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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Barn Wedding - Get A Unique Location for Tying the Knot

Barn Wedding - Get A Unique Location for Tying the Knot


Before the two of you say "I do" and ride off to the sunset with a happily ever after wedding, you have got pick the perfect place for the celebration. At certain times, couples think of a romantic and beautiful setting to exchange vows. But if you're thinking of something new that still has charm and simplicity yet can give you the atmosphere you want for you and your partner's wedding, they try having a barn wedding!

Barn Wedding - Get A Unique Location for Tying the Knot
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Barn Wedding - Get A Unique Location for Tying the Knot
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At first you should browse on a good location for the barn wedding. There are plenty of country style and rustic outdoor barn facilities that you can find either in wedding magazines or wedding services online that can give you pictures, the address location,and even quoted rental price for the place.

Barn Wedding - Get A Unique Location for Tying the Knot
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Choose the best that has maximized space that has the capacity to accommodate all your guests and family. You'd also like to get the necessary decorations and design themes for the barn. It will look extravagant and beautiful if you put the right stuff and coordinate the designs well. Wedding consultants are big plus too when included in the planning of the barn wedding. Just imagine a beautiful barn in the middle of a scenic meadow with the sun hung over in the midday; you'll really fall in love with the place!



Barn Wedding - Get A Unique Location for Tying the Knot
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Just remember to get good communication with your partner with regards to choosing the barn as a wedding location. It's better when the both of you agree in picking the place and planning it out from the design up to the wedding day itself.

A barn wedding can also give a good testament to your exchange of vows since it is quite an uncommon venue that made a romantic affair possible. So go ahead and pick out the best barn wedding location that has the atmosphere and charm for your union in holy matrimony!

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Decorating Ideas for a Barn on Your Dream Wedding Day

It is not easy to decorate a barn for your dream wedding and reception, but with careful planning and creative thought it can be romantic and lovely or country and rustic. There are barns in some areas that are actually built to accommodate weddings and receptions, dances and other social events. In most cases a barn needs tender loving care, creative minds and careful planning to be transformed into your dream wedding location.

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These tips and ideas are for you, so read on to see what you can find that will make your barn wedding just as the two of you want it to be. Since a barn is set in an outdoor setting that might be a field, a farmyard or grassy surroundings it is important to make sure that this is neat and as groomed as possible.

Clean-up and Conveniences for Guest
As most barns are not made for weddings it might require a clean-up before you can start to decorate. Clean walls, floors and window to remove dust and dirt. Be sure to check for loose nails, wood splinters anything else that could be a hazard to your wedding guests. You will need to know what or where restrooms are available if any and provide them if necessary.

The other important thing is proper heating and cooling for the guests comfort. You will also want to have adequate outlets for lighting and if you are having musicians or a DJ they will also require electrical outlets. Check too, for adequate parking spaces for you and your guests.

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Outdoor Decorations
Corn stalks or bales of hay placed along the pathway to the barn makes it an inviting walk to the barn entrance. Also, the same stalks and bales placed at the entrance gives it a welcoming look as your guest go inside. Hanging curtains or drapes give a warm welcoming look to your entrance doors, too. It's not difficult to hang curtains or drapes on each side of the barn door entrance. The only thing is you must find ones that are long enough. You can cut lengths of fabric and hem each end. An option, is to buy regular curtains and then stitch a wide piece of ruffled lace or tulle across the bottom of each one to make it a longer length. It is likely you will not find a curtain rod long enough to go across a barn door opening, use a separate curtain rod for each curtain. Hang the rods on the inside of the door. Wild flowers growing around the barn or large bouquets of them placed nearby is another idea to consider. A fun idea is a truck load of hay and after the ceremony offer hay rides to the young and young-at-heart.

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Indoor Decorations
The Walls
They will usually be large open spaces and unpainted and in need of some tender loving care to transform them into a wedding venue. An idea you might use is to hang Mexican blankets, beautiful handmade quilts, Native American blankets or other fabrics that would complement your theme colors on the walls almost as artwork. Lean wagon wheels and other theme items along the walls or you can even hang them on the walls. For a wedding kind of look drape greenery and tulle around pillars, ledges or from beams. Other decorations that would fit beautifully into the theme and show a bit of a creative flare is to make a lasso into the shape of a heart or color horseshoes in you wedding theme colors and add to the wall decor.

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Lighting
As you know barns are most often dark and drab if they are not lit properly. But you can make it dreamy with great lighting I suggest you use candles that are battery-operated and place them on window ledges and tables.

