Rail Explorers – A Sea Side Summer Bridal Party Activity

Bridal parties are a collection of old and new friends. They are often a mixture of your childhood friends, your desk mate at work, and probably a sibling or two. While it can be a blast to have all your besties in one place at one time, it can be a challenge for everyone to bond before the big day. We are always looking for fun ways to help bridal parties members, family, and friends engage and have fun! At this year’s Newport Bridal Show, we found our newest seaside bonding dream!

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15 Adorable Ways to use Pumpkins in your Fall Wedding

I know what you’re thinking… didn’t you just do a pumpkin decor post a few weeks ago? Yes, we did. But there are so many adorable ways to use pumpkins in your fall wedding, we couldn’t resist doing another one! With the original 30 Ways to Use Pumpkins in Your Wedding Decor, and these 15, that’s 45 ways to use pumpkins! Think of all the possibilities… Better get going!

As escort cards

As centerpieces

As a ring bearer pillow alternative

As an adorable cake topper

As a unique vase filler

And if pumpkins really aren’t your thing, just go for fun fabulous and orange!

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Sunflowers and Sunshine

According to The Knot, the rose has been and continues to be the most popular wedding flower. While beautiful and sweet smelling, they aren’t everyones favorite. Sunflowers represent the sun and it’s cheerful life-giving rays. They symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity. If you’re a sunflower fan, this blog is your wedding inspiration.  That last picture, it’s a sunflower lovers dream come true, no?

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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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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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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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16 Awesome Non-floral Boutineers

Not ever bride needs flowers. Maybe feathers, maps, antique keys, or comics are more your things. Confused? See if these 16 non-floral boutonnieres give you any ideas.

The 13 Best Bridal Flats

Who says brides have to wear heels? After months of planning and anticipation, why not kick off the heels and go comfy? No blisters, no tripping, just pure fashion.  #Winning. Our 13 favorite bridal flats. Take your pick.

1. Glitter sandals (J.Crew) cause when is glitter ever not the best choice.

2. Bow toe flats (unknown) Bows are the best.

3. Rockstud flats (Valentino) Cause… does Valentino need explaining?

4. Pearl flats (unknown) Pearls are classy and timeless.

5. Sparkly pointed toe (Louboutin) Sparkles, pointed toe, Louboutin, does it need more explaining?

6. White low top sneaks with tulle laces (Converse) cause a bad ass bride needs some bad ass bridal sneaks.

7. (True) Ballet flats (unknown) pink with cross over ankle straps. Feminine and pink.

8. Cap pointed toe (Betsy Johnson Blue) Just a bit of sparkle, but not too much.

9. Embroidered with a touch of blue (Badgley Mischka) Vintage and timeless.

10. Gold loafers (unknown) Loafers are comfy and stylish and classic and gold!

11. Embellished sandals (unknow) When it’s hot outside, sandals are the way to go!

12. Metallic Canvas Toms. No bridal flats list would be complete without Toms. They help your feet and kids who need shoes!

13. Cinderella Flat (Louboutin) A bit of sparkle, a bit of Cinderella esq. charm, a bit of flat shoe comfort.

Friday Fav: Turn your bouquet into jewelry

It’s the morning after your wedding. You’re running off to the airport and you see the bouquet laying on the table. Is it worth keeping? What does anyone even do with their bouquet after the big day…

There are a few options. If you’ve got patience and a steady hand you can make a great shadow box with the dried stems. But, that’s a lot of work and time and effort. Or… You could have your blooms turned into beads. Yes, beads.

There are a few companies that can do the magic. My favorites are Bella Beads, Timeless Moments, and Memorial Beads. For each company, you send away a bouquet or a single bloom, and they can make anything from a single bead for a Pandora style bracelet, a whole necklace, a bracelet, earrings, rings, a charm, etc. What a fun way to re-use your special (expensive) wedding day flowers!

  

Wedding Theme: A Hole in One

It’s day 2 of the Masters! Golf is such an elegant sport, why not incorporate the grooms interests into the big day decor? Classy, elegant, and fun, golf can be a great addition to a wedding theme. These golf inspired weddings playfully used T’s, balls, and grass to give their special day a sporty touch. Perfect!

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