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Fresh Flower Table Runners | What We Are Loving For Weddings Right Now

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From towering flower walls to romantic floral arches, couples are finding new and unexpected ways to use flowers throughout their wedding ceremony and reception. One of our favorite ways to make a statement with these colorful blooms is fresh flower table runners. These table runners, filled with fresh blooms and greenery, are a total upgrade from classic centerpieces. Plus, the accent piece will completely transform your reception space. Here are three of our favorite runner ideas to add that extra flair to your wedding:

1. Cascading Blooms: Fluffy hydrangeas and perfect peonies make a major statement, especially when combined with other colorful blooms such as poppies or garden roses. Here, greenery and fresh flowers complete the romantic, cascading display.

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Photo Credit: KT MerryAshley Tingley Photography, and Milou + Olin Photography

2. Greenery Creations: For the couple who wants a more understated take on the trend, consider an entirely green creation by incorporating olive branches, ferns, and ivy for a super-lush look. You can also mix multiple types of greenery like ferns, ivy, or succulents for a monochromatic showstopper.

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Photo Credit: Apryl Ann PhotographyIn Love In Italy Photography, and Bryce Covey

3. Coupled with Candlelight: The contrast between greenery with blooms and soft candlelight creates an ethereal and romantic atmosphere. Think of adding a variety of pillar candles and votives as the perfect finishing touch to create a gorgeous glow down the center of your table.

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Photo Credit: Tracey Buyce PhotographyErin Hearts Court, and Angela Anderson Photography

If you’ve already settled on your centerpieces and love the look of these runners, you’re in luck. They’re perfect for decorating an escort card display, sweetheart table, or dessert buffet. You can even dress up your engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner with one of these picture-perfect floral runners.

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Splash Your Wedding Ceremony With Color | Inspirational Wedding Ideas

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Add a little flair to your wedding day with a bold splash of color during your ceremony. We are loving these five pretty backdrop ideas that will help brighten your ceremony space and add major “wow” factor to the look of your “I Do’s.”

1. Geometric Mural: Check out this beautifully bright ceremony backdrop. This is a festive and fabulous way to add bold hues to the blank canvas of any ceremony location.

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2. Unique Garland: This clever backdrop is made of paper plates! It features hundreds of plates in a variety of colors strung together to create this modern display.

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3. Fabric Runner: This backdrop showcases a bolt of fabric extending from the back wall and down the length of the aisle. Here, they also stacked tubes to create a modern display flanking the runner, which also served as vessels for matching floral arrangements. Absolutely lovely!

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4. Fresh Floral Wall: These fragrant blooms add an extra boost of color. Not only will this backdrop create drama, it will smell heavenly as the couple exchanges their vows.

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5. Rainbow Ribbons: These ravishing ribbons add the necessary punch of pizzazz for any ceremony space. By adding some metallic touches and soft lighting, the overall backdrop is a total wow!

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Photo Credit: John Newsome PhotographyAllie Lindsey PhotographyJasmine Star, and Fresh In Love Photography

 

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Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas from Engage!13 | Inspirational Wedding Ideas

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Our Outstanding Occasions team had the incredible opportunity to attend the Engage!13 Wedding Luxury Business Summit back in December at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. We were inspired by the inventive welcome gifts we received throughout the conference. The thoughtful and unique packaging showcased at Engage!13 would be perfect for future wedding welcome bag ideas. Here are five of our favorites from the experience:

1. Hello Delicious and Gorgeous

As attendees, we were greeted with bright yellow welcome totes filled to the brim with plenty of amazing goodies including savory snacks and sweets, scented candles, a marvelous travel mug, a very cute necklace and a cozy cashmere scarf. To create a similar idea for weddings, the couple could select some of their favorite items to share with their guests.

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2. Hello Engage

Who wouldn’t love a chevron cosmetic clutch filled with plenty of conference cures? Our cases featured lemon lip balm and scrub, a mini personal mister, eye drops, yummy lotion, and stress relieving patches. For weddings, couples could fill a clutch with items their guests might need to survive the wedding weekend.

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3. Hello Inspiration

Our wonderful week continued with more fun surprises including an inspiring box filled with enough goodness to get our creative juices flowing. We absolutely loved the clever packaging presentation! We encourage couples to think “outside the bag” with their welcome gift ideas. Not every welcome gift has to actually be presented in a bag of some sort. Incorporating different ideas such as boxes, tins or baskets could take the presentation factor to the next level.

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4. Hello Sunshine

This gift was an extremely thoughtful one. The lovely tin featured ear plugs, a lavender eye mask, detox remedies, and Motrin. It would be a great hangover kit for wedding guests for the morning after.

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5. Hello Organization

We saved the best for last with this awesome organization kit. The Grid It creates such a cool display of many office must-haves. Couples could personalize gadgets and office supplies for their guests. Everyone loves getting organized!

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We could totally see these gift ideas translate into some pretty neat wedding welcome bags. With a few special touches like customization, color choices, and great goodies you could leave a lasting impression on your wedding guests well after the weekend is over!

Photo Credit: Elan Artists, Chellise Michael Photography, and Scott Clark Photo

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Bachelorette Boudoir and Beauty Photo Shoots | Erica Velsaco Photography

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If you are looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate your bachelorette party we have just the thing for you! Erica Velasco Photography  is now offering custom Bachelorette Beauty Boudoir Parties! You and your bridesmaids will enjoy hair and make up applications, a fun, flirty and sexy photo shoot with Erica and an online gallery of images. The pictures will bring out the glamorous side of you and your girls in preparation to the big day! Plus who can pass up a great day with your bridesmaids that’s filled with champagne, girly music and movies?! This day of glamorous girly fun starts at $400.

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Have you already said “I Do?” Erica is also offering Beauty Couture Portraits for every lady wanting to indulge her glamorous side. These sessions are a great way to give you extra confidence long after your wedding day.  During your hour photo shoot you will be able to play around with different looks, something as simple as a casual jeans and T-shirt or a  super sexy boudoir photo shoot to surprise you special someone with! You can treat yourself and a friend to one of these sessions for $295!

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For more information please contact JENNY@BEAUTYCOUTUREPORTRAITS.COM, or visit their website here.

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Appy Couple | Create Your Own Wedding App

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Looking for a fun, new way to share your wedding information with your guests?  Then check out Appy Couple, a new wedding app.

Here is how it works:

1.  You choose your design.
2.  Customize it and preview the changes as you go.
3.  Invite your guests to download the app.

You can view it on the iPhone, iPad and web and the Android version is coming soon :)  AND…you can get a coordinating wedding website as well!

Check out just a few of the many designs for the app:

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So what are you waiting for? Create your wedding app today!

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