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  • Been there, seen that—yep, even that. When it comes to wedding portraits, we love a good eyes-closed-and-kissing shot as much as the next person, but we also love a twosome willing to get a bit creative with how they pose. Need some inspiration for your own pictures? Look no further than these 14 examples. 

    1. Flowers over Face

    Photo by Bryan and Mae

    Because the groom is just an accessory anyways, right? (Kidding, kidding)

    2. Dance Off 

    Photo by Kelly Stonelake 

    Break it downnnnn. 

    3. The Signage Speaks for Itself

    Photo by J. Wiley Photography

    In case anyone is confused about who is who.  

    5. Let Your Hands Do the Talking 

    Photo by Josselyn Peterson 

    That pic on the right would actually make a super cute "We're Engaged!" Instagram, don't ya think? 

    6. Standin' on the Dock of the Bay 

    Photo by Paper Antler 

    Very artistic, very beautiful 

    7. Gool Ol' Amersand 

    Photos by Lili Durkin Photography and Catherine Ann Photography

    Not exactly a new wedding trend, but we love the way these couples let the symbol take the forefront and speak for their togetherness. 

    8. Laying Down 

    Photo by Unique Design Studios 

    Sounds a little iffy in concept, but how beautifully did this portrait turn out? 

    9. Hide In Balloons 

    Photos by Mike Arick Photography and Bryan and Mae

    Having trouble with a natural smile? This from-childhood prop should bring it of ya! (And, if all else fails, you can always hide behind them.) 

    10. Umbrella Time 

    Photo by Jennifer Longaway Photography 

    Speaking of hiding: We adore the private kiss happening behind those parasols. Too cute! 

    11. Do's & Don'ts 

    Photo by Maria Mack 

    Steal a smooch while reading up on how to keep your spouse happy. (Get your own copy of these books here and here.) 

    12. Landmark Moment 

    Photo by Gerber & Scarpelli

    Try being a tiny, tiny part of one spectacular background. 

    13. The Notebook Moment 

    Photo by Allyson Magda 

    If you're a bird, I'm a bird. 

    14. At the End of the Night 

    Photo by Kyle Hale 

    Sparkler exits are great and all, but how about returning to the emptied-out reception space for one final moment together? 

    NEXT: 11 Classic Couple Shots >>

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  • Photo by Jack Looney Photography

    For some couples, choosing a first dance song is super-easy. Maybe you have a song you danced to in high school or a tune you always blast in the car. But for other couples, choosing a first dance song can be a little more complicated. So we looked at our recent real weddings on Project Wedding to see which songs were resonating with couples to provide some inspiration.

    “Better Together” by Jack Johnson “Close Your Eyes” by Michael Buble “You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore “All of Me” by John Legend “Marry Me” by Train “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz “La Vie En Rose” by Louis Armstrong “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” by Ingrid Michaelson “Then” by Brad Paisley “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young “At Last” by Etta James “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran “The Book of Love” by Magnetic Fields “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan (Adele cover) “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder

    Be sure to follow our Real Weddings Editor for more gorgeous real wedding inspiration! 

