16 Blinged out Bridesmaids

We’re totally in love with the trend of glittering bridesmaid dresses. The more sequins and beading the better! These bridesmaids dresses are making us swoon. Who needs jewelry when your whole dress is a gem?

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Edible Escort Cards

Escort cards can sometimes feel like a waste. Sure they’re cute and carry the theme, but they can get pricy and ultimately, they are only useful from the time it takes guests to find their table. What if escort cards were edible? Guests get a tasty treat and you get to see their happy faces! Who doesn’t love to start a party with a little treat. The fried chicken is our favorite, what’s yours?

Chocolates –  The Knot

Treats and Jam – Martha Stewart Weddings

Cookies and Milk – The Knot Blog

Friend Chicken – Southern Weddings

Mints – The Knot

Macaroons – South Bound Bride

Candy – Marzime Hubpages

Popcorn – Grey Likes Weddings

Fresh bread – Southern Weddings

A Fizzy drink – Deer Pearl Flowers

Rock Candy – Britt+Co

Cup cakes – Style Me Pretty

Cake pops – Brides Magazine

Cookies – Mod Wedding

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Candlelight For the Big Day

Everyone looks better in candlelight. It’s flattering at every angle, it makes everything sparkle, and it’s easy! Many brides use votives to enhance their table decor. Putting the sparkly power to work in other places only spreads the warmth. Candles are an elegant choice where ever they are from the ceremony to the reception. Don’t believe us? Take a look, we think these pictures might change your mind.

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True Blue Bouquet

Every bride needs something old new, borrowed and blue. These brides made their bouquets blue, and don’t we just love it! Many flowers come naturally in blue, like hydrangeas, orchids, morning glory, iris, butterfly bush, african lily, delphinium, the list goes on and on. Never fear, if your favorite flower comes in a different color, florists can make white flowers blue with a bit of die. Check out the stunning blue roses a few pictures down!

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Pearls, Pearls, Pearls!

Pearls are created from a tiny grain of sand that is carefully tended until it turns into a beautiful shining pearl. Seems like there’s a metaphor for love there… Anyway pearls are a classic choice for brides to wear, might as well make it the classy choice for decor!

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The Aldrich Mansion – Venue for a Queen

Overlooking the beautiful Narragansett Bay in Warwick Rhode Island, the seventy-room, French chateau sits on seventy-five acres. Just north of Newport, the Aldrich Mansion has the luxurious feel of Newport but a bit more space and quiet that a venue right in downtown. Inside the mansion events are held in the Aldrich and the Ivory dining rooms, each holding 100 people. An enclosed porch can hold an intimate group of 30.Tented events on the lawn can hold many more guests.

The architecture of the Aldrich mansion provides enough decoration to keep visitors occupied for hours. Add your own flair, and guests will never be bored. The Aldrich Mansion is owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence and couples have the option of using the Catholic Chapel on sight. Like the main house, the chapel has rich ornate detailing that barely needs decoration. If you are looking for beautiful lawns, ocean views, and a gilded age mansion for the wedding of your dreams, Aldrich house is the venue for you.

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Fort Adams – Historical Wedding Venue

Built in 1799, Fort Adams is a historic venue right on the water in Newport. Creating its own little peninsula, the fort has sweeping water views on three sides. Visitors see the Newport Bridge, the harbor, and perfect golden sunsets. It’s picture perfect. Boasting venue spaces that hold anywhere from 30-350, Fort Adams can accommodate a wedding of any size. The rich texture of the bricks makes for a beautiful backdrop.

Weddings can be hosted inside or out, in a tent on the grounds outside the forts walls, or inside the fort’s facilities. The North Lawn is just outside the walls of the fort. Holding anywhere up to 600 people, this space holds the most people and has gorgeous views of the Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. Similarly, the Parade Field inside the forts walls holds 600 people, but the views are of the forts beautiful architecture. The North Casemates is a unique indoor space composed of three white-wahsed brick rooms. The vaulted ceilings make the space feel elegant and roomy for 200. The West Lawn, overlooking Jamestown and the Narragansett Bay, this space has beautiful sunset views for 23-125 people. The Barracks Dining Room is a renovated space within the forts inner buildings that looks out over the parade field. The brick walls and polished hardwood floors have a homey feel. The room comes with beautiful hardwood banquet tables and benches for up to 40 people. The Harbor Lights Lawn overlooks the city of Newport, Brenton Cove and Newport Harbor. With the city just across the harbor, views of twinkling lights and chic yachts will amuse around 125 guests. Whatever space you choose, guests will love the rich architecture, beautiful views, and the deeper sense of history.

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How to make your cake table fabulous

As soon as guests walk into the reception space, they’re looking for 3 things. First, the happy couple, second the bar, and third, the cake. Everyone wants to see the design, guess the flavors, maybe taste a bit… it’s an entertainment pieces and an edible one at that! Since the cake is a focal point, why not give it some attention with a beautifully set cake table.

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Inspiration for a literary wedding

The literary classics tell tales of great romances. Elizabeth and Darcy, Romeo and Juliet, Rhett and Scarlet, Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester, maybe Peeta and Katniss? If books are your passion, bring that love to your big day with some library-inspired decor.

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12 Reasons Texture is for Cakes

Texture is for more than fabrics, it’s for food! These beautiful cakes are enough to make every dessert lover swoon. Which one do you like best?

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