You can inject some of your personality as a couple into your programs, as well as add to the style of your wedding. This is a great way to share some romantic anecdotes or to completely reinvent the look of a classic program. So go beyond the black text on white card formula and get creative with 15 of our fave ideas for wedding programs.
1. Framed Chalkboard
2. Chevron and Coral
Coral and blue are a fab color pairing. The chevron design adds some interest to the design of the program and works well when matched with the invitation.
3. Crossword Program
Keep your guests occupied by having your program on one side and a fun crossword puzzle on the other.
4. Floral Timeline
If you want your program to be short, sweet and simple then this is a great idea. You don’t have to sacrifice on style either, as this floral design proves.
5. In A Brown Bag
Do some double duty by having favor or welcome bags printed with your program on the outside.
6. Green Leaf
This stunning program is written on a giant leaf and will look unbelievable in a destination wedding. Or any wedding actually.
If your wedding falls in the height of wedding season, your guests will really appreciate some unexpected ideas. A mad libs proposal story will be a fun addition to your program.
8. Read All About It!
Who needs a small announcement in a newspaper when you can have your own printed? By creating your own newspaper programs you will charm your guests and give them a lovely reminder of the day too.
9. The Important Numbers
This graphic program has a personal touch in the form of some numerical dating stats.
10. Our Story
It’s time to share your manuscript, with a program that incorporates your love story.
11. Floral Fans
Perfect for an outdoor wedding. This colorful fan program will also keep your guests cool.
12. A Simple Touch
This rustic program is a straightforward but stylish glance at the day.
13. Illustrated and Organized
Using illustrations helps to add something different to the timeline format.
14. Popcorn Programs
Popcorn and a program in one! Genius. Giving your guests something to munch on and read is a wonderful idea, especially as they wait for things to get started.
15. For Happy Tears
A pocket in the program for a vintage hanky or tissue is a truly inspired idea.
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There’s a lot of choice when it comes to looking for bridesmaid dresses. Regardless of the different styles out there, it can be a bit tricky to find a dress that all of your bridesmaids like as well as finding one that suits all of them. We’ve searched on Etsy and found some great dresses for you to consider, many of these can be custom-made so you can really create the look that you and your bridesmaids want.
This peach bridesmaid dress by whitecollections would be perfect for an outdoor summer wedding.
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A popcorn station for your wedding will give your guests a delicious pick-me-up before dinner. You can also have the station as a late night snack that doubles up as a gourmet favor. There’s so much fun to be had here, just think of the different flavor combinations that you can choose from! We’ve made things a bit easier for you, with 15 sweet and savory popcorn recipes.
1. Cake Batter
When your guests are starting to crave that second slice of wedding cake, they can help themselves to some cake batter popcorn. With white chocolate, cake mix and sprinkles galore, this recipe by Spicy Southern Kitchen will certainly be a crowd pleaser.
2. Chocolate Drizzled Bacon Peanut Butter Caramel
Is there anything not to like in this decadent popcorn recipe from Ambitious Kitchen? For chocolate, peanut butter and bacon fans, this is a lovely treat to be included in a popcorn station.
3. Chocolate Peanut
Cait’s Plate’s recipe is a quick and easy one, ideal for keeping your guests going during the day.
This churro popcorn recipe from Oh Sweet Basil is a ridiculously good idea and a mess free way to indulge in some churro deliciousness.
5. Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn
The gorgeous color of this popcorn recipe by Domestic Dreamboat will add a little brightness to your popcorn station.
6. Vegan and Nut Free Caramel
The Pretty Bee’s recipe ensures that your vegan guests and those with nut allergies have something yummy to munch on.
7. Sweet and Spicy Caramel
If you’re looking for a twist on a sweet popcorn, Veggies By Candlelight’s recipe adds chili powder and nutmeg to the mix.
8. Irish Whiskey Salted Caramel
Combine an after dinner drink with a late night snack with this recipe by The Seasonal Veg Head.
9. Bacon Salt
Calling all bacon lovers! This bacon salt popcorn recipe from Young Austinian is perfect for when you’re craving something savory.
10. Chili Cheese
Your guests will thank you for this bitesize alternative to chili cheese fries from Chocolate Moosey, at your popcorn station.
