Planning Perfection: 10 Things to Ask Your Florist

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Bridal Inspiration: In the Orchard

Hi everyone, Happy Monday! Today I am changing things up a little with this beautiful styled photo shoot to inspire all of you. Inside today’s post you’ll find great photos to help you plan some looks you might like to see in your wedding album (or even in your engagement photos!). Shot in a blooming orchard in Kentucky, you’ll be transfixed by each of these amazingly delicate and romantic poses from Arielle Elise Photography. So sit back, relax and grab your Monday morning helping of wedding inspiration!

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Anna + Chris: A Blissful Spring Wedding in Virginia Beach

Anna and Chris had an amazing spring wedding this past April in their local surroundings of Virginia Beach! With colorful details and a light airy flow, their wedding is whimsical and beautiful! I’m especially in love all their simple yet vibrant details and their bright pink and navy color combination that really gives their wedding that something extra. Get ready to be inspired and feel the love in the air – this spring wedding most certainly has extra doses of both! Enjoy!

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Hot Picks: 3 Unique Yet Chic Wedding Trends Right Now!

Navigating every new wedding trend can be a hard job for many brides: Which ones do you follow? Which ones should you avoid? Should you even have trending elements in your wedding or will they end up looking dated when you re-look through them in many moons to come (just like your snazzy side ponytail and neon sweater from the 80s!). To be honest, at the end of the day, we think it’s all up to you – follow whatever trends or design you really want and like because it is your wedding after all! But, if you’re thinking of trying something new and you’re not sure where to start, we’ve picked out the 3 best new wedding trends we’ve seen that are simple enough to incorporate into your upcoming nuptials without a lot of hassle but are chic enough that they won’t feel dated in years to come! So without further ado, here they are:

{ Trends: Unique Bouquets, Super-sized Photo Props & Bespoke Boutonnieres }

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Caitlyn + Chris: A Crafty Columbus Wedding

Caitlyn + Chris had an amazing wedding with lots of handmade details. From their family made wedding cake to their heartfelt DIY details, their wedding shows crafting at its’ finest! I am especially in love with their mix of natural and modern elements which gives their wedding a look all it’s own! Congratulations you two on your gorgeously handcrafted day!!

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Collette + Guy: Pretty in Perth

Collette + Guy had an amazing wedding in Perth, Australia this past February. Surrounded with colorful bouquets and breathtaking scenery, their wedding design really pops! I especially love the vibrant purple of the bridesmaid dresses! Congratulations Collette + Guy, your wedding was truly a color dream!

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Get the Look: Parisian Love Letter Paper Blooms Tutorial

Paper flowers are a hot topic in the wedding world right now! We’ve been seeing them all over, and we bet that you’re just as enthralled with them as we are! From their beautiful shapes to the statement they make, we can’t get enough of the handmade touch that paper blooms bring to a wedding. And, while a lot of tutorials showed women cutting out flower shapes and petals for what must have been hours, we wanted to offer a more time friendly version of the craft so even the time strapped (or novice DIY) bride could create the look with confidence! Hence our Parisian Love Letter Paper Blooms were born!!! And today, we’re showing you just how to make stunning bouquets and a boutonniere with these handy little blooms for that extra special handmade touch on your wedding day. So get your crafty pants on, it’s time to become a wedding DIY diva!

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Irene + Matt: Mediterranean Vintage

Irene + Matt’s Mediterranean vintage inspired wedding is beyond gorgeous! I had the unique pleasure of talking with Irene all about her big day and it was treat to know what inspired such an amazing wedding design. With gorgeous purple accents, a bridal hairstyle that still has me breathless and fun photos that really show both Irene + Matt’s personalities, this wedding is the perfect inspiration for choosing wedding color palettes and themes. Congratulations you two!

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Get the Look: DIY Painted Mason Jars

At Weddingstar, we’ve been loving the look of rustic weddings with DIY projects all around – and our favorite project of all has been the array of painted mason jars we’ve been seeing! In today’s blog I am super excited to show you guys how to create 3 different looks for your wedding using three separate painting techniques. With easy to follow tutorial steps and all the tips we learned along the way, find out how to create the perfect painted mason jars for your wedding (or home!).

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Cindy + Floyd: Peacock Perfection

Cindy + Floyd’s simple June wedding is perfect with its’ peacock theme. With amazing details everywhere, from Cindy’s swirling bouquet to the matching floral arrangements made with magnolia leaves, peacock feathers and flowers, C+F’s soiree is gorgeous, unique and yet still homey. I am especially in love with how they utilized Cindy’s hometown with its’ great historic backdrops to capture truly memorable wedding memories. Plus, Cindy has some of the most amazing wedding shoes I have ever seen! Enjoy and congratulations Cindy + Floyd!

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