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Just got engaged... the first thing to do is Save the Date early for your 2016 wedding, many popular venues and your favorite vendors get booked early. Be sure to check the date you choose with the list below and with events in the area so they do not coincide with your big day. Check your calender, you may want to avoid family obligations, anniversaries and religious holidays. Keep in mind that Sunday weddings may cost a bit less than Saturday weddings - Valentines Day, Christmas and New Years weddings will be costlier. Here are the good and not so good days and week-ends for you to consider when planning your weddings and celebrations in 2016.

Today we are featuring Navy Blue and Blush wedding colors for fall weddings with beautiful ideas and inspiration for your big day. Navy & blush is a classic and romantic color palette we love that compliments modern, vintage or rustic weddings, add a splash of gold for drama!

Credits: Bridal gown via Anna Campbell  | Sign: Onelove Photography via Style Me Pretty  | Evening bag via jenarichardsweddings.com |  Heels: Badgley Mischka Pettal crystal pump via Nordstrom |  Flowers:  Photo by Honey Honey via Style Me Pretty  |  Groom in pink tie via Ben Webb Photography |  Beach ceremony setup via Bridal Guide  |   Adrianna Papell beaded mesh gown via Nordstrom

 

Blush & white bridal bouquet via Lauren Conrad 

 

Jewel encrusted pastel pink wedding cake - Coco Cakes via beautifulcakepictures.com 

 

 

Romantic navy & blush pink wedding inspiration via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Badgley Mischka "Jeannie" open toe pump via Nordstrom 

 

 Bridesmaids dresses in beautiful shades of blush via BHLDN

 

Timeless navy & blush ideas via Kennedy Blue

Love bottle opener for guest favors via jenarichardsweddings.com

 

Astronomy themed wedding ideas in navy, blush and gold via Hey Wedding Lady 

 

 

  If your looking for wedding inspiration and ideas, look to the best wedding blogs as the source for anyone who is planning a wedding. Although there are many out there, we have selected 10 of our favorite blogs to assist every bride and couple with all their planning needs including venues, vendors, gowns and all the fabulous details to make your big day extra special. Enjoy!

- Style Me Pretty 

Style Me Pretty is a style savvy wedding resource devoted to the modern bride. We cover everything from gorgeous real weddings to up and coming vendors and seasoned pros in the invitation, floral, fashion and photography industries.

Bridal Musings 

Bridal Musings is a wedding blog for hopeless romantics. A source of planning and inspiration for brides, grooms, wedding professionals, and those who are simply in love with all things “I do. “

Once Wed

Emily Newman launched Once Wed in March 2008 after seeing a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses following her own wedding. She later developed the company as an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding.

Wedding Chicks

A stylish wedding blog with wedding inspiration, wedding ideas, and vendor deals for the modern bride. For the past 7 years we have strategically developed Wedding Chicks into an essential and easy resource for trend-setting brides. 

- Green Wedding Shoes

At Green Wedding Shoes, we are truly. madly. deeply. head over heels in love with love. We love sharing weddings with our readers and believe that there is no “right” way to throw a wedding. 

100 Layer Cake

100 Layer Cake is a creative collaboration between friends and fellow designers Jillian Clark, Amanda Dawbarn, and Kristina Meltzer. Launched in 2009, our wedding blog and website celebrate, inspire, and facilitate the most special events in life. 

Ruffled

Ruffled started in August 2008 as a space I could share vintage-inspired and handmade idea for weddings. Today the blog grew into one of the biggest resources for engaged couples seeking inspiration for their weddings, blending their unique personal styles into one heck of a gorgeous fete that go beyond the nostalgic love for vintage tidbits.

Snippet & Ink

Since its launch over six years ago in 2007, Snippet & Ink has been the go-to wedding planning resource for sophisticated brides who dream of a unique and meaningful wedding day. By featuring only the most thoughtfully curated content, and by bringing beauty and authenticity to every post.

Intimate Weddings

Intimate Weddings is the go-to site for planning a small wedding. Intimate Weddings is the only major blog that is devoted to small weddings (weddings with less than 75 guests), the only major blog that is devoted to this niche in the wedding market.

The Perfect Palette

A wedding inspiration website which focuses on color ideas for weddings + parties.

