Ultimate Guide To Wedding Cakes Are you a simple round, buttercream cake couple, or more of the sleek, fondant-covered cake types? Maybe you like custom cakes, unusual wedding cakes, 3 tier wedding cake or even black and white wedding cakes. How about cost, what do wedding cakes even fetch for these days? Can I get a cake off-the-shelf or …

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If you’ve wondered what the vendor side of the wedding industry is like, wonder no more. Check out a lil glimpse into the life of a typical vendor and what they take care of in the weeks and days leading up to your wedding. Months/Weeks Before Your Wedding Your vendor is busy scheduling taste tests …

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Wedding vendors deal with a lot, from screaming children to stressed-out brides to disastrous cakes to god-awful dancing and anything and everything else you can think of. Seasoned vendors subsequently have lots of advice for couples getting ready to tie that knot, some of which can be found below. Use this advice to stay sane …

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Pinterest is the social media platform known for providing great idea after great idea, many of which belong to the wedding sphere. We’ve rounded up some of the best options to inspire you as you prepare for your big day. Check them out! Groom Cake Want to make a special cake just for your groom? …

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Orange isn’t mutually exclusive with black. We’re charging you to think outside the Halloween box and see orange in a new light. Bright, fun and cheery, orange has to be the happiest color in the rainbow. So why not bring a little extra “happy” to the big day? Whether you go with tangerine, apricot, carrot …

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From vintage botanical prints for invitations to bloomified table linens and even flower-filled bridal gowns, florals are on-trend for spring and summer wedding decor and fashion. There’s something incredibly chic about featuring florals front and center in your wedding design elements. And don’t think florals can’t be subtle, either. Softer patterns and colors make for …

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Purple is absolutely perfect. But lavender? Even better. We’re head over heels for the light shade of purple that steals the show in wedding-day palettes. Lavender is feminine but not over-the-top girly, so you can accomplish that soft look without turning off your groom. Pair lavender with sage green and mint for decadent hue harmony. …

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Navy, white, clean lines, stripes — when it comes to wedding themes, we are crazy about nautical. Preppy, classic and modern at the same time, nautical-filled nuptials inherently have that cool factor. However, here’s a little piece of advice: don’t opt for a nautical theme unless 1) The event is by the water; 2) You have …

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Bouncy, beautiful and filled with that childlike wonder we want to hold on to forever, balloons are a fun alternative or addition to traditional wedding decor. Coming in every size, shape and color of the rainbow, balloons are playful and seemingly retro (believe it or not!) in this day and age. A lovable throwback. Choose giant …

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We all know that the wedding cake is the center of the reception, and one of the most photographed details of the day. So you better make it good. With cake baking majorly trending (think tv shows, cupcake shops on every block, etc.), we’re seeing a departure from the traditional chocolate and vanilla flavors to more inventive, fun …

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Spring, Easter, colored eggs, sunshine, new buds and fresh blooms — come this time of year, we can’t help but want to paint ourselves completely in pastels. And it doesn’t stop there. When it comes to selecting your color scheme for a spring-themed wedding, there’s nothing prettier or more fitting than a pastel palette. Choose from creamy shades …

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You may have been wondering just what type of greenery it is that’s been woven through almost every wedding floral design in the past three years. Search no more. It’s olive branch! The definition of rustic elegance, everything about olive branch is dreamy — the shape, color and how it naturally bends and arches so …

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Hello, hydrandeas. You’re beautiful, bountiful and we love you. Blooming from early spring through fall, hydrangeas are around for half of the year, so take advantage of ’em! It’s sort of a no-brainer to incorporate hydrangeas into your wedding decor — they’re incredibly versatile — whether you use them as a filler flower or as …

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Elegant, timeless and feminine, pearls are the perfect addition to your big day. If you’re looking to bring a little sheen to your decor and wedding-day embellishments, pearls are the way to go. Perhaps what we love most about them is their understated quality — you won’t find pearls trying to steal the show like other …

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From creamy white and blush to bright fuchsia, yellow and orange, ranunculus come in all colors of the rainbow, and are absolutely ravishing for a wedding. Varying in sizes and accompanied by buds and thick green stems, ranunculus have that freshly-picked-from-the-garden organic feel that every trendy bride seeks. With a whimsical round shape and endless layers of petals, …

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The cake. It’s the centerpiece of your entire wedding day, so it better be memorable. We’ve seen several different cake decorating trends come and go — fondant, ruffles, naked, rough iced, pies even — but one cake take we’re really loving is painting. Instead of piping or cutting out fondant designs, elaborate decorations are painted …

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Math has new meaning. Modern, cool and on-trend, geometric styles, shapes and patterns are popping up in everything from interior design to fashion, art and now, weddings. From hanging hexagonal flower arrangements to triangle-topped tiers and terrarium centerpieces, geometric-inspired weddings are the coolest — unique, hipster and chic all rolled into one. You can opt …

