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Wedding Events/Feast of Raynald Fossoway and Ceryse Hightower

28 Jul 2016 Posted by Guest in Wedding Ideas

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Gunthor Hightower had seen his share of weddings, but he had to admit none were more beautiful than this. His daughter looked especially beautiful in her cream dress adorned with emerald green jewels down the back, and Ser Raynald Fossoway looked particularly handsome in a fine velvet emerald green doublet to match. They were a perfect couple and a perfect match. The night was brilliant, as well. The stars were brightly lit outside, Gunthor could see out the window, the gods clearly looking down as the couples said their vows.

Ceremony

The ceremony was simple, but elegant. His daughter stood on the dais, her hands interlaced with her soon-to-be husband’s as the Septon said his words. He could see tears well up in her eyes, but she held her composure as befit a lady of the Reach, and eventually Lady of New Barrel. Ser Raynald, meanwhile, was the pinnacle of honor and virtue. He kept eye contact with his daughter, repeated the Septon’s words, and very politely kissed her when the vows were done. Gunthor must be honest, he had his doubts about the match that Otto arranged at first, but it was clear that Raynald was a good man, and that was no clearer than how he treated his daughter during the ceremony.

Feast

The High Table was made up of the two marrying families in addition to bride and groom. From the Hightowers of Sunhouse came Lord Gunthor, Alyssa, and their children: Otto, Addam and his wife Lyanna, and Alicent. From the Fossoways there was Addam and his wife Aemma, as well as Mira and her husband Horatio. The high table was set in front of the great hall in front of the arrangement of tables. The appetizer course was an assortment of apples, blood oranges, pomegranates, plums, olives, dragon peppers, olives, and turnips. The main course was roast boar caught just before the ceremony glazed in honey and spices. After the feast, the tables would be cleared away for dancing.

I’ve decided that it’s actively rude to bring your kids to a wedding! Argh!!! Feel free to change my view

28 Jul 2016 Posted by Guest in Wedding Ideas

I’m probably being completely unfair here, but i’m stressed and have decided to voice my unpopular opinion. I have decided that even if somebody’s wedding isn’t specifically a “child-free” wedding, parents should still try their hardest to leave the kids at home/with a babysitter/family member rather than bringing them along. UNLESS it’s a super child-friendly wedding with lots of other kids, activities, etc.

At a regular wedding, I actually can’t see a single reason why it would be fun for anybody to bring your young kids along when 95% of the other guests are adults. As far as I see it, the only benefit of bringing your kids is so that you don’t have to organise a babysitter. There are just a multitude of reasons why bringing your kids will suck for a) the parents, b) the kids, c) the bride and groom, 4) everybody else there.

  • Parents have to spend the whole night worrying about their kids, dealing with their behaviour, and keeping an eye on them in general.
  • They probably have to leave early so the kids can go to bed.
  • They probably can’t drink much, because, kids. Probably can’t dance much because, watching the kids.
  • There is great risk of the kids being disruptive during the ceremony, speeches, etc.
  • The children will most likely be bored out of their minds.
  • The bride and groom have to either make special arrangements for food, or accept paying for meals that fussy kids won’t want to eat.
  • Unless there is a “kids table” at dinner, (which in itself would probably be mayhem), you have to subject other child-free people to sitting at a table that includes other people’s annoying kids.

I am in general fine with kids, and we don’t want our wedding to be strictly “child-free” because everybody is having to travel to be there and stay the weekend etc. I wouldn’t want that to be a deal breaker for people that are important to us. But it just surprised me that nobody with kids thought to ask whether we were OK with the kids coming, they just assumed it would be fine. Or that they didn’t even try and work out a way of coming without the kids. Don’t they see that’s it’s just bad news for everybody?

Currently my main concern is tables. I don’t want anybody who has done us the service of leaving their kids at home to have to share with somebody who did bring their kids. It seems unfair. And I feel like it’s also unfair for somebody without kids to have to put up with a bunch of kids at their table. I don’t want a designated “kids table” because it would be chaotic, and the kids aren’t quite old enough to sort foody stuff out themselves (i’m talking like, 4 year olds). I feel like I have to put all the families with kids together, even though that may end up as a table of only 4 adults and like 8 kids. Its the only solution I can think of.

End rant.

Rustic Lavender and Lace Wedding Tablescape

28 Jul 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding Tablescape

A theme truly sets the mood for a wedding and this Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding Tablescape is no exception. With a palette of lavender and lilac and a mix of soft, feminine lace alongside natural burlap details, this Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding will have you swooning and ready to say “I Do”!

