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Nautical Bermuda

When I used to imagine Bermuda, I would find myself dreaming of the pink sandy beaches, turquoise water, mopeds (scooters) and pastel colored homes… Isn’t that what we all know about Bermuda?

What I never thought about was all the boats!! Bermuda is filled with marinas, docks, and boats galore which means a destination wedding in Bermuda doesn’t necessarily have to mean a beach and a pink color palette. It could also mean a very fun nautical themed wedding! The best part of this idea is that although Bermuda is my inspiration for all things this week, you can create your own nautical themed wedding practically anywhere (well, where there are boats and water of course). But seeing all the beautiful marinas and peaceful sail boats in Bermuda got me thinking about how great this island would be for a non-beach wedding. Yes, I said it, a non-beach wedding in Bermuda! My colors today are all about the nautical theme which means a lot of blue inspired by the traditional nautical blue and white stripe. So first, my inspiration? I picked a few of my favorite spots that inspired this theme + all the makings to a nautical Bermuda (or anywhere) wedding extravaganza! From the dresses (I chose two long, whimsical blue dresses for the bridesmaids), to the ultra structured wedding gown, the blue bouquet, blue wedding invites (two choices), lovely sail boat place cards (really, how amazing are these!!), some inspiring fashion selections for the groom (in the form of boat shoes) and of course a decorative cake with a navy finish. This theme is simply amazing!!!

 

 

 

   Credits: my own photo of Jews Bay, again my own photo of Jews Bay, Amsale Collection – Nadine Front, Amsale Collection – Nadine Back, Etsy, Etsy, Elizabeth Anne DesignsStyle Me Pretty, Amsale Bridesmaids Collection – G592C Pacific, Amsale Bridesmaids Collection – G688H Navy, my own photo of Tucker’s Town Bay, Bouquet, my own photo of Flatts Inlet, Place Cards

Colorful Bermuda

Need a little color for your wedding? Have black and white got you stuck in a rut? Let Bermuda serve as a bit of inspiration for your planning…

There are so many beautifully colored spots in Bermuda, in fact literally everywhere you turn, the island is painted in some bright (or light) pink, orange, blue, peach, yellow, the list goes on! The turquoise beaches, the pink sand, the candy colored houses, the lush green trees, the colors are all surreal. But of all the colorful places, for me the most inspiring was certainly Flatts Inlet (see below). Every time I think of this peaceful little nook, I imagine all of the colors that can be used so impressively in a spring wedding… this little place even makes me want to combine them all together into one big rainbow wedding palette!! For the practical bride, this may be a bit of a stretch so instead pick one color (or two if you can’t resist) and you will soon be dreaming of a wedding in color…

My colors of Bermuda were all inspired by this little inlet… and the selections? A pale green Vera Wang bridal gown, some colorful groomsmen, a pastel cake and bouquet, and lots of bridesmaid dress picks!! Enjoy!

 

Credits: My own photo of Flatts Inlet, Vera Wang Fall 2012, Vera Wang Fall 2012 (Back), Esther Louise Photography, Bouquet, Cake, AsosPhillip Lim, Asos

The Western Way

For someone who has never really been to the “wild wild west”, I certainly can dream up my own version of a western wedding! It may be a little early for an outdoor wedding here on the East Coast but in America’s heartland, I’d say it’s the perfect time to grab your cowboy hat and start planning..

And the first thing on my western wedding agenda? The boots of course! Cowboy boots are the ultimate accessory; so much more than a shoe, they are the statement piece for the bride-to-be. I would even concede that it’s the dress that needs to match those boots! And to take it a step further, I love how you can accessorize your bridesmaids with the boot trend as well! And even better? How about the boot becomes your bridesmaids gift? Now they are not only the perfect accessory but also the perfect gift… I love how these blue-gray bridesmaids dresses match the boots flawlessly. The dress length is just right for an outdoor wedding and the color is so earthy, it blends in with nature. And the venue? My pick is the Vista West Ranch outside of Austin, Texas (check out the incredible ceremony set-up below). It is graceful, rustic and utterly Texan! And down to the details? Make sure you pick the perfect little things…like these invitations, the wedding cake choice, your creative outfits for the flower girl and ring bearer and the horse of course!

