Unique Design Tips For Your Winter Wedding

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Hey Ya’ll,

In a sea of summer brides, ladies who dare to say ‘I Do’ in the winter months are a truly unique bunch!

To see this beautiful bride's winter wedding, visit greenweddingshoes.com

To see this winter wedding shoot, visit greenweddingshoes.com

After blogging about how cold-weather-brides get to have a little more fun when it comes to accessorizing on their wedding day, I thought about all of the seasonal design elements winter weddings often have that make them so magical. Below, you’ll find a collection of my favorite ideas for everything from flowers to lighting to cake and more.

Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 4.32.13 PMScreen Shot 2013-12-05 at 4.44.29 PMScreen Shot 2013-12-05 at 4.56.52 PMScreen Shot 2013-12-05 at 5.05.41 PMOverall, I love the idea of using what’s in-season to decorate and bring the outside in but without all of the cold!

Twig & Twine, Studio CastilleroIf you keep it simple you can easily use pine cones, candles, red holly, or even a simple green garland to add a chic nod to the holidays at your winter wedding.

What’s your favorite thing about winter weddings? Let me know in the comment section below.
-Brian

How to Personalize Your Wedding with Lighting

Hey Ya’ll,

Happy hump day! I hope you all had a fabulous Labor Day weekend. Let me know what you were up to over the holiday in the comment section below. Today’s tip, as featured by Wedding Bells magazine, is all about personalizing your wedding through lighting.

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Lighting changes everything. The type of lighting you choose is a huge factor in setting the mood for both your ceremony and your reception. Be creative with the lighting above your guests…

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…as well as on the tables and walls…

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…and even the floor below!

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If you’re going for a romantic, vintage-feel, candles are a beautiful choice. They light up the space in such a natural way, and so the more candles to illuminate the room, the better!

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If you want to take a modern approach, LED lighting that can change color throughout the evening is a great choice.

Use this type of lighting to create fun and different vibes as you change from speeches to food to dancing.

For a rustic wedding or any reception that takes place outdoors, consider twinkling lights or glowing lanterns hung from the rafters or surrounding trees.

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For a green option, you can even use solar powered lighting or upcycle old mason jars on your wedding day!

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These are just a few of the simple ways that you can light up your wedding ceremony and reception in a way that its uniquely YOU!
-Brian

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DIY Patio Lighting Perfect for Savoring Summer Nights!

Hey Ya’ll,

Since the summer is almost over, I thought I’d feature a few cool DIY solutions for lighting up everyone’s favorite place to spend a hot summer night: the patio!

Most of the projects I found require either a string of lights or votive candles, in addition to the materials you decide to accessorize with (many of which can be found around the house and up-cycled!).

Think Green: If you want to be more eco-friendly, opt for the projects that utilize candles and recycled items. If you decide to use string lights, be sure to purchase energy-efficient LED lights.

One thing is for sure, no matter which one of the projects below strikes your fancy, you’ll end up with lovely patio lighting that’s perfect for savoring what’s left of these hot summer nights under the stars. Enjoy!

Items you’ll need to make these mini fabric lamps via http://www.itstaylormade.com/2012/06/mini-fabric-lamps.html

Drill holes to hang from string lights or simply insert candles! Image and Tutorial via http://inhabitat.com/how-to-recycle-a-tin-can-into-a-gorgeous-outdoor-lantern-for-summer-parties/

Same idea as above, but with bright spray paint! Image and Tutorial via
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Fun project to do with the kids! Image and Tutorial via http://putitinajar.com/crafts/solar_powered_fabric_mason_jar/

Which one of these projects is your favorite? If you have any other fantastic ideas for DIY patio lighting, leave them in the comment section below.
-Brian