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Candles are a great decor element to incorporate into your wedding. They're romantic and go with every wedding style! Ten of our favorite ways to decorate with candles follow below, and there's plenty more ideas where that came from.
1. Light Up the Night
Photo by Jayd Gardinia Photography
Having an outdoor reception? Use candles to illuminate your space!
2. Glam Centerpieces
Photos by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography
Candles are a great way to glam up any table arrangement. From candleabras to silverleaf candle holders, consider them for your table settings.
3. Illuminated Lounge
Photo by Q Weddings
Lend an air of romance to your cocktail lounge with scented candles! They will create a relaxing environment for you or your guests to escape to.
4. Aisle Markers
Photos by Woodland Fields Photography and Kristyn Hogan
Line your aisle with candles as a unique alternative to flowers- or do both!
5. Unity Candle
Photos by Mustard Seed Photography and Nicole Burnett Photography
Symbolize your two lives coming together by incorporating a unity candle into your ceremony.
6. Hanging Decor
Photo by The Nichols and Heather Kincaid
This fun decor element is the perfect touch for a rustic barn wedding.
7. In Memoriam
Photo by Arte De Vie
Lighting a candle in remembrance of loved ones who have passed away is a sentimental way to honor them at your nuptials.
8. At the Entryway
Photos by Magnolia Pair and Heather Kincaid
Set the tone for the ceremony by lighting up the pathway! It'll also help your guests figure out where to go.
9. Fun Favors
Photo by Jillian Ryan Photography
A thoughtful and great-smelling favor will be well-received by your guests!
10. Table Accents
Photo by Onelove Photography
Add candle decor to your escort card table, your welcome table, or anywhere else that could benefit from an accent or two!
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Project by Janie Medley
Photos by Marvelous Things Photography
Spread the love with this beautiful floral arrangement — perfect for a welcome display, sweetheart table, or cake table!
Ingredients:Monogram mugs from Anthropologie Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus Larkspur Heather Scissors
Step One: Always begin with processing your flowers once you get them home. Give the stems a fresh cut at an angel and place the flowers in clean water. Start the design with the seed eucalyptus. You’ll want it to hang over the mug, (you may have to place a strip of tape across the top of the mug in order to hold the seeded eucalyptus in place.
Step Two: Next place the ranunculus in the design. The ranunculus is the “featured flower”. Make certain it is placed in the center and near the front of the design.
Step Three: Now add the remaining flowers and there you have it!
So perfect for your wedding or for your home if you are hosting a dinner party!
With the air getting chilly and crisp and Thanksgiving just around the corner, we've got our minds on rich autumn hues. Give your fall wedding a festive touch with one of these dreamy, seasonally inspired palettes.
1. Burgundy + Terra Cotta + Shale Green
Photo Courtesy of Alisa Lewis Event Design
The Aesthetic: Earthy and Natural
Floral Picks: Ranunculus, Cosmos, Roses, Eucalyptus, Hypericum Berries
2. Mustard + Pale Pink + Stone
Photo Courtesy of Petal Floral Design
The Aesthetic: Countryside Garden
Floral Picks: Garden Roses, Alstromeria, Craspedia
3. Ink Blue + Mushroom + Deep Mulberry
Photo by Eyelet Images
The Aesthetic: Old World Elegance
Floral Picks: Dahlias, Ranunculus, Calla Lilies
4. Fuchsia + Pomegranate + Raspberry
Photo by OKRFOTO
The Aesthetic: Vibrant and Glam
Floral Picks: Roses, Dahlias, Ranunculus, Peonies
5. Sienna + Ginger + Pale Rose
Photo Courtesy of LB Floral
The Aesthetic: Soft and Ethereal
Floral Picks: Antique Roses, Waxflower, Cymbidium Orchids
6. Thistle Blue + Persimmon + Butterscotch
Photo by Langdon Photography
The Aesthetic: Cheerful and Whimsical
Floral Picks: Thistle, Cornflower, Pincushion Protea, Calla Lilies, Bittersweet Berries
7. Plum + Ice Blue + Platinum Gray
Photo Courtesy of Naturally Yours Events
The Aesthetic: Sophisticated Shabby Chic
Floral Picks: Sweet Peas, Silver Brunia Berries, Hydrangeas, Dusty Miller
8. Spruce Green + Mocha + Dove
Photo Courtesy of Dishie Vintage Rentals
The Aesthetic: Woodland Inspired
Floral Picks: Eucalyptus, Roses, Paperwhites, Queen Anne's Lace
9. Copper + Lilac + Medium Purple
Photo by Catherine Mac Photography
The Aesthetic: Contemporary and Playful
Floral Picks: Hydrangeas, Orchids, Calla Lilies, Sweet Peas
10. Cranberry + Fawn + Pastel Pink
Photo by Jen Dillender Photography
The Aesthetic: Rustic Romantic
Floral Picks: Peonies, Dahlias, Roses, Carnations
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Whether your ceremony is long or short, you want your guests to be comfortable during the proceedings. Gift your nearest and dearest with useful items pre-ceremony to make sure this important event is even more memorable and enjoyable.
