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Many couples choose to have a patriotic wedding that coincides with 4th of July, but that doesn’t mean your color palette has to resemble Yankee Doodle Dandy or Uncle Sam. Instead, show your love for America with subtle pops of red, white or blue! Here’s our salute to bridal shoes:
Would you rather be comfortable as you walk down the aisle? If your primped and pampered toes can agree, choose these firecracker red ballet flats.
Photo by: Dani Leigh Photography
If you’re having an outdoor backyard wedding this summer, lawn games are must-haves! Set up the lawn games beforehand and add inviting sings like “May the odds be ever in your favor” or “Let the games begin,” so that it will encourage guests to play. They’re a great way to entertain them during cocktail hour (while you’re having pictures taken with your NEW husband) or even during the reception (as long as you don’t mind them missing from the dance floor). Choose between these fun favorites:
Photo: Elevate Photography
Photo: Amanda Lloyd Photography
3. Hula Hoop
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Other lawn games to consider: giant jenga, twister or scrabble, bocce ball and horseshoes. Which lawn games did you pick? Share in the comments below!
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Just for Fun, Wedding Guests, Wedding Ideas
Tags: Amanda Lloyd Photography, badminton, chess, claudia mcdade photography, cornhole, croquet, Elevate Photography, hula hoop, Jonas Peterson, lawn games, wedding lawn games
Photo: Jennifer Weems Photography
Tis the season for rising temperatures! While you may think it’s ideal weather to have a summer wedding in, the heat can often make family and friends uncomfortable. To help keep them cool (and refreshed), here are 6 ways to ensure they won’t have a meltdown:
1. Chilled Beverages
Before the ceremony, have a water stand with beverage tappers filled with your choice of limes, lemons, strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.
2. Iced Treats
During cocktail hour, pass out popsicles or freeze pops.
3. Oversized Umbrellas
Instead of having guests hold an umbrella to stay in the shade, place oversized umbrellas over the ceremony space. That way no one’s view is blocked.
4. Double-Duty Programs
Turn your ceremony programs into personal fans.
5. Dancing Shoes
Let guests kick off their shoes and have happy feet on the dance floor with flip flops.
Provide sunglasses to those guests who forgot theirs. You don’t want them squinting as you walk down the aisle!
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Just for Fun, Wedding Guests, Wedding Planning
Tags: beverages, Cappy Hotchkiss Photography, Cooper Carras Photography, Cramer Photo, dancing shoes, Emily Blake Photography, Katherine O'Brien Photography, Matt Edge Photography, popsicles, programs, She-N-He Photography and Design, sunglasses, umbrellas
Photo: Morgan Trinker Photography
Brides look forward to their last night out as a single lady before their big day. That’s why the maid of honor and bridesmaids do the honor of hosting. Not only should they decide on a date that is not the night before the wedding, (unless they want to remake the Hangover), but also pick a theme that suits the bride’s style. A typical bash drags the bride from bar to bar and makes her blush at the sight of any man. However, there are endless ways to celebrate, reminisce and of course, laugh. Start planning with some of these low-key ideas if you need help!
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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, we thought we’d share a few Irish wedding traditions. Green is always associated with the luckiest day of the year, but it used to be considered unlucky for a wedding as it might entice malicious fairies and leprechauns. However, it was lucky for a bride if her groom went through with the ceremony. Who knew that Irish men were known for getting cold feet? Guests would have to lock the church doors just in case. With modern modifications, you can incorporate the luck of the Irish with these three ideas:
Be superstitious like the Irish and spread three-leafed good luck charms at each place setting.
Photo: Larissa Cleveland Photography