31 Days of Weddings-Day 28: Baroque Theme

For many of us, the word baroque is a term we don’t use often. As defined, baroque means a characteristic of styles and art developed in Europe from the early 17th to mid-18th century, emphasizing dramatic, bold elements and elaborate and extravagant styling. These weddings tend to be very over the top in everything from dresses, to decor, to the design of the cake. They are truly one of a kind.

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You can’t really get more lavish than a Baroque Wedding.

 

 

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31 Days of Weddings-Day 27: Love Birds Theme

As with the rustic theme, a love birds wedding theme is increasingly growing since early 2012. There is something about the sweet, simplicity of this theme that is very appealing to today’s brides. Our take on Love Birds, is a more vintage/rustic one.

For the ceremony, I love to use a twig arch for your altar space to create that “love nest” feel-rustic elements of the twigs and other items found in nature truly give it the look of a birds nest, adding to your theme. You can also use vintage birdcages hung on tall hooks along your aisle way for a more vintage look. Image

There are many routes you can take for your invitations-anything with the addition of two birds on them will work.ImageImage

Our pick for accessories are more traditional but with the use of burlap-a very raw element to give it that rustic edge and of course, accented with love birds images.Image

For the reception decor, you can add elements of tree branches, and any other elements found in nature for your centerpieces. Add love birds guest favors such as small nests filled with sweets, or love bird shaped candles to repeat your elements on your guest tables. Use real tree slabs as cake stands for an added bonus.

Your cake can be created many different ways, similar to your invitations. Keep if very traditional by just adding a love birds cake topper, go really rustic with adding twigs and natural elements to the cake itself, or go more modern like the cake below. Image

Whichever route you decide to take, a love birds theme provides a very sweet affair!