How to Create a DIY Coffee Bar at your Wedding Reception

Please note: This is a sponsored post for Keurig Green Mountain®

The chillier wedding months are approaching so it’s time to bring some warm comfort to your fall and winter weddings.

One of the most unique and clever ways to do this is to set-up a DIY Coffee Bar at your wedding with a Keurig® brewing system taking the center stage for warm beverages without the wait.

How about Green Mountain Coffee® Pumpkin Spice Coffee K-Cup® pods for fall weddings and maybe a Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Coffee K-Cup® pods for winter weddings?

Do you know the best part when it comes to creating your very own coffee bar at your wedding reception? You get to bring the Keurig® brewer into your new home after the big day to start each day with a fresh brewed cup of coffee. {if coffee isn’t your thing - you can also use the Keurig® to make fresh batches of hot chocolate, cider, and even tea}

Here are 14 creative ideas to bring your very own indoor DIY Coffee Bar at your Wedding Reception to life {even a perfect idea for a bridal shower} . . .

1. Don’t forget about the Keurig® K575 brewer for as the star of the DIY Coffee Bar

2. A printable “Love is Brewing” sign {download your 5x7 print here}

3. Decorative chalkboards are perfect for names of the K-Cup® pods or type of roast

4. Pretty bowls to hold the coffee K-Cup pods in

5. A large collection of coffee mugs - can be all white, a mix of color, vintage, or even an eclectic mix {the choice is yours}

6. Use crates, cake stands, etc to vary the height of the items at the coffee bar for added interest

7. Don’t forget about some sweets for pairing with the coffee {cookies, mini muffins, pastries, donuts, it’s all good}

8. Cake stands, plates and bowls to present the display of yummy treats

9. Mini plates for guests to place their sweets on or cake stands for the sweets

10. Napkins {simple or decorative} - you can even rubber stamp something cute in the corner of them

11. Drink stirrers if you choose {can even hot glue on a fancy pom pom to a wooden stirrer}

12. Consider votive candles to bring a cozy feel to the coffee bar set-up

13. Tablecloth or pretty linen to present everything on

14. A large bowl to collect all the used coffee K-cup® pods in {you certainly don’t want a trash can next to the pretty coffee bar}

This list could go on and on…from bridal showers to wedding receptions, a DIY coffee bar featuring your Keurig® brewer is a must-have this fall!

DIY Wedding Invitation Kit from Altenew : a Stamping Kit for Invitations and RSVP Cards

Creating your very own custom wedding invitations just became a lot easier {and fun}. With the Altenew Wedding Invitation Kit you can create 50 wedding invitations and 50 RSVP cards with your very own unique personal style.

This post is sponsored by Altenew and contains affiliate links - I have personally been able to test out this kit and have fallen in love with the idea of layering stamps to create a gorgeous and dimensional floral look.

Creating your very own one-of-a-kind wedding invitations and RSVP cards is fun and easy with the Altenew wedding invitation kit! Whether you are a DIY newbie or a seasoned stamper, you will be able to create your very own unique invitation suite. With this wedding kit and online editor, you can create gorgeous stationery and invitations. On the Altenew web site you can see a video demonstrating how to create the gorgeous looks you see in these photos.

This Wedding Invitation Stamp Kit includes everything you need to create your unique wedding stationery {no two invitations will be the exact same - that is one of the best things about stamping - it puts a very personal touch on each piece}. Inside this kit, you will find:

Painted Flowers Stamp Set
1 medium sized clear block
50 blank invitations and invitation envelopes
50 blank reply cards and 50 outer envelopes
8 small ink pads in various colors
Various layout ideas provided for inspirations
Special online editor to help you design and print your stationery

And, after your wedding invitations and rsvp cards are in the mail - you might like to get a head start on your thank you cards. And, that’s easy with the Altenew Thank You Stamping Kit which pairs perfectly with the Wedding Kit for a more personalized look from the I Do’s to the Thank You’s.

