Ceremony and Reception


Alternative Bouquets

by Bride Chic

Ever hear of posies made out of paper? How about sea shells? Wood maybe? I found these incredible bouquets on ETSY's February's Hottest Trends. They may not be real live flowers, but for the bride looking for something alternative and maybe even a bit quirky, they offer a great option. Keep in mind your bouquet is one of the most important accessories that you're going to pair up with your gown, so look for echoing elements in color and texture. The book bouquet below has to be my...

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Fantastic Wedding Altars

by Lizzy S

Standing in front of your closest family and friends as you and your love tie the knot, will be one of the best memories of your wedding. The altar will be in the background of almost - if not all - ceremony photos and your wedding guests will gaze upon it throughout. Many brides choose to adorn the altar in simplistic décor – while others decide to decorate in an extravagant manner. Whether your style is rustic, elegant, romantic or simplistic you may find the right inspiration...

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Remembering Your Loved Ones

by Lizzy S

Your special day is a celebration of love with your closest friends and family, so it’s understandable to want to include those loved ones who have passed away. I absolutely love the idea of incorporating your loved ones through photos or lovely quotes or even sentimental artifacts that you have cherished throughout the years. This is a very important aspect that will be a part of my very own wedding someday - as a little less than a year ago I lost my dad to a heart attack. No...

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Fun Ideas to Create a Memorable Send-Off

by Lizzy S

One of the most exciting moments of a wedding is sending the newly married couple off on their next blissful adventure. Many couples choose to use sparklers, confetti, rice, etc. for their guests to use for their exit. However, there are many more non-traditional ideas couples can choose from. Simply scroll through the images below and fall in love with them as I have! Don’t forget to pin yours faves.

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Vibrant Spring Wedding Ideas

by Lizzy S

As the flowers begin to blossom, the birds return home from the winter and the church bells begin to ring, more and more couples will tie the knot this Spring! The months before the summer heat hits are extremely popular time for weddings!  Bursts of pastel colors, tulips, cherry blossoms, and the beautiful sun peaking out from behind clouds will create a blissful setting for your wedding. Scroll through the images below and you might find yourself wanting a spring wedding yourself....

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The Beloved Mason Jar

by Lizzy S

As brides and grooms search for fun and inexpensive wedding décor – there is no question that the beloved mason jar is a contender. You can jazz the jar up to match your romantic or modern themed wedding through DIY crafts. The jar itself creates great vases for flowers or candle light holders! Browse through the images below and you might just fall in love with these ideas! Don’t forget to pin your favorites!

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Delicious and Delightful Dessert Displays

by Lizzy S

A very popular area at your wedding is your dessert table. So many guests will have sweet tooth’s! Whether you choose to have pies, cake pops, just wedding cake, or a candy or s’more bar, there are many desserts to choose from. However, the display of the dessert table is always fun to plan out. Browse through the gorgeous images below and you might find a style that suits your own wedding theme! Don’t forget to pin the images you like best!  

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Cozy and Festive Holiday Inspiration

by Lizzy S

‘Tis the season for holiday festivities with friends and family, with such merry spirit it couldn’t be a better time to celebrate the union of two people that are madly in love. Nothing sounds more romantic then walking down the aisle of a logged cabin with a fire burning near the altar, while you wait to say I do to the man of your dreams. Browse through the images below and notice the holly red color that enhances that holiday spirit making the snow outside feel just a little...

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Signature Drinks Galore!

by Lizzy S

There has been a growing trend at weddings to have a signature drink. Usually the drink is a mixture dependent on the bride and groom’s favorite libations. What a fun and unique way to serve delicious drinks for adults to enjoy! You can even toast to a long and happy marriage while your guests sip on these drinks. Check out the drink mixtures below as well as how newlyweds decided to present their drinks to their guests. Don't worry I have included some non-alcohol options as well!...

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A Day at the Winery

by Bride Chic

Today, I have something extra special that I've been waiting on pins and needles to share with you. Awhile back a few incredibly talented wedding professionals teamed up for a styled shoot at Asti Winery in Cloverdale, California. What a day we had in the wine country!  And just look at what can come from a collaborative brainstorm of ideas! For me the beauty of this shoot has to be the fusion of the rustic and elegant - fine china sitting atop a beautifully set distressed wood...

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Drapery Ideas to Stun Your Wedding Guests

by Lizzy S

Drapery is a popular way to create a luxurious setting for your reception.  From rustic to romantic themed weddings, drapery just adds a little magic to the day. Brides can choose from different textures, colors, lights, flowers, etc. The right draping can transform any simple room to an extraordinary affair. Browse through the amazing images below and you might even be inspired to use drapery in your wedding décor! Don’t forget to pin your favorites!

