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

{Guest Post} Rain or Shine: Chocolate Wedding Cakes for Every Season

You don’t have to twist my arm too hard, to get me to eat chocolate! In fact, I LOVE good quality chocolate in any shape or form – especially decadently beautiful cakes. That’s why when Zucchero Patisserie sent over this wedding cake feature, I knew I was in a heap of trouble. The “I-won’t-stop-for-anyone” chocolate-binge kind of trouble! Yep. Damn it!…there’s goes my diet again!

Calling all chocolate cake lovers! If your ultimate indulgence is cocoa-based, a chocolate wedding cake is the only choice for your big day. Your wedding is all about celebration and indulgence, making chocolate the ultimate matrimonial treat. 

With the demise of the traditional white marzipan-and-fruit cake concoction (which, let’s face it, isn’t the scrummiest or most exciting of options) a whole new era of wedding cake creativity has been ushered in. We now have more choice than ever and this can be fantastic, but also more than a little confusing!

Way back when, fruit cake was the only established option and you didn’t have to worry about whether your guests would enjoy it, what it said about you and your relationship, whether it was in keeping with your ‘theme’ or even whether your cake was right for the season.

Don’t panic! The expert purveyors of chocolate at the creative Zucchero Patisserie have come up with some delicious chocolate wedding cakes everyone will love, perfect for all styles and seasons.

Light and Lovely Chocolate Cakes for Spring Weddings

The spring is a favourite time for weddings. It’s warm, but not scorching, nature is just beginning to burst back into life. As a time for fresh beginnings and fertility, it’s perfect for your big day, but how do you choose the perfect chocolate cake for a spring wedding?

Floral flavours are particularly fashionable at the moment. Rose, lavender, violet – these delicate flowers have romantic associations which are ideal for your big day. You’ll need to select a delicate chocolate too, so as not to overpower the floral notes. Choose a high quality white or milk chocolate with a relatively low cocoa content and make sure your pâtissier knows how to blend the flavours perfectly – this is a tricky one to get right!

Zesty Chocolate Cakes for Summer Weddings

The key to a perfect chocolate summer wedding cake is to inject a little zest and to play with the chocolate options available to you. A really dark 70% cocoa chocolate alone will be much too heavy for a hot summer wedding, one option is to incorporate fruit into your recipe – citrus fruits in particular offer a zesty edge which can turn an over-heavy dark chocolate cake into a tangy, refreshing summer treat.

Raspberry works particularly well with dark chocolate and Seville orange is also especially scrumptious. Take care not to overcomplicate though – too many flavours can really overdo it, leaving your guests with a funny taste in their mouth. One strong flavour to balance out the chocolate is often more than enough to tantalise taste buds. A flavoured liquer can also be used to add an extra, sweet dimension to your concoction. For dark summer chocolate cakes consider Grand Marnier syrup or Cointreau.

Meanwhile, if you’re considering a less intense summer chocolate choice, white chocolate and strawberry  cake with a champagne syrup is particularly yummy. Perfect for a hot summer’s day.

Sweet, Autumnal Wedding Cakes

As the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, autumn is prime time for a lovely nutty chocolate cake, with all the delicious ingredients nature has to offer. Think hazelnut, almond, pistachio, cherries and warm, wholesome flavourings like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. A spiced chocolate orange cake is also a divine option. If you’d rather leave out the healthy stuff, a praline chocolate concoction is also divine and is guaranteed to be well received. A Ferrero Rocher wedding cake, who could resist?

Rich, Indulgent Winter Wedding Cakes

Winter is the perfect chocolate cake season. The richer your wedding cake, the better! With the nights drawing in and the weather giving everyone the chills, indulgence is the order of the day. Choose your very favourite chocolate and then double it, triple it! (If you’re a chocolate lover with a twist, try combining dark or milk chocolate with a chilli kick for an extra warming touch – be warned though, not all of your guest will be so adventurous!)

When it comes to pure chocolate wedding cakes, chocolate quality is essential, whether you’re a white chocolate fan or a dark chocolate diva, choose the very best chocolate available, with a good cocoa content, and your wedding’s centrepiece will leave everyone with a smile on their chocolate-covered faces!

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Zucchero Patisserie are the creative chocolate wedding cake specialists. To discover more tantalising flavour combinations and wedding cake inspiration, visit Zucchero today.

