Nautical and Patriotic Table Settings : Inspiration for Weddings

Happy July 1st. I'm fresh back from our annual family summer vacation and ready to start a summer full of posts that are loaded with inspiration and hot products for your wedding planning. Our vacation was great despite being cut short by one day when our daughter developed an adverse reaction to either something in the environment or from food she ate that was contaminated with gluten {who knew gluten could be in detergent?}. She is now doing much better and her itchy red spots are slowly fading away.

This week is all about the nautical look and of course red, white and blue for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  Today I have some pretty amazing table set-ups that are both nautical and patriotic - perfect for summer weddings. But before we get to that I wanted to let you know that as of today, Google Reader is no longer in existence. I actually stopped using it a while ago as my blog reader - for some reason it just never worked for my needs. But, there are still lots of ways to keep track of my blog each day - including Bloglovin' which is my personal favorite. The blogs that I love to follow are sent in one email each day and I can easily click-thru to read them and then leave a comment. And, there is of course twitter and facebook as well as signing up for blog updates via email so you don't miss a blog post. There's also feedly and canopi and a great list of even more google reader alternates can be found here. What are you finding is your favorite google reader replacement? I'd love to hear.

striped linens with rope chargers and linen napkins | via Wedding Chicks

striped linens with rope chargers and linen napkins | via Wedding Chicks

red, white, blue and gold table setting | photo by Cory Parris

red, white, blue and gold table setting | photo by Cory Parris

nautical table setting with rope chargers | via Green Wedding Shoes

nautical table setting with rope chargers | via Green Wedding Shoes

"Ahoy" banner in flowers | via Occasions Online from Bayside Bride

"Ahoy" banner in flowers | via Occasions Online from Bayside Bride

paper boat with place card flag | via Bayside Bride

paper boat with place card flag | via Bayside Bride