Friday, June 29, 2012

Wedding Oak

Doesn't this hanging fabric make the perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding ceremony?

Wedding Oak via Intimate Weddings
There's so many gorgeous oak trees in and around Gainesville, Florida to get married under that I had to share this! I love how simple it is! It gives just enough to frame the space, while not detracting from the natural beauty of the setting.

How are you decorating your outdoor ceremony?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Colored Glass Decor

Using colored glass at your wedding can make such a statement. Check out these indigo plates and chargers from our Inspiration Board on Monday - they stand out gorgeously against the white table linens!

Tablescape via Wedding Chicks
A litlle goes a long way, so there's no need to break the bank. Take a look at how only using the deep purple wine glasses sets off the entire table.

Tablescape via Juxtapost
Love the idea of colored glass, but don't want to use it on your tables? This bride and groom collected colored glass bottles and vases throughout their planning months and used them to accent their escort cards. Beaufifully simple and lovely!

Colored Glass Bottles via Style Me Pretty

Are you using colored glass at your next event? Tell us how!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Purple Inspiration

Check out this fun and vibrant Purple Inspiration Board we put together!

Shoes, Table Decor, Earrings, Wreath, Tie & Boutonniere,
Aisle Flower, Cake, Cupcakes

We love the cool sophistication of this color palate. The deep indigo really makes a great accent to the range of purples used.

Are you dreaming in shades of purple for you wedding?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Billy Ball Wedding Ideas

The cake in Wednesday's Yellow and Red Inspiration Board is one of our favorites!

Billy Ball Cake via Pinterest

There's just something about those cute yellow flowers! Billy Balls manage to always create a great elegant and yet quirky, friendly, look wherever you use them.

Here's some other great ways we found on Pinterest to use Billy Balls at your wedding:

Look how lovely they are as the pop of gorgeous yellow on this table!

Billy Ball Table Decor via Pinterest
Mini Daisies and Billy Balls make the perfect pairing in this bouquet.

Billy Ball Bouquet via Pinterest
And make the perfect touch of elegant whimsy on these invitations too!

Billy Ball Invitation via Pinterest
Are you loving these little beauties as much as we do?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yellow and Red Inspiration

I loved putting together this Yellow and Red Inspiration Board at the request of one of our Brides!

Bouquet, Jewelry, Signature Drinks, Gown, Table Decor,
Ceremony Aisle, Cake, Bridesmaids

These colors together seemed to ooze elegant, warm summer night to me. The pops of red against the sunny yellow make such a great color pallate for any Summer Bride.

What color schemes are you using for your Summer weddings?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wedding Ice Cream Truck

We love, love, LOVE Verve Studio here in Gainesville! Krystal and Matt are amazing photographers and we do a happy dance every time we get to work with them!

They recently blogged images of this gorgeous, and truly unique, wedding they just captured in Fort Lauderdale. We fell head-over-heels for the idea of having an ice cream truck greet your guests right after the ceremony for a cool treat! Genius idea - especially in Florida!

Photos by Verve Studio

Do you love this as much as we do? If so, check out all the images from this great wedding at the Verve Studio Blog.

PS. How perfect and fun are these Ceremony Programs too?!?! They made me laugh out loud!

Photo by Verve Studio

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fantastic Contest and Beau-coup Giveaway!

If you've been reading Wedding Talk for any length of time now, you've probably realized that I've got a little thing for new twists on traditions.

Ok, it's a BIG thing....

I can't get enough of little details completely personalized to couples! Whether it's favors, decor, or guest books, if one of my couples is doing something new with any of the old standbys, you can bet I'll be talking about it for weeks - and it will show up here to share with all of you!

Just Married License Plate via Beau-coup

In honor of new ideas and creative thinkers everywhere, we're kicking off the weekend with a great contest that includes a fabulous giveaway for the winner! Thanks to the wonderful people at Beau-coup, the lucky winner will get a $50 gift voucher for any item on their site!

Beau-coup is an online retailer offering an amazing selection of high-quality favors, gifts, and party supplies perfect for weddings, bridal showers, or any celebration.

Using great products like theirs make it easy to customize your wedding. Check out this completely adorable Canvas Love Birds Guest Book!

Love Birds Canvas Guest Book via Beau-coup

These Salt and Pepper Love Birds make the perfect pair too!

I think it's great when guests can really take favors home and USE them. Wouldn't these two look at home and in-love anywhere?

