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  • fruits and cheeseplate centerpiece, large mason jars of branch/flowers, table number on branch/flowers / baby's breath / paper flowers and candles

    succulent favors $30 for 40 on ebay, wrap with magazine pages - flowers or just white paper / parchment paper / baking paper - tags, "please take me home" "thank you!" "we give free oxygen!" 

    email invites and rsvp, google calendar everyone for save the dates 

    thank you notes with instructions (order of ceremony/menu?) and table number (post cards?, diy, magazine pages - flowers)

    table number list (glass picture frames, family style), alphabetical on welcome table (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40258007/, http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10258018/) 

    pictures of me and Frank as kids, family pictures on welcome table 

    coffee book / painted tree with stick on leaves & wishes 

    ipod wedding 

    photobooth backdrop - white gauze curtain, colored lights behind / wooden stick, hanging candles / colored lights

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff

    Dress up basic dollar store kraft boxes with some scrap fabric and extra paint. Fill the finished boxes with candy and you have a cute and inexpensive favor for guests.

    Supplies:

    Fabric Scraps Scissors Decorative Kraft Box Paint Brush Mod Podge or Craft Glue Paint

    How-To:

    1. Cut a small piece of fabric that is at least twice the width and the proper length for your box.

    2. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the side of the box, all the way around. Place the box on one side of the fabric, in the center, so that there is extra fabric above and below the box. Then, start rolling the scrap of fabric onto the box and smooth out any bumps as you roll. Set aside and wait for the glue to dry.

    3. Cut slits all the way around the excess fabric at the top of the box. 

    4. Then apply glue to the inside of the box and tuck fabric in to secure fabric to the inside.

    5. Repeat step 3 and 4 with the excess fabric on the bottom of the box. Set aside and let dry.

    6. Paint lid and let dry. 

    7. Fill the box with candy and tie it up with string and a little note or thank you tag. Voila!

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  • A wedding is an extraordinary event in your life that requires to be celebrated with your near along with dear ones to make it an unforgettable occasion. This is the time when you invite your closest acquaintances and cousins to be your bridesmaid. Pointless to say, the bridesmaids insert a fine touch of allure to the wedding occasion together with the bride. Precisely, purchasing the accurate bridesmaid dresses is merely as imperative as the wedding gown for the bride.When selecting a dress, it is the bride's dispensation to opt the color beside brand of fabric of the bridesmaids' dresses. It must harmonize the bride's gown, however, it should as well be contented and eye-catching for the attendants. Thought must be givento the bridesmaids' style, color liking, their figure types on top of their finances. Steps To Find the finest of Bridesmaid dresses Whereas, finding the top of Bridesmaid dresses is not straightforward, also consequently patience with care is the answer to successful hunting. The dress can be an official outfit which is appropriate for a traditional church wedding with a variety that could begin from white satins and silks to those which are transformed into fuller skirts or trains with changeable length and thrown in with a mixture of antique and modern embroidery together with crystals, sequins also even pearls are obtainable. You can as well opt for an informal wedding more matched for a civil ceremony with very slight or no train. Importance on crystals, sequins, and so on. Is not made, although you can pick for classic pieces. § Talk about with the bridesmaids § Be conscious of the latest styles § Pick complimentary styles § Select whether to have straps or not § Elect Color as per season The color of the bridesmaid dresses should compliment the wedding dress § Length of the dress and hem length of the dress counts upon the theme plus the style of wedding ceremony you are going to have § Settle on a fabric Best fabric for bridesmaid dresses are chiffon, lace, georgette,crepe, brocades, organza beside satin § Take bridesmaids along Preferably, take your bridesmaids alongside to the bridal shops for purchasing the perfect bridesmaid dresses § Try on the dress Always try on the dress prior purchasing Some Tips § Keep the season, time of the day, as well as a wedding dress in mind as settle on the hem, neckline also straps of the bridesmaid dresses.
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  • Never will we not love it when a wedding steps a bit outside tradition to showcase the participants' unique personalities. Here's 11 unique looks from bridal parties that did exactly that. PS—You should also check out Unique Bridesmaid Dresses We Love, Part One. 

