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There are so many aspects of a wedding that could stand to benefit from an added flower or two. Check out our ideas below and get inspired! For even more floral inspiration, check out our flowers and decor boards!
1. MARRY IN A GARDEN
Photo by Joanna Tano Photography
There's no better place to tie the knot if you're a flower lover than in a romantic garden setting!
2. BLOSSOMING CAKE
Photos by Sweet & Saucy Shop and James Rubio Photography
We're all in favor of adding blooms to your sweet treat, especially if they're edible.
3. ROSETTE GOWN
Gowns by Pronovias and Oscar de la Renta, Photos by Dan Lecca
Don't just decorate with flowers, wear them! These textured floral gowns have gorgeous details and flatter like no other.
4. FLORAL STATIONERY
Photos by N. Barrett Photography and Tikko Weddings
Invite guests to your nuptials with bright and colorful floral illustrations. We love the ones above.
5. LOVELY LINENS
Photos by Matt Edge Weddings and Rylee Hitchner Photography
Decorate your reception tables with fun, printed linens that match your love for all things floral!
6. BLOOMING JEWELS
Photos by Kate Osborne Photography and Katelyn James Photography
Amp up your bridal style by adding some garden-inspired jewelry to your ensemble.
7. PETAL AISLE RUNNER
Photos by KT Merry Photography
Line your aisle with gorgeous flower petals for your grand entrance.
8. HAIR ADORNMENT
Photos by Shelly Kroeger Photography and Meg Perotti Photography
You don't have to be a garden bride to add this accessory to your 'do. We love it for a feminine, romantic look.
9. GORGEOUS TABLE RUNNERS
Photos by Vallentyne Photography and Melissa Jill Photography
A floral table runner works well with any wedding style, and will make your reception space smell amazing!
NEXT: 12 Beautiful Ideas For a Garden Wedding
Project and Photos by Erica O'Brien
Create these sweet-as-sugar table numbers in a few easy steps!
What You’ll Need:Ruler Fondant in color of your choice pizza wheel 5 x 7 paper embossing folder (Erica OBrien used an Anna Griffin by Cuttlebug design) Number cutters Cornstarch (to prevent sticking) Sugar cookie recipe of your choice Fondant smoother Exacto knife Food-use only paintbrush Small rolling pin Water
Roll out sugar cookie dough to about 1/4" thick. Use ruler and pizza wheel to cut into 4” x 6” rectangle. Repeat as many times as needed.
Lay cut rectangles on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until firm.
Using number cutters, carefully cut out table numbers as needed. Refrigerate again until firm, about 15 minutes.
Bake until lightly browned. Allow to cool.
Roll fondant thin, about 1/8” thick, into about a 5” x 7” rectangle. Be sure to roll to an even thickness.
Place embossed side of paper embossing folder on rolled fondant, pressing firmly.
Use fondant smoother with firm pressure to evenly emboss fondant. Check that fondant evenly fills cavities on paper embossing folder.
Gently lift embossing folder off fondant.
Impression should be even all over fondant.
Using water and food-use only brush, wet entire surface of number cookie.
Adhere fondant to cookie (embossed side facing up) and flip cookie so that back of cookie is facing up.
Place pizza wheel against edge of cookie and cut fondant to same size as cookie.
Use exactly knife to cut number out of fondant.
Gently remove fondant cut out.
There you have it!
Invitations are an important part of your wedding, and not just because they give guests crucial information. Whether you opt for punchy colors, personal touches or romantic details, this is your chance to set the tone for your upcoming nuptials. Below are 10 unique designs that caught our attention.
Photo by Nbarrett Photography
This gradual change from light to dark pink is soft, romantic, and sure to capture the recipient's attention.
2. Rustic Romance
Photos by (from left to right): Jessica Lorren Organic Photography and Tikko Weddings
If you're set on rustic for your wedding style, why not match your invitations accordingly? A tan or brown background with white calligraphy sets the tone perfectly.
3. Letterpressed Modern Graphics
Photo by Presshaus LA
Put a modern twist on your invitations with letterpressed graphics. From state outlines to arrows and calenders, your invitation can be a bit more interactive and unique with these additions.
4. Bold and Bright
Photo by A Girl and A Camera Photography
Neon colors aren't just for raves, use them on your wedding stationery! With these whimsical fonts and bright colors, nobody can turn down an invite.
5. Shape Up
Photo by Onelove Photography
Nobody said you had to stick with a squares or rectangles. This couple opted for invites in the shape of a record player, a theme that was present throughout their reception.
Photos by (from left to right): Katelyn James Photography and The Nichols
Paper invitations are great, but why not step out of the box and hop on board with the new handkerchief trend? They'll last longer and definitely put a unique twist on the traditional wedding stationery.
Photos by (from left to right): Taylor Lord Photography and Wedding Paper Divas
The perfect combination of artisitic and romantic, watercolors can take your invitations to the next level. Whether you have them custom-made or use a pre-existing design, they certaintly add a creative element.
