A Bridal Shower of Paper Flowers

Even though Paper Poppies and Peonies was published last year, paper flowers are a trend that’s still going strong!

Paper Flower Bridal Shower

100 Layer Cake featured this adorable bridal shower shoot highlighting what brides can do with even the simplest of details- paper! Highlighting paper flowers against real ones and other accents in the same colors can provide that bright pop that your bridal shower needs.

Take a peek at this fun shoot and check out the rest of the photos here on 100 Layer Cake.

Bridal shower tablescape - A Bridal Shower of Paper Flowers

Place setting with Paper Flowers- A Bridal Shower of Paper Flowers

Wedding cake - A Bridal Shower of Paper Flowers

Photography: Janeane Marie Photography Shoot Styling: Kate Rose Creative Group Floral: ZuZus Petals Paper Flowers: PaperFlora Cake: Cupcake Chateau

Tropical Wedding Ceremony Inspiration in Paradise

As the last of the summer season’s weddings are flying by, let’s take a moment to think about all the great things about summer weddings. The list goes on and on, but what other season gives stunning sunsets for a ceremony like this?

A Tropical Ceremony Arch at Sunset -Tropical Wedding Ceremony Inspiration in Paradise

This gorgeous wedding is from a real ceremony that Studio Ooh La La designed with a tropical theme. Set on the bay at Paradise Point in San Diego, a wedding can’t get much better than this.

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Red, White, and Blue: a Fourth of July Themed Wedding

A red, white and blue wedding? It’s not for everybody, but for those who have a deeper love for America, a patriotic colored wedding might be perfect. Whether you or your spouse-to-be has served in the military or are having a military wedding, a Fourth of July wedding, or you’re just a fan of the red, white, and blue, here are a few ideas inspired by the colors of the American flag.

 Bride and Groom Kissing behind an American Flag- Red, White, and Blue: a Fourth of July Wedding on Earlyivy.com{Photo Credit: T3 Photography}

With the current trend of an old school and vintage-y feel wedding, a patriotic wedding can be executed with elegance, while still having that personal feel that most brides want. One neutral color paired with two bold colors can be easily overdone and can make decor look tacky and outdated. However, as the weddings below will show you, old school and outdated are very different things.

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Up, Up, and Away: Favorite Elements of a Hot Air Balloon Inspired Shoot

If I were to create my absolute dream wedding, it would probably have a whimsical theme that transports my guests to another world with wide open fields, vibrant colors, and a striking sunset getaway. Once I saw this to die for shoot from Nadya Kozlova of The Big Day Agency, I knew this is exactly what I’d create.

There’s just something about hot air balloons that is completely romantic. Pair that with soft pinks, gorgeous flowers, and ombre designs throughout the shoot, and this shoot is the physicalization of love.

Pink Ombre Flower Backdrop from Favorite shots from a Hot Air Balloon Inspired Styled Shoot- earlyivy.com

First of all, look how beautiful this pink ombre floral backdrop is! The flowers pick up the pink in the bride’s dress and amplify the greens in her bouquet.

Furniture Details from Favorite shots from a Hot Air Balloon Inspired Styled Shoot- earlyivy.com

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An Unexpected Twist on a Rustic-Chic Ceremony

Feeling a little rustic-chic? Check out this beautiful ceremony from an outdoor Vermont wedding. The soft, romantic wild hydrangeas and leaves in combination with the elongated curve of the arch juxtaposes well against the surrounding pine trees. Though all of these elements help create a rustic outdoor ambiance on their own, the combination of the delicate feel of the arch and the sturdy trees enclosing the ceremony site provide an intriguing contrast that guests haven’t seen or considered before.

Rustic-Chic Wedding Arch- An Unexpected Twist on a Rustic-Chic Ceremony on Earlyivy.com

Almost everything at this ceremony is some element of nature, with the exception of the metal stands that hold flower arrangements at the beginning of the aisle. However, even the metal flower stands reflect a rustic feel. From the wooden chairs that line the back and front rows at the ceremony, to the wooden pews for other seating, to the arch’s framework and flowers, everything gives guests an experience that would typically be found in a lush garden, but instead located in an open space surrounded by woodland. Continue reading

Peaches and Creams and Golds, Oh My!

It’s not often that I come across a picture on Pinterest that makes me stop and simply say “WOW.” But with this one, I’m completely in love!

Peaches and Creams and Golds, Oh My! on Early Ivy [earlyivy.com]

This beautiful tablescape features soft colors of whites, peaches, and creams highlighted with accents of gold. With the set-up of the place settings, the feel is formal, but the colors keep it light and airy. You can be sure there will be joyous conversations going on around these tables!

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Stumped? Not With This Cake Stand!

Stumped on what to set the cake on for your wedding? Sure, you can have it just sitting on the table or get fancy with it on a glass cake pedestal, but for a rustic wedding, neither of those options fit the occasion well.

How about setting the cake on a tree stump? This is the perfect and adorable solution to elevate your cake and add a bit of rustic charm that any desert table needs.

Tree Stump Cake Plate on earlyivy.com

This tree stump cake stand has a heart carved out of the bark and the couple’s names and wedding date carved inside that. You could even make this yourself! If you look closely, you’ll see smaller matching stumps holding up other deserts and flowers. With fresh flowers decorating a simple white cake on a customized rustic cake stand like this one, this may just be the most photographed and Instagramed part of your wedding!