Citrus Wedding Palette: Bright & Summery Wedding Color Scheme #CitrusWedding #CitrusPalette #WeddingStyle

There’s nothing brighter and fresher than the colorful shades of citrus: think lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges and tangerines. We love the idea of turning these fresh-squeezed hues into a wedding palette that’ll really pop for a summer wedding!

Set the tone with citrus inspired invites, like these cheerful cards by Lola Lee Invitations. They are the perfect way to brighten up the mailboxes of your family and friends.

citrus themed wedding invitation by Lola Lee Invitations

Going with a citrus theme is easy and can be affordable too. One way to save with citrus: Load up on piles of the summery fruit to use for decor and floral arrangements at the ceremony and reception! And, use masses of slices for dressing up your drink station! Plain ‘ole water looks pretty fancy with three hundred orange slices crammed in a pretty glass container. Plus the delicious lemony, limey, orangey scents will fill the air.

We love these awesomely simple table number holders: oranges paired with vintage post cards. #onpoint

orange inspired escort cards with vintage postcards

Another idea we love is to use scooped out citrus fruits for delightful desert serving bowls. Like these refreshing looking Raspberry Sorbets in lemon halves. Whole and sliced fruit in tall glass cylinders of water work well as a modern substitute for more traditional floral arrangements. Even if you are using flowers, (which you most likely are!) the addition of colorful fruit adds majorly to the appeal! Brighten your guests’ senses with refreshing  IZZE Sparkling Juices. Our fave – Clementine. This sharp, summery tongue-tickler has just the right amount of bubbles to wake up everyone’s taste buds.

We love the vibrant, citrus-themed table setting by Bellenza, below, which perfectly captures a summertime feel with fruit-inspired table decorations. Visit their site for many cool ideas on how to incorporate and layer the tropical shades to make your wedding tables shine!

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Another way to reinforce the summery theme is by wearing a luxurious, citrus-scented perfume. Try Jo Malone’s London Orange Blossom Cologne available from Neiman Marcus for $65, which is described thusly, “the scent of clementine leaves in the morning dew sparkles above a heart of orange blossom and water lily, transporting the wearer to a garden oasis.” Ummm, yeah, okay that sounds heavenly!!! Wear it for the wedding and anytime you spritz it on in the future it will conjure up wonderful memories of your happiest day.

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For a romantic wedding day look for the bride, we suggest this lace stunner from Abree. Even though it features long sleeves, the sheer illusion fabric is lightweight and well suited for warm weather. We can picture this modern wedding dress sparkling in a citrus setting on a sun-kissed bride.

Bountiful bouquets bloom with beauty in yellow, orange and pink with pops of green…all citrus colors. Add in your choice of fruit to make the bouquets even more luscious! And, how cute are the tiny, citrusy boutonnieres?

A crate full of succulents, florals and oranges is rustic as well as stunning! Tropical flowers with touches of citrus and greenery are so pretty on these simple white and naked cakes. How pretty is the simple round cake with slices of orange, lemon and lime?

Best of all, going with a sweet, simple citrus theme is celebrating nature at its finest.

**Country Charm**



WEDDING INSPIRATION: Spanish Chic, Colorful Hacienda Style Wedding #SpanishChicWedding

We are crazy for the colorful, textured sights and sounds of Spain and Mexico. And so, of course, we think Spanish Chic is a perfect wedding theme. Plus warmth, passion and love are hallmarks of Spanish values, all good things to celebrate at a marriage ceremony. For your own Spanish style festivities filled with love, family, and culture—be sure to use wood, vibrant flowers, tile, and plenty of pottery—as these are the hallmarks of hacienda style! These fun and lively elements are sure to set the tone for your unforgettable event. Further set the stage by incorporating floral crowns, fans, tile patterns, bougainvillea, Latin flavors and Tequila to bring home the Spanish flair to your wedding decor! If you can find a location featuring a bougainvillea covered archway leading to a fountain, grab it!!! Muy bonita!!!

