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  • The easiest way to get everyone where they need to be on the wedding day is to give each person in the wedding party a timeline.

    Notice that the one above gives the details of the entire day.  This one card tells them about what they will be doing all day long.  These could easily be created as a DIY project or could be orderd directly from several different ETSY shops.  One thing I would add to this is the address for any location that the wedding party has to drive to in their own car.

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  • Who says the ring bearer has to be in a suit or tux?  These are some inspiration I have found that I love.

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  • What the men in the wedding  party wear greatly depends upon other factors in your wedding.  Where are you getting married?  When are you getting married?  If your wedding is at the beach on a summer afternoon, then a tuxedo would be too hot for men to wear.  You don't want to spend your time in the ER with someone who has heat stroke.  Consider the climate you will be in during the time of year you plan to get married.  Also consider if your wedding is more formal or casual.  Even those planning to have a rustic wedding can have a groom dressed up.  Tuxedos are not your only options.

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  • Photo by JaneCane Photography

    It’s one of the only universal wedding truths – you can’t control the weather. So what do you do when the forecast calls for rain (or snow or sleet or hail or high wind conditions) on your wedding day –especially if you’re planning an outdoor celebration? Here are our top tips to help you prepare for not-so-great weather conditions.  

    Have a Plan B from Day 1
    When you’re looking at outdoor wedding venues, make sure you ask what the rain plan is. Even if the location where you’re marrying is known for sunny weather, you’ll still want to make sure you’re happy with the bad weather alternative. Whether it’s putting up a tent or moving the entire event indoors, make sure your venue provides you with a firm plan before you book.

    Enlist Vendors’ Help
    If rain or other bad weather is in the forecast, talk to your vendors about how they plan on handling the situation. Wedding planners or site coordinators are particularly adept at moving things around to help plan for bad weather.  Ask for help or advice where needed and be flexible if certain details of your wedding need to change.

    Consider Both Major and Minor Weather Issues
    Of course, rain is always a concern, but also think about high winds or unseasonably hot or cold weather, as well. Your guests’ comfort and safety should be your primary concern. If the weather is hot, consider bringing in fans and providing your guests with cold beverages throughout the day. For colder weather, heaters and blankets may be necessary. And if the weather conditions are simply too uncomfortable, consider moving things indoors – even if precipitation isn’t an issue.

    Wedding Insurance
    You may want to research wedding insurance as an option, particularly if you’re getting married during hurricane season or in the wintertime on the off-chance that you need to postpone your wedding.

    Embrace It!
    But, if you’re simply dealing with a little rain or a bit of snow, make the best of the situation! Find umbrellas and rain or snow boots that match your color scheme, and take some fun photos outdoors. Talk to your photographer about finding creative ways to take outdoor photos. And remember – rain on your wedding day is considered good luck!

    Looking for more inspiration and ideas? Check out this stunning rainy day wedding and these snowy winter weddings!

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  • Yes, weddings are filled with gorgeous gowns, pretty flowers, and delicious cakes, but at their core, they're about the time you share with friends, family, and your future spouse. Here's 10 of the most unforgettable moments like this we encountered this year, all pulled from real world weddings. 

    Related: Top 10 Real Wedding Dresses of 2013

    Emily and Ben's Emotional First Look 

    Photo by Gideon Photography

    Proof positive that grooms get teary-eyed, too! 

    Silka's Proud Mom 

    Photo by Ben Q. Photography 

    Fathers aren't always the ideal candidate to give you away, and that is completely OK. For her Dallas wedding, bride Silka was escorted by her mother, and we have never seen a person look so proud to be arm and arm with their offspring. It reminds us that weddings aren't just for you and your spouse-to-be—they're also a supremely special moment for every member of your family. 

    Lisa and Adam Say "I Dew" 

    Photo by Brio Art by Katie Fears

    Both Lisa and Adam have been huge Mountain Dew drinkers since they were kids—so they took a swig of the green stuff when saying I Do! Weddings are all celebrating what makes you unique as a couple, and we love that this Georgia twosome took that to heart—even if it involved bringing a soft drink to the altar. 

    Danielle and Tucker's Altar Excitement

    Photos by Steven and Lily Photography 

    The readiness to be Mr. & Mrs. is certainly palpable between this Virginia couple. From the deep, dramatic kiss to those super excited faces, Danielle and Tucker reminds us just how awesome it is to get married. 

    Corey's Gorgeous Groomsmen 

    Photo by Shaun & Skyla Walton 

    The tans. Those smiles. Sorry, but we're still swooning over this handsome wedding party—and it doesn't hurt that the bridesmaids they paired off with wore some of our favorite dresses of the year. 

    Pete's Marching Band Surprise 

    Photo by Shannon Cronin Photography 

    Pete kept a performance by their alma mater's marching band a secret from his bride for over six months.  When they showed up at the reception, the bride was truly touched.

    "As a bride, you go over every single detail of the day over and over in your head, so for me to be so genuinely surprised by something my husband had planned was truly special," says Julie. 

    Dancing in Confetti 

    Photo by Katie Slater Photography 

    One gorgeous bride, surrounded by family, best friends, and piles of confetti. We wish we could be this happy every day of our lives. 

    Cheers! 

    Photo by Maxwell Monty Photography 

    At the end of the day, a wedding is a big party with everyone you love most in the world. If you're not having this much fun, then you're just not doing it right. 

    Allia and Grant's Sunset Kiss 

    Photo by Joel Bedford Photography

    Allia and Grant met as high school students studying abroad in Europe, and fell in love while watching the sunset in Santorini. So it's only fitting that their wedding ended with an equally memorable smooch!  

    Tanya and Josh's Sparkler Send-Off 

    Photo by Josh Goodman Photography 

    Does it get any more magical than a couple circled in sparkler lights? Nope, didnt think so. We see plenty of sparkler send-offs here at Project Wedding, but we love how beautifully this shot highlights a still moment of total infatuation between Malibu couple Tanya and Mark. 

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  • The model of bridesmaid dress is very important,but the color of it is also of high importance.When you are planning for the upcoming wedding, the color scheme for the wedding is quite important to settle on. Your discount bridesmaid dresses should generally stick to the color scheme. Here are some guidelines when choosing the color for the bridesmaid dresses.

    1. Season. If it’s a spring or summer wedding, choose light colors or pastels. In case your wedding is going to be held in the autumn or winter, apply for darker colors like black bridesmaid dresses or grey bridesmaid dresses.

    2 .Time. In the day, lighter colors perform best. If it’s a late afternoon or an evening wedding, you’d better choose darker colors for bridesmaid dresses.

    3. Dress code. Most weddings are formal, as well as in these events, darker colors will often work best. When the wedding is casual, you’ll be able to go for lighter colors; pink bridesmaid dresses are a good choice.

    4. Venue. For garden weddings in fall, apply for earth or neutral colors such as orange, brown, green or gold bridesmaid dresses. For any beach wedding, you are able to choose something that goes with the color of sand, for example the blue bridesmaid dresses.

    5 .Bridesmaids physique. Bright colors are probably not too flattering on the full figured woman. Colors which are too dark might wash the skin color of girls with pale complexions.

    After knowing those details,look for your ideal bridesmaid dress.Ask your bridesmaids for their preference. Should you already have a color in mind, request their feedback. You are able to adjust each casual bridesmaid dresses based on their preference as you can lighten or darken their dress a little.Have unforgettable memory.
     

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  • Photo: Anna Kim 

    Last week, Pantone revealed it's 2014 color of the year -- radiant orchid! It's a "captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones," according to a press release. With three colors combined into one, that means there's a plethora of ways to use it inside and out of your wedding cake. Here's how: 

    1. Fresh Orchids - Luckily, orchids are in seaon year-round, so you can choose between varieties such as phalaenopsis, dendrobium, vandas, and mokara. 

    2. Ombre Frosting - Whether it's fondant or buttercream, have each tier trail from light to dark. 

    3. Fruity Flavors - Some of our favorite secret cake baker's flavors are champagne and three berry, lemon and passion fruit and wild strawberry with vanilla bean mascarpone. 

