Category Archives: Decor

Lovely Lovely Lanterns

During the planning for my wedding I grew a serious lantern fetish. I thought it might be a passing phase but it’s definitely one that has stuck.

I love lanterns. I could buy 100 lanterns and still want more. Slightly bizarre? Yes, I think it is but I am embracing it with open arms.

For those of you who also suffer from lantern love then here is some inspiration on styles and what to do with them.

Classic

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Colourful

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Vintage

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Paper

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Aisle Decor

 

Every single one of these images is heaven to my eyes.

Imagining floating down the aisle (or more accurately…gripping onto your father for dear life whilst negotiating the heels, dress and leg wobbles, if my aisle walk is anything to go by) any of any of these aisles; it’s enough to make me well up now.

It may have something to do with my current stress levels at changing my day job, or, it may just be that I am a closet flower aisle crier.

Whichever one it is, these are a truly stunning collection of photographs chosen to inspire for beach, church and grass wedding aisles.

L: Picotte Weddings R: Jon Schaaf

L: Picotte Weddings R: Jon Schaaf

Clockwise from top L: Vela Images; Stacey Ramsey; Pinterest; M Three Studios

Clockwise from top L: Vela Images; Stacey Ramsey; Pinterest; M Three Studios

L: Pinterest R: Emily Scannell

L: Pinterest R: Emily Scannell

L: Jasmin Chadwick Photography R: Pinterest

L: Jasmin Chadwick Photography R: Pinterest

Clockwise from the top L: Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

Clockwise from the top L: Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

L: Julie Mikos R: Caroline Tran Photography

L: Julie Mikos R: Caroline Tran Photography

Clockwise from top L: Sara and Rocky Photography; Lane Dittoe; Pinterest; Lisa Berry Photography

Clockwise from top L: Sara and Rocky Photography; Lane Dittoe; Pinterest; Lisa Berry Photography

L: Pinterest R: Erin Hearts Court Photography

L: Pinterest R: Erin Hearts Court Photography

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L: Yazy Jo R: Pinterest

L: Yazy Jo R: Pinterest

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L: KLK Photography R: Pinterest

L: KLK Photography R: Pinterest

Clockwise from top L: Anna Jaye Photography; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

Clockwise from top L: Anna Jaye Photography; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest

 

Share the love

With love obviously being the most central ‘theme’ to any wedding day, using hearts is a very apt way to decorate your venue. Here are a selection of some of the most inventive ways to share the love on your wedding day. I particularly love the DIY heart string created which is from Green Wedding Shoes and I desperately want to try and make myself.

We Heart Photography

We Heart Photography

L: Craig & Eva Sanders M: Orchard Cove R: Audra Starr Photography

L: Craig & Eva Sanders M: Orchard Cove R: Audra Starr Photography

T: Mirelle Carmichael B: Angelica Glass Photography

T: Mirelle Carmichael B: Angelica Glass Photography

Brosnan Photography

Brosnan Photography

Clockwise from top: Tanja Lippert Photography; Meaghan Elliot Photography; Carrie Patterson; Carla Ten Eyck

Clockwise from top: Tanja Lippert Photography; Meaghan Elliot Photography; Carrie Patterson; Carla Ten Eyck

Katherine Elizabeth Photography

Katherine Elizabeth Photography

L: Poppy Photo R: NLC Photography

L: Poppy Photo R: NLC Photography

It’s all in the details; ladders

Using a dusty old ladder as part of your wedding day decor may not sound very appealing but trust me it’s so country chic it hurts. Painted or bare, ladders can be used for the important stuff like your table plan, or merely there as a great way to style your flowers, photographs, old watering cans and other pieces around.

Personally I love ladder decor. It’s whimsical and rustic and makes me wish I had lots of old ladders lying around the flat to decorate!

L: Maggie Mccall R: Matt Edge Photography

L: Maggie Mccall R: Matt Edge Photography

T: Jolly Good Wedding B: The Wedding of my Dreams

T: Jolly Good Wedding B: The Wedding of my Dreams

Clockwise from top L: Chloe Murdoch Photography; Onelove;  This Modern Romance; Erik Ekroth; Erik Ekroth; Lane Dittoe Photography

Clockwise from top L: Chloe Murdoch Photography; Onelove; This Modern Romance; Erik Ekroth; Erik Ekroth; Lane Dittoe Photography

L: Eliza Claire Photography R: Raised in cotton lifestyle

L: Eliza Claire Photography R: Raised in cotton lifestyle

Maggie Mccall

Maggie Mccall

It’s all in the details; light up your love

I love details. Especially details which make me think of The Great Gatsby and Grease all rolled into one. Marquee letters are a brilliant way of bringing a touch of vintage into your day, whilst also providing some great photo opportunities. Words or initials, there is no doubting how fabulous these look as part of the backdrop to your wedding day.

If I was planning my wedding day (secret vow-renewal plans are currently being played out in my head…) then I would be jumping on the bandwagon with these because they are just so darn cool. I beg of you to use them and then send me the photographs. Please. Pretty please.

If you’re feeling particularly artistic or want to give your man a electrical task then have a look at this great tutorial on how to DIY your own light up initial. Go on, give it a go….

 

Michelle Edgemont

Michelle Edgemont

 

Evan and Kaitlyn

Evan and Kaitlyn

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Crafts Unleashed

Crafts Unleashed

Kathryn Elizabeth Photography

Kathryn Elizabeth Photography

Dottie Photography

Dottie Photography

Dottie Photography

Dottie Photography

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Vowed and Amazed

Vowed and Amazed

Vowed and Amazed

Vowed and Amazed

Vowed and Amazed

Vowed and Amazed

The Purple Tree Photography

The Purple Tree Photography

A Sassy Nation

A Sassy Nation

Rhapsody Road

Rhapsody Road

It’s all in the details; chandeliers

Chandeliers are a brilliant way to bring both light and elegance into your wedding day. They are also wonderfully romantic; hang a chandelier from a tree/barn/gazebo and ‘voila’, instant rustic romance is achieved. Some of my favourite examples of romantic chandeliers are below:

joy de vivre wedding

joy de vivre wedding

lisa lefkowitz

lisa lefkowitz

simply bloom photography

simply bloom photography

jose villa

jose villa

jesse leake photography

jesse leake photography

michael and ann costa photography

michael and ann costa photography

If you’re looking to add that something extra to your chandelier then take inspiration from some of these images. By adding flowers and colour to a chandelier you make it instantly eye catching and personal. These slightly quirkier chandeliers are great examples of how to do it right:

clary photography

clary photography

lauren brooks photography

lauren brooks photography

shewanders photography

shewanders photography

richard ellis photography

richard ellis photography

robin o'neill photography

robin o’neill photography

However, if none of the above floats your boat and you want something completely unique and just plain awesome then maybe these images will help you in conjuring your very own chandelier. It never ceases to amaze me what can be done with old jam jars and light bulbs. Get ready to be impressed:

jonathan canlas

jonathan canlas

tanja lippet photography

tanja lippet photography

kristyn hogan

kristyn hogan

anny ross

anny ross

dani stephenson photography

dani stephenson photography

caroline tran photography

caroline tran photography

jenna marie photography

jenna marie photography

souder photography

souder photography

KT Merry photography

KT Merry photography