Thursday, February 6, 2020

Airplanes

 

My Inspiration:
Museums are always inspirational to me. The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum ignited whimsical thoughts about arriving in an prop plane or having one on site for photos at a wedding. This would be especially fun if either of the people in the couple were involved with these types of things for their job or had a particularly strong interest in them. Another thought that can to mind was using an airplane hanger as your wedding venue. That would certainly be unique and have your guests talking for quite some time afterwards!
 
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Sticks and Branches

 
My Inspiration:
This glamorous stick and branch queen inspires me to use branches and sticks for centerpieces. Why not fill tall vases with braches you can find for free in nature to use as your centerpieces or spray paint sticks with glittery silver paint and hot glue them to boxes you fill with red roses?! There are just so many possibilities if you use your imagination!
 
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Scarf It Up

 
My Inspiration:
During the cold months it's nice to have the comfort of a warm scarf. I stumbled across the ones pictured above in a quaint little shop along my travels. I thought almost immediately it would be nice to have bridesmaids wear the same color dress and give each a different color scarf to stay warm. It would make a nice gift, give warmth, and add some extra color to your wedding day.
 
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Wintery Mix


My Inspiration:
This beautiful wintery scene ignites all sorts of ideas for a winter wedding. The ladies in your wedding party could wear lush imitation furs and the men won't ever complain about being too hot in their tuxes. Rich jewel tones for flowers and dresses would really make this time of year come alive in photos. Carolers could sing before your ceremony starts, sleigh rides would be blissful during cocktail hour, and hot chocolate could be served throughout the evening. There is a bit of magic in the winter season.
 
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Soups Up


My Inspiration:
Who doesn't love a nice hot bowl of soup on a chilly day?! After making some cabbage and ham soup last week I thought to myself, this would be a happy addition to a winter wedding menu. You could serve mini grilled cheese and tomato soup during cocktail hour or start off your meal with some vegetable or Italian wedding soup. It would be a inexpensive addition your guests would enjoy.
 
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Christmas Tree Baubles

 
My Inspiration:
Christmas baubles! These baubles inspired me to think about creating some merry times for guests during a winter wedding. You could have Christmas tree decoration available in a bin for your guests to select their favorite and sign, as a guest book substitute. You could even take that idea to the next level by providing a tree for them to hang their baubles on after signing. Think of bringing these Christmas tree decorations out each year and reminding yourselves of the love you were surrounded by on such a special day. You could also hired a few singers to play the part of carolers as guests enter your ceremony or cocktail hour.
 
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Winter Colors


My Inspiration:
Even an office space can inspire wedding thoughts. While designing a space for Ethan Allen I couldn't help but think how these neutral tone would also be beautiful used in a winter wedding. Think gray dresses with some glamorous bling for the bridesmaids and gray tuxes for the groomsmen. There could also be a pop or yellow or red added in the flowers to give the palette more excitement for such a joyous celebration. That same pop of color could be used in the creation of the centerpieces and the same gray used on the tables as overlays or floor length linens.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Bluegrass Band


My Inspiration:
While enjoying a bluegrass band at Ole Smoky Moonshine distillery in Tennessee I was inspired to share an idea with you. Hiring a bluegrass band for your cocktail hour or to play during your entire reception would certainly be a way to put your own personalized stamp on your wedding. Accompany the band with a bon-fire, smores, and small jars of moonshine, given as favors at the end of the night, would create quite the night to remember.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Gem Stones

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My Inspiration:
The soft pastel colors of these gem stones give me thoughts of flower crowns and dreamy candles but also give me an idea for jazzing up your escort card table. Instead of just setting the paper escort cards out alone on a table you could pair them with a geode or gem stone. If you take it one step further the color of the stone could signify the type of meal your guests each ordered on their reply card so the wait staff can easily identify where specific meals go on each table. You could also place candles into  glass containers with small geodes, stones, and faux gem stones surrounding them on each table as centerpieces to pull the whole theme together.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Relaxed Bachelorette Party

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My Inspiration:
If you're not feeling in love with traditional bachelorette party ideas and would like something a little more low key for you and your ladies to enjoy I have an idea. Try checking out a historical or artsy town close enough for a day or weekend trip. There will likely be many exciting things to schedule and encounter in a town that has a relaxed small town America feel over a big city with a high energy vibe. Pictured is scenic Gettysburg (overlooking the historic Devil's Den) and a great place to plan an chill adventure to. There are great restaurants and lodging, nightly ghost tours, historical sites to explore, and a quaint little town to keep you entertained all day with unique shopping experiences.

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