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?

Green + Cream – Summer Bridal Shower

Picture this:

It’s a warm, sunny Saturday. Late in the morning, and the sun is still out and shinning bright. You’re headed to a bridal shower for one of your girlfriends. She’s feminine but not into the super girly red and pink flowers galore. She’s sophisticated and fresh at the same time. She loves mixing old with new.

You arrive, and the décor her maid of honor has put together is perfect for her. Light gold accents, with fresh crisp green, and touches of soft cream set the tone. Cute tea sandwiches are all laid out, with yummy peach pastries and chilled champagne nearby. Little arrangements of cream roses are spread throughout the room. The sun is shining in through big open windows.

Here’s what I had in mind:

Green + Cream - Summer Bridal Shower

Green + Cream – Summer Bridal Shower

See where I found these great ideas from:

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Light Green Candy Box / Party Favor Box – made by sweetywedding on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Floral Lace Bridal Shower Invitation – made by BeccaLeePaperie on Etsy

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Light Green, White + Gold Tablescape – shared on Style Unveiled

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Green Apple Sorbet – shared on Kitsch in the Kitchen

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

Peach Crostata – shared on Everyday Occasions by Jenny Steffens Hobick

 

What other color combos do you like to see in the summer time?

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Don’t you just love it when inspiration comes to you when you least expect it?

I was on Pinterest the other night, pinning away fantastic ideas for future events, and came by a great board that was full of gorgeous food that was plated absolutely picture perfect.

A particular dish caught my eye – one with blues, yellow and a hint of brown.

I thought it would be such an interesting take on “wedding colors” to have food that matched your palette. So without further ado, here is what I had in mind:

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Sun in the Sky – A Bright Blue and Yellow Summer Wedding

Don’t forget to check out where I found all these incredible inspirational images:

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Bright Blue Bridesmaids Dresses and Yellow Bouquets – shared on Bend the Light

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Malibu Blue Boutonniere – made by MiaettiaCreations on Etsy

Blue and White Tablescapes - found on Pinterest

Blue and White Tablescapes – found on Pinterest

Blue and White Tablescapes – found on Pinterest

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail – shared by A Cozy Kitchen

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Daisy Cake – found on Pinterest

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Whimsical Modern Invitation – made by designsbyXO on Etsy

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

Gorgeous Colorful Food Presentation – spotted on Pinterest

What do you think about incorporating your event colors into your food?

Summertime Party: Blueberry and Peach Baby Shower

Summertime! It’s what inspired this week’s inspiration board. I was browsing Pinterest, and came by this incredible looking summertime peach and blueberry pie. It looked DEVINE!

Those are normally some of my favorite summer fruits, but it had never really occurred to me to mix the flavors, which got me thinking about the color combination of dark blue and peach….. Before you knew it, I decided that was going to be my theme for this week’s board. (I’ve also included it in the idea board below!)

These would be such fabulous colors to use at a summertime bridal or baby shower. Plus, you can do double duty on buying the produce fresh for eating, but also incorporate it into your décor. Here’s what I had in mind:

Summertime Party: Blueberry and Peach Baby Shower

Summertime Party: Blueberry and Peach Baby Shower

 

See where all of these fabulous images were found:

Navy and Peach Bloom Baby Shower Invitation – made by digibuddaPaperie on Etsy

Navy and Peach Bloom Baby Shower Invitation – made by digibuddaPaperie on Etsy

Navy and Peach Bloom Baby Shower Invitation – made by digibuddaPaperie on Etsy

Blackberry and Blueberry Centerpiece – shared on Wedding Chicks

Blackberry and Blueberry Centerpiece – shared on Wedding Chicks

Blackberry and Blueberry Centerpiece – shared on Wedding Chicks

Blueberry Chair Back –shared in an inspiration board on Burnetts Boards

Blueberry Chair Back –shared in an inspiration board on Burnetts Boards

Blueberry Chair Back –shared in an inspiration board on Burnetts Boards

Blueberry Filled Cylinders Décor – shared on Brides.com

Blueberry Filled Cylinders Décor – shared on Brides.com

Blueberry Filled Cylinders Décor – shared on Brides.com

Peach Mallows – recipe and details shared on Mother Nature Network

Peach Mallows – recipe and details shared on Mother Nature Network

Peach Mallows – recipe and details shared on Mother Nature Network

Blueberry Peach Pie - recipe and details shared on Sally’s Baking Addiction

Blueberry Peach Pie – recipe and details shared on Sally’s Baking Addiction

Blueberry Peach Pie – recipe and details shared on Sally’s Baking Addiction

Picnic Peach & Blueberry Crumbles – recipe and details shared on Princess Misia

Picnic Peach & Blueberry Crumbles – recipe and details shared on Princess Misia

Picnic Peach & Blueberry Crumbles – recipe and details shared on Princess Misia

14 Inch Peach Pom Pom Hanging Decoration – made by TamsCorner on Etsy

14 Inch Peach Pom Pom Hanging Decoration – made by TamsCorner on Etsy

14 Inch Peach Pom Pom Hanging Decoration – made by TamsCorner on Etsy

What is your favorite fruit of summer?

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?

Summer Wedding Ideas in Turquoise and Silver

When I saw this great art print by IkeStudio on Etsy, I knew it would be such a cute print to have framed and put on a wedding table, maybe near the desserts, or even near the cocktail station! It said, “Today is a perfect day to be happy”. What better quote for a wedding day is there than that?

I loved it so much I decided to use it as the main inspiration for this week’s inspiration and idea board. I’m channeling a beach or destination wedding, with bright blues and a hint of sparkle.

