Memorial Day 2015: In Remembrance

May 25 2015

Memorial Day 2015

In remembrance of our fallen heroes and at 3:00 pm, when we all come together for a minute of silence …

Memorial Day 2015

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Blue Wedding Ideas & Floral Invitation Suite

May 22 2015

Floral Wedding Invitations In Beautiful Blue

Today’s “Behind the Design” is for a country wedding loaded with blue wedding ideas and tons of charm. Super fun and trendy, this inspiration has a soft color scheme and floral wedding invitation to set the tone in vintage country style. Florals continue to be a hot trend as well as this dreamy shade of blue. Are you a fan of this hot looks for spring and summer? Read below the inspiration from Rachel, our graphic designer of Bed of Roses, a newly curated wedding invitation suite.

Colors: Monaco | Light Blue | Gray

Blue Wedding Ideas and Floral Wedding Invitation Suite

This design was born from the idea of creating a classic, timeless wedding invitation. Soft roses accent the text and a spot of color adds interest. This design will work for a classic ballroom wedding, or a laid back country affair, no matter what your style, this is truly one design that you can personalize to make work for you!

Get a free sample of Bed of Roses Rectangle Invite (personalized in your colors).

For the beautiful photography in our inspiration, many thanks to …

Couple and Cake by Riverland Studios {via Southern Weddings} | Card Box by Sassy Southern Charm | Table Flowers by Mandy Henry Photography {via ModWedding} | Bow Ties by April Look

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Top 12 Wedding Photo Ideas You’ll Want To Borrow

May 20 2015

12 Wedding Photo Ideas to Borrow for Your Big Day!

Amy and Joseph’s wedding portraits from Timecut Photography are beautiful, natural, romantic, and inspiring! The gorgeous scenery couldn’t have been a more lovely backdrop for this stunning couple. From the clear blue skies to the lush green foliage and bright yellow flowers, each photo stands out in its own compelling way–with the laid-back style of a couple in love. Be inspired by Amy and Joseph’s portrait session with these 12 wedding photo ideas you need to borrow for your big day and to have for the rest of your life!

1. First Look

There’s nothing more romantic than a groom seeing his bride for the very first time.

First Look wedding photo

2. Kiss On The Shoulder

Soft and tender, this classic gesture is an inspirational nod to an epic romance.

Kiss on the shoulder wedding photo idea

3. Walking Down the Road

There’s something special about a photo with just the two of you walking down the road–not a soul around. Quiet perfection all around and a fairytale ending to a perfect day!

Wedding photo idea of couple "walking down the road"

4. A Stolen Moment

A moment set apart and away by yourselves … like a sneak peek and a forever picture of love and storybook romance.

Romantic moment off in the distance

5. Give Your Dress A Twirl

Twirl in your dress. Let the wind blow through your hair. Breathe easy. Relax. Let out your inner child.

Bride and Groom being playful and fun

6. Dreamy Kiss

This private display of affection will forever go down in the history of your love affair.

Kissing in the woods

7. Photojournalistic Joy

Happy. Happy. Up close and candid, these shots are all about joie de vire, being in love and loving being newly married!

Playful and unrehearsed

8. Under A Canopy

Super romantic and inspiring–find yourself under a canopy of weeping willows or an arbor of twinkling lights and you’ll have a winning wedding photo.

Kissing under a canopy

9. DIY Wedding Signs

Say it all {and get it documented} with a fun DIY chalkboard sign.

DIY signs

10. Creative Props

Props are a fun extension of your wedding style. Use 1 or 2 props to embellish the mood or shed light on your personalities.

Candid with props

11. The Venue

Get your epic venue behind you for a stellar shot that sings with elegance and style.

With the stately venue

12. Head on Groom’s Shoulder

Pure sweetness.

Head on groom's shoulder

What’s your favorite photo idea–do share! And if you need ideas for e-session? Check out our top 10 engagement photo ideas.

Photographer:  Timecut Photography | Event Venue: Planting Fields Arboretum  | via Two Bright Lights

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Military Themed Wedding Ideas {Pretty & Patriotic}

May 18 2015

Military Themed Wedding Ideas

Kicking off national Armed Forces Week, today’s inspiration is in honor of Armed Forces Day–a day set apart to acknowledge Americans in the armed forces. The theme for this year is “Honor Those Who Answered the Call to Serve” and honors those serving in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy.

To those serving in the U.S. military–we thank you for your service! Are you in the military and in need of military-themed wedding ideas? Today’s “Color Monday” is a patriotic celebration for a modern military wedding. Here are a few ideas and tips to help you plan your big day …

Tips & Ideas For Planning A Military Themed Wedding

Seek out discounts: you’d be surprised by all the discounts from vendors who are willing to give our service men and women (active or not).
Consider purchasing wedding insurance: military life can be unpredictable so having insurance on your major expenses will keep you protected from losing your deposits due to wedding date changes.
Getting married on base is typically less expensive: except for a small donation to the chapel, chaplains perform ceremonies free of charge.

Some restrictions to keep in mind: Rules and regulations do vary between the branches and religions. Talk with the chaplain to get  permissions regarding flowers, music, photography, and attire.

Ceremonial attire: Military members in the wedding party usually wear ceremonial dress. The color of the uniform depends on the season—blue in winter and white in summer. Commissioned (Army or Marine Corps.) officers can leave the ceremony under an Arch of Sabers or (Navy and Coast Guard) can exit under an Arch of Swords. Non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel can leave under an Arch of Rifles.

Colors:  Slate | Ivory | Navy

Military-themed Wedding Ideas (+ free invite sample)

Featured: Rectangle Wedding Invitation from the Forever United design suite.

Deets on the suite …
Honor your commitment to your love and country with a beautiful military wedding invitation. Stars and stripes decorate the designs in this suite along with patriotic emblems and seals–an elegant choice for a modern military wedding.

Request a Free Sample …
Get a free sample of this personalized military design. Change the design to reflect your colors, fonts and wording.

Military themed wedding ideas + a free custom wedding invitation sample

In honor of Memorial Day … we’d also like to salute and remember all of our fallen soldiers–as well as their precious families–for incredible bravery and ultimate sacrifice!

For the beautiful photography in our inspiration, much thanks to …

Groom by Nichols Photographers {via Southern Weddings} | Sword Ceremony and Groomsmen by Amy Arrington Photography {via Southern Weddings} | Rings by Braedon Photography {via Green Wedding Shoes} | American Flag by Faithfully Focused Photography {via Rustic Wedding Chic}

Military info source

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