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Ceremony & Reception : Decor & Favors

Designing Your Wedding Theme

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 06, 2015 at 5:00am

You’ve locked in the vibe you want for your wedding, but how do you bring your dream day to colorful and perfectly accented life? Two expert planners weigh in with fresh design ideas for three popular styles. Vibe: Luxe To go glam, think bling. “Acrylic and crystals are hot right now,” says Amy Zaroff of Minneapolis-based Amy Zaroff Events + Design. Pair these ornate details with rich j…

Ceremony & Reception : Decor & Favors

The Wedding Toss Up

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on February 20, 2015 at 5:00am

The tradition of showering newlyweds with rice or other grains stems from an ancient Roman fertility rite of blessing the couple with abundance and prosperity. These days the custom has evolved to include a number of rituals that simply add to your event’s festive feel and signify group celebration. Take Flight In a Fancy Way Some couples choose to have guests fill the air with colorful conf…

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How To Customize Your Seating!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on August 01, 2014 at 5:00am

Stunning centerpieces? Check. Luxurious linens? Check. Pretty place settings? Check. But what about another key element of your reception table décor that so often gets forgotten? Seating! Chairs now come in so many different shapes, sizes and colors, that a bride who covets high design style can have any seating arrangement imaginable, says Sasha Souza, a California-based celebrity wedding p…

Ceremony & Reception : Decor & Favors

All About Ombré

article by Taniesha Robinson, CTW | posted on June 16, 2014 at 5:00am

Ombré, the gradual change of color shades from light to dark, has become one of the most popular design elements of weddings today, making a mark not only in ceremony décor but fashion and beauty trends, too. A French word meaning “shaded,” ombré has long been a technique for home décor and interior design. It was only a matter of time before it made its way down the aisle. And, brides c…

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It’s All About The Colors

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 11, 2014 at 5:00am

Want a dreamy, romantic vibe for your upcoming I Do’s? Consider a palette of pale pink and champagne. Just want to have fun? Go for bold pairings of vibrant hues, such as cherry red and aqua. The key thing to keep in mind: the colors you choose will help set the tone for your soirée. If you’re looking for inspiration, Matthew Robbins, author of “Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings” (…

Ceremony & Reception : Decor & Favors

2014 Bridal Trends To Watch For

article by Julia Haskins, CTW | posted on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am

Food, flowers, décor. Follow these tips for a stylish wedding in the coming year: Décor The rustic wedding theme is getting a cosmopolitan update in 2014, according to the experts. “People are tired of the shabby-chic thing, so they’re going for an old world glamour kind of vibe,” says Sara Burnett, the editor of wedding-inspiration blog Burnett’s Boards. Weddings in the coming year…

Ceremony & Reception : Decor & Favors

Edible Favors!

article by Buffalo Brides | posted on February 05, 2014 at 5:00am

A token of appreciation for guests is requisite at wedding receptions. Wedding favors enable attendees to walk away from the event with a memento and also a small thank you for their participation and celebration of this momentous event. Brides- and grooms-to-be have different ideas when it comes to wedding favors. Guests have their own opinions, too. As customs and trends change, so do the optio…

Ceremony & Reception : Decor & Favors

POLL: The DIY Wedding

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on January 13, 2014 at 5:00am

Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life. While some leave it in the hands of the professionals, some like to be hands on with everything. How much would you like to be involved with your wedding tasks?

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The Personal Touch

article by ARA Content | posted on August 13, 2013 at 10:58am

Planning a wedding today is about all the little details that make it perfect for the bride and groom. Personalizing every aspect of the big day is the key, as couples try to create a one-of-a-kind event. Here are some tips on how to pull it off, according to Things Remembered, the leader in personalized gift-giving. 1. Create a wedding logo Create a wedding motif or logo that is uniquely for…

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10 Ways to Save on Wedding Flowers

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on July 11, 2013 at 5:00am

Even budget brides want stunner personal flowers and impactful arrangements. Here are 10 expert tips for getting gorgeous blooms without breaking the bank. 1. Pick seasonal blooms “As spring comes to an end, I realize I’ll miss tulips,” says Tess Kelbaugh, owner of Seattle-based July Floral Design. “They’re economical and there are countless varieties to work with – I love clustering…

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