    1. Tropical Florals 

    Photo by Oli Sansom 

    Only two things unify this vibrantly mismatched set of bridesmaid dresses: pretty blooms and even prettier smiles. 

    2. Stripes! 

    Photo by Nine Photography

    The perfect option for a causal nautical-themed wedding. 

    3. Velvet 

    Photo Maria Mack Photography

    Unexpected texture in a classic silhoette might just be our favorite way to score fashion points with a bridal party. This rich velvet look is perfect for a glam cold weather wedding. 

    4. Saris! 

    Photo by Nine Photography

    Love this colorful nod to the bride's culture! 

    5. Color-Blocking

    Photo by Katelyn James

    Solid sections of sweet colors are a slighty more quirky alternative to the stripes listed above. 

    6. Pale Pink + Jet Black 

    Photo by This Modern Romance

    This already-glam look amps up the Va-Va-Voom factor with short hemlines. 

    7. Skirts! 

    Photo by AK Studio Design

    The pencil skirt and blouse combo satisfies the dress code for conservative weddings, casual weddings, and modern backyard weddings—doesn't get much more versatile than that! 

    8. Citrine

    Photo by Maria Mack Photography

    We've seen yellow bridesmaid dresses before, but never something quite this bright. When paired with Poppy red, it's the perfect non-conformist retro bridesmaid look. 

    9. Blue Steel 

    Photo by Erin Hearts Court

    This icy-cool color combo would be an edgy and refreshing choice for a downtown summer wedding. 

    10. Choose Your Own Adventure 

    Photo by Meg Perotti

    From the looks of this photograph, we're guessing that each bridesmaid was instructed to wear the dress they felt they looked the sassiest in. 

    11. Cocktail Time 

    Photo by Stephanie N. Baker Photography & Graphic Design

    We're seriously digging the graphic party attire these girls donned for their friend's big day. Talk about dresses they'll actually wear again! 

    SEE MORE BRIDAL PARTY LOOKS

     

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  • There are countless reasons for you and your best girlfriends to get all dressed up, and your wedding day is definitely one of them. Pull out all the stops by getting inspired by one of these high-glam bridesmaids looks.  

    Related: 10 Southern-Inspired Bridal Party Looks

    1. Black is Back

    Photo by Cyn Kain Photography

    Black is becoming increasily common as a wedding day color and it's flattering on just about everyone. Let your girls pick out the best style for their body type. 

    2. Sequins and Ruffles and Ruching, Oh My!

    Photos (from left to right) by: Jemma Keech Photography and Patrick Moyer Photography

    Nothing says girly glam quite like sequins and ruffles. Let your inner-princess shine through by opting for dresses adorned with gorgeous detailing. Pastel pink and silver is also a great color combo if you don't want to sacrifice femininity. 

    3. Backless Beauties

    Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

    Channel old Hollywood glamour by experimenting with open-back dresses for your main girls. Pick one that shimmers for true red carpet style.

    4.  Silk, Silk, Silk

    Photos by Landon Jacob Photography

    Silk is the quintessential fabric for glamming up any look. Draping perfectly and not hugging too tightly, it might just be the perfect choice for your bridal party. 

    5. Little Black Dress

    Photo by Calynn Berry Photography

    The little black dress is a fashion staple in every girl's closet. Details like tulle overlay fabric and an illusion neckline will make your classic LBD feel a little more special. 

    6. Simple Glam 

    Photo by Joielala Photography

    Details like ruching, plunging necklines and empire waists can take a basic dress and make it fabulous. Do it with a sheeny fabric and you've got a winning combination of bridesmaids dresses. 

    7. Intricate Embellishment

    Photo by Matt Edge Wedding Photography

    From intricate beading to delicate floral patterns made from sequins, these small details can take your girls' dresses to the next level. 

