What a gorgeous flower that gardenia is! Gardenias are in season from May through July (which is a bonus for reducing your wedding’s carbon footprint, depending on where you are) and surely to make an appearance at a number of summer weddings. Since gardenias are such a robust flower, they can do it all- bouquets, boutonnières, in the hair, you name it. The gardenia is beautiful all by her lonesome, or certainly mixed in with a few fresh floral friends!
What better way for grooms to express themselves than with their neckties? These days, neckties come in so many colors, patterns, and materials, so grooms can select one that really articulates their aisle style. You can even mix colors and patterns for the groomsmen, so everyone is stylish for the big day.
So grooms, we hope you’ll take our advice and tie on a handmade tie for your wedding day!
Summer is officially rolling in this week, so what better way to celebrate than with frozen goodness!
Summer weddings are perfect for frozen sweet treats to start or end the night. Popsicles made from fresh fruit juices or edible flowers go great with cocktails! Or how about a fruit sorbet in your wedding colors? An old-fashioned ice cream cone would do the trick too, especially with locally-made ice cream and hand rolled cones!
Both Lynea and Justin are very involved in the local homegrown food movement. The bride, Lynea, heads an organization called Idaho’s Bounty that promotes supporting local farmers. Naturally, they both embraced the idea of an eco-friendly wedding last summer. Their day included everything from hand-canned jams and homemade pies made from fruits and vegetables from their garden (delish!) to locally-grown flowers.
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Lynea and Justin!
Location: Sun Valley, Idaho
Photography: Dev Khalsa Photography
Reception Venue: Galena Lodge
Your matron and maid of honor and bridesmaids are some pretty special ladies. They’ve been there during the most important times in your life, and now they’ll be by your side for yet another epic event—your wedding day!
They’ve attended dress fittings, addressed envelopes, assembled those cute favors and planned your bridal shower. So of course you’ll want to thank them with something special. Etsy is one of our favorite one-stop shops for girly gift-giving. We recently came across a few adorable items that would make great thank-you gifts for your girls!