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Inspiration: Cute as a Button!

Remember those beautiful button favor boxes and button place card holders I featured, oh, a long while back? If you don’t, maybe you remember Princess Lasertron’s amaaaaazing button bouquet. There’s a reason people say things like ‘cute as a button’ – buttons can be seriously cute, and are just one of those things that can be effortlessly incorporated into a DIY wedding theme. Observe:

Edible button wedding favors from Sugar and Meringue, YUM

Button wedding cake by The Caketress: http://thecaketressblog.com

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LOVE/HATE: The Drunken Duo Edition

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In my opinion, if you’re a grownup person, there’s nothing wrong with drinking or even getting a little (or a lot) drunk. Whether or not to drink and to drink to excess is the choice every adult has to make on their own. As long as it’s done responsibly and you don’t upchuck on my stuff, more power to you. And drinking at weddings is all right, too. But if getting falling down drunk is such a big part of your life that you feel the need to incorporate it into your wedding theme? That’s a little… less than classy, shall we say. It’s like one step above a cake topper featuring the groom holding the bride’s hair while she worships the porcelain deity. Since I prefer classy weddings to weddings on the opposite end of the spectrum, I’m going with HATE on this one. How about you? What would you first impression be if you encountered this wedding cake topper in the wild?

Via Cake Toppers to Top It All

Wedding Inspiration: Ampersands!

Can ampersands be a wedding theme? I kind of like the idea of an ampersand wedding theme – it just fits. Bride & Groom. Bride & Bride. Etc. You & Me. Becoming we. It’s kind of obvious, but it’s definitely cute. Especially for a couple of writers or editors or librarians or whatever. Typesetters, maybe. Sounds like a wedding theme you’re interested in exploring? Here’s some ampersand inspiration!

Big ol' ampersand from The Back Porch Shoppe (Etsy)

From Paper Invitation Cards

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A Seriously Plaid Wedding

This wedding photographed by Sarah Maren Photography and featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs is just fantastic. I mean, come on, plaid? Plaid! PLAAIIIID!

Would you do a plaid wedding? I would never in a million zillion years have seriously thought about anything other than a solid color or maybe a polka dot wedding theme because I guess I’m just a wee bit timid in the pattern department. Too bad, though, since just look at how gorgeous a plaid wedding can be!

Especially when we’re talking about plaid bridesmaids dresses, oooh. Seriously, ooh!

What do you think of this seriously fun and original look?

Wedding Inspiration That’s For the Birds

According to my sources, we’ll be seeing a lot more birds in weddings this year and in the following year, and I’m not talking about wedding dove releases. Which can be bad news, actually, so I’m happy to say that this trend is purely representational. Birds will be appearing on the wedding invitations you receive and the wedding cake you subsequently eat. And for brides- and grooms-to-be, your choices when it comes to all things nuptial will include a lot more aviarian options. Here are a few examples to get you thinking!

You could let everyone know that you’ll be love birds forever with the sweetly-named lovebird ring pillow – which is part of a larger collection if you’re a bride who adores birds.

From Red Light Studio, you can choose from a range of prefab or custom birdy wedding cake toppers. From the description: Unlike ceramic, or even polymer clay, these toppers are SUPER lightweight. They have a styrofoam inner core, ensuring that each topper is light enough for any cake.

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LOVE/HATE: The ‘Taste the Rainbow’ Edition

Rainbow weddings? Multicolored wedding flowers? Attendants with mismatched accessories? Sure, why not. But the question I put forward to you today is “Can the rainbow wedding theme be taken too far?” Judging by the Kermit featured prominently in this photo from Tacky Weddings, my guess is that this particular wedding had a Rainbow Connection theme. Which is great – everyone should have the wedding that they want to have. Doesn’t mean it necessarily looks good, though! Maybe it’s just me, but this rainbow wedding party is a bit overwhelming, what with the rainbow brigade of bridesmaids and their prismatic escorts. What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Like the idea but dislike the execution?

Bridal Shoes for the Peacock Themed Wedding

I love love love handpainted bridal shoes – especially custom jobs that fit in with the wedding theme or have some special significance to the bride and the person she’s marrying. Recently, I came across Nora Karen and her signature bridal shoes that feature a variety of motifs. But it’s pretty obvious that Ms. Karen loves painting peacocks, making many, if not most of her custom hand painted bridal shoes perfect for the bride planning the peacock themed wedding. Or maybe for the bride who isn’t planning a peacock themed wedding, but just loves peacock feathers and wants to incorporate them into her wedding day ensemble in some subtle way. Here are some examples of the shoes on sale now – most can be had in any normal shoe store size and the designs are completely customizable!







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