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Simple Summer Wedding Aisle Decor

Want a beautiful aisle that isn’t too fussy?  These 10 simple aisle decor ideas are very summery–simple, light, and relaxed. Some are so easy, you could even DIY them.  Because summer weddings are often held outside in a picturesque setting, you don’t need a lot of decorations to make your pictures pretty. Above, this simple […]
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Geometric Decor for Your Modern Wedding

There are some details that just scream “modern wedding.” Whether that means you and your significant other are all about clean lines or bright colors, there’s one more detail that’s practically guaranteed to give off contemporary vibes at your celebration: geometric decor. Here are some of our absolute favorite geometric ideas for your wedding day, […]
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19 Copper Decor Ideas for Your Wedding Day

19 Copper Decor Ideas for Your Wedding Day

It’s official: copper is having a moment. While this bright metallic hue has been overshadowed in the past (we’re looking at you, gold), it’s all about stealing the scene lately and we couldn’t be more excited. From table decor to the groom’s look, here are 19 bright copper wedding details to make your day shine.

Copper vases and white flower arrangements

1. Copper Centerpieces: It’s hard to go wrong with sleek, shiny and simple copper vases, especially when you want to balance your wildflower-inspired flowers with something a little more structured. This look feel classic and on-trend all at once.

Hammered copper mugs and Moscow Mules

2. Hammered Copper Mugs: Copper isn’t the only thing having a moment – the Moscow Mule has been everywhere lately, and with good reason. This refreshing signature cocktail is traditionally served in a pretty copper package. (P.S. The copper mugs make for a fancy wedding favor.)

Copper and succulent wedding favors

3. Copper Succulent Favors: Speaking of fancy wedding favors, these tiny succulents and their individual copper planters are a beautiful addition to your decor during the wedding and an even better wedding favor to send home with your guests afterward.

copper wedding cake and stand

4. Copper Wedding Cake: Hello, gorgeous. This copper foil-topped cake may be too pretty to eat. We’re not sure that will stop us.

Copper wedding sign for the groom

5. Copper Chair Sign: Made from copper leaf, this calligraphy-style chair sign would fit in perfectly at a sweetheart or head table.

Copper foil wedding invitation suite

6. Stationery Suite: The combination of wood texture and copper foil on this invitation suite is eye-catching and elegant. The hand-lettered envelopes with copper colored ink are the perfect finishing touch.

Copper tray and neutral wedding invitation suite

7. Copper Tray: Although there are a few copper touches (that envelope liner!) in this invitation suite, it’s the copper tray that’s the real star of the show. Asking your photographer to snap a photo of your wedding invitations is a great idea, and styling them up right on a tray this pretty makes it even better.

Copper pins for escort cards

8. Escort Card Pins: These copper pins aren’t the flashiest detail you could include in your wedding, but they make a nice addition to simple white escort cards on your seating chart.

Copper wax seal

9. Wax Seal: Your wedding day is one of the most romantic days of your life. Don’t be afraid to play up the romance – and the copper – with gorgeous details like this copper wax seal. If you get your seal monogrammed you can use it on thank you notes and beyond as well as wedding decor.

Copper foil thank you notes

10: Thank You Notes: Did someone say thank you notes? Grey and copper may be our new favorite color combination.

Bride with copper hairpiece

11. Hairpiece: This bride’s copper hairpiece is delicate and whimsical and looks absolutely stunning with her loose, classic updo. This whole hair look is kind of amazing.

Groom with grey suit and copper tie

12. Copper Tie: It would hardly be fair to share a copper-inspired look for brides without also offering up one for grooms. Fortunately, this copper tie is just what we were hoping for and looks great with this grey suit (like we said, copper and grey. So good.).

Copper fringe DIY garland

13. Fringe Garland: You know how we feel about fringe. And you also know how we feel about garlands. Put them together, add a little copper, and enjoy the wedding decor magic.

copper drink dispenser

14. Drink Dispenser: Thinking about offering some self-serve beverages at your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or even a bridal shower? Just imagine how perfect this copper drink dispenser would be filled to the brim with lemonade. Add a few options alongside it so guests can pick their own garnishes (strawberries, blueberries and mint are all amazing with lemonade) and you’ve got the best summery drink station around.

Copper escort cards

15: Place Cards: This small wreath of greenery is a nice touch for each guest’s place setting, but it definitely wouldn’t have the same amount of impact without a hint of copper for the place card.

