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Summer Wedding Trends for 2013

Summer is definitely here in the northeast - we're right in the middle of a heat wave with temps reaching 90+ all week. PS: if you need me this week, you will likely find me at my parents house with my two girls and the big inflatable pool they bought this year.  Joining us today is the husband and wife wedding planning and design duo - Sojourner and Milo of Erganic Design based in New York. They are here to share their Top 4 Summer Themed Wedding Trends . . .  

1. Ombre Color Palettes are fresh and visually inspirational. Using analogous colors in block sections makes a bold statement.

ombre wedding flowers - summer wedding trend for 2013

2. Soft Color Tones for Flowers are popular in the summer. Try selecting a bold color for the bridesmaids dresses (like Red) to counter the soft understated colors of the flowers.

 color tones for flowers are a popular summer trend. Selecting a bold
 color for the bridesmaids dresses will counter the soft 
understated colors of the flowers.

3. Have a dramatic send off . . . Sparklers will do the trick. Sparklers are a must have for summer nights. They're fun for your guests and great for pics.

sparkler wedding send-off

4. Non-matching bridesmaids dresses are a chic trend. The colors should be complementary to each other, and work well optically within photos.

non-matching bridesmaids dresses
non-matching bridesmaids dresses
Green and White Wedding Inspiration Board for St. Patrick's Day

It's that time of year again when I put together a green and white wedding inspiration board in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday. Continue reading on to see all the fun ideas I've included in this one . . .

please click on above inspiration board to see enlarged version

I just love the oversized faux boxwood monogram as a backdrop for the couple saying their vows. The green tulip and white anemone bouquet with the striped ribbon pairs perfectly with the green and white ombré wedding cake featuring an oversized succulent flower. I always love the layered look on a bride, so this green cardigan with the detailed lace collar is perfect. And, for a cute little extra touch, the bride and/or her bridesmaids could carry this mini crocheted purse. The rope necklace would be a wonderful gift for the bridesmaids and it's something they can definitely wear again after the big day. And, of course, a green and white wedding wouldn't be complete without a bride in green wedding shoes. I also find green for weddings at this time of year is the perfect way to usher in spring - it's so fresh and means wonderful beauty is ahead, just like a new marriage.

see more St. Patrick's Day green wedding inspiration from previous years . . .
1. a wedding celebration o' green inspiration board
2. green wedding inspiration
3. green wedding ideas with touches of plaid and glitter

Find even more St. Patrick's Day Inspiration in my pinterest board

Ombré Wedding Invitations

I'm still so in love with the ombré trend and today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite wedding invitations that use this technique beautifully. What is your favorite invitation? Do you have an invitation that I didn't show?

Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas *


Invitation on Left from: Minted * | Right: 'I Do' It Yourself

Invitation from Pixel Impress

Invitation from Paper Freckles

Invitation from Adori Designs

* Wedding Paper Divas and Minted are affiliates with Brenda's Wedding Blog

13 Weddings Trends and Ideas I Love

With today being Friday the 13th I thought it would be fun to do something that I've actually never ever done on my blog before. I am going to share with you my favorite wedding trends and ideas that I'm currently loving - 13 of them. Are any of these your favorite? Would you add any to the list?

1. Ombré Ruffle Cakes {this actually combines 2 of my loves - ombré and ruffles in one delectable treat}
from Cakes Decor - design by Fondant Flinger

2. Tea Cup Vases {so dainty and so romantic, plus I do love mini centerpieces}
from My Vintage Party

3. Mini Food {any food on a small scale is just so eye catching, especially sliders}
from Jessica Monnich Photography

4. Hankie Garlands {maybe they're finds from a flea market or from your family's collection, but this is a great way to bring a fun splash of color to your event}
from 100 Layer Cake

5. Confetti {I love it in any form - whether on food or used in decor}
from Sweetapolita

6. Sparkly Glittered Shoes {add a bit of bling under your dress}
from Kristen Weaver Photography

7. Mini Bundt Cakes {mini treats for dessert instead of a large cake - such a fun idea}
from Always with Butter

8. Invitations with Hand-Drawn Illustrations {Invitations with a personal touch from the artist mean so for both the couple and the guests receiving them. This one happens to be the latest addition to my etsy shop}
from Wedding Girl

9. Signature Drink {can be either a cocktail or mock-tail}
from Valley and Co Lifestyle

10. Chalkboard Menus {such a great idea and then you have a great decor piece for your new home}
from Studio Julie Photography

11. Purple Weddings {still in love with any purple wedding I see}
from The Brides Cafe

12. Edible Favors {guests love going home with sweet treats, my current love is mini pies}
from Marisa Chee Photography

13. Brooches on Dress Sashes {I love dress sashes and when you add a bit of bling, the wow factor goes way up}
from Wed Plan

Eye Candy Friday : v115 {a pink ombré day for clutches}

Trying something a bit different today to see what you think for Eye Candy Friday. Instead of featuring a photo from a photographer as I typically do . . . I decided I'd try and showcase a few items from etsy. What do you think? Would you like to see more like this? Or do you prefer the "original" style for Eye Candy Friday?


from Bella Fiore {couture wedding accessories}

from Pere Custom Handbags

And, if you are looking to plan a perfectly pink and grey party - you could use the following color palette based on these gorgeous clutches :)