Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2013 Trend: English Romance

Hosting an English Romance wedding is an elegant way to display the sophistication and love of the happy couple--and several brides and bloggers this year have caught wind of this charming theme.

The photos in this post just may help you find inspiration on how you can bring the English Countryside to your wedding.

An outdoor tea party is a lovely idea for a bridal luncheon, or a photo shoot for the Bride & Groom to-be.

Create romantic invitations with calligraphy, pastel colors, and gold embellishments.

These gowns are so pretty in natural light.

Adding accessories like pearls and lace help carry the theme into both the Bride and her maids' looks.

The simple silhouettes of these bridesmaid dresses will casually flatter the femininity of your ladies in waiting.

We love bouquets with the just-picked-from-the-[English]-garden look, but a more traditional, structured look is created with peonies and pale roses--and both are theme-appropriate.

Full bouquets and single-stem roses provide a poshpolished look when resting in classic pieces such as candelabras, vintage dishes, and antique silver.

Loose petals, bunches of flowers, and green vines & fronds add grace to the aisle.

The wedding cake can carry many English-inspired designs, from simple to ornate!

Tea party-esque edibles such as biscuits and finger sandwiches are perfect appetizers for a cocktail hour.

Inspirations and influence can stem from many directions, whether real {royal weddings} or fictitious {Downton Abbey}, and it's so much fun to research.

We hope you enjoyed seeing all this English charm!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wedding 101: Matching Look to Location

As someone who loves to fantasize about my future wedding, I find it easy to get lost in multiple themes and design ideas--some of which have nothing to do with one another. After countless hours of much-loved research on wedding blogs, forums, and websites like Pinterest, I find it imperative to stick with one [or two complimenting] schemes in order to enhance the environment chosen for such a special day.

Here at Wilderness Ridge, our clubhouse has a distinctive "woodsy" ambiance of which ties into the ever-developing natural look and movement of going green. Whether it be a ceremony set in Mother Nature herself or a reception in a ballroom such as ours, this post is chock-full of charming images to inspire your creativity and help bring this vision to life.

There are tons of natural color palettes for inspiration available on the internet. Try searching for words like woodsyearthy, and rustic 

Your guests will receive a sneak-peak of your wedding theme by sending out matching invitations.

I simply adore how versatile this style of decor is. {simple} {elegant} {detailed} {whimsical}

Utilizing every decorative option will further develop the woodland feeling.

Adding a soft glow with candles and strings of lights will create an outdoorsy look inside.

Antiques and rustic country accents work hand-in-hand with the wilderness look.

Earthtoned flowers and burlap make beautiful bridal bouquets, and I am just loving the use of cotton as an alternative to flowers!

 These cakes are almost too pretty to eat!

Food and beverage displays are a great way to impress your guests--just look at how thirst-quenching the lemonade stand looks!

The dress and accessories can further complete the look and feel of the wedding.

Twine-wrapped dried naturals make for earthy boutonnieres to accent the gentlemen. 

A combination of woodgrain, burlap, and greenery create a natural setting with a variety of textures and details.

The options are endless!