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  • From Paula Patton's oversized shoulder ruffles to Lupita Nyong'o's fashion-forward cape, the 71st Annual Golden Globes red carpet was filled with many a major style moment—plenty of which will work for your walk down the aisle. We've broken down the trends from the night and found seven gown styles that will help you steal some of that Hollywood glamour. Happy dress shopping! 

    Related: Emmy Awards Bridesmaid Dress Look-alikes

    HIGH NECK HALTER TOPS 

    Well, the 71st annual Golden Globes confirmed it: halter tops are back! This powerful style statement was all over the red carpet, and we love how it shows off strong, sculpted arms and shoulder muscles. It's a great option for fit, modern brides who aren't working with ample cleavage. Gowns (left to right): Theia and Mark Zunino. 

    Spotted on: Naomi Watts, Mila Kunis, Uma Thurman, Elsa Pataky, Edie Falco, Robin Wright, Hayden Panettiere, Monica Potter

    ALLOVER SEQUINS

    Calling all glamour girls! If there was ever a way to sparkle on your wedding day, a gown completely encrusted in sequins is it. Why else would major starlets use this trick when they need to stand out on the red carpet? Gowns: Theia and Karen Willis Holmes. 

    Spotted on: Camilla Alves, Olivia Wilde  (PS -- here's 14 more sequin wedding dresses we love) 

    BIG BALL GOWNS

    Let's face it: this look will never go out of style for weddings. Nor do we want it to! Swooping skirts and fitted bodices signify feminity, which is why celebs and brides alike always turn back to them. Gowns: Monique Lhuillier and Elizabeth Stuart. 

    Spotted on: Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Kaley Cuoco 

    HIGH-LOW HEMS

    What we were once convinced would be a short-lived trend (remember mullet skirts?) is slowly and steadily gaining more steam at major fashion events—and its seeping into bridal, too. We love this whimsical look because it's playful—and it shows off a great pair of shoes. Gowns: Reem Acra and Temperley London. 

    Spotted on: Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Dockery, Zooey Deschanel, Aubrey Plaza, Caitlin Fitzgerald

    SUBSTANTIAL SLEEVES

    This modern fashion statement is one of our absolute faves—never has such a simple silhouette so immediately connoted sartorial confidence. Bring the style into your wedding day for a look that's equal parts easy-going and in-command. Gowns: Dennis Basso and Hayley Paige. 

    Seen on: Hellen Mirren, Olivia Wilde, Camilla Alves, Paula Patton, Kristen Chenoweth, Mayim Bialik, Lizzy Caplan, Alexi Ashe, Cat Sadler

    BEADING! 

    Strategically placed lines of sparkle are a glam way to highlight curves and sparkle in photographs—which is precisely why starlets opt for this look on the red carpet. Use their strategy for yourself by trying a beaded wedding gown! Gowns: Mark Zunino and Maggie Sottero. 

    Spotted on: Kate Beckinsale, Rita Wilson, Hellen Mirren, Elizabeth Moss, Angela Bassett, Rashida Jones, Laura Dern, Melissa Fumero, Madison Walls

    MUTED METALLIC

    Don't want to wear white? No problem! Shine like the Golden Globe statue itself in a slightly shimmery shade of champagne. Take it from the stars we spotted on the red carpet: this shade will make you look (and feel) like a million glamorous bucks. Gowns: Romona Keveza and Austin Scarlett. 

    Spotted on: Robin Wright, Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Anna Gunn

    OFF-THE-SHOULDER

    One of the most romantic wedding looks out there, and it made a major return on the Golden Globes red carpet. We love this style for a rustic country or garden wedding. Gowns: Lela Rose and Legends by Romona Keveza. 

