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?

 

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Once Upon a Time Storybook Gala Ideas

It’s getting to be that time of the year again….fundraisers, holiday galas, office parties….invites are starting to flow! With so many celebrations going on, it’s easy for guests to get bored with seeing the same festive looks, or “night in New York” themes. It’s time to suggest something new to the committee! Why not host a once upon a time storybook gala? It’s nothing too modern, so it suits all ages, but it’s whimsical enough to be appropriate for guests of all ages. With the emphasis on incorporating storybooks into this gala concept, the décor focus shifts from a specific storybook theme, to transporting guests to space where any of their favorite storybook can come to life right off the shelf.

Here’s what I had in mind for this once upon a time storybook gala:

Once Upon a Time Storybook Gala Ideas

Once Upon a Time Storybook Gala Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each element of this week’s gala inspiration board:

Storybook Event Gala Entrance – featured on Special Events

Once Upon a Time Gala Save the Date – shared by REDROSE Fund

Storybook Event Décor – shared on Design Sponge

Poison Apple Escort Cards – featured in a roundup post by BizBash

Oversized Once Upon a Time Storybook Photo Booth – shared by Wedding Chicks

Book Theme Centerpiece and Giant Book Event Décor – created by David Stark Design

Storybook Table Number – featured on BizBash

What’s your favorite storybook?

 

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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?

Up Themed Rainbow Wedding Ideas

99.9% of the time, I am not a fan of rainbow anything. No rainbow ice cream, no rainbow ribbons, shirts…. Anything except of course a nice rainbow after a storm.

What’s the .01% rainbow-ness I like? Anything “Up” related. If you missed it, (and seriously, if you have, stop reading this and go watch this movie. Right now.) Up is a Pixar movie that was released a few years ago. Yes it’s animated, and yea I know, cartoons are for kids, but this movie is worth the exception. It is by far one of my most favorite movies of all time.

I’ve had the inkling lately to go watch it again, and I’m waiting for that perfect lazy summer afternoon on the weekend to take advantage of it and watch it again. But it’s been on my mind a lot lately, and it got me thinking: how fun would this be as a summer wedding theme? It’s bright, colorful, and absolutely PERFECT for the couple that wants an outdoor wedding.

Bonus points: there are lots of DIY or cost effective options out there for this theme.

Here’s what I’m thinking:

Up Rainbow Wedding Inspiraton Ideas Pixar Movie Unique Pastiche Events

Up Rainbow Wedding Inspiraton Ideas Pixar Movie Unique Pastiche Events

Bright. Colorful. Perfect for a summer wedding, don’t you think?

See where I found all of these colorful images:

Up Themed Ellie Badge Favors – made by TheBirdsEye on Etsy

Up Themed Ellie Badge Favors – made by TheBirdsEye on Etsy

Up Themed Ellie Badge Favors – made by TheBirdsEye on Etsy

Wedding Dress and Balloons – spotted on Pinterest

Wedding Dress and Balloons – spotted on Pinterest

Wedding Dress and Balloons – spotted on Pinterest

Up Themed Balloon Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Up Themed Balloon Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Up Themed Balloon Cake – spotted on Pinterest

“You are the Carl to my Ellie” Wall Art –made by PixelPerfectGraphics on Etsy

“You are the Carl to my Ellie” Wall Art –made by PixelPerfectGraphics on Etsy

“You are the Carl to my Ellie” Wall Art –made by PixelPerfectGraphics on Etsy

Up Themed Wedding Mailbox – made by MarleyintheMiddle on Etsy

Up Themed Wedding Mailbox – made by MarleyintheMiddle on Etsy

Up Themed Wedding Mailbox – made by MarleyintheMiddle on Etsy

Rainbow Garden Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Rainbow Garden Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

Rainbow Garden Balloon Decorations – spotted on Pinterest

What is your all-time favorite movie?

May the Fourth {Black and White} Star Wars Wedding – Inspiration and Ideas

Happy *ALMOST* May the Fourth!

For those of you who have NO CLUE what I’m talking about, May fourth, also known as May the Fourth, is International Star Wars Day. And if you hadn’t guessed already it’s a play on the quote “May the force be with you”.

I’m a bit of a fan girl myself, so I couldn’t let an opportunity like this pass by. I love alternative and geek weddings, so I knew I had to make one HECK of an inspiration board for this holiday.

I decided to do a play on the colors of Star Wars, the notably black, white and yellow, and turn it into a wedding for the modern fan couple. While there are lots of Star Wars details and elements involved, there are still lots of traditional elements of a wedding, like a cake, floral, etc. that have had a bit of a geeky-god-mother-twist on them.

For example, take a look at the gorgeous wedding ceremony spot I found. It completely looks like Padme Amidala could walk by any moment to head over to the lake. I love the black floral details in it, don’t you?

