Elephants in Your Event

Whether you’re planning on a Indian wedding ceremony using an elephant or saying I do on Safari (or bringing the safari to you), we’ve got a few fun ways to weave in our friends, the elephant into your big day!  In many cultures, the friendly creatures represent strength, loyalty, and even a cooperative spirit – all things you’ll want in your marriage!

elephant wedding ideas

{Photos: Invitation: Lisa Hourin via Alchemy Events, Couple: Corbin Gurkin via SMP, Ceremony: Nisie’s Enchanted Florist, Right Tabletop: Heather Waraksa + Dave Robbins Photography via SMP, Bottom Left Tabletop: Photo Pink via Ruffled, Cake: Heather Barranco Dreamcakes}

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Warm Up with These Winter Cocktails

Lately, we’ve been slightly obsessed with the idea of snowy white, winter wonderland wedding. Whether it’s in the Alps, the Andes, or the Rockies, these winter cocktails will be sure to warm you and your guests up. You can debut one as your signature drink during cocktail hour or offer it to guests at dessert. We especially love the winter white snowball martini, complete with cotton candy snowball, pumpkin spice white Russian, and Hot Apple Pie cocktail. So try these traditional holiday drinks with a twist, and get the party started!

Winter Cocktails

{Top Row Left: Tasty Kitchen, Right: Style Within Reach, Second Row: Locanda, Third Row Left: The Fairmont San Francisco, Right: The Wicked Noodle, Fourth Row: 15 Romolo, Bottom Row Left: Elixir, Right: Nutmeg Nanny}

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Cozy Christmas Wedding Ideas

If you’re planning your winter destination nuptials, the holidays are the perfect time to do it! With all your family and friends together, what better way to celebrate Christmas then with a cozy and intimate festive affair? Even if your wedding is in another country, you can bring Christmas with you by incorporating traditional ideas, like these ornament escort cards (that we absolutely love!) or a gold disk and spruce, pine, or fir leaf backdrop for a subtle, yet striking effect. Keep warm from the snow in a cozy lodge ceremony and reception adorned with hundreds of dreamy candles.

christmas wedding

{Top Row Left: Shari & Mike Photographers via Ruffled, Right: Rebecca Hollis Photography, Middle Row:Lauren Fair Photography via The Knot, Bottom Row Left: Caroline Frost Photography via SMP, Right: Tree of Life Films via Ruffled}

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Pantone 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

Pantone recently announced their new color of the year for 2014, “marsala”, which is sure to grace the pages of Vogue and stores around the world. It has been seen in various fashion shows, beauty, and interior decor trends, so what better way to celebrate and bring in the new year with a wedding post inspired by Pantone 18-1438? This rich, wine red color emulates sophistication and luxury and is sure to stimulate the body, soul, and mind through its elegant hue. Master the “rustic elegance” look in your forest or mountain wedding, or add a sophisticated pop of color to your winter wonderland nuptials.

Pantone Color of the Year Inspiration

{Top Row Left:Rebecca Wedding Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Right:Lani Elias via Magnolia Rouge, Second Row:Eric Ronald Photography, Third Row Left: Yolandé Marx Photography via The Pretty Blog, Right:Erica B. Photography via Bridal Musings, Bottom Row:Erica B. Photography via Bridal Musings}

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Coral and Navy Blue Destination I Do’s

Whether your destination wedding is nautical in nature or not, that doesn’t mean navy blue can’t be a key part of the prettiness in your palette (especially this winter season).  What about a blue hue paired with pink!?  We love the exotic (yet oh, so preppy) look of these colors paired together.  They look great as a standalone palette and theme or mix in some patterns like stripes, spots or chevron too!  A great mix of the masculine and feminine together!  What colors will you choose this season?

coral and navy weddings

{Photos: Couple: Naomi Kenton via Love My Dress, Bouquet: Palos Studio via SMP, Bridal Party: Wendy Alana via Wedding Wire, Tabletop: Nicole Haley via Munaluchi Bride, Cake: Relax Pics}

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