Getting Married at Home – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we talk to celebrity wedding planner and expert at weddings at home and private estates, Debbie Geller from Geller Events.  She talks about everything you need to know before you book this kind of location – think permits, curfews, and creative ideas for decor!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!

Metallic Gold Wedding Cakes

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{Photos: Top Row Left: Dabble Me This via Ruffled, Right: Colin Cowie Weddings, Bottom Left: Lael Cakes, Right: Charla Storey Photography via GWS}

Your wedding cake is typically an opportunity to make a big statement about your big day!  Theme it to your palette, your wedding day design and even the two of you!  Color is a great place to start if nothing else is inspiring you.  And if you’re using any gold at your wedding – then consider a metallic gold dusted wedding cake to make for one gorgeous grand finale!  We’ve pulled a few of our favorite gold wedding cakes to feast your eyes on today.  Whether it be lightly sprinkled in sparkle or dipped in gold like your favorite piece of jewelry, consider gold for your sweet dessert at the end of the evening!

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{Photos: Top Row Left: Esther Sun Photography via SMP, Right: Wedding, Middle Row Left: Live View Studios via Wedding Chicks, Right: Mustard Seed Photography via Ruffled, Bottom Row Left: Cheryl Ford Photography via Style Unveiled, Right: Dabble Me This via Ruffled}

Wedding Wrist Corsages + Bracelets

It’s not too common for corsages to be pinned to a woman’s dress these days (it can do damage to the fabric or the dress may not hang right, depending on the cut).  Most couples opt to give their moms wrist corsages instead.  But what about the entire bridal party – in a floral bracelet, not a corsage?!?  We’ve pulled a few fabulous examples of modern personal flowers for your wedding day that work not only for mom, but maids and the bride-to-be too!  You don’t even have to carry a bouquet anymore, keep your hands free with a cuff adorned in fresh flowers!

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{Photos: Top Row Left: The Brides Cafe, Right: Simply Jessie via Bridal Musings, Second Row Left: via Wedding Chicks, Right: Cliff Brunk, Third Row Left: via Ruffled, Right: Chantel Marie via EAD, Forth Row Left: Jill Thomas Photography, Bottom Row: Charlotte Tittle via GWS}

Pink Balloon Party Decor!

We’re thinking pretty in pink today!  And festive fun with balloons!  Balloons aren’t just for kids parties anymore, consider the inexpensive decor item to spice up your space or add to your invitations!  What about a save the date balloon that when blown up shares the information (note: also put this on a card that holds the balloon just in case it pops)!  Or consider dressing up your ceremony with a balloon structure, enhance your cake table with a little floating fun and even give the kids something to play with on your big day!  We love to celebrate with balloons!

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{Photos: Top Row Left: Pinterest, Right: The House that Lars Built, Bottom Row: Kari Herer via SMP}

Pantone 2015 Spring Colors

Pantone just announced what they think will be hot, hot, hot in fashion for Spring 2015.  And you know what that means!  These pretty palettes will be perfect for your wedding next year.  If you’re looking for some color inspiration for your big day and getting married in spring of next year, then consider any one of these slightly muted pretties to pair with your favorite colors on your big day!

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{Photos: Color Chips: Pantone, Bridal Party: Shapira Panosian via Ruffled, Couple: Matthew Morgan via GWS, Bouquet: Rustic Wedding Chic, Bridesmaids: A Bryan Photo, Yellow + Grey Dresses: Etsy, Bouquet: Albert Palmer via Bridal Musings

Silhouette Wedding Cakes + Cake Toppers

Silhouettes have been a popular way to adorn your wedding invitation, create a theme and even make something custom for the two of you on your wedding day.  But what about your wedding cake?!?  For a sleek black and white look, on the cake or atop of it, consider a custom silhouette of the happy couple!  You can create a vintage look with the style, or even graffiti around it for a more modern twist.  Etsy has oodles of great resources for cake toppers (see our links below) or chat with your baker to create a sugary silhouette all your own!

