Create magic throughout your wedding with the addition of some whimsical, charming hot air balloon accents. They’ll steal the show! From the dessert bar to the reception tables, there are so many unique ways to play up these adorable details. Take a peek at some of our favorites!     via Pinterest

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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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With harvest in full swing and bounty at your fingertips, there isn’t a more beautiful time of year to build a wedding bouquet. From rich colors to earthy grass, wheat, moss, succulents and leaves, the options go beyond your average blooms for your bridal bouquet. Perhaps what’s most charming about the 10 inspiring bouquets below is …

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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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Themed, organized and super stylish, grab some inspiration on how to give your guests a chance to strike a pose! This is the perfect way to get your loved ones interacting and loosening up for a night of food, fun and dancing. When it comes to the wedding reception, you want to think about how …

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We’ve talked about shooters and appetizers a lot, lately. And we don’t blame ourselves because food is one of the most important details of the wedding day, and often one that guests complain about the most (cold food, bad food, no variety, etc.) Why not “wow” them with your cuisine choices? Trust us, it will …

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Bring Out the Widest Smiles from Guests in any Event Age Every host strives to make sure that their guests are entertained at all times. There are many ways through which guests can be entertained and kept happy all through the event. The kind of entertainment incorporated depends on specific factors. Some of the main …

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A couple’s wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives. Unfortunately, it can be one of the most expensive days of their lives as well. When couples do not have a huge wedding budget, there are a few ways that they can save money to keep their wedding costs down. Hold …

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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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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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Fairy-tale inspiration swirls all around wedding planning. From the dress to the cake, have a celebration straight from the storybooks. And with these gorgeous reception ideas, you’ll jumpstart all your plans for the party after the vows. Crisp whites, sunlight, creamy flowers and grandiose glass vases, this scene is simple but beautifully executed. Golden tones …

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They’re pretty, plump and the perfect shade of peachy pink. They’re pomegranates, and we love everything about them, especially when it comes to weddings. From nestling them in your bouquet to adorning the cake, decorating tables or flavoring a champagne cocktail, pomegranates pack punch wherever you place them. Perhaps our favorite use of the fruit …

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Fairy-tale inspiration swirls all around wedding planning. From the dress to the cake, have a celebration straight from the storybooks. Below we have some gorgeous venue inspiration that will highlight your vows while giving you and your guests a breathtaking view. You get the best of both worlds in this ceremony. Style and garden flair …

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It’s August, and you know what that means — heat, heat, heat. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding and expecting sky rocketing temperatures, your guests are going to be HOT. However, there are a few simple, creative things you can do to make them a little cooler and more comfortable. 1. OFFER BOTTLED WATER: Buy …

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Who said an evening wedding with a sit-down dinner was the best and only way? No way. Are you morning people? If your answer’s yes, we say choose an early wedding start time, and then bring on brunch! From coffee bars to doughnut cakes, omelette stations, DIY waffles and bountiful fruit cups, opting for breakfast food …

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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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While brides spend hours perseverating over details pertaining to stationary, favors and invitation fonts, it’s the food that your guests will truly remember when the sun sets on your wedding day. And the food memories start the second after you say “I do” — at cocktail hour. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing what …

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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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Desserts, favors or even drinks, we’re showing off unique ways of serving up your favorite summertime treat at your wedding: SMORES! Some fun push-up pops to add to the dessert table could be a fun way to incorporate your favorite treat! Of course, edible wedding favors are a favorite. Create small, smores kits for your …

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Whether you decided to go open bar, beer-and-wine only or a cash bar for your wedding, you can serve signature cocktails! If you opted for beer-and-wine only, having a couple signature cocktails to choose from during the cocktail hour will give the non-beer-and-wine drinkers an option that won’t break your bank. If you chose an …

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You’re going to be running around talking to people all. day. long. Your guests, your family, your wedding party. The list is endless. But it’s important not to forget what the day is truly about — the two of you. Enter sweetheart tables. We adore the idea of a traditional sweetheart table, a place where …

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A huge trend we’re seeing pop up for weddings this year is patterns. Chevron, ikat, stripes and florals are taking form in table runners, envelope liners, fashion accessories and more. Among our favorite patterns for weddings? Polka dots! Playful, sophisticated and flirty all at once, polka dots are cute as can be — whether you use …

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After attending dozens and dozens of weddings, it’s been our experience that banquet meals have these things in common: they’re boring, uninventive, often luke-warm and underwhelming. Yawn! Thus, we’re excited to see many couples thinking outside the box when it comes to the food they serve and how they serve it at their reception. Instead …

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It’s decadent, rich, glamorous and earthy all at the same time. It’s emerald. And it’s gorgeous. Just when you thought soft pinks and peaches ruled the wedding world, some brave, bold hues come onto the scene. Emerald green pairs with almost anything — navy, gold, silver, baby blue, orange. It can act as the neutral (think …

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After the adrenaline rush that is getting engaged, beginning the actual planning process for your wedding seems like a complete and utter drag. Choosing your venue is perhaps the most difficult of all, as your wedding location is the most crucial yet most back-breaking decision. There is little in life less exciting than sifting through …

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  After you cover the basics with your photographer, the next step photography-wise is creating a wedding shot list. This is a MUST-DO wedding task, so don’t put it off. The last thing you want is to realize you’re missing a photo of your grandmother, rings, gown, etc. from the big day — and trust us, …

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Orchids represent love, luxury, beauty and strength. Plus, they are absolutely stunning. *Fair warning: These aren’t the blooms for everyone. Orchids are one of the priciest varietals on the market, so if flowers are something you’re indifferent toward, skip these. Alternatively, if you’ve been dreaming about an orchid bouquet fluttering like butterflies as you walk down the …

