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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4th july wedding

 

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” Β & those Adorable Flower Girl Dresses πŸ™‚ 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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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! Β πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜„β€

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 πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚ Β *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* Β 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, Β 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! πŸ˜† Here are some ways to incorporate red into your next Springtime Soiree & A lil bit of Dapper for your day. Peace! βœŒπŸ’‹β€πŸ˜†β€

 

 

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🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

Ralph & Russo Couture S/S 2017 – Paris Fashion Week

Hello sweets! I am really excited to share these *major swoon* worthy dresses with y’all today! This is the collection that just debuted on the runways of Pairs Fashion Week Spring 2016. Ralph & Russo are one of the premier clothing brands in the world, but this season they really outdid themselves. So. Many. Lovelies! I think my fav is the Serenity blue strapless gown with big circle flowers on the skirt! Which one(s) are yours? Make sure you check their website: ralphandrusso.com or their IG: @ralphandrusso & see the whole collection πŸ™‚

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Aren’t those gowns just dreamy? I think it’s the perfect mix of Modern Flair & Timeless Designs. Oh, and btw, their handbags & shoes are supremely awesome as well!

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Yep! It’s offical. I’m in Love ❀
OK that’s all for today. Hopefully I will see you next time πŸ™‚ And don’t forget to add a Lil Dapper to your Everyday! Peace πŸ’œβœŒ

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

*All photos credited to the offical Ralph & Russo Instagram Account*

Dapper Inspiration Daily ~ Color Crushes

 

 

Hello my sweets! I am inspired today to bring you some pretty eye candy in the form of inspiration/mood boards. For the last few months between NYFW 2015, The Holiday Season, Pantone Announcing their Color Reports & Colors of the Year for 2016, well to say the least, I’ve been crushing on lots & lots & lots of colors! I was trying to decide which colors to write about and how to apply them to the totally awesome weddings & parties y’all are planning. Then I finally just decided to show you instead lol πŸ˜‰ I hope these inspire some color crushes of your own! Enjoy πŸ™‚ ❀

 

 

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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. πŸ˜€

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You’re Welcome πŸ˜€
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 πŸ™‚ ❀

β˜†Lorie Lee β˜†

*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*