Sunday, July 31, 2011

Aisle Style - 6 Ideas for Decorating your Runway

As you're walking down the aisle, your emotions are overwhelming. This is your last strut as a Miss, but you can't take your eyes off your Mister. Even though all eyes will be on you, it is just as important to have your runway look amazing too! Here are six great ways to decorate the aisle for your moment.

Vases provide the perfect way to set the mood and customize your aisle. Whether you float candles or flowers, or you fill them with shells, tall cylinders are sure to make a statement. These ideas are easy to do yourself. Visit to browse our collection of affordable cylinder vases.

image via The Knot

Flowers are a beautiful aisle decoration, but why not spice things up by adding a special touch? Pomanders and creative bunches are perfect.

image via Australia Entertains

image via Bliss & That

Create an image with rose petals! Don't forget to tell the ushers to seat guests from the outer aisle. It may help to drape a ribbon at the start of the aisle so guests know not to walk down it.image via The Knot

Candelabras are great for adding character and texture to your aisle. Look at our selection at

Adding a patterned aisle runner will definitely make your entry pop!

image via Occasions Niagra

To really personalize your aisle, add an item that has special meaning to you, or adds something extra to your theme! We love the Japanese lanterns!

iamge via The Knot

image via A Lavish Affair

Take your time walking down the aisle. It's a moment you should never forget!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Extreme Weddings

We've all been to weddings that were a bit over-the-top, but these extreme nuptials will blow your mind! These couples literally chose the road less traveled when it came to their big day. Interesting...

White water rafting? We don't think she wanted to keep the dress.

Brrr! This couple said, "I do!" on a glacier. Let's hope their love was enough to keep them warm.

These snow bunnies also took to the slopes to profess their love! (image via Blue Ridge Weddings)

Getting married is a rush! We're sure this bride and groom received a little head rush themselves as they took the plunge.

This couple really took a leap of faith!

According to these adventure couples, "everything's better down where it's wetter!"

We mentioned this high-flying wedding style recently, but we still can't get over these couples getting married in a hot air balloon.

Bombs away! This couple ran at their marriage head first... with guns!

Getting married in a cemetery seems a bit gloomy, but whatever makes this couple happy! We don't know whether they played "Here Comes the Bride" or "The Funeral March."

Love really can move mountains. Maybe this is what inspired this couple to get married on one?

This couple enjoys living on the edge... of an airplane wing!

We think the helicopter wedding seems a little less dangerous.

Speaking of danger... a jungle-themed wedding is fun and playful. A wedding on the African Safari is extreme!

Monday, July 18, 2011

"What should I do to the ceiling at my wedding?"

In my days working at a wedding venue, a lot of brides had trouble deciding what to do with the ceiling. I hope this post will take your wedding wow factor from floor to ceiling.

Instead of trying to decorate the whole ceiling, just focus on a smaller area like over the dance floor, entry way or guest tables.

These Christmas balls make a big impact when draped above banquet tables. Use thread instead of fishing wire to hang the balls. Fishing line is too light for the balls and tends to curl up since it’s been wrapped in a spool. Depending on the ceiling, you may need to hang a grid to tie your ornaments to. We rent ceiling hooks for $0.50each. These hooks attach to grid ceilings and hold up to 15 pounds. Use chain from your local hardware store to hang the grid.

We hung these pink chandeliers in between each guest table. The chandelier tiers were made from different sized wire wreath frames. We used floral wire to attach artificial flowers to the rings. On the day of the wedding, we hung fresh flowers from ribbon to add dimension and height. Because the chandeliers were hung overhead, guests will assume all of the flowers are real.

We also draped the ceiling with some fabric we found at a store in Dallas. We hung rods from the ceiling and sewed a pocket in the edge of the fabric. We spray painted a garage-sale chandelier black plugged the chandelier into the ceiling. We draped Christmas lights between the panels of fabric to create a starry atmosphere over the dance floor.

Draping a ceiling with fabric can make an over-sized room seem cozier and less overwhelming.

Martha Stewart made tissue paper pom-poms super popular! They are easy to make and can be used everywhere. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make them.

Paper Lanterns are always fun! Details Event & Party Rental rents all sizes and colors of lanterns for cheaper than you can buy them. Most of our customers don’t actually put a light in the lanterns.

For more ceiling decorating ideas, visit our Facebook page!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Love at first sight!

Traditionally, it is bad luck to see your special someone during the moments before your aisle strut. Today, though, many couples are opting out of the traditional and trying out a new wedding trend; the first look picture! Photographers have started snapping man and wife in their last minute as Mr. and Miss.

Joshua Gene Wedding Photography

Green Wedding Shoes

Caroline Tran

Emily DeWan Photography

Follan Photography

Not everyone is brave enough to take a peek, though! These couples thought of creative ways to be with their honey without "seeing" them. Love it!

image via The Knot


rojo pictures

It may not be in line with what Grandma did, but the result is so meaningful for those who choose to do so! What do you think of this trend?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

What your shoe says about you

Every Cinderella deserves her perfect glass slipper! Even though they may be hidden under your dress, your footwear is still an expression of who you are. Whether you march to the beat of your own drum or walk down the more common path, here's what your wedding day shoes may say about you.

You're a free spirit that doesn't mind digging in and getting a little sand between her toes. You are a natural beauty ready to celebrate her love. What do you think about this foot jewelry?

Ray Leytham Photography

You are ready for a boot-scootin' good time! From two-steppin' to the last waltz with your daddy, you just want to be yourself and dance the night away with friends and family.

Open Air Photography by Katie Stoops

You aren't afraid to show your true colors and let your personality shine through. Whether you are matching the decor or wearing your 'something blue,' this pump is perfect!

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Christian Louboutin

Just because you are taking the comfy route doesn't mean you are skimping on style! You like doing things you're own way. These cute slippers are the perfect example.

Pour La Victoire Bridal

Maloles Beatriz

You are a classic beauty who is the picture of elegance and grace! Even though you might kick off your heels by the end of the night, the party won't stop.

Grazia Valentine Bridal

If the shoe fits...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Unconventional Bouquets

Weddings with a special twist never lack personality. These bouquets have enough personality for two bunches! You will surely be the center of attention with these flower alternatives.

We love these brooch bouquets from The Knot and Renee Kelly. Not only are they unique, but they are still beautiful. You can also work in several generations of brooches to add a family touch.

These button bouquets are super cute!

image via Etsy: Letters4Lilly

Wow! This butterfly bunch is full of whimsy.

This cascading, beaded bunch is very intriguing.

This bouquet from Jilliann's Gorgeous Brooches and More resembles the real thing, but still has a unique touch.