Etsy Thursday: Summer Weddings

With last week’s post on “Ideas for a Vibrant Summer Bridal Shower” & the onset of summer, I couldn’t help but follow-up with an Etsy Thursday: Summer Weddings post. For this summer wedding inspiration post you can expect to see lots of flowers and vibrant colors, which to me seems to scream Summer Wedding! These lovely Etsy wedding finds are sizzling hot and guaranteed to provide inspiration for a Summer Wedding! Be ready to comment on your favorites when you are done swooning over this eye-candy!

 

Gorgeous Peony Wedding Invitation

 

Wildflower Wedding Invitation–Perfect for a Summer Wedding!

 

Elegant Floral Wedding Invitation

 

Unique & Vibrant Wedding Invitation

 

Modern Logo Wedding Invitations

 

Coral Table Numbers

 

Damask Wedding Table Runner

 

Unique Wedding Place Card/Favor for a Summer Wedding

 

Paper Artichoke Wedding Decorations/Favors/Placecards

 

Succulent Wedding Favors/Centerpiece

 

Customized Soap (choose your soap, color, scent, & text)–Perfect for Summer Wedding Favors

 

Yellow Heart Wedding Cake Topper

 

Flora Wedding Dress–Perfect for a Summer Wedding

 

Fashion Headband–Perfect Veil Alternative for a Summer Wedding

 

Bridal Fascinator–Perfect for a bride/bridesmaids for Summer Wedding

 

Beautiful Summer Clutch–Perfect gift for Bridesmaids

 

Summer is one of the most anticipated season of the year–filled with vacations, flowers, sunshine, fun events, & weddings! What a great time of the year to celebrate with friends & family!

SUMMER INSPIRATION: I would LOVE to hear from you! Do you have any summer wedding ideas, inspiration, or DIY projects to share? Did you get married in the summer? If so, what sort of summer decor did you include in your wedding?

SUMMER BRIDAL SHOWER INSPIRATION: Did you miss last week’s post featuring Wedding Paper Divas? No problem, take a peek here!

Exciting happenings on the 3D Memoirs blog: 

10 Hot Wedding Trends for 2013 – Every Wed by guest blogger, Gail Oliver (OliverINK Etsy Shop). We have already revealed the first three trends, so catch up here and come back next Wednesday for #4.

Etsy Thursdays – If you LOVE Etsy, handmade goods, and/or weddings, then you don’t want to miss 3D-Memoirs weekly Etsy Thursday posts – I select a theme and share my best Etsy finds with you!

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Flower Bouquet…

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Flowers are a woman’s best friend…..ok maybe 2nd best?

I would definitely say that next in line after diamonds, flowers definitely make the cut~~flowers are a woman’s best friend or at least a way to her heart! I mean there is no wonder that a wedding cant take place without the ornate presence of flowers—everywhere! Beauty, color, and smell seem to make them irresistible to any bride, plus these decor items really do an amazing job in adding beauty to any element they are added or combined too. In all their beauty, when it comes to weddings or any other large scale event, flowers can be pretty pricey considering the fact that their life span is short-lived and can serve no viable purpose after the wedding/event.  Despite this, flowers have become a necessary part of the wedding, which I can not argue. While some brides may have a nice budget to work with that allows them to go flower-crazy (which is awesome), others may have to pull off their dream wedding cutting corners to work within their budget. A great place to start is by trimming the amount of flowers, which depending on your venue, theme, colors, flower choices, and time of the year can be done without taking away the beauty and “wow” factor of your wedding. Here are some pictures that I found that totally reflect this concept:

Flower Plants for the centerpiece with japanese laterns hung above: outdoor wedding mealoutdoor wedding with pom poms

(http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/real-weddings-hanna-and-mathews-sunny-diy-at-home-wedding/)

(http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/look/look-four-fun-diy-paper-flower-centerpieces-from-the-kitchn-070278)

Besides flowers you can use plants, candles, tree branches, and vases/bottles decorated or filled with a variety of items (buttons, fruit/vegetables, sand, rocks, feathers, etc) for your centerpieces. Here are some DIY idea substitutions for flowers:

Wheatgrass CenterpieceDIY centerpieces with wheatgrass

Other flower alternatives:

inexpensive centerpiece ideas

Source: www.intimateweddings.com (http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/looking-for-inexpensive-centerpiece-ideas-flower-free-centerpieces-on-a-budget/)inexpensive centerpiece ideas, fruit centerpiece, lantern centerpiece, chocolate truffle topiary, diy centerpieces

 (http://www.oncewed.com/8242/wedding-blog/diy-wedding/diy-rustic-centerpieces/)

I used a fruit centerpiece as part of my decor:

Also, if you are the DIY type or have some experience in flower arrangements you could just go down to your local wholesale flower shop/wharehouse and pick your flowers. The only problem with this is that most flowers dont have a long “shelf-life”, so this will require you to get these items at the last minute, design your arrangement, store them, transport to the venue and have them set-up. As the bride, you may not want the additional stress of having to deal with all this, so the easiest way is to pay someone else to do it or have a wonderful friend/family member take care of it for you. Here are a couple DIY flower centerpiece options:

diy centerpiece weddingdiy centerpiece Source: www.intimateweddings.com (http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/the-diy-centerpiece-spring-flowers-make-gorgeous-centerpieces/)

diy wedding flowers

(http://www.edytaszyszlo.com/blog/2009/01/28/trends-of-2009-diy-wedding-flower-vases/)

Here is a gem from my “white book” that sells wholesale flowers and petals online for a reasonable price: www.fiftyflowers.com .

I really have more to share about centerpieces, so I will continue to post beautiful DIY centerpieces and flower alternatives.

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