Residential Ballroom : Outdoor Wedding Themes for Fall Weddings

Continuing today, I have another 1 of 5 great outdoor wedding themes for fall weddings {they're also ideal for summer weddings}. You can see the first wedding theme here ... Farm to Table Chic Wedding. In case you missed the details on Monday, Williams Ski and Patio has collaborated with wedding planners and photographers who have designed the most amazing outdoor wedding themes. Today's theme is a Residential Ballroom wedding design by Nicki Korman of Toast of the Coast in Amelia Island, FL.

When asked about her design seen here, this is what Nicki said . . .

Make sure to keep a style plan in place so everything is cohesive from start to finish. One theme we’ve noticed becoming really popular, especially in beautiful spaces like ballrooms and country clubs, is more residential feel décor. Less ballroom style and more lounge room style. The residential ballroom style uses varying shapes of tables and centerpieces and that kind of thing. This creates a more open feel with people mingling and meeting.
Even in beautiful spaces, it feels less traditional, and less like a venue and a destination. It’s about comfort for the guest, and creating a different experience than what they’ve seen before at other weddings. It's about creating a fun environment, though still classy. If you don’t want every guest to have a seat, only have a seat for around 60% to keep everyone mingling.
“Use varying shaped tables, different level centerpieces, and provide enough seating for about 60% of the guests to keep everyone mingling.” - nicki korman, toast of the coast

Fall Inspired Wedding Desserts

This was probably one of my favorite posts from last fall on my blog. I love the idea of serving guests something totally unexpected at bridal showers and weddings. These warm and cozy desserts are perfect for fall weddings when the air gets chilly at night or even if you plan to have a brunch the morning after the big day.

Featured Desserts Include: Caramel Apple-Cherry Pie, Chocolaty Harvest Fruit-Topped Cake, Stout Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce, Raspberry Fudge Pudding Cake, Maple Creme Brulee, Chocolate Lover's Cake {all images courtesy of}

Farm to Table Chic : Outdoor Wedding Theme for Fall Weddings

Throughout this week and next, I will be sharing with you 5 great outdoor wedding themes for fall weddings {they'd also be ideal for those planning a summer wedding}. Williams Ski and Patio has collaborated with wedding planners and photographers who have designed the most amazing outdoor wedding themes. The first theme I have for you today is a Farm to Table Chic wedding design by Nancy Liu Chin of Nancy Liu Chin Designs in Napa, CA.

When asked about her design seen here, this is what Nancy said . . .

One theme is winery or vineyard weddings. Naturally this is very popular in the Bay Area as we are 1 to 2 hours away from Napa and Sonoma. Suddenly within an hour or two, you can leave the mind boggling, congested urban traffic for wide winding roads, pastoral scenery, and lush greenery. What bride and groom wouldn't want their guests to enjoy a love and long drive into the winery countryside?
Wineries typically have such beautiful landscapes. There's also the expansive vineyards. They lend themselves to this natural and rustic feel that can go modern, glam to vintage and barn like. I think wineries are so private that guests feel like they have the whole place to themselves. In Sonoma and Napa we have such diverse wineries . . . it can be intimate outdoor ceremonies under olive groves to indoor wine cave receptions for hundreds.
In this particular scene we were going for the updated farm to table rustic. It's rustic in the sense that the table is wood and the flowers are very natural. But unlike the expected vineyard motif, there is a more modern line to this look.
I think it's informal, updated not vintage or barn yard. There is a chicness to it.

Golden Goodies : Adorable and Functional Gold Wedding Favors

You will love these NEW golden goodies from The Wedding Outlet for your upcoming event. Your guests will love these gold wedding favors as they are adorable and functional. I love gold and it's a great color for all seasons. It compliments both bright bold color palettes or warm pastel shades too. So no matter if your celebrating holidays or a summer wedding these fun gold favors are perfect for your event.
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My Favorite Unique Fall Wedding Centerpieces : Non-Traditional Arrangements

Today's post is a flashback to last year when I shared my Top 6 Favorite Fall Wedding Ideas for Centerpieces. These centerpieces are super unique and not the traditional ones you'd expect to find at weddings. You can see the full post with details on creating each unique fall centerpiece here. Which centerpiece idea is your favorite?

Unique Ideas for Fall Wedding Centerpieces : as seen on

Fall Wedding Accessories to Create a Cozy & Warm Atmosphere

Come fall in love with the Fall Wedding Accessories from The Wedding Outlet. They are all beautifully crafted with rich-toned colors and adorned with just the right embellishments to add the perfect touch to any fall themed wedding. Create a cozy, warm fall atmosphere throughout your ceremony and reception or any event with fall themed accessories, including fall guest books, fall wedding favors and fall flower girl baskets.
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Giveaway : Win a Personalized Fleece Blanket and Pillow from DiaNoche

Happy Tuesday and Happy Fall. Now, that it's getting to be the cozy time of year, I have a super fun giveaway for my readers that will make chilly nights much warmer for you and your sweetie. I'm excited to have DiaNoche Designs joining me with their personalized light weight, snuggly fleece blankets and pillows {that come in 3 fabric options}. Starting today, DiaNoche is offering one lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog the chance to win a medium blanket and an 18 x 18 pillow with the winners pattern/monogram choice from the artist, Marley Ungaro.

Are you ready to enter to win? Simply complete one or all of the possible entries below the following information on DiaNoche. Good Luck. The giveaway runs thru Monday October 6th at 11:59 pm EST.

A little background from DiaNoche on the artist Marley . . .
As a consumer, Marley is constantly keeping an open eye for colorful, one-of-a-kind, artsy, and useful treasures that we can all enjoy in our homes. As an artist, she thought it would be truly unique to provide consumers with products that have a painted paper texture with different custom patterns that they could put together themselves. Each colorful backdrop is from an actual painted sheet of watercolor paper that she has scanned and manipulated to get that perfect shade. These colors are also used for the font choices. If you are among one of the fortunate to have one of these beautiful creations, you’ll notice the brush strokes and paper dimples if you look closely. You may even ask if your special item was hand-painted just for you. Whether you are looking for a monogram pillow for a newly married couple, a shower curtain for your princess, or a personalized dog bed for your spoiled pup, DiaNoche has you covered with an array of many flavors and home goods.

All DiaNoche products are made to order especially for our customers. DiaNoche Designs supports more than 70 artists around the world as well as a % of each sale goes to The Food For Kids Backpack Program. All of our artistic products are made in the USA from the BEST quality materials available. Blankets and pillows are available in four sizes. Blankets are a light weight, snuggly fleece and pillows come in three fabric options: Woven Linen, Woven Poplin and Outdoor.