Wednesday, June 27, 2012

~Barn Wedding Ceremony Decor~

Ohhhh yes I am super duper excited to help plan, coordinate and style some amazing 
barn weddings 
this year!

I have THREE weddings alone at Pickering Barn this summer . . .

and for one of them we are re-creating this look
(AND this is even the venue!)
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        Photo by One Love Photography


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Aren't these just super chill, fun and relaxed? LOVE Barn Weddings, can't wait to share all of the ideas and decor with you all!!!

Have you been to a Barn Wedding?  If so, what did you love about it???

Monday, June 25, 2012

~Two-toned Bridesmaid Dresses~

               There is just something fun and playful about a two-toned bridesmaid dress.
Check these out!

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                                         They are pretty cute, right?!

                                               ~Simply by Tamara Nicole~

Saturday, June 23, 2012

~Make Your Own Wedding Candy Bar~

Happy weekend friends!

Yes today I am covering a hugely popular topic in weddings these days . . .
The Candy Bar

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Gone are the days of useless favors.
I mean who doesn't love some candy right?
The good thing is, your guests can pick and choose what they want to snack on.
Some people don't like to eat cake . . . so their dessert is some yummy treats!

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What you need:
1) Jars/Platters
My favorite way to display the candy is in apothecary jars.  They are just so elegant and fun in all different shapes and sizes.  Make sure to use all different heights to add depth to your candy bar display
Also add in some fun cake pedestals, cute!

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Here is where you really can have fun! Choose your favorite candies to share with your guests.  Make sure to include a variety . . . some people love chocolate and some fruit 
(if you are like me you love it all!)
For aesthetic purposes make sure the colors of your candy match your wedding decor.  Having a white and blush pink wedding . . . look for candies in these colors.  Having all kinds of fun bright colors?  More choices for you!

My fave places to buy candy for wedding candy bars are
1) Candy Warehouse
2) Amazon.  
Yes Amazon! Has some fun varieties of candy for affordable prices in bulk.

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Make sure to have many options, I suggest around 9-13 different types to give a good variety and to fill out the display.

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Although we are calling it a "candy bar" . . . feel free to add some fun desserts as well to add some more variety.  Think mini cheesecake bites, doughnuts, cake pops, etc.  Have fun!

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3) Scoops, Prongs
You can get these easily.  Beware: the plastic tongs tend to break so maybe if you go this route, buy extra? 

4) Bags
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This is really one of my favorite parts of the Candy Bar.  Have fun with it! Having a laid back vintage or rustic wedding?  Get paper bags and add your special touch through labels or a doily, etc.  A little more playful/fun wedding?  

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You can find bags on Etsy that are in fun designs such as polka dot, chevron

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 or stripes.

Feeling crafty?  You can create your own design and print on your own bags (tutorial here), or stamp and emboss something fun on them! 

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I have seen a lot of:
"Love is Sweet"
"Sweet Love"
"Thank You"
"Love Sweet Love"
"Thanks for making our special day Sweet"

Be creative!

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5) Signage
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Yet again another favorite part.  Make a cute sign, write on a chalkboard, make a banner, whichever matches with your overall decor.

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ALSO make sure to label your candies, you can even add cute things such as "Groom's favorite: ____" etc. Anyway to personalize your candy station will make it stand out! Tie a coordinating ribbon around the jar and put the label on the ribbon in front.  Simple yet super cute and then your guests won't have to guess what things are.

6) Decor

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To tie in to your wedding theme, decor, etc. feel free to add any decor elements you want.  

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A fun linen on the table
A vintage farm table
Vintage props, crates
Manzanita tree or Curly willow branches.

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There are so many options.

I promise you if done right this not only will be a huge hit at your wedding, but it will make for some amazing photos!


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

~Happy First Day of Summer!~

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First day of summer, and the beginning of the crazy summer wedding season!

My head is swarming full of wedding ideas, DIY crafts, wedding details and plans for so many weddings this summer.  
Stay tuned for some major fun eye candy as well as some AMAZING couples that I have the joy to work with.

Lucky girl I am:)


Friday, June 15, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

~Our Rustic Root Beer Styled Shoot FEATURED!~

Ummm yes uber excited to share with you our hard work and our fun shoot featured over at Bridal Bar Blog today!

Go check it out here

and leave some major love!

Can't wait to share more recent weddings and shoots with you guys!
20 weddings for 2012 . . . one every weekend now for a few months, SO much fun to share!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

~Wedding Color Schemes: Mint Green~

I have been dreaming of mint chocolate chip ice cream . . .
and every time I think of my childhood favorite ice cream flavor, I think about how adorable the color is.

How fun would it be to style a mint green wedding, and have a midnight snack of mint chocolate chip ice cream cones . . . just saying!

Ok maybe overboard, but that's what us planners dream of you know?

Some mint wedding yummy-ness:
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Ok Seattle brides who wants a mint wedding?!?!
Particularly mint gold and ivory? :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

~Another Sweet Review! From Lindsey, thanks love!~

Awww I truly am blessed with amazing clients, who become good friends.  

I have been texting with my bride from 5/19/12 to see how her honeymoon went:)
She let me know that she had written a review for me.

Checked it out and I am in awe.  Lindsey you are so sweet and I wish you and Mike the best life together, you two were SO fun and easy going and the wedding was purely perfect!

"Tamara did and amazing job, we used her for our day of coordinating which put our minds at ease! Not only does she make use that everyone is on schedule she even decorated the tables for the reception which was amazing! She is VERY creative and helpful, Tamara puts your mind at ease and is always there if you have questions or ideas. I would even text her late at night and she would get back to me either right away or the next day. Tamara is very affordable much better than a lot of other places I had looked into and she is ADORABLE,FUN,AND OUTGOING! Our pastor even made the comment that Tamara is the best coordinator that he has worked with and he's done hundreds of weddings! Choose Tamara and she will make your day spectacular and run very smooth!"

Awww thanks Lindsey!!! You just made my month:)

More photos from Garrett Davis Photography soon from this amazing wedding.

(feeling loved)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

~Chocolate Wedding Cakes~

Happy weekend everyone!

Can I tell you . . . it is SO hard to find some fun eye candy chocolate wedding cakes . . . anywhere! Almost every single one you see are fun colors, white or ivory with accents.  Not many are chocolate!

I have this amazingly fun bride who really really wants a German chocolate cake to fit with her purple and brown wedding this December.  SO I am on the hunt to find some amazing inspiration for her!

Feast your eyes on 
Chocolate Wedding Cakes

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And there we have it, some amazing chocolate cakes from around the web.  Which one if your favorite?!

This one's for you Jo and Peter!!!

Enjoy your weekend everyone:)

~Simply by Tamara Nicole~