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We Love Holiday Wreaths at Weddings

Every year we do this, Halloween passes and the holidays flood all of our inspiration feeds and we just. can’t. get. enough. Anyone with us? We’re loving it! One of the things we’ve spied and are loving the most? Holiday wreaths at weddings. Simple greenery, simple shape, big statement. If you’re headed towards a winter wedding, would you consider adding wreaths to your decor? Here’s a few ways you could consider (we think might sway you to a ‘yes!’).

I LOVE holiday wreaths at weddings! They're so classic and the perfect way to bring a holiday vibe without red

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ONE: How cute is this pooch! We’ve been spying wreaths on pets in weddings for a while, but are loving the wintery take on the trend.

TWO: This one might be one of my favourite uses (which is why it’s in here twice!), wreaths on the back of the bride and groom’s chair. We especially love the lettered signs topping these ones off!

THREE: We had to include this one because of that sweet banner! You could have anything lettered on that baby and it would look incredible. Merry Christmas? Thank you? Just Married? Forever begins here? Whatever you choose, it’s a win guaranteed.

FOUR: As promised, wreaths on chairs 2.0. But really, isn’t this the perfect use for them?!

FIVE: Did we mention that they make a gorgeous photo prop? Hold one of these babies and you’ve completed your holiday card photo!

SIX: This wedding is stunning top to bottom. We love that they decorated the heritage church with classic holiday wreaths– so simple but striking between those gorgeous windows!

SEVEN: We know you’ve loved floral crowns, but how about a pine crown? Embrace the season! This one is a DIY and it’s SO lovely.

EIGHT: This whole wedding (actually the same as numero 2) just oozes cozy winter goodness. We love that she opted for a fur shrug and sleeves- way to embrace the season!

NINE: Okay, okay. So this shot is actually from a spring wedding… but it was drop dead gorgeous so we couldn’t omit it. Is this wild wreath collection above the settee stunning!? I want one in my home now. It’s all kinds of wonderful.

 

Tell us, what’s your fave? I’m still drooling over number nine. It is happening around here, I swear.

Light ’em Up! Sparkler send off printables

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Some of my favourite photos around Pinterest are of sparkler send offs at weddings. They’re just SO much fun and magical to be a part of. I mean… look at how great this is?!

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Photo via 100 Layer Cake

Today we want to share a simple printable to make a sparkler send off easy and to dress up the actual sparklers you give out to guests (and to let them know what they’re for!). We made it a simple grey so you can match it to almost any wedding decor (and by this time, it’ll be dark anyways).

Light em up! I love these free printables for a sparkler send off, such a fun wedding tradition!

Light em up! I love these free printables for a sparkler send off, such a fun wedding tradition!

Just download these printables RIGHT HERE. They print out three to a page, and we recommend cardstock. You can see ours has some print lines SO we also recommend getting them printed at a copy shop for laser quality. Cut them out- we’d also recommend a paper cutter, especially if you’re doing enough for every guest! This little guy only cost about $12 and works like a charm.

Light em up! I love these free printables for a sparkler send off, such a fun wedding tradition!

Then, tape on your sparklers! We love this gold foil tape and it sticks even better than washi tape. We just picked it up from the craft store.

Light em up! I love these free printables for a sparkler send off, such a fun wedding tradition!

Light em up! I love these free printables for a sparkler send off, such a fun wedding tradition!

Ta-da! Instant sparkler send off.

Inspiration for an Autumn Neutrals Wedding

When you think of autumn weddings, do you think of bold orange and red hues? I do too, but lately I’ve been spying a new trend- autumn neutrals. And can I just tell you that I’m loving it!? It’s sophisticated, a bit boho, and crazy elegant. Ready to see what I’m talking about?

BESPOKEDECOR Inpsiration for an autumn neutrals wedding

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ONE: Just looking at this photo makes me want to be there. Isn’t it stunning? Fall weddings and moody weather go hand in hand and they make for dynamite photo opps.
TWO: This bouquet started my mission and sucked me into Pinterest. I can’t get enough of the foraged fall fillers in this bouquet and how wild it looks!
THREE: This is perhaps my favourite of them all… but I might be slightly biased. These mini pies were the perfect dessert for our fall fete last year.
FOUR: We’re on board the naked cake train and this one oozes fall glam. If you love boho nordic style, you should really check out that whole shoot, it’s stunning.
FIVE: These place cards aren’t from a fall wedding, but they look like they should be! Gilded florals and pinecones paired with calligraphy? Heck yes.
SIX: This table couldn’t be more perfectly elegant. We are in love with the florals they’ve paired and you should probably click over just to check out the gorgeous setting. Anyone have a manor house like this we can use for a wedding? Please?
SEVEN: One of the things we spotted over and over again in our searches around this theme is floral crowns full of deeper hued greenery and wild blooms. Isn’t this stunning?

