It’s Official: 2021 Is the Year of the Road Trip Honeymoon

Road Trip Honeymoon of 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly impacted the top wedding trends of 2021, and the same can be said for honeymoons. As couples rethink ways to safely marry and celebrate with loved ones, they’ll also revamp the honeymoon experience. With the pandemic still affecting international and domestic travel, 2021 will be the year of the honeymoon …

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Small Winter Themed Wedding

Small Winter Wedding Theme

Over the past many months, the world of weddings has been put on hold. A Big Fat Greek Wedding may not be so big at the moment and many couples are opting for “cozy weddings”. The dreams of my own elegant and charming Paris planned Spring wedding was suddenly transformed into a stay at home …

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Rustic Meets Sophisticated

Rustic Neutral Wedding Colors

Couples often want a more neutral tone for their wedding palette. You will see a 2021 trend towards tan, taupe, grey, with a touch of mauve or peach. Perfect for a warm and timeless rustic wedding in a barn, at a vineyard, or a backyard wedding and reception! I can’t get enough of Ampa’s wine …

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3 Great Save The Date Ideas

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Save the Date Kick off wedding season in style with incentives that friends and family of the happy couple will adore. Forego basic save-the-dates for customized items recipients can keep and use instead. Custom magnets are especially popular and they’ll keep the wedding date front and center on guests’ fridges. Or, consider stylish postcards that …

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What to Put in a Wedding Bathroom Basket

Bathroom Basket for weddings

Restrooms at weddings are often overlooked, but a few small touches will go a long way in making sure your guests are looking and feeling their best all wedding long. Which, trust us, is important—because no one’s going to let loose if they’re too stressed about a stain on their clothes or something in their …

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The Top Wedding Trends of 2021

Living room style seating group for wedding trends of 2021

Every year, The Knot Editors compile a list of wedding trends we forecast for the year ahead. Traditionally, this has encompassed color palettes, cake trends, floral inspiration and the excitement that comes with weddings. Over time, couples have leaned into experiences over aesthetics, creating hyper-personalized affairs and curated guest “moments.” The onset of the coronavirus, …

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Wicker Furniture ideas for Social Outdoor Events

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Why should I have an outdoor event? More than ever social gatherings are being held outdoors.  The restraint on the number of guests allowed to attend your next event outdoors gives you more opportunity to utilize nature to your advantage.  Whether your planning for a spring wedding, social party, or gala event you may want …

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16 Romantic Christmas Wedding Songs You’ll Want to Play on Repeat

xmas Wedding songs blog

If you’re having a December wedding, the magic of the holiday season will only add to the excitement surrounding your big day, but a playlist of Christmas wedding songs will be the icing on top. Luckily, there are plenty of romantic Christmas songs about love that will complement your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. …

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How to make Stunning Statements with Linens, Flowers and Lighting!

Cold blue lighting and linens for weddings

What a lovely design with a wintery motif.  I love using Hydrangeas.  There is something fun about their soft puffiness. As the principle Buyer for Ampa Evens, I have been shopping at all of the design shows for the past 25 years.  Years ago, I bought dozens of Ampa’s tall and dramatic Hurricane candle holders.  …

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10 Ways to Include Your Guests in Your Virtual Wedding

Virtual Weddding

If you’re hosting a wedding in the coming months, there’s a good likelihood you’ll have some guests attending virtually. Adding a virtual component to your wedding allows you to have a smaller (and safer!) in-person event, while still including loved ones who may live across the country—or the world. However, you’ll need to do more …

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