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Shabby Chic Inspiration

Shabby Chic Inspiration

Shabby Chic is definitely growing on me. To me the colors are soft and romantic! In Montana the colors and design go great with some of the venues we have. I hope you Enjoy looking at this eye candy as much as me. If you would like to see Bespoke Bride, who created this board simply click on the picture.

Shabby Chic

Wedding Colour Trends: Gold, Ivory & White

Wedding Colour Trends: Gold, Ivory & White
If glitz is your middle name then this gorgeous wedding colour trend will suit you down to the ground. Get yourself some glamour with banquet chairs gleaming in gold and decorate your wedding venue with smooth lines of ivory and white to compliment the design.


Wedding Trends for the Modern Couple



While marriage is, or at least is intended to be, an expression of permanence within a world of change, the face of the wedding itself has been changing significantly over the last few years. If you’re currently planning your own nuptials or just an avid fan of the matrimonial scene, keeping up on these trends can ensure your wedding savvy stays as current as your wardrobe and cell phone.

A trend that began more than a few years ago, that of the “casual” wedding, continues to gain momentum in the U.S., with close to one in five brides currently reporting that she would classify her own ceremony as such, up from around one in ten toward the end of the last decade. Less American couples are opting for formal or “black-tie” ceremonies; only 16% described their weddings that way in 2011. Conversely, average wedding budgets are seeing an increase for the first time since the economic downturn of 2008, both in terms of overall spending and spending per guest. Part of the explanation for this, in addition to inflation, may be the simultaneous trend toward multi-day events, especially within the luxury-wedding sector. High-end weddings will not infrequently last a full three days now, often incorporating a schedule of less-formal “fun” events on both the day prior to and the one after the actual ceremony, which is itself often a more traditional and formal affair. Compounding the increase in average costs is the fact that these luxury weddings tend to involve around 70 more guests on average than do non-luxury weddings. Another contributor to rising wedding bills is the trend toward custom entertainment, including comedians, photo booths, and the increasingly-seen interactive food stations.

While white, the traditional signature hue of the Western wedding, continues to dominate the matrimonial palette, the past few years have seen a shift to regal purple, with one in four brides today choosing some shade of that color to define her look (this compares to only 16% in 2009). Brown, on the contrary, has waned in popularity, while pink, blue, and green have remained popular alternatives. The past year also saw a shift in couples’ timing of their “big days”, with 36% of vows being exchanged in September, October, or November, almost equal to the 37% exchanged during the traditional “wedding season” months of June through August. This compares with only 30% of weddings taking place in the fall during 2009 and 2010.

Anyone who’s kept up on wedding trends over the last decade will no doubt recognize that wedding websites have been de rigueur for years now, but even newer technological trends include the use of social-networking sites and smartphones. Almost half of couples are now using Web 2.0 sites like Facebook and Twitter to share wedding details with guests and an even higher 60% of brides-to-be are utilizing phones in the course of planning their nuptials. Smartphones are the newest, most convenient avenue for accessing planning websites, taking and sharing matrimonial pictures, managing gift registries, and searching for and comparing wedding vendors online, transforming the coordination of the modern wedding into a truly mobile affair.

Wedding Colour Combinations – New Trends For Planning Your Wedding in 2014

Some great wedding colour trends and ideas for planning your wedding!



Looking for a modern funky and fresh colour palette for your wedding, with teal trending massively in the wedding world looking fantastic on its own, with a vintage peacock style or in contrast to this beautiful vibrant orange,
Combine your bridesmaid dresses with stunning bouquets, umbrellas and more and make sure that your tables are decorated with glowing bonbonniere and favour ideas that are ribboned in a sea of teal and orange!

Purple & Silver



There are so many gorgeous shades of purple from plum to lilac, violet to lavender all of which will look fabulous teamed against a silver grey!

The majority of trends using these two colours will have silver in the underlying element such as for the bridesmaid’s dresses and then use the purple palette for the accents such as in the wedding flowers, bouquets and table decorations.

Green & Pink



Paper lanterns are extremely popular for weddings and you can buy these in a range of bright and bold colours, collect yourselves some matching napkins, green or pink table runners and matching gift ideas and you have the perfect green and pink themed wedding.

Aqua & Red


This modern yet retro colour combination is simply stunning! Blow your guests away with some bright red flowers, pom poms and accessories. Choose patterns that suit your colour choice, cherries are a great one for this!

You can use brightly coloured drapes of aqua and red to paint the celling in your wedding colours, this trend can be as subtle or as out there as you like. Maybe you will add simple touches like peep toe shoes in red, even the bride can join in this one. Consider a candy or lolly buffet to brighten up the room and buttonholes.

Mint Green & Brown



Not only doe s this combination of colour send your taste buds crazy as it makes you think of mint chocolate but also works so well as a wedding trend! From your wedding invitations through to your decorations on the day this contrast of light and dark looks simply irresistible.

Be careful with your shades of brown as these can sometimes look off if they are not deep enough in colour, but be sure to keep things cool with a mint green element. Plan your wedding favors carefully, maybe you could house a small chocolate in a mint egg or simply use your colours to theme a personalized item such as a bottle opener or wedding stubby holders.



