30

Sep

   

Fab Finds: Fall Bridesmaids Dresses

Posted in Fabulous Finds, Wedding Attire, Wedding trends

Bridesmaids dresses are found just about everywhere! Looking high and low for the perfect frocks is quite simple when you think outside the box. Consider all types of dresses for bridesmaids like prom dresses. DidoCouture on Etsy sells a great collection of prom dresses in gorgeous colors and trends. Flow through to view these pretty fall bridesmaids dresses.

1. Ombre Chiffon Sweetheart

Ombre is a major color trend! Originally ombre (color graduating from dark to light) hit it big in hair, but since then it’s moved to fashion and even weddings (see “Ombre Wedding Ideas“).

2. Beaded Bodice Strapless

This navy dress has a beautiful beaded bodice with an intricate design. Although strapless, the dress includes boning to create a shapely, slim, curvy silhouette (that means no bra needed, ladies!).

3. Simple Chiffon Strapless

For a simple yet elegant design, here’s the simple  strapless. The sweetheart neckline creates a curvy upperbody, while the length will keep your girls looking graceful.

4. Simple Chiffon Short One-Shoulder

A shorter dress is still classic with the right fabric. A one-shoulder in chiffon is chic, and deep, rich colors like purple are appropriate for all ages.

5. Short Sweetheart One-Shoulder

Here’s a slight variation in the one-shoulder pictured above, but with a ruffled shoulder. Spruce green is a wonderful color for fall.

6. Colorblocked Short Ruffled Strapless

Colorblocking is another big fashion trend. Just take two (or more) solid colors and put them together. This cute ruffled dress is so fun and flirty.

Look beyond the “bridesmaids dress” sections for greater dress options. Etsy shop DiddoCouture features beautiful gowns fit for weddings and proms. All dresses can be custom made to size and color. Which of these bridesmaids dresses is your favorite?

25

Sep

   

Day of the Dead Wedding

Posted in Unique Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Themes

Photo from Hot Pink Brides

Celebrate Mexico’s big holiday with a Day of the Dead wedding! In many other cultures, similar holidays are celebrated in remembrance of ancestors which include delicious food and beautiful decorations. The Day of the Dead is a happy celebration featuring vibrant colors and trendy skull decor which are known to bring luck. Throwing a huge Day of the Dead wedding will bring greater luck for you and all your guests. Here are a few ideas for a Day of the Dead wedding theme.

1. Save the Date

Red and black are traditional Day of the Dead colors often seen in the decor. They make wonderful colors for “Save the Date” cards or wedding invitations.

Photo from Leah Felicity on Etsy

2. Message Tree

Although the Day of the Dead tree is traditionally used for hanging pictures to remember our ancestors,  it also works as a message tree. Guests can write you lovely notes and hang them on the tree.

Photo from Hostess Blog

3. Table Decor

Decorate with gorgeous colors of the rainbow like blue, purple, red, orange, yellow, and green. A rainbow table runner and hand-painted skulls are fun and festive decor.

Photo from Pro Ned on Pinterest

4. Vibrant Bouquet

Bring the same vibrant colors for a lovely wedding bouquet. Deep, rich colors like fuchsia, violet, and marigold, are gorgeous for fall weddings.

Photo from Rockabilly Weddings on Pinterest

5. Wedding Cake

Top your wedding cake with handmade skeletons. A skeleton bride and groom is a funky cake topper for a Day of the Dead wedding.

Photo from Manuel Gurrola

6. Fun Bubbles

Send your guests home with a bit of luck. Day of the Dead decorated bubbles are great fun, and a unique alternative to the rice toss.

Photo from Destination Wedding Mag

The Day of the Dead is a huge tradition honoring ancestors. It’s a happy celebration bringing together people to remember our loved ones. Gorgeous, vibrant colors make wonderful invitations and decor. How would you celebrate a Day of the Dead wedding?

18

Sep

   

Fall Wedding Idea

Posted in Wedding Ideas, Wedding Themes, Wedding trends

Photo from Photography Group

The start of fall season is just a couple of days away! Fall is one of our favorite seasons – the sun sets a little bit sooner, the air is crisp, and the leaves are falling. It’s beautiful to see colors of amber, burgundy and forest green blanket the land. This time of year is amazing for an outdoor wedding. Take inspiration from the new season for your fall wedding.

