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Everything You Need to Make a Beautiful Botanical-Inspired Wedding

March 7, 2017 | nicole

With spring just around the corner, we’re dreaming of the ultimate botanical-inspired wedding: voluminous blooms, lush greenery, horticultural illustrations, floral bridesmaid dresses, and an abundance of beautifully natural details. It’s no wonder botanical décor is trending with so many gorgeous florals and plants to include throughout your day. Lucky for you, we’ve got all the décor ideas you need to let your inspiration blossom.

Set the scene with botanical print stationery

photo by Megan Robinson Photography, stationery by Bella Figura via The Write Image; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Edwina Robertson, stationery by Cass Deller Design; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Erika Mattingly,  event design by Lil Epic Event Design, stationery by Emily Rose Ink; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Erica Rose Photography, stationery by Rachel Marvin Creative; see more from this wedding here!

transform a blank slate venue with lush florals and greenery

photo by Our Love Is Loud, wedding design by Hey! Party Collective, floral design by Lale Florals; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Miss Gen Photography, wedding design by Hayley Kingston, floral design by Grace & Thorn; see more from this wedding here!

photo by A Brit & A Blonde, wedding design by Darling and Daisy and Kate Mackenzie, floral design by Blush & Bloom; see more from this wedding here!

photo by The Schultzes, wedding design by Lori Seal, floral design by Cedarwood Weddings; see more from this wedding here!

Or say “I do” in a garden or greenhouse

photo by Daring Wanderer, floral design by Coriander Girl; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Adam Alex, wedding design by Parasols & Peonies Events; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Dan Stewart Photography, wedding & floral design by Planterra Conservatory; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Vic Bonvicini Photography, floral design by Maria Schendzelos Design; see more from this wedding here!

Dress your bridesmaids in bold blooms

photo by Loreto Caceres Photography, floral design by ; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Bethany Jeffery; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Daniela K Photography, floral design by Flowers by Sanchia; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Todd Hunter McGaw Photographers, floral design by Stem Design; see more from this wedding here!

And don’t forget about the guys too

photo by Daniela K Photography, floral design by Flowers by Sanchia; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Caitlin B Photography, floral design by Flower Power Products; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Victoria Carlson Photography, floral design by The Slate Barn and Gardens; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Karina and Maks; see more from this wedding here!

Get inspired by these botanical ceremony backdrops

photo by Our Love Is Loud, wedding design by Hey! Party Collective, floral design by Lale Florals; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Jessica Heron, wedding design by SueBlue Events, floral design by Tribes N Pines; see more from this wedding here!

photo by J Wells Photography, wedding design by Make Merry Events, floral design by Twig & Twine Floristry; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Laura Sponaugle, floral design by Celsia Floral; see more from this wedding here!

Cover your cake in fresh florals

photo by Erica Rose Photography, cake by Midnight Sun Catering, floral design by Bloomsbury Blooms; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Jane in the Woods, cake by Sedona Cake Couture, floral design by Mountain High Flowers; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Madeline Druce Photography, cake by Sweet Dakita, floral design by Badlands & Co.; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Dan Stewart Photography, cake by Sweet Heather Anne, floral design by Planterra Conservatory; see more from this wedding here!

Go for bold blooms and unique greenery in your bouquet

photo by Hannah Costello, floral design by The Dainty Lion; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Jeff Brummett Visuals, floral design by Michelle Lywood Love Blooms; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Samuel Goh Photography, floral design by Romance Roses; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Wild Souls Studio, floral design by Aurora Botanica

And the same goes for your centerpieces

photo by Hannah Costello, wedding design by To La Lune, floral design by The Dainty Lion; see more from this wedding here!

photo by diktat photography, floral design by Cosa Design Studio; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Lad and Lass, wedding design by Wedding Concepts, floral design by Fleur le Cordeur; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Jane in the Woods, wedding design by Heart of Sedona Weddings, floral design by Mountain High Flowers; see more from this wedding here!

And don’t forget the little details!

photo by Yoris Photographe, wedding design by Jenny Morel Weddings and Wedays, floral design by Elizabeth Delsol; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Char Co., wedding design by Alegre Concierge, floral design by Kortney Cooper Dowell; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Daring Wanderer, floral design by Coriander Girl; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Laura Sponaugle, floral design by Celsia Floral; see more from this wedding here!

Love these botanical-inspired wedding ideas? Check out these other wedding décor inspiration posts:

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These Gatsby Wedding Ideas are Perfect for Your Vintage Glam Day

7 Swoon-Worthy Pink Wedding Color Palettes

5 DIY Wedding Décor Trends Perfect for Any Skill Level

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Timeless Michigan Wedding at the City Opera House

December 28, 2016 | gabby

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From a venue that’s been involved with the bride’s family for decades to the watercolored stationary suite crafted by the groom’s mother, every inch of Alicia and Paul’s wedding was timeless and personal! Dan Stewart Photography captured the couple’s sentimental first look and portraits among Michigan’s natural scenery, after which they had a gorgeous church ceremony that paid homage to their Scottish and Jewish heritages. The couple chose to have their totally elegant reception at the historic City Opera House, complete with a big band jazz orchestra and a live watercolor artist!

The Couple:

Alicia and Paul

The Wedding:

Central United Methodist Church & City Opera House, Traverse City, Michigan

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Deciding to get married in the bride’s Northern Michigan hometown meant that most of the couple’s loved ones had to travel several hours by plane and car to celebrate with them. Reflecting their guests’ efforts and central role in their lives, it was important to Paul and Alicia that their family and friends knew how much their presence on that special day meant to them. As a result, the couple’s goal was to plan a wedding that was both timeless and elegant, but also welcoming and intimate.

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Paul’s mother helped make the couple’s dream invitation suite a reality. The Save the Date, the RSVP card, and the invitation’s envelope liner all featured watercolors that the mother of the groom painted. The paintings featured the reception venue, as well as iconic Northern Michigan sights. Combined with dark wine envelopes, cream cards, and gold accents, the invitation suite was unique, personal, and a wonderful expression of family coming together to craft the wedding celebration.

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During their “first look” the bride and groom exchanged pins; the groom wore his on the vest of his wedding suit, and the bride attached hers to her bouquet. The pins related to the couple’s first dance, which was to a waltz titled “Married Life,” off of the soundtrack to Disney’s animated film “Up.” For the bride and groom, the pins represented the start of a lifetime of adventures together.

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During the marriage ceremony, which took place in the historic Methodist Church attended by the bride’s family, time seemed to stand still. For Alicia, after walking down the aisle with her father, no one but she and Paul seemed to exist! The couple exchanged vows using traditional religious wordings, but they also incorporated aspects of both their Scottish and Jewish heritages in a combined Hand Fasting and Seven Blessings rite. Each member of their wedding party— made up of their best friends and siblings— read one blessing while the couple’s hands were wrapped in ribbons. The ribbons now hang over the couple’s mantel at home.

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Alicia and Paul held their reception in Traverse City’s historic City Opera House, built in 1892. Besides its beauty and ability to evoke the early-twentieth century elegance that the couple were aiming for, the building also has special meaning for the bride’s family. As a child, Alicia took ballet lessons in a studio which was located above the opera house and had recitals in the ballroom, while the rest of the family members have spent many summers watching movies together in the same space during Traverse City’s annual film festival.

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As stressful as planning can be, try to enjoy it as much as possible! The wedding celebration itself is over so quickly, it is nice to also remember the moments spent working on projects during the months and weeks leading up to the big day. Paul and Alicia spent many weeknights and weekends together pouring over big band jazz playlists, setting-up a website with recommended sights-to-see, and picking out the perfect ceremony readings— in retrospect, all of that shared work and anticipation was a special part of the marriage process. The two long weekends that Aliciaand her mother had together as they shopped for both the bride’s and mother-of-the-bride’s dresses is also something that each will always cherish.

