Using Potted Plants In Your Wedding Decor

Potted plants are a simple way to add a natural and organic touch to your wedding day decor. Not only is this a great and completely manageable DIY option, it also looks incredibly beautiful. Here we’ve gathered a few of our favorite ways to include potted plants into your wedding day décor here:

 

04.12.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Elegant Outdoor Wedding on the Adriatic Coast

When we think of classic, elegant weddings, many of us immediately think “hotel ballroom.” But Ana and Eric’s wedding, set at the Aman Sveti Resort on the Adriatic Coast of Montenegro, shows us that elegance can be found anywhere.

After meeting online, the couple swiftly discovered not only shared interests, but a passion for changing the world. Ana’s creativity and Eric’s actionable pragmatism complement each other perfectly when working on projects together, and planning their wedding was the perfect example. Ana, born in Montenegro, had always imagined being wed on the windswept Adriatic beaches of Sveti Stefan where she played as a child, but never shared that dream with anyone. The first time Eric laid eyes on the charming seaside hideaway, he felt the same.

The challenge was in bringing their friends and family together, spanning the US, Canada, Europe, and Africa. The couple was blown away when 135 guests made the trip, creating a truly international wedding weekend. Their elegant, flower-filled outdoor ceremony was set against the backdrop of the Adriatic sea, and a beachfront reception beautifully planned by Once Wed vendor Easton Events followed.

Event Planning & Design: Easton Events | Floral & Design: Mindy Rice | Photographer: Tec Petaja | Venue & Catering: Aman Sveti Stefan | Bride’s Dress: Ines Di Santo | Groom’s Suit: Alton Lane | Bridesmaids Dresses: Joanna August | Linens: La Tavola | Calligraphy: Feast  | Videographer: Darko Vlahovic | Tenting/Staging/Rentals: Fest | Band: Loco | Lighting/Sound/AVLite-Prom: Lite-Prom | Cake: Carolija | Local Planning Resource & Translator: Mirjana Zivanovic | Officiant: Ali Cramer

04.11.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Coastal Wedding Ideas

The coast can be one of the most romantic landscapes for your I-do’s. We are so inspired by the mystery of the coastal fog and the beautiful, cool tones of the sea. There are many ways to bring the feel of the coast to your wedding, even if you’re far from it. Below are a few of our favorite ways to infuse the coast into your wedding day. Be sure to check out the full guide here.

04.08.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning

Authentic Engagement Photos at Home

Gina and Jislain’s engagement session and story is the perfect example of why a comfortable, natural environment (in this case, the couple’s home) can be the best location for engagement photos. Julie of Julie Cate Photography tells us more:

“Initially when I chatted with Gina and Jislain, my mind was overflowing with ideas for a shoot. I looked for an incredible location and tried to source outfits and flowers. They are a beautiful couple, and I wanted to create something that stood out, something unique. Before our session, I attended the Ginny Au Loom Workshop. I was so inspired by this new movement of capturing authentic moments in everyday situations. I knew I had to scratch my grandiose photoshoot and really attempt to find true emotion in a simple scene. 

During pictures they were so comfortable together. I placed them in the kitchen, gave a few instructions, put on some music, and the moments happened. The simplest things like a hug or a whisper where easy to come by.  I love the authenticity that was captured. It felt real, simple, and beautiful.”

Photographer: Julie Cate Photography | Dresses: Raquel Allegra & Philosophy di Lorenzo | Location: Couple’s Loft Brooklyn

04.07.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog