The Splendid, Reagalcore Wedding Of Nicole And Drew Alleman

The city of impressive urbanscape, Houston, is as inviting as it is wonderful. The large skyscrapers, Beyonce’s hometown, and NASA have much to offer.  The tithing about Houston is, it is perfect for city life with a twist of country, the love of rodeos, and bustling city life, all blended in a quirky mix, and it is wonderful. On September 9th, 2022, our Houston photographer had the chance to meet a beautiful couple. The day of the wedding was as perfect as one can imagine, crisp, clear, and just beautiful. Dressed to nine, the couple tied the knot among their closest friends and family. With happy smiles and cheers plastered on their faces, the day went smoothly, and the newlywed couple enjoyed the day they had planned so carefully. Before we take you through the magical day’s events, let’s get this out in the open, the wedding day was dressed in classy colors, the couple’s outfits were not only lovely but fashionable and the day was a great celebration of love.

Houston is one of those cities that has much to offer. A great place to see things, and create memories. From dining and shopping to beautiful tourist attractions, the city has much to offer. Above all, the natural abundance of the city is perfect for a date, photos, and spending time surrounded by nothing but nature, away from the daily grind. For the wedding, the couple chose a wonderful wedding reception, The Astorian. The venue was everything you’d expect of an amazing wedding venue, high ceilings, artistic details, and mesmerizing charm. The couple’s choice of a regal-esque wedding celebration was reflected in the choice of their wedding venue and wedding details. The Astorian was established back in the mid-1900s, and today stands as a throwback to the 1920’s glam and charm. The venue is complete with beautiful lawns, an amazing fountain at the entrance, artwork displays from some of the best artists, handmade mosaics, sculptures, large banquet halls, floating lights in the ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling windows. From the moment you set your eyes on the venue, you’d know this is the dream location for a celebration of love, joy, and a new beginning. The venue welcomes you with open arms and transports you to a different time and place. The alluring charms of the wedding venue paired with the lovely black, bronze, and white wedding theme chosen by the couple gave us the chance to witness a beautifully romantic wedding.

The wedding day details were simple, yet extravagant. Sophia and Drew had decided to have their wedding ceremony and the reception in the same venue. The wedding ceremony was to take place in a different area, yet close to the reception area. Although the couple decided to have an indoor wedding ceremony, the couple had picked out a perfect wedding arbor for their nuptials. The big arbor was dressed in greenery, white, and peach flowers. The combination of the flowers was similar to the floral decor details in the wedding reception as well. To make the wedding decor even pettier, the couple picked out some lovely white drapes. The couple chose to have their wedding ceremony’s entrance as well, which separated the wedding ceremony from the reception, giving it a wonderful look. A floral hand-tied bouquet was used as overhanging decor for the entrance. For the wedding reception’s tablescape, the couple chose to keep things minimal and classy. Every table had a centerpiece, created out of similar flowers and greenery. However, the only difference was the couple chose a long-stemmed centerpiece and a smaller one, to be placed on the table. These arrangements were placed alternatively on the tables! To make the tablescape dreamier, the couple chose to add small candles, placed on the tables. The candle holders were gold stemmed with a clear holder to cover them. Similar to the wedding arbor, the couple had picked out a beautiful greenery backdrop for the reception venue, bordered by floral details and neon signage. The neon signage was a nod to Sophia and Drew’s last name, The Allemans. Cursive neon pink signage on a greenery backdrop was just perfect for the reception!

Before Sophia Nowicki took her soulmate’s last name, the day began with much anticipation. The wedding ceremony was to take place in the evening, so the couple decided to get dressed in the afternoon for the day. They chose to dress separately. Before our photographer took some getting-ready photos of the couple, they decided to take some detailed photos of the decor. Starting with the wedding ring, our photographer captured every detail that went into creating the day! The diamond-encrusted ring suited the soon-to-be bride well. Next, our wedding photographer took photos of the wedding invites the couple had sent to their friends and family. The ash-blue envelope fit charmingly well with their wedding theme. The wedding invitations were simple and bore a resemblance to the wedding theme colors with white background of the cards with golden borders and cursive letters. Sophia’s wedding day shoes and her perfume for the day were set together with the lace ribbons as well. Additionally, our photographer decided to take a photo of the wedding stationery, rings, and jewelry for the day. Before the bride arrived, our wedding photographer took some detailed shots of the wedding dress as well.

Sophia had picked out a wonderful white plunge dress with a train and lace sleeves. The lace sleeves had floral details. To make her day perfect, she had also picked out a lovely dress hanger with Mrs. Alleman written on it. The name was joined with a heart. For their getting-ready photos, the bride was dressed in a satin white set, the bridesmaids had pink satin robes, the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom wore a beautiful white satin robe with speckles of pink, purple and blue, while the flower girls chose pretty shorts. Before getting dressed for the wedding, the bride and her party sat down for a quick chat and went over the day’s events. As everyone was starting to get dressed, the bride sat down to get her make-up in place for the day. Sophia decided to go for a dramatic make-up look, with a heavy emphasis on her eyes. As Sophia’s make-up artist was helping her put on the make-up, the flower girls, bridesmaids, and the mother of the bride and groom got dressed. All of them helped Sophia put on her wedding dress. Sophia couldn’t stop smiling. Her mother and the groom’s mother looked at the bride-to-be with warm eyes and an even warmer smile. As the bride put on her earrings, she sat down to get her hair accessory fixed. Her earrings and the hair accessory went well together. The make-up artist helped Sophia fix the hairpiece, and then she was ready to go! The bride’s father was waiting right outside for her. As Sophia stepped out of the dressing room, her father looked at his daughter and smiled. His daughter looked as beautiful as always. Sighing, he slowly took his daughter’s hands in his and kissed them. Smiling at her father’s expression, Sophia smiled softly. The father of the bride was dressed in a midnight black tuxedo, paired with a black bow tie. Before making her way down to the wedding ceremony, the bride stopped for a few photos. Styling her wedding dress’ train in a way to make it look like a mermaid’s tail, she took the center spot as her bridesmaids, and one of her guy friends, who was also a bridesmaid, took their place around her in the group photo. All of the bridesmaids were dressed in blush pink outfits. Then, she posed for bridal portrait photos. Before making her way down to the wedding ceremony venue, Sophia put on her veil. Her chapel-length veil went well with her mermaid-like wedding dress.

As the bride had been dressing up, the groom had been too. The boys and the groom took no time dressing up for the occasion. Just like the girls, they sat down for a chat and talked about their old memories. As the time for the wedding ceremony drew closer, Drew and his groomsmen put on their outfits for the day. The groom and the groomsmen had decided to wear classy all-black suits with white dress shirts. To make the groom stand out from his groomsmen, the groom put on a bow tie. The boys completed their outfits with black dress shoes. Before meeting his soon-to-be wife, Drew sat down in a corner of the dressing room, thinking about the day that was to follow and the beautiful memories he will be creating! His smile couldn’t contain the excitement he felt for the day. Before the bride arrived and the wedding ceremony could start, Drew posed for some portraits as well! Posing under the right conditions, he smiled at the camera and then posed with a poised looking-away-from-the-camera pose. Then for the last photo, before the wedding ceremony could start, he posed with his groomsmen! The group of groomsmen spread out in the space to add a dramatic effect to their group photo.

And before they knew it, it was time for the wedding ceremony to begin. The guests found their spots in the chairs, and the groom and his groomsmen stood at the altar, waiting for the bride to come walking down the aisle. As the room rested in a silent murmur, the groom’s eyes remained fixated on the door, waiting for the love of his life to walk in at any given moment. And then, he heard the music start, and he knew Sophia was about to enter. Softly easing his shoulders, Drew waited a little longer. The drapes separated, and Sophia walked in, arm in arm, with her father. Her large cascading bouquet of white flowers and greenery bobbed up and down as she walked. The room full of wedding guests’ murmurs fell silent as the bride walked down the aisle, and Drew couldn’t stop his broad smile. It was easy to imagine what Drew must be thinking at that moment, as he saw her walk towards him, towards a new life the both of them were going to start together. As she reached the altar, Drew stretched out his hand, to help her onto the altar, and smiled softly at her. Taking his arm, she softly giggled and took her spot next to him. During the ceremony, the guests held their breaths as the couple took their vows. Both of their vows moved their parents to tears. And when the officiant anointed, “you may kiss the bride,” the couple did just that and the entire room erupted in happy cheers and claps. With smiles on their faces, the two slowly walked down the aisle as a married couple.

