12 Unique Fall Wedding Bouquets {priced between $40 - $70}

If you are planning any fall event - bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners or even weddings - these colorful fall bouquets from The Bouqs are sure to be the talk among the guests. I love how unique they are and the unexpected greenery, like kale, are such fun surprises. Please leave me a comment and let me know which bouquet is your favorite. {PS: at The Bouqs, the flowers ship direct from either eco-friendly, sustainable farms on a Volcano or direct from farms on the California coast to your recipient's door}

** See below for the coupon code to save 10% on Sangria - the bouquet of the month and 10% on your entire order **

** See below for the coupon codes to save 10% on Sangria {the bouquet of the month} as well as 10% off your entire order when shopping at The Bouqs **

BOUQUET DETAILS: {from top left to bottom right}

Scarecrow - fresh cut Alstroemeria and Mini Pumpkins

Corduroy - farm fresh Protea and Safari Sunset

Bonfire - Marigolds, Alstroemeria, Safari Sunset, and accents

Bouq-o-Lanterns - orange sunflowers and orange mini-pumpkins

Vibrance - cut-to-order Sunflowers, Aster, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, and accents

Boo-Quet - stunning Orange and White Ranunculus

Sunfire - warm colored roses

Pumpkin Patch - Pin Cushion Protea

Sangria - festive and colorful mix of cut when you order flowers like roses, spray roses, daisies and more. This is The Bouq of the Month. Save 10% ALL month long with code OCT10

Lightning - beautiful ornamental flowering kale is perfectly mixed with colorful alstroemeria and more.

Jack O' Lanterns - farm fresh French Marigolds

Harvest Moon - a beautiful bounty of Mini Calla Lilies in Orange and Pink.

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31 Lace and Tulle Dresses . . . The Amanda Wyatt Wedding Gown Collection

Now, I'm not sure, but you might be asking where are the photo galleries on this blog. Well, starting today, they will continually be growing and first up is the brand new 2016 wedding gown collection from Amanda Wyatt. >>> Come on over here to see the entire gown collection <<< There's even a stunning silver blue gown in ivory lace and tulle overlay - LOVE!!!!

A Dramatic Pink and Purple Wedding Inspiration Board

Today's inspiration board is one I created last year, but I wanted to share again. It's dramatic. It's Modern. It could even be considered for a wedding being planned around Halloween. Wouldn't masquerade masks be fun with this? This inspiration board is filled with deep pink and purple colors and features silver accents.

Sneak Peek : Claire Pettibone's Vintage-Inspired Engagement Ring Collection

I have a fun Friday post for you . . . Renowned Bridal Designer, Claire Pettibone is getting ready to unveil her highly anticipated Vintage-Inspired Engagement Ring Collection - created exclusively for Trumpet & Horn. The 18 piece collection becomes publicly available on October 8, 2015 and was inspired by the Designers Signature Dresses.

The Claire Pettibone Collection reflects the designers pulse on trending bohemian fashion by offering a fresh take in jewelry design by evoking her signature patterns into delicately crafted ring settings. The collection of engagement rings range in price from $2,800 to $16,500 and features hand-crafted styles by the designer herself, composed of feminine and delicate designs. Inspired by Claire’s love for vintage materials, the collection features sparkly diamonds, luminous opals, sapphires and other precious stones that are all artfully arranged in Claire’s signature heirloom-inspired settings of white, yellow or rose gold.

Each ring comes in a gorgeous velvet box and is paired with a heart felt note from the designer herself {as you can see above}. The note reads . . . "The story of a marriage begins with this ring. May it become her most treasured heirloom, for the history that you share, the love that it inspires, and for the many chapters that you will write together."

Don't you just love this? Here's to a sparkling weekend for everyone. See you back here next week with some fun and exciting launches for both my brides and wedding vendors.

Giveaway : Win $100 in Sparkling Karkio Jewelry

A brand new sparkly giveaway is here and for the next two weeks, I'm thrilled to welcome Karkio Jewelry to my blog. They are going to be awarding one lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog with a $100 gift card to shop for their jewelry. Karkio Jewelry is a Rhode Island-based team of fine jewelers where all of the products carry their unique flairs for passion, style, and luxury.  {PS: Can't wait for this giveaway to end before you add some Karkio Jewelry to your wardrobe? Use my exclusive coupon code BRENDASBLOG and you can save 45%. Yes, that's 45% - it's a great offer}

Giveaway ends on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 11:59 pm est

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7 Romantic Ways to Wear "Something Blue" on your Wedding Day

There are so many ways you can incorporate "something blue" into your wedding day. But, one special way is with a sapphire gemstone {the traditional symbol of nobility, truth, and romance} that can be worn again and again after your big day. This month, there's something extra special about blue. Not only is sapphire the birthstone for September, but today happens to be my little girl's 3rd birthday {who tends to answer blue nearly every time you ask her "what color is this?"}. I think she realizes how pretty blue is.

Today, I have teamed up with Blue Nile and I'm sharing with you my 7 romantic ways to have pretty Sapphire Gemstones be the "something blue" on your wedding day. PS: simply use the coupon code BRENDA when shopping at Blue Nile to save 10% online or via phone.
7 Romantic Ways to wear "something blue" on your wedding day
1. Wedding Band . . . Be different and have Luna Sapphire and Diamond Eternity Ring be your wedding band

2. Wrist Accent . . . Wear the Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet as a delicate accent on your wrist

3. Engagement Ring . . . Have the Sapphire and Diamond Ring be your engagement ring and wear your "something blue" every day

4. Bedazzle Your Neckline . . . Wear the Sapphire and Diamond Floral Teardrop Necklace {from the Blue Nile Studio Something Blue Collection} and bedazzle your neckline in crystal and blue sparkles

5. Pretty Hair Up-Do . . . Wear your hair in a pretty up-do and add the Sapphire and Diamond Drop Earrings

6. Wear Your Blessings . . . Marrying in a church? Select a frilly and full wedding gown and wear the dainty Sapphire Cross Pendant

7. Remember Your Loved Ones . . . Honor your loved ones and keep them close to you for your entire wedding with the Sapphire Petite Oval Locket

Which "something blue" sapphire gemstone idea is your favorite?

This post was sponsored by Blue Nile, but all ideas are my own.

4 Tricks to Have Your Favorite Wedding Flowers Out of Season

I recently received an inquiry for my Lavender Wedding Invitations, but the bride had said "I am contacting florists now about flowers for the wedding. It is going to be harder than I thought to get fresh lavender for the wedding. I just need to make sure I will be having lavender elsewhere in the wedding." This made me realize that other brides might be running into this same problem when the flowers they choose for their wedding are out of season. So, today, I'm sharing with you a lavender wedding inspiration board that shows how you can incorporate your favorite flowers into your wedding if they are out of season with 4 tricks {shown below}.

Lavender Wedding Inspiration Board {ideas to incorporate your flower when it's out of season}

4 Ways to Incorporate Your {Out of Season} Favorite Wedding Flower

1. Use the dried version in bouquets {already preserved for keepsakes} or in sachet favors

2. Incorporate the floral in your designs {invitations, menus, favor tags, even the clutch}

3. Bring the flower color into other elements of the wedding {dress, shoes, candle holders, etc}

4. Have your baker bring the flower into the design of the cake {either on the top or cascading down the tiers}

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