Theme Thursday – a Yellow and Gray Wedding

One of my most favorite things to do when reading other party and entertainment blogs is to “collect themes”.  It is fascinating to me the color combinations and ideas that are out there for parties, and especially for weddings.  With that idea in mind, I thought we’d share themes on Thursdays for the next few weeks.

Today’s theme?  Yellow and Gray!  Sleek modern gray, coupled with sweet soft yellow.  What a fabulous combination for wedding colors, don’t you think?  Ok, don’t take MY word for it… check out the inspiration I have for you…

From Style Me Pretty, some gorgeous eye-candy full of yellows and grays:

Seriously… look at this table setting!  Love how something so small as a single flower stem elevates the look to something so beautiful and special.

From, another fabulous array of yellow and gray.  I’m in LOVE with these yellow wedding shoes! She shares so many lovely little touches such as bud vases, unique place cards, yellow striped straws and more.

From the Hostess blog, a stunning, jaw-droppingly gorgeous yellow and gray dessert table.

And for the DIY’ers, check out this post about making a celebration banner… in yellow and gray, of course!

For further *FAB* inspiration pictures, ideas and sources go to and type in what you are interested in learning about, such as:

  • yellow and gray wedding cakes
  • yellow and gray invitations
  • yellow and gray wedding centerpieces


Are you planning a wedding, and have a fun color combination theme we should check out?  We’d love to hear about it!

Shabby Chic Wedding Touches

We talked about “little touches” yesterday, and I wanted to continue that theme today with a few more… this time, shabby chic style!

Nothing says shabby chic like burlap and lace together, and I found a very quick and easy tutorial on decorating candles with these two items.  Perfect for a burlap and lace wedding theme (it is actually very popular!) Check out how pretty the final product is… and read the tutorial at Factory Direct Craft:

And continuing the burlap idea, I found a great tutorial for how to make burlap flowers on Snug As A Bug Baby.   This isn’t a wedding post, but you can easily use the tutorial to create burlap flowers to accent your centerpieces or even bouquets!

This next idea isn’t a tutorial, but it is a wonderfully sweet idea.  The bride and groom included a “memory” chair at their wedding, with frames of family members who aren’t with them any more.  The frames made me think “shabby chic”, so I’m including it today.  Isn’t this a lovely idea?

And from Intimate Weddings, a post about ways to incorporate wildflowers into your wedding florals and bouquets.  I especially liked the logs as end tables idea!  A friend recently asked my advice concerning barn wedding decorations and I thought these ideas were absolutely perfect! Yes – barn weddings are also increasingly popular!

What shabby chic ideas have you discovered lately?

Bling Bouquets

Oh my goodness… I have some fun photos to share with you today (AND a tutorial too, of course).

Fresh flower bouquets are still the top choice for most brides, but the lots of DIVA brides are turning to (and making their own) BLING bouquets.  Did you know this?  Prepare yourself for FAB…

First up from Off Beat Bride, a very involved tutorial for making Sparkly DIY Crystal Bouquets.  Low cost too!

From the Bridal Guide, a post with tips and ideas on  how to make a Brooch Bouquet

Maybe you still want fresh flowers, but you want a little extra bling too?  Then consider wrapping the stems on your bouquet! Check out this tutorial on Bow Ties & Buttercream… for jewelry for your bridal party AND for a bouquet wrap too!


And another option for wrapping, from Wedding Bells.  Actually – 30 different wraps (not all bling) are shown – great ideas are to be had!

Of course, if you want a one-of-a-kind, forever bouquet, but don’t want to make it yourself, there are options.  Check out Emici Bridal – this shop is full of stunning custom-made BLING bouquet options.  Here is one I just love:

So, are you ready to bring on the BLING this spring??