The desert may not come to mind when you think about your wedding day, but really, why not? Whether you live in a state like Arizona or decide to jet off to a new spot to swap vows, this sandy scene may be exactly the type of space you’ve been envisioning. Utilize its mystery and …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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With all the holiday decor making its yearly appearance, one specific item in particular is tickling our fancy: wreaths. Square, heart-shaped, oval or circular — no matter the shape, we’ll take ’em any way for a wedding day. And bonus, these are DIY-friendly. Wreaths are a fun way to display florals and greenery without using the …

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It’s magical, mystical and the epitome of romance. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.  If a winter fête is in your future, why not go all out and hold your big event in a snow-laden land? Think cabins, lodges and ski resorts — ah, yes.  We seriously swoon for a wedding set against a …

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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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When we think of wintertime, one iconic pattern comes to mind: tartan. Tartan table cloths, throws, napkins and now, wedding decor. Warm, vibrant and colorful, tartan was originally produced from wool, but has since extended to different materials like paper, plastic and even fondant (talk about talent!). Whether your family has Scottish roots, or you’re …

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Already one of the most festive evenings of the year, we’re seeing New Year’s Eve weddings pop up as a favorite date for couples to say “I do.” And if you’re the go-big-or-go-home type of couple, NYE is your chance to do just that — there’s nothing understated about it. We can’t help but feel like …

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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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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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Crunchy, colorful and crisp like the autumn air, fall leaves give us warm fuzzies on the inside. Sigh. Whether you incorporate them into a bountiful bouquet, outline the aisle you’ll walk down, or simply use them as a backdrop for your wedding-day festivities, we can’t get our fill of using fall leaves in big day decor. Now, …

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There’s something old school, classic and elegant about a tented reception. Remember that magical scene in Father of the Bride when George Banks enters his tented backyard for the first time after months of planning his daughter’s wedding? He didn’t understand the vision until he saw it — hundreds of twinkle lights fluttering from the …

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There is something undoubtedly romantic about the South — the culture, the customs and how time seems to stand still. It’s no wonder that Spanish moss, regal white pillars and bendy tree branches create some of the most dream-worthy wedding backdrops imaginable. Let’s just say your pictures will be the envy of brides across the …

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It’s that time of year again. Can’t you hear the diehard fans chanting “foot-ball, foot-ball, foot-ball”? It’s faint but drumming louder as we approach the final countdown to football season. Are you and your fiancé tailgating king and queen, season ticket holders and fantasy league fanatics? If you’re the couple that bleeds your team’s colors, …

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Unless you happen to be gettin’ hitched on a super warm day or in a tropical location, chances are you’ll catch a chill at night, especially if your dress is sleeveless or strapless. Whether knitted, beaded, tulle, fur or silk, we’re seeing wraps, capelets and shawls of all kinds make their way onto the wedding …

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One of the biggest woes of wedding planning is the budget. You’ve probably started to feel like money is flying out of your purse/wallet left and right uncontrollably. We get it. If you’re looking to cut back somewhere, why not start with appetizers? No one said you had to serve escargot and crab cakes. That’s …

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Happy Fourth of July, y’all! While you’re probably floating the river with a cold brew in hand, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by sharing some Fourth of July-inspired wedding fun. It’s no secret that we love the idea of holiday-themed weddings (remember this post?), and Fourth of July nuptials hold …

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It’s summer, so we can’t help but want to be by the water at. all. times. There’s a certain whimsy to bodies of water — they’re soothing, mysterious and downright beautiful. It’s no doubt that venues next to rivers, oceans, creeks, pools and lakes lure brides and grooms in when they are location scouting, and …

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It’s soothing, earthy, aromatic and the perfect hue of purple. It’s lavender, and we’re seeing it pop up everywhere among brides’ wedding-day schemes and details. A popular trend on the rise decor-wise is the incorporation of herbs into wedding foliage, which makes for a stunning, ethereal mix of textures, colors and yes, even aromas. Whether …

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