Erin & Kevin

Erin and Kevin said their I Do’s on a beautiful day in Philadelphia, PA. Erin’s crystal beaded gown sparkled in the sunlight and was complimented by her bouquet of soft pink and white blooms. Kevin wore a white bloom with greens to match his bride. The reception took place at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia where the tables were decorated in  soft neutral colors with pinks and greens to accent. Floating candles and tealights were added for a romantic candle lit atmosphere.

Photos by: Juliana Laury Photography
Venue: The Crystal Tea Room – Philadelphia, PA

Bells of Ireland

Molucella laevis, more commonly known as Bells of Ireland, are viewed as a symbol of luck.  Their dramatic profiles make them one of the most recognizable flowers.  Bells of Ireland usually grow up to 2ft tall or higher.  It’s blooms, known as bells or calyx, are a beautiful shade of lime green.  They grow up the length of the stem, and help conceal its defense mechanism, of little white spikes, that can be sharp. So, handle with care! It is open to debate whether or not Bells of Ireland are a flower, or foliage. Contrary to belief, Bells of Ireland are native to the Mediterranean coast lines. They are a part of the mint family. These gorgeous blooms help give a modern flair to any arrangement.  They would be perfect in an arrangement to anyone who just bought a new house, or started a new job to wish them good luck!

The Anemone

The Anemone is a beautiful classic flower that has many uses from bridal bouquets to everyday centerpieces. The genus Anemone consists of 120 species of perennial flowering plants, which grow from tubers. Anemones grow wild in many European countries, North America, and Japan. The name Anemone is of Greek descent and roughly means wind flower because it’s the wind that opens them up. They were also once used for medical purposes as well. They have been known to help treat cramps and emotional distress.

The anemone comes several different colors such as red, pink, magenta, purple and blue, but the white anemone has proven most popular.

When it comes to wedding flowers the anemone is mostly used in the bridal bouquet. With its pure white petals and deep black center it creates a classic look on its own. You can also create a more dramatic look depending on what other flowers you pair them with. These flowers are typically available from October to May, only two of the major wedding months. If this is a flower you love and would like to incorporate into your wedding be sure to consider your time frame. Check with your local florist to inquire about their availability, and color options.

Industrial Chic Wedding

The trend of mix metals, and Edison lights have helped shaped this new wedding trend of an industrial wedding.  More and more brides are looking for a blank canvas in order to create their own super modern vision. They seek out old industrial warehouses or more modern venues with more raw qualities. The result? An ultra-chic, modern wedding.  It’s all about bringing the outdoor feeling of the city, indoors.

Choosing your venue – To achieve the industrial look, you must first start with your venue.  Hosting your wedding at a warehouse venue, or even an ultra-modern one, with exposed metal or brick would be an ideal place to tie the knot if this is the look you want to achieve. Some off season farm warehouses will rent out a space for you to use for your reception. Be sure to consider the time of year and weather. If you don’t have a venue such as these around, you can always bring in some outdoor elements, to change the feel of the room.

Wedding Décor – You can achieve an industrial look by thinking outside of the box.  When you think centerpiece, your first thought would be some pretty flowers in a vase but to achieve the industrial chic look consider this…place two cinderblocks on your table, with one its side and place votive candles in the open gaps, with moss around them. Then take little groupings of flowers and scatter them on top and in between the blocks. This will definitely be a great conversation piece among your guests and offer that chic look. You can even add bits of mixed metals, copper piping, and geometric shapes to add different textures.  Something that is very popular is a DIY copper piping candelabra, which is a little more simple and classic but still adds that industrial look, you can find the inspiration on Pinterest.

Extra lighting – Instead of using traditional or existing lighting you can use Edison lights which have grown in popularity lately. They act as industrial décor as well as soft warm lighting for your reception. A great idea for your ceremony is to make a backdrop full of Edison lights and stand in front of it while saying your vows.  It will silhouette you in a brilliance of light.

The most important thing in creating your ideal industrial chic wedding is to include the key elements of mixed metals, soft open lighting, and exposed concrete or brick. This can be a daunting task but there are tons of resources for you to use to help you plan. The industrial modern look is becoming more and more popular with the younger generation, who want to keep some things traditional but with an outdoor modern flare.

This venue is AMAZING. Perfect for that chic modern wedding.

Fill these with soft pinks and white for a simple and breathtaking centerpiece.

