14 Things We Love
Painted roses, farm-to-table reception food, lacy invitations, cake swings — these are just some of the things we love.
Balloons bring joy and festivity to any party or celebration, so why not include them in your wedding? Tie them to signage or use them to mark certain spaces like the gift table. You can also build a balloon wall or arch, or create the effect of falling balloons like the Pop Drops pictured here from Eye Candy Balloons. Each balloon holds a smaller balloon inside that includes a surprise for guests when they are popped with popping wands.
A Floral Welcome
Perfect for warm-weather weddings, a wall of flowers — 16 feet in all — both greets your guests and directs them to their seats. For this wedding in Lyme, the wall was conceived by wedding planner Kate Dawson and created by Emily Herzig Floral Studio.
Sweet Bridesmaid Gift
Looking for something different for bridesmaid gifts? Here’s one from BHLDN that’s in demand. The pearl monogrammed pouch is the perfect finishing touch for the wedding day — or any day.
The Look of an Heirloom
When you raise your glasses to toast at your reception, you can add elegance to the moment with beautiful hand-cut crystal flutes. Gilford-based Pepi Herrmann, one of only a handful of master crystal cutters in the country, has revived the lost art of Brilliant cut crystal. After the big day, save them for your first anniversary toast.
You’re probably thinking that you’ll wear high heels with your wedding dress, but consider this: These wedding wedge shoes from BHLDN are not only chic with their ivory floral lace and ballerina ankle straps, they also avoid the heels-stuck-in-soft-ground of outdoor weddings.
On the Horizon
It’s long been a no-no in the floral industry, but now there’s shift toward flowers being tinted, dyed and sprayed. Alyssa Van Guilder of Apotheca Flowers, who loves what she calls “walking the line of trendy and timeless,” is pioneering the shift with floral elements like bright blue asparagus fern, pink pampas grass and purple painted roses.
DIY Add a Rosebud
Beautiful floral accents aren’t just for centerpieces or bouquets, they also make for a great decoration to brighten up your wedding cocktail. Fill an ice tray a quarter of the way with water, add edible flowers face down and freeze. Once it is frozen, add more water to fill halfway and freeze it again. Fill to the top and freeze again.
The lacy look of this invitation is accomplished with laser cut technology. Ashley Haglund, of Ashley Elizabeth Designs, says laser cut is big, especially with a pocket that holds the inserts. Add a belly band or ribbon, and you’ve got the complete package.
For the bride looking for a little extra sparkle, the Barbi gown by Watters offers floaty tulle, soft romantic ruffles and detailed custom beading that will draw all guests’ eyes to the bride.
Slip into this delicate and enchanting gown by Watters, and become the heroine of your own floral fairytale wedding. The dress is adorned with custom leone lace draped over a constructed corset bodice. A soft netting skirt provides a grand finishing touch.
Billowing sleeves, floral accents and delicate fabrics are three of the biggest trends — and they can all be found on this gown by Galia Lahav. A dramatic ballerina ballgown made of pleated silk tulle in shades of ivory and blush, the Bellina accentuates at the chest with embroidered embellishments and a wraparound, off-the-shoulder sleeve design.
You might’ve heard of wedding cakes made out of cupcakes, ice cream and even donuts, but have you heard of a wedding cake made out of different tiers of cheese? If you are looking for an untraditional wedding cake, cheese is the way to go.
Farm-to-Table Reception Treats
Created by the talented team at The White Apron, this fresh and locally sourced reception spread will give your guests a taste of the delicious food that the Granite State has to offer.
A dramatic and on-trend way to display your cake — on a swing. Here it’s a rustic outdoor swing. You can see examples of more elaborate indoor cake swings here. This “dreamcatcher” cake, by Autumn Nomad, features ruffled and torn fondant.