Posts Tagged ‘4th of July’

Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Neutral Nail Polish Shades, DIY Mini Monogrammed Mirror Vases, Ring Bearer Pillow Alternatives, Ways to Decorate With Tassels, And Red, White, And Blue Decor
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Beauty, Ceremony, Do It Yourself, Flowers, Reception, Wedding Decor, Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:

14 Neutral Nail Polish Shades – Nudge yourself out of your color comfort zone with a cool new cream of the crop nail polish shade that’s taupe to the nth degree but also has some violet undertones to show off your glowing, sun-kissed skin.

Nail Polishes (from left to right): Sand Tropez Spring Collection 2011, Essie, $6 and Tulle Quintessential Collection, Jin Soon, $19

DIY Mini Monogrammed Mirror VasesUse heavy-duty, glass votives to create small peony and tulip flower arrangements with your own personal monogrammed stamp. Did we mention it’ll only set you back $1.50?

Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff 

Ring Bearer Pillow AlternativesGive your bands something special to rest on as they make their way down the aisle. Our favorites include: moss boxes, bird’s nests, seashells, books, and crocheted hearts.

Photos (from left to right): Yvette Roman and Judy Pak 

9 Ways to Decorate With Tassels –  Finally — this wedding trend has made it’s way back into the wedding world! The infamous ones on your high school and college graduation caps and curtain tie-backs in your bedroom.

Photo: Anneli Marinovich 

Red, White, And Blue DecorShow off your patriotism on the 4th of July with this preppy color scheme. And maybe end the night with a big bang like fireworks!

Photos (from left to right): Sarah Maren Photography and Nancy Ray Photography


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Red, White, and Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Bridesmaids, fashion, Wedding Inspiration

By: Kim Forrest

We hope you had a great Fourth of July! We’re still feeling the patriotic spirit, and wanted to share our favorite red, white, and blue bridesmaid dresses. We love how each of these styles looks on its own, or you can try mixing and matching if you’re going for a true USA-themed celebration!

no. 1 Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids • no. 2 Noir by Lazaro

no. 3 Jim Hjelm Occasions • no. 4 57Grand

no. 5 Bari Jay • no. 6 Alfred Sung

Want more to see more 4th of July themed content? Check out BBQ Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration, 10 Ways to Show Your Patriotic Spirit on Your Wedding Day, 9 Creative Drink Displays, and Backyard Basics for Your Wedding Registry. Christina and Tim’s red, white, and blue Michigan wedding is also mighty inspiring. Read the rest of this entry »


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Happy Fourth of July from Project Wedding!
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Inspiring Links, Wedding Inspiration

Photo by Nikki from Tikkido

We hope you have a fun, safe, and relaxing holiday! And if you’re using the day to wedding plan, consider these patriotic/summer-minded posts:

10 Creative Ways to Show Your Patriotic Spirit on Your Wedding Day
•  BBQ Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration
•  Raspberry Mousse Treats
•  Backyard Basics for Your Wedding Registry
9 Cute ‘n’ Creative Ways to Serve Big Batch Drinks
Christina and Tim’s red, white, and blue Michigan real wedding
Summer Bouquets we Love
10 Sweet Summer Wedding Ideas

Stay tuned tomorrow for our favorite red, white, and blue bridesmaid dresses!


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10 Ways to Show Your Patriotic Spirit on Your Wedding Day
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Reception, Wedding Inspiration

By: Kim Forrest

In honor of tomorrow’s holiday, we wanted to share some of our favorite patriotic wedding ideas. These details are appropriate whether you’re getting married on the Fourth of July or simply want to infuse your wedding with a little red, white, and blue. Enjoy!

1. Serve apple pie pops instead of or in addition to cake. If you do choose to serve a traditional wedding cake, festoon it with blueberries and strawberries for a patriotic color scheme!

2. No need to slap an American flag on your invitation—a subtle blend of red, white, and blue hues (or just a combination of two of those) will get the message across that your wedding will be a patriotic celebration.

3. Get the groom and groomsmen into the spirit by having them wear some combination of red, white, and blue attire. There are lots of options, from seersucker to red pants to patriotic bowties. Flag lapel pins can be a unique alternative to floral boutonnieres.

4. Stick tiny American flags in your centerpieces or to drink stirrers.

5. Have your flower girls wave American flags instead of scattering petals.

6. Dress your bridesmaids in a combination of red and blue dresses (you’ll be the one in white!).

7. Keep things casual—there’s nothing more all-American than a relaxed barbecue.

8. Name your tables after US Presidents! Or, pick your table numbers based on important years in American history and share a historical fact about that year. 1863, for example, is the year Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.

9. Have a photo booth with a red, white, and blue backdrop and provide fun, patriotic-themed dress-up items for your guests to sport. Think George Washington wig or Abraham Lincoln’s hat.

10. And of course, a sparkler send-off to end the evening in style! Or ask your guests to wave American flags instead of the sparklers while your band or DJ plays a patriotic tune.

Related: BBQ Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration, 10 Sweet Summer Wedding Ideas

Photo by Jessica Loren Organic Photography  

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