How cool is this? Rustic and chic at the same time!

Wedding Favor Ideas For a Spring Wedding  

Wedding Favor Ideas For a Spring Wedding  

Article by Sophia C

Spring is a joyous time of year and the perfect time to plan a wedding. This time of year is traditionally a time of new life, love and fertility so it’s the most popular time to have a wedding. That means its best to plan ahead for your own wedding if you plan to have it during the spring.

A spring wedding uses many classic colors like white or cream and pastel colors like pink, robin’s egg blue, lavender and yellow. Some brides even opt for fresh spring colors like peach, teal and greens. Attire for a spring wedding includes dresses with shorter sleeves, open necklines and shorter length skirts for the bride and her attendants; as well as lighter fabrics for the groom and his party. If the wedding is to be held closer to summer, it’s even ok for ladies to wear more open shoes and men to wear lighter fabrics like linens, khaki colors or crisp white cottons. In order to make the spring wedding very special, couples may want to choose wedding décor and favors that invite the freshness of spring into their ceremony. Here are some ideas:

Love is in bloom. Spring is all about flowers and lots of them! For your wedding day, you may want to bring in as many floral themed wedding items that you can to give your wedding atmosphere a spring like feeling. You can do this with lots of fresh or silk flowers of course. But you may also want to purchase flower shaped candles, votives, dishes and other floral themed wedding favors to delight your guests.

Perfect pair. That’s how everyone describes you and your partner. Your springtime wedding can incorporate this idea by finding matching pairs of hearts, birds, fruit or other symbols of your love. There are many wedding favors that come in this design from cute little pear shaped salt and pepper shakers to candles shaped like two hearts. Just use your imagination and explore the many options available to you in wedding favors.

The birds and the bees. Along with flowers pollinating and spreading forth their lovely blooms, the birds and the bees play an important role in this process of springtime. Give them a place in your wedding décor with bird and bee wedding favors. These can be as simple as candles in the shape of bumblebees or birds placed in votives or at place settings at the reception, or you can find whimsical candle holders and wedding favor tins that use this design.

Lilies are for love. If you are a traditional bride and want an ultra classy look to your wedding décor and wedding favors, you may want to think about using calla lilies. These lovely long blooms are symbols of enduring love and the white simple flowers are reminiscent of purity. Calla lilies can be found in just about all wedding favors, linen and floral designs for the perfect wedding look.

Remember, a spring wedding is fresh and very special. Help your wedding guests enjoy this happy day as you start your new life together with spring themed wedding favors.

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Springtime Weddings – Ideas For The Perfect Spring Wedding  

Springtime Weddings – Ideas For The Perfect Spring Wedding

Springtime is one of the favorite times of the year where most couples decided to get married. This is the time when the flowers begin to bloom and the trees begin to green; the perfect time to tie the knot and say “I do”.

To make your spring wedding a perfect one, here are some ideas that can help you in your wedding preparations:

The Color SchemeThere are many possible colors you can mix and match to be your wedding colors. You can pair two or more colors together such as ivory, lavender and pastel green or pastel green, pink and lavender. Since spring is associated with airy and vibrant colors, stay away from deep colors that represents autumn season. There are lots of colors you can choose, so make sure that what you pick are well-coordinated colors.

The Wedding InvitationUsually, spring themed wedding invitations have flowers printed on it. Stationary used are colorful and the font styles mirrors the feel of springtime. Don’t be anxious to use colorful papers or prints because spring is all about colors.

The FlowersThere are lots of flowers blooming during springtime so you have several choices to choose from. Flowers with vibrant colors are daffodils, forsythia, peony and ranunculus. Beautiful flowers with the shade of blue are anemone, hyacinth, pansy, wisteria, and violet. If you want pink flowers you can use hydrangea, cherry blossoms and lilac. White spring flowers like lilies, narcissus, snap dragon, stephanotis and sweet pea are great to combine with other colorful spring flowers. Make sure that whatever flower you use in your bouquets and floral decorations, they will complement each other.

The Wedding Dress and AttireFor your wedding gown, choose a light fabric where you can also wear a wrap just in case a cold breeze happens on your wedding day. For a springtime wedding, perfect styles are sleeveless gowns, spaghetti straps; tea length dresses and strapless dresses. You can also incorporate spring colors to your wedding gown; floral embroidery or tie a ribbon that matches your color scheme to your waist to accentuate your gown. Incorporate colors to the attire of men by wearing colored ties.

