Asian Infused Wedding in Red

It’s not too often I find myself designing concept boards based specifically around a cultural theme, but this week I was overwhelmingly inspired by the tablescape you’ll see below. The red and gold paper lanterns with an array of fresh flowers on the table caught my eye. After more digging into similar looks, I found myself disappointed in the number of higher end weddings that incorporated these beautiful red paper lanterns. With that in mind I challenged myself to create this Asian influenced wedding in red, featuring beautiful paper lanterns that looked luxurious and opulent, and less crafty.

Here’s what I created for this week’s Asian inspired wedding in red:

Asian Infused Wedding in Red with Paper Lanterns

Asian Infused Wedding in Red with Paper Lanterns

Be sure to see where I found each of these inspiration images:

Red Paper Lanterns Reception Entrance with Red Drapery – shared on WedMeGood

Hanging Red Paper Lantern Wedding with Chinese Influence – spotted here

Asian Inspired Tablescape with Red and Gold Paper Lanterns Hanging from Above – shared on WedLuxe

Asian Infused Bar – shared by Michael Habachy on Flickr

Large Red Paper Lanterns Grand Entrance – spotted on Pinterest

Red Paper Lantern Food Buffet and Display – also spotted on Pinterest

Red Wedding Reception Up Lighting with Red Paper Lanterns – shared by Bart Boehlert’s Beautiful Things

Do you know of any other weddings that incorporate paper lanterns in a high end style?

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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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Magical Midsummer’s Night Wedding Ideas

“Fairy dust is like love, it creates magic whenever you give it away.” I found that quote on Pinterest the other day, as I was browsing some stunning centerpieces. It inspired me to create a magical midsummer’s night wedding idea board to share with you this week. There are oh so many takes on a midsummer’s night wedding out there, filled with over grown foliage and floral blooms. I’m sure you’ve seen them all if you spend more than 5 minutes a week on Pinterest. To add my interpretation of this popular wedding theme, I opted for an ever so slightly more modern take. Instead of having blooming flowers and green vines everywhere, I decided to incorporate more aged and woven vines. You’ll see in a number of the inspirational images there are rich dark vines, often shown woven into unique shapes. And no garden party is complete without an abundance of fairy lights! Combined, I think these elements make for a spectacular evening wedding and reception.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Magical Midsummer’s Night Wedding Ideas

Magical Midsummer’s Night Wedding Ideas

Be sure to see where I found each of these images:

Overgrown Garden Wedding Altar with Vines and Greenery – shared in a roundup post on Huffington Post

Fairy Light Wedding Bouquet Ball – spotted on Tumblr

Midsummer’s Night Vine Wrapped Swing – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Fairy Twinkle Light Arbor over Garden Estate Table shared on Bodas Y Weddings

Vines and Hanging Lights Tablescape – spotted on Pinterest

Hanging Vine Spheres with Fairy Lights – spotted on Pinterest

Hammock Swing Surrounded by Vines and Fairy Lights – spotted on Pinterest

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Do you like garden inspired parties and weddings?

For more garden inspired event décor, check out my Garden Party board on Pinterest.

Bird of Paradise Tropical Wedding

I hope you like pina coladas! You’ll be craving one after seeing the bird of paradise inspired tropical wedding board I’ve put together for your viewing pleasure.  I don’t know about you, but seeing this inspiration board gives me hints of African vibes. I think it’s highlighted in the exotic bird of paradise paired with the branches and oversized tropical palm leaves.

This week I’ve gone more towards a traditional tropical look, coming away from the modern destination beach wedding concept I shared a few weeks ago (click here to see). I like the juxtaposition the two boards have to each other.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Bird of Paradise Tropical Wedding

Bird of Paradise Tropical Wedding

Be sure to see where I’ve found each of these inspirational images:

Tall Green Tropical Foliage Wedding Aisle Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Bird of Paradise Wedding Chair Décor – featured on Elevophotography

Bird of Paradise and Botanical Tropical Foliage Display – shared by Cuba Libre

African Bird of Paradise Centerpiece and Tablescape – shared by Lemontree Concepts

Bird of Paradise Wedding Cake – shared on Laissez Affairs

Personalized Wedding Favor Wrapped in a Tropical Leaf with Flower Accent – shared in a roundup post on Mariage.com

Which do you prefer: modern tropical wedding or traditional destination wedding?

Need more ideas for beach and destination weddings? Check out my “Beach and Destination Wedding Ideas” board on Pinterest for all of my favorite ideas for this type of wedding.

A Gilded Botanical Wedding

We’re doing it up like Midas today! Roses dipped in gold, garlands of gold bay leaves, centerpieces featuring gold garlands over crystal….the list of gold elements in this week’s wedding idea board is quite long. But don’t worry! I’ve included all the links below to the sites where each of these images were found.

