Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ways To Embrace Social Media At Weddings

Social media has changed the way guests celebrate at a wedding. Instagram this. “Like” this. Hashtag that. Disposable cameras are forever replaced by camera phones, which means everyone can share photos instantly online. Whether you love social media or loathe it, there’s one thing that’s certain: you can’t run from it. Read on for five ways to embrace social media at weddings…
5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - chalkboard by rosie and cozy

Social Media at Weddings
1. Make Your Own Hashtag.
A hashtag on Twitter is a way to create a ‘category’ thread people can follow. For instance, you can create a hashtag for your wedding using your initials, names, or anything you’d like. The trick to a great hashtag is to make one that’s truly unique. If you pick something that’s too generic — like #JustMarried – you’ll have thousands of other messages to sort through on your feed. Make it something like, #EMMAandANDREWTietheKnot. You don’t have to set anything up — just pick the hashtag. Guests can then use the tag in their tweets by including #yourhashtag at the end of their message.
5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - hashtag chalkboard by grace graffiti
2. Encourage guests to take photos.
Guests won’t want to share photos on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter unless you give them the go-ahead. Make it clear with signs or a chalkboard at your reception.
5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - instagram sign by nostalgic imprints5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - social media sign by nostalgic imprints
by nostalgic imprints
3. Have Guests Upload Their Photos
Make it easy for guests to share their photos! Use an online program like iRave, a photo sharing website that assigns an email address for guests to send photos to. You get to manage who can view the photos — even approve photos before they go live.
4. Use social media props for your photo booth.
Check out these Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest inspired photo prop flags by Betawife. They’ll definitely get guests in the social media mood.
5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - photo props by betawife
5. Print your Instagram photos after the wedding.
Use Printstagr.am (or other printing source) to print your photos. Turn them into stickers and use them as seals on your thank you cards.
5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - instagram stickers for thank you card seals! love this.
And print photos to place in an Instagram photo album. This one is by Foxgram.
5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - instagram photo album by foxgram


Social media at weddings is best utilized by guests, not the bride and groom. Enjoy your day — let your guests snap photos and make sure you’re in plenty of ‘em! And, guests, please be mindful of the professional photographers and videographers at the wedding. Give them space and stay clear of their shots. And, don’t share EVERY detail instantly on Facebook or Twitter. Uninvited guests don’t need a play-by-play, and you want to keep an element of mystery. Also, never post any photos of the bride before the wedding (in case the groom might see!)

Fun Social Media Finds

Don’t stop there! Here are a few other social media finds we spotted on the web.
5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - twitter necklace by spiffing jewelry
by spiffing jewelry
5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - facebook married print by blushface
by blushface
5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - #justmarried print by everything hashtag
by everything hashtag
5 Ways to Embrace Social Media at Weddings - just married facebook like tshirt by regal rhinestones
by regal rhinestones

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ways to add that "wow" factor to your bouquet

If you want to give your wedding bouquet a little "wow" factor, consider adding a few unexpected elements to the mix. Accenting your blooms with some unique components will add dimension and interest to the arrangement. For your inspiration, we've rounded up twelve great ideas for adding texture to your bridal bouquet. 
1. Silver Brunia Balls
Photos (from left): Kate Connolly, Marie Papp
2. Fern Curls
Photo courtesy of PANACEA Event Floral Design
3. Thistle
Photos (from left): Emily Delamater, Enchanted Florist
4. Curly Willow
Photos (from left): Cedarwood, Enchanted Florist
5. Lotus Pods
Photos (from left): Enchanted Florist, Clary Pfeiffer
6. Wire Vine
Photos (from left): Merryl Brown Events, XOXO Bride
7. Scabiosa Pods
Photos (from left): Birds of a Feather Events, Anni Cee
8. Feathers
Photos (from left): Always Floral, Chris + Jenn Photos
9. Seeded Eucalyptus 
Photo courtesy of Laurelwood Designs
10. Cotton
Photos (from left): Laura Leslie Photography, Wildflowers Inc.
11. Craspedia (aka Billy Balls)
Photos (from left): Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, LA Event Design
12. Wheat
Photos (from left): Katie Stoops, Gina & Ryan Photography

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How To: Wear A Birdcage Veil

