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Stunning Wedding Reception Ideas –

Whether indoor or outdoor, modern or vintage, classic or rustic style, your reception is where to have fun with guests and express your personal touch. To set the perfect personal styles, as well as save budget, many couples choose DIY projects at their receptions, like lights, DIY wedding signs, centerpieces. I’ve rounded up these stunning wedding reception decoration ideas here, and you can also check the following reception ideas:

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2017 Trending Wedding Themes

It is time to start planning your 2017 wedding. We’ve been working hard this week checking out the hottest 10 wedding theme trends for 2017, and we think you’re going to love what we’ve come back with! They are all chic, sophisticated, fresh and completely fabulous! Take a look and be inspired.

As one of the biggest trends for year 2016, greenery wedding ideas will be continuously popular in 2017.

natural-greenery-wedding-trends-for-2017We adore a little shimmer and shine, don’t you? So happy to see this popping up in 2017.elegant-silver-and-ivory-neutral-wedding-colors-for-2017-wedding-trendsSoft tones, is there anything more romantic than a soft toned pastel themed wedding??elegant-and-romantic-pastel-pink-and-navy-wedding-color-inspiration

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Too Blessed to Be Stressed!

It’s a universal truth – wedding planning is stressful. With an endless list of decisions to be made, from the décor to the dress to the catering and everything in between, the stress can pile on at lightning-fast speeds. One minute, you’re trying to choose between roses and ranunculus, and before you know it, you’ve fallen down the Pinterest hole, scrolling between 19 slightly different shades of pink petals while stress eating wedding cake samples.

With that being said, there are more than a few items on your wedding checklist that guests pay far less attention to than you think. Instead of driving yourself crazy over the teeniest details, save yourself the headache (and probably a few bucks, too) by knowing what really matters to your guests, and more importantly, what doesn’t.

LET’S START WITH THE DRESS – It’s not what you wear but how you wear it, so as long as you’re comfortable and feel like your best, most beautiful self, well, that’s sounds just PERFECT. When the  bride is rocking a beautifully tailored gown that makes her look and feel like the goddess she is its gonna be a great night. (same goes for the wedding party as well)

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NERVOUS ABOUT YOUR FIRST DANCE- Tackle a few moves that you feel 100% comfortable performing, no matter how simple, and watch the pressure just melt away. Great for you, great for your guests and great for your wedding photos… Everyone wins!

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So what do guests care most about?

1) The Ceremony:

It goes without saying that guests will be overjoyed to watch the happy couple proclaim their love and be joined in wedded bliss – I mean, it’s kind of the whole point – but the crowd may start to get restless during a long, drawn-out ceremony. One of the most common guest complaints is having to sit through a too-long production, so keep it short and sweet (roughly 30 minutes or less) for a happy clan.8

2) The Food:

Enjoying a decadent meal with loved ones is a treat for guests, so make sure your food choices are crowd pleasers. A fantastic meal will keep those good vibes going, but a bad one could really bring down the mood. In addition, be sure to offer options for vegetarians or those with common allergies, like gluten and nuts.BridalifeStyle_Sping-Summer-2015-39

3) The Drinks:

Weddings and booze go together like peanut butter and jelly. Bottom line: Keep the drinks flowing, because there’s nothing that wedding guests hate more than the liquor well running dry. Forgoing the fully stocked bar is fine; an edited menu of Champagne, wine, beer and one or two specialty cocktails will keep guests in high spirits all night long.wine rack ice sculpture

4) The Music:

The tunes will be going strong from the first arrivals through the last dance, so make sure your music list is on point, especially once guests start hitting the dance floor. Skip the chicken dance and opt for fun, contemporary tunes that everyone is sure to know and love to unite the crowd and get people moving.amytimblog-63

5) The Venue:

Common sense is the key here. Skip the outdoor venue during the hottest, most humid days of summer, and likewise, choose an indoor spot during the fall and winter months when temps may be chilly. Outside of the climate, a unique venue is something they’ll also care about, particularly if the journey to your wedding is a trek for some of your far-flung guests. A seriously cool spot is much more of a draw than, say, Hotel Ballroom #3, don’t you think?

Hopefully this guide to what guests truly care about can seriously help refocus your energy during the planning process. When in doubt, take a breath, heed our advice, and above all else, remain calm!

 

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Autumn & Fall Inspirational Centerpiece Ideas

Fall is an amazing season, quite frankly its my favorite season of the entire year. The color palettes, the rich tones and the textures are just so beautiful. And today, we have rounded up some of our favorite wedding centerpieces ideas for incorporating fall elements into your wedding. Get inspired below!

 

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Photo Credits: via Brides/via Ruffled/via Wedding Chicks/via Happy Wedd/via Wedding Wire/

via Ruffled Blog/via Burnt Boards/via SMP

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Photo Credits: via Brides/via Ruffled/via Wedding Chicks/via Happy Wedd/via Wedding Wire/

via Ruffled Blog/via Burnt Boards/via SMP

 

 

Festive Mexican Inspiration Shoot

We had so much fun collaborating this vision with so many great vendors. Despite the Oklahoma wind on a the terrace, it was a lovely day and certainly put us all in a “fiesta” kind of mood. Thank you Paper8  for collaborating on this Festive Mexican inspiration and for the beautiful stationary items.  Flower Girls was spot on with the bouquet & centerpieces right down to the containers and ribbons. We crave the deep textures and simplicity of all the succulents and wildflowers.

We combined the traditional wedding cake with a thoughtful selection on Mexican bakery items. Don’t you just love the tissue tassel garlands? They were simply perfect for the final touch!

The Talented Team…..
Photography Amanda Grace Photography
Venue Glenpool Conference Center
Rentals Party Perfect
Bridal Gown Red Hot Design
Hair & Makeup Siren Styling
Flowers Flower Girls
Stationary Paper 8
Cake- Zoe’s Cakes Unlimited
Stylist Tulsa Weddings & Design