All About Glitter!

By Sherice Fleming
Intern at Lucky You Productions

Adding glitter to your decorations is a great way to take a traditional wedding to a modern one. Glitter can be included in your scheme by using glitter linens, dipping feathers in glitter or even taking mason jars and covering them in glitter to add a romantic feel.

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Glitter linens can be incorporated in various ways. They can be placed on all of the tables, creating a luxurious feel to your reception. If you feel like it would be overkill to have all of your wedding tables covered in glitter, try using the glitter linen on the head table and use plain linens on the others.

 

 

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Another great way to use glitter linens is using glitter chair covers. The chair covers add a subtle hint of glitz, but allow you to incorporate your wedding colors on the table cloths.

 

 

 

 

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A beautiful, but more subtle way to add glitter into your wedding is dipping various decorations in glitter, for instance, feathers. Dipping feathers in glitter is a fun way to incorporate the two trends of feathers and glitter into your reception. These can be added in with the flowers on the tables or maybe even just in the bride’s headpiece. Either way the little hints of glitter will glam up your wedding.

 

 

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Mason jars themselves add a soft and romantic feel to any wedding reception, but dipping half in glitter also makes it glamorous. Mason jars are so inexpensive and it is an easy do it yourself project to incorporate glitter!

Pinterest is a great way to plan your Dream Wedding

Check us out on our new Lucky You Pinterest Page! There are so many great wedding examples and wedding ideas to look through – you’re bound to get inspired. Everything is nicely organized into categories for easy viewing.

Joining Pinterest is free and easy. It’s a great way to gather up or “pin” any images you want from anywhere on the web, including Pinterest itself, and organize them onto your own personal pinboard online. It’s great for inspiration, new ideas, as well as gathering and showcasing your interests.

Pinterest is also a great tool to use for designing your dream wedding, by allowing you to pin wedding examples and wedding design ideas to your Pinterest Page as you browse the web. Just go to their website under help, and get started – http://pinterest.com/about/help. You can download their “pin it” button under their “Goodies” section for easy pinning. Once you join, our Lucky You Pinterest Page is a great place to start planning and getting wedding ideas. Just click on the pictures that interest you for a closer look, and if you like something, you can re-pin it to your page.

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Modern Wedding

By Heather Stankovic
Intern at Lucky You Productions

 

A contemporary (or modern) style features today’s top trends and ideas.  Sparkles and BLING are a big deal in 2012, which can fit into every part of your wedding day: starting with the invitations, including decorations, and even in your attire.  Look for layered gowns, something elegant with a touch of soft overlay (organza or tulle).  To find that sparkle, add a broach, tiara, or simple crystal necklace and earrings.  To boost those bouquets, florists are now adding jewels and broaches to the flowers, or wrapping the handle in rhinestone ribbon.

  Another growing trend is personalization.  You can personalize everything, from your aisle runner and decorations, to seat covers and napkins.

You can even personalize the glassware, bride’s garter, and your get-away car.

When you personalize your decorations and centerpieces, nothing needs to be uniform.  A growing trend is mix and match:  try some round tables, with square ones.

 

Also, add some short center pieces as well as tall ones to give your guests something different to look at and makes your reception unique.

Of course, keep your color scheme simple to tie all your pieces together.  And to add some fun into your reception, try a photo-booth or candy bar; don’t forget those guest favors!  Just as reception traditions change, so do theceremonies.  The sand ceremony is increasing in popularity and in many cases replacing the unity candle.  Instead of jars or vases, couples can also use hollow picture frames as a vessel for their colored sand; adding another touch of personalization to your wedding day.

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With a Cherry on Top? Four Ways to Top Your Cake With Pizzazz

By Megan McGinnis
(Intern at Lucky You Productions)

With all the customizations offered today there are so many ways a couple can express their personalities and interests through their wedding cake.  Besides being able to choose outrageous colors and fanciful flavors (hello chocolate raspberry chip), there’s an even wider selection for cake toppers.

The days of seeing the traditional bride and groom in formal attire atop the cake are gone, now there are so many different trinkets and symbols a couple can plop on the top of their cake.  Here are just a few ideas that may help a couple think outside the (cake)box when it comes time to select a topper.

Fruit
I’m not sure if this has to do with the ever growing health obsession or just the aesthetic appeal of what you can do with fruit, but many cake toppers and adornments are starting to look like fruit bowls. Fruits offer vibrant colors and a match can be found for almost any set of wedding colors.  In some cases, the outside can even match the inside flavor of the cake.  Common options include lemons, limes, grapes and cherries.

Animals
If your favorite furry friends can’t be there for the big day, they can always be there in spirit with an animal themed cake topper.  You can choose common animals like dogs or cats, or go the more exotic route by choosing kissing zebras or cows, or the lovebirds can even be birds themselves.  The animals depicted can be showing affection by kissing or be dressed to the nines in traditional wedding attire.  One of my favorite animal toppers showed the traditional bride and groom in formal attire, but the couple’s dogs were also on the statue. They were even customized so they were the same breed and color as the actual dogs.


Hobbies

Talking about customization leads me into a third trend, depicting common hobbies on the cake topper.    This offers the couple a great way to get personal and show off a hobby or passion that they share, or maybe even brought them together.  Some examples are baseball, archery and tennis.  Outside of the sports world, some couples may be into motorcycle riding or playing a favorite musical instrument.  It’s also a neat idea to depict something work related if the bride and groom have similar occupations.

 

Monograms
Monograms seem to be popping up everywhere lately, and wedding cake toppers are no exception.  Having a monogram allows a couple to finally see their names together as husband and wife and for the bride to show off her new last name.  There are many ways a monogram can be put on a cake.  It can be in icing, glass, or even a wooden cut out.  They can be colored to match the theme of the wedding, have all kinds of patterns or even be blinged out.

There is definitely more to think about when choosing a cake topper today.  Non-traditional cake toppers are a great way to add a bit of fun and personality to any cake.

Green Weddings

 

 

 

 

By Heather Stankovic
Intern at Lucky You Productions

Many companies and households these days are “going green.”  Why not join the parade and make your wedding day just as eco-friendly?  Starting with the engagement and wedding bands, you can find great products made of recycled metals, or restore old jewelry into new.  Decorations and invitations are easy too.  Things made of 100% recycled paper are the way to go.  Home-made decorations are even better and electronic invitations cut back on money as well as help with your eco-friendly theme.  When it comes to floral arrangements, it is okay to use flowers.  Organic and locally grown flowers are a perfect option, but if your budget is tight, you can try paper (recycled of course) or glass flowers.  Glass and other recycled material are great to incorporate into your centerpieces and small décor pieces.  Another idea: host an outdoor ceremony or reception and bring in natural light and beautiful surroundings; but don’t forget to bring those recycling bins. If outdoors is not for you, try having your ceremony and reception at the same venue to cut down on travel for guests and emissions.  And finally, when it comes to gifts that you don’t need/want, ask guests to donate their gift money to your favorite charity instead.  Eco-friendly weddings are great!  Combined with any color combination and budget, you can turn your big day into a special day for everyone.

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