Are you looking for a unique place to get married? Why not try an outdoors venue? There are so many options for you out there, starting with your own garden and ending up with a mountain top! You can choose to tie the knot anywhere outside the doors. There are many romantic, wild and whimsical places to explore and get inspired from when it comes to weddings.
Giving the fact that many couples are on a budget today, we think that a backyard wedding can make an affordable and unique venue to try. If you don’t like the idea of getting married in a luxurious style, take into consideration this natural and cozy venue. The vast majority of brides and grooms of today are looking for a casual location for a fun and cheerful reception. They all want to enjoy a commodious party among close friends and family.
Nothing too pompous and nothing too ordinary either. A backyard wedding party allows you to focus on your favorite colors, flowers, decorations, food and music. You should not feel pressured to follow a certain rule or etiquette. The contrary, you should feel free to play with your favorite ideas until you reach the perfect style to adopt for your wedding. This is your day and not your parent’s day. They may try to influence you on a few traditional wedding aspects, but they can’t force you to adopt a conventional style that is really not on your styles or personality. You guys should follow your own ideas and imagination.
Trust your intuition because it’s the best adviser you can benefit of for free! If you are not the most creative couple, don’t fret! Take a look at these beautiful pictures and see what you can steal or imitate for your own wedding! We have many unique wedding projects to share on our website. Browse the other articles and pictures we have and look for the perfect style or theme for your own wedding. Adopt the DIY style to make your wedding feel and look like yourself!
It’s essential to incorporate a few personal touches, so that the setting and the mood to reflect your individuality and taste in fashion and beauty. Backyard weddings seem innocent at a first sight. But the truth is that there is a lot of fun going in on in this type of wedding. This venue is free of restrictions when it comes to the type of lighting, music and décor your can use. We love weddings planned in the middle of the nature because they are eco-friendly, affordable and full of wild unique items. Focus on the details of the wedding so that the setting can feel more vibrant and rich.
2012 newlyweds are not willing to follow the same old paths when it comes to weddings. They want to do it their own way without breaking the hearts of their parents who may want a traditional wedding. We all have to face the fact that these re modern times we’re living, times that don’t fit many of the customs of the past. This is what the parents and other members of your family need to understand. Besides this, it’s your wedding day and you should feel free to plan it according to your own preferences. After all, it’s you relationship, your romantic affair and your money.
This in case your parents are no paying for the wedding! The days when the brides and grooms could only stick to popular ideas are finally over. Nowadays, the contemporary couple can choose modern outfits, modern decorations and modern music. Let’s focus more on the music aspect. It’s very important to pick the right songs for the party. The ambience and the comfort of your guests depend on this. But how you can make the right decision when the list of choices is so large and generous? Besides this, how can you know for sure that your attendants will like your modern music? It’s risky to choose a new track list that people aren’t yet used to in weddings. But either way, the essential thing is to choose a style that reflects your personal taste. Don’t hesitate to use more of your favorite modern songs.
Who knows, perhaps your guests will love them after all! People usually react positively to new things. We don’t know how old-fashion your invitees are, but we can assure you that if they’re young or on the same vibe with you, they will love anything you pick! You don’t have to go classic if you don’t feel like. The modern bride is not “morally” obligated to choose Pachelbel’s canon compulsory for her walking down the aisle moment! A great alternative to really modern music is to go for beautiful covers of old classic hits. Let’s see this list for instance:
Adele: Make You Feel My Love
Cat Power: Sea of Love
Madeleine Peyroux: Dance Me to the End of Love
Bird and the Bee: How Deep is Your Love
Rufus Wainwright: Across the Universe
Quincy Coleman: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Nada Surf: All You Need is Love
Sundays: Wild Horses
In general, wedding parties are based on joyful songs that entertain the attendants and provide them with a great atmosphere. If you want something more cheerful for our guests, get inspired from this list:
Jason Mraz: I'm Yours
Chris Brown: Forever
Black Eyed Peas: I Gotta Feeling
Michael Buble: Everything
Ray Lamontagne: You Are the Best Thing
Bruno Mars: Just the Way You Are
Train: Hey Soul Sister
If you want to keep the pace with the latest trends & tendencies in weddings, then you will surely like the amazing dessert ideas we’re showing you below! These sweet confections are uber-trendy these days in engagement parties, bridal shower parties and wedding parties. There is nothing cuter than a cupcake wedding dessert. Guests love wedding desserts and we think that these confections are the ideal selections for a 2012 wedding.
Contemporary, fresh, inedited and delicious! These creations are very artistic and aesthetical too. In fact, they make such attractive and sought-after delicacies because of their amazing appearance. They look breathtaking and we recommend them as wedding cakes. You don’t need to bring in a big layered cake to impress your attendants! These tiny confections can make up for the sophistication of a traditional cake and add more flair to your party.
