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WEDDING BLOG

Best Amazon Decorations for Your Backyard Wedding Reception

July 14, 2020 | brooke


photo by Jordan Voth

We have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot more backyard weddings in the future…and we’re here for it! Hosting all of your closest family and friends for an intimate, outdoor gathering is one of the best ways to “do the thing,” in our opinion. If you’ve found yourself planning your own backyard wedding reception, we’ve rounded up the best Amazon wedding decorations to help you shop socially distanced and have it all arrive right at your doorstep!

In this roundup, you’ll find Amazon decorations for backyard wedding reception, including: 

  • Wooden candle holders;
  • Vintage-inspired string lights;
  • A macrame wall hanging;
  • Natural dried pampas grass;
  • Mexican blankets;
  • A boho area rug;
  • and more!

We can’t wait to see how you decorate your backyard wedding with these amazing finds!

Macramé Wall Hanging

Unfinished Wooden Candle Stick Holders

Glass Beverage Dispenser

Antique Decorative Bottles

Vintage Edison LED String Lights

Gold Rolling Bar Cart

Rattan Hand Fans

Cloth Dinner Napkins

Dinner Plate Gold Chargers

Wood Framed Mini Chalkboard

Natural Dried Pampas Grass

Artificial Fake Hanging Vines

Glass Card Box

Speckled Silver Votive Candle Holders

His and Hers Vow Books

 

DIY Balloon Arch and Garland

Acrylic Sign Holders

Small Rounded Square Glass Vases

Macramé Table Runner

Boho Medallion Area Rug

Wedding Guest Book

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20

Galvanized Beverage Tub

Mexican Falsa Blanket

Gold Metal Glass Picture Frame

Porcelain Cake Stand

Mason Jars

Hanging Decorative Lanterns

Curtain Fairy Lights

Gauze Semi-Sheer Table Runner

Wire Storage Baskets

Giant 4 Connect in a Row

Looking for even more backyard wedding reception ideas? We’ve got you covered:

Our Favorite Backyard Wedding Dresses + Jumpsuits

The Best Wedding Lawn Games for an Unforgettable Backyard Wedding


photo by Jordan Voth

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This Candlelit Toronto Wedding at Airship 37 is Impossibly Dreamy

July 13, 2020 | brooke

Julianne and Sean’s candlelit Toronto wedding at Airship 37 is impossibly dreamy in every way! Since the couple got married in January, they knew the natural light would be gone by the time of our ceremony. Along with their expert planner, Shannon Bellisle, they got remarkably creative and imagined an intimate ceremony that was simple and made an impact. We think they totally pulled it off—and more! From Julianne, “Filling the space with candles brought a glow to the room that elevated the intimacy. This feeling was carried through with the room flip making our wedding reception feel like one big dinner party with our family and friends.” Babes, let this be your permission to think outside-the-box and do something totally unique for your day! If you’ve been dreaming of a totally romantic day, we can’t wait for you to see everything from the florals Hunt and Gather Floral created to the bride’s lovely BHLDN gown, all captured with beauty by Scarlet O’Neill.

The Couple:

Julianne & Sean

The Wedding:

Airship 37, Toronto, Canada

I wanted my look to be natural and simple and I really just wanted to look like me! I chose a dress that was simple and that I would feel comfortable wearing throughout the night. My makeup artist nailed the natural look, and I chose a lipstick that I wear often in real life to complement some of the other colors we used.

Our photographer was amazing. She kept the mood light and kept us laughing all afternoon and evening. She knew all of the best places for photos at the historic hotel we stayed at. My favorite photo is one of the first look photos that our photographer took. There is a picture of me holding my bouquet and looking at Sean laughing – a picture that coincidentally looks exactly like a picture from my parents wedding. My mother passed away when I was young so this is a really special photo for me.

The most memorable part of the day was being able to see the ceremony room together before any guests were allowed into the room. We saw everything we had planned come together perfectly and it felt like our own little secret for those few minutes before everything kicked off.

My biggest piece of advice would be to bring on a coordinator to help pull all of the pieces together for you. I don’t know what I would’ve done without Shannon – from our countless calls before the wedding to our detailed itinerary keeping all of our vendors organized so that we could just spent that time together with our family and friends. She was truly a life saver!

