Balloons have been in a part of celebrations and fanfare for years. Giant balloons are designed and block out the city sky every year for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. There are movies, such as Pixar's "Up" where balloons play a major role in saving the day. The love for balloons never truly stops after childhood. We're fascinated by their colors and the science behind the fact they float. So, why not cleverly and tastefully integrate them into your big day? Here are just a few fun and fabulous ideas we stumbled upon and had to share with you.
Ballooned send-off. These red, heart-shaped balloons are charming (although any kind would do) for a big send-off. As your guests release the balloons, the sky is full of color, and it makes for a wonderful photo op.
This might just be the next big trend in weddings. Instagram-ing wedding photos. We think this is genius. What a great way to keep track of and enjoy all the photos snapped that evening! Would you do this for your wedding?
Just a few cute ways guys proposed with food/drink items. How clever did they get with food? How did your fiance propose to you? We'd love to see photos.
This will wake you up real fast in the morning.
This is one that makes your insides melt.
If you're a guy reading this and you have this strong desire to propose perfectly to your girlfriend, but aren't sure where to start, be sure to contact Chelsea Rollert, owner and event planner, of iLove Wedding & Event Design about her iLove the Perfect Proposal package! Perhaps you’re having a hard time deciding the best way to pop the question and want this to be a memorable (in a good way) night for both of you – a way for you to feel more confident and at ease.
We couldn't help but "ooh" and "ahh" over this precious, dynamic moment. This bride had the photographer recreate the same pose/setting as one of her mother's wedding photo op moments. Would you do something like this?
Looking for a gift for your groom? What better than to give him more of yourself by booking a boudoir photography session with Flirt Boudoir Photography? Some of you ladies might baulk and gasp at the idea, immediately picturing trashy, scantily clad women with bad makeup jobs. Or you might think it's not for you because you don't look like Victoria Secret's model Miranda Kerr. Wrong on both counts. Listen to what Photographer Cindy Mills, owner of Flirt Boudoir Photography has to say, the benefits you and your groom get from it, and her vision behind it.
The Texas Wedding Guide: How do you approach these sessions with the women?
Cindy Mills: Communication. I think communicating with my clients is the key to a successful boudoir session. From what to wear, where to go to get hair and makeup, and even suggestions on what props to bring; I give them as much information as I possibly can. Once the client arrives we have a short consultation where they can see all the sample albums and products. We also discuss the outfits they have brought and what will look best with what set all while they sip on a glass of champagne. Then once I can tell they are relaxed and all questions have been answered we start the session.
TWG: What guidelines do you recommend to clients?
So much attention is often given to the flowers and how they are arranged, which is definitely all an important part of a wedding. We see flowers mostly held in various shaped clear glass vases, or most recently, the ever charming and popular trend of the Mason Jar. But we couldn't help but want to show you a few ways to liven up and mix things up when it comes to displaying your reception floral centerpieces.
What your flowers are displayed in can just be another opportunity to showcase your passions and personality. We love the flowers arranged prettily in saved tea tins. Each tin can and may hold a memory for you. The glass coverings on the flowers or the birdcages are sweet and are a more closed display. Just be sure the flowers are spritzed with water.
We came across these adorable and lovely photographs of couple's rings and we had to share the creativity and encourage inspiration.
Over the past couple of years, capturing the wedding rings in a unique way on film has been growing in popularity. Some photographers just snap a shot of the bride's ring and others make sure to couple the wedding band and ring in a close-up frame. Several centuries ago, the groom didn't have a ring at all; indeed the whole significance behind the ring has shifted from how it was originally intended, but the whole "she is mine" idea is still the common thread.
There is so much more than one would think to selecting the right cake for your big day. The tastings are only the beginning, and it's hard enough to narrow it down from all the delicious, bountiful flavors. After you decide on the cake, you have to decide what frosting you'd like and one that will best complement the flavor of the cake. Now comes the presentation of the cake, and it must make a statement; something to complement the theme of your wedding, and that will have guests "oohing" and "ahhing" over it.
Even though all the cakes in this post have some sort of flower on them, a lot of brides are opting for either more bling, geometric shapes, simple, etc. cakes designs/accessories. We're pointing out the textures we've been seeing on cakes and how they reflect various objects. For instance, the two cakes featured above remind us of wedding gowns with the bustle- and pleat- like detailing. The over-sized flower detailing drapes over and engulfs almost the entire cake, but the fact the flower is white makes it both subtle and classic.
Photo via greenhouseweddingshoes.com
We've seen what seems to be a growing trend for wedding reception table centerpieces: flowers under glass. What do you think of this trend? Would you do it for your wedding? Do you think it will become the next hot trend in centerpieces?