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 ❀

 

20 Gorgeous Wedding Gowns in Shades of Purple

Hello there my sweets! I hope you are all doing great! I also hope this post helps your day even more with the perfectly pretty purple gowns I have to share with y’all! (Say that 5 times real fast lol) This is the 4th installment of my color wedding gown series. It all started with my post
“10 Gorgeous Wedding Gowns Under $500” and while researching those gowns I realized what an abundance of color wedding gowns are really available out there. And surprisingly most are pretty and affordable. So today I am concentrating on the gorgeous color purple. Laurie Pressman, the Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute had this to say about Purple, ” The purple family – the most enigmatic of all shades – is a combination of the heat & excitement of red and the cool tranquility of blue. People who favor purple, tend toward being highly creative and relish the idea of not conforming.” I totally agree! If you’re considering wearing a purple wedding gown, then you are definitely not the typical bride. But in the most awesome way 🙂 Let’s get started:

Rapunzel’s Princess Bridal Gown. Style# 247 A cage-style gown covered in 3-D wildflower appliques in Lavender Dream by Alfred Angelo

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Eggplant Sweetheart Tulle Dress with Floral Lace Straps Style# TBQP327. This Would Make An Awesome Beach or Boho Wedding Dress! by Tulle & Chantilly

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PINK BALLGOWNS Style# 5520 A fully beaded bodice of pearls and color coordinating beads and a modest sweetheart neckline. The full tulle skirt is complete with a darling lace overlay In Lavender/Off White. By ~ Blush Prom

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Jasmine’s Princess Bridal Gown Style #248. This luxurious Disney princess wedding dress embodies Jasmine’s free spirit & independent heart. In Enchanted Violet. Also available in White & Ivory. By ~ Alfred Angelo

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Black Velvet Bodice & Purple Satin Ballgown Wedding Dress Style# 212211. Elegant and Sophisticated, this beauty of a Ballgown will definitely be a showstopper for your big day! By ~ Jovani on Mia Bella Couture

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Baroque Dusty Purple Underlay Vintage Style Lace Wedding Dress Featuring A Hand Beaded Satin Sash. Sold by ~ Lace Marry on Etsy.com

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Purple Watercolor Floral Chiffon & Tulle Strapless Gown by Theia, Sold by ~ PoshMark

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Lady of the Lilac Bridal Gown~ This gown is for the bride who desires a truly ethereal ceremony. Made from dupioni silk, spiral steel boaning, taffeta, chiffon & beaded lace. Sold by ~
FireflyPath
on Etsy.com

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Fall 2016 embroidered lace overlay, Lavender Purple A-line wedding dress By ~ Tara La Tour via TheKnot.com

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“Bacall” – Royal Purple Paillettes Sequins, Silk & Chiffon. Old Hollywood Wedding Gown, Great Gatsby Style Dress. (Also in Gold) Made & Sold by ~ Gibson Bespoke on Etsy.com

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The “Ophelia” gown in Amethyst is truly a one of a kind gown. This unique creation is made using Silk Tulle and Italian Crepe Silk Satin. With French Floral Lace Top includes matching purple silk tulle lining made & sold by ~ Emily Riggs Bridal

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Gowns from the 2015 Plum Pretty Sugar Couture Collection. 4 gown styles that are all available in 4 pretty floral prints.

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This stunning Lace Wedding Dress is made with gorgeous Victorian Lilac Lace. The A-Line silhouette complimented with beautiful sleeves. Made & Sold by ~ Wedding Dress Fantasy on Etsy.com

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Jovani Lace Overlay, Cap-Sleeve Gown with Illusion V-neck and Keyhole Back in Lilac/Nude. Sold by ~ Neiman Marcus

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Deep Plum Strapless Degrade Embroidered Ball Gown. Strapless sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice with all over silver beading and contrast underlay. Made in the USA by Monique Lhuillier, Sold at Neiman Marcus

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Off-the-Shoulder Floral Metallic Jacquard Mermaid Gown. Off-the-shoulder neckline with ruched bodice and Metallic floral print. Made from polyester/nylon/metallic polyester. This is such a beautifully unique gown! You could definitely wear it more than once! By Badgley Mischka, Sold by ~ Neiman Marcus

