Elegant Paper Crane Wedding Ideas

Welcome back!

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

Welcome back!

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?