Flowers are an intricate part of every wedding day from the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets to the boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen to the ceremony decor and reception centerpieces. There are so many different combinations that can be done with flowers to set the perfect mood for your special day, but lately, pink peonies have been blooming just about everywhere, and I love the elegant touch they add to any bouquet. Take a look at these gorgeous shades of pink peonies.
Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty
DelbarrMoradi via Wedding Chicks
BRAEDON PHOTOGRAPHY via Ruffled Blog
One and Only Paris Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Kristin Vining via Style Me Pretty
Simply Bloom Photography, LLC via Style Me Pretty
Tara Donne via Real Simple
The Nichols via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Emily Steffen via Wedding Chicks
Statement jewelry pieces, especially necklaces in particular, are popular right now, both down the aisle and in day-to-day life. Think Bauble Bar, J. Crew, Kate Spade…Jewelry for your wedding day doesn’t necessarily need to be elegant and dainty, but it can match your style, or that of your wedding party. Don’t be afraid to accentuate your gown or your bridesmaids dresses with something fun, bold and bright. Why not wear a big, fun piece as the bride (during the reception perhaps if you want to keep it simple and more traditional during the ceremony?) or let the bridesmaids each pick a fun piece that matches their personality? Or even let your maid or matron of honor have a fun, special piece just for her to stand out. There is a lot of fun that can be had with jewelry to add a bit of color or personality to your wedding day. Have fun playing around with different options. Here are a few favorites!
K Stone Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic
Courtney Bowlden Photography via Wedding Chicks
Lani Elias Fine Art Photography via Style Me Pretty
Bryce Covey Photography via Style Me Pretty
Matt Johnson Photography via Style Me Pretty
Anna Routh Photo via Southern Weddings
Heather Cook Elliott Photography via Style Me Pretty
Hello Studios via Ruffled Blog
Michelle Sullivan Photography via Style Me Pretty
With the start of spring just right around the corner (finally!), there is something so fresh and fulfilling about the sight of crisp black and white stripes whether it be used in the ribbon of your floral bouquet, on a table runner, a bow tie or other table linens, the look of the black and white stripes is so classic and beautiful. Here are a few of my favorite uses of the classic take on black and white stripes.
Matt and Julie Weddings via Ruffled Blog
EP Love via Green Wedding Shoes
Ryan Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty
Anna Elizabeth Cakes via Cakes Decor
Hazelnut Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Justin Lee via Hostess with the Mostess
Stephanie Saul Photography via Bridal Musings
Taylor Lord Photography via Style Me Pretty
Gold makes a beautiful accent to just about anything, but cake? Even better! Take a look at some of these beautiful ways to incorporate gold into your wedding cake and desserts to make them look almost too good to eat (but don’t worry, they’ll still taste great too). Enjoy!
Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo via Wedding Chicks
Weddings by Scott and Dana via Ruffled Blog
Graeme Sharkey via A Blissful Nest
Flutter Glass Photography via 100 Layer Cake
Connie Lyu via Elizabeth Anne Designs
Brosnan Photographic via Grey Likes Weddings
Judy Pak Photography via The Knot Blog
Jen Huang Photography via Lael Cakes
Ruth Eileen Photography via Style Me Pretty
February is here, and February is also known as the month of love. Valentine’s Day is this week, and we’ve got lots of pink and red and love inspired ideas to share with you! Of course weddings and engagements are already inspired by love, but Valentine’s Day has a way of making love seem extra special and stand out just a little bit more. Here are a few of my favorite red, pink and heart inspired trends to consider for your engagement sessions, bridal showers and wedding days. Enjoy!
