A beautiful spring wedding is the ideal setting for many wedding, that’s why it is usually known as “wedding season”, Picking colors for a spring wedding can often be more fun than any other season because your color selections are often fun, funky, and just outright stunning in this weather.
Your colors always set the mood for your wedding and how your guests will feel in the space. The best advice will be to look at as many inspiration boards to decide exactly which group of colors will be best for you and your overall theme. Remember your colors have to fit everything you want for your wedding whether it’s formal, semi-formal, spring chic, or just wedding casual.
Here are some of my favorite spring color combo’s:
Pink and Orange are always great together. Especially for a beach wedding, the colors just pop!
Yellow , Orange , and Teal how gorgeous are these colors for an outdoor soiree.
This is another twist on Pink and Orange with softer shades of the colors.
Green and Orange , love this color combo.
Teal, Light Blue , and Green. A lovely soft color combination that we love.
Though the main cake at your reception will be the center of everyone’s attention (outside of the bride of course!!! ). The groom can often feel left out with everyone marveling at his new wife’s beauty and the overall decor of the reception venue. However, things don’t have to be this way the bride can choose her own special way to make the groom feel special on their big day.
Groom’s cakes are usually funny reminder’s of exactly who the groom is and how much the bride adores those things or is willing to put up with them. It can also be something that they enjoy together and a reminder of how they first met if this was not already done for an engagement party cake.
For the most part everyone will be enjoying the main cake at your wedding but you want to assure that the flavor you choose compliments that of your main cake and doesn’t clash with it. Who know’s some guests may want to try both and it’d be better if they went down in harmony. The most interesting thing about a grooms cake is its extraordinary design being that they don’t have to stick to the rigid wedding uniform. Choosing this design will very likely be the most fun you will have with your cakes so enjoy every bit of it, especially if it’s going to be a surprise for your groom.
Grooms cake doesn’t have to adhere to anyone’s rules but its own, and there aren’t any! Your only limitation is your imagination. ENJOY!!!
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Winter Wonderland wedding are very common around this time of year in the colder regions of the world. However, properly executing these weddings is not always as easy as it seems. Following a few simple steps will assure that your big day will be all that you hoped for.
What to wear?
Select a pure white gown perhaps with a white faux fur trim. Gold or silver beading would also look nice and reflect the light as you walk down the aisle.If the wedding dress you choose is simple and form-fitting, consider wearing a white, hooded cloak with white faux fur trim and carrying a white fur muff, rather than a bouquet.A gold or silver dress would also look stunning. Wear a gold or silver tiara instead of a headpiece and veil.Rather than black, select a white tuxedo with a gold or silver-colored vest and bow tie.Simple white gowns with gold or silver trim or beading. A straight cloak with white faux fur trim, or ones that are edged in gold or silver trim.Shimmering gold or silver dresses would also provide a lovely contrast to the bride’s pure white dress and is in keeping with this winter wonderland wedding theme.
It’s the decor that sets the proper theme setting when it comes to winter wonderland wedding ideas. Here are some suggestions to transform your reception:
- Get some large, willow branches if possible (if you can’t find these then use regular tree branches). Spray paint all the branches white. Then lightly spray paint some branches with gold glitter paint and some with silver glitter paint. Set the branches in buckets filled with sand or gravel. Cover the outside of the buckets with shimmering gold and silver-colored fabric, gathered up near the rim and secure with a length of white ribbon and a beautiful bow. String small, twinkling lights throughout the branches and place the “trees” throughout the room.
- Make or buy various sizes of white and silver snowflakes. Hang from the ceiling.
- Cover tables in a white tablecloth. Add smaller accent cloths of gold and silver. Another thing you can do is leave the white tablecloth as is and sprinkle some gold and silver confetti around the center of the table.
- For the budget-minded couple, create balloon bouquets of silver, white and gold balloons. Use white curly ribbon to tie the balloons together, leaving streamers of ribbon hanging down. Secure the bouquets to some sort of weight (such as tying it to bricks sprayed white, gold or silver or covered in cloth).
For most of your winter wedding reception centerpieces and decor, stick with a pure white and then add in a few enhancements of silver or gold.