The inspiration for this week’s wedding idea board actually came about when I was looking at my “Unusual and Unique Wedding Bouquet” board on Pinterest working on last week’s inspiration board. (If you missed that inspiration board, it’s a fun and modern tropical beach wedding. Go see it here.) I had been browsing through that board and saw it. A bouquet of golden roses. Over the top but completely fabulous. I knew I had to do something with it.

After thinking about it a little more, and looking back at some of the other posts I did with gold, I wanted to try something different. Botanical elements kept catching my eye, so I opted to feature lots of different types of gold leafs and foliage elements.

Here’s what I had in mind:

A Gilded Botanical Wedding

A Gilded Botanical Wedding

Be sure to see where I found each and every one of these elements:

Gold Leaf and Branch Wedding Cake – shared by Ruffled

Gold Script “The Best Thing to Hold On To Is Each Other,” Quote on Green Boxwood Wedding Ceremony Backdrop – shared on Ruffled

Folk Filigree Gold Foil Invitations – created and sold by pandercraft on Minted

Gold Rose Wedding Bouquet – shared on Bridal Guide

Gold Magnolia Leaf Escort Cards – shared on Southern Weddings Magazine

Golden Branch and Leaves Centerpiece – shared by The Arrangement Company

Bay Leaf Gold Garland – available on SaveOnCrafts

Crystal Candelabra with Gold Leaf Garland Centerpiece – shared by MODwedding

What do you think of this wedding with the gold touch of Midas? Would you prefer another metallic finish over the gold?

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A Modern Tropical Beach Wedding in Orange

Would you say “I do,” on the beach?

Come get away with me today! We’re going to the beach for a fabulous destination wedding, with a modern vibe and LOTS of vibrant orange accents. All the traditional elements of a beach or destination wedding are included in this week’s wedding idea board, just with more of a modern twist. I opted for a perfect shade of orange that pairs well with the tropical foliage leaves that I’m including sparingly on the tables. Adding dark wood elements on the tables helps to ground the wedding decor, and helps keep it from getting too south beach colorful. Maybe another week!

It’s not a destination wedding to me if there isn’t an abundance of tropical flowers! This week, I’ve made sure to include a variety of flowers with all sorts of different shapes, sizes, and colors. The simple but modern arrangements are all so different, but still highlight the textures and natural beauty of each flower’s natural shape.

Here’s what I had in mind for this week’s modern tropical beach wedding in orange idea board:

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding in Orange by Unique Pastiche Events #thisisUPevents

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding in Orange by Unique Pastiche Events #thisisUPevents

Be sure to see where I found all of these fantastic inspirational images:

Orange Boarding Pass Invitation with Bird of Paradise – created and sold by SproullieDesigns on Etsy

Modern Bird of Paradise Tropical Wedding Bouquet – by Kathy Wright and Company featured on Junebug Weddings

Beach Wedding Aisle with Palm Leaves and Vibrant Flowers – shared by Olivera Rusu Photography

Submerged and Clustered Tropical Orange Flower Arrangements on Escort Table – shared by Karen Tran Florals

Modern Tropical Place Setting with Leaf and Wood Accent – spotted on Pinterest

Bird of Paradise and Bamboo Tropical Centerpiece – shared on Bride.com

Orange Ombre Modern Cake – created by Eat Cake Be Merry

Modern Orange Outdoor Lounge with Dark Wood and Palm Leaf Accents – shared on this blog (translation needed)

Minimalist Modern Dessert Buffet Table in Orange and White – shared on Hostess with the Mostess

Would you say “I do,” on the beach?

Modern White Orchid Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Are you a fan of modern or classic event décor?

I hope both! This week’s wedding idea board is all about modern. Some of the phrases I would use to describe this event décor would be: Clean shapes. Bright white. Modern elegance.Those are the inspiration words for this week’s wedding inspiration board.

This modern white orchid idea board would be perfect for an outdoor wedding this summer. Orchids generally hold up well in most temperatures, and their clean lines really feed into this modern styling.

The pops of green floral here and there help add a bit of color, while their unusual uses and shapes help add depth and dimension to this event. I opted for several unusual centerpieces, because I like to have several interesting pieces in my design. It helps keep the eye interested and wandering to discover the next stimulating element in the event décor.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern White Orchid Outdoor Wedding

Modern White Orchid Outdoor Wedding

Be sure to see where I found each of the images used in this week’s modern white orchid wedding idea board:

Modern White and Green Orchid Wedding Altar Pillars – spotted on Pinterest

White Orchids and Green Accent Flower Modern Centerpiece – spotted on Pinterest

Crisp and Clean White Orchid Bouquet – shared on Southern Weddings

Tall White Orchid Escort Table – shared in a roundup post by MODWEDDING

White Orchid, Hydrangea, and Calla Lily Centerpiece with Pops of Green – shared by Elizabeth Anne Designs

Tall Modern Centerpiece with White Orchid and Green Floral Sphere – spotted on Pinterest

White Shimmery Wedding Cake Adorned with Orchids – created by The Pastry Studio

Large White Floral Wall Wedding Altar – created and shared by Floral Art

Are you a fan of modern or classic event décor?

Pop of Purple – Countryside Spring Wedding Ideas

I’m dreaming of a whiiitttteeeee…wedding! I’m actually dreaming of a white wedding with pops of purple. Something beautiful, with lots of fresh flowers in shades of white and cream with pops of purple. I’m thinking lilac purple with an occasional darker shade of purple mixed in. Don’t you think that would be a lovely wedding to attend on a nice spring afternoon? Imagine it, a wedding on a sunny countryside side estate, tons and tons of fresh floral flowers is everywhere, and there’s white flowy fabrics blowing in the breeze. I invasion nothing short of graceful and chic. Here’s what I had in mind:

Pop of Purple – Countryside Spring Wedding Ideas

Pop of Purple – Countryside Spring Wedding Ideas

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

Purple and White Tent Tablescape with Crystal Chandeliers – shared on Hostess with the Mostess by Fresh Events Company

Gardenias and Lavender Rose Satin Wrapped Bouquet – shared by Mindy Weiss

Wedding Invitations with Embossed Roses with Lilac Ribbon – made by Violet Wedding Invitations

White and Lilac Purple Rustic Centerpiece with Fresh Flowers and Candles – shared on WedLuxe

Purple Rose Wedding Cake on Flower Tablescape – shared by Colin Cowie Weddings

Romantic Lilac Outdoor Spring Wedding with Purple Flowers – shared in the Style Me Pretty Vault

Purple French Macarons – shared in a roundup post by MODwedding

Would you love to have a countryside wedding like this?

Pink Rose Quartz Spring Wedding

Oh la la! This week I present to you a spring wedding in milky shades of pink Rose Quartz (Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2016). I almost put together a wedding in this color family a few weeks ago when I was preparing the Soft Pink Rose Quartz Baby Birthday Party Ideas post, but couldn’t find all of the elements I was looking for.

But I kept searching, and found some perfect pictures to really capture what I am looking for in this wedding inspiration board. I wanted to put an idea board together that was soft and feminine, just like Rose Quartz, but also had the slightest touches of natural wood elements, balanced out by light amounts of dangling crystal elements.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Pink Rose Quartz Spring Wedding

Pink Rose Quartz Spring Wedding

Be sure to stop by and visit where I found each of these elements:

Pink and White Wedding Favor Rose Magnets – created and sold by EtenIren on Etsy

Pink Rose Heart Shaped Wreath Wedding Chair Decorations – share by Bridal Musings

Light Pink Roses and Carnation Wedding Bouquet with Crystals – share in The Vault of Style Me Pretty

Pink Rose Printable Wedding Invitation Suite – created and sold by GardenofLovebyFarrah on Etsy

Light Pink Rose Petal Wedding Aisle Runway – shared on Style Me Pretty

Pink Velvet Cake – recipe shared by I Am Baker

Pale Pink Floral and Ivory Wedding Chuppah / Alter – shared by Andrea Eppolito Weddings & Events

Flowy Pink Chair Cover Decorations – shared by Elegant Wedding

Pink Hydrangeas, Roses and Eucalyptus Filled Urns – shared on Elizabeth Anne Designs

Crystal, Roses and Vines Tablescape – shared in a roundup post on ModWedding

Large Folk Art Heart Cookies in Pink – created and sold by MarinoldCakes on Etsy

Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail – recipe shared on Lauren Conrad

Pink Rose Cupcake – shared by Vesna on Catch My Party

What is your idea of a perfect springtime wedding?

Elaborate Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Ideas

Serenity or Rose Quartz? If you had to pick one, which would it be?

If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, let me fill you in. The 2016 Pantone Color of the Year is actually two colors: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Check them out here if you haven’t seen them already.

I can’t say I normally would have opted to use either of those colors in anything I normally do, but you know I like a good challenge. This week I set forth with the challenge to do an elaborate wedding in the tricky color: Serenity. From what I see, Serenity is a periwinkle blue-purple that is cool and very soft. Loving the softness of the color, I decided to put together an over-the-top wedding inspiration board for you this week, full of soft colors and delicate hydrangeas.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Elaborate Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Ideas

Be sure to stop by and see where each of the images from this week’s idea board were found:

Romona Keveza’s Stunning Fall 2016 Hydrangea Wedding Gown –shared on The Knot

Serenity Blue Hydrangea Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Blue Watercolor Floral Escort Cards – created and sold by PaperbyCharmCat on Etsy

Serenity Blue Hydrangea Floral Arrangement – shared in a roundup post on MODWEDDING

Blue and Purple Hydrangea Wedding Aisle Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Custom Wedding Invitations with Hydrangea Flowers – shared on Mospens Studio

Serenity Periwinkle Rose Petal Flower Basket Petals – available on Advantage Bridal

Lavish Blue and White Wedding Reception Table Centerpieces and Décor – shared in a roundup post on MODWEDDING

Serenity or Rose Quartz? If you had to pick one, which would it be?