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  • 9 cute and creative ways to serve your cocktails -- Cheers! 

     

    Photo by: Michelle Warren

    Water infused with mint, cucumber, and lemon -- sounds delish! 

    Photo by: Love Life Images

    Rosemary lemonade and peach iced tea displayed in an antique white cabinet -- does an outdoor reception get any more chic than this?

    Photo by: M. Norwood Photogrpahy

    Does it get more refreshing than classic lemonade in the summer?

    Photo by: Anjuli

    Going for more of an indie, DIY vibe? Store your spirits in vintage crates.

    Photo by: Hudson Nichols Photography

    We love how Jessica and Matt repurposed an old cabinet to hold their beverage supplies.

    Photo by: Karen Wise 

    Serve big batch punches in wide mouth jars. Don't forget the ladles! 

    Photo by: Neuschafer Photography

    Don't think we'll ever get tired of mason jar mugs and striped straws.

    Photo by: Jordan Ferney 

    A rainbow display of old fashioned sodas instantly doubles as reception favors. 

    Photo by: Katelyn James Photography

    Mini chalkboards and log displays are the perfect finishing touches for a rustic beverage station. 

     

     

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  • Photo: KT Merry

    Since your aisle is the focal point of your ceremony decor, dressing it up a bit will go a long way to achieve a gorgeous overall look. Here are ten creative ways to decorate your ceremony aisle.

    Greenery Garland

    Photos (from left): Lane Dittoe, Rylee Hitchner

    Drape garland from chair to chair or let it wind down either side of the aisle.

    Lanterns

    Photos (from left): Abi Q Photography, Leila Brewster

    Lanterns are a popular aisle decor choice and come in an endless variety of styles, from preppy and nautical to romantic and shabby chic.

    Pom Poms

    Photos (from left): Jodi Miller, Ryan Ray

    Pom poms are a cute, colorful way to decorate your aisle, whether you string them along either side or scatter them down the center. You might even consider having your flower girl toss pom poms instead of flower petals!

    Sequins

    Photos: KT Merry

    Add a little extra sparkle and glamour to an indoor ceremony by sprinkling sequins or glitter along the aisle.

    Rocks

    Photos (from left): JAC Photography, Meg Perotti

    Rocks are a unique, eco-friendly option for lining your path.

    Candles

    Photo: Christa Elyce Photography

    There's nothing more classically romantic than soft, flickering candlelight.

    Flower Petals

    Photos: KT Merry

    We love the look of these densely packed, color-blocked petals!

    Rugs

    Photos (from left): XOXO Bride, Jose Villa

    Roll one long runner down the aisle, or lay several rugs in succession.

    Crepe Paper

    Photos: Toast! Event Planning and Design

    Big, fluffy crepe paper globes are a fun, pretty, do it yourself alternative to floral pomaders.

    For more inspiration on decking out your aisles, be sure to check out our Ceremony Decor board or head over to our Flowers Editor's Floral Aisle Markers board!

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  • Photo: Delbarr Moradi

    One of the many great perks of being an autumn bride is the ability to take advantage of all the rich hues and gorgeous textures the season has to offer. Here's a roundup of our favorite fall wedding blooms for your inspiration! 

    1. Dahlias

    Photos (from left): Melanie Duerkopp, Heather Hawkins

    These festive flowers are available in a wide range of colors from bright, perky hues like apricot and magenta to deep shades like aubergine and burgundy.

    2. Chocolate Sunflowers

    Photos: Jose Villa

    Distinguished by gorgeous earthy tones of gold, bronze and brown,  these blooms radiate rustic charm and make a perfect addition to any autumn arrangement.

    3. Gerber Daisies

    Photos (from left): Josselyn Peterson, Anna Delores Photography

    With their large open faces and striking colors, these bursting blossoms are so cheerful and refreshing!

    4. Mums

    Photos (from left): Jackie Wonders, onelove Photography

    Embrace the fall season with large, bursting fuji mums, fluffy football mums, or mini compact button mums.

    5. Chocolate Cosmos

    Photos (from left): Lisa Lefkowitz, Bows & Arrows

    These dark, dramatic blooms are perfect for adding contrast and dimension to your bridal bouquet. 

    6. Orchids

    Photos (from left): Allyson Magda, Jodi Miller

    With their lovely maple color, these cymbidium orchids are great choice for incorporating a touch of autumn.