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First Dance: Up Soundtrack – Married Life

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We had a live watercolor artist capturing our wedding reception at the City Opera House. The paintings she produced have been such a special way to remember the day!

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Dan Stewart Photography
Event Coordination – Sincerely Ginger
Ceremony Venue – Traverse City Central United Methodist Church
Reception Venue – City Opera House
Floral Design – Field of Flowers North
Catering – Catering by Kelly’s
Cake – Grand Traverse Pie Company
Live Music – Big Band Beat
Hair Styling – Pavlova Salon
Wedding Dress – Anne Barge via Solutions Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Maria Elena
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – J. Crew
Groom’s Apparel – Brooks Brothers
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Warehouse
Rings – Trumpet & Horn
Rentals – GJs Rentals
Transportation – By The Bay Transportation
Live Watercolor Artist – Lisa Flahive Fine Art

 

Congratulations to Alicia and Paul, and a huge thanks to Junebug member Dan Stewart Photography for sharing their wedding with us. Want more Michigan wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this overwhelmingly lush Michigan wedding at the Planterra Conservatory!

xoxogabby

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Overwhelmingly Lush Michigan Wedding at the Planterra Conservatory

November 30, 2016 | gabby

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The lush greenery and luxurious details in this Planterra Conservatory wedding makes it one of the most fabulous greenhouse affairs we’ve seen! Jenny and Jason planned their Michigan wedding all the way from New York City, so they were happy to put their trust in their venue to organize and host the wedding of their dreams. Jenny wore a classic Sottero & Midgley gown for the ceremony, then got to show off her fiery personality in a show-stopping bright red ballgown for her reception! We can’t get enough of the perfectly romantic shots Dan Stewart Photography captured of Jenny and Jason’s day, including their incredibly emotional ceremony.

The Couple:

Jenny and Jason

The Wedding:

Planterra Conservatory, West Bloomfield, Michigan

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We wanted the day to be fun for us and our guests. It was important to get all the little details right, of course, but more than that we wanted everyone to feel welcome and included. Most of our guests traveled from far away for our wedding, so we were just so grateful they were willing and able to make the trip to Michigan. We wanted to make it worth their while!

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Our venue is extremely unique in that it’s a conservatory, which means you can feel like you’re both inside and outside at the same time. We both love nature, and loved that it was full of plants and flowers. The place is absolutely beautiful and the team there paid attention to every little detail. In addition, Planterra is a full-service venue, which means they were able to take care of the flowers, food, lighting, etc. for both the ceremony and the reception, and had infrastructure in place for everything else. That made planning from NYC so much easier!

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Our officiant wrote a great personalized ceremony for us, including telling the story of how we met and how we got engaged. We also wrote our own vows.

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Walking down the aisle and seeing all the people who came, feeling so blessed to have such great family and friends, and reading our vows to each other for the first time were all memorable moments.

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Our advice: Know that your vendors are experts at what they do, and trust in their good judgement. We planned our Michigan wedding from New York, so had to let go of wanting to control every little detail. Our team at Planterra was fantastic, and we couldn’t be happier with our photographer, videographer, makeup artists, cake…you name it! Do your due diligence when choosing who to go with, but after that, learn to let go. Our vendors all had way more experience with weddings than we did, and fully knew exactly what they were doing. Choosing good vendors really saved us so much stress and hassle.

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Choosing our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We asked Dan and his team to travel 4+ hours from Traverse City to West Bloomfield because we felt so strongly about his work that we had to have him shoot our wedding! On the day-of, he and Luke were on-time (early, in fact), professional, unobstrusive, and were so great at putting everyone at ease. And of course we loved the photos. They captured all the important details.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Dan Stewart Photography
Event Planning, Venue, Floral Design, & Catering – Planterra Conservatory
Cake – Sweet Heather Anne
Officiant – Nichole Bertucci
DJ – Mike Staff Productions
Videography – Two Penny Productions
Invitations – Paperless Post
Makeup & Hair Artist – Lena Shkreli & Co.
Wedding Dress – Sottero and Midgley
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Dunhill
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Jos. A. Bank
Rings – Blue Nile, Brilliant Earth

 

Congratulations to Jenny and Jason, and a huge thanks to Dan Stewart Photography for sharing their wedding with us. Love the idea of being surrounded by lush greenery on your special day? Then you’ve got to see our list of 19 breathtaking greenhouse venues around the world!

 

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These Gatsby Wedding Ideas are Perfect for Your Vintage Glam Day

November 29, 2016 | nicole

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Is it just us, or do the upcoming holidays make you feel like it’s time to get sparkly? Some of our favorite wintertime weddings take on a 1920s vintage glam theme with details and decor inspired by The Great Gatsby. If you’re planning your own Gatsby wedding, these fashion, stationery, cake, and tablescape ideas will help you nail the look. To be inspired by all things black, white, gold, and glamorous, scroll on!

Plenty of Bridal Bling

wildly-elegant-ottawa-wedding-at-chateau-laurier-joel-bedford-photography-72-600x800 Shop similar earrings; photo by Joel & Justyna; see more from this wedding here!

jes-tyler-amber-phinisee-42-600x400 Shop similar belt; photo by Amber Phinisee, bridal accessories by Hushed Commotion; see more from this wedding here!

this-columbus-museum-of-art-wedding-puts-a-modern-spin-on-the-great-gatsby-32-600x400 Shop similar headband; photo by Rouxby; see more from this wedding here!

berry-wine-wedding-inspiration-dina-chmut-1-of-38-600x900 Shop similar earrings; photo by Dina Chmut Photography, bridal accessories by Mandalena Jewelry; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

art-deco-wedding-nasher-sculpture-garden-nessa-kessinger-3-of-35-600x900 Shop similar bracelet; photo by Nessa K Photography, wedding dress by Elizabeth Filmore, bridal accessories by Ben Amun; see more from this wedding here!

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Dazzling Shoes Too

gatsby-inspired-florida-wedding-at-vizcaya-museum-and-garden-4-600x900 Shop similar; photo by Becca Borge, shoes by Betsey Johnson; see more from this wedding here!

this-columbus-museum-of-art-wedding-puts-a-modern-spin-on-the-great-gatsby-20-600x900 Shop Exact; photo by Rouxby, shoes by Betsey Johnson; see more from this wedding here!

youve-never-seen-gatsby-inspired-affair-like-this-cool-verona-wedding-dan-stewart-1-600x400 Shop similar; photo by Dan Stewart Photography; see more from this wedding here!

black-white-metallic-ontario-warehouse-wedding-a-brit-and-a-blonde-9 Shop similar; photo by A Brit & A Blonde; see more from this wedding here!

whimsical-black-white-palm-springs-wedding-avalon-hotel-22-600x899 Shop similar; photo by Hazelnut Photography; see more from this wedding here!

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Metallic Bridesmaids Dresses

classic-vintage-wedding-truman-little-white-house-evan-rich-photography-25-of-29-600x898 Shop similar; photo by Evan Rich Photography, bridesmaids gowns by Adrianna Papell; see more from this wedding here!

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destination-wedding-in-la-antigua-guatemala-with-photos-by-davina-plus-daniel-11 Shop similar; photo by davina + daniel, bridesmaids gowns by Nicole Miller; see more from this wedding here!

positively-glamorous-wedding-in-st-louis-10-of-27-600x400 photo by Giving Tree Photography; see more from this wedding here!

timeless-southern-wedding-the-estate-atlanta-scobey-photography-4-of-20-600x902 Shop exact; photo by Scobey Photography, bridesmaids gowns by Badgley Mischka; see more from this wedding here!

