Hello again Real Brides,
I have been in hiding and no I didn’t quit on blogging, I just quit on blogging every day, because I have been engaged with real life, my job, enjoying my summer, my reborn city life and, of course, my husband. We have been to a couple of lovely summer weddings this year and it just seems that right now in our lives everybody is getting hitched, so love is in the air.
The wedding trend for this year is sort of what I had expected so far. Less rustic, more new. What I wasn’t expecting is the cuteness and craftiness of it all. So, in a nutshell, even better than what I expected. What a wonderful time to be planning a wedding!
Today, before I head off to work, I have for you some delightful summer wedding inspirations, so enjoy!
Why do I love this piece? Because it makes the flavors of summer the centerpiece.
Photo: Wedding Flowers and Reception Ideas
How awesome is this lovebird table setting? I think better than awesome!
Photo: Fun Favors By Dulce
And Chinese Takeout favors?!!! How clever!
Photo: Fun Favors By Dulce
Yes, you can get these made and they come in all different flavors and colors. Just visit the Jones soda website
Photo: A Good Affair
Today’s post is for the fun filled adventure seekers and those who are a child at heart. This carnival wedding seems like lots of fun with their street vendor food, ferris wheel, games and snow cones. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to attend this wedding?!!!
These totally awesome invitations were photographed by Kelly Prizel. I love the old school bakery twine they used here. These invitations just look so perfect for the occasion.
Photo: Kelly Prizel
Photo: Entertaining With Sky
If you are having a barn wedding, fall wedding or even want to incorporate fresh produce into your wedding, be inspired by this post. Not only is fruit really healthy, but it also makes great decoration and unbelievably awesome sweet treats, so don’t worry about it going to waste because there is always the option of making apple cider, fruit tarts or pies with them for or after your celebration.
I am totally nuts for candy apples. This wonderful picture of miniature candy apples made by Allyson Baker Design, which is quite a nifty blog with all sorts of craftiness. I love how she used twigs in the center of them. So cool.
Photo: Allyson Baker Designs
I also found a step-by-step DIY for making your own mini candy apples on The Finer Things, another nifty blog. I just had to go and look up this recipe because, truthfully, I was intrigued by this whole miniature candy apple thing. What an excellent favor/treat idea!
Photo: The Finer Things
Another favorite treat of mine. That’s right, miniature fruit tarts! Click on the picture or link for an excellent recipe from Salad-in-a-Jar‘s blog.
Photo: Salad In a Jar
And when we talk about farmer’s market inspirations, we cannot forget the honey (or, in this case, almond honey). Thank you once again to the goddess, Martha Stewart, for all of her awesomeness.
Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings
If anybody is doing a brunch wedding, you will have a bit of fun looking at this inspiration board that I made. A brunch wedding can be a lot of fun and you can get really creative with it. Imagine ditching chicken or fish for waffles or pancakes. Yum!
In case you didn’t get enough, I just love the wedding brunch idea so much that I went and found some more excellent inspiration ideas…
Photo: Faye Dodges Zombies
Photo: Elizabeth Anne Designs
How hard is it to make your own wedding place card holders? Not hard at all! All you need is a little bit of imagination and creativity. Think of the sort of theme and/or colors that are already planned for your wedding and let your imagination run wild. Here are some simple and creative examples of place card holders made via DIY (click on picture links for instructions)
Anybody having a vineyard wedding? These should do the trick…and it’s real simple! If you want to get a little bit more creative, be inspired by the second picture…
Photo: Project Wedding
Photo: Wedding Wire
This one right here got me super excited because it comes from one of my favorite blogs, Green Wedding Shoes and it’s also perfect for a garden themed wedding (I had a garden themed wedding) and I am also absolutely obsessed with terrariums (I have hermit crabs). This project is a little bit more involved, but the outcome is worth it and it just makes me feel so happy just looking at the picture!
Photo: Green Wedding Shoes
These are just absolutely gorgeous….
Photo: Apartment Therapy
And here are the place card holders that I made for my wedding.
There is no denying that green is a popular color trend for weddings and I love it! It just stands out and makes a fresh and bold statement. And what a better day to show off green wedding decor than today. Happy St. Patrick’s!
Photo: Perfectly Pearl
Photo: Elizabeth Anne Designs
Photo: SB Chic
Spring is coming and there is nothing more exciting than a beautiful Spring wedding (according to me anyway because I was once a Spring bride!). And when we think of the beginning of Spring, Easter comes to mind, so I made this inspiration board featuring some really cool Easter wedding decorations. I just absolutely love the peeps <3
Get a load of these cotton floral arrangements/bouquets. I especially love this cotton bouquet, I’ve never seen anything like it before! Who says you have to use the traditional flower to have an awesome bouquet and/or arrangement?!!!
Photo: Faye Z
Photo: Cotton Man
Photo: Tall Cotton n' Peas
When one of my best friends told me she will be getting engaged soon and that she wants a 1940′s Hollywood style wedding, I just couldn’t resist making this inspiration board for her and thought I’d share it on here. Enjoy.
This wedding theme may seem strange to most readers, but I know a lot of people who are obsessed with cows and I’ve seen a lot of cow wedding favors and decorations around. I guess it has something to do with buying the cow instead of getting the milk for free. All of these cows are also great touches to add to a barnyard wedding. Another thing that you can do is use those old school milk bottles for decorations or serve some little milk boxes with the cake… how cute it that? Anyway, this Wednesday is for all of my cow lovers out there, you know who you are…
Photo Credit: Cake Central
Photo: Wedding Collectibles
Photo Credit: Lunalux
Photos: Cake: Cake Central; Cow Cake Topper: Wedding Collectibles; Invitation: Lunalux; Inspiration Board: Style Me Pretty