I thought you all might get a kick out of this. When I was sixteen, my sister’s wedding was included in a National Geographic story about the flower trade. A photographer from National Geographic, Sisse Brimberg, took some shots at the wedding, and guess who made it into the article? Well, part of my face anyway.

You can see more about this article here or here, and more about the talented Michaele Thunen here (she did all of the gorgeous flowers for my sister’s wedding, including the bouquet in this photo).

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Lauren is in the interesting position of holding her reception at the same location where two weeks later her good friend will be having her own wedding! She wants a traditional wedding, in apricot and green hues, and needed some inspiration for making it stand out from her friend’s wedding. Passing out miniature desserts (like the cotton candy here, or tiny milkshakes, or miniature pies) is a unique way to end dinner. A golf cart as a getaway car is a fun and slightly different way to depart.

Mood: classic with a twist
Palette: apricot, pale green

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Top row from left: rose bouquet and save-the-date both from Martha Stewart Weddings, hairstyle from The Knot, mini cotton candy from Callahan Catering
Row 2: invitation by Cheree Berry, photo via Social Event Design, photo from Soiree, cocktail from Martha Stewart
Row 3: photo from Martha Stewart Weddings, centerpiece by Ariella Chezar, cake from Rebecca Thuss, program by Ceci NY
Row 4: Laura Dowling arrangement via Style Me Pretty, dress by Watters, photo by Mark Staff, photo from Red Ribbon Studio

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Not A Contest

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For those of you worried that your wedding isn’t big enough, or unique enough, or whatever, take a look at this post by Offbeat Bride. It’s a nice reminder that your wedding day isn’t about out-doing other brides, but rather about expressing who you and your fiance really are, sharing your special day with the people who matter most to you, and getting to spend forever with someone you love.

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