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  • Chandelier earrings on your big day? So predictable. So to mix things up we've compiled a list of our favorite, anything-but-average studs -- and they'll all cost you less than $75.

    You Might Also Like:  Mint Earrings We Adore | 10 Bridal Accessories Under $100

    1. For the retro bride who can't resist a bit of glitz.

    Maharaja Ice Earrings, $36 at Baublebar.

    2. For the Classic Bride.

    Lauren Ralph Lauren Glass Stud Earrings, $32 at Bloomingdale's.

    3. For the contemporary bride who still loves her sparkle.

    Nadri Open Work Stud Earrings, $70 at Bloomingdale's.

    4. For the glamorous bride-to-be. 

    B. Brilliant Sterling Silver and Cubic Zirconia Pave Stud Earrings, $70 at Macy's.

    5. For the nautical bride.  

     Giani Bernini Sterling Silver Twist Knot Earrings, $60 at Macy's.

    6. For the winter bride. 

     

    Kenneth Cole New York Silver Tone Pave Round Stud Earrings, $24 at Macy's.

    7. For the garden bride. 

    Betsey Johnson Rose Bud Stud Earrings, $25 at Macy's.

    8. For the bride that's cute as a (pearl) button.

    kate spade new york Skinny Mini Bow Stud Earrings, $48 at Bloomingdale's.

    9. For the traditional bride. 

    RJ Gaziano Holiday Stud Earrings, $30 at Bloomingdale's.

    10. For the edgy bride. 

    Rebecca Minkoff Long Bar Stud Earrings, $58 at Nordstrom.

    11. For the boho bride. 

    House of Harlow 1960 Pave Leather Sunburst Stud Earrings, $55 at Nordstrom.

    12. For the ready-to-be-married bride. 

    kate spade ny "Say Yes - Mrs." Stud Earrings, $48 at Nordstrom.

    13. For the beach bride. 

    Bling Jewelry CZ Starfish Pave 925 Sterling Silver Stud Earrings, $71 on Amazon.

    13. For the princess (Di) bride. 

    Beaux Bijoux Sterling Silver Oval Blue Sapphire and CZ Princess Diana/Kate Middleton Earrings, $70 on Amazon.

     15. For the holiday bride. 

    Bling Jewelry Winter Snowflake Micro Pave CZ Sterling Silver Stud Earrings, $30 on Amazon.

    16. For the blushing bride. 

    Crystal Fan Earrings, $38 at C. Wonder.

    17. For the glam bride on a budget. 

    Croft & Barrow Simulated Pearl & Simulated Crystal Stud Earrings, $12 at Kohl's. 

    18. For the vintage bride. 

    Crystal Trumpet Drops, $22 at Jeweliq.

    19. For the preppy bride.

    Gem Pearl Earrings, $55 at J.Crew.

    20. For the whimsical bride.

    Reach for the Moonflower Earrings, $12 on ModCloth. (PS -- Click here for 8 more mint wedding earrings we adore.) 

    21. For the romantic bride. 

    Patterned CZ Studs, $17 from The Dessy Group.

    22. For the downtown bride. 

     

    Kenneth Cole New York "Marquis Stone" Faceted Gem Stud Earrings, $24 on Amazon.

    23. For the old Hollywood bride. 

    Emerald Astro Studs, $28 on BaubleBar.

    24. For the Flower Child bride.  

     

    Freshwater Girl Earrings, $11 on ModCloth.

    25. For the Rock 'n' Roll bride. 

    Vince Camuto Rose Gold and Crystal Pave Stud Earrings, $28 on Amazon.

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  • As the year comes to a close, we can't help but think back on all the amazing, creative wedding details we've seen throughout 2013. The Project Wedding editors rounded up our 20 favorite ideas from this year's real weddings to inspire your planning process! 

    1. Love Flowers

    Hello, creative use of floral decor! Such a cool focal point for a reception.

    Photo by Carmen Salazar Photography, from Sera and Jacob: Walnut Grove, CA

    2. Social Media Signs

    Instagram hashtags are the new disposable-cameras-on-reception-tables as a means to collect guests' images. Displaying your custom hashtag on a sign is a must.