    Spotted on: Emma Roberts, Zoe Saldana, Megan Mullally, Melissa Rauch, Rebecca Ferguson 

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  • Picking colors has always been an issue with me and something that I've gone over and over since I've gotten engaged. My favorite color is Orange and I knew I wanted to have orange as a color in my wedding but I couldn't find the perfect fit for it. I asked my fiance and he said he wanted Gray. The only thing I could find to go with Gray was Pink. I wasn't too fond of the color choice and was pretty disappointed. I knew in my heart those were not the colors for my wedding. But I went on looking for ideas. Then one day while I was stressed and frustrated I went to my fiance in tears and told him how I really didn't like those colors and his response was, "As long as I get to wear a Gray suit I really don't care, that was my only thing." With joy and relief I began looking for new colors. Orange being my main concern I leaned toward Orange and Red for a while but then! 

    While on a walk the other day with my fiance I looked up at  the sun was set and these beautiful colors lit up the sky. I was filled with awe and excitement and I told my fiance, "Look at how beautiful! I want those colors as my wedding colors!"  

    So now, the colors are set and I couldn't be happier. 

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  • Be it any caste, community or religion, every single person on this earth has some special aspirations and plans for this Big Day. They want this special day of their life to be cherished and remembered not only by them but also by their friends and relatives.

    For making their wedding day more pleasurable and special, couples now prefer to tie the knot at some wedding destination. For this, they are availing for the service of Destination Wedding Planner who is having sound knowledge and experience in arranging and organizing destination weddings..... read more

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  • If anyone loves animals as much as we do, it's our real wedding couples! You've probably seen plenty of birds and dogs, but you'll never believe these 6 adorable (and unexpected) cake toppers. Dare to take a peek: 

    Photo: Adele Cabanillas

    Chickens - If you're considering a fall wedding on the farm, don't take the chickens out of their coop, simply place mocks on your cake for all to see. 

    Photo: Kirsten Marie Photography; Cake: Peace of Cake 

    Hedgehogs - Mini hedgehogs aren't complete without a flower on the Mrs. and a bow tie and top hat on the Mr. Don't forget a burlap bunting banner! 

    Photo: Christine Farah Photography

    Elephants - Those who want a bit of whimsy in their circus or carnival-themed wedding, opt for elephants. Don't these custom fondant creations look real? 

     

    Photo: Anjuli

    Monkeys - Conquer a do-it-yourself project with socks. These monkeys were featured in Emily and Ricardo's California wedding.

    Photo: Katie Stoops Photography

    Bears - Lions, tigers, and bears. Oh my! Don't let this cake scare you. It's too sweet to eat with all it's berries. 

    Photo: Weber Photography

    Penguins - Match them to your wedding day attire. This penguin is wearing a birdcage veil and carrying a red rose bouquet much like Jennifer in her retro Florida wedding. 

     

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  • Project and Photos by Erica Obrien