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A Dapper Groom in Black and White

black-tie-wedding-the-mid-america-club-shaun-menary-photography-9-of-31-600x400 photo by Shaun Menary Photography; see more from this wedding here!

this-columbus-museum-of-art-wedding-puts-a-modern-spin-on-the-great-gatsby-14-600x900 photo by Rouxby; see more from this wedding here!

this-austin-rooftop-wedding-at-hotel-van-zandt-is-impossibly-glam-brandon-scott-photography-14-600x900 photo by Brandon Scott Photography; see more from this wedding here!

gatsby-inspired-florida-wedding-at-vizcaya-museum-and-garden-26-600x900 photo by Becca Borge; see more from this wedding here!

art-deco-wedding-nasher-sculpture-garden-nessa-kessinger-11-of-35-600x900 photo by Nessa K Photography; see more from this wedding here!

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Art Deco Stationery

art-deco-wedding-nasher-sculpture-garden-nessa-kessinger-17-of-35-600x899 photo by Nessa K Photography; see more from this wedding here!

gatsby-inspired-florida-wedding-at-vizcaya-museum-and-garden-3-600x900 photo by Becca Borge; see more from this wedding here!

this-columbus-museum-of-art-wedding-puts-a-modern-spin-on-the-great-gatsby-43-600x900 photo by Rouxby, stationery by Ink & Ivory; see more from this wedding here!

this-columbus-museum-of-art-wedding-puts-a-modern-spin-on-the-great-gatsby-52-600x900 photo by Rouxby, stationery by Ink & Ivory; see more from this wedding here!

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Tall Gold Centerpieces

this-austin-rooftop-wedding-at-hotel-van-zandt-is-impossibly-glam-brandon-scott-photography-25-600x900 photo by Brandon Scott Photography, wedding design by The WHITT Experience; see more from this wedding here!

wildly-elegant-ottawa-wedding-at-chateau-laurier-joel-bedford-photography-600x900 photo by Joel & Justyna, wedding design by TC & Co. Event Design; see more from this wedding here!

unbelievably-luxe-ontario-wedding-at-the-ciociaro-club-of-windsor-26-600x899 photo by Nikki Mills, wedding design by Elegance By Design; see more from this wedding here!

black-and-white-wedding-at-riviera-palm-springs-33-of-39-600x902 photo by EPLove, wedding design by Artisan Event Floral Décor; see more from this wedding here!

this-columbus-museum-of-art-wedding-puts-a-modern-spin-on-the-great-gatsby-42-600x900 photo by Rouxby, wedding design by Adrianne Elizabeth Events; see more from this wedding here!

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Black, White, and Gold Tablescapes

black-and-white-wedding-at-hyatt-regency-coconut-point-14-of-16-600x901 photo by Kristen Weaver, wedding design by An Affair to Remember; see more from this wedding here!

this-austin-rooftop-wedding-at-hotel-van-zandt-is-impossibly-glam-brandon-scott-photography-24-600x900 photo by Brandon Scott Photography, wedding design by The WHITT Experience; see more from this wedding here!

crazy-glam-la-wedding-at-the-smogshoppe-callaway-gable-23-600x400 photo by Callaway Gable, wedding design by Modern LA Weddings; see more from this wedding here!

this-columbus-museum-of-art-wedding-puts-a-modern-spin-on-the-great-gatsby-39-600x900 photo by Rouxby, wedding design by Adrianne Elizabeth Events; see more from this wedding here!

black-and-white-wedding-at-riviera-palm-springs-34-of-39-600x902 photo by EPLove, wedding design by Artisan Event Floral Décor; see more from this wedding here!

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All the Mercury Glass

swanky-1920s-wedding-at-the-diamond-in-vancouver-sachin-khona-photographer-25-of-34-600x900 photo by Sachin Khona Photographer, wedding design by Sweetheart Events; see more from this wedding here!

swanky-1920s-wedding-at-the-diamond-in-vancouver-sachin-khona-photographer-12-of-34-600x900 photo by Sachin Khona Photographer, wedding design by Sweetheart Events; see more from this wedding here!

timeless-southern-wedding-the-estate-atlanta-scobey-photography-16-of-20-600x902 photo by Scobey Photography, wedding design by Coco Red Events; see more from this wedding here!

black-white-metallic-ontario-warehouse-wedding-a-brit-and-a-blonde-25 photo by A Brit & A Blonde, wedding design by Blue Lavender Events; see more from this wedding here!

Shop the Look

 

Geometric Cake Design

classy-wedding-at-the-sheraton-columbus-hotel-at-capitol-square-26-of-34-600x900 photo by Jessica Love Photography, cake by Capital City Cakes; see more from this wedding here!

gatsby-inspired-florida-wedding-at-vizcaya-museum-and-garden-37-600x900 photo by Becca Borge, cake by Sweet Art by Lucia; see more from this wedding here!

this-columbus-museum-of-art-wedding-puts-a-modern-spin-on-the-great-gatsby-40-600x900 photo by Rouxby, cake by Le Gateau; see more from this wedding here!

positively-elegant-gatsby-inspired-wedding-at-the-stanley-park-pavilion-27-600x900 photo by Luke Liable Photography, cake by The Cake & The Giraffe; see more from this wedding here!

art-deco-wedding-nasher-sculpture-garden-nessa-kessinger-33-of-35-600x900 photo by Nessa K Photography, cake by Layered Bake Shop; see more from this wedding here!

Looking to plan the quintessential Gatsby-inspired wedding? Get more Gatsby wedding ideas from this vintage glam Columbus Museum of Art wedding!

xoxonicole

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36 Ideas for Dressing Up Your Wedding Cake with Fresh Florals

September 27, 2016 | nicole

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Besides you and your new spouse, of course, your wedding cake is the showstopper of your reception! Wedding cake trends come and go, but a sprinkle of fresh florals will always be our favorite way to dress up the sweetest part of your dessert table. Whether your cake is one or six tiers, iced with white frosting or totally naked, flowers are the perfect way to take it to the next level. These floral-adorned cakes are sure to prove that getting your florist and cake maker to team up is one seriously amazing marriage!

Small Cakes with Bold Blooms

Whether you’re sharing a tiny cake for your elopement or intimate affair, or you decide on a small cake to accompany an array of alternative desserts, your little wedding cake shouldn’t hide in the shadows! With the addition of gorgeous florals, these small cakes come with a big punch.

delightful-lakefront-wedding-in-whistler-bc-will-give-you-butterflies-shari-and-mike-47-600x900 photo by Shari + Mike Photographers; see more from this wedding here!

irish-wedding-by-the-sea-inspiration-paula-mcmanus-2-of-24-600x900 photo by Paula McManus Photography, cake by Cake Couture NI, floral design by FloralEarth; see more from this wedding here!

matney-ben-rob-kristen-photography-47-600x900 photo by Rob + Kristen Photography; see more from this wedding here!

musical-groom-serenaded-bride-emotional-first-look-46-600x900 photo by Katch Silva, cake by The Bloomin Gypsy, floral design by 24 Carrots Catering; see more from this wedding here!

sogno-del-fiore-weddings-styled-shoot-6-600x900 photo by Sogno del Fiore, cake by Deux Bakery, floral design by Jenny Mann Floral; see more from this wedding here!

dazzling-bohemian-bridal-inspiration-joyce-young-couture-sue-slique-photography-4-600x900 photo by Sue-Slique Photography, cake by Taste Linda’s Cake, floral design by Wildflower; see more from this wedding here!

winter-wedding-at-gunpowder-falls-state-park-alysia-and-jayson-23 photo by Alysia & Jayson Photography, cake by Goodrich Gourmet Catering; see more from this wedding here!

youll-love-the-laid-back-glamour-of-this-noosa-north-shore-wedding-33-600x900 photo by Bonnie Jenkins, cake by Tome, floral design by Ginger Lily & Rose; see more from this wedding here!

Partially Iced and Naked Cakes

What these cakes lack in icing, they sure make up for in flowers! A beautiful wedding cake doesn’t have to mean layers of frosting or fondant. Especially for forest, rustic, and whimsical weddings, a naked or partially-iced cake fits the nontraditional atmosphere while fresh flowers add a natural flair!

christine-and-donna-matthew-moore-junebug-weddings-33-600x901 photo by Matthew Moore Photography, cake by Barr Mansion, floral design by STEMS; see more from this wedding here!

colorful-backyard-party-gabe-mcclintock-35-600x899 photo by Gabe McClintock; see more from this wedding here!

fall-fiesta-inspired-wedding-at-the-barkley-house-jessi-field-photography-20-600x899-600x899 photo by Jessi Field Photography, floral design by Supposey, cake by Apple Market; see more from this wedding here!

jewel-tone-alaskan-wedding-at-crow-creek-mine-blomma-designs-30 photo by Erica Rose Photography, cake by Midnight Sun Catering, floral design by Bloomsbury Blooms; see more from this wedding here!

johnny-june-inspired-wedding-melt-your-heart-dan-stewart-photography-34-600x900 photo by Dan Stewart Photography, cake by Simply Sweet by Jessica, floral design by Smitten Events; see more from this wedding here!

it-doesnt-get-sweeter-than-the-dessert-display-at-this-diy-german-wedding-6-600x899 photo by Kreativ Wedding, cake by Mundus, floral design by Indigo Blumenladen; see more from this wedding here!

texas-bohemian-wedding-style-laguna-gloria-holly-kringer-photography-22-of-30-600x900 photo by Holly Kringer Photography, cake by Cakes Rock, floral design by 3 of Cups; see more from this wedding here!

the-ultimate-bohemian-wedding-at-hedges-estate-in-south-auckland-38-600x899 photo by Nisha Ravji Photography, floral design by Austin & Co.; see more from this wedding here!

this-eclectic-prince-william-forest-park-wedding-is-just-ridiculously-beautiful-india-earl-8-600x900 photo by India Earl; see more from this wedding here!

elegant-boho-german-biergarten-wedding-at-la-du-38-600x901 photo by Kreativ Wedding, cake by The Baker’s Wife, floral design by Die Zaubernuss; see more from this wedding here!

White on White

Nothing says wedding cake like tiers of white icing! For your classic celebration, add a layer of elegant visual interest to your traditional cake with a few gorgeous white blooms. Ask your florist for their favorite flowers in white and watch your cake go from so-so to sophisticated!

vibrant-california-wedding-santa-barbara-polo-racquet-club-25 photo by Yvette Roman, cake by Christine Dahl Pastries, floral design by LouLoudi; see more from this wedding here!

dreamy-new-zealand-wedding-erich-mcvey-23-600x797 photo by Erich McVey, cake by Nic and Nic Cakes, floral design by Lushka; see more from this wedding here!

enchanting-diy-wedding-malibu-phoenix-37-600x902 photo by Richard Cao, cake by Janet’s Mediterranean Cuisine; see more from this wedding here!

luxe-natural-indoor-wedding-inspiration-barrow-mansion-34-600x900 photo by Cyrience Creative Studios, cake by The Judy Lab, floral design by The Arrangement NYC; see more from this wedding here!

romantic-austin-tx-garden-wedding-allan-house-30-600x900 photo by Stephanie Rogers Photography, cake by Sweet Treets Bakery, floral design by Bouquets of Austin; see more from this wedding here!

new-orleans-inspired-wedding-pacific-northwest-kiana-lodge-18-600x900 photo by Benj Haish, cake and floral design by Butter & Bloom; see more from this wedding here!

A Dose of Color, Texture, and Personality

Like any other area of your wedding décor, floral design is a great way to infuse your personality into your wedding. A great florist can help you create a cohesive color and texture story throughout your day, from your bouquet to your centerpieces, to your wedding cake!

0585-600x862 photo by Kelly Pratt Photography, cake by Cakes by Georgia, floral design by The Special Event Florist; see more from this wedding here!

colorful-california-barn-wedding-dana-powers-house-45-600x902 photo by Morgan Ashley Photography, floral design by Wild Roots LA; see more from this wedding here!

elegant-colorado-mountain-wedding-at-the-vail-wedding-deck-26-of-33-600x900 photo by Jennifer Ballard, cake by Megan Joy Cakes, floral design by Cori Cook Floral Design; see more from this wedding here!

elegantly-whimsical-ojai-valley-wedding-jenn-sanchez-floral-design-40 photo by Wildhagen Photography, floral design by Jenn Sanchez Floral Design; see more from this wedding here!

enchanting-midsummer-irish-wedding-at-castle-leslie-44-600x900 photo by Ten21 Photography, cake by Truly Scrumptious, floral design by Skea Flowers; see more from this wedding here!

french-meets-texan-wedding-at-justines-secret-house-5-600x900 photo by Amber Vickery Photography, cake by Sophie’s Bakery, floral design by Sprout; see more from this wedding here!

lamar-tree-wedding-jason-mark-harris-34-600x900 photo by Jason Mark Harris, cake by Fox’s Cupcake, floral design by Carnival Flowers; see more from this wedding here!

tennessee-summer-wedding-wrens-nest-39 photo by Photography Anthology, floral design by SOULflowers; see more from this wedding here!

rustic-garden-inspired-wedding-at-southern-lea-farms-16-600x899 photo by Swak Photography, cake by Fatty Patty’s Cakes, floral design by Signature Events; see more from this wedding here!

this-asheville-wedding-yesterday-spaces-full-vintage-rustic-details-33-600x902 photo by Fete Photography, cake by Icing on the Cake, floral design by Flowers by Larry; see more from this wedding here!

classy-elegant-hotel-monaco-wedding-m2-photography-30-of-32-600x901-600x901 photo M2 Photography, floral design by Papertini, cake by Hotel Monaco; see more from this wedding here!

california-wedding-inspiration-puts-modern-twist-irish-tradition-54-600x900 photo by Jessie Schultz Photography, cake by Love Cakes, floral design by Collected with Love; see more from this wedding here!

Looking for more wedding cake inspiration? You’ve got to see the 9 times gold wedding cakes stole the show!

 

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34 Fall Groom Style Ideas That are Cooler Than Cool

September 6, 2016 | nicole

fall groom style ideas

There’s something about a stylish groom that makes our knees weak, and after looking at these fall groom style ideas, it’s safe to say we had to take a seat! From seasonal textures to alternative tie inspiration to our favorite color of the season, these fall groom styles take your man’s wedding day outfit from “blah” to “voila” with easy to recreate ideas.

Stand Out From The Crowd in a Burgundy Suit

this-raleigh-wedding-at-the-bridge-club-wows-with-killer-bride-and-groom-style-6-600x900 photo by Blest Studios, groom’s apparel by The Black Tux; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Totally-Chic-Woodland-Wedding-in-Oklahoma-City-Jamie-Jones-Photography-26 photo by Jamie Jones Photography, groom’s apparel by ASOS; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Handmade-Lake-House-Wedding-in-New-York-Andrew-Franciosa-Studio-2 photo by Andrew Franciosa Studio, groom’s apparel by Express; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Awesome-Surprise-Proposal-at-Bar-Marco-39-of-40-600x900 photo by Hot Metal Studio, groom’s apparel by H&M, boutonniere design by Pisarcik Greenhouses & Flower Farm; see more from this groom’s proposal here!

Or Try a Pop of Burgundy in Your Boutonniere For a Subtle Statement

 

Floral-Inspired-Wedding-at-Pharsalia-in-Virginia-2-of-32-600x900 photo by Chelsea Diane Photography, boutonniere design by Mary Edmonds, groom’s apparel custom by Indochino; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

MelissaMarshall3-2 photo by Melissa Marshall, boutonniere design by Posies Floral, groom’s apparel by Saint Laurent and H&M

IMG_9076 photo by Hannah Costello, boutonniere design by The Dainty Lion; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Nautical-Portland-Maine-Wedding-Inspiration-Wylde-Photography-5 photo by Wylde Photography, boutonniere design by Field Floral Design; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

Spice Up Your Look in a Jewel Tone Bow Tie

Nautical-Elopement-Inspiration-from-Zurich-Fraeulein-Zuckerwatte-24-of-27-600x900 photo by Fräulein Zuckerwatte, groom’s apparel by ASOS and H&M; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

finding-french-elegance-in-an-irish-venue-at-the-cliff-at-lyons-22-600x842 photo by Art Wedding Photography, groom’s apparel by Chris Von Martial; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

2016-08-10_0067 photo by Leighanne Herr

Red-Ivory-Italian-Wedding-Gleason-Photography-17-600x900 photo by Gleason Photography, groom’s apparel by Melania Confezioni, boutonniere design by Fortunato Luigi; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Naturally-Glam-Wedding-at-The-Water-Conservation-Garden-7-of-31-600x900 photo by Let’s Frolic Together, groom’s apparel by Banana Republic; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Or Swap Out Your Bow Tie For a Bolo – Perfect For Alternative Grooms

Blush-and-Beige-Oklahoma-Wedding-31-of-40-600x400 photo by Melissa Marshall, groom’s apparel by ZARA; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

calling-all-cool-brides-and-grooms-this-hip-big-sur-elopement-is-for-you-16-600x900 photo by Erin Wheat Photography; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

Minimalist-Wedding-in-the-Alvord-Desert-Free-The-Bird-23-600x400 photo by Free The Bird; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

IMG_0544 photo by Andy Roberts Photography

Agate-Slice-Ceremony-Backdrop-White-Sparrow-Blooming-House-Creative-19-600x900 photo by Cassie Loree Photography; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

Nothing Screams Fall Like a Touch of Wool

Carefree-Elopement-at-Cape-Spear-Lighthouse-Jennifer-Moher-27-600x902 photo by Jennifer Moher Photography, groom’s apparel by Topman; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Free-Spirited-Ohio-Wedding-at-Ohio-Memorial-Chapel-10-of-31-600x900 photo by Swatch Studios; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Bohemian-Style-Engagement-Nebraska-The-Mullers-20-of-263-600x900 photo by The Mullers; see more from this groom’s engagement shoot here!

www.jodonaldsonphotography.com photo by Jo Donaldson Photography, groom’s apparel via eBay

Industrial-Garden-Wedding-Inspiration-Garfield-Park-Conservatory-Erika-Mattingly-Photography-23-600x900 photo by Erika Mattingly, groom’s apparel by BOGA, boutonniere by Veil Event Design; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

31893a2b7668e1c1045f9fd8a3299963 photo by Leighanne Herr, groom’s apparel by J.Crew; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

Add Texture To Your Boutonniere With Seasonal Elements

Woodland-Bohemian-Wedding-at-the-Cabins-at-Strawberry-Hill-Amilia-Photography-33-600x400 photo by Amila Photography, groom’s apparel by H&M and Macy’s, boutonniere by Designer Venues; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

untitled-121 photo by Xandra Photography, groom’s apparel by Eph Apparel, boutonniere design by The Floral Fixx; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

Modern-Rustic-Red-Sage-Green-Wedding-Castleton-Farms-33-600x807 photo by Finch Photography, boutonniere design by Samuel Franklin Floral Design; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Johnny-June-Inspired-Wedding-Melt-Your-Heart-Dan-Stewart-Photography-7-600x900 photo by Dan Stewart Photography, groom’s apparel by Suit Supply, boutonniere design by Smitten Events; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Earthy-Winter-Wedding-at-Full-Moon-Resort-42-of-44-600x400 photo by L&L Style Photo, groom’s apparel by Jack Spade, boutonniere design by Elderberry Design & Flowers; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Berry-Wine-Wedding-Inspiration-Dina-Chmut-11-of-38-600x900 photo by Dina Chmut Photography, boutonniere design by The Uniqueorn Shop; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

Darker Floral Prints Make Great Fall Accessories

a-romantic-french-elopement-with-roses-cacti-and-macrame-at-souston-lake-4-600x900 photo by Forester Fotógrafos, groom’s apparel by Smith & Smith; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

Chic-Outdoor-Verona-Wedding-at-Antica-Dimora-del-Turco-Serena-Cevenini-Photography-12 photo by Serena Cevenini Photography, groom’s apparel by Paul Smith; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

the-groom-style-is-on-point-in-this-wedding-at-the-cochrane-ranchehouse-5-600x900 photo by The Toths Photo & Film; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

charming-DIY-wedding-in-Scottsdale-Arizona-with-photography-by-Rachel-Solomon-14 photo by Rachel Solomon, groom’s apparel by Topman; see more from this groom’s wedding here!

Looking for more fall fashion inspiration? Check out these fall engagement outfit ideas!

xoxoNicole

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Friends and Family – What to Delegate When Your Loved Ones Offer to Help with Wedding Planning

July 27, 2016 | nicole

friends and family wedding planning photo by Lev Kuperman Photography

These days, weddings are a labor of love that come together with the help of a whole community. In addition to your talented photographer and videographer, attentive coordinator and skillful florist, caterer, and makeup artist, there’s another team of people who make your dream wedding a reality. The people who’ve been by your side long before you said “yes” to the dress or even “yes” to the proposal. The same people who asked “when are you getting engaged?” and “when are you setting a date?” are now asking “how can I help?”

Answering that question can be as overwhelming as wedding planning itself. Where do you even start? We know that delegating tasks can be a doozy, so we’re here to break down what to assign your loved ones, and what to leave to the pros.

Your mother-in-law who loves baking

Johnny-June-Inspired-Wedding-Melt-Your-Heart-Dan-Stewart-Photography-27-600x400-600x400 photo by Dan Stewart Photography

She’s known for baking the most delectable cakes for each and every family member’s birthday, but you may not feel comfortable having her build your six-tier wedding cake. Instead, give her control of the dessert table. Allowing her to plan the array of treats accompanying your cake is a sweet substitute that takes one more thing off of your plate, while giving her a chance to shine. Homemade pies and cupcakes are most delicious when baked with love!

Your crafty & creative bridesmaid

sidneymorgan-135 photo by Sidney Morgan

With so many DIY ideas on the Internet, Pinterest can be an endless rabbit hole of inspiration. Before you get sucked into the crafty madness, take your bridesmaid up on her offer to help. Having her make a shared Pinterest board for ideas allows you to simply scroll through a streamlined selection of projects to decide what’s right for your wedding. Once you’ve determined what to DIY and what to outsource to a professional, have your bridesmaid create a spreadsheet of each project, the materials needed, and a priority timeline. If you’ve got lots of idle hands to help, have her assign different crafts to trusted friends and family members.