Also, wrap rope lights or twinkle lights around pillars and along the barn beams. Hanging lanterns from the rafter beams also gives the barn setting a magical look. There may be restrictions on candles and things that have an open flame so be sure and clear this with the persons allowing you the use of the barn For a more elegant event couples have hung chandeliers from the ceiling. What a lovely and romantic look this gives.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lovely Barn Wedding Venues With Accommodation

Dreaming of a rustic wedding far from the maddening chaos of the city? For city-dwelling engaged couples who love natural scenery, nothing can be more relaxing than a barn wedding venue. Few people can visualize how a sleepy old barn can be transformed into the most charming wedding venue. The wedding ceremony itself can take place in a spruced up outdoor area, while guests can stay comfortable in spacious refurbished cottages with lovely country-inspired furniture pieces and decors.

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 The great thing about booking a barn wedding venue with accommodation is that it eliminates much hassle in ensuring that all attendees, including the bride & groom, will arrive promptly and in their relaxed & resplendent best.

Interestingly, there are highly suitable farm & stable wedding venues nowadays that pay careful attention to details and consider the needs & requirements of the bride & groom as well as the entire bridal entourage and families of the betrothed.

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In terms of planning, professional firms offering luxury venues make planning less tedious by setting up the beautiful outdoor reception, with nature as backdrop. On the other hand, the interiors of the barn dwelling space for the bridal entourage, family, and other special guests may be tastefully adorned with farm implements or tools reminiscent of the simple life of yesteryears.

Oftentimes, there is a lot of wooden furniture - from dining sets that evoke rustic charm, to beds that offer supreme comfort. Most barn wedding venue with accommodation options also include vintage-looking home items such lamps, and appliances like a log burning stove.

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Prices & availability of packaged offerings for barn wedding venue with accommodation for your dream wedding can be obtained online. Whether you and your hubby are planning an intimate wedding with just a handful of guests, or a big one with up to a hundred guests, you can use a beautifully transformed barn for the ceremony, and ensure utmost rest and filling meals for all attendees. The selected catering company can work with clients and take into consideration special dietary requirements, tastes, and budgets.

Often thrown into the package, apart from a bridal suite that may come with modern amenities (like television and microwave oven) and may be overlooking a picturesque scenery or well-trimmed courtyard, is the full use of gardens and grounds. Indeed, a barn wedding venue with accommodation can serve as a lovely home away from home, that promises the bride & groom and their guests a memorable & wonderful stay.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

4 Secret Rustic Wedding Ideas For Your Dream Wedding

So what rustic wedding ideas can you use to change any ordinary wedding look into that rustic look that is so special to any exceptional wedding? Through my years of planning weddings I have observed that a rustic feeling can bring back the flair and style you may just need to have that glorious and elegant wedding you so dearly want.

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Many people these days are going back to the 'old' ways when trying to convey a certain theme for their special wedding day. The first place they normally start is to gather some ideas from gone by days from sources such as their parents, grandparents and their friends. Now they may also meet the aspect of how to blend in the old ideas with some new modern wedding ideas. This is normally when the fun starts! The main question that normally surface is "So how does one manage to captivate such a rustic feeling when trying to also be modern?"

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Through all the year of wedding planning and advising bridal couples on how to gather the perfect ideas for their specific theme, I have discovered that with rustic wedding ideas the secret of success lies with matching the bride's rustic ideas with some creative and proper bridal accessories which portrays both the olden days as well as modern trends. This sound very simple but let me tell you that any bride which is planning her wedding and choose a rustic wedding theme will soon discover that it is not an easy task as it will sure have its challenges especially trying to match the old with the modern trends. To this I have just one simple answer: Keep it simple! To me the secret in choosing creative rustic wedding ideas lies in gathering ideas from the elderly in the family. This can become fun for everyone and will definitely left the bride's mother and grandmother feeling good about themselves as being part of the wedding planning arrangements. See below some pointers on how to get rustic wedding ideas.

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Ensuring a rustic theme starts choosing your bridal accessories in such a way that they are in line and incorporating the following rustic theme ideas such as:
· something old
· something new
· something borrowed
· something blue

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Although this is a tradition that has been in existence for centuries, many brides today forget about this, which in turn may cost them that rustic feeling they so dearly wish for. Even if you have a themed or a casual wedding, you still want to have these four topics incorporated into your wedding. I call it the four secrets to have a rustic wedding.

