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.
add elegant chandeliers to accent your tall barn ceilings.
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!
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.
There are many routes you can take for your invitations-anything with the addition of two birds on them will work.
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.
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.
Whichever route you decide to take, a love birds theme provides a very sweet affair!
This theme is very unique in that you can take it over the top, or keep it simple, and both ways are going to read to your guests as Mardi Gras.
With making it a true over the top Mardi Gras themed party, use ornate decorations: all the bright colors (purples, greens, golds), heavy draping in those colors, large ornate centerpieces with masks, table cloths and chair covers that stick to those color schemes, etc. Be bold, and it will definitely scream Mardi Gras!
Or, you can keep it more sophisticated and classy by using the colors as inspiration. PIck one to be your main color (for table linens let’s say) and use another for uplighting around the space. Having each color represent an area in the room instead of mixing all of them together in every element, will take this theme to the “wedding” level. Keep masks simple and white but still ornate in the design, and use bright florals to depict the colors for you. Very classy.