Twinkle Little Starry Night Wedding Ideas {Styled Shoot}

Today's featured styled wedding shoot from Tab McCausland Photography is absolutely gorgeous - it's all about taking the idea of a starry night wedding theme and seeing where it takes you. The bride even arrives from the sky in a helicopter. One of my favorites is most definitely the invitations and the subtle use of the star theme, it's not overdone at all. Wait until you see the dark blue sequined tablecloth - it's the perfect addition to the sparkling table setting.

Participating Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Tab McCausland Photography
Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.
Beauty: Amanda Stone Hair and Makeup
Cake Designer: Anna Cakes
Floral Designer: Bluegrass Chic
Dress Store: Calvet Couture Bridal
Reception Venue: Falcon's Fire
DJ: FyerFLy
Invitation Designer: The 2U Collection
Event Planner: Tickled Pink Brides

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

How to Get the Floral Look for Spring Weddings + Parties

Did you know that Frill Clothing {a current vendor in the Hot Wedding Shops} was featured on Shark Tank recently? They offer a collection of custom, affordable bridal party wear that includes customizable skirts, tops and dresses with flirty cutout backs and bright, fun colors. Each of their designs {ranging in price from $18 to $150} are carefully sketched and skillfully crafted to fit any body type while maintaining a feminine silhouette. To coordinate with their fun and brightly colored fashions {which are perfect for spring and summer weddings} - you will likely love incorporating the handmade floral wedding ideas I'm sharing below into your events.

1. Now you can pop something just as sparkly as champagne with these Watercolor Flower Confetti Pops at your next celebration. Dreamy watercolor flowers decorate the outside of these pops that add pizzazz to spring weddings, bridal brunches, and bachelorette parties.

2. This set of 4 Paper Flower Place Settings will add a dash of spring or summertime flair to your table. You could even place these paper flowers on top of cakes, gifts and use them simply as part of your decor.

3. This Garden Floral Bow Tie is the perfect way to finish off the spring garden party ensemble. It features soft blooms in shades of rose and sage. A Garden Floral Necktie is also available.

4. These Edible Flower Lollipops are handmade with fresh ground flowers, sweet flavors, pure cane sugar and filtered water. They're a sweet gift to send home with your party guests.

5. These White Rose Bouquet Garden Wedding Invitations feature a beautiful vintage illustration of white roses in a bouquet of snowdrop, heath and periwinkle flowers underneath the circle containing all the wedding details.

6. These pink Pom Pom Earrings are perfect for the bridesmaids {other colors are available too}. They feature a circle drop ruffled flower hung from gold plated earring hook.

Instagram Giveaway : Win $200 to Shop at Wedding Outlet + a Sweet Surprise

To celebrate spring, I have teamed up with 9 other top wedding bloggers to share the love on Instagram! We are giving away a $200 shopping spree to The Wedding Outlet {your online shopping source for wedding accessories and supplies}. It's super easy to enter to win - all you have to do is follow me on Instagram, like my post about the giveaway, tap the photo to see where you will go next and then follow that account and like their photo. You will simply do this with all 10 bloggers accounts until the loop brings you back to my post. {PS: there's also a few extra optional entries too along with a sweet surprise happening half way through the giveaway}. please note: the giveaway fine print is at the end of this post.

Below are just a few of my favorites from The Wedding Outlet's New Items that could be yours if you're the lucky giveaway winner.

The Fine Details for the Giveaway are as follows:
This giveaway ends April 17th, 2015 at 12 noon EST. The winner will be chosen using and announced April 20th in the comments below. Winner must have a public account at the time of the drawing. Giveaway and spam accounts will not be chosen. Family members of bloggers are not eligible to enter. DISCLAIMER: This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Instagram or its subsidiaries. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. See official terms and rules via link in profile.

Void where prohibited by state or federal law. Not open to participants under the age of 18, residents of Canada, or the employees, contractors, or immediate family members of any of the sponsoring blogs. Multiple entries are permitted, but are limited to one (1) entry on each participating wedding blogger’s individual Instagram account for a maximum total of 15 entries. Chances of winning are based on total number of entries received. Winners will be notified by Instagram. Instagram is the sole method of entry. The winner must have an active Instagram account at the time of drawing, and be able to be contacted by the giveaway administrators. The selected winner will be given 48 hours from time of notification to claim the prize before another winner is chosen.

By entering, you agree to these terms and agree to completely release and hold harmless the bloggers and their business entities participating via their Instagram accounts to sponsor this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Instagram, PayPal, or its subsidiaries. By entering or participating you signify your complete release of Instagram. Following accounts, tagging, submitting multiple entries, or any action, which could be deemed a special consideration of the contest, are not required for entry.

