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Branching Out

Posted on October 3, 2013 by  Erin   //   1 Comment

Don’t be afraid to step outside the box when it comes to your reception décor!  Be bold, and choose something other than the traditional floral centerpieces.  By adding a little personal flare, and tying in elements to represent your theme, your centerpieces can easily make a statement while representing who you are as a bride.

If you’re searching for inspiration for the perfect awe-inspiring reception décor, look no further!  These centerpieces featuring wonderful natural branches fill the room with a unique elegance that is certain to add the perfect touch to your reception.

From rustic and simple to eye-catching and chic, branch centerpieces are the perfect options for almost any theme!


New York City Weddings


Stone Blue Productions


Wedding Wire


The Will Become One


Elizabeth Anne Designs


Evantine Design

Miami Flowers

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Wedding Date: August 2013
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Bridal Beginning

Gorgeous Drapery Ideas

Posted on September 6, 2012 by  Miss Detailed Bride   //   1 Comment

If there’s any piece of décor that can really step up your wedding venue, it’s perfectly placed draperies.  This creates an impact in any reception hall, from an outdoor tent to an elegant ballroom.  There’s a sense of awe that comes over you when you walk into a reception and see waterfalls of white, cascading from the ceiling to the dance floor.

As a bride with a large ballroom as my reception hall, I have a lot of space to work with.  I absolutely love the idea of draping fabric across the ceiling.  Plus, if you’re looking to recreate the night sky indoors, adding twinkle lights under transparent fabric mimics the stars over your dance floor.

Long, draping fabric is the perfect way to create a focal point around the bride and groom.  A backdrop of flowing white looks gorgeous behind the bridal party or head table during the reception.

If you want to get the party started, and focus on dancing, why not use drapes to frame your dance floor?  This breaks up the reception hall, and creates the illusion of the dancing being separate from the dining area.  However, it is still open enough so that it doesn’t block the view of any of your guests.

Another great use for draperies:  to create an enclosure around your outdoor ceremony or reception.  This shuts out the rest of the world, and brings the focus directly where you want it.

With these pictures as my inspiration, I will definitely be exploring my options for draping at my reception hall.

Photo Credits:  Draping1; Draping2; Draping3; Draping4; Draping5; Draping6; Draping7

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Wedding Date: July 2012
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: NWL Contemporary Dresses

Make a Wish!~*

Posted on January 16, 2012 by  Miss Sparkly Bride   //   Comment

I’ve started to focus on decorations for our reception… FUN! There are many choices to be made.. but there was one thing I wanted to included in our big day – A wish tree!~

A wish trees a great way to add a unique touch to your wedding. The basic principle is for guests to leave their well-wishes for the couple on small hang tags that they fill out and then hang on the “tree”. It will be along side our guest book.. so yes - we will be having two!~ I just couldn’t pick!

aren’t they gorgeous!?! Love them so so much!

Credit: Beautiful Silver tree / Golds / Adorable Butterflies / Perfectly Pink Tree

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Wedding Date: March 2012
Wedding Dress: Sophia Tolli
Courtesy of: Facchianos Bridal and Formal Attire

Picture Perfect…

Posted on May 21, 2011 by  Miss Traditional Bride   //   Comment

Even though my wedding is ten months away and I have plenty of time, I can not keep thinking about all the little details of our wedding.  How will the tables look with this color for the table cloth?   Will the centerpieces be too small for the table?  These are just some the thoughts that bounce through my head on a daily basis!  Because to me, the details are what make any wedding/party truly unique and personal.  So when I come across a picture that copulates my idea, all my worries go out the door because I can visualize it.  And I know it will work!  For example, I knew I wanted pictures of our family members in their wedding attire dispersed around the reception tables.   I thought it would get guests to mingle to other tables to admire the different pictures.   And since some our family members have not met each other yet, it would be like an ice breaker.  At least that is what I hope to achieve!  So, when I was surfing the web,  I stumbled upon this gem on the  This picture is adorable and I thought it would frame the black and white pictures perfectly.  The next question is how can I do this without cutting each indiviual page one by one with an exacto knife.  Hmmm…

Are you doing anything to get your guests to mingle on your wedding day?

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Wedding Date: June 2011
Wedding Dress: Destinations by Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: The Crystal Bride

Carnival Details

Posted on March 16, 2011 by  Miss Destination Bride   //   Comment

We of course cannot have rides at our 20′s carnival-themed home reception, so we’re doing what we can to relate. To me, this means playing with the details.

What’s a carnival without over-sized balloons! I’m getting mine at Bargain Balloons.

(photo from Vincy S Photography)

Striped straws! I’m getting my bulk straws at Kikkerland, however for a small crowd (and bigger selection of colors), check out the The Party Fairy.

The guests will need *something* to put all their candy in! These are absolutely fantastic and inexpensive bags from HeyYoYo on Etsy.

(photo from Stampington & Co.)

I just get an old-timey feel when I see striped twine! There are so many things you can do with it! I’ll be getting mine from Whisker Graphics.

There are plenty of other details I have planned and I’ll be sure to post on those later. Happy planning!

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