Wedding Planning Essentials: Shop the {Wedding} Look

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?!

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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.

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If you like what you’ve seen so far, you’ll love the rest! Click here for more tips, products and inspiration.

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DIY Wedding Wednesday: Ceremony Confetti Cones

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If I had to pick a favorite design approach it would be the blending of the new and the old. I love putting fresh twists on classics. And given how far back the tradition of the wedding ceremony goes, there’s plenty of opportunity to get creative. Today I’m playing around with updating the lovely sentiment of the rice toss, by a simple swap for preserved petals and a focus on presentation. Making the switch from rice to petal and individually packaging the petals in embellished clear acetate cones, gives guests a pretty and functional way of celebrating a bride and groom as they take their first steps as husband and wife. Here’s the easy DIY breakdown on how to create these pretties.

The Supplies

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The Simple Three Step How To 

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Step 1: Stuff your cone with the petals. Using whatever pointy ended object you have lying around (I used a paint brush) help guide your petals down the cone. This ensures they fill through to its narrow bottom. Use just enough petals to fill up the cone while still keeping a loose finish.

Step 2: Apply self-adhesive jewel stickers. For precise placement use a pair of tweezers. Nothing fancy required. Your everyday eyebrow tweezers will do!

Step 3: Add your ribbon. For easy bow tying cut more ribbon than you need and then snip to achieve the final desired length.

The Pretty End Result 

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Aisle Runners: Tips and Alternatives

The aisle runner has a long history steeped in tradition, first as protection against evil spirits and then evolving into practical protection for the bride’s gown against mud and dirt. In the modern day and age the aisle runner is typically used to lend a ‘royal’ atmosphere to the wedding decor. They are available in a variety of colors, materials, sizes and can even be personalized with monograms, names, dates and more!

While they are a relatively common element in wedding decor and readily available, there is more to choosing your aisle runner than simply picking your color and being done with it. The first key point is where your wedding is going to be located; if it is indoors a standard aisle runner will usually work just fine. If instead you are getting married on a beach or in a park, there are more details that must be taken into consideration!

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The What’s What on Wedding Ring Pillows

From formal to rustic chic and even themed, ring pillows come in all colors, patterns, shapes and sizes to suit your unique wedding personality and style. The trick is to find that perfect pillow.

Here are a few of my favorite themed, black tie and specialty ring pillows from Weddingstar. Hopefully one will speak to you (but if not, browse all of our 33 designs HERE). Continue reading

Summer Wedding Tips: Surviving the Heat


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Outdoor summer weddings are a lot of fun, and with picturesque green landscapes and the smell of fresh flowers surrounding you, there’s no wonder they can be some of the most beautiful events. But, just as you need to prepare for rain at spring weddings, you should be wary of the possibility of scorching heat on your big summertime day.

Plan ahead! Here are 5 tips to help you and your guests not only survive but enjoy your wedding day, especially if it turns out to be a summer scorcher. Continue reading

Wedding Collections for Every Season

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From spring and summertime brights to deep, elegant colors of fall and winter weddings, our collection sets have every wedding style covered.

Coordinating wedding collections are an easy way to get everything you need for your wedding ceremony and reception in one convenient package. Our 33 unique collections include an assortment of useful accessories including a ring bearer pillow, flower girl basket, guest book and pen set, and a keepsake garter and one to toss. Continue reading

Ashley + Dylan: Electric Purple & Mint Green at the Winery

This vineyard wedding has a vivid color palette and spectacular mountain landscapes too gorgeous not to share.

Complete with an intimate outdoor ceremony, adorable couple shots, a summery reception venue and a cupcake tower adorned with pretty purple flowers, this wedding gets me smiling every time I look at these photos.

Ashley Jensen and Dylan Wilson were married on August 27, 2011 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading

Sarah + Alex: A Barnyard Chic Party

A romantic summery ceremony and a lively reception with a fun-filled party atmosphere — complete with silly string, might I add — makes this wedding at the farm completely unforgettable.

Sarah O’Mara and Alex Krause were married on September 3, 2011 in East Aurora, New York, United States.

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A Summery, Non-Floral Wedding Photo Shoot

An incredible photo shoot by Becca Rillo Photography of a dreamy summer wedding with bursts of orange and bright pink, irresistible DIY elements, and an eye-catching bridal bouquet made entirely of fabulous brooches. Continue reading

Tips: Decorating Your Wedding Aisle

You’ve probably spent a lot of time envisioning your wedding reception décor, but have you given any thought to the ceremony?

All ceremony spaces can be jazzed up to better reflect your personalities and wedding style. So, whether you’re tying the knot in a church, hall or even at an outside venue, you should consider adding a few elements that will not only wow your guests but will add to the overall magic of that big moment.

From personalized aisle runners to unique floral décor ideas, you can make your ceremony aisle as special and as ‘you’ as you want. Continue reading