We’re venturing into the heartland today for some down home country wedding inspiration! When I think of “country” I’m imagining a fabulously rustic red barn reception venue, decor in the form of trucks and tractors, boots, boots, boots and lots of red!! Though I’m not really sure why red comes to mind, it just seems to work, at least for my inspiration!
So if I was planning my own country wedding, this is exactly what it would look like! Today we have a little bit of everything country, from the reds, to the vehicles, the backdrops and the shoes. Starting from the top, mix and match bridesmaids dresses seem only appropriate for a country hoedown and a rusted red background brings out the mild colors making them country-esque (first photo below)! As I may have already mentioned, boots are a must, and these red boots are amazing (third photo)! Who wouldn’t want to hide those under the dress! From the boots to the wedding car… I mean truck? Yes that’s right, it’s a pick-up truck today, because there’s no need for romantic when you can have country! The groomsmen are going with a khaki and the decor and barn wedding venue keep with the red country theme, both outdoors or indoors work (or a little of both) as long as they evoke the feelings of being in the country! So there you have it, into the heartland we go for one of my favorite wedding themes… the beautiful country!
Today it’s a color palette treat with some of my very favorite pairings of the neutrals! Now for some, neutral colors (today we’re going with the blue-greys, pinks and creams) don’t really do it. I know, they aren’t the most exciting, they’re not the brights, the prints or the patterns but there is such an understated elegance when it comes to picking the neutrals and they have this incredible calming sensation – even on your big day!
So there are many reasons to pick a neutral palette but one of my favorite reasons is that glam factor. And my favorite neutral? Grey, Grey, Grey! Today, a blue-grey proves it can be the belle of the ball without being like the fun and flirty bold magenta or yellow chevron because grey just is that fabulous! Grey is such a statement because it is so understated and even when pairing it with other neutrals you can still add so much decor and accessorize all you want because it can never be too overwhelming. Which leads me to my next favorite thing about this type of palette. Because the colors are so calming, you can add the frills and extras to create the magic that you are looking for! So all in all, whatever the season and the venue, you can make a neutral color palette blend seamlessly into your day by picking the right neutrals and accessorizing galore!
I’ve said it once but I’ll say it again.. I’m mildly obsessed with the idea of a whimsical, enchanting garden wedding. Although it’s hard to top just the garden, there are always ways to embellish it and make it that much better! Today, inspiration for the romantic garden wedding.
The quintessential garden wedding will be entirely outdoors (that’s ceremony included) so to start, one of the most incredible outdoor ceremony pictures (first photo below), set in the middle of an impeccable garden; everything is perfect here. The pink flowers inspire pale pink bridesmaids dresses (second photo); a light pink seems to blend perfectly with the garden and this color is one of the most romantic choices for bridesmaids dresses. And then there is the reception. Decorated with flowers and greenery, it’s hard not to evoke romanticism, but decorate your garden reception like the one below (fifth picture), and you start to see how the little things differentiate the garden from the romantic garden for your wedding day!
We love trend alert posts because these are always up and coming and fun wedding ideas or fashion trends! Since I seem to always find myself bored of the “typical” bridesmaids dresses (and because our trend alert on the bridesmaids skirt was so popular last week), we figured it’s time for another refreshing bridesmaids trend… this time it’s a mix and match approach to dressing your maids with many multi-colored dresses!
This is honestly one of my favorite ideas as far as how to make your wedding style unique. We’ve all seen the standard dress choices with the same color and style for all 20 of your bridesmaids, but really… this can be boring!! Pictures surprisingly seem to come out SO much better when your party is dressed in variations of different dresses, colors or styles altogether. If you aren’t comfortable with the mix and match bridesmaids dress approach, you can always tone it down by picking the same color but different style dresses. This way you have some variation but everyone looks like they are at least wearing something that fits into your bridal party! I personally think an all out mix and match makes the perfect impression but whatever you decide, mixing and matching will give depth to your bridesmaids dress choices and (imagine this), the maids may even like their dresses!
The south… wedding sigh. If you aren’t a southern belle yourself (don’t worry, neither am I), or even if you’ve never been to visit the charming southern United States (Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana) then you may not fully appreciate what comes with a southern wedding. But…I assure you that once you visit you will fall in love! From the beautiful old, and stately homes (and reception locations) like the Hay House (below) in Macon, Georgia, to the colors that evoke that southern feel (I’m thinking warm grey and peach tones for everything from the bridesmaids dresses to the table setting and the color palette in general), to that perfect southern reception complete with rich interiors, china place settings andelaborate decor, today we are going all out for some classic “southern charm” wedding ideas and inspiration! Surely to bring out the southern belle in all of us…