Red White & Blue Wedding Ideas

In honor of Memorial Day we found some awesome ideas for red, white, and blue themed weddings.  These are classy and subtle ways of adding patriotism to your wedding or just about any celebration.

Love this beautiful wedding cake! The entire décor here is so country chic.  This wedding theme exudes American wholesomeness.

These are the cutest red lanterns to decorate the wedding reception tables with and lter send your guest home with them as wedding favors.

Memorial Day Weekend Wedding Ideas

This weekend is the big Memorial Day holiday weekend and that is the official sign of summer time!  When I think about Memorial Day weekend and that first sign of summer, the first thing that comes to mind is crisp white and isn’t that the perfect color for weddings!  It’s also a time to honor our military and weddings that fall on this long weekend may pay homage to the military or a member of their family who either is or has been in the military.  We have some inspirational wedding ideas that not only pay tribute to our armed forces, but also hones in on crisp white and the breezy summer.

 

 

Ripe berries aesthetically arranged in crips white cones are perfect for after the ceremony at a warm summer wedding day.  The colors perfectly pay tribute to the good old USA.  These would also make lovely wedding favors to send guests home with.  A sweet and refreshing treat as wedding favors on the way home!

Love this elegant red white and blue table arrangement for the wedding reception. 

Good old stripes!

Create your own fireworks with wedding sparklers that can also be given out to guests as wedding favors.

 

 

 

 

Engagement Session at Birmingham, UK

We were thrilled to receive these photos by Elle-Rose Williams of Electric Dialogue.  From the very first image, you can tell that they are a young and fun couple.  They are glowing with love and excitement.  I love these casual yet gorgeous images that gleam with exuberance, which truly reflects this couple’s personality.

From Elle-Rose Williams of Electric Dialogue…The couple are Sam and Sarah from Birmingham UK – who met whilst they were at university there. Because that is where they met, that’s where we decided to do the photo shoot. I’m a lifelong friend and doing their wedding too – they wanted someone close to them to take the photos so they were as natural and lovely as they could be.

I’m the photographer who took the photos – I’m also one of Sam’s best friends so it is lovely to be able to photograph their big day especially after seeing their relationship grow over the years. They met because they both studying History – and they really are just a great match for each other!

They’re planning a really boho, quirky wedding for the summertime (of which I’ll also be photographing). 

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Surprise Wedding

Facebook founder and billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg, married his long time girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday, May 19th.  It was a secret wedding where guests were invited to celebrate Priscilla’s graduation.  Instead, they ended up attending a wedding.  The wedding was held at their Palo Alto, California home.  A very low key ceremony was held in the backyard with Zuckerberg wearing a suit and tie and Chan wore a $4,700 Claire Pettibone dress.  Zuckerberg designed a ruby wedding ring for Chan, which she did not see until the ceremony.  After the ceremony, there was a family style meal catered from the couple’s favorite local restaurants, Palo Alto Sol and Fuki Sushi.  For desert the couple served Burdick chocolate mice, which they had on their first date. 

All in all it was a simple and elegant wedding that was perfected in secrecy.  Idyllic after an exhilarating week in the public eye with Facebook going public and Chan’s graduation from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Shades of Pink Wedding Ideas

Ever since Gwen Stefani wore that beautiful wedding gown that transitioned from deep pink to lighter shades and then white, gradient color ideas have been hot for weddings.  We found some design options around this gradient concept.  It is a very stunning effect and beautiful to bring uniqueness to weddings.

This gradient centerpiece with light to dark pink is just stunning.  Wedding guest will not be expecting this one and it’s our inspiration.

Gradient color bride’s maid dress.

Here’s a modern twist to the gradient concept for a bride’s maid dress.

A fun modern wedding cake design

A fabulous idea for the wedding ceremony while the bride walks down the aisle.

Incorporate the gradient color concept into the wedding favors with the favor presentation and wedding favor tags.

Shades of pink wedding cookie favors.

The much popular for weddings candy buffet with candy in various shades of pink.  Offer guests the option to take candy home as wedding favors in favor bags or favor boxes that are various shades of pink.