Copper escort tags

16: Stamped Escort Tags: For another take on copper escort cards, consider these camp-inspired stamped tags. You could add each guests name and table number onto the copper strip for a card that doubles as a keepsake.

Copper cake stand and copper dripped cake

17. Copper Cake Stand: This cake is amazing, but we’ll confess that what we’re really interested in is the cake stand. It’s industrial meets elegant and just the offbeat touch an eclectic or rustic wedding needs.

Copper foil table numbers

18. Foil Table Numbers: These copper foil table numbers might be our all-time favorite copper detail. They’re simple, they’re interesting and they’re such a unique touch for a wedding. We love how well they stand out against the wood background and the bright orange and green floral centerpiece.

DIY copper garden marker escort cards

19. Garden Marker Place Cards: DIY, anyone? With a set of copper garden markers, a permanent marker and your guest list, you could easily turn these place markers into a fun and memorable project for your wedding day.

What do you think? Will you be including copper in your wedding color palette? Let us know in the comments below!

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French Wedding Decor & Details

French rustic tablescape with linen sack runner and boxed floral centerpieces with votives

Spring is the perfect season for French rustic weddings, with their focus on fresh foods and blooms. If you’re a fan of shabby chic, you’re going to love French rustic, as it was the birthplace of the style.  We’ll focus on all the pretty details to enhance your own Francophile affair.

Above, linen plays a huge role in these tablescapes, whether it is fine and white or linen “sack” as shown above, stretched across the table. Pair with bistro style menus at each place setting and boxed centerpieces, and you have instant French charm!

rustic French buffet with fruits and cheeses on top of wine barrels

 

Love a good farmers’ market?  So do the French. Serve a simple spread of meats, cheese, fruit and bread alongside bottles of red and bubbly, and your small afternoon reception is covered.  We love the glass jars displaying wildflowers and herbs that they’ve used to decorate the table (above).

Scour antique stores to find cool vintage bottles and champagne buckets. Weave greenery through both to create an engaging tablescape (below).

antique French bottle and champagne bucketlavender boutonnieres for French themed wedding  French tradition of padlock with couple's name engraved on it

While a beautiful French rustic wedding can, of course, be expensive, they are never overly grand.  Simple, thoughtful details abound.  Lavender boutonnieres wrapped with twine are the perfect accessory for casual suits.

A cool favor is a nod to the French tradition of a couple writing their names on a padlock and affixing them to a bridge (throwing the key away in the river, naturally).  Pass out your own padlocks to guests. Or, if you don’t have any interest in a cake cutting ceremony, lock a padlock to a framed piece of fence that you can use later as a wall hanging.

French wedding reception with floral centerpieces and Mr. and Mrs. linen chair covers with scalloped edges

Little details also help focus in lush surroundings. Above, this reception is filled with planted centerpieces and cascading greenery. The sweet Mr. and Mrs. chair covers (above) stand out just enough amidst the veritable garden surrounding them.

outdoor wedding arch decorated with drapes and eucalyptus leaves

 

French springs and summers means a whole lot of outdoor weddings. Create elegant arches with drapes and a border of eucalyptus leaves. Line the “altar” with glass lanterns with pillar candles for a romantic sunset ceremony.  As you can probably tell, greenery plays a large role in these weddings. You can even skip the tin cans and go with a swag on the getaway car.

vintage car decorated with swag of greenery for bride and groom exit

 

For a French wedding, you can go traditional (above) with croquembouche (a mouthwatering tower of cream-filled profiteroles covered in sticky caramel).  Or embrace the natural farm-to-table vibe and design a naked wedding cake decorated with ripe fresh fruit and flowers from the garden (below).

tall naked wedding cake decorated with roses and strawberries French macaron wedding favors decorated with gold sprinkles and gift tag

 

Send your guests home with a smile when you hand them a stack of pastel French macarons. We love these ones with golden sprinkles (above)!  Or just say it in French with these Kraft paper bags (below) and fill them with French candies or lavender potpourri.

Kraft paper favor bags with French words and confetti

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How to Carry Your Wedding Invitation Design Through to Your Decor

How to Carry Your Wedding Invitation Design Through to Your Decor

One of the first items a couple agrees upon is their wedding style and vision. As you scour for inspiration from online sources and magazines you may start to think “How do I bring this design aesthetic to my real life wedding?”

A great place to start is with your wedding stationery. The first visual of your wedding that your guests receive are your wedding stationery pieces. This is the perfect place to set the tone for your day. Once you select your invitation design you can carry this look through to all of your coordinating day-of décor pieces.

