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12 Most Creative Alternatives to Try for Weddings

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Happy Wednesday, loves! When you are knee-deep in planning your wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in cookie cutter ideas or traditional ways of doing everything. We encourage you to think outside the box when planning your big day; skip traditions you don’t like, participate in the ones you love, and start a few of your own! To kick start your creativity, we’ve gathered our favorite wedding alternatives to transform every detail of your big day. Read on to see which wedding alternatives made the cut…

Love Spring Weddings? A Maypole Inspirational Shoot

Love Spring Weddings?  A Maypole Inspirational Shoot at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan | Love Weddings Maypole | http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/love-spring-weddings-a-maypole-inspirational-shoot/ | Photo: E.C. Campbell Photography

Are you planning a spring or summer wedding? Then you’ll find some fantastic ideas from this Maypole inspired styled shoot! The location was at the breathtaking Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan. This photo shoot was created and captured by E’Lisa from E.C. Campbell Photography. E’Lisa tells us, “This styled shoot is perfect for spring! It combines a maypole with lavender, lilacs and a watercolor twist. I had a vision a ways back about a maypole. I thought it would be a unique and stunning element to add to a wedding. Picture little flower girls and ring bearers twisting the ribbon around the pole. I love it! A maypole is a beautiful symbol (originating in Germany) in which people traditionally dance around on May Day, but it has also become a symbol to celebrate spring and summer… being grateful for the warmth and new life and vegetation those seasons bring. I thought it could be an amazing element added to a wedding, but I wanted to give a bride even more to be inspired from if she wanted to incorporate this into her wedding.”

50+ Amazing Mountain Wedding Ideas

Mountain wedding ideas await you in this post! But first, do you crave daily wedding inspiration like this? Be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post!

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If you’re looking for the best mountain wedding ideas, look no further! Whether you’re planning a small intimate wedding near the Smokey Mountains or a huge soiree with stunning Rocky Mountain views, you’ll find some of the most creative mountain ceremony spaces, reception decor, favors, gift ideas, and more right here. We’ve rounded up over fifty (plus!) amazing mountain wedding ideas to inspire the Best Day Ever, all mountainside! So, grab a cup of coffee and get inspired because the mountains are calling and obviously, you must go…

30 Beautiful Peach and Mint Wedding Ideas

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It’s time for another color board to help you choose your wedding palette! Today we’re focusing on peach and mint, two of our favorite pairings for a spring or summer wedding. These soft muted colors go with floral, bohemian, rustic, or shabby chic wedding themes extremely well. Take a look at thirty of our handpicked finds to inspire you with this beautiful palette!

30+ Sapphire Blue Wedding Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

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Hello, lovelies! Need some color inspiration? Creating an inspiration board based on color is one easy way to see what you love (and what you don’t). It’s also a great way to put all of your wedding accessories in one place. Today we’re showcasing sapphire blue wedding ideas with thirty-plus incredible finds including save the dates, invitations, centerpieces, ceremony decor, a delightful cake, cake topper, bridesmaid dresses, an incredible brooch bouquet, jewelry, bridesmaid gifts, and more. We’ve basically gathered up everything you would need to create an inspiring sapphire blue wedding space for your big day! Grab the coffee and let’s get started…

Royal Tea “Be My Bridesmaid” Party Inspiration

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Hey, brides! If you dream of a be my bridesmaid party with a tea theme (or you’re hoping your bridal shower will have a similar tone), you’ll love this chic inspiration shoot! The idea of this 1960’s royal tea party was styled by d.Royal Engagements and included a real bride with her close girlfriends for a fun day of tea, gifts, sweets and sips! You’ll love the DIY florals, the tiny crowns, vintage crockery, tea sandwiches, petit fours, and bright hues, all designed to inspire a party of your own. You can use these ideas for a chic “Be My Bridesmaid” party (a celebration thrown to ask your girls to be a part of your big day), or even as bridal shower inspiration. Read on for the fun!

