whatever floats your boat
First it was cupcakes. Then, it was doughnuts. My new favorite delicious wedding treat? A Coke float station! This amazing detail at the wedding last night really got me thinking of different ways to incorporate a Coke/Root Beer/whatever-floats-your-boat station into a southern wedding, and Pinterest helped me out with some drool-worthy inspiration!
This colorful DYI Float bar is a perfect way to make everyone happy! Whether your guests enjoy Root Beer, Diet Coke, or Coca Cola, or whether they want one scoop of ice cream or five (don’t judge, this is my preference, ya’ll), this is a surefire way to please the masses. And how can you not love these colorful pinwheels!?
With a more rustic southern approach, this Root Beer float bar really makes me swoon with those personalized mason jar mugs, and how about those Love Floats straws? Sweet, simple, and yummy!
Maybe you want your floats to be a mini late-night snack. Pair these tiny ice cream floats with some delicious sliders for guests to fuel up after laboriously hitting the dance floor all night!
Outdoor wedding in July? Cool your guests down with Ice Cream Float popsicles! This how-to even includes a cherry on top!
Can’t stay away from cupcakes? Combine the two delicious treats into one yummy Root Beer Float Cupcake! This recipe tastes just like the real thing and is absolutely to die for!
Ya’ll have any other Float Station suggestions? Maybe another great recipe or a creative way to display the tasty treats? Feel free to comment below!
And y’all remember, it doesn’t get much more southern than Coca-Cola!
capturing the moment
At the wedding last night, the photographer made a comment that really stuck with me…”You really can’t stage beautiful moments, they have to be natural. Sometimes, that’s just how photography goes.” This killed me a little because I have so many photos that I absolutely love! Is it possible for me to stage all these “beautiful moments??” I know the answer is no, but how can I not die for all of these pictures…
Is it possible to fit all these amazing shots into one wedding?? OR is that too much to ask of a photographer and too much pressure to put on a bride? Ya’ll I’d love your advice. How often should you just let wedding pictures be natural, and is there a real limit to how many you should stage?
They’re just so darn pretty!
But they’re just so darn pretty!
In lieu of my recent post about my love for floating lanterns, I thought some attention should be given to the magic of outdoor lighting! Enjoy!
the most flowers I have ever seen
This wedding at St. Regis Atlanta hands down was the biggest collection of beautiful flowers that I have ever seen. I was awestruck how drastically the ballroom was transformed with the help of Robert Long Flora Design. And besides the flowers, my favorite detail of this wedding was the beautiful crystal champagne flutes. I caught myself drooling over these multiple times! Whoops!
current obsession: floating lanterns
Disney’s Tangled had me in awe with their picturesque scene with floating lanterns & I instantly decided I need to recreate that one day. Next thing I know, lanterns are everywhere! In previews for this season of Bachelorette, in Hangover 2, everywhere! Ya’ll this might be an Asian tradition, but I bet we could find a way to bring it to the South!
is the only word I can use to describe the wedding I attended (not worked at-horray!) this past weekend. The groom was a mutual friend of almost half my friends, so I managed to wrangle an invite, and goodness gracious, thank the Lord I did because I was BLOWN away! To start off, the ceremony was at a quaint church in Lawrenceville, GA called Lawrenceville First Baptist Church. While it was a bit of a drive, it was definitely tear-jerkingly worth it. I was overwhelmingly excited to head to the reception at 200 Peachtree because it only recently opened it’s doors, and I was excited to check the place out before I work a wedding there later this spring. 200 Peachtree was formally the downtown Atlanta Macy’s and even more formally the Davidson’s. It was originally opened almost exactly 84 years ago on March 21st,1927, but it has since been renovated to the beauty that it is today. The sparkling, fourteen foot, crystal chandeliers, the spacious white and gold columns, and the thirty-two foot ceilings literally take your breath away. The bride chose a black and white color scheme which really just exemplified the word “classy.” The whole time, I couldn’t stop thinking that Audrey Hepburn should be sitting at the table next to mine. The whole decor was really topped off by all the little details. The centerpieces were a variation of enormous black vases, white floral arrangements, and clear, rectangle vases filled with floating pearls and candles. My absolute favorite detail? The menu! On each plate setting was an adorable circle card stock with the bride and grooms initials and when flipped over, it had the menu! They kept it sweet and southern with a variation of choices including Chicken and Waffles! A great touch to add a little bit of the South to the beautifully glamorous wedding.
Green With Love
In honor of St. Patty’s day, here’s a compilation of my favorite green wedding details!! The green floating flowers is such a perfect touch and the burlap sack chair cover looks like it could be a fun DYI project for a great green wedding!!
Thanks Style Me Pretty and Southern Weddings for the pictures and board template!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day ya’ll!
my very first…
Inspiration Board! Thank you Style Me Pretty!
Let me know what ya’ll think!!!
Behold BHLDN is here
Okay, I might be a day late on this one, but I am overly excited about BHLDN’s Valentine’s Day unveiling. The gowns are absolutely beautiful (and so Urban, if I must say so). The Cascading Goddess is my personal favorite with its feminine touches and undeniable vintage feel.
Every dress looks like it should be worn by Rachel McAdams circa The Notebook, and the hair adornments are absolutely to die for.
BHLDN is simple, southern, vintage. Love.
How can you not SWOON for this adorable save-the-date! It’s so personal and absolutely adorable and another reason I can’t stay off the Southern Weddings Blog. Thanks www.iloveswmag.com for providing yet another obsession!