    Photo by Jackie Cooper Photo, from Katy and Brian: Wichita, Kansas

    3. Metallics

    We're so happy to see Art Deco-inspired metallics popping up in real weddings, and look forward to seeing more of this trend in 2014.

    Photo by JaneCane Photography, from Victoria and Matthew: Chaska, Minnesota

    4. Hanging Paper Lantern Clusters

    We've seen paper lanterns at weddings a million times, but this dramatic hanging cluster feels so fresh and contemporary. 

    Photo by My Life Photography, from Ally and Jason: Altanta, Georgia

    5. Escort Card Puzzle Display

    This escort card display felt more like an art installation! We love how the couple incorporated their engagement photo in such a unique and modern way. 

    Photo by Sarah Maren Photography, from Megan and Chris: Placerville, CA

    6. Braids

    This 'do will never go unnoticed, and there's so many options: fishtail, french, or crown.

    Photo by Alixann Loosle, from Abigail and Ralph: Salt Lake City, Utah

    7. Sequinned Bridesmaid Dresses

    Let your bridesmaids sparkle on your wedding day too! After all, they are your nearest and dearest.

    Photo by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography, from Emily and Ray: Brooklyn, New York

    8. Handkerchief Invitations

    Ask guests to please bring this hankie to in case they cry and to bid the couple a fond goodbye.

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography, from Kaylie and Noah: Lexington, Virginia

    9. Mixing Chandeliers with Hanging Branches

    Andie and Andrew hung string lights, branches, and vintage chandeliers from the cieling of their venue, and the effect was equal parts romantic and unforgettable. 

    Photos by Jeff Loves Jessica, from Andie and Andrew: Stillwater, Minnesota

    10. Polka-Dot Flower Girls (& Ring Bearers!)

    Thanks to Abigail and Ralph for giving us this simple yet striking fashion statement for the youngest members of the wedding party. 

    Photo by Alixann Loosle, from Abigail and Ralph: Salt Lake City, Utah

    11. Biscuit Bar

    Loving this fun, Southern-style reception treat from Alex and Tim's Texas wedding. 

    Photos by Taylor Lord Photography, from Alex and Tim: Cleburne, Texas

    12. Fairground Food

    Sno Cones! Crepes! Freezie Pops! Favorite childhood treats made their way into wedding reception food in a big way this year, and we guarantee guests loved the stroll down memory lane. 

    Photos (clockwise from top left): Viera Photographics, Tara Welch Photography, and Aaron Watson Photography

    13. Monogrammed Oxfords

    We saw this adorable bridesmaid gift everywhere this year, but that doesn't make it any less adorable. 

    Photo by Shannon Cronin Photography, from Julie and Pete: Marblehead, MA

    14. Marquee Signs

    These bold, illuminated letters look fantastic hung above the dessert display, accenting the cocktail lounge, or propped against the head table! 

    Photo by Maxwell Monty Photography, from Kelley and Tyler: Happy Valley, Oregon

    15. Personalized Cake Toppers

    Loving the contemporary look of this typographic topper, and what a great keepsake for the happy couple!

    Photos by Amelia Lyon, from Susan and Sean: Los Angeles, CA

    16. Pastel Bridesmaid Dresses

    Each bridesmaid gets to show a little personality with mix-and-match dresses, while the pastel palette brings everything together. 

    Photo by Shaun and Skyla Walton, from Jasmine and Corey: Camarillo, CA

    17. Floating Arrangements

    What a lovely idea for a backyard reception! The flowers add fun pops of color and the candles add to the romantic atmosphere once the sun goes down. 

    Photo by Stacey Hedman, from Lindsay and Luke: Massachusetts

    18. Mirrored Signs

    This is such a chic, elegant way to display important info!

    Photos by Pasha Belman, from Stephanie and Ben: Battle Creek, MI

    19. Alternative Send Offs

    Instead of lighting sparklers or wish lanters, why not toss some love (aka lavender buds).

    Photo by Austin Gros, from June and Gabe: Nashville, Tennessee

    20. Swanky Cocktail Lounges

    A chic place to mingle, just in case guests need a quick break from the dance floor!

