Nomadic Love: Wedding Dress Trends from Rue De Seine

Pulling together all of the individual pieces for your wedding can be a challenge, especially when you’re wanting a cohesive design that is representative of you and what you love. We feel that a wedding design needs to be reflective of its environment, which is why we absolutely love the new wedding dress collection from Rue De Seine, called “Nomadic Love.”

Rue De Seine tells us, “Our latest collection is inspired by travel, different cultures and love’s journey. The collection features beautiful bold laces, textures and hand beading that reflect diverse parts of the world. Each gown is romantic, effortless and embodies the bohemian nature of our brides.”

The designer looks at bridal fashion from a different point of view, following current trends and high-end fashion, and filtering these ideas through their love for travel. Rue De Seine is inspired by nomadic tribes and, of course, their own brides planning weddings world-wide, influenced by nature.

For a behind-the-scenes look at Rue De Seine and how their gowns come together, follow them on Instagram. Visit here to find Rue De Seine in a boutique near you.

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03.05.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Non-Floral Wedding Decor We Love

We have been and always will be huge, adoring fans of all things floral, however we do love a unique and creative alternative to the flower arrangement as well. Many couples are forgoing flowers entirely for a more modern and clean look for their wedding day décor and we are really loving it.

Below are some great ideas to incorporate into your own look and find more inspiration here:

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03.04.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

DIY Wedding Escort Cards

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Table assignments can be one of the trickiest parts of a wedding to plan but as a guest, finding your table can be one of the most memorable elements of the day. How you show guests to their seats will be shaped by the look of your wedding, as well as how you want your guests to feel.

Making it easy for your guests to find their place naturally conveys a sense of graciousness and hospitality. The manner in which you do it will be shaped by the tone of the celebration. Whether minimalist or whimsical, playful or romantic, thoughtful table assignments are equal parts form and function.

If you’d like for your guests to find their own places at their table, set an escort card table with individual cards that show both their names and seat assignments, or display a larger seating chart that features all of the information together. (Remember that escort cards “escort” the guest to the table.)

If you’d additionally like to predetermine guests’ seat at each table, set placecards with their respective name at each place. (Placecards determine the “place” of each guest once they are at the table.) Oftentimes if there is a head table it will feature placecards, even if the remaining tables do not, in order to eliminate any awkwardness or confusion about where the couple will sit once they arrive at the table.

If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve prepared a slideshow of 10 lovely escort card and placecard ideas you can try yourself!

You can also read more about matching your escort display and seating chart to your wedding style here.

 Article by Once Wed regular contributor Caroline Boneham Roche

03.04.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning

Outdoor Autumn Wedding Inspiration

“The beauty that shimmers in the yellow afternoons of October, who ever could clutch it?” (Emerson, Beauty)

There is something about autumn that makes it a uniquely romantic time of year – the slight chill in the air calls for layers and warm touches, while the falling leaves remind us to soak in the beauty around us while it is still present. There are many things that make autumn a wonderful time for a wedding. 

Read on for more from the creative team, and how they sought to celebrate the beauty around them:

“When Ashley came to me with the idea of an American-inspired shoot, I had a feeling that the history and beauty of Concord, MA would serve well as our setting. The place lends itself directly to an identity of transformation in beauty, and the stories it tells are of the very threads that weave the fabric of American literature and thought. The Transcendentalists made this place their home and hub for their 19th century school of thought, particularly Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Thoreau, whose words led us into their world. For the shoot, we followed Thoreau to the shores of Walden Pond as the sun set on a pristine October day, where he lived for a hunger to “live deep and suck out all the marrow of life” (Walden, Thoreau).
 
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn… It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look…. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.” 

In the images captured we hope to tell a story of self-discovery in nature and beauty, of the very self-reliance that the Transcendentalists themselves brought to life.”

Photographer: Ashley Sawtelle | www.ashleysawtelle.com | Concept: Design Emma Kingsley | Model: Maz Rossert | Dress: Leanne Marshall | Shop: Ceremony Boston

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03.03.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog