An Unexpected Autumn Wedding with Burnt Orange Orchids

Happy almost-Thanksgiving!

Around this time last year I shared a bunch of fall inspired dinner party ideas, (check them out here) but THIS year I seem to be covering all sorts of new ground. Last week a tropical orchid heavy fall wedding. This week…..an unexpected autumn wedding idea board awaits you.

I loved the use of orange orchids last week, so I thought why not do more with them? This week I’ve looked for more burnt orange orchids, to really hone in on this seasonal wedding idea I have. This is more of a traditional fall wedding, but still keeps that lovely orchid beauty that is so light but impactful.

Here’s what I had in mind:

An Unexpected Autumn Wedding with Burnt Orange Orchids

 

Check out where I found these inspirational images:

Orange Floral Centerpiece – shared in the vault of Style Me Pretty

Burnt Orange Orchid Wedding Cake – shared on ROXYCAKES

Orange Orchid Wedding Invitation – created and sold by SilhouetteDesign on Etsy

Orange Orchid and White Rose Wedding Bouquet – spotted on Pinterest

Green, Orange, and White Tablescape and Centerpieces – shared in a roundup post on The Knot

Champagne and Baby’s Breath Glass Decorations – shared by Laura Loves on Tumblr

Do you prefer seeing the orchids in last week’s wedding idea board that is more tropical, or this week’s more traditional autumn wedding?

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Romantic Botanical Fall Wedding Ideas

A little over a year ago I shared with you an “Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas” inspiration board post. I loved that inspiration board, as I love each board that I make, but I especially loved the polished perfection that inspiration board included. Very neat lines and shapes with perfectly coordinated colors made for beautiful inspiration.

This week I wanted to do something the along the same fall-lines, but different, with a more natural-beauty-but-still-refined, styled wedding. Still perfect for a fall wedding, this week’s wedding inspiration board has a whole other type of relaxed and cozy feel to it that I am enjoying immensely at the moment.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Romantic Botanical Fall Wedding Ideas

Romantic Botanical Fall Wedding Ideas

Be sure to stop by and see where each of these images were found:

Orange Country Garden Wedding Arbor – shared in a roundup post on Rustic Wedding Chic

Rustic Orange Cocktail Served in Vintage Glass – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Eclectic Magnolia Leaf Wedding Bouquet – shared on the Style Me Pretty vault

Colorful Fall Floral Cake – shared on NorcalWedding on Pinterest

Rustic Fall Tablescape with Purple Accents – shared on Liz Marie in a roundup post

Pomegranate, Tulip, and Rose Arrangement – shared on Martha Stewart

Burgundy and Burlap Wedding Invitation – created and sold by URinvtedus on Etsy

Purple Flower Hair Comb – created and sold by thehoneycomb on Etsy

So, do you like last year’s inspiration board (click here to see) or this week’s better? I’m torn between them both!

A Rustic Foodie’s Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

On most days, I would not consider my style anywhere along the descriptive terms: chic, country, or rustic.

But this week I make an exception for that. This week I am sharing with you my idea of a rustic, foodie’s dessert party. A party that is farm-to-table fresh, cooked and prepared with love, and boasts great company and delicious wine. I love the emphasis of salted caramel desserts lining a lace and burlap table, allowing guests to graze on delicious treats as they mingle with other attendees. The only thing that’s missing would be a handful of accent candle lights, in mason jars, of course, scattered around.

Keep in mind as you are enjoying this party idea board, that this set of inspirational images could easily translate to a birthday party theme, or even a wedding.

Here’s what I had in mind:

A Rustic Foodie's Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

Take a look at where I found each of these images for more information:

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake – shared by Half Baked Harvest

Rustic Dessert Table – shared on Style Me Pretty

Fig Almond Tea Cake with Coconut Honey Glaze – recipe shared on Hungry Rabbit

Rustic Burlap Lace Birthday Invitation – created and sold by SunshinePrintables on Etsy

How To: Candy Feathers – tutorial shared on About.com

Lace and Twine Kraft Paper Favor Boxes – created and sold by AnnaLouAvenue on Etsy

Caramel Dipped Pears – recipe shared on Just Between Friends

Rustic Shabby Chic Pom Pom Décor – created and sold by pomtree on Etsy

Are you a caramel fan? Or do you prefer something more along the lines of chocolate to satisfy your sweet-tooth?

Luxurious Halloween Wedding – with Ravens

You know I love a fun, unusual wedding. I pin a LOT of great ideas for that couple who wants something….a little more unique.

But I feel like I ALWAYS see comments or responses along the lines of, “I could never do that,” or “it’s too far out there for me,” or any variation along those lines. And to that, I always think: is it?

Is it really that far out there? Is there REALLY that big of a difference if a color is blue not white? Can it really have a detrimental effect on your wedding? Or at your next party?