Before the wedding reception took place, the guests and the newlywed couple took some time off. The bride and groom decided that it would be the perfect time to take some wedding photos. As the groom and the bride sat down for a few minutes before posing for the photos, our wedding photographer took some wedding detail photos. The couple had gone above and beyond to maintain the charmingly classy aesthetic for their wedding. The reception decor details included old-school mantle clocks and some interesting splashes of modernistic details. The couple chose to have a rustic wooden box in white for their wedding guests to leave them some heartfelt messages for the day. Also, the couple had a barcode display for “honeymoon funds” for the guests to scan and leave them a present. The wedding dinner table for the couple was decorated similarly to the other tables. The signage on the chairs was interestingly witty. Instead of going for the “Mr. and Mrs.” or “His and Her” chair signages, they chose to add a “reserved for the bride” and “reserved for the groom” signage for their chairs. To top it off the couple are pet parents, and as a way to include their pets in their wedding, the two decided to add some details with their pets! They had a biscuit station, and the signage had two cute photos of their pets. Apart from that, they always had realistic pet figurines placed on their wedding cake. What’s more, there was a delicately designed stadium to pay homage to LSU among the wedding decor and details.

Before the reception party commenced, the happily married couple posed with the family. Taking turns, the parents of the bride and groom took a photo with the couple on their wedding day. And then, the couple took some photos with each other. Sophia and Drew were super easy to photograph. With their natural smiles and zeal, the two looked made for each other. And when the two had posed for some lovely couple photos to remember their wedding, the groom and the bride posed with the bridesmaids. The fountain in the lawns. Right after taking a photo with the bridesmaids, the groom decided to add his groomsmen to the photo as well! The groomsmen took one side, and the bridesmaids took the other side. With the brightest smiles, the bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, and ring bearers, posed for the photo. Right after that, the bride posed with her maid of honor, before going back to her reception party. After Sophia was done taking photos with her closest friends and family, it was Drew’s turn. Drew posed with his best man and the ring bearer before returning to the reception venue for the reception party.

The bride had decided not to change for the wedding reception.  The couple’s entrance was as classy as their wedding day, simple and fun. They walked hand-in-hand, smiling and waving at their wedding guests. Before the party started, the couple took the dance floor for the first time, our photographer took their first dance photos for the two, capturing the moment so that they could revisit it whenever they wanted to. They danced along, somewhat floating on the dance floor, the newlywed couple just danced along to the tunes of their favorite song. As the two were done, the couple took turns dancing with their parents, before opening the floor to the wedding guests. As the wedding guests took to the floor to dance, Sophia and Drew found their table and sat down. Enjoying looking at their friends and family and enjoying the day they had so carefully planned, warmed their hearts. After getting a few drinks from the bar, the couple decided to start with the last activities of the day, the bouquet toss and the wedding cake-cutting ceremony! With a big smile, Sophia tossed the bouquet over her shoulder so one of the wedding guests could catch it. Then, it was time for the cake-cutting ceremony. The couple walked to their four-tier cake which was decorated with floral details and pet figurines, hand-in-hand. After the cake-cutting ceremony, Drew picked up Sophia and planted a kiss on her lips, the wedding guests cheered and clapped. Surrounded by the love of many, Drew and Sophia tied the knot and spent the night creating memories they will cherish forever.

Bohemian Wedding Makeup and Hairstyle Ideas For A Dreamy Bride!

Do you have a bohemian heart and feel drawn to nature, love being barefoot and wearing flowers in your hair? Are you full of whimsy in your day-to-day existence, and nothing more than to get lost in a dating every once in a while. If you are nodding along to all of the above questions chances are that you are a bohemian bride, and congrats, because you have stumbled along to just the right blog for you. Are you holding your wedding in the beautiful outdoors and close to nature? Are you inspired by natural elements as well as feathers, crystals, and old-world charm? Do you envision your wedding as non-traditional and enchanting? If so, bohemian is the perfect theme for your special day!

Who Is A Boho Bride? 

A boho bride is artistic, free-spirited, and romantic. She will love to wear clothes that feel natural and flowy, and there is nothing better than to maximize the use of nature as your backdrop with celestial details and even gemstones to create an enchanted, bohemian ambiance for your wedding. You want to take all the earthy, natural elements of a rustic wedding and infuse an eclectic, vintage feel. You’re looking for a gown with flair and well-thought-out elements. You love beading details and flowy skirts, but you don’t like structured corset tops. You want to move freely and dance the night away. Boho bride fashion is all about the carefree look. You can definitely picture yourself wearing a lace gown and admire all the various embellishments and patterns that can be used in wedding dresses, such as sparkling beading, illusion necklines or backs, layers of tulle, eyelet lace, floral themes, and geometric designs. You might be unknowingly pinning wildflower bouquets with a not-too-perfect look in your wedding Pinterest board. You appreciate many types of flowers and leaves and enjoy foraged bouquets and wild-shaped blossoms. With loose curls or a loose wispy braid, flower crowns and fresh floral combs, delicate brass wreaths, and handmade hair ornaments look stunning to you. You’d love to tie the knot in a venue like a breathtaking national park, on a tropical beach, or under the stars with glittering lights. These are all signs of a boho bride.

So, once you’ve got that beautiful venue for your boho wedding, you’ve nailed the décor, and you’ve found the perfect dress and shoes to match, all that’s left is deciding on the hair and makeup that will complete your bohemian wedding day look. Soft, long waves, braids, and boho accessories, such as flower crowns, ‘70s vintage hairpieces, and big earrings, are a huge wedding trend right now. Romantic blooms add color and texture to your carefree style. You can’t go wrong, so pick a hairstyle and a hairpiece that makes you feel effortlessly sexy. Here are some tips to achieve daytime and nighttime wedding makeup looks for the boho gypsy bride.

Boho Bridal Makeup Ideas

 

Boho Chic

For an unfussy bride, the main look that you’re going for is au naturel, so stick to neutral shades that bring out your complexion—think taupes, browns, and bronzes. This palette makes a stunning look no matter what time of day or night. A dewy face gives pretty bohemian vibes, so start off by moisturizing your face with cream or oil before applying a light, non-matte foundation. Use a concealer for what needs to be covered, but finish it by using a sheer powder for coverage, and allow those cute freckles to shine through. Fill in the eyebrows using powder. Penciling it in would create strong, solid lines, while soft powder will make your brows look more natural. Light, smokey, and monochromatic eyes can be achieved by blending, blending, and blending some more. Doing so with the entire face softens the edges, making them look more natural. You don’t want to look too golden, but rather just sunkissed, so layer a bronzer over light pink or peach blush on your cheeks to achieve a subtle glow. Your lips will tie the entire look together. Skip the lip liner and simply dab your favorite matte lipstick to create a nude lip instead of lathering it, and just top it off with a gloss. If you would like a little color to match your florals, you can also go for a sensual pink or coral lip that would still look natural.

Bohemian Glam

Laid-back can also be stylish. The bohemian theme incorporates natural shades with other elements such as textured metals, gemstones, and jewels, which are similar to the Art Deco style. This means that there are more hues that you can use to create an overall glamorous gypsy flair. Keep that fresh and light makeup as a base for your face and finish it with a natural, sunkissed look. But for a bohemian glam bride, the key is dramatic eyes and using lots of eyeshadow. While timeless brown and warm undertones are a go-to, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can opt for copper shades or metallic hues, or even a rich jewel tone, maybe pick a color tone from your bridal bouquet or the groom’s suit that will complement the muted colors of the wedding dress and entire setting. Add winged eyeliner and blend your eye color with a little gold or rose gold shimmer for a stunning gradient look. If you’re planning to wear an off-the-shoulder wedding dress, make your body glow, too! Illuminate your shoulders and collarbones with highlighting products such as shimmering body oil or a luminous blur stick. Don’t be afraid to add a little glitter for a bit of drama and a few touches of bling to your boho wedding. You are, after all, a woodland fairy and not a princess in the castle.

