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

How to Plan a Rustic Wedding

There is nothing more romantic than a rustic wedding. The crunch of the leaves, a cool nip in the air, and beautiful bursts of orange, red, and yellow can’t help but make you smile. What a perfect time to share your love and begin your life with your partner! Here is how you can plan an ultimate rustic wedding that you and your guests will totally “fall” for!

Rustic Wedding Ideas

Consider hosting your event in a rustic location like a barn. You can make this setting totally shabby chic, string lights from antiquated beams, and excite your guests’ senses with the smell of hay bales in the loft.

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Rustic Wedding Dresses

A lace lined dress will work with a rustic themed wedding and enhances a number of figures. Consider trying on an ivory or cream lace cap sleeved gown that is long, flowing, and fitted to look gorgeous on your big day, fit in with your theme, and look no fuss but fabulous. For some added charm, you may also wish to drape a delicate lace shawl around your décolletage as the evening air takes over.

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Rustic Bridesmaid Dresses

Have your favorite ladies wear something short and sweet. Look for ruffle detailing, textured embellishments like a knotted or braided halter top, lace, and opt for cowboy boots to add some country charm.

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Rustic Wedding Colors

It is essential that you select a color palette that complements your rustic venue décor and ceremony setting. Keep your color palette neutral to adhere to a rustic theme and avoid anything that looks too bold or bright. Hues and variations of champagne, mauve, rust, pine, and taupe tones are perfect and allow nature around you to really be the star of the show.

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Rustic Wedding Decorations

The wonderful thing about a rustic wedding is that you can really include hearty, earthy, and natural elements into you big day. Pumpkins, tea lights hanging from fences, an antique cart filled with fall fruit, and even lanterns filled with seasonal flowers and pine cones are perfect ways to play up your theme and are ultra-affordable!

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Rustic Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitations set the tone for your rustic event. Consider selecting an invitation that has a wooden background and is simple but chic. It will be clear to your guests your themed intent.

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Rusting Wedding Cakes

Consider serving up your cake on a hearty slab of a tree trunk! You can keep your frosting neutral and add whimsical embellishments like a birch heart façade with your initials carved as the focal point of the dessert and add cascading woodland flowers and leaves around the sides and base.

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 Rustic Wedding Bouquets

Nothing says rustic like a bouquet filled with seasonal wild flowers and fiddlehead. You may also consider succulents wrapped in twine, or strands of lavender adhered with burlap and a vintage sparkly pin.

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Planning a themed wedding is fun and easy to do. Work in some of these suggestions and tips into your special day in order to create a memorable, rustic celebration. 

 

{Guest Post} Creatively Solving Beach Wedding Challenges – Part 1

As much as a wedding on the beach can be the dream destination for summer-loving brides, the challenges that come with an event on the beach can be daunting. Lucky for us, the friendly gang at OBX Brides have these great tips to keep your beautiful beach soiree looking cool as a cucumber!

Photo: Julie Dreelin Photographers

Ideas For Real Feet-On-The-Sand Beach Weddings

After years of experience with Outer Banks weddings, we put together a 3-part series to help you overcome the most common challenges when planning your destination wedding on the beach. Today, we’ll talk about cool apparel, wind-resistant hair dos, and sand-appropriate structures.

Beach Garments 

An elaborate wedding dress and tuxedo is a little too formal and too warm for the beach. Choose a dress that will stand up to the humidity in an airy cool style that won’t let your down.

Guys should take a cue from this “Barefoot Beach Wedding” and opt for crisp cargo shorts and a white button down. Or perhaps a light linen suit in white, beige or natural.

Wind-Resistant Hair

Hair & Makeup by Hairoics Spa & Salon

The beach is always breezy so go with a hair style that takes advantage of that, a perfect combination of romantic, yet messy and casual is oh so right for a beach wedding. A new take on the traditional is a big trend with a series of tiny individual braids that end in a side chignon or a low knotted bun at the neck.

To beat the heat and humidity “Opt for a sheer powder to even out imperfections and stick with powder shadows for your eyes,” advises Cayla Crenshaw in a recent summer makeup article. And unless your skin is very dry powder blushers and bronzers are best.

Sturdy as a Foot in the Sand

Couple Photo: Julie Dreelin Photographers / Other Photos: Island Photography

The same way the wind is a factor to consider in your wedding hairdo, it affects your decorations, which gives you the option to be playful and take advantage of it. In the pictures above you see 2 styles of colorful ribbons and an impromptu aisle decorated with paper lanterns. And speaking of aisles, note how one couple used white benches instead of chairs – chairs are not always necessary.

Stay tuned for our next articles, on chair arrangement and chuppah decorations for the beach! You wont wanna miss it.

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Having a destination wedding on the Outer Banks can be daunting. At obxBrides.com, trusted vendors and “been-there” brides come together to offer the most extensive OBX wedding resources.

