Rivalry Weekend Inspiration

Football season is picking up! As I cheer on the Buckeyes and the Panthers, I thought posting about football-inspired weddings would be fitting for this time of year. Here’s to all those couples that love football as much as I do!

 

Clearly, you have to proudly show off your teams into your engagement shoot!

Getting a shot in the stadium is a MUST

And now for those football wedding details:

Even rivals can fall in love:

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Inspiring Elopements

Is a huge wedding day just too much? Styled, stunning elopements are becoming more common for couples that just desire a simple and elegant wedding. Here are some elopements we LOVE paired with elopement quotes and tips!

“Rather would I have the love songs of romantic ages,
rather Don Juan and Madame Venus,
rather an elopement by ladder and rope on a moonlight night…”
-Emma Goldman

“I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench…”
Anne Bradstreet

“I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me…”

-Roy Croft

“Fair is the white star of twilight,
and the moon roving
to the sky’s end;
but she is fairer, better worth loving,
she, my heart’s friend”
Shoshone Love Song

Metallics and Bright Colors: Winter 2015

Working on those details for your winter wedding this year? Check out my twists to this trend for you bold brides out there:

Metallic Bridesmaids:

Bold Lips:

Saturated Florals:

Stark Black or Gold Details:

Coffee + Tea Addicts: Wedding Details You Can’t Miss

Can’t get through a day without several cups of well-brewed coffee or tea? Or in my case, both? For those that are highbrow lovers when it comes to these drinks, why skimp on your big day? Here are some creative and clever ideas to incorporate coffee and tea into your wedding.

Have an elegant, gold cappuccino bar so your guests can enjoy a cup or two.

Have an intimate coffee shop inspired engagement shoot.

Give away your favorite roast or leaves in a cute, personalized pouch! Adding a cute phase like “let love brew” perks up the packaging, as well!

Seating chart cards could be deployed in these cute tubes filled with different tea flavors!

Place these adorable heart shaped tea diffusers on table settings.

Serve your guests with an artisan cup of joe.

Little details like this will continue to tie the tea theme together:

And making sure to snap a picture of your rings in your favorite beans is a must!

Hang beautiful tea cups from a display for a wonderful seating chart idea

And don’t forget delicious treats to serve with your coffee or tea!

Finally, see if your favorite local spot will cater at your reception and watch those baristas work their magic!

Another great favor to give your guests are tea diffusers, like this heart-shaped one:

Wedding Invitation + Paper Trends: Spring 2015

With the wedding season approaching, now is the perfect time to be nailing down the details to those invitations! Here are the trends for the new season!

Chinoiserie: add exotic elegance to your wedding with Chinese inspired floral designs.

Bold Jewel Tones: for the modern expressive bride, go for marsala with navy undertones or teal with gold foil and clean lines.

Pale Blues and Neutrals: the cool hues of beach and desert trend with weddings this upcoming season! Trendy brides are keeping it clean and classy with lots of white, powder blue, brown grays, and touches of gold.

Black and White Elegance: ranging from classy to modern to bohemian, black and white invites are on point for this wedding season.

Not Your Average Valentines-Themed Wedding

In celebration of the month of love and romance, I wanted to challenge the stereotypes of Valentine’s Day wedding cliches. What are some ways you can incorporate hearts, red roses, chocolates, and Cupid subtly into your wedding? How can you show your love of the holiday without it screaming typical February wedding? Here are some ideas I’ve gathered in order to help those February-loving brides:

Instead of having a white cake layered with dozens of fiery red roses, try an arrangement of pinks and creams elegantly mixed in. Plus, this cake topper is simply adorable!

Here are more ways to use Cupid’s arrow in your wedding:

Picking these beautiful pale pink bridesmaids dresses with cream accents can show off your favorite Valentine’s Day colors:

Bright reds and modern typeface invitations can add a contemporary twist to your Valentine’s-themed wedding. Adding a heart banner detail or a goodie bag of Hershey kisses couldn’t hurt either:

If you simply adore red roses and must have them on your big day, admire this floral arch and the combination of elegance with rustic touches:

Despite the cliches, everyone knows rose petals must be used at a wedding! Look at this lush aisle covered in pale pink petals:

How can you say no to an utterly romantic cake like this one for a Valentine’s wedding?

Finally, mixing shades of red and pink with a neutral or metallic will subtly show your love of this lovely holiday and your trendy taste:

Non Traditional Suits For The Groom

The days of the traditional dark grey matching suit for the groom are over! Mix-matching colors and patterns aren’t just for the bridesmaids anymore. Here are some cheerful and handsome combos your groom can wear: