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Top 7 Ways to Incorporate Neon Into Your Wedding Day

The neon color palette seems to be all the rage these days and this modern neon styled shoot provides the best wedding inspiration with these bright colors. You can't help but feel happy when you see pops of the bright orange, green and pink against white - like the white canvas background at this shoot's venue in NYC, The Sky Gallery. My festive-fetti™ can be seen sprinkled throughout this shoot that was photographed by Jessica Haley Photography and designed by Ashley Peraino + Caroline of Ivey Weddings & Events. Speaking of Caroline, I want to send her BIG CONGRATULATIONS as she launches her re-brand today. I consider myself pretty lucky to share this shoot on her special day. And, wait until you see the hot pink chandelier from Chandelier by NK - it's the perfect accent for any party {and it's re-usable}. Be sure to scroll down to see all the beautiful photos along with Top 7 Ways to Incorporate Neon Into Your Wedding Day ~ full vendor list follows

Want to Incorporate Neon Colors into Your Wedding Day?

Here are the Top 7 Ways to Bring Pops of Bright Color into your Wedding Day . . .
1. Wrap the bouquet stems with Neon Colored Ribbon or let the ribbon drape
2. Wear the color under your dress with Neon Colored High Heels
3. Scatter Neon Colored Confetti around the dessert table and the tablesettings
4. Make a statement with a Neon Colored Necklace
5. Add a pop of color to the decor {and focal point} with a Hot Pink Chandelier
6. Make the wedding dress look spectacular with a neon Sequin Hanger
7. Create a backdrop with large Neon Colored Paintings to then be displayed at home

Wedding Credits:
Venue: Sky Gallery — Planners: Ashley Peraino + Ivey Weddings & Events — Photographer: Jessica Haley Photography — Florist: Taproot Flowers — Stationery: Darling & Bliss — Make Up Artist: Mollie Parks — Rentals: Starling on Bond — Cake: Erica O’Brien Cake Design — Bridal Gowns: Designer Loft NYC  — Necklace: Charm & Chain — festive-fetti™ Confetti: Marketplace of Brenda's Wedding Blog  — Sequin Hanger: Frou Frou & Frill — Watercolor Paintings: Art by Megan — Hot Pink Chandelier: Chandelier by NK

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Photo Shoot : brick walls lead to a rustic and modern bridal shower

It's time for another wedding vendor challenge in aqua blue, red and butter yellow this morning. For today, Chris of Celebrations At Home came up with a spectacular bridal shower tablescape {although these ideas can easily be applied to a wedding}. Wait until you see the place card and menu combo. LOVE IT. The photographs are by Laura Gordon Photography.

Chris describes her ideas behind the design . . . "Once I found the event space and was given the "ok" to use it, I was inspired by the brick walls that felt rustic, but modern at the same time. With that in mind, I set out to design a bridal shower with the same feel. The colors were a bit challenging as I experimented with different combinations, finally deciding on the aqua and yellow as the main colors with red being a bold accent."

Chris continues . . . "The tabletop is sleek and simple with rattan chargers, layered fabric & ribbon runner, a floral centerpiece coverd by a rustic cloche, and vases from IKEA used as drink bottles. A favor for each guest is also placed at each setting. These are large match boxes wrapped with custom paper designed by Delovely Designs. The size is great for filling with a small trinket, candy, or a small baked good."

"The place card trio is a fun idea I like to use for showers & dinner parties as it combines a name card, a menu card, and a conversation starter or trivia card relating to the guest of honor."

Chris explains her ideas for a great dessert table . . . "For most of my dessert tables, I am a big fan of choosing 1 or 2 designer or specialty desserts, and filling in with candy or homemade treats. In this case, the cake pops from Candy Valley are the star of the table, as they are dipped in our main colors of aqua and yellow and topped with candy pearls. The brick wall is the main backdrop with the addition of a frame and rustic shutter draped with a fabric swag. The swag is an easy DIY project that you can use in so many areas to add a pop of color to the space. Also part of the table are note cards for each guest to write down words of advice for the bride."

DIY GOODIE: Fabric Swag

You will need:
Household string/twine

3 or 4 coordinating swatches of fabric, cut into thin strips about 41/2 inches long.