- Buy plain wicker baskets and spray paint some baskets in white, some in gold and some in silver. Tie a large bow to the handle or glue a length of ribbon around the basked and glue a bow on one side. Fill with gold, white and silver Christmas balls. You could follow the same basic idea, except use clear glass bowls instead of baskets, so the balls show through.
- Use a small glass bowl and fill with glass beads or white gel beads. Set a several small votive or pillar candles into the bowl nestled within the beads.
- Use elegant white flowers arranged in a simple white vase. Tie gold and silver ribbons around the neck allowing the streamers to hang down. You may also wish to have the flower tips dipped in a gold and silver dye.
- Place a mirror in the center of the table and arrange 3 wine glasses of different heights on the mirror. Fill with water and float a white flower in each. Sprinkle some glitter over the mirror and arrange some votive candles underneath the glasses.
Winter Wonderland Wedding Favors:
- Purchase white Christmas balls. Using glitter paint, write your names on the balls with your wedding date. Glue a small silver or gold bow to the top. This will make a nice remembrance for your guests to hang on their own Christmas trees each year.
- Take two square pieces of gold or silver colored material and sew together, leaving a small opening at the top. Fill with potpourri and sew opening closed. Add lace, ribbon or other trim to decorate the sachet.
- Cut a circle of white tulle and fill with candies, chocolate kisses, mints or nuts. Gather the tulle up and secure with silver or gold ribbon.
- Tie two beeswax candles together with ribbon. Add a small spray of baby’s breath or a flower slipped under the ribbon.
What would a winter wonderland wedding be without an all white cake?
A Bouquet or Substitute:
- Carry a single white candle with gold and silver ribbon tied around the middle.
- Use a fur muff.
- Carry an all white bouquet with accents of gold and silver bouquet jewelry.
- Carry a single white rose with gold and silver streamers tied to the stem.
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Many military weddings take place at military chapels or on academy grounds , if you’d like to use another location, run it by your installation. Most military chapels are like other in-demand ceremony sites — you need to reserve them at least a year ahead of time, often by applying in writing to the chaplain’s office. All service academies have more than one chapel; at the Air Force Academy, for example, there are Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish chapels. To marry in a military chapel at a service academy, you must be a graduate or one of the following: a dependent of a graduate; an officer or enlisted person assigned to the academy complex, or his or her dependents; or a faculty or staff member, active or retired, or his or her dependents.There will probably be no charge for the use of the chapel, but a donation to the chapel fund will be expected. Rules for decorating military chapels vary across the country, but all flowers, candelabra, and other decor are arranged by the Chapel Altar Guild and are the same for all weddings. Some chapels and churches do not furnish decorations; the couple plans them themselves.
Choosing An Officiant
If you marry in a military chapel, the chaplain will perform your ceremony, and when you reserve the chapel you’ll arrange a meeting. A few sessions of pre-wedding counseling may also be required. If you’d like your civilian clergy person to co-officiate, talk to both officiants early about the possibility. Chaplains are commissioned officers and are paid by the service they represent; you do not need to pay them a fee.
The Arch Of Sabers
After the ceremony the newlyweds walk through an arch of sabers, which are curved swords with only one edge. Actual swords are used in a Naval wedding. The arch is not mandatory, but it’s definitely a memorable part of a military ceremony. On most bases, at least one chapel or an honor guard usually has sabers available for wedding ceremonies. Another possible source is the local ROTC unit. The arch is usually formed outside of the church or chapel; traditionally, a sword should never be unsheathed inside a religious sanctuary. Only commissioned officers can carry sabers or swords and participate in this ceremony. (The Marine Corps is the exception, with NCO’s also authorized to carry them.) Often the military groomsmen participate, but other officers (guests, perhaps) may be designated to help create the arch. Usually 6-8 officers are included. Officers have been known to detour from tradition, announcing the couple or lowering the final two sabers to block the couple’s way and demand that they kiss! A Marine Corps tradition, often adopted by the Air Force, is for the last saber bearer to “tap” the bride with his saber and say, “Welcome to the Air Force, Ma’am.”
