Happy Thanksgiving Travelers + Friends!

Today is Thanksgiving here in the US and we just wanted to say how thankful we are for each and every one of you who read this blog, submit to the blog and share your stories with us.  We love seeing the world with you!  Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving with your families and fiances!

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{Photos: Wreath: Just Another Day in Paradise, Place Card: Minted, Table: Savvy Southern Style, Cookies: Glorious Treats, Pies: MS}


Balloon Wedding Ideas

Fly off to your destination wedding with these amazing balloon wedding ideas! From save the dates to wedding invites, from the cake (balloon cake toppers!), to your wedding reception tables, you can incorporate balloons into your wedding day. Balloons are festive, fun, and given the right color– can become elegant additions to your wedding decor (not to mention, they make wedding photographs absolutely adorable!). Will you be incorporating balloons into your wedding?

balloon wedding ideas

{Photos: Wedding tables: Avery House Photography, Balloon Wedding Portrait: Avery House Photography via 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Save the Date: Under Consideration, Pink and Silver Balloon Wedding Shot: Ellen Ho Photography, Wedding Invitation: Ben Q Photography via Blue Eye Brown Eye}



Guest Ideas – Scented Towels

Destination weddings are great opportunities to surprise your guests with little welcoming details to make their experience extraordinary.  Enter the scented hand towel.  When guests walk up to the ceremony, dig through their swanky swag bag (aka welcome bag), give them something sweet-smelling and refreshing to towel off with.  Scented Towels are the newest and easiest way to get a quick clean up while you are running around!  Alcohol-free, biodegradable and lemon oil infused, Scented Towels come in many succulent scents like lemon, lavender, peach-mango and unscented for those of you who prefer the plain Jane.   And each is designed in a packet color coordinating with it’s flavor, so you can match your sets right now to your wedding flowers.

{Rolled Towels: Mi Belle Photography via Occasions, Packaged Towels: Scented Towel, Logo: Scented Towel, Group Eating: Echard Wheeler Photography, Ceremony Table: Robert Evans Photography, Wedding Party: Chandeliers at Beach House 27}

How convenient would it be to have a Scented Towel tucked away in your clutch after stuffing cake in your hubby’s face? Easy access packaging, along with the ability to be heated or cooled creates a very user-friendly product that guests will love. Having your wedding on the beach on a hot day? Distribute them to your guests for a great way to cool off. Partying hard on the dance floor? Scented Towels is a quick and easy way to clean off and ensure that your guests have a comfortable experience.  It’s the little things that leave a lasting impression!


French Lace Inspired Weddings

Oh La La, planning a wedding in France? What better way to honor this beautiful and influentially fashionable country than by incorporating French Lace into your designs?!

Spreading from fashion and accessories to décor and interior design, French lace has been a very prominent fabric used in the Parisian lifestyle (and wedding dresses worldwide). Solstiss (the makers of Princess Kate’s bridal lace) really knew what they were doing when they fabricated this textile. Stopping in a café for a croissant or a macaroon? You will most likely see a French lace tablecloth or maybe some beautifully designed curtains. This ornate, yet delicate fabric is the perfect trademark for such a beautiful culture – and your wedding day too! You can incorporate this lovely detail into your wedding in many ways – lace décor pieces add the perfect contrast to a black and white photo or a crystal chandelier. You could even match a lovely pair of intricate heels to add that perfect touch to your lace gown.

parisian lace{Eiffel Tower: Flickr, Shoes: The Chriselle Factor, Chandelier: We Heart It, Cake: Call Me Cupcake, Umbrella: Pretty Life, Dress: Temperly London, Dress Train: Pretty Little Wildfox}

Want to feel like a real Parisian? French lace could be your way. Wow your guests with creative use of the lace in non-expected places and add texture and layers not only to your look, but your ceremony and reception too!


Lavender Wedding Ideas

Lavender is known to soothe, relax, and can even be used as a remedy to sleep.  It’s lovely color and timeless beauty (whether fresh or dried) makes it a wonderful addition to a wedding.  Lavender has origins across the globe, from Africa and Asia to the Mediterranean and Southern Europe (in ancient times it was even considered a holy herb).  So with its worldly roots, we thought it would make an excellent accent to a destination wedding of course!  Whether in fields in the South of France or touching down in Greece, a little lavender goes a long way to make a lasting impression.

In your wedding ceremony, consider utilizing the herb in bouquets, boutonnieres, potted plants at the altar, or hanging from the pews of a church, the ideas are endless!

lavender weddings{Photos: Bride & Groom: Things I Love About Weddings, Bouquet: Ritzy Bee, Box of Boutinierres: Amy & Stewart via SMP, Men’s Boutinierre & Bridesmaid: Samm Blake via SMP, Pots in Aisle: Project Wedding}

For your reception, adorn your tables with centerpieces – potted or in a variety of styles of vases and dinner will smell as sweet as it looks.  Spice up your cocktails with a hint of lavender, infuse it into your menu options (think cheese), opt for lavender flavored macaroons or even dress up your croquembouche or traditional American wedding cake with the sweet smell of lavender.  Yum!  For favors?  Muslin sacks filled with lavender seeds to keep in drawers back home (or use these to toss at the ceremony); and when putting together welcome bags, why not include a lavender eye mask to help guests recover from that jet lag?  Oh how we love the look of lavender!

lavender wedding flowers{Photos: Potted Lavender: Helen Carter Weddings, Glass Vases Centerpiece: This is Glamorous, Multiple White Vases of Lavender: Samm Blake via SMP, Chair Tie: A Floral, Cocktails: This Side of Lovely, Croquembouche: Swoon!, Macaroons: Cut Out + Keep, Wedding Cake: Amy & Stewart via SMP, Sashet: Martha Stewart Weddings, Do Not Disturb: Centsational Girl}