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Hot Wedding Trend: 13 Cactus Wedding Ideas

One of the hot wedding trends I’m loving is all things cactus {or cacti}. Whether you’re planning a fiesta themed bridal shower, a tropical destination wedding or a wedding during the summer months . . . you’re going to love these Cactus Wedding Ideas.

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I’ve even joined the cactus wedding trend myself and created a cactus confetti collection that features 4 cactus gift tags included with hot pink and green Festive Fetti confetti. It’s the perfect way to present gifts to your bridesmaids - tuck their gift in a box, add a little confetti, wrap the surprise and add a fun cactus gift tag. Or, you can add the confetti to a cactus piñata from Lulu Flora.

When it comes to incorporating cactus ideas into your wedding, you might consider one or more of these wedding ideas. See the examples below . . .

Which ones are your favorite? Please let me know in the comments.

1. adding mini cactus piñatas to place settings or centerpieces to hold the table number
2. designing a cactus themed wedding invitation suite
3. top your wedding cake or cupcake with an edible fondant cactus topper
4. creating centerpieces with the cactus in cute clay pots
5. presenting cupcakes with edible cactus on top
6. prefer to not diy? Consider a complete desert cactus wedding invitation suite
7. display a fun cactus printable for the gifts and cards table
8. keep the cactus memories forever with a cactus ring dish to hold your wedding rings
9. how about a bridal bouquet with cactus included?
10. adding a cactus garland as the backdrop behind the dessert table
11. of course, if you’re planning a cactus themed wedding, cactus thank you cards would be a must-have
12. gift your bridesmaids a cactus clutch bag for their makeup

5 Essential Wedding Day Accessories for a Peacock Wedding {inspiration board}

If you follow me on Facebook, you likely remember seeing the brand new weekly feature which features a wedding theme and each night, a new wedding day essential is revealed. Last week was all about Peacock Wedding Theme Inspiration. Get ready to be inspired.

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The Shopping Details for a Peacock Themed Wedding:

Peacock Wedding Invitation | featuring a gorgeous illustration of the peacock feather

Victorian Peacock Wedding Necklace | a stunning necklace with Swarovski crystals in beautiful peacock blue hues with antique silver filigree

Peacock Feather High Heel | a pretty teal + purple peacock feather print on faux leather with a teal heel

WTOO Tulle Halter Neck Gown | gorgeous bridesmaids dress in teal

Jeweled Peacock Kraft Favor Boxes | adorned with purple and teal rhinestones + a teal ribbon pull{comes as a set of 24}

How to Sparkle from Head to Toe on Your Wedding Day
It’s your wedding day - the time to shine and sparkle from head to toe. Today, I have an inspiration board to give you ideas for creating a sparkling look from your head {well, your teeth actually - details on that in just a sec} to your wedding shoes. Joining me to make sure you have the whitest smile ever for your wedding, is Luster Premium White. They are the makers of 2 Minute White - a simple-to-use, two-step whitening treatment that brightens teeth by six shades in as little as three days while maintaining 100% enamel safety and zero tooth sensitivity. The exciting news is that one lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog has the chance to win Luster Premium White’s 2 Minute White.

Are you ready to sparkle on your wedding day? Be sure to get your entries in below and you could be the lucky winner that is selected in two weeks.

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 Glittery Gold and Blue Wedding Inspiration Board for a Big Day that Sparkles
Mint to Be Handmade Wedding Inspiration Board

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve put together a pretty “mint to be” wedding inspiration board that went a little bit rustic on me.

The mint colored ideas are perfect for spring bridal showers and weddings. I'd love to know what your favorites are from the inspiration board, so please don't be shy and leave me a quick comment. I love hearing from my readers - it makes my day. And, please be sure to check out the shopping links provided below the inspiration board to start planning your event and supporting the "minted" handmade artists I'm spotlighting today.

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Celebrate Your Wedding with Crimson Red … {aka Garnet Gemstones}

Did you know that the January birthstone, which is garnet, has been known to signify trust and affection?

And, since it's the perfect shade of crimson - garnets like these from Blue Nile, are the perfect jewel for weddings in both January and February.

Will you accent your wedding dress with a pretty Garnet necklace or sparkly earrings? Will you gift your bridesmaids with a fancy piece of Garnet jewelry? To help show off your Garnet Jewelry - I've put together a pretty Crimson Garnet Red Inspiration Board for even more ideas to carry the color throughout your wedding {with shopping links afterwards}.

 Crimson Red Wedding Inspiration Board with Touches of Garnet Gems
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