Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ceremony Backdrop


My Inspiration:
A backdrop can be an easy addition to dress up and personalize your ceremony decor. Although beautiful, you don't have to follow fabric draping and flowers wall trends if that's not your style. Be creative and make designing yours an adventure. You can tell your love story through the decorations you choose to use at your ceremony site. Consider painting and tying tree branches together for a natural or whimsical feel. Using found objects can make it personal and eco-friendly.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Cocktails and Seating


My Inspiration:
This bright and and lively display at a Flower Show in Philadelphia provides perfect incentive to talk about the thought of adding a themed and special seating area for guests to enjoy during cocktails or to escape to during the noisy reception activities. A decorative seating arrangement would also provide a wonderful backdrop for some Instagram worthy photos as well as posed wedding pictures. 
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Sing-Along



My Inspiration:
I know I am jumping out into a niche pool with this idea, but I just have to share it. This idea came to me while watching the Frozen Sing-Along Celebration in Disney World. If you and your fiance are both big Disney nerds (like I am) imagine a Disney sing-along during your dinner service or a Disney karaoke session during the last hour of your reception. Most DJs have the equipment to facilitate one or both ideas. Your guests would be getting something exciting to participate in and unique to you.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Theatrical Ceremony


My Inspiration:
Going to see a ballet may not be possible at this very moment but when it was it provided great inspiration to my thoughts on ceremonies. Why not rent an unusual space like a theater to host your wedding ceremony. It would give the guests something exciting to enjoy and in this world of social distancing it would provide you with plenty of seats and room between. You could serve individual bags of popcorn to each guest as they exit with directions to the reception. 
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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Purple Pansies


My Inspiration:
These purple pansies are an inspiration in two ways. The colors and patterns on the face of each flower are delightful and provide so much color inspiration. Can you imagine your wedding party dressed in shades of purple or in floral patterned dresses carrying yellow and white flowers? A pansy flower is edible, so you could pull that same color scheme into your wedding cake by adding pansies to the cake or cupcakes too.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Giant Games


My Inspiration:
When I stumbled across this giant chess game on the outskirts of the Powerscourt Hotel Garden (a while back) it gave me some literal inspiration. Your guests will love to play giant versions of familiar and loved games from their childhood and now. There are plenty of online sources and rental companies that offer these types of games to jazz up your cocktail hour or outside reception. 
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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Unique Shoes



My Inspiration:
These pretty cowgirl boots made me think they would be great for a country theme or rustic barn wedding. Think of all the unique shoes types you could explore for yourself and your wedding party. Although they make a great option, don't feel like you are stuck with formal shoes when there are a plethora of fun styles to choose from. We encourage you putting your own flair on details like this!
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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Hot Air Balloon

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My Inspiration:
It's hard not to be inspired by a hot air balloon that shows up practically in your back yard. Can you imagine showing up to your wedding ceremony in one of these or taking off in one for some pretty incredible photos after your wedding ceremony? If you really wanted to show your guests a good time offering them hot air balloon rides throughout the evening would be thrilling to many.
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ring Bearer Box


My Inspiration:
The ring bearer has forever carried the real or fake rings of the couple getting married on a satin pillow. Here is an idea to shake up tradition and give you a memento to craft. Decorate a simple box with ribbon, fabric flowers, and bling to place your ring into and have the ring bearer carry. This is a far safer way to carry the rings and you can add your own custom flair to it. A similar box can be created for the flower girl to carry to hold her petal too. Add a ribbon loop to the top and hinges to make it even easier for little ones to carry.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Farm Favors

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My Inspiration:
Sometimes inspiration sneaks up and slaps me in the weirdest ways. Why not offer your guests an exciting farmers market style set up to choose favors from!? Including a variety of fruits, veggies, and flowers would create a beautifully colorful space for guests to explore and give them access to some incredibly useful favors to take home. Paper or cotton monogramed bags could be provided to add to the excitement. You could also take this one set further by incorporating these items into your centerpieces and then encouraging guests to take the pieces home.
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