Airship 37 was perfect because we were looking for a venue that had a cozy winter wedding vibe and one that would allow us to have lots of candles to create that romantic atmosphere.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Scarlet O’Neill
Event Planning, Invitation Design – Shannon Bellisle
Venue – Airship 37
Floral Design – Hunt and Gather Floral
Live Music – Ashbury Association
Makeup Artist – Eryn Shannon
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – Anice Jewelry

 

Congratulations, Julianne and Sean, and many thanks to Junebug member Shannon Bellisle for sharing their day with us! For more of Shannon’s work, be sure to visit her page in our directory of the world’s best wedding planners.

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13 Mismatched Bridesmaid Dress Color Palettes

July 12, 2020 | brooke


photo by Kylie Morgan Photography

We love when brides give their ‘maids freedom to choose mismatched dresses for the big day. Dresses of different colors and hues go beyond a trendy wedding choice—they’re an awesome way t0 determine your wedding color palette. Not sure where to start with the mixing and matching of colors? We’ve got you. In this article you will find 13 of our favorite mismatched bridesmaid dress color palettes inspired by real Junebug weddings. Whether you love neutrals, airy pastels, rich tones, or a mixture of them all, there’s plenty to be inspired by in these fashionable color choices.

Tips for Styling Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses:

  • Go to your local paint store and pick out a few swatches of colors you like. Then, give them to your bridesmaids as examples of the colors you’re going for.
  • Let your bridesmaids hash out the color choosing. After they’ve decided who will wear each color, you can join in on the fun as they shop for their dresses.
  • Add a special pop of color for your maid of honor. For example, if you’re sticking to a neutral hue for most of your bridesmaids, consider choosing a special color or pattern for your MOH.

Now that you’re prepared with our top tips, we can’t wait to see which of these color palettes speaks to you!

Burnt Orange, Deep Burgundy, Cerulean, Dusty Lemon, Grape

Why it works: These jewel-toned colors give off rich, luxurious vibes, while still remaining fun and colorful. We love how this bride had a few of her ‘maids in the same color. Pro tip: It’s okay if some of your bridesmaids have the same color dress. Keep a balance of colors in mind.

Shop dresses in these colors: Social Bridesmaids Crossover V-Neck Trumpet Gown ($231.00); NBD Twyla Gown ($238.00); Norma Kamali Diana Gown ($215.00); ASOS Design Pleated Maxi Dress ($52.25)


photo by Lilly Red; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Dusty Rose, Blush, Pink Creme, Light Taupe

Why it works: We often see dresses in these hues as a standalone color for bridesmaids and wedding decor color palettes, so we totally swooned when we saw them paired together! It’s the perfect way to keep things neutral, yet interesting and unique at the same time.

Shop dresses in these colors: Shona Joy Cocktail Draped Dress ($279.00); TFNC Plus Size Pleated Maxi Dress ($66.50); LPA Kinsley Dress ($238.00); Dessy Collection Surplice Ruched Chiffon Gown ($273.00)


photo by Madeline Shea Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Denim, Blue Lavender, Baby Blue, Soft Aqua

Why it works: The whimsy of a cool tone color scheme keeps any mismatched bridesmaids looking chic. We love how effortlessly romantic these colors are—in any season. Such a bonus!

Shop dresses in these colors: Norma Kamali x Revolve Diana Gown ($215.00); Shona Joy Cocktail Draped Dress ($279.00); Lovers + Friends Celeste Gown ($167.00)


photo by Lauren Neely Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Orange, Light Gold, Mustard, Medium Violet Red, Turquoise

Why it works: This pallet gives us all of the 70s, vibrant vibes! Color is making a comeback, and we are totally here for it. Look for prints that mix-and-match all of these hues—don’t be afraid to get a little bold.

Shop similar white wedges: Hemant and Nandita x Revolve Nadia Dress ($467.00); MISA Los Angeles Morrison Dress ($312.00); Never Fully Dressed Plus Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress ($125.00)


photo by Brooke Taelor; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Blanched Almond, Misty Rose, Tan, Wheat

Why it works: If neutrals are your thing, we know you’ll be inspired by this color palette. This pallet offers some extra fun for your bridesmaids—let some of them choose a design embellished with sequins or lace.

Shop dresses in these colors: Maya Plus Plunge Front Sequin Maxi Dress ($261.00); Free People Ellie Print Smocked Midi Dress ($148.00); Katie May x Revolve Kong Dress ($159.00)


photo by Dani Purington; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Bright Peach, Goldenrod, Lemon Chiffon, Tomato Red

Why it works: This one is for the brides who love citrus-inspired colors. We’re sure these beautifully vibrant colors will bring happy vibes to your wedding day. Plus, they look absolutely stunning in photos.

