The weather outside may be dipping below freezing, but we thought we’d fill you with some warm and fuzzies by dreaming up a pretty springtime color combo: Mint green and pink! Does it get much more lovely? Accented with whites for a fresh look or golds for a more glammed up gilded look, these colors are light and bright and instant attention-grabbers while maintaining a whimsy and romance. I just love the mint green wedding dress – whoda thunk it would be so weddingy? It’s subtle enough to still look totally bridal and yet the color def gives it a bit of that fanciful flair. Mint green and pink make for the most beautiful of bouquets – it’ll be a pretty simple task to find your fave flowers in a pink shade, and then throw in some minty greenery like dusty miller or mint green flowers like green cymbidium orchids, billy balls or even green hydrangea. And of course, you’ll want to bring your pops of mint green and pink into all the wedding deets, from the invitations to the wedding cake – I just love the way this wedding cake was done up in white with just hints of the mint green borders and pink flowers, with those gold chevrons elevating the entire cake to a deliciously fanciful and modern place yet still giving off a totally vintage vibe. Loving this Mint and Pink Wedding theme!
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Mmm…there’s nothing that quite gets your mouth watering like a yumtastic Wedding dessert bar, but these wedding dessert bars are a feast for both the stomach and the eyes! So what makes them so appetizing to eat and look at? The whimsical and vintage vibe certainly sweetens the deal with a whole lot of character. Think vintage furniture as the dessert bar, like this old wooden desk, or use vintage pieces like tea sets or cake stands. Vintage glass jars as serving pieces or vintage frames and vases as decor take the dessert bar to a higher level of aromatic art. And, labels can also up the adorbs factor! Let your guests know what they’ll be satisfying their sweet tooth with by using cute little labels with scalloped edges or pretty calligraphy. And, what should you be satisfying their sweet tooth with? The contents of the dessert bar are all up to you, but a good rule of thumb is to make it finger food and bite size. Think cupcakes, cake pops, little chocolate candies, lollipops and macarons. Of course, this is also the perf time to add a taste of your personality, so throw in vintage candies if that’s your style, red hots to spice things up or lemon drops to go with your lemon theme! No matter what you choose, you’re pretty much guaranteed to leave a delicious taste in your guests’ mouths.
Sure. Flowers are pretty much expected at weddings. We see them in the bouquets, the boutonnieres, in the centerpieces, sometimes in the bride’s hair and more and more often as embellishment and design in the wedding dresses. But, there is another place that flowers are growing in prominence at weddings, and that’s on these Flowery wedding shoes! Small flowers embellishing the toe of the shoes, large, over-sized flowers gracing the back of the shoe or decorating the top straps of sandals, or even small white flowers gracing the entirety of a heel, giving it an almost lace-like appearance, have become the go-tos for many a bride. Shoes accessorized with floral elements can be found in every color under the sun (a fun way to do your something blue!), or you can even find wedding shoes offering multi-color bouquets of floral embellishments for a more fanciful look to your tootsies. Got a shoe you love but you’re definitely digging this floral look? You can plant your own flower embellishment right on your shoes with clips that come in many sizes, colors and flower types (check out Etsy for some super cute ones!). Shoes are definitely blossoming in today’s weddings!
Gone are the days of the ugly ballroom chair disguised head to toe, draped in cloth and tied up pretty with a bow. Here are beautiful wedding chairs done up with simple, chic and decidedly vintage inspired decor. Crisp white folding chairs are given a breath of fresh air with colorful sheer organza bows, or prettied up at the reception with “Bride” and “Groom” blackboard signs. In fact, making the bride and groom chairs stand out, whether at the sweetheart table or mixed in with the entire wedding party, is all the rage, allowing for couples to add some romantic or whimsical decor elements to their chairs while letting the others stand alone. More often than not we’re seeing Chiavari chairs as the seating of choice, as they can be found in any color and are quite pretty and elegant all by their lonesome. I love the looks of the asymmetrical ribbon, a splash of unexpected color, or the lovely sheer ribbon streamers romantically waving in the breeze. Rustic weddings are adding surprise chair decor elements like wheat or straw tied up all pretty, or burlap banners with lace trims. But my fave has to be the look of simple flowers tied up with a beautiful ribbon on the back of a chair. Gorgeous, chic, organic and an elegant new way to use real flowers in your wedding decor.