Beautiful Brides: do you love the style of a birdcage veil but have no idea how to wear it? i have researched this question and have found many ways for you to wear one this post will tell you how to wear a birdcage veil with short hair, long hair, hair worn up, or hair worn down and your questions answered!
Let’s get started…
How to Wear a Birdcage Veil (veil by Vanilla Hue)

Q: What is a birdcage veil? 
A: A birdcage veil is a wedding veil style that is worn close to one’s face. It is typically made of French netting or tulle attached to a hair comb to accommodate any hairstyle.
How to Wear a Birdcage Veil (veil by sibo designs)

Q: Should you wear a birdcage veil throughout your entire day?
A: That’s entirely up to you. Some brides opt to wear a traditional long veil for the ceremony and wear a birdcage veil for the reception. Others wear a birdcage veil for the ceremony and remove the piece for the reception. And, of course, many brides wear the birdcage veil from the walk down the aisle to the last dance. It’s entirely up to you!

Different Ways To Wear A Birdcage Veil:

A birdcage veil can be worn in a variety of ways, depending on what feels most comfortable to you. If you’re wearing your hair down, simply slide the hair comb to position on the side of your head for an asymmetrical look. Or, slide the comb onto the top of your head for a fuller look.
How to Wear a Birdcage Veil (veils by tessa kim, photo by candice benjamin)
veils by tessa kim, photo by candice benjamin

Wear a Birdcage Veil with your Hair Down

Wearing your hair down for your wedding? Here are a few ways to wear a birdcage veil with those lovely locks.
How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Down Hairstyles (veil by brown eyed girls boutique)
How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Down Hairstyles (veils - left by chloris couture, right by the sunflower stand, bottom right by gilded shadows)
left by chloris couture, top right – by the sunflower stand, bottom right – by gilded shadows
How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Down Hairstyles (veil by chloris couture)
How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Down Hairstyles (veil by sibo designs)

Short hair? It’s easy to rock your sexy short ‘do with a birdcage veil.
How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Short Hair
left by chloris couture, right by gilded shadows

Wear a Birdcage Veil with your Hair Up

Wearing your hair up? Here are a few examples to inspire your look.
How to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Up HairstylesHow to Wear a Birdcage Veil with Hair Up Hairstyles
top left – by vanilla hue, bottom left – by melinda rose design, top right – by tessa kim, bottom right – by gilded shadows, bottom photo – by bridal couture girls

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Table Number Holders For Your Wedding

Table Number Holders

Sorry loves its been a while but i'm back! I have been searching the web, Etsy and Pinterest for unique holders for your table numbers and here is what i found and love!! :) 

1. Kissing Clothespins
How cute! You can use these as table number holders and they also double to give out as favors. 
7 Unique Table Number Holders - kissing clothespins by pinned together

2. Rope
Are you having a nautical themed wedding? Then you’ll love this creative table number holder idea by Karen’s Wedding Shop. After the wedding, you can use one of the rope holders as a decoration piece in your home or they can double as favors for your guests! 
7 Unique Table Number Holders - rope by karen's wedding shop

3. Birch Branch
A table number, holder, candle and a favor in one! We love this combination. By The Flower Patch.
7 Unique Table Number Holders - birch branch holder by the flower patch

4. Frame Table Number
A wooden table number atop a picture frame is one excellent display idea and can also double as a favor! By The Garrett Group.
7 Unique Table Number Holders - picture frame table number by the garrett group

5. Mini Clothespin Clip / Stand
This mini clothespin clip is easy to attach to a vase of flower or a vintage bottle. By Knotty Notions.
7 Unique Table Number Holders - mini clothespin clip by knotty notions

6. Mason Jar Table Number Holder
Mason jars are still the craze! You can use them in your decor with these fabulous table numbers. They fit perfectly around a standard jar. By PNZ Designs, photo by Melania Marta, painted mason jar by Beach Blues.
7 Unique Table Number Holders - mason jar table number holder by pnz designs

7. Wine Bottle Table Number Holder
And, last but certainly not least… use a wine bottle as a table number holder! These chalkboard inspired labels are custom-made. By Design Circus.
7 Unique Table Number Holders - wine bottle label by design circus

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