Sodalite Blue

What is Sodalite Blue actually? It’s a pantone’s cross between navy and royal blue, to add a luxurious, bold, and engaging look to their “something blue.” And guess what, sodalite blue can be your popular chosen color for Spring 2012 wedding!

You can choose to pair sodalite blue with ay of the bright color like white or yellow, peacock color and even a champagne color to bring out the elegance and boldness of the sodalite blue color.

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The hottest trend in weddings: Smaller Guest Lists

T E N reasons to have a small wedding:

1. You get to celebrate one of the biggest days of your life surrounded by people who love you.

2. You can feel more relaxed on your wedding day. Because you’ll be surrounded by friends and family. Your wedding will feel more like a celebration with close-knit friends and family, than a production.

3. You can save money. You can save thousands of dollars by having an intimate wedding, which means you won’t have to go over your wedding budget.

4. You can splurge. Some couples choose a small guest list not necessarily because their budgets are small, but because they can pull out all the stops and have a truly lavish wedding. You get more ‘wow’ for less wallet with a small wedding. When you’ve got fewer guests, you can splurge on the things that really matter to you.

5. You have more options when choosing a venue. Since you won’t need a large space to accommodate your guests, many small wedding venues will be open to you. A smaller guest list means more creative venue options like bed & breakfasts, museums, garden, art galleries and restaurants.

6. You have more freedom to customize your wedding to your own tastes. A small wedding gives you the opportunity to get your creative juices flowingand make your unique wedding a reflection of the two of you.

7. You get to spend time with your guests. How many weddings have made you feel like a stranger fulfilling a social obligation? Small weddings aren’t like that. When the guest list is small,  the bride and groom can spend time with each of their guests, making them feel welcome.

8. You can make your guests feel at home. Because you will be able to spend at least some time with your guests, they will feel more at home at your wedding. Also, when the guest list is small, guests will have a better opportunity to mingle with most of the others. Chances are that many of your guests will know one another.

9. You can get your guests involved. A small wedding will give you the opportunity to get your loved ones involved in your special day. Also, it’s a lot easier pulling off a DIY wedding with a guest list under 75, than a big scale production.

10. You can have a wedding that people will remember. Because your wedding won’t be typical – the kind your guests have been to over and over again – your wedding is more likely to be remembered.

Balloons as Decor

Balloons used as decor! I know it’s definitely not a new concept, but I think it’s pretty awesome nonetheless. I’m talking about single huge round balloons, a bunch of balloons, upside down balloons… it doesn’t matter what kind, just balloons! Here are some pretty fun examples of balloons used as decor…

Of course I think the use of balloons is only fitting for a certain type of wedding- one with a more fun and eclectic style.

So what do you all think? Balloons or no balloons? Either way, I think they’re a pretty FUN way to spark the rest of the week 🙂

Color Palette

 I love color. It’s understandable if one can not commit  to one color that is…All of us often had favorite colors, but just when we think we’ve found the one, we find ourselves falling in love with another color. It’s okay to love more than one color. But what if you’re trying to determine THE color palette for your wedding day and every time you think you’ve decided…

Although it can be challenging to decide upon a color palette due to the fact that there are just SO many pretty options out there, it’s important that you try. Remember your color choices will dictate almost every other choice in the planning process so choose carefully.

Courtesy of The Perfect Palette

Guestbook Alternatives

Instead of having an ordinary guestbook, that you hardly will look at again, have you consider to use other alternative as a replacement?

There are few alternatives that you may want to consider:

1) Using a wishing tree: let the guests to write their wishes and hang the wishing tag on the wishing tree (and this can be part of your cocktail rception’s decor as well! Imagine those pretty trees becoming part of guest’s amuzement).

2) Using a scroll signature book: let the guests to write their wishes freely and in the end of the day, you can keep it nicely by just scroll it in (oh yes, you may customize the background using your own photo ^^)

 

3) Using polaroids: either individually or in a group, however they come, and put it on the pages of the  guestbook/scrapbook. The guests will then sign on the bottom of their picture.

Autumn Wedding Theme & Design: Red & Orange

For brides who love warm colors, orange and red are the colors for your wedding theme.  Shades of orange include pumpkin, salmon, rust, persimmon, coral, and amber. Orange flowers include mango calla lilies, roses, alstroemeria, gerbera daisies, orchids, tulips, birds of paradise, and snapdragons. Shades of red include apple, burgundy, coral, crimson, fire engine, maroon, ruby, and vermillion. Red flowers include roses, gerbera daisies, orchids, Peruvian lilies, tulips, freesia, hypericum, and calla lilies.

Eternel Journey: Red and Orange Theme

 

Meaning behind the colors:

  • Red: passionate, dramatic, romantic and dripping with desire
  • Orange: energy, enthusiasm and warmth

Outdoor Wedding Decor : Lanterns

Have you thought about adding lanterns to your outdoor wedding decoration? The laterns add a touch of whimsy and romance that is so perfect for any event in outdoor. It can be in the graden or beach or even inside the tents for your reception purposes. You can add a candle (for certain types of lanterns) or an elcetric bulb inside to add a seductive and romantic ambience. Its diffused glow will sets the tone for an incredible event.

Wedding Vows

Getting married is about a union of two hearts and making an everlasting promise.
Wedding Vows can be traditional, old-fashioned, original, unique, religious, funny, poetic, romantic, or with the flavor of the country of your ethnic background. No matter what kind, though, wedding vows should flow from your heart.

Here’re sample of wedding vows that touched me personally:

  •  (Spouse’s name), you once told me that you are afraid of growing old. You told me then that to grow old means to be alone, and it frightens you. But I want you to grow old, (spouse’s name). I want you to grow old with me. I want to watch the wrinkles form on your face and every strand of your hair turn white, because to me you would be the most beautiful, even when you are all wrinkled and gray. You do not have to fear being alone, my beloved (spouse’s name), because I shall be with you. Grow old with me. I promise to love you faithfully, to care for you and to cherish you, to provide you with support and everything that you need, to respect and honor you. All my days left to me, I vow to spend them all loving you
  • Many people spend their lives searching for their soulmate, their one true love. Some people are lucky to find the person they can truly call the better half of themselves, while others spend the rest of their lives searching and never finding. I am happy to count myself among the lucky ones, because I certainly found you. I love you, (name of spouse). I know that you are the only one for me, my one true love. I am happy and I am grateful that you came into my life, that where others have spent their entire lives looking for the one, I have found you. And now that I have found you, I shall never let you go. I promise you, (name of spouse), that I shall hold you and cherish you and give you my heart, that I shall support you and care for you. Faithfully, I shall always stand steadfast at your side with your hand in mine, regardless of what life would bring to us. I take you now as my wife/husband, and I shall remain so for the rest of my life.

Sometimes couples want to have personalized wedding vows, but worry about stumbling over their words or forgetting important parts. You can also do a traditional response-style wedding vow, but personalize what the officiant says.

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Autumn Wedding Theme & Design: Purple & Olive Green

Here comes the 2nd autumn wedding color combination: purple (eggplant) with olive green combination.

 I really like the mix between the olive green and the dark purple. I believe it is perfect for the bridal couple who want to create a decor from the classical ideas but at the same time, it’s not too modern or styless. On the reverse, it is very elegant and not so hard to pull through !  

Eternel Journey: Purple and Olive Green Theme

 

Meaning behind the colors:

  • Purple: royalty, both warm and cool
  • Green: life, growth, fertility, health and the environment