All Hearts and Flowers: Ceremony Backdrops

When thinking of the timeless symbols that are associated with love and romance, hearts and flowers always come to mind. You can find them doodled in teenager’s journals or in every store around Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking to up the romance factor at your wedding in a unique way then hearts and flowers are the way to go. Incorporating these into your ceremony backdrops and arches will add a personal and fun touch to your nuptials.

Oversized paper flowers and love hearts are dramatic and otherworldly and would look ideal in a woodland setting. These giant features give you the chance to let your imagination run wild and create details that are unique to you as a couple.


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All Tied Up: Fashion Inspiration for the Groom

What the groom decides to wear around his neck will usually become the focal point of his outfit. There is room for individuality in the suit, shoes and accessories but neck-wear can definitely revamp the groom’s attire. Luckily, there are nearly as many options and diverse combinations to play around with in this department as there are wedding dresses!

Ties, bow-ties and cravats in a variety of prints, fabrics and colors will work with any theme; whether you’re going for a more traditional feel or willing to experiment and have some fun.



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The Naked Wedding Cake

For a wedding cake with a difference, forgo the frosting and opt for a naked cake. These cakes are rustic delights and what they lack in a frosted covering they make up for with fresh fruits, flowers and decadent fillings. If you’re a frosting fanatic (aren’t we all?) there’s no need to worry as heaps of the sweet stuff can be found in the layers of the cake. We love that the options for the decorations on these cakes are limitless but still produce a finished look.

Flowers are a great match for naked cakes. Use fresh blooms on the top of the cake or carefully placed within the layers for a romantic effect. You can also use the flowers on the cake stand that you plan to use to continue the look.


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Domincan Republic destination wedding

Are you considering a destination wedding, but concerned about how much it will cost your guests? Well, now you don’t have to worry because Dreams Resorts & Spas is offering up to 50% in savings on rooms with the “Early Bird” booking offer.

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Real Weddings: Amy and David’s Amelia Island Wedding

Amy and David didn’t want the stress and the cost associated with planning a big wedding, so they opted to gather together with their immediate families in the groom’s parents’ Florida backyard for a casual ceremony instead. Following the ceremony they joined their photographer Stephanie W. for a gorgeous photo session in the lush surroundings of Amelia Island – a drastic and beautiful change of scenery from the mountains of Colorado that the couple are used to!

florida backyard wedding

Amy, 35 & David, 35

Amelia Island, FL 

Wedding Date: December 26, 2013

Number of Guests: 8 (immediate family only of bride and groom)

Wedding Cost: under $5,000, including travel for 8 people

Wedding Ceremony Location: The backyard of the groom’s parents’ home

Wedding Reception Location: David’s Restaurant, Amelia Island

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