Stay Tuned for an Exciting Instagram Wedding Giveaway Launching at Noon

Happy Monday - today is an exciting day and I wanted to give you the heads up to be sure to free your schedule at noon today. I have teamed up with 9 other bloggers to bring you an exciting wedding giveaway that you will want to be sure you have the chance to enter to win. If you aren't already - please be sure to follow me on instagram so you don't miss your chance to enter. The full details will also be posted here at noon as well, but below is a sneak peek of what's coming your way :)

How To DIY Embellished "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" Printable Cards

I LOVE today's post I get to share with you - it has a little bit of everything I "heart" . . . {pink, bling, flower hair clips, washi tape + a Free Printable}. This is such a fun and pretty way to ask your future wedding party to be in your wedding. I have created a free "will you be my ..." download that contains cards for bridesmaid, maid of honor, matron of honor, and flower girl. The cards I'm sharing with you today were printed on patterned paper and those black and white polka dotted stripes? They were created with washi tape - super easy. Imagine the possibilities you could create with all the washi tape choices there are? Oh, and those GORGEOUS flowers? They are from Novia En Perla and come in sets of 2. Simply clip the flower to the printable I created and you have a fun and unique way of asking your attendants to be in your wedding. The flower clip can be worn on your wedding day or any day the recipient chooses. {you can purchase the flower clips here}

The printable cards are ready to print onto the patterned {or solid color} cardstock of your choice {8.5x11} - simply trim in half vertically and horizontally - attach your flower clips to them, embellish with the washi tape of your choice and you are all set. Wouldn't these cards look pretty set out on the plates of your guests at a bridal brunch where you "pop" the question to your girls?

As a bonus, with your order at Novia En Perla - you will receive a free set of "I Do" and "Me Too" rhinestone stickers - I LOVE these. They would be perfect for the bottoms of your wedding shoes and don't forget to have your photographer capture a photo of your soles. And, if you sign up for the Novia En Perla monthly newsletter, you will receive 20% OFF on your first order.

As you can see in the photo above, the craftsmanship of these flower clips is top notch. Another favorite of mine from Novia En Perla is the Queen Sized Bridal Flower Clip that can be either worn with the clip or the pin. Wouldn't this be the perfect flower to embellish your dress sash with? Don't you just love the detail in the center of the flower and all those ruffled petals?

Unique Wedding Programs + Menus : as seen in Bridal Guide Magazine

I'm so excited to share this news with you today - I'm one of the top bridal bloggers selected to be in the current issue of Bridal Guide Magazine with my editorial picks {May/June 2015}. I'm alongside Abby of Style Me Pretty, Leila of Be Inspired PR, Jen of Something Turquoise and Jess of Carats and Cake. I was asked to submit my editors' picks for wedding programs and menu cards that I'm currently obsessing over. Today, I get to share my picks with you . . .

Current Wedding Menu Obsession . . .

Menu Bread Wraps
Instead of the typical menu card, why not wrap your menu around a single baguette for each guest to enjoy? These Menu Bread Wraps from Mavora Art and Design on Etsy are eye-catching and will add the perfect finishing touch to each place setting. You can even tie the menus on with twine in a color that matches your wedding.

Current Wedding Program Obsession . . .

Custom Kraft Paper Bag Wedding Programs
Having a wedding program printed on a kraft bag, like this one from Anna Lou Avenue on Etsy, is not only unique, but useful too. Maybe tuck a tissue pack inside or even a handwritten thank you note from the bride and groom. You could even put a send-off item inside, such as bubbles, confetti, a sparkler or even a treat for your guests to enjoy as they head to the reception.

My Favorite Fonts for Spring Weddings + Parties

Last year I shared my favorite fonts for Spring, so today I thought I would share it again with a little updating. These 6 fonts are my favorites for Spring Weddings and Parties. For those of you that like to DIY a bit whether it's for invitations, menus, cupcake toppers or any fun paper goodies, these fonts will definitely add a fun flair to your printables. Which fonts are your favorites? I also have some cute rubber stamps that I'm sharing with you today. These are perfect for the DIYer. Simply create your design with a fun font, print it out and then finish off the paper good with a hand-stamped image for the perfect handmade touch. Update: this post was shared on Friday, but with the Easter weekend and myself trying to recover from a cold, I wanted to keep this post up for those that may have missed it. See you back here on Wednesday when I'll share with you an exciting feature I'm in.

Find the Fonts Here: 1. Aire, starting at $20 | 2. April Rain  starting at $16 | 3. Carlino starting at $17 | 4. Kids Scipt, starting at $32 | 5. Send Flowers, $24.95 | 6. Showcase, starting at $40