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With Valentine's Day just around the corner and springtime on the horizon, we have romantic garden style arrangements on the brain. Here are ten of our very favorite lush, dreamy bouquets to perk up your day!
1. A presentation style arrangement of pink and ivory long-stemmed roses.
Photo by Jemma Keech
2. An oversized arrangement of fuschia, coral, and peach blooms accented with whimsical satin ribbon streamers.
Photo Courtesy of Forage & Fleur
3. An asymmetrical arrangement of cafe au lait dahlias, roses, and tulips with cascading greens and amaranthus.
Photo by Byron Loves Fawn
4. An enchanting countryside look featuring fluttery roses, delicate pieris, fiery bottlebrush and lots of greens.
Photo Courtesy of Intertwine
5. This winning combination of wispy silver dollar eucalyptus, spindly thistle, and wine-toned ranunculus would make perfect pick for an elegant vineyard wedding.
Photo by Britt Chudleigh
6. A sweet, feminine mix of fluffy peonies, swirly ranunculus, cheerful tulips, and dainty veronica.
Photo Courtest of Plenty of Petals
7. This charming arrangement of olive leaves, anemones, pincushions, snowberries, and thistle looks as if it's been foraged from the Tuscan countryside.
Photo by Amy Arrington
8. A refreshing spring garden bouquet of peonies, stock, tulips, calla lilies, ranunculus, roses, and snapdragons.
Photo by Catherine Mac
9. This blend of roses, astilbe, clematis and greenery represents timeless elegance with a twist.
Photo by Lane Dittoe
10. A fresh-from-the-meadow aesthetic composed of greenery, lavender, roses, and purple pincushions.
Photo by Bryce Covey
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Everyone one loves a mini dessert, and with this DIY you can treat all your guests to lots and lots of mini cookies. We just love the mini milk bottles they are packaged in here, but you could easily use a cellophane treat bag or small box.
What You’ll Need:Wooden rolling pin Piping gel Sugar cookie recipe Fondant (in colors of your choosing) Small heart cookie cutter Food-use only paint brush Small acrylic rolling pin
Roll out sugar cookie dough with wood rolling pin, using extra flour if necessary to prevent sticking. Refrigerate until firm before proceeding to next step.
Use small heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut hearts from dough. Scraps can be either re-rolled and used again immediately or shaped into a flattened disk, wrapped in plastic wrap, and frozen.
Space cookies on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake at 325, checking after 6 minutes for doneness. Remove from oven when a slight golden brown can be seen around the edges.
While cookies bake, roll fondant thin with small acrylic rolling pin. Cut small hearts using same heart-shaped cutter used for cookies.
Brush cookie with piping gel.
Place fondant heart on top of cookie, pressing gently so it adheres to cookie.
Display cookies in mini milk jars (we purchased them on Amazon) tied with matching ribbon.
Suitcases—they aren't just for travel anymore! Incorporate them into your reception decor for a vintage-inspired look.
1. Well-Wishes Card Box
Photo by Arlene Chambers Photography
A creative alternative to a regular card box! Dust off an old piece of luggage and set it on your welcome table.
Photo by Twin Hearts Photography
Give your guests something unique to admire while they enjoy their dinner.
3. Themed Decor
Photo by Richard Bell Photography
If you and your S.O. are serious jet-setters, consider adding some travel elements to your reception space!
4. Vase Alternative
Photo by Sweet Tea Photography
Vases aren't the only thing you could put flowers in. Use a suitcase instead for a vintage chic vibe.
5. Photo Prop
Photo by Photographs by Anjuli
Add a fun prop to your wedding portraits!
6. Candle Holder
Photo by Erin Leigh
We love this unique twist on the typical candle display.
7. Chic Table
Photo by As Ever Photography
Have old suitcases act as a welcome or decorative table!
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Truth: your furry, four-legged friend is just as much a part of the family as any bridesmaid and groomsmen. Hence, why you MUST include them in your wedding as a flower girl or ring bearer too! Don't know what to have them wear? Check out these outfit ideas below:
1. Bow Ties - Strap an adjustable collar featuring a bow tie around his neck.
Photo: Natalie Franke Photography
2. Tuxedo Vests - He will be looking oh-so dapper in this black-tie vest.
Photo: Katelyn James Photography
3. Tutus - Grab a feathered tutu for her.
Photo: Jim Kennedy Photographers
4. Floral Collars - Have your florist create a one-of-a-kind blossom wreath. Make sure there are no allegeries involved.
Photo: Katelyn James Photography
5. Garland Collars - In addition, also a garland wreath, which is much more budget-savvy.
Photos (from left to right): Katelyn James Photography
6. All "Fur" Natural - Sometimes, adding nothing extra at all, gives them more comfort. And not to mention better cooperation in portraits!
Photo: Katelyn James Photography
7. Matching Leashes - If you have more than one dog, maybe two or three, consider getting matching leashes in the same shade. That way it blends in with your color scheme.
