Perfect Pick: Look of Love

Perfect Pick: Look of Love

Why We Love It

Spring and Summer brides! Our “The Look of Love” wedding cake topper is the perfect pick for your wedding! We love this simple, and yet romantic, spin on the traditional bride and groom cake topper because it will work with many different wedding themes and styles. The playful pose of this bride and groom fits nicely with a more casual wedding look, but also can be framed nicely by a more formal wedding affair.

About This Cake Topper

You have options to customize the hair color of both the bride and groom, as well as the bride’s shoes and bouquet. The figurine measures at four and a half inches tall. The pose of this wedding cake topper does require that the cake offers the right kind of support, so be sure to consult with your baker to ensure this cake topper will work.

Themes and Styles

This wedding cake topper is traditional enough that it can go with most wedding styles, however it’s unique posing does offer it an edge in the following wedding themes:

  • Spring Fling
  • Sweethearts
  • Boho
  • Romantic
  • Floral
  • Hollywood Romance
  • Summer Love

Where to Get It

You can snag this “Look of Love” cake topper here! You can also find similar cake toppers in our Traditional, Funny, and Vintage Wedding Cake Topper categories.

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Review: Wedding Wire’s Color Palette Generator

Picking your wedding colors can be a daunting task, so when we find something that might make that a little bit easier for our brides, we want to share it! Wedding Wire ( an Wedding Planning sight with access to vendors, inspiration, and planning tools) has recently come out with a color palette generator. How exciting is that?

 

How to Use It

The tool is super easy. You start by clicking on if you want spring, summer, fall or winter colors. They even have cute little icons to go with it. With summer coming up, we chose summer.

 

Step two takes you to four primary color options. This is the base or main color for your wedding. Whether you use this tool or not, we recommend choosing a base color and one or two accent colors. This will help you create a cohesive look.

 

After you select your primary color the tool will then prompt you to create an account in order to see your generated color palettes. This is pretty typical of free tools like this and it 100% doesn’t hurt. Your already planning your wedding, might as well get access to other planning tools to help you along the way.

Once you make your account, the tool will take you to six color combo options. This is when you pick your favorite to act as the jumping point for your whole wedding look!

 

We selected the navy, mint, and coral combo. And that’s it. The generator give you the option to print your color palette, but otherwise you’re done! Unless you want to start over and start again!

What We Think About It

The generator is still in it’s beta stage. This is encouraging because while we LOVE the concept and the ease of the tool, but there is something left to be desired in the color options. However, we do believe that even the basic options can be a good launch to hone your vision. Since Wedding Wire also features wedding inspirations, we also think it would be great if they linked in wedding inspirations in your chosen color palette. This way you can see it really come to life. It may be the direction they plan to go, but it does seem like it could be tricky to make a reality.

Overall, we think the tool is a fun idea and are hopeful!

Do you think a Color Palette Generator could be helpful for your wedding planning? 

5 Hot Wedding Colors for 2018

5 Hot Wedding Colors for 2018

Pick Your  Dream Wedding Colors

One of the first items on your to do list for wedding planning is picking your wedding colors. You can’t buy anything, aside from maybe your white wedding dress, until you know the color scheme! You might discover the perfect wedding invite or flowers, but if the color’s don’t work for the whole wedding, it just won’t work. Here are 5 of the hottest wedding colors for 2018!

Orange

Hello ORANGE! Now, a lot of brides may be scared to use a color as bold as the color orange. However, when pulling the color statement from natural floral with lighter colors and neutrals as the back drop, you will be pleasantly surprised.

 

A Dusty Teal Blue

These velvet tablecloths show off exactly why a soft teal blue is hitting high notes this wedding season. Combined with a rose gold and you can’t lose!

Honey

Warm honey hues are perfect for just about any wedding in any season. It is especially nice when paired with a contrasting cool color like the baby blue shown above. It creates a very natural and earthy tone to your wedding even if you are not using natural materials!

Ultra Violet

Violet has been in season in not just wedding, but fashion and home decor. So it is no surprise that it is one of 2018’s hottest wedding colors. Vibrant, electric, and easily edgy!

Metallic Burgundy 

You may be seeing a trend of earthy and jewel like tones in this list. That’s because they are wildly popularity and clearly beautiful. This burgundy wedding cake even has a metallic sheen to it, making it even more spectacular. It’s such a romantic color for your wedding day!

How to Plan Your Wedding Without Stress

Wedding Stress got you down?

Check out Exquisite Bride for more ideas on how to manage stress.

If we are all being honest here, we know that there is a certain level of stress to be expected in planning an event like a wedding. Below are five strategies to help you keep that stress level down, if not get rid of stress entirely!

