Every bride wants their wedding to be a unique reflection of their personality and style. Find your flair with this wedding style quiz. What kind of bride are you?
With Christmas just around the corner it’s time we roundup this year’s gift guides. And although our guides are ideal for wedding party members, they’re just as great for under the tree treats. From the ultra feminine to something just for the boys, this complete collection offers plenty of unique items ready for the pick up. For her, for him and for them, we’ve got you covered. So skip the lineups, get comfy on the couch, click through to what interests you most, and let the shopping begin!
Her Gift Guide
There’s sparkle, there’s jewelry and there’s lace. Could a girl ask for anything more?! Click here to shop the complete gift guide for her.
His Gift Guide
From the casual to the classic, we’ve got the boys covered too. Click here to shop the complete gift guide for him.
Their Gift Guide
Make giving easy by group giving. Pamper all your besties in one of these creative ways. Click here to shop the complete gift guide for them.
We’re going straight into celebration mode that’s what! The new 2015 product line goes live next week and we can’t wait to share it. We’ll be shifting our regular schedule to accommodate the launch, skipping our usual Monday post and returning Tuesday with the Best Dressed Favors for 2015. Join us then!
2015 is shaping up to be an incredible year for weddings, set to be filled with amazing new and exciting wedding themes and jaw-dropping details. We’ve already shared with you our predictions for what’s up and coming for the year ahead via glimpses into the inspiration clad pages of the soon to be released 2015 issue of Weddingstar magazine, see the latest post here, but there’s more. Beyond all that’s new, there are a few design staples that are certain to make the year over year crossover, continuing to hold their own in maintaining top spots on the list for most popular 2015 wedding themes. Rooted in some of the most naturally romantic, whimsical and breathtakingly beautiful details, here are the currently trending wedding themes not likely to lose their luster any time soon.
4. Shabby Chic
The Latest and Greatest
If you’re on trend with one of these wedding themes be sure to stay tuned for the release of the latest issue of Weddingstar magazine, featuring tons of new wedding products guaranteed to get you the look.
You could ask your girls if they’ll be your bridesmaids by making the simple ask. Or you could do it by way of a creative and thoughtful gift that shows them just how much their involvement in your big day means to you. We vote for the latter! Becoming a bridesmaid is a big commitment and we’re all for getting things started on the most positive of notes. Set the stage for a fun and exciting planning journey no one can say “no” to with one of these three lovely and creative ways to pop the big question.
The How-To #1: The Goodie Bag
What girl doesn’t love to be pampered! Ask your besties to stand by your side by treating them to some standard girlie comforts.
What You’ll Need – The Supplies and The Details
1. The essential component is of course the bag. Select one that’s cute and compact, one that pops the question but can be used time and again.
2. A mini notebook that sets the stage for fun but organized planning.
3. Luxurious hand and body balm to get her skin glowing.
4. A pretty and useful treat she’ll appreciate always.
5. Some pink bubbly to mark the celebration. We went with a mini for the perfect fit and because it’s oh so cute!
6. Bath salts to unwind after a long day of wedding planning.
The How-To #2: On a Sweet Note
A great option if you know the emotion of the moment may get to you. Make it easier by letting a printed handkerchief do the talking.
What You’ll Need – The Supplies and The Details
1. A personalized handkerchief that says just the right thing in just the right stylish way.
2. A peekaboo envelope that’s just as pretty a keepsake.
The How-To #3: Locket Love
Jewelry is the ultimate no-brainer. Go for an option that reveals your request in the loveliest way.
What You’ll Need – The Supplies and The Details
1. The locket and your handwritten message on a piece of printed craft paper.
2. Fabric ribbon to line your jewelry box for a pretty presentation that completes the look.
Happy Halloween! Although we aren’t in the business of the spooky and the freaky, we can certainly appreciate the celebration’s affiliation with sweet treats. Which is exactly what we have in store for you today. Well, that is if you’re into seriously swoon-worthy wedding inspiration. From unconventional designer footwear to the most luxurious of floral arrangements, today we’re counting down 15 of our favorite wedding day details from our very own creative photo shoots. And that’s not even the best part. All this is a pretty prequel to the sweetest treat of all, this coming Monday’s post when we’ll share our 2015 trend predictions and a sneak peek into what’s in store for the next issue of Weddingstar magazine, hitting stands early December. And trust me when I say that’s a post you won’t want to miss! But for now, let’s enjoy some eye candy.
