Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Great "Kids Table" Centerpieces

Weddings are family affairs after all. So, it makes perfect sense to make it fun for the kids who come along (and less stressful for the adults who bring them!) by planning a table or two just for them!

And setting the tone for the kids tables are the centerpieces. I came across 2 great approaches for these:

1) keep those little hands busy with...
An "Activity Center"-piece

2) offer a healthy alternative to cake and candy with...

An "All Fruit" Arrangement

The effort will be worth it. Recently, a nephew of mine came away from a wedding reception that had a fun kids table, saying, "They forgot to sing Happy Birthday, but that was a great party!"

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bridal Hair Combs

It's been fun seeing what's new in bridal hair adornments this past week! But the classic accessories are still very much around. Take decorative hair combs, for instance. Lovely accents for a bridal chignon or updo, whether you choose to go elegant floral...

Monique bridal hair comb by Velvet Owl, via Events by WE

...or quaint antique style.
Vintage inspired bridal hair comb, via Recycled Bride

These can peer prettily through a sheer veil during the ceremony. Then, once the veil comes off at the reception, voila! These beauties...including the bride, of course...really get a chance to shine!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bridal Caps, Anyone?

While we're on the subject of bridal hair adornments, bridal caps can't be overlooked! Another hot trend on the bridal scene in recent months, these stylish accessories set a definite period look for a wedding.

These two gorgeous examples from Twigs & Honey (again!you can tell I just adore their stuff), for instance, I can just see on the bride at a dreamy Art Deco inspired wedding!

Eyelash lace trim bridal cap

Vintage inspired lace trim bridal cap

Besides being just so beautiful, these lovely creations combine the practicality of a cap with the lacy romance of a veil.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bridal Hair Adornments Go Vintage

With bridal bouquets going totally creative and innovative (as our recent posts show), bridal hair accessories are definitely keeping pace, too! While the classic lace-trimmed full veil will never totally disappear, look what precious creations designers have been coming up with as alternatives.

In the area of vintage weddings alone, I stumbled upon the absolutely lovely 2011 collection of bridal hair adornments by Myra Callan of Twigs & Honey. Whether you're the dainty and demure feathery accent type...

or the more daring and dramatic bejeweled head band type...

you've go to admit brides today are sooooooo lucky to have heavenly choices like these!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Foliage and Feathers Bouquets

What will they think of next?! Want something truly unique (and fragrant) for your bridal bouquet? Go with a charming all-foliage arrangement of  herbs!

Or for something truly show-stopping at a vintage-inspired wedding, why not a feather bouquet?

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Seashells and Succulents Bouquets

The options for bridal bouquets just keep getting more creative and innovative. Here are two more gorgeous ones to add to your "how will I ever choose" list!

White seashell bouquet by Kimberly Aurora (via Bouquet Chic)

Succulents and roses bouquet by 

Monday, February 07, 2011

Butterflies and Bows Bouquets

Two more fabulous non-floral wedding bouquets for brides to consider! This time they're made with butterflies and bows. Lovely!

Artificial butterfly bouquet by Martha Stewart

Bouquet crafted from fabric ribbons 

Saturday, February 05, 2011

A Sweetly Heart Inspired Wedding Cake

Love this cute heart-inspired wedding cake! Makes you want to get married on Valentine's Day.

source: D'Pasteles Cake Shop and Cafe