Golf Wedding

Spring is here and maybe you’re thinking of a golf wedding theme! The turf is green, the clubhouses are gorgeous and the service is excellent.

Do your parents belong to the local country club? If so, you might be able to reap some major benefits on your bottom line and extras if you book your big day there. Some country clubs offer discounts for members and can really give you a bang for your buck.
Most country clubs have golf courses included on the premises. Why not include that theme into your wedding day?From argyle socks to golf ball décor, you can never go wrong with this uber preppy style! Here are a few ways to incorporate a golf wedding into your theme:
1) The Attire
 We wouldn’t suggest the bride do too much to immerse her look in the golfing theme; however, the guys are fair game. From sporty tweeds to golf ball inspired cuff links, these are just a few ways to incorporate the look and feel of the game.
2) The cake
Petite golf ball cakes or mini donut balls are a cute way to pay homage to the game. If you don’t want it to be your main wedding cake, suggest to your sweetie a“groom’s cake”to have a little more fun with your theme.
3) Grand Entrance / Exit
You can’t forget the golf cart! This could be a unique way tobring the bride to the ceremony spot. Not crazy about that idea? What about your getaway vehicle? The wedding party can decorate the cart in a fun fashion as your private mobile post ceremony.
4) The Décor
Your décor can sprinkle in as much golf-y goodness, from“here comes the bride” flags that mimic the flags on the
course, prints inspired by golf wear, to the wedding favors. Colors to think about incorporating into your palette arebold reds, yellow, green, and even navy blue. Pew bows could have small round white flower balls attachedto themor use golf flags on each pew. The bridal bouquet should be all white to resemble a golf ball. Use indoor/outdoor grass/carpeting as an isle runner. Keep a supply of mini-pencils handy for your guests to send youtheir best wishes in your guest book. Attach tees to your unity candle to complement the links feel as you seal your wedding vows for now and for always. However, if your wedding is actually taking place on a golf course, consider sealing your vows with a shot for the hole together!
5) Program
Ever think of putting a little twist on your wedding program? Your program can mimic a golf score card. Little details
like this keep your golf wedding theme consistent while having a little fun!

Cinderella’s Shoe

Cinderella’s Shoe
Every bride dreams of finding Cinderella’s shoe – that perfect pair of shoes that will make her a princess! Gone are the days of dyed to match shoes.  In today’s wedding world, we dream of shoe art from Jimmy Choos to Louboutins to knockoffs,you can find simple, sexy, or glitzy shoes to compliment you on your big day. There’s a lot to know about wedding shoes. If you’re going to be walking down the aisle soon, you’ll definitely want to check out our tips.
There are several things you’ll need to take into consideration before you buy your wedding shoes. Of course, comfort is essential, and you’ll want your bridal shoes to be special. But, if they don’t work with your dress, you’ll be really disappointed. The perfect wedding shoes will need to be many things, but mostly, they must be comfortable. Just think, you’ll be walking down the aisle, posing for photographs, greeting attendants, cutting the cake, and possibly dancing in your bridal shoes. This could add up to hours and hours on your feet, so be sure, above all else,that you choose shoes that are comfortable on your feet. For the choosy bride, there’s always the option of more than one pair of shoes! You can have formal heels for the ceremony, and comfortable shoes for the reception and dancing.
The heel height of your wedding shoes is of utmost importance. Your dress will be fitted to accommodate the height of your bridal shoes, and if you’re not comfortable in really high heels, your wedding may not be the best time to try them out. If you want a bit of added height, but aren’t used to stilettos, you can consider platform heels, or lower kitten heels. And, of course, if you prefer a flat, satin ballet slipper can make beautiful bridal shoes.
While your shoes should be a good match to your dress and the setting of your wedding, they should also reflect your personal style. Some brides opt for two pairs of shoes, one for the ceremony and pictures and a more practical pair for dancing into the wee hours. Just be sure you wear all your shoes before the big day to avoid blisters!
Get Your Craft On

Get your Craft On

Get Your Craft On

Calling all Martha Stewart wanna-be’s! This is your time to embrace your inner crafts(wo)men and tackle your wedding one delightful little detail at a time. Do it yourself most commonly known as DIY is the art of creating, replicating, etc. goods. With the right tools, a little creativity, and some patience you can practically recreate anything out there!

