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WEDDING TRENDS | DOGS

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WEDDING TRENDS | DOGS

It is becoming more and more common for couples to include their furry best friends as their ultimate wedding guests. It just wouldn’t be your special day without your favorite member of the family, right?

Today, we're sharing some adorable and unique ways to incorporate your fur baby into your big day. You won't believe how many venues allow dogs on-site, so if it's important to you, remember to ask when touring locations!

Paper Goods
Show them off on your stationary – including napkins, signs and programs to name a few!

Photo |  Cassidy Carson
Photo |  Natalie Watson

Honorary Guest
Assign your pooch the role of ring bearer, dog of honor or best dog. There are several ways dress them in order to help them look adorable while walking down the aisle.

Photo |   From Jens Lens  // Florals |  Celebrate Dallas

Photo |  From Jens Lens // Florals | Celebrate Dallas

Wedding Favors
Your guests will surely love edible favors featuring your fur baby!

Photo |  Ella Jae

Photo | Ella Jae

You can even offer wedding favors for other furry friends!

Cake Topper
Make the cake even sweeter by incorporating them as your cake topper.

Photo |  KT Merry

Photo | KT Merry

There are so many creative ways for couples to show their love for their dogs on such a special day in their lives. We'd love to hear how you plan on showing off your pet at your wedding!

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TOP 5 | WEDDING SIGNAGE

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TOP 5 | WEDDING SIGNAGE

Signs. 

We use them everyday and hardly think about them at all. But at weddings, a well-crafted sign can not only provide necessary information about the day/couple but, also evoke incredible emotion from your guests. 

Custom Signage|  Remember November Inc

Custom Signage| Remember November Inc

Signs are an example of the 'ooh, ahhhs, and oh-yeah's' that help move a wedding from good to great. So, we've gathered our favorite ideas on how to use signage (whether witty or sweet) on your big day.  

1. Arrival/Parking

Much like other events (think graduations, parties, concerts) finding your way around --or even to-- a wedding can be an unnecessary stress for guests. Use signs leading up to and inside of your venue to help keep guests on the right track. 

Photography |  Christopher Nolan  

Photography | Christopher Nolan 

Photography|  A  manda Perkins   / via   stylemepretty.com

Photography| Amanda Perkins / via stylemepretty.com

You can also use signage to preview your day and/or your bridal party with your guests.

2. Ceremony

In the ceremony space signs can help set the tone for your day. Let everyone know what a great day you've got planned. 

3. Reception Programming: Schedule + Seating

Even if guests aren't assigned seats, everyone will need one to eat. 

Photography |     Becca Lea

Photography | Becca Lea

4.  Decor: The Bar/Cocktail Hour, Reception and/or Ceremony Space

Signs don't have to be limited to directions or logistics. Consider using signs to jazz up your reception space. Decorate the bar with signs or share your wedding hashtags!

Photography |  Laura Murray  

Photography | Laura Murray 

Photography |  Lovers of Love   Venue/Caterer |  Temecula Creek Inn   Event Coordinator |  Michelle Garibay Events

Photography | Lovers of Love 
Venue/Caterer | Temecula Creek Inn
Event Coordinator | Michelle Garibay Events

5. Departure

Take this time to send your guest off with a gift, a thank you, or even a prayer for safe travels.

Calligrapher:|  Outside The Bloom

Calligrapher:| Outside The Bloom

Calligraphy |  Ellie + Ace

Calligraphy | Ellie + Ace

Signs, like weddings, can come big or small, the most important thing to remember is what goes on it should be your call! Use humor or hymns, the choice is all yours. And if you're in the market for a calligrapher may we (kindly but, also seriously) suggest Stephanie over at Ellie + Ace. She's a member of The Coterie family and does amazing work!

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INSPIRATION | NUDES

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INSPIRATION | NUDES

At Celebrate Colorfully we believe that every color deserves a party--especially the nudes. Often underappreciated, this palette is filled with romantic shades in soft blushes and whimsical tints. While it might seem intimidating to go the nude route, we're here to prove that nude/muted doesn't have to mean dull and boring. Here's some inspiration on how to bare it all when committing to a nude wedding. 

BARE WITH ME: WAYS TO DECORATE WITH NUDES  

Mixing shades of nudes creates a playful intimacy for your palette. Consider bringing in soft earth tones like subtle greens, pale purples or soft blues to create a natural/minimalist look. 