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Serve up some sophisticated, rich hors d’oeuvres that are full of savory flavors and sweetness. There is something about French-cuisine that feels timeless, luxurious and a bit exotic. Not everyone has had a true taste from this European, romantic fairy-tale, and if they have, they’ve already fallen in love. Ignite the night with some French-inspired hors d’oeuvres …

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With the farm-to-table ideology as on trend as ever, we can’t help but want to extend that to the weddingsphere, beyond what’s served on your guests’ plates. Try swapping flowers for alternatives like fruits, vegetables, cheese and nuts — you name it — the sky’s the limit. The end result is highly unique, memorable and individual …

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Can’t decide on coordinating colors for your wedding-day palette? Go back to basics with black and white — and you’ll be out of the gray area. There’s nothing more elegant than a black and white affair, hands down. It’s clean, sophisticated and timeless. Whether you opt for polka dots, crisp stripes, toile or a geometric …

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When it comes to setting the mood on your wedding day, nothing creates a “wow” factor like the perfect lighting. From candles to lanterns, twinkle lights and bistro lights, there are numerous creative lighting ideas to illuminate your love on your wedding day. Check out these 10 whimsical lighting solutions, sure to give that special glow to your celebration: TWINKLE, …

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Don’t be afraid to be bright on the big day. With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, we’ve got citrus circulating in our minds. Whether lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit, the colors of the citrus rainbow are light and refreshing — a perfect palette for your wedding, provided by nature. We …

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Who doesn’t love a good Italian bite? There’s something extremely comforting about this European cuisine, which is why it’s such a fan-favorite. Delicious cheeses, sweet tomatoes, an array of pasta and the best bread around; our favorite ingredients come to play in this scrumptious genre. And that’s reason enough to serve these up at your wedding …

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These are the first seats you’ll take together as husband and wife; thus, they can’t be a couple of “any ol’ chairs.” Whether it’s a dainty spray of  blooms, bouquet of ribbons, DIY banners or cheeky signs — decorating the newly coronated bride-groom thrones can be a fun, inexpensive task, which makes for one of …

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With colorful wings fluttering through the air, we couldn’t help but be inspired by spring’s songstresses — birds. Whether you release doves at your ceremony, float hundreds of origami swans overhead or feature full-out feathery centerpieces at your reception, we’re seeing birds take flight as a popular wedding theme among couples. We love the departure …

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We’re not saying your wedding is going to be boring (no way!), but guests love activities. It’s a fact. Avoid the before and after-dinner slump with fun, festive games for your guests to enjoy. From a simple “How well do you know the couple?” crossword, to an olympic sequence of lawn challenges, there are games …

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No, it’s not just for drinking. It’s rich. It’s luxurious. It’s velvety. It’s marsala — the color Pantone dubbed the color of 2015 and a hue we’re completely crushing on for wedding palette perfection. We love when couples go bold and step outside of a muted scheme, opting for something deep, different and daring. Marsala is just that, and …

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Every wedding deserves a signature cocktail. A sip that tastes like and represents the day’s theme and season all in one. We’re gathering the year’s best in flavors and sharing the look and ingredients of some of our favorites. And today’s it’s all about the refreshing and revitalized tastes of springtime. Take a look at …

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  It’s soft, romantic, versatile and inexpensive. Ladies, meet tulle — quite possibly the most bridal material there is. Whether it falls from the skirt of your gown, drapes from your veil, envelopes your bouquet or dresses your reception tables, the potential is boundless with this cotton candy-esque fabric. Check out these cute ways to incorporate tulle into …

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  As if holidays couldn’t get any better. Choosing a date is one of the biggest battles a couple will face when planning their wedding — they must consider time off work, weather, high/low season, birthdays, trips and so on. Back in the day, you wouldn’t think of planning a wedding that fell on a holiday. However, the modern …

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  Maybe cake isn’t your thing. That’s okay; it’s not a requirement. Your wedding should be true to who you are as a couple — if you’re not cake people, don’t serve cake. Here are some sweet alternatives to get you thinking, many of which take the same familiar tiered shape if you’re still looking for that …

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Wedding Day Desserts

Desserts can be the most fun and looked forward to part of an entire meal. From holidays to birthdays, the final dish is always the focal point of the celebration. And that goes double for your wedding day. From classic to outside-the-box, there are several ways to go when you’re planning your reception meal and …

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Valentine's Day Wedding Receptions

An entire day devoted to the one you love and you get to say, “I do,” on the very date! February 14th is the perfect day to walk down the aisle, make it look like it too. Take a peek at all of these wonderful reception decor and table ideas that fit in with a …

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Where Will They Stay? By Amy Green and Melanie Marconi,  Although the happy newlyweds may be the stars of the day, it’s important to keep in mind the guests and their accommodations during the planning process. If you’re new to booking hotel rooms, it can be an intimidating notion, but the good news is that …

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Winter Wedding Reception

Plan your winter wedding with simplicity and romance in mind. Here’s a quick list of some beautiful and simple reception designs that pay homage to the season in the most gorgeous and subtle of ways. Golden, rustic and glittering this table is glowing with winter romance, don’t you think? A bit of icy flavor is …

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Are you planning a winter wedding complete with snowflake details, frosted accents and rich, sultry hues? From your gown to the treats passed around during cocktail hour, every part of your celebration will reflect your couple style and the season! And with a winter wedding comes so many unique ideas that spring, summer and fall …

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Sunset Orange and Yellow Wedding Reception Decor

Do you envision sunset colors on the day you celebrate your I do’s? With orange and yellow sprinkles you can create a wedding reception full of romance and evening poise. Let’s get inspired! Orange and yellow florals spilling from barrels around the reception, make for a youthful and playful scene. Soft golden yellow and pink …

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