This Thank You Stamp Kit includes everything you will need to create your very own unique cards to thank your guests with:
    Daisy mini stamp set and Many Thanks stamp set
    50 blank Thank You cards and envelopes.
    8 small ink pads in various colors to give you more creative freedom
    Special online editor to help you design and print your stationery

Enchanted Garden Wedding Theme Floral Inspiration - with Amie Bone Flowers

Amie Bone Flowers has captivated brides-to-be at The National Wedding Show this season. The theme was “Enchanted Garden” and the floral inspiration is absolutely breathtaking. It took a nod from Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night Dream and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. PS: at the end of this post I've gather together some watercolor invitation templates and floral illustrations so you can re-create this floral look on your bridal shower and/or wedding invitations.

Twenty-two members of Amie’s team committed over 2,000 hours to transform her vision into a floral masterpiece. Are you ready to me amazed?

Amie’s installment featured:
• 1,500 hydrangeas
• 10,000 roses
• 500 delphiniums
• and other beautiful blooms that were flown in from around the world {Holland, Africa, Columbia, America and Canada.

If you're looking to re-create this watercolor floral style on your DIY Wedding Invitations, you will love these invitation templates and downloadable floral illustrations. {simply click directly on the photos to see more from each design shown}

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Dreamy Boho Styled Wedding Inspiration with a touch of Italy

This styled shoot is going to have you dreaming of Italy after you see the images. Destination Wedding Photographer Linda-Pauline Pehrsdotter {who is getting married herself this month} created a two-day workshop at her Sweden farm. The workshop included a touch of Italy, and a lot of prosecco.

Boho Styled Wedding Inspiration with the Bride's Bouquet as the centerpiece / photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Linda-Pauline Pehrsdotter

Here's 6 Ideas to Create your very own Dreamy Boho Styled Wedding . . .

1. a white table setting in a full-bloomed garden
2. rustic old table and porcelain dishware
3. garden flowers
4. Italian wine
5. lace and tulle
6. floral motif for the wedding invitation suite

Boho Destination Wedding Invitation Suite with flowers and foliage / photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Linda-Pauline Pehrsdotter

Here's Linda's great story behind her love of styled shoots . . .

"Workshops and styled scenes has become the best thing I know - besides real weddings. I want to create something like this all the time. It makes me go, and it makes my heart pound a little faster. My workshops are focusing on meeting new people with the same passion for weddings like I have. To learn from each other, spread your name, get friends forever, photograph a lot, eat a lot, and end with bubbly champagne. I love Italy, and want to bring Italy into my workshops. I do that by food - Italian lunch, Italian dinner. We had the best late night dinner at the Pomeranshuset in Ljusdal. It is a small italian-orangeri, in middle of nowhere, and the chef only brings the food from Italy herself."

At Linda's workshops, she also shares with attendants, her work-flow, programs she recommends, lots of editing & how to publish a submission for a wedding blog.

Boho Destination Wedding Inspiration - Bride and Groom Laying Together. Gorgeous Wedding Photo Portraying Love / photo by Destination Wedding Photographer Linda-Pauline Pehrsdotter
Wedding Vendor List this list contains several affiliate links
Photographer: Wedding photographer Linda-Pauline
Bridal Gown: ASOS
Floral Designer: Lilla Blomsterboden
Jewelry: Nordeens Guld
Reception Venue: Påhljons
Invitation Designer: Pretty Paper
Hair Stylist: Salong Syrran and Jag
Cake Designer: Sandra Eskilsson
Design and Decor: Ulrika Borg

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

The Ultimate Wedding Day Accessory : Handmade Couture Bridal Bouquet from Emici Livet

I have one of the most amazing wedding giveaways to share with you today.

This stunning couture Wedding Bouquet from Emici Livet could be yours when you say "I Do". This bouquet features hand dyed silk fabric that was cut and pressed into flower petals and Marie of Emici Livet added visual fire with the red accenting. There's also freshwater pearl and crystal sprig branch accents. This spectacular couture wedding bouquet measures 10 inches tall and about 7 inches wide and it can be yours when you Enter to Win this Luxe Heirloom Bridal Bouquet.

This Emici Livet heirloom bouquet is called Ember and is meant to symbolize the love and passion that remains with you. Not only is this bouquet a beautiful and unique option for a bride, but it will make a wonderful home decoration after the wedding day. Marie loves creating heirloom bouquets that are meant to go far beyond bridal.