 

Birds Nest Themed Wedding Inspiration

Wow!…this next inspiration shoot is just Exquisite with a capital E, as far as I’m concerned. The ever so talented Vanessa from Vanessa Voth Photography is not only the master behind the lens responsible for all of this rustic spring loveliness, but she’s also the brains behind the concept. Inspired by a simple twig plate charger, she took the whole birds nest themed wedding idea to another level, using subtle yet gorgeous detailing of twigs, feathers and birdcages in a shoot which which is styled to perfection. Just like birds of feather that flock together, this talented bunch of vendors were all meant to collaborate and bring us this stunning photo gallery.

Photographer Vanessa shares her inspiration: I started dreaming of and planning this shoot months ago. It was always a dream of mine to plan, organize and photograph a styled wedding shoot that fully encompassed everything I love about weddings. Being a creative person myself, I wanted to bring a lot of DIY aspects into the shoot and unique details. My inspiration for the shoot was a twig plate charger I found – and from there the theme of bird’s nest/twigs/feathers came into existence! I ended up with an amazing team of talented vendors and the whole day and shoot could not have turned out any better! Definitely a dream come true!

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Photos: Vanessa Voth Photography / Hair Stylist:  Jenn Jewett / Event Planner:  Marilisa Voth / Floral Designer:  Andrea Isaak / Invitation Designer:  Chiffon Photography & Design / Dress Designer:  Pure Magnolia / Cake Designer:  Buttercream Couture / Linens and Coverings:  DIY / Equipment Rentals:  Trove Vintage / Makeup Artist:  Charrisse Mae Makeup Artistry / Shoes:  Badgely Mischka / Headpiece & Jewelry:  Carmen West Creative / Tuxedo & Mens Attire:  Mexx, Kenneth Cole Reaction / Event Venue:  Hazelnut Farm /  Twig Plate Chargers: Michael’s Craft Store / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Green and Orange Wedding Ideas

I love the colour green for a fresh classic wedding palette, and I also love a modern wedding palette with bright pops of orange. But it’s rare you see this combination paired together for a wedding. That is until this imaginative team decided to create this vibrant shoot. Inspired by this year’s wedding colours (tangerine tango and emerald), they created a vibrant inspiration shoot with a rustic Spring theme. You’ll find it full of whimsical green and orange wedding ideas as well as some simple table centrepieces you could easily DIY. So, whether your a fan of a bold bright palettes or subtle and pastel shades, you’re bound to find some inspiration you’ll love.

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Photographer: Candace Jeffery Photography / Event Planner:  Down The Aisle, LLC / Floral Designer:  The Harwinton Florist, LLC /Shoot Location:  The Farms Country Club / Invitation Designer:  Michelle Hickey Design / Dress Designer:  Corrine Weddings / Lighting:  Social Decor / Bakery:  Silver City Cakes / Models:  Bree DiMaio & Cara Cama / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Pink Crab Apple Blossoms Wedding Inspiration

This wedding inspiration shoot by Christina Gressianu came about by a simple obsession with the pink crab-apple blossoms which make an appearance every springtime in her hometown of Fort Collins.

Pink Crab Apple Wedding Inspiration

Christina decided to go with the simple concept of shooting a bride with pink crab apple trees as the backdrop. As she began organizing models, dresses, hair and make up, she started thinking about mirrors and came up with a story for the shoot . . . .

‘Three beautiful girls are surrounded by an amazing natural display of pink blossoms, yet are too vain to notice. Suddenly, they become aware of each other, the crab apple trees, and the gorgeous pink blossoms. Before long, they’re smiling, laughing together and delighting in all the beauty around them more significant than just their own.’

Christina wondered if her story was to cheesy? We don’t think so . . . because it sure made for some pretty inspiration!

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Photography: Christina Gressianu / Hair Stylist:  Cas’s Hair Studio / Wedding Dresses:  Dora Grace / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Greenhouse Bridal Inspiration Shoot

Dreaming about a garden wedding surrounded by colorful blooms, lush green foliage and the fragrance of sweet herbs, but worried there may be a chance of rain or freezing weather? Then what about having a beautiful greenhouse wedding instead? A wedding in a greenhouse or conservatory may be the next best thing to your garden wedding. Not only do you get to enjoy the same natural botanical surrounds, you also won’t need to add much to your wedding decor or floral arrangements. Mother Nature will do all the decorating for you! To help inspire your greenhouse vision you need look no further than this beautiful bridal shoot. Just imagine, it could be you surrounded by all those beautiful blooms! 

