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Wedding Traditions Can be all About You!

Old new borrowed blue wedding tradition for you

Photo by Taylor Harding on Unsplash

Old. New. Borrowed. Blue.

We’ve learned that the happiest brides are ones that find ways to make conventional wedding traditions represent their personal style, their family, and their personality. One of our favorite traditions that any bride can have fun with is wearing “something borrowed and something blue”.

This English tradition has been bringing brides good luck and fortune since the 1800s. The original rhyme is “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe”. However, what began as a way to bless the bride with good luck and fidelity is now also a way to create timeless keepsakes and show some creativity.

How real brides are making traditions their own!

In Hawaii, one bride went beach-combing before her sunset wedding. On the beach she found a white rock and decided to use it as her something borrowed.  She placed the small rock in her bouquet for the ceremony. Then, before she left she tossed it back to the sea.

Wedding Traditions for You

Photo provided by Jessica Belew.

Jessica Belew of Bremerton, WA, had some precious items as her good luck charms. She wrapped a handkerchief around her bouquet that “had [her] name and wedding date embroidered in blue [and] had the appliques from [her] mom’s veil stitched on.” It is now a treasured family heirloom that she hopes her daughter will use one day.

Another more unconventional bride made her family and friends’ smiles widen when she walked down the aisle with a borrowed tennis racket from her new mother-in-law in her bouquet. That’s one way to show a family’s history of sports!  

Whatever you do, make wedding traditions you!

Culture, family, personality, and religion can all play a big part in the wedding planning process. While juggling it all can be stressful, we hope you’ll remember to have fun and look for unique ideas that make your wedding day memorable.

Whether it is a nerdy groom’s cake, a sapphire ribbon sewn into your dress, skydiving in your wedding attire, or memorable thank you cards there is a variety of options to make your special day less conventional.

Check out more Old. New. Borrowed. Blue. Ideas here!

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? 

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

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

Something Old

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Elegant Bridal Shower Ideas

Here's a close up picture of the beautiful paper flower backdrop I installed this past weekend.  For those of you who asked, the backdrop is a faux boxwood hedge wall rented from a local rental company.  Since the hedge wall had grids (you can see it up close) on them I used "S" shaped metal hooks that I made using thick green floral wire to hang the flowers on the wall. . . . .  #paperflower #paperart #paperartist #papercraft #handmade #silhouette #silhouettecameo #paperflowers #papercraftin...

Your bridal shower is one of your first opportunities to set the tone of your wedding. So if you are planning a wedding dripping in elegance, your bridal shower should set the stage. For example, think about the contradiction of having a casual country bridal shower and a black tie diamond adorned wedding. It would be confusing wouldn’t it? Now, it can’t outshine the wedding and should be a toned down version. So if you are wanting something elegant, here are some beautiful elegant bridal shower ideas just for you!

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Add a Little Embroidery in Your Wedding

Wedding Bird Embroidery by Pixiecraft Handmade, via Flickr

You can find me on Etsy! Just click the photo and we will take you to the shop!

An Embroidery Wedding

Embroidery. It can be something done over the top and artsy or can be really delicate and just lovely. Either way, we at wedding collectibles are kind of falling in love with embroidery on your wedding day. If your like what? That stuff on my grandmother’s pillow? That can’t be pretty at a wedding. Let’s just say – and we mean this in the nicest way possible – you are just dead wrong.

Take a look. You won’t be disappointed!

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Wedding Collectibles GIVEAWAY!!

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Head on over to our Facebook Page, find this picture and enter into our most recent giveaway! We are giving away either our custom Mr. and Mrs. table sign or our “Together” Willow Tree cake topper to one lucky person.

Entering is easy and you don’t have to buy anything to win! Our goal is to celebrate our brides and grooms by giving them a chance to win something beautiful. We are hoping to share our shop with as many people as possible, and by joining us in doing so, you will get the chance to win!

Here is how to enter our wedding shop giveaway:

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Managing Kids at your Wedding

small flowergirl drinking hershey's milk at a wedding ceremony

CUTEST KIDS AT WEDDINGS: Del Sol Photography

You love kids. You have kids. Your sister has six kids. Everyone has kids. You are totally cool with everyone bringing their kids to your wedding.

BUT

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