Bride and groom, Emily and Scott, were drawn to dark florals and hand-drawn elements and fell in love with this ‘Botanical Wreath’ invitation suite by Alethea and Ruth for Minted (below).

botanical floral wreath wedding invitation from Minted

As soon as guests received their wedding invitation they could immediately get a feel for the vibe of their wedding day.

Plus, Emily and Scott were able to select a matching RSVP card and thank you card to create a cohesive look for all of their mailed wedding stationery needs.

A great place to bring your style out of the mailbox and into your day is your wedding signage. Welcome your guests in style and add fun touches with your new married last name by bringing the colors and design aesthetic from your wedding stationery to your signage. A bunting banner strung across all of your tables makes a stunning entrance for your reception.

botanical wreath ceremony signage hanging from post   reception banner and hanging round white and gold paper lanterns

A huge part of the reception planning comes down to table design. Emily and Scott were able to replicate their floral invitation design and really bring it to life for their table décor. They selected crisp white flowers and clean neutral place settings. They brought the more moody elements of their look through on the guest place cards and table runners. As an added bonus, they were able to customize their place and escort cards with guest name printing to match font elements of their invitation suite and add custom text to their table runners with their monogram. These little elements really help customize your wedding and make it your own while remaining consistent with style and look.

vintage inspired floral place card at reception   monogrammed table runner

A perfect final place to carry your wedding invitation design through to your wedding day is your photo booth. Here is the time to really let loose and have fun while still staying consistent to your vision.

Emily and Scott were able to customize their photo backdrop with their initials, it is important to keep it simple and remember – your guests’ heads and bodies will cut off any designs that are on the lower portion of the backdrop.

photo booth backdrop and mrs banner

By bringing fonts, colors, and design elements from your wedding stationery throughout all of your day-of details the end result is a cohesive, personalized and beautiful look that is uniquely yours.

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5 Holiday Decor Themes from Cozy to Modern

5 Holiday Decor Themes from Cozy to Modern

lodge style Christmas home decor with pillows in red and white

When it comes to holiday decor, we all have different style preferences.  Some of us like to keep it warm and cozy, others prefer to highlight the stark beauty of the winter season. As you think about creating your registry list in the months ahead (we’re looking at you, newly engaged!), make sure to remember holiday decor items you will use for many Decembers to come.  Here are 5 holiday decor looks from our friends at Crate and Barrel. Which style are you?

Above, this room is all about creating a cozy vibe. And this room was relatively easy to transform into a holiday retreat. First, register for red and white pillows that will play well off of your neutral-colored furniture. Second, bring down your snuggliest blankets from storage. Add a tree, and you have a charming decor theme.

Next, do you love traditional decor with trendy elements?  If so, this classically decorated room (below) is for you!  Since metallics have dominated this year, you’ll notice the of-the-moment touches of gold and silver in the ornaments, wrapping paper, and champagne bucket. Otherwise, this room uses traditional details like white wool blankets and stockings, a red amaryllis centerpiece, and white string lights. As you look towards registering for holiday items, consider products that you can add to year after year, such as the stocking hangers and votives along the mantel.

classic Christmas decor in whites and elegant metallicsfun holiday decor details with playful patterns and bright colors

Are you a Christmas kid at heart? Do you still kinda, sorta, maybe believe in Santa Claus? Then, decor brimming with childlike whimsy is for you and your home!  Register for bowls featuring fun illustrations of trees and presents, as well as a tiered stand for all of your favorite yuletide goodies (because, really, isn’t it all about the cookies?).  Add an infusion of bright colors and plenty of hard candies and you have a playful atmosphere worthy of anyone on the nice list.

non holiday specific home decor in winter theme with pine and white

Whether you celebrate a holiday other than Christmas, or you just prefer a break from all the hubbub, many decor themes can be streamlined and more sedate.  Above, this wintry mantel incorporates the best of the season without being too “Christmasey.”  Register for these large glass hurricane lamps and you won’t be disappointed–you can use them for any decor during the winter season and long after December.  Head outside on a nature walk to gather pretty pine cones, woodcuts, and branches to complete your look.

Keep it modern and sleek with this minimalist holiday room (below). White garland with red birds to add some color (you could also use berries) and texture to this dining space. Loosely arrange flowers in a vase and pick up a seedling at the local nursery to use as a fetching centerpiece.

minimalist holiday decor with berries and pine

No matter what your holiday decor style, you can find the perfect items to register for at Crate and Barrel!

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