    Photo by Q Weddings, from Amanda and John: Austin, Texas

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  • The easiest way to get everyone where they need to be on the wedding day is to give each person in the wedding party a timeline.

    Notice that the one above gives the details of the entire day.  This one card tells them about what they will be doing all day long.  These could easily be created as a DIY project or could be orderd directly from several different ETSY shops.  One thing I would add to this is the address for any location that the wedding party has to drive to in their own car.

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  • Who says the ring bearer has to be in a suit or tux?  These are some inspiration I have found that I love.

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  • What the men in the wedding  party wear greatly depends upon other factors in your wedding.  Where are you getting married?  When are you getting married?  If your wedding is at the beach on a summer afternoon, then a tuxedo would be too hot for men to wear.  You don't want to spend your time in the ER with someone who has heat stroke.  Consider the climate you will be in during the time of year you plan to get married.  Also consider if your wedding is more formal or casual.  Even those planning to have a rustic wedding can have a groom dressed up.  Tuxedos are not your only options.

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  • Photo by JaneCane Photography

    It’s one of the only universal wedding truths – you can’t control the weather. So what do you do when the forecast calls for rain (or snow or sleet or hail or high wind conditions) on your wedding day –especially if you’re planning an outdoor celebration? Here are our top tips to help you prepare for not-so-great weather conditions.  

    Have a Plan B from Day 1
    When you’re looking at outdoor wedding venues, make sure you ask what the rain plan is. Even if the location where you’re marrying is known for sunny weather, you’ll still want to make sure you’re happy with the bad weather alternative. Whether it’s putting up a tent or moving the entire event indoors, make sure your venue provides you with a firm plan before you book.

    Enlist Vendors’ Help
    If rain or other bad weather is in the forecast, talk to your vendors about how they plan on handling the situation. Wedding planners or site coordinators are particularly adept at moving things around to help plan for bad weather.  Ask for help or advice where needed and be flexible if certain details of your wedding need to change.

    Consider Both Major and Minor Weather Issues
    Of course, rain is always a concern, but also think about high winds or unseasonably hot or cold weather, as well. Your guests’ comfort and safety should be your primary concern. If the weather is hot, consider bringing in fans and providing your guests with cold beverages throughout the day. For colder weather, heaters and blankets may be necessary. And if the weather conditions are simply too uncomfortable, consider moving things indoors – even if precipitation isn’t an issue.

    Wedding Insurance
    You may want to research wedding insurance as an option, particularly if you’re getting married during hurricane season or in the wintertime on the off-chance that you need to postpone your wedding.

    Embrace It!
    But, if you’re simply dealing with a little rain or a bit of snow, make the best of the situation! Find umbrellas and rain or snow boots that match your color scheme, and take some fun photos outdoors. Talk to your photographer about finding creative ways to take outdoor photos. And remember – rain on your wedding day is considered good luck!

    Looking for more inspiration and ideas? Check out this stunning rainy day wedding and these snowy winter weddings!

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  • Yes, weddings are filled with gorgeous gowns, pretty flowers, and delicious cakes, but at their core, they're about the time you share with friends, family, and your future spouse. Here's 10 of the most unforgettable moments like this we encountered this year, all pulled from real world weddings. 

    Related: Top 10 Real Wedding Dresses of 2013

    Emily and Ben's Emotional First Look 

    Photo by Gideon Photography

    Proof positive that grooms get teary-eyed, too! 

    Silka's Proud Mom 

    Photo by Ben Q. Photography 

    Fathers aren't always the ideal candidate to give you away, and that is completely OK. For her Dallas wedding, bride Silka was escorted by her mother, and we have never seen a person look so proud to be arm and arm with their offspring. It reminds us that weddings aren't just for you and your spouse-to-be—they're also a supremely special moment for every member of your family. 

    Lisa and Adam Say "I Dew" 

    Photo by Brio Art by Katie Fears

    Both Lisa and Adam have been huge Mountain Dew drinkers since they were kids—so they took a swig of the green stuff when saying I Do! Weddings are all celebrating what makes you unique as a couple, and we love that this Georgia twosome took that to heart—even if it involved bringing a soft drink to the altar. 

