By: Sarah Zlotnick
Crisp air, changing foliage, pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks — the list of reasons why we love Fall is almost as long as the season itself. But, in the interest of saving time, we’ll get right down to our favorite part: the weddings. Certain details just work best between September and November, and these are the ones we love most.
1. Vibrant Backdrops - Classic black and white wedding ensembles look especially stunning against burning yellow and orange trees, don’t you think?
Photo: Duy Ho Photography
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Wedding Ideas
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Music and dancing is a big part of most wedding celebrations, but more and more couples are providing other activities to entertain guests of all ages during the reception. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
Photo: Kaylan Buteyn Photography
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Party Ideas, Wedding Guests
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Our final favorite summer color scheme of the week — nectarine and coral! This inspiration board is fit for an edgy bride planning a vintage-inspired wedding. Before the ceremony, serve an “Orange Crush” signature cocktail to keep your guests cool. Watch your bridesmaids walk down the aisle wearing mix and matched dresses and carrying bouquets filled with dahlias, sunflowers, and ranunculus. Tip: Continue the citrus theme that was on your invitations in your bridal bouquet as well. And end the night rocking out on the dance floor wearing a pair of bow tie pumps.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Julie Song Ink, Emily Takes Photos, Melissa McCrotty Photography, Elevate Photography, Sweet and Saucy Shop, Brooke Schultz Photography, and Emily Takes Photos
What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Inspiration Boards, Just for Fun
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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
Photo: Elevate Photography
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: McCory James and Jo Julia Ramsey of Elevate Photography
It’s the climax of a wedding ceremony–the moment after you say, “I do”– your family erupts in a wave of applause as you walk down the aisle together to your favorite tune. There are several classic selections for the recessional, including Etta James’ “At Last,” Antonio Vivaldi’s “Spring” or Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” but you can also choose a more modern, upbeat one that inspires your guests to stand up, cheer you on and get the party started! Here are a few of our favorites:
1. “1 + 1″ by Beyonce
2. “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
3. “Whatever It Is” by Zac Brown Band
4. “You Make My Dreams” by Hall and Oates
5. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
6. “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine
7. “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” by Barry White
8. “Forever” by Chris Brown
9. “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland
10. “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
What do you think of these picks? Share your recessional song in the comments below!