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April’s weddings just seem to be the perfect fit for this wonderful spring season we’re in, don’t they? Another month of fab real weddings have gone by and now Emily, Marissa and I are rounding up the highlights! Grab an Arnold Palmer and join us, won’t you?

FAVORITE WEDDING DRESS: Emily has a deep appreciation for the classic, so Elizabeth’s lace dress was a top pick for her. Marissa was taken with Callie’s romantic gown with a pretty satin bow and I loved the peachy keenness of Stacy’s dress.

FAVORITE BRIDESMAID DRESS: The rich blue lace overlay on Amelia’s bridesmaids dresses were an instant favorite of mine. Marissa couldn’t get enough of Elizabeth’s ‘maids’ easy-going but elegant skirt and top combos. Emily was a fan of Crystal’s uniform bridesmaids — the ruffles and pink sashes get us every time!

FAVORITE FEMALE ACCESSORY: When Emily first saw Beverly’s wedding, she was instantly attracted to the cheerful yellow pashminas that the bridal party rocked. I had a bit of shoe-envy when I saw Crystal’s fab blue pumps. Marissa found herself in the same position when we featured Stacy’s glittery bow flats.

FAVORITE MENSWEAR: I loved how positively elegant Carlton and his groomsmen looked, despite a last minute tux emergency! Alex’s striped blue tie and seersucker pocket square shot to the top of Marissa’s favorites in menswear while Emily loved the unique burlap and key boutonniere that Dan sported.

FAVORITE DETAIL: Who else could resist the fun signage at Callie + Paul’s wedding? The fun detail was an instant favorite of Marissa’s. Emily adored the pink floral monogram that dressed up a hay bale at Crystal + Trip’s wedding and I was drawn to the fun and colorful glassware and vases that decorated the tables at Stacy + Adam’s reception.

FAVORITE CEREMONY: For Marissa, Stacy + Adam’s ceremony under a draped altar was perfection. The homemade details and fun colors of Callie + Paul’s wedding stole Emily’s heart. I opted for the simple and charming tree-shaded ceremony of Ansley + Carlton.

FAVORITE BOUQUET: I just couldn’t resist picking Ansley’s bouquet this month! The rich colors and mix of unique flowers won my vote. Classic and feminine with peonies and roses, Crystal’s bouquet was the choice for Emily, while Marissa was head over heels for Stacy’s full summery bouquet of sherbet-colored flowers.

FAVORITE SWEET: I think everyone’s mouth was watering when we saw the s’mores full of homemade marshmallows at Elizabeth + Alex’s wedding. It was an instant favorite of Emily’s! The clean and frosted peach-decked cake at Stacy + Adam’s wedding was the sweet of choice for Marissa, while Casey + Wojtek’s buttercream-frosted cake hit at my weak spot.

FAVORITE PHOTO: As soon as Emily saw the fun confetti throw at Stacy + Adam’s wedding, she knew it was going to be a highlight! How much fun does that look?? Marissa loved seeing the joy on the faces of Elizabeth + Alex’s bridal party after their ceremony while I instantly fell in love with the beautiful first dance moment at Callie + Paul’s wedding.

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What do you think of these highlights from April’s Real Weddings? What details did you love?

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nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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It’s no secret that I’m a fabric junkie. I love all things textile-related and I have an overflowing drawer full of fabric at home that tells me that I find fabric faster than I know what to do with them.

Lucky for us, there are people like Andi of Andi Mans, who turn the patterns and colors of fabric we love into something purposeful and pretty. Her fabric backdrop streamers are country chic and I’m digging how she used pinking shears to get a zigzag edge. Couldn’t you see yourself saying your “I Do’s” under the the limbs of oak trees with this backdrop behind you? Or maybe set it behind the dessert bar at the reception?

To Enter: Head to Andi’s Etsy shop and take a look around. Come back here and tell us where you would put the fabric backdrop! For ANOTHER entry, tweet “I just entered the @andimans giveaway on the @iloveswmag blog today!” Then come back here and leave a SEPARATE comment telling us you did so!

Win: One backdrop streamer in floral Southern peach fabric!

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  1. avatar Kara reply

    We are getting married under a big oak tree and I would LOVE to have this hanging behind us when we say our vows! It matches perfectly with our pink, peach and coral color scheme too!

  2. avatar Andrea reply

    The southern peach fabric backdrop streamer is absolutely beautiful and is the perfect match for my wedding colors! This would look amazing as the back drop in my photo booth!

  3. avatar Andrea reply

    I follow you on twitter (@andreainguanti) and left a comment!