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AK-10642WI – purple jacquard flower motif with gold beading weaved throught bringing out the stunning the three dimensional color. Made & Sold by ~ Yumi Katsura

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P1600 Flirt By Maggie Sottero Soft asymmetrical pick ups make this organza ball gown shine finished off with a corset back. Sold by ~ Prom Dresses

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Bariano Special Effects Purple Floral Print Maxi Dress luxurious chiffon along a pleated sweetheart bodice with boning and a no-slip strip for an impeccable fit.  Sold By ~ Lulus.com

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Wisteria tulle bridal ball gown, strapless sweetheart neckline, jeweled chandelier beaded bodice, natural waist, chapel train. StyleLZ3555
By ~ Lazaro Sold By JLM Couture

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🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

Dapper Inspiration ~ Tropical Weddings

    Hello Lovelies! Happy November! Hope you all had an awesome Halloween. Besides the rain, we had a perfect day for tricks & treats! At least it wasn’t snow! Right? lol. So now it is unofficially ‘Holiday Season’ in my neck of the woods. But being the perpetual summer baby that I am, I cannot, nor will I acknowledge anything that relates to that certain opposite season of Summer…..just yet. So to appease my longing for anything Summer-like, I am inspired to share today some inspiration for tropical/destination/beach weddings. So grab a Mai Tai & join me, won’t you? 😆🌴🌺

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Blue Floral Watercolor Wedding. Songjiang Wonderland Continental Hotel & Resort ~ Near Shanghai, China

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Red & Pink Winter Tropical Wedding. The Royal Hawaiian Hotel ~ Hawaii, USA

I know, I know, I said the “W” word! Don’t worry, I put a dollar in the swear jar already…. 😆👍

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Aqua Royal Blue & Gold Wedding. Savannah Beach, USA

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Fuchsia & Purple Fiesta Wedding at Hacienda Cocina Y Cantina in Mexico

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Sunshine Yellow & Purple Hawaiian Wedding. Aloha Weddings in Hawaii, USA

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Sea Glass & Lavender Wedding. By SandPetalweddings.com in Flordia, USA

Definitely wanting to dip my toes in the sand now! See y’all on the flip! 😆💖✌

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

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 :)💋💖

Jewel Tones For Fall

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Hello Lovelies! I hope you are enjoying your Summer. It is going by so fast this year. When it gets to be past my birthday though, I know the Autumn leaves & cooler air isn’t far behind. I’ve already seen some birds starting to flock even! I loooove my warm Summertime. But I also think Fall is the most spectacular season for colors. Oh so many colors lol!

Today I’m inspired by the beautiful jewel tones of Ruby Red, Amethyst Purple, Emerald Green & Sapphire Blue. So I put a couple pretty boards together for all you Fall/Autumn brides, maids & mums trying to get ready for the big day! Any one of these gorgeous colors would do just fine all on their own. But are just spectacular mixed together as well 💕 🌹  🙂

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Now isn’t that just beyond beautiful!? Any way you mix it up, ya just can’t go wrong. Of course I’m totally partial to the reds, but all these colors are just so elegant & timeless.
I know bold colors can be a little off putting, especially if your wedding is more traditional or rustic rather than black tie or glam. But adding just a smidge of color can take you from a “cookie-cutter” wedding to one they’ll all be talking about for years to come, in a good way. You and your maids accessories are a great way to add a touch of color. As well as flowers & other decor. But there are All kinds of little unique ways to add a touch of wow factor. This is where Pinterest & other websites can come in handy. Other bride’s wedding blogs are good place to look too.
Don’t be afraid to browse around. You might be surprised to find things you would have never thought of otherwise 😉 (side note…just be careful about looking at dresses if you already have yours picked out!)
Here’s a board with a couple ideas for adding pops of color to your wedding.

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I really like the idea of a color petticoat under your gown. So cute! And painting your nails to match the bouquets too!
Well that’s all for now. Have a blessed Thursday! And don’t forget to add a lil dapper to your everyday 😀 See ya next time 🌹🌻💖

   

ƸӜƷ Lorie Lee ƸӜƷ