    7. Calla Lilies

    Photos (from left): Caroline Tran, Courtney Bowlden

    Hearty, elegant calla lilies are available in stunning fall colors like deep orange, dark purple, and ruby red.

    8. Roses

    Photos (from left): Stacy Reeves, Delbarr Moradi

    A bouquet of orange, peach or purple roses is a perfect choice for classic brides!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff     If you're looking for a simple wedding project that won't break the bank, these watercolor favor boxes are the perfect match. Use them as wedding favor boxes for guest, bridal party gifts, even as holiday packaging for presents wrapped sweetly under the tree.     Materials: Kraft box (any size) Scissors Super thick yarn White watercolor Paint brush

    How-To:

      1. Fold the box and prepare watercolors with a few drops of water in a small dish or palette.     2. Write a message with watercolors on the top of the box.     3. Fill with yummy bakery items or other sweet treats.     4. Add a card inside the box to say thanks to guests for coming to your wedding. Or pen a note to your bridal party to tell your bridesmaids how much they mean to you.     5. Close up the box and add a long piece of yarn. Tie it in a bow or add a giant yarn pouf to finish the package.   Voila!
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  • Photo by Jose Villa

    Planning a wedding in a barn, on a farm, or in the countryside? Create a picture-perfect scene with our ten favorite rustic wedding decor ideas!

    1. Grapevine Wreaths

    Photos by (from left): Karena Dixon, Allison Davis

    Dress up the branches with flowers, ribbons, or greenery for a pretty, personal touch. 

    2. Hay

    Photos by (from left): Katelyn James, Jose Villa

    Hay bales are great for creating unique displays or festive seating arrangements.

    3. Wildflowers

    Photos by (from left): Amy Arrington, Jen Huang

    Go with loose arrangements of wildflowers like larkspur, waxflower, phlox, daisies, bluebells or buttercups for that relaxed, freshly picked look. 

    4. Burlap

    Photos by (from left): Leila Brewster, Anne Brookshire

    Burlap is a great way to incorporate natural texture into your wedding decor. Use it for table runners, aisle markers, bunting, favor bags, signs...the possiblities are endless! 

    5. Draping

    Photo by Mastin Studio

    Draping is a great way to bring warmth and personality to a raw space, especially when you are working with lofted ceilings, as is often the case with a rustic venue. 

    6. Birch Bark

    Photos by (from left): Carlie Statsky, Hazelnut Photography

    Wrap sheets of birch bark around vases, candles, or buckets for beautiful rustic centerpieces. 

    7. Chalkboards

    Photos by (from left): Shaun & Skyla Walton, Gina & Ryan Photography

    Use chalkboards in lieu of paper for unique wedding signs, menu boards, chair signs, table numbers, escort cards, place cards, and more. 

    8. Galvanized Buckets

    Photos by (from left): Tanja Lippert, Leslee Mitchell

    Set a relaxed countryside scene with tin buckets spilling over with wildflowers. 

    9. Tree Stump Tables

    Photos by (from left): Anne Nunn, Michelle Cross

    We love these fun, creative accent tables for cocktail lounges and decorative displays! 

    10. Grapevine Balls

    Photos by (from left): Jess + Nate Studios, Elyse Hall

    Grapevine balls are great for rustic ceiling decor, aisle markers, centerpieces and more. Dress them up with string lights, flowers, or ribbons for a unique look.

    For more rustic wedding inspiration, don't miss our Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas board!

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  • Brrr. . . it's still so very cold out here! In honor (or maybe in spite of) the chilly weather, here are 10 of our favorite ways to bring a little warmth to any wedding day. 

    RELATED: 7 Warm 'n' Fuzzy Bridesmaids Gifts

    1. Wear a flannel shirt while you're getting ready 

    Photo by Lisa Fitts Photography 

    Bundle up in an oversized flannel while you're getting your makeup done. You can even borrow one from your soon-to-be husband! 

    2. Coffee and donut hole favors 

    Photo by Austin Gros Photography

    Send guests off to the after after party with a miniature jolt of caffeine and sugar. 

    3. Uggs! 

    Photo by MB Fotografie Design 

    Such a fun portrait for snow-bound brides. 

    4. A Custom Hot Chocolate Bar 

    Photo by Katelyn James

    Stir-in chocolate spoons eliminate the risk of staining clothes while pouring --- and ensures that each guest can make their drink as chocolaty as they desire. 

    5. Furs for everyone (in the wedding party) 

    Photo by Rachel Pearlman Photography

    A warm, luxe touch for outdoor portraits. 