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Top 5 Fantasy Cake Toppers

Bring Fantasy Cake Toppers to your Enchanted Forest Wedding

Photo Cred: Happy Chantilly

Want to bring a little bit of the fantasy that is in your love story into your wedding? Look no further! Check out our top 5 fantasy cake toppers!

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Wedding Theme: Alice in Wonderland Wedding

Wedding Theme: Alice in Wonderland Wedding

A great way to infuse your wedding with playfulness is to let your design be inspired by a theme. Of course, you want to avoid your wedding theme causing a look of an 8 year old’s birthday party, but done right, a wedding theme can lead to some of the most spectacular wedding styles.

Today we are looking at the classic and whimsical tale of Alice in Wonderland. This story may not be a romantic story, but it’s magical whimsy really captures the feeling that is falling in love!

For this wedding theme, we encourage brides to be INSPIRED versus directly pulling exact images from the classic tale.

What do we mean by this?

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3 Ways to Make your Bridal Shower Fun

 

 

When we say fun – we mean FUN! Bridal showers are a perfect example of how you can either feel more stressed or more like you are enjoying being engaged. SO if you are thinking about trying to have an out of the box bridal shower, take a look at these three tips!
 

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The Best Marriage Advice You’ll Ever Hear…

Britt from Bachelor Engagement

Photographer: Trinity Jensen

The Best Marriage Advice You’ll Ever Hear…

For today’s blog, we decided to ask a question of as many people as we could possible connect with to hopefully give our brides easy access to what real brides, real couples, have found to be the truly best marriage advice they have ever heard.

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Earlier in the week, we shared on our Facebook page what some of us at Weddingcollectibles.com have found to be the best advice, but we thought our brides and grooms deserved a much larger sample size! The thing is, a lot of relationship and marriage advice will end up contradicting itself. This is because every person and relationship is a little bit different (that and people love to spout cliches for the heck of it as they sign your guest book). So this list represents what we saw popping up the most and we quoted who we think really said it best!

The top 10 advice from the thick of it: 

  1. “I just saw a video clip from Will Smith lately. He says that it is not our partners job to make us happy, it is our own responsibility. Once you remove the expectation of your partner to make you happy you can enjoy them for who they are.” – Tiffany
  2. “Listen.. don’t just hear! ” – Carin
  3. “You have to want to be kind more than you want to be right.” -Heidi
  4. “As cliche as it sounds, it is definitely true! “Never go to bed angry”. My husband and I have been together 6 years, married for 2, and have a 9.5 month old. We do disagree sometimes and get in the bed angry, but we always talk it out and work it out right before we fall asleep. Definitely has helped us!” – Maria
  5. ” ‘Always fight naked because then your problems just won’t seem that important anymore’. I always write this in couple’s guest books when they want a little note. Someone wrote it in mind and it just stuck with me. It was kind of a joke, but when you think about it, it’s kind of cool. When you are both hands down vulnerable with each other, it’s a lot easy to get over being mad.” – Kim
  6. “Don’t ever stop dating and getting to know each other. People always talk about growing apart, but if you keep getting to know one another as you go through life, it’s a lot easier to still know and love each other.” – Debbie
  7. “Do the opposite of “It’s better to ask for forgiveness, than permission”. That line just doesn’t work in a marriage” – Kevin
  8. “Limit money talk to small daily check ins. You’ve got to both know what’s up and be on the same page, but leaving it till you’ve got problems or talking about it for hours is just going to create frustration.” -Kayla
  9. “Play hooky. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day things. Be sure to break it up and be spontaneous. Have some silly fun!” -Cheri
  10. “Say I love you in your spouses love language. Some people just need to hear, other’s need gestures, and other’s physical contact…whatever it is, figure out your spouses love language and say I love you every day” -Demi

8 Ideas for Your Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

8 Ideas for Your Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

Something Old

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Tips From Real Life Proposal Stories

How to ask one of the most important questions of your life:

Asking someone to marry you is a big deal. It shouldn’t be done for the heck of it, nor should it be a last ditch effort to save a crumbling relationship. Marriage is a wonderful and hard thing. The proposal is the first step. Take a look at these real life stories to figure out the secret of the perfect proposal.

Real Life Proposals

Melissa B.: Spent all day at our favorite place, Disneyland. At night when the Sleeping Beauty Castle was lit, he proposed to me surrounded by family and park-goers and it was perfect! One of my favorite memories is noticing his hand fidgeting in mine as we approached the castle. I loved finding out that it was because he was about to propose!

Steve M.: I asked Kim to marry me via an Easter egg hunt. She had to spell out will you marry me and the ring was in a big plastic gold egg.