15. Homespun Designer Details – Coach Rain Boots
14. Delightful Desserts – Glittered Monogram French Macarons
13. Luxury Upgrades – Etched Stemware
12. Vintage Displays – Creative Wedding Photo Props
11. A Tribute to Tradition – Old Family Photo Display
10. Fancy Pants – Bejeweled Bridal Bun
9. Ceremony Sound Off – Ringing of a Vintage Bell to Announce the Bride
8. Dining Details – Custom Dinner Menus with Coordinating China
7. Luxurious Lace – Vintage Decorative Details
6. Special Seating – DIY Chair Back
5. Colorful Candlelight – Mint Green Tapers
4. Ambient Light – Crystal Chandeliers
3. Indoor Garden – Abundant Floral Displays
2. Aisle Style – Candlelit Floral Ceremony Aisle Markers
1. Tabletop Adornments – Cascading Large Bloom Displays
More Pretty Things
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Hydrangeas. Garden Roses. Dusty Miller. Calla Lilies. Orchids. Just to name a few. What do all these have in common? They’re all sensational stems that make for breathtaking bridal bouquets. And although bouquets are best left in the hands of a floral pro (with the exception of a couple faux wonders we’ll share with you today), you’ll certainly want to play a role in the creation of yours. To help you decide what’s best suited for you, we’re sharing some of our favorite bundled beauties from our very own past creative shoots, complete with a few tips on what else you’ll want to consider in your selection beyond just the visual.
Tip #1: Before deciding on your bridal bouquet you’ll first want to map out your overall wedding day design, including the color palette. Your bouquet should work with the big picture but have a twist to it that’s unique to you, i.e. incorporate a floral variety that compliments the rest of your arrangements but doesn’t show up anywhere else.
Tip #2: Take into consideration both the style of your gown as well as your body shape. Your bouquet should work proportionally with both. A professional florist will be able to offer up guidance on the arrangement type that will work best for you.
Tip #3: If on a budget make sure to select floral varieties that are in season during the month you’re getting married, i.e. Tulips in April and Peonies in June. Also consider going with large bloom varieties to minimize the number of stems without cutting into overall impact.
Tip #4: Remember to factor in the weather, especially if having an outdoor wedding. Select floral varieties and arrangements that can stand the heat, can be out of water for an extended period of time, and those that’ll keep in strong winds. Whenever possible, have your stems water picked.
Tip #5: If you have a sensitivity to strong smells, let your florist know. Some floral varieties, like gardenias and freesias, give off strong fragrances that although lovely can irritate those susceptible to select scents.
Tip #6: If planning to do a traditional bouquet toss at your reception ask your florist to create a throw away bouquet. These are small, fit to theme, inexpensive bundles that allow you to hold onto your bouquet for as long as possible.
Tip #7: If for whatever reason you don’t want to use real flowers, or if you want to turn your bouquet into a wedding day keepsake, don’t be afraid to go faux. With gorgeous options like the DIY beauty above and the stunning couture style brooch bouquet below, you won’t be cutting any corners as far as impact goes.
And we would love to know which is your fave! Leave a comment to let us know.
We’ve just returned from our annual buying trip, where we searched and shopped for the best of the best new products for you, our brides. And you can’t imagine how excited we are to release all the new additions to the lineup this coming December! To hold us over we’re recapping our Top 10 favorite 2014 additions, all in line with what’s hot and trending in the world of weddings right now. From the prettiest of favor boxes to the most stunning bridal and reception accessories, we’ve got it all covered. Now it’s your turn to shop!
#1 – Lovely Lace
One of the top trends for 2014, and 2015 for that matter, is arguably also the most romantic textile around. And we’ve got a couple of the loveliest and effortless ways to incorporate lace into your wedding day look. OK. So we’re cheating a little by featuring two products here. But they really do go hand in hand so we simply couldn’t resist!
#2 – Leave a Message
Custom unique signage is all the rage these days and we’re thinking this reusable chalkboard is definitely a top option. Whatever message it shares, it’s the intricate details that will have your guests swooning.
#3 – With this Ring
There’s nothing like a perfectly set table to please the eye and get the appetite going. Finish off your place settings in style with this gorgeous jewel accented napkin ring.
