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Thursday, June 9, 2011

First Comes Love, Then Comes Links: Ideas for Sheridan's Bright, Summery Wedding

Donut and Coffee Bar from Somewhere Splendid

Sheridan wrote in about her “early-summer outdoor wedding. I am going for a very natural, casual, whimsical feel.” She mentioned wooden picnic tables, a white gazebo, and distinctive colors I knew I could run with: “pink, purple, yellow—very bright.” Here are a few ideas for Sheridan’s celebration:

Wedding Flower Finder

With its basis in the truth that plants are at their most beautiful and most affordable in season, RealSimple’s Flower Finder offers suggestions based on your time of year, color preference, and desired bloom size.

Paper Lanterns

For paper lanterns in every shade from moss to blueberry, stop by Luna Bazaar. A mix of fuchsia, lemonade, and plum could be perfect to add a splash of your wedding colors to that gazebo.

Wedding Donuts

All jokes about the Royal Wedding Donut aside, the donut seems to have joined the cupcake in dessert prowess. They’re just as fun, and in many cases, they’re more affordable. Check out this adorable donut and coffee bar—sub in lemonade for coffee if it’s too hot or the wrong time of day for coffee, though I have many friends who would be quick to tell me there’s no such thing.

Raspberry Lemonade

Speaking of lemonade, why not have a drink that goes with your color scheme?

Glass Beverage Dispenser

A couple of glass drink dispensers are not only functional, they can add to the casual feel of your celebration. They’re not always cheap if you buy them new—I’ve found them at second-hand shops—but since they’re reusable, they’re more earth-friendly, and sometimes more budget-friendly, than buying individual glass bottles. This one had useful handles and a vintage look.

I hope some of those give you some wedding inspiration! Have a wonderful celebration, Sheridan!


When Anna-Marie isn’t searching the blogs, she’s writing romance stories, cooking for her wife, or freelancing as a cake decorator and floral designer.

Want a few ideas for your own wedding? Drop me a line.

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Lauren said...

Thank you for the Luna Bazaar tip. I've been looking everywhere for the most affordable paper lanterns and votive holders, and they have a great selection with great prices. You helped with my wedding - thank you!

Anna said...

Glad I could help--I love all the colors too!

Anonymous said...

Iced coffee with donuts!

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