Last Minute Easter Inspiration: Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

If you’re anything like me this year, you’ve left your Easter preparations to the very last minute. It was only 2 weeks ago I put together my 5 year old’s Pirate Party followed closely by my own birthday celebrations just this weekend. Needless to say, I’ve not even come to close to thinking about Easter until today. So, for those of you who have suddenly realized they need some Easter inspiration FAST – I’m going to help you out by sharing a collection of cute Easter ideas and inspiration to help get ready for the weekend. Time is of the essence bunnies, so let’s get hopping to it!

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

First up, is a pretty collection of Easter egg decorating ideas. Use these as gifts for family and friends, around the home for your Easter decorations or incorporate them into your Easter table centrepieces and place settings. 

1. Marbleized Eggs

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2. Glittered Eggs

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Get the glittery DIY project here

3. Blown Egg Hanging Ornaments

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Sparkly Gold & Blush Christmas Dessert Table

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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:
 

10 Chic Ideas For A Summer Wedding Theme

Summer is the ideal time for outdoor fun and excitement. It is also the ideal wedding season to make a vibrant statement with bold colors and unique styling. Add some effervescence to your Summer Wedding with these chic summer wedding ideas.

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1. Summer Invites

Kick off your wedding theme with save-the-dates and invitations reflecting a summery mood. Bright pops of color matching a vibrant summer palette will look great. Or, for a subtler look choose designs reflecting the season – butterflies, pretty florals and botanical designs all beautifully represent an outdoor summery affair.

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2. Celebrate Outdoors

Summer is the perfect time for an outdoor ceremony and reception. Take advantage of venues situated on or near the water. Riverside receptions, beach weddings and locations with a view all have instant atmosphere. Alternatively the grounds of an elegant home can be transformed into a stunning venue. A majestic marquee or grouped outdoor tables on lush lawns make a lovely garden wedding setting. Or to really embrace summer, host a wedding luncheon or summer evening affair poolside, complete with floating candles, sun umbrellas and modern decor.

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3. Outdoor Decorations

Outdoor Summer weddings give you plenty of scope to be creative when decorating your venue. Visualise twinkling fairy lights at a garden wedding, glowing lanterns enhancing an ocean view, or colourful rows of paper pom poms hanging from trees overhead. All of these types of decorations will give your wedding a lovely summery whimsical feel.

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4. Pops of Colour

Introducing bright colors into a wedding colour palette will enhance a summer theme. Inject a burst of colour with bright coloured bridesmaid dresses or pretty bridal accessories. A bright coloured clutch or striking pair of heels instantly adds ‘wow’ factor and an element of excitement to your wedding style statement.

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5. Fan Wedding Favors

Stylish hand fans are a great idea to use as wedding favors at an outdoor wedding. Not only do they look stylish but they’ll also keep your guests cool and comfortable in the summer heat.

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6. Pretty Parasols

Parasols at a wedding always look charming. They can be a great way of injecting a burst of colour or making a style statement for your summer theme. Use them as an alternative to your bridesmaid bouquets – not only will look fantastic, but the girls will be grateful for the shading too. Summer parasols also make for a chic guest favor particularly at a beach wedding or garden party. Group them together in an attractive basket with a note to your guests, and they will add a lovely personalized touch to your stylish decor.

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7. Summer Cocktail Bar

A self-serve cocktail bar with a colorful display of bottles and garnishes gives a summer reception a stunning focal point and crowd pleasing element. Think lots of fresh fruit, cocktails sweetened with simple syrups and refreshing flavours. Mimosa’s, Bellini’s or Daiquiris are all popular choices and all look fabulously chic in pretty cocktail glasses.

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8. Ice-cream Cones

Nothings says Summer more than ‘ice-cream.’ I can think of no better option on a hot summers afternoon, than to indulge in a chilled creamy cone or fruity gelato. Serving ice-cream cones at a wedding is fast becoming a popular trend which is a winner with wedding guests. For elegant modern soiree arrange for waiters to serve your guests individual cones. Or, if you’re having a relaxed outdoor bash, hire a retro ice-cream van – it’s bound to be an instant hit.

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9.  Fan Programs

Another way to include paper fans in your summer wedding is to have them double up as ceremony and wedding programs. All you do is have your guests pick up their individual fans as they arrive at the ceremony and they will stay cool and informed of the days events at the same time.

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10. Summer Dessert Buffet

A wonderful ending to a summer dining experience is the dessert buffet.  Laden with mouth watering desserts such as fruit and berry tarts, colourful cupcakes and sweet treats it’s a delectable delight for the eyes and the appetite.  Many weddings are adopting the dessert buffet in lieu of the traditional wedding cake or as an addition on the menu to add extra appeal to their reception. Whether featured in an inside venue or displayed outdoors, it is a Summer sweet feast for sure.

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