31 Days of Weddings-Day 31: Elegant Barn Weddings

Here we are, at a close of our 31 Days of Weddings. I thought it would be appropriate to include a theme that has taken over the end of 2012-Elegant Barn weddings. These weddings, unlike just rustic style ones, include so much glamour and vintage accents that you wouldn’t think would pair with the rustic elements of nature and barn wood, but it does-and beautifully I might add.

Barn weddings themselves have a sense of history, charm and warmth to them, and adding glitzy elements to them can make them breathtakingly elegant. 

Add drapery into the entrance way for that lush elegant feel right away.Image

add elegant chandeliers to accent your tall barn ceilings.Image

You can also use lace accents on your table mixed with burlap or even real linens for a touch of elegance on your tables. Keep your centerpieces romantic with floral but keep it rustic by placing in mason jars or wine bottles. 


We hope these last 31 days have inspired all of you to think outside the box for your wedding, and dare to have something different that is uniquely-YOU.

Happy New Year everyone! May 2013 be even better than 2012!



31 Days of Weddings-Day 30: Under the sea theme

Under the sea themes are different from beach themes and nautical themes. With this, create the atmosphere for your guests of being thrown deep down into the waters: flush the entire room blue to give the feel of being immersed in water (place up lighting around the perimeter of the room and if you’re fancy, even do blue overhead lighting with white spot lighting).

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You can use bright colors to represent the colorful life found in the ocean, and make it more fun, or keep it white for a more serene underwater feel. sea 5sea 4

I love how you can hang ceiling decor to look like seaweed-even strands of crystals can give this effect and will add a touch of bling and glitz to the space, similar to the way sunlight looks when it hits water.

sea 2You can choose many invitation options that will work but remember to make sure it has elements of underwater life to it: water mixed with fish, or sea horses, etc. Don’t just use a shell or anchor as that would represent more beach theme or nautical theme. sea 3

You can also choose to be fun and bright with your cake or go more traditional by keeping it white and adding brightly colored sea creatures and elements.