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No matter your location, you can give the feeling of a Hacienda with small touches of colorful ceramic pottery, tiles, and flowers:

Let your guests know the style of your event up front with your invitations. Papel Picado, considered to be Mexican Folk Art, is a decorative craft made out of colorful tissue paper cut into beautiful and elaborate designs. These Papel Picado style invites from are perfect for any Latino inspired nuptials: invitations, in your choice of colors, priced at $2.34 each, by award-winning designer Andres Montano. Major perk: If you order your invites from you will receive a free wedding website too! #Ole!

For bridal styling, we suggest wearing an extra-long cathedral veil (big enough to snuggle under!), huge & colorful bouquets, and definitely flowers for your hair! #Perfecto!

A lace veil, and floral embellished guitar are the epitome of Spanish chic. #Increíble!

We think this Romantic Bridals gown, composed of lace and chiffon with a beaded halter top and illusion lace back, lends itself in the loveliest ways to a Spanish themed wedding.

Add a shot of fun and whimsy to your day with an array of South-of-the-border inspired DIY projects. Super easy and affordable ideas: Use a paint marker to add names and table numbers on beautiful tiles that can double as place cards and favors. Glue scraps of lace to Terra Cotta pots filled with succulents for your tablescapes and decor. If you are feeling super-inspired, purchase an Esperanza Lace Tile Stencil to jazz up your reception site from Royal Design Studio Stencils.

You can take the theme bright and colorful with pops of fun colors to offset your neutrals.

Or you can focus in on a single color, in this case burgundy:

Get the good times rolling with a Spanish themed cocktail, Sangria Bar or shot. Viva la Vida!

Other ideas for your event: How about a welcoming “Bienvenidos” sign swagged with greenery, a cigar bar and/or Mexican candies in matchboxes.

However you chose to celebrate Spanish culture at your wedding you can’t get it wrong. Any touches you chose to highlight are sure to delight you, your guests and your amor de mi vida!.

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TREND ALERT: Animals in Your Wedding #FurryFriends #PetsinMyWedding

Do you adore animals? If so, we suggest you jump on the trend-wagon and make plans to include them in your wedding. Fact is, if you and/or your fiancee are “animal people” it stands to reason that you would want to include them in your special day. After all pets are part of the family – so they should take part in your wedding where all your favorite people are gathered. It might be a bit more work and take a little extra planning, but including your beloved pet will take your wedding to the next level. And folks, these special wedding additions are super popular this year. So many weddings are incorporating furry friends in tons of creative ways!

Maybe you’ve been in love with horses since you were a little girl.

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Conversely, could you possibly be described as a “crazy cat lady”?

Maybe his best friend is his Standard Poodle. Or you have a beloved French Bulldog. Add them to the mix on your wedding. Dogs make terrific ring-bearers and sign holders. Plus dogs are great fun ambassadors for your guests (and you!).

Are you having a rustic barn wedding? Consider surrounding yourselves with some farm-yard chickens like this lovely couple photographed by award-winning, top-rated Heather Parker Photography:

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Donkeys, aplacas and llamas….oh my!


Perhaps you just want some darling, fuzzy friends for everyone to enjoy. Up the cute factor by adding floral crowns or garlands. Awwww, we don’t know which is more adorable; the baby deer, the fuzz-bun or the super-sweet dog!

Perhaps he’s always been fascinated with giraffes, or monkeys, or….. elephants!!! An elephant with the bride and groom is pretty exciting. This guy might just steal the show. And, talk about some extraordinary wedding pics!!!

If you are wondering where you can find less traditional animals, do a quick google search to find a company that services your area. Suggested searches: “rent farm animals, ” “exotic animals for your party,” “mini petting zoo rental,” etc.

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To us, more is always more, so we love that this set-up includes so many sweet animals AND a princess!

We discovered Joel Slaven’s Professional Animals Inc located in Florida by searching online. Slaven’s can tailor their wedding packages just for you. You can select the animals that will be in attendance or you can even create a theme, such as Australian or African animals. With packages starting at just $500, this is a budget friendly dream. Their professionally trained animals will be handled by trainers who will engage your wedding guests and give them a once in a lifetime experience.
Whether you would like a flock of doves released during your ceremony or you would like to add something special to your cocktail hour, Joel Slaven’s Professional Animals can deliver!
We’re fairly certain your wedding will stand out if you include some of the animals in Joel Slaven’s line-up and your guests will have a memorable experience:
– Red ruffed lemurs
– Hyacinth Macaws
– Cotton top tamarins (had to google! look how cute!)
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– Wallabies
– Cockatoos
– Bush babies
– Tamandua (how sweet!)