Photo: Katelyn James Photography
8. Chalkboard Signs - Be creative with your choice of words. For example, "Y'all. Here comes the bride!"
Photo: Andi Mans Photography
9. Pillows or Lockets - Safely secure the wedding bands atop a pillow or inside a locket.
Photo: KT Merry
10. Ribbons - A satin bow is always the easy, do-it-yourself route.
Photo: Todd Pellowe
11. Bandeaus - A plaid baneau is perfect for a rustic theme!
Photos (from left to right): Climer Photography
12. Jewels - A little sparkle never hurts. Purchase a be-dazzled headband or sash and tie it around her neck to shine bright walking down the aisle.
Photo: Jen Huang Photography
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String lights: not just for holidays and dorm rooms anymore! Use these inexpensive sparklers to jazz up your wedding decor. Here's TK ideas to get you started.
1. As Your Ceremony Backdrop!
Photo by Braedon Flynn
Image the cozy glow that will emanate from behind you as you exchange vows.
2. Bundled up in terrariums and jars
Urban Outfitters Firefly String Lights and White Rabbit Studios
A wonderfully whimsical alternatie to candle fillers, don't you think?
3. Wrapped Around Trees
Photo by Jennifer Weems
We especially like this idea for outdoor evening receptions.
4. In the curtains
Photo by Paula O'Hara
Pretty much the most magical entrance to a recepetion ever.
5. Spelling Out the Way You Feel
Urban Outfitters Firefly String Lights, $28 at Urban Outfitters
String lights and a few well-placed tacs or nails are all you need to make your message twinkle.
6. Behind the Dining Tables
Photo courtesy Artistry Designs Group
Love the way these extra-large bulbs illuminate the reception space.
7. Wrapped around an antique chandelier
Photo by Heather Hawkins Photography
If a lighting piece is too old to function, repurpose it by wrapping it with string lights.
8. As an impromptu Round Top
Photo by Rebecca Westover Photography
This is a great way to set the boundaries of the main party space at an outdoor wedding reception.
9. Wrapped around grapevine balls
Photo by Elizabeth Davis Photography
If you ever wished paper lanterns could have more sparkle, then this look is for you!
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While you can hire Glasgow wedding photographers who provide wedding photography on a part-time basis, it is better to use photographers who make the job their full-time vocation. Professional Glasgow wedding photographers should provide all-inclusive services that cover every aspect of the ceremony and reception. They should also be skilled in portrait photography. Your wedding photographs are keepsake photographs. Therefore, retaining the skills of an experienced and professional photographer is important, if not a requirement.
Typically, when planning a wedding, you should begin contacting Glasgow wedding photographers a couple months ahead of the scheduled date. Ask to see each photographer's portfolio and also obtain references about the artists. When you have short-listed your choices, make sure the photographer you choose fully understands your photo requirements. For example, can he take the photos without notice during the ceremony? This is an important question to ask as you don't want the focus to be on picture-taking at the event.
Questions to Ask
When choosing from among Glasgow wedding photographers, ask these questions as well:How long have you been in business? What is your photographic and educational background? What are your specialties? Do you belong to any professional associations? What pictures are you planning to take during the ceremony? How would you set up your equipment during the ceremony and reception? What specific pictures would be part of the photographic package? What types of cameras do you use?
Addressing the Wedding Theme
Glasgow wedding photographers today generally use both digital cameras and manual cameras to capture various shots and images. That is why it is helpful to think about the theme that you want the pictures to convey. Some brides and bridegrooms like a mix of digital photography and vintage-looking black and white photographs. Other couples only want high-resolution digital photos taken of their nuptials. Still other couples prefer to stick only with a "retro" theme. Whatever the theme you are thinking of pursuing, make sure you choose a photographer who has the experience and expertise to accommodate you along these lines. You also want to make sure that the photographers' working style and temperament complement your demeanor and personality. After all, you will be spending some time with him or her arranging the photo itinerary.
Choose Someone who Regularly Photographs Weddings
Again, there are full-time professional Glasgow wedding photographers as well as aspiring amateurs. However, as you can see, it is in your best interest to use someone whose photographic work is mainly comprised of weddings. Therefore, he should be scheduling anywhere from 20 to 30 weddings annually. He should know how to capture photos in varying light situations and anticipate certain shots before they occur. He should be well-versed in camera technology and know how to turn photo negatives into professionally executed magazine-type photographs. Make sure he is equipped with the latest in digital and photographic technologies in order to provide the best photographic experience possible.
Don't Leave Anything to Chance on Your Wedding Day
Needless to say, it is important to make the foregoing assessments first before you schedule a photographer. Don't leave any stone unturned on your special day. Use someone who can photographically record the event using the best equipment and digital technologies. A large number of wedding photographers in Glasgow, like Gary Davidson Photography, offer all-inclusive photographic services that can be customized to your nuptial ceremony and wedding festivities. Therefore, consider the moments you want to capture before consulting with a photographer in the field.
