Friday, November 30, 2018

This Harry Potter Wedding Even Had an Owl Ring Bearer

November 30, 2018 Chef Of King


Picking out a theme for your wedding can be hard, but if you're a bride-to-be with a collection of Harry Potter memorabilia that's worth an estimated £4,000, then your theme might come along much easier. We're thinking: a magical celebration with candles, owls and Dumbledore himself.


Well that's exactly what Leah Rice (proud owner of said memorabilia collection) and her now husband, Dax, decided on for their wizard-worthy bash at National Brewery Centre in Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom, over the weekend (the venue was picked because of the old steam engine on the property, which Leah thought resembled the Hogwarts Express). Despite not having read the books or seen the movies, Dax didn't mind the magical theme. "I was worried it would be really gothic, but it wasn't," he told The Daily Mail.







The bride said that "apart from marrying Dax," her favorite part of the day was the ring bearer performance—an owl swooped down the aisle with the rings and landed on Dax's arm. But there were plenty of magical moments: Leah's sister dressed to the nines in full-on Albus Dumbledore attire to walk the bride down the aisle; the bridesmaids donned colors that represented Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin; and there was even a guest dressed as Snape in their photos.







And for the honeymoon? The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida! Just kidding—the groom wouldn't budge on that one. Mexico, it is.








Source: The Knot

Color Report: Midnight Blue

November 30, 2018 Chef Of King

Next to black, this shade of blue is the most slimming hue.



Color Report: Midnight Blue





Color Report: Midnight Blue







Color Report: Midnight Blue
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Color Report: Midnight Blue
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Color Report: Midnight Blue
Devon Jarvis







Devon Jarvis


Color Report: Midnight Blue








Color Report: Midnight Blue
Devon Jarvis







Devon Jarvis


Color Report: Midnight Blue




> See wedding color combos with blue in them

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Source: The Knot

Fall Is the New Most Popular Wedding Season

November 30, 2018 Chef Of King

Summer has long been defined as wedding season—if you haven't noticed, #summerwedding has become a mainstay hashtag on Instagram posts at warm-weather nuptials. June, July and August have held the title of the most popular wedding months for a long time, due to typically gorgeous and reliable the weather and slightly more relaxed work and school schedules. But sometime around 2015, we started to see a shift in wedding season popularity, and summer slowly started getting edged out by fall as the favorite time of year to say "I do." Remember when the most post popular wedding date was June 18? According to The Knot Real Weddings Study 2016, the new most popular wedding date is October 7 (that's the Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend in 2017). 








And it's not just that one date. Fall weddings have continued to pick up steam, and autumn can officially be crowned ruler of the four seasons for weddings. Whether they're seeking lower rates or cooler weather (maybe everyone's finally had enough of dabbing at their perspiration during the vows), couples are waiting for September and October to make it official. So prepare your social media feeds for tons of wedding photos with beautiful foliage in the background.


























In 2015, only 33 percent of couples opted for summer nuptials (down from 39 percent in 2014), while fall made some serious headway, with 39 percent of couples choosing to say "I do" in September (15 percent), October (17 percent) and November (7 percent)—up from 31 percent in 2014.





















In 2016, our survey findings continue to show a preference for autumn nuptials. While 34 percent of couples chose a summer wedding, 40 percent exchanged vows in the fall. Both September and October play host to 16 percent of weddings and tie as the most popular wedding months, followed by June (13 percent), which remains a staple warm-weather wedding option.
































Need fall wedding inspo? Find everything you need—from planning tips to color palettes and local pros—right here.






Source: The Knot

Do My Reception Centerpieces Need to Match?

November 30, 2018 Chef Of King
Q:

Should all my centerpieces match?

A:

Nope! In fact, we love the varied look that non-matching centerpieces create in a venue.

There are a lot of options for mixing up your centerpiece game. Using an assortment of tall and short arrangements is a great place to start. The tall pieces will add drama and height to a room, while low arrangements can create a more intimate vibe. But don't just think in terms of height—mix up the variety of blooms, the vessels, or even the style of arrangements.






