Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wedding Wednesday - centerpieces and invites!

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We are working all summer long to bring you some exciting link ups on one of your favorite topics-weddings! Kristen and I both have wonderful men in our lives (Kristen is engaged!) and enjoy talking about weddings together.  We thought we would join you in on the fun!

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Today's Topic: Centerpieces & Invitations


I have always had a simple taste in centerpieces. Anything too complicated starts to look
tacky to me. After all, the party is not a show but a celebration. That being said, 
I also believe that centerpieces should have traces of the bride and/or groom's personality. 

I love these simple but romantic mason jar centerpieces. 
Mason jars are so...rustic. They remind me of fall, the ocean, and all things romantic. 

Again, my obsession with mason jars. 
For a nautical wedding, I think yellow and navy pinwheels are a fantastic touch. 

....Mason Jars. Let's just say my wedding might have a lot of them. 

I also think that this is an adorable and original idea for the guest/gift table. 
A lot of people do photo books or photo frames with signatures. 
That's the traditional idea and probably what I will opt for as well; 
however, the idea of writing individual notes and dropping them in a bowl is lovely as well!

As far as invitations go, I also think that this is a spot where wedding planners drop
too much money. I have a simple but bold taste in invitations. I think a simple but sweet 
printable is acceptable with a nice, crisp envelope

These chevron inspired invitations are superb. 

I am aware that the box idea would be overwhelmingly expensive; 
however, I love the navy and sand dollar inspiration!


I was just a little excited to write up this post. When I think of centerpieces and invites, I think DIY! Cant beat it.  I've seen so many brides use a wedding planner and just let them do everything and while that isnt always bad, I'm excited to put my own touches on my wedding. Alot of times we over think the fact that alot of this stuff can be DIY type stuff, which then makes it even more meaningful. And lets face it, invites and centerpieces make some of the biggest statements!


1. This is such a different look. I personally have never seen it before but I love the light coming up and the beads! I probably wouldnt go for that type of flower though

2. Simple and kind of common. As I've mentioned, one of my favorites! 

3. I was SO excited to find this. Totally unique. It could be used for a winter wedding which is what we want. Again, I'd change the flowers maybe

4. Mason jars, yes!!! I love the DIY element of this

5. Beachy wedding. I figured Rachael would love this!!! Add some aqua and you have it made :)

6. I'm in love with this. So personal!

7. Never thought of using these but I kind of like them and think they are fun!

Now for invitations!

1. Matches with the centerpiece! My sister in law had invites like this!

2. Love pictures!!!

3. Every girl needs something monogrammed

4. A butterfly? Yes! I have never in my life seen this but it's a fun idea :)

5. Lace, so elegant! 


Saxon @ Lets Drink Coffee, Darling said...

Neat link up, girls! I've been looking for a 'wedding wednesday' since Joelle stopped doing hers! I'm also on the mason jar band wagon, except in our wedding we just saved our old glass food jars so we wouldn't have to go buy any of them! Look forward to seeing more!

Heather Leigh_A beautiful ministry said...

Aww love this! =D

Unknown said...

You are not alone on the mason jar love. I had over 25 cases of them for my wedding. I used them as drinking cups, decorations, and to light up the road!

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

Those centerpieces are absolutely gorgeous!!! Hubs and I eloped, and seeing stuff like this always makes me wish we had an actual wedding!!

Thanks for linking up with us for the Hump Day Hop!


Dani said...

Neat link up. I love DYI center pieces and invites.

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