Sunday, March 22, 2015

Friendly Inspiration: Chloe

On Friday, I introduced Chloe's Friendly Inspiration with an inspiration board full of rustic and fun-loving touches. Today, I show you her wedding plans!
Chloe's Friendly Inspiration:
The Invitations: Featuring her cerulean, peach, and coral colour scheme, these invitations are both adorable and thematically great! (Plus, there are little owls hidden in the wreath, which is perfect for a Chi Omega).


The Property: This gorgeous venue is a private island that backs right onto the Delta in Northern California. It's spacious, filled with natural beauty, and the perfect location for Chloe's wedding.

Ceremony Location: Since the island backs onto the Delta, it only makes sense to have it as the backdrop for the ceremony.

Reception Location: In the heart of the island is a huge piece of land that is just waiting for a tented reception to be held.

The Bride:

The Dress: Stephanie Allin's "Scarlett" features a tulle skirt perfect for twirling and dancing in, plus has the dainty cap-sleeves that Chloe loves.

The Accessories: Chloe has short hair, so a half-up, half-down look is perfect. With some added curls and a unique pearl hairpin, it will work with the dress beautifully. Add in dainty pearl earrings, bracelet, and necklace, along with lace bow heels, and the look is complete. As the bride, Chloe also gets a special bouquet to help her stand out even more.


The Bridesmaids: To match the bride's capped sleeves, we decided on these beautiful dresses for the bridesmaids. A navy dress is the perfect backdrop for standout bouquets!

The Groom and Groomsmen: As a way for the groom to stand out, he is the only one wearing a jacket with his suit. The men will tie the look together with a peach tie and boutonniere, which will look great against the navy suit!

The Decorations:

The Flowers: Throughout the ceremony and reception, flowers in peach, cerulean, coral, cream, and purple will help decorate the spaces.

The Ceremony: Lining the aisle will be wooden slabs with tin vases filled with colourful flowers. The ceremony arch will have matching flowers and sheer curtains to create the perfect backdrop for the "I Dos."

The Reception:

The Table: Atop the wooden tables will be peach and lace runners with wooden crates filled with flowers. The crates will have words on them like, "Love" and "Happiness" along with the table number. In between the crates, tealight candles will help add ambiance. The individual place settings will be layered: a lace-rimmed cream charger, peach and cream napkin, purple plate, and to top it off, the favours and place card (a teal flower with the guests' name on the leaf).

The Tent: To add fun lights to the space, the tent will be lined with cerulean, white, and peach lanterns.

Extra Decorations: Little extras will help make the space come together. Featured will be a "LOVE" ladder, "Better Together" signs on the bride and groom's chairs, twinkly lights covering the surrounding trees, and a "This way to love, laughter, and happily ever after" sign. The last bit of decor will be the escort cards: thumbprints creating a heart with the guests' names and tables.

The Dessert Bar & Cake: A great alternative to having a large cake is creating a dessert bar. With a variety of desserts in the colour scheme, along with a "Love is Sweet" sign (in a rustic cerulean frame), the guests are sure to be pleased! For the cake, a matching "Love is Sweet" cake stand will hold the peach and cream cake (with a cerulean flower to add some colour). The cake topper is two owls and "We Do" to bring that Chi Omega spirit to the cake.


The Guestbook: One way that I decided to incorporate Chi Omega into Chloe's wedding was by choosing a line from their symphony to help decorate the guestbook table. The line I chose was: "to be loyal under any and all circumstances" as it seemed so fitting for a marriage. The guestbook will be an "Advice Box" where guests can write their well wishes and advice to the couple. There will also be a decorated mailbox for cards and frames filled with pictures of the couple.

The Favours: Chloe loves candy, so what better than candy favours for her guests!? A mason jar will be filled with purple, peach, and cerulean salt water taffy! To decorate the jar, a polka dot cerulean fabric will line the top of the jar, and finally, a cerulean fabric flower to not only add beauty, but to act as the place card for the table.

Chi Omega, Yours Forever: A tradition when a Chi Omega gets married is to have all of her sorority sisters link hands and sing their song "Shades" to the bride. Along with this tradition, Chloe could also have her pin with her, attached to her bridal bouquet.

The Sendoff: A colourful and fun sendoff is a must! Ribbons in all the colours of Chloe's wedding will help send the couple off in style!

Extras: For a dog-lover like Chloe, a picture with her pup is a must!

Next week's Friendly Inspiration will begin a Springtime series, beginning with a yellow, teal, and grey affair!

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