I really can’t get enough of this palette. It’s like a cozy blanket but ridiculously beautiful. Which inspiration image is your favourite? I’m just so taken with that last image, the wind in her hair and that floral crown. I’d love to hear yours!

Trend Alert: Bold Hues

When you think of popular wedding pallets, I’m sure pastels pop into your mind. But we’re here to tell you that they’re on their way out! We’re seeing tons of bold hues coming our way and we’re excited for this change. Whether deep, bold hues or vibrant punchy colours- the only thing we won’t be seeing is muted. Here’s a look at some of the bold hues we’ve spotted and loved.

we love these bold hues! such a refreshing change from all the pastel

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ONE: This dark blue is calling my name! I love how moody it is, especially paired with the vintage candlesticks.

TWO: Ombre is still in… but bolder! We love these pinks, purples and reds all mixed together. There’s something for every skin tone.

THREE: Cobalt! Oh, how we love you. This watercolour invitation is bursting with the bold hue but the simple design keeps it from being too loud.

FOUR: From bright florals to bright lips, we love the deeper colours this bride has chosen to create a signature look.

FIVE: Go bright or go home! Did you know orange could look so stylish? We adore how fiery this whole combination is- and the cool blue placemats? Such a welcome break from the bright colours!

SIX: This cake is great on so many levels. We love that this couple didn’t shy away from colour and brought in deep, colourful blooms to top off an already bold cake.

Tell us, are you as ready for this shift as we are? Or are you still loving the pastels? And what about the inspiration! Do you have a favourite? I’m all about the number one. That moody blue setup is giving me all the feels.

Trend Alert: Family Style Receptions

This is another trend that we’re completely smitten with. Family style reception dinners! We’re so over walking accross the dance floor to get a second helping, and we know that plated service can be costly PLUS, there’s something about breaking bread and sharing plates that makes for the best dinner conversation.

We LOVE family style reception dinners! No more buffets for me please!

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ONE: This is one of our favourite shoots we’ve been a part of. The rich colours, casual elegance, and charm just made it the full package. We love using vintage silver for serving share plates.

TWO: Sharing food makes for such wonderful memories. Plus, it cuts down on food waste compared to other styles of service. If you don’t like potatoes, you just wont take them! And if someone beside you does, they aren’t staring at your plate wishing it wasn’t weird to ask to eat yours. And it’s not awkward to take an extra helping.

THREE: Long tables lend so well to family style service. Just pass the dishes down the line! Where tables this long my have been a challenge with guests getting up and down to head to the buffet, family service allows for a more intimate set up like this.

FOUR: Meals or share plates– it’s up to you! We love the idea of having appetizers on wood slabs to keep guests filled up as they visit the night away.

FIVE: Food can be beautiful too! Family service challenges us to be selective about what we have on the table. This can cut decor costs without cutting the style.

 

What do you think of this trend? I don’t just love it as a wedding professional, but a wedding goer- it’s one of my favourite ways to feast!

Trend Alert: Rustic Glitz

This trend has been around for a while now, but it’s not going anywhere! Rather, it’s evolving- and we’re loving where it’s headed! You can wave goodbye to the burlap, pearls, and lace combo with mason jars and say hello to a more refined, look- full of greenery, wood, and metallic or crystal glitz. Ready to see what we’re dreaming of?

I LOVE this more refined rustic glitz look- so much better than the burlap and lace!

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ONE: When you’re done staring at that setting (dreamy!), you’ll see that dark wooden arch with clean lines, luxurious draping and heaps of greenery. It’s one of our favourites we’ve done lately!

TWO: Let me be the first to say, I’m not typically a crystal crazy girl BUT paired with weathered wood and a stunning outdoor location? Well, you’ve got me on board. Neutral linens add another layer of texture to the setting.

THREE: This sweetheart table oozes all of the things this trend brings. Brass candlesticks, heaps of greenery and florals, luxe linens (instead of burlap), a rustic setting, and all set on weathered wood tones.

FOUR: If you’re still a fan of mix matched chairs- you’ll love this update of wood and weathered white (in place of the pastel hues from last summer). The paired down colour pallet allows you to heap texture upon texture without looking messy.

FIVE: Hello, glam! We love this vintage cake stand featuring a modern textured cake, surrounded by rustic antlers. See that backdrop? More weathered wood, friends!

SIX: Last but not least, we wanted to include another indoor setting for you. A long wooden table paired with weathered wood chairs (sans linens!), heaps of greenery and brass candlesticks. These are a few of our favourite things!

What do you think of how this trend is evolving? I’m SUCH a fan of where it’s going. And my favourite image? They’re really all so darn good (just our style!) but I’m still in love with that arch we created.

