By Audrey Isaac, 100Candles.com It should come as no surprise that candles are one of the most popular elements of a wedding. With their romantic glow and soft flicker, they are the perfect tools for couples to create the warm and welcoming atmosphere that they want for their celebration. From the vows to the final …

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The big day is looming and you want to give the bride an extra special day to celebrate before she walks down the aisle. Bridal showers are a fantastic way to treat the bride-to-be before the big day and can be a great excuse to gather friends and family together for the celebrations. If you …

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Who Pays for What

In days of yore the parents of the bride paid for the wedding. Those days are long gone, much to the relief of parents with daughters everywhere. So who pays for what these days? It really depends on the couple, their family, and all related bank accounts. Yet etiquette still applies, and with that in …

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In our third annual International Wedding Trends Report, we asked over 50 industry experts to share with us their predictions for all things weddings in 2017. They certainly gave us some exciting things to watch for! Flowers, Color and Design According to celebrity designer and planner David Tutera, “Floral for 2017 is going the modern …

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Pinterest is a great source for, well, everything, as it’s a virtual inspiration board that just keeps giving….you ideas. Review a few wedding ideas courtesy of the social media site to inspire your nuptials as well as your DIY efforts. Ribbon Flowers If you don’t want to sacrifice real flowers on your wedding day, learn …

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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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Planning a wedding can be a very time consuming and stressful process that has obvious rewards when done right. There are many different elements that go into the planning of a successful wedding like choosing the right Jamaica wedding villas and the décor you will use for the ceremony. The look and feel of your …

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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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From fashion to home decor, geometric prints and patterns are hot, hot, hot. Colorful, playful and relatively inexpensive, we love the idea of using tiles for table numbers, place cards and seating cards at a wedding reception. Even cooler? Line them in a row to make a table runner on your reception tables or group …

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There are many things to think about when you’re planning a wedding. Food, drinks, guest, table plans, venue hire, equipment hire; the list goes on! A great way to to add style and class to your wedding is to hire a marquee. Whether you’re hiring a marquee for a backup plan or it’s your first …

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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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‘Tis the season for hauling out shovels, putting on gardening gloves and tending to your green thumb. Thus, we’re excited to bring you a little wedding-meets-planting inspiration! If there’s one trend that’s hot, hot, hot in weddings right now, it’s pulling off that effortless, organic, just-out-of-the garden feel for your big day. From free-flowing bouquets to …

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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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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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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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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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Ribbon tails. They seem to be flying from every bride and bridesmaid bouquet these days. Feminine, dainty and whimsical, we love the look of long strands of ribbons falling from a beautiful bunch of flowers. Dare we say this is currently the hottest trend when it comes to bouquet style? We think so. Whether you …

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