Hello lovelies! Welcome to part two of our three-part Wedding Setting: Confetti Extravaganza! I looooove this movie! Confetti should be a part of every bride-to-be’s movie playlist! We kick off today with Confetti’s musical-themed wedding. While I LOVE this theme, it would definitely take a super-special couple to pull it off. Read on for musical, wedding awesomeness!
Confetti is a British mockumentary about three couples who won their dream wedding through a magazine contest. In true British form each wedding is horridly themed (there’s a tennis, musical and nudist wedding — you heard right, NUDIST) and hilarity ensues as everything that could possibly go wrong, does.
With hues of pink, black and silver, this singing-dancing wedding is just BURSTING with glamour. This palette would be fabulous for any bride with a flair for Hollywood.
Make sure to check back for part trois (it’s the NUDIST wedding!) of our Wedding Setting: Confetti series!
1. Twine wedding invitations, $2 each | 2. Crystal drop earrings, $85 | 3. Black and white tent favor boxes, $1 each | 4. Miss Me Vibe heels, $50 | 5. Sue Wong feather beaded gown | 6. Pink peony bouquet | 7. Love to Love You Dress, $170
I’m baaaack! We’re officially moved into our new house (albiet still SOOOO far from being unpacked) and now I’m back with a vengeance! Thanks everyone for your patience!
I decided to kick off July with A Wedding Setting that’s screams summer — Dirty Dancing!
O to the M to the G, you guys. I have a total girl boner over this wedding inspiration board! Talk about a bright, fun wedding. I would LOVE to plan this wedding. Can I get married again? I’ve been married for a year … it’s about time for a vow renewal, right?
With a beautiful watermelon color scheme and a few throwback references to the 80s’, I think this Dirty Dancing wedding inspiration board would be PERFECT for any casual summer wedding!
1.Yigal Azrouel Slit Gown with Open Back, $748 | 2. Watermelon macaroons | 3. Chic My Name Dress, $83 | 4. Simply Love wedding invitations, $2 each | 5. Kenneth Cole hoop earrings, $18 | 6. Rugby striped favor bags in green – medium, $3.50 for 12 | 7. DIY cucumber watermelon cocktails | 8. Keds Champion spring denim sneaker, $35
A few awesome wedding links for your weekend:
Have a wonderful weekend!
These days wedding planning doesn’t have to be so hard. Can you imagine actually having to break out the PHONE BOOK to plan your wedding? And you have no idea how crappy each business is until you visit each one in person? Now THAT must have been rough. Nowadays you can tell how legit a business is just from their website (Hint: If they use Comic Sans, RUN!)
With new wedding websites popping up everyday and apps up the wazoo, here are our top three websites to save you time and money while wedding planning.
Color geeks beware, you will spend HOURS on this site. COLOURlovers is an online community for colorphiles. Browse hundreds of thousands of color palettes using search terms like “wedding,” “afternoon,” “bride,” or “cheerful.” This site is perfect for helping brides decide on a wedding color scheme, flower combinations or bridesmaid dresses. Print out your favorite schemes and take them with you when you’re out shopping! Check out our own COLOURlovers profile for a few original MarryThis color schemes! (Click here to see the rich purple palette featured in our photo.)
It goes without saying that Pinterest is probably the best tool EVER invented for wedding planning. It’s pathetic how much time I spend on Pinterest … seriously. In case you’re new to the scene, Pinterest is an image sharing site that allows you to save and organize all the beautiful things you find on the web. Arrange your pins into separate inspiration boards like “bridesmaid dresses,” “cakes,” or “centerpieces.” Pinterest is the absolute BEST way to mix and match wedding images from your favorite blogs. Visit the MarryThis Pinterest profile for all the latest and greatest in weddings!
The Urban Barn Room Planner is a relatively new craze. It’s an interactive room planner that allows you to arrange and place furniture within a space. Enter custom dimensions of your floor plan and arrange your heart out (plus, it’s to scale)! While this tool is primarily used for interior design, it is also the BEST way to arrange the layout of your ceremony or reception venue! After you’ve found the perfect floor plan, print it out to give to your day of coordinator for seating assignments. Win win!
What are your favorite wedding planning websites?
Today I pay homage to one of my favorite movies of all time, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Whether you’re in the mood for a chick flick or a comedy, or just yearning for some eye candy, this movie has something for everyone.
The special relationship between best friends Lorelei and Dorothy reminds me of the special bond between the bride and maid of honor. Even though this wedding theme is a bit flashy for the average groom, if all else fails, it would be the PERFECT inspiration for your bachelorette party or bridal shower.
