Monthly Archives: July 2010

Style File

Classic Style: Dripping Candles

July 30, 2010

Sarah from Classic Bride has been with us every Friday for the past several months to share a few of her favorite finds, inspiration and ideas for chic, classic weddings. It has been such a pleasure having her contribute to Flights of Fancy but sadly, all good things must come to an end. This is Sarah’s final Classic Finds post here on Flights of Fancy but be sure to check out her blog for your classic style fix!

One of the first weddings I attended that really took my breath away had dripping candles set amongst lovely arrangements of peonies … lots of blush pink with accents of gold … it rang true of Marie-Antionette-approved decadence … and the candles are what really set everything off … their warm glow … the dripping wax … such a simple yet dramatic element to incorporate. You may want to be careful if lots of children will be in attendance but I say if you’re going to do candles, go all out and get the real deal … they add a lovely sense of intimacy that LED candle lights just don’t provide {even though they’re much more safe!}. ;o)

Photo Credits:
row 1: Martha Stewart image | Tablescape via Real Simple
row 2: Tablescape found here | Martha Stewart image

Real Wedding Features

Erin and Ryan

July 27, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a real wedding with you. This betsywhite couple chose a classic invitation for a classic wedding. Here’s a little peek into their big day…

WEDDING DATE: May 30, 2010
LOCATION: Arrington, Virginia
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: Oak Ridge Estate
PHOTOGRAPHER: Denny Henry
FLOWERS BY: Beehive Events
GOWN BY: Oleg Cassini (with custom details added)
BRIDESMAID DRESSES BY: David’s Bridal
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Custom: Michael Andrews Bespoke, NYC

STATIONERY: Erin and Ryan chose the Paris invitation suite.
WHY DID ERIN CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: I liked the simplicity of the design. I’m also a huge fan of a big, beautiful scripted typeface.

wedding invitations by betsywhite stationery

ERIN’S FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL: We made our seating into a bit of a game and asked each guest to match a quote on his or her escort card to a framed quote placed at each table. We chose quotes by famous artists or scientists (Ryan is in medical school and I work in the arts). Also, my mother worked tirelessly for month to prepare beautiful, individual blueberry jam jars for each guest.

ERIN’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: It rained for about 10 minutes just as our outdoor cocktail hour was about to begin. The rained cleared up quickly and we were left with a perfect rainbow!

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All wedding photos © Denny Henry
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery

Tips and Tidbits

DIY Download: Glam Girls Night Invite

July 26, 2010

As I mentioned earlier today, I will be creating a downloadable template every month during my six month stint as a contributor for Ruffled. You’ve already seen the inspiration for this month’s template, now here’s the invite!:

diy downloadable invitation – glam girls night

As usual, I’ve also included a few bonus palettes in the download:

The template is super simple to use – all you need is Adobe Acrobat Reader (which you can get for free here if you don’t have it already). Then just type your wording in the template, print on cardstock and trim using the cropmarks as a guide.

Please keep in mind that in order for the personalized portion of the template to work on all computers, a standard font needed to be used.

Click below to download… and have fun!

Download Glam Girls Night Out Invitation