    6. Shawls for everyone (watching the ceremony) 

    Photo by Nataly Lemus 

    If your ceremony is taking place somewhere without centrail heating (an old curch or barn, for example), consider providing shawls and hand warmers for attendees. 

    7. S'more everything 

    Photos courtesy of Nine Photography and The Sunday Sweet

    Opt for the classic make-your-own or go for something a little more modern (hellooo s'more cupcakes!) -- either way this dessert is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. 

    8. Candlelight Decor 

    Photo by Annie Hosfield Photography

    Instantly ups the coziness factor by at least seventy-five percent. 

    9. Hot cider 

    Photo by Nine Photography

    Or hot mulled wine or hot pear juice -- anything you can add cloves or cinnamon to works! 

    10. A closed-in tent 

    Photo by Mad Chicken Studio 

    Don't want to forgo an outdoor ceremony in a colder month? Outfit a tented reception with lots and lots of heat lamps.  

    BROWSE ALL WINTER REAL WEDDING BOARDS

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  • From donuts and strawberries to seashells and tree bark, amp up this classic wedding day treat with jaw-dropping details. 

    1.  Stawberry Fields

    Photos by (from left to right) Spindle Photography and Feather and Twine Photography

    Who doesn't love sweet strawberries lathered in chocolatey goodness? That's reason enough to top your cake off with them, whether it's white or milk chocolate, you'll have your guests begging for seconds (and thirds). 

    2. Vintage Accents

    Photo by Robyn Preston Photography

    We're loving the vintage details on this cake, especially the clock. Perfect for an old-school wedding style or just a fun detail on any cake. 

    3. Nature-Inspired 

    Photo by Spindle Photography

    Tree bark as a final addition to your sweet treat may seem a bit odd, but trust us when we say it's ideal for a rustic or woodland-themed wedding. 

    4. Words, Words, Words

    Photos by (from left to right) Three Little Blackbirds and Sarina Love Photography

    Personalize your cake by adding your favorite song lyrics or verses of poetry, or go ultra-romantic and adorn it with inspirational love quotes.

    5. Seashells By the Seashore

     

    Photo by Andi Mans Photography

    Nothing says beach wedding like having a piece of the beach so beautifully displayed on your wedding cake. If you're lucky enought to be seaside grab them off your local shoreline, or just have your bakery create edible ones. 

    6. Cookie Monsters

     

    Photo by Spindle Photography

    If you're mouth is already watering from the mere sight of this chocolatey piece of heaven (ours is), then you should definitely top your cake with America's favorite cookie.

    7. Going Green

    Photos by (from left to right) Brandon Chesbro Photography and Ryan Ray Photography

    Show off your outdoorsy side by adorning your cake with greenery, leaves or anything else you can find right in your backyard. 

    8. Strawberry Fields

    Photo by Jodi Miller Photography

    Whether you two are big on board games or want something a little more creative, edible Scrabble pieces are an adorable addition. 

    9. Double Trouble

    Photos by (from left to right) Sweet and Saucy Shop and David One Photography

    So you and your future hubby admittedly have the biggest sweet tooth around, and we've got a solution for you. Top off your dessert with, well, another dessert. (What cavities?)

     

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  • The most stunning autumn place settings boast a nice balance of deep colors, rich textures, elegant metallics, and organic elements. Here are 10 of our favorite looks to inspire your fall wedding tablescapes.

    1.

    Photo by Rustic White Photography

    A woven straw placemat in a subtle eggplant hue topped with faux bois patterned plates, gold flatware, and a goldfoil pear place card holder.

    2.

    Photo by Laurelyn Savannah Photography

    An animal hide tablecloth dressed up with rustic flatware, artisan wood chargers, indigo paisley patterned dinner napkins, and a sprig of berries. 

    3.

    Photo by Ali Harper Photography

    A rustic barnwood table topped with simple white patterned dinner plates, heather gray linen napkins, a Guinea Fowl feather, and cool graphite flatware.

    4.

    Photo by Paula O'Hara Photography

    A gold charger paired with an ornate gold patterned salad plate and wrapped in a romantic crimson satin ribon.

    5.

    Photo by Ben Q. Photography

    A classic white and gold dining set accented with a sapphire blue raw silk dinner napkin and a gold spray-painted, calligraphed magnolia leaf.

    6.

    Photo Courtesy of Naturally Yours Events

    Aubergine and taupe Tartan plaid table linens paired with brass flatware and gold-rimmed plates.

