Trend Alert: Neon Wedding Signs

We have seen more and more couples add a neon sign to their wedding day decor and we could not be more in love with idea! From above the wedding cake to displaying the couples new last name it seems like this trend is going to stick around for awhile. Today we wanted to share our top neon wedding sign ideas with you!

Neon Wedding Sign

See This Real Wedding / photo: Tim and Jess Photography

Neon Wedding Sign

See this real wedding / photo: Tim and Jess Photography

 

Neon Wedding Sign

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The Best Wall Art Prints for a Quick Home Makeover

You know you want wall art. You know you like wall art. But how do you CHOOSE the best wall art for your home specifically? Genuinely — there is a lot of really good stuff out there. And once you sort passed the wooden “live laugh love” signs, you might find yourself lost in a sea of indecision! Because online shops like Etsy, Society 6, and Minted are packed to the rafters with great art from talented artists.

Positano Watercolor Italy Art from $20Large Watercolor Printable Art $8Geo Abstract from $98Emberley from $99Barred from $98Pink Tide from $98Sacred Beginning No. 1 from $98Abstract Botanical Navy Shadows from $98Poppy Joy from $98Abstract Rainbow Printable Wall Art from $31Vaporeux Deux from $99Cool to be Kind Typography Wall Art $5.50Abstract Moon Cycle Print from $31Oranges Print from $31Womxn March On Print from $32


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Rustic Inspired Outdoor Wedding

Rustic Farm Wedding

Rustic Farm Wedding

Taking place at the Illinois rustic wedding venue, Danada House, this wedding ties together a farm wedding with a vintage feeling wedding in one great look. From the photographer: Kristina and Chris just spent 18 months saving, planning and preparing every detail to this very personal wedding. Many of their decorations were personally made by the bride and groom themselves with love and care. They truly enjoyed the planning process just as much as the gorgeous day it turned out to be. They had their beautiful outdoor ceremony they were hoping for, followed by a fun filled evening dancing the entire night with their closest family and friends. The day ended up being everything and more that the bride and groom had hoped for. They will now have these memories to go back and relive ever minor detail of their day. Thanks to Maria Harte Photography for sharing this one-of-a-kind wedding with us today.

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Sources – photography: Maria Harte Photography / venue: Danada House, an Illinois Wedding Venue / floral designer: Andrew’s Garden / bridesmaid dresses: Da Vinci Bridal / beauty: Jen Cirelli / catering: Marie’s Catering Service

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Dreamy Disco Vibes + Dried Flowers for this Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration

Disco Beach Wedding Inspiration

Break out your bell bottoms because it’s time to boogie on the beach! Vintage lovers are going to fall head over platform heels for this Lake Tahoe Wedding Inspiration. Real life couple Teja + Danny  teamed up with Velvet Armoire Floral + Event Design to design a special and intimate setup on the shores of Incline Village in Lake Tahoe, California. With not one, but three bridal looks, a colorful dried floral installation, and of course, disco balls galore, this inspo will give you all the disco fever! Stephanie, from Velvet Armoire, shares:

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First Look at Elysian: 11 New Gowns from Grace Loves Lace 2020/21 Collection

Grace Loves Lace Eve Gown

It’s a big week for new gowns and we’re very excited to give you a sneak peek at Elysian, the 2020/21 collection from Grace Loves Lace! You can shop the gowns beginning September 24 — each one handmade in Queensland, Australia. The Elysian campaign was inspired by Founder and Creative Director, Megan Ziems’ passion for music, poetry, and nature. Here’s what Megan had to say about the collection:

Grace Loves Lace Estelle GownSo sleek and simple and effortless! Estelle is available in 40 bust sizes — a fit for every body type.Grace Loves Lace Estelle GownGLL also launched an updated line of bridal accessories, one of which is a bridal backpack!Grace Loves Lace Eve GownEve features the classic rose lace by GLL. We just LOVE the high neck line!Grace Loves Lace Filamena GownGo from ceremony to reception with removable bolero top.Grace Loves Lace Frenchie GownAll the bows and lace and pearls! Frenchie is pure femininity — and pairs beautifully with the Odette headband veil.Grace Loves Lace Odette VeilGrace Loves Lace Lena GownGrace Loves Lace Martini GownHas there ever been a better name for a dress? The sleek shape gives way to the fun Helena hat!Grace Loves Lace Monet GownIf “romantic and feminine” were personified in a dress, it would be this one.Grace Loves Lace Noah GownGrace Loves Lace River Wedding DressThe ultimate “less is more.”Grace Loves Lace Star Wedding DressThe way this dress moves — it’s like she’s under water! The tulle overlay is Grace Loves Lace’s iconic pearlescent lace that actually shimmers in the sunlight. The armbands are also detachable for a second look!Grace Loves Lace Star Wedding DressThe Star dress and the Monet veil — what a match.Grace Loves Lace Star Wedding DressGrace Loves Lace Willow Wedding DressWillow is simplicity at its best.Grace Loves Lace Stardust Veil essJust a little shimmer!Grace Loves Lace ImmiBows for ShoesOne of our favorite bridal accessories of all time, these bows add instant drama + romance! Who says your feet can’t have a little fun, too?