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The Quest to Find the Perfect Groom’s Gift!

by Lizzy S

For all the brides out there determined to find the perfect gift to give to the man of your dreams on your special day, we have created a blog just for you! Take a look at these adorable presents that your soon-to-be husband will most definitely love! Who knows you might find the perfect gift for your perfect man. Make sure to pin your favorites!

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Ingenious Ideas on How to Entertain the Kiddos!

by Lizzy S

Whether they’re your nieces, nephews, children, or best friend’s kiddos, those little ones will keep you busy even on your wedding day! So, what better way to keep the munchkins entertained by having activities for them to do throughout your wedding day. Whether you choose to delight the youngsters through lawn games, treats, scavenger hunts or kid tables there are plenty of ideas to choose from. Take a look these cute ideas and maybe you will find inspiration from them! Don’t...

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Darling and Innovative Ways to Include Your Pup in Your Wedding Day

by Lizzy S

Can’t say I do without your furry loved one? You’re not alone! Many brides and grooms choose to involve their pups in their special day. Whether you choose to involve them in your favors, photography, the ceremony or décor, there are many ways to incorporate your dog in your big day. Check out these creative and adorable ideas and don’t forget to comment below on which images are your favorites!

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Simply Stunning Centerpieces

by HannahN

Centerpieces have the power to transform a run of the mill table to an awe-inspiring reception dream. You can choose soft floral arrangements, romantic candles, or unique elements that show off your personalities as a couple! Whatever you decide on, these 22 centerepieces are sure to help get the inspiration flowing! If you don't have a centerpiece Ideabook yet, you will definitely want to create one and add these gorgeous ideas to it!

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Neon Wedding

by Bride Chic

Want to really light it up? Bold and different, the neon explosion of color is spot on for some couples.  Whether you incorporate a little or a lot is up to you.  Me? Personally, I'd go with small pops of color but would be curious to see the all out light-up-your-life extravaganza.  Whether you're wanting shots of electric tulle, organza, iridescent pops of color in your bouquet, or jewelry at maxed volume, it's all here to entice and inspire! Brides, how would you incorporate...

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Contemporary Wedding Cakes Almost Too Cool to Cut Into

by HannahN

It is no secret that one of the best parts of attending a wedding is getting to gorge on yummy cake! Of course, the appearance of the cake is almost as important as how it tastes. Check out these gorgeous contemporary cakes that your guests can feast their eyes on before devouring! Be sure to add your faves to your Wedding Cake Ideabooks!

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Crazy Cool Guest Book ideas That We Love

by HannahN

All newlyweds want a way to relive their wedding, and one of the most treasured traditions is having a guest book so that you always remember who joined in to celebrate your special day with you. Brides and grooms nowadays do not opt for the tried and true route of just having their guests sign their names in a book; instead, they choose creative reflections of their personalities or their wedding themes to carry the memories forward for years to come! We rounded up some of our...

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A Vegas Wedding with Vintage Flair

by HannahN

Mark and Stephanie's vintage-inspired ceremony and reception took place at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas, a short distance from the iconic Fremont Street. The venue had particular significance for the bride, because her mother attended school there when she was a child! The courtyard of the school was lined with twinkling bistro lights, while vintage, shabby-chic furniture was placed around the entire courtyard to lend a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Stephanie...

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Lead Guests To Their Seats with Style with These Escort Cards

by HannahN

Escort card displays and seating charts are often overlooked opportunities that can make a big design impact at weddings. They are often the first thing that guests see when they enter the reception venue, and we all know how important first impressions are! We compiled some amazing ideas to help inspire you to create gorgeous displays to wow your guests all the way to their seats! Browse below and add these to your Escort Card Ideabooks, and check out more awesome escort card ideas...

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Bridal Bouquet Bliss

by HannahN

A bride's bouquet is one of her most important accessories, and should coordinate well with her wedding colors and design style. Lucky for all of you, there are endless combinations of flowers and colors to choose from so that your bouquet can be a personal reflection of your special style! We chose just a few of swoon-worthy bouquets that inspired us to help you choose what kind of bouquet you will carry down the aisle! Don't forget to pin your favorites!

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Fabulous Favors that Your Guests will Adore!

by HannahN

An important part of a wedding day is sending your guests away with a memory of the fun and special times they had at your big day! The great part about favors are that the possibilities are endless, and can be as inventive or as traditional as you want! You and your love can also make them specific to your relationship and to your personalities! We rounded up just a few of our favorite types of favors to get your creative juices flowing for what to give your friends and families as a...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: La Boheme

by HannahN

Boho syles paired up with lightweight fabrics go hand in hand with laces, tulles and silk chiffon that make up this trio of ultra feminine gowns.  Recently I had the good fortune to to shoot with Santa Barbara based photographer, Grace Kathryn, who with a great deal of skill and sensitivity captured these Boho gems perfectly .  In this editorial styled by makeup artist and hairstylist, Julie Morgan, the rustic backdrops of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and Our Lady of Mount...

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