The SuperBox grow cabinet is Air Filtered, lockable, and has a very clean and inconspicuous design. It can fit almost anywhere, under a counter, in a closet, in the laundry or porch! Since The SuperBox Grow Cabinet is so fully automated, you can still get away on weekends for your pleasure trips.
Sure, a limousine is a super-luxe choice for your wedding-day transportation, but there are many more options out there! Check out these six ideas for unique wedding transportation.
Not only is this a fun and unique way to travel, but we adore the idea of taking the trolley for a spin around town with your wedding party after the ceremony.
Photo by OKRFOTO
Double-decker buses tend to hold a lot of passengers, so it’s possible that all of your guests can travel together in one of these.
Photo by Maxwell Monty Photography
Horse and Carriage
Want to feel like Cinderella on your wedding day? A classic horse and carriage is the way to go!
Photo by Elizabeth Davis Photography
If the weather’s nice and you’re into doing something a bit quirky, ride to your big day in a pedicab! It’s eco-friendly and fun!
Photo by Arte de Vie
An oh-so nostalgic form of transportation, a classic yellow school bus will be a big hit with your wedding party!
Photo by Cappy Hotchkiss Photography
An old-school vehicle adds a vintage-glam touch to your wedding exit – and provides a fabulous photo op.
Photo by Jeff + Amber
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One of the most delightful parts of wedding planning is picking out the cake. Not only are there a myriad of designs to choose from, but cake tasting is a chance to share sweets with your sweetheart. Picking out wedding cakes is a break from looking at dresses, talking about reception venue prices and deciding on which napkins will go best with the place settings. Picking out the cake should be fun. To help you narrow down the choices for your big day, here are five of the top trends in wedding cakes for 2015.
The wedding cake is a sugary and sweet way to show off who you are as a couple. The cake will be photographed, posed in front of and dreamed about by the younger members of your wedding party. When it comes to choosing one which will show off who you are, the old rules have gone out the window.
The first thing which can be brushed aside is the need to have circular layers. Square cakes are modern and fresh. Dress these with ribbon which accents the bride's dress for a simple finish.
Secondly, there is no rule which states the cake must be topped with a bride and groom. If you both fell in love at the dog park, have marzipan pooches perched atop the cake. If you fell in love at the beach, dress the cake with sand and shells with two starfish at the top. Statement cakes celebrate love in a fun way.
At the moment, there is a movement away from the big-budget blowout weddings we have seen in the past. Weddings are more intimate, with fewer guests at smaller venues with lots of DIY touches. For this type of celebration, wedding cakes which are big and bold would not fit in. Vintage wedding cakes, dressed with simple flowers and covered in buttercream offer a romantic throwback to weddings of days gone by.
All White Cakes
Speaking of minimalism, one of the big trends for 2015, are all white cakes. From the filling to the frosting to the decorations, keep these cakes monochromatic. To keep them from looking too boring, opt for interesting touches such as orchids or spun sugar birds nests with two turtle doves perched in the centre.
Alternatively, many couples are opting for chocolate wedding cakes. There is something so decadent and inviting about a rich chocolate cake with a glistening ganache, covered in light as air chocolate tendrils. A chocolate cake tells guests that, as a couple, you delight in the indulgent and are not afraid to make a statement.
Standing on their own, cupcakes may not seem like they would make a big enough statement at a wedding. However, when placed on a handmade tower which speaks to the couple's personality, cupcakes can take centre stage. The great thing about cupcakes for a wedding is the variety of flavours which can be offered. If there are vegans coming to the wedding, make cupcakes without eggs. If there are guests with gluten sensitivity, gluten free cupcakes can be made. If the groom loves red velvet, but the bride prefers carrot cake, with cupcakes, both can get what they want. Cupcakes may be the perfect thing for a wedding as they show guests how easy it is to compromise.
Finding Your Cake
The wedding cake is a sweet part of the big day. Once you know which style is right for you, Wedding House will help you find the perfect wedding cake vendor to make your sugary dreams come true.
Help your wedding guests find their tables with these fun, creative seating chart ideas!
1. Wreath Seating Chart
Photo by Catherine Mac Photography
Display a classic sign in a pretty botanical frame that coordinates with your bouquets, centerpieces, and other floral arrangements.
2. Herb Seating Chart
Photo by Peaches & Mint Photography
Assigning a fresh herb to each table is a festive idea for a garden wedding or an eco-friendly affair!
3. Clothesline Numbers Seating Chart
Photo by The Melideos
String oversized, three-dimensional numbers along a clothing line. Stream ribbons from each number and attach guests' place cards to the ribbons.
4. Chalkboard Tree Slice Seating Chart
Photo by Yair Haim Photography
This rustic display can be easily DIY'd using chalkboard paint, tree slices, and jute rope.
5. Doily Garland Seating Chart
Photo by Daniel Kim Photography
Create this charming, budget-friendly display with paper doilies, twine, and miniature clothes pins. Perfect for a barn setting or a wedding with a vintage vibe!
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