Category Archives: Wedding Decorations

Top 5 Summer Wedding Color Palettes

Bright Blue & Fuchsia

Bright blue and fuchsia are a hot color
combo this summer. It is one of those bold combos that you may worry about becoming tacky, but if you do it right, it can be amazing!! For example, including the soft gold as an accent at this wedding lends a sophistication that might not have been there if they tried to pull in another bright color.
Check out our article “How to go Bold without Falling into Tacky” for more tips to make you bold and bright wedding color dreams come true!

Marigold & Poppy Red

Not only do poppy’s and marigolds make for great summer wedding flowers, but they are shining examples of a perfect wedding color combo! 2018 is all about using nature as inspiration! It’s a great way to pull in warm, rich colors without having to go over the top.
You can definitely expect to see a lot of weddings this summer with similar vibes as this tablescape!
If this wedding style speaks to you, take a look at some of our own rich and warm gold candle holders to build your own poppy and marigold wedding!Wedding Accessories for a Poppy and Marigold Wedding

Navy & Sage

Faux Flower Sola Flower Bouquet Navy Sage and Dusty Slate Blue Bridal Bouquet

One of the airier color combos we are loving this summer, navy and sage make for a wonderfully romantic wedding.

Evergreen and Gold

Gold seems to be a shining star this year and is showing up everywhere. It may have something to do with it’s easy elegance and warmth that can make any wedding feel formal and inviting at the same time. Pair it with greenery and you’ve got yourself a pretty magical wedding color palette!

Rainbow

 Rainbow Weddings of 2018

Claire Macintyre Photography

Rainbow doesn’t have to mean Care Bears and an 8 year old’s birthday party. In fact, in the wedding world it 100% shouldn’t mean that. Instead it can be a warm, vibrant, and fun wedding style that takes your breath away. We’ve been seeing rainbow weddings popping up all over and we LOVE it! Colored glass and candlesticks are some of our favorite wedding accessories to help pull this look off!

How to Go Bold Without Falling into Tacky

There has been a bit of a journey of color over the years in the wedding industry. It seems, though, that every season and every decade, there is a desire to leave behind soft hues and go for something BOLD. We’ve all seen weddings with bright and bold colors that take our breath away, but when someone says they are using a color like orange in their wedding palette, we can’t help but hold are breath hoping it won’t be awful.

Bold colors can be really hard to pull off. turquoise, cobalt blue, fuchsia, orange…all gorgeous colors that done wrong, can make for a very tacky wedding. Below we will go over three simple tips on how to avoid the tacky wedding while embracing the bold!

Tip One: Pair the bold with something taming. 

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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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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

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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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Onyx Wedding Inspiration

Breaking free from being a black and white wedding, focusing on the gemstone, onyx, your wedding will not only feel classy, but have so much more meaning behind it!

Meanings and Connections to the Onyx Gemstone for your Onyx Wedding

Onyx has a somewhat strange story behind it’s “mythical” creation: It is said that Cupid cut the fingernails from the goddess Venus while she slept, leaving the fingernail clippings in the sand. Then the fates turned them into stones. Now if your’re thinking of your grooms gross clippings left in the family room, don’t. This story shows how highly the stones were respected as coming from part of a goddess.  Another interesting little detail about Onyx is that if you dream about onyx, it is supposed to symbolize a happy life with your perfect match (aka happily ever after). It is also supposed to be a protection against dark forces and remove negativity out of your life.

The stories and meanings connected to Onyx may not be quickly seen as romantic, however starting a marriage without negativity and being each other’s perfect match in the presence of a goddess’s nail clippings (okay maybe not the nail clippings part) is pretty romantic!

Styling your Onyx Wedding

Onyx Wedding : Bohemian-Texas-Wedding-Sage-Hill-Inn-Above-Onion-Creek-Geoff-Duncan (6 of 34)

All of this aside, Onyx ( not just black! Use the stone!) creates a great texture for your decor. In order to stay away from it just being black, it is a good idea to have elements of the raw stone in your decor. Also, playing with geometric shapes can create a modern and earthy vibe. Ultimately, it is the perfect look for any contemporary couple.

An Onyx Opportunity

black and white wedding dress with black over white tulle

If you want to be truly unique, be daring at try a black wedding dress! Black wedding dresses are not just for the girl who only wears black. It is as classy and beautiful as white – maybe just don’t pair it with black eye shadow and black lipstick! Take it further and find a Grecian goddess styled gown to connect with Onyx’s Venus roots!

How to Avoid the Overdone Wedding Trend

Avoiding the Overdone Wedding Trend

“9 Trends Wedding Planners Hate as Much as You Do” By Jessie Mooney 6/27/2017

Just like there are blogs -like ours- that share wedding ideas, hoping to inspire new brides to create and enjoy their dream wedding, there are also those that hate on every wedding trend that has every existed. Like every one. Sure, trends change. Some can be “overdone” and other’s end up not being functional and need to change.

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Ruby Wedding Inspiration

Four Things to Consider for your Ruby Wedding

Ruby Wedding Idea Board

Center of Attention or Background?

Ruby, as a gemstone and as a wedding color, is most definitely the center of attention. This means that any other colors you have aside the Ruby should be chosen to enhance its beauty and meaning. Being bold should not mean you can’t play it up.  For example, you may choose it to be a pop of color – steal drawing attention – like in the bouquet of our inspiration collage. Or, it can be dramatically center stage like in the sequin bridesmaid dresses. Ruby has a warmth to it that undercuts the hardness or loudness that can sometime accompany red.  This means you really can have Ruby sequin dress with it looking romantic and luxurious and not Vegas show girl.

Meaningful Connections

As a gemstone, Rubies are known to evoke passion and romance. According to crystalvaults.com “ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness” and were in fact once thought to be the perfect wedding stone.  Really, the only thing a young couple wants more than to live happily ever after is to live passionately ever after.

Food for thought: Have you ever heard of the joke tradition to put a marble in a jar every time.. eh hem…in your first year of marriage and to take a marble out every time *cough* in the years after and even 50 years later you’ll still not have emptied the jar? So, maybe using a Ruby as the center stone of your wedding and maybe even your wedding ring will prevent that from being you!

Wedding Themes Connected to Ruby

  • Royal
  • Love/ Sweethearts
  • Fantasy
  • Bohemian
  • Winery
  • Rustic
  • Harvest

Complementing Colors for your Ruby Wedding

  • Charcoal
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Cream
  • Blush
  • Emerald
  • Jewel Tones ( as in you use several different jewel tones as your color scheme)

Check Out our Emerald Wedding Inspiration Board Here.

Gemstone Inspired Weddings: Emeralds

Emerald Gemstone Inspired WeddingsAre you considering gemstone inspired weddings? Consider Emerald as your crown jewel! 

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Top Five Fall Wedding Themes

Fall wedding themes call for a cozy kind of romance that these top five wedding themes make come to life! Which theme is the wedding of your dreams?

Fall Festival

Fall Wedding Theme Food Ideas

Fall festivals include caramel apples, pumpkin picking, pies, hay rides, twinkling lights, music, starlight and the kind of romance that cuddles under a blanket drinking coco. I can’t really think of a better setting for a wedding. And by using the festival theme it will open your wedding up to whimsy as you can include bobby for apples and other festival games at your reception! Not to mention the food! Apple pie, kettle corn, churros…need I say more?

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