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Y’all is it bad that my arms hurt a little from carrying boxes full of magazines? We’ve just sent off a ton of glossy pages and now I think my arms need a rest. Luckily, I had some fun product searching to do (one of my favorite things!) and got to put this post together. We’ll leave the weight training for later.

Natalie + Wade’s wedding (here + here) is one we love for not only it’s dreamy colors and venue, but for the customizable details that reflect their personality. If you want to get the same look, you’re in the right place!

A. Reminders of the new couple’s love and marriage were abounding at N + W’s wedding! We like how zinc letters acted as table decor.

B. Offering a basket full of parasols was a clever way to keep the sun out of guests faces while looking mighty pretty.

C. Natalie + Wade’s family and friends traveled from Tennessee and Texas to attend their Florida wedding. We think providing mixed CDs of the couple’s favorite love songs for the drive back was a brilliant idea! Package them in kraft holders like these. We also love these from Kraft and Jute — they have stitching on the sides!

D. We loved seeing photos of Natalie + Wade’s family strung throughout the reception site. Get the same effect with some twine and cute clothespins like the stained ones we found here.

E. The smallest details are often the ones that stand out to us. We love how the couple chose to mix and match ribbons and lace for their escort cards and tags. We think this thin velvet number is too perfect.

F. We think Natalie + Wade’s “Here Comes the Bride” banner was adorable. Make your own with some burlap, ribbon, paint and stencils from a craft store or buy one here.

G. Natalie had the right idea when she added a wreath to her hair adornments. After you take the veil off for the reception, you’ll still look fab with a sparkly headband. We love this one from Twigs and Honey.

H. The mixed and matched bridesmaids dresses at Natalie + Wade’s wedding were a wonderful way to coordinate ‘maids with different styles. We love this option from J.Crew in graphite.

I. There’s no denying that Natalie’s sparkly bow shoes were a hit! Follow in her footsteps with the same pair from Kate Spade. If you’re looking for something a bit different but equally scintillating, might we suggest this pair from BHLDN or this pair?

J. Wishing trees are a sweet way for guests to give you well-wishes, advice, thanks, or cute notes during the wedding. Provide some tags for them to fill in. We think these are adorable.

K. The hanging jars of flowers and tea lights caught our eye at the ceremony and reception. Achieve the same look with mason jars and pink ribbon — just be sure that they’re well secure and won’t fall! (We suggest browsing online for more secure wire hangers that you can attach ribbon to. Try here and here.)

L. The glittering banner at N + W’s reception caught our eye! Put a little sparkle in your guests’ eyes with a similar one, like this. Or maybe you’d like to make your own? We like these simple instructions.

M. Store favors or programs in a rustic wooden box or crate. We love this one for it’s chalkboard side!

N. Natalie decided to include a bouquet tile with her gorgeous blooms. The little addition can include a meaningful quote or your married monogram and wedding date.

Take a look at past “Get the Look” features from V4:
Romantic Plantation Wedding
Colorful Inn Wedding

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole

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The other day, my sister pinned DIY instructions on how to build your own farm table. I immediate repinned it! Y’all know I love big, heavy farm tables. There’s so much character in the wood grain, the little nicks and often, the back story. The best farm tables are built from hand and passed down through the generations.

I love that for Camille + Mark (here and here), who hosted an intimate gathering of only 19 guests, many of our favorite components were built just for them (no rentals here! Those three farm tables were specially made) or come straight from their homes.

For the same reason, I love that some of the finds we rounded up below are ways to personalize an already beautiful wedding. I hope you enjoy!

A. A hot pink dress will look marvelous against a streamer-decked ceremony arch. We love this one from BCBG.

B. Remember the little flags from Camille + Mark’s dessert table? Easily make your own by combining a few inches of Cute Tape with skewers. Use the leftover tape for favors bags and the like.

C. From tying invitations to hanging chair back signs, twine is always versatile. We love the raw look it has while still dressing up pretty paper details. Combine it with some scalloped kraft tags for even more fun.

