Top 10: De(light)ful Receptions

by Lavender Elizabeth, September 30, 2015

Lighting is a great way to make your reception pure magic. Enjoy ten of my favourite lighting ideas to take your celebration to the next level.


Light Canopies 




Marquee Signs 

Mason Jars 

Hanging Lights 

Twinkle Lights 

Wall Decor 

Will you include any of these magical ideas in your reception?

Venue Spotlight: Tower Hill Botanic Gardens

by Lavender Elizabeth, September 28, 2015

"The amazing gardens and unique facilities at Tower Hill offer a welcoming, picturesque venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions."

Tower Hill Botanic Gardens is a beautiful wedding space! There are trees surrounding the property and gardens all around. One of the most striking and unique features that this venue offers is The Orangerie space. It has beautiful cathedral ceilings of glass, offering a dramatic space to host a wedding. To learn more about this venue, see their website here

Ceremony Locations

Reception Locations

Property Details

Tower Hill Botanic Gardens is located in Boylston, MA.

Friendly Inspiration: Kristina

by Lavender Elizabeth, September 28, 2015
If you missed the inspiration behind this romantic fall wedding, see it here.
Kristina's Friendly Inspiration:
The Color Scheme: This wedding will prominently feature shades of cranberry and dusty blue, with small accents of natural green.

The Invitations: Simple invitations with hints of blue will invite guests to the celebration. 

The Ceremony Location: The ceremony will take place in the garden with a beautiful background of a white gazebo and cascading trees. 

The Reception Location: The reception will take place outside surrounded by flowers and trees. 

The Details: This venue offers the couple beautiful photography locations complete with bridges, archways, and gardens. 

The Bride:

The Dress: Kristina will wear an Allure lace mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and beautiful skirt. 

The Accessories: A curled updo will be accented with a graceful clip and during the ceremony, a long veil with lace details. The bride will carry a burgundy-infused bouquet, and to match, will wear crystal and burgundy drop earrings.

The Bridesmaids: The bride's ladies will wear dusty blue gowns with hints of sparkle and will carry bright burgundy dahlia bouquets. 

The Groom & Groomsmen: To bring out the color scheme, the men will wear burgundy pants, along with white shirts and suspenders. The groom will wear a blue checked tie and his men will wear bowties in the same pattern. Each of the groomsmen, as well as the groom, will accessorize with burgundy dahlia boutonnieres.

The Ceremony: To accent the gazebo, hanging flowers in the wedding colors will line the archway. The aisles will be decorated with large burgundy dahlias and greenery on the backs on the inner chairs. 

The Cocktail Hour: Under a sea of twinkle lights, the guests can sip on cocktails at tables decorated with tied blue tablecloths and tall blue and burgundy centerpieces.

The Escort Cards: Bringing in some rustic charm to the reception will be a hanging escort card display decorated with flowers in white and blue. 

The Reception: The tables will be decorated with dusty blue tablecloths, large floral arrangements, table numbers in unique candlestick holders, and cranberry place settings. Twinkle lights will add some sparkle to the reception space. 

The Cake: To decorate the naked cake that the bride requested, large flowers in cranberry, blue, and cream will cascade down the front of the cake. 

The Favors: The guests will get to take home one of the couple's favorites: personally grown coffee beans and a wooden scoop. 

Next week, an intimate fairytale wedding.

Friendly Inspiration Intro: Kristina

by Lavender Elizabeth, September 25, 2015
Today is the second instillation of fall Friendly Inspirations. This wedding features a beautiful color scheme of cranberry and dusty blue and a garden backdrop to host the celebration. Enjoy the inspiration behind this wedding and come back tomorrow to see all of the details.

The Inspiration:

Megan & Tim: The Wedding

by Lavender Elizabeth, September 24, 2015
Previously on Megan & Tim:

Today: Their Wedding Day

Megan and Tim's wedding was truly a celebration of their relationship and personalities. They made sure that the day was exactly how they wished, down to the food choices and first dance song. Enjoy this beautiful wedding and all of the details that made their big day theirs.

/ Venue: Newhall Mansion in Piru, CA / Photography: Jenny Marvin PhotoArt / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Dress Embellishment: Cruz's Bridal / Veil: Santee Alley / Suits: Santee Alley / Flowers: Hydrangea Lane by Amber Dennis / Main Course: In-n-Out / Appetizers, Sides, and Salads: Wolf Creek Brewery Co / Desserts: Simple Things /