Your mom’s friend who owns a really nice camera

Elegantly-Whimsical-Ojai-Valley-Wedding-Jenn-Sanchez-Floral-Design-37-600x400 photo by Wildhagen Photography

We can’t advocate enough for hiring a professional wedding photographer to capture your big day. It seems like everyone knows someone who’s tried their hand at photography — and may even be quite skilled — but that doesn’t mean they should be put in charge of documenting one of the most important days of your life. Instead of hiring your mom’s friend to take on your whole wedding or even your engagement photos, enlist their help for one of the smaller events leading up to the big day. Your engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner are the perfect, low-pressure settings for a family friend to photograph.

Your handyman father

Gorgeous-Wedding-at-the-Orcutt-Ranch-Horticulture-Center-Emily-Magers-Photography-7318-600x900-600x900 photo by Emily Magers Photography

We know your dad would build you the venue of your dreams if it would make you happy, but perhaps a handcrafted sweetheart table or ceremony arch would do the trick. Fathers can often feel left out of the wedding planning process, so letting him build you something with his own hands helps him feel needed and included in your special day. Some of our favorite farm tables and cake stands have been thoughtfully crafted by a bride’s father, and you’ll appreciate those one-of-a-kind pieces long after you’ve said “I do.”

Your detail-oriented aunt

Neverland-Inspired-Wedding-at-Cedarwood-Weddings-25-of-39-600x900 photo by The Schultzes

Unless your aunt is a professional wedding planner by trade, it may not be the best idea to give her free reign on coordinating your big day. However, that doesn’t mean her attention to detail and stellar organizational skills have to go unused! Making her the point of contact for your hired planner or day-of coordinator ensures that no questions will come to you as you prepare to say your vows or enjoy your first dance. Entrust her with a binder full of every vendor and wedding party member’s contact information, and maybe even cc her on your email communications throughout the planning process to keep her in the loop.

It’s true what they say: it really does take a village to pull a picture-perfect wedding together! Thinking of hiring a wedding planner? Read this first!

xoxoNicole

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How to Nail Your Vintage Bridal Style

July 19, 2016 | nicole

vintage bridal style

Of all the wedding fashion trends for 2016, we have to say that vintage bridal style is at the top of our list. A special kind of bride is attracted to the romantic quality and sense of nostalgia associated with vintage styling. We’re endlessly impressed with the sartorial choices of Junebug brides, who always manage to get the vintage wedding look just right. With the help of some of our favorites, we present how to nail your vintage bridal style!

The Dress

The first, most fun, and possibly most difficult step of achieving your vintage bridal style is selecting a gown to set the tone of your ensemble. Every addition to your look will be defined by the details, silhouette, and style of your wedding gown, so choose wisely!

Glamorous Beading

For an Old Hollywood or Great Gatsby-inspired look, choose a gown with intricate beading. Bridal designers like Anna Campbell and Jenny Packham are known for crafting gowns with exquisite beaded designs that wow.

beaded wedding gowns credits (clockwise): dress by Anna Campbell, photo by Brown Paper Parcel; dress by Anna Campbell, photo by Darren Roberts Photography; dress by Jenny Packham, photo by Aneta MAK; dress by Jenny Packham, photo by A Brit & A Blonde; dress by Anna Campbell, photo by Wolf N’ Fox Photography

Lace Long Sleeves

Popularized by Kate Middleton’s 2011 Alexander McQueen wedding gown, lace long sleeves provide a sense of vintage modesty and demure romance. While top designers like Temperley London are synonymous with the trend, wedding dresses with long lace sleeves can be found in nearly any bridal collection for a variety of price points.

lace long sleeve wedding gowns credits (clockwise): photo by Cami Jane Photography; dress by Alta Moda Bridal, photo by Tony Gambino; dress by Bizzu, photo by Slubnestudio; dress by Watters, photo by Emily Delamater Photography; dress by Tony Ward Couture, photo by Hartman Outdoor Photography; dress by Temperley London, photo by Katie Farrell Photography

Off-the-Shoulder

Is there a more romantic silhouette than the off-the-shoulder dress? The balance of baring your shoulders while covering a hint of skin is reminiscent of an old school bride’s subtle defiance of modesty. Delicate fabrics like tulle, lace, and satin hung gently across the top of your arms makes for an etheral vintage look.

off the shoulder wedding gowns credits (clockwise): dress by Alfred Angelo + vintage elements, photo by Tricia Victoria Photography; dress by Beyond Burlesque, photo by Jason Hales Photography; dress by Zuhair Murad, photo by The Toths; dress by Justin Alexander, photo by Taylor Lord Photography; dress by Rivini, photo by Jules Bower; dress from The White Dress Brighton, photo by Amanda Dumouchelle Photography

Accessories

A gown is just the beginning when it comes to crafting your bridal look. Brides with unforgettable style carefully curate an outfit that complements their wedding design from head to toe. Accessories, though small, can have a big impact on your overall vintage affect.

Shoes

Whether your pair is actually-vintage or retro-inspired, the peep of shoes beneath your dress can make a major statement in your bridal style. Luckily, vintage styles can be found nearly everywhere right now, from bridal-specific shops like BHLDN to your everyday favorite spots like ASOS.

vintage bridal shoes credits (clockwise): shoes by BHLDN, photo by Hartman Outdoor Photography; similar shoes, photo by Dan Stewart Photography; similar shoes, photo by Kappen Photography; shoes by Seychelles, photo by Bek & Addison Photography; shoes by Bella Belle Shoes, photo by Maile Lani; similar shoes, photo by Jason Hales Photography

Veils and Hairpieces

One of the quickest ways to add a touch of vintage to your bridal style is with a veil or hairpiece. From crystal hair combs to birdcage veils, the options are endless! We recommend a sparkly statement for a Roaring Twenties inspired wedding ensemble, a fascinator hat for a retro ’40s inspired affair, and a short and sweet veil clipped into your curls for a celebration reminiscent of the 1960s.

veils and bridal hair accessories credits (clockwise): similar hair comb, photo by Tim and Jess Photography; hair comb by Enchanted Ateliér by Liv Hart, photo by Laura Gordon Photography; bridal hat by Rubina Millinery, photo by Kappen Photography; similar birdcage veil, photo by Jason Mize Photography; similar veil headpiece, photo by Willett Photography; hair clip by Tocados Le Touquet, photo by F2Studio

Accessories to Have and to Hold

In addition to what’s on your head, the accessories you have and hold on your wedding day can contribute to the vintage affect of your bridal look. This is a great opportunity to employ your “something old” with a true-vintage pair of gloves or antique clutch. However, your “something new” could also be a vintage-inspired hat or Art Deco earrings!

vintage bridal accessories credits (clockwise): photo by Vue Photography; photo by Bethany and Dan Photography; photo by JWPP; fur stole by Stupp Furs, photo by Alison Conklin Photography; photo by Kristen Weaver Photography; photo by Chris+Lynn

Bridal Beauty

Now that your gown and accessories are in order, it’s time to style the true star of your bridal look: yourself! Put your best face forward by choosing hair and makeup styles that are consistent with the rest of your ensemble.

