Elegant Sunflowers

Was so Inspired by this absolutely gorgeous sunflower wedding cake. Via~ Collin Cowie Weddings & Ben The Cake Guy.

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Isn’t just gorgeous?! Have a great weekend everyone! And a Happy Father’s day to all the Awesomely Dads & Dads-to-be!  🌻🌻🌻🌻😄❤

Creative Reception Table Numbers

Hello my sweets! I hope you all are having a great weekend so far. As you can probably guess, this post is about some awesome, creative ways to display the table numbers at your reception.
Really they can be used for any party or gathering you may be planning.

For anyone who is unfamiliar with wedding/party planning; Table Numbers are used so that your guests can easily find where they are supposed to sit. When you figure out the seating arrangement for everyone, you make individual cards or “escort cards” for each person with the table number & their name on them to put on display. Usually near the entrance to the venue is the best place.

I have heard & read that it is starting to be more of a trend to not have guests “assigned” to certain seats. And I totally get that. I personally did not have them at my wedding. But then again, I didn’t know about it either! I believe there are quite a few good reasons why you might want to have a seating arrangement: It makes counting how many people you’re serving a meal to easier. It helps take away the anxiety of making your guests have to guess where they should sit. On the more extreme end, you or your soon-to-be spouse might have family that just cannot sit near each other without fighting, ect. Heck, maybe you want to just for the fun decorative aspect! It makes your guests feel more involved in your big day to know you made a special place “just for them” at your dinner! And you don’t have to be throwing a party with 200+ guests to want to have a special place for them when they arrive. Either way, I do know when you’re in the middle of planning it is sometimes hard to come up with neat & fun ideas. I can easily do it for others but when it’s for Me I draw a blank lol. So hopefully this will help someone get their creative juices flowing. And maybe you will see something you might have not thought of on your own. I sure know I found a few I would’ve not thought about! Get your pin it buttons ready!

*warning, this post it picture heavy*

(All photos via Pinterest & Etsy.com & are credited to their original artists)

 

 

 

 

~Balloons~

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~Luminaries or Candles~

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~Picture Frames~

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~Buttons~

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~Rocks~

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~Antique or Mismatched Mirrors~

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~Old Photos of the Couple or of Their Families~
*I love the idea of using what year the photo was taken as the Table Number! Too cute!*

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~Destinations~
*Either places you want to go or use photos of places you have been together*

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~Vinyl Records~

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~Plates and/or Tea Cups~

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~Topiary or Greens~

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~Message in a Bottle~
*Perfect for Nautical or Beach Themes*

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~Shells~
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~A Picture of The Number Drawn in Sand~

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~Old License Plates~
*I never would have come up with this! But I love it!*
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~Gothic~

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~Comic Book / Pop Art~

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~Steampunk Victorian~

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~Agate/Geodes Gemstone~

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Are those pretty awesome or what?? I personally LOVE the agate & gemstones. But they’re all so cool! I hope this gives you some ideas for your party or event. For me it really helps to see things put together & draw my ideas from there 🙂 What ones were your favs? Do you have any unique ideas you’d like to tell me about? What did you do for your Table Numbers & Escort Cards? I’d love to hear them! 🙂  *All of these ideas can be DYI’ed if you want to. But almost all of them are also available on Etsy.com for your convinence*  See ya next time!

Peace ✌

❀ Lorie Lee ❀

 

Grey & Lilac Grey Wedding Gowns ~ The Hot Alternative To Blush

Hello lovelies! How is your day this fine freeezzzing winter day? It’s just a bit (meaning a whole lot) cold up here in good old Michigan. Which even though I hate the cold, is really how it is supposed to be up here in January. So I am happy the weather is more “normal” than when we were having Tornados in December! (Btw, I’m a weather nut so weather talk actually intrests me lol)
One good thing about Winter to me is all the Awesomely Gorgeous Winter Weddings & Styled Shoots! We get to see what the many creative minds came up with for all the new Fall/Winter gowns, so exciting! And Soooo many pretties 💖😊💖
I was on Pinterest & Etsy.com *Swooning* over all the pretty gowns & decor and such, when I noticed A LOT of new grey/greyish purple wedding gowns on my fav designers sites. Even some old favs are available in grey now. Grey isn’t anything new of course, been around as long as all the other colors lol. But whoa what an influx that seems to be going on this Winter! And of course I’m in Love ♥♥
What seems to be happening, to me anyway, is Blush gowns have become so much part of the “norm” for wedding gowns in the last few years that now Grey is becoming the new “it” alternative color of choice. An alternative to the alternative if you will. Especially for brides who want a bit of color but not be totally “untraditional”. What do you all think? Do you see this trend evolving & are you loving it or not so much? I think it is going to be sticking around for quite a few seasons. Especially with Pantone’s Lilac Grey helping it along! Here are some pretties to help you decide: Enjoy!
(and p.s. – these gowns are from all levels of price ranges)