Want to learn how to emboss? Take a quick tutorial here: http://lovelylittledetails.com/2011/11/30/lovely-little-diy-embossing-101-lld-video-tutorial/

Get Your Craft On

Want to learn how to make fun little décor such as pomanders check out this fun step-by-step guide: http://ruffledblog.com/do-it-yourself-tissue-paper-pomanders/

Get Your Craft On

How about fun votive candle favors for your bridal shower. Check! http://www.heygorg.com/2011/07/diy-vintage-teacup-candles.html

Get Your Craft On

Want to create an aisle runner with your monogram? Or how about a unity candle? http://diyweddingplanner.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Make-A-Monogrammed-Aisle-Runner-For-Your-Wedding

Get Your Craft On

There are so many wedding planners, designers, and the like that are dabbling in Marthaville-type projects that the possibilities are seemingly endless! Just think of all the fun projects you can learn to do and save some green while doing so.

If you have a Michaels, Archiver’s, Joann Fabrics, or Hobby Lobby in your neck of the woods…well you are in luck! These crafty spots always seem to have great prices, sales, and even coupons! Who doesn’t like 30-50% off?! In the long-run, every little discount, sale, or coupon can add up to save for your bottom line.

Of course, Martha is the queen of crafting, and her site is an unbelievable resource for all wedding things related, but especially DIY. Still seeking more inspiration? Check out Pinterest- http://pinterest.com/. Pinterest seems to be taking over the (wedding) world one pin at a time. With Pinterest you can search by the interest, look, design, or desired project such as “paper flowers.” By golly, you’re in luck. You can find the picture that peaks your interest, click, and away you go to learn how to master that craft.

Be bold and creative, save some money honey, and get your craft on!

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Balloon and Floral Arch: Wedding décor has long been associated with the traditional arch, and over the years, the standard structure with 2 paper wedding bells has evolved to fit many types of occasions. From super casual California weddings with sheer fabrics, to over he top white lush floral covered arches that you can only dream of, the look has stayed pretty timeless and open for all kinds of interpretations. The new look? A fun and whimsical mix of sweet, loose florals and bright colorful balloons. It’s economical and oh-so- sweet. Perfect for full arches or strings of décor, this look is a fresh, new alternative to the usual wedding ceremony look.

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Olivia Palermo: We often make reference to this New York style staple when talking about new trends fresh from the runway. But this past week, socialite and fashion blogger/editor and former “The City” star wed her longtime love in a totally surprising and of course, insanely chic ensemble that made all of us stop and stare. Her look was a perfectly styled 3 piece combination of cashmere sweater, tailored dress shorts and overlayed tulle skirt all by Carolina Herrera. For a girl who has the entire fashion world watching her every last move, the look was entirely classic and timeless with a fun, modern twist with white wedding shorts. Her hair and makeup were understated and not too contrived ( she even dubbed her hair do as “ an uncontrived ponytail.”) We kind of love that she took the road to simplicity for her walk down the aisle and adored the intimate feel that her crisp, white outfit conveyed.

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Woodsy wedding theme: The rustic wedding theme seems to be here to stay and while we love the juxtaposition of elegance meets outdoors, there is a new take on the natural element for wedding themes. The “woodsy” wedding features more of a whimsical and “Midsummer Night’s Dream” feel with patches of moss and bark inspired paper cones for perfectly wrapped appetizers and snacks. The look can be totally topped off with bohemian strung lights and sweet, yet still rustic table linens.

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Drink Dispensers: We see A LOT of these on Pinterest and in just about every other wedding publication out there. The idea really took off a few years ago when rustic weddings became all the rage. Well, not just rustic but rustic with a refined, elegant edge. These special apothecaries are stunning filled with signature cocktails, fresh lemonade or flavor infused waters. When it comes to the self-serve aspect, we say be as creative as possible. Offer at least one non-alcoholic option and consider using multiple vessels. One drink dispenser never seems to be enough so catch your guests’ interests with multiple varieties ( at least 2.) Our favorites? Southern style sweet tea and vodka lemonade, Fresh squeezed lemonade with fresh mint sprigs and lavender, and cucumber and basil infused water. Delicious and absolutely beautiful! They are functional and will quench your guests’ thirst while setting the tone for your décor.

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Rose Gold: When it comes to delicate jewelry we have seen rose gold make a huge statement recently. But we have also seen it completely blow up in the realm of wedding rings. The look is chic, modern, and also somewhat vintage. The hint of pink adds a feminine touch and allows you to stay in the traditional gold tone family while also adding some personal flair. For pink lovers, it’s a must! The great part is that infusing rose gold with your existing pave diamond jewelry is a simple transition for anniversary gifts in the years ahead and adding a fun sparkly rose gold band to your engagement ring is a nice compromise if you are on the fence as well. But we can’t help but sit in awe over some of the rose gold engagement rings that take the tone to a whole new level of elegance and refinement. With all of these options, it makes ring shopping that much harder!

