Because I love a doxie – and it is Halloween!
Printable from I Should Be Mopping the Floor.
Looking for a laid-back alternative to glam gemstones and jewels? Think of geodes, raw gems, crystals and rocks. These natural elements will have a truly captivating and bohemian effect on your wedding decor.
These pink geode place mats are to die for. They have such a feminine and modern look that will work in a classic palette of pink, white and grey. Rock candy is not just a childhood treat from the past. They are a delicious sweet treat to serve your guests, that also have the benefit of looking amazing.
Create your own gems by spray-painting textured rocks and placing them in your space.
Meet your jewelry must-have! This pair of druzy earrings will fit in well with a black and gold art deco theme.
For a natural take on escort cards all you need are some rocks and a Sharpie. If you live near a beach or trail you can go for a long romantic stroll to pick them up before your wedding. We love the effect of scattering different sized and colored crystals on the tables amongst the centerpieces. Oversized crystals as table numbers will add to a bohemian styled table.
Outdoor ceremonies often require some more decoration when it comes to arranging cake or food tables. You can really wow your guests with a setting like this!
Plain place cards can be given a makeover by pairing them with gems and crystals; your guests can also take them away at the end of the evening. Rock candy can also be used as a decorative and tasty drink stirrer.
Mini easels are perfectly adorable on their own, but these giant geodes placed on them are a game changer. We love the combination of geodes, crystals and rocks with candles. You can turn these into centerpieces or just scatter them around your reception space.
Photo one: ahouseinthehills.com; Photo two: stylemepretty.com; Photo three: amandawatsonphoto.com; Photo four: justinablakeney.com; Photo five: joshuazuckerman.com; Photo six: ashleighhobsonrva.com; Photo seven: loveisabigdeal.com; Photo eight: tiffanysbakingco.com; Photo nine: lauragordonphotography.com; Photo ten: flourishdesigns.com; Photo eleven: joielala.com; Photo twelve: swoonedmagazine.com
We love when couples are brave enough to rock a big, bold, statement-making shade of pink on their wedding day; and when it comes to pink, you don’t get much bolder than fuschia. While there’s nothing subtle about it, fuschia works surprisingly well for any season, plays nice with lots of other colors, and is sure to turn a head or two. You might think this almost neon shade would be difficult to incorporate into your color scheme, but you’d be wrong, and we’ve put together 5 color palettes to prove it.
We think this pink, black, navy, and gold palette is the ultimate in chic, contemporary color combinations. It’s perfect for couples who aren’t afraid to do things their own way and show off a little in the process.
Who says fuchsia can’t work in a more elegant color scheme? Definitely not us, and we think this palette proves it!
Believe it or not, fuchsia actually takes something of a back seat in this color scheme. Working as an accent color alongside deep golden yellow, it’s used to add a pop of color to the predominantly dark purple palette.
This is definitely not your average wedding day palette, but somehow it works despite its somewhat strange color pairings.
Cobalt blue is an equally bold shade that pairs beautifully with fuschia. Adding lots of crisp white to the palette helps give it a clean, crisp feel.
These free printable autumn leaves make the perfect place cards for any type of party. You can also use the leaves to create a gorgeous fall garland to hang in your home.
Simply download and print the free pdfs. (Click on the links below to download them.)
If you want to create place cards, open the files in Pic Monkey. (I have the paid version, but the free version will also work.) Create a rectangular overlay (white) and fade it to 63 percent.
Add names to the leaves. I imported my own fonts into Pic Monkey and used the Adorn Garland font by Laura Worthington.
Print on card stock.
Carefully cut out each leaf.
Don’t they look festive?
You can also create a garland by hot gluing the leaves to yarn or string.
A leaf garland would look great at a barn wedding!
When it came to choosing where to elope, travel-lovers Ruby and Jason simply couldn’t resist the romantic charms of Paris – and can you blame them?? As the couple exchanged their vows in the gardens behind Notre Dame Cathedral, a crowd gathered and cheered them on, making for the kind of memorable and amazing wedding ceremony that only Paris, the city of love, can offer!
Special thanks goes to Brant Smith for capturing all the beautiful photos and sharing them with us.
Ruby, 31 & Jason, 32
Wedding Date: August 16, 2014
Number of Guests: 2
Wedding Cost: $10,000 (including flights, accommodations, not including wedding dress and tux)
Wedding Ceremony Location: Gardens behind Notre Dame (Square Jean XXIII)
Wedding Reception Location: Lapérouse
Why did you have an intimate wedding?
We love to travel and we thought having a ceremony in the most romantic city in the world would be the most amazing and memorable experience. Having an intimate wedding also allowed us to do everything we wanted to do without all the stress of having to plan all the details of a traditional wedding.
What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?
The time difference when trying to coordinate our accommodations was a bit challenging. We didn’t hire a coordinator so we were relying on our own internet searches for apartments. When emailing apartment owners it would often take a day to get a response and often times the apartment would be rented by the time we did get a response.
Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?
This did not apply to us as everyone knew we were having an intimate ceremony and would have a reception to celebrate with everyone when we returned.
Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?
Most family and friends that knew were very supportive and excited for our intimate ceremony so we did not run into this issue.
What were the highlights of the ceremony?
After our ceremony, a large crowd that had gathered to watch, began cheering and taking pictures. It was the most amazing feeling and made us feel like celebrities.
What were the highlights of the reception?
Lapérouse was an amazing restaurant. We were able to reserve a private dining room to enjoy an intimate dinner. The food was great and the ambience and decor was very Parisian, exactly what we wanted. It was a perfect way to end our wedding night.
What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?
We loved being able to do what we wanted to do on our special day. We didn’t have to worry about anyone but ourselves. It was a stress free day and we couldn’t have asked for a more a memorable way to start our lives together.
Do it! It’s your day, don’t let anybody convince you to do it differently.
Photography: Brant Smith Photography
Hair: Ciara Coiffure
Makeup: Charles Gillman
Driver: Cedric at 2CV tours
Officiant: Claire Bay from Une Belle Cérémonie
Accommodations: Apartment found on homeaway.com
Wedding dress: Nicole Miller from BHLDN