You can use multiple cupcakes in different colors, designs, flavors and themes. Create various cupcakes for each guest in part and you can be sure they will feel very flattered and excited about your idea. Smaller cakes are the new trend for weddings these days. You can just forget about tall layered cakes. These confections make a big statement as wedding desserts, although they can be used in other purposes. Cake-pops are taking over the wedding scene as they can be seen everywhere! The modern couple has this opportunity of creating a different wedding with the help of tiny individual cakes. Your dessert table can be composed of only cupcakes and mini cakes.
Can you think of something sweeter than this? We have a big obsession with these confections and the way they shine on a table. You have to create a special space for them in your wedding. You can incorporate them in a candy or dessert buffet or place them on the tables for your guests to help themselves when the cake time comes. These little confections are just as delicious to eat as they look. We adore the fact that although they are so tiny they look so elegant and sophisticated! You can use these confections as wedding favors for your guests or as an alternative to the big classic cake.
Follow the theme of your wedding and focus on a certain pattern, motif or color to create unforgettable cupcakes. If you offer cupcakes like these to your guests they will surely remember your wedding for the rest of their life! If you’re using them on the dessert bar, you will be surprised to see that they will add dimension to the table and also more diversity, texture and uniqueness to the décor. We are curious to find out what you think of this trend for your own wedding!
So you’ve just got engaged and the proposal was so romantic that you want to keep all things romantic for your wedding. If you have already started looking for beautiful wedding ideas but without finding anything yet to flatter your taste, why not take into consideration a garden wedding! This style is very romantic and elegant and it can suit any type of formality and theme. Garden wedding receptions are usually comfortable and cozy.
The commodious modern couple who wants to go relaxed and laid-back without sacrificing the elegance and romanticism of the day will surely find this idea pretty awesome. It’s exciting to get married in a garden, especially because of the magical landscape. It can be a local garden that you really love or a botanical garden abroad. It all depends on how much money you are willing to invest in your venue and on the theme you want to follow. If you’re in for all things natural, go for a botanical garden and use an eco-friendly theme.
On the contrary, if you’re interested in keeping things elegant and stylish, choose an English garden theme. You can plan a chic and sweet tea party for you and your guests and allow them to taste a memorable day. Garden locations look divine, especially in spring and summer. But even fall can make a romantic season choice for an outdoors wedding.
The colors of the foliage are absolutely amazing and very appropriate for a cheerful garden wedding. It’s a lot easier to plan a garden wedding due to the magic of the backdrop. You don’t even need to use too many decorations to adorn the setting. The natural beauty will be the perfect frame for your ceremony and reception. Cooperate with the specific of the season and let the nature inspire you for your décor. Garden weddings look effortlessly beautiful.
If you want to change the scene a little bit and add more vibrancy, use exotic flowers. If you don’t have money to use tropical blooms, stick to the assortments that are available in the season of your wedding. If your wedding occurs in spring, take these assortments into consideration: daffodils or narcissuses, freesias, garden roses, tulips, peonies, hyacinths, lilacs, carnations or tuberoses. For a more romantic effect choose a cherry blossom theme.
For fall you can use chrysanthemums or mums, gerberas, roses, calla lilies, dahlias or asters. If the space you’re renting is full of grass and not very neat, level the area a little bit to make it more elegant and clean for a wedding celebration. Make sure the flowers and plants available in the garden are well groomed. Look for a unique way to incorporate them in your wedding décor.
When planning a wedding reception, modern couples have a myriad of ideas to choose from. Not to mention the multitude of color-mixes and themes they can get inspired from! With so many unique trends going on, is very difficult to set the perfect style or tonality of a wedding. The contemporary couple is called to face the biggest challenge of their lives. But to make sure you will get the best decision, we suggest you narrow down your choices by focusing on a single detail. You can plan a wedding by color, by motif, by season, by venue or by a special theme.
How about focusing on lighting? The lights play an essential role in a wedding because they can add more intimacy, romanticism and sensuality to the party. The ambiance is usually created by flowers, colors, flavors and lights. So make sure you don’t leave this aspect for the last minute. Deciding on the most adequate type of lighting is definitely a tough task to fulfill. But with the right help anyone can do it. Let’s start with the basic type of lighting decoration. Those who are having an indoors wedding have to check with the venue to see what type of lighting they have and what you are allowed to improvise or create on your own.