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Lush, abundant and the most decadent shade of green, fern-filled wedding-day decor is a look we’re mad about. Did we mention it’s an unconventional take on wedding foliage? While big, bountiful blooms are stunning, we can’t help but go gaga for a greened-out floral theme — unique, interesting and just as beautiful. Baby ferns, big ferns, tall …

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The first signs of green are starting to bud as we transition out of winter — and with good ol’ St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner — thus, we are majorly crushing on the earthy hue, and expect it to be a big trend for spring and summer weddings. Modern brides aren’t afraid to brush other colored blooms …

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Once thought of as blah, dull and boring, gray is the neutral everyone is crushing on. Sharp, soft, elegant and romantic at the same time, incorporate gray into your winter wedding color palette for a look that everyone will swoon over. The best thing about gray? It matches EVERYTHING — pair shades of steel, slate, silver and …

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Not the typical couple? Are you on the hunt for a venue that’s a bit more out of the box than the predictable ballroom or barn? If you’re an art-loving duo, why not hold your big event at a local gallery? From the urban structures to exhibits hanging from the walls, the end result is …

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Check out this new and funky trend in the wedding world! These color-dripped wedding cakes will rule the reception and create a special uniqueness to your big day!

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We’ve talked quite a bit about the growing popularity of different holiday-themed weddings in past posts; but, if we had to choose one special occasion as our favorite for a wedding, it would be — hands-down — Valentine’s Day. It is the day devoted to love, after all. From hearts to roses, arrows, cupid, kisses …

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Rich, luscious and festive, we are majorly crushing on the color cranberry (and cranberries, themselves) for wintertime wedding decor. A deep shade of red, like cranberry, can act as the neutral color in your inspiration palette (so long, gray, black and white!), pairing perfectly with colors like sage green, dusty blue, silver and rose gold. And why not …

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Gold, silver, copper, bronze, rose gold — metallics are majorly trending in fashion, design and wedding decor. While there are numerous ways to incorporate the brilliant hues into your big day with different materials, accents, fabrics and more, we think one of the most stunning spots to metallicize is your wedding cake — it is …

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Look no further than above your head to find one of the hottest wedding trends of the year: hanging decor. Wreaths, stems, greenery, florals, lanterns, dream catchers, twinkle lights — you name it, they hang it. We love the departure from typical centerpieces and design elements for something a little more out of the ordinary. …

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We can’t help ourselves. ‘Tis the Christmas season, after all. If you’re a fanatic for all the festivities of the Christmas season, why not throw your wedding date into the mix? Some people think a winter wedding with halls decked is corny — which it can be; however, when executed tastefully, it makes for pure magic and …

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They are symbolic of winter. They are rustic, whimsical, earthy and beautiful in the same breath. Pine cones. We love them, especially when incorporated into your winter-wedding decor. Whether you bundle them into your bouquet or use them as place card holders, there are endless ways to use pine cones on your big day. Brown …

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Wintery, festive and abundant, using seasonal greenery in your winter wedding scape is sure to be a sweeping success. Something we constantly tell brides when they choose materials for their big day decor is to look for inspiration in seasonal elements. Spring flowers, certain greens and garden flowers would be a total miss for winter …

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Silver, gold, bronze, rose gold and copper — whether you fancy just one, all or a handful in your winter wedding color scheme, metallics transform any look from ordinary to over-the-top gorgeous and glam. And long gone are the days when you had to identify yourself as “team silver” or “team gold” — mixing metallics is the …

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Selecting your wedding venue is one of the most challenging pieces of the wedding-planning process, as you consider capacity, catering options, budget and more. But if you’re planning on a fall or winter-time wedding, we suggest you add one criterion to your list: a fireplace. Homey, warm and as romantic as can be, a fireplace …

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From mocha to chocolate, amber, caramel and walnut, hues of brown are back and more beautiful than ever. Whether the tone is the primary color of your wedding-day palette, or merely an accent color, brown sets a stunning stage for the rest of your I do decor. Think tweed suits, cowboy boots, chocolate confections, salvaged wood …

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We sure do love color when it comes to wedding-day palettes; however, we are big fans of white-on-white. There’s something so incredibly chic, romantic and sharp about a monochromatic look. The best part? White never goes out of style. When choosing a single hue for your decor, we suggest opting for different kinds of fabrics, overlays …

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People ask all the time “how do I make my wedding day special?” It’s simple, really. Details — hundreds of ’em that add up to a sublime sum of perfection. Take place cards for your reception seating, for example. They, too, can have an added touch of a little something to make them more than …

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Plump, seasonal and iconic of autumn, we can’t enough of pumpkins, especially when used in fall-time nuptials. From helping you announce your day in a “save the date” to holding place cards, rings and flowers, there are countless ways to incorporate the lovable gourd into your wedding scheme. Not sure how to get started? Check …

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