Navy and Gold Formal I Do’s

Now that fall is in full swing, the color palettes are shifting accordingly for the season.  Darker tones, sparkle for the winter that’s approaching, rich colors from nature all make great anchors to your wedding day design.  Today we’ve paired navy with some pops of gold to add to the celebration of it all.  A great combination for a formal wedding, a fall wedding, or even a winter wedding, navy and gold make a great pairing for your big day!

navy and gold sparkle wedding Navy and Gold Formal I Dos

{Photos: Invitations + Place Setting: Blue Rose Pictures via Ruffled, Bridesmaid: Southern Weddings, Flower Girl: Wedding Lisa, Cake: The Caketress, Bottles: Erin Milnik via Wedding Chicks}

Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

If you’re planning a wedding, chances are you’re also planning a rehearsal dinner the night before the big day.  This event can include close family and bridal party, out of town guests, or everyone!  It’s a bit more casually typically than the wedding, and often fun themes are incorporated to show a bit more of your personalities.  An invitation should be sent to this event as well so we wanted to share a few fun ideas for inviting loved ones to the night before!

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{Photos: Top Row Left: Rachel Brooks via SMP, Right: Etsy, Second Row: Minted, Third Row Left: Etsy, Right: Brooke Courtney via Oh So Beautiful Paper, Bottom Left: Etsy, Right: Etsy}

Unique Glitter Details for Your Wedding Decor

It’s no secret we’re obsessed with anything that sparkles.  Especially shoes, fashion, and big day details!  So today’s post shares some of our favorite sparkle ideas to brighten up your big day!  From glitter heels to sequined bridesmaid dresses, even glitter down your aisle, have fun with it and don’t forget to make your wedding pop with celebratory details like these!

glitter wedding ideas Unique Glitter Details for Your Wedding Decor

{Photos: Bridesmaid: via SMP, Shoes: Collin Cowie Weddings, Ceremony Aisle: Decoration De Mariage, Table Runner: Carasco Photography, Table Number: Natalie and Parker Bray via SMP, Linen Table: Yasmin Khajavi via SMP, Arrow + Tiles: Joielala via 100 Layer Cake}

Brides Entertainment: Cutest Kids Moments at a Wedding Contest

kids contests Brides Entertainment: Cutest Kids Moments at a Wedding Contest

We’ve got a great contest for you today! Get in on the action and you could win a Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera with two lenses an 18-55mm and a 55-200mm!! That’s a $550.00 value and a great way to capture your first life moments as newlyweds! Our friends over at Brides Entertainment are hosting a contest for the kids in your life. Well, the cutest kids at weddings. Just upload videos of the cutest kids moments at a wedding and based on the number of likes, comments and engagements your video gets, you could be the winner!

wedding entertainment Brides Entertainment: Cutest Kids Moments at a Wedding Contest

Brides Entertainment is free wedding community that offers original webisode series, a wedding video community, and planning tools for the big day. It’s your one-stop-shop online to learn, share and connect through video and the bridal community! You can upload your own content and gain points each time you do (or every time you interact with the community via likes, comments or shares). Then use those points to redeem prizes later on. It’s a fun way to watch and share wedding videos – and you don’t even have to be engaged to enjoy it!

wedding contests Brides Entertainment: Cutest Kids Moments at a Wedding Contest

So to enter the contest, visit and upload your videos of the cutest kids moments at weddings. The contest runs through Oct. 14th so hurry up – upload and get the community commenting and involved in your cutest kids!

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Fall Wedding Inspiration

Happy fall friends!  Today is the first day of the new season so we thought we’d share a little seasonally specific inspiration.  From the colors of the fall leaves to candy corn at Halloween, there are oodles of ways to weave in the time of year you wed into the design of your big day.  Take a look at a few of our favorite fall wedding details!

fall weddings Fall Wedding Inspiration

{Photos: STD: George Street Photo, Favors: Southern Productions, Pies: My Baking Addiction, Bouquet: Photography by Susie via Fab Your Bliss, Ballroom: The Knot, Cake: Kristen Schueler Photography}

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!

metallic gold wedding cakes Metallic Gold Wedding Cakes

{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!

pink balloon wedding Pink Balloon Party Decor!

{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!

silhouette wedding cakes and toppers Silhouette Wedding Cakes + Cake Toppers

{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!

wedding kids tables Kids Table Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

{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}