1. Bridesmaids in Purple

When thinking about fall outdoor weddings, you’re probably thinking of orange or green, but look around nature and you’ll see all the wonderful colors. Shades of purple like plum, eggplant, and amethyst are nice complementing colors to the orange-colored leaves of fall. Great colors for your bridesmaids dresses!

Photo from Dreampurple Pinterest

2. Alternative Bouquet

Alternative, non-floral wedding bouquets are very popular. They’re unexpected yet a wonderful sight. Collect a bunch of fall leaves for your bouquet. Clean, little tree branches and earth-colored twine will keep the leaves upright for you to hold while walking down the aisle.

Photo from Morgan Forman Pinterest

3. Leafy Aisle

When you’re outside, leaves are just everywhere! Strategically line them to create your wedding aisle.

Photo from Oh Lovely Day

4. Sunny Afternoon

For the picture-perfect kissing shot, set it in the fall when the sun is shining and the leaves are falling. Pictures will look quite magical!

Photo from Choco Studio

5. Toss Leaves

Instead of the traditional rice toss at the end of the wedding, have guests throw leaves. It’s inexpensive and you don’t have to clean it up (we suggest the “rice toss” outside, of course!).  For more ideas, check out our post about Things to Toss at Weddings.

Photo from 100 Layer Cake

6. Wedding Cake

A sweet, towering cake fit for the fall sesason needs some leaf decor.

Photo from Silver Spoon Cakes

Enjoy the new season with a fall wedding. The great outdoors is a beautiful sight, with inspiration that surrounds. Plan your wedding theme around the elements of the season such as the beautiful colors of purple and the falling leaves from the trees. What type of wedding theme would you do for a fall wedding?

16

Sep

   

Fab Finds: Handmade Wedding Garters

Posted in Fabulous Finds, Wedding Attire, Wedding Products

Your wedding garter may be thrown at the end of your wedding reception, but you should still get one that’s pretty! If you’re looking for something lacey, sparkly, or that “something blue“, then you’ll love these handmade garters. Etsy shop Woomi Pyo offers a selection of beautiful wedding adornments and accessories, including wedding garters. You’ll enjoy one of these special pieces for your special day.

1. Chiffon Flowers

The designer of Woomi Pyo gets her inspiration from nature and animals, and their ongoing goal is to support and raise awareness of animal support and welfare.  That’s why when you buy from Woomi Pyo, like a pretty chiffon flower garter, a portion of every sale is donated to animal shelters.

2. Dainty Florals

All garters are handmade to order, so that means they’re made to fit comfortably. And any special requests will be made, like your choice of elastic band color. This dainty floral garter set features Swarovski pearls.

3. Glittering Silver

This glittering silver floral garter set features unique nature-inspired silver applique, with a matching metallic silver elastic band.

4. Crystal Chain

A stunning crystal chain garter is a shining addition to your wedding ensemble. The silver-plated crystal chain is securely attached to a matching silver elastic band.

5. Gold Leaves

Wear the gold leaves garter to bring out that warrior princess or Greek goddess in you. It’s a big day, so show em who’s in charge!

6. Something Blue

For a traditional “something blue” a blue garter is just what you need. This crystal garter features a beautiful blue crystal, framed with gold crystals all around.

The traditional garter toss means everyone will see your garter. So get a pretty wedding garter you like. It can be something lacey, sparkly, or even your “something blue“. Check out the rest of Woomi Pyu’s wedding accessories at Etsy. What’s your style of wedding garter?

13

Sep

   

Fall Country Wedding Theme

Posted in Wedding Ideas, Wedding Themes, Wedding trends

Photo from Blogland Fairytale

It’s time for some country lovin! Fall is coming, and we know you’re looking for some lovely autumn wedding ideas. While we’re thinking about apple picking and pumpkin-pie eating, we thought, “How bout a fall country wedding!” The change in the colors outdoors is absolutely gorgeous and makes a great setting for a country wedding theme. Ready to see some cute ideas? Giddy up!

