A Touch Of Class Wedding

Mackenzie Jean Photography

Sometimes the classic palette of red, black, and gold can get overlooked and many brides might think it’ s over done, or is too hard to do. We love this color palette and the options and opportunities it gives. It’s a classic and can be taken to a new modern level.

Amanda Douglas Events and a wonderful team of vendors took on the challenge and put together a touch of class wedding shoot that showed this color palette in a fun and chic way. If you’re going to do this elegant look make sure that your hair, makeup, and dress fit the part too. You are the finishing touch of your theme; you’re the cherry on top! See more in the full gallery here, captured by Mackenzie Jean Photography.

art deco style wedding invites

romantic classic bridal look

red bouquet

On the stunning details

The rich deep black of the table cloth grounds the whole look and gives you a great foundation to build your bright and bold table scape around. We had to have the gold chiavari chairs to bring that art deco, chic look into the shoot. We brought as many gold accents into the shoot that we could, without being too much. Like us, you can do this at your wedding in the stationery elements, type of drink you serve (champagne please!), cutlery, and in the florals (the vases, or sprayed flowers too). We always think the best way to bring in the red in this type of look is in the florals. Stay away from using too many of the classic red rose but go for some other fun red flowers like ginger, gladiolas, peonies and different types of orchids.

black and gold table decor with red centerpiece

gold diamond menu idea

cluster of gold and red centerpieces

Make a statement with your cake

Your wedding cake is a great accent and element that can tie together your whole theme. If you’re going to have a wedding cake, and a gorgeous one, don’t hide it in the back of the room, or off to the side. Consider having it on the dance floor, lit well, until it’s time for your dance, or give it its own area by the bar, or in your lounge. With this cake, the designer- Laugh Love Cakes, pulled all the stops and gave it that wow factor. If you’re going to have a bold theme and bright colors make sure your cake is up to par. Make sure your cake is as bright and bold, with those touches of class that make it fit right in with the rest of the mood and feel of your wedding.

black and white cake from Laugh Love Cakes

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Photography: Mackenzie Jean Photography
Event Designer: Amanda Douglas Events
Stationery: Robin Egg Blue Design
Flowers: Natural Touch Florals
Cake: Laugh Love Cakes
Hair: Vanhoft Hair
Makeup: 2 Chicks & A Bag Of Makeup
Dress Shop: Bliss Bridal Boutique
Linen/Chairs: Planned Perfectly

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: black, gold, red
Styles: classic

Fleur De Lis Floral Couture

Fleur De Lis Floral Couture

Fleur de Lis Floral Couture specializes in custom botanical design. Located in Boise, Idaho and available for travel, their experienced team provides a fresh approach to floral design for your special event. Whether a baby shower for 10 guests or a wedding for 200, they bring elegance, creativity, and style to each and every event. They look forward to learning more about your vision and designing your occasion. View all of their stunning floral designs here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

Sign for Wedding Chicks Happy Hour

Categories: Happy Hour Vendors

Blue and White Backyard Wedding

dreamy wedding pose

After being married in a temple in Salt Lake City, Catherine and Jamison brought the party back to their parents house. This simple and sweet reception has some blue and white backyard wedding ideas you’ll love!

All captured by Utah wedding photographer Green Apple Photography. Be sure to see even more of this casual backyard wedding in the full gallery here. Plus, keep reading to find out more about their wedding budget.

white wedding bouquet

About the Bridesmaid Dresses

As you see Catherine had 14 bridesmaids. She had one set wear blue and white patterned dresses and the the other set had the same style dress, but in a solid blue. Tehy all carried simple white bridesmaids bouquets. All the dresses were custom maid by both custom made by Susan Memmott Allred.

mismatched blue bridesmaid dresses

simple bridesmaid bouquets

blue and white polka dot flower girl dress with flower halo

Advice from the Bride

I do have some things I would have done differently! I think it’s really important to let your vendors know exactly what you want. I think I was too carefree at times because I didn’t want to bother people and that lead to stress later. Be very clear with your vision! Share it with everyone, so if you can’t answer a question a lovely bridesmaid or mother can step in. That helped a lot!

Also I almost wished I could have prolonged the honeymoon a few days and spent time with all the friends and family who flew in for the wedding. We had family and friends from all over the country and world! Our farthest travelers came from China. Once we were back from the honeymoon everyone had gone home. A wedding is such a wonderful, unique occasion to gather everyone. Take advantage of people coming in town just for you!

wedding wheels with bumper garland

rose garland and hurrican jar candle centerpieces

backyard wedding reception

What They Ate

The reception was held in the bride’s backyard. Tacos, Mexican sodas, confetti canons, and lots of fireworks, not to mention the beautiful flowers, made it such a fun event! If you want to make a Taco Bar at your wedding you can visit here.

create your own taco bar for wedding reception

jarritos sodas and nacho bar

flower topped naked cake by The Patisserie

Backyard Wedding Ideas Youll Love

Photography: Green Apple Photography
Stationery: Piper Claire Morgan
Flowers: Lizy's Lillies
Cake: Janessa Jones of The Patisserie
Caterer: El Paisa Grill
Caterer: Nielsen's Frozen Custard
Dress Designer & Bridesmaid Dresses: Susan Memmott Allred

Read on to see how much these backyard wedding ideas cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, green, white
Styles: backyard, classic, diy