Out of all the movie stars to emulate as a bride, wouldn’t Marilyn Monroe just be the perfect fit? She’s the perfect combination of gorgeous, hyper feminine and slightly mysterious. Her iconic “Hollywood meets girl next door” style would be perfect for your wedding day.
1. Hot pink bridal bouquet | 2. Ted Baker London ‘Telago’ Embroidered Tulle Frock, $825 | 3. Antique Inspire Metal Design Crystal Rhinestone Cuff, $19 | 4. Lucky Date Dress, $45 | 5. Betsey Johnson Caseyy-R in red, $130 | 6. The Production wedding invitations, $2 each
This month’s free wedding guide is all about the beach as a relaxing place with its muted colors and soft tones. But is that idea so not you? You’re not alone. The good news is that there are all kinds of beaches around the world with different looks that you can use to your advantage.
For this beach wedding, I love that the colors can be much starker — for instance, if you choose one of Hawaii’s black-sand beaches, you’ll have a much higher-contrast environment that you can set classy black accessories against for a striking combination. Here are some fun products to get you started — a shell bowl for displaying goodies or favors, some fun thank you notes for afterward, mile-high heels and some perfectly hard-core bangles.
Vero Bowl, $99.95 | Typewriter Thank You Note, $19.95 for 8 | Chinese Laundry Hotline, $69.95 | Kenneth Jay Lane Bracelet, $75
We set this month’s free wedding guide on the Oregon Coast and used muted pinks and blues to convey relaxation and elegance. But what if you’re from a bit further south, or you’re itching to set that destination wedding in the warmth of a California beach? No problem — you can adapt the destination wedding tips in the guide to a more fun, brighter California style.
Here are some products to get you started on your way, from a fun tote and bright ear buds to get you there in style to fun fashion accessories for yourself and your friends.
J.Crew Sinclair Dress in Silk Chiffon, $250 | J.Crew Blakely Dress in Silk Taffeta, $250 | Jack Spade Dipped Canvas Tote, $195 | Steve Madden Pammyy, $99.95 | Kate Spade Gumdrops Stud Earrings, $38 | Urbanears Tomato Earbuds, $34.95
This month, we’re offering a fun, free guide to help you plan a beach wedding. But the thing is, beach weddings aren’t all the same. So if you’re not into the muted tones and soft romantic notes in the guide (or if you’re far away from the Oregon Coast, where we set our guide), don’t despair. I’ve got an idea — how about the Hamptons?
I love the idea of serving freshly-caught lobster or crab for your wedding. You can get started with your “Hamptons Casual” wedding with these great items — some thank you notes that will remind guests of their trip, a bright-blue beach-ready frock for your friends, some boat shoes for the man in your life and a classy tote to get you there in style. Get me on the next flight!
Crab Note Cards, $14.95 for eight | Bow Monde Dress in Silk Taffeta, $250 | Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes, $90 | Mulholland Brothers Safari Weekend Bag, $875
Good morning lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We kick off this week with the second part of our Grey Gardens Wedding Setting. It’s only fitting that this documentary turned blockbuster be split into two separate posts, as Grey Gardens itself focuses on the “before & after” lives of little and big Edie Bouvier Beale.
Both of the Beale’s choices in fashion and lifestyle dramatically change as time goes by. For today’s Wedding Setting, we focus on the bright, bold color choices of early little and big Edie. During the 30s’ and 40s’ they sport rich, textured classic pieces to form a true “upper class” vintage style. This falls to the wayside later as their style morphs to more earthy/hippie undertones with a grunge twist.
With such a gorgeous setting, complex-yet-lovable female characters, and an awesome color palette to boot, we think this movie is the perfect inspiration for any documentary, vintage-loving bride.
1. Alexander Wang V-Neck Dress, $564 | 2. Carolee Faux Pearl Drop Hoop Earrings, $32 | 3. Tadashi Shoji Lace & Chiffon Gown, $548 | 4. Paper Chocolate Cake Slice Favor Box, $60 for 12 | 5. Vintage French Beaded Bag, $75 | 6. Sam Edelman Yasmine Pumps, $100 | 7. White Flowers Bridal Bouquet
Let me break this movie down for you. Johnny Depp + a quaint French town + chocolate = one of my favorite movies of all time. Maybe it’s the gorgeous country side or my love for all things sweet, but Chocolat was just BEGGING to be my inspiration for today’s Wedding Setting!
