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Real Rustic Spring Wedding {Lemon, Charcoal & Navy}

Spring is here!  ...and what better way to get inspired than by checking out Hannah + Marc's rustic chic wedding we discovered on onewed.com. The combination of bold lemon yellow, brilliant dark navy, and charcoal accents is what really makes this masterpiece wedding stand out. And, of course, any wedding that takes place at a venue with an old distressed barn (Tools Bend Barn) will melt our hearts any day!

A gorgeous setting in Knoxville, Tennessee with the perfect seasonal color combination, Hanna + Marc's wedding was a must see for our readers here at The Bridal District.  And huge props to photographer Jamie Clayton for capturing this event so magnificently! Enjoy!!

This Tennessee barn is simply breathtaking! Need I say more?

Love the combination of billy balls and ranunculus used in their centerpieces.

Alternate lemon and navy groomsmen ties tie the color combination together so sweetly.

Their wedding cake by Daisy Cakes looks so vibrant, warm, and delicious!

Wedding Photography: Jamie Clayton Photography • Wedding Planner: One Enchanted Evening • Bridal Shop: White Lace and Promises • Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters • Wedding Cake: Daisy Cakes • Wedding Band: Smooth Groove • Bridal Hair: Leslie Bryant • Wedding Flowers: Lisa Foster Floral Design • Decorations & Rentals: All Occasions Party Rentals

Jennifer Meyer Jewelry {Designs For The Everyday Woman}

I adore Jennifer Meyer. She's ambitious, determined, and focused... the key characteristics of what an entrepreneur is truly all about. Learning the art of jewelry making from her beloved grandmother at the age of six, she ventured into her own unique designs several years later. She started off working in the public relations department for two of the world’s leading fashion houses – Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren, and eventually started her own label in 2005.

Her introduction at www.jennifermeyer.com reads, "Her goal was to create elegant, yet substantial pieces for women to wear every day. She wanted pieces that were classic and clean, personal and versatile, and most importantly that would withstand the test of time." She created just that.

Jennifer wanted designs for every day women.  Jewelry that made a statement.  Jewelry that had a story behind it. Jennifer’s jewelry is the perfect balance of understated elegance and unparalleled quality. Oh yeah, and all pieces are handmade with love in the good ol' US of A.

I am a HUGE turquoise/aqua fan... especially when paired with gold. That is precisely why the above pieces grabbed my affection so quickly.  Her signature wishbone necklace (pictured above, right) is simple, classy, and sophisticated all at once.

Affectionate words are displayed sweetly on these two pieces - Diamond Jet'aime Necklace and Gold Love You Necklace. What a way to make a statement!

Her Gold Leaf Pendants come either in solid gold or brilliantly sparkled with diamonds.

And since we are a wedding blog after all, we chose the perfect options for brides! White & Gold Diamond Stick Necklace and Turquoise & Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace. Both beauties!

Top of you entire ensemble with these sweet studs - Diamond Lowercase "e" Stud Earring and Gold Heart Studs.

And how charming are these initial pendant options for your lovely bridesmaids? Rose Gold Initial Pendant Necklace and Yellow Gold and Diamond Initial Pendant Necklace. LOVE these!

And her designs certainly don't stop there. You can check many mores at her website, Jennifer Meyer. Her products can also be found at the following retailers.

Barneys | Net-A-Porter | Roseark | ShopBop | YLANG|23

Thank you Jennifer Meyer for designing such beautiful, simple, elegant, classy, charming, inspirational jewelry. We can't wait to see your new and upcoming designs!

Oh, and be sure to follow Jennifer Meyer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for even more inspiration!

Vintage Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses {Retro, Chic, Beautiful}

For those of you (and I know there are many!) who desire to turn their wedding into a vintage affair, we have a lovely variety of vintage and vintage inspired bridesmaid dresses to help dazzle your wedding fashion choices. No longer are the days of structured, one toned, one dimensional bridesmaid dresses. We've discovered that brides today prefer a variety... some with ruffles, some with lace, perhaps some blue, maybe a little pink. After all, those lovely ladies deserve some creative fashionable fun, don't they?

Whether you are scouring online shops and second hand stores for genuine vintage dresses or desire newly inspired replicas, here is a variety that is sure to get your creative juices flowing. These dresses also look sensational with the right touch of jewelry and accessories. Enjoy!

Natural colors and lace make for a gorgeous addition to farm & barn inspired weddings

LOVE LOVE LOVE these mismatched colorful dresses. Goes perfectly with bright flowers!

WOW is all I can say to this elegant combination of lacey, light colored dresses with simple baby's breath bouquets. So very sweet.

Vintage & Lace had a stunning variety of vintage dress ideas to match your palette. We especially likes this minty green variety.

It's all about being retro! Add that pop! of color using bright dresses of all different styles and varieties.

This just goes to show how different vintage inspired dresses can be. The possibilities are endless!

And for those of you seeking that hot Hollywood, Mod, Mad Men inspired apparel, here's to you! Check out Mod Cloth - they have an amazing variety of retro & vintage inspired dresses!

Tutorial: Tissue Pom-poms {DIY inspiration}

If you've recently been to a wedding, bridal shower, or any type of celebration for that matter, you've probably seen some adorable, colorful fluffy puffs of paper dangling around. These charming decorations are the ever trending paper pom poms. I LOVE paper pom poms, they bring such a joyous element to any event and they're such a simple item that anyone can make at home. I saw this tutorial on HGTV and thought I'd share it with you creative minds! So fun and simple... enjoy!

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Materials Needed
  • colorful tissue paper
  • scissors
  • florist wire
  • ribbon

Fold Tissue Paper

Layer six to 10 sheets of standard-sized tissue paper on a flat surface. Fold width wise in an accordion-fold pattern.

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Cut Ends

Use sharp scissors to cut both ends of the folded tissue paper into a point.

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Secure Center

Bind the center of the tissue with florist wire. Tie a ribbon onto the wire so the finished pom-pom can be suspended.

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Fluff Tissue

Gently pull apart layers of tissue and fluff them to form a sphere. Alternate between pink, lime green and white tissue to create a striped effect or choose paper in varying shades of the same color for a floral effect.

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Have an event where you used tissue pom poms? Please email us at info(at)thebridaldistrict.com and tell us all about it!

Real Wedding: Vintage Backyard Wedding {Catie + Ben}

To say I'm madly in love with this vintage inspired wedding would be putting it mildly. There's not one thing I do not adore about Catie + Ben's wedding I discovered on Green Wedding Shoes. The décor is impeccable - the perfect blend of rustic and vintage... the old hanging doors, the windows, the antique lamps and clocks. The desserts are displayed so "tastefully", and the soda table is nothing short of adorable! I think my favorite part is that casual flare of hosting a good old fashioned backyard wedding... and there are so many DIY elements that must have been so much fun to prepare! Enjoy!

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Catie and her mom designed her wedding dress, then Catie’s mom made it! Her veil and flower in her hair were made by her cousin Hailey (who also made the cake). The bouquets + boutonnieres were by Emily Burton.

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Thanks Catie & Ben for sharing your amazing day with Green Wedding Shoes. I foresee a LOT of pinning going on!