Luscious Summer Wedding Color: Strawberry!

For stunning wedding gown accents, bridal party palette, and luscious wedding decor, nothing says summer better than mouth-watering strawberry hues. Hot pinks, crimson, and corals are in the spotlight today, and here are some gorgeous ideas to get you in the mood! * * * Red invitations with gold calligraphy, via The Knot. Red, floor-length dress, $280, Lazaro. For your bridesmaids... or the daring bride! (via Crystal vases topped with red, silk … [Read more...]

Rose is for Romance

There's a reason that roses are the most popular wedding flower, especially for the bride's bouquet. They're soft, lovely, and classic, and come in myriad colors from pure white to soft pinks to blazing orange. The mix beautifully with other flowers, but look perfect all on their own. There are about 120 varieties of roses available commercially. Roses are also widely available and are reasonably priced (though some rare varieties can cost up to $10 per stem). And roses are suitable to every … [Read more...]

Black & White is always right!

No matter what the current trends dictate, black and white as a wedding color palette are always in style. Polished, sophisticated, and striking, black and white is also incredibly versatile: it lends itself to a modern, trendy theme just as easily as something more romantic or vintage. As a nod toward this season's latest wedding trend, you can add a shimmery, silvery gray to your color scheme. The simplicity of black and white is best suited to a classy, elegant affair. If you are planning … [Read more...]

Wedding Color Trends for Summer 2009

I f you're looking for something fresh and exciting, you're in luck! The popular wedding colors for summer 2009 are definitely  mixing it up a bit! Gray is taking over for brown, stealing center stage as the new neutral of choice. Lest you think of gray as drab and dreary, wedding stylists assure us us that it is THE hip, sophisticated foil for brighter colors. It's versatile, yet classic. Showcase you trendsetting tendencies by incorporating silver in shimmering fabrics, sparkling jewelry, … [Read more...]

Wedding Themes are Essential!

In today's wedding planning world, there are no rules. Brides and grooms are encouraged to think out of the box and follow their hearts. But, according to the experts, it makes planning a wedding so much simpler if you do pick a wedding theme. It's easier to coordinate your invitations, decorations, favors, flowers, dresses, menu and everything else when it revolves around a theme. Wedding planner and designer Terrica Skaggs, in Ten Secrets to Planning a Successful Wedding Your … [Read more...]

2009 Wedding Trends from The Knot

2009 brings with it many things, including economic distress. But planning a wedding on a budget doesn't mean you have to skimp on style. Being creative and innovative will get you far in planning a wedding everyone will remember, and The Knot has a few tips on what's hot for 2009 Weddings! Rustic homespun details Outdoor weddings -- on a farm, in a vineyard, or even in the backyard -- are huge right now, and t's really no wonder: An outdoor setting makes for a fun, laid-back vibe and the … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Weddings

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday! At the turn of the century, Thanksgiving week was one of society’s grandest periods of social functions, according to Creative Bride, and getting married just before or just after Thanksgiving was highly fashionable. Today, a holiday wedding has its challenges and bonuses. For example, Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest travel time of the year, so travel plans would have to be finalized well in advance. However, family members … [Read more...]

Your Wedding: Colors, community, connection!

The 2000 Dollar Budget Wedding blog is all about cutting back on expenses but making the most of your big day to celebrate the important things in life. I liked this post so much, I decided to just include the whole thing! It's called Staying Focused on What a Wedding is All About, and I think a reminder now and then is always good! I still get messages from The Knot, despite the fact that my wedding is over and they are trying to nudge me into The Nest. Here's today's depressing insight … [Read more...]

More Hot Summer Wedding Trends

June is gone, but summer is not over yet!! The most popular wedding season, summer nuptials have a flavor all their own. But that doesn't mean you have to stick with the summer wedding tradition standbys, according to The Knot (on ABC7). Read on for eight new ideas for your hot summer celebration. Trend: Dynamic Colors Think sophisticated brights. Sticking with just two hues (or two plus an accent color) will keep your space unified. Rather than splashing color all over … [Read more...]