Let’s take a look at the inspiration in more detail:

May the Fourth {Black and White} Star Wars Wedding - Inspiration and Ideas

May the Fourth {Black and White} Star Wars Wedding – Inspiration and Ideas

 

See where all of these fantastic images were found:

Star Wars Wedding Invitations – made by AprilSanson on Etsy

Star Wars Wedding Invitations – made by AprilSanson on Etsy

Star Wars Wedding Invitations – made by AprilSanson on Etsy

Star Wars Wedding Cake – spotted on The ido Moment

Star Wars Wedding Cake – spotted on The ido Moment

Star Wars Wedding Cake – spotted on The ido Moment

Star Wars Darth Vader and Storm Trooper Cupcake Toppers – made by PimpYourParty on Etsy

Star Wars Darth Vader and Storm Trooper Cupcake Toppers – made by PimpYourParty on Etsy

Star Wars Darth Vader and Storm Trooper Cupcake Toppers – made by PimpYourParty on Etsy

Midnight Star Black Wedding Bouquet – made by Blue Petyl Bouquets

Midnight Star Black Wedding Bouquet – made by Blue Petyl Bouquets

Midnight Star Black Wedding Bouquet – made by Blue Petyl Bouquets

Just Married Star Wars Wedding Window Cling Decal – made by AnthonyHerreraDesign on Etsy

Just Married Star Wars Wedding Window Cling Decal – made by AnthonyHerreraDesign on Etsy

Just Married Star Wars Wedding Window Cling Decal – made by AnthonyHerreraDesign on Etsy

Black Glass Trumpet Vases – sold by JamaliGarden

Black Glass Trumpet Vases – sold by JamaliGarden

Black Glass Trumpet Vases – sold by JamaliGarden

Star Wars Galactic Imperial Empire and Rebel Alliance Black Wedding Rings – made by Cloud9Tungsten on Etsy

Star Wars Galactic Imperial Empire and Rebel Alliance Black Wedding Rings – made by Cloud9Tungsten on Etsy

Star Wars Galactic Imperial Empire and Rebel Alliance Black Wedding Rings – made by Cloud9Tungsten on Etsy

Yellow, Black and White Centerpieces – shared on The Knot

Yellow, Black and White Centerpieces – shared on The Knot

Yellow, Black and White Centerpieces – shared on The Knot

Darth Vader Cupcakes – spotted on Pinterest

Darth Vader Cupcakes – spotted on Pinterest

Darth Vader Cupcakes – spotted on Pinterest

Star Wars Custom Sugar Cookies – made by SugarbeeGoodies on Etsy

Star Wars Custom Sugar Cookies – made by SugarbeeGoodies on Etsy

Star Wars Custom Sugar Cookies – made by SugarbeeGoodies on Etsy

Black Napkin with Orchid Accent – shared by Preston Bailey

Black Napkin with Orchid Accent – shared by Preston Bailey

Black Napkin with Orchid Accent – shared by Preston Bailey

Black and White Wedding Ceremony and Aisle - shared by The Knot

Black and White Wedding Ceremony and Aisle – shared by The Knot

Black and White Wedding Ceremony and Aisle – shared by The Knot

Black Star Glittering Bokeh Photo Booth Backdrop – made by MyBackdropShop on Etsy

Black Star Glittering Bokeh Photo Booth Backdrop – made by MyBackdropShop on Etsy

Black Star Glittering Bokeh Photo Booth Backdrop – made by MyBackdropShop on Etsy

Would you have a Star Wars wedding?

 

 

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Do you love peacock feathers?  I do! They are one of my favorite color combinations. Not to mention they naturally have a shimmer and shine to them. This week’s idea board is for a modern and bright peacock wedding.

Why modern and bright? If you were to do a quick search for “peacock weddings”, you’d see tons of beautiful events shared, but so many of them are so dark! Not intentionally, but the colors that people tend to pick out of the feather usually combine into a rather dark and almost dated look.

For this idea board, I really wanted to focus on the bright and vibrant colors in a traditional peacock feather and have those be the front and center part of the design scheme.  I’d love to see this theme used for a young couple, in the middle of summer, looking for a bunch of color at their wedding, but still keeping it clean and modern looking.

Key details for this event:

  • Don’t over do the peacock feather itself – you don’t need to plaster them on everything!
  • Use pops of colors – pick your top two choices, for this event blue and green, and use the other colors as “pops” throughout the event design
  • Keep it clean – for this to work, you need to keep clean lines, keep thinking modern, and don’t get carried away with the peacock clutter that is so easy to get
Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

Modern & Bright Peacock Wedding Ideas

I got all of these pretty pictures from….

Modern Peacock Cake – shared on Craftsy

Blue Napkin & Peacock Feather Place Setting – seen on this pin

Peacock & Blue Tablescape – shared by A Day to Remember

Peacock Candy Buffet – seen here on Wedding Bee

Peacock Cookies – seen on Arty McGoo

Blue & Peacock Place Setting – shared by Pier 1 on this pin

Green & White Reception Lounge – seen on this pin

Green & White Tablescape – seen on this pin

Peacock Wedding Cookie Favors – by Whimsical Originals DB on Etsy

Peacock Wedding Invitation Suite – by Allis Studio on Etsy

If you were having a peacock wedding, what two colors would you choose to be your main color scheme?