Tuesday, April 19, 2016

5 Spring Wedding Ideas

my daughter's beautiful bridesmaid's bouquet from a best friend's wedding
with fuchsia carnations, pink English roses, and orange ranunculus.


Weddings are one of the happiest
occasions to celebrate 
that there is!

And, this year our family is
blessed to be part of two!
Here are some fun wedding ideas and things
to buy for the happy couple...

This spring, our daughter 
was a bridesmaid 
at one of her best friend's March wedding.
The bridesmaids each chose their own teal dress
in whichever style best suited her.
Then, after having professional 
hair and make~up done
on the day of the outdoor wedding,
the Girls
walked down the aisle
carrying these lovely bouquets
in the bride's favorite colors...
Soooo ethereal!!!
Our first idea comes from this wedding 
and is super easy to do!


1. Drying your bouquet
My daughter was very excited to be in her first wedding,
and she happily hung
this bouquet to dry.
I don't have a picture of it dried,
but it dried beautifully just hanging from
a rubber band around the stems
upside~down,
as you see above!
Super easy to do, nothing fancy,
just hang for a week or two
in a cool, dry place
and that's it!

You may have to rewind any ribbons and re~pin around
your bouquet, like we did here
as the flowers and stems dried up by at least a third.




2. Give a lasting gift 
Over New Year's I found this sweet 1940s~style green
Just Married kitchen towel
for newlyweds to use in their first home.
These little wedding "buttons"
were also there at
Michaelangelo's
a lovely giftshop in the 
Spaghetti Factory Shopping Center
off 
Folsom Boulevard
in Rancho Cordova, California.



I loved all of these little buttons and keychains
and their happy sayings!
{note the super cute "Happy Camper!" down left...}
;)


The bride and bridesmaid ones
just flew home with my son this past weekend.
Later this spring, I will be posting photos of things
our future daughter~in~love
and all of her family create for their summer wedding
but...
For now, I can only share these goodies.


one of the many ethereal chandeliers hanging inside The Spaghetti Factory

3.  Wedding furniture ideas
If you are looking for first home furnishings 
for your happy couple,
look no further than
Target
I found this darling little table and chairs set 
and immediately thought
this would be a great first dining set for
anyone just starting out.
:)



love this tablescape and this table runner

4. Kitchen gifts
Target also has sweet floral aprons, 
potholders
with mini pink flowers in an all~over pattern, 
and two styles of mugs
(one in this blue background and another in a pale pink)
to give as wedding gifts
for the bride and groom.



Simply Shabby Chic kitchenware ~ new out this spring!
(The serpentine blue and white towel is another brand.)



5. Carry~on bags
These cute French~inspired bags 
are over at
Jo-Ann Fabrics
and were on-sale a week ago.
There are several styles
and
at the time, if you purchased one of these
shoulder bags
then you got a French keychain FREE!
I hope this sale is still going on
but
if not then the bag is still worth it!
Really cute and so many uses!







Totally French~inspired!


Hope you are inspired during this
 lovely wedding season!

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Blessings to you,
Barb :)



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