Greenery Everywhere

Greenery is one of this year’s biggest wedding trends – from classic wedding staples like bouquets and boutonnieres to newer ideas, such as floral arches, photo op spots, and the use of greenery to accent cakes, party favors, and signage throughout your venue.

Bouquets & Boutonnieres: The classic versions of these wedding staples use traditional flowers such as roses, lilies, and carnations. Newer renditions of bouquets and boutonnieres use mostly (or solely) greenery to create a whimsical, romantic style.

Table Design & Centerpieces: Traditional floral centerpieces have been surpassed by greenery garland and candles surrounded by lush green color, helping to create whimsical style tables that contribute to an overall romantic feel of the reception.

Cake Accents: Greenery accents have taken over the role of fondant embellishments on wedding cakes. Cakes that were once covered with hardened sugar flowers and crystallized sugar pearls have been replaced with fresh greenery pieces for a simplified, natural style wedding dessert.

Hair Accents: From full floral crowns to small greenery accent pieces, natural hair accessories have boomed in popularity in the last few years. They add a natural, soft, romantic feel to any hair style.

Chair & Plate Accents: On your big day, the small details can push your venue from a beautiful location to a wonderful, romantic, and unique atmosphere. Adding greenery to ceremony chairs and reception place settings are a great way to create unique, tiny details that your guests will surely notice and remember.

Signage: Signs have become a huge aspect of wedding decor in the past few years. With the rise of Pinterest and the DIY brides, signage has become a great way to express gratitude, inform your guest of where to sit, or to simply add an extra design touch to your ceremony and reception decor. Adding some greenery and florals to your signage adds the perfect pop of natural, romantic style that helps signage blend seamlessly into your decor.

Floral Arches: Floral arches may be the most popular addition to wedding decor in the last 10 years. They are a wonderful addition to any ceremony space, framing the bride and groom in a beautiful, romantic way. One of the best aspects of floral arches is that they can be decorated in so many different ways, so they can be custom designed to perfectly match the couple’s desired style for their wedding day.

Need help adding greenery and implementing your vision for your big day? We’re here to help in any way we can! Happy Planning!

1st Birthday Party: Mermaid Theme

Planning this mermaid themed first birthday party for Leila Jane was SO much fun! This party was hosted at a beach pavilion with over 70 guests. Here are some of the pros and cons to throwing an event at such a space.

The biggest pros to hosting a party at an outdoor space, such as a beach pavilion:

  • a cheaper alternative to other event spaces
  • plenty of space for guests to hang out, converse, and play games

Some of the cons to planning your event or party at such an outdoor space:

  • designing the space to feel fully decorated can be challenging
  • there are often rules and regulations that must be followed (ie – no attaching decorations to any surfaces)
  • weather – not much you can do about this one (except keep your fingers crossed) but something to keep in mind!

Pro Tip: Concentrate on intricate details to make an outdoor space feel perfectly decorated. For example, use themed food items, have unique drink options, and themed signage, etc.

This mermaid birthday party turned out so wonderful. I love when a theme and vision come together! Check out some photos from the event below.











Creative Twists on the Classic Guest “Book”

Okay, so one of my absolute favorite parts of my wedding day (aside from getting to marry my very best friend, of course!) was having (almost) all of the people I love and cherish in my life being in one place at one time to celebrate with me. I have a big family, and while I could never (and I mean NEVER) forget how loved and supported I am, it was the greatest feeling in the world to have so many of my favorite people in the same room. The memory of walking back down the aisle with my new husband after saying “I Do” and seeing all of the faces of the people I hold closest to my heart is a memory I will never forget.

Your wedding day is one of those days that you probably wouldn’t mind reliving a few hundred times if you could (at least I sure wouldn’t hate it), but as all days do your wedding day comes to a close and your cherished guests head back to their homes and lives. I truly believe that every aspect of a wedding is incredibly important and that each decision should be personalized to the couple, but this especially holds true with the tangible items you get to hang on to even after your wedding day has come and gone.

There are many ways to personalize little pieces of your wedding day that will make the day truly represent you and your spouse as a couple and the life together you are celebrating. One of my favorite ways to personalize a wedding is the guest book. While there is nothing wrong with the traditional guest book that has been the norm in the past, often times the book gets signed and placed on a shelf in the house only to be dusted off every now and then. I don’t know about you, but having a reminder of my wedding day and all of the amazing people I got to share it with seems like something I will always love being reminded of. So here are a few of my favorite twists on the classic wedding “guest book” that I hope you’ll love as much as I do!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~These three ideas are for the couple who wants a continuous reminder of the guests that love them and got to celebrate their special day with them, while adding a unique touch to their house decor (hey, wall space can be tough to fill, am I right?). There are tons of ideas for guest “books” like this that can be customized to fit your style. Love creative artwork? have a piece designed and then let your guests personalize it even more. Like the country chic look? get your guests to sign a beautiful piece of wood that can be displayed in your living room. Are you a huge music fan? Find vinyl records and have your guests put a spin on them by signing them in gold paint pens.

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Okay, so you love the idea of getting to display and have a reminder of the guests from your wedding but you don’t have the wall space for a hanging piece of art or would rather have a piece that can be a special reminder on occasion. Holiday ornaments are a fantastic way to give your guests a place to customize a message for you that you are able to enjoy when you bust out your decorations each year. Having your guest sign Jenga game pieces gives a unique and fun twist to the table-top game that will make you smile every time you pull a piece.




Are you more of a practical couple? Would you rather have something you could put to more use? Not a problem! Have your guests sign your Bible so that each time you read it, you will be reminded of your loved ones. By having guests sign a bench, you gain a piece of furniture that is completely one-of-a-kind (like you)! Want to eliminate the struggle of finding out and remembering birthdays? Find a cute calendar (one without years or days of the week – so you can use it for years to come) and have your guests sign their names on their birthdays and anniversaries. Each time you flip to a new month not only will you be ahead of the game on birthday and anniversary cards (you’re just on top of it like that), but you’ll be reminded of what each of those people mean to your life as you celebrate their special days.


There are so many amazing wedding “book” ideas that can add unique personalization not only to your wedding day, but to your home for years after your special day has passed. I like some of these ideas so much that if I had to do design my wedding again (and you wouldn’t have to twist my arm to do so), I would be tempted to sneak in more than one of them because I’m not sure I could pick just one!



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