It’s graduation season for most of Beaver County, and we are certainly hosting our share of dynamite grad parties. But we have also had some beautiful weddings over the past few weeks that you are definitely going to want to see for yourself.
We still have quite a few summer weddings on the schedule before heading into our big fall season. And no matter what season you happen to be planning for, everyone can agree that there is an endless amount of detail that goes into pulling off a truly stunning wedding.
If you are in the process of planning your own wedding, these are the ten most helpful articles we found around the web this week.
50 Ceremony Backdrop Inspirations
If you are thinking about having your ceremony right here before the big reception, you will surely want to consider using our new ceremony backdrop. But you also might want to consider creating something uniquely yours instead.
This article from The Wedding Playbook pulls together 50 different backdrops that you can use as inspiration to come up with something for your big day. Many of these would also look great as a backdrop for the head table at your reception.
This Year’s Fall Wedding Colors
“Taking inspiration from the changing seasons, Joy used an array of fall wedding colors in everything from the fall wedding flowers to the fall wedding cake. Aren’t the fall wedding flowers she created especially lovely? Joy went foraging the morning of for speckled leaves in shades of orange, red, green, and brown to add a little bit of fall to the ceremony garland and aisle markers.”
Those fall weddings we mentioned are going to be here before you know it, and this post from Once Wed features a fantastic inspiration for a fall color palette with just the right combination of colored flowers and greenery.
Don’t Forget the Guest Book
Our lobby entrance makes it nearly impossible for guests to come and go without passing right by your guestbook, but you want to make sure that you do everything in your power to remind them to write something in yours.
WeddingBee dropped some guest book knowledge this week when they published these tips and tricks to make sure your guests sign the book. They also had a nice example of the “guest book tree” that has been extremely popular lately.
Get’cha Nails Did
“Regardless of the season, it depends on the personal style of the bride—if she’s trendy she can push it and get some nail art like crystal embellishments, but if she’s more classic, she can play with the new trendy French manicure styles, (V-shaped) or just a traditional French manicure.”
How much thought have you put into your wedding day nails? This article from our friends at WeddingWire dives deep into the details of what you should be thinking about to get the right look on your fingers.
BBQ Weddings Can Stay Classy
We have added some fun BBQ menu options over the past few years, but it’s important to remember that casual food does not have to equal a casual party.
This BBQ wedding that was recently featured on Rock My Wedding was first-class all the way…and they had great food to go along with the great look.
More Bouquet Options
We did a pretty thorough deep dive on wedding flowers a few weeks ago, but our friends at WeddingWire came out with some advice of their own when it comes to bouquets this week.
This article features dozens of colorful bouquets that you are free to use as inspiration or rip off completely.
“Pastel blossoms and neutral arrangements are always pretty, but these bright bouquets are filled with personality to give you the standout moment you totally deserve — not to mention that they’re instant mood-boosters! Whether you’re looking for flowers to complement your colorful wedding decor or you want a vibrantly colored bouquet that stands out against a white wedding dress, we’re sharing some of our favorite arrangements for the spunky, color-loving bride.”
The Ziggy Stardust Glam Rock Wedding
I mean. Do I really need to say anything else?
This fun wedding inspiration featured on Offbeat Bride paid tribute to David Bowie in everything from their invitations down to the bride’s nails. You seriously have to see it for yourself.
And if you have an offbeat idea of your own that you want to chase down in order to make your day special, we are open to just about anything you might have in mind.
How Much is a Wedding in…
“According to The Knot Worldwide’s 2019 Global Wedding Report, the cost to marry—as expected—varies according to region. In fact, we acquired feedback from more than 20,000 couples across 14 countries (including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States), and the findings were consistent around the globe: weddings are pricey—no matter the country.”
This interesting article from The Knot breaks down the average cost of a wedding in a number of different countries around the world. Where does your budget work best?
Barn Wedding on Steroids
Everyone loves a rustic barn wedding. Add in an exposed brick backdrop for the cake table and things get even better. Bonus points if you can work in a horse.
But this wedding inspiration from Rustic Wedding Chic wasn’t finished even after doing all of that. They went even bigger with a VW bus as the backdrop for their photo booth. How fun!
Don’t Let the Music Stop
“Whether you create your own playlist (like me), hire a DJ, or book a live band, you’ll probably end up having to compile a list of songs for your wedding at some point. This can be a daunting task—there are so many songs in the world! However, with some careful consideration, you can create a playlist that will have everyone dancing from the first track to the last call.”
One of our biggest selling points here at Center Stage is that we include our house DJ in every wedding package. We also make a point to go over the playlist and customize it exactly to you liking.
This article from WeddingBee has some terrific advice for putting together the perfect playlist to keep your friends and family moving and grooving all night long.
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