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Inspiration

A Different Spin on Bridesmaids Bouquets!

July 11, 2011

We’ve all seen the trends of letting your bridesmaids pick out their own style dresses, jewelry & shoes. When I saw this new trend of letting your girls pick out their favorite flowers, I had to share! Of course you can still keep in control of the color scheme, but you can easily let your girls pick out their favorite flower, since most come in a wide variety of colors. If you are working with a talented florist, they can execute this idea with no problem. I love how the bride’s bouquet below is a beautiful combination of all 3 of her bridesmaids. Stunning!

Flowers by Enchanted Florist // Images by Phindy Studios

Inspiration

Favorite Flower: Peony

May 19, 2011

It is possible that this is my favorite time of year due solely to the peony-factor. Peonies are everywhere. As recently as two weeks ago, they were blooming all across Nashville. Peonies are among my favorite flowers to use for my wedding floral designs. In addition to their tremendous beauty, their size is perfect for filling out bouquets. The variety of color is vast and includes various shades of pink, white, purple, red and coral.

However, if you are looking for a peony alternative for a late spring/early summer wedding, let me suggest garden roses. Garden roses offer a similar effect and are technically in season for much longer than peonies. But all we are saying is give peonies a chance.


Bridal Fashion

Tuesday’s Trendwatch – Heartfelt and Handmade

March 8, 2011

I think now-a-days we ALL have a little bit of the Etsy fever. I know that I am addicted and absolutely adore everything that is handmade. It adds that bit of personal touch to most anything. You can definitely get carried away when searching Etsy for wedding day decorations and those little bits of personal touches and unique bits of flare – but why not search for your Wedding day accessories as well. It will be personal, handmade and oh so original. I spotted one vendor, Powder Blue Bijoux, out of British Columbia and you can tell she has an ultimate passion for this industry. She sells the most beautiful hair accessories and even can design custom pieces just for you. From ostrich to goose feathers, to hairpins and haircombs and everything in between. These items are well crafted pieces of art that can be treasured for a lifetime. It could be that one piece that you were looking for that will make your personality just shine on YOUR day.

Images – Powder Blue Bijoux //  Esty Shop – Powder Blue Bijoux

Inspiration

Tuesday’s Trendwatch – Going Green

August 24, 2010

As we have mentioned before – our Tuesday’s Trendwatch post is not only about great style and fashion, but also about what trend’s we are seeing in the Bridal and Wedding market.  From a gorgeous gown to a stellar wedding reception – its all based off trends we see in our day to day.

Another trend that has made its way into the Wedding scene is the idea of “going green”.  We, at WedCandy, have done a little research and come up with 10 excellent ways to make your wedding and reception a green event.  We all care in one way or another about our environment – why not make a difference with your big event?

1. Use 100% recycled invitations.  Encourage your guests to recycle or even plant their invitations based upon the style that you choose.

2. Use less paper.  Tell your guests about your reception and hotel accommodations via email or by creating your own wedding web page.

3.  Choose a Reply Postcard.  This will cut down on the use of paper (no envelope!) and save you money (less postage!).  Don’t forget to use recycled paper for that added bonus.

4.  Buy Vintage.  Buy a Vintage Wedding Dress and possibly even a Tuxedo from a designer resale shop or from Etsy.com.

5.  Choose Local Flowers.  Research local designers that use flowers locally.  Think about using arrangements that can be sent home with you guests and be re-planted.

6.  Recycled Jewelry.  Look into purchasing recycled gold and platinum and have it made into a unique setting all your own.  Also, don’t forget to use family heirlooms as well.

7.  Organic Entrees.  Choose a caterer that will serve organic entrees and finger foods from locally grown farmers.   This can also include serving local beer and wine during your reception.

8. Close Reception Location.  Research different wedding reception locations that are close to the location you chose to get married and have your nuptials.  This will reduce carbon emissions and your carbon footprint.

9.  Donate, donate, donate.  Instead of handing out wedding favors, let your guests know that you will be donating $ per guest to a local charity.

10.  Other resources.  Visit the I Do Foundation for other great ideas – from donating your Wedding dress to donating money from your registries.

Don’t forget – have fun – even while going green!

Beautiful Images by:  Emily Johnston Anderson

Real Weddings

Real Wedding – Angela & Troy, Nashville, TN

August 12, 2010

The sneak peek that you have been waiting for….the one that I hinted to.

Showing off those hints of Red just made this wedding truly classic and gave it a unique flavor of modern with a vintage appeal.  Angela and Troy were married in a simple ceremony with added bits of twist that showed off their true personality.  The flowers were those of Red roses hinted with bits of pink and magenta.   The reception continued their vintage, yet modern affair – from cupcakes to an actual turntable to the bits of sparkle throughout the decor.  But all in all, you can not forget about the gorgeous bride.  Her slimming silhouette dress that accented her very 1940’s inspired hairdo to those unforgettable ruby red lips. One thing at WedCandy that we always seem to go back to is the shoes.  The one surprise that Angela had was her purple shoes. Those amazing purple shoes that complimented her flowers oh’ so beautifully.  Now Troy, stunning troy…. in his suspenders and his groomsmen by his side.  Classic yet so very Modern.  This man has taste.

Angela and Troy – I hope you live happily ever after and inspire Brides everywhere with the unforgettable taste from your wedding day.

Wedding Day Details:

Photography: Sarah B. Gilliam

Ceremony: McKendree United Methodist Church

Planner: Louisa Kennerly

Baker: Dulce Desserts

Caterer: Hotel Preston

Florist: Belles Fleurs

Dress: Designs by SaraMarie

DJ: DJ Sound BWOI

Makeup: Dee Byrd

Assisting/shooting: Sara E. Rose