Trend Tuesday: 5 Wedding Trends I Love

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Hey everyone. So last Tuesday, I posted about 5 wedding trends I hate. Today I thought I’d go for the other side of the coin. These are some popular wedding trends that I can not get enough of.

5. Mason Jars

Yes I know, you’re all rolling your eyes and thinking “Oh god not mason jars, they’re so overdone” but I honestly can not get enough of them and the variety of ways people use them. I’ve seen them used as glasses (sometimes there’s even been a stem added). I’ve seen them arranged in a multitude of ways in centerpieces. I’ve seen them covered in burlap, ribbons, lace, chalkboard paint, you name it. I’ve even seen them used in the lighting.

 

masonjarSo yes, mason jars have been used in weddings in every possible way imaginable, but I can never get enough of them.

 

4. Funky Groomsmen Socks

I’m always up for a little bit of originality in a wedding and I find that colourful groomsmen socks are an awesome way to do it. It provides great photo opportunities and a laugh from the guests. It’s a nice little fun touch.

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3. Chair Signs

When I’m talking chair signs, I mean those cute little signs on the back of the bride and grooms chairs. Most times they say “Mr” and “Mrs.” or “Bride” and “Groom” and they’re pretty cute like that, but then you get into the more creative ones.

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Chair signs have been one of my favourite trends since I started planning my wedding and saw them. I find it a cute little touch and yet another way to bring the personalities of the couple into the wedding.

2. “Something Blue” Shoes

I’ve noticed that quite a few brides nowadays aren’t sticking with classic white shoes. Instead, they’ll use their footwear as their “something blue”. I personally love the idea and am about 95% certain I’ll be doing that. I find it provides a nice pop against the white of the dress in some photos, especially when the shoes in question are a darker blue.

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And my favourite wedding trend?

1. Succulents

Succulents have been EVERYWHERE in the past little bit and I think they are such an interesting addition to weddings. I remember my mom having some in our garden when I was a kid (although she called them something else) so when I first saw them used in a wedding, I leapt right at them. And like mason jars, they have many uses. I’ve seen escort cards doubling as a favour. I’ve seen them on cakes, centerpieces and in bouquets, where I think they can look absolutely stunning.

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Photo Credits

1. BootsNGus on Etsy (Found here)

2. EE Photography (Found here on The Knot)

3. Mint Photography (Found here on Green Wedding Shoes)

4. Nicole Dixon Photography (Found here on The Knot)

5. emily g photography (Found here on Ruffled)

Make-It Mondays (A day late oops): Getting Creative with Confetti

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So I planned to put this up yesterday, but my laptop charger broke and I didn’t get to. Either way, Mondays will be a feature called Make-It Mondays where I discuss different DIY projects and ideas you can throw into your wedding.   Today the topic is confetti, you know, the fun stuff they throw as the newly married couple walks back down the aisle together? There are so many options out there for confetti that suit every couple’s tastes and wants.   For example. what I’m planning on doing for my wedding is making origami “lucky stars” for people to throw out of paper in my colours. In the end, they’ll look something like this.

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I chose lucky stars because of this comic I read involving them and I loved the story behind it.

If you’re looking for something a little simpler, why not have a confetti bar where your guests can mix and match different confetti to celebrate?

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I’ve come across some rather quirky and colourful ideas including little pompoms and sprinkles, which would definitely pop in your photographs.

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Coloured streamers make for some really neat photographs as well.

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If you really want to be adventurous and colourful (if you and your guests don’t mind a LOT of mess), you could always try using some coloured holi powder.

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 By contrast, if you’d prefer little to no mess, little bottles of bubbles are probably the best way to go.

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Now if you’re already bogged down with every other wedding detail that you don’t have time to worry about silly little things like confetti, don’t fret. Etsy has tons of premade confetti in just about any form and colour you could want.

Photo Credits

1. OrigamiDelights on Etsy (Found here)

2. Found here on Brooklyn Bride

3. Megan and Seth Photography (Found here on The Knot)

4. Megan and Seth Photography (Found here on The Knot)

5. By The Robinsons (Found here on Ruffled)

6. Benj Haisch (Found here on Green Wedding Shoes)

7. Leslie Koehn (Found here on United With Love)

Let’s Talk About Venues

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Hey everyone. So I think Thursdays will be the day where I share updates on how my own wedding planning is going. We’re not getting married for over a year yet, but we’re already sort of getting the big things out of the way, which makes me happier than you’d believe. One of those things is our reception venue.

 

There was one little part of J’s family who was trying to convince us to do a destination wedding to save costs. Sure, it would be less expensive for us, but there would be a huge amount of people we would want there who wouldn’t be able to do that. My whole immediate family couldn’t afford it, not to mention J’s best man who has a baby on the way with one of my bridesmaids, and his 85 year old grandmother. Overall, we decided that the extra cost having it here was worth it, and we booked the venue we’d been discussing pretty much since we got engaged.

 

It’s called Barnet Park in the town of Calabogie, about 45 minutes from us. It’s also where J’s mom grew up and most of that side of the family lives. It’s known mostly for being a ski resort town, but it’s just as pretty in the summer, and the park is right by the lake, which is something I loved. We went to actually take a good look at the place about a week ago, and I fell in love with it. There’s a little cottage there, but the reception will be in a tent outside. There’s a gazebo and a little beach. and it’ll just be fantastic for pictures and everything. The first thing that I noticed though that gave me a good indication we’d made the right choice was the flowers in front of the cottage. There was hydrangeas which I’m about 99% certain are going to be my wedding flowers. It was honestly like a dream come true.