Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

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Today’s inspiration channels classic wedding elements with a modern and elegant touch. I was inspired by the “1000 paper crane” traditions, and loved reading about them on Pinterest. As I was reading about it, I thought it would be such a fun theme for a summer wedding.

I see this wedding being outside, with paper cranes hanging everywhere- so when the breeze rolls in you see them flying in the wind. A neutral color palette is ideal, especially if in a lush green lawn. The bright crisp whites and nudes will really pop against the natural surroundings. Here’s what I had in mind:

Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

 

See where these awesome ideas were found:

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

Ceramic Origami Cranes Cake Topper – shared by Tin MalbarosaCatoner on Pinterest

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

1000 Cranes under the Willow Tree (at night) – shared on Bridal Musings

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Pink Crane Tablescape – shared on Glamour & Grace

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Origami Paper Crane Place Cards – made by NANAZOOLAN on Etsy

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

Paper Crane Wedding Alter / Ceremony Décor – shared on Intimate Weddings

 

Do you think that this neutral color scheme is a good fit? Or do you think this theme would work better with a more colorful color set?

 

 

 

Outdoor Summer Wedding in Shades of Purple

If I see another “rustic burlap” wedding tutorial I may just give up going on Pinterest.

Hahaha, that’s a lie. I’m addicted to Pinterest. I can never give that up.

But in all seriousness, the “rustic burlap” wedding trend bores me. I don’t respond positively to brown (or tan, if that’s what it is) mesh-y material just to get that country vibe.

When I think country, I think fresh produce, beautiful wild flowers, good food, and comfortable with curtains blowing in the breeze. And I think that country can be done well. Beautifully even. It could look delicate and put together, and not look hodgepodge and craft time gone wrong. That’s the inspiration for this week’s wedding idea board. A simply beautiful country wedding.

Here’s what I had for this breezy outdoor wedding:

Outdoor Summer Wedding in Shades of Purple

Outdoor Summer Wedding in Shades of Purple

Find out where all these beautiful ideas came from:

Plum Lace Parasol – made by ChoCob on Etsy

Plum Lace Parasol – made by ChoCob on Etsy

Plum Lace Parasol – made by ChoCob on Etsy

Pallet Dance Floor – made and shared by Sarah Figg on Pinterest

Pallet Dance Floor – made and shared by Sarah Figg on Pinterest

Pallet Dance Floor – made and shared by Sarah Figg on Pinterest

Rustic Wedding Alter Arch – shared on Brides.com

Rustic Wedding Alter Arch – shared on Brides.com

Rustic Wedding Alter Arch – shared on Brides.com

Outdoor Buffet Stations – shared on Gloriosa Atlanta

Outdoor Buffet Stations – shared on Gloriosa Atlanta

Outdoor Buffet Stations – shared on Gloriosa Atlanta

Purple Wedding Bouquet – shared on Belle Online Magazine

Purple Wedding Bouquet – shared on Belle Online Magazine

Purple Wedding Bouquet – shared on Belle Online Magazine

Outdoor Purple Tablescape – shared on Ruffled

Outdoor Purple Tablescape – shared on Ruffled

Outdoor Purple Tablescape – shared on Ruffled

Dark Purple Vintage Antique Lace Invitations – made by MedleysInvitation on Etsy

Dark Purple Vintage Antique Lace Invitations – made by MedleysInvitation on Etsy

Dark Purple Vintage Antique Lace Invitations – made by MedleysInvitation on Etsy

 

How do you stay cool at a summer wedding?

Confetti Themed Gender Reveal Baby Shower

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Today I’ve got a fun gender reveal party theme to share with you! It’s based around confetti. I’m a huge fan of confetti because it is so versatile. It could be made in any size, shape, color or finish. It can also be used in celebrations year round. It doesn’t take a lot of prep, and isn’t expensive either.

I love the idea of having a confetti themed gender reveal party. The confetti does more than just say celebration at this party; it helps annouce the good news with friends and family!

Here’s what I had in mind:

 

Confetti Themed Gender Reveal Baby Shower

Confetti Themed Gender Reveal Baby Shower

 

All of the items used in this week’s inspiration board were found on Etsy. Go check out their shop pages to get more details and order yours:

Confetti Gender Reveal Party Invitation – made by meaganadair on Etsy

Confetti Gender Reveal Party Invitation – made by meaganadair on Etsy

Confetti Gender Reveal Party Invitation – made by meaganadair on Etsy

Confetti Filled Gender Reveal Push-Pop – made by thimblepress on Etsy

Confetti Filled Gender Reveal Push-Pop – made by thimblepress on Etsy

Confetti Filled Gender Reveal Push-Pop – made by thimblepress on Etsy

Colorful Confetti Wall Decals – made by trendypeasdecals on Etsy

Colorful Confetti Wall Decals – made by trendypeasdecals on Etsy

Colorful Confetti Wall Decals – made by trendypeasdecals on Etsy

Giant Balloon with Tassel and Confetti – made by PomJoyFun on Etsy

Giant Balloon with Tassel and Confetti – made by PomJoyFun on Etsy

Giant Balloon with Tassel and Confetti – made by PomJoyFun on Etsy

What’s the cutest way you’ve been told a baby’s gender?