 

Summer Wedding Ideas in Turquoise and Silver

Summer Wedding Ideas in Turquoise and Silver

 

See where these beautiful images for inspiration were found:

Multi-Tiered Blue and Silver Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Multi-Tiered Blue and Silver Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Multi-Tiered Blue and Silver Wedding Cake – spotted on Pinterest

Silver Sparkle and Glitter Cake Pops – shared by Cute Cake Pops

Silver Sparkle and Glitter Cake Pops – shared by Cute Cake Pops

Silver Sparkle and Glitter Cake Pops – shared by Cute Cake Pops

Teal Blue Silk Rose Petals – sold by yourperfectgifts on Etsy

Teal Blue Silk Rose Petals – sold by yourperfectgifts on Etsy

Teal Blue Silk Rose Petals – sold by yourperfectgifts on Etsy

Turquoise and Silver Brooch Rhinestone Wedding Bouquet – made by MagnoliaHandmade on Etsy

Turquoise and Silver Brooch Rhinestone Wedding Bouquet – made by MagnoliaHandmade on Etsy

Turquoise and Silver Brooch Rhinestone Wedding Bouquet – made by MagnoliaHandmade on Etsy

Turquoise Palm Tree Beach Wedding Invitations – made by citlali on Etsy

Turquoise Palm Tree Beach Wedding Invitations – made by citlali on Etsy

Turquoise Palm Tree Beach Wedding Invitations – made by citlali on Etsy

Printable Wedding Mad Libs in Turquoise Blue – made by PaintTheDayDesigns on Etsy

Printable Wedding Mad Libs in Turquoise Blue – made by PaintTheDayDesigns on Etsy

Printable Wedding Mad Libs in Turquoise Blue – made by PaintTheDayDesigns on Etsy

Glitter Bling Monogram Cake Topper in Blue – made by StudioBloomIowa on Etsy

Glitter Bling Monogram Cake Topper in Blue – made by StudioBloomIowa on Etsy

Glitter Bling Monogram Cake Topper in Blue – made by StudioBloomIowa on Etsy

“Today Is The Perfect Day To Be Happy” Print – made by IkeStudio on Etsy

“Today Is The Perfect Day To Be Happy” Print – made by IkeStudio on Etsy

“Today Is The Perfect Day To Be Happy” Print – made by IkeStudio on Etsy

 

What is your favorite summer drink?

Luxurious Dark Purple + Gold Wedding {Inspiration}

I’m mixing things up a little today and will be introducing a color palette section in today’s inspiration board. Having set colors goes a long way in insuring cohesion and clarity in wedding or party planning, and makes the design process a lot smoother. It only made sense to add one to color inspired inspiration and idea boards.

To kick off this new plan, I really wanted to share a palette that I am fond of: dark purple and gold. It is such a regal combination, and easily brings luxurious, rich qualities to any event it is incorporated into.

 

Dark Purple and Gold Luxurious Wedding Ideas Inspiration by Unique Pastiche Events

Dark Purple and Gold Luxurious Wedding Ideas Inspiration by Unique Pastiche Events

 

 

See where these great images of inspiration were found and shared:

Purple and Gold Tablescape – spotted on MODERNRANI

Purple and Gold Tablescape – spotted on MODERNRANI

Purple and Gold Tablescape – spotted on MODERNRANI

 

Purple and Gold Petite Cake – shared by Colin Cowie Weddings

Purple and Gold Petite Cake – shared by Colin Cowie Weddings

Purple and Gold Petite Cake – shared by Colin Cowie Weddings

 

Purple and Gold Chairs – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Chairs – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Chairs – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Invitations – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Invitations – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Invitations – spotted on Pinterest

Purple and Gold Wedding Cake – shared on Style Unveiled

Purple and Gold Wedding Cake – shared on Style Unveiled

Purple and Gold Wedding Cake – shared on Style Unveiled

Wedding Lighting – shared on Belle Wedding Blog

Wedding Lighting – shared on Belle Wedding Blog

Wedding Lighting – shared on Belle Wedding Blog

Purple Rhinestone Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Purple Rhinestone Brooch Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Purple Rhinestone Brooch Wedding Bouquet – made by hairbowswonderworld on Etsy

Purple and Gold Place Setting – shared on Polka Dots & Daisies

Purple and Gold Place Setting – shared on Polka Dots & Daisies

Purple and Gold Place Setting – shared on Polka Dots & Daisies

Do you find color palettes helpful when planning or decorating?

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?

 

 

10 White Orchid Wedding Bouquet Ideas

Looking for a beautiful white orchid wedding bouquet? In this post I’ve shared 10 absolutely breathtaking bouquets found from all over, that are my favorites! So without further ado….

10 White Orchid Wedding Bouquet Ideas

10 White Orchid Wedding Bouquet Ideas

See where all of these gorgeous bouquets were spotted:

  1. White Orchid Bouquet shared by Hilary Miles
  2. White Orchid Bouquet spotted on Colin Cowie Weddings
  3. White Orchid Bouquet found on this pin
  4. White Orchid Bouquet shared by Kelsey Combe Photography
  5. White Orchid Bouquet shared by Weddingbells
  6. White Orchid Bouquet shared by The Frosted Petticoat
  7. White Orchid Bouquet found on this pin
  8. White Orchid Bouquet found on this pin
  9. White Orchid Bouquet shared by Martha Stewart Weddings
  10. White Orchid Bouquet found on this pin

Make sure to click through and see where each of these bouquets were found. I do my best to link to where I found the image. Unfortunately, it’s not always the original poster.

 

If you had to pick only ONE of these bouquets for your wedding day, which would you pick?