Image Montage |  Elegant Wedding Invites   Cake | Boatwright Photography  Dresses |  Stephanie A. Smith Photography  via Elizabeth Anne Designs  Macaroons |  Hint of Vanilla

Image Montage | Elegant Wedding Invites

Cake | Boatwright Photography

Dresses | Stephanie A. Smith Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Macaroons | Hint of Vanilla

 BARE NECESSITIES: WAYS TO ADD NUDE TO YOUR VENUE + CEREMONY SPACE

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Invitations | Kim Roach Designs

Invitations | Kim Roach Designs

Nudes pair well with patterns and prints. Mix trends by blending the soft hues of the nude family with the bold lines of the chevron family for a flirty and romantic table space. 

 BARE 101: MIX YOUR NUDES

Nudes help add the perfect touch to a deeply rich palette. When combined with vibrant shades, like red and navy, nudes help accentuate their bold counterparts. 

Image Source | One Fab Day    Photography|     Miss Gen Photography  +  Emily Millay

Image Source |One Fab Day

Photography|  Miss Gen Photography + Emily Millay

BARELY THERE: HINTS OF NUDE SPRINKLED THROUGHOUT YOUR BIG DAY

Photography |  Emily Milla y

Photography | Emily Millay

For subtle nude, try adding this soft palette to your cake or farewell vehicle.

Flowers |  Bloom Colorfully  Photo |  A Sea of Love

Flowers | Bloom Colorfully Photo | A Sea of Love

BARE IT ALL: HOW TO WEAR NUDE IN THE CLASSIEST OF WAYS

Love the idea of nudes but, can't imagine skipping the bolds as a main color option? Try incorporating nudes into your bridal party instead. These soft shades will play well against more loud tones in dresses and bouquets. 

From flowers to your farewell car, there's no shortage of ways to add a bit of nude to your big day. These colors can help turn up or calm down an otherwise hectic palette. We know you've made a big committment to your future spouse but, let's make another committment to the nudes.

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How To | Add Sparkle to Your Wedding Day

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How To | Add Sparkle to Your Wedding Day

So your wedding researching is underway and if you're like the other 91% of brides who browse online for wedding inspiration, then you certainly have come across hundreds of unique ways to personalize your big day. From the music that you request be featured to the colors you use throughout your décor, there are several details of a wedding that make it something very special and true to your style. 

Jillian Chopin, from Celebrate Colorfully, has put together some of her favorite personalization ideas to help you add a little sparkle throughout your day. Keep reading to find out more!

Meet the Wedding Party |
Weddings bring together all of your closest friends and family that you know very well; however, they may not all know each other at all. Therefore, including a few fun and unique facts about each wedding party member in the program is a special way to showcase those who are joining you in celebration of your big day! After all, your guests may not know that you went to kindergarten with your maid of honor and that the best man auditioned for American Idol!

Photo |  A Sea of Love        Design |  Gypset Creative

Photo | A Sea of Love       Design | Gypset Creative

Love Letters to Your Parents |
What a special way to show appreciation and love to those who have supported you since the beginning! Take some time a couple of weeks prior to the wedding to sit down and really put together a heartfelt letter to your parents, grandparents or whoever you wish to honor, and let them know how much they mean to you, how much their support has molded you into the individual that you are today, and how their guidance and lessons throughout the years will attribute to the strength and success of your new marriage. 

Dedicate a Song
We all know that music really sets the tone for a wedding and that the mood can go from very sentimental to fun and lively within two seconds! If you have a song that really reminds you of a loved one or somehow was significant to your relationship during your courtship, ask the DJ to dedicate it right before he plays it for the crowd! This can be your introduction song, party songs, private last dance songs and so on. 

Thank Your Guests |
Whether it's your wedding party who've been helping you plan for months or your out-of-town friends and family who traveled far and wide to attend your wedding, it goes without saying that weddings require a lot of time and attention! That being said, a quick “thank you” speech from you and your groom is such a gracious gesture that really goes a long way and allows you to thank each and every person in attendance all at once. 

Cake To Go |
Ever wondered what happened to all of that delectable wedding cake at the end of the night?! Too often, we see cake being thrown away at the end of the night and oh how that makes us so sad! Send your guests home with the sweetest part of the day, a slice or two of your beautiful and yummy cake! You can easily place cake to-go boxes at the cake table near the end of the evening or if you are having someone serve the cake, tell them that you have to-go boxes and let them handle the process. 

Sealed with a Love Letter and Wine |

Yes we said love and wine! On the day of your wedding, write each other a sweet love letter and tuck them away in a sealed wine box with your favorite Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. Keep the box sealed until your one-year anniversary and then open, pop, and CELEBRATE!

We hope these ideas inspire you to add some sparkle to your dream wedding! Share this post and comment with any unique ideas that you have as well!  As always, have a wonderful week from your wedding friends at Celebrate Colorfully!

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