Trend Alert: Neon Weddings

A couple weeks back, we shared some of the trends we’ve been seeing in weddings for 2016 and into 2017. One of those was the ultra fun- Neon! Whether you stick with all one fluorescent hue or have a pallet of a full neon rainbow, we can’t get enough. Our favourite way to see this trend play is with neutrals. Whether you ground it with all white, black and white, or nude neutrals- this helps keep the look from looking like you’re going for a blacklight bowling party. Here’s some images that we’re totally inspired by right now:

What a fun idea! Neon and white for wedding colours

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ONE: When I first heard neon as a wedding theme, I immediately questioned what the couple would wear to incorporate that. Some of the styled shoots we see on Pinterest have extravagant brides with wild makeup- but that’s not for everyone. We love that this couple chose neon accessories that didn’t take away from the traditional wedding looks they sported.

TWO: A neon cake! This one is lovely with a mostly white textured fondant covering, with a neon pink playing peekaboo on each layer.

THREE: This has long been a favourite shoot of mine. The nude neutral is such a wonderful base for pops of neon! Plus, it adds an element of class that the vibrant hues can sometimes lack.

FOUR: To say we LOVE this neon faux chandelier is an understatement. It elevates the whole tablescape! We also love how the settings are grounded with black glassware and chairs. Talk about chic.

FIVE: This simple neon backdrop is both perfectly lovely and achievable thanks to the use of washi tape! Notice something about this? Yep! It’s mostly white too 😉

SIX: These invitations tell guests they’re set for fun, each piece sporting a different neon hue.

SEVEN: These save the dates are edged with a pop of neon, and better yet- they’re a free printable we designed for you! They’re the perfect pop of neon without committing to a complete theme.

EIGHT: Confetti! We love confetti all of the time, but we have to say- neon makes it even more fun.

NINE: If you do want to go all-out neon, why not choose a fun desert table to house the vibrant pops? We love these fluorescent meringues!

What do you think of this trend? It’s gutsy, right?! And what about your favourite inspiration? It’s our save the dates, isn’t it 😉

Trend Alert: Backless Bridal Dresses

Alright, so this trend isn’t brand new but it’s seeing a huge upturn this year! We’ve long been admiring backless dresses, but they weren’t making their way into your real life weddings until recently. And let’s be honest, we’re so glad they have! They pack all the va va voom in the back and pure class in the front. We love that they can be structured, traditional, lace, boho, even fit for a tropical wedding. Here’s some looks we’ve spied on Pinterest we’re loving:

We're loving the backless wedding dress! These are some awesome ones

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ONE: Isn’t this photo what dreams are made of? We love that this lace number is completely traditional in the front (long sleeves and all!) while wowing us when she turns.

TWO: This dress is more sleek and traditional (no lace here!), but the dipping backline is really all the detail this satin number needs!

THREE: This lace is SO beautiful! the sheer back helps it to fit like a glove without taking away from the backless look. Plus, who wouldn’t want a photo like this to remember their big day?

FOUR: This dress is couture! Seriously fashionable, friends. If you’re wanting to make a statement with your dress, this is a fabulous way to do it!

FIVE: This boho number is simply gorgeous. We love the long sleeves and sectioned lace skirt.

SIX: This lace gown features barely there straps which will make you look twice. And can we point out that lovely crown?

SEVEN: Talk about an up and down! What we love most about this dress (other than the love she’s getting in it) is that it’s structured and modern! Most backless dresses we see are lace and a bit boho, but that’s not the only option!

 

Tell us, what is your favourite? I’m still dreaming of the first one, but it could be because I wish I was there right now.

Wedding Trend Spotting 2016

We’re halfway into wedding season (somehow!?) for 2016 and we’ve been challenged to share some wedding trends we’re spotting. We thought we’d take that one step further and not just share them, but for the next few weeks, roll out roundups six that we’ve been spotting! Since we’re part way through the season and seeing these in our consultations as well-we’re thinking they’ll be big next year too.

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We can’t wait to share all the beautiful inspiration images we’ve been gathering featuring these wedding trends. Before we share them all- have you spotted any wedding trends this year? We’d love to hear about them!

Thanks for the challenge Paperless Post! We love your wedding invites and are happy to hear you love us too 😉

Skip the Colour Palette

I love a good colour palette, I’m sure you may have noticed. But lately I’m kind of taken with the couples that trash the fancy colour palettes and go for a collection of neutrals (black, white, and woodsy) with heaps of greenery and metallic touches.  I don’t even know how else to describe it, so let me just give you some visual inspiration.  Oh, and we’re extra in love with this all on the table. So this is a table-full collection, okay?

I'm loving these table settings full of neutrals with pops of metallic

Seriously, do I even need to say anything? It’s just SO good.

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ONE: One of our own, one of our faves to date.

TWO: This is just so beautiful, I feel like I need to tell you that we got to be there in person. #nobigdeal

THREE: We’re such a sucker for brass candlesticks! Heaps of greens mean you don’t need to splurge on flowers.

FOUR: This is actually a dinner party. What a lucky bunch of guests!

FIVE: This one is so dark and moody, and what a fun touch using succulents.

SIX: Last but not least, I had to throw some tropical vibes in here. How lovely!

Which is your favourite? For once I’m actually stuck between all of them.