Elizabeth in Love via Style Me Pretty
Mia Dee Photograph via Confetti Daydreams
Katelyn James Photography via Ruffled Blog
Zac Wolf Photography via Style Me Pretty
Dasha Caffrey via Wedding Chicks
Gabriel Ryan via Green Wedding Shoes
Betwixt Studio via Style Unveiled
White Loft Studio via Ruffled Blog
Francesco Brunello Studio Fotografando via Wedding Chicks
Modern Moments Designs via Hostess with the Mostess
Christa Kimble Photography via Wedding Chicks
I adore big balloons. Whether it may be used as a prop in your engagement or wedding photos, with your groom or with your bridal party or as the perfect backdrop or focal point for your ceremony or reception venue, there is something so magical about the big, bright (or pastel) balloons. My favorite touch is the added tassels to the string of the balloon making them that much more fun. Here are a few of my favorite uses of these pretty, big balloons.
Elizabeth Messina via Style Me Pretty
Christian Cruz via Green Wedding Shoes
Rachel Parker of MHP via Southern Weddings
Shipra Panosian Photography via Elizabeeth Anne Designs
Rachwal Photography via Style Me Pretty
Jaylena Photography via Ruffled Blog
Oli Sansom via Style Me Pretty
Nathan Russell Photography via Ruffled Blog
Cotton Candy Photography via Love My Dress
Being the graphic design nerd that I am, and a big fan of keeping up with color trends in design and wedding themes, I happen to always look forward to Patone’s Color of the Year release. Please hide the snickers. It’s a small reveal, but it’s interesting each year their choice. For 2014, let me introduce you to Radiant Orchid:
I’m a huge fan of purple and all it’s shades so I’m looking forward to seeing how brides and grooms across the Midwest incorporate this color into their celebrations this year. I am also into the radiant elegance of the plant this color is inspired from, orchids. I’ll leave you with a little inspiration of how couples have incorporated the flower into their big day to get your brain juices flowing in creating color palettes with the 2014 color of the year!
The beginning of wedding day for Brendon and Jessica began at the farm they purchased to raise their future (and current animal) family. The warm colors and furry details of their wedding day will melt your heart, not to mention the gorgeous St. Louis wedding ceremony to follow. Just wait until you see their adorable pets, both dogs and horses, in these wedding photos.
From the photographer:
Brendon and Jessica’s wedding day was filled with a strong sense of family from the first moment on. While Brendon prepared for the day at his parent’s home with all of his groomsmen (including his much loved great dane, Waylon), Jessica and her ladies got ready at the home they purchased to raise their family at as husband and wife. Jessica’s little pup, Boomer, stayed by her side all morning long. Their first look happened on their front porch and their bridal party took most of their images right by the pasture that contained their much loved horses. The photos taken at their home were my favorites of the day. The love Brendon and Jessica have for their pets would warm anyone’s heart. They each had to say “goodbye” to their pups before they left for their ceremony and although the furry ones had to stay at home, several elements of their evening paid tribute to them.
…it tastes good to! Statement-making wedding cakes are not necessarily a new thing. People have incorporated all kinds of themes and colors throughout the years. However, I’ve ran into a baker friend of mine and she has noticed that bakers and brides are getting their creative juices flowing when it comes to making some of the statement pieces on those beautiful cakes edible. This means not having to try to take down toppers and inedible flowers, but simply diving in and giving each guest a little fun piece of your them and scrumptious dessert. We’ve collected some of our favorite ideas below:
One of my favorite trends I’ve seen as of late involves glitter, sparkle, gold and all things confetti. Confetti is popping up all over the place whether it be on stationery, as a guest favor, as part of a tablescape or the key piece (or pieces) to your grand exit following your wedding ceremony. Either way, I absolutely love it and the color and shine that confetti brings to photos and real life, not to mention, there are so many options when it comes to size, shape, color, texture, you name it. Here are a few of my favorite confetti uses in weddings, engagement sessions, stationery, favors and beyond.
Priscila Valentina Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
Anika London Photography via A Subtle Revelry
Amy Stone Photography via Oh Lovely Day
Inside the Lovely
HEYLOOK via Ruffled Blog
Holli B. Photography via Bridal Guide
Sounds Like Yellow Photo via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Brklyn View Photography via Booklyn Bride
Nancy Ray Photography via Gratefully Inspired Blog
Aya Photography via Keestone Events