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Pinterest Wedding Trend

Hello Brides! We’re sure you are no stranger to the Pinterest wedding trend and we’d love to talk about the hottest ones happening. Pinterest is a great place to get ideas and see what worked for people and what didn’t. We are seeing a lot of off the shoulder wedding dresses. This trend is romantic and a little bohemian! We love the off the shoulder look especially when paired with the other big Pinterest wedding trend: Statement earrings. The off the shoulder neckline leaves your ears and neck bare to be adorned with jewels.

Statement earrings can be anything from dramatic diamonds to long, elegant colored gems. We are loving vintage this season so even better if your earrings have a sentimental value. Necktie earrings elongate the neck and make a great statement.

Another Pinterest Wedding trend is natural hair. Brides are deciding to love themselves and their assets! We think going with your natural look is fabulous. Natural doesn’t mean messy or flat. You can have your stylist work with what’s best for your type of hair. If you’ve got a lot of volume then pump it up! If you’ve got thinner hair do beachy waves or accentuate with accessories.

No matter what your style Pinterest Wedding trends is a great place to get started! You can find several images and get creative with what you see for your big day!

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!

Pinterest Pins of the Week

Pinterest Pins of the Week

Pinterest Pins of the Week

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.

Pinterest Pins of the WeekKen Kienow Photography

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!

Pinterest Pins of the WeekVia Etsy

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!

Pinterest Pins of the WeekLauren Rosenau Photography

Pinterest Pins of the Week

Pinterest Pins of the Week

Pinterest Pins of the Week

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!

Pinterest Pins of the WeekVia Dee Dee

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.

Pinterest Pins of the WeekHitch & Sparrow Photography

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.

Pinterest Pins of the WeekTapestry House

Pinterest Pins of the Week

Pinterest Pins of the Week

Pinterest Pins of the Week

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!

Pinterest Pins of the WeekVia Shelly Jones

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.

Pinterest Pins of the WeekFound on Etsy

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!

Pinterest Pins of the WeekVia Zulily

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Pinterest Pins of the Week

Pinterest Pins of the Week

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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 Via High Street Market

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.

Pinterest Pins of the WeekVia Cheers at Lakeside Chalet

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.

Pinterest Pins of the WeekVia Tradewind Tiaras, Inc.

Pinterest Pins of the Week

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Flower girl portrait: Let’s put aside for a second the fact that this little girl is just too cute for words, and her perfectly coifed bouffant hairdo is beyond perfection. The idea of having your littlest attendant sit for a portrait style shot is a great idea. For one, it’s timeless and is actually a nod to the days when brides and their wedding party sat for a painted portrait instead of all day photo shoots during the wedding. A few quick shots of just your flower girl is a classic and lovely way to mark the day and in just a few years ( or way down the road) when they are all grown up, it will make a perfect memento to always remember their part in your marriage. We LOVE this idea so much and we hope to see some serious little lady poses in future weddings to come!

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Natalia Zakonova Photography

Rustic Wedding Charm:  We may sound like a broken record at this point when it comes to our love of rustic, natural elegance for weddings.  This stunning display features wooden rounds that look freshly cut from the woods to create a warm, natural feel perfect for so many types of weddings. This look could enhance a winter-white wedding or a summer soiree that brings the outdoors in.  You can even carry the theme through with wooden coasters, menus created on thin slabs of wood, and rustic farm tables with no linens just maybe a burlap runner down the middle.

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 Colin Cowie Weddings

Champagne Fountains: What ever happened to the champagne fountain? It used to go hand in hand with high-class weddings and events ( hello, haven’t you seen The Great Gatsby or even a single episode of Downton Abbey?)  SO yes, we are declaring the champagne fountain is officially back. And whether you look at it as a throwback, or a really fun and chic way to explore your love of champagne, the look just screams “Time to celebrate!” And we , of course, are all about that! For an added touch of nostalia, try seeing if your venue will serve other drinks in fun champagne coups. It really does make everything taste so much better!

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 One And Only Paris Photography

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Pinterest Pins Of The Week

Pinterest Pins Of The Week

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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Via Wedding Day Bliss

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.

Pinterest Pins Of The WeekPhoto by Geneieve Leiper

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!

Pinterest Pins Of The Week

Pinterest Pins Of The Week

Wifey tee

For years, the likes of JCrew has been showing chic, high-end looks with simple and ultra comfortable graphic tees with fun sayings.  The idea come from the high-low concept of pairing more expensive pieces with affordable ones ( like tees!)  The scripty “wifey” shirt has been everywhere lately and comes in a variety of sweaters and tees in various colors and is perfect for a fashion conscious bride who wants to dress it up or wear around all weekend. The great part? That you can wear it well into your married days as a sweet homage to your new hubby. You can get yours at www.ilycouture.com.

wifey

Circular Ceremony Seating

The wedding ceremony is supposed to be the most important element of any wedding. It’s the time to gather your nearest and dearest as they witness your committing yourself to someone else. So being able to see and having a clever seating arrangement is key. And while many churches or venues may already have seating in place, outdoor weddings and many raw space venues allow you to be more creative with your guests. We think the idea of circular seating ensures that everyone has a fabulous view and literally surrounds the couple as they say their “I do’s.” It doesn’t get much more intimate than that!

circle seating

Bridesmaid Books

We already know how cool books can look as coffee table décor or perfectly arranged with frames and other objects on a bookshelf, so why not add some personal meaning to classic books that can create a timeless look for years to come? Having your bridesmaids pick a classic love story or literary classic and write you a handwritten note on the inside cover is one of the most thoughtful ideas we have ever heard of. As a maid of honor, gathering up the Bride’s favorites and scripting a heartfelt note is something she will have and remember forever. Pinterest Pins Of The Week

booksApples and Onions

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#Hashtag your wedding

We should have seen this coming. And this year at the Golden Globes, with their social media “correspondant” documenting the whole night on twitter and instagram, we watch a new phenomenon take hold. “Hashtagging” your wedding only seems like the next major life event to make available for following on instagram and twitter and the rest of the social media galaxy. The fun part is that l of those candid amateur photos ( which sometimes turn out to be the very best) can collectively find themselves in the same spot. Super easy for the bride and groom to check out later on after the party and also a great way to include your guests who LOVE taking pics. #thatsprettycool.

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Petit Fours

We love when couples form a new twist on the classic wedding cake. The new craze is a small cake topper layer with cascading levels of small petit fours. Petit fours are small ( get it, petite?) pick up pastries that are frosted on all sides making them the perfect mini bite for decorating. They already on their own look like little gifts and like anything else can be customized to carry through whatever your theme may be. Where there was once cupcakes, and more cupcakes, we are seeing an even older tradition, petit fours make a major comeback and it couldn’t be sweeter.


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Build a Bar

Okay now this one is something you have to see to believe.  The ultimate in interactive for your guests and probably where you will find the guys at your wedding hanging out all night long. A DIY bar bearing the names of each tap of beer and with the intended serve yourself approach. We’ve been seeing wine dispensers for awhile now and it didn’t take long for kegs of beer to now become fashionable with a do-it-yourself dispensary for weddings. This is perfect for the true beer lover and makes a perfect station that can be complimentary to your wedding décor. Cheers!


Pinterest Pins Of The Week
Pinterest Pins Of The Week