Marvelous Ceremony Entry Decor

After all of the months of planning, stress, and expenses the time finally comes for you both to say, “I Do.” One of the first decor items that you and your guests will see is your ceremony entry. This aspect is one that will frame your photos if not during your entry then for your exit photos. Options for this decor are shown for you to consider.

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Whether having a large structure or two urns they truly frame your photos perfectly.

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These tropical acrylic vibes are beautiful.

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Rustic accents like pallet wood are perfect for mountain and vineyard weddings.

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What a great entry for your guests to gaze upon.

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When having an outdoor rustic wedding wood crates are the way to go.

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Multiple levels of flowers captures the eye perfectly.

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These garden party flowers are amazing, if you can fit this into your budget it is definitely worth considering.

Ceremony decor is a way to set the vibe for the entire event. When your guests enter the space they will grasp your concept through your flowers and decor easily if you use the examples above to inspire your own decor. Be sure to ask your designer if this idea could fit into your budget or how you can find alternatives that bring the price into your comfort level.

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Friday Floral – Maidenhair Fern

The Maidenhair Fern is a variation of the Adiantum genus which is native to the southern half of the U.S. and even stretches down from California through Mexico. It is found growing on the side of sandstone cliffs and can be in full or partial shade. This greenery adds delicate detail to arrangements with the light leaves on sprouting from the small stems. There are a few examples below of how you can incorporate it into your floral design but this is just the beginning there are countless other ways you can be creative with this fern!

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These simple arrangements include green and white accents with pops of blue or maroon. These simple arrangements work great for cocktail hour tables.

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The classic white with the vibrant green of the Maidenhair Fern looks excellent against the bright white of a brides’ dress.

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The shape of these two urns are beautiful and they use the maidenhair greenery to sprout out of the arrangement.

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The natural Maidenhair fern is actually an endangered species in North Carolina and a threatened species in Kentucky due to the loss of the Appalachian habitat.

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But the light detail cannot be matched by any other greenery.

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Each stem can reach about 12″ long so this allows you to add them to many different arrangements. This may not be the best greenery for large urns based on the fact they cannot get extremely long stems like Eucalyptus or Bay.

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These vibrant flowers are stunning!

This greenery enjoys tropical temps with well drained soil so if you decide to keep one of these ferns after the wedding try keeping it near the sink if you live in a dry climate like us here in Colorado. They have a delicate detail that also comes with delicate care so be careful when adding this to arrangements with floral foam and make sure they are receiving enough water. They can wilt quickly if you do not give it enough water. Be sure to chat with your florist and make sure this is the right choice for you especially depending on where you are located.

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Geode Wedding Cakes

Geodes are rock cavities lined with crystals or other mineral materials. Cake designers have had the ability to replicate this natural beauty into a wedding cake to match the brides vision. They are made by layering the cakes, adding frosting, then fondant, then edible sugar like rock candy to top off the design. Some even use foil to incorporate silver and gold. Here are a few of my favorite designs that I think would be a show stopper at any wedding or event.

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The gray hues of these cakes make a traditional cake one step higher.

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This is different than the traditional carved look it has multiple rocks on each layer.

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 You can switch up the traditional pattern by having one whole layer crystals.

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The one on the right has crystals coming out of the cake while the one on the left has an in caved design.

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This is the example I mentioned above with the gold foil.

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Here is an example of one layer having the crystal design versus the entire three tiered cake having the crystals.

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I love the example on the right in how it brings swirls of color in addition to the crystal design.

These cakes while beautiful have a large price tag with them as you can imagine. A large three tier cake can take on average up to 16 hours to create let alone the additional hours of planning and tastings. Be sure this is something you have in your budget to accomplish without breaking the bank. This is without a doubt one of the most unique designs to select because no two are going to look the same. Be sure to find a bakery to compare pricing with and make sure they understand exactly what you are looking for, the more examples the better.

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Friday Floral – Tulips

When I hear the word tulip I instantly think of my childhood home with rows of tulips lining the front porch. There are three styles of tulips that you can purchase: standard, french, and parrot. They are available at the florist from January to May and then again in November and December. Depending on the time of year sometimes they are better than others and more vibrant depending on the season. Here are some examples below of my favorite looks!

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The one on the left is the parrot tulip that I described above, the ruffled edges are a twist on the traditional look.

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Whether using white or bright vibrant colors the tulips stand great on their own.

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Keeping to one color flower with greenery is an excellent way to capture the details of your flower selections.

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Tulips are available in white, lavender, purple, pink, magenta, red, peach, orange, yellow, green, and even multicolored!

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When packaged and delivered tulips are sent with 10 stems so be wise where you add them to your arrangements!

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This fresh look is one of my preferred ways to use tulips.

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Flowers are typically 2-4″ long followed by a green stem 12-24″ long. So you can use them in tall arrangements as shown on the left for your aisle.

These flowers do not have a fragrance so if you have guests who are touchy to flower scents this is one you will not need to worry about! Tulips look great when combined with other soft flower heads like ranunculus, garden roses, and dahlias. Be sure to ask your florist if this flower would be a good choice for your wedding day!

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Pallet Wedding Ideas To Consider

There are other ways to use those pallets you have put aside from your home DIY project that are just collecting dust in your garage. I am all for recycling and reusing especially when it comes to creating a display for a wedding. Try incorporating your pallet wood into a few of these timeless ideas, and the best part about it? You can deconstruct them when you are finished and put them right back in your garage stack for a later use.

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Backdrops and pot decor! What a rustic way to bring flowers to a new level at your wedding reception.

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Drink displays are a life savor especially during a summer wedding. Try using these ideas for your ceremony hospitality station.

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Forget having a fancy bar that is going to get sticky and gross, get a rustic bar that looks even better as it ages.

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To create a display as shown on the left you will need multiple pallets, but the simple display on the right you should only need to have one!

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Hoedown accents! I love these simple country displays.

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Keep your party entertained with a pallet tic tac toe board or keep them comfy with a warm blanket display.

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Family photos always bring happy memories to the festivities so be sure to consider this one!

Although most of these displays bring a rustic accent to the reception you can always add stain to your pallet to create a dark wood look. I think these displays are a great way to not only save money but also bring something creative to your decor. Some designers have many of these displays for rent so be sure to call if you don’t want to put the hours into creating these!

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