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Paper Wedding Decorations: A trend that offers so many ways to be creative with your wedding decor!
Once upon a time, paper wedding decorations consisted of pedal cones, paper doilies and Chinese lanterns. Today, paper is taking on an entire new shape into today’s wedding decorations. It’s time to take green weddings to an entire new level!
As wedding couples embrace the do it yourself factor and earth friendly ways to incorporate paper into wedding decor, there are a some really unique and personal ways to add paper to your wedding ceremony decorations. Keep in mind, your imagination is your gateway personalizing the incorporation of paper wedding decorations into your wedding ceremony decor. From the aisle to the ceremony backdrop, paper has made it’s way to the ceremony space in a big way.
Add a pinwheel backdrop for eye catching texture or as gazebo decoration elements. Giant paper flowers also work well as gazebo or wedding ceremony arch decorations. The large paper flower tutorial in the image at the very top of this post, can be duplicated to form a stand alone wedding ceremony backdrop in the colors of your choice. If you’re a crafty bride, website tutorials are easily found on the web to help give you inspiration and guidance through the creation process.
Paper garland of various types are a great use of paper. Garland elements can be made up of different shapes, including two dimensional and three dimensional elements: hearts, pom poms, origami cranes, mini paper flowers, etc. Look at some of these inspirational ideas.
Incorporating paper wedding decoration possibilities are endless! Whether you’re a do it your self type of bride or you choose to comb the web for ready made options, paper is in. We’d love to hear how you’re going to use paper as a part of your wedding ceremony decor.
“Will you marry me?” Customized Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
How cool is this customized “Will you marry me?” Ben & Jerry’s pint of ice cream?! Yes, we thought so too.
While reading the story behind this customized pint of ice cream, we noticed that everyone wants to know how can they get their hand on the “Will you marry me?” flavor. Well, so did we. Although there was not a clear answer on where to find this mysterious flavor, we decided to dig deep, get the details and share with you here.
As it turns out, there isn’t an actual “Will you marry me?” flavor in the Ben & Jerry’s inventory. Instead, customers can visit a local Ben & Jerry’s store and request a Personalized Printout of a hand packed pint of their yummy treat. Beware, not all locations are not equipped to offer this service. Being in Houston, we were certain that we would luck upon a Ben & Jerry’s location that could accommodate us, and we did!
Ben & Jerry’s on Kirby Drive, here in Houston, offers the Personalized Printout of hand packed ice cream pints by order. At this location, orders must be placed in advance and will be packed and priced accordingly. This is one super cool Fun Friday Find that we can’t wait to experiment with!
If you’re in Houston, Texas and you’d like to place your order for a Personalized Printout, customized Ben & Jerry’s pint of ice cream, here’s the location’s details:
Ben & Jerry’s : 5515 Kirby Drive; Houston, Texas 77005; (832) 677-2300
If you’re not local to this location, contact your nearest location and inquire about a Personalized Printout on a hand packed pint. Be sure to share by commenting below or on our Facebook Fan Page with your customized Ben & Jerry’s creations. You’ll score serious love points on Valentine’s Day with this one! Hey, it can read what ever you’d like. It’s your creation!
If you know me, you know that I’m a bit partial to wedding cakes. I’m that person that beams at cake cutting time. Prior to that, I simply marvel in it’s beauty! Other than you, the beautiful blushing bride, your wedding cake should be the second most beautiful thing at your wedding.
Admittedly, I’m becoming a total “Pin” addict. Don’t feel sorry for me. It’s a great addiction to have. I wake up in the morning and relax in the evening with Pinterest. I’m not alone. Right? Right! Moving right along… I’ve titled one of my all time favorite boards, “Wedding Cakes! Oh My!” It’s difficult to not to “ooh” and “aah” at these yummy beauties. Why not share a few with you here? Consider it done, but I’m having a hard time deciding on just a few.
We have this cake stand in inventory, by the way. LOVE IT!
It’s different, but I love it. If I ever renewed my wedding vows, this wedding cake would serve as the inspiration to my decor. Yes, I love it that much!
The hand painted details are to die for! Not literally, but this wedding cake does offer a gasp effect.
Sometimes beauty is found in simplicity.
As promised, we only featured a few of these gorgeous wedding cakes. Click on over to view my growing personal wedding cake favorites via “Wedding Cakes! Oh My!” and don’t forget to like and repin onto your own collection of favorites. Go ahead and marvel in cake beauty land. Just be sure the tastes goes hand in hand with the visual beauty. Happy planning and happy pinning!
Direct Guests To Your Wedding Website or Collect RSVPs with QR Codes!
The QR Codes and wedding stationery mix is a clear indication that change is upon us. For the modern or contemorary bride, technology has fantastic ways of presenting itself onto your wedding scene. Although I’m not afraid of change, I like to think of myself as somewhat traditional. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled across the idea of using QR Codes (aka: Quick Response Codes) on wedding stationery. Well, I shouldn’t say surprised. Technology is on a constant move that requires you to get on board or get left behind. Gosh, before this blog post, I did’t even have a QR Reader application on my iPhone. I was forced to ask myself, “Am I missing something here?” In my quest for an answer, I found that Crane & Co. will print a couple’s QR Code on any stationery order. Okay, if a letter pressed beauty can embrace the QR Code, this is worth looking at: QR Code wedding invitations it is!
If you’re in the know with technology, you know of Quick Response Codes and have a handy little reader application on your electronic device. For those of us that don’t know, a QR Code can be scanned, like a bar code, to quickly obtain information, save information or respond with information. The possibilities are too many to list here, but let’s review how it’s used.
- Download a highly rated free QR reader from the application store on your phone.
