Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wedding Hair Do's

It took me a while before I decided which hair do I want for my wedding day. I must admit that it was a tough choice. My dress was strapless, and it seemed natural for me to pull my hair up to highlight my shoulders. However, I know my fiance prefers my hair down so I opted for a hair do that does not require me to pull up my hair, while still keeping it off my face on my special day. The key? I chose the hair style that complements my face (and the boho theme of the wedding) more than my dress. Still, I know I looked perfect. Check out these hair styles and take your pick!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Boho Themed Wedding Reception

I am thinking of putting something like this on a corner of our reception area. It's bohemian in style and feel, plus it uses a bike! The idea is for guests to be able to hang out on this corner when they feel like sitting on a table and chair is too old school. Plus, placing this pool side will give a warm, and laid back feel. Now, where to find those nice carpets?

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Typewriter for A Guestbook

In the midst of modern and lifestyle-themed weddings, I found some likeness in vintage and boho themes. I found this inspiration for the traditional-guestbook that we pass around to guests. If you have an old and still working typewriter (not the electric, automatic ones), set it up like this and your guests will surely enjoy writing--err--typing their messages!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Skate Inspired Engagement Shoot

My fiance and I used to really enjoy skateboarding, but as we grow older and we began to fear broken bones we simply stopped. Now that we are getting married and looking for inspiration for our engagement shoot, we will definitely use our one single Ceviche longboard left. I saw this photo of a couple online, and will be using it as one of our pegs for our prenup shoot this weekend. I'm so excited!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Love On A Bike

I asked my fiance to look for pegs for our engagement shoot, and him being an avid biker found this photo. Now it's final--his fixie bike will definitely be in our engagement photos. I have to admit though that this one is pretty cute! Even our photographer liked it, and I hope we could pull of something like this for our shoot. Exciting!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Garden Ceremony Setup

Since I am having a garden wedding, I have been looking at ceremony setup all over the Internet to get inspiration. There aren't many unique ideas, and it is even more difficult because I will have to walk down a concrete aisle. This one set up appealed to my interest because of its simplicity, but I am not a fan of red carpet. Perhaps I will use a white one to soften the overall look.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Letterpress Wedding Invites

This is really a pretty, minimalist approach to wedding invitations. It is a letterpress wedding invite in fine paper and black and white, but its simplicity shouts elegance. I'd like to have this too on my wedding day, but I do not have any idea where to get my invites letterpressed like these. Gotta research soon! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pretty Juice Jars for Reception

Having a backyard wedding? This is a lovely idea or alternative for a juice bar. I'm thinking of having two or three of these jars on my wedding day, to refresh my guests before and after the ceremony, since it will be held in the afternoon. Where to get these lovely jars, though? Gotta start the hunt now!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Yarn Poofball Bouquet

Want to save money on the florist? I found this idea online, where the DIY bride used yarn poofballs in place of flowers to put on the tables. These are pretty and very easy to make (and cheap too). I might consider using these, but I will have to try making one first! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tiny Beach Umbrella Place Holders

Here another great wedding idea for my summer themed wedding. These are tiny beach umbrellas with name tags to act as their place holders. I like it because they are cheap and easy to pull off. I simply need to look for sand where I can place the little umbrellas and I should be all set. This is gonna be exciting!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wine Glasses for Centerpiece

It is another elegant way to decorate your tables! Wine glasses placed upside down, flowers inside the glass and candled on top of it. It could possibly go well with my summer themed wedding, but I wonder if a sunflower and lemon or orange fruit would fit inside? Gotta try it first!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Creative Doodle Save the Dates

This is my kind of wedding invitation! Being an artist myself, I like everything on my wedding handcrafted as much as possible. Not that I will create the doodles--one of my fiance's groomsmen is gifted with that talent so we might as well make use of it! These save the dates will be my peg from my own wedding invites, but perhaps with a summer-feel to it.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Amazing Place Cards Idea

Here is a very good idea, asking your guests to literally take their seats! The place cards are designed to look like chairs, so it can stand on its own. I'm not sure if I can use this, because I'm having a reception by the pool where it might be windy. But it's an amazing inspiration!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Message on A Stone

It's another brilliant alternative to the traditional wedding guestbooks. I am seriously considering this idea: ask my guests to write their messages / wishes on a pebble or white rock and drop them in a jar. I just need to look for stones, and excellent marker and a pretty jar! Will definitely suggest this to my fiance and see what he thinks.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reaching for A Kiss