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  • By: Mary Swenson

    That of-the-moment (yet utterly classic) blue and white striped shirt seen just about everywhere these days inspired this fresh, stylish table setting. Here's how we did it!     Linens Customizing individual linens for each place setting is made easy by using inexpensive white cotton napkins and multi-surface acrylic craft paint. Simply iron each napkin flat, and paint thin stripes along the bottom.     Centerpiece Liven up your centerpiece container by adding a striped detail along the bottom. First, we spray-painted a clear glass vase with white spray paint and let it dry completely. Then, after marking off stripe-painting guides using low-tack adhesive tape, we painted stripes around the base of the container.     Floral Simplicity A single, oversized red dahlia adds just the right amount of color and drama to this centerpiece while keeping it simple and unfussy.     Menus Carry the stripey theme over to all aspects of your event! To create this menu card, we used blue cardstock, a white gel pen, and white paint.     Contrast + Color The blue menu card is a striking contrast atop the sea of white. Place one card at each table setting, or put one or two at each table.     Place Cards Make matching place cards by using white card stock and painting stripes along one edge with blue paint. Use a similarly-colored blue pen to print names on each card.     Coordinated Paper Goods Coordinating menu and place cards are a lovely and sophisticated detail.     Stripes, Stripes, Stripes! Using the same number of stripes and a common color scheme for each piece on your table creates a unified, crisp look that's perfect for a bridal shower or wedding day!     (photos by Mary Swenson)
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  • Project and Photos By: Mary Swenson     Flowers can end up being a huge part of a wedding budget, but luckily there are easy ways to create beautiful arrangements on your own without a big expense. If you're thinking about tackling the flowers for your day yourself, we've come up with three types of arrangements that will make this an easy feat.     The simplest, can't-go-wrong type of arrangement is to fill your container with only one color of one type of flower. Flowers en masse - whether they be hydrangeas, roses, or tulips (like we show here) - are a sophisticated look that you just can't go wrong with. The best part? Not only is this strategy the easiest way to arrange flowers, but it also means that you can use inexpensive flowers and still have a stunning centerpiece.      With our tulips, we left most of the leaf on each stem, which helped this arrangement look lush and casual, and allowed us to buy fewer tulips to fill the container. For a more formal, modern look, you can strip all of the leaves off your flower's stem and bunch them together tightly.     Another simple arrangement is one that consists of different colors of one type of flower. The color variations will add visual interest to your table, but the use of only one type of flower still keeps the look cohesive and clean.     For our arrangement, we used dahilas in complimentary hues, and we spread the different colors out so that they were balanced among the arrangement.     The third option is to use different types of flowers in the same color to create an interesting yet put-together arrangement that will rival what any florist could do!     With this look, it's important to make sure most of the leaves are removed from the flower stems, and that the flowers are bunched together tightly. This will help your arrangement to look neat and professional. Also, make sure to spread out the different types of flowers throughout the arrangement - using floral foam inside your container will help  with this.     No matter what type of arrangement you go with, keeping it simple is the best way to go if you're thinking about doing the flowers for your event. They'll look beautiful!  
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  • Photos By: ohhappyday.com   This giant confetti looks festive whether its floating through the air or looking pretty on the floor.     We've seen this giant confetti premade in different parts of Europe but you can make your own with a $12 circle punch and some tissue paper. Maybe buy two and enlist the help of a friend.   Materials: Glassine Bags 4 3/4" x 6 5/8" Tissue Paper Giant 2" Circle Punch Computer Printer Japanese Washi Tape     The bags are really easy. Did you know you can put these bags through a regular desktop printer and print your own design on them? For this one we just made a really simple design on Adobe Illustrator then put the bag through the printer. It depends what program you are working in, but usually you need to make your document the same size as the bag and then tell your printer what size the "paper" you are loading into your machine is.   Stuff the bags with the giant confetti and seal with a small piece of colored washi tape.     Then leave the bags for your guests in their seats or hand out with the programs.     Happy Celebrating!  
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  • Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we have Autumn on our minds. Here are 10 gorgeous fall floral arrangements guaranteed to inspire those September-November brides.

    1.

    Photo by Stewart Leishman

    This bouquet wows us with a contrast of soft pink roses and calla lilies against deep red dahlias and amaranthus, with golden coxcomb and hypericum berries mixed in for texture.

    2. 

    Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz

    Feminine meets rustic with this unique blend of traditional peach and salmon garden roses and earthy elements like scabiosa pods, rust red oak leaves, and cascading berries.

    3. 

    Photo by Live View Studios

    This festive fall bouquet features honey colored hydrangeas, dried wheat grass, preserved eucalyptus, bittersweet berries, and pepper berries.

    4. 

    Photo courtesy of Alicia Jayne Florals

    Our top pick for a fall color palette? Shades of bold grape and soft, dusty mauve. Alicia Jayne Florals nails it with this bouquet of stock, parrot tulips, and roses.

    5.

    Photo by Christina McNeill

    If you're going for a sweet, whimsical aesethetic, this bouquet of fluffy dinner plate dahlias and blushing bride protea is a sure winner.

    6.

    Photo by Katie Osgood

    This bouquet has some serious personality with anemone and chocolate cosmo accents and a single "Festiva Maxima" peony taking center stage up front. 

    7.

    Photo by Frenzel Photographers

    Create the perfect caramel palette using waxflower, dark gold cymbidium orchids, orange mokara orchids, pheasant feathers, hypericum berries, auburn leaves, and cascading millet. 

