Monthly Archives: July 2012

Twinkle Lights for Wedding

Twinkling lights backdrop for your Wedding!

There is something about twinkly lights at a wedding that just adds that extra little something creating all kinds of gorgeousness when done right. You may call it girly, sparkly, even cliche, but for me, twinkle lights and weddings just go together like peanut butter and jelly or a bride and groom 🙂

We’ve pulled together some tips and inspiration to share with you just how pretty twinkle lights can be. Not just on trees and bushes, but ceilings in venues and tents, and yes, even in mason jars! Because of their popularity, many venues may already have them set up, saving you time and money. We’ve also included several resources where you can purchase specialty lights including LED, battery operated, and even accessories to turn mason jars into sparkly lights for those not-so-DIYers! 🙂

trees wrapped in twinkle lights at a wedding

Photo by Steven Michael Photo via Ruffled

Tip #1: Twinkle lights are most effective in creating a gorgeous detail for a sunset or evening wedding. Never fear, though, daytime weddings can have twinkle lights too, especially if your reception is indoors. And if your ceremony is earlier in the day, watch the magic happen as dusk settles and the lights come on.

Tip #2: Twinkle lights are a beautiful enhancement to take a tent from ordinary to magical under a starry night, especially in a clear tent.

twinkle lights in a clear wedding tent

via Grosgrain Fabulous

Tip #3: Mirror tiles and twinkle lights would make for an ah-mazing backdrop for a photo booth. After the wedding, wouldn???t this DIY project make the perfect wall art in your living room or master bedroom? Great mood lighting and conversation piece!

mirrored tile and twinkle light photo booth backdrop

via Apartment Therapy

Tip #4: Twinkle lights provide an awesome background for a ceremony, whether they are wrapped around a gazebo or an arch. How about built into a wall or hanging straight down from the ceiling to glistening, glimmering, glittering effect?

bride and groom kissing in front of wall of twinkle lights

Photo by Cory Ryan Photography via Style Me Pretty

Tip #5: How about some super simple details that work well as a DIY. Wrap your twinkly lights in tulle, mason jars, even hoola hoops (spray painted a solid color like white or silver) draped with lights for an inexpensive yet eye catching chandelier!

twinkle lights wrapped in tulle

Doesnt this look like a shimmery waterfall?

via Above the Rest Event Design

Twinkle lights in mason jars

These are great accessories available via Mason Jar Creations by treasureagain via Etsy to turn your mason jars into sparkly lanterns!

Now, for some online resources for Twinkle Lights 🙂 The set on the left is from Restoration Hardware and just so happens to be on sale! Some of the strings are battery operated along with a plug-in option. The mercury glass bulbs on the right from Pottery Barn are a little twist on the traditional twinkly lights but equally as pretty and aw-inspiring!

resources for twinkle lights - Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn

Restoration Hardware | Pottery Barn

And just because we love them (twinkle lights) and this picture so, here’s one more for good measure!??Can you imagine saying I do in front of this glimmering, glittering backdrop Never mind the jaw-dropping photos you could get too Cue the swoon.

twinkle light barn ceremony backdrop, glittering photo backdrop

Photo by Mastin Studio via Apple Brides

Have a sparkly, twinkly Tuesday!

Best Red Wedding Ideas

Best Red Wedding Ideas

Red the color of love! Bold, beautiful, warm and intimate that is what we are bringing to you today for wedding inspiration! I know red is one of my absolute favorite colors, but for many, red might not be the first choice or even a second choice for a wedding. Well, let me introduce you to red as an accent or pop of color, and yes, even as a wedding dress!

First, our favorite shoes! And of course, an homage to the red sole! Can I hear an amen?!

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Beautiful red shoes that lead us into gorgeous red bouquets!

 

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red zinnia wedding bouquet flowers

 

red rose boutonnier decor wedding theme

best red wedding theme flowers

 

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Red dresses bridesmaids and brides too!

Check out this stunning red convertible Dress by our currently Featured Photographers: Chris and Becca Photography. This destination wedding photographer husband and wife duo travels the world searching for perfect pictures and love. They woke up early for sunrise pictures but you can see them at any time. More: Florida Sunrise – Clearwater Beach

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Red is perfect for men too! Red ties, red pants, red socks and even red shoes, um, sneakers! ????

best red and white wedding tie fashion ideas

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Red wedding socks shoes and mens pants

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red converse sneaker ideas

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And pretty invites, favors and much more!

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best red invitation suites ideas

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red wedding knapkins decorations

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red calligraphy stamp decor

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best red pinwheel escort cards

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red cookie cutter food ideas

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wedding rehearsal favor knapkin decor ideas

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red crochet wedding favor tag

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wedding red stripey pretty details

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How about all the pretty that surrounds us decor and venue styling!

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red lantern wedding decoration ideas

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red tent heart and balloon reception

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red paper decor

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red valentine tree escort tree

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Can’t have a wedding without food, glorious food! And drink too!

best red signature drink wedding ideas

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red cakies jar ideas

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red coca cola wedding favors

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Lastly, every celebration needs…

 

red polka dot balloon pictures

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red heart confetti

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Looking for some more red wedding ideas, check out these inspiration boards Be My Valentine Elopement, A Rustic Winter Christmas Wedding, Red & Blush Pink Ombre Wedding, A Rustic Chic Strawberry Wedding, and most recently, A Vintage Red, White and Blue Fourth of July Wedding! Let the inspiration begin!

Thanks for reading the blog, hope you found some red wedding theme inspiration and ideas! Enjoy the best day of your life however you want and remember to breath during all the planning.

Red! It’s not just for holidays any more it’s most definitely for weddings too! Want more inspiration? Check out our popular Green Wedding Ideas and Blue Wedding Ideas!