4th of July Weddings

Hello my lovelies!! And a huge Happy 4th of July Weekend to you all! I hope you had an awesome Holiday! For anyone not in The USA that might be reading this, The 4th of July is the day that my country celebrates the signing of our “Declaration of Independence” and essentially became the USA. It’s my favorite non-religious holiday for a lot of reasons- (Red!) And I promise not to bore y’all to death with all that lol. So in honor of my Homeland, I decided to do a post dedicated to the best Holiday of the summer! That way you all can see just how versatile the good ‘ole red, white & blue can be! Hopefully this will help a Bride, Maid or Mum out & get those creative juices flowing! Enjoy the Dapper y’all!

 

 

 

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I don’t know about you, but a 4th of July themed wedding would be so awesome! And even a bit easier on your wallet with so many decorations already available! I’m really loving the “Heart Shoes”  & those Adorable Flower Girl Dresses 🙂 What one(s) were your favs? Would you consider a 4th of July wedding? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Well, that’s all for now Lovelies. See y’all on the flip side!

🌻Lorie Lee 🌻

 

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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 ❀

 

Red for Spring!

Ah yes my lovlies! This is a blog post with my favor-ite color in the world! I have loved it my whole life! Oh sure, I love lots of colors, all colors in fact. Color crushes come & go but my true love for the color of Love has never faded. And since Christmas & Valentine’s Day have come & gone,  everyone is looking ahead to Spring and all the lush pretty pastels. Which I love as well. But it seems I’m having some major red withdrawal. So I implore you all to not leave gorgeous red behind as we dive into Spring. Don’t wait for Summer to bring back the beauty of red hues. After all, Pantone Fiesta is a color for Spring 2016. Got it? Ok? Good! 😆 Here are some ways to incorporate red into your next Springtime Soiree & A lil bit of Dapper for your day. Peace! ✌💋❤😆❤

 

 

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🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

Dapper Inspiration Daily ~ Newlywed Christmas Photo Shoot

Hello my sweets! I am inspired to the max to share with you today this photo shoot I saw on Ruffled Blog. As you may know, I have been in denile about Winter being upon us. But if anything could get me in the spirit of the season, it’s a gorgeous Bride in a darling red sweater!
This couple may look a bit familar to you, and that’s because they did an awesome Christmas Engagement shoot last year. It was such a big hit they decided to do a sequel Newlywed shoot for this year. I am so excited they did because it’s just as awesomely gorgeous as the 1st! Hope you all enjoy it as much as me. 😀

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You’re Welcome 😀
How’s that for a photo shoot!? Ya know it’s awesome when you get transported into the story that the photos are telling. I love everything about it! If you want to see more Click Here to go to the original post on Ruffled Blog. Have a Blessed Day my dears! Hope I’ll see you next time 🙂 ❤

☆Lorie Lee ☆

*Wedding Dress by -Maggie Sottero*
*Gold Sequened Dress by – ASOS*
*Red Cardigan by – American Eagle *
*Groom’s Suit by – H&M*
*All Photos Credit To – Ruffled Blog & The Photography of Haley Sheffield*

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 🌻

15 Stunning Red Wedding Gowns

Hello Darlings! Boy I have a treat for you all today! 15 gowns that’ll make you seriously consider wearning a red wedding gown on you’re big day. As some of you already know, Red is my all-time favorite color. It’s been a life-long favorite far back as I can remember. And when I was looking for what gowns I wanted to put in my last post, 10 Gorgeous Wedding Gowns Under $500 ,
I came across so many Stunning color wedding gowns, that I decided to do posts for each of the most popular colors of gowns. And of course I had to start with Red 😍 lol lol.
One of my favorite designers, Miss Vera Wang, catapulted the Red Wedding Dress trend (that was already brewing) to new heights with her Spring 2013 Bridal Collection, that had a Whopping 12 Red Wedding Gowns in the line up. Those gowns as of today are still some of the most requested gowns by brides who wanna wear red. She made it possible for brides to imagine themselves wearing a color gown without looking like they were headed to prom.
So many Brides are opting to wear color wedding gowns. Whether it’s adding a pop of color with a sash, ribbons, bold shoes or gorgeous embroidery, to going all out and wearing an ombre or all color gown. Gold, Silver, Blue, Pink & Purples all the way to Reds and even Black. Personally, I am adoring this trend and hope it continues to thrive. Weddings nowadays are all about reflecting the personal tastes & style of the Bride & Groom. The use of color in your gown is a great way to add a personal touch to your Big Day. It also usually means your gown will be a very unique, one of a kind creation that’s all your own. And that’s always awesome! So let’s get started!

1. Red Chiffon Strapless Sweetheart Corset Long Wedding Gown
$88.00 by ~ Unique Vintage

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2. Romantic Semantics Dress in Crimson $89.99
By ~ Mod Cloth

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3. Snow White’s Fairytale Bridal Gown by ~ Alfred Angelo (price upon request)

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4. Organza Ruffles Burgundy Evening Dress Adjustable Lace Up Closure Long Mermaid Gown
$164.99 by ~ Magic Bridal Dress

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5. Hand Painted Silk Wedding Dress, One of a Kind Silk Wedding Custom Fabric – Ombre – Sunset Sunrise $1,000 by MicheleMorganArt

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6. Vostok (#1611L) from the Swan Princess Collection (contact for price) by ~ Papilio Boutique

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7. Red Wedding Dress Ball Gown, Silk Taffeta, Custom Made to Order. $1,650 on Etsy by ~ AvailCo

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8. Fadwa Baalbaki Embroidered Red Lace Hi Low Dress – #JOAB16468 (inquire for price)
by ~ Little Black Dress

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9. Sophia Tolli “Geraldine”~ Champagne & Ruby beaded lace applique tulle ballgown
$1,798.00 at ~ New York Dress

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10. Elopement Dress ~ Mikado silk dress, lace and gemstone embroidery (visit pronovias.com for price) by ~ Pronovias Cocktail Collection 2016

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11. LAVENA red floral print chiffon gown (visit pronovias.com for price) by ~ Pronovias

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12. Bustle Gown Red Wedding Dress Rachael Gown
$689.99 by ~ TheSecretBoutique

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13. Red Tulle Strapless Sweetheart Mermaid Gown with Beading STYLE: Autumn H1232 $381 by ~ Kitty Chen Couture

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14. Handmade Lace & Tulle Red Long Dress, Cap Sleeve Mermaid Formal Evening Gown $169 by ~ customdress1900 on etsy.com

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15. White Red Tulle & Satin Mermaid Wedding Gown with Embroidery Appliques from Tiffany Designs $528 by ~ New York Dress

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As you can see, no matter if your wedding is Black Tie or Glam the way to Boho, there’s a red gown for all types of weddings. And they’re all so gorgeous! I could spend all day lookin’ at these pretties! Which is your fav? I’m not sure I could pick lol. So hopefully this helped someone on their big hunt. I wish you all luck & may you find the one you’re looking for. See y’all next time! And don’t forget to add a lil Dapper to your everyday! 💖💖🌹🌻