Winter Wonderland Wedding: An Inspiration Shoot

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Most weddings take place in the spring, summer, or fall which leaves behind the beloved winter season. That’s why we are so excited to share this romantic winter wedding inspiration shoot by Esme of BodaMaestra and photographed by Maureen Pacheco Photography! Esme explains a few reasons why couples should consider a winter wedding: “For practical reasons, weddings are widely celebrated during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. But what about winter? With venues offering discounted rates and often greater availability, more and more couples are turning to the cold weather months to celebrate their nuptials. Winter also offers a host of unique elements from which to glean inspiration (think snowflakes, sleigh rides, and a roaring fire).” Sounds romantic to us! Check out this shoot featuring a stunning color palette, delightful accents (like dancing shoes and a hot cocoa bar for guests), a beautiful cake, floral design, and more to inspire you. And, of course, a beautiful bride and handsome groom provide attire ideas for the picture-perfect winter wedding. I especially love the bride’s fur shawl — don’t miss it!

10 Amazingly Festive New Year’s Eve Ideas for Weddings

Happy New Year’s Eve! And blink, just like that, 2015 fades quickly into 2016 tonight. How did that happen? This year, I’m resolving to NOT make a resolution, since they never really work out for me. Instead, I’m doing something different: this happy things jar I spotted on Pinterest where you fill an empty jar with little folded notes about good things that happen throughout the year. Then you read them the following New Year’s Eve and reflect on all the wonderful things that happened. My jar will undoubtedly be filled with amazing things little Andrew does, like how today he said, “Bless you, Mama” when I sneezed (!!), and about the arrival of Baby #2 in May (!!) and how he or she will bring us more joy than we imagined possible, as Andrew has. Probably also some hilarious things that Andrew tells me as jokes, some awesome house projects, and hopefully some big goals accomplished on my own list. If I had to guess, yours might include things about your wedding planning (hopefully letting us alleviate some of the stress along the way), the big day and all the events that come with it (bachelorette party, bridal shower), and the honeymoon. You’ll probably also talk about registering together because it’s way too much fun. No doubt you’ll have an awesome year ahead. I just know it. :) Today we’re sharing some fun New Year’s Eve wedding ideas I rounded up as inspiration. Read on to find out what I’ve discovered and see why NYE weddings rule. Enjoy!

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Beautiful New Engagement Rings & Bands from LilyEmme Jewelry

Are you hoping for an engagement ring this holiday season? Or maybe you’re picking our wedding bands for your upcoming nuptials? Either way, LilyEmme Jewelry has you covered! Valerie, the designer behind LilyEmme Jewelry, offers a stunning handmade collection of beautiful engagement rings, bands, and jewelry pieces for your wedding day (and beyond). Today we’re sharing a few of our handpicked favorites from her collection, along with an exclusive look into her beautiful new Look Book to inspire you with photos from Michelle Moore, makeup by Ryann Brady, a stunning low-back wedding dress from Katie May / The Dress Theory, and beautiful model, Idalina. Enjoy!

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Engagement Rings by LilyEmme Jewelry

Here are some of our favorite engagement rings and wedding bands from LilyEmme Jewelry. Please note: many of these rings are available in your choice of yellow, white, or rose gold. Scroll down the post to see the Look Book!

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7 Cute Mason Jar Ideas for Weddings

Whether you love mason jars or loathe them, they’re one of the biggest trends in rustic themed weddings. And to be honest, we don’t think they’re going away anytime soon. Today we are sharing a round-up of some cute new ideas using these sweet southern inspired jars. Whether you use them as vases, drinking glasses, or as jewelry for your bridesmaids (just wait until you see them!), mason jars always leave a charming touch.


Mason Jar Ideas – Weddings

1. Mason Jar Guest Book with Hearts

Guests write their names and well wishes onto a wooden heart, which gets deposited into this ‘mason jar’ which is similar to a shadowbox. By Mister Guest Book.

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