    Danielle and Tucker's Altar Excitement

    Photos by Steven and Lily Photography 

    The readiness to be Mr. & Mrs. is certainly palpable between this Virginia couple. From the deep, dramatic kiss to those super excited faces, Danielle and Tucker reminds us just how awesome it is to get married. 

    Corey's Gorgeous Groomsmen 

    Photo by Shaun & Skyla Walton 

    The tans. Those smiles. Sorry, but we're still swooning over this handsome wedding party—and it doesn't hurt that the bridesmaids they paired off with wore some of our favorite dresses of the year. 

    Pete's Marching Band Surprise 

    Photo by Shannon Cronin Photography 

    Pete kept a performance by their alma mater's marching band a secret from his bride for over six months.  When they showed up at the reception, the bride was truly touched.

    "As a bride, you go over every single detail of the day over and over in your head, so for me to be so genuinely surprised by something my husband had planned was truly special," says Julie. 

    Dancing in Confetti 

    Photo by Katie Slater Photography 

    One gorgeous bride, surrounded by family, best friends, and piles of confetti. We wish we could be this happy every day of our lives. 

    Cheers! 

    Photo by Maxwell Monty Photography 

    At the end of the day, a wedding is a big party with everyone you love most in the world. If you're not having this much fun, then you're just not doing it right. 

    Allia and Grant's Sunset Kiss 

    Photo by Joel Bedford Photography

    Allia and Grant met as high school students studying abroad in Europe, and fell in love while watching the sunset in Santorini. So it's only fitting that their wedding ended with an equally memorable smooch!  

    Tanya and Josh's Sparkler Send-Off 

    Photo by Josh Goodman Photography 

    Does it get any more magical than a couple circled in sparkler lights? Nope, didnt think so. We see plenty of sparkler send-offs here at Project Wedding, but we love how beautifully this shot highlights a still moment of total infatuation between Malibu couple Tanya and Mark. 

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  • The model of bridesmaid dress is very important,but the color of it is also of high importance.When you are planning for the upcoming wedding, the color scheme for the wedding is quite important to settle on. Your discount bridesmaid dresses should generally stick to the color scheme. Here are some guidelines when choosing the color for the bridesmaid dresses.

    1. Season. If it’s a spring or summer wedding, choose light colors or pastels. In case your wedding is going to be held in the autumn or winter, apply for darker colors like black bridesmaid dresses or grey bridesmaid dresses.

    2 .Time. In the day, lighter colors perform best. If it’s a late afternoon or an evening wedding, you’d better choose darker colors for bridesmaid dresses.

    3. Dress code. Most weddings are formal, as well as in these events, darker colors will often work best. When the wedding is casual, you’ll be able to go for lighter colors; pink bridesmaid dresses are a good choice.

    4. Venue. For garden weddings in fall, apply for earth or neutral colors such as orange, brown, green or gold bridesmaid dresses. For any beach wedding, you are able to choose something that goes with the color of sand, for example the blue bridesmaid dresses.

    5 .Bridesmaids physique. Bright colors are probably not too flattering on the full figured woman. Colors which are too dark might wash the skin color of girls with pale complexions.

    After knowing those details,look for your ideal bridesmaid dress.Ask your bridesmaids for their preference. Should you already have a color in mind, request their feedback. You are able to adjust each casual bridesmaid dresses based on their preference as you can lighten or darken their dress a little.Have unforgettable memory.
     

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  • Photo: Anna Kim 

    Last week, Pantone revealed it's 2014 color of the year -- radiant orchid! It's a "captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones," according to a press release. With three colors combined into one, that means there's a plethora of ways to use it inside and out of your wedding cake. Here's how: 

    1. Fresh Orchids - Luckily, orchids are in seaon year-round, so you can choose between varieties such as phalaenopsis, dendrobium, vandas, and mokara. 

    2. Ombre Frosting - Whether it's fondant or buttercream, have each tier trail from light to dark. 

    3. Fruity Flavors - Some of our favorite secret cake baker's flavors are champagne and three berry, lemon and passion fruit and wild strawberry with vanilla bean mascarpone. 