Ashley K.Zach proposed to me in the evening at home in our pajamas. We had just watched a show, and he left the room, came back, and said he was happiest at home with me and the cats. Then, as formal as you can be wearing pajamas, he got on one knee and proposed. I said yes and he put my ring on. Then he nearly passed out from being too overwhelmed lol. He’s sweet.

Christine M.We had just moved into our first apartment as a couple (we lived with 4-5 roommates prior). It was late, and we both had a long day at work. We were hanging out in our little kitchen, and I was sitting on the counter. We were surrounded by stacks of boxes waiting to be unpacked. However, we just wanted to have a drink, hang out, laugh together, and just soak in the newness of our place. That’s when he proposed. It was so simple, but it was genuine and beautiful. It wasn’t over the top, but it was us. Apparently he was holding onto the ring for a while and was waiting for “the moment”. He couldn’t have had better timing.

Are you getting the big idea behind the wedding proposal yet?

Cameo My husband waited until 1 am to write a huge complex math equation on the chalkboard at our study lounge in college and then asked me to help him solve it. I said no which led to an argument that ended with him writing the answer to the problem, which was “will you marry me?” and him throwing the ring at me and storming out. I quickly followed after him and asked him if we could start over. After he helped me solve the math equation and I said yes, we went and got slurpees to celebrate.

Mike M.: Made her dinner at her place before she got home. Had the first clue for a scavenger hunt under her plate. When she was done eating I removed her plate and the hunt began. I wrote all the clues. The last clue said, “I hate it when there’s rocks in my shoe!” It led her to her closet where I had planted her ring in one of her shoes. When she came out of her closet I was on a knee and asked for her hand in marriage. This June will be 23 years! 😍😍
Jill S.:  I came back to my hometown to cheer my high school homecoming game the October after graduating (I was a cheerleader in high school and alumni are invited to cheer at homecoming every year). During half time, my boyfriend came down and asked me to introduce him to the coach. So we walk over and he shakes his hand and the coach asks him, “are you ready?” My boyfriend says yes… And I say ready for what? Then the coach asks for everyone’s attention at the sideline and Jason drops to a knee and proposes in front of a full football stadium! We have been married 19 years!

Who knows the secret?

Courtney H.: Tyler took me on a nice date and then when we came back to my parents house he took me to the room/spot where we had talked about getting married. He had the ring in his pocket and got down in one knee and said a bunch of nice things and proposed to me. I think that how it went. It was late…. Ha ha
Jessica P.: Deric took me to a park in Idaho next to a river where my sister and Andrew set up a computer and rose petals. When we got to the bench, Deric sat me down and played a slideshow video full of pictures of us to Beautiful Soul (cheesy I know but I loved it!). He then took me to where the rose petals where arranged in a heart and knelt down! Got it all on video too.

Travis S.: Proposed at Anime Expo while she was in cosplay! And on July 4th! Lol! 

Stephanie F.:  My husband took me to one of our church’s temples. We spent the day inside and then we walked around the gardens outside. We sat down on a bench and we were just talking. Well sort of. I had a feeling he was about to propose and so we were both kind of nervous. I was wearing a promise ring he had given me in high school and he started playing with it and took it off. He swapped it with my engagement ring and slipped it on my finger and went down on one knee. This is where it gets kind of fuzzy because I literally cannot remember him saying “will you marry me” or me saying “yes” but I know it happened. It is kind of funny how sometimes that moment you have been day dreaming ends up being a blur of just pure happiness.

How do you want to propose?

Christin R.: Ooohhhh I have a real good one! Including missing 2 flights, my grandma nearly missing the whole thing, a male dog with a bow, and disguised birthday surprise for my mom she actually knew about to try and surprise me (it worked) and me not seeing the ring for nearly 6 mins.
Daryl K.: Mike came over to my house and we were trying to decide what to do for the day. I had my back turned to him looking something up on the computer and he says, “I know what we can do”. I turned around and he’s down on one knee and says, “We can get married! Will you marry me?!” He later told me he had wanted to propose at the beach where we spent our first date, but earlier that day he had picked up my ring and just couldn’t wait any longer!! It was So sweet! He could have proposed in Taco Bell for all I care!! ♥️
Stephanie S.: It was a Saturday and I had to work some overtime. He was anxious for me to get to his parents house and kept calling to see where I was. He wanted to have a picnic lunch in the park. When I got there we drove over to a park. He took me to a beautiful spot that overlooked the town and an orange grove. Then, he had some pomegranate seeds and began relying the story of Hades and Persephone. He told me that he wanted me to be with him forever and asked me to marry him

The big secret?

The how doesn’t matter so much. You know who your proposing. Think about them and how much you love them. Be real. Nothing else matters.

Share your real life proposal stories below!