    Tissue paper flowers are a design-forward and inexpensive alternative to fresh or gumpaste flowers. They can be made well in advance and saved indefinitely. We recommend that they be used only with fondant cakes, as you don’t want the dye in the tissue paper to come into contact with buttercream.       What you'll need:   Crepe and/or tissue paper in the color palette of your choice Toothpicks (or skewers) Scissors Floral tape How To:     Step One: To form the center of the flower, cut a length of paper about three inches wide.       Step Two : Fold the paper so that each fold is about ¾" wide. (For smaller flowers, folds should be smaller; for larger flowers, folds should be bigger.)       Step Three: Use sharp scissors to cut a rounded edge.     Step Four: When unfolded, paper should have a scalloped edge.     Step Five: Begin rolling scallop in onto itself, pinching about ¼ of the way down from scalloped edge so that paper flares and opens slightly.      Step Six: Continue until entire length of paper is rolled up.       Step Seven: Twist the base of the paper as tightly as possible to form a stem.     Step Eight: Using a contrasting color, repeat steps one through seven, placing new paper around already-formed center.       Step Nine: Continue until entire length of paper is rolled up. For even larger flowers, additional layers of paper can be added by repeating steps two through seven.     Step Ten: Place toothpick or skewer against "stem" of flower.         Step Eleven: Stretch floral tape to activate, and wrap tightly around both toothpick and tissue paper until all paper is covered.     Step Twelve: Insert toothpick into fondant-covered cake.     Step Thirteen: Make as many flowers as desired to complete your design. Enjoy!  
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori Watson of Marvelous Things Photography Table number card by Momental Designs     This is a quick and easy centerpiece using mason jars.  I have tons of mason jars and I’m sure most of us do, so here’s a pretty way to incorporate them into the reception table décor.     Ingredients: 3 Mason Jars (depending on the size of wooden container) Queen Anne’s Lace (3 Bunches) White Chrysanthemums Scissors Old Fork Table Number Card Small water glass or jelly jar Wooden Box Container (and I lined the bottom with newspaper to give the jars height) How To:      Fill mason jars with water and place in wooden container.       Cut the stems of the Queen Anne’s Lace and Chrysanthemums and place in the mason jars.  You want the Queen Anne’s Lace to “spill” over the rim of the container, so cut the stems accordingly.  Fill the mason jars with the flowers varying the heights.  You want the arrangement to look full and have that “just picked from the garden” look and feel.       Place the small water glass in the wooden container.  Now take your old fork and bend the end prongs and place the table number card between the prongs.  Place the fork in the water glass and there you have it!!     Enjoy your gorgeous centerpiece!    
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff     Ring in the new year with these starry night cake toppers made of thin sheets of birch wood. Your guest will love that extra special touch adorning their cupcake treats at the end of the night.      Materials: Birch Plywood 1/32 of an inch thick (the thiner the better) Scissors Xacto knife or box cutter Pen or pencil Bamboo Skewers Print out with star silhouettes (use and print free clip art star shapes) How-To:       1. Cut out the star shapes from print out.     2. Trace star shapes onto birch sheet with a pen or pencil.     3. Carefully cut out each shape with an Xacto knife.     4. Add a drop of glue to the back of each star and attach bamboo skewer.     5. Wait for the glue to dry and stick the toppers in cupcakes or wedding cake.     Take it further by customizing these toppers with handwritten messages and names. Or add glitter to the finished stars for an unexpected sparkle.
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  • Project and Photos by Erica Obrien

    This cake would be perfect for an informal wedding. You can either make your own cake or purchase one. The decor is composed of easy-to-source materials, many of which can be found in the local supermarket. The quantities of supplies needed will depend on the size of your cake. Here, we use a 5" diameter cake.     What You'll Need: Finely grated coconut Cranberries Fresh rosemary sprigs Royal icing Mini pine cones Small icing spatula Needle and thread How To:        Dip icing spatula into royal icing.Gently spread icing on pinecones to resemble look of snow. Set aside and allow to dry.       Carefully insert threaded needle with knot on end into cranberry. Pull needle out other side.     Pull cranberry down entire length of thread until it meets knotted end.     Continue until you have strung enough cranberries to make a garland for entire cake.     Take a large pinch of grated coconut in one hand.       Carefully sprinkle coconut in mound on top of cake and all around base of cake to resemble snow.     Starting at back of cake, gently press cranberry into buttercream.     Allow to drape slightly. Press cranberry at end of drape into buttercream. Repeat all around cake.     Insert rosemary sprigs into top of cake.     Carefully arrange pinecones.     There you have it!    
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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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  • Chances are, your groomsmen are not accustomed to taking formal portraits on the regular. So try to keep things relatively natural and easy for them when it comes to taking pictures. Here are a few of our favorite “poses” for groomsmen shots.

    The Classic

    The most traditional of the groomsmen poses, your guys stand in a row or, if there are more than five or six of them, in two rows, hands in pockets. It's so GQ.


