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Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff Create these easy cones, using decorative paper, to add a special touch to the confetti toss or the treats table. Use them in lieu of standard bags to fold anything from candy and popcorn to confetti and flowers. Materials: Decorative Paper Heavy Cardstock Scissors Pencil or Pen Glue Stick or Double Sided Tape Straightedge How-To: 1. Start by creating a tall triangle with a pencil and straightedge, on cardstock. The dimensions of the triangle shown are as follows: 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5. Then cut it out. 2. Using the triangle you just cut out, create a template on cardstock, by tracing the triangle and then tracing another triangle right next to that one, so that they are touching. Then create a 1/4 inch strip on the long side of the second triangle. Angling the edges inward. See photo. 3. Cut out the template created in Step 2 and trace onto the backside of a decorative sheet of paper. Then cut out. 4. Next, fold the far triangle on top of the second, connected triangle. Then fold the extra flap/ strip over that, to create a crease. Then, unfold so that the triangles are flat again. 5. Fold the flap back and apply glue to the entire flap. Then fold the far triangle on top again and press down until glue is secure. 6. Fill with confetti, flower petals, or candy and enjoy. Ta-da!
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff Make store bought meringues feel like custom treats for guests, with this simple watercolor-inspired DIY. They may look like tiny pieces of art, but they are also completely edible (and delicious). Since this project uses gel food coloring, they're 100% safe to eat. Materials: Meringues Gel Food Coloring (assorted colors) Small Paint Brush (cake decorating brushes work great) Water Small bowl Paper Towels
How-To:1. Using a paint brush or toothpick, grab a small amount of gel food coloring (a little goes a long way) and place in a bowl. 2. Next, add water and stir. 3. To create color blocked watercolor meringues, simply dunk the meringue into the food coloring mixture quickly and remove. Set on a paper towel to dry. 4. To create a painted pinwheel, dip a paint brush into the food coloring and use as you would any other paint. Set on a paper towel and let dry. 5. Place into small bags or decorative boxes. Showcase the finished meringues on a dessert table or wrap them up to give as takeaways for guests. They make great favors!
While your dress obviously looks the most fabulous on you, we recommend that your photographer snap a picture of your gown against a backdrop that goes hand-in-hand with your wedding theme! It's a must-have photo momento you'll appreciate for years to come. Stuck on ideas for how to construct it? Eight of our favorites follow below.
1. Under the Arch
Photos by Feather and Twine Photography and Robyn Preston Photography
If you're getting married under an outdoor arch, this is a a cute way to foreshadow the event to come. Just make sure your groom doesn't see!
2. No Place Like Home
Photos by Michelle March Photography and Landon Jacob Photography
Having a quiet backyard wedding? Hang your dress out front for an intimate look at your gorgeous gown.
3. Rustic Barn Beauty
Photos by (from left to right): Onelove Photography and N. Barrett Photography
Consider this a must-take photo if you're going for a rustic wedding vibe. Your dress will look flawless against a barn backdrop!
4. Bridal Party Shot
Photo by Taylor Lord Photography
Get your gals in on the fun by hanging their dresses beside yours. Putting them in front of a window creates a beautiful lighting effect in pictures.
5. Brick Background
Photos by Feather and Twine Photography and Michelle March Photography
If your wedding venue has a southwestern flair to it, consider hanging your dress from a brick interior to showcase the style of your big day.
6. Cozy Indoor Shot
Photos by Onelove Photography
Get a shot of your wedding dress over a bookcase or fireplace for a quaint and intimate family room-style portrait.
7. Be One With Nature
Photos by Katelyn James Photography and Earthmuse Photography
If you're having a small garden wedding or a tropical getaway ceremony, a woodland background is a great way to let your dress stand out on its own.
8. It's All About the Hanger
Photo by Matt Andrews Photography
Of course, these photos aren't complete unless you have a personalized hanger for your dress. Add your date or his last name to make it specially yours!
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Gown by Maggie Sottero
Another season, another Bridal Market—and we couldn't be more excited! If you're familiar with the concept, then you know that Bridal Market is essentially the wedding world's equivalent of Fashion Week. For five solid days in New York City, designers will showing off new wedding dress, bridesmaid, and accessories collections for the Spring 2015 season, and we'll be on hand (and in the audience) to capture all the frothy, feminine magic. Already convinced about how mega-awesome this will be? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for of-the-moment updates—or keep checking back with me here for the new collections as they go live.
Still not convinced that Bridal Market is worth your attention? Read on for 5 reasons why you should reconsider!
1. Three Words: Wedding. Dresses. Galore.
Even girls who aren't engaged can dream about the dress they'll wear down the aisle. Bridal Market is an opportunity to fantasize about all the floaty, beautiful styles without the pressure of having to pragmaticaly pick something out.
2. You Can Trendspot Before Gowns Hit The Stores.
So you're engaged, but not thinking about wedding dress shopping for a couple of months? Not a problem—it usually takes about six months before the gowns you'll see during market hit the stores. So feel free to peruse new styles at your leisure, and then head into your actual appointments with a much healthier knowledge of what styles you'll want to try out.