Giving the fact that modern couples want a personalized party, indoors venue might not make the best choice in this sense. If you want to light your party in a special way, choose an outdoors space that you can create according to your own vision. Make sure you are allowed to use torches or other wild and dangerous methods of illuminating your open space before purchasing anything! Discuss with the venue and find out what you are allowed to do and what not.
Many brides and grooms choose to plan an outdoors wedding and decorate the location in their own style. Creative lights can add a beautiful glow and a unique visual appeal to the entire setting. So don’t hesitate to follow your own ideas. Make sure to take into consideration the color-scheme of the wedding.
The basic type of lighting consists of bulb lights, string lights, chandeliers and candles. If your wedding occurs outside the doors, you can use paper lanterns in different shapes and colors, floral spheres, LED lights and other ingenious fabric decorations you like. Follow the DIY style and you will surely manage to put together something really extraordinary for a unique wedding. Colored lighting is the trendiest one right now. Use vibrant hues for the cocktail hour and then tune into something more romantic and intimate for the dinner. Don’t forget to create a special mix for the dancing party.
Many of the coupled who want a unique wedding are tempted to go the vintage route. There are so many precious ideas within the vintage wedding projects that you just can’t be ignorant to the opportunities you can benefit of for your own wedding! Vintage is the new classic and we are very excited to see that more and more brides and grooms are interested in adopting this style. Chic, timelessly romantic and dainty, vintage themes are special and one of a kind.
Some of them are based on pastel soft colors, while others are inspired by bolder nuances, like the mix we’re proposing you today: purple and green. This palette is sophisticated, vibrant and very stylish when used with cleverness. The purple & green hues can suit an exotic wedding on a beach or a peacock themed wedding. It all depends on the way you interpret it. We are big fans of this color combo because of its whimsical feel. No matter the hue you’re using in, purple has a mystical flair that goes perfectly well with the vivid green.
The color wheels for these twp hues are very rich and generous in unique derived shades. You can follow the bright bold side or the pastel side. If you want to go softer, choose lavender & honeydew. This palette is very romantic and qualitative. On the other hand, if you prefer the dramatic look, choose plum and forest green. Violet and lime green is another unique color-combo to consider for a vintage theme. If you’re having a beach wedding, go for a tropical mix between mauve and emerald green. You are a very lucky bride because there are many natural flower choices available in green and purple.
The foliage range is very generous, so you should take some time to go through all the beautiful options. Flowers & plants are a great way to decorate a wedding ceremony and reception with, giving the fact that the green & purple palette is so fresh and organic. If you are going for an eco-friendly theme, we suggest you use green herbals and succulents. Another idea for a special green themed wedding is to incorporate artichokes in your floral arrangements. These plants make sensational accents for a wedding bouquet and table centerpiece.
You can find these lovely plants with purple tinged leaves, looking strikingly beautiful! The purple leaves means that the plants are overripe, so be careful with your dress not to stain it! Among other unique flowers that can be found in various shades of purple we mention: hydrangeas, hyacinths, lavenders, lilacs, daises, roses, ranunculuses, peonies, carnations and hibiscuses. Use fruits for the table arrangements, like plums, blackberries, grapes or fresh green limes and apples.
One of the best ways to create a unique wedding setting is to incorporate an original theme. Go for a color theme that can help you obtain a warm ambiance for your guests and a truly sensational party. The modern couple has so many options and alternatives when it comes to wedding colors! And we can only imagine how difficult it can be for a bride to choose among a multitude of gorgeous shades. One of the most outstanding and expressive color mixes one can select for a modern wedding day is grey and yellow. This palette is absolutely enchanting and difficult to define in words.
Expressive on its own, this color combo of one of the most special color-combos we’ve seen in a wedding so far. The grey tone looks very cute when combined with a soft yellow shade. Who would have thought that this gloomy color can look so elegant, so feminine and chic in a wedding when used next to yellow? Those who are in search of something unique should definitely take into consideration this mix. Grey is gray, melancholic and pretty neutral. But when accented by the right color it can look amazing. Nothing can suit better this soft hue than the vibrant yellow.
These two nuances form a sensational pair. Yellow is vivid, warm and sunny and it can brighten up the gloomy appearance of grey. Besides this, if we look the other way around, we can see that the grey nuance makes yellow pop even more! This theme is ideal for spring and summer time affairs. Anyone can use this palette for an alfresco celebration. Grey & yellow also make us think of the bohemian nonchalant style. There is something extremely chic and ultra-romantic about this color scheme that makes us envision a boho-inspired party in the middle of the nature.
The bride can adopt the bohemian look and wear a fun white wedding dress with ruffles or frills, accented with one of these nuances. However, white looks amazing against gray and yellow. We have a few relevant pictures of yellow & grey wedding decorations for you today. Don’t hesitate to use these photos to get inspired for your own wedding. You can choose grey dresses for your bridesmaids and yellow flower bouquets. There are many types of yellows you can choose from.
