Lush Purple and Gold Wedding Ideas

This photo shoot is in a word ‘delicious.’ Hannah Hildebrandt Events and Amanda Hedgepeth Photography worked their magic, and gave us this lush inspiration shoot brimming full with purple and gold wedding ideas. Having a fall wedding? The stunning use of deep purple and shimmering gold decor could easily enhance your affair perfectly. A spring wedding? The cute whimsical additions of soda pop and spring floral accents may have you falling in love like we did. And THAT cake. I mean, even if you’re big day has been and gone you can still snap up plenty of fabulous wedding ideas from this shoot. Birthday bashes, summer soirees, cocktail parties. Literally whatever takes your fancy, this marvellous mock up will inspire.

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The inspiration behind Purple and gold Wedding Ideas:

Whenever we team up, we see so vividly in COLOR! Hannah Hildebrandt Events and Amanda Hedgepeth Photography are vendor friends in the Hampton Roads area that just adore putting together bright, happy shoots for workshops and for styled portfolio purposes. Touches of gold are always a necessity because truly, it rocks during any season and especially for warm ones like Spring! A purple palette with the just the right pop of green and accents of pink are perfect to celebrate the arrival of Spring which seemed to come super late this year. The brides simple but elegant strapless gown was dressed up with a gorgeous Stella and Dot piece, the grooms bow tie with orange stripes and organic material keep the feel of the shoot lighthearted. The colorful IZZE sodas and flagged bride and groom straws were beyond adorable!

Photographer:  Amanda Hedgepeth Photography // Makeup Artist: Behind the Veil Studio//Floral Designer:C&J Floral Design // Event Planner: Hannah Hildebrandt Events//Dress Designer: Maya Couture // Bakery:Sweet Temptations Dessert Cafe // Invitation Designer: The Girl Tyler: Design & Photography // Equipment Rentals: Waterford Rentals // Event Venue:Woman’s Club of Portsmouth // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Mint Green Wedding Decoration Ideas for Your Inspiration

Love the shade of mint?  Then feast your eyes on this lovely inspiration shoot from Jessica Connery Photography. It’s perfect if you’re planning to infuse green into your wedding day, but don’t want to go overboard. With subtle tones of mint, pink and sprinkles of gold, it proves that green can still be the hero of the day without overpowering your whole pretty palette. Perfect for a summer or spring wedding – it’s the perfect balance of elegantly feminine and refreshingly cool.  

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Styling Details

From the photographer: Simplicity was key for us in designing this pretty Summer/Spring shoot. We wanted it to incorporate glitter and sequinned elements in a summery garden setting. Choosing three colors – blush, mint, and gold within the pastel family – we focused on delicate and elegant details accented with gold. We featured a real life couple who just had their one year anniversary and still looked at each other like the day they were married.

The table was set with a satin mint colored linen and topped with a sheer featuring shimmering strands of gold. It was anchored by a grand candelabra floral centerpiece incorporating spring blooms of blush and white roses, white hydrangeas, rich green succulents and dangling mosses. Simple mercury glass votives and blush glass vases sat alongside a couple of sweet paper maché birds. Simple gold chargers were the resting place for china featuring delicate floral pattern highlighted by gold cutlery, ivory floral napkins, and paper menu. Gold chivari chairs were adorned with delicate strands of satin, grosgrain, and sparkly ribbons to bring a decidedly whimsical and spring like quality to the setting. Our invitation suite which included invitations and RSVP cards, seating cards, paper menu, and table number was created using blush, gold, and pastel mints with a graceful floral design.

The bride donned an Allure gown with an asymmetrically rouched bodice and deep v neckline. To complete the look we pulled in a gold satin ribbon tied around her waist and topped it with a sparkling rhinestone bridal belt from Belts by Marital Bridals. Belt and veil were be found at LA Bridal Boutique. 


