Brooch Bouquets

 

A new twist on a traditional bridal bouquet is a brooch bouquet!

Many brides are deciding to forego the traditional floral bouquet and create something unique and memorable to carry on their wedding day.

There are so many reasons that brides are opting to carry a brooch bouquet instead of a floral bouquet.   One of the most popular reasons is that you dont have to worry if your flowers will last the entire wedding day!

Brooch bouquets are a great way to add sparkle to your wedding dress escpecially if your dress lacks beading, etc. and is a great way to incorporate a family heirloom. Also, they are a great way to keep and display your bridal bouquet long after your wedding day!

 If you are thinking of carrying a brooch bouquet you can decide if you want to make it yourself or leave it to the experts.  Keep in mind it does take a lot of time and patience to put a brooch bouquet together.  These bouquets are made with about 50-85 pins and brooches and each brooch must be hand wired in order to hold up on your wedding day.

If you want to help create the bouquet I would start collecting the brooches, pins and earrings that you want to incorporate in the bouquet and let a professional put it together for you!  If you are thinking about carrying a brooch bouquet we would love to hear about it!

Happy Planning!

Sources: www.greenweddingshoes.com, www.designmevintage.com, www.greenweddingshoes.com, www.fancypantsweddings.com

Winter Wedding Colors for 2012

If you are having (or thinking of having) a winter wedding in 2012, choosing wedding colors may be a hard decision.  There is no rule that your wedding colors must be red and green to have a winter wedding.  There are some really beautiful color schemes for winter that may surprise you.

One of my favorite color schemes is a simple all white/ivory wedding with hints of color to pull everything together.  An all white or ivory wedding can make a big statement and I love the idea of using a light blue or pink to highlight everything. You can use branches, pinecones, and ornaments (which can double as favors) as accents in your décor.

If you are a girl that loves bling then a winter wedding might be perfect for you!  Crystals and gems highlighted against a white or ivory backdrop is stunning.

Another untraditional color scheme for a winter wedding is teal, brown and silver.  Using all white flowers give a modern winter feeling.

Of course you can’t go wrong with using burgundy or red but that doesn’t mean your décor has to scream Christmas.  Small touches of red go long way and some brides are adding black for a modern, yet romantic feel. You can even add an aqua blue color to spice it up!

Just a tip… if you are planning a 2012 winter wedding wait until January to stock up on all of the leftover Christmas decorations.  It is inexpensive and if you are crafty you have plenty of time to create some wonderful centerpieces to give you a perfect Winter Wedding!

Sources: www.blog.heylook.fi, www.blog.bohoweddingsandevents.com, and www.frostyweddings.blogspot.com

Wedding Hair: Braids!

Braids are back and hitting the bridal scene in a big way!

Whether it is for the brides or bridesmaids hair, braids are the trendy new way to style hair for the big day.  In the past, braids were more of an informal way to wear your hair but not anymore….depending on your dress and the hairstyle you choose braids can look very formal!  Below are pictures of some of the braids that brides and bridesmaids are sporting on the wedding day.

One of my favorites is the fishtail braid (far right)!

All of these braids gives you a different feeling based on what look you want!

If you are using a braid in your hair for you or your bridesmaids we would love to hear about it!

Sources: www.fashiontrendseeker.com, www.squidoo.com, www.weddingguide.com, www.keikolynn.com, www.hairstyletrendsfor.com