    8. One-Shoulder Wonders 

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography

    There's something about a one-shoulder gown that radiates elegance. Floral adornment along the strap and waistline create a completely glamorous bridal style. 

    9. Fabulous in Fur

    Photos by Rachel Pearlman Photography

    Whether it's faux or not, fur is the perfect accessory to glam up your wedding day look. They're ideal for winter weddings, so your gals can stay cozy and warm. 

    NEXT: SEQUIN BRIDESMAID DRESSES 

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  • Photo by Troy Grover Photographers

    Tying the knot in spring? Take advantage of this fresh, flourishing season and get creative with your blooms. There are lots of great ways to put a spin on your spring wedding florals, from adding unique accents to playing with different arrangement styles. Here are five of our favorite trends to try!

    1. Grasses

    Photos (from left): Pasha Belman, Melanie Duerkopp

    Freshen up your florals with an unexpected touch. Incorporate wheat grass into your centerpieces, accent your reception flowers with shoots of lily grass, or mix in some grass-like "green trick" dianthus as featured in the bouquets above. 

    2. Single Bud Vase Displays

    Photos (from left): Apryl Ann, Landon Jacob

    Arrange spring flowers individually in little glass bud vases for a fresh-from-the-garden look. 

    3. Presentation Style Bouquets

    Photos (from left): The Youngrens, Erich McVey

    Opt for this eye-catching bouquet style to show off long-stemmed flowers like calla lilies or delphiniums. Wrap the bottom with a pretty ribbon or add an accent such as a charm or a brooch. 

    4. Closed Blooms

    Photos (from left): Captured Photography by Jenny, Red Leaf Studios

    Many popular spring flowers, including tulips, peonies, and garden roses, look just as lovely before they've reached full bloom. Incorporate slightly closed-up blossoms into your arrangements for a unique shape and texture. 

    5. Blossoming Branches

    Photos (from left): Daniel Kim Photography, Michelle Lindsay

    Flowering plants and trees like cherry blossoms, forsythia, and dogwood begin to bloom in early spring and are a classic sign of the season. Use the colorful branches in your floral arrangements for a unique look you can't get any other time of year. 

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  • Project by Erica Obrien

    Photos by Brooke Allison Photography

    The chalkboard look is super trendy right now. This edible version would be great for wedding or shower favors. Be sure to make extras to keep for yourself!

    Materials: 

    Sugar cookie dough Black fondant Flour (for rolling dough)  Small acrylic rolling pin Large acrylic rolling pin Small palette knife Letter stencil Cutter Royal icing Baking tray lined with parchment paper (not shown)

    Instructions: 

    Roll dough to about 1/4" thickness. 

    Cut dough with cutter. 

    Lay on parchment-lined baking tray. Place in freezer until firm, about 20 minutes. 

    Roll fondant to about 1/16" thickness. 

    Cut fondant using same cutter used for cookies.

    Place cut fondant on flat surface.

    Lay stencil on fondant. Spread royal icing with palette knife. Wipe off excess. Allow to dry before proceeding to next shape or letter.

    Bake cookies according to recipe directions. Once removed from oven and still warm, place fondant cutouts on cookies, allowing heat of cookie to set fondant to cookie. 

    Arrange neatly and enjoy!

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  • Ferns, leaves, and grasses may seem like the most obvious way to incorporate green into your wedding florals - but what about the blooms themselves? There are plenty of striking flowers available in this cheerful, earthy hue. Here's a look at some of our favorites!

    1. Anthurium - This tropical bloom is a perfect pick for an exotic beach wedding.

    Photo by Laura Murray

    2. Cymbidium Orchid - These lovelies are available in monochromatic lime green or green with magenta centers, as seen below. 

    Photo by Melanie Duerkopp

    3. Viburnum - Whether used as a base flower or an accent, these pale green puffs are perfect for spring and summer bouquets! 

    Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz

    4. Hydrangea - If you love this classic wedding flower as much as we do, be sure to check out our Hydrangeas board!

    Photo by Sylvie Gil

    5. Zinnia - This high-texture flower comes in a wide variety of colors and is a rustic wedding favorite. 

    Photo by Meg Perotti

    6. Green Goddess Calla Lily - As with calla lilies of any color, these dramatic blooms are perfect a chic, modern look. 

    Photo by Steve Koo

    7. Muscari - Also known as grape hyacinth, this bud is most commonly seen in a purple-blue shade, but is equally lovely in this pre-bloom shade of green. 

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    Photo by Vicki Grafton

    8. Bells of Ireland - These long green shoots are an ideal choice for tall, bold centerpieces. 

    Photo courtesy of Ooh! Events

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  • Planning a tented ceremony or reception? Check out some of our favorite ways to adorn the ceilings!

    1. Suspended Stars

    Photo by Samuel Lippke

    Clusters of metallic stars bring an intimate feel to this stunning open air tent.

    2. Floral Wreaths

    Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer

    Add a touch of color and romance with a blooming wreath and hanging candles. 

    3. Pendant Lamps

    Photo by Michele M. Waite

    Drum shade chandeliers with black trim complete this contemporary look. 

    4. Unexpected Greenery

    Photo by Perez Photography

    We love the idea of using leafy greens to cover exposed beams! And these blown-glass pendants are to die for.

    5. Bare Branches

    Photo by Jeff Loves Jessica

    For a unique take on rustic decor, opt for branches mixed with twinkle lights, crystal beans, and votives.

    6. Classic White Draping 

    Photo by Theo Milo

    Of course, we had to include this stunning classic. White ruched draping and crystal chandeliers is always an elegant combination. 

    7. Cascading Florals

    Photo by Samuel Lippke

    Go over-the-top glam with lavish floral arrangements adorning the ceiling.

    8. Antler Chandeliers

    Photo by Perez Photography

    We especially love this concept for a wedding in the mountains!

    9. Skinny Stripes

    Photo by Jose Villa

    These geometric glass lanterns provide just the right amount of contrast against this classic, preppy pattern. 

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  • Here at PW, we're big fans of weddings in which the bridesmaids carries something a little different from the bride—and we're even bigger fans of bridesmaids carrying something different from flowers altogether! Not only does this cut down on flower costs, but it also lends a unique level of texture to wedding party photos. Nine of the most unique ideas we've come across follow below—here's to hoping they inspire you! 

    Related: Unique Bride Bouquets

    1. Pinwheels 

    Photo by Katelyn James

    A fun, festive idea for a preppy summer wedding. 

    2. Dreamcatcher

    Photo by onelove photography

    The ultimate boho-chic wedding accessory. 

    3. Wheat 

    Photo by onelove photography

    Sounds weird at first—but it totally works! 

    4. Fabric Flowers

    Photos by Abby Grace and Melissa Copeland

    Fabric flowers last forever—and double as a wonderful keepsake from the wedding. Gift each bridesmaid a pretty vase to store them in at home! 

    5. Porcelain Flowers

    Photo by Jessica Loren 

    Another excquisite-looking keepsake idea for your 'maids to cherish long after the wedding. 

    6. Single Stems 

    Photos by Jose Villa and Theo Milo 

    These can be paper flowers or regular blooms—either way the effect is absolutely striking when paired with a fuller bride bouquet! Head here for even more single stem inspiration. 

    7. Ribbon Streamers 

    Photo by Ariane Moshayedi

    This is more of a fun idea for what's below the bouquet. Wrap stems in multiple ribbons, and use different shades for the bridesmaids.

    8. Strictly Greens

    Photo by Melissa Oholendt

    Fun for an eco-friendly wedding—or for a couple that just really likes the shade!

    9. Shoots

     

    Photos by Melissa Oholendt

    You know those interesting looking berries and leaves that typically surround flowers in a bouquet? Well, why not create arrangements using just those? Clearly the effect is jsut as striking. 

    SEE MORE BRIDESMAID BOUQUETS

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  • fruits and cheeseplate centerpiece, large mason jars of branch/flowers, table number on branch/flowers / baby's breath / paper flowers and candles

    succulent favors $30 for 40 on ebay, wrap with magazine pages - flowers or just white paper / parchment paper / baking paper - tags, "please take me home" "thank you!" "we give free oxygen!" 

    email invites and rsvp, google calendar everyone for save the dates 

    thank you notes with instructions (order of ceremony/menu?) and table number (post cards?, diy, magazine pages - flowers)

    table number list (glass picture frames, family style), alphabetical on welcome table (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40258007/, http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10258018/) 

    pictures of me and Frank as kids, family pictures on welcome table 

    coffee book / painted tree with stick on leaves & wishes 

    ipod wedding 

    photobooth backdrop - white gauze curtain, colored lights behind / wooden stick, hanging candles / colored lights

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  • Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff

    Dress up basic dollar store kraft boxes with some scrap fabric and extra paint. Fill the finished boxes with candy and you have a cute and inexpensive favor for guests.

    Supplies:

    Fabric Scraps Scissors Decorative Kraft Box Paint Brush Mod Podge or Craft Glue Paint

    How-To:

    1. Cut a small piece of fabric that is at least twice the width and the proper length for your box.

    2. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the side of the box, all the way around. Place the box on one side of the fabric, in the center, so that there is extra fabric above and below the box. Then, start rolling the scrap of fabric onto the box and smooth out any bumps as you roll. Set aside and wait for the glue to dry.

    3. Cut slits all the way around the excess fabric at the top of the box. 

    4. Then apply glue to the inside of the box and tuck fabric in to secure fabric to the inside.

    5. Repeat step 3 and 4 with the excess fabric on the bottom of the box. Set aside and let dry.

    6. Paint lid and let dry. 

    7. Fill the box with candy and tie it up with string and a little note or thank you tag. Voila!

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  • A wedding is an extraordinary event in your life that requires to be celebrated with your near along with dear ones to make it an unforgettable occasion. This is the time when you invite your closest acquaintances and cousins to be your bridesmaid. Pointless to say, the bridesmaids insert a fine touch of allure to the wedding occasion together with the bride. Precisely, purchasing the accurate bridesmaid dresses is merely as imperative as the wedding gown for the bride.When selecting a dress, it is the bride's dispensation to opt the color beside brand of fabric of the bridesmaids' dresses. It must harmonize the bride's gown, however, it should as well be contented and eye-catching for the attendants. Thought must be givento the bridesmaids' style, color liking, their figure types on top of their finances. Steps To Find the finest of Bridesmaid dresses Whereas, finding the top of Bridesmaid dresses is not straightforward, also consequently patience with care is the answer to successful hunting. The dress can be an official outfit which is appropriate for a traditional church wedding with a variety that could begin from white satins and silks to those which are transformed into fuller skirts or trains with changeable length and thrown in with a mixture of antique and modern embroidery together with crystals, sequins also even pearls are obtainable. You can as well opt for an informal wedding more matched for a civil ceremony with very slight or no train. Importance on crystals, sequins, and so on. Is not made, although you can pick for classic pieces. § Talk about with the bridesmaids § Be conscious of the latest styles § Pick complimentary styles § Select whether to have straps or not § Elect Color as per season The color of the bridesmaid dresses should compliment the wedding dress § Length of the dress and hem length of the dress counts upon the theme plus the style of wedding ceremony you are going to have § Settle on a fabric Best fabric for bridesmaid dresses are chiffon, lace, georgette,crepe, brocades, organza beside satin § Take bridesmaids along Preferably, take your bridesmaids alongside to the bridal shops for purchasing the perfect bridesmaid dresses § Try on the dress Always try on the dress prior purchasing Some Tips § Keep the season, time of the day, as well as a wedding dress in mind as settle on the hem, neckline also straps of the bridesmaid dresses.
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  • Never will we not love it when a wedding steps a bit outside tradition to showcase the participants' unique personalities. Here's 11 unique looks from bridal parties that did exactly that. PS—You should also check out Unique Bridesmaid Dresses We Love, Part One. 