    7.

    Photo by onelove Photography

    A gorgeous auburn feather charger plate topped with champagne-rimmed china and a simple kraft place card scrawled in white calligraphy.

    8.

    Photo by Paula O'Hara Photography

    A fine hemstitch napkin in a rich cinnamon hue, topped with a sprig of Queen Anne's Lace and bundled with a ruby velveteen ribbon.

    9.

    Photo by Laurelyn Savannah Photography

    A matte silver charger combined with a striped chambray dinner napkin, fresh fall fruit, and fine antique silverware.

    10.

    Photo by Almond Leaf Studios

    A kraft paper menu card illustrated with a black rose motif tucked into a plum dinner napkin and set atop mixed-shape ivory plates.

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  • Yes, we love candy, koozies, and potted succulents as much as the next wedding fanatic, but sometimes you just need to think outside of the box. Here are a few wedding favor ideas that truly break the mold.

    Condiments and Spices

    Olive oil is a popular wedding favor these days, but if there’s a condiment that you and your spouse love, share it with your guests! We’ve seen ketchup, mustard, Tabasco, as well as various seasonings (Old Bay, BBQ rubs, etc.).

    Photo by Anjuli

     

    Temporary Tattoos

    Yeah, it’s a little offbeat, but it’s certainly hip and will get your guests talking. Offer up an array of temporary tats for your guests to enjoy. Who knows, maybe your Grandma will partake (can you imagine that photo?).

    Photos by (from left): Liz Chrisman Photography, Emily Alt Photography

     

    Books

    This might be a little labor-intensive, but we love the idea of picking out a book for each guest (or couple) to take home. Handwriting a personalized note inside is a great touch. What an amazing keepsake for your nearest and dearest!

    Photo by Diana M. Lott

     

    Buttons

    These are pretty quirky, but adorable, too! Offer your guests a selection of pins to affix to their attire and take home.

    Photos by (from left): Katelyn James Photography, Shelly Kroeger Photography

     

    Pottery or Handmade Crafts

    We love how this bride used her pottery-making skills to create ceramic bowls for all of her guests. If you have crafting or cooking skills, use them to create gifts for your guests (but don’t overwhelm yourself by taking on a too-huge task!).

    Photo by Maggie Fortson Photography

     

    Cotton Candy in a Box
    Fact: Guests love sweet treats. But instead of cookies or candy, try something a bit more whimsical with cotton candy stored in a takeout box. What a fun treat for guests of all ages!

    Photo by Jenny DeMarco Photography

    Fresh Fruit

    Give your favors a healthful touch by providing your guests with fresh fruit. From berries to pineapples, peaches to apples, think seasonal and local when it comes to picking your produce.

    Photo by Dear Darling Photography

    Want more great favor ideas? Follow our Favors Editor to see lots more wedding favor photos »

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  • Cookouts are the best part of summer, especially on the 4th of July with family and friends. Who doesn't love hot dogs, hamburgers, and fireworks? Bring that laid-back vibe to your rehearsal dinner. Here's how to do it: 

    1. Big-Batch Chilled Beverages

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography

    Mix up big batchees of flavored water, lemonade, or sweet tea and let guests serve themselves! Use mason jars as glasses for an extra picnic-y feel. 

    2. Gingham & Sunflower Decor

    Photo by (from left to right) Chelsea Fuss and Nami Dadlani Photography

    Set your wooden banquet tables with checkered linens or napkins and use bright yellow sunflowers in your centerpieces. Here's our step-by-step guide to styling a summer table.

    3. Finger Foods

    Photo by Jose Villa

    Pass around bite-size burgers, BBQ sliders, pigs in a blanket, french fry shooters, and corn on the cob halves as appetizers. 

    4. Strawberry Shortcake

    Photo by Chelsea Fuss 

    We all scream for ice cream! As much as it would coof off guests, it would also quickly melt in the heat. Instead, try a strawberry shortcake. Light and sweet, it will leave guests feeling satisfied but not heavy. Here's a complete step-by-step receipe for creating the one pictured above. 

    5. Lawn Games

    Photo by Orange in Bloom

    Entertain your guests with lawn games such as cornhole, croquet, hula hoops, bocce ball, and badminton. 

    6. Outdoor Lounge

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography

    Countrify your backyard with an outdoor lounge of hay bales, quilts, and wooden barrels. 

    7. Bonfire Desserts

    Photo by MaryBeth Clouser Photography

    S'mores kits are an edible favor that your guests can enjoy while keeping warm by the fire. 