    8. 

    Photo by Feather & Twine

    Antique roses are a must-have for a fall vintage style wedding. Combine them with peach David Austin Juliet garden roses, ivory ranunculus, and disty miller for a soft, old world look. 

    9. 

    Photo by Jodi Miller

    This hand-tied bouquet of burgundy dahlias, pink roses, green hydrangeas, and two-tone chrysanthemums would be a perfect pick for a fall barn wedding.

    10.

    Photo courtesy of Liz Rusnac Floral Design

    Get pretty in plum with an arrangement of roses, ranunculus, heather, and riceflower.

    For more fall floral inspiration, don't miss our Fall Bouquets and Fall Centerpieces boards!

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  • Due in part to their versatility, tree slices have become popular among brides wishing to bring an organic flare to their wedding decor. Here are our 10 favorite ways to style them!

    1. Charger Plates

    Photo by Laura Murray Photography

    Tree slab chargers are a great way to bring texture to a rustic tablescape. 

    2. Serving Platters

    Photo by Clarence Chan Photography

    Have your cateres pass cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on these makeshift trays.

    3. Guest Book Alternative

    Photo by Vallentyne Photography

    Instead of a traditional guest book, have friends and family jot notes on a large wooden slab you can display as artwork in your home. 

    4. Signage

    Photo by Wren Photography

    Carve script into smaller slices for festive signs.

    5. Tea Light Votives

    Photo by Your Story by Jeremy

    Use these romantic, woodsy votives to accent your reception tables or give them to guests as favors!

    6. Ring Pillow

    Photo by Christa Elyce Photography

    What a clever detail for a countryside ceremony!

    7. Lounge Tables

    Photo by Coco Tran Photography

    Add a natural touch to your cocktail lounge with tree stump ottomans. 

    8. Centerpiece Pedestals

    Photo by Julie Cate Photography

    Prop your centerpieces on stacked tree slices for a little more impact.

    9. Makeshift Lanterns

    Photo by Laurelyn Savannah Photography

    Create romantic, glowing centerpieces from hollowed-out tree slices. 

    10. Cake Stand

    Photo by Shaun & Skyla Walton

    For a rustic dessert display, serve your wedding cake, cupcakes, and other treats on tiers of bark. 

    You Might Also Be Interested In: 

    10 Natural Wedding Decor Ideas

    5 Stylish Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas For Earth Day!

    Top 10 Rustic Decor Ideas

    Greenery

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  • When it comes to creating a picture-perfect ceremony scene, an accessorized aisle will go a long way. Here are 8 unique ways to dress up your aisle. 

    1. Baskets

    Photo by Peaches and Mint

    Fill large wicker baskets with blooms and greenery for a fresh-from-the-garden look.

    2. Signage

    Photo by Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography

    Have romantic phrases scrawled onto little signs and hang them on the sides of your ceremony chairs.

    3. Pinwheels

    Photo by Josselyn Peterson

    Give your ceremony decor a whimsical touch with colorful paper pinwheels.

    4. Troughs

    Photo by Alexandra Grace Photography

    We love this rustic, relaxed take on traditional floral aisle markers for a ceremony in the countryside. 

    5. Topiaries

    Photo by Laura Murray Photography

    Go for clean, sophisticated aesethetic with green topiaries arranged in bold planters.

    6. Ribbon

    Photo by This Modern Romance

    Drape the aisles in lacy ribbons for a sweet, shabby chic look.

    7. Lamps

    Photo by Nadia D Photography

    Add an unexpected element to traditional decor with fabulous floor lamps.

    8. Bottles

    Photo by Simply Bloom Photography

    Take an eco-friendly approach to decorating and arrange flowers or greens in recycled bottles instead of vases. 

    For More Ceremony Inspiration, Don't Miss:

    Aisle Decor Ideas

    16 Breathtaking Ceremony Scenes

    10 Unique Ceremony Seating Ideas

     

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  • Top off a wow-worthy tablescape with these creative table number ideas! 

    1. 

    Photo by Joielala Photo

    Stick vinyl numerals onto colorful geo rock slabs for a hint of bohemian glamour.

    2.

    Photo by Flora + Fauna Photography

    Mix things up with cutout cardstock!

    3.

    Photo by Loft Photographie

    Paint numbers onto bright, patterned tiles.

    4.

    Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

    Make a statement with wooden lasercut signs.

    5.

    Photo by BrancoPrata Photography

    Add a touch of vintage style with numbered bell jars.

    6.

    Photo by Flora + Fauna Photography

    Paint numbers onto pretty antique salad plates.

    7.

    Photo Courtesy of Foglio Press

    Channel modern glamour with lucite and glitter.

    8.

    Photo by Joielala Photo

    Incorporate a pop of pattern with a painted canvas.

    9.

    Photo by Julia Wade Photography

    Give your tablescapes a whimsical touch with fun flag table numbers.

    10.

    Photo Courtesy of A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production

    Make a scholarly statement with repurposed hardback books.

    11.

    Photo by Flora + Fauna Photography

    Paint table numbers onto carafes for a relaxed, eco-friendly feel.

    For More Ideas for Your Tablescapes, Don't Miss:

    Place Settings

    Table Linens

    DIY Centerpieces

    Tablescapes


     

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  • Photos By: Mary Swenson

    Candles are that one favor you know your guests will use, and they're easier to make than you may think! Forget special candle-making equipment -- microwaveable soy wax is easy to use, and add a package of candle wicking (both available at craft stores) and you're ready to get started!     Begin by choosing an interesting container for your candle: vintage tins, miniature clay pots, and teacups all make lovely and unique statements, and are easy to coordinate with your event. For our project, we used inexpensive cobalt blue jars found on eBay.     First, we cut the wicking to fit the depth of our container. To keep the wick straight, we tied the top loosely around a wooden stick long enough so that it was able to rest on top of the jar, and then centered the wick over the jar.     We put the soy wax flakes in a microwave-safe container with a spout (which makes it easier to control the wax when we're ready to pour it into our jars) and melted the wax according to the package instructions.     You can personalize your candle's fragrance with a huge variety of fragrance oils, or leave them unscented. We added a few drops of lavender oil to our hot, melted wax, carefully poured it into the jars, and let them sit undisturbed until completely cooled and solid.     While the candles cooled, we prepped the packaging for our candles. We made simple gift tags and cut sprigs of dried lavender to tie around each jar.     The finished product: fragrant soy candles, personalized for each guest!     Use each candle as a place setting, or display them all together on a favor table. Your guests will love them!   Photos By: Mary Swenson
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  • Been there, seen that—yep, even that. When it comes to wedding portraits, we love a good eyes-closed-and-kissing shot as much as the next person, but we also love a twosome willing to get a bit creative with how they pose. Need some inspiration for your own pictures? Look no further than these 14 examples. 

    1. Flowers over Face

    Photo by Bryan and Mae

    Because the groom is just an accessory anyways, right? (Kidding, kidding)

    2. Dance Off 

    Photo by Kelly Stonelake 

    Break it downnnnn. 

    3. The Signage Speaks for Itself

    Photo by J. Wiley Photography

    In case anyone is confused about who is who.  

    5. Let Your Hands Do the Talking 

    Photo by Josselyn Peterson 

    That pic on the right would actually make a super cute "We're Engaged!" Instagram, don't ya think? 

    6. Standin' on the Dock of the Bay 

    Photo by Paper Antler 

    Very artistic, very beautiful 

    7. Gool Ol' Amersand 

    Photos by Lili Durkin Photography and Catherine Ann Photography

    Not exactly a new wedding trend, but we love the way these couples let the symbol take the forefront and speak for their togetherness. 

    8. Laying Down 

    Photo by Unique Design Studios 

    Sounds a little iffy in concept, but how beautifully did this portrait turn out? 

    9. Hide In Balloons 

    Photos by Mike Arick Photography and Bryan and Mae

    Having trouble with a natural smile? This from-childhood prop should bring it of ya! (And, if all else fails, you can always hide behind them.) 

    10. Umbrella Time 

    Photo by Jennifer Longaway Photography 

    Speaking of hiding: We adore the private kiss happening behind those parasols. Too cute! 

    11. Do's & Don'ts 

    Photo by Maria Mack 

    Steal a smooch while reading up on how to keep your spouse happy. (Get your own copy of these books here and here.) 

    12. Landmark Moment 

    Photo by Gerber & Scarpelli

    Try being a tiny, tiny part of one spectacular background. 

