Holiday Nuptial Design Inspiration

For those of us from cooler climates (I’m from Maryland), we can have a hard time imagining the holidays without snow, scarves, hot chocolate, ever greens, and holly.  However, a beachy, tropical wedding, can feel just as cozy and inviting.  This is the inspiration board I’ve come up with for a holiday wedding in Costa Rica.  I imagine lots of greens, in the form of succulents, tropical foliage and airplants, accented with dark red flowers and whites from corals, flowers and candles.    And we mustn’t forget the sparkly dress and romantic lighting.

Holiday Nuptial

Where to fine the… WreathesTablescapeFloral CrownBouquetCeremony Aisle.

Fall Beach Wedding Inspiration

Thinking about the cooler weather, changing leaves, and, my favorite, pumpkin lattes, in the States right now.  And I’m feeling a inspired by this picture that captures all the things I love about fall in the States and my home here in Costa Rica.  It has some warm fall colors, but still that relaxed, tropical, beachy feel.  What do you think?

Picture thanks to Green Wedding Shoes.

For more driftwood and fall inspired pictures, visit out Pinterest page.

 

Flower-less Ceremony Design

As you explore ideas for your ceremony decorations, you’re probably thinking flowers.  You are probably also thinking about what you want the feel to be, perhaps its lux, or simple, or natural, maybe burlap, maybe fun, boho, tropical, or colorful.  Whatever your thoughts may be, have you considered not using flowers at all?  You can get that lux, or simple, or natural, or tropical feel without real flowers.  Here are some ideas we’ve put together and we love them all!

Row by row, starting from upper left:

  • Rustic wood arch with sheer ombre material.
  • Chandelier from a simple wooden canopy.
  • Yards and yards of burlap with white satin ribbon, puddling on the sand.
  • So much lovely, colorful ribbon, hanging from a rustic wooden frame.
  • Lots of driftwood posts with a simple white canopy.
  • Wooden frame, with the ocean, sand and couple as the focus.
  • Paper flower chains from a rustic wooden frame.

Fore more details and ceremony ideas, visit our Pinterest page here.

Etsy Wedding Dresses

I imagine we all know Etsy.com.  If not, let me describe it for you.  Etsy is more or less an online “craft fair”, where you can purchase handmade and vintage items, craft supplies, and food, among other things.  These items are sold directly from the creator or a small community, verses a large store, this is what helps keep costs reasonable and items eclectic.  We like it for the little things:  earrings, necklaces, fun pillows, holiday decor, scarves, hats and so much more.  I’m sure you know, its the perfect place to get your wedding day jewelry or gifts, but had you ever considered shopping on Etsy for your wedding dress?  The dresses below are a sampling of dresses I found and loved for a Costa Rica wedding.

Wedding Dresses - Etsy

Clockwise, starting from upper left:

DidoCouture- $159, DressyProm – $139, MermaidBridal – $319, Graceloveslace - $1148, Dresstalk – $149, EllaKoStudio – $109

 

Metallic Wedding Inspiration

We LOOOOVE metallics!  Mixed with bright colors or even muted tones, Costa Rica has lovely flowers for any theme.  Known for our tropical, statement flowers, this design would be perfect!  What do you think?  For more fun ideas visit out Pinterest board.

Metallic

Geometric Wedding Inspiration

A colorful and fun, Geometric Wedding inspiration board!  Any takers?  We love it.  For more ideas, take a look at our Pinterest board, you will find dress, jewelry, more cake and detail ideas!  Loving searching the web for more inspiration!  :)

Color-filled Wedding

So many times we stick to one, two or three colors in our wedding color scheme, why not go with all of them?!  We have put together an inspiration board to show you how lovely a very colorful wedding can be.  What do you think?

ColorfulWedding

For more ideas and inspiration, visit our Pinterest board here.

 

Niche

I recently had a girlfriend come and visit me in Costa Rica.  I knew that she was a very creative person, but I didn’t realize to what extent she was taking her design expertise.  My friend, Christina Postell, lives in Nashville, TN, where she owns and makes all her products by hand and, for sure, with lots of passion.  She was in the Apparel Design and Production Management program at Auburn University.  Here, she realized design and purse/bag making was something she could pursue as a full time business, after winning a competition in designing and constructing a purse.  She had the vision, good taste, and education.  Two years out of college, she quit her 9-5 and decided to try and make it as a handbag designer.
One year ago, a friend of hers had asked her to make the neck ties for her wedding.  This was after only having made ONE necktie prior to this request.  Her friend needed 21!!!  She also designed and constructed a miniature bow tie for the ring bearer, to surprise the bride, per the mother’s request.  An adorable tie for an adorable ring bearer.  Christina realized how much she loved creating fun and funky ties with interesting fabrics, something that can be a simple accessory…not Niche’s line!  :)  Funny how her ties are even bigger than her bags!
Christina is inspired by fabric.  Even if she has not seen the fabric, she knows what she’s looking for and the moment she sees it, she knows!  It snowballs from there!
Her price points for her bags are between $75-$195.  She has overnight bags, perfect tote sizes to carry around when getting ready for the wedding!!  And the ties are $18-$70.  These are a great groomsman gift and can really make an outfit, something a little bit different, which we always love!  Of course, depending on the quantity you order, prices will vary.
When we spoke with Christina, she was sure to mention she loves custom orders and if she can make it, SHE WILL!  ”I just made my first poncho for a friends music video-my point being, I don’t usually say no.”
When she came to visit, I got my own Niche bag.  Made of canvas, with leather details…its indestructible…which is just what I need in Costa Rica, and wedding coordinating!  Thanks Christina!!!!!
Can be found in: Moxie, Franklin TN; Hello Boys, Nashville,TN; 1907 Apparel, Nashville, TN
I am so happy that you are pursuing your dream and making something of it, and even happier to call you a friend!

Freshly Cut Tropical Bouquet

We recently did a wedding at Rancho Margot, where we were able to cut all the flowers right off the farm and put together the arrangements; bouquets, table decor, everything.  What a treat?!  Here is a little sample of the bouquet, before the REAL pictures get in!  Can’t wait!

Design by Kristina of Perennial Weddings.

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Dreaming of Bali

Absolutely adore this wedding tablescape!!!

Made up of wonderfully fantastic colors; greys, corals, seaglass tones, and pops of yellow/orange.  It makes me feel as though I’m on a beach in Bali.  Great combination of beaded votives, driftwood, and little fun pieces.  What an electic, beautiful table!!!!!

For more Wedding Inspiration, check out our Wedding Inspiration Board and our Pinterest page.

Picture thanks to Green Wedding Shoes.

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