Spring Wedding at a Winery

I’m told that spring “officially” starts on March 20th, but I have a hard time with that date. You see, as a Floridian, our seasons, if we are even going to call them that, are limited, short lived – and rather sporadic. Spring is an occasional day that it’s in the 70’s. And I think so far this year, we are up to maybe 5 of those days, spread out and often followed by a week of low 80s. So the concept of spring, with its new life bringing and bright blossoming flowers, is a bit far-fetched sounding for this part of the world. Everything is always green here. Even when we are low on our rain quotas, the sun still shines and the palm trees just live on.

So to a native Floridian, the idea of spring is not so much the rebirth of nature. It’s more about savoring those few, previous days that bring slightly cooler temperatures, and lower humidity rates. Simple, easy, and yet so hard to come by. It’s a fairly well kept secret that Florida has a number of wineries in its growing wealth of attractions. Snagging one of the beautiful properties on a sunny spring day would make for a perfect wedding setting. Letting the natural green landscape that Florida provides be the highlight of the decor, with a few wine themed accents, and simple spring flower accents, you’ve got all the makings to a natural-elegance inspired outdoor wedding. Why not have a spring wedding at a winery?

Here’s what I had in mind:

Spring Wedding at a Winery

Spring Wedding at a Winery

Be sure to see where each element of this week’s spring wedding at a winery ideas board was found:

Wine Bottle Seating Charts with Spring Flowers – shared by Melani Lust Photography in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Outdoor Wedding in a Vineyard – shared on Martha Stewart Weddings

Oversized Champagne Bottle Ring Toss Game – shared on BizBash

Lawn Reception with Vines – captured by Katie Harmsworth

Please Don’t Take My Drink, I’m Dancing Custom Drink Coasters – available by Wedding Paper Divas

Round Wooden Barrel Bar with Vine Accents – shared by Easton Events

Wine Bottle Table Number – shared by Jessica Burke in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Don’t forget to pin your favorites for future reference:

Be sure to check out my other party and wedding idea boards featuring a wine element here, and for even MORE inspiration, check out my board on Pinterest dedicated to wine here.

Have you ever been to a Florida winery before? Which is your favorite?

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Bold Bohemian Wedding in Jewel Tones

Bold, bohemian beautiful. These three b’s perfectly describe the vibe I was feeling for this week’s wedding decor inspiration and ideas board. A breathtaking ceremony framed by intricate, yet modernized stained glass installation, followed by a reception filled with rich jewel tones and layers of details. Bold, bohemian inspired floral centerpieces with an array of colors make the tables pop. Clusters of mixed wildflowers in colorful vintage glass bottles, paired with assorted jewel tone napkins make for the perfect tablescape. What would make this a spectacularly unique wedding would be the bar. A simple rustic bar with small bottles with wildflowers would be perfect, but it’s what is behind the bar that is special.

Imagine having a wall full of racks, filled to the edge with vintage glassware in all sorts of different shapes, sizes, and colors. As guests refilled their drinks, they were presented a new glass, different from everyone else. Sure, it’s not cheap to rent that many vintage glasses, but the experience and uniqueness is worth it. Bold, bohemian weddings in jewel tones have been done before, but it’s about how you can bring your unique flair into the event that makes it special. Depending on your guest count and timeline, it is possible to amass these vintage glasses at local tag sales and thrift stores for a very reasonable price. If you take the DIY route, consider encouraging guests to take their favorite glass home that evening, as a memento of the special occasion.

Here are my favorite decor ideas for this bold, bohemian wedding in jewel tones:

Bold Bohemian Wedding in Jewel Tones

Bold Bohemian Wedding in Jewel Tones

Need more jewel tone event decor ideas? See more HERE.

Be sure to see where I found each element in today’s bohemian wedding idea board:

Colorful Stained Glass Wedding Altar – created and designed by Julia Shakirova

Jewel Tone Vintage Glassware Display – spotted on Pinterest

Bold and Colorful Bohemian Table Centerpiece and Settings – featured on Green Wedding Shoes

Vintage Glass and Wildflower Bohemian Estate Table Decoration and Settings – featured on Style Me Pretty

Colorful Glass Votive Candle Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Jewel Tone Linen Napkins Display – featured on Borrowed and Blue

Cluster of Colorful Vintage Glass Bottles with Wildflowers – shared in a roundup post by Deer Pearl Flowers

Don’t forget to pin your favorite elements for future reference:

Have you ever attended an event that utilized specialty glassware? How did it add to the event?