With its beautiful, rich browns and bright, vibrant hues of red and turquoise (plus Euro vintage 1960s’ fashion) we think this wedding inspiration board would make a great jumping-off point for your Chocolat-themed wedding!
1. Marchesa Bateau Dress with Pleated Cape, $1,980 | 2. DIY Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Wedding Favors | 3. Cocoa-powdered initial wedding cake | 4. Air Mail Wedding Invitations, $2 each | 5. “Something Blue” Bouquet | 6. Kate Spade New York Licorice Suede Pumps, $285 | 7. And We’re Live Dress, $48
When we put together our Wine & Cheese Wedding Planning Guide, we knew there would be a few people whose taste it wouldn’t suit. Some people aren’t crazy about wine, and some people just flat out don’t drink alcohol. We get it. So, how about this for an idea?
You could have a morning ceremony and afterward, gather your friends and family to celebrate with a hot cup of delicious fancy tea, paired with sweet treats like waffle cookies and toffee. Sounds perfectly delightful to us. Here’s some products to get you started.
Bodum Bistro Mug, $14.95 | Trader Joe’s Belgian Butter Waffle Cookies | Lemon Sorbetti Loose Leaf Tea, $9.95 | Honey Dipper, $2.95
Maybe you saw our Wine & Cheese guide and thought, “Why drink wine when I’m a champagne girl?” That’s where this inspiration comes in. If you want to fancy up your wine and cheese party, why not take it in a new direction with bright fun colors, juicy berries and lots of bubbly?
Here are some fun products to incorporate this new color palette and theme.
Essie Nail Color in Raspberry, $8 | Carolee Gold Pearl Bracelet, $35 | Steve Madden Coral Suede Pumps, $69.95 | Monogrammed toasting flutes, $59
The more weddings I see, the more I love the idea of a really casual wedding day theme. If that’s up your alley, then it might be a combination of beer and nuts instead of wine and cheese that hits the spot. We happen to love the idea! You can have a relaxed celebration with all your friends, enjoy a good brew, a salty snack and the beginning of a new life together.
If this is totally you, here are a few products to get you started on your way!
Moustache Beer Mugs, $12.95 | Alessi Marli Bottle Opener, $27 | Beer Making Kit — a perfect gift for your groomsmen! — $39.95
OK, so we suggested the 1940s as an inspiration for a wedding in our most recent free wedding guide. But if that’s so not you, why not use the 80s as a jumping-off point? That decade was bright, fun and exuberant, all the makings of a wedding theme with nothing but excitement and bright pops of color. Of course, it’s no mystery that we love bright colors at MarryThis!
Here’s some fun accessories to get you started — just think about the dance party you’ll have!
Kate Spade Shoulder Bag, $398 | Juicy Couture Neon Pink bracelet, $58 | Calvin Klein Blaine Pump, $109 | Essie Nail Color in Miami Nice, $8
I love this movie. Correction: I freakin’ love this movie. I love this movie an entirely inappropriate amount for my age. I mean, she’s a princess who defends herself with a cast iron skillet. That. Is. Rad. Way better than Cinderella. In every other Disney movie, the prince and princess first meet when the silly princess gets herself into trouble and he saves her. Or, even better, they just LOOK at each other and know their love is forever. Rapunzel sees her prince break into her tower and knocks the bastard out. Twice. That is my kind of princess.
And on one of the most special days of your life, wouldn’t you just LOVE to walk down the isle with a heap of Rapunzel’s confidence and attitude? She wouldn’t steer you wrong. Use today’s Wedding Setting as inspiration for your Tangled themed wedding!
1. White Sky Lantern, $4 | 2. Blizzard Drop Earrings, $64 | 3. Marchesa Notte Empire Gown with Rhinestones, $1,135 | 4. Yellow Seed Bomb Wedding Favor, $2 | 5. Aren’t You Precious Dress in Amethyst, $90 | 6. RSVP Haven, $89 | 7. Rose & Daisy Bridal Bouquet | 8. Happily Ever After Save the Date, inquire for price | 9. Double Hair Knot
If you’re more flower child than American beauty, then our 1940s wedding planning guide probably didn’t speak to you. But have no fear! You can take that theme in your own direction — one inspired by a much more laid-back decade. Think of some of these lovely pieces at your celebration — they’ll be just the thing.
Festival Dress, $49.99 | Wanted Lace-up oxford, $49.99 | Baker’s Jar, $28 | Serephine Kaia Halo, $115