Monday, April 15, 2013
It’s safe to say that many engaged couples are now opting for more personalized wedding details and planning instead. Brilliance luxury jewelry has the scoop on ten DIY wedding styles that make nuptials truly special. The results are stunning and memorable despite budget considerations and limited resources:
1. Personal vows: A lot of wedding vows are taken from Bible verses, or lines from songs and famous poems. Even if you aren’t a professional writer, you can come up with a promise that comes straight from the heart.
2. Vintage details: “Something old and something borrowed” have become tradition as far as bridal accessories go. The desire to recall those days when weddings were more authentic and less packaged has led to classic details in many of today’s nuptial preparations. From old-fashioned bridal dresses and jewelry, to vintage cars, through to venues that have historical significance, it is becoming obvious that many modern couples wish to incorporate timelessness in their matrimonial ceremonies.
3. Picnic-in-the-garden reception: The only real prerequisite for a picnic reception is beautiful weather. With Pantone’s declaration of emerald green as 2013 color of the year, a garden with green growing things and colorful blossoms will surely provide a gorgeously fresh backdrop to any wedding reception. Food can be served in picnic baskets, desserts on wicker serving trays, drinks in Mason jars… the possibilities for a casual and pleasant party are endless.
4. Hand-crafted tokens in Mason jars: Speaking of Mason jars, they can also be quite handy as vehicles for wedding décor and giveaways. You can “preserve” photos and other memento in a sealed Mason jar filled with vegetable oil. It’s a one-of-a-kind, craftsy, and beautiful accent piece or souvenir for your beloved guests to admire.
5. Photo lanterns: Your significant other lights up your life… let this be made more obvious by getting your pictures printed on fabric or paper lanterns! These will definitely cast a romantic and festive glow on your evening reception.
6. Bridal charm bracelet: There used to be a practice involving a bride completing a string of pearls within a certain period prior to her wedding, so as to have something to wear with her bridal finery. Close friends and family members can come up with a charm each that tells the bride’s story or reveal her personality. She can then wear it at the wedding or keep it as a precious token.
7. Family tree board: Weddings are occasions for families to get together, so why not celebrate these reunions with a family tree board? You can make it yourself using old pictures from photo albums, or have an artist render it on canvas or
8. Veiled and embellished fascinators: Bridal veils and elegant head pieces for the bridesmaids have become tradition. These days, the fascination with fascinators, or statement head pieces, has become more pronounced. There is more freedom to personalize a head piece with chosen embellishments; often with fun, quirky results.
9. Origami or edible place settings: Nothing spells out “thoughtful” more than having place settings with origami pieces, lovingly folded by hand. Or, on a more gustatory and sweet level, why not bake cupcakes and ice the guest’s name on it?
10. Instagram instead of high-gloss, post-edited wedding portraits: Professional photographers sometimes take so much time to process pictures that the wedding glow has died down by the time the newlyweds can get to see them. Instagram and other real-time photo apps can be used instead. As an added bonus, the filters add a vintage touch to the moment.
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