    13. The Notebook Moment 

    Photo by Allyson Magda 

    If you're a bird, I'm a bird. 

    14. At the End of the Night 

    Photo by Kyle Hale 

    Sparkler exits are great and all, but how about returning to the emptied-out reception space for one final moment together? 

    NEXT: 11 Classic Couple Shots >>

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  • Photo by Jack Looney Photography

    For some couples, choosing a first dance song is super-easy. Maybe you have a song you danced to in high school or a tune you always blast in the car. But for other couples, choosing a first dance song can be a little more complicated. So we looked at our recent real weddings on Project Wedding to see which songs were resonating with couples to provide some inspiration.

    “Better Together” by Jack Johnson “Close Your Eyes” by Michael Buble “You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne “Hey Pretty Girl” by Kip Moore “All of Me” by John Legend “Marry Me” by Train “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz “La Vie En Rose” by Louis Armstrong “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” by Ingrid Michaelson “Then” by Brad Paisley “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young “At Last” by Etta James “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran “The Book of Love” by Magnetic Fields “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan (Adele cover) “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder

    Be sure to follow our Real Weddings Editor for more gorgeous real wedding inspiration! 

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  • By: Mary Swenson

    That of-the-moment (yet utterly classic) blue and white striped shirt seen just about everywhere these days inspired this fresh, stylish table setting. Here's how we did it!     Linens Customizing individual linens for each place setting is made easy by using inexpensive white cotton napkins and multi-surface acrylic craft paint. Simply iron each napkin flat, and paint thin stripes along the bottom.     Centerpiece Liven up your centerpiece container by adding a striped detail along the bottom. First, we spray-painted a clear glass vase with white spray paint and let it dry completely. Then, after marking off stripe-painting guides using low-tack adhesive tape, we painted stripes around the base of the container.     Floral Simplicity A single, oversized red dahlia adds just the right amount of color and drama to this centerpiece while keeping it simple and unfussy.     Menus Carry the stripey theme over to all aspects of your event! To create this menu card, we used blue cardstock, a white gel pen, and white paint.     Contrast + Color The blue menu card is a striking contrast atop the sea of white. Place one card at each table setting, or put one or two at each table.     Place Cards Make matching place cards by using white card stock and painting stripes along one edge with blue paint. Use a similarly-colored blue pen to print names on each card.     Coordinated Paper Goods Coordinating menu and place cards are a lovely and sophisticated detail.     Stripes, Stripes, Stripes! Using the same number of stripes and a common color scheme for each piece on your table creates a unified, crisp look that's perfect for a bridal shower or wedding day!     (photos by Mary Swenson)
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  • Project and Photos By: Mary Swenson     Flowers can end up being a huge part of a wedding budget, but luckily there are easy ways to create beautiful arrangements on your own without a big expense. If you're thinking about tackling the flowers for your day yourself, we've come up with three types of arrangements that will make this an easy feat.     The simplest, can't-go-wrong type of arrangement is to fill your container with only one color of one type of flower. Flowers en masse - whether they be hydrangeas, roses, or tulips (like we show here) - are a sophisticated look that you just can't go wrong with. The best part? Not only is this strategy the easiest way to arrange flowers, but it also means that you can use inexpensive flowers and still have a stunning centerpiece.      With our tulips, we left most of the leaf on each stem, which helped this arrangement look lush and casual, and allowed us to buy fewer tulips to fill the container. For a more formal, modern look, you can strip all of the leaves off your flower's stem and bunch them together tightly.     Another simple arrangement is one that consists of different colors of one type of flower. The color variations will add visual interest to your table, but the use of only one type of flower still keeps the look cohesive and clean.     For our arrangement, we used dahilas in complimentary hues, and we spread the different colors out so that they were balanced among the arrangement.     The third option is to use different types of flowers in the same color to create an interesting yet put-together arrangement that will rival what any florist could do!     With this look, it's important to make sure most of the leaves are removed from the flower stems, and that the flowers are bunched together tightly. This will help your arrangement to look neat and professional. Also, make sure to spread out the different types of flowers throughout the arrangement - using floral foam inside your container will help  with this.     No matter what type of arrangement you go with, keeping it simple is the best way to go if you're thinking about doing the flowers for your event. They'll look beautiful!  
    4
  • Photos By: ohhappyday.com   This giant confetti looks festive whether its floating through the air or looking pretty on the floor.     We've seen this giant confetti premade in different parts of Europe but you can make your own with a $12 circle punch and some tissue paper. Maybe buy two and enlist the help of a friend.   Materials: Glassine Bags 4 3/4" x 6 5/8" Tissue Paper Giant 2" Circle Punch Computer Printer Japanese Washi Tape     The bags are really easy. Did you know you can put these bags through a regular desktop printer and print your own design on them? For this one we just made a really simple design on Adobe Illustrator then put the bag through the printer. It depends what program you are working in, but usually you need to make your document the same size as the bag and then tell your printer what size the "paper" you are loading into your machine is.   Stuff the bags with the giant confetti and seal with a small piece of colored washi tape.     Then leave the bags for your guests in their seats or hand out with the programs.     Happy Celebrating!  
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  • Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we have Autumn on our minds. Here are 10 gorgeous fall floral arrangements guaranteed to inspire those September-November brides.

