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Pinterest Find of the Week :: Old Trends Made New Again


Your moms may remember better this trend people like Martha Stewart made popular over a decade ago, but we’re seeing this trend made new once again. It just has that perfect spring (or summer!) feel to it!

This idea is super easy and will give your wedding or event an extra splash of color!  With Spring approaching, these bright colors will be enjoyed by all!  You can personalize your vases by adding your preference of fruit or color.  The variety to choose from is unlimited for you – lemons, limes, red or green apples, oranges, and etc.

Here are a few ideas to get you inspired today!

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Found on Hostess with the Mostess – Photography by Le Blanc Photography by Tooney White

Hydrangea-Centerpiece - I like the limes inside, I am digging the fruit, kind of like the granny smith apples in some of the other center pieces... Are granny smith fall apples???

Centerpiece found on Elizabeth Anne Designs – Photography by Amanda Hein.

Nice decorations for a summer party or outdoor wedding. White Stock in mason jars filled with sliced lemons. The stock has a beautiful sweet smell that mixes well with the fragrant lemons - love it!

Photography – Brittany Janelle Photography

Centerpiece found on mollanderson.com

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Found on Midwest Living!

 

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Want to use this post in your E-newsletter, blog, or website? You can as long as you include this complete statement: Athens, Georgia Event Planner & Designer Natalie Bradley publishes the “Soirée Secrets” blog filled with secrets, tips and how-tos for planning your fabulous event. Get your exclusive inspiration, tips and tricks at http://NatalieBradley.com. Soirée by Natalie Bradley Events is an event planning and design company based in Athens, serving Athens, Georgia, Lake Oconee, Northeast Georgia mountains, Central Georgia and select wedding and event destinations

 


Fun Alternatives to the Traditional Guestbook


If you are leaning away from the traditional guestbook, then we have found a few ideas for you!

At times, a guestbook is typically put in a box and never looked at again after the wedding.  We want you to be able to enjoy all the guest that attended your wedding by having a fun, unique, and one-of-a-kind guestbook!  There are a few ideas listed below that we are sure you and your guest will enjoy!

 1. For the cuddlers:

For Cuddlers | 12 Honestly Brilliant Wedding Guestbook Ideas

Credit + Photo by Avalanche Photography

 2. For the DIYers:

an old vintage window as wedding guest book! l Ein altes Vintage-Style-Fenster als Gästebuch!

This “guestbook” alternative is found on Style Me Pretty – photo by Jessica Lewis Photography

3. For the Monogram Lovers:

Such a cute idea! Have your guests sign the letter of your last name instead of a guest book!

This monogrammed wreath can be found on Etsy.com, created by lisesimplecreations

4. For the gamers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Found on Bridal Musings – Photography by Katelyn James Photography

5. For the creatives:

The 5 Easiest DIY Wedding Ideas for your Big Day - Wedding Party

Found on weddingpartyapp.com – Photography by Jonathon Young Weddings

Side note – you can also do a little foreshadowing with this fun idea for your save the date card!

Engagement Sign Save the Date Wedding Sign Wedding Photo Prop Engagement Photo Save the Date Sign Wedding Decor Personalized Sign Gift

Get this print for yourself on Etsy.com – FlutterbyePrints

6. For the book lovers:

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Get your own custom print from Sara Aart on Etsy!

I hope these ideas give you a lot of inspiration!!

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© 2003-2015 Soirée! Ltd./Natalie Bradley Events

Want to use this post in your E-newsletter, blog, or website? You can as long as you include this complete statement: Athens, Georgia Event Planner & Designer Natalie Bradley publishes the “Soirée Secrets” blog filled with secrets, tips and how-tos for planning your fabulous event. Get your exclusive inspiration, tips and tricks at http://NatalieBradley.com. Soirée by Natalie Bradley Events is an event planning and design company based in Athens, serving Athens, Georgia, Lake Oconee, Northeast Georgia mountains, Central Georgia and select wedding and event destinations

 

 

 

 


A Crafty Valentine Party for Kiddos


It has become an annual tradition in our home to host a craft Valentine card-making party for my daughter Reese and her friends. This year was a lot of fun once again. Enjoy the pictures, details, and crafts below to create your own!

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We really had a great time! I hope you can tell!

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© 2003-2015 Soirée! Ltd./Natalie Bradley Events

Want to use this post in your E-newsletter, blog, or website? You can as long as you include this complete statement: Athens, Georgia Event Planner & Designer Natalie Bradley publishes the “Soirée Secrets” blog filled with secrets, tips and how-tos for planning your fabulous event. Get your exclusive inspiration, tips and tricks at http://NatalieBradley.com. Soirée by Natalie Bradley Events is an event planning and design company based in Athens, serving Athens, Georgia, Lake Oconee, Northeast Georgia mountains, Central Georgia and select wedding and event destinations


Pinterest Find of the Week :: Doily Charger and Name Card


The Pinterest find of this week is using a calligraphed doily as a name card and charger (of sorts) for your wedding from Martha Stewart Weddings!

Don’t you just love how simple and elegant this idea is?! It’s perfect for a wedding, shower or brunch …. or really any party that calls for a dainty touch on the table!

Instead of using the traditional name cards, calligraphed doilies will be a hit at your wedding.  The fun thing about this name card is how easy it is!  All you have to do is go to your nearest craft store (or you can find more high end doilies online) and purchase doilies measuring approximately 12 inches.  Then have your calligrapher add your guest’s name. Make sure your caterer (or host or restaurant) is using clear plates – never assume. And you have a beautiful detail!

Layer clear plates over caligraphy-marked doily. Doily Charger and Name Card

I personally can’t wait to use this idea for Mother’s Day this year!

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© 2003-2015 Soirée! Ltd./Natalie Bradley Events

Want to use this post in your E-newsletter, blog, or website? You can as long as you include this complete statement: Athens, Georgia Event Planner & Designer Natalie Bradley publishes the “Soirée Secrets” blog filled with secrets, tips and how-tos for planning your fabulous event. Get your exclusive inspiration, tips and tricks at http://NatalieBradley.com. Soirée by Natalie Bradley Events is an event planning and design company based in Athens, serving Athens, Georgia, Lake Oconee, Northeast Georgia mountains, Central Georgia and select wedding and event destinations