Colorful Summer Dinner Party

Colorful, warm, inviting, and delicious. All are the words that come to mind when I was developing this colorful summer dinner party. I envision a group of friends, gathering around the grill near the pool. Great tasting food fresh off the grill is served alongside sweet and refreshing cold drinks. Bright pops of color decorate the backyard and bring a new burst of life to the already green and vibrant area.

An eclectic, mix and match table with lots of bright summer hues and textures await guests, and sets the tone for a great evening.

Here’s a snippet of what I had in mind:

Colorful Summer Dinner Party

Here’s where I found these pretty pictures:

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Do you have a favorite summertime dish? What is it?

Green + Cream – Summer Bridal Shower

Picture this:

It’s a warm, sunny Saturday. Late in the morning, and the sun is still out and shinning bright. You’re headed to a bridal shower for one of your girlfriends. She’s feminine but not into the super girly red and pink flowers galore. She’s sophisticated and fresh at the same time. She loves mixing old with new.

You arrive, and the décor her maid of honor has put together is perfect for her. Light gold accents, with fresh crisp green, and touches of soft cream set the tone. Cute tea sandwiches are all laid out, with yummy peach pastries and chilled champagne nearby. Little arrangements of cream roses are spread throughout the room. The sun is shining in through big open windows.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Green + Cream - Summer Bridal Shower

Green + Cream – Summer Bridal Shower

See where I found these great ideas from:

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

 

What other color combos do you like to see in the summer time?

Hot Pink + Gold Ladies Luncheon

Planning a summer luncheon for you and a group of ladies? Maybe you are part of an organization that hosts annual meetings over lunch. Spruce up your next luncheon with this fabulous color scheme: pink and gold!

And how cool would this floral infused hot pink and gold color scheme be paired up with a fundraiser for a local charity? I invasion this color palette at a women’s organization annual meeting, that has lunch and a fashion show. There are several trendy area boutiques and designers that attend and showcase their wares in the fashion show. Hot pink flowers adorn the stage, and of course each of the tables.

Here’s what I had in mind:

 

Hot Pink + Gold Ladies Luncheon

Hot Pink + Gold Ladies Luncheon

See where each of these images were found:

Printable Escort Card with Gold Floral Pattern – made by Oxee on Etsy

Printable Escort Card with Gold Floral Pattern – made by Oxee on Etsy

Printable Escort Card with Gold Floral Pattern – made by Oxee on Etsy

Mini Layered Cheesecakes – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Layered Cheesecakes – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Layered Cheesecakes – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Framed Menu with Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Framed Menu with Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Gold Framed Menu with Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Shades of Pink Tablescape – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Shades of Pink Tablescape – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Shades of Pink Tablescape – shared on Colin Cowie Weddings

Would you attend a women’s fashion show luncheon like this?

10 Non-Floral Centerpieces for Any Event

Want to mix it up a bit? How about swapping out your traditional floral centerpiece for something different at your next party? Here are 10 of my favorite non floral centerpiece ideas that you can use at almost any party or wedding:

 

Pearls, Silver, Old Books and Crystal

Pearls, Silver, Old Books and Crystal Centerpiece

Pearls, Silver, Old Books and Crystal Centerpiece – this has a great vintage vibe, and is perfect for a luncheon or shower.

Stacked Green Apples

Stacked Green Apple Centerpiece

Stacked Green Apples Centerpiece – add a nice pop of color, texture and height without breaking the bank.

Hurricane Candles and Beans Centerpiece

Hurricane Candles and Beans Centerpiece

Hurricane Candles and Beans Centerpiece – shared on Two Twenty One, a great idea for an easy and adaptable centerpiece.

Books, Globes and Candles Centerpiece

Books, Globes and Candles Centerpiece

Books, Globes and Candles Centerpiece – an arrangement that speaks of personality and depth. Some planning and collecting of items beforehand would be a little tricky to acquire, but worth it.

Sand, Shells and Candles Centerpiece

Sand, Shells and Candles Centerpiece

Sand, Shells and Candles Centerpiece – an easy to do arrangement that could be made in any sort of glass. A quick trip to the local thrift store would most likely get you all of the glassware you could need. Try playing with heights and widths of glasses for different effects.

Fruit Centerpiece

Fruit Centerpiece

Fruit Centerpiece – functional and pretty! Edible centerpieces add both color and functionality to a table. Guests enjoy nibbling and admiring a pretty work of art.

Feather Centerpiece

Feather Centerpiece

Feather Centerpiece- arranged on a tall platform, feathers add texture, volume and dimension to a table. With so many varieties of natural and synthetic feathers out there, you should have plenty of options to choose from.

Tissue Paper, Rock and Moss Centerpiece

Tissue Paper, Rock and Moss Centerpiece

Tissue Paper, Rock and Moss Centerpiece – a completely untraditional look, but easy to play with height and color. Lots of options if you are making these yourself.

Glass, Candles and Beads Centerpiece

Glass, Candles and Beads Centerpiece

Glass, Candles and Beads Centerpiece – these look like marbles, but they are actually water beads that are used to in arrangements to help regulate water. Easily accessible at most craft stores, these jelly like beads come in several shapes and colors.

Glass Candlesticks and Tall Candles Centerpiece

Glass Candlesticks and Tall Candles Centerpiece

Glass Candlesticks and Tall Candles Centerpiece – a simple but beautiful combination. Finding the perfect candlesticks will be the biggest challenge, but with enough time to hunt for the right ones, it will create a beautiful effect on your table.

What other non-floral centerpieces do you like? Share them with me on my Facebook page!