The Wedding Reception and DecorationsOutdoor weddings are perfect during springtime. You can have a garden wedding full of flowers so you don’t have to decorate it with flowers anymore, just add some props like candelabras, urns, drapes and some fabric like lace and tulle. If you want to use candles to make an elegant and classy ambiance, schedule your wedding in the late afternoon. Be reminded that you should have another plan just in case the weather change; there’s a big possibility of changing weather during spring season.

The Wedding FavorThere are many wedding favors you can choose that suits your spring themed wedding. You can have personalized soap with your names and the date of your wedding written on the box or potted plants or flowers to represent spring or even cardholders with floral designs. For more unique favors you can search the internet or ask your friends.

The Wedding CenterpiecesFor your centerpieces, a vase with a single flower on it is elegantly beautiful; or you can have an urn full of colorful flowers on it, it will depend on other decorations in the reception area. Slices of fresh fruits is also a great idea to have as a centerpiece, your guests will surely love to nibble them after eating a full meal.

The Wedding MenuFor your menu, the best foods that will go with the season are light foods. Serve some spring lamb with vegetables for the main meal and some slices of fruits for dessert. Drinks like lemonade and iced tea are perfect for the weather. As for your wedding cake, carrot cake or strawberry cake will definitely a delicious choice; top it with fresh carrot and strawberry respectively to highlight the finest of the season.

Looking for the Perfect Ideas for the Spring Wedding

Looking for the Perfect Ideas for the Spring Wedding

If you are looking for wonderful spring wedding ideas, you are not likely to be alone. On the contrary, if you want to stay away from a Humble wedding you should be perfectly aware that the current trend underlines the fact that the spring season is quickly gaining popularity. So, you will find yourself looking for various ways to host the perfect spring wedding. But you will have to start planning as early as possible in order to transform your Spring wedding into an unforgettable moment without having to spend a fortune to achieve this.

Whether your personal idea of the perfect spring wedding is a casual gathering in the back yard with your family and your friends or a huge wedding at the best and most expensive country club in your town, it is important to start planning as soon as possible. The best thing for you is to start searching for a wedding planner; you can go online and find a reliable planner that can provide you with quality services and locations. You should take full advantage of all the available resources in order to avoid a Humble wedding; for instance, there are plenty of reasons why such amazing spring weddings are gaining in popularity. There are also plenty of spring wedding ideas to choose from.

For those in strong need of  planning help there are great many resources available on the internet and the only thing that you will have to do is go online and find a reliable provider. The internet has transformed your life in a number of important ways; the wedding planning is no exception either. Whether your wedding will take place in spring, summer, fall or winter, the internet is the perfect resource for you; it has become an indispensable tool for you in order to book hotels and reception halls, to find the perfect flowers and even to shop for the best honeymoon getaway.

You have to be aware that there are some key elements when it comes to planning the perfect Spring wedding. The key elements to finding the perfect wedding ideas and locations, and making sure that they will come together in time for the big day, is to start planning the wedding early. You will have to be flexible; try not to forget that planning a Spring wedding should be fun and not a daunting task.

Actually, spring is the perfect time to get married because it represents a new beginning for you. For this reason, many modern couples feel that having a wedding day in springtime will bring them luck. So, if you are thinking of having a spring wedding too, you have to know that there are a few things you should take into account in order to make sure that everything goes down as planned.

While late springtime is a quite popular time go you to get married, spring in not likely to share the kind of popularity that summer and fall season may do. For this reason, you are likely to get much better rates for the wedding venues and vendors. For instance, you can get better prices if you decide to choose a particular theme that suits this season. Actually, one of the most popular themes when it comes to organizing a Spring wedding is mainly related to the spring flowers that can boost the atmosphere in no time.

Springtime is great for various floral blooms; therefore, you should try and incorporate as many flowers as you can into your wedding celebration. Flowers can make for a great atmosphere; they are great looking and they can also provide a striking fragrance that will dazzle your guests. Still, the weather around spring can be quite unpredictable. So, you will have to make sure that the wedding attire is flexible enough. Weddings may become quite stressful for the bride to be; the right organization is the key to making everything easier. So, you have arrived at the right place because a good wedding planner will walk you through the entire process and even schedule everything out in order for you to enjoy this special day.

