Don’t “Fall” For Ordinary!

Labor Day festivities are over and Fall is definitely in the air!  It’s not too late to add a few unexpected details to your fall wedding that will give your guests the chills.  Time and time again, we see wedding themes taken so literal that they become cheesy.  I am a big fan of pulling from inspiration rather than sticking to a theme and worrying so much about staying within a certain box.

I invite you to open your minds and expand your Pinterest searches!

Enjoy!

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Photo Provided by Paul Hayley Baxter Photography

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Photo Provided by Chloe Legras At Boxwood Avenue

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 Happy Planning!

Farm To Table Wedding At It’s Finest!

Organic, local, farm to table, call it what you will but it is all the craze!  I like to think of it as a movement that needed to happen.  If a bride came to me and wanted to execute a full on farm to table wedding, I would be beyond excited!  Our surroundings can quite possibly be our best inspiration for a wedding.  After all, what is better than the natural elements around you coming together to make up your special day?

If you are thinking of doing a farm to table inspired wedding, here are some great ideas that will help you do it from start to finish!

Enjoy and happy planning!

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Finding elements from your resources be it the farm you get married on or maybe one that you have access to is the perfect way to create that perfect centerpiece or cute artisan cheese baskets to go on each table.

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Using recycled paper and stationary products for your invitations will set the tone for your organic day!

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Photo Provided by Jessamyn Harris

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Try these individually packaged vegetables and herbs for your guests to plant.  It is a sure way for them to always remember your wedding day!  A beautiful grass fed organically raised filet topped with a fig and wine reduction and paired with an asparagus bundle will wow your guests!

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Artichokes always make a beautiful centerpiece and conversation starter!

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Going with a family style set up versus the traditional round tables will make your guests feel like they are eating with you at your house!

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Yum!  Try using food that is in season like this beautiful beet and heirloom tomato salad topped with pecans and a locally sourced goat cheese!

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Moonshine favors…yes PLEASE!!!!!

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LOVE these adorable little welcome baskets to have ready for your guests when they arrive for your wedding!

Chargers!

Plated meal vs. buffet, formal vs. informal, full bar vs. soda bar?  These are all decisions that you will be faced with when preparing for your wedding.  So many rules and the pressure to follow wedding etiquette can be overwhelming I know.  Just keep in mind and rest easy knowing that it is 2014 and traditions and etiquette can be broken without judgement!  Yay for you!  When it comes to reception decor and adding a touch of class, your choices can be limited.  I however, think that breaking one rule is well worth it!  Chargers!  Adding chargers to your reception tables can make a huge statement.  You see, in the South, it is more common to see a buffet style dinner rather than a sit down plated meal.  Chargers are simply a larger, decorative plate that sits under the salad plate but is actually not used to eat on.  Usually the charger remains on the table until after the salad plate is cleared.  Once the dinner plate is served, the charger is then removed  from the table.  Sounds like a lot of trouble right?  Well, check out these beautiful chargers and you will see that they may be well worth it.

We partner with BBJ Linens, a nation wide linen company that has recently added a stunning collection of chargers to their inventory!  www.bbjlinen.com

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Photo Provided by Colin Miller

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Photo Provided by Alante Photography

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Photo Provided by Rachel Peters Photography

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Happy Planning!