11. Coconut Chili Lime
This zingy and healthy recipe from Kasey’s Kitchen is a light option to include, especially if your other popcorn flavors are quite intense.
12. Spicy Parmesan
This popcorn recipe by RecipeTin Eats is packed full of flavor and cheese, also known as an instant winner.
For heat seekers and food trend followers alike, this Kittenhood recipe is a must-have.
14. Wasabi Ginger
Wasabi and ginger are a great flavor combo and this popcorn recipe from The Wanderlust Kitchen is both spicy and salty. Yum!
15. Lemon Chive
If you’re having a variety of flavors in your station, this recipe by Jennifer Medhurst is a subtle palate cleanser.
Now that spring is quickly slipping into summer, it’s all about garden weddings – and this Garden Tea Party inspired shoot from the creative minds of some of Portland’s top wedding vendors, including photographer Terra Lange and event stylists Something Borrowed, will have you yearning for a greenhouse wedding!
Here’s what they had to say about the shoot:
For this Garden Tea Party styled shoot, we married tradition to trend with a classic tea party setting and an urban nursery backdrop. Using a fresh color palette of pinks and purples, Something Borrowed event styling set an intimate bride and groom’s table with teacups, antique china, gold silverware and a sequin tablecloth. A reconstructed lampshade weaved with greenery was hung above as a chandelier. Hand painted invitations and floral place cards by Rachel Jacobson Calligraphy added a whimsical touch. Among the flower laden organic desserts from Sweetheart were Grapefruit Pistachio Halva Tarts with Strawberry-fig Jam, and Passionfruit Vanilla Bean Cream Puffs with Hibiscus Rose Frosting. Our bride wore a lace and chiffon Claire LaFaye gown and held an over-sized bouquet of fresh cream, pink and purple blooms by Zest Floral Design. Renee Bruhn paired vintage and vogue with fingerwaves swept into a low side ponytail and pinned with antique jewelry handmade by Cottage Queens. A clean face with pink cheeks and lips offset by dramatic eyes completed the bride’s look. We were delighted to find a lush garden and greenhouse filled with exotic plants tucked into NW Portland’s industrial area near the Fremont Bridge. Pomarius Nursery was the perfect location for our photographer Terra Lange and videographer Jenn Byrne to capture our inspiration!
Videography: Jenn Byrne Photography & Videography
Photography: Terra Lange Photography
Vintage Rentals: Something Borrowed
Florist: Zest Floral
Invitation Suite: Rachel Jacobson
Hair & Makeup: Renee Bruhn
Dress: Claire La Faye
When Ryan and Roya decided to get hitched, they knew they wanted to steer clear of a traditional wedding. Instead, they wanted to focus on each other – and throw a great party with their closest friends and family.
Special thanks to Lindsey Gomes for sharing all the beautiful photos from Ryan and Roya’s colorful California wedding with us!
Roya, 29 & Ryan, 33
Arroyo Seco, CA
Number of Guests: 70
Wedding Cost: $15,000
Wedding Ceremony Location: Family Cabin in Arroyo Seco (Greenfield) California
Wedding Reception Location: Family Cabin in Arroyo Seco (Greenfield) California
Why did you have an intimate wedding?
We only wanted close friends and family present on our wedding day.
What are some of the challenges that you faced planning an intimate wedding?
Was it difficult to pare down the guest list?
Yes, it was difficult to pare down the guest list.
Did you have any ‘issues’ with the small guest list from friends and family? If so, how did you address them?
Thankfully we didn’t have any issues.
What were the highlights of the ceremony?
Cutting the log with a chainsaw was the highlight for me.
What were the highlights of the reception?
The toasts, the food, and the drinks!
What was the best thing about having an intimate wedding?
Knowing everyone who attended our wedding was the best thing for us.
What advice do you have for couples who are considering an intimate wedding?
Photography: Lindsey Gomes Photography
Getting Ready Venue: Mesa Del Sol
Venue: Private Cabin – Arroyo Seco, CA
Catering: Michaels Catering
Flowers: Flowers by Sharen
Cake, Pies: Sweet Lady Jane
Dress: Mary Me Bridal
Hair Make Up: Salon Roux
Groom’s Attire: Paul Smith