These old traditions are still strong when weddings take place more so than any other wedding tradition in existence today. According to me this fact is the mere reason why it is one of the ways to start by getting the best rustic wedding ideas to make sure the wedding has that true rustic feeling to it. Further to getting great rustic wedding ideas I would strongly suggest reading some wedding magazines and also reading some wedding planning books such as "Secret Wedding Planner Ideas".

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Rustic Weddings Done Right

When you are having your wedding at a farm, barn, or a similar setting, a rustic design scheme can be just perfect. However, you want to be sure to combine that casual country feeling with the refinement and elegance that a wedding deserves. These are some tips on how to do rustic right.

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One of the main things to keep in mind when planning a rustic wedding is that it should still have touches of elegance and grace. You do not want it to end up being too rough around the edges, no matter how natural or raw the space may be. The key is to find a way to highlight the rustic charm that makes your wedding site special while adding a simple beauty to it.

Keep in mind the comfort of your guests, as well. For instance, rough-hewn wooden beams would be striking in a barn ceiling, but dangerous to your guests as floorboards. At autumn weddings, couples often like the look of hay bales for ceremony seating. They do have a great country appeal, yet the hay is also scratchy and prone to snagging your guests' clothing. A perfect compromise would be to use the haybales, but to drape a small blanket or piece of cloth across the top of each one. Plaid picnic blankets in fall colors would be ideal.

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If your reception is to be held inside an old barn, there are some terrific ways that you can make it feel festive and pretty while staying true to its rustic nature. Strings of white lights can be strung through rafters and beams to cast a romantic glow over your reception. For your centerpieces, choose simple wildflower bouquets in white vases for a down-home country feeling, or get more elaborate, with impressive centerpieces that combine a wide range of natural materials such as flowers, branches, berries, leaves, and more.

The bride and groom should give some thought to finding wedding attire that suits the rustic location. Again, there is a way to dress for a country setting that is still special enough for a wedding. In other words, you probably should not wear a tuxedo, but denim overalls are not the right look either. The happy medium can be found by selecting a bridal gown and wedding jewelry that have a handmade flavor to them. Fabrics like linen and silk shantung are dressy enough for a wedding, yet have a rough texture that makes them well- suited to a rustic site. Handmade wedding jewelry with unique features like coin pearls is the perfect accent for a casual bridal dress.

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Country chic is a big trend in wedding food, and it is easy to achieve. Look for wonderful things like locally grown organic produce for salads and free-range poultry for the main course. A favorite like strawberry shortcake bursting with big ripe berries and fresh cream on handmade biscuits is a great treat for a summer wedding. Fall brides can treat their guests to seasonal desserts like homemade apple crisp and cinnamon ice cream. You can still serve a traditional wedding cake in addition; the homespun texture of butter cream frosting will look better in a rustic setting than the artificially smooth finish of fondant. (Just be sure that your cake won't melt in the heat if your wedding is in the summer.)

With these tips in mind, it will be a snap to plan a lovely pastoral wedding. You can achieve that perfect blend of country charm and wedding elegance that will make your wedding warm and welcoming. Your guests will be sure to enjoy your rustic wedding done right!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Bohemian Bride

The Bohemian Bride


Are you a free spirit? Do you love the idea of being married barefoot in a wooded glen? If so, you are a bohemian bride! Learn to embrace your unique style and plan a wedding which suits you to a tee.
The bohemian bride is not about country clubs, big bands, and wearing her mother's wedding gown. She is an earthy woman with an easy going nature who is happiest running barefoot through a field of wildflowers. Think woodland spirit, chic hippie, or nature lover, rather than traditional bride. The bohemian bride will be happiest with an outdoor wedding, lots of pretty informal flowers, and of course, a unique wedding dress which shows off her eclectic style.

The Bohemian Bride

First the wedding gown. Look for something ethereal, romantic, and unstructured. Avoid structured bodices, ball skirts, and sequins at all costs. An empire waist gown with a minimal train is ideal. Flowing fabrics such as chiffon and English net are the essence of bohemian chic. Embellishments such as subtle embroidery, fabric flowers, and overlays are gorgeous for an ethereal bride. Let your hair cascade over your shoulders in romantic waves, or pull it back into a loosely braided bun. A floral wreath and handcrafted bridal jewelry will finish your free spirited bridal ensemble perfectly. Feel free to choose bridal jewelry which is handcrafted in your favorite color, rather than traditional white.