Spring Wedding Favor Ideas

Spring Wedding Favor Ideas

Spring is the perfect time to begin to plan weddings. The ground has thawed, and new signs of life are everywhere. Refreshing fragrances, colors and textures are all around us! Spring is one of the easiest times to plan a wedding, and is the perfect time to plan our spring wedding favor ideas for our wedding theme.

A great color theme to go with would be pastel greens, beige, tan and earthy colors, therefore some popular ideas for spring wedding favors include seed favors, egg themed favors, flowers and edible items. If your wedding takes place closer to Easter you can amalgamate an Easter theme with your spring wedding and hide your chocolate wedding favors at the reception. Seeds can be purchased from any garden store and can be place in favor boxes a lot with peat pucks and wrapped in tulle. Flower bulbs or could also be used as a unique spring wedding favor idea by placing in favor bags and labeling with each guests name for the reception. Baby’s breath and dwarf evening primrose are excellent flower choices, while daffodils and daisies are a decorating staple for the spring wedding. Miniature bonsai trees, while somewhat costly, can prove to be excellent wrapped favor ideas for spring weddings. Flower topped favor bubbles can help promote the spring wedding theme idea. Simply use the flower of choice to decorate your bottle caps. This will really accentuate the spring wedding them especially if flower petals are used in the ceremony.

Spring often brings on the first signs of the picnic, and allows you to use this theme for your spring wedding favors. Remember enjoying glorious picnic baskets at a lush beautiful spot? Why not create or purchase mini picnic baskets for your reception guests filled with edible favors such as candies, chocolates or dried fruit assortments? These baskets are beautiful and stylish wedding favor ideas.

Many a bride and groom have a difficult time creating unique ideas for their spring wedding. By thinking creatively and ‘outside the box’, you can create stylish spring wedding favor ideas that accentuate your theme, reflect your style, and say ‘thank you’ to the guests who helped you celebrate your most special day.

Spring Wedding Ideas

Spring Wedding Ideas

It is common understanding that spring time is the time of renewal and rebirth. It is the time when, winter fades away taking with it all the dried and dead leaves and greenery sprouts up on every branch with flowers and fresh leaves. The emotion of rejuvenation, takes root with love in the air and preparations for new beginnings. Spring is that time when you leave all your bad things behind and start life fresh and anew, and the best beginnings you can have are marriages. This is the reason why many people decide to have spring weddings. It is the best season for weddings as there are many flowers to choose from, and discounts for shopping and travel. Read on for some more great spring wedding ideas if you’re planning for a spring wedding.

Ideas for Spring Weddings

Right from the invitations, to the menu, to the clothing and many other responsibilities, there’s a lot of work to be done while organizing a wedding. Once you’ve decided the date on which you want to get married, all you need to do is make the arrangements for the wedding day. If you’re confused about the designs of the invitations or the menu or even the place for the ceremony, take a quick look at some simple spring wedding ideas which might help you. More on wedding planning.

Spring Wedding Ideas and Colors
You need to decide a color scheme for your wedding before you start any arrangements and shopping. Since you’re getting married in spring which is known as the season of flowers, you will have a number of colors to choose from. Red, yellow, orange, blue, purple, pink, and white are all the options you can choose from. There are abundant flowers of these colors in this season and I am sure you won’t fall short of them. You can combine any of these colors to make your color scheme and theme for your wedding, purple, pink and white are my favorites. More on wedding themes.

Spring Wedding Invitations
Once you’ve decided the date and time of the wedding ceremony, and booked the venue, choose those wedding invitations and get them printed as soon as possible. You’ve already selected your color theme, so get your invitations in the same color. Have all your information and phrases written in elegant Victorian text as it gives the invitations a formal and beautiful look. Don’t add extra information as that will spoil the simplicity of the wordings. Decorate the spring wedding invitations with ribbons or bows to make them attractive and artistic.

Outdoor Spring Wedding Ideas
Preferably try to have an outdoor wedding since this is the best time of nature’s beauty. You can opt for gardens, lawns, lake-sides, mountain feet or even beach weddings. Outdoor locations give enough space for our guests to move around and a larger space for the dance floor as well as the food tables. An early evening wedding which fades into dinner and dance by the night is the best you could settle for. Afternoons are not a great choice for outdoors as it may get hot and uncomfortable for your guests.

