Adventure Elopement

Somewhere in the chaos of wedding planning, don't you ever imagine running off just the two of you? Wind in your hair without a care in the world - you, your partner and an unforgettable view. 😍

Adventure eloping is reshaping the wedding industry by emphasizing the love between a couple with a creative twist. It's a chance to say "I Do" at the top of your favorite mountain, or hop on a plane to an unfamiliar destination. 🗻 But, wherever love takes you, just remember there are ways to have your dream day without the stress of people pleasing. 🙌Keep scrolling to see if eloping is for you!

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Savor the Moment

With the crazy amount of options for weddings these days, people tend to get caught up in the world of decorating, color coordinating and people pleasing. We forget that our weddings are meant for celebrating the love we share with our partner - not necessarily the tablescapes and what Aunt Suzy is wearing. 🤷‍♀️For some, that’s exactly what they want and should do it! For others, wedding planning can be overwhelming. Eloping helps you savor the moment without the need to please those around you.

Pay for Experiences not Things

Let’s face it, weddings are expensive. 💰 If you’re a travel bug and don’t really care about all the little details that go in to planning your wedding day -then pack that bag and go elope at a destination that you and your fiancé will never forget.

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Location

The best part about adventure eloping is that you don’t have to follow a list of venues - you can literally choose to say “I Do” anywhere your heart desires! ✈️Want to get married on the edge of a cliff in Sedona? Do it. Are you and fiancé dying to see Iceland? Go elope there. Want to say “I Do” in the middle of a forest? Well then, you better hike up your dress and go marry that fiancé of yours! 💍

Not only will your photos be epic, but you’re escaping the norm and doing what’s you.

That being said, check online for the state or country you chose your location in to finalize all the legal details. Some National Parks require a small fee. Out of the country elopements tend to require a fee and documentation.

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Details

Typically, when you hear the word “eloping” people assume you’re going to the court house. Today, eloping is so much more than that. Don’t skimp on your big day just because you’re eloping. You can still go all out with an elaborate dress, florals, backdrop and even cake! 🍰Adventure eloping is meant for escaping the traditional wedding and making it your own!

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Top 5 Wedding Floral Trends for 2019

Flowers have been a part of wedding traditions dating back to Ancient Greece. Where flowers were used to ward off evil spirits and to mask the bride’s…um…scent? All kinds of Halloween spooky 👻 in that custom. Thankfully, the function of florals has evolved over the millennia, but their place in weddings has not. Today, couples spend roughly 10% of their wedding budget on flowers 🌸 + greenery, 🌿 which if your wedding budget is near the national average, that means you’re spending around $3,000!

So to help you get the most out of your flower budget, regardless of how big or small that budget is, we’ve searched the interwebs and curated our top wedding floral trends for 2019.

1. Hanging Floral Installations

We know hanging, floral installations aren’t a new trend, but we don’t see them going anywhere any time soon. And why would they? 💁‍♀️ Whether you go all in with a large-scale display or have a modern, minimalist approach there is just something completely romantic and dreamy about celebrating a wedding under a canopy of fresh flowers.

2. Bright + Bold

Colorful themes will start edging out neutral, blush themes, and we love the vibrancy of this trend! Choose a palette of bright blues + violets or warm tones like oranges + corals for a modern look. Or go full rainbow 🌈 for a fun, bold statement like this dreamy bouquet below.

3. Dahlias + Ranunculus

Peonies have been a bridal, bouquet 💐 favorite for adding texture and visual interest to arrangements. While we’re still big fans, we love the emergence of dahlias and ranunculus. They both add a similar flair to your arrangements, but with a wider range of color options.

4. Floral Ceremony Circles

We 👏 Are 👏 Here 👏 For 👏 This. Whether you go vertical or keep things grounded, ceremony circles create a visually stunning and romantic environment to exchange your wedding vows. We feel like the vertical circles lean a bit more glam with their on-the-ground cousins giving off more of the natural, boho vibe.

5. Dark + Moody

Moody colors are everywhere. Interior design. Beauty. Fashion. And weddings are no exception. If you’re loving the dark + moody 🖤 trend in other areas, don’t opt for a Rainbow Bright bouquet. You do you, girl! We fully expect to see more brides embracing these rich-color schemes with their wedding flowers in 2019.

And like we always advise, your wedding dress sets the tone for the rest of your wedding planning. So if you haven’t checked ✔︎ ‘find my dream dress’ off your wedding checklist yet, make sure to book an appointment at one of our locations today! Our discounted, designer dresses 👰 will save you money and create some extra room in that wedding budget for an over the top floral arrangement!

2018 Pantone Color of the Year

With the new year comes new trends, new ideas and a new Pantone Color of the Year! And this year's color is Ultra Violet. According to Pantone’s website, Ultra Violet is an energizing shade that inspires connection. They also mention this color “communicates visionary thinking that points us toward the future," which is so fitting for a wedding day where couples vow their whole futures to one another.

Picking wedding colors comes down to your personal style and coordinating with your selected theme. So to help get your creative, wedding-planning juices going, we're sharing a few ways to rock the new Pantone Color of the Year! Looking forward to 2018, you'll see favorites from this past year, but with a fun, new twist! 

Maybe you're a big fan of the new Color of the Year or maybe you really can't imagine it being part of your day at all. We've heard lots of mixed reviews on this new hue; we think it's helpful to visualize this shade as more of an accent color and add it in sparingly. If you've already picked your wedding colors, not to worry there is still good inspo in this blog for you, as most of these ideas can be modified for any color scheme!

