A Purple and Black Halloween Inspired Wedding + a Giveaway Reminder

Happy Halloween! To celebrate today I'm re-sharing one of my favorite Halloween inspiration boards I've created with you. I love purple and black together and for Halloween it looks amazing and even more so when a few pops of orange are added in. This Halloween Wedding inspiration board is filled with unique ideas including: a handmade dress that actually lights up for the reception, an out-of-the-ordinary wedding cake that is made with oreo cookies stacked into 3-tiers, black candlesticks on all the tables and a shimmery purple chandelier for over the dance floor. What's your favorite idea from this inspiration? You can see the original post {with image credits} here.

PS: The current giveaway ends on Monday night so don't forget to enter to win $75 in stylish bridal accessories from Silver Bridal's etsy shop {items include sashes, head pieces, bracelets and garters for the brides and bridesmaids}.

Aqua Blue Tropical Wedding Inspiration with the Most Unique Wedding Gift, the iBoard Ironing Board

As the temperatures are getting chillier, the idea of a tropical wedding sounds absolutely wonderful. Today's wedding board was inspired by the most amazing ironing board {this is proof yet again, that inspiration really can come from anywhere}. This ironing board is called the iBoard and truly is one of the best wedding gifts if you are looking for something a bit out of the ordinary for the soon to be married {or even for yourself}. It's unique and unexpected, yet it's sure to be a favorite of the bride and groom. Huge thanks to iBoard for letting me try out their largest size - it really is squeak-free {not one little sound came out of it as I opened it up}. It's also super sturdy and doesn't shake back and forth as I'm ironing. Another great extra feature is the little pull out section that lets you rest your iron there to warm up {no more worrying about the iron falling over as you don't need to rest it on the ironing board itself}. Also, with this pull-out section, you can use it as a clothes hanger. Such a brilliant design. The cover is available in a tropical Hawaiian flower pattern in both aqua blue or grey and really does resemble a surf board. You can even purchase the special hanger they have so when the iBoard ironing board isn't in use, you can hang it up out of the way. {see below for the aqua blue tropical wedding inspiration board}

*** Frill Clothing is a member of the Wedding Vendors I ♥™ Guide

PS: I received an iBoard in exchange for a review, all comments and opinions are my own

Rustic Wedding Favors : Which One is Your Favorite?

Rustic wedding favors and accessories have been very popular among couples this past year. Today I have two of the bestselling rustic wedding favors from Favor Days to share with you. What do you think of these two fab favors? Cast your vote for your favorite favor in the quick little survey at the bottom of the post and we'll see which one comes out ahead.
These Lace Vintage Glass Tealight Candle Holder Favors come as a set of 4. with the vintage charm of handmade lace. Tied with a few strands of natural raffia, this lacy glass tealight holder offers a rustic look and feel. When you add the ambiance of a candle glow to the lace, it will create a romantic rustic wedding atmosphere.

These Victorian Style Key Place Card Holders also come as a set of 4. Vintage charm meets utterly unique with this Victorian key that holds place cards and photos. Having a memorable thank you gift is what makes a fabulous favor, and this intricately crafted key is designed to unlock memories. Each resin Victorian style key has an antique gold finish and a slit for holding a place card. It's the perfect way to guide guests to their seats.

Sareh Nouri Weddings Gowns - the Fall 2015 Collection

Something brand new is launching today and the first photo gallery is now ready for viewing. Up first, are the amazing Sareh Nouri wedding gowns featuring her Fall 2015 Collection. This photo gallery will continue to expand and include lots of wedding gowns and more very soon. Please stay tuned, but in the meantime, come see the entire Sareh Nouri gallery. This new collection features hints of blush, mint and rustic gold can be found throughout and also marks the unveiling of Sareh Nouri's first evening wear selection, staying true to her ethereal and romantic aesthetics.

DIY Printable Halloween Pinwheels for Wedding Favors + a Fun Holiday Banner

I wanted to kick-off Halloween week with something fun not only for Halloween, but for any wedding or party as these stylish DIY Pinwheels are available in 14 other color choices. These paper pinwheels have got to be the easiest ever to make and look super cute attached to gifts or favor boxes - plus at $3 a template, they're also a real bargain. They're from You Make Do™ and are available for purchase as a download making them easy to customize. Maybe you don't want black and white pinwheels. That's no problem as you can simply print on any color paper you choose and you'll have the black chevron on a pretty color background. {I filled my favor boxes with candy corn that I lined with a black paper doily}

To make these pinwheels you will need the following:
- card stock paper of your color choice {the template has 2 pinwheels per page}
- a printer {these were printed on an Epson XP-950}
- scissors or an Xacto knife
- brass fasteners to hold the pinwheel together {1/2 inch size}
- glue to adhere the pinwheel to the package

Once you have the pinwheels printed, you will follow the guidelines for cutting them out and then you can either fold inwards or backwards - depending on your preference for the chevron pattern. I picked the black pattern as it reminded me of Halloween. TIP: I used a small hole punch for the tips of the pinwheel, and then just made a small slit in the center for the brass fastener to go thru. The pinwheel template comes with small circles to cover up the centers of the pinwheel and add a finishing touch.

PS: The Happy Halloween Banner you see is also from You Make Do™ - and I printed it on orange paper so the letters would be a color on the black background. It's now hanging on the mirror over our decorated mantle in the living room. The cute bat tag on the favor box was a bonus circle included with the banner. I used my 2 inch circular paper punch to cut out the banner and then hole punched the top and used orange and black bakers twine I found at Target for $1.

3 Truly Unique Wedding Experiences in Jamaica

Happy Friday and welcome to the last of our series on Jamaica! We hope you've been enjoying following with our destination wedding and honeymoon highlights in the Montego Bay area thus far {see Part 1 and Part 2 here}. We've got a few more to share with you today, and then some fun eye candy to share with you next week on facebook {follow us here so you don't miss it}, courtesy of some of Jamaica's best wedding vendors.

In our last post we explored some of the really wonderful all-inclusive resorts that would be perfect for your extra-relaxing honeymoon, or your easy-going destination wedding. But, if you are looking for a truly unique experience in Jamaica - something a little more personalized and with as many options as you can dream up - we've got some great choices for you!

If you like the convenience of a resort but without the all-inclusive package, and access to more amenities, the Half Moon is the place for you. The property is so vast that you'll need to check out a bicycle or hop on a golf cart to get around! But, at the Half Moon there is everything you could need - stunning ceremony locations, 4 and 5 star restaurants available for your private reception, a golf course, an equestrian center, and an award-winning spa available to pamper newlyweds and bridal parties alike. The rooms and suites are set up cottage-style so you don't have to worry about having too many neighbors bothering you, and for larger groups, the Half Moon also has 2 cottages and several villas available. Perhaps one of the crowning glories of the Half Moon are their over-water cabins which can be requested for spa services. It doesn't get more blissful than having a relaxing massage to the sound of the waves, and should you choose, a glass of wine or even a candle-lit dinner to follow. If you are truly looking to pamper yourself, or splurge a little on the Caribbean wedding of your dreams, the Half Moon is truly a special place!
Have you dreamed of having your wedding ceremony on a secluded property, with just you and your guests? Have you ever wanted to take a trip that included a personal chef? Well, I'm sure one of the Villas by Linda Smith will be the perfect choice for you! With over 25 properties in the inventory, ranging from 1 to 9 bedrooms, there's something that will fit everyone's taste and budget. Each property has, at minimum, either a pool or a beachfront location (many have both!), as well as a chef and/or housekeeper. Some include admission to larger resort properties, giving guests access to golf courses, restaurants and beach clubs. These villas are cozy, comfortably and tastefully decorated, and very well-appointed with things like wi-fi and flatscreen TVs. And, the staff chef will prepare whatever you like! However, I'd recommend requesting some local specialties like pumpkin soup and this spectacular lobster dish. The villas can be rented for week-long stays or more, either for group or family vacations or wedding parties - some properties can accommodate weddings of up to 150 guests. With reasonable rates, you can host your guests and celebrate your wedding festivities with them all week long in your own private piece of heaven at the Villas by Linda Smith.
And finally, for a wedding you can truly make your own, consider hosting your ceremony and reception at one of the area's great houses. These large estates {many of which were former sugar plantations} are available to host private events. Many of these properties have sweeping and spectacular views of Montego Bay like the Greenwood Great House we visited, and beautiful gardens and lush grounds to provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding. You have many options to choose your caterers, entertainment, lighting, ceremony set-up and reception style to have a truly personalized experience! The great houses in Jamaica offer the intimate feel of hosting your wedding at villa but at a beautiful, historic venue that can become a canvas for your creativity.
Whether you're looking for an intimate destination wedding venue, a luxurious honeymoon or even trying to plan your next family vacation . . . Jamaica has something for everyone. We hope you have fallen in love with Jamaica as much as we have and that you've booked your tickets already! Now that you've checked that off your list, we've got one last treat for you. Stay tuned for some great Jamaica-infused destination wedding inspiration and eye candy that will be happening over on our facebook page next week. Be sure to * like us on facebook * if you haven't already so you will not miss great decor, flowers, gowns, and more . . . basically everything you'll need to make your day one to remember in Jamaica.

How-To Create a Heart Wedding Theme : from Details to Decor

A Heart Wedding Theme is a popular, traditional theme for weddings, one that offers a romantic feel for you and your guests. The Wedding Outlet offers so many beautiful heart inspired accessories and favors that finding details and decor for your wedding is easy and fun. Here are some favorites . . .
These Heart Favor Containers are perfect to fill with your favorite treat and give it to those you love. Containers are made from sturdy plastic and may be personalized for any special occasion.
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These Double Hearts Personalized Napkins blend classic and contemporary style together to help personalize your wedding reception or special event. You can choose from 24 napkin colors and 9 imprint foil colors and these 3-ply napkins are available in beverage or luncheon size.
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This Heart and Arrow Photo Backdrop features a Cupid's heart design with a modern and clean look. Can be used as a photo booth backdrop for photo ops for your guests or simply as a decor piece. May be personalized with two custom lines. Features a water-resistant and scratch-resistant coating and has a smooth satin finish.
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