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Rad Last-Minute Elopement in Joshua Tree + a Sequin Wedding Dress

Joshua Tree Glam Elopement

Remember when you could get on a plane and travel halfway across the world for a nice little holiday, and possibly even an elopement? *sigh* Yes, we didn’t know what we had back then — but we’re standing in full solidarity that those days will return. And when they do? We’ll hear more stories like that of Zoe and Zac, the fun and adventurous couple who traveled from Australia (just before quarantine) for their Joshua Tree elopement! Actually, they booked a ticket to Los Angeles for a kid-free holiday and decided on a last-minute elopement — sequin wedding dress included — to make the trip more memorable than ever. Here’s Zoe with the story:

elopement carddried palm backdropZac + Zoe held the  ceremony at the gorgeous Desert Wild Joshua Tree Airbnb, just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. The desert landscape and golden sun were the design inspiration so Vanessa at Cultivated by Faith created the most beautiful rust and neutral florals!Joshua Tree Glam ElopementPsst: you guys know you can rent this place, right? Swoooon!!Joshua Tree Glam ElopementJoshua Tree Glam ElopementCan’t you just feel the joy? These two have the best smiles!Joshua Tree Glam ElopementJoshua Tree Glam ElopementJoshua Tree Glam ElopementJoshua Tree Glam ElopementZoe admits to washing her hair around 1 am the night after a marathon Disney day and before the wedding (#goals). But Jen Plus Colour came into tame the pretty locks while Glam My Face by Sara gave her a beautiful desert glam look!star earringsJoshua Tree Glam ElopementJoshua Tree Glam ElopementAren’t they lookin’ so good?! Zac kept rocking his Politix Menswear suit paired with a Lack of Color hat while Zoe…Alex Mearing DressJoshua Tree Glam ElopementJoshua Tree Glam ElopementYou may recognize Zoe’s look from our brides in sneakers roundup! And how good is a silver sequin wedding dress at golden hour?!Joshua Tree Glam ElopementThe amazing benefits of planning an elopement Joshua Tree – that light! How dreamy!Joshua Tree Glam ElopementJoshua Tree Glam ElopementJoshua Tree Glam Elopement


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DIY Farm Wedding

Rustic Farm Wedding

Farm Wedding

Today we have a lovely one-of-a-kind southern rustic wedding taking place at the North Carolina wedding venue, Snipes Farm Retreat. Filled with DIY wedding ideas, this wedding showcases how amazing a farm wedding can look when personal details are shared. From the photographer: Caroline and Andrew were married in March at the rustic Snipes Farm Retreat. The many DIY touches made the day extra special to the couple: the bride’s mother created the wedding invitations, the bride crafted the bouquets and boutonnieres from felt, and the bride and her father home-brewed two delicious beers to serve at the wedding in pint glasses also etched by the bride! Thanks to Allison Mannella Photography for sharing this wedding today!

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Love the way this bride looks in rain boots? See our post on rain boots for your wedding.

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Sources – photography: Allison Mannella Photography / venue: Snipes Farm Retreat, a North Carolina wedding venue / dress store: Dar-Lynns Bridal

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A Stunning Green and Pink Floral Dress For This Cozy Wedding in Vermont

Rustic Vermont Wedding

When you think Autumn in Vermont, what are the first things that come to mind? Beautiful views, colorful foliage, cozy fireplaces and intimate evenings with close loved ones? We thought so!! That’s exactly how to describe Kristen + Will’s wedding in Vermont at the Marble House Project. Combining classic New England aesthetics with quirky and artistic details, they teamed up with planners Ehmann Events to create a modern wedding day that perfectly honors their adventurous relationship. K shares more about their inspiration:

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15 Non-Toxic Candles To Light Right Now

The Best Non-Toxic Candles to Buy NowIt’s 2020, and we’re all stepping up our ‘well care’ game as much as possible. Maybe you’re rocking cruelty-free makeup or all-natural hair care, but there’s one eco-friendly upgrade that might have slipped under your radar. Admittedly, it has for us! Candles. Lately, non-toxic candles have piqued our interest, and we’re not alone. Just like we ingredient-check our food and beauty products, many folks are questioning the air they’re breathing at home.

