The Red Lion Inn – Rustic Elegance!

Our hunt for the perfect wedding venue continues… this past Saturday we visited the Red Lion Inn.  I spent some time browsing past weddings via local photographers blogs and websites before hand so I knew I was going to like this venue, I just didn’t know how much! From the moment we stepped into the venue I was in love, it was beautiful. The bare wood structure of the room had a truly rustic look and feel while the high ceilings showcasing stunning chandeliers offered a touch of romance and elegance.

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This venue will accommodate all your wedding needs under one roof, the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Here at the bottom of this beautiful staircase you exchange your I do’s.

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Upstairs in the spacious loft area guests gather for cocktail hour. Complete with bar top tables, benches for seating and two bars located on each side and end of the loft.

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The best part of the loft is the view! Guests can peer over and view the gorgeous reception area!

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Your guests will enter and exit through these lovely glass doors. This spacious open area is a great spot for your wedding guest book, card box or escort cards.

What do you think of this rustic wedding venue?

Emerald – A Gem of a Color for Weddings

If you’re still deciding on a color scheme for your fall wedding, you might want to consider the Pantone color of the year for 2013 – emerald.  Emerald green is a color that often represents growth or renewal so it’s a great color choice for the beginning of your new life together.  Emerald is a lush jewel tone that evokes luxury and it’s a brilliant color choice for a formal or casual wedding.   For formal weddings, you can incorporate the color emerald by adding cascading emerald crystals to chandeliers, using green emerald like stones at the base of floral centerpieces and emerald stone accents in the center of flowers or use emerald peacock feathers as accents in centerpieces, bouquets or on your cake. For more casual weddings, you can use emerald votive candles on tables, emerald striped paper straws for drinks or emerald bows on the backs of chairs. Whether you go formal or casual, emerald is a great color choice for weddings. Do you have any ideas on incorporating emerald into wedding décor? Shop Green Wedding Accessories >

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Celebrate with Celtic Symbols

Looking for ways to honor your Irish heritage on your wedding day? Have you considered using Celtic symbols? Here are some ideas on how to incorporate a couple different types of symbols at your wedding.

Wedding Rings – Choose a Claddagh ring, featuring a heart with a crown held by two hands, Celtic Knots, with their interlacing lines, or a combination of both, as a wedding band.

Ceremony Accessories – Show your Irish pride during the ceremony with ring bearer pillows, flower girls baskets, handkerchiefs and garters with Celtic Crosses.

Reception Gifts & Decor – Have your guests bring a little bit of Ireland home with them by adding a personalized label with an Irish blessing for a favor, or luck of the Irish theme and shamrocks to water bottles, chocolate bars or wine bottles.

St. Patrick’s Day wedding or not, using Celtic themed accessories are a fun way to bring the spirit of Irish culture to a wedding any day of the year.

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Wedding Symbols

Most people know that the wedding ring symbolizes unending love or that the white wedding gown symbolizes purity but have you ever wondered about the meaning of some other popularly used symbols? Below is some inspiration you’ll find from our Wedding Symbols Pinterest Board.

Wedding Themes - Symbolically Speaking
Wedding Symbols - Symbolically Speaking

Will you choose a symbol for your wedding? MAWeddingGuide.com has helpful ideas on popular wedding symbols for your MA wedding theme >

Colorful Wedding Inspiration

Want to add a bit of color into your wedding? Find inspiration on Pinterest from MAWeddingGuide.com & RIWeddingGuide.com. Their latest board is full of recent pics from Massachusetts and Rhode Island wedding professionals, as well as inspiration from many others. Checkout one of their latest boards on Adding Color to Your Wedding:



Credits: Pink Feather Fascinator from TheWeddingOutlet.com; Blue shoes from Live, Love, Beauty; Red Flower in hair from Revelry Invitation Studio; Bride with red shoes & petticoat from Wedding Window; Bride with teal birdcage veil from Diaz Digital Discoveries; Flowergirl with purple sash and flowers from Party Dress Express; Aqua Foot Jewelry from TheWeddingOutlet.com; Pink tie from Chiffon Formal; Bride with pink petticoat from It’s a Bride’s Life; Bride with red shoes from Jen Osojnicki, Photographer.

Need more ideas? Be sure to checkout 6 Ideas to Incorporate Color into your Wedding Day Attire

Married in Vegas Must Haves

Planning a Las Vegas wedding? My friends are, so I was looking around for some cute, fun accessories to give them as a gift before their trip and I came across a couple items I thought I’d share.

Since it is quite hot and sunny in Vegas this time of year, I thought a set of bride and groom baseball caps that say “Just Married in Fabulous Las Vegas” would be the perfect thing for them to take along.

I also love the Vegas toasting glasses. That, along with a bottle of champagne, would be a great gift for any couple.

And just for fun and a good laugh, who wouldn’t love to get a deck of bride and groom hounds playing cards?

Which Vegas themed wedding accessory do you think would be a must have?

Top 5 Bridal Shower Favors

Bridal showers are a day filled with your best ladies, so they deserve the best little token of appreciation. Here are some of our best selling bridal shower favors:

Shop Favors that are “Just for the Girls”>

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Wedding Theme: Fleur de Lis

The Fleur-de-Lis symbol is a stylized lily which is commonly associated with the French. It is widely used in family coat of arms as well as art and architecture across the world. Both elegant and artistic, this classic symbol has become a favorite wedding theme idea among couples. Incoroprating the Fleur-de-Lis theme throughout your wedding is easy with such a large variety of Fleur-de-Lis wedding accessories. Each piece will help create a sophisticated yet romantic touch to your wedding day. Today we are sharing some of our favorites but be sure to stop by The Wedding Outlet to shop all accessories!

Featured: Decorative Fleur De Lis Cake Topper, Fleur De Lis Table Numbers Fleur de Lis Elegant Chrome Bottle Stopper.

Garden Themed Place Card Holders

Place card holders are a great (looking) way to add to your table decor, serve as a way for guests to find their seats and make a great favor! There are so many different styles to choose from frames, picture holdlers, silver knic knacs and more. We thought we would highlight some of our favorites for a garden themed event!

 

Featured: Birdcage Tea Light/Place Card Holder, Evergreen Window Planter Place Card Holder, Mini Vase & Place Card Holders, Love Bird Card Holders with Brushed Silver Finish. Shop All Place Card Holders