Two beautiful options for pant-loving brides from last season's Bridal Market. Left: Lazaro; Right: Rivini.
3. There's More Variety Than Ever.
Think wedding dresses have to be all frothy, full-skirted princess gowns? Think again. Last market we saw everything from lace tuxedos to sequin jumpsuits to perfect-for--pregnant brides halter dresses. Point is: there's a gown to suit every style out there, so you can get even more excited about finding the perfect one for you.
4. Blush is On It's Way To Becoming a Classic.
When pink wedding dresses first appeared upon the scene, everyone was shocked. But now shades of champagne, muted peach, and even blush are on regular rotation in designer dossiers. That's a major win for brides who want to feel a touch modern without completely sacrificing tradition!
5. Accessories, Accessories, Accessories.
Sashes, head pieces, heels, and jewelry are a wonderful way to personalize your wedding day look—and, lucky for us, designers are paying more attention to these smaller statement pieces than ever before. We can't help but dream up pretty combinations while we're at Bridal Market, and we hope you do the same when you're planning your wedding day look!
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff Boutonnieres may seem intimidating to make, but they're actually one of the easiest flower DIYs you can tackle for a wedding. They are small, which means you don't need many flowers, and they're quick to make once you get the hang of it. So why not make your own for a fraction of the price that you would spend for a florist to do it for you?You can even use flowers from the grocery store. Supplies: Scissors Tulips Solidago Monte Casino Floral Tape Ribbon Straight Pin How-To: 1. Start by removing all the lower leaves from the solidago and monte casino. Then cut the stems down to 5-7 inches. 2. Now, begin assembling the boutonnieres. Start with the solidago, as a base. Then add a tulip, crossing the stem of the tulip and solidago, like an X. Next, add the monte casino. 3. Wrap all of the stems with floral tape to secure the bout, starting about one inch down from the lowest bloom. 4. Cut the excess stems off, straight across, 1-2 inches down from the floral tape. 5. Add a ribbon and keep a straight pin handy for pinning onto the groom and groomsmen before the ceremony. Keep stems in a shallow dish of water until ready to use. About $12 worth of flowers from the local grocery store, makes 7-10 boutonnieres, which means the cost is less than $2 per boutonniere.
In case your groom wants to make a special mark on his attire, have him consider these unique boutonniere ideas from featured real weddings:
1. CAMERA LENS - One of my favorite weddings of all time is the infamous Jodi and Kurt's of Jodi Miller Photography, shot by This Modern Romance, so it was only suitable for the boutonnieres to be camera lenses and film negatives.
Photo: This Modern Romance
2. POLICE OFFICER BADGE - Have him wear his career of choice proud! Guests will certainly have to be on their best behavior.
Photo: Flora + Fauna
3. FEATHERS - Add pops of color against a dark-colored suit with peacock, feathers!
Photo: This Modern Romance
4. NEWSPAPER - Turn scraps of old newspaper and wine corks into double-duty pieces of artwork. One being the obvious; two being escort cards.
Photo: Abi Q Photography
5. WOOD CHIPS - Carve mini chips of wood for a rustic, relaxed vibe. Doesn't it resemble a monkey below?
Photo: Jodi Miller Photography
6. BROOCH - Because he needs his "something old" too!
Photo: Joselyn Peterson
7. PINWHEELS - An easy do-it-yourself project that will blow with the wind.
Photo: Katelyn James
8. VINTAGE KEYS - Make it known that he has the key to your heart!
Photo: Christa Elyce Photography
For more inspiration, view more boutonniere photos here.
Check out some of our favorite ideas perfectly suited for a March-to-June celebration!
1. Floral Envelope Liners
Photo by Emme Wynn Photography
Add an unexpected element to your invitation suite with lovely lined envelopes.
2. Cascading Garden Bouquets
Photos by (from left): Wren and Field, Melissa Gidney
A loosely structured arrangement of fresh pastel blooms and cascading greenery is our favorite look for a spring garden bride.
3. Loose Braided Hairstlyes
Photos by (from left): Fiore Beauty, Loren Routhier Photography
Whether woven into a wavy waterfall style or an intricate updo, braids give that relaxed, bohemain look that's perfect for a spring bride and her 'maids.
4. Light-Color Suits
Photos by (from left): onelove Photography, Ashley DePencier Photography
Instead of traditional black or charcoal, lighten up with cream or light grey formalwear. So dapper!
5. Floral Bridesmaids' Dresses
Photos by (from left): Ryan Ray, Sharon Nicole
We're suckers for a bridesmaid dress in any pattern -- and what better fit for spring than a fresh floral print?
6. Pastel Bow Ties
Photo by: Catherine Ann Photography
Bow ties present a perfect opportunity to have a little fun with color and freshen up a traditional look.
7. Floral Wreaths
Photo by: Paper Antler Photography
Hang these beauties on doors, gates, and other entryways to give a cheerful welcome to your wedding guests!
8. Lawn Games
Photo by: Kim Schepperley Photography
Wedding guests will have a blast playing cornhole, crouquet, and bocce out on the fresh spring grass.
