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Posts tagged red weddings
Celebrate Your Wedding with Crimson Red … {aka Garnet Gemstones}

Did you know that the January birthstone, which is garnet, has been known to signify trust and affection?

And, since it's the perfect shade of crimson - garnets like these from Blue Nile, are the perfect jewel for weddings in both January and February.

Will you accent your wedding dress with a pretty Garnet necklace or sparkly earrings? Will you gift your bridesmaids with a fancy piece of Garnet jewelry? To help show off your Garnet Jewelry - I've put together a pretty Crimson Garnet Red Inspiration Board for even more ideas to carry the color throughout your wedding {with shopping links afterwards}.

Crimson Red Wedding Inspiration Board with Touches of Garnet Gems
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Pomegranate Winter Wedding Inspiration - as seen in Bridal Guide Magazine

Today's post is a flashback to one of my favorite styled photo shoots I was a part of. This time of year, pomegranates are a big hit and their color couldn't be more perfect for weddings during the holiday season. This pomegranate styled shoot was featured in Bridal Guide Magazine as a 3 page spread in the Party Planner pages. For this shoot, I designed and hand-glittered all the paper goods including . . . invitation, dessert tags, place cards, and dessert toppers. All of the paper goods are still available for purchase in my Wedding Girl etsy shop. The stunning photography is by Kismis Ink Photography along with so many other amazingly talented wedding vendors who participated in creating this pomegranate inspired winter wedding. You can see the original post here with lots more inside scoop on the entire photo shoot and even more spectacular photos.

Vendor Credits:
Photography + Co-Designer: Kismis Ink Photography
Co-Designer + Invitation and Paper Goods: Wedding Girl on etsy
Event Designer + Bouquet: MMD Events
Centerpiece, Table Number, Mr & Mrs chair decor + chalkboard sign: Every Last Detail
Cinema and Video: Bryan of Tampa Wonderworks Films
Dress Store: The White Closet Co. {Mikaella Gown and Enzoani Shawl}
Cake Designer: Cakes by Nomeda
Heirlooms and extras: Gracylu Originals
Linens, Coverings + Chandelier: Kate Ryan Linens
Equipment Rentals: Signature Events By Design
Makeup Artist: Michele Renee Hair and Makeup Artist Group
Model: Marlene
Jewelry: Edera Jewelry

Inspiration Board : a dramatically elegant red and black wedding

Recently a bride emailed me looking for inspiration for her red and black wedding. I immediately went onto pinterest {you can find me here} and put together a board. I selected some of those images for the inspiration below and you can see even more red and black wedding ideas here. Of course my favorite idea has to be the black cone topped with a perfect red scoop of ice cream. What a great way to end the night and treat your guests to a sweet surprise.

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Image Credits:
bouquet: Belle Fleur New York | invitation suite: Runk Pock Designs | cake and reception 1: Intricate Icings + Save the Date Events, photo by Paige Elizabeth Photography  | bridesmaid dress: Best Bridal Prices | shoes + raspberries: Cupcakes and Cashmere | flower girl dress: Pink Princess | reception 2: Project Wedding | ice cream cone: Observando {original source unknown}

Real Wedding : a red infused Pittsburgh Military wedding

Happy Valentine's Day. Today's beautiful red wedding of Vanessa and Dave from Leeann Marie Photography is just so perfect for today's feature. I'm in love with the brides bouquet - partly because gerbera daisies are one of my favorites and I think the ribbon tied on her bouquet stem is just so pretty.

Thank you so much Leeann for sharing today's gorgeous red wedding with my readers. To see more from Leeann Marie Photography, please visit her web site and blog.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Leeann Marie Photography
Floral Designer: Goetz Flowers
Reception Venue: Sheraton Station Square
Cake Designer: Bethel Bakery
DJ: Easy DJ Productions

Real Wedding : romantic nuptials with an ice sculpture & lion dancers

Today's gorgeous ivory, champagne and red wedding of Sanela and Brian was coordinated by Madeline's Weddings and Events and photographed by Kerry of Connelly Studios. Sanela had been a bridesmaid at one of Madeline's previous weddings and knew that when she got engaged she'd be coming straight to Madeline's Weddings for her planning needs.

Madeline's Weddings and Events worked with Sanela on all of the decor for her ceremony and reception. Madeline's also provided all of the stationery for the wedding - from the invitations and response card to the seating chart and place cards.

For the ceremony, Madeline's Weddings and Events team cover the entire marble countertop with A Madeline's Specialty Signature Design. There was also a beautiful canopy set up at the altar and the aisle was draped in swaging chiffon fabric.

For the reception, satin, organza and chiffon fabrics were used and the head table was covered in rose petals, candles and specialty glassware.

Sanela and Brian's wedding also featured a signature drink, and ice sculpture and lion dancers.

And, like many of Madeline's other weddings, Sanela and Brian's wedding featured an amazing candy and cookie buffet.

Madeline's Weddings and Events totally outdid themselves yet again. What an amazing and romantic wedding. To see more from Madeline's Weddings, please visit her web site and blog.

Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Planning & Day of Coordination - Madeline's Weddings and Events
Ceremony Location - Millennium Centre
Reception Location - Fort Garry Hotel
Decor Design, Linens, Candy Buffet - Madeline's Weddings & Events
Photographer - Connelly Studios
Videographer - Epic Videography http://www.epic-videography.com/
Cake & Grooms Cake - Fort Garry Hotel
Band - Danny Kramer Band
Ice Sculpture - Krystal Dreams
Dove Release - Dovely Expressions