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Creativity Rules: While these mega cute mini gumball machines certainly caught our eye, it wasn’t until we clicked inside this pin for some of the most creative and unique ideas for weddings we’ve seen anywhere! From the ultra-chic black and white chevron flower girl dresses, to the custom pickle bar and animal topiaries, this pin is a must read and see! We love just the thought of inspiring couples to do what feels right and really make their wedding a true reflection of their personalities. And it doesn’t hurt to have a home run idea that guests will never forget!

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Favor Boxes as table décor: We’ve seen this approach more traditionally around the holidays, when presents are abound and perfectly wrapped boxes can be seen everywhere from under the tree to the front porch. But when it comes to bridal showers, we like the idea of form meets function. Wrapping the favors in same size ( of varying sizes) of boxes with coordinating papers is the perfect way to fill your table and add a sentiment of fun and celebration without breaking the bank. And with the unending variety of specialty wrapping papers available, from chevrons, to stripes, and metallics of every kind, you can really carry through your day’s color scheme quite easily. Our favorite vibe? Go for a one-color monochromatic scheme and add a punch of color with fancy ribbons on each box. Or go all out bold and elegant with black and white striped everything! The boxes will be too beautiful to open!

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Message on a bottle: Wine bottles as décor really caught on a few years ago when we saw many brides mimicking the laid back elegance of Napa Valley nuptuals by numbering wine bottles to signify table seating for their guests. Now, the whole wine craze has taken on a new task: the entire menu! And with custom labels so readily available, the job is about as easy as can be! Or maybe only as easy as getting those pesky labels off in the first place. We like this look on long, farm style tables with a few bottles spread between every 4 seats or so. It echoes a sense of sharing and communal eating that is perfect for bringing people together at weddings.

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Mix tapes are back! We can play music on our phones with the stroke of a finger, but some of us still long to pop in a mix CD that reminds us of our college days every once in awhile. Sadly for those of us above the age of 25, the mix CD is really beginning to look like a throwback and a mark of nostalgia. Perfect for couples who maybe met in the last 10 years, the mix CD is a sweet and romantic ode to the couple’s favorite music and possibly the songs that truly hold a special place in their hearts. The cool paper CD cases are just another great way to package them for your guests and carry out your wedding theme at the same time.

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Door Signage: We’ve seen monogrammed wreaths and all kind of fun DIY floral bunches for adorning your front door, but we absolutely fell in love with this whimsical sign. The oversized “ I DO” could easily be changed up to fit any theme. For a more traditional affair, the large monogram or couple’s initials might be a nice touch. Or for the more party-oriented Bride and Groom, even little sayings like “ Let’s party “ or “Oh happy day” would be just as welcoming and fun. This sign reminds us to have fun with your décor and also to not overlook the simple touches of decorating your home for the biggest day of your life! Don’t forget about adorning your entrance for at-home bridal showers and other special soirees leading up to the big day!

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Personalized Whiskey: This might just be one of the hottest trends we are seeing right now and we are thrilled that it involves the Groom! Asking your guys to be in your wedding has never been easier ( or manlier!) Personalized bottles ( like this one with it’s label found on Etsy) is the perfect way to inflect your personal tastes and give your guys something to truly enjoy or keep for years to come. Adding their own names is a great way to make it even more special and show that you really took the time to acknowledge their part in your wedding. The great news is that these options are just able endless. From personalized whiskeys and tequilas to Fireball- whatever your taste, there’s a way to make it special for your Groomsmen.

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Confetti Push Pop: Okay so we all remember those super orange, really sugary sherbet push pops with Fred Flinstone on them that we had almost every day in the summer as kids? Well lose the ice cream and enter colorful confetti that pops out as you shower the bride and groom after their traditional exit from the ceremony. The engineering of the cylinder is perfect and can be decorated with fun labels and tassels to accompany the wedding décor. Almost too cute, but spot on for kids and adults alike!

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Lipstick on the Mirror: This is a trend we thought was reserved for really colorful, Kate Spade- type of photo shoots. But the more we see this whimsical element, the more we sort of love the idea of giving guests a little lipstick art at your wedding. The idea is simple: Create frames, or write fun, cheeky messages on the mirrors in the bathrooms to encourage guests to snap selfies and partake in fun games like writing their own message ( in lipstick of course!) with a variety of special tubes you provide in a basket in each bathroom. We love seeing photos of guests in ultra formal wear taking pics from the bathroom with adorable mirror grafitti as their backdrop. And in the age where the selfie seems to rule, this is definitely the prime time to try this one!

