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Fresh Summer Weddings

Hello again Real Brides,
I have been in hiding and no I didn’t quit on blogging, I just quit on blogging every day, because I have been engaged with real life, my job, enjoying my summer, my reborn city life and, of course, my husband.  We have been to a couple of lovely summer weddings this year and it just seems that right now in our lives everybody is getting hitched, so love is in the air.

The wedding trend for this year is sort of what I had expected so far.  Less rustic, more new.  What I wasn’t expecting is the cuteness and craftiness of it all.  So, in a nutshell, even better than what I expected.  What a wonderful time to be planning a wedding!

Today, before I head off to work, I have for you some delightful summer wedding inspirations, so enjoy!

Why do I love this piece? Because it makes the flavors of summer the centerpiece.

Photo: Wedding Flowers and Reception Ideas

How awesome is this lovebird table setting? I think better than awesome!

Photo: Fun Favors By Dulce

And Chinese Takeout favors?!!! How clever!

Photo: Fun Favors By Dulce

Yes, you can get these made and they come in all different flavors and colors.  Just visit the Jones soda website

Photo: A Good Affair





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Calla Lilies: An Extravagant Centerpiece

I just love calla lilies.  To me they look so elegant with their long stems and their shape.  A very good choice to have as centerpieces because they can go in all kinds of vases.

Photo: The Knot

Photo: Green Bride Guide

Calla Lilies make an elegant bouquet as well.


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Carnations: A Flower You Can Create With

Carnations are perhaps one of the most misunderstood flowers when it comes to party planning.  Truthfully I think a lot of people like to steer clear of carnations because they are cheap and I guess a lot of people don’t want to look cheap.  Yes, carnations are cheap, but they also come in so many different colors and their shape is perfect for creating amazing centerpieces.  Perhaps carnations are worth a second and closer look…

Found these pictures off a blog named Cheap ‘N’ Quirky.  Very nifty blog and the name says it all.  Love it!

Photo: Cheap 'N' Quirky

Oh, what they can become…

Photo: Pepper Design Blog

They can even make a plain cake look extravagant!

Photo: Party Favorites Blog

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Flowers and…Candy!

If your looking for a really fun centerpiece that guests will really want to take home with them, then look no further.  Flower centerpieces filled to the rim with candy are pretty, sweet and fun.  This is a great centerpiece if there are going to be a lot of children at your wedding and they are also easy to set up by yourself.

Photo: Occasions By Lisa

Photo: Porterhouse Designs

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Green Weddings are IN

There is no denying that green is a popular color trend for weddings and I love it!  It just stands out and makes a fresh and bold statement.  And what a better day to show off green wedding decor than today. Happy St. Patrick’s!


Photo: Perfectly Pearl

Photo: Elizabeth Anne Designs

Photo: SB Chic

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Goodbye Sappy, Hello Glam

It’s 2012 and I think everybody (in more than one way) is ready for some change.  So much has happened last year (wedding wise and otherwise)  that I think it’s time to say goodbye to rustic/vintage/shabby chic weddings.  They were nice while they lasted, but a little too sappy for my taste! It’s a new year and it’s time to clean up and glamorize and what a better way to do that then to post pictures of these awesome glamorous crystal garlands, a sparkly awesome touch for reception centerpieces.

Photo: Koyal Wholesale

Photo: Pang Burn Photography

Photo: Advantage Bridal

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Wedding Wednesday

Spring is coming and there is nothing more exciting than a beautiful Spring wedding (according to me anyway because I was once a Spring bride!).  And when we think of the beginning of Spring, Easter comes to mind, so I made this inspiration board featuring some really cool Easter wedding decorations.  I just absolutely love the peeps ❤

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