Rustic Outdoor Wedding Ideas

September 12, 2019

Rustic, Country and Woodland celebrations continue to be a huge trend for Fall 2015 thru Spring 2016 weddings. Here are some of our favorite ideas and regardles of your budget, we are confident you will fall in love with something you see here for your special day. Get married under the stars or in the forest and proceed to dinner and dancing at the barn, serve comfort food and naked cake to top it off... it doesn't get any better! Decorate with wood accents, chandeliers, twinkling lights and candles, serve your drinks in Mason jars and send your guests home with mini pies for a late night snack.

Credits:  Ring Bearers in jeans & suspenders - J Elizabeth Photography via Style Me Pretty | Outdoor ceremony site via Jose Villa Photography | Lace drape via Sarah-Marie Photography | Bride & groom - Michael of Michael, Anna Costa Photo via Style Me Pretty | Cake Table - Jana Williams Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

Naked Wedding Cake - Amilia Photography via 100layercake.com 

 

A rustic entrance to an outdoor ceremony - Green Door Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

A rustic lounge in a barn with bales of hay and burlap - marthastewartweddings.com

 

Interlocking "Bear Hug" mini salt & pepper shakers for favors - jenarichardsweddings.com 

 

Rustic table ideas via hardyfarm.com

 

Rustic Table Assignments - Photography: Virgil Bunao via Style Me Pretty

 

Rustic chic ceremony site - B. Schwartz Photography via modwedding.com 

 

Sweetie Pies mini pie packaging kits, set of 20 - jenarichardsweddings.com

 

Rustic wedding decor via Rustic Wedding Chic

 

Trunk flower vases - Half Orange Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

This calls for a wedding with candles, open fires & blankets via onefabday.com

 

Rustic silver antler bottle opener for guest favors - jenarichardsweddings.com

 

Is your wedding by the sea or at the beach? The natural beauty of the ocean is a gorgeous backdrop to create your personal style. Romantic tablescapes, candles, organic flowers and wood accented with shells and lanterns are a beautiful look for elegant or Boho celebrations. Here are some great ideas to inspire you, be bold and make a statement...it's your day!

Wedding by the Sea inspiration

Wedding inspiration for weddings by the sea and at the beach | jenarichardsweddings.com

Credits:  Bride on the beach and shell with by the sea card - Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty | Wedding ceremony site - megphoto.com via  it's a shore thing | Table on the beach - Jose Villa Photography | Wedding Cake - Style Me Pretty 

 

Wedding reception table

Wedding table decor at the beach - SMS Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

Wedding invitation suite with palm trees

Beach wedding invitation suite with palm trees via Leveret Paperie at Etsy

Flip flop bottle opener

Flip flop bottle opener for guest favors via jenarichardsweddings.com 

 

Beach wedding inspiration

Blue green beach wedding inspiration via knotsvilla.com 

 

Groom dressed for a beach wedding

Groom in elegant attire for a glamorous beach wedding via junebugweddings.com 

 

Blush table decor on the beach

Blush pink wedding table decor by the beach via weddingsromantique.com 

 

Ceremony site on the beach

Ceremony site with benches and a chandelier on the beach via Philadelphia Wedding 

 

Bridemaids in aqua on the beach

Bridesmaids in aqua strapless dresses on the beach via storeenvy

 

Place cards on driftwood

Placecards made with driftwood for a seaside wedding via  oncewed.com 

 

Beach ceremony site

Beach wedding ceremony site in Hawaii - Steve Steinhardt Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

Beach wedding inspiration and ideas

Sea, Sand and Pearls wedding ideas in shades of blue via Chic Vintage Brides 

 

 

Wedding bouquets are always stunning and beautiful, here are some of the prettiest bouquets we saw on the web in 2015 and you can be sure there are many more! Your bouquet is one of the first things your guests will see as you walk down the aisle, remember to use flowers that are in season to keep the cost down on all your floral needs and don't forget to check with local growers to see what they may have available. Here's to more beauties in the new year... Happy New Year!

