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Floral Origami for Your Wedding

Posted on August 30th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Flowers 1 Comment

We all know about silk flowers and fresh flowers. But for a new twist on wedding flowers, how about paper?

Floral Origami Yellow Stars BouquetAmy Y. Yang offers beautiful floral origami bouquets and arrangements in fabulous colors. Check out here website at FloralOrigami.com where you can purchase finished pieces, or individual flowers and leaves to arrange as you like.

Since the flowers are made of paper, they are hypo-allergenic and can’t wilt. If you are having an outdoor wedding in a warm climate, you might consider floral origami for your table centerpieces.

To learn more about Amy’s work or to order paper flowers for your wedding or event, contact her at (310) 903-1181 or visit the Floral Origami website for more details.

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Wearing Your Hair Down on Your Wedding Day

Posted on August 11th, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Anything Goes, Wedding Makeup No Comments

When planning their wedding, many brides immediately think they should wear their hair in an French twist, classic bun or other elegant up-do. However, the trend has been changing in recent years and many brides, including celebrities such as Eva Longoria and Katie Holmes, are wearing their hair down on their wedding day.

Brides with short hair look great by leaving their hair down in light curls or gentle waves. Brides with longer hair will look stunning by creating long flowing or spiral curls.

Even if you choose to wear your hair down, consider pulling just part of it away from your face in a fancy hair clip. This will keep your beautiful face at the center of attention.

Whatever hairstyle you choose, be sure to try out the hairstyle with your stylist several weeks before your wedding. Bring your veil, tiara or other headpiece that you will be wearing to your wedding to the trial run. This way your stylist will be aware of exactly what they are dealing with and you will know that you are happy with the look.

Don’t create a hairstyle that requires too much maintenance. The last thing that you want to worry about on your wedding day is whether you need more hairspray, your clip is sliding out or your up-do is falling down. If you wear your hair down in a more carefree style, from the walk down the aisle to last dance at the reception, you won’t have to worry about your hair.

If you’d rather have a classic up-do than leave your hair down, watch this video for a simple style that is really beautiful:

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Planning Your Garden Wedding

Posted on August 3rd, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Attire, Wedding Favors, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Food 1 Comment

Garden weddings have become more and more popular in recent years. For couples who love the outdoors, it is simply the perfect opportunity to add a memorable backdrop to your wedding.

When planning a garden wedding, you should incorporate the garden theme into all aspects of the wedding from the decorations to the menu. What you want to have in mind is a classic garden picnic – but on a larger scale.

For tables, consider using large round tables that seat up to ten people. Each table should have an umbrella. The umbrellas should be light in color for fresh and lively appeal. For centerpieces, you can make a decoration that includes both flowers and fruits. To carry the flowers and fruits, consider using something you might find in a garden like a fruit basket or a straw hat. Look for locally grown fruits and flowers.

The food at a garden wedding should be light. Sandwiches, vegetarian dishes, pasta salads and fruit salads work well with a garden wedding. A wedding cake topped with strawberries will match the scenery. In terms of drinks, you should consider having fresh squeezed lemonade, sweet tea and exotic fruit juices to go along with alcohol beverages such as wine spritzers and raspberry martinis.

For music, you should keep it light and bubbly. A single harpist would be appropriate during the ceremony. For the reception, find a DJ or band that has an expertise with light jazz music that will blend into the background.

Plantable Wildflower HeartsThroughout your wedding, don’t be afraid to add as many plants and flowers as you wish. If there are trees to work with at your location, use the trees as natural shade for your wedding party. Trees can also double as built in decorations. If you are using many potted plants and other floral arrangements, after the wedding is over you can donate them to a local retirement home, hospital patients or another organization.

The best wedding favors are seeds or bulbs. Truly Wedding Favors offers these plantable wildflower hearts that are just perfect. These heart shaped, plantable seed packets are available in a choice of pink, lavender, sage green, blue and white. You can slip in a handwritten note to each guest inside the envelope for a personal touch.

When selecting attire for a garden wedding, the bride should wear a more simple wedding gown than for a church wedding. Some brides are even wearing short wedding dresses for outdoor weddings these days.

The groom and his groomsmen should wear light colored suits in linen, beige, grey or green. The bridesmaids should dress accordingly – shorter bridesmaids dresses in light airy fabrics.

For all the women, including the bride, skip the stilettos which can easily sink into the ground. Instead wear ballet flats or chunky heels.

The most important aspect is to have fun with your wedding and enjoy the beauty of our green earth.

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