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Photo courtesy of: STEMS Floral Design
As the focal point of your decor, your centerpieces heavily influence the overall look of your wedding reception. So make them count! Go with towering glass cylinders, soaring ceramic vases, or grand candelabras with your floral arrangements for an instant dose of drama and elegance. Check out our gallery of some favorite tall centerpieces for inspiration!
As this year’s wedding season winds down, we’re finding ourselves looking ahead to what’s in store for 2014. We always keep our eyes open for the next big thing, and sifting through gorgeous photos of real weddings day after day has given us some great insight on what’s to come. This week, we’ll be sharing some of the emerging wedding trends we can expect to see a lot more of in 2014. Let’s start off with a look at what’s hot in wedding decor!
Mix and Match - We’re seeing event stylists move away from the matchy-matchy, uniform style in favor of a much more eclectic decor scheme. Mixing elements of contrasting styles creates a look that’s fresh and truly unique. You might pairing sleek white lounge furniture with side tables made of stacked vintage suitcases, for example, or rustic wooden tables paired with modern ghost chairs.
Photo: The Nichols Studio.
Photo by: Infiniti Photo
If you want to look your very best walking down the aisle, treating your body right from the inside is key. Incorporate these five foods into your diet this summer and look forward to shiny hair, radiant skin and an overall healthy glow on your wedding day!
Watermelon – In addition to keeping you hydrated and perking up dull, tired looking skin, watermelon is also loaded with vitamin A, which combats oily skin and helps reduce the size of pores.
Tomatoes – Tomatoes are known for being high in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your skin against sun damage and battles signs of aging.
Iced Green Tea – Sip this refreshing summer beverage for a daily dose of EGCG, a potent antioxidant that helps to rejuvenate skin cells. Green tea is also known to stimulate hair growth and battle bloating.
Strawberries – These sweet summer berries are packed with vitamin C, which promotes collagen production and helps smooth and firm skin.
Oysters - Raw, chilled oysters are a great source of zinc, which helps skin cell renewal and repair and promotes healthy hair growth.
Allie & Matt
Q & A with the Bride:
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
We knew about this place first, and loved it but wanted to find something more wild. After searching all over Tallahassee we were just drawn back to Lichgate and its sweet cabin and huge live oak. It just looked like a fairytale.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
We loved the handmade bananagrams tiles laser cut by Matt’s brother and my best friend, Michael Taylor; the individually bought tea sets that we turned into candles (which were our favors), and the white lights strung over the reception, particularly over the dance floor and under the big tree.
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
People say it all of the time, but seriously, get someone to run the wedding the day of. My best friend/MOH planned the entire wedding, but her and her boyfriend tag-teamed running the actual wedding that night. She had a schedule for everyone and everything. If she wasn’t there that day nothing would have run nearly as smoothly as it did.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
We keep randomly bursting out with, “It was so perfect, It was so beautiful!.” But the funniest part is, after all of the planning, we forgot to rent cups! So everyone drank out of champagne flutes!
Dresses by (left to right): Berta, photo by Robert Mitra; Maggie Sottero, photo by Dan Lecca
The hottest trend at Spring 2014 Bridal Market thus far? In a word: Gatsby. Designers are riffing on vintage, 1920s inspired style, showcasing dresses with Art Deco beading, slinky silhouettes, and glamorous details. Check out some of our favorite Great Gatsby-inspired wedding dresses here, and be sure to keep following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to see the latest wedding dresses all weekend long!