Breezy Bohemian Look

Let’s start with the eyes! Begin by using an eyeshadow primer; our personal favorite is NYX’s primer, which is available in drugstores. Then, all over the lid, apply a gold eyeshadow. Using a fluffy blending brush, apply a gentle brown matte eyeshadow to the crease. In the outer corner of your eyes, apply a dark brown eyeshadow. The top and bottom lids of your eyes are then lined with black liner. Blend the black liner with a smudge brush to soften the line. Smudge a little dark brown eyeshadow on top of the black eyeliner with the same brush. It’s time to put on some mascara! Use a decent pomade to shape your brows. To create warmth all over your face, use bronzer in a “c” configuration from your cheekbone to your temple. Apply blush over the top and a highlighter for a little additional radiance! MAC’s Sun Rush Lustre Drops do the trick! Choose a neutral pink for your lips and top it off with a gloss!

Natural Wedding Makeup

The last thing you need on your wedding day is to be concerned about your makeup and if it will stay put, smell fresh, and look as good as it did when you first put it on. Natural makeup, focused on dewy skin and neutral eyeshadows, is great for assuring all-day wearability. A nude lip means no colored smearing after a ceremonial kiss, and it won’t be obvious if you can’t touch it on a frequent basis. A natural boho bridal makeup look is also ideal since it draws attention to your greatest features, ensuring that you look your best on your wedding day.

Go Vintage

Dramatic winged liner and cherry lipstick comes to mind when thinking of retro makeup. Don’t worry, you can still achieve a lovely retro vibe with your makeup without going overboard. Leave the bronzer in the drawer for this one and go for a sheer and simple look on the skin. Instead, use a flicked liquid liner and thick lashes to draw attention to your eyes. A glossy apricot lip completes the appearance.

Woodland Flower Child

The focus of bohemian bridal makeup is on the eyes, which is a gorgeous natural appearance. If you’re planning a bohemian wedding, this is a terrific aesthetic to go for. Bohemian makeup is earthy and has a delicate romantic feel to it. Bohemian weddings have a magical woodland atmosphere to them and are usually held in the woods.

Wedding Makeup with a Smokey Eye

For your special day, you may still accomplish romantic smokey eye makeup without it looking too heavy or black. Build a darker shade in the outer corners of the eye and a lighter shade on the lid with a charcoal gray palette. If ashy hues aren’t your thing or don’t suit your skin tone, go for sensual plum tints instead, and you’ll still be able to pull off the smokey look. Finish with nude lipstick with warm undertones to bring the colors together.

Dramatic Boho Look

You may still have beautiful, romantic wedding makeup while still making a statement. Use thick long lashes and eyeliner with smokey dark tones for a more dramatic look. To make your eyes pop, use a pencil eyeliner in your waterline, and for smaller eyes, use a liquid eyeliner with a flick to elongate the eye. Opt for a nude lip to keep with the dramatic motif, although a bold lip can be too much for your canvas. To finish, use a bronzer to softly dust the frame of your face to match the rich tones of your eyeshadow.

Beach Wedding

Everyone fantasizes about having a beach wedding, and now you can have the makeup of your dreams to match. Think dewy, bronzed skin with a cool-hued nude lip gloss for the ideal beach babe look. To achieve a sun-kissed complexion, use an illuminating primer to prepare the skin. With champagne eyeshadow on the lids, keep brows bushy and natural. A smattering of highlighter on the cupid’s bow, inside corner of the eyes, and brow bone will round off the glossy appearance. To finish, run your bronzer along the hairline, through the cheekbone, and along the jawline in the shape of a number three.

Bohemian Romantics

The most romantic aesthetic for your wedding day is boho bridal makeup, and it’s quite simple to apply. Keep skin dewy and natural by priming it with an illuminator for a bright, radiant base. To keep the makeup mild, highlight the high points of your face to accentuate your features while adding some sparkle, and use pastel rose lipstick. If you’re wearing a floral crown, match your eyeshadow to the colors in the flower arrangement. When it comes to makeup, the bohemian bride is all about effortless beauty, so keep it light, soft, and natural. Use bronze and gold on the lids and smeared beneath the eyes, and a pop of peach on the cheeks and lips for a pop of color. When it comes to bridal makeup, glowing skin is essential, so use a champagne highlighter along with the inner corners of the eyes, on the tops of the cheekbones, and on the cupid’s bow.

Boho Bridal Hairstyle Ideas

 

Half-Updo Braided

The braided half updo is the ideal hairdo for the boho bride who wants to let her hair down while still looking traditional. Clip-on hair extension wefts to obtain the look and ensure the hair is extremely voluminous and full. Begin braiding from the front at the portion of the hair to the nape of the neck and secure with bobby pins once the extensions are clipped in. You can do the same thing on the other side to make a “crown,” or keep it simple and lovely by braiding one side of the head. For ultimate boho flair, lace the braid with foliage and wildflowers.

Loose Romantic Bun With Braids

This lovely, braided loose bun is perfect for the boho bride searching for an updo style. The boho bride prefers hair that appears to be easily put together, therefore the secret to this look is to fake the untidy look by letting wisps hang loosely from the bun and frame the face. There are many braided wreath hairstyle tutorials you can follow to obtain the look. Accessorize with soft flowers and rustic leaves to create a boho bridal vibe!

Twisted Braid Cascading

For the boho bride who is all about the details, a complex hairstyle like this loose, romantic braid is ideal. This look may appear complicated, but it’s actually fairly simple to do. The use of hair extensions to give thickness and body to the braid is the key to attaining this full, voluminous braid style. To accomplish the look, use the bow braid tutorials online as a step-by-step guide and lace delicate baby’s breath throughout the braid to give tenderness and romanticism.

Pampas Grass as a Halo

Pampas grass has been a popular wedding decoration for a while, and we don’t see its wispy, wheat-hued detail going away anytime soon. Pampas grass, in addition to being a lovely addition to floral arrangements, may also be used to replace a more typical flower crown with an earthy halo for a truly distinctive aesthetic.

Waves from the 1970s

Can we really be speaking of a boho bride without speaking of the 1970s? These softly textured waves, inspired by the 1970s, are utterly hippie chic. Use a large-barrel curling iron to get a similar effect, then separate and tousle the curls with your fingers to produce soft texture and natural movement.

Hair Accessories in a Bohemian Style

Are you looking for ideas for bohemian wedding hair pieces? From bridal combs to exquisite headbands, hairpins, and romantic hair vines, this store has all you need. Hair accessories in the bohemian style are dependent on your haircut. The free-spirited, airy, deconstructed, and wild bohemian bride, on the other hand, remains intact. Begin with the lovely and simple circlet, which is ideal for short hairstyles such as bobs, pixies, crops, shoulder, and nape lengths. An interwoven hair vine is ideal for your tumbling curls and updos if you’re going for a hippie-chic aesthetic. Choose vines that can be braided into the mix for brides who prefer textured braids. For a cosmic effect, use muted flower hairpins, star hairpins, and combs. Bridal headbands, floral clips, and bedazzled hair ribbons are some other alternatives.

Every bride has that distinct, natural bridal glow, especially after all the wedding planning stress has been dealt with. Still, going for a hydrating facial and gently exfoliating a couple of weeks before the wedding day can help a lot. But, no matter what look you decide to go for, whether it’s all-natural with an ethereal aura or vintage vibes with sultry tones, just know in your heart that once you put on that wedding dress, you will feel most beautiful and just exquisite on your wedding day. The perfect dress, the gorgeous makeup, and the impeccable hair are all equally important, but getting married is about the freedom of soul and sharing that freedom with another kindred soul.

Classy Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Father of the Bride!

Celebrate your relationship with your father with some incredible wedding gift ideas! Click the link to explore more!

Celebrate your relationship with your father with some incredible wedding gift ideas! Click the link to explore more!

 

Do we even need to get started on how much you need to do while planning your wedding timeline? With so many important things to keep in mind, there are also important people you would want to address at your wedding. From planning out outfit ideas for the mother of the bride and the groom to showcasing the importance of some of your closest people, accommodating and every detail in your wedding planning is not at all breezy for starters. For instance, you might want to incorporate a sentimental way to honor your grandparents at your wedding or even include wedding etiquettes that are considered to be outdated because you hold them close to you. Like planning to have your first look with your parents or including a sentimental poem in your ceremonial vows. There is no right or wrong way to go on about this, is it?

Among all the important people in your life, your father has been there for every significant event and big milestone, from teaching you to ride a bike to him dropping you off at college. And at your wedding, you can make a big gesture of showing your love with a special gift. Whether your father was there for you on your wedding day or not, Father’s Day is a wonderful time to honor your relationship and thank him for everything he does. Your wedding is also an excellent time to honor your future father-in-law. Show him how much you appreciate his role in raising your spouse this Father’s Day, and how excited you are to be a part of such a wonderful family. It’s also a great way to strengthen your bond if you haven’t already. Father’s Day-inspired wedding gifts are a great way to honor all the father figures you have on your guest list. Whether it is a personalized storybook that matches your glamorous wedding ideas or a quality custom engraved decanter gift set, your choice of Father’s Day wedding gift will say a lot about your personality and the relationship you have.

We have rounded up some of our favorite gifts for dads at nearly every price point, ranging from accessories and shoes to sports, cooking, and personalized finds. What’s the best part? Almost all of them can be delivered to your front door from different brands, making it simple to put together the perfect gift just in time.

 

Amazing Father’s Day Inspired Wedding Gifts For A Classy Dad:

 

Custom engraved decanter gift set 

With this custom engraved decanter gift set, turn your future father-in-law into a philosopher and keep the party going long after the ceremony is over. The personalized whiskey glasses will help them empty the handmade crystal clear glass decanter, which will hold 26 ounces of their favorite whiskey or bourbon! He will remember his role as a dad in your wedding party and the thoughtful gift you gave them every time he chooses to dress up a bottle of whiskey and show it off on the top shelf.

 

Personalized wooden watch box 

The most elegant way to store and protect his favorite watches, a wooden watch box can be given as a thoughtful wedding gift to your dad. This personalized wooden watch box from Mark & Graham is made from sustainably sourced acacia wood and features an engraved brass diamond on the top, soft linen lining, and slots for five watches. The top closes with a click and can be locked with the brass key that comes with it.

 

Engraved pocket watch 

Gifts for the father of the bride from the groom (or the other bride) can be tricky as you would want to give him something you are proud of, but it’s a little early for anything sentimental! If that’s the case, monogrammed gifts are the way to go. Why not go the traditional route and get a keepsake for keeping track of time? After all, the groom’s father can’t be late for the wedding! An engraved pocket watch that can be personalized with the initials of your future father-in-law is the perfect gift for the occasion.

 

Custom wedding frames 

Father-daughter portraits have always been considered to be one of the top ten must-have wedding shots lists! For your father, the dance he shares with you will be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding day. So why not frame a photo of the memorable occasion and personalize it with the lyrics to the song you danced to together? It’s a brilliant wedding gift for your dad. The only thing you will need to add is your photo because the personalized frame from Etsy comes with a custom mat! Quotes like “Thank you for walking by my side today and always,” can be engraved on this wooden frame. Put a cute picture of you and your father when you were younger in it. He will be able to swap it out once you have received your wedding photos.

 

Engraved tie with photo 

Some of our favorite Father’s Day gift ideas for the bride can be found on Etsy, including a variety of meaningful personalized gifts he can keep forever. This Etsy seller can make a custom tie patch out of a photo of you and your father. If he already has a favorite tie, we recommend purchasing the patch separately. You can have it sewn onto a new one if it doesn’t fit. When it comes to shopping for special occasions like this, wedding photo gifts are always a good choice. Over a throwback photograph of you and your father, the Etsy seller can write a sweet note. What’s the cherry on top? It’s shaped like a heart. Because your father will almost certainly be wearing a tie as the father of the bride, this is a great way to personalize and elevate the look. This tie patch features an embroidered note and a photo of you and your father. Your father will appear to be wearing a regular tie from the front, but you will both recognize the sentimentality of the message underneath.

 

Personalized cufflinks

Cufflinks are a timeless choice for a gift for the father of the groom and bride that he can wear on his wedding day and beyond. This unique pair of cufflinks is made of rhodium plated base metal and enamel and can be personalized with a single bold initial for a unique touch. These aren’t just any cuff links, these are a one-of-a-kind gift for the groom’s father for the father of the bride, which he will be proud to wear with his suit on the wedding day. Make a pair with your wedding date engraved on them for a sentimental keepsake he can wear on his sleeve. Sentimental wedding quotes like “Father of the bride” or “I will always be your little girl” are also great. Choose a pair that reflects the interests or personality of the father. We recommend these awesome Millennium Falcon cufflinks if he is a big Star Wars fan. And if he’s not a fan of the movie franchise, the site has plenty of other themed cufflinks to choose from.

 

Personalized golf ball set 

It’s always a good idea to motivate your father to pursue his interests! If he’s a golfer, he will love a golf ball set that’s been personalized just for him from the house of Mark & Graham. This wooden keepsake box contains a dozen personalized golf balls, tees, and pencils. He will probably want to proudly display the wooden box because it can have his monogram engraved on it.

 

Broski Barrel

This is an incredible Father’s Day reception gift that exudes manliness! This two-liter steel banded oak barrel from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts comes with its stand, spigot, and bung, making serving and filing a breeze. Before using it, it comes with instructions for curing, cleaning, and sanitizing the barrel. Your dad or future father-in-law will be ecstatic when you hand this over to them because it was built for a hobby and looks fantastic!

 

Monogrammed whisky glasses 

Monogrammed whisky glasses are an excellent way to say thank you to the father of the bride and uplift his bar game. His favorite cocktails, such as Old Fashioneds or Whiskey Sours, will look (and taste) even better with a classic gold letter and glass rim. Provide all of the necessary ingredients for your father to make his favorite drink in these glasses. This sleek set can be ordered in a set of four to add a little zing to the whiskey-drinking game. These aren’t your grubby bar glasses, nor are they something Grandma would use for Thanksgiving. Bring out the good stuff in a set that will turn your whiskey into a moonshine tuxedo and make your father feel like a hero on your wedding day as he drinks with his friends at the reception rooftop bar. The glasses can be engraved with one letter, please enter just one letter when personalizing.

 

Deluxe 20-Piece Grill Set 

With a new set of grilling tools, you can help your father-in-law up his grilling game! Cuisinart’s 20-piece collection includes tools for grilling classics like hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as fun treats like corn on the cob and kebabs. This is an excellent Father of the Bride gift for couples planning spring or summer weddings, as it encourages your father to continue his favorite cooking hobby after the wedding. If you always find him in the backyard flipping burgers, a set of sleek barbecue tools in a keepsake case is the perfect gift. Finish it off by personalizing the case with a funny phrase like “Best flippin’ dad.”

 

Personalized cotton socks 

So that even his feet feel dapper, have these super-soft Pima cotton socks custom knit from Uncommon Goods with his name and initials. They are a lovely present for the groom’s father, step-father, or whoever will be walking you down the aisle. It’s all about the sentiment, not the price tag when it comes to the best gifts for the father of the bride. These simple but unique socks are designed for your father to wear as he walks you down the aisle.

 

Illustrated wedding portrait 

Are you looking for a thoughtful FOB gift from a caring daughter? An illustrated portrait of your family on your wedding day might bring back the tears. It’s fine to purchase a joint wedding gift for the bride’s father and mother if you find something they will both enjoy. On your wedding day, this Etsy seller can create a custom illustrated portrait of the three of you. It’s entirely up to you whether or not to include a message beneath the image. To pull this off before the wedding, you will need to provide the Etsy seller with a lot of information about your outfit. Alternatively, wait until after the wedding and send a few photos as a backup.

Your wedding day is first and foremost a celebration of your relationship with your partner, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it to honor other important relationships in your life as well. Do you want to express your gratitude to your father for all he has done for you? A father-of-the-bride gift is a thoughtful gesture that shows him how much you value their relationship. Not only that, but it’s also a lovely reminder of this particularly memorable period in your life. In certain parts of the world, it’s customary to buy gifts for both the father of the bride and the groom, but don’t worry if you haven’t thought about it until now.

The above-mentioned Father’s Day gifts are great, whether you are just starting to plan your wedding or are a few weeks away from walking down the aisle. You may be considering a unique wedding gift for your father as your wedding day may hold the same significance for him as it does for you. He will most likely be walking you down the aisle, giving a speech to all of your guests, and dancing with you on your wedding day, in addition to assisting you every step of the way. After all, these little things are going to create wedding moments to watch over and over again! So, what can you get the father of the bride as a gift that reflects his interests and style while also being sentimental? These thoughtful Father’s Day ceremony gifts will bring tears to dad’s eyes or impress your future father-in-law!

