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
I just love calla lilies. To me they look so elegant with their long stems and their shape. A very good choice to have as centerpieces because they can go in all kinds of vases.
Photo: The Knot
Photo: Green Bride Guide
Calla Lilies make an elegant bouquet as well.
How I do love these invitations by InspiraDesigns on Etsy. The colors are so bold and so are the designs. Not only are there invitations in this Etsy store, but there are also cards, menus, DIY garland and thank you cards amongst other things.
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
Carnations are perhaps one of the most misunderstood flowers when it comes to party planning. Truthfully I think a lot of people like to steer clear of carnations because they are cheap and I guess a lot of people don’t want to look cheap. Yes, carnations are cheap, but they also come in so many different colors and their shape is perfect for creating amazing centerpieces. Perhaps carnations are worth a second and closer look…
Found these pictures off a blog named Cheap ‘N’ Quirky. Very nifty blog and the name says it all. Love it!
Photo: Cheap 'N' Quirky
Oh, what they can become…
Photo: Pepper Design Blog
They can even make a plain cake look extravagant!
Photo: Party Favorites Blog
Some of you might know about my obsession with terrariums from my some of my previous posts. So, that being said, when I came across the Etsy shop of TheTreeFolk, I was not only amazed, I was also inspired. I absolutely love the fact that a terrarium isn’t only great for those who have small critter pets, but also as decorations, favors and centerpieces. Just have a look at some of the amazing terrarium items that I saw in the shop!
Anybody planning a winter wedding? These terrarium Christmas tree balls are an excellent favor.
I love going to the dollar store and finding cool stuff to do crafts with. These are from Dollar Tree and they pretty much have everything you need there to do a simple wedding craft. Here are some excellent inspiration ideas that I found right from their site.
Photo: Dollar Tree
Photo: Dollar Tree
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 your looking for a really fun centerpiece that guests will really want to take home with them, then look no further. Flower centerpieces filled to the rim with candy are pretty, sweet and fun. This is a great centerpiece if there are going to be a lot of children at your wedding and they are also easy to set up by yourself.
Photo: Occasions By Lisa
Photo: Porterhouse Designs
With the weather being so amazing and my one year anniversary right around the corner, it’s hard not to write about some of the things that I looked at to be inspired for my Spring wedding. If anybody is planning a spring wedding, tulips are a wonderful idea because they scream “Spring!”. They also come in many different colors and can be arranged in so many different ways. Tulips are always a huge breath of fresh air for any event…
Photo: Biz Bloom
Photo: Hostess With The Mostest (HWTM)
Photo: Ashley Williams Design
And let’s not forget about what a gorgeous bouquet that tulips can make!
Photo: Flirty Fleurs