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Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Book Wedding Decor, Welcome Bags, DIY Mini Spring Bouquets, Sassy Cake Toppers That Say It All, And Here Comes The Bride Signage

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

Book Wedding DecorHaving a literary, library-themed wedding? Then, books (especially vintage ones) are a must-have throughout your decor!
Photos (from left to right): Greer G. Photography and Dreamlove Photography
19 Welcome BagsGive your out-of-town guests gifts filled with goodies. For example, these welcome bags included a Charlottesville, Virginia map, Virginia is for Lovers bumper sticker, Sweet Route 11 Potato Chips, peanuts, and Cheerwine.
Photos (from left to right): Jodi Miller Photography
DIY Mini Spring Bouquets – Oh, how we love spring’s blooming flowers, especially tulips, daffodils, roses, mums, and heather. Create bunches of 7-8 stems for mini bouquets for bridesmaids, cocktail tables, or even reception table centerpieces.
Photo: Marvelous Things Photography
5 Sassy Cake Toppers That Say It All – Flavors, fillings, and frostings — check! Now it’s time to choose the cake topper based on some of the potential thoughts you may have during your big day.
Photo: Paper Antler 
Here Comes The Bride Signage – Instead of throwing petals along the aisle or carrying a pillow, have your flower girl or ring bearer announce, “Here Comes the Bride!”
Photos (from left to right): Amy Arrington Photography and Andi Mans Photography

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Laine + Rob: A Romantic Blush Virginia Historic Home Wedding by Jodi Miller Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Jodi Miller Photography

Laine and Rob’s spring wedding was held at Montpelier in Charlottesville, Va. From the beginning stages of planning, they knew they wanted to create their own ceremony drawing from traditional Christian elements and poetry. Their favorite part? “Our officiant asked [120] guests to pass the rings through the crowd from person to person, and every guest had a moment to hold the rings and say their own special prayer or blessing,” Laine said. Their goldendoodle Finn also made an appearance! Laine wore a Vera Wang wedding gown and carried a bouquet full of anemones and poppies whereas her blushing bridesmaids carried bouquets full of peonies, viburnum, spirea, and tulips. Guests were greeted with a chalkboard sign with love and were given popcorn to munch on prior to the ceremony. The reception was a balance between soft and sleek with modern gray and white striped table runners and vintage votives and vases. Both Laine and Rob love to travel, so each guest was asked to “wish the bride and groom a word of love” on postcards in lieu of a guestbook. A dessert display included 5 cakes, marshmallows, and salted caramels, which were homemade by Laine. See the full board here.

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6 Wedding Signage Decor Ideas
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Wedding Decor

Welcome your guests, give them directions to the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, photo booth, bathrooms, or just remind them who is getting married with one of these wedding signage ideas:

Arrows –  Add a punch line like “Let’s Do This Thing,”  “Let the Adventures Begin,” “Let’s Play!,” or “Wet Your Whistle.”

Photo: Jodi Miller Photography

Oars and Wine Bottles – Be creative! If you’re having a nautical wedding, use oars, or if you’re having a vineyard wedding, use wine bottles. TIp: Have your signage double as a timeline.

Photos (from left to right): Events in the City and Katelyn James Photography

Chalkboards – Have a cheery welcome hand drawn by a calligrapher. Check out more chalkboard signs here.

Photos (from left to right): Alixann Loosle Photography and The Nichols

Letters – Set the tone with having large moss or wooden letters spelling love or your future monogrammed initials.

Photos (from left to right): Kristyn Hogan and The Nichols

Mirrors – Display your seating arrangement and menu on a framed mirror.

Photos (from left to right): Erin Hearts Court and Patrick Moyer Photography


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Style File: Summer Wedding Ideas

Photos (clockwise from top left): Squaresville Studios, KT Merry, This Modern Romance, Jodi Miller Photography, and Union Photography

Need inspiration for a summer wedding? A few of our editors share their favorites below:

From the Stationery Editor –  Get creative with your invitation wording! Instead of “Mr. and Mrs. (parent’s names) request the honor of your presence,” use “the pleasure of your company” or “together with our families.” Check out more colorful wedding invitations here.

From the Fashion Editor –  Choose a bridesmaid dress color that’s bright — coral, hot pink, aqua blue or royal blue. Check out Rachel and Craig’s, Amira and Mike’s, or Marbella and Frank’s bridesmaid dresses for more inspiration.

From the Flowers Editor – Bouquets of hydrangeas, baby’s breath, sunflowers, craspedia balls, poppies, and lavender are a must-have. Check out more summer bouquets here.

From the Decor Editor –  Add a whimsical touch to your ceremony arch or arbor with crepe paper honeycombs or streamers and patterned linens on your reception tables. Check out more tablescapes and place settings here.

From the Favors Editor – Customize buttons for your guests to take home as keepsakes. Check out Kaylie and Noah’s and Allison and Mark’s. (Can you guess which couple had lips and mustaches on theirs?)

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