    Photo by Sherri J Photography

    The "We're All Friends Here"

    Hopefully, all of your groomsmen are pretty close - and even if they aren't, at least they can act like it by putting their arms over each other's shoulders, frat brother style.


    Photo by Maxwell Monty Photography

    The "Just Taking a Stroll"

    Fact: People look more natural in photos if they're in motion. So, tell your groom and groomsmen to take a walk together. Their faces will look much more relaxed, you'll see!


    Photo by Melvin Gilbert Photography

    The Seated Pose

    Your groomsmen may feel more comfortable posing while sitting down. And here's a bonus: these portraits will show off those cute socks!


    Photo by Petula Pea Photography

    The Groom in Front

    It's the groom's special day, so give him some pride of place by having him stand a few steps ahead of the rest of his best buds. This is a particularly nice pose if all of the guys are dressed fairly similarly.


    Photo by William Innes Photography

    The "Do Something Funny"

    Of course, you'll need to take some more traditional portraits, too, but if it helps your guys loosen up, let them have some fun with their portraits. Add props like sunglasses if you'd like!


    Photo by Steven and Lily Photography

    The Jumping for Joy

    If you can get your groomsmen to try it, it's pretty cool to have a shot of them in midair!


    Photo by Wren Photography

    The Fingerstaches

    Need we say more?


    Photo by Weston Neuschafer Photography

    Looking for more groomsmen attire ideas? Check out our Fashion Editor's board for even more men's attire inspiration!

     

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  • From Paula Patton's oversized shoulder ruffles to Lupita Nyong'o's fashion-forward cape, the 71st Annual Golden Globes red carpet was filled with many a major style moment—plenty of which will work for your walk down the aisle. We've broken down the trends from the night and found seven gown styles that will help you steal some of that Hollywood glamour. Happy dress shopping! 

    Related: Emmy Awards Bridesmaid Dress Look-alikes

    HIGH NECK HALTER TOPS 

    Well, the 71st annual Golden Globes confirmed it: halter tops are back! This powerful style statement was all over the red carpet, and we love how it shows off strong, sculpted arms and shoulder muscles. It's a great option for fit, modern brides who aren't working with ample cleavage. Gowns (left to right): Theia and Mark Zunino. 

    Spotted on: Naomi Watts, Mila Kunis, Uma Thurman, Elsa Pataky, Edie Falco, Robin Wright, Hayden Panettiere, Monica Potter

    ALLOVER SEQUINS

    Calling all glamour girls! If there was ever a way to sparkle on your wedding day, a gown completely encrusted in sequins is it. Why else would major starlets use this trick when they need to stand out on the red carpet? Gowns: Theia and Karen Willis Holmes. 

    Spotted on: Camilla Alves, Olivia Wilde  (PS -- here's 14 more sequin wedding dresses we love) 

    BIG BALL GOWNS

    Let's face it: this look will never go out of style for weddings. Nor do we want it to! Swooping skirts and fitted bodices signify feminity, which is why celebs and brides alike always turn back to them. Gowns: Monique Lhuillier and Elizabeth Stuart. 

    Spotted on: Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Kaley Cuoco 

    HIGH-LOW HEMS

    What we were once convinced would be a short-lived trend (remember mullet skirts?) is slowly and steadily gaining more steam at major fashion events—and its seeping into bridal, too. We love this whimsical look because it's playful—and it shows off a great pair of shoes. Gowns: Reem Acra and Temperley London. 

    Spotted on: Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Dockery, Zooey Deschanel, Aubrey Plaza, Caitlin Fitzgerald

    SUBSTANTIAL SLEEVES

    This modern fashion statement is one of our absolute faves—never has such a simple silhouette so immediately connoted sartorial confidence. Bring the style into your wedding day for a look that's equal parts easy-going and in-command. Gowns: Dennis Basso and Hayley Paige. 

    Seen on: Hellen Mirren, Olivia Wilde, Camilla Alves, Paula Patton, Kristen Chenoweth, Mayim Bialik, Lizzy Caplan, Alexi Ashe, Cat Sadler

    BEADING! 