Winged Eyeliner

Vintage makeup can be characterized by a few words: classic, playful, romantic, and mysterious. There’s no makeup trend that encompasses these sentiments more than winged eyeliner. Bold or dainty, a flick of eyeliner extending past the lid is always dynamic.

bridal makeup winged eyeliner.jpg credits (clockwise): hair & makeup by Denise Elliott, photo by Luke Liable Photography; makeup by Andrea O’Donnell, photo by Chelsea Seekell Photography; hair & makeup by Laura Gray, photo by Sue-Slique Photography; photo by Serena Cevenini; hair & makeup by Laura Gray, photo by Sue-Slique Photography

Bold Red Lip

It’s no secret that a bold red lip is synonymous with vintage makeup, but did you know that any bride can rock this look? No matter the decade your wedding is influenced by or the color of your skin, a red lip is classic, flattering, and unbelievably romantic.

bridal red lipstick credits (clockwise): photo by Dan Stewart Photography; hair & makeup by Estúdio De Beleza Katley Menezes, photo by Tati Pinho; hair and makeup by Hair and Makeup by Syd, photo by Lauren Apel Photography; photo by Susan Stripling; hair and makeup by Hair and Makeup by Syd, photo by Lauren Apel Photography; photo by Becca Borge Photography

Vintage Bridal Hairstyles

With so many variations, we couldn’t choose just one vintage-inspired bridal hairstyle to share. What these ‘dos have in common are soft, voluminous curls, whether pinned high or low, or worn to one side of cascading across your shoulders.

vintage bridal hair styles credits (clockwise): hair & makeup by McKenna Buck Artistry, photo by Hartman Outdoor Photography; photo by Chris Copeland Photography; hair by The Studio CL, photo by Alison Conklin Photography; hair by Valerie Zotter Bailey, photo by Rachel Rowland; photo by Rock This Moment; hair & makeup by Laura Gray, photo by Sue-Slique Photography

Now that your outfit is on point, it’s time to start planning your bouquet! Check out these four statement flowers to take your bridal bouquet to the next level.

xoxoNicole

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20 Vase Alternatives You Haven’t Considered For Your Wedding Tablescape

July 13, 2016 | gabby

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Step aside, candle votives and glass vases – the easiest and most fun way to spice up your wedding tablescape is by using vase alternatives! Between roller skates and coffee cans, these vase alternatives offer tons of personality and are anything but traditional.

1. UPCYCLED MATERIALS

There’s nothing that gets our DIY-loving selves as excited as when we spot upcycled materials used in wedding décor! These weddings use embellished bottles and coffee cans for their reception tablescapes to create a timeless feel. These looks are super easy to create – just save your used veggie cans and wine bottles, strip their labels (or keep them for added color!), and stick some flowers or succulents in them! Cluster bottles and cans of different heights together for added tablescape depth, or try spray painting them for a more uniform feel.

Upcycled-materials-1-Navy-Gold-Barn-Wedding-Denver-38-600x899 image by Autumn Cutaia Photography, floral design by Orchid Princess Floral, event planning by Hourglass Productions; see more from this wedding here!

Upcycled-materials-2-epic-and-eclectic-diy-backyard-wedding-in-texas-8-600x902 image by Nine Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Upcycled-materials-4-Understated-Michigan-Wedding-Historic-Barns-Park-Dan-Stewart-Photography-22-of-28-600x900 image by Dan Stewart Photography; see more from this wedding here!

2. PLANTERS AND POTS

Succulents, garden herbs, and wild greenery are definitely having a moment in wedding décor, so it only makes sense that their planters and pots are too! These creative weddings used clusters of terracotta pots and low, wide planters to display their green tablescapes. Accents of copper, clear glass, and white florals add a bit of depth to an otherwise earthy display. To maximize your planter and pot tablescape’s function, have guests take home a small pot of herbs as a wedding favor after the reception!

Planters-pots-1-Romantic-Santorini-Destination-Wedding-at-La-Maltese-Thanasis-Kaiafas-7-of-28-600x902 image by Thanasis Kaiafas, event planning by Stella and Moscha; see more from this wedding here!

Planters-Pots-2-Boho-Austrian-Wedding-at-Gut-Purbach-Bell-Studio-12-600x900 image by Bell Studio – Esther & Gabe; see more from this wedding here!

Planters-pots-3-industrial downtown arizona wedding at monorchid image by Kym Ventola Photography, floral design by Blume Events, event planning by Stylish Events By Lisa; see more from this wedding here!

Planters-pots-4-this-portnahaven-hall-wedding-went-totally-natural-by-decorating-with-potted-plants-2-600x900 image by Caro Weiss Photography, floral design by Archipelago; see more from this wedding here!

3. TERRARIUMS

These crystal clear beauties are popping up at more and more weddings, and there’s no wonder why! Terrariums are totally gorgeous, come in every shape and size, and the options of decorating their interiors are limitless. You can choose one large terrarium to be the accent piece of a tablescape, or try a cluster of smaller terrariums to create a dynamic display. For a dreamy, minimalist look, try recreating Transplants Floral‘s coral display by hanging a piece of coral or a gem from fishing line and suspending it from the top of the terrarium to create a floating illusion.

Terrariums-1-eclectic-west-texas-destination-wedding-at-the-marathon-motel-19-600x902 image by Jennifer Moher Photography, floral design by Transplants Floral; see more from this wedding here!

Terrariums-4- nature-inspired-iscoyd-park-wedding-in-the-countryside-27-600x900 images by Paul Santos Photography, floral design by Pixie Browns; see more from this wedding here!

Terrariums-2-gemstone inspired wedding nasher sculpture images by Jojo Pangilinan Photographers, floral design by R Love Floral, event planning by Valerie and Valerie Weddings; see more from this wedding here!

4. UNEXPECTED ITEMS

These weddings went above and beyond the call of duty by selecting totally unexpected items to display their tablescape décor and florals. We can’t get enough of the roller skate vase alternative one wedding chose – it’s the perfect combo of retro and eclectic! To achieve a quirky, playful tablescape, a couple of these weddings displayed succulents and ferns inside small dinosaur figurines. Try a fun and modern spin on a tablescape display by completely forgoing the florals and stuffing a small, antique statue from a craft store with gems and petite greenery details.

Unexpected-items-1-eclectic-west-texas-destination-wedding-at-the-marathon-motel-14-600x902 image by Jennifer Moher Photography, floral design by Transplants Floral; see more from this wedding here!

Unexpected-items-2-Quirky-Classy-Los-Angeles-Wedding-Fig-House-23-600x900 image by Let’s Frolic Together, floral design by Shindig Chic, event planning by Sweet Emilia Jane; see more from this wedding here!

Unexpected-items-3-epic-and-eclectic-diy-backyard-wedding-in-texas-33-600x902 image by Nine Photography; see more from this wedding here!

this-creative-wedding-at-the-palomino-smokehouse-is-a-sight-for-dino-sore-eyes-23 image by Brittany Esther Photography, floral design by Antheia Floral Boutique; see more from this wedding here!

5. UNIQUE GLASSWARE

These three weddings take the traditional elements of glass vases and totally turn them upside down! From Erlenmeyer flasks to glass bowls, we can’t get enough of these unique additions to their wedding tablescapes. We love the terrarium-like design in the large glass bowl – the addition of rocks, soil, and quirky figurines create the appearance of a landscape.

Unique-glassware-2-this-franschhoek-valley-wedding-in-south-africa-is-a-breath-of-fresh-air-1-600x900-1 image by Dillon Kin Photography, floral design by Flowers in the Foyer; see more from this wedding here!

Unique-glassware-1-Romantic-Estes-Park-Wedding-at-Taharaa-Mountain-Lodge-21-of-27-600x898 image by Preston Utley, floral design by Hanastyle Designs, event planning by Pink Diamond; see more from this wedding here!

intimate-chicago-rooftop-wedding-at-little-goat-diner-15-600x399 image by Amanda Marie Studio, floral design by Steve’s Flower Market; see more from this wedding here!