What You’ll Need:

  • Kraft Lace Favor Box
  • Purple Jordan Almonds
  • Burlap Mini Drawstring Bags
  • White Lace Ribbon
  • Lilac Votive Holders
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Lilac High Count Cutlery Set
  • Natural Jute Cording
  • Lace Printed Cake Bags
  • Lace Paper Lanterns
  • Lilac Paper Lanterns
  • Burlap Print Paper Lanterns
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chair Signs
  • Lace Die Cut Place Cards
  • Quart Mason Jars
  • Ball Jelly Jars
  • Large Unfinished Wood Slices
  • Burlap & Lace Dinner Plates
  • Lavender Square Dessert Plates
  • Burlap & Lace Luncheon Napkins
  • Burlap Circles
  • Large Wooden Plaque
  • Purple Patterned Champagne Flutes
  • Lilac Tablecloth
  • Rectangle White Lace Tablecloth
  • Personalized Burlap Table Runner

Creating the Look:

Creating this Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding Tablescape was a dream using the vast array of gorgeous products offered by Oriental Trading! Their selection allowed us to not only pick from their fabulous wedding decor, but create a few new pieces of DIY decor that are simple and stylish; the perfect combination for any bride!

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

We layered our table linens by using the Lilac Tablecloth as a base and the Rectangle White Lace Tablecloth as an overlay. This allowed the beautiful lilac color to peek through this vintage inspired linen. The Personalized Burlap Table Runner added the perfect natural touch to the outfitted table. Each place setting consisted of a Lace Die Cut Place Card,Burlap & Lace Dinner PlateLavender Square Dessert Plate, a Burlap Circle wrapped in White Lace Ribbon and topped with our DIY Cookie favor Box; house in lovely Kraft lace Favor Boxes

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Our DIY Lace Utensils incorporated the Lilac High Count Cutlery Set; was wrapped in White Lace Ribbonand placed on a Burlap & Lace Luncheon Napkin.

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

We served our Lavender Lemonade in Purple Patterned Champagne Flutes atop Large Unfinished Wood Slices.

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Our centerpiece decor included a rustic wooden crate full of floral filled Quart Mason Jars and Ball Jelly Jars; a mix of Quart Mason Jars and Ball Jelly Jars adorned with Burlap Circles and White Lace Ribbon and filled with fresh baby’s breath atop Large Wooden Plaques; our DIY Floral Votive Candle Holders and Lilac Votive Holders.

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

We loved adding our DIY Floral Chair Adornment to the beautiful, gold Chivari chairs. They were the perfect accompaniment to the rustic Mr. & Mrs. Chair Signs.

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Our dessert cart was home to a gorgeous, rustic naked cake topped with ivory and purple macarons and fresh flowers and greens. A display of lilac forks were placed in a White Lace Ribbon adorned Ball Jelly Jarand sat beside our display of DIY Burlap & Lace Favor Bags filled with Purple Jordan Almonds atop Lace Printed Cake Bag. It was made even more gorgeous with an array of Lace Paper Lanterns, Lilac Paper Lanterns and Burlap Print Paper Lanterns.

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

Rustic Lavender & Lace Wedding

A Modern Inspired Bridal Shower

28 Jul 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Modern Bridal Shower Ideas

We’re heading into wedding season and now is the time for lots of bridal showers to plan! If you are planning a bridal shower and need some ideas on what to do, then this post is for you! Today I’m going to share with you my ideas on hosting a modern bridal shower with a trendy color palette of black and white stripes, aqua, pink and gold! To make it even more fun, I’ve given it a “Charmed” theme including charmed flowerpot DIY decor and fun charm bracelet guest activities.

What You’ll Need:

  • Goldtone Inspiring Charms Expandable Bracelets
  • Goldtone Fun Charms
  • Goldtone Word Charms
  • Gold Baker’s Twine
  • DIY Ceramic Flowerpots
  • Goldtone Fun Connectors
  • Gold, Aqua and Pink Napkins
  • Round Metallic Gold Dinner Plates
  • Black Striped Square Dessert Plates
  • Clear Bottle Vases
  • Gold Foil Striped Paper Lanterns
  • Black Striped Paper Lanterns
  • Mint Green Striped Paper Lanterns
  • Gold Caramel Chocolate Balls
  • Black & Gold Glitter Wedding Craft Bags
  • Glass Jar Set
  • Clear Candy Scoop Set
  • Mini Black Striped Popcorn Boxes
  • Black Candy-Coated Chocolates
  • White Candy-Coated Chocolates

 

Setting Up The Party

It can sometimes be intimidating to host a party in your home, but if you use these tips, it’s easier than you think. TIP: Use the furniture you already have in your home to create party stations. Here I used a few bar carts I have around my house to set up a Popcorn Mix-In Bar, Charmed Craft Table and Mini Dessert Table. If you don’t have bar carts, you could also set up party stations on sofa tables, bookcases and counters. Use your dining table as the party’s main seating area and you’re all set!

Decorating The Shower

When decorating your shower, first decide on a theme and color palette. This is my favorite part of planning any party. I normally start with an inspiration piece and when my friends at Oriental Trading challenged me to design a bridal around this set of 2-sided gold, aqua and pink napkins, I was all in! I now had my inspiration for the shower’s color palette. To give the shower a modern feel, I decided to add a bold pattern of black and white stripes to the design which is very on trend right now. Then I did what we all love to do…I scoured Oriental Trading’s website for fabulous tableware to go with the napkins for an amazing place setting like these gold metallic paper dinner plates and black and white square dessert plates.

Gold Aqua Black and White Partyware

To add some pop and sparkle to the dining table (every girl needs a little sparkle, right?) I decided to use an aqua sequin tablecloth and a bold black and white striped table runner I already own. Place gold mintand black and white striped paper lanterns all around the party space that match the shower’s colors. This is such an easy and inexpensive way to add a festive touch to any party space.

Next, it’s all about layering to create a dynamic place setting. I started with a sparkly gold place mat then topped it with aqua chargers, gold round dinner plates, a square black and white striped plate then topped it with the square dessert napkin. I also placed a pink and gold napkin topped with gold cutlery at each place setting. How amazing does this look? TIP: Disposable cutlery, napkins and plates paired with higher end items like charger plates and linen gives your table a chic “look for less”!

Black White Gold and Aqua Party SuppliesModern Bridal Shower Placesetting

DIY Charmed Flowerpot Centerpiece

Next, it’s time to design the centerpieces for the table. I love how this set of clear bottle vases look paired with a single flower in each. Since the main centerpiece has some height to it, I decided to pair it with shorter complimentary centerpieces to fill out the table. Here I thought it would be fun to create “charmed flower pots” to keep with the “Charmed” theme.

DIY Charmed Flowerpots

Bridal Shower Flower Vase Centerpiece

Aqua Flower Arrangements

Modern Bridal Shower Dining Table 2

Bridal Shower Flower Centerpiece

Charmed Shower Craft Activity & Favors

Give your guests a fun craft activity that everyone can do at the shower and then take home with them. Set all the craft supplies up on a table to add additional decor to your shower. Guests made their own charmed flower pots and charm bracelets. You can check out my DIY post here for a shopping list and instructions on what you’ll need to make these gorgeous charm bracelets.

Paper Lantern Bridal Shower Decorations

DIY Charmed Gold Flowerpots

Bridal Shower Charm Bracelet Craft Activity

Bridal Shower Craft - Gold Charm Bracelets

Gold Charm Bracelet Party Favor

Set Up Snack and Dessert Stations

Be sure to have a variety of sweet treats for your guests to enjoy during the party. One of my favorite & easy snack ideas to whip up for a party are these Sweet & Salty Popcorn Mix-Ins. Setting up a mini dessert station is super easy with these small apothecary style glass jar set, clear candy scoops and candy from Oriental Trading. The jars are smaller than normal size apothecary jars which makes them more economical when setting up a mini dessert station. Fill the jars with candy like these gold caramel chocolate balls that match your shower’s decor. Don’t forget to have take home bags available for your guests to carry their flower pots and take home sweet treats in. How amazing are these black & gold glitter wedding bags? They fit with the shower’s decor perfectly!

Bridal Shower Popcorn Bar

Black and White Striped Popcorn Boxes

Bridal Shower Dessert Table

Gold Caramel Chocolate Balls

Pink and Gold Cupcakes

Apothecary Candy Jars

Gold and Aqua Napkins

I hope this post has given you a lot of ideas for your next bridal shower.

Photography and styling by Tonya Coleman.

KATE + BEN’S WEDDING

27 Jul 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas
Kate + Ben’s wedding embodies effortless charm and elegance. Replete with sparkling Bridesmaids gowns and a truly stunning backdrop, this celebration — photographed by A Visual Anthology — strikes the balance between Gatsby glamour and the warmth of a backyard wedding.

Dreamy South African Orchard Wedding

27 Jul 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Vanilla Photography

Jadine and Byron were surrounded by soft petals, gorgeous light, and loved ones for their dreamy South African orchard wedding. It’s clear that this couple is so in love, and the elements of their wedding reflect that sweet tenderness the newlyweds share. From a peony bridal bouquet to sequin Bridesmaids dresses, Bron Fourie of Vanilla Photography captured the wedding details that make Jadine and Byron’s affair unforgettable.

The Couple: Jadine and Byron

The Wedding: The Litchi Orchard, Salt Rock, South Africa

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

The Moment: “Seeing each other for the first time was such a special moment – cheesy we know. We loved everything about our wedding and will cherish the memories forever.