    1.

    Photo by Stewart Leishman

    This bouquet wows us with a contrast of soft pink roses and calla lilies against deep red dahlias and amaranthus, with golden coxcomb and hypericum berries mixed in for texture.

    2. 

    Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz

    Feminine meets rustic with this unique blend of traditional peach and salmon garden roses and earthy elements like scabiosa pods, rust red oak leaves, and cascading berries.

    3. 

    Photo by Live View Studios

    This festive fall bouquet features honey colored hydrangeas, dried wheat grass, preserved eucalyptus, bittersweet berries, and pepper berries.

    4. 

    Photo courtesy of Alicia Jayne Florals

    Our top pick for a fall color palette? Shades of bold grape and soft, dusty mauve. Alicia Jayne Florals nails it with this bouquet of stock, parrot tulips, and roses.

    5.

    Photo by Christina McNeill

    If you're going for a sweet, whimsical aesethetic, this bouquet of fluffy dinner plate dahlias and blushing bride protea is a sure winner.

    6.

    Photo by Katie Osgood

    This bouquet has some serious personality with anemone and chocolate cosmo accents and a single "Festiva Maxima" peony taking center stage up front. 

    7.

    Photo by Frenzel Photographers

    Create the perfect caramel palette using waxflower, dark gold cymbidium orchids, orange mokara orchids, pheasant feathers, hypericum berries, auburn leaves, and cascading millet. 

    8. 

    Photo by Feather & Twine

    Antique roses are a must-have for a fall vintage style wedding. Combine them with peach David Austin Juliet garden roses, ivory ranunculus, and disty miller for a soft, old world look. 

    9. 

    Photo by Jodi Miller

    This hand-tied bouquet of burgundy dahlias, pink roses, green hydrangeas, and two-tone chrysanthemums would be a perfect pick for a fall barn wedding.

    10.

    Photo courtesy of Liz Rusnac Floral Design

    Get pretty in plum with an arrangement of roses, ranunculus, heather, and riceflower.

    For more fall floral inspiration, don't miss our Fall Bouquets and Fall Centerpieces boards!

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  • Due in part to their versatility, tree slices have become popular among brides wishing to bring an organic flare to their wedding decor. Here are our 10 favorite ways to style them!

    1. Charger Plates

    Photo by Laura Murray Photography

    Tree slab chargers are a great way to bring texture to a rustic tablescape. 

    2. Serving Platters

    Photo by Clarence Chan Photography

    Have your cateres pass cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on these makeshift trays.

    3. Guest Book Alternative

    Photo by Vallentyne Photography

    Instead of a traditional guest book, have friends and family jot notes on a large wooden slab you can display as artwork in your home. 

    4. Signage

    Photo by Wren Photography

    Carve script into smaller slices for festive signs.

    5. Tea Light Votives

    Photo by Your Story by Jeremy

    Use these romantic, woodsy votives to accent your reception tables or give them to guests as favors!

    6. Ring Pillow

    Photo by Christa Elyce Photography

    What a clever detail for a countryside ceremony!

    7. Lounge Tables

    Photo by Coco Tran Photography

    Add a natural touch to your cocktail lounge with tree stump ottomans. 