Pink bouquet La Fete

So romantic ... via La Fête at allisonbaddley.com 


Peony bouquet 

Amazing peony bouquet - Jose Villa Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

Bridal bouquet with roses, dusty miller and protea

Soft with an organic feel, this gorgeous bridal bouquet is made by Blossom and Branch via Martha Stewart Weddings 

 

Pink wedding bouquet

Weddingbells, Canada 

 

green and white bouquet

Glamorous green and white bouquet - Photography: Claire Morris via Style Me Pretty 

 

Anemone wedding bouquet

Anemone wedding bouquet - Photography: Joel Bedford via Style Me Pretty 

 

Colorful peony bouquet

Colorful peony, ranunculus and roses - Ana and Jerome Photography via Ruffled Blog 

 

Beautiful rose bouquet

Wedding bouquet by Full Bloom - Photography: Joel Bedford via Style Me Pretty 

 

White peony bouquet

White peony bouquet - Ana Lui Photography via SMP  

 

Anemone wedding bouquet

Anemones, jasmine, roses & eucalyptus bouquet - Photo: Chasewild via Magnolia Rouge 

 

Pink protea bouquet

Brea McDonald Photography via classicbrideblog.com  

 

Colorful bouquet with red ribbon

Colorful bouquet with red ribbon - Janna of WarmColor Photography via 100 Layer Cake 

 

Hydrangea bouquet

Hydrangea wedding bouquet - Photography: Anastasiya Belik via Mon Cheri 

 

Blue and yellow bouquet

Succulents with white and yellow flowers - Photography: Lynsey Creative via Wedding Chicks

 

Classy and timeless, a blush pink and gold wedding palette is perfect for an elegant, vintage or romantic wedding anytime during the year. Dress it up with lots of gold details or add blush and pink flowers everywhere. We love this combination, here is some inspiration and chic ideas we love...enjoy!

Blush and gold wedding inspiration

Blush and gold wedding inspiration via jenarichardsweddings.com 

Credits: Monique Lhuillier gown via Style Me Pretty  |  Tent decor via Tulle and Chantilly  |  Bridesmaids in blush gowns via Bing images  |  Jimm Choos in gold - Photo: Archetype Photography via Wedding Chicks  |  Blush and gold invitations via ohsobeautifulpapers.com  |  Wedding cake with gold dots by Bobbette and Belle via elegantweddinginvites.com 

 

Bubbly cake topper

Gold bubbly cake topper Photo: Justine Ungaro via Style Me Pretty 

 

Blush and gold table decor

Blush and gold wedding - Photo: Marisa Holmes via Brides.com  

 

Blush and gold wedding inspiration

Blush and gold garden wedding ideas and inspiration via Burnetts Boards 

 

Love bottle opener favor

Love bottle opener guest favor via jenarichardsweddings.com

 

Pink and gold macaroons

Pink and gold French macaroons via thebeverlyhillsinsider.com 

 

Blush and gold wedding ideas

Gold and blush wedding ideas and inspiration via Midwest Bride 

 

Rose Kate Spade Earrings

Rose Kate Spade Earrings via Nordstrom 

 

Amsale wedding gown

Amsale Spring 2016  Collection "Nava" strapless ball gown via amsale.com 

Gold striped bag

Metallic gold striped tote bag for the bridesmaids via jenarichardsweddings.com 

 

Rose quartz, gold and concrete wedding inspiration

Blush pink and gold wedding ideas and inspiration via South Bound Bride 

 

There is nothing cuter than boys in bow ties!  We have added a chic handmade Bow Tie Collection, ideal for ring bearers, Prom and all those special celebrations that call for dressing up. The bow ties are made with gorgeous silks and designer cottons, pre-tied and available in 4 sizes for babies, toddlers, boys and men. We hope to add new designs daily, here's a preview or view the entire collection at jenarichardsweddings.com... enjoy!

Seafoam bow tie with rainbow print

Seafoam organic cotton bow tie with a raindrop print

Red Bordeaux silk bow tie

Red Bordeaux silk bow tie 

Black bow tie with retro print

Black inspired cotton bow tie with retro print 

Red bow tie with anchor print

Red "Anchors Away" bow tie with anchor print 

Caribbean Blue silk bow tie

Caribbean Blue silk bow tie 

At the Zoo animal print bow tie

"At the Zoo" animal print bow tie 

 

Make a statement with stripes, pair them with pink, yellow gold for nautical celebrations or chic modern weddings. Have fun, be bold - wear a striped gown, tie striped ribbon to your bouquet, stripes on the bridesmaids dresses or on your reception tables. We love this look... here are some great ideas for incorporating stripes into your big day, enjoy!  