9. Flower Infused Ice Cubes
Photo by: Jose Villa
Freeze edible flowers into your ice cubes for a beverage chiller that's both practical and pretty!
10. Chilled Veggie Soup Shooters
Photo by: Heather Nan Photography
A tasty way to take advantage of all those spring garden veggies starting to sprout!
11. Branching Guest Book
Photo by: Leila Brewster
For a seasonal spin on the traditional guestbook, have guests jot down sentiments and words of wisdom on little notecards and hang them on a mini tree!
12. Wheat Grass
Photo by: Troy Grover Photographers
Bring pops of spring green to your tablescapes with wheatgrass place card holders and centerpieces.
Photos by (from left): Ashley DePencier Photography, Heather Ann Design & Photography
Decorate with boxwood as a nod to the verdant nature of the season.
14. Colorful Fondant Flowers
Photo by: Ana Parzych Cakes
Sweeten up your wedding cake with sugary blooms!
15. Carrot Cake
Photo by: John Schnack Photography
Go for something unexpected and delicious with layered carrot cake topped with chilled cream cheese frosting.
16. Plantable Favors
Photos by (from left): Heather Roth Fine Art Photography, Bara Miller Photography
Give out pretty packets of plant, flower, or vegetable seeds for guests to take home and grow in their own gardens!
17. Bicycle Getaway "Vehicles"
Photo by: Mollie Crutcher
Instead of heading off in a traditional getaway car, hop onto old-fashioned bicycles for your big send-off!
Photo by Morrissey Photo
These Victorian-inspired portraits are perfect for adding a personal touch to your wedding decor, particularly if you're going for a vintage aesthetic. Here are ten creative ways real couples have incporporated these elegant motifs.
Photo by Branco Prata
Personalize your invitations with a custom illustration.
Photo by Summer Street Photography
Print your silhouette in a nice vibrant color to make it pop!
3. Guest Book
Photo by Jose Villa
Have guests write a personal message beside their portrait.
4. Escort Cards
Photo by Eric Kelley
A fun, unique way to help ladies and gents find their seats.
5. Place Cards
Photo by She-n-He Photography
A personalized portrait place card can double as a lovely, thoughtful favor.
6. Chair Decor
Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie
We love these framed portraits adorning the happy couple's dining chairs!
7. Cornhole Set
Photo by Shyla Photography
What a unique way to customize your lawn games for an outdoor wedding!
8. Cake Topper
Photo by Ryan Ray
Top off dessert with these chic custom cutouts!
9. Cameo Cookies
Photo by Chelsea Davis Photography
These sweet treats are almost too pretty to eat!
Photo by Jose Villa
These screen-printed totes would make perfect welcome bags for a destination wedding.
A wedding is incomplete without the desired level of pomp and show. This once in a lifetime event is known for its extravagant and grandeur outlook. Considering the fact that these moments need to be preserved well, one has to look for ways to capture them. What manage to capture well these moments for the lifetime is photographs. Hence, it is utterly important to book a photographer who could understand the essence of event and capture the moments at the right instance. To make sure all this goes as planned, you could always rely upon a reputed and well experienced photography firm. When we talk of experience and reputation, nothing could cross our minds, better than Big Day Photography.
Big Day photography is a concept initiated with a distinct vision back in 2006 by Hardeep Chana. Ever since its inception, the company has managed to achieve immense success. Termed as one of the most renowned Indian wedding photographer in UK, Big Day photography follows elite clientele. The company has a massive international network those widespread over 10000 fans on leading social networking sites.
Unlike companies that have limited resources with them, Big Day photography keeps on adding talented photographers who contribute their experience and fervour to the Big Day team. People at Big Day believe in delivering work that seems to be a combination of quality and creativity. With a highly proficient team and tremendous services, we ensure that our customers keep returning to us and refer us to their friends and family.
It excites us to tell that maximum of our business comes through referrals, which motivates us to work harder and better. While considering the photography element, our entire focus is over the audience that we are serving. We try to instil and amaze our customers with the use of wide range of aesthetic photography styles. Samples for all our work can be seen at our official site in the image galleries. This will help the customers in choosing something that matches there style and personality. We are well adept at wedding photography and in shooting events for corporate as well as charity functions. We ensure you get the right photography for your event. With a dedicated and experienced team based around the UK, we have been proudly covering several international events and occasions. Despite the themes we have available with us, we let the customers to get customised theme based upon their personal taste and class.
Flavors, fillings, and frostings -- check! Now it's time to choose the cake topper. Need help? Our Cakes Editor's suggestion is to showcase some thoughts you may have during the big day like:
1. WE DID THIS THING - After months, maybe even years of planning, you are officially Mr. and Mrs.
Photo: Flora + Fauna
2. LOVE IS - Patient, kind, never ends, always trusts, always protects, always hopes, etc., according to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Photo: Melissa Copeland Photography
3. OVER THE MOON - And back again!
Photo: EE Photography
4. YUMMY - Obviously guests (and the newlyweds) look forward to the food, dessert, and drinks the most, right?
Photo: Paper Antler
5. WHOOP - There's so. much. excitement. that can't be contained.
Photo: Katie Stoops Photography