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Mixed Media Lighting: Any art students out there will appreciate this mixture of approaches to DIY lighting. We’ve seen twinkle lights and we have most certainly seen Chinese lanterns, but it’s when you put the two together that things really get exciting. While the lanterns add a really stark artsy element and the lights add a warm, glowy feeling, the result of both of them intertwined together is bohemian and ultra welcoming. And the looks carries its own weight whether it’s a backyard affair or a black tie blowout. The best part? The set up is as easy as can be and lends itself perfectly to the DIY Bride and Groom.

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Embossing: Monogramming always ranks really high on our lists of signature touches that just never go out of style. The look is the epitome of classic and timeless so the idea of a subtle way to sneak in monograms is something we can’t get enough of. Embossing has been around forever, and it is the perfect way to use a slight color or simple leave things plain and just have a raised monogram that is perfect for paper, cocktail napkins and later on for thank you note envelopes. There’s nothing new here, folks, just a reminder that sometimes a return to the classic way of doing things is the best. And we were just reminded why this old fashioned method is one of our all-time faves.

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Flower guide: Ah, yes Springtime is here! The flowers are in bloom! Well, if you live in the Midwest, not quite, but we can still dream right? For all of the Spring Brides, however, fear not. The idea that every flower, bloom, bud, and berry is at perfect peak is a silly thought since throughout the year, different florals and botanicals are blooming and are at their peak in different seasons. The key to fabulous flowers for any season is ALWAYS sticking to what is in season. Certainly you can have expensive Tahitian orchids flown in from, you guessed it, Tahiti whenever you want, but the idea of using fresh, seasonal foliage is the perfect way to maximize your flower budget! And as for those brides who simply don’t think that flowers are in their overall budget? Keep this pin for reference in your wedding folder and compare your season to the price per bloom… you may just be pleasantly surprised!

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Young at Heart: Involving the most people possible when it comes to you wedding is always a good idea. It makes them feel welcome and important and obviously invested in the big event. We have seen lots and lots of super cute flower girls and ring bearers and inevitably they end up stealing the show. We’ve also seen Uncles, Aunts, and other adult  wedding guests filling the role despite their age. We love the idea of having the Grandmas spread flowers and of course make everyone smile before the big entrance. It really sets a tone of family, fun and letting everyone enjoy the day and have their special moment.

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DIY bar stations: This one is perfect for wedding day and beyond. Today, there is just about every DIY for every type of wedding. A DIY bar for a small wedding, engagement party or bridal brunch is a great way to show off your excellent food styling skills, but also budget friendly and very modern. For this fiesta theme pin, we love the pre- mixed margs is chic glasses resting in large glass champagne buckets. You can make custom labels that go with the rest of your motif and simply replace the container when the stock gets low.  This allows guests to serve themselves and affords the host the opportunity to enjoy themselves and not hand shake 100 margaritas all night. Genius!

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A Touch of Gold: We have been seeing this trend for awhile now. Wedding décor accents literally dipped in gold- vases, mason jars, even paper halfway “dipped” in gold paint or cleverly spray painted to mimic dipping. Since metallics have really become a new neutral with lots of couples even mixing silver and gold or trying new looks like gold flatware on tables, we think this new trend opens up the door for lots of metallic accents sprinkled throughout your wedding day without committing to an all over gold or silver theme. It adds a slight romanticism to your palette and also can take a traditional look to a new level of modern. With this pin, we love the DIY accessibility and the idea of using wine bottles as candle holders. No one would ever see these as used bottles since they have been completely redone in a stunning and formal gold color. The idea of multiple bottles adds to the monochromatic vibe which makes the look even more of a statement. Thrifty and super chic!

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Groomsmen gifts: As much as us Brides struggles on what to give your besties, we can only imagine how hard it is for guys ( most of who hate to shop!) to come up with a cool, practical and also sentimental gift for his best guys. These monogrammed leather dopp kits are the perfect solution. They are timeless, classic, and commemorates the occasion with a monogram that is personal and totally functional.

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Aisle Photos:  This idea is an absolute new favorite for personalizing your wedding ceremony. It’s almost like a movie montage of you and your Groom’s lives happening as you walk down the aisle. Fixing photos of both of you from childhood to present day not only is an adorable way to incorporate and carry through a photo theme on your big day, but it also literally represents your journey. It’s adorable and perfectly acknowledges the reason you are there and can be a great way to keep your guests involved. People love a good photo collection!

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Photo by Pasha Belman