     

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  • 9 cute and creative ways to serve your cocktails -- Cheers! 

     

    Photo by: Michelle Warren

    Water infused with mint, cucumber, and lemon -- sounds delish! 

    Photo by: Love Life Images

    Rosemary lemonade and peach iced tea displayed in an antique white cabinet -- does an outdoor reception get any more chic than this?

    Photo by: M. Norwood Photogrpahy

    Does it get more refreshing than classic lemonade in the summer?

    Photo by: Anjuli

    Going for more of an indie, DIY vibe? Store your spirits in vintage crates.

    Photo by: Hudson Nichols Photography

    We love how Jessica and Matt repurposed an old cabinet to hold their beverage supplies.

    Photo by: Karen Wise 

    Serve big batch punches in wide mouth jars. Don't forget the ladles! 

    Photo by: Neuschafer Photography

    Don't think we'll ever get tired of mason jar mugs and striped straws.

    Photo by: Jordan Ferney 

    A rainbow display of old fashioned sodas instantly doubles as reception favors. 

    Photo by: Katelyn James Photography

    Mini chalkboards and log displays are the perfect finishing touches for a rustic beverage station. 

     

     

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  • Photo: KT Merry

    Since your aisle is the focal point of your ceremony decor, dressing it up a bit will go a long way to achieve a gorgeous overall look. Here are ten creative ways to decorate your ceremony aisle.

    Greenery Garland

    Photos (from left): Lane Dittoe, Rylee Hitchner

    Drape garland from chair to chair or let it wind down either side of the aisle.

    Lanterns

    Photos (from left): Abi Q Photography, Leila Brewster

    Lanterns are a popular aisle decor choice and come in an endless variety of styles, from preppy and nautical to romantic and shabby chic.

    Pom Poms

    Photos (from left): Jodi Miller, Ryan Ray

    Pom poms are a cute, colorful way to decorate your aisle, whether you string them along either side or scatter them down the center. You might even consider having your flower girl toss pom poms instead of flower petals!

    Sequins

    Photos: KT Merry

    Add a little extra sparkle and glamour to an indoor ceremony by sprinkling sequins or glitter along the aisle.

    Rocks

    Photos (from left): JAC Photography, Meg Perotti

    Rocks are a unique, eco-friendly option for lining your path.

    Candles

    Photo: Christa Elyce Photography

    There's nothing more classically romantic than soft, flickering candlelight.

    Flower Petals

    Photos: KT Merry

    We love the look of these densely packed, color-blocked petals!

    Rugs

    Photos (from left): XOXO Bride, Jose Villa

    Roll one long runner down the aisle, or lay several rugs in succession.

    Crepe Paper

    Photos: Toast! Event Planning and Design

    Big, fluffy crepe paper globes are a fun, pretty, do it yourself alternative to floral pomaders.

    For more inspiration on decking out your aisles, be sure to check out our Ceremony Decor board or head over to our Flowers Editor's Floral Aisle Markers board!

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  • Photo: Delbarr Moradi

    One of the many great perks of being an autumn bride is the ability to take advantage of all the rich hues and gorgeous textures the season has to offer. Here's a roundup of our favorite fall wedding blooms for your inspiration! 

    1. Dahlias

    Photos (from left): Melanie Duerkopp, Heather Hawkins

    These festive flowers are available in a wide range of colors from bright, perky hues like apricot and magenta to deep shades like aubergine and burgundy.

    2. Chocolate Sunflowers

    Photos: Jose Villa

    Distinguished by gorgeous earthy tones of gold, bronze and brown,  these blooms radiate rustic charm and make a perfect addition to any autumn arrangement.

    3. Gerber Daisies

    Photos (from left): Josselyn Peterson, Anna Delores Photography

    With their large open faces and striking colors, these bursting blossoms are so cheerful and refreshing!

    4. Mums

    Photos (from left): Jackie Wonders, onelove Photography

    Embrace the fall season with large, bursting fuji mums, fluffy football mums, or mini compact button mums.

    5. Chocolate Cosmos

    Photos (from left): Lisa Lefkowitz, Bows & Arrows

    These dark, dramatic blooms are perfect for adding contrast and dimension to your bridal bouquet. 

    6. Orchids

    Photos (from left): Allyson Magda, Jodi Miller

    With their lovely maple color, these cymbidium orchids are great choice for incorporating a touch of autumn.