#4 – The Forever Bouquet
Any woman who has lived the wedding day experience will tell you that keeping special mementos to remember the day is a must. What better way of remembering how you looked and felt than by keeping your bouquet, especially when it’s as beautiful as this couture brooch stunner.
#5 – Beautiful Burlap
Far from the unrefined. Complete with fabric flowers, lace trim and a subtle touch of bling, burlap never looked so good.
#6 – Take a Seat
Boxed sweet treats may not be a new guest giveaway concept, but these stylish pretty little chair boxes provide the perfect contemporary twist on a tried and true classic.
#7 – The “Toss Me Not” Garter
Do yourself a favor and buy a toss away back up because you’ll definitely want to hold onto this lovely.
#8 – Smart Table Trim
There’s nothing like a wedding accessory that serves double duty. Not only does this self-standing wooden table number guide your guests to their seats, it also makes for a great decorative accent. And it comes complete with a top slit ready to hold anything you want it to. So in fact, we’re talking triple duty!
#9 – Bringing the Outdoors In
Want something new and unique for your centerpiece? Look no further. These super cool and super pretty faux birch trees are about as unique as it gets. Perfect for the Rustic or Woodland themed wedding, or for any couple looking to incorporate a bit of nature into their event’s design.
#10 – Animal Instincts
With Woodland weddings increasing in popularity on a daily basis, we’d be remissed not to add some animal motifs to the line. And what’s more synonymous with woodland animals than a great set of antlers.
Mother’s Day is just over a week away so naturally we’re in the mood to celebrate the incredible women in our lives. From bridesmaids to maids of honor, to super special moms, we love you all! And there’s no better way to show the ones we love how we feel about them then by showering them with little tokens of our admiration and appreciation. Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite ways to show you care.
For plenty of other great gift ideas shop all the ‘gifts for her’ options on weddingstar.com.
It’s a sparkly kind of week for us working The Details Blog and we’re loving it! If you visited with us this past Monday you got the 101 on how to add bling to your wedding day. Today we’re taking it one step further, and upping the pretty factor, by taking what we know about bridal bling and applying it to bouquets. And the best part? It takes so very little to add this touch of glam. So go on, get fancy!
Your Flower of Choice + Your Choice of Crystal Needle Accessories. And that’s it. We couldn’t narrow it down to anything less than two combos for our ‘how to’ so we’re sharing both!
We don’t recommend tackling your own bridal bouquet. Floral arrangements come with many challenges. Instead, work with a florist to create your ideal bouquet and infuse your personality by having the florist incorporate the crystal needle accessories that you’ve selected. That said, if you’re of the crafty kind and know flowers well, here are the tools you’ll need to create the bouquets you’ve seen in this post.
- flowers of choice (we used pink ranunculus and pink parrot tulips)
- any type of floral shear, to trim your stems
- floral wire and tape, to keep the bouquet arrangement you create
- scissors to trim your ribbon
- ribbon and your choice of crystal needles to finish off the look and add the bling!
Tip: Before purchasing, make sure to confirm the crystal needle’s length will work with the type of flower you are using.
Visit us this coming Friday for our Bling Week finale, our Art Deco Theme Inspiration feature.
If the simple fact that it’s Friday isn’t a good enough reason to celebrate, today’s post provides some extra incentive to pour yourself a glass of bubbly and toast to good news. Today marks the official launch of the brand new Weddingstar E-Catalog, essentially a virtual shopping playground for any bride planning her wedding. I know, exciting right?!
Built entirely around the “shop the look” concept, the new e-catalog is an extension of the Weddingstar print magazine, tenfold. Because there was just no way of making room for it all in print! Featuring inspirational imagery from exclusive creative shoots, editorials filled with planning tips and all 3000 + products in the Weddingstar lineup, the e-catalog provides a fun and easy shopping experience. Browse pretty pictures, get inspired and click to buy if something catches your eye. Covering everything from wedding stationary to ceremony and reception accessories and décor, down to guest favors and gifts, this is definitely a must visit ‘one stop wedding shop’!
But enough talk. Given Weddingstar is all about inspiration, here’s a sneak peek into what you can expect to see in the inclusive 724 pages.
Love It? Want More?
If you like what you’ve seen so far, you’ll love the rest! Click here for more tips, products and inspiration.