- Scan a QR Code. You can use this one as an example:
- That’s it! — Feel free to like us on Facebook while you’re here.
These “quick response codes” are a great way to navigate guest to your wedding website for all the details of your upcoming wedding on a save the date card or collect RSVPs from your wedding invitation. You can expect to hear reservations from Grandma Rose or Uncle Bill, but I’m sure the younger crowd are already on the QR Code bandwagon. Don’t totally eliminate the customary wedding invitation etiquette. Make sure everyone can be accommodated and utilize the information given on your wedding stationery. The QR Code should only be thought of and used as an additional way to deliver or obtain details, not to eliminate traditional ways.
Here are a few examples:
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It’s 12.21.12 and you’re planning your up coming wedding. Why not create a Mayan themed wedding celebration?
Mayans wedding traditions are rich with cultural significance and opens the a wide window to incorporate rich color into your decor. Although the traditional Mayan wedding is rustic in comparison to weddings of today, as you learn more about the tradition, I’m sure you’ll find many ways to incorporate a little Mayan into your modern wedding day celebration. Ajua Weddings does a remarkable job of giving an overview of the traditional Mayan wedding ceremony and celebrations. You can read about it here. Make notes and let’s plan!
Here’s what we came up with.
1 – Ornate Wedding Cake via Brides.com
2 – Beach setup includes unity candle and ceremony table via jaredwilsonphotography.com
3 – Cactus wedding favor plants via blog.divaentertains.com
4 – Mexican paper garland inspired invitations and stationery via thegoodness.com
5 – Replace his and hers sweetheart table chair signs with “Senor / Senora” signs via jetfeteblog.com
6 – Sign in table arrangement via Pinterest. I’m sorry. I was unable to locate the original source.
7 – Papel Picado Banners via igougo.com
8 – Mayan dance entertainers via Flicker.com
9 – Red roses via via jetfeteblog.com
You don’t have to set your Mayan themed wedding with a beach backdrop. Select a hacienda inspired location. A great alternative would be The Bell Tower on 34th Street. The bright LED lit stone water wall area would be a delicious option. The draping of the papel picado banners would work beautifully here. There’s so many possibilities to incorporate modern touches into a Mayan themed wedding setup.
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Earlier this month, Pantone announced emerald green as the color of the year for 2013. No longer green with envy, emerald will surly grace many weddings, home decor and attire selections in 2013.
Emerald has a natural stake in your wedding color palette. When considering things, I always go back to the meaning of elements. In this case, it’s exiting to know that emerald comes with a meaning of great love, loyalty and devotion. Yes, that’s a perfect symbol to surround your nuptials with! Consider using emerald in various ways. It doesn’t have to serve as the main color of your scheme. Actually, it would be a delicious accent color against a soft color scheme as well.
We’ve put together emerald green color palette inspirations that we hope will inspire you. Enjoy.
Don’t forget to comment and share with us ways that you plan to use emerald green in your wedding palette.
It’s possible you’ve sat at a formal dinner place setting and wondered which fork or knife to use. A great rule of thumb is to start from the outside and work you way in. The only place setting items present will be the one needed, but there’s a bit more than that to know!
We’ve created a short video to walk you through understanding a formal dinner place setting.
Which is more important when planning a destination wedding, budget or destination?
The answer is quite simple: stay true to yourself. When funding your destination wedding fête, begin by deciding on your maximum financial comfort zone. This number will help determine your destination possibilities to host your wedding and events.
Couples that desire to keep their overall expense on a lower end should begin by contacting a travel agent to see which destinations are a good fit, considering all destination wedding scouting factors. If you are wanting to spend $5k for a destination wedding of twenty, chances are, you cannot have your heart set on Turks and Caicos. It’s simply not going to happen.
Couples that are more flexible with the total destination wedding expense are afforded the option to decide on an ideal destination(s) first and then zero in on an appropriate location to host your destination wedding events. A greater budget will open greater possibilities that lead to greater choices.
Not to fear, there are many destination wedding options for couples of various budget windows. The key is being transparent with your financial expectations. Your travel professional can then guide you exactly where you need to go efficiently.
To your destination wedding :: Cheers!
We are loving this new online television program aimed at highlighting the Cancun/Riviera Maya destination wedding market! It appears that this new destination wedding network will primarily highlight resorts local to Cancun and Riviera Maya by walking you through the highlights of featured resort properties. You’ll get a first hand look at wedding setups, honeymoon suites, restaurants and the various amenities each has to offer.
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Destination Wedding TV shouldn’t be your only destination wedding research option, but it will offer wonderful visuals to get you well on your way. To get the most out of your destination wedding experience, begin by building your planning team with locating a seasoned destination wedding travel planner. This person will prove to be invaluable as you comb through areas to find a location that is perfect for your destination wedding!
“Oh my! What is the best way to travel with my wedding gown?!”
It’s typical to stress about flight travels and the bride’s wedding gown. There’s not much talk about the groom or others destination wedding party members’ flight options when traveling with tuxedos.
The general rule for flight travel and formal wear is to always carry it on. However, with growing airline baggage restrictions, this can quickly turn into a costly option. Today’s reduction in allowed baggage requires travelers to take a good look at the number of luggage pieces, their size and weight. With all things considered, it can be a cost saving option to save carry on allowances for actual luggage.
Rent your destination wedding tuxedo from a tuxedo supplier at your destination.
Local men’s dress shops and department stores will offer complimentary tuxedo rental measurements. These measurements may be used to order the desired tuxedo at your destination, just as you would locally. If you’re flying to an international location, remember to tell rental tailor that your measurements are US measurements, or your measured units if not US, for proper conversion and fit. Renting from afar will undoubtedly allow for travel ease, both to and from your destination wedding location.