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Inspiration – Part Two

August 20th, 2010 by     

Continuing from my last post, I wanted to finish up my current obsessions. Most of these are just tiny little details, many of which Dahlia Dude and I will DIY. My last post (Inspiration: Obsessions!) saw Dahlia Dude’s boutonniere, my favorite cake design so far, the revamping of the wrist corsage, an awesome balloon Save the Date, book inspired tables and bouquets, and our soccer and Chipotle inspired photo-shoots! So now, I’ll share some more adorable small touches that I stumbled across on one of my favorite blogs: Wedding Obsessions from

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So the above picture kind of goes along with the other book inspired table settings from my last post, but I had to share this one as well! Maybe it’s because I’m really just a gigantic child at heart, but I think that this is absolutely adorable. Have vintage children’s books as part of the centerpieces? Awesome!

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So this photo inspiration kind of goes along with my photography kick. This photo was taken during the Father of the Bride’s toast. Adorable, right? I must admit, this wasn’t exactly a moment that I was too worried about planning out. But after seeing this, I’ll definitely have to have our photographer capture this moment. My dad isn’t exactly the most emotional man on the planet (in fact, he’s rather cynical), but I am a daddy’s girl, and I will definitely want to remember this moment long after the wedding is over.

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We’ve all seen it: the cute picture of the newlyweds sitting outside (or inside) the reception area. And as much as I love this little touch, Dahlia Dude and I wanted to look for something a little different. And then I stumbled upon this. Adorable, right? And the best part is that it gives me an opportunity to show off my (what I think are) awesome Photoshop skills!! Yet another way to personalize the reception area, as well as save some money!

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Miniature. Fruit. Popsicles. How awesome is that? First of all, who doesn’t want to be reminded of laid-back summer days as a kid? You know, the really hot ones where you played outside in the sprinkler for hours? And then mom or dad would come out with ice cold popsicles? Those were the days, right? Anyway, I feel like this is a sophisticated twist on those childhood memories. And, again, it can all be DIY. You can find fruit pop recipes all over the internet. Just make them a few days in advance, freeze them, and have your venue hand them out either during your cocktail hour, or as dessert. Or both. I’m sure you won’t have any left over afterwards!

So that is my last (for now) inspiration picture for all of you. You’re all probably relieved that this is the end, as I’ve bombarded you with photo after photo after photo. I wanted to reiterate that I have no idea if I’ll be able to use all of these in our upcoming nuptials, but I have a special place in my heart for each detail and just wanted to share them with you. I hope that I’ve inspired you all, even if you don’t use these exact ideas on your Big Day. So, what about you? And details that you just couldn’t get out of your head? Inspiration pictures that drive you crazy? Share them!!

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