So - I bet you want to know how you win, right?

It's easy - We want to hear about YOUR new ideas for personalizing your upcoming events. Simply leave a comment with the best new twist on an old tradition or wedding/party detail that you've used or seen by June 30th.

You can enter as many different ideas as you would like to share.

A winner will be selected randomly after June 30th. You must be 18 years old and either a U.S. or Canadian resident to enter. Gift voucher expires 6 months from date of issue. Gift voucher applies to product totals only, and does not include shipping.

A special thank you to our sponsors for offering up such a fabulous prize! 

P.S. Don't these Flip-Flop Bottle Openers make you want to drop everything and head to the beach?! I love them so much; I think I might have to order a pair for myself! :) They'd be PERFECT for any beach wedding for all of you Summer Brides out there!

Flip-Flop Favors via Beau-coup 

We can't wait to hear from you!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Quotable Wedding

100 Layer Cake

We saw this wedding on 100 Layer Cake and just fell in love with how the couple used love quotes to complete their centerpieces!

100 Layer Cake

The different fonts for each centerpiece and the white on black really make them pop against the gorgeous florals! You could customize it even more by using quotes, song lyrics, or Bible verses that are meaningful to you as well. 

100 Layer Cake

Completely romantic!

What love phrases capture the romance of your relationships?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ceremony Confetti Toss

Check out this great way to exit your ceremony we saw on Wedding Chicks!

Wedding Chicks

Have your guests toss brightly colored confetti at you as you leave your ceremony as husband and wife. So fun, right?!

Wedding Chicks

We're loving this idea - what do you think?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Little Borrowed Dress

What bride doesn't want to simplify their bridesmaid dress selection?! Choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses can be a task filled with drama, cost concerns, and unnecessary added stress. That's why when I read about Little Borrowed Dress at Kiss the Groom, I knew I had to share it with you!

Little Borrowed Dress via Kiss the Groom

Little Borrowed Dress is this great company that rents bridesmaid dresses! What a great idea, right?! They are guaranteed to flatter all body types and to not need alterations. They come by mail seven days before your wedding, professionally cleaned and ready to wear. You just drop them back in the mail after the wedding's over. We're loving the designs too! Such gorgeous colors and styles!

Little Borrowed Dress via Kiss the Groom

You'll get bride-of-the-year for sure for saving your bridesmaids so much money with the reduced rental cost and not having to pay for alterations. The option to buy new is there as well if any of your maids want it.

Little Borrowed Dress via Kiss the Groom

What do you think of this idea?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wedding Chalkboards

Chalkboards are huge right now at weddings! They are SO versatile, inexpensive, and the possibilities are endless! Take a look at some great ideas for using them at your wedding.
Use them to display the menu and avoid the extra cost of printed menus.

Photo Credit: Julie Cate Photography

Rustic and DIY signs add such a great touch to any wedding. Using a chalkboard is a small way to add some extra DIY detail - just grab some chalkboard paint and you're good to go. We think this heart shape is the cutest!

Finally, who doesn’t love a great love story?! This is just the sweetest idea, and it gives the guests that may not know the whole story of your courtship a glimpse into it all :) 

How are you using Chalkboards at your wedding or event?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Local Wedding Venue Named One of the Best!

We LOVE the Baughman Center here in Gainesville, Florida. Always have, always will. It's one of our favorite Ceremony Venues in town!

Photo by Verve Studio

Photo by Russell Martin Photography
We were SO excited when we heard it finished 3rd in the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Top 100 Buildings competition. When a place is as beautiful as this though, we were hardly surprised...

Photo by Footstone Photography

Nestled on the University of Florida campus overlooking Lake Alice, the Baughman Center is perfect for so many occasions. We've done countless weddings there and are sure they'll be many more to come!

Photo by Russell Martin Photography

Who else out there has made memories at the Baughman Center?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Wedding Cupcakes

For the last installment of our week of mini desserts, we're featuring the most common - the cupcake!

Cupcake Tower by Dream Day Cakes

There are so many different ways to use cupcakes at a wedding, but one of our favorites is the cupcake tower.

Cupcake Cake Towers by Dream Day Cakes

Isn't this the best of both worlds?! You get to have the top of the cake to save for your first anniversary AND you get layers upon layers of cupcakes!

Which mini dessert idea was your favorite this week?