8. Personal Touches
Photo by Amelia Lyon Photography
Make the invitations uniquely yours by adding images that represent your relationship. From favorite restaurants to places you've travelled, make your relationship look just as good on paper.
9. Nothing But Nautical
Photos by (from left to right): Jeremiah and Rachel Photography and Harwell Photography
If you're tying the knot seaside, get your guests in the mood with a fun nautical design. A compass, an anchor, or even an octopus are appropriate touches for nautical nuptials.
10. Fruity and Feminine
Photo by Ryan Ray Photography
Incorporate the fruity flavors of summer's classic drink for a fun and catchy invitation that's sure to persuade guests to attend your wedding.
NEXT: 8 Must-Haves For Your Hot Weather Wedding
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff
Greet your guests with something they'll always remember with these DIY ombre seashell escort cards. They are the perfect touch for a beach wedding or a subtle nod to the sea for any bride dreaming of a coastal reception.The finished escort cards look beautiful and unique, but they're also very quick and easy to make. Materials: Seashells (which can be found at a local craft store) Acrylic Paint Paint Brush Paper Towel or Rag Metallic Sharpie Scissors Cotton Piping Filler Cord Craft Glue How To: 1. Start by painting the bottom or top half of a seashell and let the paint sit for 15-30 seconds. 2. Next, gently wipe away the majority of the paint. This will leave you with an ombre painted look. 3. Once the paint is dry to the touch, which shouldn't be long since most of the paint was wiped away in step 2, write guests names and table numbers on each shell, with a metallic marker. 4. Then cut a piece of filler cord, roughly 5 inches long, and tie it in a knot in the center of the cord. 5. Attach these knotted cords to the seashells with glue for a nautical look. Enjoy your beautiful escort cards!
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff Pop the question to your bridesmaids with these teeny tiny gift boxes, with a surprise message (and gift) inside. This DIY will help get your potential bridesmaids excited for the big day and you can customize the painted birch boxes to your wedding colors in a pinch. This is a great way to give bridesmaids a piece of jewelry, like a ring, that they can wear to the wedding and cherish long after you say, "I do". Materials: Small Round Birch Craft Boxes Acrylic Paint Paint Brush 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid' print outs Crinkle Paper Scissors Velvet Ribbon Fresh Flowers, like Delphinium (optional) How To: 1. First, paint the base and lid of the box with acrylic paint in fun patterns and shapes. Wait for the paint to dry. 2. Next, cut a piece of velvet ribbon between four and seven inches long, and glue one end to the inside of the lid. 3. Wrap the other end of the ribbon through the ring and glue the loose end further down on the back of the ribbon. This will create a secure loop to hold the ring, so it doesn't fall out of the box. It will also lift the ring from the box when the lid is opened. 4. Next, add a strip of paper to the the ring and ribbon that pops the question. You can create these strips very easily with your home computer and a printer. The font used in the example is called Housegrind and is free for personal use, right here. 5. Lastly, add crinkle paper to the box and nestle the ring inside before tucking in the ribbon and paper message and putting the lid back on. Present as a gift to your potential bridesmaids and cross your fingers.
Fun and unique ways to guide your guests to their tables!
1. Magnetic Field
Photo by Kurt Boomer Photography
A modern twist on the refigerator magnet, this is a fun way for guests to find their seats.
2. Dog-loving Cards
Photo by Caroline Tran Photography
Animal lovers, let these precious pooches capture the hearts of your guests.
3. Rustic Keys
Photo by Christa Elyce Photography
Your guests hold the key to their seats with this adorable DIY touch.
4. Clothes Line
Photo by Jeff Loves Jessica
Put a twist on this old-fashioned drying technique by using it as a modern way for guests to find their tables.
5. Flower Pots
Photo by Jodi Miller Photography
Bring your reception to life with springtime pastel flowers and fancy calligraphy to get people into their seats.
6. Luggage Tags
Photo by KT Merry Photography
Transform never-before used luggage identifiers into escort cards, the perfect accent to a rustic southern wedding.
7. Dangling Diamonds
Photo by Landon Jacob Photography
Hang paper cut-outs with ribbon from the branch of a tree over head and have guests search for their names.
8. Brown Paper Packages
Photo by Millie Holloman Photography
The calligraphy on each packaged escort card adds a touch of elegance to a rustic display.
9. Chalk It Out
Photo by Hello Studios Photography
These easy, mini blackboards are a creative touch for a DIY-inspired wedding.
10. Go Graphic
Photo by Amelia Lyon Photography
These bold graphic designs will catch the eys of your guests and allow them to easily find their name and number.
11. Lock It Up
Photo by Meg Perotti Photography
Your guests can unlock the mystery of their seat all on their own with these glam lock & key sets.
12. Mini Compass
Photo by Millie Holloman Photography
This mini compass will be essential in finding the proper seat, especially if you've got a lot of of guests and tables to maneuver.
13. Plane Tickets
Photo by Spindle Photography
A fun idea for a destination wedding or couples who caught the travel bug, give guests one-way tickets to their assigned tables.
