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Candle Centerpiece Idea — Handmade-a-Day

A charming candle centerpiece idea is today’s handmade-a-day find! Be sure you’re on the list so you don’t miss future blog posts.

Candle Centerpiece Idea -- Handmade-a-Day

by VENdecor handmade

Earlier this week, we talked about ways to save money on your wedding. One of those tips was to choose non-floral centerpieces instead of large floral blooms. As inspiration, we are sharing this candle centerpiece idea from VEN Decor Handmade. It features handmade green leaf garland and a trio of candles in the center. Romantic lighting is always a welcome addition to your reception space and we love how this candle centerpiece comes together. Did you know each leaf is made of green crepe paper and completely handmade? That’s pretty incredible.

Beautiful Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River — Real Weddings

We have an inspiring wedding to share with you today complete with a shabby chic theme, blush pink color palette, whimsical entertainment for guests, and handmade details you’ll want to steal for your own wedding! This beautiful day, captured by Shutterfreek, took place at a private location on the Animas River in Farmington, New Mexico. Morgan & Brycen didn’t miss a thing when it came to delighting and entertaining their guests. They included a breathtaking ceremony along a river, handmade signage, floral arch, guest book Jenga pieces, gorgeous floral arrangements, a romantically lit tented reception under the stars, music, dancing, yard games, and a sparkler send off. Our favorite detail is the different “bars” they set up everywhere for guests including a custom dessert bar, lemonade bar, and ice cream bar. Gather ideas for your own wedding with these inspiring details…

Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River | Beautiful River Weddings | photo: shutterfreek

Twigs and Branches: Beautiful Nature-Inspired Ideas for Weddings

Hi lovelies, Emma here! Ah, it’s Friday in the fall and I have a hot cup of coffee in hand… you can say I’m happy as can be! Even though today is an unusually rainy and sticky day, fall is my absolute favorite time of year. And I promise I won’t start spouting off about pumpkin spice everything and jeans and sweater weather and boots (even though I do enjoy all of the above). I’m more in love with nature at its peak this time of year. The colorful trees. The crisp air. Andrew and I have been spending our evenings running (after) little Andrew in fields of wildflowers, through grassy knolls, and on sandy beaches as we take in the last few minutes of sun before it dips down at the water’s edge. His little hands are filled with rocks and leaves, treasures he has found and fully intends to keep. His other hand reaches out for mine with a smile on his face, and I take it as he leads me through playgrounds and grassy fields at full speed. Having a child gives you fresh eyes: everything is new and an exciting adventure. Through him, I’ve gained a new appreciation for the little wonders in daily life, so this time of year is especially eye-opening. There is so much to see. Anyway, I digress. Mamas will do that from time to time. ;)

Today we’re featuring some nature themed wedding ideas inspired by branches, twig, and vines. Fall weddings are extremely popular because Mother Nature chips in on some pretty serious decorating. ;) She takes care of the chilly but crisp air, romantic woodsy ceremonies, and jaw-dropping pops of orange, gold, and red on the trees. If you’re planning a fall wedding and want to include some handmade finds, you’ll love this post. We’ve rounded-up gold branch hair accessories, twig engagement rings, a unique nest inspired ring pillow, a must-see bouquet, and more. Browse our handpicked finds below and tell us: what’s your favorite?

Twig and Nature Inspired Wedding Ideas

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twig hair accessory by blair nadeau millinery, photo: whitney heard | twigs branches nature ideas weddings |

by blair nadeau millinery, photo: whitney heard

Modern Air Plant Wedding Decor

I love when wedding decor can be re-used as home decor. Loooove it. So when I (Emma here!) spotted these modern hanging air plant holders over at Handmade Sam Made, I couldn’t resist sharing their geometric awesomeness with you. But first, what is an air plant, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you!

What is an Air Plant?

These is an air plant? Here’s what it looks like:

Air Plant Wedding Decor |

by handmade sam made

An air plant — aka Tillandsia, if you want to get technical — is a sometimes rootless tropical plant with grasslike leaves, according to Google. Water and airborne nutrients are absorbed through its leaves.

Air Plant Wedding Decor

An air plant makes an exceptionally lovely flower alternative for wedding decor, especially for a modern wedding because it offers a minimalist look (similar to the succulent). If you want to decorate your wedding with air plants, we recommend using them as centerpieces, like so:

Air Plant Wedding Decor |

by handmade sam made

Air Plant Wedding Decor |

by handmade sam made

Or in a vase:

Air Plant Wedding Decor |

by handmade sam made

Another way to use air plants as decor is to hang them, whether from trees, rafters, or displayed on a back wall as a sconce or plant holder. These brass Himmeli designs are some of the prettiest I’ve seen yet…

9 Amazing Plantable Wedding Invitations + Favors

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It’s no surprise that eco-friendly plantable wedding goods are so popular right now. I mean, when you can take a wedding essential — like invitations — and recycle them into the earth to make wildflowers, I’d say that’s pretty amazing. Well, that’s what we found when we popped into I Do Bliss and saw her beautiful plantable wedding invitations. And then we dug deeper and found other plantable wedding goods from all around the web we knew you would also love! Why stop at invitations when you can tie your love for nature-inspired finds throughout your big day, including favors, save the dates, and decor? Now you can give back a little to good ol’ Mother Nature when you tie that knot. Enjoy!

