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The All New Burlap and Lace Collection for Rustic Weddings
A Rustic Wedding Theme has quickly become a popular trend among brides and with such beautiful accessories to choose from, it's easy to see why. Today's brides are in for a treat with this NEW stunningly rustic collection . . . Burlap and Lace from The Wedding Outlet. It's definitely one of my favorite New Arrivals for 2014.
Rustic Wedding Ideas with Burlap and Lace : the all New wedding collection from The Wedding Outlet
This rustic Burlap and Lace Collection by Lillian Rose is beautifully embellished with burlap and lace to create a one-of-a-kind rustic wedding collection. The Collection includes a guest book, pen holder, ring pillow, flower basket, flower bouquet, boutonniere, favor bags and other reception accessories. Picking a favorite isn't easy, but do you have an item from the collection you just love? I'm loving all the items, but my top favorites are the burlap table runner and the burlap silverware holder.

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Wednesday Wedding Accessories : Rustic Themed Weddings

Rustic Theme Weddings are still very popular this year and Daisy Days carries charming wedding accessories that are just perfect for this theme. I think rustic and outdoor weddings are great - they create a casual and fun atmosphere, yet the rustic theme can easily be dressed up with touches of lace, ribbons and other elegant touches.

Shopping Links for featured items: Rustic Log Cake Stand, Personalized Burlap Wedding Aisle Runner with Vineyard Monogram, Burlap Table Number Wine Bags, Rustic Romance Burlap Wedding Collection

A Rustic Elegant Wedding Styled Shoot with love birds and burlap

I'm so excited to share with you today's photo shoot that I was honored to be a part of. I designed all of the custom paper goods including the invitation, favor toppers and place cards {via my online etsy shop at Wedding Girl}. It was so fun to incorporate burlap into the invitation design. I'm loving the rustic touch it adds. And, a touch of elegance was brought in with the use of a sheer green ribbon on top of the burlap as well as on the place cards. The set-up and beautiful photographs are by Raquel Sergio Photography in Tampa, Florida.

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Participating Vendors:
Set up + Photographer: Raquel Sergio Photography
Cake: Cakes by Nomeda
Paper Goods by: Brenda of Wedding Girl
Birds: Cinnamon Birds
Headpiece (roses): Kaleidoscopic Couture

Rustic Elegance with Flowers Wrapped in Burlap

I'm loving the combination of beautiful florals wrapped in burlap to create the look of rustic elegance. You can wrap the bouquet stems in burlap, wrap burlap around the flower vases {looks great with mason jars} or you can even create the actual flowers with burlap. It's such a wonderful combination of textures. And, this combination works well for any season of the year too. Here's just a sampling of my favorites . . . {what's your favorite one?}

Image Credits: Tulips with burlap knot, Geraniums in mason jar, Daffodils with limes, Bouquet wrapped in burlap, Tulips wrapped in burlap, Lavender in burlap cone, Potted flowers in burlap, Burlap flowers, Daisies in burlap sacks

An Eco-Wedding : an event where nothing went to waste

So excited to share today's wedding {well mock-wedding} with you. It's by Michelle Savin, an organic mom turned eco stylist.  Michelle is known as the organic conscious mom, but shares her love for natural weddings in this piece - as well as her tips and tricks to help you easily include eco-wedding ideas into your special day. I will now turn this post over to Michelle as she explains her ideas behind this absolutely stunning shoot . . .

I created an eco wedding at a home in Naples, California. A wedding at home not only saves money, but it also reduces the carbon footprint. The backdrop of the Naples Canals was the perfect setting for her big eco wedding day.

Abigail De Jesus from Completely Gail created adorable recycled invitations and place cards that set the tone for the eco event.

I styled the wedding with burlap tablecloths, bamboo place settings, sustainable bamboo seating, reclaimed wood, succulent centerpieces, driftwood, and Beeswax votives. I used different shades of burlap to create the perfect setting. 

The cake was simple and was presented on a recycled cake board on a reclaimed wood table. Rossmoor Pastries was used because they are a green company that delivers their cakes using natural gas vehicles.

Nisie's Enchanted Florist in Los Alamitos, CA definitely enchanted the eco wedding. The succulent bridal bouquets and boutonnières were breathtaking. Not only were they strikingly beautiful but also their beauty could live on. They were planted after the shoot.

The Bride Gladys up-cycled a dress and borrowed what she needed. As the night wore on the beeswax votives from Bluecorn naturals glowed in Mason jars. LED lights ran lanterns strung above the dance floor. It was an event where nothing went to waste. Pierce Larick from New Revolution Photography captured the glow and joy in it all.

Vendors:
Eco Wedding Stylist: Michelle Savin
Photographer Pierce Larick of New Revolution Photography 
Eco Wedding Invitations and Paper: Completely Gail
Flowers and centerpieces: Nisie's Enchanted Florist
"Green" Wood Chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Bees Wax candles: Bluecorn Naturals
Wedding Cake: Rossmoor Pastries
Venue: a wedding at a home in Naples, California
Models: Gladys and Gerardo