, your honeymoon, or maybe beef up the design budget. Photo from Minnow Park Photography.

flower wedding trendsViolet Florals

2019 Florals will be wild, bold, and free! We will see violet colored flowers making a splash in many bouquets and floral designs. Pantone’s color of the year was purple! Think bright orchids and vervain, or pretty pansies that will pack a purple punch.

reception wedding trendsAlternate Reception Entertainment

We are really looking forward to seeing are all the unique entertainment ideas for 2019 weddings. Having a DJ or band for music is surely a must to get everyone moving during the reception. However, having other types of entertainment for your guests to be involved with throughout the evening will put everyone in party mode! For example think, tarot readings, a classic photo booth, ice cream bar, horse shoes, archery or acrobatic performers! Don’t forget to hire a photographer to capture all the candid instagrammable moments! Photo from Style Me Pretty.

dress wedding trendsDress Trends

There’s been a lot of gorgeous looks coming off the runway for 2019. Check out our recent blog: The Best Fall Bridal Looks from 2018. Pass these four trends along to your brides as a perfect option to try: Off-the shoulder, detailed backs, royal inspired, and minimalist. Photos by Lucky Bridals.
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How to Avoid the Overdone Wedding Trend

Avoiding the Overdone Wedding Trend Just like there are blogs -like ours- that share wedding ideas, hoping to inspire new brides to create and enjoy their dream wedding, there are also those that hate on every wedding trend that has every existed. Like every one. Sure, trends change. Some can be "overdone" and other's end up not being functional and need to change.

What to do when your Dream Wedding Ends up on a Wedding Trend Don't List

Who the EFF cares what "they" think?! Whether it is friends or a blogger on GQ, what matters most when it comes to planning your wedding is what you like and what you want your wedding to look like. For example, if you want to use mason jars as part of your centerpieces or have a photo booth with props for your guests to take pictures, then go for it! Don't let your best friend tell you she thinks mason jars are sooooo over and definitely don't let a blogger talk you out of it. (Though, Jessie Mooney does bring up a good point in her blog 9 Trends Wedding Planners Hate as Much as You Do that photo booths can create a bottle neck. Instead of nixing them completely, maybe make a plan on how to avoid the problem!).

Ask yourself these three questions:

  1. What do you want your wedding to be like? Pin the pins, create your vision boards, read the bridal magazines and determine what your want.
  2. Why do you want it to be that way? Then decide where your motivation comes from. Is it because you think it is beautiful or fun? Or is it because you are determined to be in style and on trend? If it is the latter, than having your wedding plans touted as being out dated matters. If it is because it is what you love, then others not liking it doesn't really matter.
  3. Will it work? Is it functional? If yes, roll with it. If not, then maybe rethink the idea!
Trends change and you are probably planning on only having one wedding, so you might as well do what it is that you like. So how do you avoid over done wedding trends? By not caring what people that aren't you think!  
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How to Create Dynamic Table Centerpieces with Terrariums

Terrarium Centerpiece One rising trend with weddings and even home decor is to use terrariums and succulents. These living centerpieces bring in rich greens and natural beauty to any wedding, as well as give a unique look. Knowing this, here are some options that we have found that are gorgeous and simple. The terrarium featured below comes from Refinery 29's blog and following the link includes easy step by step instructions on how to create it yourself! Terrarium Centerpieces The above terrarium would be a beautiful option for a centerpiece. If you find it to be too large or tall, you can modify it to fit your needs, but the idea remains the same. This is great for for an outdoor or indoor wedding and will fit in great with spring. However, one of the great things about a terrarium is that you choose what lives inside it and can thus choose plants that fit your season and theme best (as you can see in the terrarium from the Ruffled Blog that features deep and lively reds)! Now to take it from pretty plants to centerpiece
  1. Include a table number! Table NumberWith a terrarium like the one above, we would recommend using a classic standing table number or a rustic standing table number like the one pictured above. The classic look would be situated aside the terrarium, whereas the rustic number could have the potential of being incorporated in it. For other options for incorporating the number within the centerpiece, look through our monogram cake toppers since they can just as easily be positioned in the soil as they can be in a cake!
  2. If you decide to create a smaller terrarium, include decorative tea lights or candles!Candle HolderThese beautiful candles would look great next to a colorful terrarium like glittering side stone to the center stone of an engagement ring. It is small enough that it would not be overpowering or competing, but big enough that it won't like it is there on mistake! Plus, the color this candle holder comes in can really work with just about any color scheme!
You Don't Want to Make Your Own Terrarium, But Want the Same Natural Look?  Aside from searching Etsy for someone who will make a terrarium centerpiece for you, you can also visit your local Home Depot or Lowes and take a walk through their pre-planted succulents. Either way, including a coordinated table number and accessorizing with candles or even smaller single plant terrariums will be key in create a dynamic table centerpiece.
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Top 10 Hipster Wedding Cake Toppers

Top 10 Hipster Wedding Cake Toppers

Hipster WeddingIf you don't know already, hipsters are, as defined by the consistently useful Urban Dictionary, "a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter." This subculture has gained increasing traction over the years, effecting change in mainstream values and trends. It comes as no surprise that it has opened up a whole new world of increasingly popular wedding trends (as seen in Refinery 29's info graphic featured on the left). In fact, you will often find that when we feature "twists" on different wedding traditions such as wedding cakes and cake toppers, that it is the hipster community that has inspired this push on tradition. So this week, we are highlighting those wedding cake toppers that would be at home at a hipster wedding! The following cake toppers take on this challenge of pushing against tradition while also being a part of tradition: many of which take on a vintage feel that goes in par with the Hipster tendency to search thrift shops and vintage styles.
  1. Ballroom Beauty Paper Doll Mix and Match Bride and Groom Vintage Hipster Cake TopperThis paper doll cake topper embodies the hipster tendency toward the vintage and unique. It even allows for great individualism as you can mix and match the "dolls" to suite who you are perfectly!         