Plantable Wedding Invitations, Favors & More

1. Plantable Wedding Invitations

Let’s begin with the plantable wedding invitations that inspired this entire post. These beach inspired invites have certain portions that are plantable. Take a peek!

wildflower plantable wedding invitation
by i do bliss

2. Chic Seed Packet Favors

These seed packet favors are a charming idea for a bridal shower or wedding reception.

red cloud boutique

love blooms seed packets

by red cloud boutique

3. Plantable Floral Decor

Use these flowers as tabletop decor at your cake table or guest book table. After the wedding, plant and you’ll see wildflowers bloom!

plantable poppies

by paper sprouts

by paper sprouts

4. Plantable Save the Date

This particular save the date was designed for a destination wedding, but there are other styles available, too.

love is in the air plantable save the date

by recycled ideas

This state-inspired one is cute, too!

save the date state
by recycled ideas

5. Plantable Wedding Place Cards

A place card + favor in one! Guests can find their seats and plant these cards at home after the big day.

save the date plantable place cards

by recycled ideas

6. Plantable Pots

These are completely biodegradable, plantable pots with plantable paper confetti (THREE PER FAVOR). Guests receive instructions on how to plant. It’s eco-friendly and easy, all rolled into one pretty box.

gift box kit

by recycled ideas favors

7. Plantable Guest Book Wishes

Instead of a traditional guest book, have your loved ones write on these plantable pieces of paper. After the wedding, read the notes and plant them. It turns wishes into wildflowers.

plantable guest book

by lace and twig

8. Plants as Decor + Favors

Easy tip: arrange plants on your wedding tables and have guests take them home as their favor. This is an excellent dual-purpose way to cover decor and favors at once.

plant wrapped in burlap

by baloolah bunting

plant favors wedding

by bespoke country wedding

9. Herb Garden Kits

I need this for my own garden! Give guests the gift of herbs, like cilantro or chives, so they can have them readily available!

herb garden kits
by the gifted tomato

I also thought this ‘gardening’ box was a cute idea! I spotted it at Paper Sprouts:

gardening box

by paper sprouts

What do you think of these plantable wedding ideas? Will you be using them for your big day?


Twig and Leaf Engagement Ring

Engagement season is upon us, and you know what that means: beautiful new engagement rings popping up all over the place! We love sharing the most gorgeous, custom-made engagement rings around, which is why we couldn’t help ourselves when Kristin Coffin made this little gem. The twig and leaf engagement ring is ideal for the nature-lover, the bride-to-be who loves nature inspired jewelry paired with an exceptionally unique rose-cut diamond. As Kristin puts it, “It is a celebration of our environment and a great alternative to a traditional engagement ring.” It is a perfect everyday piece and one you’ll get compliments on for years to come.

Twig and Leaf Engagement Ring

Here, take a look!

by kristin coffin

You can find this gorgeous engagement ring and others at Kristin Coffin.


Gold Pebble Wedding Jewelry

Hi, loves! Emma here. Do you love unique, totally-handmade jewelry? Do you crave gold in particular, made with nature-inspired pieces in mind? Then you’ve come to the right place! We spotted this beautiful gold pebble jewelry collection at Andrea Bonelli Jewelry and we’re pretty obsessed with its pieces. To be honest, the gold pebble wedding band shown below in #1 is one of the prettiest rings I’ve ever seen! And I’ve seen many beautiful handmade rings. Take a peek at the diamond eternity band, followed by a wedding band that can be paired with your engagement ring, as well as a matching necklace and pair of chic gold pebble studs below…

Gold Pebble Wedding Jewelry

1. Diamond Eternity Band

Up first, the diamond eternity band!

gold pebble ring

2. Gold Pebble Wedding Band

gold pebble ring
gold pebble ring

3. Gold Pebble Necklace

gold pebble necklace

gold pebble necklace

gold pebble necklace

gold pebble necklace

4. Gold Pebble Earrings

gold pebble earrings

gold pebble earrings

These pieces are handmade with love from Nevada, a made-in-the-USA kind of handcrafted feel you can’t get everywhere! Plus, Andrea herself is amazing to work with, so you’re in good hands. Take a peek at more of her work at her website. Plus, a little birdie told us you can score free shipping in her shop until November 30th with special code ETSYFREESHIP (Etsy shop only) or on her website with code freeship10 :)