Photographer: Jessica Connery Photography // Invitation Designer: 5 Thirteen Designs // Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc. // Cake Designer: Cut the Cake // Equipment Rentals: Dishie Rentals // Dress Store: L.A.Bridal // Floral Designer: Peddles Florist // Event Planner: Saving The Day Wedding & Event Planning // Event Venue: The Garden Chateau // Makeup Artist: The Storytelling Experience // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

{Wedding Decor Inspiration} Pale Pink & Grey Chair Decoration

Dreaming of a pale pink and grey wedding palette? Then you’ll want to cast your eyes over this gorgeous decoration for the bride and groom’s wedding chairs. We totally fell for this pale pink and grey chair decor perfect for a romantic style wedding. Classical, elegant and uber pretty it features a sweet heart made out of twigs, white ribbon and garland of romantic roses, delicate baby’s breath and soft grey foliage. It’s the perfect feminine touch without looking too over-the-top or formal.

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Photos: Dasha Caffrey Photography / Feature Source: Bridal Musings


Wedding Cake Topper Ideas

The wedding cake is such a core piece of your wedding celebration. Whether you go with the new fashionable fruit cake and keep it healthy and light, or the more traditional chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or cheesecake, a wedding cake will always need a topper.

Cake toppers are a key piece when it comes to decorating a wedding cake and it is an opportunity for the bride and groom to show their personality. Cake toppers can be made of any material (sometimes even edible) and come in so many shapes and sizes. Look at these sweet ideas to spark your cake decor imagination!

Wedding Cake Topper Ideas



Infographic courtesy of Simply Bridal

Manzanita Branches for Weddings

Manzanita branches are a beautiful and original way to add some ‘wow’ factor your wedding decor.  These natural arrangements have a multitude of twisted branches giving them a miniature tree silhouette like appearance which makes them not only dramatic in appearance but also extremely versatile for wide variety of decorative uses. Today, we take a look at the many gorgeous ways you can use manzanita trees throughout a wedding.

Manzanita Wedding Centerpieces

The wonderful thing about Manzanita branches is they are very affordable and easy to DIY. You can purchase them in either their natural form (reddish timber look) or in a sandblasted variety (neutral driftwood appearance). Or, for a complete contrast, easily paint them to compliment your colour scheme.

Another great variety of branches, especially for eco-conscious brides is the artificial manzanita branch. Artificial branches work especially well for for large weddings, where consistency in the appearance of your centrepieces is important. It also means they are strong yet still lightweight, can be re-used, and of course get a big tick for being environmentally friendly.

3 Interesting Facts about Manzanita Branches

1. Manzanita is the 7th hardest hardwood making it ideal for displaying objects and decorations. Sandblasted and/or finished Manzanita branches can be used for long periods, if properly taken care of.

2. A Manzanita tree is not very big. The common varieties used for furniture art and decor usually rang from 6 to 12 foot tall shrub like trees. Although the tree root and trunk is used for wood art and furniture, it is the small branches, twigs, and leaf bearing off-shoots at the end of the tree, which are commonly sourced for dry branch centerpieces and floral arrangements.

3. Manzanita trees only grow in select micro-climates along the South and West Coast and mountains of Mexico in the United States. In California many species are considered protected and some even highly endangered. Making the artificial style of manzanita an increasingly popular choice.
Manzanita Tree Decorations
Manzanita Tree Decorations
When you incorporate Manzanita branches into your decorations you add a beautiful natural and textural element to your wedding. Now, it goes without saying, that they look amazing as centerpieces on reception tables, but don’t overlook using them in other ways – decorating your aisle; as a gorgeous guest table feature; or featured as a pretty guest wishing tree. 
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to decorating your manzanita branches. You can tie on fresh or artificial flowers, drape crystals, strings of lights or ribbons – you can even attache hanging votive candles for an amazing effect. Then again, depending upon your wedding style or theme, you may prefer to keep them bare and let their natural beauty speak for themselves. Whatever you go with you, you’re bound to wow your guests when they enter the room and see their spectacular branches reaching into the air!
Here are some beautiful ideas for using Manzanita Branches in your wedding decor: 
Manzanitas Branches in Ceremony Decor

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Manzanita Branch Centrepieces

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Manzanita Wishing Tree

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Manzanita Trees for Guest Tables

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Manzanita Branches with Candles

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Where to Buy Manzanita Branches

If you love the look of Manzanita branches as much as we do, and plan to create your own centerpieces or decorations, then we recommend checking out the many styles of manzanita branches at Koyal Wholesale – the best place for Manzanita centerpieces and decor.



