Sweet & Simple DIY Garden Wedding

California DIY Garden WeddingSome of the sweetest soirees that come across my desk are the simple DIY weddings that are so lovingly hand-crafted by the Bride and Groom. It’s always a big score in my books and this California backyard wedding captured by Alyssa Marie Photography gets top marks. From the bright and cheery garden theme to the traditional Russian wedding cake (a nod to the bride’s heritage), right through to the fabulous ‘getaway bicycles‘, this wedding proves that sometimes the best things in life come in small packages!

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From the photographer: It was a beautiful intimate backyard wedding shared with close friends & relatives. All the details of this wedding were absolutely gorgeous and easy things to make on your own! Tracy Williams & Laurie Stacey from COLORSAW design helped the overall garden theme come to life. Yana (bride) is Russian and had her family from Russia was watching the entire evening over skype while most of Bryan (groom) had his family flown in from Japan. They had so many cute ideas that made their evening really special like a symbolic balloon release & their personalized “get-away” bikes for their honeymoon. Their cake was a simple homemade traditional Russian layered honey cake.

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Photography: Alyssa Marie Photography / Event Designer:  COLORSAW / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Neon and Neutral Wedding

Take your wedding palette and styling cues from the resort runways and electrify a neutral palette of slate gray, taupe or cream with bright pops of neon pink, orange and fuschia. A neon and neutral wedding palette is bold, sexy and sassy. The perfect colour combination for today’s fashionista who wants to make a cool style statement on her special day.

Neon and Neutral Wedding




All images via Pinterest: Pink Wedding Dress via Pinterest / Neon Picture Frames via Pinterest / Slate Grey Dress & Neon Bouquet via Lotus Haus/ Outdoor Setting via Hostess Blog/ Bride with Balloon via Brooklyn Bride/ Neon Lanterns via So Chic Events/ Orange & Fuschia Invitation / Colourful Cake via Hostess Blog / Neutral Bridesmaid by JCrew/ Macarons via Pinterest / Bright Bouquet via Pinterest/ Neon Place Setting via Hostess Blog

Australia Wedding Theme Inspiration

If your wedding date happens to fall on or around our nation’s great day “Australia Day, you may want to incorporate a little Australiana into your wedding theme. I’m not saying to going over the top with red, white and blue colours or a parade of stars and stripes everywhere you turn (yes, waaaay too ‘tacky’ for a wedding). But, rather an elegant white wedding palette accented with strategically placed pops of bright red and cobalt blue. It would look festive and fabulous. Here is an inspiration board with ideas I came up with for a stylish wedding using a red, white and blue colour palette along with Australian touches. Little red and blue details like the red sash on the bride’s wedding gown, the red rimmed plateware with a blue napkin or a boutonniere tied with blue twine, are the type of touches which really make an impact in an elegant way. I also adore the fantastic red, white and blue bold printed invitations which instantly say to your guests they’re invited to party full of fun, whimsy and savvy style. These theme ideas could also be used to to inspire the decorations for any Australia Day party or backyard BBQ with friends. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get into the spirit and prepare to really enjoy the Australia Day holiday weekend!Australia Day Wedding Theme

Images: Table Setting / Boutonniere/ Coca-Cola Drink Tub / Red, White & Blue Stationery / Blue Bridesmaid Dress / Hanging Paper Medallions / Australian Flag Banner / Lamingtons / Australia Cupcake / Blue & White Bouquet

Vintage Summer Carnival Wedding Theme

It’s carnival time!  We have an abundance of bright candy colours and delicous treats you can feast your eyes on right here with this gorgeous vintage summer carnival wedding theme inspiration. Complete with candy striped straws, colourful vintage themed stationery, pretty whimsical cakes and even some good ‘ol corn dogs, it is one carnival theme you’ll want to lose yourself in for days!  Iliana Morton was there to capture all the eye candy featured in this shoot and I’m sure you’ll agree that she, along with the wonderful creative team did a smashing job!Vintage Summer ThemeBright Whimsical Table InspirationCarnival Wedding ThemeVintage Carnival StationeryWhimsical Place SettingColorful Vintage Place SettingVintage Themed StationeryVintage Summer Carnival Wedding ThemeSummer Carnival ThemeColourful Wedding CakeCarnival ThemeWhimsical CakeVintage CarnivalCarnival Corn DogsCarnival Corn DogsWhimsical Vintage ThemeCarnival Theme TableWhimsical CupcakesSummer Carnival CakeCarnival Wedding

Photography: Iliana Morton Photography / Event Planner:  Eventity Inc / Floral Designer:  Sweet Pea Flower Company / Invitation Designer:  Nic.Roc. Designs / Cake Designer:  Hey there, Cupcake! / Equipment Rentals:  Raphael’s Party Rentals / Other:  Old Poway Park / Submitted via Two Bright Lights