15 Unexpected Honeymoon Destinations for You!

Unusual, offbeat, and unique - expect the unexpected with these jaw-dropping honeymoon destinations! Click the link to know more!

Unusual, offbeat, and unique - expect the unexpected with these jaw-dropping honeymoon destinations! Click the link to know more!

Honeymoon, as the name suggests, is the sweetest part of the wedding journey! After months of meticulous planning, tasting cakes, comparing color swatches, and scouting for the perfect wedding venue, the wedding day happens, and your world is finally at a rest! There is a lovely glow to you, the wedding memories are still fresh in your mind, and you are still receiving congratulation. Your wedding day might be behind you, the confetti might have settled and dusted away, and the thank you notes have been handwritten and sent with your brand new surname. The best part of the wedding lies ahead of you like a buffet- your marriage! You now get to have your sweetheart as your forever partner for the rest of your life! And what better way to celebrate that than with a honeymoon which will be forever remembered!

No, we are not talking about the run-of-the-mill beach vacation in Miami, or a cute BnB, not that there’s anything wrong with it! We do you, boo! But this blog is about those all-consuming, awe-inspiring experiences that you will remember for as long as you live! Whether it is sleeping with majestic mountains surrounding your bed, or feeding the giraffes from your Juliet balcony, honeymoons like this can add precious moments to your memories. This is something that will be etched in your mind forever and will lead to nostalgic stories and smiles for the rest of your married life. If you are stuck for inspiration when it comes to unexpected honeymoon destinations, we have some amazing destinations up our sleeves!

Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

Vaadhoo Island may be a great honeymoon destination if you enjoy bizarre scenery, sandy beaches, and romantic twilight strolls. However, it isn’t the tranquil waters, sandy beaches, or breathtaking sunsets that you should be anticipating. The dazzling blue waves of Vaadhoo Island, also known as the “Sea of Stars,” are a once-in-a-lifetime event that should be savored for more than a few short evenings. While the Maldives is not exactly a usual honeymoon destination, the Sea of Stars promptly lands this location as an unexpected and unforgettable experience for sure!

Uluru, Australia

This environmentally friendly desert attraction, popularly known as Ayers Rock, is remote and offers a true flavor of the outback. At dinner beneath the stars, you can mingle with other travelers as a chef prepares dishes from a contemporary Australian menu. Then get ready for a day of desert sightseeing, whether from the air in a helicopter or on the ground on a camel ride. Take a sunrise hike to the neighboring Mutitjulu waterhole, where a guide will show you cave drawings and tell you about the history of the area. This is unquestionably a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Atacama Desert, Chile

Are you looking for a unique honeymoon location? The Atacama Desert is the world’s driest desert, located immediately next to the Pacific Ocean. Despite being the driest, between September and November, the desert is speckled with flowers. For nature enthusiasts, watching the sunset here is one of the most memorable experiences. Watch the Andes change color every hour as you clink your wine glasses while gazing at the setting sun from Moon Valley. The Atacama is one of the most unusual honeymoon places in the world. Visit Salar de Atacama, Chile’s largest salt flat, float in saltwater, climb a volcano, sandboard in the dunes, and stargaze with your spouse are some other exciting things to do in the Atacama.

Coachella Valley, Colorado

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa is a Palm Springs desert hideaway suitable for honeymooners looking for a romantic getaway in the Coachella Valley. This Mediterranean-style house is located in Indian Wells and offers panoramic views of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Take an exciting Jeep adventure of the San Andreas fault line, which offers door-to-door service to what is considered “the most tortured environment on earth,” or lace up those hiking boots and explore the nearby trails. Choose a trip to Joshua Tree, a neighboring desert hotspot, for a once-in-a-lifetime rock climbing experience that will allow you to become one with nature and each other.

Dry Tortugas Islands, Florida

Okay, this one is for the fearless couple who wants to sleep under the stars. The Dry Tortugas Islands, a seven-island archipelago in the Gulf of Mexico, are 70 miles west of Key West. Its absolute solitude makes it ideal for honeymoons. The only way to get to the isles is by boat or seaplane. There are no hotels here, so you’ll have to apply for one of the few available campsites. Don’t leave without snorkeling here, as it’s one of the best spots in the country to see species under the sea. Sea turtles, coral, and a variety of other aquatic creatures can all be found here.

Colmar, France

Colmar has been dubbed “the most magical tiny village in all of France.” Colmar, located on the German border, blooms in the spring, making it the ideal time to ride your bike through the vineyards with your loved one. The notion of traveling in Colmar sounds fascinating; imagine how gorgeous it will be when you see it in person! It is every bit as magical as you imagine it to do, so make sure you consider Colmar as a honeymoon destination because it is one of the world’s most unusual.

Molokai, Hawaii

This is not your typical spot filled with fancy beaches, spectacular surf competitions, and an endless stretch of high-end hotels. Molokai Island in Hawaii is one of the state’s most undiscovered and picturesque attractions. The island is so off the main path that it lacks even a single traffic light. There are no malls here, so you’ll have to do your souvenir buying elsewhere, but there are lots of hotels. From rain forests to desolate beaches, it’s all about nature. This is Hawaii as it was decades ago before the rest of the world realized what it was all about. You may have a whole Hawaiian beach to yourself. While you’re here, pay a visit to the Kalaupapa Peninsula, one of Hawaii’s most astonishingly gorgeous spots, and hire a guide to go horseback riding over breathtaking mountain paths.

Tanzania, South Africa

A wildlife tour in Tanzania will allow you to see the Big Five: African leopard, African lion, Cape buffalo, African elephant, and rhinoceros. Every wildlife enthusiast couple’s dream is to go game viewing in Tanzania! So don’t pass it up because it’s one of the world’s few honeymoon places. A trek to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will reward you with lovely vistas of snow-capped mountains wrapped by clouds, even though the animals will overwhelm you. As a result, make Tanzania a priority for your holiday because it is one of the most unique honeymoon places available.

Dracula’s Castle in Romania

The official name of this castle is Bran Castle, and it is most likely where novelist Bram Stoker inspired his renowned mythological creature, Dracula. If you and your spouse aren’t fans of the Twilight Saga but are fascinated by vampires, pack your bags and head to Transylvania. The castle is eerily enticing and magnificent, something you won’t be able to forget for a long time. If you and your partner are fascinated by gothic vampire stories, you must consider this one!

Eagle Lake, Maine

Take the long-haul flight out of the scenario and embark on a road trip to Eagle Lake in Acadia National Park if you are craving blue water lines. Eagle Lake is mostly located within 23,000 acres of Maine Public Reserved Land at Eagle Lake, in Aroostook County, Maine. Eagle Lake comprises 5,581 acres and has a maximum water depth of 136 feet, making it one of the most isolated bodies of water in the Fish River network. When you’re surrounded by magnificent fall foliage and relaxing mountain air, you won’t miss the tropical beach.

Matakauri Lodge, New Zealand

If you’re seeking unique honeymoon spots throughout the world, New Zealand is the place to go. It’s the epitome of adventure travel. Flying to Queenstown and staying at the Matakauri Lodge is the best way to experience both adventure and elegance here. This location will make you fall in love with it because the vista appears to have been painted specifically for you. And if you want to stay here for your honeymoon, it will undoubtedly remain imprinted in your mind for the rest of your life.

Rincón, Puerto Rico

Rincón may be described in one word: intimate, which is perhaps the greatest phrase to use when discussing a honeymoon resort. Rincón is a far cry from the resort-flanked beaches that are popular in other Puerto Rican hot places. It’s not quite the frenzied vibe of San Juan. More than eight miles of peaceful beaches, a smattering of surfers, and a handful of laid-back beach cafés and eateries await newlyweds. Leave your straw fedora and Dolces at home since it’s all about being authentically bohemian here. Enjoy the natural beauty of Rincón by taking a sunset cruise, parasailing, or horseback riding.

Hammerfest, Norway

Hammerfest is known for being one of the best spots in the world to see the Midnight Sun. The sun does not set below the horizon in this region for nearly 76 days, even at night. Hammerfest is not for ordinary couples, as it offers a one-of-a-kind experience of the never-setting sun. Aside from the Midnight Sun experience, the gorgeous landscapes, adorable polar bears at the Polar Bear Society, hiking to Mount Tyven, walking on the Soroya-Tarhalsen slope, and birdwatching are all reasons why Hammerfest is considered one of the different honeymoon locations.

