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

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.

 

 

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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: