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Summer Wedding Trends of 2015

Since the summer season embraces a free-spirited nature, summer weddings tend to have a bit more leeway when it comes to creativity and play. Respectfully, every year we see an outpour of new and creative wedding trends for the upcoming summer season. This year, we’re seeing a range of trends from bold vibrant hues, to romantic neutral accents.

Colours: Bright & Relaxed Neutrals

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To encompass that bright look of summer, we’ve been seeing bold floral combinations of pink, blue, and orange. Paired with subdued neutrals, the arrangements maintain a colour scheme balance, while still achieving that bold flourishing impact.

Bridesmaid Dresses: Mix & Match

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Rather than sticking with one style and colour bridesmaid dress, we’ve been increasingly seeing the mixing and matching trend! As long as you play with neutral colour schemes, this is a unique way of letting your ladies express themselves, while tying them nicely together.

Bridal Crowns

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This is a twist from the natural up-do: adding a bridal crown as your headpiece! This simplistic and elegant touch is quite versatile, as it suits any bride from a big ballroom style, to an outdoors rustic inspired wedding.

Cakes: Texture & Floral

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We’ve been increasingly seeing floral decor being used as cake toppers in the upcoming summer trends. While topping a cake with a touch of natural beauty, giving the sides some character by adding some texture creates more depth and helps achieve that unity!

Rustic Boutonnieres

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These snazzy rustic boutonnieres have grown popular in these summer wedding trends. While their subdued presence combines casual and charm, topping it off with a touch of lace gives that perfect dash of rustic boldness.

Leaf Place Cards

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Like we always say, details are everything! Rather than using the traditional paper place cards, couples are beginning to add a natural touch to their table settings by using leaf place cards. This wee detail wholeheartedly brings creativity and natural beauty to the table!

Coral Accents

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While adding a touch of coral hue to your lips and nails may seem a bit daring and far from the traditional norm, we believe it finishes that fresh and summery look. Along with it’s eye-catching boldness, it adds a dash of sophistication and romance to the brides finishing look!

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Bouquet

Planning a wedding can be costly, which is why we like to find new and creative ways for couples to save money when they’re running on a tighter budget. Making your own bouquet is just one of the many ways you can easily cut costs if you just do it yourself! Now don’t let the sounds this process daunt you! Making your own bouquet is actually surprisingly easy and we’ve provided you 8 easy steps to do it!

What You’ll Need:

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  • a bundle of 20 flowers in three different colours of your choice
  • a roll of thick string
  • a rubber band (any colour will do)
  • baby breath flowers
  • a vase

Step 1

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Start by pulling off the leaves from all the stems. This way you can avoid any odd leaves sticking out at the base of the bouquet.

Step 2:

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Take an empty vase and place the flowers with the longest stems in first. Since this is the top part of the bouquet, it’s important you pick your favorite pieces.

Step 3:

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When you have at least 5 flowers in the vase, hold them tightly at the base and slowly take them out. When you’re dealing with more than 5 flowers, you have more control holding them than keeping them in the vase. Next, adjust them into a round and even formation. Once you have that full rounded look, start adding more to the sides. As you place flowers further down the sides, make sure that they fold out properly so you get that full rounded look.

Step 4:

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Once you’re satisfied with the arrangement, wrap any rubber band around the stems and pull them up to the base. Make sure it’s holding the flowers firmly before letting go.

Step 5:

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Next, take a thick string and wrap it around the rubber band till you can no longer see it. There’s no right way to do this, so do it as many times as you’d like and which ever direction you’d prefer! You can even finish it off with a small bow on the side.

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If you want to add a little more life and character to the bouquet, place some small baby breath flowers in between the others. For this step, you don’t need to worry about having long stems because they seem to hold nicely together after pushing them in lightly.

Step 7:

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Be sure to cut the stems at an even length. It’s okay if a few flowers have shorter stems. Just make sure they don’t sick out the sides.

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Finally, remove any awkward pedals that may be sticking out at the top. You want to keep those main flowers holding that round structure. Leave the baby breath flowers sticking out a bit further than the rest so they add that unique sense of character to the piece.

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And voila, it’s finished! Once you’ve completed all of the 8 steps, it should only take 30 minutes to do. Overall, we highly recommend this craft to just about anyone! It’s quick, cheap, easy, and most importantly, it’s fun to do!

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Scott + Michaela Los Cabos, Day After Photo Shoot

My favorite part about any Destination Wedding is being able to go and explore where you are! The wedding has gone off without a hitch, the bride and groom are relaxed, happy and even more in love if possible.
The day is ours to take everything in, explore the area and just let the couple be while we capture all the moments. Some brides do like to “trash the dress”, not meaning literally in every case, but some just like to get away with their man and take some romantic photos now that things are calmer.
Scott + Michaela had a wonderful day with Steve Bebb, taking in the local towns and admiring the beautiful beaches.

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