Key Largo, Florida

Key West has all of the famous gems of locations, but Key Largo is a great place to visit for a change of scenery and Instagram-worthy sunsets. Playa Largo Resort & Spa, which is just an hour’s drive from Miami and offers broad stretches of warm, white sands, has a trendy beach house ambiance with a sunset-on-the-bay style that pays homage to the resort’s tropical island surroundings. When couples are ready to take their trip to the next level, they can take an inflatable zodiac boat into the mangroves, rent a beach cruiser for a sun-drenched ride down US-1, or take to the sea on a stand-up paddleboard. Rain Barrel Village, with its eccentric boutique shops, is also just a short drive from the resort.

Hobbiton, New Zealand

Hobbiton is a real-life film set from The Hobbit, which is part of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Hobbiton movie set is a dream location for LOTR lovers who want to explore the real Middle Earth. It’s both dreamy and breathtakingly lovely. Choose farm stays while on a private tour of the Hobbiton set to get a true sense of the hamlet. The Evening Banquet Tour, which takes you through the Shire after night and includes a delectable supper, is a must-do! So keep the magical grounds of Hobbiton in mind, one of the world’s best-kept secrets for honeymooners!

Suncadia, Washington

If you’re looking for the ultimate off-the-grid honeymoon, look no further than Suncadia. Pack your belongings and travel to Suncadia Resort, located 80 miles east of Seattle. Suncadia, nestled within 6,400 acres of Cascade Mountain forest, has a lush woodland vibe that’s ideal for couples looking to get away from it all. Newlyweds can take their first steps toward wedded bliss at the resort’s 1,000 steps, which is a unique concrete stairway that starts at the property’s lodge and leads you down to the trickling Cle Elum river, making it a one-of-a-kind location to commemorate your love.

Kakslauttanen Igloo West Village, Finland

Kakslauttanen, a one-of-a-kind resort in Finland’s Cusco, is one of the greatest sites to observe the Northern Lights, a spectacular phenomenon in which the night sky glows with green hues. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a unique honeymoon getaway for sure. The glass igloos, however, are the main attraction – they are better than any presidential suite you could ever rent. Come here to watch the northern lights while relaxing in your bed with a glass of red wine. In addition, the resort offers activities like skiing, fishing, and Reindeer Safaris to ensure that honeymooners have a wonderful experience. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is one of the world’s most luxurious and unusual honeymoon places and certainly deserves the claim.

Null Stern Hotel, Switzerland

The Null Stern Hotel in Appenzellerland has no walls or roof and is nestled in the Swiss Alps. If you’re the type of couple who values simplicity, this may be the last of your unique honeymoon ideas. This zero-star hotel is only open from June to August, throughout the summer, and offers the services of a butler who assures timely meals, including breakfast in bed. It’s also a 10-minute walk to the restroom. The open-air hotel in the Alps is the perfect honeymoon for those who find it insane yet achievable, even if it is a little too cold for comfort.

Taos, New Mexico

Consider Taos for a small-town hideaway steeped in Southwestern, adobe-colored culture. Taos is a mecca for fly-fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning, river rafting, and hot springs, with over 300 sunny days each year. It’s also quite an interesting destination for history fans. Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been home to Native Americans for over 1,000 years, and you can visit and learn about their culture here. If you have been to Santa Fe and loved it, Taos is another exciting place to experience and capture in your honeymoon album!

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Giraffe Manor, a giraffe refuge and hotel, is well-known in Nairobi. It is one of the most beautiful yet unusual honeymoon destinations for nature lovers, as it is home to endangered Rothschild giraffes. Feeding the hotel’s lovely giraffes is both terrifying and exciting. However, if you enjoy animals, this is the spot for you. However, this isn’t the only reason to visit. You can go on a photography stroll to learn more about Samburu culture and other areas to make your trip more enjoyable.

Rivne Oblast, Ukraine

Rivne Oblast is famous for the Tunnel of Love, a 6.4-kilometer arched road surrounded by beautiful vegetation. According to legend, if a couple walks through the tunnel holding hands, their wishes would come true. The world-famous Tunnel of Love is located in the Ukrainian province of Rivne Oblast. Walking down the tunnel with your lover, hand in hand may sound a little mushy, but it’s a great experience. Some of the great things to do in Rivne include a day trip to the ancient Tarakaniv Fort, a visit to the Rivne Zoo, and a tour of the lovely churches and cathedrals.

If you are a couple who also likes to choose adventures in your everyday life journey, you will probably love the vacation ideas scattered above. From the snowy landscapes to the pristine water lines, deepest of woods to glorious greenery, the options are varied, and each as amazing as the next. They are all gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, cozy, and pleasantly unexpected! As they say, sometimes unexpected places can lead to unforgettable memories!

Luxe Ways to Wow Your Guests At Your Wedding Reception

Make your wedding guests go “wow” before they even enter and ensure that they leave a little dazzled with these luxe wedding reception ideas!

 

Make your wedding guests go “wow” before they even enter and ensure that they leave a little dazzled with these luxe wedding reception ideas!

Surely your wedding day is something that you and your partner look forward to with all the anticipation and love in your hearts. However, your wedding guests make your wedding reception the celebration that it is. They not only bring with them the good wishes for your happily-ever-after to start with all the positive vibes, but they also bring to the table the happy glow of pleasant company and the iridescent promise of a good time. When you look back at your wedding day decades from now, you will think back to the way your guest cheered as you kissed your lover after you said “I do”, how your aunt made that funny toast or how your college girlfriends rocked the dance floor! After all, it’s all about the warm glow of the people which envelops you and makes your wedding day such a joy, isn’t it?

While the precious names who made it to your guest list add such a precious touch to your special day, you might want to make your wedding reception equally memorable for them! While all wedding receptions are a pleasure to attend, it’s the ones that truly wow the guests over which are remembered forever, the anecdotes of which live on far beyond the wedding day flowers! Here are some amazing ways that you can wow your wedding guests and leave them feeling warm, welcome, and a little mind-blown! It’s all about going big or going home here!

Welcome them with a drink

There is something about a welcome drink that instantly makes one feel special! Consider offering out glasses of champagne as wedding escort cards in addition to your standard welcome drink. Replace traditional escort cards with individually named champagne flutes, which will ensure that everyone arrives at their tables and is ready to toast in one step. This will make a terrific first impression on your guests!

Exit with a bang

What better way to end a wedding reception than with a fireworks display? A jubilant firework show will add excitement to your ceremony exit or nighttime reception. Alternatively, give your guests sparklers and champagne to hold while they accompany you to your getaway car at the end of the night. Remember to check with your location to see if pyrotechnics and sparklers are permitted.

Consider a quick change!

For the wedding reception, the bride and groom dress in a contemporary style. Because all eyes will be on you at the reception, it’ll be a pleasant surprise when you switch from your traditional wedding gown to a shorter, flirtier second dress. You can go for completely different dresses or two-in-one wedding dresses which can be easily transformed. If you wish to keep your wedding gown, make additional style modifications such as letting your hair down, swapping shoes, or adding a few fresh items of jewelry.

Hand out kits!

With wedding favor kits, you can anticipate their needs! Your guests will enjoy it, whether it’s hangover kit wedding favors or a cute emergency kit for the morning after. You might include hangover remedies such as aspirin, water, and energy snacks to help them get back on their feet after a night of celebrating. You can also have summer essential kits, or themed kits as they arrive to get them excited about your chosen venue, theme, or activities!

Add drama with flowers

Big is more when it comes to flowers which impress! How about using cabbage roses as table centerpieces for your wedding reception? On your reception tables, go big with tall, over-the-top centerpieces. Cabbage roses and ranunculus, for example, create a bold impact when paired with a neutral color palette. You can have them arranged in clear glass vases for a clean yet impactful look. If big flowers are not your style, go for flower installations instead! We have a soft spot for Baby’s breath cloud-like overhead installations over here, and it will surely get all the guests to go “wow!”

Provide luxe lounge areas

With a hint of effortless luxury, set up your outdoor lounge area for your wedding reception. Create a lounge space with comfortable couches, chairs, and enough pillows for visitors to mingle between dance breaks. It’s the ideal technique to keep everyone involved in the celebration, even if they’re not dancing. Set up luxe poufs, velvet pillows, and comfy throws, and the more mismatched it looks, the better the effect. This can also be a great area for some dramatic group photography!