Credits: Manzanita Branches for Weddings

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Gorgeous Photo Booth Ideas For Your Wedding Reception

Including a photo booth at your wedding reception is a fantastic way to add an element of fun to your wedding day and capture your guests in a gorgeous backdrop. Whilst the old-school style of booth has always been popular (the box style photo booth you squeeze into and retro film strips come out), I’m also a big fan of the newer creative versions of photo booths and backdrops, which not only look fabulous but can also enhance your reception decor or theme. Take a peek at these gorgeous ideas for inspiration:

1. Vintage Picture Frames

Vintage Frames Photo Booth

2. Vintage Carnival Photo Booth

Vintage Carnival Photo Booth

3. Tent Photo Booth

Tent Photo Booth

4. Freestanding Garden Wedding Photo Booth

Garden Wedding Photo Booth

5. Day Bed Photo Booth

Day Bed Photo Booth

6. Vintage Moon Photo Backdrop

Vintage Moon Photo Backdrop

7. Colorful Paper Wheel Backdrop

Paper Wheels Photo Backdrop

8. Chalkboard Backdrop

Chalkboard Photo Backdrop

Tip: If your want a featured photo booth at your wedding reception, make sure you speak to your photographer in advance for advice on how to get the best results. You’ll need an allocated area which is easy to access and won’t interrupt the flow of traffic. You’ll also need a camera on a tripod with a remote sync or designate a photographer friend to capture all the happy snaps. 

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Images: Vintage Picture Frame Booth via The Wedding Chicks / Vintage Circus Booth via Green Wedding Shoes  /  Tent Photo Booth via The Found Blog /Garden Wedding Booth via SMP / Day Bed Photo Booth via Celebrations at Home Blog / Vintage Moon Backdro via Ruffled/ Paper Wheels Backdrop via Preston Bailey/ Chalkboard Backdrop via SMP

Cute Cake Toppers for Wedding Cakes

Looking for a cute cake topper for your wedding cake?  We did a scout around and found this line up of cuties for your inspiration.

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Aren’t they adorable!  I’m going to find an excuse to bake a cake and use one of these whimsical cuties for sure!

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Sources: Happy Ever After Topper via Pinterest / Bride & Groom Topper / Banner Topper / Cute Names Topper / Love Topper / Wedding Bells & Love Birds Toppers / Whimsical Bride & Groom Topper

Details We Love ~ Paper Cranes

Paper Crane Wedding IdeasWe love the whimsical look paper cranes add to a wedding’s decor. These pretty pieces of folded paper are a form of Japanese origami and have played a significant part in ancient Japanese history. Legend says whoever folds one thousand paper cranes will be granted one wish. So, it is believed when a bride folds 1000 cranes she will learn the gift of patience and be granted the reward of a long and happy marriage. Today, you still see these pretty paper decorations featured in Asian and multi-cultural weddings, but in recent years they have also become popular in western weddings. Not only do they incorporate ancient symbolism into your wedding, they also add a very pretty and whimsical touch. Here are some gorgeous ideas you can use to include paper cranes in your wedding decor.

Ceremony Decor 

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Table Decorations & Place Settings

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Wedding Cake Toppers

Paper Crane Wedding Cake

Wedding Invitations 

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Reception Garlands

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Dessert Buffet Backdrop

Paper Crane Wedding Decoration


Love the idea of decorating your wedding with pretty paper cranes?  Create an authentic look with these beautiful patterned origami patterned origami papers we spotted.

