Nina and Sergery were engaged on Valentine’s Day and married six months later at Pema Osel Ling Retreat Center in a secluded redwood grove. The bride’s favorite detail from the day? “I loved my dress,” she said. “I wanted to have something simple but unique, and that dress was it.” During the ceremony, they was surprised with a speech from their officiant about them being secret agents from other planets. “It was hilarious,” she said. In order to make their day personal and a reflection of them as a couple, they also wrote each other letters and sealed them in a box along with a bottle of wine to open on their 10th anniversary. Guests enjoyed a semi-vegetarian meal and went home with a “tie the knot” kit, since Nina and Sergery are both into backpacking and hiking.
What if I were getting married close to Christmas? The following would be my inspiration for a near Christmas wedding with dark green and gold.
I am quite happy with when and where we’re getting married, so don’t think this is my dream wedding. It’s just something that I think is beautiful. So if anyone needs Christmas wedding inspiration, feel free to share!
Newport, RI mansion at Christmas. Photo from blog.newenglandbirdhouse.com
It’s officially my favorite time of year – Fall! Fall is obviously the favorite of many brides-to-be, too, because Fall has become the new “it” season to get married in. I didn’t have a single summer wedding to attend as a guest this year, but last weekend I started with wedding number one of four in the Autumn months!! For those of you planning Fall weddings for next year, take a look at some of the trends I think are becoming popular right now:
1. Plantable Paper – In keeping with the “green” movement, this trend not only helps the environment by making the paper useful after they are sent, but it adds the much needed texture Fall weddings crave!
Plantable Paper Invitation by baci designer stationery + events
2. Sewn Stationery – It’s as simple as it looks, just run your paper pieces through your sewing machine to add a little something extra to your day!
As you may have read in some of my prior posts, I was invited to be a “bridesmatron” in my friend’s wedding this summer. Let’s just call this friend “Green”, because that’s her favorite color! Green’s mom did a great job organizing Green’s bridal shower, and included a lot of personal touches that I wanted to share with the garden! There was marriage advice collected on pieces of paper that got folded up and put into a picnic basket with some picnic essentials, there was bridal bingo with scratch-off lotto tickets for the winners, there was a beautifully framed picture of Green and her fiance placed at the escort card table for all guests to see upon their arrival, there were green decorations at the tables and on the cake, there was a raffle for each table’s 3-piece candle set centerpiece (which I won!) and there were of course favors. Green’s ceremony was held outdoors in Long Island in late August (more to come on that!), so Green’s mom gave each shower guest a beautiful wooden fan to help keep cool at the ceremony:
Photo taken by Me
Along with the fan came this cute poem:
Thank you for attending Green’s shower.
Now, we are looking forward to that special hour!
Please bring this fan as we celebrate the joining
of Green and her mate, on August 28th!