1. Gussied-Up Rolled Hay

Gussy up a bail of hay with some sweet flowers. The first letter of your last name will get everyone’s attention! Then roll em up to wherever you want – on the road leading up to your event location or right at the check-in table.

Photo from Wedding Window

2. Wine Barrels

Wine barrels make great country wedding decor. Use them like tables to display flowers, set up delicious treats, or to decorate your wedding aisle.

Photo from ABM Photography

3. Good Ol’ Country Eats

Who needs steak and fish when you can do corn and lobster? Serve up your guests with good ol’ country eats that’ll truly leave em full and satisfied. You may be all dolled up but you can still get your grub on.

Photo from Aubrey B Greene Blog

4. Sweet Moonshine

Have a go at brewing up your own moonshine. Good for washing down that corn and lobster. And even better to send home your guests with as wedding favors.

Photo from One Wed

5. Cowgirl Boots

A girls gotta have her cowgirl boots! A pair of boots are definitely comfier than heels, and much funner to dance in. Hoedown!

Photo from Kimberly Carlson Blog

6. Country Classic

Though if you like a country wedding but want to keep it classic, just fancy it up. A black-and-white country wedding is one way to do it.

Photo from RS Blog

Autumn is just around the corner with falling leaves and a beautiful change in scenery. An outdoor wedding in the country is made all the more beautiful with added special details. Cowboy boots are a must, but for a true country wedding, roll out those bails of hay and  jugs of homemade moonshine. What do you think makes a unique country wedding?

11

Sep

   

Fab Finds: Work-of-Art Guestbooks

Posted in Fabulous Finds, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Products

Why have a regular, ol boring wedding guestbook when you can have something beautiful! This week we stumbled upon some lovely guestbooks from Once Upon a Paper on Etsy. Owners Elena and Genu draw their inspiration from architecture, travel, and nature. They say that the birds and trees in their designs are ” two symbols of earth and flight, of rooted and freedom, of building and occupancy.” Take a glimpse at some of their wonderful designs.

1. Mint Craft

Once Upon a Paper’s signature guestbooks are fun ways to collect your wedding guests’ autographs. Every design is made with vibrant colors, where guests can sign on individual “orbs” such as the banners seen below in the “Mint Craft.”

2. Bird Crowd

Each guestbook can be customized with your names and wedding date. You also have the option of including event location, font type, and colors. The “Bird Crowd” design is made with complementing colors – pink and blue.

3. Chalkboard

These alternative guestbooks art great works of art. They look fabulous hung up on the wall, and can be your first piece of art as a newlywed couple.

4. Tree Love Birds

The simple tree love birds comes in so many different variations. The designs definitely look more like paintings than guestbooks!

5. Thumbprint Ready

You can even design your own! With the help of your guests, they can print their thumbprint to look like leaves on the branches of the trees. How neat is that?

6. World Map

And for the big wedding with guests from all over the world, this is the guestbook for you. Get a customized world map that your guests can sign or pin their origins.

Instead of the traditional guestbook, invest in alternative work-of-art. The beautiful guestbooks from Once Upon a Paper, double as a guestbook and a piece of are, and they’re are all available for purchase from Etsy. Which design is your favorite?

04

Sep

   

Hot Air Balloon Wedding Theme

Posted in Wedding Ideas, Wedding Themes, Wedding trends

Photo from Green Wedding Shoes

We’ve seen a lot of cool wedding themes here at BravoBride, but while we were researching for our last post on cute wedding balloon pictures, we came across hot-air balloons. Yes, you can have a hot-air balloon wedding theme! If you love flying, traveling, or anything vintage, this is the theme for you. Take it to the sky with an actual hot-air balloon or decorate with balloons. Float along for some inspiration.

1. Hot-Air Balloon

It’s always funner with the real thing! Rent your own private hot-air balloon for the day or even for just a couple of hours. A gigantic balloon is a beautiful backdrop for gorgeous wedding photos.

Photo from Groom Sold Separately

2. Table Centerpiece

Design you own mini air balloons. Just put together a helium-filled balloon, some netting, and a mini basket for sweet table centerpieces. Quite adorable and you can use any balloon color you want.

Photo from Amy Atlas

3. Floral Balloon

Or just make a balloon from flower petals! Very pretty and almost looks like a cake.

