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So Many Colors, So Many Choices

Hello there everyone! Can we take a second to talk about the gorgeous weather we are experiencing here in Charlotte?? Starting to feel like fall. 🙂 I spent the weekend playing on the lake with my husband and puppy – it was glorious. I hope your weekend was just as fabulous!

This fall-like weather has made me very excited for the upcoming season! Besides the amazing weather, my favorite aspect of fall events is the color selection. So many gorgeous options! Because I love these colors so much, I decided to create a few inspiration boards. It’s also no secret that I love gold, so I used that as my coordinating neutral, along with ivory.

Plum 

Plum and Gold Colors

How gorgeous is this color combination? Plum is such a pretty color, without being too feminine. I envision these colors in an outdoor setting – what a great way to dress up a rustic barn?

Plum and Gold Inspiration________________________________________________

Grey

Grey and Gold Colors

Anyone who has been to my house can attest to the fact that I love grey. A lot. So, obviously it had to be included in my color choices. 🙂 I think this look would be beautiful for a fancy occasion, I’m picturing a country club or ballroom.

Grey and Gold Inspiration

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Emerald 

Green and Gold Colors

This fabulous color combo was inspired by our own Erin’s anniversary party earlier this year! She’s pretty creative, I guess. 🙂 These colors spell F-U-N to me, so I think they would look best in a more out-of-the-box venue – maybe a rooftop party?

Green and Gold Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but these colors are definitely inspiring me to throw a great party this fall! I hope that they served as inspiration to you as well! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Colleen

Feeding My Flower Obsession

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful weather! On Sunday, Matt and I worked in our backyard pretty much all day and got some much needed exterior painting done. Still have a ways to go, but it’s coming along. Oh the joys of home ownership 🙂

On Saturday Erin and I had another beautiful wedding! Melanie from New Creations put together the most beautiful floral arrangements to dress up an already gorgeous location, Johnson Carriage House. My favorite piece of the day was a fabulous 20 foot long garland that adorned the head table.

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To die for, right?!

Since Saturday I have been thinking about how pretty garland is and it inspired me to look at some other ways to incorporate it into your decor!

backdrop:arbor

For those brides going for a more simplistic look, this baby’s breath is really pretty! This would be so easy to put up, but still looks so sweet!

chairs

Instead of garland on the table, why not put it on your chairs?? Love how this adds a simple but special touch!

door frame

Are your guests going to be walking in through a main door to either your ceremony or reception? Why not create a grand entrance?! Agh this is so pretty!

getaway car

This is so gorgeous! If you’re using garland somewhere during your event, move it to your getaway car at the end of the evening for a pretty awesome photo!

Thanks for reading!

Colleen

Not Your Ordinary Guestbook

Hello there! For anyone living in Charlotte, how tired are you of this gloomy weather?! Makes me want to snuggle up with my puppy and stay inside!

Okay, so I have said this once a million times, and I’ll say it a million more times … I love when a wedding or event includes personal touches throughout to make it your own! We’ve looked at a few ways to do this and today we will look at another – your guestbook! Obviously, you can always get your basic, but beautiful, book to look through years to come. But if you are looking for a more unique option, here are some fun ideas …

State Shaped

I love this state-shaped sign! You could make one out of the state you met in or where you are getting married. Cute, right?!

Polaroid

I love this idea!! Escort cards and guestbook in one! Like the sign says, have your guest find their name and replace it with a picture! Afterwards you could make an awesome collage of all the photos!

Thumb Print Tree

This is too cool! Leave out some stamp pads and let your guests create a pretty piece of art! Guests can stamp their thumb to form a leaf on the tree, then sign their name around their ‘leaf’. Love this!

Slip Us A Note

How fun is this?! Your guests can each leave you personalized note. You could even split them up to read a few on each milestone anniversary!

Bible

I think this is such a sweet idea. Have your guests pick out their favorite verse and sign their name by it! What a great thing to read through with your love later on! I’ve also seen this same idea used with a recipe book – cute!

Thanks for reading!

Colleen

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It’s Honeymoon Time!

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far. Erin and I have been busy working on some fun stuff for the NotWedding Bridal Show that’s happening this week! We have been folding and cutting lots of paper, hot gluing everything in sight, and giving each other lots of ‘good idea’ high fives! However, the highlight of this design process might be sitting on the floor in Walmart for a good 20 minutes picking out wooden letters. Can’t hide class people. 😉

In all seriousness though, we are super excited for Thursday – Check it out HERE and we hope to see some of you there! 🙂

On another note, the husband and I are going to the beach this weekend! We are looking forward to getting out of town for a few days – it’s nice to get away sometimes! When life gets really busy, it’s good to go away and turn everything off. Preparing for our trip got me thinking about all of the creative honeymoon ideas I have seen recently! There are a lot of fun places to go!

Tropical

Beach

Matt and I went to the Dominican Republic for our honeymoon, we sat by the pool all day and ate way too much food. It was amazing! Whether it’s an all inclusive resort in the Caribbean or a great hotel at a nearby beach, relaxing in the sun is always nice!

City

San Francisco

Atlanta

If sitting by the beach isn’t your thing, how about exploring a new city? Go see a Broadway show in New York or ride a trolley in San Francisco with your love!

Mountains

Mountains

There’s something so relaxing about the mountains! You can go hiking, visit a winery, or just sit on the porch and read a good book!

Over Seas

Greece

Paris

How awesome would a trip across the world be? Talk about getting away! I’ve always thought Greece or Paris would be really romantic!

Obviously there are plenty of options for a great trip away! Whether it be a honeymoon or a just trip away – being with the one you love is always the best part! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Colleen