 

Credits: Pinterest, Pinterest via A Trendy Wedding, Bleu Bird Vintage, Pinterest, Bridal Musings, BZ EventsMichael Tuuk, Best Little Wedding Shop, Weddings-unique.net, Bridal Musings, Jose Villa Blog

Spring Ahead – Spring Wedding Ideas

Spring…are you there? Well according to daylight savings we have officially crossed the threshold to springtime (at least in terms of sunlight) so I figured we could also “spring ahead” here on One to Wed! So while we count down the final days until the vernal equinox (yes, the real beginning of Spring) I figured I would jump head first into the wonderful spring season. What could you not like about spring? To give you a glimpse of what’s to come, we are preparing a lot of ideas around bright, beautiful colors, April and May weddings and of course everything in between! So don’t think this is all you will see about spring… this is only the beginning.

As I mentioned, although it may not officially be springtime, we sure can dream. So today I’m imagining a springtime wedding at the Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia (check out this incredible mansion below). This (or of course something like it) is the most perfect backdrop for a spring wedding; somewhere with lush greenery and beautiful flowers. I’m envisioning a color palette of light pink (for the bridesmaids of course) and a very light blue/grey/teal for everything else! And by everything I really do mean everything.. this incredible pairing of colors is perfect for the groomsmen (below) as well as the table settings and the pretty blue flowers peeping out of the bouquet. And the wedding dress? White of course to contrast our romantic pink bridal party gowns! Now I think you can go either way with the fabric here… As long as the dress is whimsical and light for the spring I love these two contrasting choices by Monique Lhuillier and Aria. The Bliss by Monique Lhuillier gown emphasizes shape over texture with a clean satin finish beneath the waist but an incredible shape. The Aria dress has a bit more texture, made of silk organza making it the airy, light-hearted option. And what better to finish off our first spring wedding? A dessert bar of course! There are so many options for desserts but why not make it fun without going dessert overboard (for example one fabulous dessert table instead of one full dessert room!) I’m going with the aesthetics here and these dessert bars say a lot in a picture… just imagine how delicious they taste!

 

Credits: Swan House, W Mine, Sherri Hill via Fa5hionqueen, Style me Pretty, Pinterest, Creating Couture Parties, Pinterest, Bliss by Monique Lhuillier Style No 32145872, Aria Dress Style 142FB, Pinterest, Call-Me-Cupcake

Dreaming of a wedding in Paris…

Need inspiration for the perfect destination wedding? You’ve probably already gone through the list of options. Ever think about Paris?

After an inspiring trip to Paris myself, I can think of no better, more romantic city to have as your wedding destination. From the scenery and sites, to the incredible churches (think Notre Dame), the elegant architecture, and of course the fashion, Paris offers everything you could want for a destination wedding and more (except maybe a beach, the ocean and some palm trees).

So today I’m picking a few of my favorites for your destination wedding. I love the idea of a midnight blue based palette. The color exudes both chic and grace and seems to just scream “Paris”! I LOVE these blue dresses for the bridesmaids; they are stylish but not over the top; perfect to complement our bridal pick. Speaking of over the top, the wedding gown may be a bit much, but hey, it’s Paris! To accessorize the dress, I’m throwing in some glitter; if you look closely there is even a little sparkle in the dress already.

Moving on, I am dying to be at a reception at this incredible “palace”. The gold is royal and decadent and I’m imagining out the window I’ll be seeing all of these sites of Paris…

But of all things I love most about Paris, my favorite? The colorful macaroons of course!  Enjoy..

 

 

Credits: From Me to YouPinterest, PinterestEtsy, PinterestFlickr, PinterestPinterest, Google, Pinterest