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
When I came across this couple’s wedding on Style Me Pretty, I just had to make an inspiration board out of it. This couple is totally awesome, and they have to be to pull this off. This wedding just totally reminds me of a mix between Alice in Wonderland and Donnie Darko. I just totally love weird things <3
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.
Such beautiful and unique stencil work and such beautiful colors. I <3 this cake from Butterfly Cakes in San Francisco.
Photo: Butterfly Cakes
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.
If your having a very casual wedding or even tying the knot at city hall but still want to wear a dress, something like this is a great option. It’s not long like a gown, still white, still pretty and seems like it’s a lot more comfortable than a gown. The length is perfect and I love the shoulder wrap.
Photo: Dress Firm
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