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Classic Style: Archways

May 9, 2011

What better way to frame your nuptials than with a beautiful archway? If you are getting married outside or somewhere without an altar already in place, an archway is a great way to add some flair to your ceremony backdrop. Or, keep it simple and let you and your new husband be the focus. Either way, a gorgeous archway is a great addition to any ceremony.


row 1: Dave Getzschman of Ben Chrisman Photographers via Style Me Pretty | Jillian Mitchell via Project Wedding
row 2: Joan Allen via Junebug Weddings | Three Lights Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Trendspotting: Art Installations

August 19, 2010

I’ve noticed a trend that really seems to be taking off this year: incorporating fun, creative (and sometimes elaborate) objects into wedding decor. Art installations is the best term I can think of for these objects. We’ve been seeing lots of props, oversize paper art, walls of ribbon and hanging objects of all kinds. I think it’s such a fun idea… and a great way to show off your creativity!

Photo Credits:
row 1: Kyle Hale via Ashley Meaders
row 2: W. Scott Chester via 100 Layer Cake
row 3: Tec Petaja via Once Wed | Our Labor of Love via Design Sponge
row 4: Our Labor of Love via Once Wed
row 5: One Love Photo via Once Wed
row 6: Martha Stewart | Rebecca Thuss
row 7: Our Labor of Love | Our Labor of Love via Once Wed
row 8: Martha Stewart | Blonde Tulip Photography via Style Me Pretty
row 9: One Love Photo via Once Wed

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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

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Classic Finds: Fancy + Frilly Chairs

July 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:

If you’re like me and don’t really favor the standard wedding/ballroom/event chairs that most venues and rental companies have to choose from, don’t feel forced to ‘make it work’ by gussying chiavaris with chair covers. Think outside the box.

There are some amazing options out there and if you’re having an intimate-sized wedding, you could even start a small collection of mis-matched antique and modern chairs to create an updated-Alice-in-Wonderland look … how amazing would ornately-carved French antique chairs look alongside some stark lucite Louis chairs? I love the idea of having the mis-matched chairs line the aisle for a small, at-home wedding and then during the cocktail hour, move the chairs over to a long farmhouse table for the reception.

The best part is you’d be making a great investment for your newlywed nest … chairs a plenty!

And if the idea of buying 40+ chairs scares you …  make them an accent … buy 5-10 and have them line the front row of the ceremony for guests of honor … then use them at the reception table for the same guests of honor. ;o)

Photo Credits:
row 1: Blue chair with pups found here | blue bentwoods found here
row 2: Colorful lucite chairs via Blue Moon | White chair found here | Gustavian chair found here