Here’s a quick lesson in candle making – because that yummy-smelling apple spice jar burning at home might not be so yummy (for the air) after all. Low-quality candles are made with a paraffin base. This wax ingredient is obtained from petroleum, which isn’t great for old Mother Nature. These kinds of candles might also be assembled with a wick made out of metal fibers…herein lies the main potential house pollution problem. Not good.


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A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore
Photos by Darren Brown

Offbeat partner: Beth

Offbeat partner: Mitch

Date and location of wedding: Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada — May 11, 2019

Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Mitch and I had talked about having a wedding for years but because we kept being posted to remote places away from family and friends, we kept putting it off. When we were moving to Ottawa, we decided "This is it! It has to happen now!" However, that still meant that ALL of our families and some of our friends had to travel to make it to the wedding (I'm American and my family lives across the US, and Mitch's family lives in Alberta). We decided on our venue because it was in the perfect location in downtown Ottawa (and overlooking Parliament), so all of our guests could fly in and have access to a huge variety of places without having to drive.

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

We also love the history of CP hotels, fabulous food, and, it turns, out, everything expensive, so it was easy to go with a general vintage/art deco ballroom theme but difficult to decide where to cut to stay on budget. In lieu of a rehearsal dinner the night before, we invited everyone for a scavenger hunt downtown as a wedding meet/greet and finished with dinner and drinks at an art deco brasserie.

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

Tell us about the ceremony:
Our ceremony was quite simple. Mitch was not a fan of anything resembling a ceremony and vows, and it was most important to me to celebrate with the people closest to us (most of whom we don't see often) and that everyone has a good time. Mitch let me get away with a 10-minute long ceremony, which would be concluded with a champagne toast.

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

Our dogs are a cornerstone in our relationship, so it was important to have Riley and Penelope at the ceremony with us. We were so lucky that close friends wrangled them for us before and after the ceremony. My cousin, who we are both good friends with, officiated the wedding and did a lovely job. It was short, sweet, and hey, champagne!

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

Tell us about the reception:
After the ceremony, we had a receiving line with me and Mitch and our puppers. There were treats set up so everyone could give us hugs and give the good dogs nibbles.

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

Speaking of nibbles, we had too much food at the reception. There were hors d'oeuvres during cocktails, and then we sat down to a plated four-course meal, followed by a dessert bar in lieu of a wedding cake, and late-night snacks to end. It was all so delicious, but almost nobody had enough room to even hit the dessert table.

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

Following dinner, we had a band play jazz and blues standards and vintage covers a la Postmodern Jukebox. Our first dance started as "Our Love is Here to Stay" and changed mid-tune to a vintage-style Rickroll.

Looking back by the end of the night, I was thrilled that our wedding felt like such a success. Not because every detail was undeniably "us," not because we had the most amazing food, gorgeous venue, and flowers, great music, etc., but because our primary mission was fulfilled: everyone close to us had come together, helped out, became friends, and had a fabulous time enough that strangers commented on the fun we had. The smiles and the laughs from our incredible network of people are still our greatest takeaway from that day.

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding?
To stay on budget, and because I am a crafty bitch (and a bit control freak), I DIYed almost everything at the wedding. The theme really should have been "Opulence! I MADE EVERYTHING!!!"

I bought my strapless dress at a sample consignment store but sewed a bodice overlay with an art deco pattern to wear for the ceremony and remove after, and sewed in my own bustle. I made my necklace and earrings. I made the vintage telegram save-the-dates, the invitations, and the programs (filled with fun goodness from Offbeat Bride).

I printed paper with the sheet music of our wedding song and made more than 500 paper flower decorations. I created all of our signs with vinyl lettering on mirrors, made the felt flower collars for the puppers' ceremony garb, and instead of table numbers, I reprinted vintage concert posters from the '20s and '30s and then put in a bio with quirky trivia about each musician on the back of the frame.

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

The problem: for several reasons, I never decided on whether to hire a day-of coordinator. In the end, I just felt I ran out of time, and I enlisted my sister and cousin to help with setup and running the schedule for the night since they both have backgrounds that lend well to event management. To be honest, it was still a LOT, but I had many friends and family members pitch in to make everything come together, and I'm so grateful. I couldn't have done it without them, and many of my fondest memories are from that.

A far-flung art deco ball with pups and glam galore

Vendors

Florist: Capital Florist • Photographer: Darren Brown • Favours: Peace by Chocolate • Band: The Gatsby Gang

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