    7. Calla Lilies

    Photos (from left): Caroline Tran, Courtney Bowlden

    Hearty, elegant calla lilies are available in stunning fall colors like deep orange, dark purple, and ruby red.

    8. Roses

    Photos (from left): Stacy Reeves, Delbarr Moradi

    A bouquet of orange, peach or purple roses is a perfect choice for classic brides!

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff     If you're looking for a simple wedding project that won't break the bank, these watercolor favor boxes are the perfect match. Use them as wedding favor boxes for guest, bridal party gifts, even as holiday packaging for presents wrapped sweetly under the tree.     Materials: Kraft box (any size) Scissors Super thick yarn White watercolor Paint brush

    How-To:

      1. Fold the box and prepare watercolors with a few drops of water in a small dish or palette.     2. Write a message with watercolors on the top of the box.     3. Fill with yummy bakery items or other sweet treats.     4. Add a card inside the box to say thanks to guests for coming to your wedding. Or pen a note to your bridal party to tell your bridesmaids how much they mean to you.     5. Close up the box and add a long piece of yarn. Tie it in a bow or add a giant yarn pouf to finish the package.   Voila!
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  • Photo by Jose Villa

    Planning a wedding in a barn, on a farm, or in the countryside? Create a picture-perfect scene with our ten favorite rustic wedding decor ideas!

    1. Grapevine Wreaths

    Photos by (from left): Karena Dixon, Allison Davis

    Dress up the branches with flowers, ribbons, or greenery for a pretty, personal touch. 

    2. Hay

    Photos by (from left): Katelyn James, Jose Villa

    Hay bales are great for creating unique displays or festive seating arrangements.

    3. Wildflowers

    Photos by (from left): Amy Arrington, Jen Huang

    Go with loose arrangements of wildflowers like larkspur, waxflower, phlox, daisies, bluebells or buttercups for that relaxed, freshly picked look. 

    4. Burlap

    Photos by (from left): Leila Brewster, Anne Brookshire

    Burlap is a great way to incorporate natural texture into your wedding decor. Use it for table runners, aisle markers, bunting, favor bags, signs...the possiblities are endless! 

    5. Draping

    Photo by Mastin Studio

    Draping is a great way to bring warmth and personality to a raw space, especially when you are working with lofted ceilings, as is often the case with a rustic venue. 

    6. Birch Bark

    Photos by (from left): Carlie Statsky, Hazelnut Photography

    Wrap sheets of birch bark around vases, candles, or buckets for beautiful rustic centerpieces. 

    7. Chalkboards

    Photos by (from left): Shaun & Skyla Walton, Gina & Ryan Photography

    Use chalkboards in lieu of paper for unique wedding signs, menu boards, chair signs, table numbers, escort cards, place cards, and more. 

    8. Galvanized Buckets

    Photos by (from left): Tanja Lippert, Leslee Mitchell

    Set a relaxed countryside scene with tin buckets spilling over with wildflowers. 

    9. Tree Stump Tables

    Photos by (from left): Anne Nunn, Michelle Cross

    We love these fun, creative accent tables for cocktail lounges and decorative displays! 

    10. Grapevine Balls

    Photos by (from left): Jess + Nate Studios, Elyse Hall

    Grapevine balls are great for rustic ceiling decor, aisle markers, centerpieces and more. Dress them up with string lights, flowers, or ribbons for a unique look.

    For more rustic wedding inspiration, don't miss our Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas board!

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  • Brrr. . . it's still so very cold out here! In honor (or maybe in spite of) the chilly weather, here are 10 of our favorite ways to bring a little warmth to any wedding day. 

    RELATED: 7 Warm 'n' Fuzzy Bridesmaids Gifts

    1. Wear a flannel shirt while you're getting ready 

    Photo by Lisa Fitts Photography 

    Bundle up in an oversized flannel while you're getting your makeup done. You can even borrow one from your soon-to-be husband! 

    2. Coffee and donut hole favors 

    Photo by Austin Gros Photography

    Send guests off to the after after party with a miniature jolt of caffeine and sugar. 

    3. Uggs! 

    Photo by MB Fotografie Design 

    Such a fun portrait for snow-bound brides. 

    4. A Custom Hot Chocolate Bar 

    Photo by Katelyn James

    Stir-in chocolate spoons eliminate the risk of staining clothes while pouring --- and ensures that each guest can make their drink as chocolaty as they desire. 

    5. Furs for everyone (in the wedding party) 

    Photo by Rachel Pearlman Photography

    A warm, luxe touch for outdoor portraits. 

