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Summertime Wedding Inspo | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

Summertime Wedding Inspiration

 

Summer is upon us and we love finding fun seasonal inspiration boards for our readers. Think ice cold lemondade, a paper fan to cool you down, or fun games for your guests to play and you've got just what you need for a perfect summer wedding! 

 

Summertime Wedding Inspo | B&E Lucky in Love Blog

{Image Sources: Pink Lemonade featured on Hi Miss Puff; Bride and Groom featured on 100 Layer Cake - photo by Sawyer Baird; Watercolor program featured on The Perfect Palette - photo by Jo Photo; fans featured on Rock N Roll Bride - photo by Source Images; Strawberry Shortcakes featured on Style Me Pretty - photo by Love is a Big Deal; Can toss featured on Hi Miss Puff}

featured on Hi Miss Puff

featured on 100 Layer Cake - photo by Sawyer Baird

featured on The Perfect Palette - photo by Jo Photo

featured on Rock N Roll Bride - photo by Source Images

featured on Style Me Pretty - photo by Love is a Big Dea

featured on Hi Miss Puff

 

 

Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative | Lucky in Love Blog

Need a fun way to keep your guests cool for your summer wedding? We all know it can be a bit miserable if it's hot and humid and your trying your best to look gorgeous, but that heat isn't doing you any favors. Treat your guests, and yourself, to Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative. 

Just think how fun, refreshing and unique a frosty treat from a vintage ice cream truck, gelato cart or popsicle bar would be at your fete! We love this idea and know your guests will too!

 

Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Resource

{Image Sources: Sweet & Tangy Frozen Popsicles featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Valerie Busque Photography; Vintage Ice Cream Truck Photo by Albert Palmer Photography; Frozen Champagne push-up pops by Fortnum & Mason; Ice cream Cone Tray Featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Marianne Taylor Photography; Shot Glass Popsicles featured on Lick Your Own Bowl; Bride & Groom ice cream cone featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Kay English Photography; Fruit and Champagne Popsicles via Bakers Royale; Gelato Cart via Polka Dot Bride}

Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Resource

Featured on Style Me Pretty - Photo by Valerie Busque Photography

Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Resource

Photo by Albert Palmer Photography

Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Resource

Fortnum & Mason

Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Resource

Featured on Style Me Pretty - Photo by Marianne Taylor Photography

Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Resource

Featured on Lick Your Own Bowl

Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Resource

Featured on Style Me Pretty - Photo by Kay English Photography

Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Resource

Bakers Royale

Popsicles & Ice Cream: a Summer Wedding Bar Alternative from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Resource

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Fourth of July Inspired Wedding Ideas

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and not only do we love this special holiday, we find infinite wedding inspiration from it. From festive groomsmen socks to red, white and blue seasonal berry naked cakes, showcasing your patriotism at your wedding is a fun and festive theme for any summer wedding.

Here are a few American flag inspired wedding ideas that have us ready to celebrate "from sea to shining sea".

Fourth of July Inspired Wedding from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog {Image Sources: American flag wrapped bride featured on Grit + Gold, photo by Charla Storey Photography; Red, white & blue grooms socks featured on Midwest Bride, photo by Robb McCormick Photography; Americana ring-bearer featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Brooke Courtney Photography; Red & Blue bridal bouquet featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by La Vida Creations; Naked berry cake on Tess Huff for The Cake Blog; Blue groomsmen suit with red & white accents featured on Wedding Bells, photo by Purple Tree Wedding Photography}

Fourth of July Inspired Wedding from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Grit + Gold, photo by Charla Storey Photography

Fourth of July Inspired Wedding from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Midwest Bride, photo by Robb McCormick Photography

Fourth of July Inspired Wedding from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Brooke Courtney Photography

Fourth of July Inspired Wedding from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by La Vida Creations

Fourth of July Inspired Wedding from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Tess Huff for The Cake Blog

Fourth of July Inspired Wedding from B&E Lucky in Love Wedding Blog

Featured on Wedding Bells, photo by Purple Tree Wedding Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding

Fuchsia and Honeysuckle Pink, Hyacinth Violet, Peridot Green, Persimmon Orange and Lemon Zest Yellow tropical flowers and elements of vintage decor harmonised with the modern wood and concrete interior design of Seattle's Within Sodo at this wedding. With nods to the couples multicultural background, decor and customs from Africa to Greece were embraced during this sunny summer wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination.  Lavish upon the images captured by Affinity Photography.
   
From the Wedding Planner, Rebecca Grant, New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination: Haroula and Dave’s multicultural wedding was a feast for the eyes!  On a perfect summer day in Seattle, they exchanged vows under a beautiful custom Edison bulb chandelier from Vintage Ambiance.  The bright, tropical colored flowers played perfectly against the dark, modern wood and concrete palette of Within Sodo.  Their long, family-style tables were stunningly set with chargers, napkins, favors and even vintage glass doorknob table number holders.  Nods to the bride growing up in Africa were abundant through the use of bright colors and tropical flowers.  Even the cake had hand-made sugar flower bougainvillea speaking to the abundance of the flower in Africa.  Haroula's Greek heritage was brought in during the dancing, and although we couldn't break the plates, napkins were thrown about instead.  
 

