GSS Weekly Recap :: Weddings Revisited

Our wedding inspiration and trends weekly recap has arrived! That means its Friday and the weekend is near. For all the couples uniting in marriage this weekend….Happy Wedding Day! This week we tickled your sense of smell and gave you some insight to different trends in flowers and their fragrant aromas. We featured a beautiful eco-friendly wedding that was so intimate and full of wedding inspiration! We showed you a beautiful how-to DIY project with yarn and cardboard letters sure to start a wedding trend!

GSS Tips From an Expert :: Olfaction :: Sweet Flower Scents

What’s your favorite flower smell?  This question received immediate response from my facebook friends, with several comments of “why” they liked that particular flower. “Gardenias remind me of my grandmother”,…”Roses were always my favorite, my mother grew them!”,….”Jasmine makes me think of weddings”…,

I really enjoyed reading the reasons why my friends like each particular flower.   The association of the flower itself, the smell and memories that each flower invoked was more than I asked for, but this is what flowers do to and for us…[read more]

GSS Featured Wedding :: Amber & Matt’s Eco Friendly Wedding :: Amie Otto Photography

We are thrilled to bring you a super fun eco-friendly wedding today via Two Bright Lights from Amie Otto Photography. We have been sharing a few eco-friendly wedding tips with you recently, and we wanted to share a wedding that used some of these ideas to decrease their carbon footprint. We were first drawn to this wedding when we saw the rings…they are so awesome! The bold style of the couple and carefree atmosphere is so [read more]

Let’s get CRAFTY :: DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monograms!

Monograms are extrememly popular at weddings nowadays and we love seeing the different variations and uses of them.  When we stumbled upon (literally- thank you StumbleUpon!) this DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monogram goodness from Wedding Photographer, Sarah Ortega– We fell in love.  Seriously, how adorable are these?!  And if you scroll down Sarah’s site, you’ll see an array of DIY goodies on the right hand side.  Wow, she’s crafty- and we’re envious! :)   So, check out her DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monogram tutorial from her [read more]

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Amber & Matt’s Eco Friendly Wedding :: Amie Otto Photography

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We are thrilled to bring you a super fun eco-friendly wedding today via Two Bright Lights from Amie Otto Photography. We have been sharing a few eco-friendly wedding tips with you recently, and we wanted to share a wedding that used some of these ideas to decrease their carbon footprint. We were first drawn to this wedding when we saw the rings…they are so awesome! The bold style of the couple and carefree atmosphere is so evident. Enjoy!!

Amber and Matt met at Amber’s parent’s 25th wedding anniversary dinner. Matt was the sommolier at the restaurant and Amber was a guest. He asked her about her tattoos, and the rest is history! They had a small wedding with only 16 guests at the Ashby Inn, in Paris VA, an eco-friendly venue. They had a 9 course meal, paired with different wines chose by Matt, who is currently the sommolier and general manager at Rouge 24, the hottest new restaurant in DC. Their ceremony featured songs by the Postal Service, sung by a close friend. Amber designed the programs, favor boxes and invitations. After dinner, the guests were treated to a bonfire with homemade marsh mallows and gourmet hot chocolate.

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Thanks so much Amie for sharing this beautiful wedding with us. Please visit her blog and website for more yummy wedding imagery!

If you have an engagement, wedding, day after, or anniversary session that you would like featured- Please send it to us at submissions@groomsoldseparately.com. We HEART submissions!

Floral Designer:  Growing Wild Floral Co

Reception Venue:  The Ashby Inn & Restaurant
Dress Designer:  Nicole Miller
Cake Designer:  Anthony Chavez
Heirlooms and extras:  Nordstrom
Jewelry:  Neissing
 

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GSS Tips About Floral and Design :: Green Speak :: Eco-Friendly Designs

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Ask anyone in town, who’s got the trees, Mitsumata, Manzanita, Birch and Curly Willow? Who has the most fence wood?

Talking people into going green has been our passion for several years.  Looking back a few years ago at Kathryn and Jack’s vision for their wedding makes me proud to say that green is in and here to stay. The entire wedding was presented in recycled fence wood we picked up for 4 months.  We then transformed the old wood into different configurations of boxes, including the cake stands and pews!  We’ve seen it, done it and it works.  Of course, having your wedding at Marie Gabrielle is a huge plus, with all of the Jan Barboglio décor, fountain and gardens.

All of the browns, copper, creams and gorgeous picture windows make it a perfect setting already. Kathryn’s choice was all white floral, tulips, hydrangeas, baby’s breath and of course, peonies!  We used many textures and only the natural greenery to the centerpieces in the boxes.  All of the wood, metal and glass worked perfectly well in harmony.

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We have used the boxes multiple times since then, and let others use them as well. Picking up on the venues décor, and enhancing it should be your main thought in designing your own wedding.  Whether you are getting married in a garden setting or in a beautiful ballroom, pay close attention to all of the colors in the room and find the best match in your color palette to blend with it. In planning your green wedding, there are now endless resources online just waiting to be found!  We can also take example from the amazing Royal Wedding; in that green was also the new couple’s theme for their wedding, setting a wonderful example for the world.

All above images courtesy of Jennifer Yarbro

 

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