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11 Reasons To Have a Bohemian Wedding

12 Reasons To Have a Bohemian Wedding

11 Reasons To Have a Bohemian Wedding

Delicate ribbon, furrowed creaky trees, crisp flower crowns and woven dream catchers. The rustic trend seems to be slowly evolving into a new, more free-spirited bohemian style. We’ll be seeing more and more of these hippie-chic weddings in the months to come. Here’s our list of 11 reasons to have a bohemian wedding:

11 Reasons To Have a Bohemian Wedding

[credit: Danelle Bohane via Rue de Seine]

1. These pretty pastel dream catchers, hanging from a simple wooden frame perfectly sets the tone for a beach boho wedding:
dream-catcher backdrop

[design: Petal Play Design & Violet and Pearl Vintage; photo: Olivia Leigh Photographie]

2. These gorgeous crystal leaf earrings by Erin Fader:
crystal leaf earrings

[photo credit: Whiskers and Willow Photography]

3. This flowing maxi-style dress topped with nature-inspired embroidery by Lihi Hod:
nature-inspired wedding dress

[credit: Eyal Nevo]

4. This lovely, off-white cake that is simple, smooth, and adorned with one, single strand of greenery:
off-white wedding cake

[cake: Windflower Cakes; photo: Maria Lamb Photography]

5. This super-natural, middle-parted hairstyle, topped with a beautiful floral crown:
natural wedding hairstyle

[flower design: Bows and Arrows; photo: Ryan Ray Photography]

6. This mountain-side, wooden-frame alter with antique glass, wildflowers, and vintage luggage transports us to another world:
wooden-frame alter

[event styling + florals: Laura Giuliani; photo: Wild Whim Design + Photography]

7. This untamed & colorful bouquet design by Pearl & Godvia:
colorful bouquet design

[photo: Paula O’Hara]

8. These fruit-infused water bins, set on an antique end table, that is sure to quench our thirst for boho style:
fruit-infused water bins

[photo: Alixann Loosle]

9. This dinner setting with gold candle votives and Moroccan-style tableware, surrounded by a utopia of hanging lanterns and rich greenery:
boho wedding decor

[design & florals: Knot Just Flowers; photo: Meghan Elise Photography]

10. This cake, sparsely decorated with wild flowers & baby’s breath, and just a hint of marble pattern:
Boho style wedding cake

[cake: Sweet Lydia’s of San Diego; photo: Whiskers and Willow Photography]

11. This exquisitely creative tent, made from twigs, is a beautiful idea for a fall or winter wedding:
Winter boho-inspired wedding ceremony

[design: Oleander; photo: Lauren Fair Photography]
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What elements are you including in your boho wedding? Tell us about it in the comment section below!
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10 Unique Alternatives to Traditional Wedding Cake

cookie shot glasses

10 Unique Alternatives to Traditional Wedding Cake

Newsflash: Not everyone likes cake. It sounds like blasphemy, but it’s true. Of course, you are welcome to stick with tradition and have the lovely cake of your heart’s desire, but these days, it’s not absolutely required. More and more couples are choosing to forgo the usual multi-tiered beast in favor of something that is more unique and fits their personality. Check out our top 10 Unique Alternatives to Traditional Wedding Cake:

These gorgeous pink and blue cotton-candy ice cream shots will be a highlight for guests and provide plenty of photographic inspiration:
cotton-candy ice cream shots

[credit: SugarAndCloth.com]

This charming cake that refrains from climbing into the usual multi-tiered style, and stays grounded with one layer and topped with plump, fresh berries:

10 Unique Alternatives to Traditional Wedding Cake

[photo credit: Lauren Michelle; cake by: Pasticceria Dolce Sosta in Pienza]

This pretty pink display that brings the joy of the ice cream social to a wedding:
ice cream sundae bar

[credit: Emily Clack Photography]

These creative shot glasses made from cookies, and filled with delicious, cold milk, that will make your guests instantly salivate:
cookie shot glasses

[food design: Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio; photo credit: Rennai Hoefer of Ten22 Studio]

This donut food truck that proves donuts are the new cupcakes, and will surely keep your guests sugared up for the night:
donut food truck

[credit: Laura Gordon Photography]

This mini waffle station, complete with toppings, that takes advantage of everyone’s love of breakfast for dessert.
mini waffle station

[credit: One Sweet Appetite]

This eloquent tree of mini pies, that will not only give your guests the sweetness they crave, but will also allow them to portion control:
tree of mini pies

[Pies by: Tara Guerard; photo: TaraGuerardSoiree.com]

This multi-tiered macaroon tower that will draw guests in with its lovely color:
multi-tiered macaroon tower

[credit: one love photo]

These rose-shaped beauties that are cut from apples, wrapped in puff pastry, and dusted with powdered sugar are sure to impress every guest at the wedding:

apples wrapped in puff pastry

[credit: Cooking With Manuela @ CookingWithManuela.blogspot.com]

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Are you forgoing the wedding cake in lieu of something more unique? Tell us about it in the comment section below.
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10 Ridiculously Fun Games for Your Wedding Guests to Play

flip cup

10 Ridiculously Fun Games for Your Wedding Guests to Play

Not everyone at your reception is going to be sweating on the dance floor. Whether they’re shy, don’t drink, or just not that active, you’re going to have guests that don’t like to dance. So, while the extroverts are jumping away to the DJ’s tunes, here’s some ideas for fun games for the rest of the crowd, or anyone looking to cool down in between songs:

