So you’re planning a themed wedding. You’ve found something you love so much that you want to center your big day on it. Great! Themed weddings can be awesomely fun, or they can be a big pain. … read more
My favorite recap posts are ALWAYS the details posts. I love seeing the hard work of planning come to fruition in the little details that not all wedding guests may notice, but truly make the entire wedding picture complete.
Admittedly, the details of our wedding were a labor of love by our wonderful friends and family with a little help from me. We have amazing people in our life who volunteered to help us throughout wedding planning, which not only saved us money, but also helped turn my vision into reality. We could not have had the wedding we did without their help, so for that I am extremely grateful.
Spring is bursting with colors as flowers blossom everywhere you look. This season is all about bright colors and bold flowers. Use this to your advantage to save some money and make beautiful decorations for your spring wedding. … read more
Spring is all about flowers, pink, and more flowers. A spring wedding is the perfect way to incorporate your girly style, while tying in new trends to have your guests feeling like spring has sprung. … read more
Horseshoes Get Hitched: Modern Barn Wedding with Rustic Details
Before I get into the nitty-gritty of our reception, I have to highlight some of the design and decor details of our wedding. We ended up embracing our rustic garden barn party motif, and it turned out really well. A thousand thank yous go to Sonia of Enriched Events for beautifully executing our vision. Sonia was our day-of and design/decor coordinator, and she knocked it out of the park. She is a hilarious, ever calm and cheerful individual—it was an absolute pleasure working with Sonia on our wedding.
Mr. Horseshoe and I DIYed quite a few things for our wedding: our signs, paper flowers, ceremony garland, and favours. See our DIY posts here and here for more information. We then rented or purchased the rest of our decor.
Heritage Park supplied us with table and glassware, round and rectangular tables, chairs, and linens. We chose ivory for both our tablecloths and napkins. The beautiful wooden chairs are part of the reason we chose this venue—we didn’t have to worry about renting chairs as they were already perfect. We did have to pay a chair setup fee (I believe it was $2 per chair), but it was worth it.
I loved our bud vase arrangements. | Photo by PMG Image
We rented navy chevron table runners and gold charger plates for our table settings. Sonia rented us her spectacular collection of vintage bud vases, and our florist provided us with loose flowers and greens to go in the vases.
Despite the cold temperatures and freezing winds, there is something so exhilarating and beautiful about winter. It offers stunning inspiration for hosting a luxurious winter wonderland wedding. … read more
Lately I have been drooling over all of the beautiful wedding hangers out there. I don’t know what has come over me—why do I care so much about a hanger? I have no idea, all I know is that I wanted one…bad. At $20–$40 each, though, I didn’t want one that bad. I started to toy with the idea of crafting my own DIY wedding hanger. It couldn’t be that hard, could it? Well, let me show you my first few attempts:
OK, I know that looks bad. Did I just scare you? I will tell you that it does take a few tries. I promise, though, that once you get the hang of how the wire bends, it’s smooth sailing. I encourage everyone to not be scared of this project and give it a shot. You can make a beautiful bridal hanger for less than $5. They also make an awesome bridesmaid gift! So here we go.
For those of us who may be DIY-inclined, it can be hard to reign ourselves in. Should we though? What about flowers? Are wedding flowers on the OK-to-do-myself list, or are they strictly for professionals? … read more
The eternal question that is prompted by all of the catalogues, online shops, and wedding magazines couples ponder is as follows: How do I make our wedding “our own”?
We chose to go the traditional route in a lot of ways, but these little details were super fun to execute and, in most cases, reasonably priced relative to the impact I hope they make. Read on for my little “personal touches” roundup:
COCKTAIL NAPKINS. I think this may have been my first buy for the wedding! The napkins are foil-pressed in gold, and I love the traditional “Just Married.” We included our hashtag at the bottom to encourage Instagram debauchery.