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No matter how you choose to include animals in your wedding, they are sure to add even more love and fun to your event.
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Here are some links to additional fab articles on the subject, if you are interested:

28 Times Animals in Weddings Store the Show by JuneBug Weddings

How to Include Animals in Your Wedding by Auckland Weddings

REAL WEDDING: Intimate Beach Ceremony for Gilded Gown Bride #FamilyWedding #BeachWedding


We were thrilled to be part of a very romantic and intimate beach wedding that was recently published on BridalPulse. The ceremony took place in picturesque Topsail Island, North Carolina and was beautifully captured by Asher & Emily Photography!

Staci and her groom, Kevin, adore beach vacations. And, it was after a memorable trip to Folly Beach, SC that the couple began planning their dream wedding. In their minds, their day would take place on the beach, in the sand, and be simple and small. They dreamed of renting an ocean front house where their immediate family could stay with them. Their dreams came true on their wedding day, and it unfolded just as they had envisioned with the spectacular backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and sunny blue skies surrounding them. And the sand in their toes. #beachweddingenvy

The gorgeous bride, Staci, found her amazing Justin Alexander wedding dress here at The Gilded Gown. This low-key lady wanted something with a “vintage feel” that wasn’t too glitzy. Her selection of this lace overlay fit and flare gown fit the bill and worked seamlessly with her low-fuss, beachy vibe.

Staci customized her gown by making a few minor adjustments.

“It had a flower on the front,” Staci recalled. “I had this changed to a different bridal sash and it ended up looking so much better that way. It was the first time I had ever felt like a princess.”

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We love when brides personalize their dresses to fit their wedding vision.

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We love that Mom, barefoot like everyone else, escorted Staci down the sandy aisle.


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A bamboo arbor draped with white panels, tropical greenery and bridal white flowers by Surf City Florist framed the ocean view to perfection.

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The couple’s love for one another is evident in every single shot. Awww… to be young, beautiful and in love!!!

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The guests, all close family, surround the couple with love and support. We’re pretty sure they didn’t mind a beach vacay either!

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The cake by The Corner Sweet fit the beach theme with yummy sea glass green frosting along with starfish and shell embellishments. The meal, barbeque, was casual and fun, catered by: Surf City BBQ

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A question many couples ponder is: “Should We Take That First Look, Or Not?”

For this couple, the answer was “Yes!” Staci and Kevin decided they wanted a special moment together before the wedding. Staci explained. “It made the anxiety of the day next to none and really gave us that personal moment to have ‘real expressions’ of seeing each other for the first time.”

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This is our fave shot from their day. Looking outwards toward whatever they will face in life, but holding hands, they will be together through it all. #Sniff

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All the best to this happy couple from all of us at The Gilded Gown!

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Wedding Photographer: Asher & Emily Photography | Venue: Topsail Island, North Carolina | Wedding Flowers: Surf City Florist | Cake: The Corner Sweet | Catering: Surf City BBQ | Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Dress Designer: Justin Alexander | Dress Salon: The Gilded Gown | Hair & Makeup: Emily Presnell of Asher & Emily Photography | Music: Spotify

MARRIED LIFE: Time to Tackle His Drawers! Upgrade and organize them! #upgradehissocks #tommyjohn #organizehisdrawers

You found him, fell hard, married him. You also discovered, pretty quickly, that he hoards old boxers and ancient socks full of holes. He is most likely proud of this and views it as an accomplishment. He is able to overlook the saggy waistbands and the no-longer-tight-or-white-ness of these items due to their “comfort,” or out of a strange sentimentality, “but I’ve had these since high school!”

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But. No.

