Friday, March 19, 2010

Seasonal Inspiration - Michigan's Best

So far this year I have posted on multiple occasions (here, here and here) how excited I am that it is spring. The new blooms sprouting, the amazing colors to showcase the season, spring is wonderful. Honestly, when you live in the Midwest, all the seasons are amazing in their own way.

Each season has it's own way of inspiring. The colors that nature gives us, the flowers which are in season and even our hobbies are all ways of gaining inspiration for your event through a season.

Next week I will begin featuring Michigan's best inspiration season by season. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Plantable Favors

These days everyone is trying to be a little more green and eco-friendly on their big day. A fun way to incorporate this and to get your guests involved is to send them home with plantable favors. Over the last few years I have seen a few different ideas that I adore.

For a more rustic themed wedding, the evergreen seedling. The Arbor Day Society sells individual seedlings for $3. They come in an adorable tube with a customizable label. And even better, the tube converts into a bird-feeder after the tree is planted! You can choose from Redwoods, Pines or Spruces.

For a spring or vintage themed wedding, there are the Plantable Butterfly Papers from Swallow Tail Farms. These papers come in different colors and shapes. Each paper is made of 100% cotton and has a least three different varieties of seeds embedded in them. The small size which is 3x2 inches sell for $19.95 per 25 standard favors, but you can also customize them by adding personalized labels or even ribbons.
And for the DIY bride with a super green thumb, pre-potted plants doing double duty as table centerpieces. Downside with this idea is that they will need to be planted and cared for before the wedding day. Also, if many of your guests are traveling they would be hard to take along, especially on a plane. I do love the idea of a double duty favor though, if you are looking for something to cut costs a bit this would work.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Brighten Your Day

I love these candlesticks from CB2, I can totally seem them down the center of a rectangle banquet table with floral pieces scattered amongst them. Plus, I love the yellow chairs! Anything with a bright splash of color brightens my day :)

Dress Inspired Cakes

When looking for inspiration for their wedding cake design some brides turn to their bridal gown. It's a great way to tie everything together and show off your style in one more place.

Some brides go straight for the literal interpretation...which can be ummm...very interesting and unique...

(google images)

Others are inspired by the gowns fabric, which in my opinion is the more classic approach. Take a look at these beauties from Martha Stewart Weddings.