  4. avatar Jen Behnke reply

    These colors are so amazing, it gives off a feeling of warmth and cozy with elegance of true beauty. I would love to have this behind some pictures of my fiance and I!

  5. avatar Jen Behnke reply

    I left a comment as my twitter status @funlovingjen

  6. avatar Nikki Palazzo reply

    I love these streamers!! My fiance and I are getting married in November, and our color scheme is all white and naturals. These streamers fit in perfectly :-) !

    I would do a few things with the streamers! First, I would put the fabric backdrop at the entry-way to our reception ballroom (right behind the guest book table). Then, I would use ribbons or cute clothes pins to hang our guest’s escorts cards!! I have been looking around for ways to hang the table assignments, and these fabric streamers are the perfect fit.

  7. avatar Rebecca Hollis reply

    I love the fabric backdrop!!! It would be perfect for a silly photo area or even as a backdrop for our ceremony. We are getting married outside and the fabric backdrop would be perfect for that. Also, I love Andi’s Etsy site. She had cute hair pieces as well which is something I am looking for!

  8. avatar Liz D reply

    one of these would look cute behind the welcome/sign in table with our guest book at the reception!

  9. avatar Christina reply

    I am not having a fabulous Southern wedding (yet!) but my best friend is!! The backdrop streamer matches her sweet, whimsical style perfectly & the Southern peach fabric hints to her March wedding colors- soft blush and gray. I’d love to gift her this backdrop to either use for her sure-to-be-hilarious photo booth or bridal shower tea. It would be a fabulous addition to either event!

  10. avatar Heather reply

    I think I would use the streamers as a backdrop for our photobooth!!! It would be adorable! :) And, then I would offer it to a friend of mine who is getting married in the mountains a couple months after us… it would be the prize that’s a winner for at least 2 brides! :)

  11. avatar Courtney Cross reply

    I would use it as a backdrop for the photobooth area!

  12. avatar Kelley reply

    This lovely peach background would be perfect behind our doughnut and cookie bar! Since our reception is being held outside at the Winter Park Racquet Club in Orlando, Florida, this backdrop is the perfect airy solution that we’ve been looking for!

  13. avatar Kelley reply

    I just tweeted, “I just entered the @andimans giveaway on the @iloveswmag blog today!” woo!

  14. avatar Layne reply

    I would LOVE thses streamers as a gorgeous backdrop behind the old fashioned fun candy bar at our reception! My grandpa started an old fashioned candy store in Florida back in the 60’s and now my Daddy owns it. We couldn’t think of a better way to make our wedding even sweeter!

  15. avatar Katie reply

    These are gorgeous! I would use the southern peach backdrop for our photo booth! It would look great!!

  16. avatar Mandy reply

    This is co cute and would be perfect for the photo booth backdrop! Reminds me of some of my late Granny’s fabric. A perfect combination of something “old & new” all at once and a treasured keepsake afterwards!

  17. avatar Laura reply

    I love the floral Southern peach fabric, those are exactly my colors! The streamers would look great hanging behind the dessert table, with a sign in front saying “How Sweet it is to be Loved by You” We’re getting married in NC, got to have some James Taylor :)

  18. avatar Farren reply

    I am planning my sister a bridal shower and the peach streamers would be the perfect touch behind my cupcake display!

  19. avatar laura thompson reply

    need this for photo booth backdrop at weddings! please…

  20. avatar Katie reply

    These are gorgeous! They would be perfect for our photo booth!

  21. avatar Maple reply

    I’d use this for my wedding dessert table or photo backdrop!!

  22. avatar Maple reply

    I just tweeted about the giveaway!

  23. avatar Jenny H. reply

    For my wedding, I’d love to have this backdrop for our formal pics.

  24. avatar Davonne Head reply

    I love the Blue Fabric Backdrop Streamers, it would look perfect behind my dessert bar at my wedding.

  25. avatar sarah reply

    i would love to hang these streamers near our cake or desserts!

  26. avatar Sara reply

    I have been wanting to do streamers!!! I was thinking of putting them behind the head table and behind the dessert table! I’m not really in love with the backdrop or walls of my venue, so this would really give it that extra bit of love <3

  27. avatar Vickie reply

    My daughter is using the beautiful peach theme colors in her wedding. It would be perfect for her wedding in Atlanta, GA as a background for her photo booth. She will be as pretty as a “Geogia peach” standing in front of it on her wedding day.

  28. avatar madelynne miller reply

    I would use the fabric backdrop behind the guest book / favor table at the reception location. It’s so pretty!

  29. avatar madelynne miller reply

    I just tweeted about this giveaway!

