Saturday, June 25, 2011

A rustic red-white-and-blue wedding

How do you pull off a patriotic 4th of July wedding without going the cliché route? That is a challenge! But a little searching led me to this absolutely darling inspiration board by Kelly Oshiro Events.

Her approach? Bring in the ol' red-white-and-blue but give it a rustic, summer garden party spin. Her key elements? Blue and red berries, blue and red flowers, all set against crisp white fabric, distressed white woodwork, even yummy white pastries. Love it all!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

That Perfect Gown for a Summer Wedding

Summer will be here real and I stumbled upon this lovely video on bridal gowns for summer. The look is one of classic chic! Imagine yourself on an exotic beach wearing that light chiffon gown with flowing ruffles.

For further reading, these articles are also quite useful:

How to Select a Perfect Bridal Gown For a Summer Wedding
How to choose the perfect wedding dress
How and Where to Find Your Vintage Summer Wedding Dress

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer wedding colors: SEA FOAM GREEN!

Ever wondered about the origins of those fascinating bits of colored "stones" known as sea glass? Well, they start out as broken shards of old bottles and other glass items washed out to sea. These are then weathered by the elements into those beautifully decorative nuggets in colors ranging from clear to pale blue to sea green to amber to the very rare reds and oranges.

The particular hue of sea glass that I'm in love with for a summer wedding is what is called "sea foam green" or sometimes "tea green." Whatever the name, it's a lovely, romantic, and fresh hue that you can use throughout your weddingfrom the tablescape to favors to sweet treats and even sea glass jewelry for the bridal party!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Summer Wedding Colors: ORANGE!

Say it with flowers! That's what an orange wedding palette allows you to do this summer...and oh so gloriously, too!

Just see how the wedding scene comes alive with a blaze of orange centerpieces lining the entire length of the table. But even little splashes and dashes of orange here and there would be stunning (it's that vibrant!). These could be via a cake topper of fresh roses, a rustic gold-toned bouquet featuring calla lilies, or exotic orchids adorning your invites and favor set!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Summer wedding colors: TURQUOISE!

Summer is officially here! Which means all the vibrant colors of the season will be on show at wedding ceremonies and wedding socials. So, how can I not join this celebration of color? For the month of June, then, I'll be showcasing different summery hues you can bring into your wedding palette.

Let's begin with one color option that just glows in the full sunshine of a beach wedding: turquoise!