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography


Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

Multicultural Seattle Wedding from New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination and Affinity Photography

See more photos of this Multicultural Seattle Wedding HERE.
   

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Participating Vendors this Multicultural Seattle Wedding - Venue:  Within Sodo || Photography:  Affinity Photography || Day-of Coordination and Design: New Creations Weddings || Florist:  Floressence || Catering:  Herban Feast || Cake:  Honey Crumb Cake Studio || Lighting:  NW Event Lighting || DJ/Emcee:  Brandon Ghorley || Officiant:  Ray Van Winkle || Specialty Rentals:  Vintage Ambiance || Other Rentals:  Pedersens Event Rentals  || Copper Mugs:  Cort Party Rentals || Petal Linens:  Creative Coverings || Hair and Makeup:  Yessie Libby

Summer Wedding Vibes

Summer is almost here and we are totally psyched to see all the fun ways couples will be incorporating the feel of a great summer day into their wedding. From watermelon wedges on a stick, because everything is better on a stick right?!, to a flip flop dance-a-thon for the reception, we're ready to embrace the sun and fun of summertime.

Here are some of our favorite Summer Wedding Vibes. Now tell us, what are some of the ways you're bringing summertime to your wedding? 

 

 

Summer Wedding

{Image Sources: Flower popsicles featured on Ruffled, photo by Love Katie + Sarah; Watermelon wedges featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Caroline Tran; Beer Barrow featured on You & Your Wedding; Flip flop dancing shoes featured on Glamour & Grace, photo by Stephanie A Smith; Fan programs featured on Style Me Pretty, photo by Jenny DeMarco; Corn Hole featured on Deer Pearl Flowers; Seed Wedding Favors featured on Colin Cowie Weddings, photo by Freshly Bold Photography}

Buttercup Wedding Inspiration

Fresh off that yellow flower bridal bouquet insop board, we are still feeling that sunshine vibe! Here is a cheery inspiration board brought to you by Pantone Spring 2016's color - Buttercup! the third color in our Pantone Wedding Inspiration color series. We're equally in love with the idea of adding a burst of this joyful color to your wedding day by serving up some sweet Lemon French Macarons as we are with the idea of 'walking on sunshine' in those adorable yellow heels!

 

 

Buttercup Wedding

{Image Sources Left to Right: Bride with Balloons featured on Capital Romance - photo by IYQ Photography; Yellow bridesmaid dresses featured on Ruffled blog - photo by Apryl Ann Photography; Yellow bar featured on Snippet & Ink - photo by Jeremy Harwell; Yellow shoes featured on Rock My Wedding - photo by M&J Photography; Yellow bridal skirt featured on Style Me Pretty - photo by Jose Villa Photography; Macarons Sweet & Savory by Shinee}

Pantone Buttercup

Bright and Beautiful Yellow Bridal Bouquets

This month we are feeling pretty excited about seeing some more sunshine in our future, so we are oohing and ahing over these bright and beautiful yellow bridal bouquets!

 

yellow flowers

{Image Sources Left to Right: Photo by Collins Metu; Lily Winkel; Featured on Grey Likes Weddings - photo by Tara McMullen; Featured on Hill City Bride - photo by Kellan Studios;  Featured on Exquisite WeddingMagazine photo by Boyd Harris; Featured on Style Me Pretty - photo by Theo Milo Photography}

Yellow flowers are like your own little sunshine in your hands.  They burst with happiness and evoke feelings of joy and lightheartedness. They symbolize the bonds of friendship, the taste of success, joy, and pride. Bouquet bursting with yellow blooms send a message of new beginnings and happiness-perfect for a wedding!

Type of Yellow Flowers featured in photos above: Yellow Calla Lillys, Freesia, Sunflowers, Ranunculus, Tea Roses, Garden Roses, Dahlias, Billy Balls, Feather Celosia.

Find local Puget Sound Florists on the BanquetEvent Wedding Resource Guide

4 fantastic tips for your tented wedding

If there's one thing you can count on in the Pacific Northwest, it's the you can't count on the weather.  Not only can rain vary from misting to downpour in the matter of minutes, as of late, you have the heat to think about too. The solution, besides an inside, AC venue? Tenting!  Not only does this take the worry off your outdoor wedding dreams being soaked, it provides fantastic decor opportunities.

