Rain on a wedding day means lots of luck…so this is one lucky couple! Kathryn and Chris were married on one of the last days of our rainy season….go figure. I was amazed, and even told the groom, how wonderfully they were both taking the rain and complete change of plans, as we had to go with Plan B, for ceremony, cocktail party, and dance floor. And did I mention it was the largest wedding to date, 141 people! Maya Angelou said, “You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.” Kathryn and Chris, it was your rainy wedding day, and you handled it better than most would handle a rainy “any-day”, I’m grateful to have met you and “worked” with you. Congratulations! I wish you all the best!
Oh, and I just adored doing their design. A mix of rustic and modern. Using geometric shapes with natural woods, I think it came together nicely. I was so happy that Kathryn (and Chris), trusted me completely with the design and let me roll with it. I had so much fun!
The biggest wedding Perennial Weddings has done to date!
One hundred and forty one people at Reserva Conchal. It was fantastic. Aside from some rain, which is good luck, if you didn’t know, everything went swimmingly! We can attribute that to good planning, a wonderful bride and groom, and an amazing team! Below are some pictures of Perennial Weddings working with Colette’s Flowers on the centerpieces. The theme was rustic modern, so my idea was to incorporate natural elements like woods and rustic boxes with modern elements like pattern and geometric shapes. Everyone was thrilled with the results! Thank you Samba to the Sea Photography for the behind the scenes pictures and Colette’s Flowers for lots and lots of pretty flowers!
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.
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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.
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! :)
So, we all remember Gwen Stephani’s ombre wedding gown way back when, what DID you think about it?
Well, ombre is back!!!! And in so many ways, options and ideas seem to be endless!
Here are some of our favorites:
Love this wedding dress on 100 Layer Cake, the ombre adds some funk and romance all at once!!!
The train on this Hendrik Vermeulen Couture, simple, silk, body hugging dress is out of this world!
And the details…
What do you think about Gwen’s dress now?! Imagine the possibilities!
What are some ombre wedding ideas you have?
Jewelry options are endless, coming in any color, shape and size. Are you looking something petite and simple, or do you want a statement piece, something bold? Instead of searching online for hours upon hours or spending hundreds of dollars on something at your local jewelry store, have you considered making your jewelry?
When preparing for my wedding I had gone through the same experience, looking for the perfect necklace online, finally when I found it, it was just out of my budget. Among many other projects my mother and I were working on, we decided that we would also make our own jewelry. Not only a necklace, but special memories were created with my mom, who is my best friend.
I went to Potomac Bead Company in Hagerstown, MD, as that is where my family lives. Being an avid “beader”, I love making my own earrings and necklaces, I didn’t take any classes, but if classes is what you need, classes is what they’ve got! They have everything from Beading 101, Wire Work, to Ring Making. These bead shops are popping up all over and they are often very similar, offering thousand of bead options, classes, and anything else you may need. I have found that most bead store employees are very helpful and always willing to teach you something or help you create the perfect piece.
Below is the white and beige fresh water pearl necklace I made for our wedding day, I also used two different silver chains that I wove together.
Would you consider making your own jewelry?
We know that the focus is not on you, ONLY on your wedding day. You’ve got your bridal shower, bachelorette party, engagement party, rehearsal dinner and potentially more! And you need that perfect little outfit for every event? Wow, thats a lot of shopping! Ladies, are we really complaining?
We discovered a website a few months back, we’re always hesitant to share it, as we like to stay original, however, we will let you in on our pretty little secret. Ruche is a great site for your statement dress or skirt, that funky shoe, or that perfect little accessory.
We wore this outfit to a recent rehearsal dinner.
Lemonade Dress, took off the black belt. Added a pretty necklace. And topped if off with a fun pair of wedges.
I hope you like Ruche as much as we do!
There are a variety of accessories for your hair, the options are endless, but a fun, funky, and modern company has come up with some amazing options. Bando offers everything from shoe clips to hair accessories…AND BOY DO THEY have hair accessories, something for EVERYONE!
Bando’s Black Label really mixes it up and would be the ultimate, statement piece for your wedding dress.
We know that these aren’t for everyone, so check out Bando’s Bridal Collection. Adding a more romantic, subtle accessory, while still making a statement.
Let us know how you make a statement and accessorize those locks!