However, the buttery soft yellows work the best with the grey hue. If you care for a more dramatic effect, you can just use silver, platinum or pewter instead of a soft gray. Taupe can also look amazing next to yellow, but it usually makes a more charming team with pink. So, what do you think of this fresh and inedited theme for your wedding?
Nothing feels more romantic for a couple and their guests than a garden wedding. Outdoors locations are very sought-after by our newlyweds because of the rich source of inspiration they offer when it comes to a wedding reception. We are big fans of these types of venues for wedding ceremonies and parties because they are very beautiful, refreshing and cozy. We know that the comfort factor plays a very important role in the life of a couple. And when it comes to a long wedding day, nothing can be more relaxing and commodious than a laidback garden wedding.
We can’t even think of a better way to celebrate a romantic wedding in a quite comfy way than in an outdoors space. The alfresco style is adored by many brides and grooms of today, especially because it provides with a lot of inspiration in terms of flowers & decorations. If you don’t have a beautiful garden in your local area perhaps you can choose a public park, a greenhouse or a backyard for your wedding. Or, for more freedom and a larger wedding you can choose an open field. It’s easy to recreate the garden flair among fresh blooms, green pastures and big trees.
The air is fresh and crisp, the sun lights your space and the weather seems just perfect for a fun cheerful wedding day. Let the elements of nature create the perfect backdrop for your wedding. If you love flowers, you can choose a botanical garden for your wedding setting. This way you will benefit of a unique setting naturally decorated by a myriad of flowers assortments. You don’t even have to purchase many flowers for your wedding when the landscape offers so many options. However, you may have to pay more for the location, but at least it will save you from a lot of planning.
Garden weddings are also beautiful in autumn, and even in winter. It depends on your wedding dream and how you envision the perfect day for you and your guests. Many people dream of a white glistening garden covered in snow, while others prefer the green of warm seasons. If you are on a budget you can host the wedding in your own garden. Those who care for something slightly more elegant can do it in a city garden.
If you prefer the bohemian style, choose an arboretum. Romantic brides & grooms can plan an English tea garden wedding and offer their guests a reception to remember forever! Gazebos and trellis’ are ideal venue choices for the ceremony. Garden weddings are always elegant and relaxing, cost-effective and very romantic. We can assure you that you will save a lot of time and money planning a garden reception.
We are very excited about the new seasonal wedding trends, and so we’ve decided to share with you a few ideas for a spring affair. The visual information is definitely the most important as it can stimulate your own imagination and sets you on a creative mood. These amazing decorations are inspired by the Kentucky Derby theme and this is where all the bright colors and fun details! These lovely colors and patterns pop out in a very chic and flirty way, although they are so rich and strident. The whole idea of this shoot was based on the fun of spring-summer time colors.
We like the fact that our modern couples are willing to opt for something different for their wedding. And the bold style is definitely the novelty in a spring wedding. We all know that spring is the season of pastel, warm and delicate shades. Well, these vibrantly colored flowers and fabrics make this wedding setting feel even more cheerful and festive. There is no better way to celebrate the beauty of an outdoor seasonal wedding than through vivid colors. Feel free to get inspired from these sensational flower arrangements and color accents for your own wedding.
This bride chose ranunculuses in different bright colors to create the ceremony and reception decorations. We adore the contrast between pink, orange & yellow. The wedding cake created for this project is our favorite centerpiece. Small, simple, clean and dainty, yet very eye-catchy, this confection is definitely one of the sweetest we’ve seen so far. The amazing ranunculus blooms and vines are made from sugar paste. Not only aesthetically seductive but also deliciously edible, this creation is one to remember for the rest of your life! The color-scheme was chosen very cleverly. We like risky themes that create a big impact and contrast against the classic traditional patterns.
This could be one of our favorite spring wedding projects of all times! Spring is a symbolic season based on all things new beginnings, youthfulness, innovation, creativity, tender love and affection. The cheerfulness of the yellows, the brightness of oranges and the sensuality of pinks make this wedding theme an irresistible one for those who want to reflect the beauty of spring in their wedding.
The spectrum of colors available in this season is even larger than this. You can use purples and yellows or greens and white for a different look. Nothing says “spring” more than seasonal flowers. Ranunculuses are rich assortments and inedited lush choices for both the bouquets and the table centerpieces. If you care for something even more ruffled, choose peonies, parrot tulips, narcissuses or garden roses. The white and navy chevron pattern used for the tables adds the perfect touch of drama!