Happy Happy Thanksgiving! My personal favorite holiday rolls around once again, and this year I find myself planning some fabulous Thanksgiving weekend weddings! There is plenty to give thanks for if you’re planning a wedding, just married, or not quite there yet, so today we’re giving thanks for so much ourselves and hoping you enjoy our Thanksgiving wedding inspiration in the form of rustic decor, burlap invites and a boutonniere, lots of gold and fall flowers. Today, a visual Thanksgiving feast for your wedding planning eyes…
Happy Halloween my lovely brides-to-be! To celebrate in Halloween wedding style, I wanted to keep my ideas to a Halloween minimum.. as in no witches, too many oranges or just any other over the top Halloween ideas. If you’re on the fence over a Halloween wedding (or don’t have another date to choose from), it’s time to think outside of the box as far as wedding ideas go for this holiday, because you can make your big day incredibly fashionable with the right choices.
Firstly, the venue. You don’t need to decorate it with cobwebs, but you can choose a place with “atmosphere”. I am thinking rustic is the way to go here so you have the feel but not the weird decorations. Check out ThorpeWood(first and twelfth photos) if you’re in the Maryland area! Otherwise, the rustic vibe translates easily to many wedding venues, so I promise you can find one!
Next up… food! You walk a fine line here by going overboard but still “celebrating” the holiday. I am obsessed with pumpkin ale and particularly love the Dogfish Head Punkin Ale (third photo). It’s festive, but everyone has beer at their weddings so it’s a perfect substitute for the normal picks. On the dessert front, be subtle.. I adore cupcakes (as you probably know), and love our forth photo, simple chocolate cupcakes with a light peach icing. You can get playful with the dessert table, choose fun desserts in modest Halloween colors like blacks and tans (seventh photo), and spice them up with burnt orange and cream twine! For the actual table (eleventh photo), maybe steer clear of the cobwebs like this one (though they can work if done elegantly) but make the table stand out in style.
Finally the decor, I love our place cards (fifth photo), table setting (sixth photo), and of course the cupcake toppers (ninth, tenth and last photo).
Hoping you have a perfect Halloween…and lots of fun planning!
As I prepare for my annual trip to the pumpkin patch, I can’t help going googly-eyed over some delicious fall treats that can so easily be transformed into tasty wedding favors! So for your fall wedding this year skip the pumpkin picking and go straight to the fall DIY wedding favor preparations!
What I love about fall wedding favors (aside from being delicious) is that you can go in a lot of different directions, and today I’m hoping to get all the fall wedding favor ideas flowing. So for the traditional route, the caramel’d and candied fruits (think caramel apples and pears…yes, try them!), for the healthy route, jars of apricot jam (sixth photo), and for trendy route, the fabulous donut (first and last photos). The beauty of the fall wedding favor is that even if you’re not planning your own wedding (or going to one), there is always a fall farm down the road (at least here in New York) for some pumpkin picking, apple (and donut eating) and all around fall deliciousness…wedding or not!
I know, I know… it’s another fall wedding post BUT I promise it’s worthy and it’s nearly the last. Before you know it, we’ll have moved onto winter (and spring!) and then you’ll be pining for the fall days all over again.
Today is all about the trends. I love trend alert posts because I can put a spin on the fun, fashionable, and in style wedding ideas, clothes, decor or anything else! And what I’m thinking on the fall front is white fall everything. Pumpkins, bouquets, candles, bridesmaids dresses and place cards.. at least that’s what I’ve found inspiration from (photos below) but the list goes on. White is the perfect fall trend because it’s unexpected and let’s face it, we all love the unexpected. We normally default to the basic fall colors (because it’s easy), so white for an October wedding? Not likely… What I love about this fabulous fall trend is that you can go with a full white color palette but still ooze fall spirit with white spray painted pumpkins, beautiful and full white bouquets, white (or very light) bridesmaids dresses, and other fun white accessories like centerpieces, “down the aisle” decor, place cards and favors… I could keep going until the winter trends start. The idea is that white is awesome and putting a spin on the traditional fall wedding ideas is even better… so be the first and go white for your fall wedding!
I’ve spent the first days (posts) of fall ragging on “true fall colors” but today I’m hoping instead to draw a bit of inspiration from them. I’m calling this one the ultimate fall wedding because let’s be honest, when we think of fall; it’s all about the foliage, the colors, the mums and obviously the pumpkins. So this is my ode to the real fall wedding…
I actually love orange when used subtly in home decor (like my fabulous new orange patterned pillows) and fashion choices (pale washed orange jeans are cool for the spring..) but when it comes to weddings, I despise it. Coral, peach… fine; I’m talking straight orange juice orange and how, aside from few exceptions, it just does not work for weddings! But as I said, today is my ode to the true fall wedding which means lots of pumpkins, squash and gourds, orange(ish) bouquets, photo shoots in the colored leaves, you name it, today we’re doing it! So…how do you make your fall wedding sparkle? Well, first off, pick your theme (harvest style today) and stick with it. If you want true fall, then blend the orange bouquets with your baby pumpkins (please no jack-o-lanterns) and “create” your own centerpieces using the season (colored leaves, pumpkins, and deep orange, purple, and red flowers) which can make beautiful and ultra budget friendly centerpieces! Pick an outdoor venue to really enjoy the season and weather and take pictures to exemplify the fall (I love the last photo below of this lovely bride surrounded by pretty fall leaves)!
*Sigh* With all of this fall wedding inspiration, I swear, I’ve practically seduced myself into a true harvest themed wedding because when done well… it definitely can work!