Avril Lavigne says planning her upcoming nuptials to Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger is a full-time job. While the 28-year-old singer-songwriter has kept most of the specifics under wraps, she did tell E! talk show host Chelsea Handler that the big day will have an “edgy” style. We predict a black and white scheme with a fun, slightly rebellious, rocker feel.
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We imagine Texas native Kelly Clarkson’s wedding to have a down-home and lively feel, with lots of nods to her home state. She already told People magazine that her fall nuptials will be full of yellow roses, a Texas favorite, and shared some details about her “sweetly damaged…rock ‘n roll” Vera Wang gown to E!. What other details might Kelly feature at her wedding? We took some guesses in the inspiration board below.
Clockwise from top: Photos by The Bird & The Bear (save-the-dates); Leah Robbins Photography (boots); Orange Blossom Photography (bouquet); Roohi Photography (ceremony); Jenny Lindsey Photography (pies); Leah Robbins Photography (fire pit); courtesy of Vera Wang (gown); Roohi Photography (cake)
Table numbers may serve a practical purpose, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Having a little fun with this detail is a simple, inexpensive way to enhance your reception decor. Add a unique, personal touch with any of these fabulous table number ideas.
Spelled out: Swap numerics for letters for a simple, subtle spin. Just make sure to choose a lettering style that suits your overall motif. Convey a classic feel with fancy script or calligraphy, or go with a bright sans-serif for a playful, modern quality.
Hand painted: Paint numbers on cardstock, wood, tin, or glass to give your tablescape a lighthearted touch.
Part of the centerpiece: You don’t have to create a separate table number – just add a number to the vessel! Combine fashion and function with numbered centerpieces.
Framed: Display table numbers in photo frames that complement your wedding style. Go with a pronounced material like weathered wood or colored enamel, or choose a simple frame and mount the numbers on a fun patterned fabric.
Three-dimensional: Make a statement with freestanding numbers made from cardboard, metal or wood. Paint them to match your color scheme, cover them in fabric or natural material, leave them bare, or mix and match different styles.
Clockwise from top left: Photo by Sugar and Soul Photography; photo by Cory Ryan Photography; photo by Kevin Milz Photography; gown by Hayley Paige, photo by Dan Lecca; photo by Melissa McCrotty Photography
Incorporating hearts into your wedding decor can be tricky business. Going too overboard can cause your wedding to look like a second-grade classroom adorned for Valentine’s Day. But a few carefully chosen hearts can add just the right amount of sweet and whimsy to your celebration. Check out some of our favorite heart-shaped ideas for your wedding decor.
Bouquet: If you’re feeling bold, a bouquet made entirely of hearts and feathers packs a contemporary punch.
Programs: The red-and-pink ombre chevron pattern elevates these heart-shaped ceremony programs into true works of art.
Mirror: A vintage-inspired frame with a cheeky heart drawing serves as a fun backdrop for an escort card or dessert table.
Topiary: We love the contrast of the heart’s femininity and the natural, almost edgy-looking, moss. Hang from the ceiling or on the doors to your ceremony venue.
Dress: Mix sexy and sweet with this Hayley Paige gown, featuring a heart-shaped cutout in back.
Are you incorporating hearts in your wedding? Tell us how in the comments!
Once you have finally booked your venue, it’s time to pick your color scheme! You may think the colors are completely up to you; however, you should take into account the setting of your venue, the time of year your wedding is taking place and how formal or informal your ceremony and reception will be. Remember, not only do you want your color scheme to set the vibe for your wedding but also complement the venue. Here are our favorite color scheme combinations to inspire you:
Historic Home = Yellow + Gray
Photo: Ned Jackson Photography