Hang low chandeliers

It’s true! A chandelier adds that luxe element to any event! There is something about the intricately cut glasses and crystals that reflect light most gloriously, and makes any setting elegant! If you are hosting an outdoor wedding reception, consider handing low chandeliers and watch your setting light up! When it comes to planning your outdoor event, the options are unlimited. Low-hanging chandeliers and delicate blooms can be used to decorate the space. You can have it glam, gothic, or vintage as you would like, depending on the chandelier you choose. Instead of circular tables, arrange everyone at banquet tables to create a more intimate setting.

A feast for the eyes

Sure, the wedding feast will fill the stomach, but it’s the winning display that makes half the impression! So go all out with your food displays, whether that’s creative salad bars, charming dessert tables, or wow-inducing chocolate fountains and fondue arrangements! This also holds for vintage champagne towers with cascading champagnes making quite the scene! You might also go for a vintage wedding cake presentation with details all around the cake. Use glittering lights, loads of blooms, and a unique stand to dress up your cake presentation. You can also go for cute ice cream trucks, cotton candy carts, and popcorn carts which are not just for utility but hugely add to the aesthetic!

A groom’s cake that impresses

After all, why not? A groom’s cake, whether it’s a Red Sox–themed one or a Star Wars-themed one, will undoubtedly make your guests’ jaws drop. Choose a second cake that appears too genuine to eat and collaborate with your spouse on a theme that best suits you both. Include a non-cake delicacy like doughnuts, varied pies, cookies, or an ice cream bar, as well as an inside joke, a favorite activity, or a favorite hobby.

Late-night bites

Who doesn’t like late-night snacks after hours of dancing, drinking, and socializing? Treat the guests who survive the after-hours and linger a bit longer to prolong the party a bit. Serve them special after-hours bites, whether it is mini ice cream cones, s’mores, or milk and cookies! When everyone thinks the celebration is over, liven it up with late-night goodies that will get guests ready for the after-party. Your guests will adore you for your midnight nibbles, which include ice cream bites, fresh chocolate chip cookies, milk shooters, or a fully stocked taco bar. The extra details will immediately land your special day firmly as your guests’ favorite wedding reception!

Plan games and activities

At your reception, keep your guests, especially the younger ones, amused with the fun and interactive activities. Set up a game of cornhole at your outdoor ceremony, or set up a coloring station at one of your reception tables. You can choose from a variety of wedding games and activities, such as bride and groom trivia, picture scavenger hunts, ring tosses, or good old karaoke! Keeping your wedding guests occupied with wedding activities not only keeps them entertained but also helps to alleviate any nervousness or anxiousness as you transition from the wedding ceremony to the reception.

Have a fun “guest book” to sign

Think beyond the typical guest book, and choose fun instead! You can ask guests to leave a message on a vintage surfboard at your tropical destination wedding, or create a jigsaw puzzle of your photo and let guests sign each piece. You can also have them fill up paper notes filled with advice and wedding tips in wine bottles, which can be opened on your forthcoming anniversaries! You can have a couple of different bottles to be opened in 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years of your wedding anniversaries! Guest book activities are not only fun, but it also lets your guest know that you appreciate their input in your life!

Photo backdrops to remember

A picture speaks in memories and holds the secret of the day for you to treasure. Having the perfect photo booth is a surefire method to catch those candid, silly moments that your photographer might miss. For a summer wedding, use snorkel gear or opera masks and monocles, and for a formal occasion, use opera masks and monocles. This is the perfect way to make a themed wedding truly be remembered as intended. At a bucolic wedding, a vintage Volkswagen photo booth can be the perfect addition, while you can go full flapper girl for a 1920s-inspired wedding! The options are endless, and it’s a fun way for your guest to indulge and have fun!

Wow with lighting

Lighting speaks louder than most of your other wedding decors. Revolutionize your venue with jaw-dropping lighting which will wow your guests. You can go for decadent chandeliers for a touch of eclectic elegance or go modern and sassy with neon light signage! You can have hanging lanterns from a tree that act as the perfect ceremony backdrop or photo backdrop, or you can go full-on romantic with dripping candles lining the stairways as you walk down the stairs! And all things said and done, do not underestimate the brilliance of fairy lights!

Gorgeous installations

Installations that defy gravity or stand out looking all dramatic are something that will have your guest’s attention as soon as they walk in! Whether it is a quaint art installation or a floral installation, there is plenty you can do here! Lush installations, and more specifically floral installations, are a current trend. You can incorporate this trend into your wedding decor in a variety of ways to achieve a chic look, whether it’s with a stunning and jaw-dropping wedding backdrop, edgy and dramatic overhead installations, a modern wedding seating chart with moss, greenery, and candles, or a jaw-dropping art installation that cascades down the stairs looking like a piece of art!

Display towering tiers

It’s either go big or go home! With a vast guest list, you have the perfect excuse to go all out with your cake. Consult your cake baker about constructing a multi-tiered work of art that will wow your guests. For a beautiful wedding, a multi-tiered elegant wedding cake will command all of the attention. When it comes to towering layers, you can go for tall chocolate fountains, champagne towers, or even just your table centerpieces! It will quickly give your big day an opulent feel!

Set up an awesome satellite bar

Offer your guests a celebratory surprise with a cigar rolling station during cocktail hour. If cigars aren’t your thing, any creative, personal satellite bar idea works too, like a make-your-own prosecco drink station or a tequila tasting bar. This is not only a fun activity that your guest can partake in, but it also makes your wedding reception that much extra special!

Unique reception performers

Entertain your wedding guests with style, whether it is with live painters, fire breathers in the evening, an aerialist performer to perform a full in-the-air dance routine, or casually floating above loved ones to give your guest a wow-factor experience! While there is a DJ or a band at every wedding, having a wedding reception performance that is unique and wow-inducing can leave the impression of your wedding in your guests’ minds forever! You can also have unique traditional dance routines performed by professionals or drink servers which will light up the cocktail hour significantly!

Extraordinary wedding favor

Let your wedding guests leave with more than just memories from the day! When you hand out your wedding favors, consider going that extra mile. Whether it is a cocktail kit for a drink after the ride home or a polaroid that captures the guest’s experience perfectly, whether it is a personalized wine glass or the satisfaction of going back knowing that a tree will be planted in the guest’s name, wedding favors which lingers on for that extra time truly makes your wedding day memorable! While things that induce great memories forever are much appreciated, you can also go for wedding favors that are plain old fun, like a mini champagne bottle with a personalized label!

Light up the stars

How about a Tangled-inspired paper lantern ceremony for you and your guests to enjoy? You can do this after the reception is almost over and before you set off towards your happily-ever-after. You and your sweetheart can first light the paper lanterns together and set them off in the night sky, and your wedding guests can follow suit. The whole sky will light up most gloriously, and it will surely leave your guest enchanted! It also sets the scene for some lovely photo opportunities!

Going that extra mile for your guest is worth the effort when you see the look in their eyes which is filled with awe and wonder as if they have just walked into a carnival! They will still be talking about your amazing reception party a month from now, and slowly those awe-struck memories will transform into warm and fuzzy feel-good vibes which will forever be attached to your special day! Isn’t that a lovely thought? So go ahead and treat your guests to a wedding experience that they will take home with them and hold close for a long while!

Incredible Wine Ideas For Your Wedding That We Love

Tinted by wine and high on spirits- Host a wine-themed wedding your guest will remember forever! Click the link to know how!

Tinted by wine and high on spirits- Host a wine-themed wedding your guest will remember forever! Click the link to know how!

 

Do you and your sweetheart have memories of bonding over a bottle of wine, or heading out to a vineyard for your first weekend away as a couple? Do you appreciate the science and complexity of how a humble grape changes into a spirit promising a good time, we have just the perfect theme for you lovers! How about a wine-themed wedding and leaning on your love for the vino? A wedding theme is something that most couples think long and hard about, but sometimes it can be just effortless and laid back, while still being incredibly classy! With a wine-themed wedding, you won’t have to go to extensive lengths to pull it together.

A gorgeous venue gets most of the work done single-handedly, while you can have subtle wine elements with the color choices, witty signs, and usage of wine bottles and corks for various decor elements! Also, we have yet to meet someone who won’t light up like a thousand light bulbs at the mention of wine! Think endless rustic romantic vineyards, gorgeous sunsets, outdoor receptions with bistro lights gleaming overhead, and rustic linens awaiting a feast with friends and family. We have thought of everything from your wine-themed wedding invitations to venues offering exquisite views and authentic vineyard vibes! If you and your partner are looking for a wedding day that is sun-soaked and wine-tinted and heady with the aroma of wine, take notes, because we come bearing ideas!