    6. Shawls for everyone (watching the ceremony) 

    Photo by Nataly Lemus 

    If your ceremony is taking place somewhere without centrail heating (an old curch or barn, for example), consider providing shawls and hand warmers for attendees. 

    7. S'more everything 

    Photos courtesy of Nine Photography and The Sunday Sweet

    Opt for the classic make-your-own or go for something a little more modern (hellooo s'more cupcakes!) -- either way this dessert is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. 

    8. Candlelight Decor 

    Photo by Annie Hosfield Photography

    Instantly ups the coziness factor by at least seventy-five percent. 

    9. Hot cider 

    Photo by Nine Photography

    Or hot mulled wine or hot pear juice -- anything you can add cloves or cinnamon to works! 

    10. A closed-in tent 

    Photo by Mad Chicken Studio 

    Don't want to forgo an outdoor ceremony in a colder month? Outfit a tented reception with lots and lots of heat lamps.  

    BROWSE ALL WINTER REAL WEDDING BOARDS

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  • From donuts and strawberries to seashells and tree bark, amp up this classic wedding day treat with jaw-dropping details. 

    1.  Stawberry Fields

    Photos by (from left to right) Spindle Photography and Feather and Twine Photography

    Who doesn't love sweet strawberries lathered in chocolatey goodness? That's reason enough to top your cake off with them, whether it's white or milk chocolate, you'll have your guests begging for seconds (and thirds). 

    2. Vintage Accents

    Photo by Robyn Preston Photography

    We're loving the vintage details on this cake, especially the clock. Perfect for an old-school wedding style or just a fun detail on any cake. 

    3. Nature-Inspired 

    Photo by Spindle Photography

    Tree bark as a final addition to your sweet treat may seem a bit odd, but trust us when we say it's ideal for a rustic or woodland-themed wedding. 

    4. Words, Words, Words

    Photos by (from left to right) Three Little Blackbirds and Sarina Love Photography

    Personalize your cake by adding your favorite song lyrics or verses of poetry, or go ultra-romantic and adorn it with inspirational love quotes.

    5. Seashells By the Seashore

     

    Photo by Andi Mans Photography

    Nothing says beach wedding like having a piece of the beach so beautifully displayed on your wedding cake. If you're lucky enought to be seaside grab them off your local shoreline, or just have your bakery create edible ones. 

    6. Cookie Monsters

     

    Photo by Spindle Photography

    If you're mouth is already watering from the mere sight of this chocolatey piece of heaven (ours is), then you should definitely top your cake with America's favorite cookie.

    7. Going Green

    Photos by (from left to right) Brandon Chesbro Photography and Ryan Ray Photography

    Show off your outdoorsy side by adorning your cake with greenery, leaves or anything else you can find right in your backyard. 

    8. Strawberry Fields

    Photo by Jodi Miller Photography

    Whether you two are big on board games or want something a little more creative, edible Scrabble pieces are an adorable addition. 

    9. Double Trouble

    Photos by (from left to right) Sweet and Saucy Shop and David One Photography

    So you and your future hubby admittedly have the biggest sweet tooth around, and we've got a solution for you. Top off your dessert with, well, another dessert. (What cavities?)

     

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  • The most stunning autumn place settings boast a nice balance of deep colors, rich textures, elegant metallics, and organic elements. Here are 10 of our favorite looks to inspire your fall wedding tablescapes.

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    Photo by Rustic White Photography

    A woven straw placemat in a subtle eggplant hue topped with faux bois patterned plates, gold flatware, and a goldfoil pear place card holder.

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    Photo by Laurelyn Savannah Photography

    An animal hide tablecloth dressed up with rustic flatware, artisan wood chargers, indigo paisley patterned dinner napkins, and a sprig of berries. 

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    Photo by Ali Harper Photography

    A rustic barnwood table topped with simple white patterned dinner plates, heather gray linen napkins, a Guinea Fowl feather, and cool graphite flatware.

    4.

    Photo by Paula O'Hara Photography

    A gold charger paired with an ornate gold patterned salad plate and wrapped in a romantic crimson satin ribon.

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    Photo by Ben Q. Photography

    A classic white and gold dining set accented with a sapphire blue raw silk dinner napkin and a gold spray-painted, calligraphed magnolia leaf.

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    Photo Courtesy of Naturally Yours Events

    Aubergine and taupe Tartan plaid table linens paired with brass flatware and gold-rimmed plates.

