When everyoneâ€™s poring over (and pinning) the same wedding ideas, itâ€™s time for some fresh inspiration! Use our one-of-a-kind suggestions to create a bold, new big day.
White is lovely, but itâ€™s not the only optionâ€”thereâ€™s a whole rainbow out there. This ethereal silk-taffeta â€śJudithâ€ť gown by Tara LaTour stands out and serves as a stunning something blue. Plus, the designer will customize the neckline styleâ€”straight, sweetheart, or otherwiseâ€”to your liking.
Transport your wedding guests to a magical place by lining the entryway to the ceremony with flowering branches. These tall glass cylinders, which we painted gray, can hold cherry, birch, or any seasonal flowering option. For a leafy experience, go sans blooms. Choose bare boughs for a rustic effect, or spray-paint them white or metallic for a winter celebration. At the reception, use them again to flank the entrance, bar, or escort-card table.
You'll be the talk of the town before saying "I do" with our customizable newspaper program. First, download our template. Then, personalize it with photos and anything from the story of how you met to the inside scoop on the receptionâ€™s festivities (here, the back page gives a heads-up about the artist who will be drawing everyoneâ€™s portrait). Send the file to a printer so they can turn it into a New York Timesâ€“size souvenir that guests will find on their ceremony seats.
Who says a bouquet has to be dainty and round? This jaw- dropping four-footer stays light and airy thanks to naturally curving spirea vines (baby birch branches would work nicely, too). The flowers include lightweight clematis, bleeding hearts, jasmine, and scabiosas, and two kinds of roses on top. The fragrant blossoms will leave a lingering scent as you walk down the aisle.
Johanna Johnson â€śKennedyâ€ť gown.
An escort card bearing a vintage initial pin can double as a fun favor. Inexpensive metal varieties can be found on Etsy, Ebay, Amazon, or at flea markets. To make them look cohesive, give each two coats of enamel paint in your day-of colors. Then, secure them to card stock printed with attendeesâ€™ names and assigned table numbers.
Thereâ€™s something sensational about a singular palette. To get this look at your reception, pick a favorite shade and partner it with like-minded flowers and fabrics. Head to Party Rental Ltd. for inexpensive linensâ€”they have myriad options to match your scheme. Then, spray-paint a few items, like these vases and the faux-apple favors, to coordinate. Mask off a band at the top of the vessels with tape, and spray-paint to achieve the dipped effect.
Herdmar â€śPerugia Sandblastâ€ť flatware (available at pickardchina.com). CB2 glass vases. â€śGreen Deliciousâ€ť foam apples, barnardltd.com. Montana Gold spray paint in Frozen Strawberry, artistspraycolor.com. â€śLa Marieâ€ť chair, taylorcreativeinc.com.
You could capture the good times on film, but why not hire a local artist to draw each guestâ€™s portrait? Itâ€™s fun for everyone to watch them take shape, and theyâ€™ll go home with their very own Mona Lisa. In the New York City area, you can tap artist Bil Donovan. outside the Big Apple, contact the Society of Illustrators or nearby art schools for suggestions.
Instead of one giant traditional cake, serve a variety of little onesâ€”either one per table, or a few to offer a delirious choice of flavors. Ordering smaller, unique confections from a local bakery is likely to be a more budget-friendly alternative. Everybody will get a kick out of the spectacle of the waitstaff making a grand entrance with the goodies aloft.
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