Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Gorgeous Rustic Halloween Wedding

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

This morning I woke up and opened the window and discovered the foggiest Southern California day I’ve seen in a long time, and all I could think was, what a perfect start to a hallowed holiday! HAPPY HALLOWEEN, everyone!!!

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.
Photo courtesy of Ace Photography

And what better way to get in the spooky spirit of the day than to share this absolutely gorgeous rustic Halloween wedding with you! There are so many different ways you could celebrate a themed wedding – so many color choices and design options – but I chose this one because I think it is sooo beautiful and romantic! You can tell that it’s a Halloween wedding and yet they didn’t overstate anything – the warm autumn tones and the whimsical mixture of pumpkins and flowers leave you with a feeling of soft elegance and just a touch of fantasy.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.
 
Pretty much everything about this wedding was beautifully done and it really got me in the Halloween spirit. Okay, okay – I don’t think I would want to get married on Halloween – but I sure wouldn’t mind attending this one! LOL. Those treats look delicious.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE that the bride is wearing wings?! (Admit it, what bride doesn’t secretly want to have wings on her wedding day? You feel like you have wings already, marrying the man of your dreams!)

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

Photo courtesy of Ace Photography.

I hope you have a wonderful Halloween! And don't forget that if you need some spooky invites or paper designs for your Halloween-themed wedding or other event, let us know! We'd love to design them for you.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Notebook Engagement

--> Don’t you just love when you hear about how a couple met, and later how they got engaged? It’s one of my favorite questions to ask whenever we meet with a new bride-to-be, and some of the stories that we get to hear are so sweet! I recently heard the most romantic engagement story from a new client that gave me goose bumps, and I just HAD to share it with you!!

A few weeks ago, I sat down with this wonderful bride, Genice, who we met at the Love Tour Wedding Expo that we participated in back in September. Genice and her super sweet mom joined me at the BG studio where we immediately started chatting about her and her fiancĂ©, Adrian. They’ve been together for close to seven years and Genice knew that they would eventually get engaged, but she really didn't want to be the bride that reads into every situation as the "it's happening" moment.


Genice is a HUGE  fan of the movie "The Notebook." So when she and Adrian planned a trip to South Carolina to take a tour of all the various locations where the movie was filmed, she fought every instinct that told her he was going to pop the question, not wanting to read too much into the situation.

After several tours on their trip (including High Cotton Restaurant, from the scene when Noah looks through a restaurant window and finds Allie dining with her fiancĂ©) they stopped at Boone Hall Plantation, located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.  Fans of "The Notebook" know this location as the Hamilton's beach house where Allie (Rachael McAdams) and her family stayed when she met Noah (Ryan Gosling). This is the location where Genice's gut instinct should have been screaming "IT'S HAPPENING!" yet she had let go of her expectations and wasn’t looking for it.



As they had finished up their tour and were deciding on where to grab a bite to eat, Adrian requested (yet) another photo before they left the plantation. As Genice turned to find a good spot to set up the photo, Adrian took advantage of the moment. When she turned back, he was patiently waiting on bended knee to ask her to be his wife. Genice was truly taken by surprise, and without hesitation she immediately said "yes" to the man of her dreams!

Happy sigh.

Total side note, because the BG Girls LOVE random tidbits, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively just tied the knot in a secret ceremony at none other than.... Boone Hall Plantation!! How's that for romance?!!


Check out this link on the travel channel to read about this and other real life fairy tale wedding destinations!

Genice and Adrian's wedding is next year, so we're currently working on bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer cards as well as some items for their upcoming engagement party. More info and photos to come then!!


If you’re interested in having BG Design Studio design invites and other paper goods for your romantic wedding day, let us know!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bottles, Buckets, & Boxes: A Bouquet Trend

Photo courtesy of Feather + Stone.

Though there is nothing new about this fun way to dress up the flowers at your wedding, it certainly is a major trend right now! Taking rustic objects such as mason jars, glass bottles, old tin buckets, rusty watering cans, and even large boxes and filling them with the colorful blooms of your choice is definitely IN right now for weddings. We see it everywhere and we think it’s a fun and sweet way to add a touch of whimsy and romance to your bouquets.

Photo courtesy of Feather + Stone.

Photo courtesy Kent Bristol.

Take a look at some of these gorgeous photographs from several recent weddings that have created something beautiful and unique from this concept. If you’re thinking of having a rustic wedding or going for a more natural theme with an outdoor ceremony or reception, this might be a fun idea for you; it all depends on the look and feel that you’re wanting to achieve. Can you picture bouquets like this for your special day?

Photo courtesy of Rochelle Cheever.
Photo courtesy Kent Bristol.

Photo courtesy Kent Bristol.

Photo courtesy of Feather + Stone.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Di Cicco.

For a wedding following this style, I can’t help imagining invites to go along with them. I’m thinking a warm cream cardstock with splashes of lavender, mint, and maybe even a pale yellow. A soft floral pattern, some twine tied in a loose knot or bow -- something soft, muted, understated. Oh, there is invite inspiration everywhere!

Photo courtesy of Aneta Mak.

Photo courtesy of Aneta Mak.

If you’re thinking that something like this sounds good for your special day, please contact us and let us know! We would love to make your dream wedding invitations come to life.