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  • Chandelier earrings on your big day? So predictable. So to mix things up we've compiled a list of our favorite, anything-but-average studs -- and they'll all cost you less than $75.

    You Might Also Like:  Mint Earrings We Adore | 10 Bridal Accessories Under $100

    1. For the retro bride who can't resist a bit of glitz.

    Maharaja Ice Earrings, $36 at Baublebar.

    2. For the Classic Bride.

    Lauren Ralph Lauren Glass Stud Earrings, $32 at Bloomingdale's.

    3. For the contemporary bride who still loves her sparkle.

    Nadri Open Work Stud Earrings, $70 at Bloomingdale's.

    4. For the glamorous bride-to-be. 

    B. Brilliant Sterling Silver and Cubic Zirconia Pave Stud Earrings, $70 at Macy's.

    5. For the nautical bride.  

     Giani Bernini Sterling Silver Twist Knot Earrings, $60 at Macy's.

    6. For the winter bride. 

     

    Kenneth Cole New York Silver Tone Pave Round Stud Earrings, $24 at Macy's.

    7. For the garden bride. 

    Betsey Johnson Rose Bud Stud Earrings, $25 at Macy's.

    8. For the bride that's cute as a (pearl) button.

    kate spade new york Skinny Mini Bow Stud Earrings, $48 at Bloomingdale's.

    9. For the traditional bride. 

    RJ Gaziano Holiday Stud Earrings, $30 at Bloomingdale's.

    10. For the edgy bride. 

    Rebecca Minkoff Long Bar Stud Earrings, $58 at Nordstrom.

    11. For the boho bride. 

    House of Harlow 1960 Pave Leather Sunburst Stud Earrings, $55 at Nordstrom.

    12. For the ready-to-be-married bride. 

    kate spade ny "Say Yes - Mrs." Stud Earrings, $48 at Nordstrom.

    13. For the beach bride. 

    Bling Jewelry CZ Starfish Pave 925 Sterling Silver Stud Earrings, $71 on Amazon.

    13. For the princess (Di) bride. 

    Beaux Bijoux Sterling Silver Oval Blue Sapphire and CZ Princess Diana/Kate Middleton Earrings, $70 on Amazon.

     15. For the holiday bride. 

    Bling Jewelry Winter Snowflake Micro Pave CZ Sterling Silver Stud Earrings, $30 on Amazon.

    16. For the blushing bride. 

    Crystal Fan Earrings, $38 at C. Wonder.

    17. For the glam bride on a budget. 

    Croft & Barrow Simulated Pearl & Simulated Crystal Stud Earrings, $12 at Kohl's. 

    18. For the vintage bride. 

    Crystal Trumpet Drops, $22 at Jeweliq.

    19. For the preppy bride.

    Gem Pearl Earrings, $55 at J.Crew.

    20. For the whimsical bride.

    Reach for the Moonflower Earrings, $12 on ModCloth. (PS -- Click here for 8 more mint wedding earrings we adore.) 

    21. For the romantic bride. 

    Patterned CZ Studs, $17 from The Dessy Group.

    22. For the downtown bride. 

     

    Kenneth Cole New York "Marquis Stone" Faceted Gem Stud Earrings, $24 on Amazon.

    23. For the old Hollywood bride. 

    Emerald Astro Studs, $28 on BaubleBar.

    24. For the Flower Child bride.  

     

    Freshwater Girl Earrings, $11 on ModCloth.

    25. For the Rock 'n' Roll bride. 

    Vince Camuto Rose Gold and Crystal Pave Stud Earrings, $28 on Amazon.

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  • As the year comes to a close, we can't help but think back on all the amazing, creative wedding details we've seen throughout 2013. The Project Wedding editors rounded up our 20 favorite ideas from this year's real weddings to inspire your planning process! 

    1. Love Flowers

    Hello, creative use of floral decor! Such a cool focal point for a reception.

    Photo by Carmen Salazar Photography, from Sera and Jacob: Walnut Grove, CA

    2. Social Media Signs

    Instagram hashtags are the new disposable-cameras-on-reception-tables as a means to collect guests' images. Displaying your custom hashtag on a sign is a must.