Chic ideas for using stripes in weddings

Ideas and inspiration for incorporating stripes into your wedding via jenarichardsweddings.com

Credits: Black and white striped table decor with emerald - Photo: Sara Libby Photography via ruffledblog.com  |  Striped Antonio Riva gown via antonioriva.it  |  Striped wedding cake with flowers by The Wild Orchid Cake Company via cake-geek.com   | Black and white with stripes wedding invitation suite via Cheree Berry Paper 

Bride holding bouquet with striped ribbon

Bride holding bouquet with preppy striped ribbon via Hey Wedding Lady 

 

Navy, pink and gold wedding decor

 Navy, pink and gold wedding reception decor via everylastdetail.com 

 

Bridesmaids in black and white stripes

Elegant bridesmaids in stripes - Photo: EK studios via colincowieweddings.com 

 

Navy striped heels

Navy striped heels - Photo: Hillary Maybery Photography via Style Me Pretty

 

Flower girls in striped dresses

Darling flower girls in dresses with bold stripes - Photo: Heather Rowland Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

Black and white striped table ideas

Modern ideas for using stripes in your wedding by Pizzazzerie via modwedding.com 

 

Bridesmaid in strapless dress with stripes

Bridesmaid in navy striped dress via Lindsay Flanagan Photography 

 

Cakes with stripes

 Wedding cakes with stripes via cake-geek.com 

 

Bridesmaids in striped dresses

Bridesmaids in striped dresses - Photo: Love & Light Photographs via oncewed.com  

 

Bride with striped umbrella

Bride with striped umbrella - Photo: Pavlina Jarošová via Style Me Pretty 

 

Bridesmaids in black and white striped dress

Chic bridesmaids in preppy striped dresses - Photo: One and Only Paris Photography via Style Me PrettyBlack and white striped tote bag

Black and white bliss tote bag for bridesmaids, may be personalized via jenarichardsweddings.com 

 

Bridesmaids in striped dresses

Bridesmaids in stripes - Photo: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography via Style Me Pretty 

 

A stylish gray and white wedding is very neutral yet can be quite elegant! A palette with beautiful shades of gray or silver and white is a gorgeous choice for weddings throughout the year. Below are some fabulous wedding ideas and inspiration we hope will help you see the modern beauty and simplicity of a gray and white wedding...enjoy!

Gray and white wedding inspiration and ideas

Gray and white wedding inspiration and ideas via jenarichardsweddings.com 

Credits: Peony bouquet via levusboutique.com  |  Astra gown from Mira Zwillinger  | Wedding cake: Gingersnap Sweets and Such - Photo: Clary Pfeiffer via Style Me Pretty  |   Bridesmaids gown: Leah by Jenny Yoo  |  Gray reception decor via Jose Villa Blog |  Rhinestone evening bag via Jena Richards Weddings  |  Jimmy Choo heels via Style Me Pretty 

 

White bridal bouquet

 White bridal bouquet via Magnolia Rouge 

 

Bridesmaids in gray gowns

Bridesmaids in gray gowns via Marissa Lambert Photography 

Badgley Mischka strappy heels

Badgley Mischka "Meghan" strappy silver gray heels via badgleymischka.com 

 

Gray wedding inspiration

Gray and white wedding inspiration via Midwest Bride 

 

Groomsmen in gray suits

Groom and groomsmen in gray suits - Photo: Brett Heidebrecht via Style Me Pretty 

 

Gray guest seating with lanterns

Gray seating decor for outside wedding via Photo: Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty 

 

Gray wedding gown

Bride in gray gown - Photo: Corbin Gurkin via Southern Weddings 

 

Gray wedding inspiration

Gray metallic wedding inspiration via Burnett"s Boards 

 

Gray table setting

Gray table setting - Mint Photography via heyweddinglady.com 

 

Gray macaroons

Gray macaroons via Pinterest 

Double heart wine bottle stopper favor

Double heart wine bottle stopper favor via Jena Richards Weddings 

 

Gray and neutral wedding inspiration

Gray and neutral wedding ideas and inspiration via elegantweddinginvites.com