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{Photos: Top Row: Etsy, Second Row Left: Sweet & Saucy Shop, Right: Kallima Photography via Wedding Chicks, Third Row Left: Maile Lani via Ruffled, Right: William Innes Photography, Bottom Row Left: Victorious Cupcakes, Right: Jose Villa via GWS}

Kid’s Table Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

Sometimes your most important guests are your littlest – the kids!  If you’ve got lots of little ones running around your reception, consider giving them something extra special at the kids table.  Activities, a one-of-a-kind environment, and even a menu fitting of their tiny palettes is a perfect way to keep kids contained during dinner (with a little supervision, of course).  We found a few fabulous kids tables for you to take inspiration from for your own tiny tots on your big day!  The look can mimic your adult tables in color and palette or consider pops of color all their own in one special section!

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{Photos: Top Row Left: Justin & Keary via Ruffled, Right: Laura Murray Photography via HWTM, Second Row Left: Amy Atlas, Right: Buzz Feed, Third Row Left: Bell Invito, Right: Better Homes & Gardens, Bottom Row Left: Front Room Photography, Right: It’s a Brides Life}

8 Unique Wedding Menu Ideas

Telling your guests what’s for dinner seems like a dull function or necessity on the big day, but why not make it fun, fabulous, and part of your decor too?!  Wedding menus don’t just come in the form of a piece of paper tucked into a folded napkin anymore – now wine bottles, banners, even mirrors can share the menu with those in attendance!  Take a look at a few of our favorite unique menu ideas for your wedding reception, from fabric sacks to suspended wooden boards!

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{Photos: Banner: MSW, Sack: Seattle Bride Mag, Fabric: Rylee Hitchner via SMP, Wine: Hitch & Sparrow via Wedding Party App, Paper Bag: Mademoiselle Fiona, Wooden Sign: Brides, Wooden Signs: Brightwood Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic, Paper Belly Band: Etsy}

Wedding Cake 101 – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we talk to celebrity cake designer, Suzi Finer from Hansen Cakes who breaks down shopping for your wedding cake, how much cakes cost, what to know, what to ask for, and what to plan for on your big day!  It’s wedding cake 101 on the show this week!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!

Unique Ways to Display Your Wedding Cake

Gone are the days when a wedding cake simply sat atop a white linen on a round table in the corner of a ballroom.  Now not only the cake, but the cake table is a point of decor for your wedding reception!  From a wine barrel used as a table at a vineyard wedding to suspending your cake from the ceiling, you can really have fun with how you display your dessert!  Take a look at these ideas including a wagon and even a piece of furniture you might just take from your own home!

unique cake tables Unique Ways to Display Your Wedding Cake

{Photos: Top Left: Exquisitrie via Grey Likes Weddings, Right: Ryan Welch via Ruffled, Second Row Left: Stacy Able via Wedding Chicks, Right: Christian Oth Studio via SMP, Third Row Left: Bumby Photography via Bridal Musings, Right: Joshua Aaron via The Knot, Bottom Left: via Wedding Chicks, Right: Reverie Magazine}

Navy Blue Weddings

As the sun sets on summer and we inch closer to fall we are starting to think about those rich fall colors, those swanky parties when the weather and the leaves turn.  And of course, what colors go well with the changing of the season!  We often think of navy blue for winter, but it works in fall too!  Paired with a crisp white palette or even oranges, pinks or yellows are pretty too!  Navy heels, a sharp navy suit, even ribbons around your bouquet – there are a million ways to weave this color into your big day!

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{Photos: Couple: Matthew Morgan Photography via GWS, Bridesmaid: Erin McGinn via SMP, Shoes: Jose Villa via SMP, Matches: Etsy, Cake: Pinterest, Table Setting: Jeremiah and Rachel via Wedding Chicks}