    7.

    Photo by onelove Photography

    A gorgeous auburn feather charger plate topped with champagne-rimmed china and a simple kraft place card scrawled in white calligraphy.

    8.

    Photo by Paula O'Hara Photography

    A fine hemstitch napkin in a rich cinnamon hue, topped with a sprig of Queen Anne's Lace and bundled with a ruby velveteen ribbon.

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    Photo by Laurelyn Savannah Photography

    A matte silver charger combined with a striped chambray dinner napkin, fresh fall fruit, and fine antique silverware.

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    Photo by Almond Leaf Studios

    A kraft paper menu card illustrated with a black rose motif tucked into a plum dinner napkin and set atop mixed-shape ivory plates.

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  • Yes, we love candy, koozies, and potted succulents as much as the next wedding fanatic, but sometimes you just need to think outside of the box. Here are a few wedding favor ideas that truly break the mold.

    Condiments and Spices

    Olive oil is a popular wedding favor these days, but if there’s a condiment that you and your spouse love, share it with your guests! We’ve seen ketchup, mustard, Tabasco, as well as various seasonings (Old Bay, BBQ rubs, etc.).

    Photo by Anjuli

     

    Temporary Tattoos

    Yeah, it’s a little offbeat, but it’s certainly hip and will get your guests talking. Offer up an array of temporary tats for your guests to enjoy. Who knows, maybe your Grandma will partake (can you imagine that photo?).

    Photos by (from left): Liz Chrisman Photography, Emily Alt Photography

     

    Books

    This might be a little labor-intensive, but we love the idea of picking out a book for each guest (or couple) to take home. Handwriting a personalized note inside is a great touch. What an amazing keepsake for your nearest and dearest!

    Photo by Diana M. Lott

     

    Buttons

    These are pretty quirky, but adorable, too! Offer your guests a selection of pins to affix to their attire and take home.

    Photos by (from left): Katelyn James Photography, Shelly Kroeger Photography

     

    Pottery or Handmade Crafts

    We love how this bride used her pottery-making skills to create ceramic bowls for all of her guests. If you have crafting or cooking skills, use them to create gifts for your guests (but don’t overwhelm yourself by taking on a too-huge task!).

    Photo by Maggie Fortson Photography

     

    Cotton Candy in a Box
    Fact: Guests love sweet treats. But instead of cookies or candy, try something a bit more whimsical with cotton candy stored in a takeout box. What a fun treat for guests of all ages!

    Photo by Jenny DeMarco Photography

    Fresh Fruit

    Give your favors a healthful touch by providing your guests with fresh fruit. From berries to pineapples, peaches to apples, think seasonal and local when it comes to picking your produce.

    Photo by Dear Darling Photography

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  • Cookouts are the best part of summer, especially on the 4th of July with family and friends. Who doesn't love hot dogs, hamburgers, and fireworks? Bring that laid-back vibe to your rehearsal dinner. Here's how to do it: 

    1. Big-Batch Chilled Beverages

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography

    Mix up big batchees of flavored water, lemonade, or sweet tea and let guests serve themselves! Use mason jars as glasses for an extra picnic-y feel. 

    2. Gingham & Sunflower Decor

    Photo by (from left to right) Chelsea Fuss and Nami Dadlani Photography

    Set your wooden banquet tables with checkered linens or napkins and use bright yellow sunflowers in your centerpieces. Here's our step-by-step guide to styling a summer table.

    3. Finger Foods

    Photo by Jose Villa

    Pass around bite-size burgers, BBQ sliders, pigs in a blanket, french fry shooters, and corn on the cob halves as appetizers. 

    4. Strawberry Shortcake

    Photo by Chelsea Fuss 

    We all scream for ice cream! As much as it would coof off guests, it would also quickly melt in the heat. Instead, try a strawberry shortcake. Light and sweet, it will leave guests feeling satisfied but not heavy. Here's a complete step-by-step receipe for creating the one pictured above. 

    5. Lawn Games

    Photo by Orange in Bloom

    Entertain your guests with lawn games such as cornhole, croquet, hula hoops, bocce ball, and badminton. 

    6. Outdoor Lounge

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography

    Countrify your backyard with an outdoor lounge of hay bales, quilts, and wooden barrels. 

    7. Bonfire Desserts

    Photo by MaryBeth Clouser Photography

    S'mores kits are an edible favor that your guests can enjoy while keeping warm by the fire. 

     

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