No. We just can’t have this:

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Certain things we just need to convince our guy of, like, for instance, the pleasures of a high quality toilet tissue. He might be hesitant at first. He might protest that a four pack for 69 cents makes more sense economically. But, by exchanging his cheap, generic sandpaper with our choice, aloe-infused, cushioned tissue; we can gently steer him toward some of life’s finer things! After all, comfort IS key! Once he’s felt the good stuff, he’ll never want to go back.

So, too, do we need to introduce some order and comfort to his underthings. He will thank us! Take the time to tackle his drawers and edit, upgrade and organize his base layers. After all, he deserves the very best! Investing in some good quality items, like those offered by Tommy John will give him something that feels like nothing else. And, once he experiences the comfort and ease of a day without his undershirts, underwear and socks pinching, bunching and sagging, he’ll be a new man.

Our friends at TommyJohn understand how difficult it can be for your guy to part with the trusty staples of his wardrobe. So show him this nice, logical flow chart. Working this system can make the experience of purging his everyday essentials easier and help decide what gets tossed, donated, or kept. Because basics actually do have an expiration date and even that “lucky” pair needs to be updated every now and again.

(Especially the “lucky” pair!)


Once the editing is complete… it’s time for the fun part! Shopping to restock the essentials!!! Fill his drawers with nicely folded stacks of comfortable, no sag, no bag undergear and you will both be loving life! Imagine…a life with no more constant pulling up of the socks or incessant crotch tugging! A life where it is always time to break out the ukulele and dust off those dance moves!

Tommy John has “revolutionized the fit, feel and function of man’s most fundamental layers.” They understand how men move, and they have combined innovative fabric technologies with their passion for tweaking the fit down to the last stitch.  The result? Shirts that stay tucked, socks that stay up and underwear that keeps everything in place, whichever way your man moves. We think investing in their amazing products is a no-brainer. PLUS Tommy John has so kindly furnished you with a bangin’ discount code good for 20 percent off your first order. (The magic code is TJ20SPRING)

Our picks, which will fill his drawers with joy:

The Long Weekender Trunk Set, consisting of three pairs of premium, cool cotton shorts in shades of blue and grey:

The Sock Style Sampler, which includes five pairs of perfectly designed, uber-comfortable socks:

And finally, the fun Freedom Boxer Brief Set, which includes a crew neck tee and adorably patriotic shorts. Packable and perfect for the summer:



WEDDING INSPIRATION: Purple Romance from Lindsey Mae Designs and Blush Creative #PurpleWedding #WeddingOnFleek

We were thrilled to be recently published on Bride Link! The Gilded Gown was selected to provide the perfect bridal gown for a recent wedding photo shoot  held at The Standard, a distinctive event space in the heart of downtown Knoxville, beautifully styled by Lindsey Mae Designs and photographed by Blush Creative Photography.

The creative force behind the shoot, Lindsey had a clear idea of what kind of wedding she wanted: “When coming up with a vision for our styled shoot I wanted to create something that was different than most shoots you see this season! The Standard was the perfect venue with the natural wood floors & the vintage walls. When my ideas started coming together I was looking outside the boxes of normal flowers to find what would come in shades of purple.” 

Lindsey, along with her co-vendors, produced a stunning tableaux of dark wood, lush greenery, pops of silver, succulents, all shades of purple and DONUTS! Heck yeah!!!

Here’s a close up of the lovely, lovely hand-crafted donuts provided by Makers Donuts in Knoxville, TN. Lindsey wanted to find a fun alternative to a traditional wedding cake, and she nailed it with these blueberry confections!

An abundant swag of greenery coupled with two rustic signs, transforms simple folding chairs into a stunning focal point.

Romance and whimsy abound in the beautifully colorful styled wedding.  We adore how Lindsey utilized bold blues, plums, lavender, combined with both modern and vintage details and lush florals to bring her vision to life.  From the wood floors to the vintage walls, natural elements and purple details make this shoot an absolute dream! This spectacular tablescape incorporates all the elements in a stunning way.

The pops of silver and green really enhance the power of purple! We love, love, love the delicately hued china courtesy of Sassy Settings and furnishings from Anderson Rental Company.


