Monday, May 30, 2011

French Bohemian Wedding

We love this French bohemian wedding, and it’s beyond inspiring. The outdoor venue was perfect for catching the beauty of the sun for their pictures, and the stunning mature oak tree as their ceremony backdrop. Going along with the theme of their wedding, the bride chose natural d├ęcor for the centerpieces and carried a dried lavender bridal bouquet. This bohemian bride also wore a gorgeous floral headpiece that matched perfectly with her dress and her wedding style. To create a French bohemian wedding of your own, play off some of the ideas that this creative bride came up with. Some of our tips to create a French bohemian styled wedding such as this include; your hair style can go a long way for creating your wedding look by wearing it down and flowing to create the perfect natural look for your wedding day. Include decor with French writing, French style iron chairs, choose a wedding dress that is lacy, flowy, floral, has cinched areas, or all of the above. We hope this has sparked some inspiration and will help you plan for your fabulous French bohemian themed wedding.

Pictures from Green Wedding Shoes


Friday, May 6, 2011

Modern Royal Inspiration

In honor of the new Duke and Duchess we’ve created a royal inspiration board to help you have a royally inspired wedding of your very own. William and Kate’s wedding was extremely formal so we’ve created a board that is more modern and a bit less formal, but still classy. Inexpensive touches like a feathery hair piece for your bridesmaids or wearing knit gloves are things that will do wonders in creating that royal and elegant feel for your wedding. A little more expensive but definitely worth it would be using a more formal type of chair for the reception. We love the Victorian style chairs pictured below. Used at the dinner tables rather than just chair treatments, it’s an excellent way to make your wedding more upscale. William and Kate’s wedding ceremony within Westminster Abbey incorporated a lot of red, though we’ve chosen to do our royal wedding board with a simple grey, white, and an ashy blue. We think these toned down colors definitely create sophistication and a touch of formality, and that’s what a royally inspired wedding is all about.

Bouquet picture from The Wedding Directory, picture of picture frame from Emmaline Bride, church picture from Dankuna, clutch picture from Artessen, chair, name cards, and knit gloves picture from the The Knot


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Royal Wedding Details

After much anticipation Friday, the day of the royal wedding finally arrived! We were anxious to get a glimpse of Kate and her dress. Oh and William too! Riding in the Queen's classic 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom Kate and her father Michael arrived at the church where she met up with her sister and maid of honor Pippa Middleton. Through the un-tinted windows of her car you could see the long-sleeved lace and ivory satin design by Sarah Burton which was much reminiscent of Grace Kelly. Prince William stood at the alter waiting for his bride wearing the full military uniform of an Irish Guards officer. Speaking of fashion, the UK really knows how to wear their hats, the Kentucky Derby woman have nothing on these royal fashionistas.

Unlike traditional weddings in the United States where the maid of honor and others in the bridal party go down the aisle before the bride in the processional, at the royal wedding they followed Kate down the aisle. As Kate walked the long red aisle runner she was in among eight twenty foot tall trees that she chose to be put inside Westminster Abbey creating a delicate eco-friendly vibe. She then planned to have the trees plant after the wedding, if nothing else it will be a reminder their love is always growing.

After the ceremony, just like his parents did at their wedding, William and Kate left in a horse drawn carriage to have their first public kiss as man and wife at Buckingham Palace. We got not one but two from the royal couple who were surrounded with what looked like millions of cheering people. We were happy to see the couple have a little fun and leave the Palace in an Aston Martin adorned with balloons and even a “just wed” license plate. Guests say William and his best man, brother Harry, gave entertaining and lighthearted speeches at the reception where they spent the rest of the night. Though we don’t know where they will be honeymooning at, it’s sure to be just as beautiful and extravagant as their wedding.

Two pictures of women in hats from ABC, seated waving picture of kate from Posh 24, will and kate kissing picture from The Daily Beast, all remaining pictures from Oregon Live.