Rich jewel tones are still on trend in 2014. Emerald green, ruby red, deep amethyst, turquoise, and amber are hot colors for bridesmaid dresses.
Full length gowns in these gorgeous shades are truly stunning, especially if you only have a few bridesmaids or just a maid of honor. Shorter dresses give a youthful feel.
Part late night treat table, part take-home favor station, the candy buffet is nothing short of genius if you ask us; it is, hands down, one of our favorite parts of the wedding reception. But as much as we love the candy buffet, even we can admit that it might be time to shake things up a bit with some fun alternatives instead. So if candy ain’t your thing, here are a few ideas, we think you’ll love:
1. Milk and Cookie Bar
Popcorn bars are a fun new trend at wedding receptions. If you are thinking of having one, why not add old-fashioned pink popcorn to the mix? Here’s how to make it:
Pour popped popcorn into two very large mixing bowls, set aside.
Spring is just around the corner, and although we can’t wait for the warmer weather and all the beautiful weddings it will bring, we wanted to indulge our love for gorgeous winter nuptials one last time before the season was up; with its snowy rural New Hampshire landscape, vintage details, and rustic charm, we think this stunning lavender and rosemary inspired stylized shoot is the perfect way to do just that. Here’s what Blue Jar Events had to say about it:
For this inspiration shoot, we wanted to create a romantic, soft, rustic winter wedding with a touch of vintage glam that offered an alternative to silvery, glittery winter weddings (which we also love). We were inspired by lavender and rosemary, and incorporated both throughout the shoot, from the overall color palette to the drink and menu selections to the invitation design. We love the symbolism behind both – lavender is a representation of peace and tranquility, while rosemary is often associated with love and remembrance. Perfect for a winter wedding.
What’s the hottest trend in wedding stationery these days? Foil stamped invitations, of course! With metallics continuing to reign supreme as the hottest trend du jour, it was only a matter of time before they made their way into stationery design – and, if you ask us, it’s a true match made in heaven!
The designers at Invitations by Dawn agree, and have designed an exclusive collection of foil-pressed invitations that will elevate your wedding stationery from ordinary and everyday to something that shimmers and shines. From gold art deco details to clean, modern silver lines, you’ll be sure to find the perfect foil pressed design for your big day. And since each design is customizable online, you can choose your colors, fonts, and wording to perfectly tailor your invitations to your taste.
If you find the thought of ordering invitations online overwhelming, Invitations by Dawn can help. With over 30 years experience, they are experts in the art of wedding invitations. Their friendly, knowledgeable consultants will help you find the perfect invitation suite that will fit your style and budget to a tee.
Of course, with so many designs to choose from, it can be hard to commit! Invitations by Dawn understands this and offers samples so you can see and compare different designs before you order.
Best of all, Invitations by Dawn is offering IW readers a special discount! Get 25% off your wedding invitations with the code INTIMATE25. This offer includes premium collections such as Letterpress and Foil-Stamped invitations but does exclude Disney Invitations. Offer valid through 6/30/2014.