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.
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BRAEDON PHOTOGRAPHY via Ruffled Blog
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Though in a lot of landlocked states it doesn’t quite feel like spring yet, this wedding might change that! With the looming thunderstorm, succulents everywhere, and lighthearted feel, Tasha and Adam’s nuptials in my hometown had me almost able to smell the rain in the air at Forest Park.
From the Photographer:
Tasha and Adam’s wedding had a very laid-back, organic feel. The style of the day was a little vintage garden, a little country and a little industrial. Being a very laid-back girl at heart, Tasha’s look was very natural, with simple hair and makeup. She had two pairs of shoes: one sparkly pair for the ceremony, and her cowboy boots for some pictures. The ceremony, at the Jewel Box, in St. Louis’ famous Forest Park, was beautiful. A small thunderstorm rolled through during the ceremony, and it was actually really lovely to listen to the low rumble of the thunder. Luckily the rain stopped just in time to leave for pictures in Forest Park! The lush greens, whites, and purples of the flowers and trees, after the rain, perfectly matched Tasha and Adam’s wedding theme. The reception, at Sqwire’s, was a very laid-back party. Tasha and Adam’s friends gave them bean-bag goals, that featured their home states, which guest could play outside. It felt like a fun family get together; no pretenses – just love.
Ashley Rose Photography via Ruffled Blog
There is something so sweet and decadent about a French macaron for a dessert or a sweet treat. These dainty, delicate delights taste as good as they look, but the beauty of these treats makes for the gorgeous display at any high class event, especially at a wedding or bridal shower. Here are a few gorgeous macaron displays worth swooning over.
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Jemma Keech Photography via Style Me Pretty
Jose Villa via Brunch at Saks
My Heart Skipped via Wedding Chicks
A wedding of high school sweethearts is always a very special event. Not only is the story of the couple great, but having been together for so long, the friends and family surrounding the couple often know each other well too, so the party is full of familiar, close guests. This wedding has all of that, in addition to romantic soft details that feel just right for kicking off spring!
From the Coordinator:
Kelly and Andrew have such a fun story. They are high school sweethearts who have been together for over a decade! This dynamic made their whole wedding weekend a blast since their families and friends have been intertwined for so long.
After setup was complete and photos were done, it was time for cocktails! Even the occasional sprinkles couldn’t keep guests from the terrace as they enjoyed the amazing string quartet Artistrings and the spectacular setting.
After cocktails, guests made their way into the Pavilion for dinner. The reception was kicked off with bridal party announcements followed by the couple’s first dance. Both sets of parents welcomed guests with heartfelt toasts before the delicious dinner was served by Bauer’s Catering. During the salad course, Kelly and Andrew cut their cake, which was both beautiful and delicious.
After dinner, it was time for dancing. An important moment in the evening was the sibling dance, which really brought Kelly and Andrew’s families together. During dancing the photo booth by The Traveling Photo Booth was open and late night snacks were served. As the evening came to a close, the party really started. The bride and groom provided glow sticks, sunglasses, and other fun items for those left on the dance floor, and it made for a raucous celebration. Style Matters kept the party going strong until the very end. It was a joyous celebration for all involved!
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I am seeing the glow of marquee signs in a lot of weddings as of late, and I love the detail they bring to the table. These are perfect as a backdrop, an addition to a bar or sweets table or with your new monogram or new last name. How would you love to see a marquee sign incorporated into your wedding day? Here are a few fun ideas to take a look at!
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ALLY MICHELE PHOTOGRAPHY via Ruffled Blog
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Birds of a Feather Photography via Inspired by This
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Stationery is an important aspect of a wedding from save the dates to invitations to ceremony programs to menus. With spring just about here, these pretty floral stationery pieces are making their way into inboxes all around the globe. Here’s a peak at a few favorite uses of floral patterns and designs on wedding day invites and stationery. Take a look!
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Michaela Noelle via Anastasia Marie Cards
Kat Willson Photography via Ruffled Blog
Katie Stoops Photography via Wedding Chicks
Love Me Do via Ruffled Blog
Lisa Lefkowitz via Rue Mag
Nessa K Photography via Ruffled Blog
Becca Rillo Photography via Love and Lavender
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