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As we've already seen, there are plenty of clever ways to mix things up when it comes to your wedding guestbook. Let's take a look at a few more unique ideas creative couples have come up with!
Photo by Orange Turtle Photography
1. Globe - This is a fabulous idea whether you have guests coming in from all over the world, are planning a destination wedding, or just want to incorporate your love for travel into your big day.
Photo by Cuppa Photography
2. Guitar - Have guests put their signatures on a physical representation of a hobby or interest that's unique to you as a couple. We've seen this done with everything from records to oars.
Photo by Maria Mack Photography
3. Tree Slice - These wooden slabs are often incorporated into rustic wedding decor, and they also make fun, festive guestbooks!
Photo by Katelyn James
4. Thumbprint Tree - Instead of signing their names, have guests make their mark with colorful thumbprints! After the wedding, you'll be left with a fun, meaningful piece of art to frame and display in your home.
Photo by Amore Events by Cody, LLC
5. Cornhole Board - Cornhole has proven to be a very popular lawn game in recent years, with couples getting customized sets made for their big day. Make your cornhole game even more special by asking guests to sign or write special messages on the boards!
Be sure to check out even more guestbook ideas from real weddings here!
When it comes time to escort your guests to their seats at the reception, it becomes a difficult task. You have a herd of (hungry and thirsty) people trying to find their names on either cards, tags, or better yet charts. To eliminate some stress, display your seating arrangements during cocktail hour so that they can take their time to look. Here are a few creative ideas that come to our minds:
1. Framed Chart - Accessorize with tassel balloons to create a focal point.
Photo: Daniel Kim Photography
2. Window - Rent or purchase a reclaimed antique window and handwrite guests' names in each pane.
Photo: Richard Ellis Photography
3. Wooden Door - Hang different sized frames on a wooden door for a vintage-inspired touch.
Photo: Crystal Satriano Photography
4. Poster Board - Instead of listing guests' names under each table number, why not alphabetize?
Photo: Retrospect Images
5. Chalkboard - Name your seating arrangement something unique like "trailhead."
Photo: Wren Photography
6. Clothespins and Tags - An easy DIY project if you're on the prowl!
Photo: Angela & Evan Photography
7. Books - Fit for your literary-theme, gather your favorite reads for guests to see.
Photo: Sherri J. Photography
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff Incorporate fresh flowers at your reception, in an unexpected way, by creating these floral push pins and eucalyptus escort cards. Guests will be thrilled to hunt for their name and table number when greeting by this fall foliage.
Materials: Scissors Glue Gun Sharpie or Paint Pen Flat Top Thumb Tacks Eucalyptus Leaves Number Stickers Small Manilla Gift Tags Assorted Fall Foliage Strawflowers Heather Step One: Start by adding small number stickers to the bottom center of a stack of gift tags. These numbers will correspond with the table number at which each guest will be seated. Step Two: Next, cut a small or medium sized eucalyptus leaf from a larger stem and write your guest's names on the leaf with a marker or paint pen. Step Three: Then, start putting the pieces together. Poke the eucalyptus stem through the hole at the top of your gift tag. Cut a small sprig of heather and poke it through the hole as well. Set aside. Step Four: Now it's time to make the flower thumbtacks. Cut the stems completely off of the strawflowers, to provide a nice flat surface under the bloom for the thumbtack. Then, using a glue gun, apply a generous amount of glue to the underside of the strawflowers and attach the flat part of the thumbtack to the hot glue. Wait for the glue to dry for a few minutes before handling. Step Five: Now you have a flower push pin to attach the escort cards to a fabric-covered cork board, as guests enter the reception area. Poke the push pin through the top of the eucalyptus leaf and gift tag and you are done. Guests will find their tables quickly and easily, and at the end of the night, they can take their escort card home as a souvenir. Strawflowers dry out very easily, so it's a great memento that guests can keep to remember your special day.
It's the little details that guests will notice during the wedding reception (besides the food and drinks), which means your table names are no exception. You could take the easy route and do numbers but show off you personality as a couple with names. Here are 5 examples:
Cities and States - Do you both love to travel? Show your guests your favorite vacation spots! See more of Amber & Brett's real wedding here.
Photo: Weston Neuschafer Photography
Sports - Whether it's football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, or tennis, use professional player's last names. See more of Lydia & Bill's real wedding here.
Photo: Genesa Richards Photography
Biblical Virtues - Faith, respect, joy, compassion, perserverance, humility, hope, gratitude -- the options are endless. See more of Helen and Sam's real wedding here.
Photo: Jamie Delanie Photography
Pets - If your venue doesn't allow pets on-site, then include them by having their photos instead. See more of Sara & Jeremiah's real wedding here.
Photo: Jillian Mitchell Photography
Cultures - Pay homage to your families' roots by using your second language such as Spanish. See more of Rebecca and Mark's real wedding here.
Photo: Shelly Kroeger Photography