wedding inspiration

Sunset Beach Hair And Bouquet Recipe

boho chic bridals

We’ve been swept away by this glowing bridal look that would be the perfect fit for a sunny beach wedding. We love it so much that wanted to share how you can recreate this look for yourself. From the lovely hairstyle to the gorgeous bouquet from E-Flowers, and even a floral collar for a precious pup, all photographed beautifully by Callie Hobbs Photography, you won’t be able to stop yourself from swooning. Muster up your inner craft goddess and let’s get started on this sunset beach hair and bouquet recipe!

Bouquet recipe

Flowers you will need:

10 Stems of Mini Orange Roses
5 Stems of Red Ranunculus
Chinese Pistache Foliage
Queens Anne Lace
Skimmia Greens

Additional supplies you will need:

Floral tape
Floral green wire
Burlap rope for the base of the bouquet & twine dog collar

orange and red bouquet

Beach Savvy Bouquet

Get the look – Fish Tail Braid

The pro’s at Generations Salon shared the secrets of this hair style with us and now we’re sharing it with you.

1. First thing you want to do is prep your dry hair with Pureology Heat Protector to protect and hold the hair.
2. Once that is applied, curl the entire head of hair and use the Sam Villa texture iron (super small crimper), just to a few random pieces, to add volume and fun texture.
3. Next secure the fishtail braid with a clear elastic for less visibility and a strong hold. Take a small section of hair at the end and wrap it around the elastic to hide it completely and secure that with a bobby pin. Add any bobby pins to ensure the loose hairs will stay in place on your busy, big day.
4. To provide maximum hold use hairspray over everything called Redken Control Addict. And last but not least we spray on a shine called Redken Shine Flash. These easy, simple steps will guarantee a strong hold and beautiful hair all day! To finish off the look create a floral crown from any leftover florals from the bouquet and prepare to be stunned at just how wonderful your hair looks.

side fishtail braid

sunset floral crown

bridals with doggie

Florist: Elisha with E-Flowers
Hair: Tiffany Dalling at Generations Salon
MUA: Renee Coates

Categories: Bouquet Recipe, Hair and Makeup
Colors: orange, white
Styles: beach

Stylish Rustic Wedding Ideas and Giveaway From For Love Polka Dots

rustic wedding decor

Dreaming of a wedding filled to the brim with  rustic wedding decor? Yes? Then you won’t be able to stop yourself from entering our next giveaway from For Love Polka Dots!

A group of crafty individuals specializing in uniquely gorgeous handcrafted wedding invitations and wedding decor. All of their products are extraordinarily stylish and elegant, and 3 lucky winners will be gifted $150 to spend at For Love Polka Dots store. To win (we know you want to!), read on below on how to enter.

How To Win Rustic Wedding Decor & Stationery From For Love Polka Dots

1. Click here and peruse a few items from their collection.
2. Come back to this post and share with us what you loved most in the form below.
3. Enter by August 26, 2014 before midnight. Winner will be announced on Wedding Chicks Facebook Page.

For Love Polka Dots2

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Categories: Features & Sponsored Posts

Covered Bridge Wedding

yellow and pink wedding bouquet

Unusual wedding venues are always fun! This DIY-ing bride and groom wanted a location that wasn’t the norm and they found it in Honey Run Covered Bridge just outside of Chico, CA.

This gorgeous bridge provided a rustic and down to earth environment for their vows and dinner reception. Captured by Kimie Grace Photography you can see all of the details in the full gallery here and keep reading for a budget breakdown as well as some sage advice from Molly.

diy garden wedding

outdoor wedding

Words from the Vendors

From Kimie Grace Photography:
Ben and Molly got married at the Honey Run Covered Bridge – a stunning day and a gorgeous bohemian styled wedding. They started out getting ready at their home (a yurt that they built themselves!!), and moved on to the ceremony and reception at the covered bridge. Very few weddings have taken place there, and it was an honor getting to shoot in such a romantic and seemingly untouched area.

There is something incredible about the committing of two lives taking place in a unique historical location that has stood the test of time. While the wedding ceremony took place under the shade of the trees next to the bridge, the reception was actually inside the bridge itself. The bare beams were draped with cafe bulb light strands and large white paper lanterns, the simple decor only accentuating the character of the old wood and the rich history.

paper lantern wedding decor

garden wedding ideas

Everything about this wedding was DIY; so romantic with a fresh simplicity. All of their flowers were purchased the morning of the wedding from the local farmer’s market. Bright red and orange ranunculus and peonies in mason jars sat on tables next to small hand painted wooden signs, staked in pots with climbing vines. Each sign spoke of love and relationship, reflecting the sweetness of the day.

Honey Run Covered Bridge reception

signs of love table names

wedding favor koozies

dinner and drinks

taxi service sign

Steal Worthy Idea

Booze and weddings tend to go hand in hand, and we can’t help cheering when we see brides and grooms encourage responsible drinking! So if you will be serving alcohol on your big day keep your guests safe by providing a list of taxi cab numbers at your bar like the one above.

first dance and glowing covered bridge

wedding cupcakes

Photography: Kimie Grace Photography
Venue: Honey Run Covered Bridge
Cake: Cupcake Crusader
Caterer: Bacio Catering
Dress designer: Nicole Miller
Groom’s attire: Formal Education
Dj: DJ Spenny
Jewelry: Olde Gold Jewelry

Read on to get a little wedding dress advice from Molly and to see how much this covered bridge wedding 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.

(more…)

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: orange, pink, red, yellow
Styles: diy, rustic