Two off the beaten path posts in two days about two totally different wedding related anythings = perfection here! I love off the beaten path ideas for a wedding day because we all want to make our big day our own, and doing things a bit different is the best way to do just that.
So today, our own inspiration for a unique winter wedding! Normally we see lots of whites, plums, blacks, navy’s but today we’re going in a completely different direction… the red and aqua winter wedding! This is such a fun combination for the gutsy bride especially when used in the winter! I am loving the second photo… a mix of red, blush and aqua bridesmaids dresses (pick one or two of each color for the maids), and you can see how we took this one picture and explored the palette idea into the floral pieces, the paper, the food and the fun touches like, yep, you guessed it…macarons (first photo), and this adorable ring bearer pillow (last photo)!
The boot is back today on One to Wed! But since we’re in winter mode these days, today we’ve found some pretty, sexy, and super comfy winter wedding boot picks (and I threw in a pair of wintery shoes to spice things up)!
We’re all looking for ways to show off our amazing shoe collection in our daily wardrobe, a night out, and obviously our wedding day, so this is it! Honestly the sparkles, the something blue, or the really crazy hidden under your dress choices are always fun, but nothing beats a stylish boot for a winter wedding. So whether you’re doing a glam affair (check out the first and tenth photos), taking pictures in the snow (third and fifth photos), want to go a little vintage (sixth photo), or prefer taking the trendy bootlet route (seventh, eighth, ninth and last) these choices are sure to seduce you into choosing a fabulous wedding boot for your winter wedding… but hey, if not, that’s why we threw in that traditional heel…
Dreaming of a white wedding? Well, maybe not quite white but if you’re going with a pale color palette (whites, creams, beiges) then why not do it right… that is, in the winter! Let the mood step in and pray for a little snow to add to the beauty of the pale winter palette but even without the luck of mother nature and an outside snowy wedding day photo op, the pale wedding palette can really be lovely for a wintery wedding.
Your guests won’t be expecting it which makes it even more fun, but it’s also refreshing to see the bridesmaids in, say, cream or off-white dresses for a winter wedding (third photo) – you can always choose a shrug as your bridesmaids gift to make sure they don’t… freeze? Fur is always a must for the bride (eighth photo), but if you’re not into this (overused) style… (though still one of my favorites), try a classy jacket like the one in the eleventh photo. This is a bit different than what we’re used to seeing on the winter wedding front, but still as lovely. Moving onto the groom’s fashion, and sticking with the pale theme, I love the casual look of the groom in the third photo. Pairing khaki’s and a beige sweater is perfect for this palette and a laid back winter wedding. And finally the fashion touches… shoes, shoes, shoes! There are plenty of nude heels to pick from, and some of the most fabulous styles at that… but I actually like the simple picks we found today (sixth and ninth photos) for this palette.
And now onto the rest… on the paper front keep everything from the invites (seventh photo), to the menus, place cards and programs in the same pale palette. For the flowers, you can keep these white but add very small touches of color like the bouquet in our tenth photo. And on the food front.. keep the dessert and signature drinks along the same palette lines (this means no red sangria or cranberry martini’s)… stick with things like buttered rum (add extra cream to get it to be a pretty pale color), or an eggnog drink, and finally for the dessert… I’m slightly biased, but yes, I loveeee macarons (fourth photo). They never disappoint, and have become my go-to because in any palette, and nearly any theme these come in handy!
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!