    Photo by Jackie Cooper Photo, from Katy and Brian: Wichita, Kansas

    3. Metallics

    We're so happy to see Art Deco-inspired metallics popping up in real weddings, and look forward to seeing more of this trend in 2014.

    Photo by JaneCane Photography, from Victoria and Matthew: Chaska, Minnesota

    4. Hanging Paper Lantern Clusters

    We've seen paper lanterns at weddings a million times, but this dramatic hanging cluster feels so fresh and contemporary. 

    Photo by My Life Photography, from Ally and Jason: Altanta, Georgia

    5. Escort Card Puzzle Display

    This escort card display felt more like an art installation! We love how the couple incorporated their engagement photo in such a unique and modern way. 

    Photo by Sarah Maren Photography, from Megan and Chris: Placerville, CA

    6. Braids

    This 'do will never go unnoticed, and there's so many options: fishtail, french, or crown.

    Photo by Alixann Loosle, from Abigail and Ralph: Salt Lake City, Utah

    7. Sequinned Bridesmaid Dresses

    Let your bridesmaids sparkle on your wedding day too! After all, they are your nearest and dearest.

    Photo by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography, from Emily and Ray: Brooklyn, New York

    8. Handkerchief Invitations

    Ask guests to please bring this hankie to in case they cry and to bid the couple a fond goodbye.

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography, from Kaylie and Noah: Lexington, Virginia

    9. Mixing Chandeliers with Hanging Branches

    Andie and Andrew hung string lights, branches, and vintage chandeliers from the cieling of their venue, and the effect was equal parts romantic and unforgettable. 

    Photos by Jeff Loves Jessica, from Andie and Andrew: Stillwater, Minnesota

    10. Polka-Dot Flower Girls (& Ring Bearers!)

    Thanks to Abigail and Ralph for giving us this simple yet striking fashion statement for the youngest members of the wedding party. 

    Photo by Alixann Loosle, from Abigail and Ralph: Salt Lake City, Utah

    11. Biscuit Bar

    Loving this fun, Southern-style reception treat from Alex and Tim's Texas wedding. 

    Photos by Taylor Lord Photography, from Alex and Tim: Cleburne, Texas

    12. Fairground Food

    Sno Cones! Crepes! Freezie Pops! Favorite childhood treats made their way into wedding reception food in a big way this year, and we guarantee guests loved the stroll down memory lane. 

    Photos (clockwise from top left): Viera Photographics, Tara Welch Photography, and Aaron Watson Photography

    13. Monogrammed Oxfords

    We saw this adorable bridesmaid gift everywhere this year, but that doesn't make it any less adorable. 

    Photo by Shannon Cronin Photography, from Julie and Pete: Marblehead, MA

    14. Marquee Signs

    These bold, illuminated letters look fantastic hung above the dessert display, accenting the cocktail lounge, or propped against the head table! 

    Photo by Maxwell Monty Photography, from Kelley and Tyler: Happy Valley, Oregon

    15. Personalized Cake Toppers

    Loving the contemporary look of this typographic topper, and what a great keepsake for the happy couple!

    Photos by Amelia Lyon, from Susan and Sean: Los Angeles, CA

    16. Pastel Bridesmaid Dresses

    Each bridesmaid gets to show a little personality with mix-and-match dresses, while the pastel palette brings everything together. 

    Photo by Shaun and Skyla Walton, from Jasmine and Corey: Camarillo, CA

    17. Floating Arrangements

    What a lovely idea for a backyard reception! The flowers add fun pops of color and the candles add to the romantic atmosphere once the sun goes down. 

    Photo by Stacey Hedman, from Lindsay and Luke: Massachusetts

    18. Mirrored Signs

    This is such a chic, elegant way to display important info!

    Photos by Pasha Belman, from Stephanie and Ben: Battle Creek, MI

    19. Alternative Send Offs

    Instead of lighting sparklers or wish lanters, why not toss some love (aka lavender buds).

    Photo by Austin Gros, from June and Gabe: Nashville, Tennessee

    20. Swanky Cocktail Lounges

    A chic place to mingle, just in case guests need a quick break from the dance floor!

    Photo by Q Weddings, from Amanda and John: Austin, Texas

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