Video Game Wall

How fun is this idea of setting up a giant video game display? Either make use of a big white wall or set up a projector screen and then let the dance dance revolution take over your reception.
10 Ridiculously Fun Games for Your Wedding Guests to Play
[credit: Jody Burnett and Shannon Belletti]

The Shoe Game

Call it The Newlywed Game with a twist. Sit back-to-back with your newly-minted husband, take off one of your shoes and trade him for one of his. Have your guests ask you questions about your relationship, and then you both hold up the shoe of the person you think best fits the answer.
The Shoe Game
[credit: Katelyn James Photography]

Stand Up Sit Down

Have every guest stand up at their table. One by one, eliminate people with certain criteria (i.e. If your birthday is the last day of the month, sit down.) The last person standing, gets a special prize!
wedding games to play
[credit: Melanie McLean]

Croquet

There’s nothing more quaint or classy than a nice & colorful wooden croquet set. Invite guests to the field, have them pick their color, and let the mallets fly.
outdoor wedding games
[credit: Apryl Ann Photography]

Big Kissing Wheel

We love this Price-Is-Right “spin” (see what we did there?) on the classic kissing game. If you don’t happen to have a giant wheel lying around, you can always use a spinner from an old board game.
wedding kissing wheel
[Credit: Ren Davis of Studio 29 Photography]

Flip Cup

Drink. flip. drink. flip. Bring everyone back to the fun-loving, all-flipping days of college, and they’re sure to have a blast.
flip cup
[credit: Jake and Necia Photography]

Instagram Contest

Have an Instagram contest that your guests can participate in, using a unique hashtag created just for your wedding. The winner can receive a prize, at the end of the night, or soon after, for the best/most unique photo taken at the wedding. Not only will guests have fun searching for that perfect snap, but it’s a great way to get more creative photos from your wedding.
wedding instagram hashtag
[credit: Faithfully Focused Photography]

Paper Fortune Teller

Place one of these decorative beauties at each table, and let your guests spend hours having fun while getting to know you and your fiance a little bit better.
fortune teller
[credit: Kat’s Krafts]

Icebreakers

As hard as you try to make sure that your guests are seated together by association, but you’re going to have to combine a few strangers no matter what. This icebreakers game is a great way to loosen everybody up with some fun instead of forced conversation.
wedding icebreakers
[credit: Ala Cortez Photography]

Put-A-Ring-On-It-Toss

This one gives your outdoor reception a good old fashioned carnival feel. Guests will “step right up” to prove they’ve got the best hand-eye coordination of all your friends. Plus, it’s fairly inexpensive to put together.
wedding game ideas
[credit: Instructables.com user Blipvert]
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What games are you planning on having at your reception? Tell us about it in the comment section below!
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Rose Quartz and Serenity Pantone Wedding Inspo

Rose Quartz aisle markers

Rose Quartz and Serenity Pantone Wedding Inspo

In a turn of surprising events, Pantone have picked not one, but TWO colors of the year for 2016. According to their website, this is in order to strike a calming  balance between the soft and subtle Rose Quartz, and the cool, tranquil Serenity.

We personally think that the MARRIAGE (See what we did there?) of these two hues creates the perfect harmony for spring or summer 2016 wedding. Check out our Top 12 Rose Quartz and Serenity Pantone wedding inspo to get your creative juices flowing to plan your upcoming wedding:

1. These waxed-sealed envelopes that beg to be opened:
Rose Quartz and Serenity Pantone Wedding Inspo

Photo: Hanke Arkenbout Photography

2. These soft pink heels that will make your feet feel like a present waiting to be unwrapped.

wedding color trends

Photo: ERIKA GERDEMARK

3. This gorgeous pink and blue masterpiece that will make your eyes overdose on sugar:
colorful wedding cake

Photo: MICHELLE KIM PHOTOGRAPHY

4. This retro tulle beauty with matching ballet flats, that will add the perfect touch to a vintage/rockabilly wedding:
retro wedding inspo

Photo: Found on http://invitationsbyajalon.com/

5. This men’s tux with matching Boutonni√®re, that will show everyone how refined and classy your guy really is:
wedding tuxedo

Photo: Ben Yew Photography

6. These Rose Quartz cocktails that are sure to leave your guests Rose-cheeked.
wedding drinks

Photo: The Great Romance; Catering: The Girl & The Fig

7. These vintage-inspired shoes that will instantly transport you back the 50’s:
vintage wedding shoes

Photo: Emma Case Photography; Shoes: Rachel Simpson

8. This beautiful, layered, blooming gown by Vera Wang, that is the perfect design for Rose Quartz coloring:
rose colored wedding dress

Photo: via invitationsbyajalon.com

9. These Serenity-colored bridesmaid dresses that will keep your ladies serene and cool on your spring/summer wedding day:

Serenity-colored bridesmaid dresses

Photo: Lauren Jackson Photography

10. This bridal bouquet with Rose Quartz and Serenity elements mixed in, that is sure to keep you feeling tranquil as your walk towards your betrothed:
bridal bouquet

Photo: Ryan Ray Photography; Floral Design: Bows and Arrows

11. These lovely Rose Quartz aisle markers, that will infuse the air with amour:
Rose Quartz aisle markers

Photo: Pasha Belman Photography

12. This soothing table setting on the beach, that is the ultimate scene-in-serenity:
table setting on the beach

Photo: Courtesy of Gilded Lily Events

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Planning on having a Rose Quartz/Serenity wedding? Tell us about it in the comment section below!