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For a summer wedding theme with an added dose of nostalgia, go for a chic summer camp vibe. Bright flowers, outdoor games and mismatched dinnerware give the look a seasonal update. This theme is packed with fun-filled details for those of you who love the idea of glamping.
Centerpieces can go in two directions here; vivid flowers paired with rounds of wood can create an opulent look. For a simpler effect, go for wildflowers in vintage tea tins.
Photo-walls give your guests something to look at as they enter the venue. A ‘Summer Camp Memories’ board can feature your favorite childhood memories from camp. A personalized brown bag with an arrow design is a great idea for favor or picnic bags.
Cool and minty fresh, Hemlock is an excellent and versatile summer shade that pairs well with a huge variety of colors. Whether you choose it as your signature hue or simply use it as an accent color, we think Hemlock green adds a pretty, feminine touch to just about any color palette. Here are 5 different ways to use it on your wedding day.
We love the idea of pairing a bold red shade with hemlock green to create this eye-catching color scheme. A touch of blush pink and metallic gold help to round out the palette.
This dark and opulent Gatsby-esque color scheme of emerald green, gold, and black gets a touch of softness and light from the addition of hemlock to help balance out its masculine edge.
Dark colors like teal can be difficult to pull off on your wedding day, but pairing them with lighter accent shades can help make them stand out without weighing down your entire color palette.
The tiny tinge of blue in hemlock green compliments the dark yellow in this palette perfectly, and the addition of lots of white makes the whole scheme clean, crisp, and contemporary.
A combination of pretty pastel shades, this delicate color palette is perfect for a backyard garden wedding.
Signs are not only practical but can also significantly add to your wedding decor. They are great for outdoor weddings as they can direct guests to where they need to go and add some fun. Signs are wonderful props for photographs too. We’ve found 20 wedding signs that we love and wanted to share with you!
Not only is this such an adorable quote but we love the wooden detail too.
Can you imagine a more romantic setting for an elopement than a mountain top surrounded by the Adriatic Sea? Neither can we! And neither could Stacey and Ernest who were wed last September at the top of Hvar’s Mount Sveti Nikola.
Wanting a wedding that would just be about the two of them, the couple, who hail from Calgary, Alberta, flew all the way to Croatia, and, with their photographer Petar Jurica and their officiant in tow, trekked up the side of the island’s tallest mountain in order to say their vows and start their life together – now, how perfectly dreamy is that?
Stacey, 33 & Ernest, 33
Wedding Date: September 3, 2013
Number of Guests: 0
Wedding Ceremony Location: On the top of a mountain at Sv. Nikola, the highest peak of Hvar.
Wedding Reception Location: Pharia Restaurant in Stari Grad, Croatia (it was just the two of us having dinner in a beautiful courtyard surrounded by stone walls. Afterwards we went to a crepe vendor on the street for dessert.)
Why did you have an intimate wedding?
We decided that the wedding was just about us, no one else.
What are some the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?
Realizing that I needed a wedding planner two weeks prior to the trip! We found one and she was fantastic and organized everything for us. She chose the location, flowers, and arranged for transportation.
Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?
No, we decided from the beginning that it would just be the two of us.
Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?
No, a few people were disappointed but we held firm in our decision.
What were the highlights of the ceremony?
We spent our wedding day together. We went for coffee, to the beach, then got ready together and finally before I put my wedding dress on, Ernest went downstairs to wait for the wedding commissionaire and photographer so he wouldn’t see my dress. We travelled in separate cars to the ceremony location and I arrived first. I hitched up my dress and clung to loose boulders as I made my way up the mountain. At the top, I stood alone, surrounded by the Adriatic sea below me and the bluest sky I’ve ever seen above me, while my dress flowed in the wind. There I waited for my soon to be husband to climb the mountain and reach me. The romance of the moment was breathtaking and unforgettable. It was like we were the only two people in the world and all I could feel was love for the man standing in front of me. The wedding commissionaire asked us to close our eyes and take in the moment, the sounds, the smells, and the feeling. I will keep that moment with me for the rest of my life.
What were the highlights of the reception?
Champagne and crepes!
What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?
It was so easy, stress-free, and low maintenance. We had no expectations of our wedding day, no idealistic dreams, and as a result, our special day fully surpassed anything that I could have imagined.
What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?
This is a very personal decision, and you have to make the choice that is right for you. Our families and friends respected our decision, we knew it was what we wanted and there were never questions or regrets from our perspective. Your wedding day and your marriage is about you and your husband; so ask yourself, “how do you want to celebrate the beginning of the rest of your life” and then be true to your answer.
Photography: Petar Jurica
Wedding Planner: Adriatic Weddings