Tips For Hosting The Ultimate Kentucky Derby Party

This Saturday is the Kentucky Derby and if you’re looking for the perfect party tips, then look no further. This once a year race is a great time to get your friends together, wear big hats, drink Mint Julep’s, and cheer on the horses. Take a look below at these top tips for hosting the ultimate Derby Party.

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Make sure as a host, you dress to impress. Big hats and bow ties will have you looking dapper than ever.

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Cocktails are a must! If you’re looking for the perfect bourbon blends click the links above.

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It wouldn’t be a Derby party without some Hot Brown sliders and dips.

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Don’t forget games!

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I love the idea of using a trophy as a flower vase. Your guests will be Wowed!

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Toy horses, horseshoes, ribbons and flowers will make your table look over the top!

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Personalize each seat with custom place settings.

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Themed cookies will definitely make your party one to remember.

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Go crazy with your decorations, your guests will love it!

Best of luck planning!

Stacey B.

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Touching First Look Photos

The first look has become increasingly more  popular with many of our couples. Traditionally brides and grooms were not allowed to see each other until the bride walked down the aisle, but nowadays the first look has become a must do. Take a look below at these touching first look photos that will have you thinking the same.

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The emotions behind these photos is what makes them touching.

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Perfect photo ops!

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Doesn’t make you smile.

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Use the a door or a separate space to keep you two apart and allow for the photographer to capture some touching moments.

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Love these!

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I love the grooms reactions.

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I never thought of using balloons until now, but I love the idea.

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Touching!

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Pure bliss!

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First looks can be a fun way for you two to spend some time together before you say “I DO” and they make for the best pictures.

Best of luck planning!

Stacey B.

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Gorgeous Ways To Incorporate Antlers Into Your Rustic Wedding

Looking to add some charming details to your wedding? Well, the hunt is over! Antlers are becoming increasingly more popular with a variety of wedding themes, from rustic to bohemian motifs. Whether they adorn your table decor or hang on the wall in your reception, they can add a spectacular touch to any setting. I though I’d share with you some of my favorite ways to incorporate this unusual decor  into your wedding day decor.

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Adding antlers to  your ceremony altar can add a dramatic touch that will look spectacular in your wedding photos.

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Whether  you add antlers to the altar or have them as your focal point they will look stunning in any setting.

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Adding a few on your tables can help make your whole wedding look cohesive if your using them throughout.

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Both of these tablescapes look spectacular.

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Add them to your escort table.

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Miniature antlers are a fun for place settings or you can create your own on paper.

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Adding antlers in your signage can be another great way to incorporate them.

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If you’re having a fall wedding then these tablescapes would be ideal.

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Antlers can be added almost anywhere and sprucing them up with flowers will help make them look more chic.

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If you are planning on having antlers throughout your wedding then start by incorporating them into your invitations. This will help keep your wedding look cohesive.

Best of luck planning!

Stacey B.

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Friday Floral – Lemon Leaf

Salal, popularly known as the Lemon Leaf, is more popular within the southern states more so than in Colorado but I wish more people would use it! It is so beautiful with the vibrant green leaves and hearty stem which makes it easier to work with in floral foam arrangements. If you aren’t familiar with Lemon Leaf here are a few styles that incorporate this greenery.

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There is the sword fern which we talked about last week on the left! What a great combination of the two greenery variations.

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Adding in hints of color around the bouquet with vibrant greenery makes for picture perfect bridesmaid photos.

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The fresh white with dark green make these brides timeless.

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Kale blossoms! I enjoy the simplicity of white and green bouquets.

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The bouquet on the left shows a great combination of Ranunculus, Scabiosa, Peonies, Roses, Dusty Miller, Sword Fern, Eucalyptus, and of course Lemon Leaf!

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The Lemon Leaf can last 7-21 days which makes them durable enough to use not only in bouquets but also outdoor alters and centerpieces.

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For the brides who may be sensitive to the strong scent of Eucalyptus this is a non fragrant greenery which will help your wedding day be a bit more pleasant.

I find this greenery to be very similar to Ruscus with a wider leaf. The Lemon Leaf is available all year around so be sure to consider taking a look at it the next time you visit your florist.

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Spectacular Lounge Areas You’ll Want To Include Into Your Wedding Plan

Lounge areas are becoming more popular in the wedding world. Creating lounge areas can be a great way to drive home your wedding theme and break up large space. I particularity love them for large venues, including outdoor spaces, tents, beach weddings and ballrooms. But even if you’re not getting married in one of these venues, you can certainly create a seating area for your guests to enjoy. Take a peek below at my top 20 favorite lounge areas.

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If you’re getting married in an indoor space, you can certainly bring the outside in by adding a green backdrop.

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Rugs and throw blanket help make the space more cozy.

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If you’re sticking to a modern style wedding then, chic – clean lined furniture is the perfect pick.

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Mix-match pieces is gorgeous on the eye and perfect for a vintage style wedding.

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I love the look for black and white lounges. They are clean and modern and are a perfect fit for an outdoor or tented wedding.

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Hay Bales can be great seating at a country wedding.

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Nothing says romantic quite like seating next to the beach!

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Throw pillows can really help bring the space together.

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Industrial spaces are one of my favorite places to add lounges to. It makes the space seem more romantic and cozy.

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Tented weddings can be tricky but if you have the space then adding a lounge area should be on your must haves.

Best of luck planning!

Stacey B.

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