The adorable couple! The groom is dressed to the nines by Prestige Tuxedo and, of course, the gorgeous bride wears a stunning English Net ballgown (designed by Sweetheart) with a darling net handkerchief layered skirt from The Gilded Gown. Oh, and that AMAZING bouquet is all thanks to Echelon Florist:


The beautiful bride, whose look was the artistry of the crew at Bangs and Blush:

We are so honored to have participated with so many talented co-vendors. Knoxville has a fabulous array of wedding professionals.

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Photography:  Blush Creative Photography  | Tuxedo:  Prestige Tuxedo  | Gown: The Gilded Gown  | Event Designer:  Lindsey Mae Designs | Donuts:  Maker’s Donuts

Other Vendors:

Venue:  The Standard  | Beauty:  Bangs and Blush  | China Settings:  Sassy Settings | Rentals: Anderson Rental Company  Floral Design: Echelon Florist 

TREND ALERT: Translucent Wedding Cake #NotQuiteNaked #TranslucentWeddingCakes

There is a new cake in town, and this one isn’t quite naked! This year’s updated version of the uber-popular naked cake is called the “Translucent Cake.” Translucent cakes have just a sheer hint of frosting which lets the cake layers peak through. These humble confections feature a dressed down, textured look which are usually adorned with natural elements such as flowers and/or fruit. Easily dressed up with flavorful drizzles (think Caramel or Raspberry), Translucent Cakes provide the perfect amount of sweetness: sweet but not TOO sweet. Naked, but not TOO naked.

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We love the four-tiered fabulousness that is this towering translucent masterpiece. Clean and elegant, the sheer frosting and carefully placed greenery add up to a stunning display. This unfussy look would play well at any rustic/industrial, barn or even beach event. And who doesn’t love a barrel for a cake display table? Houzz has a great take on a barrel here. Resembling a wine barrel, this rustic metal accent table has a removable lid adding ample storage space so you could use at your wedding for a cake table and then bring it home for a great reminder of your special day, too.


Check out this beauty! Layers, upon six layers of delicious cake with the barest flick of frosting and an artful arrangement of fruit and flowers. This cake would be very at home at a country or backyard wedding. Heck, we think this would even be easy to make yourselves.

Translucent takes a turn for the romantic and beautiful with this four-tiered stunner. Embellished with delicate roses and the barest hint of buttercream, this confection would be a memorable treat at any wedding celebration.

For an intimate wedding, we suggest the tiniest of translucent cakes. This one is utterly gorgeous: featuring a small white cake surrounded by lavish floral elements and greenery. 
Sherri Meyers, owner of The Pastry Studio in Daytona, FL is an executive pastry chef with serious cred. Her work has been featured in countless magazines and on TV networks like HGTV, The Food Network and MTV.

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She offers this glorious take on a Translucent Cake at The Pastry Studio. We totally covet this Blush confection– a luxurious masterpiece of cake layers, breath-taking floral elements and greenery. Be sure to visit her site to see all of her team’s amazing cake work.

In the spirit of transparency, have you heard of the “Water Cake”? This perfectly translucent cake, aka Sakura Mizu shingen mochi is popular in Japan and is made of water, sugar and magic. This delightful morsel is so delicate that it will disappear in 30 minutes if not consumed. Probably not practical for a wedding, but super cool. Visit to see more.

Make Your Own Japanese Water Cake at Home


Translucent cakes will likely disappear very quickly, too, because your guests will gobble them up. And, we are clear (get it? haha) on one thing: No matter your wedding budget or style, a translucent cake will transform your cake table into a very happy place!


4 Wedding Reception Food Trends for 2017 #WeddingReceptionFoodTrends #Yum

After a beautiful marriage ceremony — following the happy tears and sentimental yearning, the oohs and ahhs over the gorgeous bride and such — we love the feeling that comes over the crowd of family and friends. The feeling that it is time to relax, head to the reception and EAT! YA-HOOOOO. Nothing livens up a crowd more than the promise of refreshments!