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"Iris" by Carousel Fashion on Etsy.com

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Gown by Wedding Dress Fantasy

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Lara Designs #32638 By NewYorkDress.com

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"Icidora" by Milamira Bridal on Etsy.com

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"Gardenia" by Carousel Fashion on Etsy.com

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Sweetheart Neckline Pleated Organza Asymmetrical Gown by Wedding Dress Fantasy

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"Beryl" by David Tutera for Mon Cheri

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From Fall/Winter 2015 by Tony Ward

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Grey Gowns by Couture | Paolo Sebastian

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Grey Gowns by Couture | Paolo Sebastian

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Indian Wedding Gown - Designer Unknown

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Grey Gown by Sarah Nouri

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Grey Beaded Chiffon Gowns by Little Mistress

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Vera Wang Textured Draped Organza Wedding Dress at DavidsBridal.com

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Jenny Yoo
'Annabelle' Convertible Tulle Column Dress

Well I don’t know about y’all but I think these dresses are seriously gorgeous! Hope you found something you like today! Now that you’ve had your dose of Dapper, don’t forget to spread the love! See ya next time! 😊💖🌷♥

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

*All Gowns & Photo Credits to the original gown designers & photographers*

Perfectly Purple Wedding Invites for Fall

    Hello there my beautiful darlings! What a gorgeous fall day it is in my neck of the woods today! It is so nice to wake up & see Mother Nature in a good mood! 😁
I’m inspired today by a Pin I saw this morning with gorgeous fall color themes & wedding invites. It came from an awesome blog post by Elegant Wedding Invites. (Click the link to see the post)
Top 10 Fall Wedding Invitations For Autumn Weddings
The colors are just Stunning! I’ve been a big admirer of her work for years! You should really check her out if you haven’t yet.
Purple wedding color palettes have always been a Fall favorite as well as very versatile. Dark Regal Purples all the way to Whimsical Lilac & Lavender. There’s a Purple Palette for everyone 💜💜💜
Even Pantone has joined the club with their 2015 Fall Color ~ Amethyst Orchid. So I decided to share with you all today some of the prettiest Purple Invites & Stationery I could find, without smashing your Wedding Budget into pieces! So grab some apple cider & warm up those Pin-It Buttons :mrgreen: 🅿

Romantic Purple Watercolor Satin Ribbon Pocket Wedding Invitations EWPI171 Elegant Wedding Invites

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Affordible Purple Laser Cut Folding Invitation. Elegant Wedding Invites

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Classic purple gate fold ribbon wedding invitations EWRI004. Elegant Wedding Invites

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Floral Beauty Wedding Invitation. Exclusively Weddings

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Watercolor Peacock – Petite Invitation. A gorgeous peacock illustration accentuates your wording on this watercolor wedding invitation. The long, graceful tail of peacock feathers creates an artistic frame and gives it an Elegant Flair
Ann’s Bridal Bargains

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Island Beauty – All in one Invitation. Imagine the beauty of a tropical island with lush palm trees creating an enchanting border around your photo and wording. While more palm trees fade into the sand-colored background.
Ann’s Bridal Bargains

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Fall Purple Love Tree Romantic Wedding Invitation
$2.15 per card. Beautiful Autumn colors used in the design make this invitation perfect for your Modern Fall Wedding Ceremony
BridalHeaven on Zazzle.com

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Purple Old Oak Tree & Love Birds Wedding Invitation.This vintage whimsical design captures the magic that will be your Big Day.
Artwork designed by Jinaiji. Made byZazzle Invitations

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Feathered Fall Classic Wedding Invitation. Item Number: DW39780NFCRIB
An artistic illustration capturing vibrant hues of autumn makes these invitations a incredibly unique introduction to your fall wedding. A satin ribbon in your choice of color is included for a fun finishing touch.
Invitations By Dawn

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“Whimsical Rose” – Rose Gold Foil Invitation Item Number: DW38846DTNFCGD
The David Tutera collection 
A watercolor illustration of flowers accentuated with gold foil roses creates a truly whimsical appeal.
Invitations By Dawn

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Cheers For Chevron Invitation – (Item Number TWS35159)
Guests will smile and cheer your style when they receive this thick, letterpress lux chevron wedding invitation.
Uniquely You Invitations

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Mysterious Moonlight – Pocket Wedding Invitations IWGY043
Romantic Wedding Invitations
InvitesWeddings.com

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Elegant Purple Custom Lights Wedding Invitation
PurpleWeddingInvitations

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Well there ya have it. A cool bakers dozen! I hope y’all found some awesomely gorgeous dapper inspiration today! (Say That 5 times real fast lol lol.) Now if you will excuse me, I just had massive craving for nutty doughnuts just hit me…..🍩🍩
See y’all on the flip side :)💋💖