Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ski & Spruce Wedding Celebration as seen on the WV Weddings Blog

December weddings are perfect for destination celebrations if you and your significant other like to play in the snow. West Virginia offers so many ski resort options with lots of fun locations for pre- and post-wedding fun.

I love the idea of rustic-themed weddings with pinecones, moss, berries, roses, and hydrangeas (#1, #10, #12) gracing bouquets and centerpieces. Add to the coziness with candles and a hot chocolate bar (#13) at the reception.

Send guests to their hotel rooms with funny door hangers (see #7) and send them home to plant a spruce for a future Christmas tree (#11) and a great memory of your wedding!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lace & Burlap as Seen on the WV Weddings Blog

Celebrate with rustic burlap and luxurious lace. The contrasting textures make for a whimsical and chic pairing. Colors in ivory, cream, tan, brown, and pink build the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening. 

Put your maids in modern, lacy party dresses and carry fall blooms such as dahlias, ranunculus, marigolds, and hypericum berries.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Caramel Love as Seen on the WV Weddings Blog


When September comes around I can't get three things off my mind: caramel apples, cider, and caramel corn, so it was natural (and very fun) to search for wedding ideas to celebrate the beginning of fall and all the great food and traditions that come with the season.

I chose, of course, caramel as my main color and then orange, dark brown, and mustard yellow as accent colors. Pumpkins, dahlias, acorns, roses, and even caramel apples can all grace table settings for cute fall décor.

Celebrate with some hard cider, caramel cake, and send your guests home with paper bags of caramel corn. It's a sweet wedding no one is soon to forget.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Starstruck as seen on the WV Weddings Blog

This board was inspired by the antithesis of red, white, and blue—not that I don't want to celebrate Independence Day but sometimes July weddings are overwhelmed by such intense colors. I kept the "star" struck theme but see a more toned-down, romantic July celebration in the works.
The beauty of a wedding like this is in the details: from the patterned invitation envelope liner, to the glitter sprinkles on the cupcakes, to the metallic star paper used for proper place settings.
What else is a July wedding for if not to celebrate love, romance, fireworks, the season, and our freedom? It's a wonderful set of memories rolled into one beautiful day.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Every Smell a Memory as seen on the West Virginia Wedding's Blog


It's the time of year when the trees shower us with their blooms and fill the air with sweet fragrance. One of my fondest memories from high school in West Virginia was during my junior year. I planned the prom with my best friends and guess who else helped? My Dad! He put together several beautiful bouquets of lilacs and dogwoods for our early May prom and carted them up to Snowshoe Mountain where our dance was located. Also a highly sought out reception venue, it's a beautiful place—I know from experience! 

One of the class sponsors liked my Dad's craftsmanship so much, she ordered 20 more bouquets of lilac and dogwood from a local florist. When I walked in that night, I was overwhelmed for many reasons—but the lilacs' fragrance and the delicate dogwood branches made our prom into such an elegant affair.

People still talk about that prom—not just the students who attended but the staff and teachers who "had" to attend. It's amazing what a flower can transform.

I know reading this, you may think you don't want your wedding to resemble anything remotely close to a high school prom. And it won't. Our prom didn't even resemble one.

I picked this theme this month because of the fond memories a whiff of lilac conjures for me. And that would be my hope for anyone who uses such a unique and fragrant flower—that the memories would be replayed upon each smell.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Celebratory Succulents as seen on WV Weddings Blog.

Want to throw a wedding party and have flowers that will last as long as the memories? This board was inspired by a blog post showing a bride holding her succulent bouquet and the adjacent photo was the newlywed holding her bouquet on her one year anniversary. That's a fun concept.

To welcome spring—royal purple and grays accent the natural blue-greens of the succulents. Succulents would be an easy addition to any jewel toned wedding theme as well. Peacock feathers, moss, and ribbon add whimsy to the celebration.
Make wedding guest memories last just as long by sending them home with miniature potted succulents, easy to take care of even for the least inclined gardener. 


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coffee Brunch Celebration as seen on WV Weddings Blog

What's better to wake up to than the warm, comforting aroma of coffee brewing? Why not lend that comfort and energy to your wedding celebration? This inspiration board was inspired by the smell of coffee and the casual trend of burlap accents. 

Coffee is a perfect theme for an early March brunch, complete with brown bridesmaid dresses, creamy hydrangea bouquets tied up with burlap, and donuts for a mid-morning receptions. 

Best of all? All of the components of this wedding are fun, casual, yet lend an elegant air, but the cost is much lower than a former evening affair with a heavy dinner. 

Serve donuts with coffee, spike it if you like. Enjoy some mimosas and finger sandwiches. If it's warm enough play some croquet. Then send your guests off with a sweet burlap pouch of coffee beans. Not all of the guest coffee drinkers? Send them home with chocolate covered espresso beans, who wouldn't enjoy that boost? 


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sweet Romance as seen on WV Weddings Blog

I've always been a fan of Valentine's Day but find the bright reds and magentas overpowering. This inspiration board was inspired by the "Hey Lady" Shoes with the pink ribbon lining.

Valentine's Day can be romantic and sincere—even the nay-sayers might have an "ahhh" moment when they see this light, airy interpretation of the love holiday. Balance the girly pinks and lace with tan, taupe, and even pale blue accents.

Use vintage valentine's as cute and unique save-the-dates and even table numbers. Send guests home with conversation heart cookies expressing your gratitude for their friendship and love.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Art Deco Delight: as seen on the WV Weddings Blog

What kind of inspiration do you draw from the cold winter month of January? The bleak grays seen outside can be turned into a glamourous, modern take on the art deco movement of the 1920's and 30's. 

Simple geometric patterns can be mirrored in everything from the invitation, the cake and even the wedding gown.  

Reaching back to the art deco era, you can find antique pearl earrings and black satin pumps, perhaps in "grandma's" attic. While calling upon this era you can draw inspiration from the beauty-queen-style bouquet with long stems and large luxurious, cream colored blooms. 

Grays, whites, and blacks have never been so entertaining. 


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