Here are 4 fantastic tips for creating the perfect tented wedding:

 

  1. Size Matters
    What is happening under the big top? Are you hosting a sit down dinner for 200? Will the dance floor be under the stars or surrounded by tables? Figuring out your guest count and how you want the space to function will dictate how large of a tent you will need.  On average, for a stand-up cocktail hour tented space you need around 6 feet per person.  For a dinner reception, with tables seating 6-8 people, you would need 81 square feet per table.  Add in a dance floor, and you'll need about 4 feet per person (keeping in mind that typically, only half of your guests will be shaking their groove thing at one time). Then add on average around 100 square feet per table for the cake and gift/guest book tables. DJ's typically need a couple hundred square feet for their set-ups and a 3 piece band around 100 square feet.
  2. Location! Location! Location!
    As with real estate, location, is also an important factor to consider when looking where you set up your wedding tent.  Are there fragrant fields of lavender or snow-capped mountains to be viewed? A clear tent allows for the beautiful views to be seen from all angles. Or choose white tents with windows to allow all the beauty of your venue to be seen without having to worry about wind and pesky bugs. Will the tent be on grass or gravel? Has it been raining for weeks?  Think about adding a sub flooring such as parquet floors, so that heels save the grass from an unplanned aeration.  *Planner tip: Taylor'd Events Group reminds us to keep in mind the seasonal heat index of your wedding. Clear tents are stunning for offering 360 degree views but can magnify the heats reflection.  Think about using clear tenting during the cooler months and for evening weddings when the full starry sky can be savored.
  3. Power Up!
    Make sure you have an adequate supply of power.  Nothing is more elegant than chandeliers, twinkle lights, or globe lights lighting up the dance floor and tenting is the perfect vehicle to display them.  An amber or warm-color light will create a soft glow against the white of a tents walls.  For a more festive look, use hue saturated lights of pink, blue or green and change the whole mood into disco dance party time. Also keep in mind having power for fans, to further keep guests cool, or heaters, for when the evening starts to cool down are lovely ways to show your guests their comfort is important to you. 
  4. Set the Mood
    Create an elegant wedding venue complete with fabric draping, side walls, doors, crystal chandeliers, and a black and white checkered dance floor.  Or keep it simple and leave the tent to protect your guests from the elements and let nature be your main decor.  Also, don't think you have to limit yourself to just one large main tent.  Create "mood rooms" by attaching smaller tents together to create such areas the Cigar Lounge (featuring hand-rolled cigars from San Juan Cigars) or a quite vintage lounge area (outfitting in Vintage Ambiances authentic period pieces from the late 1800's through the mid century) away from the DJ's bass and YMCAing enthusiasts. Tenting allows for endless decor possibilities from the grand to the minimalist.

 


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Photos:  Top Row- Left to Right: Stots Shots Photography; Katie Parra Photography;

Middle Row - Left to Right: Grand Event Rentals; Cort Party Rentals

Bottom Row: Cort Party Rentals

Looking for Seattle and Puget Sound wedding tent rentals? Visit BanquetEvent.com/Weddings Rental Companies and start planning your terrifically tented wedding.

Patriotic Wedding Inspiration

We are still feeling inspired by the fireworks from last weekends festivities and decided to take that inspiration and create a cute little board based on the good ol' red, white and blue palette! 

First, a little history, in 1782, the Congress of the Confederation chose red, white and blue for the Great Seal of the United States and listed their meaning as "white to mean purity and innocence, red for valor and hardiness, and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice."  For wedding color theory, red represents beauty and passion.  In Indian cultures, wedding dresses are often red, as the color meaning symbolizes purity.  White, considered the color of perfection, is associated with goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. This color is still the most traditional color worn by brides in the western world.  Blue, in all it's hues, convey a sense of trust, loyalty, and understanding.  

 

patriotic wedding
Photos: Hey Wedding Lady; Style Me Pretty; Fab You Bliss; Sushannas Kitchen

Wondering how to incorporate these colors into your special day?  Here's the Lucky in Love Blog Top 5 suggestions: 

  1. Signature Cocktails: Summer is a natural time to highlight these colors, as they occur in nature all around us, especially in fruit.  Add strawberries, raspberries, cherries, pomegranates, golden berries, white peaches, white nectarines, blueberries, and blueberries to champagne, sangria, or sparking water.
  2. Wedding Favors: Help your guests cool off by sending them home with Red, White and Blue Turbo Rocket Popsicles, or ice cold Coca~Cola glass bottles tied with blue ribbon, or baskets of fresh berries or bags of Red Delicious apples.
  3. Groomswear: Pair color-coordinating bow ties and suspenders with cool fabric suits made of linen or cotton.
  4. Tablescape: Accent a white tablecloth and napkins with chargers of red and tie up napkins in pretty ribbon of blue.
  5. Dessert Table: Again, why not utilize the bounty of the season and decorate your wedding cake with fresh fruit.  Or create a candy buffet featuring red licorice, Hot Tamales, peppermints, white butter creams, white rock candy, blue Sixlets, and blue Salt Water Taffy.

Find more red, white and blue wedding inspiration, helpful wedding planning tips, wedding trends and local Seattle wedding resources at BanquetEvent.com.  

Wedding Inspiration: The Pineapple

Pineapples have had a long history, spanning from colonial times, of symbolizing hospitality;offering guests a sense of welcoming, friendship, good cheer, warmth and affection. From floral arrangements to place settings to signature cocktails, the pineapple possibilities are endless in your wedding decor.