For some, it seems that way. Others, have no second thoughts about it. The debate will go on forever, and there is no wrong or right answer. But with increased socializing and media sharing, I believe it will become more and more socially acceptable to trade in some traditions to see new ideas brought to the wedding world. Or at least I hope so!

This week I’ve challenged myself to come up with something that falls halfway between the traditional white wedding, and the all-out goth wedding. White and gold, with subtle touches of black raven make for a very interesting design. The perfect detail that I think brings it all together is the unusual invitation.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Luxurious Halloween Wedding – with Ravens

Check out the links below to find out where I found all of these pieces:

Black and Gold Table Design – created and shared on Hey Gorgeous Events

White, Gold, and Black Masquerade Bird Masks – spotted on Pinterest

Black Feather and Peacock Bouquet – created and sold by ColorOfmay on Etsy

“The Birds” Raven Cookies – tutorial shared on Camille Styles

Black and White Raven Cake – shared in a round up post on MODWedding

White and Crystal Lounge with Black Raven Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Black Feather Décor – spotted in this round up post on Deco Crush

Crow Décor and Black Feathered Wreath – shared on Midwest Living

Feather Neckpiece – spotted on Cultivnation Tumblr

“Crack Me” Black Raven Egg Invitations – custom made and sold by LittleElephantCrafts on Etsy

Could you do a Halloween wedding like this?

Under the Stars – Backyard Movie Party Ideas

Things needed for a fun movie night:

  1. A great movie
  2. Comfy seating
  3. Delicious snacks
  4. Twinkling stars

Yup. That about covers everything you’ll need for this backyard movie party under the stars! It’s hard to believe that the summer is already winding down, the kids are going back to school, and in parts of the country- the leaves are already starting to change ever so slightly.

This week’s party idea board is one of the simplest, but probably one of the most fun boards I’ve put together. Host this party for your friends and family, or have the kids have a sleepover and enjoy a good Transformers marathon. Any way you host this party, everyone is bound to have a great time. Be sure to have plenty of cozy blankets and pillows nearby, and it will be a hit!

Here’s what I had in mind:

Under the Stars – Backyard Movie Party Ideas

Under the Stars – Backyard Movie Party Ideas

Here’s where I found each of these inspirational images:

Under the Stars Backyard Invitation – spotted on Pinterest here

Under the Stars Backyard Invitation – spotted on Pinterest here

Under the Stars Backyard Invitation – spotted on Pinterest here

Galaxy Bark Recipe Tutorial – recipe shared by Life with the Crust Cut Off

Galaxy Bark Recipe Tutorial – recipe shared by Life with the Crust Cut Off

Galaxy Bark Recipe Tutorial – recipe shared by Life with the Crust Cut Off

Fire Pit S’mores Bar – shared on By Stephanie Lynn

Fire Pit S’mores Bar – shared on By Stephanie Lynn

Fire Pit S’mores Bar – shared on By Stephanie Lynn

Popcorn Bar – shared by Supermom vs. Me

Popcorn Bar – shared by Supermom vs. Me

Popcorn Bar – shared by Supermom vs. Me

Outdoor Movie Party – spotted on Pinterest here

Outdoor Movie Party – spotted on Pinterest here

Outdoor Movie Party – spotted on Pinterest here

 

Looking for more star and galaxy party or wedding inspiration? I’ve got a whole board dedicated to them on Pinterest. CLICK HERE TO SEE THAT BOARD.

If you were going to enjoy a movie under the stars this weekend, what would it be?

Apple Themed Fall Dinner Party

I had so much fun creating last week’s pumpkin inspired dinner party, I created another fabulous dinner party idea board for this week – but themed around apples! I was channeling a cool fall night, some close friends over….and thought about what would I want to have. I knew good food was a must (and these recipes have rave reviews!) with simple but pretty apple elements. Here’s what I had in mind:

Apple Themed Dinner Party and Menu Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Apple Themed Dinner Party and Menu Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Grab the recipes for these great dishes and find out more about these ideas at their sources:

 

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Apple Candles - spotted on Pinterest

Apple Candles – spotted on Pinterest

Apple Candles – spotted on Pinterest

If you had to choose only one to enjoy during Autumn, which would it be: Apple or Pumpkin?

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Sometimes you just need a little pumpkin in your life. And sometimes you just want pumpkin EVERYTHING. Today’s idea board is for a pumpkin themed dinner party. I know my mouth is just watering looking at all these delicious recipes – wait to you hear the lineup:

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Get all of these fantastic recipes for you collection here:

The Table:

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

The Appetizers:

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

The Dinner:

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

The Dessert:

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Now- after I put this idea board together, I realized that THIS cocktail would be a yummy after dinner drink. What do you think?

What is your favorite pumpkin dish?