    1. Tropical Florals 

    Photo by Oli Sansom 

    Only two things unify this vibrantly mismatched set of bridesmaid dresses: pretty blooms and even prettier smiles. 

    2. Stripes! 

    Photo by Nine Photography

    The perfect option for a causal nautical-themed wedding. 

    3. Velvet 

    Photo Maria Mack Photography

    Unexpected texture in a classic silhoette might just be our favorite way to score fashion points with a bridal party. This rich velvet look is perfect for a glam cold weather wedding. 

    4. Saris! 

    Photo by Nine Photography

    Love this colorful nod to the bride's culture! 

    5. Color-Blocking

    Photo by Katelyn James

    Solid sections of sweet colors are a slighty more quirky alternative to the stripes listed above. 

    6. Pale Pink + Jet Black 

    Photo by This Modern Romance

    This already-glam look amps up the Va-Va-Voom factor with short hemlines. 

    7. Skirts! 

    Photo by AK Studio Design

    The pencil skirt and blouse combo satisfies the dress code for conservative weddings, casual weddings, and modern backyard weddings—doesn't get much more versatile than that! 

    8. Citrine

    Photo by Maria Mack Photography

    We've seen yellow bridesmaid dresses before, but never something quite this bright. When paired with Poppy red, it's the perfect non-conformist retro bridesmaid look. 

    9. Blue Steel 

    Photo by Erin Hearts Court

    This icy-cool color combo would be an edgy and refreshing choice for a downtown summer wedding. 

    10. Choose Your Own Adventure 

    Photo by Meg Perotti

    From the looks of this photograph, we're guessing that each bridesmaid was instructed to wear the dress they felt they looked the sassiest in. 

    11. Cocktail Time 

    Photo by Stephanie N. Baker Photography & Graphic Design

    We're seriously digging the graphic party attire these girls donned for their friend's big day. Talk about dresses they'll actually wear again! 

    SEE MORE BRIDAL PARTY LOOKS

     

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  • There are countless reasons for you and your best girlfriends to get all dressed up, and your wedding day is definitely one of them. Pull out all the stops by getting inspired by one of these high-glam bridesmaids looks.  

    Related: 10 Southern-Inspired Bridal Party Looks

    1. Black is Back

    Photo by Cyn Kain Photography

    Black is becoming increasily common as a wedding day color and it's flattering on just about everyone. Let your girls pick out the best style for their body type. 

    2. Sequins and Ruffles and Ruching, Oh My!

    Photos (from left to right) by: Jemma Keech Photography and Patrick Moyer Photography

    Nothing says girly glam quite like sequins and ruffles. Let your inner-princess shine through by opting for dresses adorned with gorgeous detailing. Pastel pink and silver is also a great color combo if you don't want to sacrifice femininity. 

    3. Backless Beauties

    Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

    Channel old Hollywood glamour by experimenting with open-back dresses for your main girls. Pick one that shimmers for true red carpet style.

    4.  Silk, Silk, Silk

    Photos by Landon Jacob Photography

    Silk is the quintessential fabric for glamming up any look. Draping perfectly and not hugging too tightly, it might just be the perfect choice for your bridal party. 

    5. Little Black Dress

    Photo by Calynn Berry Photography

    The little black dress is a fashion staple in every girl's closet. Details like tulle overlay fabric and an illusion neckline will make your classic LBD feel a little more special. 

    6. Simple Glam 

    Photo by Joielala Photography

    Details like ruching, plunging necklines and empire waists can take a basic dress and make it fabulous. Do it with a sheeny fabric and you've got a winning combination of bridesmaids dresses. 

    7. Intricate Embellishment

    Photo by Matt Edge Wedding Photography

    From intricate beading to delicate floral patterns made from sequins, these small details can take your girls' dresses to the next level. 