  30. avatar Susan reply

    I have a loft at my wedding venue that this would be perfect to put in (the turquoise ones because they are my wedding colors) and then turn it into a makeshift photo booth! Love it! :)

  31. avatar Hannah reply

    Hi! This is AMAZING! I am getting married March 10th and our whole wedding theme is souther/shabby chic…and eco friendly! We actually have our wedding altar/arch made from birch. Currently it is plain, but attaching these fabric beauties would REALLY add a lot! The ones shown in this post even match our colors. Love love love. I also tweeted from @hannah_zier

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  32. avatar Hannah reply

    oops! i realize i was supposed to leave a separate comment for the tweet haha.. I just tweeted from @hannah_zier!

  33. avatar tara reply

    this is beautiful! i would wrap it around the gorgeous old pecan tree we are getting married in front of for an amazing backdrop!

  34. avatar Kristy reply

    I would like to put them by the dessert table :)

  35. avatar AJ reply

    These would make a backdrop for the photo booth!

  36. avatar AJ reply

    I tweeted about the giveaway too :) (@SingleandSaving)

  37. avatar Mandy reply

    I just tweeted about this contest too! @mandylou82

  38. avatar Layne reply

    I would LOVE thses streamers as a gorgeous backdrop behind the old fashioned fun candy bar at our reception! My grandpa started an old fashioned candy store in Florida back in the 60’s and now my Daddy owns it. We couldn’t think of a better way to make our wedding even sweeter with this family tradition! :)

  39. avatar Jessica reply

    I would love the turquoise streamers for my ceremony. I’m getting married over looking the beach and I think the turquoise would look amazing against the ocean.

  40. avatar Brooke reply

    I would love these streamers to hang behind the place where my groom and I are exchanging vows. They would go prefect with our theme of “country meets coast” and would also help cover up the power box that happens to be right behind us! I’ve been trying to figure our how to cover it up and now I know!!

  41. avatar Melissa reply

    I would love to use this (or something like it if I don’t win) as the backdrop to my homemade photo booth!

  42. avatar Stephanie Martinez reply

    I would hang the adorable shabby chic streamers behind my wedding cake/dessert table! It would be the icing in the cake, since it perfectly fits with out peach/pale pink southern wedding theme.

  43. avatar Stephanie Martinez reply

    I just tweeted my contest entry!

  44. avatar Jasmin Gipson reply

    I would use these for my backdrop behind my rustic wedding cake!! I have a plain white wall so decor would be a must.

  45. avatar Suzette Kersey reply

    I can just picture this background behind our Candy Table at the reception. Our theme is vintage/shabby chic with a very Southern twang! The reception will be at our church gym so needless to say it will need all the decorating it can get… a breezy backdrop like this would be lovely.

  46. avatar Suzette Kersey reply

    I just tweeted “I just entered the @andimans giveaway on the @iloveswmag blog today!” =)

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  48. avatar Kelly reply

    I would put the Etsy fabric streamers behind my escort card table or use it as the backdrop for my photo kiosk.

  49. avatar Kelly reply

    I just tweeted that I entered the contest (@kckalmar).

  50. avatar anna vogel reply

    i would put the streamers as a backdrop to our photobooth at our wedding!

  51. avatar cleesmile reply

    would go beautifully in our outdoor mini reception immediately following the ceremony :) where we’ll be serving snacks before the actual reception!

  52. avatar Kaelie reply

    Our wedding next summer will take place by the lake under two birch trees; I would string the gorgeous fabric backdrop between the two trees. The fabric backdrop streamers fit my wedding vision perfectly!

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Best of 2011 :: Ceremonies

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Though so much attention gets paid to the reception and small details, we like to shift the focus back to the most important part of the day: the ceremony. In honor of the moment you say “I do,” here are our top ten ceremonies or ceremony details from 2011.

A baby’s breath altar for a ceremony in a field (photo by Stephen Devries; originally seen here)

A casual beach ceremony, complete with seating on family quilts (photo by Maile Lani; originally seen here)

A rustic floral arch for a farm ceremony (photo by Jodi Miller; originally seen here) and a light and airy arbor for a beach ceremony (photo by Paul Johnson; originally seen here)

A colorful and fun ribbon aisle treatment (photo by Kate Byars; originally seen here)

Garden-party aisle arrangements (photo by Veil & Bow; originally seen here) and cowboy hat tossing petals (photo by Lauren Larsen; originally seen here)

A ceremony in a pecan grove (photo by Josh Moates of Kim Box; originally seen here)

Dainty ribbons at a beachside ceremony (photo by Brooke Images; originally seen here)

A darling flower girl and banner (photo by Phindy Studios; originally seen here)

Let us know your favorite below!

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