Spring is upon us, and long gone are the days of bundling up indoors. Flowers are blooming, the sunsets are spectacular, and fireflies are making their debut. We're capturing that exciting feeling of Summer approaching in today's cute cocktail garnishments! Whether you're planning a shower or a wedding, these sweet ideas for infusing your cocktails with the great outdoors and bright colors are sure to liven up your menu and your guests!
While we love a bold colored wedding as much as the next blogger, there's something about a pastel palette that never ceases to make us swoon. Pastels and neutrals make a wonderful backdrop for pretty much any type of wedding. Regardless of the location or theme, they always add a timeless, elegant touch! For today's inspiration board, we're taking one of our favorite subtle palettes and adding a whimsical twist to it. Such fun ideas for a light peach wedding in the spring or summer (or even an outdoor bridal shower)!
In this week's Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to, we're bringing you the sweetest cover of Colbie Caillat's love song, Magic. This tune is perfect for the free-spirited, bohemian bride, and would accompany a beachside wedding gloriously. What other Colbie Caillat covers do you just adore? Let us know in the comments!
We have another gorgeous hotel wedding for you to swoon today! Georgia and Sander tied the knot in a classically elegant white and gold wedding at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Not only is this couple simple adorable (just look at their smiles!), but their special day was an absolute dream. See every pretty inch below.
Are you searching for a sophisticated seaside escape for your wedding day? If so, we're here to tell you that we've found the perfect wedding hotel for you, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in the heart of Santa Monica. From their classically elegant ballroom to their historic Moreton Bay Fig tree (the most amazing tree in the city by the way), they have options to suit every couple's taste. Read more about their offerings and Wedding Specialist below!
About Brooke Neustadt, Wedding Specialist:
I actually fell in love with the wedding industry through my interest in fashion and interior design. The creativity and unique details that go into each event inspire me and say so much about the couple getting married! I love researching new trends and ways to put fresh takes on classic traditions. Planning my own wedding has helped me further relate to what brides go through when they are deep in the details of planning their big day!
We've come a long, long way since the days of rectangular guest books and feather-tipped ballpoint pens. In fact, it's more common these days to see a non-traditional signing station at a wedding than a plain white book. But here's the thing. You may have the most creative and unconventional "guest book" on the planet, but if it's not something you can display after your wedding, why go to all the trouble?
Today we've rounded up three lovely guest book alternatives that will look just as at home in your, well, home as they do at your reception sign-in table.
1. Wedding Wishes in a Bottle
The first time Michelle met Austin it was at a frat party at Texas Tech and he had asked her to dance. At first she rejected him because for one, she couldn't see his face as it was covered by a bushy beard and secondly she was there with a friend and didn't want her stuck standing alone. This didn't phase Austin one bit as he returned moments later with a dance partner for Michelle's friend and the rest is history.
Here at My Hotel Wedding, we'll take any chance we can get at throwing a polka dot party. Polka dots are the perfect pattern-- fun, youthful, and go well with any color! That's why, today, we're featuring some polka dot place setting inspiration for your Summer wedding or bridal shower. From plates to napkins to table cloths, we hope you enjoy these funky ideas!
We're taking you behind the scenes with one of our MHW hotels this month! Get to know a little bit about the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Sesons Hotel and its Catering Manager, Mark Anderson below:
After meeting on an online dating site, Jayme and Rick Barron wanted a wedding that would truly be a reflection of them as a couple to share with all 125 of their closest family and friends. Since most guests would be traveling from out of town, they held both their ceremony and reception at the historic Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas, which made travel plans easy. Jayme had long wanted a purple-themed wedding that incorporated both her Jewish traditions with Rick's Mexican heritage. They used accent colors of grey and black, which created an elegant atmosphere, and combined their families' traditions through multicultural dances at the reception.