How to Avoid Post Honeymoon Weight Gain

I would venture to say that most women lose weight before their wedding. Maybe you’ve been working out like crazy. At the very least, you’ve probably been paying close attention to the food you’ve been putting into your body. Whether you’ve been dieting and exercising, or losing weight due to stress, weddings seem to be the biggest occasion for which to whip that body into shape.

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Jenny Lee’s Peaches & Cream Wedding Inspiration Board


Bouquet Inspiration Photo:  Melissa Schollaert  |  Floral Designer:  Stylish Stems

Jenny Lee’s Request}
Hi, What a wonderful site! I am having a spring wedding on May 11. My color theme is: blush peaches and cream/ivory, with a splash of coral. My favorite flowers are: peonies, garden roses, ranunculus and dusty miller. I envision my floral decor to be simple yet elegant, with a rustic/vintage feel. I am also looking for a simple, low vase, centerpiece idea.  THANKS so much!

{Jenny Lee’s Bouquet & Centerpiece Details}
This yummy  bouquet via Southern Weddings features:  Light Apricot Garden Roses, Coral~Peach Ranunculus, Cream Peonies, Peach Rose Sprays, and Dusty Miller Greenery.  To finish this lovely bouquet, wrap with elegant Ivory Satin Ribbon and accent with a Florette Pearl Bouquet Buckle.  Happy Planning, Mindy



Victoria’s Rustic White Bouquet with Greenery Wedding Inspiration Board


 Bouquet Inspiration Photo:  Pure 7 Studios  |  Bouquet Designer:  Celestine’s Special Occasions

{Victoria’s Request}
Ugh! I feel like the colours I love and the styles I have chosen are in contrast to each other! Old school ball gowns and elegance, combined with wanting a rustic moody reception. I adore hydrangeas, and would like to include whites and greens in my bouquet, but want the branches and candles style reception. Can you show me how to make green look good in low light and how to combine elegant and rustic so I have a beautiful reception?

{Victoria’s Bouquet Details}
This lush and full bouquet via Style Me Pretty features:  White Rose Buds, Hydrangea Blooms, & Daisy Sprays, Green Snowballs, and Seed Eucalyptus Sprays & Maidenhair Fern Greenery.  Below is our rustic greenery centerpiece wedding design idea that features the use of low lighting.  Happy Planning, Mindy

Afloral GreeneryRustic Greenery in Reclaimed Wood Stump with Grapevine Ball and illuminated Votive Cups on a Moss Table Runner.



Danielle’s Fall Orchid & Calla Lily Wedding Inspiration Board


Bouquet Inspiration Photo:  Hallman Photo  |  Floral Designer:  Flowers By Fresh Cuts

{Danielle’s Request}
Oh my goodness, I’m so excited about this!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!! My wedding is Halloween 2013. Colors are purple, orange, green and gold. I don’t want shiny gold, but more of an antique gold. We’re going to have ceremony, reception and dance all in one large location which I call the “hall”. I want lights off and only decorations/candles to be giving the light. Definitely want references to Halloween but no orange pumpkins, more of a gothic look. As you can see I’m not using a lot of flowers. We’re going to suggest people come dressed in costume. I’m going to change dresses to a “costume dress” after the ceremony. The “hall” is actually a VERY ugly room. The walls will need to be covered completely as well as the ceiling. Thinking of using “scene setters” to cover the walls. There are built in benches along the two longest walls so the 4′ would actually cover up to 6′ of the wall. Then maybe black gossamer or vinyl to make a drop ceiling. I found instructions for a “hula hoop chandelier” I’m thinking of doing a few for the ceiling, Also or instead of, doily lanterns. I’d like to incorporate lace. And also want spiders on everything!!

{Danielle’s Bouquet Details}
This gorgeous combination of fall colors via ACPWC features:  Eggplant Calla Lilies, Deep Burgundy Dahlias, Yellow Orchids, Orange Calla Lilies & Orchids, and Green Orchids.  For a quick bridesmaid bouquet, use our premade Ranunculus Bridal Bouquet in Eggplant, Orange, Yellow, and Pink. To finish the bouquets, wrap with Midnight Plum Satin Ribbon.  Happy Planning, Mindy




Amanda’s Modern Fuchsia Bouquet with Succulents Wedding Inspiration Board



Bouquet Inspiration Photo:  Jenny Martell  |  Floral Designer:  Branching Out Events

{Amanda’s Request}
Hi!  I am having a really difficult time deciding on the bouquets that I want for my wedding. My wedding colors are dark gray (like a pewter), white, black, and dark pink (like a raspberry or fushia, but not purple or red). The dark pink is the accent color so I’d really like both my bouquet and my bridesmaids bouquets to be pink. Our theme is modern vintage. The flowers I like are hydrangea’s, peonies, roses, and calla lilies. The bouquets are the only flowers for the wedding (as of now), centerpieces are candles, but I’m still trying to figure those out.. Thanks for any inspiration!

{Amanda’s Bouquet Details}
This gorgeous modern bouquet via The Knot features:  Fuchsia Pink Open & Spray Roses, Rosey Pink Peonies, and Agave Succulents.  To finish your bouquet, add bright Fuchsia Calla Lilies and elegant Silver Satin Ribbon.  The bright centerpiece inspiration via Afloral includes:  Mercury Glass Vases, Fuchsia Peonies, Ranunculus, and Succulents.