We’ve rounded up some of the very, very best wedding reception food trends for 2017. Granted, some of them have been around for awhile. But, you just can’t argue with tried and true good food. And while we aren’t exactly reinventing the wheel here, we do think each of these trends is a worthy choice for any upcoming wedding. Speaking of wheels, how about hiring yourself a food truck for your reception.

The darlings of hipsters, foodies and farmer’s markets, food trucks offer an amazing array of cuisines from high-end to carnival and every food in between. We love the mega-convenience factor in that these babies roll up with all the food, dishes, and staff inside. And after the party they roll all the mess on down the highway. Sort of the best way to entertain IMO. Plus they look adorable and make a great photo backdrop.

You can work a food truck into just about any wedding style. Beach wedding, how about a “Lobstah Love” seafood truck?

Mexican food is always a popular choice for post-wedding noshing: satisfying, filling and affordable.

Everybody loves some breakfast for dinner. Brinner is a great way to save on your food costs, please your guests and showcase your personality. Waffle and fruit skewers dusted with powdered sugar will spread lots of joy.

Quiche and maple bacon provide a perfect savory note.

A yummy biscuit bar provides your guests lots of options for customizing their bites.

Teensy-tiny food is soooo cute. Treat your guests to mini everything, from apps to entrees and deserts!

Min pies on sticks in jars for the win!

Mini salad shooters are beautiful to look at and easy for your guests to eat!

Curated food pairings are definitely on the rise at events this year. Since most people nowadays are exposed to chefs and chef-speak thanks to food network, they will feel special and fancy when presented with pairs. Start them off with an amuse-bouche paired with a shot of wine.

Or you can always surprise them with something more down-home like roast beef sliders and a beer.

Sure to please classics like burger sliders, grilled cheese and teensy mugs of brew are always popular. Provide cones of waffle fries for your hungry guests and they will thank you! Finish with coffee topped with donuts (the ultimate food pairing!) and you will end the event on a happy note for all.

6 Unique Wedding Guest Book Ideas #WeddingGuestBookAlternatives

We love how friends and family congregate at weddings to celebrate a new couple. And we think each guest should be remembered and appreciated. Wedding Guest Books provide a space for guests to mark their attendance, but they are, well, kind of unimaginative. And, after the wedding, the sweet sentiments recorded in them are usually carefully packed away in a drawer never to be seen again. So we sourced some unusual options for your special day that provide a bit more pizzazz than a plain ole book. These unique wedding guest book ideas are fun for your guests and might actually be displayed and/or used in your home, keeping the love visible for years to come.


Personalized Poster

Hello Am on Etsy offers really pretty personalized posters for couples wanting a little something different for their wedding guest book.

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Big Ole Glass Bottle

Beaucoup has this awesome monogrammed glass bottle which can serve as a neat guest book alternative. This personalized bottle provides a creative way to involve wedding guests in the festivities. Leave out for guests to either sign or to leave a wedding wish. You can use corks, mini scrolls, or torn cardstock as the message medium. And this lovely bottle would look great on a bookshelf or fireplace mantle.

Personalized Bottle Wedding Wishes Guest Book

There are so many unique ways to have your guests sign in when they attend your wedding! It’s also a wonderful way to remember your wedding day for the rest of your life. We’ve collected some amazing wedding guestbook ideas that we think would be a great addition to all kinds of weddings. From maps […]:



Loobie Design on Etsy offers upcycled, hand painted plastic globes to be used as an alternative to a wedding guestbook. The globe can easily be written on, perfect for your guests to leave messages on your wedding day. Loobie Design can provide a globe in a range of colors, plus names, dates or quotes can be added by request. This conversation piece would add interest to any space from living room to office.

Hand Lettered Black & Gold Chalkboard Globe | 8" Diameter | Wedding Guestbook | Personalised | Home Decor | Wanderlust | Travel | 'Sparkle'

And, resourceful girls can find themselves a vintage globe at a local thrift shop. All you’ll have to do is make a cute sign for your guest book table and put out some sharpies. Guest sign in project done!

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Another adorable idea for a guest book is to use a vintage or new dictionary. You’ll simply ask your guests to circle a word inside and sign the page. You will have a useful, practical and wonderful reminder of your special day for years to come. Every time you go to the dictionary to look up a word, you’ll be rewarded with a precious memory from your wedding. Awwwwwww….