Spring Wedding Dresses and Flowers
Whatever your color scheme for the wedding is, make sure the wedding dresses for the wedding are well co-ordinated and styled. The Maid of Honor and the Bridesmaid dresses should be different as they look good when there is variety. Keep them simple but because of the color, they should look attractive. Bring the best wedding gown you can get and go for satin ones with big trials. The best wedding flowers can be calla lilies, tiger lilies, roses, carnations, gerberas, orchids, etc. You can have them co-ordinated too for the bouquets, wedding centerpieces and the other decorations. Since it is spring, these flowers come cheap and you get discounts for seasons too. These can be some cheap spring wedding ideas for you if you’re on a budget!

Spring Wedding Menu
Another thing you have to make sure about for these spring wedding ideas is the menu for the guests. You can have chicken for the appetizers and fish for the main course. Salmon is the most preferred for weddings but you can opt for many other choices too. Shrimp and lobsters can also be considered though they get quite messy while eating. Soups and chocolate cake for desert is also a must for the meal. Fruits like strawberries, oranges, apricots, etc can be accompanied with the salads served. Well, the drinks at every wedding have include wine and champagne, but you could have cocktails for the light drinkers as well. To end the evening you can have wedding favors or thank you cards for your guests but that is completely your choice. More on wedding catering.

With these spring wedding ideas, I am sure you’re convinced that you want to get married outdoors by the foothills with a lake next to your wedding arch. It has to be the best day of your lives so make sure you take those vows in a beautiful and romantic location.

Fall Wedding Ideas

If you’re planning a fall wedding, your thoughts and ideas blend with the crisp cool air and the vibrant contrast of colors autumn has to offer. Whether it’s an outdoor ceremony event, or the wedding party are all gathered for a session of pictures, the warm earth tones that reflect the changing leaves make an elegant backdrop display for any fall wedding. Whether your event theme is large and elegant, or intimate and casual, the fall season is a beautiful time of the year for your special day of celebrations.

With autumn in bloom, a fall wedding introduces a season of excitement with a palette of reds, oranges, browns, rusts, yellows, plum, purple, burgundy, greens and tan for an interesting color scheme to any wedding.

Wedding Location Ideas

Early to mid-autumn offers a variety of outdoor ceremony ideas.

Plan your I Do’s at a winery where there’s a lake or an ocean in the background.
A country farm where large maple, ash, popular, oak or birch trees stretching across rolling hills and fields of wheat,  giving the bride and groom, wedding party and guests the purest colors fall has to offer.
Another favorite is the peaceful surrounds of an old time wind mill encapsulated by lush greens of ivy for an intimate and cozy wedding ceremony.
If you have country in your heart, choose your ceremony destiny on a farm for a rustic appeal. Pull out the old horse drawn wagon filled with hay bales and kick up the celebrations country style.
A scenic golf course with colorful trees stretching down the fairways, swans gracefully swimming in the ponds with water sprays dancing to the opening wedding waltz.
An outside gazebo decorated with the magic of fall colors will astound any critic of the autumn season.  Decorate with ivy vines, autumn colored leaves, large vases at the entrance with fall flowers, wrap ribbon around the banister railing and columns, wrap corn stalk leaves together with dark colored ribbon and bows, use a personalized isle runner with fall themed design are a few decorating ideas for the gazebo.

Decoration Ideas

Florals are the most popular decoration used for most weddings at the ceremony and wedding reception. During the fall season, the colors of mother nature has created give way to a plentiful mix of color and accent ideas to incorporate into any wedding style or theme.  The wide variety of fall wedding flowers and large array of berries, foliage and accessories make autumn a wonderful time of year for your special celebration.

Flower choices for the fall wedding season are

calla lilies

Many would think of calla lilies as a spring or summer flower but they also come in the rich and beautiful shades of cream, yellow, burgundy, and bronze for a lovely centerpiece or bouquet spread.

Centerpiece Accents

Opt for your floral accents with the fall theme to compliment table centerpieces blending the season with the beauty of the flowers for each of the decorations. Use natural accents of what fall  has to offer, accent ideas may include

dark foliage
pheasant feathers
small pumpkin picks
bittersweet vines
seed pods
Mix in metallic foils of gold, copper, bronze or rust for a shimmering twist to the floral décor.

Design your floral in containers like small rustic wagons, woven baskets, cornucopias, colorful pottery, windmills, wrap vases with metallic foils, copper pots, gold vases, vases with leaf designs or natural containers made of wood are some ideas.