Green is my favorite color. No seriously it is. It creates the perfect color palette for a wedding, makes for gorgeous succulent centerpieces, the perfect take home favor for your guests and can even be great for the environment. DIY brides, this is the perfect wedding for you! You can cut costs, keep up with wedding trends and throw the most environmentally friendly wedding this year. Here are some ideas to keep the wheels spinning…
Succulents and Fresh Plants are the next “it” centerpiece in the wedding world. Not only are they the hottest trend right now, but they are great for the earth, can be re-planted AND come in a large variety of shapes and sizes.
FAVORS & DECOR IDEAS:
Whether you hand out moss covered rock escort cards, tulip bulb boxes escort “cards” or planted flowers that can serve as centerpieces AND wedding favors, both are green and eco-friendly! Your guests and the earth will thank you 🙂
Check out some of these real weddings to give you a lil inspiration…they might make you a lil “green” with envy b/c they are so fabulous too!
Lighting can give your wedding the desired KEY ambiance you are searching for. From romantic to parisian to full on bling, a chandelier can express your exact wedding trend. Not only does this simple decor item provide a gorgeous reflection of light onto your reception and ceremony but it also adds a level of sophistication and class! Liven up a backyard, a barn or even a tent with that perfect chandelier. You can even mix and match to your hearts desire. And for those of you who are trying to be more cost effective you can make your own with mason jars, wire and a cast iron ring. If you are not the DIY bride, check out Ikea, Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs and Restoration Hardware for some fabulous chandeliers! You can also rent from your local event lighting companies and event decor companies.
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Oh the Wedding Cake…everyone’s favorite part of a wedding, well besides the open bar of course. Well the new trend in wedding cakes is LOTS of cake. Different styles, varieties, types…the cake table means so much more to weddings today! Whether you choose 5 small cakes in different flavors or set up an entire dessert table, make your wedding cake table the second most beautiful thing on your wedding day (besides you!). And guess what? It does not cost more than a regular large wedding cake…and you and your groom can enjoy your favorite flavors and desserts! Everyone wins. And trust me…your guests will be just as thrilled to partake in your bevy of sweets!
Trying to incorporate those little details into your wedding and just don’t know how or where to do it….or just feeling crafty? Well let me tell you…i have found the ULTIMATE deco tape to solve all of your problems. The fabulous Japanese Washi Tape (which can be purchased at www.cutetape.com) can create the perfect, chic attention to detail you are looking for. Stick it on wine glasses, stir sticks, match books, votive candles, invitations, menu cards, wedding favors…you name it…it can stick to it. And best of all there are HUNDREDS of different styles to choose from, so you are sure to find that perfect tape to match your wedding. Here are some of my favs below. Be sure to check out www.cutetape.com to find your perfect washi wedding tape!
BLACK AND WHITE
We all know that bigger is better. In fact that saying is true for most things. Hair. Cake. Shoes. Well now that statement rings true with necklaces. And what better way to go big then with ROCKS! Remember those aggats and rocks you used to find in the driveway…well the ultimate chic stores (like Anthropologie) are creating fabulous BIG necklaces with gorgeous rocks. Sure to make your bridesmaids and yourself stand out amongst the wedding crowd. Best of all you can find a necklace for each personality of your BM’s and it will still look incredibly synced but unique all at the same time. Not interested in the big necklace? No prob…check out some gorgeous earrings instead! So get ready to ROCK OUT with the below suggestions…also, check out local flea markets to find some real bargain trends!
Anthropologie – $298 – BUY HERE
Urban Outfitters – $39.00 – BUY HERE
Anthropologie – $48 – BUY HERE
Forever 21 – $8.80 – BUY HERE
Forever 21 – $5.80 – BUY HERE
Why not take a hint from the darkest and chicest award winning movie this year! Doesn’t every girl dream to become a ballerina…well now its time to incorporate the arts into your rehearsal dinner attire. Think Red Lips, Feather Shoes and the all time perfect cocktail dress. Believe me…that future spouse of yours is going to want to dance the night away with you!
Rouge Dior Haute Couleur in Hypnotic Red, $30
Manolo Blahnik Catalina shoes, $675
Aurélie Bidermann black gold lace cuff, $1,220
Net A Porter
The all-time PERFECT cocktail dress – Monique Lhuillier silk-chiffon draped dress with frayed detail and shawl, $3,300
Photos Courtesy of: Vogue.com
Looking for a lil something to brighten your wedding day? Well why don’t you go ahead and take it literal and add some bright colors into your wedding day pallette. From bridesmaid dresses to florals and jewelry why not liven up your wedding and take a note from Italian Vogue…brighter is better!
Why not let your feet have some fun! Add that touch of color to your wedding attire…and your feet will thank you!
Photos: Courtesy of Italian Vogue
When you hear the word Chanel…you automatically think fabulous. And the brilliant designers over at Chanel have done it again. Leave the jewels at home and deck yourself and your bridesmaids out in designer temporary tattoos – $75 for 55 tattoos. You’ll be the chicest bride in town!