    Strategically placed lines of sparkle are a glam way to highlight curves and sparkle in photographs—which is precisely why starlets opt for this look on the red carpet. Use their strategy for yourself by trying a beaded wedding gown! Gowns: Mark Zunino and Maggie Sottero. 

    Spotted on: Kate Beckinsale, Rita Wilson, Hellen Mirren, Elizabeth Moss, Angela Bassett, Rashida Jones, Laura Dern, Melissa Fumero, Madison Walls

    MUTED METALLIC

    Don't want to wear white? No problem! Shine like the Golden Globe statue itself in a slightly shimmery shade of champagne. Take it from the stars we spotted on the red carpet: this shade will make you look (and feel) like a million glamorous bucks. Gowns: Romona Keveza and Austin Scarlett. 

    Spotted on: Robin Wright, Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Anna Gunn

    OFF-THE-SHOULDER

    One of the most romantic wedding looks out there, and it made a major return on the Golden Globes red carpet. We love this style for a rustic country or garden wedding. Gowns: Lela Rose and Legends by Romona Keveza. 

    Spotted on: Emma Roberts, Zoe Saldana, Megan Mullally, Melissa Rauch, Rebecca Ferguson 

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  • Picking colors has always been an issue with me and something that I've gone over and over since I've gotten engaged. My favorite color is Orange and I knew I wanted to have orange as a color in my wedding but I couldn't find the perfect fit for it. I asked my fiance and he said he wanted Gray. The only thing I could find to go with Gray was Pink. I wasn't too fond of the color choice and was pretty disappointed. I knew in my heart those were not the colors for my wedding. But I went on looking for ideas. Then one day while I was stressed and frustrated I went to my fiance in tears and told him how I really didn't like those colors and his response was, "As long as I get to wear a Gray suit I really don't care, that was my only thing." With joy and relief I began looking for new colors. Orange being my main concern I leaned toward Orange and Red for a while but then! 

    While on a walk the other day with my fiance I looked up at  the sun was set and these beautiful colors lit up the sky. I was filled with awe and excitement and I told my fiance, "Look at how beautiful! I want those colors as my wedding colors!"  

    So now, the colors are set and I couldn't be happier. 

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  • Be it any caste, community or religion, every single person on this earth has some special aspirations and plans for this Big Day. They want this special day of their life to be cherished and remembered not only by them but also by their friends and relatives.

    For making their wedding day more pleasurable and special, couples now prefer to tie the knot at some wedding destination. For this, they are availing for the service of Destination Wedding Planner who is having sound knowledge and experience in arranging and organizing destination weddings..... read more

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  • If anyone loves animals as much as we do, it's our real wedding couples! You've probably seen plenty of birds and dogs, but you'll never believe these 6 adorable (and unexpected) cake toppers. Dare to take a peek: 

    Photo: Adele Cabanillas

    Chickens - If you're considering a fall wedding on the farm, don't take the chickens out of their coop, simply place mocks on your cake for all to see. 

    Photo: Kirsten Marie Photography; Cake: Peace of Cake 

    Hedgehogs - Mini hedgehogs aren't complete without a flower on the Mrs. and a bow tie and top hat on the Mr. Don't forget a burlap bunting banner! 

    Photo: Christine Farah Photography

    Elephants - Those who want a bit of whimsy in their circus or carnival-themed wedding, opt for elephants. Don't these custom fondant creations look real? 

     

    Photo: Anjuli

    Monkeys - Conquer a do-it-yourself project with socks. These monkeys were featured in Emily and Ricardo's California wedding.

    Photo: Katie Stoops Photography

    Bears - Lions, tigers, and bears. Oh my! Don't let this cake scare you. It's too sweet to eat with all it's berries. 

    Photo: Weber Photography

    Penguins - Match them to your wedding day attire. This penguin is wearing a birdcage veil and carrying a red rose bouquet much like Jennifer in her retro Florida wedding. 

     

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  • Project and Photos by Erica Obrien

    Tissue paper flowers are a design-forward and inexpensive alternative to fresh or gumpaste flowers. They can be made well in advance and saved indefinitely. We recommend that they be used only with fondant cakes, as you don’t want the dye in the tissue paper to come into contact with buttercream.       What you'll need:   Crepe and/or tissue paper in the color palette of your choice Toothpicks (or skewers) Scissors Floral tape How To:     Step One: To form the center of the flower, cut a length of paper about three inches wide.       Step Two : Fold the paper so that each fold is about ¾" wide. (For smaller flowers, folds should be smaller; for larger flowers, folds should be bigger.)       Step Three: Use sharp scissors to cut a rounded edge.     Step Four: When unfolded, paper should have a scalloped edge.     Step Five: Begin rolling scallop in onto itself, pinching about ¼ of the way down from scalloped edge so that paper flares and opens slightly.      Step Six: Continue until entire length of paper is rolled up.       Step Seven: Twist the base of the paper as tightly as possible to form a stem.     Step Eight: Using a contrasting color, repeat steps one through seven, placing new paper around already-formed center.       Step Nine: Continue until entire length of paper is rolled up. For even larger flowers, additional layers of paper can be added by repeating steps two through seven.     Step Ten: Place toothpick or skewer against "stem" of flower.         Step Eleven: Stretch floral tape to activate, and wrap tightly around both toothpick and tissue paper until all paper is covered.     Step Twelve: Insert toothpick into fondant-covered cake.     Step Thirteen: Make as many flowers as desired to complete your design. Enjoy!  
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  • Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori Watson of Marvelous Things Photography Table number card by Momental Designs     This is a quick and easy centerpiece using mason jars.  I have tons of mason jars and I’m sure most of us do, so here’s a pretty way to incorporate them into the reception table décor.     Ingredients: 3 Mason Jars (depending on the size of wooden container) Queen Anne’s Lace (3 Bunches) White Chrysanthemums Scissors Old Fork Table Number Card Small water glass or jelly jar Wooden Box Container (and I lined the bottom with newspaper to give the jars height) How To:      Fill mason jars with water and place in wooden container.       Cut the stems of the Queen Anne’s Lace and Chrysanthemums and place in the mason jars.  You want the Queen Anne’s Lace to “spill” over the rim of the container, so cut the stems accordingly.  Fill the mason jars with the flowers varying the heights.  You want the arrangement to look full and have that “just picked from the garden” look and feel.       Place the small water glass in the wooden container.  Now take your old fork and bend the end prongs and place the table number card between the prongs.  Place the fork in the water glass and there you have it!!     Enjoy your gorgeous centerpiece!    
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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff     Ring in the new year with these starry night cake toppers made of thin sheets of birch wood. Your guest will love that extra special touch adorning their cupcake treats at the end of the night.      Materials: Birch Plywood 1/32 of an inch thick (the thiner the better) Scissors Xacto knife or box cutter Pen or pencil Bamboo Skewers Print out with star silhouettes (use and print free clip art star shapes) How-To:       1. Cut out the star shapes from print out.     2. Trace star shapes onto birch sheet with a pen or pencil.     3. Carefully cut out each shape with an Xacto knife.     4. Add a drop of glue to the back of each star and attach bamboo skewer.     5. Wait for the glue to dry and stick the toppers in cupcakes or wedding cake.     Take it further by customizing these toppers with handwritten messages and names. Or add glitter to the finished stars for an unexpected sparkle.
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  • Project and Photos by Erica Obrien

    This cake would be perfect for an informal wedding. You can either make your own cake or purchase one. The decor is composed of easy-to-source materials, many of which can be found in the local supermarket. The quantities of supplies needed will depend on the size of your cake. Here, we use a 5" diameter cake.     What You'll Need: Finely grated coconut Cranberries Fresh rosemary sprigs Royal icing Mini pine cones Small icing spatula Needle and thread How To:        Dip icing spatula into royal icing.Gently spread icing on pinecones to resemble look of snow. Set aside and allow to dry.       Carefully insert threaded needle with knot on end into cranberry. Pull needle out other side.     Pull cranberry down entire length of thread until it meets knotted end.     Continue until you have strung enough cranberries to make a garland for entire cake.     Take a large pinch of grated coconut in one hand.       Carefully sprinkle coconut in mound on top of cake and all around base of cake to resemble snow.     Starting at back of cake, gently press cranberry into buttercream.     Allow to drape slightly. Press cranberry at end of drape into buttercream. Repeat all around cake.     Insert rosemary sprigs into top of cake.     Carefully arrange pinecones.     There you have it!    
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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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  • Chances are, your groomsmen are not accustomed to taking formal portraits on the regular. So try to keep things relatively natural and easy for them when it comes to taking pictures. Here are a few of our favorite “poses” for groomsmen shots.

    The Classic

    The most traditional of the groomsmen poses, your guys stand in a row or, if there are more than five or six of them, in two rows, hands in pockets. It's so GQ.


    Photo by Sherri J Photography

    The "We're All Friends Here"

    Hopefully, all of your groomsmen are pretty close - and even if they aren't, at least they can act like it by putting their arms over each other's shoulders, frat brother style.


    Photo by Maxwell Monty Photography

    The "Just Taking a Stroll"

    Fact: People look more natural in photos if they're in motion. So, tell your groom and groomsmen to take a walk together. Their faces will look much more relaxed, you'll see!


    Photo by Melvin Gilbert Photography

    The Seated Pose

    Your groomsmen may feel more comfortable posing while sitting down. And here's a bonus: these portraits will show off those cute socks!


    Photo by Petula Pea Photography

    The Groom in Front

    It's the groom's special day, so give him some pride of place by having him stand a few steps ahead of the rest of his best buds. This is a particularly nice pose if all of the guys are dressed fairly similarly.


    Photo by William Innes Photography

    The "Do Something Funny"

    Of course, you'll need to take some more traditional portraits, too, but if it helps your guys loosen up, let them have some fun with their portraits. Add props like sunglasses if you'd like!


    Photo by Steven and Lily Photography

    The Jumping for Joy

    If you can get your groomsmen to try it, it's pretty cool to have a shot of them in midair!


    Photo by Wren Photography

    The Fingerstaches

    Need we say more?


    Photo by Weston Neuschafer Photography

    Looking for more groomsmen attire ideas? Check out our Fashion Editor's board for even more men's attire inspiration!

     

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DIY Wedding: With so many colorful images of unique wedding ideas we’ve found, plus all our real wedding images, you’ll find the most DIY wedding ideas here. From simple wedding favors to more complex origami wedding decorations – if we think you can make it, you’ll find it here (if it’s not here it doesn’t mean we don’t think you can make it, it just means we want you to send us a picture when your DIY project is done)!

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Wedding Venues: Not only do we have ideas for one-of-a-kind wedding venues as well as established wedding venues in your area, we have some of the very best wedding decoration ideas and wedding theme ideas for once you have nailed down the venue.

Wedding Cake: While we must admit that wedding cake is delicious (mmmm, wedding cake, nom nom nom), your cake will also serve as a focal point of the wedding reception. Check out all of our wedding ideas for cake decorations as well as cake alternatives.

Engagement Rings: Project Wedding doesn’t just start once you’ve gotten engaged. Register with us before the big question has been popped and share photos of your favorite engagement rings with your future better half.

Honeymoon: Project Wedding doesn’t stop with the wedding either. We’ve included hundreds of post-wedding ideas to inspire your perfect honeymoon!