Shop dresses in these colors: Lovers + Friends Bermuda Dress ($228.00); Michael Costello x Revolve Braxton Dress ($129.00); Lovers + Friends Ora Dress ($198.00)


photo by Peyton Rainey Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Apricot, Muted Sage, Pale Blue, Misty Rose

Why it works: These soft colors make our hearts melt. We love how this real Junebug bride outfitted her 11 bridesmaids in the perfect selection of these dusty hues. Pro tip: It’s OK if you don’t have an even number of ‘maids!

Shop dresses in these colors: NBD Light Me Up Gown ($268.00); TFNC Plus Bridesmaid Pleated Sleeveless Dress in Dusty Blue ($108.00); NBD Twyla Gown ($238.00)


photo by Valerie Thompson Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Carmine, Sangria, Rosy Brown, Sepia

Why it works: If you’re hosting a wedding in the fall or winter, this rich color pallet will surely warm up the day. With colors as subtle as these, a large print or design can be pulled off with ease for one or two of your bridesmaids’ dresses.

Shop dresses in these colors: After Six Bow Front Stretch Satin Gown ($242.00); Maya Plus Bridesmaid Sequin Wrap Dress in Wine ($90.60); Betsy Johnson Floral at its Finest Dress ($139.00)


photo by Northern Native Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Seashell, Ivory, Coral, Yellow Cream

Why it works: If you love warm colors, but also are going for a lighthearted, boho vibe, we love the idea of going a few shades lighter for your color palette. For example, go with a yellow creme hue instead of deep mustard.

Shop dresses in these colors: Nookie Lust One Shoulder Gown ($289.00); Maya Plus Bridesmaid V Neck Maxi Dress in Soft Peach ($109.00); Katie May Bambi Gown ($295.00)


photo by Erika Diaz.; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Periwinkle, Apricot, Salmon, Light Blue, Dandelion

Why it works: When we first saw these colors together, our jaws hit the floor! This real Junebug bride pulled off the ultimate bohemian day with her bridesmaids in all different pastels. We especially love that a few of them added a floral touch to their gown.

Shop dresses in these colors: Free People Frankie Pintuck Maxi Dress ($148.00); Michael Costello x Revolve Sunny Mini Dress ($248.00); ASOS Design Curve Maxi Dress with Lace Inserts ($43.45)


photo by Michelle Lyerly Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Golden Brown, Tiger Orange, Bronze, Sandy Brown

Why it works: Autumnal colors seem to be an everlasting trend amongst our brides—we love to see it. Hosting a spring or summer wedding doesn’t mean these colors should be counted out. Bridesmaids can pull off these warm colors year-round.

Shop dresses in these colors: Auguste Keepsake Midi Dress ($169.00); House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Ira Mini Dress ($148.00); After Six Bow Front Stretch Satin Gown ($242.00)


photo by Los Ébano; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Ballerina Pink, Rosewood, Dusty Lavender, Salmon

Why it works: This isn’t an average everyday pink color scheme! With these vibrant hues of pink, you’re adding a pop of fun to your day. Pro tip: When working with an array of hues, think outside-the-box by adding a few shades that pick up complimentary colors. For example, adding a light shade of lavender will play well with the pink tones.

Shop dresses in these colors: TFNC Plus Bridesmaid High Neck Pleated Maxi ($79.00); ASOS Design Bridesmaid Button Back Dress ($103.00); ASOS Design Halter Cross Over Tulle Dress ($75.60)


photo by Catherine Coons; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

Garnet, Tangerine, Sage Green, Denim, Olive

Why it works: Don’t be afraid to mix a lot of colors like this Junebug bride did! Trust us, it will make your day even more unique if your bridesmaids each wear a color that represents them—their confidence will shine.

Shop dresses in these colors: ASOS Design Wrap Front Midi Dress ($60.00); Lovers + Friends Pompeii Gown ($181.00); Show Me Your Mumu Hacienda Maxi Dress ($148.00)


photo by Allie Chambers Photography; see how this bride used these colors in her wedding decor here.

We hope these colors have you feeling inspired to go out and create your own dream mismatched bridesmaid dress collection. Need a little help when it comes to incorporating the colors in your wedding decor design? Our top-notch planners are ready to help!

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