August 20

Timeless Traditional Wedding Inspiration in Charleston

Today, we are swooning over this breathtaking styled shoot. Hosted in the ever-romantic Charleston, this wedding does not disappoint. This historic venue has been around since the 1900s, and has everything a girl could want on her big day- from the striking wood floors to the heavenly windows that let in an abundance of natural sunlight. If you want a traditional wedding with a bit of a twist, take note of what this talented team put together.

From the grey tablescape, blooming yellow flowers, and delicate letterpress invitations, we are loving how these dreamy colors and textures effortlessly complement one another. The bride’s unique wedding dress is the real star of the show though. We cannot take our eyes off of its stunning lace top! The bride’s soft makeup look and elegant up-do are truly a look to remember.

Photography Credit: Rachel Red Photography

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Venue: The Gadsden House

Stylist: A.Caldwell Events

Florist: Tiger Lily Weddings

Gown: Modern Trousseau

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Ring: Susie Saltzman

Bridal Hair & Makeup: Paper Dolls

Rentals: EventWorks Rentals

Reception Linens: La Tavola

Mirror, Bar Cart, and Bookends: 428 Main

Calligrapher: Paige Tanenbaum

Model: Kathleen Shuler

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March 7

Green and Gold Forest Wedding Theme Ideas

A green wedding is worth its weight in gold. There’s a reason why nature surrounds us with this beautiful, rich and organic color. Gold details—planting pots for succulents and gold, leaf-shaped frosting—elevate a green theme to a whole new level. If you are yearning for a themed union this year, try holding a forest wedding. The backdrop creates an iconic venue.

Create a green and gold wedding theme for an elegant day full of foliage.  

green-and-gold-wedding-theme-ideasPhoto Source: Leaf | Green Door | Candles | Bridesmaids | Succulents | Cake


green-and-gold-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Palm Celebration. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

Keep invitations simple with colors and fonts that match your wedding theme. For a green and gold look, we like this simple design that complements the natural style.

Here are some ideas on how to decorate to create this look:

Add color to your venue and photography by placing robust plants around your ceremony and reception. Palm leaves are perfect table runners because they’re flat, and vases and candles easily sit on top.

Green Door
Freshly painted or “distressed” wooden doors give an organic look to a natural theme. Find doors and furniture to add to your venue scene or to use as props for your photography. Make the doors/furniture fit your green and gold scene by attaching gold handles.

Add dimension to your tables with modern glass candleholders in various sizes. It’ll give height to your centerpiece without blocking the view across the table. We love how light flickers in glass candleholders—beautifully set against foliage arrangements.

Let all the bridesmaids go green, or only have the maid of honor dress in a forest green gown. It’s nice to make the maid of honor feel special with a color or an accent piece, like green or a gold broach, to make her stand out from the rest.

Who wouldn’t want a pot of gold? We love these green succulents as party favors because they’re affordable and they add so much style to the tables. Guests will have little gold pots that look beautiful on the tables.

Frost the cake with bold frosting decorations. Think outside the box and make your cake a work of art. Have your cake decorator create palm leaves for a unique cake.

Green dresses, painted doors and succulent arrangements create a lush look. If you accent a green wedding with gold, you’ll have yourself a reception that’s naturally elegant.



November 16

Greenery Ideas for a Green Wedding Theme

When it comes to floral arrangements, flowers get all the “Oohs and Ahhs,” but here’s a trend that’ll give blooms a run for their money: arrangements with greenery.

Using greenery, like olive branches, ivies, ferns, boxwood shrubs, eucalyptus, and lily grass, not only offers brides a budget-friendly alternative to flowers, but also creates a refreshing look for the wedding day. This is especially beautiful during the Winter and Spring months.This green wedding theme is affordable, and always looks chic.

Greenery is no longer bound to one kind of arrangement (i.e. garland), but looks gorgeous in bouquets, centerpieces, and even within the wedding day decor. With so many different hues, from forest green to sage, this beautiful color is at your fingertips.

green-and-greenery-wedding-ideasPhoto Source: Escort Card Wall | Tablescape | Bouquet | Bridesmaid Dresses


greens-and-greenery-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Serene Love. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

Whether it’s a rustic, garden or an elegant outdoor wedding, we love everything green on this wedding invitation and think it suits any wedding style.

Here’s how greenery can be used for an elegant outdoor wedding:

Bridesmaid Dresses:
Nature comes in many hues of green, so why can’t your bridesmaid dresses? Let your venue’s environment inspire your wedding theme. Forest, olive, moss and sage greens are up for grabs when it comes to choosing your bridesmaid dress colors.

There’s something special about an arrangement made with a variety of ivies, ferns and other green plants—so simple, yet elegant and effortless. Forget the traditional flower bouquet. Add contrasting greenery into your arrangements: two-tone leaves, dark forest ferns, and light sage greens to make your bouquets pop.

Escort Card Wall:
Go bold and create an oversized “art piece” like this quilted garden wall. It makes the best first impression when guests enter the reception. The strung ribbon and escort cards on lush green vines and white roses are a big and daring statement that will be remembered.

Elevate a garden theme with details like this lime green garland that beautifully embraces the chairs. The greenery and big bloom centerpieces with long stemmed candles set the table with romance.

Whether it be a simple outdoor or an elegant themed wedding, greenery is a perfect accent to any wedding day. Be bold and unique while keeping your wedding true to the two of you.