Decorative Origami Paper


Image credits: yellow & white garland / whimsical ceremony / pink garland / yellow table setting / place cards / cake / invitations/white garland / multi-coloured garland / chandelier via Pinterest / dessert buffet

Sparkly Gold & Blush Christmas Dessert Table

Gold, Pink & Peach Dessert Table
Have yourself ‘a pretty little Christmas‘ with this pretty gold and blush pink Christmas dessert table recently featured on Amy Atlas’ blog which I absolutely adore. Created by talented Australian designer Vesna from My Little Jedi and brought to life by Nicole from Centre of Attention Photography, it is a gorgeous line up of pink, gold and peach sparkly treats just screaming to be devoured. Inspired by an Australian Christmas and Vesna’s love of glitter, it includes pretty hues of gold, blush pink and soft peach teamed with delicate touches of lace, tulle and plenty of glitter! Plus, there are plenty of delicious delicacies to keep your guests swooning over every bite – charming gold and white Christmas tree cookies, pink glitter dusted cakes and macarons, a gorgeous pink and white ombre cake and a pink and gold macaron tower to really impress. This modern glam dessert table would be perfect for any outdoor Christmas event. Just imagine how pretty it would look when you celebrate with friends at the beach or set it up poolside with champagne. Just divine!Blush Pink Gold DessertsGold Cake Pink Flower FeatureSparkly Gold & Pink DecorGold Xmas Dessert TableSparkly Gold White Xmas Tree Cookies & Pink GlitterPink & White Ombre CakeGold Sparkly Cushion & Pink Glitter MacaroonsSparkly Gold & Blush Pink Christmas Dessert Table
Styling: My Little Jedi / Cakes & Macarons: Sweet Bloom Cakes / Christmas Cookies: Spoon and Fork / Photography: Centre of Attention Photography
Looking for more dessert table ideas? Here is further inspiration:

Wedding Reception Tablescapes by BHLDN

Wedding Reception TablescapesIf you’re in need of some serious theme inspiration or some stunning ideas for your wedding reception, than look no further than these gorgeous tablescapes from BHLDN. There are six incredible themes and I’m struggling to choose one as my favourite. In fact, they’re all so lovely I’ve decided I need to throw 6 themed parties so I can recreate each one. Also, you could easily translate each wedding tablescape into decor for a variety of other pretty events. A bridal shower, baby shower or fabulous dinner party would all look amazing with these designs. All these designs were created using BHLDN’s decor line (which of course is scrumptious), but there is no reason why you can’t replicate the look on a budget and get the look with DIY decorations and discount tableware. Go ahead and immerse yourself in these incredibly pretty themes and let me know which one you would love to create yourself.


Decor elements: silver glitter, amber tones & mercury glass glow softly; prose & music notes add texture

Theme ideas: Whimsical, Romantic, Chic, Vintage Glam, Twilight Wedding

Paper Moon Place SettingPaper Moon Dessert Table
BHLDN Tablescape Paper Moon Dessert Table


Decor elements: turquoise & dandelion-hued glass, mixed woods, & cool slate

Theme ideas: Rustic Charm, Spring, Woodlands, Outdoors,  Bohemian Wedding

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Decor elements: terrariums overgrown with moss & greenery; crackled textures & Victorian ephemera

Theme inspiration: Country Garden Wedding, Butterflies, English Conservatory, Shabby-Chic

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Decor elements: dots with stripes & micro prints; color blocking courtesy of patterned tapes

Theme ideas: Modern, Retro, Casual, Summer, Beach Party, DIY Inspired, Whimsical Wedding

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Decor elements: classic elements lend a touch of formality, while brids flit about French blues and creams

Theme ideas: French Countryside, Casual Elegance, Bird Theme Baby Shower, Vintage Garden Wedding

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Decor elements: florals meet prints, candy colors, vintage tea cups & mismatching pedestals

Theme ideas: Bridal Shower Tea Party, Whimsical, Childhood, Spring Wedding

Mad Hatter Place SettingBHLDN Tablescape Mad Hatter
Mad Hatter Dessert TableBHLDN Tablescape Mad Hatter


Wedding Parasols from Luna Bazaar