D. We love the idea of a ring bearer bowl that you can customize with a sweet saying. Find one at Paloma’s Nest.

E. Y’all saw how much I raved about Camille + Mark’s invitations! One of my favorite parts was the custom handkerchiefs included. We love the options provided by Benign Objects. Perfect for catching tears of joy.

F. Xoelle bow ties are a favorite of ours. The colors in this little number would adorable on a ring bearer.

G. The curtain of ribbons at Camille + Mark’s ceremony was epic and beautiful. You could use multiple spools of ribbon like these from Joann’s or you could do what C + M did and buy a few yards of fabric. Tear the fabric instead of cutting to get a raw edge.

H. I love the meaning behind Camille + Mark’s unity sand ceremony. Use mini apothecary bottles with a cork top to keep the sands separate until the ceremony. You can find them on sites like Save on Crafts and We got these here.

I. For an added vintage flair, a pop of color and to make those treats look even sweeter, use a bright cake stand.

J. A can of gold spray paint can go a long way! We love the gold pomegranates that sat the the table settings. Achieve a similar look with just a few spritzes.

K. Colorful glass vases can make a table topped with flowers look even more full and fabulous. We love the options at Luna Bazaar.

L. Who else saw the lawn games at Camille + Mark’s wedding and had to have them? This bowling set from Pottery Barn is a great alternative if you can’t find a vintage alternative.

What are some ways you would personalize your wedding?

Take a look at past “Get the Look” features from V4:
Romantic Plantation Wedding

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Marissa reply

    Oh my gosh, Nicole! I need to learn how to make a barn table! Such a lovely idea! AND, I love this wedding! The colors are fabulous!

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Inspired by Brooke + Victor’s wedding? The key is matching that bright blue color. Here, our tips and tricks for doing so! Read on for some of our inspired sources.

A. The Moroccan-inspired lanterns at the reception were an interesting counterpoint to the rest of the crisp + clean design. We like these ones from World Market and these ones from Save on Crafts.

B. Patterned throw pillows add a colorful pop to white and dark wood lounge furniture. If you’re in Charleston, we recommend Snyder for event rentals! Pillows from CB2 and Ikea.

C. Even if you don’t use mason jars for drinking, they’re perfect for holding votives. Collect different sizes and vintage finishes at flea markets or garage sales, or opt for a new (and already clean!) set at Walmart.

D. Simple white cake pedestals let your confections shine. Find a large or small size at Crate and Barrel. We also love the Martha Stewart line at Macy’s.

E. A straw fan at each ceremony seat will keep guests cool during the ceremony. Find them in bulk at Beau Coup.

F. Hydrangeas are a gorgeous and economical option for bouquets and centerpieces. Ask your florist for them or place an order with Fifty Flowers.

G. Those planning a Charleston wedding can pick up the same chairs B + V used at Snyder Event Rentals for $1.50 each. Wedding elsewhere? Ask for a wooden slatted folding chair.

H. We found two bright blue alternatives for your maids, both on the Dessy site. The one on the left is from Alfred Sung in royal, and the number on the right is by Dessy in sapphire.

I. Old Navy’s flip flop sales are famous for a reason! Bring a few buds to get around the per-person cap and head to the mall when pairs go on sale for $1. Your dancing guests will thank you later!

J. Brooke’s shoes were by Stuart Weitzman, but we found two less expensive lookalikes for $58 (Vita in French blue) and $89 (Jeanette in royal blue) at Zappos.

What do you think? Would you be bold enough to go for such a bright color at your wedding? Let me know in the comments!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Emily Maxwell reply

    This is the color I picked for my wedding :) It’s outdoors in May, and the color is perfect on all of my bridesmaids, who range from my olive skinned Hispanic best friend and cousin to my fair skinned, red headed sister-in-laws-to-be. However, I’m using yellow as my accent color, the dresses will be this fabulous blue and their shoes will be yellow, and they’ll be carrying yellow tulips :) Sorry, about the long comment but I’m really excited about the color scheme! Y’all have an amazing blog and magazine, it’s been quite the inspiration for my wedding planning. Thank y’all so much!

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