Wedding Favor Etiquette

Your wedding day wouldn’t be nearly as much fun or memorable without all your loving friends and family who traveled near and far to celebrate with you. Express your thanks with wedding favors that are meaningful and will be appreciated by your guests. Don’t waste money on favors your guests will almost certainly throw away, or leave on the tables. Giving wedding favors is an age-old tradition that has evolved tremendously over the years. Today, couples are using their creativity and presenting favors that are thoughtful and personal. There

are no set rules of etiquette in presenting favors, but here are a few guidelines to help you get started.

Are wedding favors necessary?

While wedding favors are not as crucial as say, the wedding cake, they are a wonderful way to thank your guests and give them a lasting memory of your wedding. A couple should definitely think about giving favors if their budget allows for them. Favors do not need to be extravagant or expensive…it really is the thought that counts.

When choosing a favor, be original and pick a favor that is meaningful to you and your family. Or if you have a wedding theme, favors are a great way to complement your theme. Personalized favors are extremely popular because it is a fun way to add your personal stamp to the wedding day. You can also look to the favors you have received attending other recent weddings to gauge current trends and fashions and get ideas, but also definitely try to be unique with yours!

How much should I spend on bridal shower and wedding favors?

Look at your budget, figure out what you can afford and then what you want to potentially present to your guests. Many couples present an inexpensive, yet personal, favor to each guest, while other couples present a more elaborate favor to each couple or family. Creativity is key here…check out our Fresh Wedding Favor Ideas series for some ideas. However, whether you decide to give one favor per guest or per couple, be sure to have extra wedding favors on hand. Some guests may want (and take) more than one or you may have unexpected last-minutes guests in attendance. Many couples also send favors to friends and family who were not able to attend your wedding.

If you are giving one favor per guest, present each gift at each place setting or as part of the table centerpiece. If you decide to give each couple a favor, label the wedding favors with the couple’s or family’s name and place them on a table so that guests can pick them up upon entering the reception.

I would really like to give wedding favors, but my budget is pretty tight. Any suggestions?

Wedding favors can be a single flower that is meaningful to the couple or a handmade paper booklet of how the couple met. The true value of wedding favors is the inherent significance behind the gift and the lasting memory guests will have of the wedding. We suggest browsing our favors sorted by price if you are constrained by a budget. Putting inexpensive custom labelspersonalized ribbon or hang tags on almost anything will add the personalized touch to your wedding favors. If personalization isn’t something you want, a small gift wrapped in pretty boxes or accented with beautiful ribbon can often make a big impact. Place card holders can also double as wedding favors. Simple picture frames or place card holders are practical favors that guests can take home and enjoy.

Should I give favors to children?

Children are usually given the same wedding favor as adults, but many couples have opted to give special favors that children particularly will enjoy. Present a bag of the couple’s favorite candy in a clear cellophane bag with a personalized label that says “Life is Sweet” or something similar, or give personalized cookies, whether creativeclassy or elegant, that you know the children will enjoy. Our adorable wedding bubblegum buddies are always a favorite among the little guests.

On that same note, if you are having trouble finding wedding favors that are pleasing to both men and women, consider giving each gender different favors.

How should I present wedding favors?

Wedding favors can be just as much a part of the table decorations and overall theme of the reception as flowers, settings and linen. It is your way of saying thank you to each person attending your wedding, so the presentation as well as the gift itself should reflect your intentions. Some thoughtfulness and creativity can speak volumes. For some presentation ideas, visit our article on ideas for presenting and displaying wedding favors.

Traditional favors or unique favors?

This question is again completely up to the couple. Jordan almonds beautifully wrapped in tulle or Italian favor wraps with personalized ribbon are just as classy and meaningful as personalized mint tins. As long as the wedding favors show a couple’s personal style, anything goes!

Ultimate advice on wedding favors etiquette.

Plan ahead! Whether your guest list is an intimate twenty or an ambitious three hundred, finding the perfect wedding favors takes time. Give yourself or whoever is in charge of the wedding favors plenty of time. Make sure to research the different retail stores, online sites and other options you have. Your perfect dream wedding favors can and will come true if you put your thought into it and plan accordingly. Wedding favors can be a wonderful way to share your love and add that special finishing touch to your wedding day. Afterall, it’s all in the details.

Sparkling wedding bouquet charm. Memorial photo charm.

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A sparkly wedding bouquet charm in silver tones, featuring a pretty silver tone bead wrapped with Swarovski crystals and a small metal photo (A little sparkle with lots of love, for a bride #wedding #bouquet #charm

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The Best Blush Bridesmaid Dresses

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A report on the best blush bridesmaid dresses as inspired by royalty like HRH Kate Middleton, Princess Charlene or Monaco and more! (RT @DessyGroup: Royal Style Report – The Best Bridesmaid Dresses in Blush!

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What beautiful colors!

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20′s-Inspired Art Deco Wedding: Kara + Chris | Green Wedding …

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… altar he was unable to remember the words he needed to repeat so I had to help him. It was so sweet because I have never seen him nervous! 20s ceremony. 20s wedding party. 20s bride and groom. 20s wedding bouquet.

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Love the 20s theme.

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