The Bohemian Bride

The Bohemian Bride
A bohemian wedding should have gorgeous floral accents which have been very loosely arranged. Pots of wildflowers on the tables, garlands strung among the trees, and a rustic branch ceremony arbor covered with flowers are all beautiful ideas. Take advantage of the natural scenery at your wedding site, and build upon it. If your wedding will take place in the autumn, for example, branches of leaves would be a nice addition to the tabletops. There are many natural elements which would be pretty to suspend from trees, such as white paper lanterns, grapevine balls, and twinkling white lights.

A formal wedding cake may seem out of place at an earthy wedding. You might find that a selection of homemade wedding pies is a better dessert option, especially for a rustic wedding in the woods. If you have your heart set on a tiered wedding cake, think about a rich chocolate frosted cake rather than a traditional white one. Drag the frosting to give it a texture like tree bark. Fresh flowers make a nice decoration, or add a touch of whimsy, such as tiny marzipan mushrooms and ladybugs. They would make wonderful woodsy cake decorations, especially on a chocolate cake.

When it comes to music for a bohemian woodsy sort of wedding, Lester Lanin's orchestra just will not strike the right note! Neither will a d.j. spinning the latest dance tunes, for that matter. More folksy, bluesy music will seem right at home in the woods, as would a harpist or a guitar player with a great singing voice. When you are a non-traditional bride, it gives you a lot of freedom to choose the things for your wedding that will make it feel very special and personal.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bohemian Wedding Dresses - Choose A Beautiful But Unique Bridal Gown For Your Wedding



Your wedding is fast approaching and still you haven't made up your mind on what your bridal dress would look like, well, maybe bohemian bridal dresses will attract your senses and decide which design of bohemian bridal gown will suit you. There are numerous designs of bohemian wedding gowns available in the market today. And you'll absolutely find the one that will suit your personality and taste.


It was the early twentieth century when the Bohemian Style started. Women would dress in long flowing gowns, corsets and petticoats. The bohemian lifestyles change them into free individuals with eccentric thinking and artistic lifestyle. Today, modern brides opt for modern wedding dresses which are influenced by the artistry of bohemian style.


There are several bohemian style bridal dresses that you can choose from. If you're one of those brides who want to wear a bridal gown that's eco-friendly, then a hippie bridal gown is the right one for you. The fabrics used are made up of eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp. In spite of being organic, several companies specialize in this kind of clothing to offer brides an eco-friendly yet stylish and gorgeous wedding gowns.


An earthy bridal gown is also a good example of a bohemian wedding dresses. These dresses are highlighted with earth colors. And to complete the look of an earthy bohemian bride, add some fanciful natural elements that match the earthy color of the gown like wooden bridal jewelry and a large flower to emphasize your flowing hair.

Like a casual bridal gown, bohemian wedding dresses are simple yet stylish. Those bridal gowns can be long, tea length and even above the knee. You can also choose the color that you prefer; other brides would pick the motif of their wedding while some would choose printed fabrics that would make them stand out. Also, with bohemian bridal gowns, you can show some of your skin with the cut and style of the dress. It can be strapless, spaghetti strap, halter or simply sleeveless.


During the wedding planning it is important to incorporate the style of your bridal gown to the theme of the wedding. And if you're planning to go bohemian, then make all the necessary changes to the traditional wedding. Bohemian bridal gowns are perfect for outdoor weddings like beach weddings, garden weddings, and even destination weddings.

With bohemian wedding, you are dressing up to your own liking and not to impress other people. It's a matter of choosing what you think would look good on you and that is what bohemian bridal gowns are for. And for your bohemian bridal hair, let it flow freely down your back and highlight it with fresh blooms. And to complete the look of a bohemian bride, a light make-up would be a perfect final touch.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Country Wedding Theme - 3 Fun Ideas For Your Wedding

Choosing a country wedding theme for your big day can be a lot of fun. If you are a country girl at heart, you will enjoy researching and planning your big day.

There are many great options for this type of wedding. From your dress to your flowers to your wedding cake, you can turn your wedding day into a fun country event.

Choosing a location is an important first step along with choosing the season that you are getting married. Getting married in the spring or summer allows you to take advantage of great flower choices, and fall also has a lot to offer.

Below are three ideas for a country wedding theme.

Country Western Theme



A western theme wedding starts with what you wear. You can wear a western wedding gown, complete with lace and cowboy boots, and your fiance and groomsmen can wear cowboy hats along with their boots.
For your centerpieces, consider unique western containers for your flowers, and try to think of other western-themed items that can be used as decorations.


Of course the entertainment you choose will be important. A good country western band can make your reception one to remember, and there are many DJs that specialize in this type of wedding.