Military receptions at academies or bases are often held at officers’ or enlisted clubs on the installation, or you can have a traditional hotel or restaurant reception. Military guests are traditionally shown to their seats in order of rank. You might play regimental music, including the theme song of the bride’s and/or groom’s branch of service. Decorations could include American flags and/or the standards of your unit(s) in addition to flowers.
The highlight of a military reception comes when the bride and groom cut the cake using a saber , one belonging to the groom if he owns one. The groom presents it to the bride and she cuts a slice of the wedding cake with the groom’s right hand resting over hers.
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Personalized wedding napkins for every part of your wedding including cocktail napkins, cake napkins, dinner napkins, and guest towels. Wedding napkins personalized with a design, photo, or monogram and the bride and grooms names and wedding date will create a wonderful accent to your wedding reception decor. Personalized napkins, made of premium paper with the look and feel of more expensive cloth napkins, make unique favors as keepsakes that can be added to scrapbooks or memory albums as a reminder of your special day.
Custom printed wedding napkins can be personalized with many creative options including designs, single and multi-letter monogram styles, block and script letter styles, and ink or foil imprint colors to express your thoughts and feelings to your guests on your wedding day. With a broad range of popular colors available, you will find napkin colors that are the perfect compliment your wedding decor. For everything from cocktail hour to cake serving, paper napkins are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate every function of your wedding reception.
Planning a winter wedding does not mean that you have to go with an over-used christmas or holiday season theme. You can find a simple way to incorporate the season into your wedding day without suffocating your guests with holiday season.
Incorporating the season into cocktail hour is super easy, offering up some warmth as your guests arrive to the reception location is always great. You can do this by offering hot chocolate and warm apple cider or even special adult beverages that will surely keep your guests warm.
Winter cakes can sometimes become uniform, but the bigger your bakers imagination the better the cake. Your baker can make a winter wonderland on your cake by using plenty of different elements to reflect any desired image.
Your wedding favors give your guests a little piece of your big day to take home so make it good. Winter treats are always good but don’t limit yourself to food. Also try things like winter essentials that allow your guests to enjoy the winter season, try warm booties or luxurious bath salts.
The overall Decor
And of course if your just so in love with winter that you cant help but to immerse yourself and your guests into everything that is winter, then so be it. But please be sure to do it tastefully. Your guests will appreciate a beautiful winter wonderland if and when it is done right.
Incorporating the winter into your big day isn’t hard at all with a little effort and class you can pull it off.
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With miles of sunny white beach ,amazing sunsets ,and a vast array of ceremony locations Mexico has become an amazing place to marry.
Destination weddings in Mexico cater to all budgets and are diverse with beautiful resorts, stunning beaches and traditional Mexican fiestas. The most popular destinations for a Mexico wedding are Riviera Maya, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas and Cozumel, each exhibiting a uniqueness that differentiates them from one another and draws couples to their shores. The stunning Riviera Maya dates back to 2500 BC and bleeds Mayan culture and mythology, while Cancun is said to have the most spectacular beaches in the world.
No matter your chosen location to marry, attire for weddings in Mexico can be as lavish or as simple as you desire. You can elect to wear Mexican outfits that are culturally invigorating, don a tuxedo or soft, silky wedding gown, or go bare-foot in a light-weight beach dress. As you exchange wedding vows, the choice is entirely yours and you may dress as informal or formal as you like.
Once the formalities are taken care of you can then enjoy your beautiful Mexican getaway for your honeymoon.
Whats better than that?
The wedding processional is the grand entrance that every bride dreams about, it’s the moment when every head turns and all eyes are on the bride as she makes her way down the aisle. Having the right wedding processional music can make the moment even more memorable for you as you walk towards you soon to be husband. Usually a slow, romantic and uplifting piece of music works well for the entrance of the bridesmaids and their very elegant bride.
“I Do Cherish You” is a country song that sounds sweet even if you’re not a country music fan ,Mark Wills sings this song.
Nick Lachey wrote and sang “This I Swear” for ex Jessica Simpson ,a very pretty song.
“Marry Me” by Train is an acoustic guitar ballad poignant in it’s simplicity.It’s been a favorite at many weddings this year.
