Monthly Archives: April 2010

Style File

Classic Finds: Cupid Love

April 23, 2010

Sarah from Classic Bride is back with us every Friday to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings. Here’s this week’s find:

wedding inspiration: cupid

The popularity of Cupid inevitably surges around Valentine’s Day but I think the concept is too irresistible to only celebrate once a year. I think it would make a darling theme for a spring, summer, fall or winter wedding … love the idea of incorporating a bow and arrow and angel wings in a photo shoot … or pinning that cute bow + arrow brooch on the bride’s sash, clutch or even the back of her heel for a whimsical touch.

You could use vintage Valentine’s as the escort cards and have a themed candy buffet with conversation hearts and red rock-candy lollipops to further create a nostalgic vibe.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Vintage Valentine via CB Vintage; Image by SimplyBloom Photography
row 2: Vintage Valentine found here; Cupid Bow + Arrow brooch for sale at CBV

Latest Trends

Trendspotting: Paper Rosettes

April 22, 2010

In Darci’s post earlier today she mentioned paper rosettes which have definitely been popping up all over the wedding world in the past several months. I love this trend because although they are so simple, including them in your wedding decor can add such great style.

Here’s another rosette roundup to help spark a few ideas…

paper rosettes, paper pinwheels

wedding decor: paper rosettes and pinwheels

wedding and party decor: rosettes

Photo Credits:
row 1: Rebekah Westover Photography via The Sweetest Occasion
row 2: Katherine Chong via Project Wedding
row 3: Katie Stoops via Ritzy Bee | Kutoba PhotoDesign Inc. via Rock n’ Roll Bride
row 4: Sean Walker Photography via Style Me Pretty | Creature Comforts via Snippet and Ink
row 5: A Field Journal | Veronica’s DIY project via Ruffled

Tips and Tidbits

Guest: Darci from With This Ring :: Paper Rosettes

Hello, everyone!  Its Darci from With This Ring again, and this time I thought we would discuss some low cost ideas for wedding decor.  Flowers are always such a beautiful option but if your budget doesn’t allow for overflowing vases of florals, why not go with something more simple?  Paper rosettes are preppy and charming and when used the right way they can add a bit of whimsy to any event!  If you’re interested in creating your own, just google “paper rosette tutorial” and you can find some really easy instructions.  Enjoy!

paper rosettes; paper pinwheels

Photo Credits:
row 1: Posh Paperie via Style Me PrettyA. Hana Design via OnceWed
row 2: Jen Curtis via OnceWed for Design*Sponge | The Bride’s Cafe and Merriment Events via Snippet & Ink | A. Hanna Design via Snippet & Ink