If you want to create more layers and texture, add lighting and non floral elements into the mix. Your florist can suggest some decor accessories that will complement your blooms. Stick to three or four arrangements with repeating elements (or flowers) so the look stays cohesive.

Lastly, work with your florist to make sure the arrangements match both the proportions of the room and the shape of the tables. For example, you wouldn't want a tall centerpiece in a low-ceiling room. And if you're setting feasting tables, be sure to have multiple arrangements to span the length.











Source: The Knot

New Ways to Style Your Reception Flowers

November 30, 2018 Chef Of King

Not to overwhelm you, but your bouquet is only one element of the wedding flowers equation. If used to their full potential, florals can be the décor inspiration for your entire celebration. We asked three floral designers to create a series of arrangements, from wow-worthy installations to centerpieces and petite bud vases, to inspire your key players.

1. Contemporary Blooms

The team at Surroundings Flowers chose four floral varieties paired together to create a trio of modern and artistic arrangements. As for the color scheme, a punch of tropical green adds vibrancy and freshness to the plum palette. Simple glass vases place the emphasis on the shape of each stem, giving the flowers a sculptural quality.








  1. Great Heights





    New Ways to Style Your Reception Flowers
    Addie Juell





    The calla lily is the quintessential modern bloom. It's tall and majestic, perfectly suited for towering arrangements that grab your attention. This sophisticated design adds instant intrigue to a ceremony backdrop or large bar.








  2. Swing Low





    New Ways to Style Your Reception Flowers
    Addie Juell





    "A few flowers can be massed together to make an impact," says floral designer Linh Duong. Big groupings of tightly clustered stems create interesting views from all angles of this centerpiece.












  3. Solo Stem





    New Ways to Style Your Reception Flowers
    Addie Juell





    A phalaenopsis orchid is striking enough to stand alone. This mini arrangement is ideal for a side table in a lounge or for brightening up the powder room.


    2. Eclectic Blooms

    Jihyen Crowley from Gotham Florist curated a blend of floral varieties, succulents and fruits to add a surprise factor to these earthy clusters. Soft pinks, pops of burgundy and an array of greens exude a just-picked freshness, while wood vases ground each design.








  4. Floral Fusion





    New Ways to Style Your Reception Flowers
    Addie Juell






    Unusual components like pomegranates, kumquats and artichokes give this grand arrangement texture and charm. "We love incorporating nonfloral elements into a design," Crowley says.












  5. A Lush Rapport





    New Ways to Style Your Reception Flowers
    Addie Juell





    Dahlias, peonies and sweet peas live in harmony in this small arrangement. Big-headed blooms are an excellent way to add color to your cocktail hour.








  6. Breath of Fresh Air





    New Ways to Style Your Reception Flowers
    Addie Juell






    An air plant is the undisputed star here. Its architectural quality offsets the softness of the pink ranunculus. This conversation starter is fitting for a guest book table.


    3. Organic Blooms

    Taylor Patterson from Fox Fodder Farm mixed together flowers, vines and wild berries to create a wild and foraged style. The palette is moody and full of texture, giving even the smallest bunch of blooms presence. Mismatched vessels with rich patinas and colorful patterns complete this unexpected look.








  7. Unconventional Shapes





    New Ways to Style Your Reception Flowers
    Addie Juell





    "I left some negative space in the bowl, which helps bring a lightness to an otherwise rich arrangement," Patterson says.











  8. Petals That Pop





    New Ways to Style Your Reception Flowers
    Addie Juell






    A cluster of like stems makes a statement, especially when fashioned in a unique, petite vase.








  9. Wild Whimsy





    New Ways to Style Your Reception Flowers
    Addie Juell





    A one-of-a-kind urn is the blueprint for a lush collection of branches, jasmine, scabiosa and berries. The scale and drama of this arrangement is perfect to anchor an escort card table.









Source: The Knot

This Harry Potter Wedding Even Had an Owl Ring Bearer

Picking out a theme for your wedding can be hard, but if you're a bride-to-be with a collection of Harry Potter memorabilia that's ...

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