6. VINTAGE DISHES AND CHINA

If you’re planning a rustic and romantic wedding reception, vintage dishes and china are the vase alternatives for you! These weddings used vintage china teapots, teacups, and large pitchers in lieu of glass vases to create a dramatic, romantic effect. Large bunches of flowers and greenery work best with these designs as they round out the fullness of the china!

Vintage-dishes-china-3-Pastel-Florence-Wedding-at-Villa-del-Lupo-Stefano-Santucci-183-600x900 copy image by Stefano Santucci, event planning by Sara Pacciardi; see more from this wedding here!

Vintage-dishes-and-china-3 Colorful-Modern-Chicago-Wedding-Liz-Lui-26-600x400 image by Liz Lui, floral design by Flora Chicago; see more from this wedding here!

Vintage-dishes-china-2-North-Carolina-Bridal-Session-at-Little-Herb-House-Hartman-Outdoor-Photography-0188-600x900 image by Hartman Outdoor Photography, floral design by Little Herb House; see more from this bridal session here!

Now that you’ve figured out your wedding reception tablescape designs, it’s time to plan your drink station displays! Take a look at these 9 creative drink stations for your wedding.

xoxoGabby

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You Got Served: 9 Creative Wedding Drink Stations

July 5, 2016 | gabby

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Whether it’s an open bar, a water station, or a fresh juice bar, drink stations are one of the most crucial and anticipated features of a wedding. These nine weddings channeled their creativity with drink station set ups that range from the DIY to the modern and unexpected!

1. A DIY Hand-Lettered Chalkboard Mixed With Vintage Pieces

Oversized metallic tassels, a vintage bar, and a chalkboard commanded a major presence at Laura and Dan’s Ontario wedding! The backdrop featured the couple’s favorite love poem by e. e. cummings, “since feeling is first,” and kept it personal by emblazoning a hand-drawn version of their wedding logo in the middle of the chalkboard. Between the petite floral displays and votive candles, we love the delicate touches that pull this epic drink station’s style together.

Boldly-Vibrant-Outdoor-Wedding-Ontario-49-600x900 image by Magnolia Studios, wedding design by Maria Vella; see more from this wedding here!

2. A Winter-Inspired Drink Station With Burlap, Kraft Paper, and Evergreen Decor

When Kate and Nikita were planning their wedding reception, their family of artists pitched together to create this amazing winter-inspired drink station! With a coffee station on one side and a water station on the other, guests were treated to the ultimate in hydration. Hand-foraged pine, magnolia, and cypress details from a local forest were paired with burlap sacks, Kraft paper, and bright linens to create an unforgettable winter forest celebration.

ultra cool diy wedding water table images by Kelly Ginn Photography; see more from this wedding here!

3. A Quirky Pre-Ceremony Juice Station With Upcycled Bottles

We’ve all heard of a pre-ceremony cocktail hour, but have you considered a creative juice station for guests to enjoy before your ceremony? Joanna and Mitch’s Australian DIY wedding featured the cutest pre-ceremony drink station with orange and cardamom juices. This quirky station was fitted with fresh-squeezed details like striped straws and upcycled milk bottles, and a large crystal juice dispenser added a gorgeous touch of elegance.

australian-garden-party-wedding-at-merribee-house-14-600x901 image by Hannah Blackmore Photography; see more from this wedding here!

4. A DIY Wooden Pallet Bar with Tons of Florals and Copper Accents

If you weren’t already totally charmed by Joanna and Mitch’s upcycled juice station, their DIY wooden pallet bar will knock your socks off! As an exciting twist on one of our favorite DIY trends, this very handy bride and groom fashioned not only the bar out of pallets, but also the bar’s impressive wooden backdrop. To dress it up, they added a handmade cooper hoop and a stunning hand-lettered sign to the front of the bar. Joanna and Mitch then added the final touch of a personalized floral design by attaching fresh flowers to flower foam in the shapes of their initials.

merribee house joanna and mitch-1 image by Hannah Blackmore Photography; see more from this wedding here!

5. A Self-Serve Prosecco Cocktail Bar with Custom Recipe Cards

If you’re looking for a low cost and incredibly stylish alternative to a full open bar, you’ll love this self-serve Prosecco cocktail station! Alanna and Scott’s low-key British Columbian island wedding deserved an equally cool drink experience, so they chose a self-serve format. Custom printed cocktail recipe cards hung from twine on this drink station’s minimalist white wooden backdrop. Guests were delighted by being able to shake and stir their own Prosecco cocktails, and Alanna and Scott were able to sit back and watch the wedding fun unravel!

british columbia backyard image by The Nickersons; see more from this wedding here!

6. A DIY Reclaimed Wooden Pallet Bar With Greenery and Terrarium Details

There’s nothing more special than getting a family member to contribute to your wedding’s decor, and this enchanting DIY drink station is no exception! The bride’s father reclaimed, stained, and assembled old wooden pallets to create the coolest bar for his daughter’s reception. A wooden armoire backdrop with open shelves transformed the drink station into a multi-dimensional experience. Candle-lit terrariums, greenery garlands, and a classic “Bar” marquee are the cherries on top of this amazing wedding drink station!

Enchanting-DIY-Wedding-Malibu-Phoenix-32-600x399 image by Richard Cao; see more from this wedding here!

7. A 1969 Vintage Scotty Camper Mobile Bar

We can’t get enough of the mobile campers and trailers we’ve been spotting at wedding receptions lately, and this sleek 1969 Vintage Scotty Camper is one of our absolute favorites! Sweet Water Caravan, a mobile bar service based out of Ohio, brings instant vintage glam and sophistication to any outdoor wedding reception. Two real weddings featured on Junebug have used their services, and based on how stylish and accessible this drink station is, we expect to see it many more times to come!

modern cuyhoga and eco friendly cleveland images by Addison Jones Photography, wedding designs by Oak & Honey Events; see more from both of these weddings here and here!

8. A Minimalist Drink Station with Cascading Florals and Steel Canopy

Guests couldn’t stay away from this show-stopping drink station at Samantha and Tony’s gorgeous Haiku Mill wedding, and we don’t blame them! Keeping with the couple’s cool minimalist style, a live edge marble bar sat on top of geometric steel legs and was surrounded by a massive steel beam canopy. As if that wasn’t already a stunning set-up, they took it to the next level with a huge floating garden fixture above the bar with cascading greenery, vines, and crisp white florals. Twinkle lights illuminating the space completed this drink station’s totally dreamy style.

Haiku-Mill-Wedding-Maui-Anna-Kim-Photography-5-600x900 image by Anna Kim Photography, wedding design by Elements Luxury Events; see more from this wedding here!

9. A Self-Serve Scotch Bar, A Vintage Heirloom Table, and Plenty of Greenery

This Johnny Cash and June Carter inspired wedding in Michigan featured many nods to Southern hospitality, but this self-serve scotch bar takes the cake. Betsy and David set up their bar with a lush greenery garland, a DIY hand-lettered mirror sign, and classic scotch accoutrements like a crystal decanter and a silver whiskey pitcher. We love the idea of setting up a self-serve bar with the groom’s favorite liquor as a fun, boozy alternative to a groom’s cake that can be enjoyed by all!

Johnny-June-Inspired-Wedding-Melt-Your-Heart-Dan-Stewart-Photography-28-600x900 image by Dan Stewart Photography, wedding design by Smitten Events; see more from this wedding here!

Love the idea of expressing yourself through your wedding decor? Take a look at these 19 super sweet wedding dessert displays that will ignite your sweet tooth and spark your creativity!

xoxoGabby

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