1. Tie a piece of twine between 2 points to make it easier to work with. 
2. Fold fabric strip in half and place in front of twine.
3. Bring the 2 tail ends up behind the twine and loop it through the fabric so they hang forward.
4. Repeat with more fabric strips until you have a length suitable for your project.

Use your creative imagination and drape a fabric swag any place that needs a pop of interest or color.

Styling - Chris Nease - Celebrations At Home
Paper Items - Delovely Designs
Event Space - Studio 418
Real Wedding : modern and vintage with unique personal touches

Today's wedding combines modern and vintage elements, while keeping the personal touch of the bride and groom, Jess and Sean. The amazing photography was captured by G.E. Masana Photographer {an artful and documentary wedding photographer}. The bride's sister-in-law designed the invitations, programs, wine bottle labels and table numbers. She also designed the monogram that the couple used everywhere.

Don't you just LOVE this photograph of the church? The lighting is spectacular.

As the bride loves peacock blues, she had her bridesmaids dresses in three different shades in that color family and included accent colors of gray and hot pink throughout the wedding.

This is such a terrific idea - instead of a traditional guest book, the bride and groom collected over a hundred postcards from their trip to France and guests chose one to take with them. They then wrote a note to the couple and mailed it back to them after the wedding. Even a month after the wedding, Jess and Sean were still receiving the postcards.

This is so clever . . . Jess and Sean had a crossword puzzle on the program for their guests and the answers were on the napkins at the cocktail hour.

I can't help but think of the stairs in the Titanic when I see the photo below.

If you look close at the photo below, do you see the silhouette of the bride and groom? Isn't this shot amazing?

A big thank you to G.E. Masana for sharing this gorgeous wedding with my readers today. To see more from G.E. Masana Photographer - please visit his web site and blog.

Wedding Vendors:
Bed & Breakfast: Harborwoods Guesthouse, Sag Harbor, New York
Wedding Ceremony: Most Holy Trinity Church, East Hampton, New York
Wedding Catering & Reception: Vineyard Caterers, Aquebogue , New York
Bridal Hair & Make-up: Jean Lawson
Bridal Gown Designer: Angelina Faccenda
Bridal Salon: Bay Shore Bridal Suite
Wedding Flowers: East Hampton Florist
Wedding Entertainment: Mamalee Rose & Friends

Real Wedding : a modern wedding with edgeless walls

Today's Real Wedding features J.B. and Kelly who are both from the same town in West Virginia. Then, separately, they both moved to the Dallas area, found each other again and started dating. Isn't that such a sweet story? Their beautiful modern wedding was photographed by Hansel Dobbs in a commercial photography studio that had edgeless walls. I'm in love with the photos that were taken against this wall, they are so unique. And, just wait until you see all the amazing lighting effects for this wedding. There's lots of photos as I just couldn't narrow it down since Hansel gave me access to all the photos and let me do the picking for you. Oh, and in case you're wondering about those edgeless walls, you'll totally understand what it is in the photos below. And, lastly before the photos, the groom is a graphic designer and he did much of the typography at the wedding. Both the bride and groom worked hard to create a modern wedding all on their own - and I'm loving the look of it all. How about you?

Wouldn't you love to get ready for your big day with those big "star" Hollywood make-up mirrors?

I am in LOVE with the lace detailing on this bridal gown and check out that sash!!!! Wow!!!

See what I mean about the edgeless walls? Such a unique look, and makes for spectacular photos.

I also LOVE the lighting effects, and this is just the beginning - stay tuned for even more . . .

I just think this is a wonderful idea - the "last dance" - all the guests gather around in a big circle and the bride and groom dance one last time and then everyone starts coming up to give them a hug and kiss goodbye. What a sweet way to end the day.

Thank you so much to Hansel Dobbs Photographer for sharing these spectacular photos with my readers today. To see more of J.B. and Kelly's wedding, please click here. And, of course, you can see more from Hansel Dobbs on his web site/blog.

Additional Wedding Vendors:
Venue :  Bolt Space
Florist :  Fete Des Fleurs