Feb 25, 2015

Lemonade Wedding Stands

I love the chalkboard signs on these lemonade wedding stands but the rustic wooden one with child-like yellow letters makes me yearn for the days when all pesky problems could be solved by a happy game of hopscotch or a serious game of hide and seek. Right now when it feels like sixteen degrees outside instead of seventy, an iced cold glass of lemonade is as welcome as a lovely hot bath with no bubbles. But spring and summer will come one after the other as planned. And guests will welcome the delicious citrus drink created with a cup of sugar, water, fresh lemons (nice bright yellow ones with no green tint) and ice. See the best of the best - my favorite lemonade recipes below.

vintage style lemonade stand
circus themed lemonade stand
rustic wedding lemonade stand
lemonade wedding ideas
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Feb 23, 2015

11 Creative Wine Barrel Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

Wine barrels for weddings - yes! These rustic oak receptacles have been used to inspired the fine flavor of wine since Mark Anthony and Cleopatra took their first, sweet sip. How much are wine barrel rentals? It depends on your area, of course, but here are two regional rates I found online:
Katy Wine Barrel Rentals (Texas) - Four day rental period, not including pickup and delivery fee. Wine or whiskey barrels are $55 and a 20 x 60 inch barrel bar is $195 and Rocky Mountain Barrel Company (Colorado) - Priced at $29 each for four days, these 59 gallon red wine barrels are available for delivery 25 miles within the Denver area.

A vintage wine barrel makes the perfect backdrop for this rustic themed wedding sign.

wine barrel planters
A weathered wine barrel table with bottles of classic (basket wrapped) Chianti, 
made from plump red Sangiovese grapes, well-loved since the 16th century.
Wine Barrel Cooler 
Rustic Wine Barrel Planter

Feb 21, 2015

10 Sweet Ideas For a Sunflower Themed Wedding

We had our lovely sunflower themed wedding a surprisingly warm spring day in early April. We chose high quality silk sunflowers for convenience sake, but there's really no substitute for the fresh beautiful yellow blooms you (mostly) see below. They say sunflowers symbolize loyalty and longevity. Isn't that what you always wanted - a long and happy marriage to a man who only dreams of you? Summer is the peak time to display these warm and radiant flowers. They are affordable too, at about five dollars or less per stem. Other flowers that keep good company with sunflowers: baby's breath, bronze mums, wildflowers, wheat grass and green hypericum berries.

rustic sunflower centerpiece
sunflower wedding centerpieces
sunflower wedding ring photo
sunflower bridal bouquet
rustic flower girl sunflower bouquet
sunflower cookies
sunflower wedding reception decor
whimsical sunflower wedding photo

Feb 18, 2015

10 Romantic Anemone Bouquets

Snowy white anemones with beautiful black centers. When they keep the company of other flowers - peonies, ranunculus and pale garden roses - your eyes are drawn to these black and white beauties like kids to chocolate candy. Anemones are affordable too. At about five dollars per stem (available September through the end of May), they rank well with these other affordable wedding flowers: carnations, gerbera daisies, poppies, ranunculus, roses, sunflowers, sweetpeas and tulips. The downside? They are dainty and delicate, so you must handle with care.

Beautiful bouquet of pale pink roses, anemones and dusty miller.
An amazing bouquet of anemones, thistle and Juliet garden roses.
Spring bouquet of anemones, ranunculus, cabbage roses and peach peonies.
Winter bouquet with anemones, white roses and silver brunia.
I couldn't resist this rustic twine-wrapped anemone boutonniere!
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Feb 13, 2015

11 Rustic Garden Wedding Ideas

I love the intimacy of a small garden wedding. Two tender hearts exchanging rings among fragrant fresh lavender, lovely Queen Anne's lace, pale garden roses...all under the watchful eye of a beautiful white dogwood tree in full bloom. At least here in Virginia. Whether it's apple blossoms in Arkansas, Rocky Mountain columbines in Colorado or beautiful white magnolias in Mississippi, garden flowers will steal the show on your sacred day. Here are my favorite garden wedding ideas - both rustic and full of tender romance.

rustic place card setting idea
vintage shovel used as a wedding sign
outdoor lantern aisle decorations
bohemian garden chair decorations
rustic garden aisle decorations
rustic spring floral headpieces
vintage style birdcage with flowers
bucket full of fresh flowers
Mason jar outdoor aisle decor
hanging Mason jar chandelier
DIY pinwheel wedding centerpieces
vintage pink bike with flowers