Posts Tagged ‘colorful’

Summertime Country Chic by Brushfire Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Sometimes I come across a wedding album that exudes an ambiance, a feel, a glow of wedding bliss, and Emily and Kevin’s coral, summery wedding is one of those.  The young couple married in country-chic style at an Arizona winery.  The Windmill was idyllic for the relaxed, laid back spirit of the day, home to a rustic and charming refurbished barn, brick archways, and a dreamy lake. To top it off, their story was captured in beautiful, softly sunlit photos by Brushfire Photography.

The bridal party gussied up in persimmon-colored Bill Levkoff frocks and cowboy boots while carrying vibrant bouquets by Weddingnista Weddings. Outifitted in grey suits and coral ties, Kevin and the groomsmen posed for portraits in front of a vintage teal Thunderbird.  After a short-and-sweet ceremony, the guests enjoyed a catered cocktail hour and the party began.

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I ♥ Spy…
Posted by Kate. Filed under Things we heart, Wedding Inspiration

…A delightfully colorful Christmas inspiration board over at Revel Blog.  And as always the entire thing is totally shoppable.  So that’s pretty fun.  I so enjoy this celebratory and nontraditional palette and all of the fun finds they’ve curated.   I thought you would too!

Catch all the details here.

Happy Thursday!


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DIY Wednesday: Bright Statement Garland
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

Project & Story by Victoria Hudgins; Photos by Erin Holland

Here’s a vibrant and affordable way to add that popular festive flair to your wedding day. Use craft styrofoam balls, paint, a needle, and thread to design a garland- large or small- fitting for a statement piece or to adorn your reception chairs.   These would also look fabulous lining the ceremony aisle!  There are dozens of ways to incorporate this modern motif.

To make this bright statement garland….

Step One. Gather your materials: styrofoam balls in various sizes, 4-6 colors of coordinating paints, a foam board or cardboard box, toothpicks or sewing needles, and a needle and thread.

Step Two. Mix the paints with a tiny bit of water to make them more of a stain than a paint. Dredge each ball into the paint selection, varying colors and sizes as you work.

Step Three. Setting up a drying rack is the most important part!  Poke small sewing needles through a cardboard box or thick foam board. Dry the balls by placing them atop a pin for about 24 hours.

Step Four. Once dry, pull out a needle and thread and connect the balls together to form a long strand.

Step Five. Hang or tie as needed to make a vibrant wedding day statement!

Project Styling by Victoria Hudgins, Photography by Erin Holland


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DIY Wednesday: September Harvest Table
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself, Reception

By: Mary Swenson

A late-summer table setting can be one of the most striking all year – just take a stroll through your local farmer’s market to witness the vibrant palette of in-season produce and flowers! We did just that, and left with an armful of goodies that we used to create a colorful, rambling centerpiece well-suited for a casual rehearsal dinner or farm-style reception. Step One. To start, we popped potted heads of cabbage and kale into baskets, which became the base of the centerpiece.

Step Two. Then we gathered clear jars in various sizes and used them as vases for a few floppy purple dahlias, and spread them out among the baskets.Stpe Three. After the main part of the centerpiece was complete, we added the beautiful seasonal produce. We started by putting the largest pieces – in this case, the gorgeous purple kohlrabi – down first.

Step Four.  The heirloom tomatoes were placed next, and finally colorful little radishes were tucked into the remaining spaces. Step Five.  In keeping with the harvest theme, we pickled green tomatoes and set one at each guest seat. Late summer and early fall are the perfect time of year for canning and pickling, making them perfect favors.

There you have it – a vibrant centerpiece that celebrates the seasonal bounty of your area!

Photos and Concept by Mary Swenson

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