String Lights: Light up Your Wedding!

In all the years planning weddings I would have to say lighting is one of the key elements in the decor.  It sets the mood for the wedding giving off a sense of romance and elegance.  Candles of all shapes and sizes have been used for years to decorate weddings and are still being used today.  As beautiful as candles look there are other ways brides are lighting up their reception.  One of my favorite ways is to use string lighting.

This classic rope or market style lighting is a simple way to dress up a ceremony or reception location.  The most popular way to use string lighting is at your reception.  Whether you have an inside or outside reception string lighting can totally transform a space.  It adds a touch of sparkle overhead almost looking like tiny stars.

For an outside affair you can choose to use a tent, clear tent being my favorite, or use the string lighting as your “tent”.

You don’t have to have a lot of lights to make a big impact.  A few strands of light can add so much to your reception! Plus, it is a fairly inexpensive DIY addition with many string lighting starting at about $9 per strand you can get about 23 feet of lighting!

What do you think about string lighting?  Leave us your comments!

Happy Planning!

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Chevron Wedding Details

You may already know of my love for chevron anything (home decor, fashion and now weddings) from my previous blog about chevron cakes but I wanted to share how easily you can incorporate chevron details in to your wedding.  What I love most about the chevron pattern is how versatile it is.  It looks great at a casual affair or an elegant, formal wedding.

I hate to repeat myself, but I truly believe the best weddings don’t forget about the details.  Using splashes of the chevron pattern in the details will give a modern look to any color palette.

When using chevron details don’t be afraid to mix colors and patterns to compliment each other.  The texture of the different materials and patterns can make for an interesting and beautiful tablescape.

One of the easiest ways to use chevron for your tables is to add a chevron napkin or table runner!

Look how modern, yet simple these tables can look by just adding a chevron patterned table runner!

Wedding stationary is a great way to incorporate the chevron pattern. Chevron looks great on invitations, programs and place cards. You can also use the same stationary to decorate your guest favors.

Some grooms are even wearing chevron bow-ties, ties or pocket squares!

Brides are even joining in and wrapping their bridal bouquet in the same chevron pattern to match their groom!

What do you think about chevron wedding details?  Tell us what you think!

Happy Planning!

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Unique Ways to Display Photographs at Your Wedding

A great way to make your wedding personal and intimate is to display personal photographs!  Of course you can use framed pictures and place them around your reception (some use pictures on a mantle, escort card table, etc) but I have found some creative ways you can display your pictures that all of your guests will love.

One idea is instead of using frames you place pictures in mason jars.

If you don’t like mason jars or that doesn’t fit the style of your wedding any glass vase will work and give the same look.  Or you can take the pictures and cut them to form a cool shape…like a circle or a heart.  So cute!

If you are having a vintage theme, plates with black and white photos are a fun way to display old photographs.

You can still use frames in different shapes and sizes and hang them with ribbon.  Love!

Another idea is to have someone take Polaroids (or you can rent a photo booth) and have guests hang their pictures during the event.  Not only does this look awesome but it also makes every guest a part of the celebration. Who doesn’t love that?

A few ideas I saw for displaying pictures in a home but I think these would also be great for a wedding! Frames and wire or ribbon make a beautiful display!

What do you think about these ways to display your photographs for a wedding?  Let us know!

Happy Planning!

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