I am in love with these Lela Rose bridesmaid dresses. The chiffon, the rosette details, the varying styles…what’s not to love!? I think having your bridesmaids each wear a different style all in the same color would be so chic. I have to admit, my own bridesmaids wore one of these styles, and they looked fabulous, if I do say so myself.
I absolutely love Emersonmade and all of the little floral pieces they make. You can adorn your shoes, dress, hair, bag, favors…the possibilities are endless! I bought one of the small floral hair clips for my bridesmaids and they wore them for the wedding in their hair, and one of them told me they wore their flower last weekend. Just for fun. Love that.
I’m loving these DIY home projects featured here on Country Living. There are so many simple and fun ones to choose from, but here are my favorites:
Hanky Table Runner:
I just spent $35 this weekend at the Rose Bowl flea market for a real french feed sack table runner, and you could make one for a fraction of the cost! All you need is a canvas table cloth, whatever color paint you want (I like it in blue), and a stencil or yard stick to paint the straight lines. Genuis.
Brides-to-be always think about their bouquets and wedding flowers, but the boutonnieres are often overlooked. I know I didn’t give much guidance to my florist in that department, and it was the only part of our florals I was disappointed with. I wish I had put more thought into giving the boutonnieres some personality. Here are some examples of ways to give the groom some style:
I love the use of unexpected materials: fiddle fern, wheat, succulents, feathers. I also love the pops of color, either in the tie or the boutonniere. And the big fluffy blooms give a touch of femininity to the otherwise masculine attire.
Years ago I went to a friend’s wedding, and she and her bridesmaids all carried bouquets of baby’s breath. Yes, just baby’s breath. And I LOVED it. It was so simple and chic and unexpected. I know most of us pick baby’s breath out of bouquets the second they are delivered, but there is something so lovely when you put a bunch of baby’s breath together alone. I was reminded of this recently, when I saw this wedding featured on JL Designs blog.
Here is some beautiful ceremony and reception decor featuring baby’s breath, done by JL Designs:
Baby’s breath also makes for a beautiful bouquet: