There are no foolproof strategies, how-to books, seminars or maps to help you navigate through this lifelong journey full of twists and turns. In planning your wedding however, there's an entire universe of movies, TV shows, books, fairs, websites and magazines to help you plan the look and feel of your wedding.
Painting John Hay red by Nikki Chatto
Morrocan-inspired elements at Bella Roca
Cake Artist Judy Uson channeling Marie Antoinette for this wedding cake. J' adore!
Cooky, cutesy, crafty creations from Claycakes. (Ok, say that 10 times).
I liked this particular challenge that WE asked of several florists and stylists: "Create a bouquet without flowers."
Fabric flowers with twine. Very rustic-chic and feminine. I like.
Just think, the bride need not worry that her bouquet might wilt with the harsh beach environment.
I'd push this further by making all the wedding decor made of shells, corals or pearls for the aisle and tables.
Although I get the objective of the challenge, I just can't imagine having a bouquet of bottle caps and cut-out aluminum cans without the bride lacerating anyone who comes near her. Haha!
Also featured in this issue are ways to dress up the chairs at the wedding reception and different blooms to match bridal bouquets. It maybe a tad bit heavy on the budget to do this to all the guest chairs, so maybe stylized chairs could be reserved for just the couple.
A chair fit for royalty.
I also liked the bridesmaid gowns -- especially the bold cuts and bright colors -- that's if the bride doesn't mind being upstaged by her entourage. :-)
I reminisced as I turned the pages of this issue, remembering the most memorable features of the past 10 years.
While most wedding magazines would suggest things that you should do in your wedding, this issue had an article that suggested what NOT to do -- an AVP that was too long, having not enough food for all your guests, just to name a few.
A newbie in the wedding magazine arena is Wedding Belle. Similar to Wedding Essentials and Metro Weddings, this magazine was overflowing with lovely ideas for invitations, cakes, flowers, gifts, destinations and other wedding details.
Aside from the expected photos of set-ups, flowers and wedding paraphernalia, I like the features on honeymoon destinations and design suggestions for the newlyweds' first home.
These magazines could very well be your starting point in creating an inspiration board (sometimes called a "mood board" for your wedding -- but that deserves a different post. :-)
Pretty, pretty pictures! Go get your copies now! :-)
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