 

Vineyard Wedding in Shades of Plum

How many states do you know that has world class beaches, shopping, amusement parks, AND vineyards? Not too many states coming to mind, do they? Here in Florida we are lucky to have all of those, and so much more. People often forget that we have a number of great wineries here, perfect for an end of summer wedding. This week, I channeled the beauty of wineries from around the world, with shades of plum purples, to create this week’s vineyard wedding idea board. Here’s what I had in mind:

Vineyard Wedding in Shades of Plum

Vineyard Wedding in Shades of Plum

Be sure to see where I found each of this week’s inspirational images:

Autumn Fall Inspired Centerpiece – shared on Rock My Wedding

Vineyard Inspired Wine Bottle Centerpiece – shared on David Corey Photography

Frames Photo Booth Backdrop – spotted on Pinterest

Cocktail Hour Tables of Wine Barrels – shared on Wedding Wire

Plum and Burnt Orange Ceremony Vine Covered Altar and Mandap Overlooking Vineyard – spotted on Pinterest

Tablescape of Floating Candles in Glass Bubbles Under Vines – shared by wedsource on Etsy

Wine Barrel Bar – shared by Elegant Wedding Invites

Plum Wedding Aisle Décor Flower Arrangements – shared on Ruffled

Plum and Purple Flower Wedding Bouquet – shared by Field and Florist

Vineyard Wedding Wine Pouring Ceremony – shared by Floridian Social

Need ideas for a wine themed event? Never fear! I have a Pinterest board dedicated to all things wine themed, check it out HERE.

Have you ever been to a wedding at a vineyard?

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Starry Night Sparkler Wedding

Picture a magical evening wedding under the stars: twinkling lights draping down from a massive oak tree, suspended over the place where you and your loved ones are gathered to witness your wedding ceremony…..sparklers illuminate your reception, taking focus in your centerpieces, your cake, your send off, and even your photo opps. That’s what I envisioned when putting together this starry night sparkler wedding idea board. Something magical, something different, and something truly memorable. I think this week’s wedding inspiration board captures those things and so much more. Here’s what I had in mind:

Starry Night Sparkler Wedding

Starry Night Sparkler Wedding

Be sure to see where I found each of the elements for this week’s starry night sparkler wedding idea board:

Wedding Ceremony Under the Illuminated Tree – shared in a roundup post on Huffington Post

Sparkler Grand Exit – photo shared on Sparklersonline.com

Sparkler Centerpieces with Eclectic Vases – shared by Southern Living

“Let Love Sparkle” Sparkler Send Off Sign – chalkboard printable created and sold by HandsInTheAttic on Etsy

First Dance Surrounded by Sparklers – shared by weddingdream on Instagram

White Tiered Cake with Sparklers – shared in a round up post by Pop Sugar

Magical Starry Sparkler Light Wedding Photo Opp Under the Gazebo – spotted on Pinterest

Have you ever been to an outdoor wedding under the stars?

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Hobbit Day Woodland Party Ideas

Did you know yesterday was Hobbit Day? Apparently my nerdy-ness level has been down ranked since I just found out about it myself. But you know what? That’s why we have sites like Pinterest, so we can bookmark ideas for future use. With that in mind – I put together this party inspiration board for Hobbit Day 2016 (and beyond!) and all your future Lord of the Rings party needs. Here’s what I had in mind for this outdoor party:

Hobbit Day Woodland Party Ideas

Oh- and if you were looking for something a little more refined, say for a wedding, check out this woodsy inspired wedding idea board I put together a few weeks ago.

Check out where the fantastic creations from this week’s idea board were found:

Forest and Woodsy Party Food Station Buffet – spotted on Pinterest

Forest and Woodsy Party Food Station Buffet – spotted on Pinterest

Wood Chalk Board – shared in a roundup post on DCWV Diary

Wood Chalk Board – shared in a roundup post on DCWV Diary

Gold Coin Treasure Favor – shared on Mommy’s Little Peanuts

Gold Coin Treasure Favor – shared on Mommy’s Little Peanuts

Enchanted Forest Lounge – shared on The Knot

Enchanted Forest Lounge – shared on The Knot

Speak Friend and Enter Door Décor – shared on India Loves Texas

Speak Friend and Enter Door Décor – shared on India Loves Texas

Hobbit Party Yard Sign Décor – shared on Pinterest

Hobbit Party Yard Sign Décor – shared on Pinterest

Woodsy Table Display – shared on You Paid More Than Me

Woodsy Table Display – shared on You Paid More Than Me

Ferns, Candles and Glass Tablescape – shared on Ruffled Blog

Ferns, Candles and Glass Tablescape – shared on Ruffled Blog

“No Admittance Except On Party Business” Quote – shared on Storyboard Wedding

“No Admittance Except On Party Business” Quote – shared on Storyboard Wedding

Vintage Entertaining Toldeo Cocktail Swords on Cocktails – shared by Ode to Awe

Vintage Entertaining Toldeo Cocktail Swords on Cocktails – shared by Ode to Awe

Rosie Cotton’s Apple Tarts – recipe shared on When Geeks Wed

Rosie Cotton’s Apple Tarts – recipe shared on When Geeks Wed

Lord of the Rings Party Menu – shared by Michelle Paige

Lord of the Rings Party Menu – shared by Michelle Paige

Hobbit House Cake – shared on Pinterest

Hobbit House Cake – shared on Pinterest

Mountain Cookies – shared on Sweet & Saucy

Mountain Cookies – shared on Sweet & Saucy

Lord of the Rings Hobbit Second Breakfast Brunch Invitation – created and sold by MirkwoodScribes on Etsy

Lord of the Rings Hobbit Second Breakfast Brunch Invitation – created and sold by MirkwoodScribes on Etsy

 

There are SO many fantastic ideas out there; I wish I could have included them all. Check out my “Nerd It Out” Pinterest board that I pin all of my favorite geek themed party ideas. Fair warning- there is a lot of Marvel, so if you’re a fan, enjoy!

What’s your geeky indulgence?

Fan art? Movie memorabilia?

Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

Don’t you just love a cozy outdoor wedding? I wish we had a proper “autumn” season here in Florida so I could plan weddings like this. I’m envisioning beautiful red, yellow and orange roses with lots of vibrant hues from fall leaves scattered on the floor. Warm blankets for guests make an extra special touch that they are sure to appreciate. After the ceremony is over, everyone heads inside to celebrate the reception in a lavishly decorated room, with elegant chair covers, floral arrangements and warm up lighting around the perimeter of the room.

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

Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

Outdoor Fall Wedding Ideas

These great ideas were found from….

Keep Warm Guest Blankets – shared on Elle

Keep Warm Guest Blankets – shared on Elle

Keep Warm Guest Blankets – shared on Elle

Printable Fall Autumn Tree Wedding Invitation Set – sold by NotableAffairs on Etsy

Printable Fall Autumn Tree Wedding Invitation Set – sold by NotableAffairs on Etsy

Printable Fall Autumn Tree Wedding Invitation Set – sold by NotableAffairs on Etsy

Emma Chiffon Red Dress Chivari Chair Cover – available on Wildflower Linen

Emma Chiffon Red Dress Chivari Chair Cover – available on Wildflower Linen

Emma Chiffon Red Dress Chivari Chair Cover – available on Wildflower Linen

Fall Leaves Wedding Aisle – shared on Brides.com

Fall Leaves Wedding Aisle – shared on Brides.com

Fall Leaves Wedding Aisle – shared on Brides.com

Autumn Wedding Cake – shared on Project Wedding

Autumn Wedding Cake – shared on Project Wedding

Autumn Wedding Cake – shared on Project Wedding

Fall Wedding Bouquet – spotted on Flower Shop Network

Fall Wedding Bouquet – spotted on Flower Shop Network

Fall Wedding Bouquet – spotted on Flower Shop Network

Grape and Floral Centerpiece – shared by Preston Baily

Grape and Floral Centerpiece – shared by Preston Baily

Grape and Floral Centerpiece – shared by Preston Baily

Round Rose Tablescape – shared on Courtney Price

Round Rose Tablescape – shared on Courtney Price

Round Rose Tablescape – shared on Courtney Price

Autumn Wedding Aisle Décor – shared by Elizabeth Jane Events

Autumn Wedding Aisle Décor – shared by Elizabeth Jane Events

Autumn Wedding Aisle Décor – shared by Elizabeth Jane Events

What else would you like to see at an outdoor wedding in the fall?

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?