Invitations in shades of pink.

Add Spice To Your Wedding Day

 

The heat is rising with summer approaching.  Some of the hottest colors right now are tones of orange and yellow like Pantone’s Tangerine Tango.  We found a spicy wedding favor that fits the colors – Small Chili Pepper Plants.  Imagine coordinating yellow and orange chili pepper plants with your wedding and making the wedding favors the center of all the wedding décor.  Add thank you favor tags to the plant wedding favors that say “Thank you for spicing up our wedding”or “Thank you for adding SPICE to our wedding day”.   Miniature Chili Pepper Plants is the spiciest wedding favor idea for this summer.  It’s thinking out of the box with wedding favors like this that will coordinate with the hot summer theme.

Inspirations for Mother of the Bride and Groom

It’s Mother’s Day and we have come up with some wedding day inspirations for the mother of the bride and groom.

 

How a bout this great hat.  The color is in trend now as well.  Last year’s Royal Wedding made quite a statement about hats that still continue.

For the modern mom, instead of a corsage attache a small flower to a clutch purse.

A more new trend has been for the mother’s to carry small bouquets.

 

A bouquet that can go inside mom’s purse.

Handbag Bouquet for mom and the bridal party.

 

Ways to Honor Mom at the Wedding

With Mother’s Day being this Sunday, we are putting an emphasis on moms for weddings.  Some sweet ways to honor mothers at the wedding, especially if the wedding falls on the Sunday that is Mother’s Day, are listed here:

1.        Include a poem about mothers in the program or have someone read at the wedding reception during toasts.

2.       Do a rose exchange duting the ceremony and after the ceremony on the way out give each of your roses to your mothers.

3.       Surprise mom with a makeover on the morning of the wedding and let her be stress free for the rest of the day.

4.       Have a classic handkerchief and a rose on each of the mother’s seats before the ceremony starts.

5.       At the reception, instead of doing a bouquet toss, dedicate your bouquet to your mother with a nice speech or give a flower from your bouquet to his mom and your mom prior to the bouquet toss.

 

Country Singer, Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan’s Wedding

Monday, May 7th 2012, Country Singer, Jake Owen married model, Lacey Buchanan.  The two had met while Buchanan appeared in Owen’s music video for “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”.  It was a sunrise ceremony on the beach in Owen’s hometown of Vero Beach, Florida.  They chose a sunrise ceremony because the dawn of a new day is symbolic of starting their new life together.  The bride wore an Amsale wedding dress with a simple bouquet in hand and the groom was simply elegant in a white linen Armani shirt and Tommy Bahama drawstring pants.  After the barefoot ceremony the couple walked to the patio of the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa for champagne, cake cutting and a sit-down brunch.
 

Personalized Wedding Favors

Personalized wedding favors are very popular.  Personalized wedding favors make the gesture of thanking guests with a small gift more thoughtful.  They exemplify that effort was placed in creating the favors.  No matter how inexpensive or small the wedding favors are, when wedding favors are personalized they take on a greater meaning.  Personalizing wedding favors with designer tags or labels can also make the presentation of the favors more creative and unique.  With the popularity of personalized wedding favors, there is a trendy in many edible wedding favors being personalized as well as designer labels for many other personal products, such as lip balm and lotions.  Here are some of our favorite personalized wedding favors.

Personalized Candy Coated Chocolate Favors

Personalized Hershey’s Kisses Gift Totes

Personalized Maple Syrup

Individual Packets of Personalized Cocktail Mixes

Personalized Gourmet Chocolate Pretzel Favors

Personalized Honey Wedding Favors

Personalized Sunscreen Lotion Favors

Personalized Lip Balm Favors

Personalized Lollipop Favors

Mini Square Personalized Candle tin Wedding Favors

Personalized Love Notes Note Pad Wedding Favors

Personalized CD Wedding Favors

Personalized Gourmet Coffee Wedding Favors

Personalized Hot Beverage Packets

Personalized Tea      Personalized Cocoa   Personalized Cappuccino

Monogramed Caddy Wedding Favors

Personalized Wine Bottle Wedding Favors