Geodes

Geodes add an organic element and unexpected texture to everyday wedding items. They come in a variety of colors, but these Ultra Violet babies will add some personality to your tablescapes. And we love any wedding item that does double duty like these name cards that your guests can take home as wedding favors! 

Florals

Unique floral items are all the rage. We're seeing this trend everywhere, from floral flavored desserts and mixed drinks to artisans soaps and candles. You can even make your own flower lollipops, and if you get good at it, this could be a fun favor for your guests!

Tip: If you're thinking 'go big or go home' with your florals, make sure you talk through with your florist and/or planner how to repurpose your ceremony flowers. Not just so they are reused in your reception, but for after the wedding, as well. Here's a list of ideas from Loverly, in case you need some inspiration.

Galaxy 

Ultra Violet was born for the galaxy theme, with it's futuristic undertone and mystical quality. It would make the perfect wedding theme for the bride that's super into astronomy or honestly, just can't get enough of the galactic goodness! 

Marble 

If pairing Ultra Violet with a monochromatic color palette is too overwhelming, try muting it with whites and metallics. These lighter hues tone down the intense color creating a softer look, while still adding a pop of color. 

Are you planning on using any of these ideas in your 2018 wedding, or which wedding planning idea was your favorite? We'd love to hear about your vision. Leave us a comment below!

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2017 Pantone Color of the Year

With the new year comes new trends, new ideas and new wedding concepts! As always, picking wedding colors comes down to your bridal style and personal preference,  along with matching with the selected theme. We're so excited to share a few color trends we're looking forward to in 2017. We're going to see a few of our favorite colors & trends from 2015 and 2016 - but with a fun & new twist! 

The 2017 Pantone color of the year is greenery. According to Pantone’s website, greenery is “a refreshing and revitalizing shade…symbolic of new beginnings.” Pantone also mentioned that the color represents the “pursuit of personal passions and vitality.” Greens are used frequently in wedding celebrations regardless of the theme.

Color reflects personal style, but here are some ideas for 2017 wedding color combinations.

Greenery, White + Wood

Wood has been a popular element for bohemian and rustic weddings. This color combination represents earth, nature and stability. Below are a few examples of how greenery, white and wood can be incorporated into your special celebration - including decor such as centerpieces, wood features and flowers and shrubbery.

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Greenery, Burgundy + White

For brides who want to bring richer, darker colors into their celebrations, burgundy is a great color to incorporate. Not only does it add a sultry element, but it also is great for the beginning of the new year when the temperatures are lower. This burgundy color can be added in with flowers, candles or bridesmaid dresses.

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Greenery, Blush + Gold

Blush is soft, delicate color that exudes femininity. However, it isn’t too overwhelming and adds a very subtle pop of color. Blush and gold really complement each other and the greenery elements will bring luxurious tones to your wedding festivities.

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Greenery, Sky Blue + White

White and various shades of blues are perfect for weddings at almost every time of year. YOu can incorporate sky blue in your flowers, linens and bridesmaids dresses. Sky blue is a calming color which also exudes respect and inspiration.

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Overall, greenery can really be added to any color combination. Happy planning and we hope you can find a way to add greenery, the 2017 color of the year, into your wedding! 

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Fall Wedding Color Trends to Look Forward to

Another busy wedding season is right around the corner! This one might be our favorite yet. We love everything about autumn! Spiced Pumpkin Lattes, the changing colors of leaves, comfy knits & scarves, boots, Halloween - need we say more!? 

Fall season calls for more muted and romantic wedding colors compared to summer weddings. We're seeing lots of jewel & earth tones and complimenting colors in all of the bridal magazines.These new color pallets rolling out make us love fall that much more! Here's a few we're most excited about. 

1. Eggplant - not the vegetable 

We're big advocates for a blush, gold and ivory wedding... But the addition of eggplant to this pallet is exciting, crisp, and SO fall. By adding the deep purple color, greenery and other fall elements mix that much better. Need we say more? 

2. Tiffany blue... In fall?

Yes, you heard that right. Tiffany blue, orchid, and antique silver make quite the serene statement when combined.  The look reminds us of a Japanese cherry blossom! Use this pallet along with ashy, naturally coffee woods, to finish off this rustic autumn look.

3. Bringing back color theory

We know that green and orange are complementary colors. By pairing tangerine and fern- you've got the perfect fall wedding color pallet! This pallet can go one of two ways. You can match the colors with white for a modern look, or light beige for a more traditional twist. Can you imagine your groom in a nice beige tux with a pop of tangerine on his boutonniere? Fall weddings don't always have to be so dark, and these complementary colors do just the trick!

4. Dusty Cedar

Meet Dusty Cedar, aka the new blush! This soft berry color is all the rave and was named one of Pantone's Fall 2016 colors. We're loving this romantic hue of cranberry. It can be paired with neutrals like beige and grey for a more muted look or paired with jet black for a little more drama. 

5. Farm to Table 

Ok now this might not necessarily be a color pallet, however, if you can't already tell, we are obsessed with fresh fruit infused wedding decor! From figs to berries, citrus to apples, you can really work your favorite fruits into your bouquet or centerpieces for a more organic farm to table look. Just be sure that buffet line moves fast or else your centerpieces may be gone ;) 

What are your favorite fall trends that you're looking forward to? Comment and let us know what you think! 

 

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