  2. Hobo Wedding Cake Topper Hipster Wedding Cake TopperThis patched up bride and groom would fit in at a hipster wedding because of its vintage feel and because of it play on a hipster Bride's likelihood to refurbish her wedding dress from thrifty finds, though her artistic skill would probably be beyond square patches!

  3. Crafters Bride and Groom Wedding Cake Topper
    Crafty Wedding TopperThis more traditional looking cake topper makes the cut because of the Bride's less traditional dress, but also, and more so, because of the unique and colorful button adorned base!
  4. Mr & Mrs Banner Cake Topper  Banner Cake Topper This banner styled cake topper has become increasingly popular and is often found at a Hipster wedding. In fact, as demonstrated in the above info graphic, you are likely to find a banner or two as reception decor!
  5. Zebra Wedding Cake Topper Zebra Cake Topper As Hipsters tend to be on the more creative side, you are likely to find a fun and cute cake topper like these Zebra salt and pepper shakers. Salt and Pepper shakers are not wedding cake toppers? Why not? The porcelain figurines work great on top of a cake AND can be used in your new home together afterword.  The hipster in you may not be able to resist!
  6. Custom Names Topper
    Monogram Cake Topper This monogram cake topper is not only a twist on the traditional figurine cake topper, but also mixes up the traditional look of a monogram cake topper! This monogram works great with whatever desert your serving at your wedding, be it cake, pie, cupcakes, or even doughnuts!
  7.  Wood Finish Bride and Groom Cake Topper FigurineHipster Wedding Cake TopperThis cartooned take on the traditional bride and groom with the big bow tie is exactly the type of cake topper you would find at a hipster wedding. Match it with some unique flower choices and mason jar lighting and you are in business!
  8.  Language of Love Forever Wedding Cake Topper FigurineUnique Contemporary Cake Topper Hipster doesn't always mean vintage, but it does mean unique. The above contemporary cake topper speaks to the artistic nature of hipster culture and with the quote by J. Keats, it invites a more intellectual atmosphere. Additionally the daintiness of both the female and male forms adds an androgynous look that goes hand in hand with hipster culture.
  9. Blue Dutch Cake Topper Dutch Cake TopperAs the hipster community has a focus on culture and heritage, a dutch (or whatever your background is) cake topper like this one would be perfect for your hipster wedding. Please note that this cake topper is one of our salt and pepper shakers that we suggest would work great as your cake topper!
  10.  Rocking Chair Mature Couple Cake TopperHipster Wedding Cake Topper Even though this cake topper is being listed as number 10, it is an easy favorite for hipster cake toppers. It's quirky colors, thick rimmed glasses, and cardigan's fit in perfectly with the hipster fashion mantra. Aside from that, this topper speaks volumes to the idea of wanting to grow old together. How fun would it be to use this topper again for your 50th anniversary? Or, as they are also salt and pepper shakers, they can act as a reminder of the commitment you made together, for better or for worse!

What do you think of our hipster wedding cake toppers? Do they fit the bill? What is your favorite hipster wedding trend?

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Fun Wedding Decorations Trend: Bunting and more Bunting

wedding decotationsIn our previous post, "Wedding Banner Trends: DIY Flower Garland", we mentioned the trend of bunting. The first time I heard of bunting, I was really confused, but once I saw a picture, like the one to the left, I realized I knew exactly what bunting was. You know, it is those triangle flag banner hanging things. Despite the difficulty in describing what bunting is, it ends up being a super fun wedding decoration and  a great banner style for a plethora of wedding themes.

Bunting can blend into just about any wedding theme as it easily customizable. It probably wouldn't be at home in a super formal wedding or at a church ceremony, but it works great with vintage themes, outdoor, country, travel themes, floral, and so many other themes and styles. This fun wedding decoration works across multiple platforms, but also adds a unique and cute look to your wedding decor that is just unexpected. Additionally, it is an easy DIY.

DIY Bunting Kits

DIY is the do-it-yourself mantra that is sweeping through weddings, but sometimes do-it-yourself can be overwhelming and more messy than productive. That is why finding a DIY kit for all your fun wedding decorations needs can give you a middle ground of doing it yourself minus having to figure out how to do it yourself. Bunting is a simple wedding decoration that can have intricate designs and print, but the put together can really be hassle free.

Fun Wedding Decorations

The paper bunting kits we have include 50 flag pennants, white satin hanging ribbon, a CD with templates, test printing sheets, and instructions. The whole goal is to help you create the unique look you want affordable and with the least amount of hassle.

And really bunting is just cute! They make a great filler decoration and pennants just seem to create a flirty atmosphere. They can be used in so many ways - be it at the cake table, as a cake topper, as reception decor, or at the bridal shower - making bunting one of the most fun wedding decorations. It just works for everything.

Which fun wedding decoration trends do you like best?

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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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