Photo from Uschi and Kay

4. Carnival Style

Take the hot-air balloon theme to next level. Make it a carnival with cute circus animals and decor like flying elephants and giraffes.

Photo from Style Me Pretty

5. Yummy Cake

Or simply invest in a stunning wedding cake that’s too-good-to-eat.

Photo from Jessi Cakes Blog

6. Cookie Favors

Of course some fun wedding favors like hot-air balloon cookies are a delight. Send your guests home with treats that will remind them of your unique wedding.

Photo from Cynthia Martyn

A hot-air-balloon wedding is a cool and unique theme for the traveling or vintage-loving couple. Take a spin in a real hot-air balloon or take some elements and add it to your wedding. You and your guests will be so excited to see mini balloon centerpieces and hot-air balloon treats.  How would you design a hot-air balloon wedding?

02

Sep

   

Fab Finds: Statement Cake Toppers

Posted in Fabulous Finds, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Products

Make a statement at your wedding, and do it on your wedding cake! We found some fabulous statement cake toppers from BetterOffWed on Etsy. These are standout cake toppers that will happily be handed down from generation to generation. There’s adorable sayings like “Better Together” and “We Do,” but there’s also other fun trendy statements as well. Go ahead and take a look!

1. Better Together

All of the BetterOffWed cake toppers are made from a laser-cut wood and fabric. They make wonderful cake decorations but are also great family heirlooms, wall adornments, and even a holiday tree ornament! How bout hanging this,”Better Together” on your first holiday tree?

2. For Like Ever

Uh, hello? A marriage is “For Like Ever” so say it like you mean it!

3. We Do

Do something interactive with your guests. Have them sign your guestbook then write on a designated on what they, “We Do.” For example, “We do want cake” or “We do like to dance!”

 

4. Love Birds

Even a simple little cake is fancier with a sign like, “Love Birds.” Simple, but sweet.

 

5. Best Day Ever

Oh, here’s a no brainer. Top off your cake with “Best Day Ever.”

 

6. Birch Mint Love Birds

Or you can make your own custom banner wedding cake topper. Come up with your own witty statement or just use your names.

 

Finish your wedding cake with a statement cake topper. Say it like you mean it – today is your big day and you’re extremely excited to be married! Whether you want to keep it simple with a trendy “Love Birds” or make it snappy with a “Best Day Ever,” these toppers are sure to delight. What do you want your cake to say?

 

28

Aug

   

Cute Wedding Balloon Pictures

Posted in Wedding Ideas, Wedding trends

Photo from One Wed

Up, up, and away! Balloons aren’t just for birthdays! They’re a favorite wedding decor which brightens up a room and brings smiles to faces. But they also make awesome photo props adding visual interest, especially with so many vibrant colors and fun shapes to choose from. Wedding photos are way more fun when you’re holding helium-filled props. Take your pick, because we’ve gathered some cute balloons!

 

1. Solid Color Balloons

A set of solid color balloons all in one color is quite beautiful. Below is a bundle of elegant white balloons which match the sea and sky setting.

Photo from One Wed

2. Rainbow Sets

A cluster of coordinating colors is so colorful! Choose colors that complement your wedding theme or go for a rainbow.

Photo from W Scott Chester Blog

3. Jumbo Balloons

There’s small balloons and then there’s big balloons. Jumbo balloons are totally eye catching and make perfectly round circles which reminds us of lollipops!

Photo from Burnett's Board

4. Tassel Decor

Roll up your sleeves and get to DIYing! Decorate your decor with tassels made from ribbons – just like a long tail.

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Photo from Brighton the Day

5. Lovely Hearts

Your wedding is the big day of love, after all. Lovely heart balloons are so acceptable, and so adorable in pictures.

Photo from Flickr - Grote Ballonnen

6. Shiny Mylar

Shiny Mylar balloons are making a big comeback! Get a pair in your initials or get four balloons that spell out, “LOVE.” We love, love.

Photo from Grey Likes Weddings

Balloons make great inexpensive wedding decor, and they also make for fun photo props. We love all the cheery colors and shapes they come in. Blow up a bundle of balloons all in one color or a rainbow of colors. Then fill up a few fun shapes like jumbo size and hearts. What style of balloons do you like?