Garden Theme



 A garden theme wedding allows you to be a little creative with your planning. Have your ceremony in a garden surrounded by beautiful flowers or under a floral wedding arch.


Depending on the season of your wedding, you should have many nice options for flowers. Use flowers in all aspects of your decorations including your cake and guest tables.


For wedding favors, give your guests small potted plants or flowers. Another option is to send them home with cookies shaped like flowers.


Sunflower Theme


Narrowing your theme down to one flower is another nice option. Sunflowers make the perfect fall wedding theme, and they definitely fit in with any type of country wedding theme.


The rich colors of fall foliage create the perfect backdrop for a sunflower wedding, but a summer wedding is also an option. Work with a good florist to find out when sunflowers are easiest to get in your area.



Sunflowers can be used in your wedding invitation design as well as your centerpieces and other places where a little color is needed. Find wedding jewelry and accessories decorated with sunflowers to finish off your wedding day attire.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

How to Have a Rustic Themed Wedding

A rustic theme is becoming one of the fastest-growing wedding trends. It's easy to see why. They're simple and can be fairly inexpensive compared to that of a traditional formal setting.



They're also beautiful in their simplicity. Mother Nature provides some of the best tools and settings you need to incorporate into your wedding day. Rustic weddings offer charm and character. Guests enjoy the casual atmosphere and can sometimes be more relaxed.


Most rustic weddings are held outdoors. If you're choosing an indoor venue due to weather or season, consider a simple historic chapel or barn. Bails of hay make terrific seating arrangements for your guests. Or for the very easy-breezy outdoor rustic wedding, simply spread checkered clothes on the ground picnic style!

Tell your guests to come dressed casually. Rustic weddings are best enjoyed comfortably. Even the wedding party can make the best of this! The bridal party can sport anything from flip-flops to cowboy boots under their dresses. Or they can not wear any shoes at all! On a warm summer day fresh grass feels great on the bare tootsies! Make sure to get that pedicure first, though!




Wild flowers are a natural choice for your floral arrangements, both in bouquets and centerpieces. Simply arrange some in a watering can or clear glass jar for a table centerpiece. Or include some pine cones and branches for extra added rustic charm.

Earth tone neutral colors tend to be the easiest to incorporate with rustic themes, but throwing in a few bright colors can really jazz up your overall look! Imagine a pair of hot pink cowboy boots popping out under your wedding dress while you dance. How about an electric blue here or there? Maybe you'd like to match nature's own bright colors and go with cheery citrus tones? You can match the lemonade!

For the reception you can hand out picnic baskets if you went with blanket seating which is also great if you went with the hay bails. Or you can treat your guests to a barbeque! Add some corn on the cob, baked beans and cornbread to the menu.


Picnic tables are perfect for the rustic wedding. Simply add a checked cloth or wildflower-printed table covers to add wedding day charm. Throw in a chalkboard sign here or there to let guests know where to sign the guest book or what's on the menu.

Whatever you serve, buffet-style or family-style arrangements are the most casual and cozy. Fill tin buckets or barrels with ice and bottles drinks. Place pitchers on lemonade on the tables with frosted drinking jars for an extra cute touch.


For the cake, try another fabulous new trend in weddings-the "naked" cake. This natural-looking alternative to the traditional heavily iced and decoratively covered with fondant cake you're used to seeing. What's different is you can see the outer edge of the cake itself. The benefit to that is that you can see the layers in between! The naked cake has a naturally simple look to it.


Cupcakes also make an easy alternative to the traditional wedding cake and are perfect for the rustic theme. Don't be afraid to use plenty of chocolate frosting! The earthy brown tones go perfect with the theme, so no need to use all white icing for the rustic wedding!


A candy buffet filled with old-fashioned style candies is simply darling for the rustic wedding. Don't forget the s'mores! What better way to top off the festivities of a rustic country wedding than with a bonfire? You can't have a bonfire without s'mores!

But before the sun goes down, let your guests enjoy a few rounds of corn hole toss or horseshoe! When the night dancing begins, lanterns and simple white lights are the perfect setting.


Don't forget the wedding favors! Make sure to send your guests home with some darling rustic themed wedding favors such as photo frames, luminary lantern tea light holders, or chalkboard shot glasses.
Maybe your photographer can put a few photos of your special day in black and white. This really can enhance the simplicity and elegance of the day.

Your rustic wedding can be as much of a family reunion or barbecue as it is the day you say "I do". What a fun way to celebrate and begin your life together! Everyone is sure to have a ball. Your friends and family will be talking about what a great time they had at your rustic wedding for years to come.


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