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Pinterest Pins of the Week

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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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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.

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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!

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Pinterest Pins of the WeekVia Zulily

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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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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.

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Pinterest Pins of the WeekVia Tradewind Tiaras, Inc.

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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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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.

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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!

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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

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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. [pinit]

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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. [pinit]
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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! [pinit]
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Check out our favorite pins from Pinterest this week. This week, we feature Unexpected Invites, Downton Inspiration and Kids at a Wedding on Pinterest.

Unexpected Invites

Don’t get us wrong- we love a gorgeous photo save the date and beautifully letterpress cards with all the details for the big day as much as the next person. But there’s something entirely thrilling about opening a fun “package” that doubles as a bit of an interactive activity like these balloon save the dates. Guests are instructed to blow them up for all of the info cleverly printed onto colorful balloons. We can’t think of a better way to say “ this is going to be one fun wedding.” And the theme can be used so many ways too- printing the date and place on golf balls and sending them in small boxes, or even something simple like a novelty beach ball for a beach wedding is a perfect way to announce your plans. Whichever way you send it, keep in mind the postage costs and try to pick the best way possible to package it. And consider foregoing something else if this is a budget buster because this truly is a very memorable to kick off your big day.

Downton Inspiration

So if you haven’t already binge-watched the first 3 seasons of “Downton Abbey” like the ret of us then you better get on board, because the addicting 4th seasons is under way here in the U.S. And if you noticed a recent resurgence of long formal tables, long sleeved intricately beaded gowns, and vintage headpieces for weddings, it’s not just a friendly coincidence.  Brides are turning to Lady Crawley and the women of Downton for classic and timeless inspirations- and who can blame them? There’s something so romantic and elegant about this period piece and the return to the art of dressing is the perfect homage for a wedding look that is unique yet totally classic.

Kids at a Wedding

It’s always a huge etiquette question when it comes to kids at weddings. And while some couples who opt for a more formal night-time adults only try to gently say, “ NO KIDS THANK YOU,” others are all about having the youngsters as part of their day. Either way, we LOVE this idea of being super prepared and making a special tablescape for the kids at the event.  Think ahead and keep it simples: mason jars full of yummy treats and candies with their names on them, cute vessels filled with crayons and stickers, placemats that double as mini chalk boards or sketch pads will keep them busy for hours and make it a memorable night for them and their parents!

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Big Balloons: We’ve been seeing this trend for awhile in small doses. Dessert table queen Amy Atlas wowed us with her monochromatic take on sweets with coordinating extra large balloons attached to her table. But balloons are taking over for real now with less emphasis on florals and total whimsy with these giant childhood favorites stealing the show and acting as centerpieces and focal points.  And there’s really no limit to colors and styles- AND prices! BHLDN makes some uber fancy golden and metallic ones with ultra plush add -ons, but you can also find DIY tutorials, some serious steals on ETSY and wholesale finds from sites like Event Décor Direct. Some of calling them Geronimo balloons, but in reality they are just super sized latex balloons that need lots of helium and are making a huge statement.  The coolest part? They can be customized with over the top fancy tassels and double as wedding photo props. They’re adorable and in bulk make a massive statement, literally. See ‘blackboard decor’ here.
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chicago cotton candyCotton Candy Accessorizing: We knew earlier this week, when we covered local vendor Spin Spun, that cotton candy was definitely all the rage. But Colin Cowie took it to a whole new level on Pinterest with this dream- like presentation of cocktail hour with cotton candy glass toppers.  You can imagine our surprise when we also found this photo in the latest Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine. Try it on in small doses since it seems a bit labor intensive. We are thinking engagement party or bridal shower. Either way, the look is fabulous and sure to induce lots of chatter.

Floral Envelope Liners: Lining envelopes has long been a highly sought after trend of the upscale stationary lovers, and now the look has become even more fun and also more accessible.  For those with a big budget and even bigger imagination, you can custom line your envelopes in almost any pattern or design. We especially love the idea of a floral, almost wallpaper-inspired design for the upcoming Spring. We also adore what companies like the always whimsical Cherie Berry are doing with vintage prints and initials. And for those brides who are looking to save a few bucks? Lining your own has never been easier! Buying the paper in bulk or even printing your own on a laser jet printer can save you tons and with a little time and the right adhesive can look just as good!Modern Elegant Wedding Invitation

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Glassware + Greenery: As soon as we saw this table, we knew we’d be seeing it at an upcoming celebration.  It’s just too pretty not to recreate!  The simple yet stunning vibe of this tablescape can be attributed to two major pieces, glassware and greenery.  If you look at photo, there isn’t much else there.  A combination of vases and different shaped glasses mixed with moss and mismatched ferns create a nice balance at a likely elegant event. And don’t even get us started on the cloches; they are gorgeous!  Even if this doesn’t fit for your wedding day, we could see this as a gorgeous holiday table, easy to recreate in almost any location or climate.  Who knew a stunning table was as easy as glass and greenery?

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Dia de Muertos Inspired Invite: With October drawing to a close, we are gearing up for several fun and festive celebrations, including Dia de Muertos, the famous and much celebrated Mexican holiday that remembers friends and family who have died.  We pinned this Dia de Muertos inspired invitation, loving its boldness and quirk, as well as its nod to an important cultural event.  It may not be everyone’s cup of wedding tea, but we love to see couples take risks and make their day uniquely theirs!

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Perfect Fall Bouquet: When we’re searching for wedding bouquet inspiration on Pinterest, we often come across stunning bouquets.  Many are full of bright pops of color and bold florals, perfect the bride wanting to pack a floral punch.  We often also see some gorgeous neutral bouquets, made up of white and cream florals with touches of greenery.  However, it’s often hard to find bouquets that fall between the two, keeping a neutral base with just the right amount of spark and spunk.  So when we pinned this bouquet, we noted how wonderfully it seems to balance a neutral palette with a splash of personality.  We love the mix of texture, depth, and color, making this a delightful choice for a fall bouquet.

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Teacup Floral: With summer gone and fall in full swing, we are loving the slight switch up of florals.  We’re waving goodbye to the super bright and pigmented and saying hello to moody hues, layered pieces, and more organic shapes.  This wedding DIY teacup arrangement looks cool without being overly quirky.  The similarity of the shape of the teacups and the simple, classic color combos help create a streamlined look.  This arrangement is also heavy on greenery, which we totally dig for fall.

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Gatsby-esque Invites: We hate to admit it, but we missed one of the year’s biggest blockbusters in theaters.  (Thankfully, The Great Gatsby is now out on DVD, so we plan to catch it soon!)  Nonetheless, we fell in love with the decadent and over the top style of the film, which of course has translated beautifully for weddings.  This awesome wedding invitation caught our eye, as we love the subtle yet statement making lines and classic colors.  The font is both playful and overstated, giving a fair nod to the Jazz Age and all it’s greatness.  Now if we could just get Leonardo Dicaprio to be our groom…

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Team Toppers: Football season is in full swing, which means our weekends are consumed by only two things: weddings and football.  (Not a bad combo if you ask us!)  It only makes sense for people to find fun ways to infuse their sports team love into their real-life love, and these cake toppers are certainly a fun way to do so.  They celebrate team spirit, while still holding onto a sweet vintage vibe.  The only question is, what team are you rooting for?

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