Today, we are feeling extra excited about this merry wedding all the way in North Carolina!
If you are dreaming of a wedding during the holidays, this festive Christmas theme will make you swoon. The Carolina Inn was the perfect venue for these lovebirds. At nearly 30,000 square feet this stunning hotel offers a magical experience to guests with is warm, southern charm.
Traci and Grayson had a timeless winter theme for their elegant wedding day. They incorporated twinkly Christmas trees, lots of red roses, stunning gold Chiavari chairs, Christmas cookies, and even some hot coco for their wedding guests! Red, green, and gold never looked so good together. We especially love the bride’s white lace dress, and her bridesmaid’s soft champagne gowns.
Today, we are sharing a darling wedding to honor Jacquelyn and Peter!
This charming wedding took place in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Their stunning religious ceremony was later followed by a relaxing outdoor reception at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya. Located in the Sandia Mountains, this Resort & Spa captures the real beauty of the Southwest.
We love the amazing pops of blue throughout their entire wedding theme; and those creamy white floral bouquets are so stunning, they almost take our breath away! Jacquelyn and Peter picked fun wedding colors, and we are smitten with their attention to detail- from Jacquelyn’s jewelry to their blue and gold wedding cake. This blue wedding works beautifully for any season!
This Thursday, we are thrilled to share with you this dashing deep blue hued San Francisco wedding inspiration. This big day is filled with many personalized touches, including the cake topper and even the wedding colors themselves. Patrick and Sally vowed to stay true to the two of them when planning out the details of their big day and we are so in love with how these nuptials turned out.
The Special Details…
We focused on having the details of our wedding represent who we are. Patrick is from Michigan and went to Michigan State. Sally is from San Francisco, went to undergrad in Atlanta, and then went to the University of Michigan for grad school before moving to Seattle and meeting Patrick there. Our wedding venue was the country club where Sally grew up going to father-daughter dances, our wedding colors were blue and green to represent one color each from our rival schools, our name cards and table numbers had touches of San Francisco or Seattle, our bridesmaids wore emerald necklaces made by one of Sally’s good friends in Seattle, and our cake topper was a sculpture of our dog. During the ceremony, a family friend surprised us with a picture of our dog on a stick because she knew how much he meant to us.
Today, we are feeling quite merry that we get to share this fabulous winter wedding! Arielle and Eliot were married in New Jersey, at the Valley Regency. Everything about this theme is perfect for the season.
From the Bride:
Throughout the wedding my husband and I wanted to take our friends and family on a journey with us. We had little parts of our personalities sprinkled around throughout the day. We had special touches, such as a cigar roller and a live painter. I surprised Eliot with a groom’s cake, he surprised everyone with a guitar solo, and my dad and I did a one of a kind choreographed dance.
We had every detail covered, from a memorial for loved ones who had pasted, to our wedding hashtag on the cocktail napkins. On a special note: We even honored my aunt who is battling cancer with smiley face yarmulkes, and balloons for the bridal party pictures. It is a personal symbol of her journey, and when she walked in, she instantly knew it was for her.
Rustic doesn’t mean brown neutral tones. Soft creams and weathered wood can be a perfect backdrop to pops of color, like turquoise, fuchsia, orange or a buttercream yellow. These vibrant colors add a wake-up call to any wedding. This rustic revival is sprinkled with colors that accent tables, adorn cakes and spruce up invites. Show your guests a colorful setting that awakens their senses and adds a unique spin to a rustic wedding theme.
A wedding invitation is a perfect way to show your guests your color theme and your style. See how the invitation’s design and colors are used for the wedding day decor? Brilliantly done.
Here’s how you can add vibrant colors to accent your wedding theme:
We all love the way a red barn door acts as a dramatic backdrop to wedding photos. Take your wedding theme a step further and step out of the box. You don’t even need a barn to create this backdrop. Find old wooden boards or doors, paint them and prop them up behind your photo booth, dessert table or use as a backdrop to your wedding photos.
Bare wooden tables and neutral colors offer the right base to colorful table decor. Use napkins as your color accent. It’s the perfect way to use a bold colors like turquoise without overdoing it. Don’t forget the little details like favors decorated with pretty gift tags. Fill bottles with honey, a cocktail mixture or candy—whatever fits your personality.
Say a special “thank you” to your guests with DIY favors. Have an aunt who’s famous for her homemade jam, or how about a friend who makes salted caramel? Utilize your friends and family—most are more than happy to contribute. Then add your finishing touch with stylish gift tags or stickers with a personalized note. Tie it with twine and decorate the favor with fabric for more color.
Bright and bold colors can look beautiful next to your wedding dress and your partner’s outfit. Make a colorful statement with your bridesmaid dresses. If you want to tone down the pop of color a little, add neutral cardigans or denim jackets. They also add more of a relaxed and casual look to your rustic wedding theme.
Let’s talk about the icing on the cake—the dessert. After dinner, guests await a treat that satisfies their sweet tooth. We love how this cake looks handmade and natural with the cake showing through the frosting. This type of cake is called a naked cake and it’s really trending for rustic weddings right now. Not even the cake is left behind without color. Here, flowers provide pops of color for a colorful wedding theme.
When planning a rustic wedding, don’t be shy about including your favorite vibrant colors to your backdrops, and accenting your tables and cake with turquoise, fuchsia, orange and yellow. Show off your style and how unique the two of you are. Happy planning.
Today, we are sharing Kristen and Shane’s gorgeous real wedding. This sweet, happy couple exchanged vows at the Lafayette Club on Lake Minnetonka, in Minnesota. This private club has a rich history, and has been around since the 1920’s! Not only that, but it covers almost 40 acres of sweeping hillside.
Shane and Kristen decorated with yellow, blush, and butter-cream colored flowers for their big day. Their wedding party was decked out in pink and grey formal attire; and their wedding decor, wedding cake, and wedding invitations perfectly match one another! We are also smitten with the subtle sprinkling of diamonds throughout the bride’s hair and jewelry. It was the perfect sunny morning to say I DO. Their smiles really say it all. Cheers to a new beginning!