Aisle Be There

Aisle decorations at your wedding create the most impact if they are done well.  Elements of luxury and natural beauty will set your day apart in the mind of your family and guests.

Here are few inspiring photos combined with rules to follow for creating the most stunning aisle decorations.

unique-wedding-ceremony-aisle-purple-ivory-outdoor-weddings__full-carousel Go bold!  Create drama with risers, and draping in your wedding color. Then block the aisle with a graphic reverse scroll using masses of rose petals.  The rule is to draw the eye toward the altar. Made certain you CENTER your altar. This setup would have been perfect had the altar been placed dead center. rose-petal-aisle-runner-for-outdoor-ceremonies-unique-wedding-flower-ideas-4__full-carousel

Color blocking is unexpected, unique and striking. Your guests will be left wondering how your floral designer got those petals to stay in the blocks. They will want to reach out and touch them to see if they are real. The rule here is to give them something totally unique. Make certain it reflects your theme and your personality. elegant-wedding-ceremony-aisle-wood-with-white-yellow-wedding-flowers__full-carouselGive your guests a lot to look at, but don’t overwhelm them.  This aisle begins in a monochromatic hue, and changes as you ascend the aisle.  The color changes into a more golden glow.  Introduce that element early on, like they did here with the candle light.  Then end with a bang by bringing the golden tones to the eye at the altar.

 

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A dramatic aisle can be easy if you invest in one stunning floral, like these Phaeleonopsis Orchids. Combine them with an element sparkle and whimsy for a truly luxurious statement.

Masses of one type of flowers create an opulent, chic focal. Remeber to draw the eye up to the altar by strategically placing floral.

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This rule is universal. Create stunning drama by massing similar types of flowers in containers that mirror your theme.  This setup feels lush and contemporary at the same time. It also masks the chairs a bit in your ceremony photos.

Creating a unique luxury themed ceremony aisle is one of the ways to wow your guests, and entice their visual pallets.  What do you like about these?  Tell us in the comments below.

Happy Planning!

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Chartreuse Wedding Couture

 

 

Chartreuse is an unexpected and clever color scheme for a wedding. Halfway between yellow and green, chartreuse was introduced in 1764 by the French because of it’s resemblance to the green color of one of the liqueurs known as green chartreuse.

It is possible to create a luxuriously vibrant wedding using this bold fun color if you think outside the box.

 

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This lightly ombre effect couture gown will certainly help your bridesmaids cause a stir when they enter the room. Pair it with an equally bold pair of lace up wedges for a refined finished look.

For a more toned down, yet still couture vibe, try using chartreuse as the focal color for your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen. Keep the accessories to a minimum, or opt out of using them all together. chartreuse-collage

 

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An elegant letterpress custom invitation gives your guests a sneak peek of the couture wedding creation to come.

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To continue the opulent couture into the ball room, have your floral artist create a table scape of chartreuse hydrangea accented with hand painted votives. Then dance the night away in style!

 

 

 

 

Lemon and Tea Inspiration Board

Who says a back yard tea party isn’t a great wedding theme?  This inspiration board features a natural rustic setting adorned with festive bunting garland and elements of an heirloom tea party throughout.

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{Color Pallet} lemon yellow, sea foam, gray and white

garland {paper & stitch} pocketsquare {martha stewart weddings} bride carrying luggage {the bottom of the ironing basket} lemon tart {unknown} tea tray {martha stewart} tea towels{poppytalk} bouquet {one love photo} pin corsage {wedding style guide} lemon centerpiece {martha stewart wedding}

Black Tie Wedding Songs

Once you announce that your big day is a black tie affair, things change. Suits get fancier, dresses get dressier.But a formal affair is no reason to spin stuffy music, so we’ve picked 10 tunes that go along with a black tie evening, from cocktail hour to the last dance.

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“I Get a Kick Out You” – Frank Sinatra
Regardless of how you feel about jazz, you must have Frank playing at some point. This upbeat pick is a little less predictable than the ever popular “The Way You Look Tonight,” .

“Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothing” – Mayer Hawthorne
The feel-good horns and lively melody on this throwback make it a no-brainer soundtrack to cake-cutting.

“L-O-V-E” – Natalie Cole
Sure, you may have sung this one in grade school as you were learning to spell, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have toes tapping during cocktail hour.

“Suit & Tie (feat Jay-Z)” – Justin Timberlake
Sometimes a song choice just writes itself. JT’s latest offering is fun, funky, and infectious on the dance floor.

“Not Even The King” – Alicia Keys
This “we’re-rich-in-love” ballad makes a sweet first dance song, and its piano backdrop and simple-and-sweet vocals are begging to be played at a sophisticated soiree.

“You’re All I Need To Get By” – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
One of the best duets of all time. Period. The verses start out at a simmer and build into a chorus that’ll have your guests happily singing along.

“Fever” – Beyonce
Peggy Lee made this ditty famous in the ’50s, and in this sultry version, Queen Bey coos along to its signature snaps.

“They Can’t Take That Away From Me” – Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
It’s impossible to ignore Ella in this category, and on this track, she and Louis Armstrong list off reasons for loving each other. Awww…

“It’s Only A Paper Moon” – Nat King Cole
This jazz standard is a cocktail hour must that—warning!—might prematurely start a dance session before the floor opens officially.

“Fancy” – Drake, T.I., Swizz Beatz
Save this hip-hop anthem for later in the evening—once grandma has  turned in for the night—because, really, who among us, after a few glasses of bubbly at a formal event, can resist a chorus that cheekily asks, “You fancy, huh?”