This is a good idea for a couple photo, but the Nike sneakers, short dress and flats are too casual for my wedding. Perhaps its a good concept for our engagement shoot, especially because my fiance is a lot taller than I am. Suits us!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Luminaries by the Aisle

If I would be having a beach wedding, I would have luminaries on the aisle where I would walk down. I am having a wedding by the pool instead, so luminaries would be placed by the pool to give it a brighter glow. I'm so excited! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Folding Chair and Mason Jar

This photo completely shows the elegance and minimalistic flair that I want for my wedding ceremony. I put sunflowers in the jar, though and the chair would be painted white. It goes without saying that nothing could go wrong with a pretty mason jar! Some may think that this is too plain though. What do you think?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Paris Wedding

It's another dreamy wedding in Paris, but this time, the photo was taken right at the moment to show a purple sky and the golden tower. Hope I could go to Paris, maybe for the honeymoon? Gotta work extra hard for it though!

Beach Wedding Dress

Here is to vent out my frustration to have a beach wedding. It would be lovely to take photograph of my dress this way, instead of the traditional dress in mannequin. Maybe I could pull off something like this for my wedding, I just have to squeeze all my hidden creative juices...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Romantic Mason Jars

I've been seeing a lot of mason jars on photos as part of decors of wedding receptions and ceremonies. I'd love to have some of those on my wedding day! They're elegant but simple. My idea is to fill one fourth of the jar with white sand and place a candle on top of the sand. Easy? We'll see!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Disneyland Bride

We all dreamt to be a Disney princess when we were little girls. I, for one, was in love with an imaginary Aladdin. To have a wedding in Disneyland would've been the most magical thing ever. Twenty-plus years later, I would be happy to have a wedding by the beach.

Sparks are Flying

I would love to have sparklers on my wedding instead of flower petals! But our ceremony will happen before the sun sets, so I don't think it will work. Maybe on our reception? Just don't know which part. This photo is simply amazing. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Toast to the Couple

Brides who are into the tiniest details like me would appreciate this. It would be cute to use these during the couple's toast! This is not for my minimalist wedding, but I like the idea. What do you think?

Surreal Ceremony

Its a neat and attractive setup for the wedding ceremony. Had a meeting with my caterer this weekend, and they are charging quite a lot for the ceremony setup and decor. The practical bride in me is trying to figure how I can DIY something a magical as this!

Friday, January 13, 2012

She's Always Right

I am sure that grooms already know this even before they proposed to their ladies! If so, well that makes him Mr. Right. This is a cute wedding idea, and although I'm not going to do this for my wedding, it made me smile today!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Symbols of Love

Lovely way to photograph the engagement ring and wedding band of the bride. I wonder where I can find a plate like this? On another note, I have yet to find a supplier for our wedding bands for our upcoming wedding. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wedding in Paris

Didn't we all dream to marry in the romantic city of Paris as a child? This photo is romantic in its own way, with the couple holding hands, wearing fedoras. Dreamy and lovely!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

That Perfect Moment

Poolside, boardwalk, and fireworks. Just the perfect moment for a newlywed's kiss! This is lovely shot taken by the photographer. I'm not really a fan of fireworks, especially for my own wedding because of venue restrictions, but this photo seemed to have pulled it off. Love it!

Guitar Guestbook

I want my wedding to be personal, just like the couple who used a guitar in place of the traditional wedding guestbook. The couple were music lovers and both played the guitar, making a very appropriate choice. Cute, isn't it?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Barefoot on the Boardwalk

Yup, I'm a sucker for casual weddings where people can look elegant yet laid back, like this lovely couple. Boardwalk, candles, bare feet all make up for a nice, warm and cozy summer themed wedding. 

Hanging Candlelights Over Dinner

It's such a lovely ambiance to have in a wedding as you celebrate with family and friends--hanging candle lights. Although I'm not quite sure how they made it (must have required professional help) so DIY brides like me may find it difficult to recreate. Still, nothing should stop a creative bride from having a lovely reception venue!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Beach Wedding Cake

Having a beach or summer themed wedding? This cake is so pretty with the simple minimalist look, keeping the colors to white, light blue and hints of yellow. I also love the unpredictable irregular layers.

Vintage Car Photo

An excellently sweet concept to take the picture of the newlyweds! Hope I could also find a bridal car that is as vintage and still shiny as this one for my wedding. I'm not so sure if I could find a venue as grassy though!