    8. One-Shoulder Wonders 

    Photo by Katelyn James Photography

    There's something about a one-shoulder gown that radiates elegance. Floral adornment along the strap and waistline create a completely glamorous bridal style. 

    9. Fabulous in Fur

    Photos by Rachel Pearlman Photography

    Whether it's faux or not, fur is the perfect accessory to glam up your wedding day look. They're ideal for winter weddings, so your gals can stay cozy and warm. 

    NEXT: SEQUIN BRIDESMAID DRESSES 

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  • Photo by Troy Grover Photographers

    Tying the knot in spring? Take advantage of this fresh, flourishing season and get creative with your blooms. There are lots of great ways to put a spin on your spring wedding florals, from adding unique accents to playing with different arrangement styles. Here are five of our favorite trends to try!

    1. Grasses

    Photos (from left): Pasha Belman, Melanie Duerkopp

    Freshen up your florals with an unexpected touch. Incorporate wheat grass into your centerpieces, accent your reception flowers with shoots of lily grass, or mix in some grass-like "green trick" dianthus as featured in the bouquets above. 

    2. Single Bud Vase Displays

    Photos (from left): Apryl Ann, Landon Jacob

    Arrange spring flowers individually in little glass bud vases for a fresh-from-the-garden look. 

    3. Presentation Style Bouquets

    Photos (from left): The Youngrens, Erich McVey

    Opt for this eye-catching bouquet style to show off long-stemmed flowers like calla lilies or delphiniums. Wrap the bottom with a pretty ribbon or add an accent such as a charm or a brooch. 

    4. Closed Blooms

    Photos (from left): Captured Photography by Jenny, Red Leaf Studios

    Many popular spring flowers, including tulips, peonies, and garden roses, look just as lovely before they've reached full bloom. Incorporate slightly closed-up blossoms into your arrangements for a unique shape and texture. 

    5. Blossoming Branches

    Photos (from left): Daniel Kim Photography, Michelle Lindsay

    Flowering plants and trees like cherry blossoms, forsythia, and dogwood begin to bloom in early spring and are a classic sign of the season. Use the colorful branches in your floral arrangements for a unique look you can't get any other time of year. 

    1
  • Project by Erica Obrien

    Photos by Brooke Allison Photography

    The chalkboard look is super trendy right now. This edible version would be great for wedding or shower favors. Be sure to make extras to keep for yourself!

    Materials: 

    Sugar cookie dough Black fondant Flour (for rolling dough)  Small acrylic rolling pin Large acrylic rolling pin Small palette knife Letter stencil Cutter Royal icing Baking tray lined with parchment paper (not shown)

    Instructions: 

    Roll dough to about 1/4" thickness. 

    Cut dough with cutter. 

    Lay on parchment-lined baking tray. Place in freezer until firm, about 20 minutes. 

    Roll fondant to about 1/16" thickness. 

    Cut fondant using same cutter used for cookies.

    Place cut fondant on flat surface.

    Lay stencil on fondant. Spread royal icing with palette knife. Wipe off excess. Allow to dry before proceeding to next shape or letter.

    Bake cookies according to recipe directions. Once removed from oven and still warm, place fondant cutouts on cookies, allowing heat of cookie to set fondant to cookie. 

    Arrange neatly and enjoy!

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  • Ferns, leaves, and grasses may seem like the most obvious way to incorporate green into your wedding florals - but what about the blooms themselves? There are plenty of striking flowers available in this cheerful, earthy hue. Here's a look at some of our favorites!

    1. Anthurium - This tropical bloom is a perfect pick for an exotic beach wedding.

    Photo by Laura Murray

    2. Cymbidium Orchid - These lovelies are available in monochromatic lime green or green with magenta centers, as seen below. 

    Photo by Melanie Duerkopp

    3. Viburnum - Whether used as a base flower or an accent, these pale green puffs are perfect for spring and summer bouquets! 

    Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz

    4. Hydrangea - If you love this classic wedding flower as much as we do, be sure to check out our Hydrangeas board!

    Photo by Sylvie Gil

    5. Zinnia - This high-texture flower comes in a wide variety of colors and is a rustic wedding favorite. 

    Photo by Meg Perotti

    6. Green Goddess Calla Lily - As with calla lilies of any color, these dramatic blooms are perfect a chic, modern look. 

    Photo by Steve Koo

    7. Muscari - Also known as grape hyacinth, this bud is most commonly seen in a purple-blue shade, but is equally lovely in this pre-bloom shade of green. 

    ]

    Photo by Vicki Grafton

    8. Bells of Ireland - These long green shoots are an ideal choice for tall, bold centerpieces. 

    Photo courtesy of Ooh! Events

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  • Planning a tented ceremony or reception? Check out some of our favorite ways to adorn the ceilings!

    1. Suspended Stars

    Photo by Samuel Lippke

    Clusters of metallic stars bring an intimate feel to this stunning open air tent.

    2. Floral Wreaths

    Photo by Sarah Kate Photographer

    Add a touch of color and romance with a blooming wreath and hanging candles. 

    3. Pendant Lamps

    Photo by Michele M. Waite

    Drum shade chandeliers with black trim complete this contemporary look. 

    4. Unexpected Greenery

    Photo by Perez Photography

    We love the idea of using leafy greens to cover exposed beams! And these blown-glass pendants are to die for.

    5. Bare Branches

    Photo by Jeff Loves Jessica

    For a unique take on rustic decor, opt for branches mixed with twinkle lights, crystal beans, and votives.

    6. Classic White Draping 

    Photo by Theo Milo

    Of course, we had to include this stunning classic. White ruched draping and crystal chandeliers is always an elegant combination. 

    7. Cascading Florals

    Photo by Samuel Lippke

    Go over-the-top glam with lavish floral arrangements adorning the ceiling.

    8. Antler Chandeliers

    Photo by Perez Photography

    We especially love this concept for a wedding in the mountains!

    9. Skinny Stripes

    Photo by Jose Villa

    These geometric glass lanterns provide just the right amount of contrast against this classic, preppy pattern. 

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  • Here at PW, we're big fans of weddings in which the bridesmaids carries something a little different from the bride—and we're even bigger fans of bridesmaids carrying something different from flowers altogether! Not only does this cut down on flower costs, but it also lends a unique level of texture to wedding party photos. Nine of the most unique ideas we've come across follow below—here's to hoping they inspire you! 

    Related: Unique Bride Bouquets

    1. Pinwheels 

    Photo by Katelyn James

    A fun, festive idea for a preppy summer wedding. 

    2. Dreamcatcher

    Photo by onelove photography

    The ultimate boho-chic wedding accessory. 

    3. Wheat 

    Photo by onelove photography

    Sounds weird at first—but it totally works! 

    4. Fabric Flowers

    Photos by Abby Grace and Melissa Copeland

    Fabric flowers last forever—and double as a wonderful keepsake from the wedding. Gift each bridesmaid a pretty vase to store them in at home! 

    5. Porcelain Flowers

    Photo by Jessica Loren 

    Another excquisite-looking keepsake idea for your 'maids to cherish long after the wedding. 

    6. Single Stems 

    Photos by Jose Villa and Theo Milo 

    These can be paper flowers or regular blooms—either way the effect is absolutely striking when paired with a fuller bride bouquet! Head here for even more single stem inspiration. 

    7. Ribbon Streamers 

    Photo by Ariane Moshayedi

    This is more of a fun idea for what's below the bouquet. Wrap stems in multiple ribbons, and use different shades for the bridesmaids.

    8. Strictly Greens

    Photo by Melissa Oholendt

    Fun for an eco-friendly wedding—or for a couple that just really likes the shade!

    9. Shoots

     

    Photos by Melissa Oholendt

    You know those interesting looking berries and leaves that typically surround flowers in a bouquet? Well, why not create arrangements using just those? Clearly the effect is jsut as striking. 

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