Dictionary Guestbook idea! - Angela & Ryan's Berkshires Wedding • The Melideos:

10 Creative Wedding Guest Book Ideas: Ask your guests to circle words in a dictionary that remind them of you:

Guest book idea: find a vintage dictionary, have your guests choose a word they think reminds them of you and leave their comment. They can use markers to mark off the page their word is on. It's a creative way of getting your guests thoughts. Also ideal for those that get stumped on what to say. This gives them a starting point.:


Birthday & Anniversary Chart

It is so hard to keep up with birthdays and anniversaries of our loved ones. So, we love this riff on a wedding book. Guests add their birth dates and anniversaries to this giant calendar and you’ll never miss another special day. Buy a bunch of greeting cards at your local Dollar Store so you can be on top of your snailmail game. Use your handy chart and you will have a great way to pay the love forward, Nice.

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Paper Airplanes

Beaucoup has a whimsical way for your guests to leave a message for you. Love will take flight at any travel-themed wedding when you incorporate these airplane-themed wishing well notes. Set comes with 25 pieces of paper, each with a blank side for writing and a side marked with pre-scored folding lines to help fashion a paper airplane. Each sheet is designed to be folded and molded into the perfect paper airplane for jotting well wishes off to the happy couple. Your guests will have fun making their airplanes and we can envision lots of test flights livening up your sign in table!Paper Airplane Wishing Well Notes with Mini Suitcase

INSPIRATION: Nudie Cohn’s Nudie Suits and our Azzure Couture #FloralEmbroideredGown #NudieSuitDress

Welcome to our ode to one of the best clothing designers, EVER, the flamboyantly-amazing Nudie Cohn. Nudie was born in Russia, but immigrated to the US with a dream to become a tailor. While traveling across the US he stopped in Minnesota at a boarding house, and it was there that he met his future wife Bobbie. Together they made a move to New York City where Nudie found a job as a burlesque costume designer. Eventually the young couple made their way out to California where they began making clothes out of their garage. Nudie, who had always loved watching the old westerns and seeing the American cowboys, had himself a life-changing idea. Nudie decided to approach several country stars and offer to make them suits. His charm and personality won the day and he actually talked his way into becoming a world famous designer. Word got around and his reputation grew. By the 1950s Nudie had opened his own shop in Hollywood and convinced Roy Rogers and Dale Evans to let him be their custom tailor. Roy Rogers is credited with making Nudie’s gaudy, glittery suits acceptable for cowboys. Nudie went on to design the most over-the-top decorative rhinestone-encrusted, floral embroidered suits, known as “Nudie Suits” for music royalty and celebs alike.



Nudie had a style all his own. He wore his own crazy-cool suits around town, but always wore a mismatched pair of boots to keep himself grounded and to remember his humble beginnings when he could not even afford a pair of matching shoes. To learn more about this spectacular sartorial genius visit The Official Nudie’s Website.


As Nudie’s reputation grew more and more stars had to have their own customized rhinestone cowboy suits, like Porter Wagner,Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Elton John, Keith Richards and Sly Stone.

Even modern-day celebs, like Kesha, love themselves some Nudie action:

When Gilded Gown owner, Jacqui Wadsworth, saw this Azzure Couture gown at market she was instantly reminded of Nude’s ostentatious extravagance. Currently available in store in blush or black this lavishly embroidered floral gown features all the flash that Nudie loved.

Side note: Jacqui has a personal connection with the Nudie brand, as she actually met with Bobbie Cohn and sold her thread many years ago. How cool is that?

We love folks who embrace their own style and don’t mind strutting around in out of the ordinary looks. If you are feeling the love for this heroic designer and would like to try a Nudie Suit inspired gown, we invite you to visit The Gilded Gown. We wish we could come pick you up in one of Nudie’s customized convertibles….


And one more thing, NUDIE also designed the famed GOLD LAME suit for Elvis. YEAH! We certainly feel a kinship with a man who makes a golden, gilded suit such as this. Thank you Nudie for your legacy. We love you!