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Photography: Just For Photography / Wedding Dress: Serendipity / Location: Kuhlmans Greenhouse / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Wedding Colours: Pale Pink and Green

We all know that pastel and soft pinks tend to be a popular colour choice at weddings, but how about adding some interest to the palette by combining it with a shade of mint green. It’s such a soothing colour scheme . . . the soft mint green keeps everything cool and contemporary against the romantic and classic pale pink. I love these colours accented against crisp white linens, milk vases and delicate lace or crystal details. For this gorgeous gelato-coloured combo, think of a Spring wedding brimming with flowers, a pretty garden soiree under a billowing white marquee or a stylish afternoon affair at the country club estate. Wedding Colours: Pale Pink & Mint Green

 

 

 

Credits clockwise: Bride by via Wedding Chicks / Green Polkadot Chair via Pinterest / Macarons / Bridesmaid Dresses / Cake / Table Setting / Bridal Bouquet / Invitation / Tablescape

Vintage Garden Wedding Inspiration Shoot by Christine Shields Photography

Happy Monday everyone!  We have a dose of inspiration for you that takes garden wedding style to a whole new level. Gorgeously put together by Destiny Taylor Events and brought to life by Christine Shields Photography it is one of those wedding shoots you just want to dive into and live there forever. With sweet vintage style and fruity ‘cherry picking’ theme it transports you back to a romantic elegant era of lazy Summer afternoons with stolen kisses and ethereal glam sundresses with flowing locks framed in fresh flowers. I am just ga-ga for all the adorable details . . . the rustic style cherry favour bags and mini honey pots, the vintage linens wrapped in twine and the stunning vintage themed stationery by Paper Bloom. Yup, if you’re an aspiring garden wedding or vintage bride, I suggest you take more than a moment to lose yourself in the breathtaking loveliness and this delicious theme you’ll want to re-create for your very own.Summer Theme WeddingGarden Wedding ThemeVintage Rustic WeddingVintage Theme Wedding DressesVintage Garden InspirationVintage Garden Wedding StyleVintage Wedding Grooms StyleVintage Wedding InspirationVintage Rustic Wedding StationeryCherry Wedding FavoursVintage Garden ThemeVintage Garden Wedding InspirationVintage Wedding DetailsVintage Wedding CoupleVintage Garden Place SettingGarden Wedding TableCherry Theme WeddingVintage Garden Wedding ThemeVintage Bride InspirationVintage BrideVintage Theme Veil & ShoesVintage Garden Bridesmaid DressesVintage Garden WeddingGarden Wedding Summer Bouquet

Photographer: Christine Shields Photography /Hair Stylist:  The Prettiest You / Event Designer:  Destiny Taylor  Events / Floral Designer:  p e t a l o s / Invitation Designer:  Paper Bloom / Dress Designer:  Holly Stalder / Makeup Artist:  Courtney Rogers,  MobileWax, & Austie Eckley / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Spring Rustic Bridal Portrait by Chi Photography

Spring Bridal Session South CarolinaRustic themes are really starting to work their way up high on my favourite list for weddings. The fresh earthy countryside, romantic woodland surrounds and an abundance of natural flora and fauna, gives this kind of wedding photography an alluring appeal which instinctively connects with all of us. This particular rustic bridal portrait shot by Chi Photography is no exception. Capturing all the glory of an outdoor landscape in Summerville, South Carolina it’s the perfect portrayal of that intriguing contradiction – a gorgeous bride in a pristine white modern wedding dress smack bang in the middle of raw rustic environment. In a word – stunning!Rustic Spring Bridal PortraitSpring Rustic Bridal ShootBridal SessionSpring Rustic Bridal PortraitWedding PhotographyRustic Bridal PortraitRustic Spring Bridal SessionSpring Rustic Bridal SessionSpring Rustic Bridal Shoot SummervilleSpring Rustic Bridal Session South Carolina

Photography: Chi Photography / Location: Old Fort Dorchester State Park / Courtesy of Two Bright Lights

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Pink, Peach & Melon Wedding Color Inspiration

If you’re a lover of pinks (count me in!), then this pretty color palette of pink, peach and melon should make your girly-girl heart sing and provide you with inspiration and ideas galore. The warm peachy tones combined with bright pops of pink creates a wedding theme that is full of summery delight and pretty as a picture. Imagine yourself in an abundance of pink blooms, fresh peach details and icy cold watermelon set against a crisp white background. The perfect color combination for a garden event, or the perfect Spring or Summer wedding.

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All images via Pinterest

In the mood for more Summer inspiration? Then check out these gorgeous ideas for your Summer Wedding Theme