Creating a welcoming atmosphere is something every couple wants at their wedding. One way to ensure your guests are comfortable is by incorporating a wedding lounge area. It’s especially nice to have extra seating for people to sit down and relax with a refreshing cocktail during the summer. Casual spaces also create an opportunity for friends and family members who are meeting for the first time to chat and get to know each other. From elegantly designed patios to chill backyard setups, here are creative ideas for summer wedding lounge areas.
We are constantly looking for imaginative ways to use flowers in our weddings. And for our brides, this can mean thinking beyond the bouquet and actually wearing flowers. Styling with florals is guaranteed to bring your big day look to the next level. Who is going to forget the bride who walked down the with freshly picked roses adorning her hair? From hair accessories to jewelry, we’ve rounded up the most gorgeous ideas for wearing flowers at your wedding.
Wedding Flower Crown
Let’s start with the most obvious – the flower crown. This onetime boho accessory has evolved and can work with any bridal style. Verdant greenery accented with berries and petite flowers radiates organic beauty. Make a romantic statement with voluminous, petal soft peonies and roses. A delicate ring of waxflowers is perfect a summer countryside wedding. Read More
Tiffany & Allen Wedding – Boutonniere – MyMoon – CLY by Chung
The history of the boutonniere goes back to the medieval period when knights going to battle would wear a flower or scarf given to them by a female admirer. Today, the wedding boutonniere symbolizes the groom and groomsmen’s bond with the bride and her bridal party. The one-time subtle accessory has become a way for the guys in your wedding to show off their style while complementing the floral theme you spent months putting together. Simply put, statement boutonnieres are having a moment and we couldn’t be more excited. From exotic blooms to feathers to rich greenery, here are fifteen fresh ideas for decorating the lapel. Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Reception – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
Guests gathered for cocktail hour to raise the first of many toasts to newlyweds Sara & Mitch. Then everyone headed to The Foundry’s courtyard for an unforgettable evening of revelry. Here, featured bride Sara shares the final chapter in her Real BB Wedding story.
From the very start, there was a sense that Sara and Mitch intended their reception to be an occasion for everyone to cut-loose and have fun. Sara looks back and says, “There were so many details we included that meant a lot to us. Music was a big one. The music that Mitch and I and our wedding party walked into was symphony versions of pop-punk songs we love, but only a handful of people probably recognized.” Read More
Personalized Wedding Coffee Favor From Mavora – via etsy.com
When it comes right down to it, what makes a wedding truly remarkable are the details. And figuring out how to make those details special and personal is a daunting task for any couple. When asked about a detail that really stood out such as a cool cake topper, dazzling accessory, or fun favor, many of our brides have said they found them on Etsy. There are numerous reasons to shop the online marketplace for your wedding needs – you are supporting small businesses and talented artists and craftspeople, navigating the site is easy and efficient so you can find exactly what you are looking for, and you can wear those favorite, but rather tattered sweats without judgement. To make the process even easier for you, we rounded up ten Esty shops offering unique goods to help you plan for an unforgettable wedding. Read More
Sara & Mitch Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – The Foundry – Craig Paulson Studio
Part 3: Ceremony & Chuppah
Anticipation grew as guests took their seats to witness Sara and Mitch’s nuptials. In just moments, the couple would meet under beautiful, floral adorned chuppah. Sara describes how The Foundry’s industrial aesthetic helped guide the backdrop’s design. “I wanted to juxtapose hard and soft elements with the chuppah by pairing a sturdy foundation with romantic flowers and lots of greenery.” Her vision translated into a dark wood structure embellished with a lush mixture of roses, dahlias, nigellas, Queen Anne’s lace, and wax flowers in shades of blush, red, and white. Seeded eucalyptus, salal greenery and ruscus added a natural touch to the display. Read More