This weekend I spotted a girl wearing pink lace jellies. Pink. Lace. Jellies. I had forgotten how epic jellies were and now my search for pink lace ones is pretty much consuming my waking hours (if you find them, puhleeze send me the link). Anywho, that search led me to this lacy little inspiration board. From heavier, crocheted lace to delicate paper, adding some lace gives your special day that extra touch of romantic nostalgia.
The shabby-chic country cousin of vintage, “rustic” details have been extremely popular at this year’s weddings. Here are a few of our favorite simple, down-home charms:
Wooden sign holder
Cross-stitched Mason jars
Woodcut place cards
Happy Friday! This inspiration shoot has me craving licorice allsorts with a cuppa black tea! Check out this session, designed by some very talented Portland, OR vendors. After all, what else are you going to do on a Friday afternoon? Work?
Thoughts from Jennifer Fox at Perfect Planning Weddings and Events:
This inspiration comes from the simple essence of being a girl! For this shoot, we really wanted to take a feminine flare with our décor and theme and focus on the classy frills and lace so often paired with being a woman. The theme was infused with girly floral and candy-inspired décor pieces. This shoot was fun and flirty, while capturing the gorgeous beauty of a…
Looking to add a little bit of decadence to your wedding? I love the current trend of cake and pie tables because it lets everybody have something that they love. Here are a few chocolate cakes that would go well on any cake table (particularly those with a more rustic or country touch) or for a groom’s cake. If you are going to do a cake table, try mixing up the height and materials of your cake stands, such as incorporating both wooden and porcelain cake stands, to make the presentation even more interesting.
Credits (clockwise from top left): Milk chocolate cake with shavings, dark chocolate cake, simple chocolate cake with raspberries, chocolate mousse cake, Guinness cake.
Whether you are having a backyard wedding or a laidback bridal shower, a fiesta theme can be really fun! Look below for some great ideas on how to incorporate some Cinco de Mayo spirit all year round!
Pull pinata garland This is one of my favorite DIY posts! It’s the perfect mix of festive decoration and British Christmas cracker. Put candy and tiny toys in each one and give away as favors.
Veggie plate Turn veggies into the Mexican flag or to coordinate with your wedding/party colors. This is also a great way to keep it healthy–substitute these veggies for chips and serve different salsas.
Mexican sodas Jarritas sodas up the color quotient!
Mini-bunting Decorate your cake and other refreshments with…
I am a complete sucker for simple things to do with interesting paper and fabric (this is mainly due to the fact that I have very limited crafting skills, but continue to buy fabric by the yard at every quilt store within driving distance). Accordion-style rosettes are easy to make and add a festive homespun touch to everything from gift toppers to boutonnieres to wall decor.
Pastel donut & cotton candy sweet table (seriously, don’t look at this picture when you only had a granola bar for breakfast)
Rosette flower arrangement
Wall rosettes with cupcake tower
Dictionary page rosettes
What to do when you have spent your entire wedding budget and have not yet even called a florist? Look for affordable DIY solutions! Here are a few little cuties that I found for those of you who are budget impaired or simply don’t want tons of fluffy flower centerpieces at your reception. I especially adore the wooden one for wintery weddings and the awesome concept of butcher paper with giant flowers (you could go with real ones or paper) scattered in the center.
Credits (clockwise from top left):
Butcher paper with giant flowers
Flowers in Antique Cans Purchase simple flowers and load them up in antique cans or bottles.
Tree Trunk Centerpiece Go to your local lumberyard or construction companies to see if…
I’ve been watching a lot of classic movies lately, and “Roman Holiday” got me all a-twitter for some fun wedding inspiration. You could use vintage postcards for wedding invitations and table cards.
Ride away from the chapel on a Vespa and toss a gorgeous bouquet of pale flowers.
The best part of an Italian inspired wedding is, of course, the food. I know that Italian wedding soup is more of an Italian-American tradition, but why not? It’s delish. Serve mounds of gelato and Italian wedding cake for dessert.
Bride on Vespa
Italian wedding soup
Said to represent anticipation and luck, anemones are the perfect wedding flower for those couples looking for a bold flower that is also very delicate and feminine. What I love most about them is how well they work with every season, whether it is a bouquet of only anemones for the summer or paired with jewel-toned flowers for a more autumnal centerpiece.
Clockwise from top left:
All-white anemone bouquet
Anemone wedding cake topper
Winter anemone bouquet