“Back At One” by Brian McKnight is a nice R&B addition to the wedding song repertoire. If you want to walk to an original vocal version rather than an instrumental rendition, this is a nice mellow alternative.
“What A Wonderful World” is a transcendent feel-good song about life; perhaps it’s not the strongest as a wedding processional, but a great prelude or reception song.
Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” may seem a bit on the silly side for some but once you give the words a good listen you’ll understand.
“Only Hope” is a piano ballad from Mandy Moore, originally recorded (as far as I know) by the band Switchfoot .
“Grow Old With Me” is a vintage song from Mary Chapin Carpenter, its reflective and thoughtful.
There are thousands of songs for you to choose from and whatever song you choose will ultimately reflect your personalities as a couple, choose wisely. ENJOY!!!
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The joy of marriage can only be explained by experience, but your guests can join in on your union and watch as the two of you profess your love for one another. A vital part of many wedding ceremonies are the traditions they may or may not include for some cultures your wedding may not be complete or built to last without them. In the African-American community there are plenty of old sayings ,traditions , and tricks we use on a daily basis, but there are also some wedding traditions that are a must.
Jumping the Broom:
Jumping the broom, is a custom that has its roots in Africa to symbolize the beginning of making a home together.It took on a deeper meaning when during the days of slavery in the America , African-American couples were not legally permitted to marry. As a public announcement and a statement of their love and commitment, a man and woman jumped over a broom pronouncing their entrance into matrimony. Today, African-American couples tend to include this custom in their wedding ceremony.
Some African-American brides wear cowrie shell necklaces or decorate their attire with cowrie shells they are believed to encourage fertility.
Tasting the Four Elements:
A little known and less practiced African-American wedding tradition, require that the bride and groom taste: lemon representing the sour, vinegar representing the bitter, cayenne pepper representing the hot, and honey representing the sweet and delicious times of marriage. This ritual dramatizes the traditional promise to love “for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health”.
In every single tradition , no matter the culture there is a way to share and spread the love that the two of you feel for each other. Just remember to pick a few traditions and not too many is that’s an option, you don’t want your guests to become overwhelmed with things that are going on. Keep in mind it is easy to become confused if your traditions aren’t common place.
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Thanksgiving is a great time to catch up with family and friends while enjoying plenty of great food and laughter. Why not add an extra special meaning to the holiday with your wedding? A thanksgiving wedding can seem like a challenging task because it is right before or during the holiday season. However, it can be a lot easier if you remember a few key things.
Invites and Wedding stationary:
Remember to send out your save the date cards well ahead of time. This is especially important due to the fact that your wedding will be on or around the holiday weekend.
You can decorate your stationery with things like beautiful fall leaves and colors. This gives your guests a clue on the environment they should expect on the day of your wedding. They can also tie your entire theme together with things like your place and escort cards, menu’s , and ceremony programs.
Wedding flowers and Decor:
Your overall decor should reflect the thanksgiving theme of your wedding. This means no overly gaudy centerpieces that feature flowers and trinkets that are not in season. Instead , go with hollowed out pumpkins or cornucopia as your centerpiece. Decorate your table with faux fall leaves, rustic trinkets, and warm pumpkin scented candles if you’d like. This gives your settings the warm and personal feel that a family usually has at the table on thanksgiving.
Menu’s and Favors:
The menu is always an important part of the reception, your guests are always excited to see what will be served. Depending on the specific date of your big day you may want to omit a few thanksgiving favorites. If you are getting married the weekend after thanksgiving you may want to omit turkey from your menu. It is not because your guests won’t like it, but because they have probably had enough by the time the weekend rolls around.
Outside of your cake you will need some tasty desserts and favors to appease your guests, and you of course. Sweet potato pie’s are always a great fall treat and you can also try something new and have a barista at your reception serving up warm fall inspired drinks and treats. Serving up candy apples as a favor is probably the sweetest thing you could do for your guests, everyone loves this timeless treat and it does wonder for any sweet tooth.
No matter what season you choose to marry in, it is always important to tie your wedding to the season. This is the best way to get the most out of your day without the atmosphere clashing with your dream wedding.
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