Your guests will have a lot of questions during the ceremony. Who’s in the bridal party? What types of rituals should I expect? What’s that song? Answer your guests’ questions by providing them with programs – or post a sign that includes all of the pertinent information.
Photo by IQphoto Studio
Something to Drink
In warmer weather, provide your guests with a refreshment either before the ceremony, or if drinks are allowed in your venue, during the event. Bottled water is a good bet, since it’s in a sealable container that’s less likely to spill – and a custom label adds a cute, personal touch.
Photos by (from left): PW Photography, Jason Burns Photography
Fans can be a nice giveaway for indoor or outdoor ceremony in warmer climates. And by printing your ceremony programs on a fan, it will do double duty.
Photo by Aaron Watson Photography
If your outdoor ceremony is under a blazing sun, your guests will appreciate having the extra shade.
Photo by Whittaker Portraits
It’s a good idea to check out your ceremony location at the exact time when you’re planning on getting married. If you’re concerned your guests will be squinting in the sun, sunglasses are a good favor idea.
Photo by Hearts and Horseshoes Photography
Shawls or Blankets
Depending where you’re getting married, there may be a risk of a slight chill in the air during the spring and fall seasons. That doesn’t mean you should avoid an outdoor ceremony entirely, but consider your guests’ comfort by providing them with shawls or blankets to cuddle up with.
Photo by Nelly - Photographer
Place boxes of tissues at the end of every row in case your guests shed some (happy!) tears.
Photo by Hearts and Horseshoes Photography
Something Fun for the Recessional
Whether it’s confetti, ribbon wands, streamers, flower petals, or something completely different, asking your guests to wave or toss something during the recessional can add a fun celebratory element and make for a great photo op!
Photos by (from left): Gideon Photography, Rachel Robertson Photography
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Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff
Create a unique groomsmen gift for the wedding party, or your groom, with these customized rustic wood coasters. They're really easy to create and make for a special and useful gift. Here's how to make your own set of wood burned coasters.
Materials:wood coasters, like these wood burning tool set (available on Amazon) alphabet hot stamps (available on Amazon)
1. To create custom nameplate coaster, screw on the first letter of the name you want to stamp, to the wood burning tool. Then plug in and turn on and wait 3-5 minutes for the stamp to heat up.
2. Now that the tool has had time to heat up, stamp the first letter onto your coaster, leaving the stamp in place for 3-5 seconds before lifting straight up.
3. Turn the wood burning tool off and wait for it to cool down. Then replace the letter you just used with the next letter in the name. Turn the tool on again and wait for it to heat back up. Once the tool has had time to heat back up, stamp the letter onto the coaster, just as you did with the first letter in the name.
4. Repeat step 3 until the entire name has been spelled out. Note: To create a monogram instead, simply use the same letter over and over again, for a variation of looks from coaster to coaster.