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

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Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

 

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

The Inspiration: “Jadine is absolutely addicted to Pinterest and I think she planned her whole wedding before she had been proposed to. We wanted it to be fun, memorable and full of things we love. From the ceremony to the garden party and the reception, we tried to make it as personal and as much of a representation of us. We wanted a rustic feel with an elegant twist, we used raw woods, blush and gold/champagne tones with a lot of candle light to set the mood. Our special day turned out to be better than we imagined.

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

The Couple Recommends: “We could not have asked for a more professional talented group of people that made our wedding so perfect. You can see the photos, they speak for themselves, these women involved are far too good at what they do. Thank you for making our day so special and unforgettable.

Vanilla Photography

Vanilla Photography

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Vanilla Photography
Venue – The Litchi Orchard
Event Coordination – Adore Weddings and Events
Floral Design – Adore Weddings and Events
Catering – JDS Events
Cake – Lemon Canary
Officiant – Bruce Hughes
DJ – Greig Lupke
Live Band – Gareth Purchase
Photo Booth – Retrobooth
Makeup Artistry – Camilla Smith
Hair Styling – Blue Taboo Hair & Style Studio
Bridal Apparel – Casey Jeanne
Groom’s Apparel – Zara
Favors – DeWaal Wines
Groom’s Ring – Vena Amoris

I seriously cannot get over how beautiful Jadine and her sparkling Bridesmaids look in these images! Hiring an expert team of professionals, from the planner, to the photographer, to the beautifiers can make all the difference. For more beauty from our blog, be sure to take a look at Ashleigh and Stasi’s gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa.

18 Creative Proposal Ideas

27 Jul 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

The story of how you proposed will be always in your memory, because it is incredible happy and romantic moment in couple’s life. Here you find some unbelievably sweet, lovely and perfect creative proposal ideas. Be inspired to great action!

Romantic Boat & Beach Proposal Ideas

Source: Oh So Perfect Proposal via instagram, Studio Phosart Photography, Missmelissa Lynn via instagram

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creative beach proposal ideas 3
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Source: Anna Sachs via instagram, Frenzel Studios Photography, Christina Marie via instagram

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Creative Proposal Ideas

Source: Slava Mishura Photography, Jackie Schultz via instagram, Hanna Campbell via instagram

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creative marriage proposal ideas 2

Source: Jessica Janae Photography , Mike via instagram, Ash Fox Photography

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Outdoor Marriage Proposal Ideas

Source: Loi Vo Photography , Julia Green Photography, Isaac Gautschi Photography

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Source: J.M.Hunter Photography , Elizabeth Looney Photography , CaraVPhoto Photography

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18 Real Brides In Ines Di Santo Wedding Dresses

27 Jul 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses

Today we wanted to share with you the glamorous and chic wedding gowns by Ines Di Santo. Their bridal gowns are the epitome of high fashion and femininity. Ines Di Santo Wedding Dresses are for the bride who wants look simple and romantic yet totally luxuriously at the same time. Take a look below at some of the wonderful real brides who wear Ines Di Santo!

 Beautiful Mermaid Wedding Dresses

Source: Ines Di Santo

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Source: Ines Di Santo

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Ball Gown Lace Wedding Dresses

Source: Ines Di Santo

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Source: Ines Di Santo

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Brides in Ines Di Santo Wedding Dresses

Source: Ines Di Santo

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Source: Ines Di Santo

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20 Awesome Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyle Ideas

27 Jul 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Hair

Half up, half down hairstyles are type of styles that are suitable for almost any bridal style: modern, classic, boho chic, beach,vintage and so on. A half look is very beautiful with a romantic twist, no matter which idea you choose. Check out these fascinating half up half down hairstyle ideas for inspiration!

super easy boho wedding hairstyles

via Google Image

stylish side-ponytail braided half up do wedding hairstyles

via Hair Stylo

stunning half up half down wedding hairstyles

viaWedding Forward

stunning half up curly wedding hairstyles

via Wedding Forward

half-up woven braid wedding hairstyles

via Mod Wedding

20 gorgeous half up half down wedding hairstyle ideas

gorgeous half up half down wedding hairstyle

via Mod Wedding

gorgeous half down loose curls wedding hairstyles

via Belle The Magazine

flower braid half up do wedding hairstyle ideas

via Luxy Hair

fishtail half up half down wedding hairstyle ideas for brides

via Belle The Magazine

elegant bridal half up hairstyles

via Wedding Forward

beautiful wedding half updo hairstyles

via Wedding Forward

super easy long hairstyle for weddings

via Meet The Best You

beautiful half up half down wedding hairstyles

via Wedding Forward

amazing half up half down wedding hairstyles

via Wedding Party App

20 fasinating amazing half up half down wedding hairstyles

Photo Credits : via Wedd Book /via Happy Wed /via Stay Glam / The Right Hairstyles 

via Moncheri Bridals

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