Creative Ways to use Watercolor

We love the watercolor trend! Whether it’s delicate calligraphy, soft subtle ombre or bold jewel tones, watercolor can add an artistic touch to just any wedding detail. Check out these romantic watercolor creations for inspiration!

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Photography:

Giving Tree Photography

Maple + Elm Photography 

Amanda Lenhardt Photography

Deer Pear Flowers

Once Wed

Chandra Collection Photography

Nicoll’s Wedding Photography

Gift Giving: Guest Favors (1 of 2)

Wedding favors can be a fun and creative way to say thank you to your guests for taking part in your special day. Whether it’s a DIY project, a special treat that you and your partner love, or a simple token of appreciation, favors are a great way to personalize a nice to go gift for you guests. Include your wedding date, monograms, or a thematic phrase for your friends and family to carry with them after the party. Favors can also serve double duty as escort cards. Edible snacks, greenery, wildflower seeds, or small display boxes are great options for combining gifts and organization. Check out a few of our favorite creative favors below.

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Seating Chart Inspiration

 

Matching friends, family, and coworkers can at times be tricky but what better way to show off your hard work than with an appealing seating chart.  A seating chart display is a great alternative to escort cards and place cards. Organizing your guests’ names and table assignments in one place is a great way to create an eye-catching thematic display. It also eliminates the likelihood of guests misplacing their cards while mingling.

Below are some of our favorite seating chart inspirations.

 

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Trend: Geode Details (2 of 2)

Earlier this week, we highlighted some ways we’re seeing geodes and raw stones used in wedding celebrations.  And today we’re talking about a few more!  And as always, we’d love to hear what you think!  Do you love the geode trend?  Would you bring elements of it into your own wedding or celebration?

These geode inspired invitations use earthy but bright colors in a really eye-catching way.  Touches of gold embossing add the same kind of shimmer and glitter of the real thing.

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Table numbers are a quick and easy way to fold this trend into the mix at your wedding.  With just a metallic craft pen (and some penmanship skills!), you’ve got yourself a pretty, super cool table number.  Do the same for escort cards and place settings!

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Springtime Celebration—DIY Ideas

Springtime Celebration—DIY Ideas

Did you know that March 20th was National Proposal Today? It’s also the first day of Spring! Between the two, we think some celebration is in order.  So whether you’re hosting Easter, planning a proposal to a special someone, or just looking to ring in the warmer weather, the DIY ideas below will make your springtime celebration unique and memorable.

National Proposal Day

Already engaged?  Pop the question—to your Person of Honor! Ask your best friend, your sister, whoever to be your Maid of Honor by planning an egg hunt for them.  Draw them a treasure map.  Along the path, fill plastic eggs with pretty slips of paper that share why this person is important to you (like, “you have been my best friend since we were 13 years old” or “I know I can always be my unedited self around you”).  At the end of the map, hide one last egg with a message asking them to be your Maid of Honor.  Be sure to be nearby at this point—with tissues!—to ask them in person.

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Playing Easter Hostess

These clever egg decorating projects are a new take on classic Easter decor.  Choose one that speaks to your style most, and craft away!  Feeling competitive?  Have guests decorate an egg and judge each other’s work.  Winner gets glory!

+Glitter Eggs

Simple, pretty, and so fun!

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+Pantone Eggs

What could be cuter and more on-trend than these Pantone dyed eggs?! Pick your favorites and display with pride.

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+Silk Tie Eggs

How beautiful are these? And what a great use for pretty silk that doesn’t get much play anymore!

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+Babushka Eggs

These little dolls are sure to please guests of every age.  

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Whatever your style (or skill level!), dress up your table this Easter with these adorable egg DIYs—they’ll be a hit, and your creative prowess will be the talk of the party.

Celebrating Spring

Perhaps you don’t celebrate Easter or are hosting a gathering unrelated.  These tabletop decor ideas will be a breath of fresh air.

+Decorating with Vegetables

Incorporating produce into your table decorations may sound strange, but can be such a beautiful and unique way to celebrate the new season.  Combined with lots of fresh Spring flowers (and even eggs!), it all flows seamlessly together to create a refreshing, cool, creative centerpiece.  

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+Egg Place Cards

These are an understated way to incorporate Easter and Springtime decor for those who aren’t too keen on a pastel palette.  With pretty calligraphy style writing on undyed but varying colored eggs, they’re a nice mix of elegant and seasonal.  

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How about you? Are you planning any springtime celebrations or events?  How do you incorporate seasonal decoration in new, fresh ways?

 

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Vendor Spotlight: The Blooming Quill

Set the tone – elegant, classic and fun – for your upcoming wedding by choosing The Blooming Quill for all your calligraphy and letterpress needs. Owner Debi Zeinert’s talent and passion for letters shines through in everything she creates including invitations, menus, place cards and chalkboards. Her attention to detail and variety of penmanship styles creates an exquisite, personalized touch for every moment of your wedding.

For more information about The Blooming Quill, visit their website http://www.bloomingquill.com/ or contact Debi Zeinert directly at debi@bloomingquill.com.

Not All Numbers: Imaginative Table Names

Creative escort card ideas are swarming bridal magazines and Pinterest pages these days, but so many are directing guests to simple numbers on the tables! You put so much effort into creating an interesting and personal wedding, so why not be a little imaginative and name the tables?  Go with a theme that means something to you. From your favorite fruits to important locations in your relationship, the possibilities are endless.

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