5. Wrap with a bow, if desired, and you have a great, inexpensive groom or groomsmen gift.
These coasters would be a thoughtful detail at a wedding reception, as well as a great place for people to put down drinks. Monogram them with the bride and grooms initials or wedding date and you're all set.
Cool wedding decor ideas inspired by a favorite board game!
1. Welcome Sign
Photo by Orange Turtle Photography
We love how this couple spelled out their names with imitation Scrabble letters.
2. Chair Decor
Photo by Caroline Joy Photography
Create cute chair banners out of Scrabble letters, and use bride and groom instead of your names!
3. Guest Book
Photo by Shaun & Skyla Walton
An adorable touch to add to an already chic guestbook.
4. Seating Chart
Photo by Lovebirds Photography by Chrissy Lynn
Go on, include the whole game and make it into a fun way for guests to find their seats.
5. Cake Adornment
Photos by Jodi Miller Photography
Step aside, flower petals—Scrabble pieces are the newest trend in cake decor!
6. Love Quotes
Photo by Kate Nesbitt Photography
Spell out a meaningful quote with the game's letters and display it on your welcome table.
7. Table Numbers
Photo by Shaun & Skyla Walton
If you're DIY-ing your centerpieces, throw on some Scrabble pieces to identify each table.
8. Dessert Display Details
Photo by Kings & Queens
A whimsical way to decorate your dessert display.
9. Fun Banner
Photo by Greer G. Photography
Hold a banner with a fun phrase on it to include in your thank-you notes to your guests!
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Turns out your smallest guests may be the most difficult to please. If you are hosting little ones at your wedding, check out these ideas for keeping them entertained and happy.
Offer Appropriate Food
Sure, some kids love fancy foie gras and filet mignon – but for more little ones, chicken fingers and mac and cheese will do just fine! Make sure you provide some kid-friendly options for cocktail hour, dinner, and dessert (though we think most sweets will be perfectly acceptable for kids’ palates!).
Photo by Freshly Bold Photography
Give Them Jobs
Whether they’re the flower girl or ring bearer or handing out programs, kids feel important when they have a job to do. Even if it’s something as small as holding your bouquet during the first dance, little ones will feel so special and be more likely to behave themselves if focused on the task at hand.
Photos by (from left): jHenderson Studios, Acqua Photo
Provide Hula Hoops
If your venue has a large outdoor space and you’re hosting a fairly casual affair, offer activities for your youngest guests. When providing games like hula hoops or bubbles, just make sure there are enough for all the kids so no one feels left out!
Photo by Cramer Photo
Play Corn Hole
Corn hole is another fun games that guests young and old will enjoy. We also love that you can decorate the corn hole board in your own wedding colors and style!
Photo by Joshua McDonald Photography
Have a Piñata
Who doesn’t love a piñata? Of course, the kids will flip, but adults will also love the touch of nostalgia.
Photo by Nelly - Photographer
Create a Cute Kids Table
Kids may have difficulty sitting at their table for long stretches but if you provide them with activities like coloring books or small games, they’ll at least be occupied.
Photo by Maiko Media
Try “I Spy”
Another activity for kids’ place settings – an “I Spy”-style game that encourages little ones (or those of any age) to look for various items around the wedding – from the mother-of-the-bride crying to a sparkly diamond. The one who finds all of the items first can win a prize – nothing like a little friendly competition!
Photos (from left) by Julius Photography, Rachel Robertson Photography
Have a Photo Booth
Kids will not only love posing for silly portraits, but trying on different props and costumes is an activity in itself.
Photo by Pasha Belman
Think About Your Music Selection
No, we’re not suggesting that you play “Old MacDonald” or “The Wheels on the Bus,” but lively Top 40 music appeals to younger people, who are often the biggest hits on the dance floor!
Photo by Ian Grant Photography
One Word = Candy
While their parents might not be a fan of the resulting sugar high, one thing is clear – kids love candy. As much as a wedding is already a pretty magical event, offering up candy will make it even more amazing for children!
Photo by Joel Bedford Photography
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