    8. Centerpiece Pedestals

    Photo by Julie Cate Photography

    Prop your centerpieces on stacked tree slices for a little more impact.

    9. Makeshift Lanterns

    Photo by Laurelyn Savannah Photography

    Create romantic, glowing centerpieces from hollowed-out tree slices. 

    10. Cake Stand

    Photo by Shaun & Skyla Walton

    For a rustic dessert display, serve your wedding cake, cupcakes, and other treats on tiers of bark. 

    You Might Also Be Interested In: 

    10 Natural Wedding Decor Ideas

    5 Stylish Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas For Earth Day!

    Top 10 Rustic Decor Ideas

    Greenery

    1
  • When it comes to creating a picture-perfect ceremony scene, an accessorized aisle will go a long way. Here are 8 unique ways to dress up your aisle. 

    1. Baskets

    Photo by Peaches and Mint

    Fill large wicker baskets with blooms and greenery for a fresh-from-the-garden look.

    2. Signage

    Photo by Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography

    Have romantic phrases scrawled onto little signs and hang them on the sides of your ceremony chairs.

    3. Pinwheels

    Photo by Josselyn Peterson

    Give your ceremony decor a whimsical touch with colorful paper pinwheels.

    4. Troughs

    Photo by Alexandra Grace Photography

    We love this rustic, relaxed take on traditional floral aisle markers for a ceremony in the countryside. 

    5. Topiaries

    Photo by Laura Murray Photography

    Go for clean, sophisticated aesethetic with green topiaries arranged in bold planters.

    6. Ribbon

    Photo by This Modern Romance

    Drape the aisles in lacy ribbons for a sweet, shabby chic look.

    7. Lamps

    Photo by Nadia D Photography

    Add an unexpected element to traditional decor with fabulous floor lamps.

    8. Bottles

    Photo by Simply Bloom Photography

    Take an eco-friendly approach to decorating and arrange flowers or greens in recycled bottles instead of vases. 

    For More Ceremony Inspiration, Don't Miss:

    Aisle Decor Ideas

    16 Breathtaking Ceremony Scenes

    10 Unique Ceremony Seating Ideas

     

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  • Top off a wow-worthy tablescape with these creative table number ideas! 

    1. 

    Photo by Joielala Photo

    Stick vinyl numerals onto colorful geo rock slabs for a hint of bohemian glamour.

    2.

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    Mix things up with cutout cardstock!

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    Paint numbers onto bright, patterned tiles.

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    Make a statement with wooden lasercut signs.

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    Add a touch of vintage style with numbered bell jars.

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    Paint numbers onto pretty antique salad plates.

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    Channel modern glamour with lucite and glitter.

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    Incorporate a pop of pattern with a painted canvas.

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    Photo by Julia Wade Photography

    Give your tablescapes a whimsical touch with fun flag table numbers.

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    Make a scholarly statement with repurposed hardback books.

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    Photo by Flora + Fauna Photography

    Paint table numbers onto carafes for a relaxed, eco-friendly feel.

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    Candles are that one favor you know your guests will use, and they're easier to make than you may think! Forget special candle-making equipment -- microwaveable soy wax is easy to use, and add a package of candle wicking (both available at craft stores) and you're ready to get started!     Begin by choosing an interesting container for your candle: vintage tins, miniature clay pots, and teacups all make lovely and unique statements, and are easy to coordinate with your event. For our project, we used inexpensive cobalt blue jars found on eBay.     First, we cut the wicking to fit the depth of our container. To keep the wick straight, we tied the top loosely around a wooden stick long enough so that it was able to rest on top of the jar, and then centered the wick over the jar.     We put the soy wax flakes in a microwave-safe container with a spout (which makes it easier to control the wax when we're ready to pour it into our jars) and melted the wax according to the package instructions.     You can personalize your candle's fragrance with a huge variety of fragrance oils, or leave them unscented. We added a few drops of lavender oil to our hot, melted wax, carefully poured it into the jars, and let them sit undisturbed until completely cooled and solid.     While the candles cooled, we prepped the packaging for our candles. We made simple gift tags and cut sprigs of dried lavender to tie around each jar.     The finished product: fragrant soy candles, personalized for each guest!     Use each candle as a place setting, or display them all together on a favor table. Your guests will love them!   Photos By: Mary Swenson
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