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Peacock Wedding Table Setting Ideas with Copper, Teal and Cobalt Blue

Today's gorgeous Global Chic Holiday Tablescape from Bri of Half Pint Party Design is such a gorgeous design for a peacock wedding table setting. It's full of rich colors that are just spectacular for a wedding design during the holidays and winter months.

The prettiest peacock wedding tablescape / cobalt and teal table setting with peacocks / gold pomegranates with edible gold paint for party favors / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

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The focal point of this peacock tablescape is the spectacular white porcelain Peacock Garden Dinnerware Set. Did you know Peacocks are a historic emblem of nobility? I love the cobalt and copper colors Bri brought into this table setting with the teal beaded peacock velvet table runner. This is one spectacular find from Pier 1 Imports.

Rich and Elegant Peacock Table Setting Ideas for a peacock wedding theme / peacock wedding centerpieces / peacock table setting decorations / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

Other design elements include the chargers - these started out as gold chargers from Dollar Tree, and then Bri spray painted them with Krylon's Copper Rose. The utensils are faux copper cutlery from The Fulfilled Shop. Aren't they the perfect touch? And, those deep cobalt wine glasses? Bri not only found them at Dollar Tree, but she added the copper rim with Martha Stewart Craft paint.

Copper, Teal and Cobalt Colored Peacock Table Setting for a peacock wedding theme (or holiday tablescape) / peacock dinnerware - the perfect choice for a wedding registry / diy gold rimmed wine glasses / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

One of my favorite finishing touches are the gold pomegranates that fill each bowl. Bri painted each one with a mix of Burnt Bronze and Glamorous Gold Edible Art Paint from The Baker’s Party Shop. A great decor tip from Bri . . . "Spray paint is amazing but when working with food, definitely use edible paints".

Gorgeous peacock inspired florals and gold painted pomegranates bring the elements of this copper, cobalt and teal tablescape together. Peacock Table Setting for Weddings and Holidays / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

PS: Bri has a Free Peacock and Copper Menu Download on her Half Pint Party Design site.

10 Affordable Holiday Centerpieces that Make a Statement for Winter Parties

Before we get started, I have to give a huge welcome to those coming over from Baker's Party Shop as today is the day that I get to be a part of the fantastic Holiday Party Hop organized by Mirabelle Creations.

I’m honored to be a part of a wonderful group of party gals that have gathered to share our holiday entertaining ideas. You can hop from one blog to another to see all the festive inspiration.

Today, it’s all about affordable holiday centerpieces that make a statement from The Bouqs. Ten floral arrangements to be exact that are perfect for weddings, holiday gatherings, bridal showers and even those engagement parties that will certainly be taking place over the next few months.

If you’re not familiar with The Bouqs, you can purchase 3 different sized bouquets for nearly each of the arrangements. There’s the original size, deluxe doubles the blooms and then there’s the grand size. The flowers are grown on sustainable and responsible farms and freshly cut so they last.

Are you ready to choose your favorite holiday centerpiece?

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Ready to see all the holiday flowers that you can choose from? Which ones are you loving?

Believe is gorgeous with fresh cut tulips and evergreen accents.

Holiday Sweater is a mix of pepper berry and evergreen accents with a beautiful centerpiece succulent.

Snowfall will be a favorite with it's freshly cut roses.

Rudolph is beautiful with fresh cut amaryllis making this one a holiday classic.

Mistletoe combines the colors of the season and it's full of Hydrangeas, Roses, Peruvian lilies, and more.

Yuletide features exotic Peruvian Lilies.

Candy Canes is so striking with fresh cut red and white tulips.

Comfort 'n' Joy combines farm-fresh roses, alstroemeria, and hypericum.

Eggnog is light in color with roses, lilies and accents.

Ornament is a festive mix of hydrangeas, roses, and accents in the colors of the holidays.

Thank you so much for joining me for pretty inspiration to create your holiday party centerpieces as part of the 2016 Holiday Party Hop. Please leave me a comment letting me know your favorite holiday floral arrangement and then be sure to head on over to the next party stop . . . Fern & Maple.

Have fun visiting today's previous and next holiday inspiration. To see all the party sites in the 2016 Holiday Party Hop, please start here!

How to Create a DIY Coffee Bar at your Wedding Reception
Click for 14 Ways to Create a DIY Coffee Bar at your Wedding Reception | Bring Warm Comfort to your Fall and Winter Weddings with a Coffee Bar and Keurig®
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!

Rustic Fall + Winter Wedding Inspiration with Plaids + Pie Pops

Today's styled wedding photo shoot, photographed by Evelyn Alas Photography, is filled with great wedding inspiration for rustic weddings during the fall and winter months. There's modern plaid, earthy colors, and glittery golds with the colors of red, orange, and pinks . . . accented with gold, maroon and brown.

Rustic Wedding Flowers with Pomegranates by EightTreeStreet / photo by Evelyn Alas Photography

7 Unique Ways to Incorporate Bold Colors + Details into Your Rustic Outdoor Wedding during the Chilly Fall and Winter Months

1. modern silk plaids
2. mountain cozy woolly lined coats
3. spicy oranges, bright red and deep hot pinks to brighten a dark + gloomy sky
4. mix florals with berries + seasonal fruits
5. hint of evergreens
6. heart-shaped pie pops
7. pomegranate themed wedding invitation + stationery

The gorgeous blooms and tablescape decor by EightTreeStreet was influenced by greenery and delicious fruity details. The designs included beautiful ranunculus, garden roses and bright orange French tulips and Gerber daisies.

What's your favorite element in this rustic wedding Inspiration?

Vendor Credits: Photographer: Evelyn Alas Photography — Bakery: Cake Heaven — Fashion Designer: Grace Bridal Couture — Handmade Bridal Sash: Little Magpie Bows — Hair Stylist: Makeup and Hair by Alina Karaman — Makeup Artist: Makeup by Alina G Karaman — Other: Select Event Rentals — Dress Designer: Watters Wtoo — Invitation + Stationery Designer: Festive Fetti — Jewelry: White Aisle Boutique — Floral Designer: EightTreeStreet — Caterer: Springfield Golf and Country Club — Reception Venue: Springfield Golf and Country Club — Ceremony Location: Springfield Golf and Country Club

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Unique Snowflake Ideas for Winter Wedding Flowers

Today's post is filled with the MOST gorgeous and amazing faux florals for your snowflake themed winter weddings. The prices for these stunning pieces are definitely in the affordable range and the best part is, the snowflakes can be kept as a keepsake after the wedding day.

The above handmade bridal bouquet and the one below {which is perfect for bridesmaids and/or flower girls} are from Bridal Bouquets by Ky on etsy. There's even boutonnieres to match and this single snowflake is $24 {bouquet above is $245}.

The above snowflake brooch from Crystalitzy on etsy would make a stunning boutonniere for the groom and even the groomsmen. This particular one is $12.45 and there's even more snowflake styles to choose from.