Vineyard venue

What can be more romantic than a vineyard wedding? Not much, that’s for sure! It only makes sense to have your wedding at a vineyard if you eat, sleep, and breathe wine! These types of places usually provide spectacular scenic vistas in addition to an attractive, laid-back atmosphere. If you don’t already have a favorite, look for possibilities at nearby vineyards and vineyard wedding locations. Consider a destination wedding in a wine-producing region such as Napa Valley or Santa Barbara on the West Coast, or Charlottesville, Virginia on the East Coast, for the ultimate vineyard experience.

Pair the Food With the Wine

Let your guest experience a fully exquisite wine and food pairing luxury! Determine the wines you’ll serve based on your menu with the help of your caterers and bartenders. Include a remark about wine pairings on your menu cards or placards. If guests have pre-selected their entrée, put down the name and wine choices next to each meal description; however, if you are hosting a family-style meal, list the suggestions that pair best with the caterers’ offerings. This will make your guest feel like they are part of an exclusive club!

Wine-inspired florals

For your florals and overall color palette, draw inspiration from the burgundies, mauves, and deep reds prevalent throughout the features of your vineyard location, not to mention the wine itself. The greens and browns of vineyards would look great with dark blossoms and décor. The juxtaposition between the exquisite blooms and the rustic use of a barrel is one of our favorites! When choosing the perfect flowers for your wine-themed wedding, consider all varied shades of purple, maroon, and deep reds, like Dahlia, orchids, daylilies, iris, oxalis, and grasses. These can be paired with fresh foliage for the perfect balance!

Support local vendors

While Napa Valley may come to mind when thinking of a vineyard wedding, amazing wines can be found all over the world! Finding nearby vineyards, depending on your region, might make travel easier for your guests and give your wedding a more local feel. Examine your choices carefully and go for a vendor who is not only worthy but is also able to offer you a wide variety of options to make your experience memorable! This way, you’ll not only be supporting local businesses, but you’ll also be able to sample some delectable, one-of-a-kind flavors!

Wine barrel details

Incorporating wine barrels into your ceremony venue or cocktail hour is a subtle way to integrate the feeling of a winery into your décor. They can be used as tables or as a platform for floral arrangements. The blossoms and the rustic barrel will be a fantastic match for each other. Wine barrels can also be used in a variety of other ways! Instead of a standard guest book, have guests sign a wine barrel head, which you can keep forever!

Let your backdrop speak

If you’re being married in front of grapevines, you won’t need a lot of flowers. Allow the natural beauty of the location to speak for itself by opting for a minimum display of décor. One of the best things about being married at a vineyard is being able to take advantage of the beautiful scenery. This is especially true for photography. Rolling hills, rich greenery, and plenty of natural light combine to create a stunning set of wedding photos.

Personalized labels

We can’t think of a more adorable way to invite your wine-loving friends to your wedding. You’ll get an instant yes if you surprise your bridesmaids-to-be with their favorite bottle of wine with bespoke labels. A bottle of wine from the vineyard with personalized labeling can prove to be the perfect wedding favor if you want to send your guests home with a piece of your wedding memory. If you want to take your personalization even further, go for a custom crest that can be used in all of your wedding stationery!

Cork details

What better way to bring in the wine theme than with corks? Whether it is “Bar” signage made up of wine corks, or it is the cork cardholders, using wine cork for wedding details is a smart way to bring the wine theme to the wedding decorations. We also love the idea of using cork in unexpected ways, whether it is as a save-the-date fridge magnet or cork coasters!

Clear out bar issues

Keep in mind that many wineries restrict the types of bars you can visit. Some wineries only serve their wines, obviating the possibility of serving other sorts of alcoholic beverages. If margaritas or liquor were on your must-have list, double-check before signing the dotted line. You can also host a wine-tasting session for your guests, but if you wish to serve other beverages, you should do so after having a word with your winery or vineyard.

Wine details in wedding cards

The wedding theme starts way before the actual wedding, and the wedding invitation is a good way to announce the theme. How about a wedding invitation with wine splashes or a ring of a wine bottle? You can also go for fun grape watercolor illustrations or rustic details to bring the vineyard rustic vibes to the table. You can also announce your theme with wine corks with the wedding date inscribed in them! With a theme like this, there are many ways you can go!

Wedding favors

The most common way to go about it is to offer your guest mini wine bottles with your personalized labels, but that is not all that you can do! You can go for fun personalized wine glasses, or heart-shaped bottle stoppers if your guests are wine enthusiasts as you are! You can also gift wine-scented candles or luxury grape juice bottles to your non-drinker guests! Either way, the options are endless!

Wedding signage

If a wedding is not a place for quirky puns as signage, what is? Do you and your significant other have similar wine preferences? With humorous wedding signage, you may show off your favorite way with words. You can go for something fun and quirky like “Pour the wine, his last name is mine” or “You’re the cabernet to my sauvignon.” If you are looking for some wine puns, the internet will surely not disappoint you! Talking of signs and saying, why use basic napkins when pink ones with beautiful sayings are available? The fun “yeah way rosé” napkins will have your guests ‘gramming them all night long.

Keepsakes

If you are getting married in a vineyard very close to your heart and serving your exquisite wines to your guest, it can be a great idea to have the bottle for you and your sweetheart to keep and cherish later! You can have your guest sign the label for you, and you can pop that cork open on your 1st anniversary or even your 5th one! This can be a fun way to commemorate the day while making it a memory you can relive years later! After all, they don’t say wine gets better with age for nothing!

Wedding cake and desserts

A sweet table is one of the sweetest and the most anticipated parts of the wedding day, so a wine-themed wedding should include the same. Whether you chose to have wine-soaked berries infused in your wedding cake’s flavoring choices or your wine theme is depicted visually with succulent grapes and berries cascading down a simple rustic cake, the options are endless! You can also bring the wine element with the colors used in the icing, going for ombre brushstroke icing, or subtle grapevine details for a more cottagecore take on the wedding confection. While the cake has been spoken for, you can’t ignore the rest of the dessert table. Infuse some fun with some wine sugar cookies or wine-flavored macaroons for a more Parisian take on the desserts!

Guest book bottle

How do you take the memories of your stunning wedding with you forever? The easier way is with a guest book! Whether it is with a barrel lid with messages from your loved ones, or with a wine bottle signed by your guests, this is somewhere where you can get creative. Another charming and romantic way is to go the “message in the bottle” route and have your guests leave advice, wishes, or snippets of wisdom in empty wine bottles which can be opened in your forthcoming wedding anniversaries. You can set up empty bottles and number them to indicate which anniversary it is intended to be opened, and leave paper and pen for your guests to jot down sweet nothings! This is a gorgeous way to not only make your guests feel their thoughts and wishes are welcome, but it also makes for a sweet keepsake.

Wine color attires

Wedding attires are one of the most fun ways to bring in the wine theme to your special day! Wine is a deep crimson color that is perfect for a sophisticated and romantic wedding. This lovely burgundy color complements all skin tones and looks great on everyone. If you’re looking for beautiful wine bridesmaid dresses, take a look at some of the year’s most popular wine wedding color schemes. The color wine can be found online under the name ‘Bordeaux.’ Creating a coherent lineup is simple with designs and sizes to suit everyone in your wedding party. Alternatively, you can go for something more neutral like blush pink or champagne with the bridesmaid dresses while the groomsmen wear oxblood suits! This combination is especially gorgeous for an autumn wedding, but is classic enough to work around the year!

 

Nothing says “fun wedding” quite like a wine-themed wedding day! With the promise of wide-open vineyards, luscious grapes, wine tasting, and lovely photo opportunities by the cartload, a wine-themed wedding is just as fun as it sounds! Whether your love of wine comes from enjoying a glass of ruby red liquid after a productive day, or it comes from the way the wine theme is so close to nature and brings all the rustic countryside elements with it, you can’t go wrong with a wine-themed wedding! While we tried to cover all aspects of the wedding to fit the theme, the theme is such that it is incredibly flexible for you to include far more than what is mentioned. Just have fun with it, and be creative for a fun wedding in high spirits!