Pinterest.com is the social media site that everybody is talking about. With swelling visitor numbers, despite still being invitation-only, it is already showing that its popularity is well deserved, thanks to its innovative design and style.
Statistics show that the majority of Pinterest’s users are female, and 97% of those who ‘like’ the site on Facebook are women. Whether this will even out over time remains to be seen, but for the time being the proliferation of the imagery of arts and crafts, recipes, and expensive shoes on the site are, rightly or wrongly, fulfilling many stereotypes about women’s interests and concerns.
When Pinterest users spot an image they like on a website, they can share it with their followers on their Pinterest page. This is known as “pinning” an image. Others who see that pin can then ‘like’, comment upon, or “repin” the image, i.e. share it on their own page. Pins are organized on customized “boards”, so that the images are themed.
Its focus on the visual has made Pinterest a central hub of beautiful imagery. Whether it is virtual shopping lists, dream home photography or close-up shots of homemade food, Pinterest members are making the most of the medium to provide themselves with pictorial representations of how they wish their life to be.
One way in which people are taking advantage of Pinterest’s features is to brainstorm ideas for their wedding. Boards for wedding planning, bridesmaids’ dresses, wedding cakes, bridal paraphernalia, jewelry and flowers are pinned and repinned with gay abandon, providing shared ideas about the vital details which combine to make a bride’s day perfect. These visual storyboards show trends and hopes, where women take inspiration from celebrities and fashion designers and work out how to translate them to their own big day.
Wedding boards on Pinterest are also proving helpful for individual women to show whoever will be decorating their cake, arranging their flowers, or making their dress exactly what they want. When my planner asked for my ideas on decor or floral bouquets, I was able to send her my pins for quick reference.”
The popularity of planning nuptials on Pinterest means that there is no shortage of ideas on the site. Even if none of your friends are planning their own wedding, a quick search reveals thousands of pins from other people on the subject.
When you start to refine your tastes, it is easy to delete pins if you have changed your mind about your color scheme, or if something that appealed to you at the start of the process no longer has a place. Friends and family who also use Pinterest can give you feedback on your ideas, and it is even possible to create shared boards, where multiple people have permission to post. You could start a board where all your bridesmaids can pin their favorite pictures, and another for you and your Maid of Honor to plan the bachelorette party activities.
Gone are the days of scrapbooks, scissors and glue for wedding planning storyboards. Nowadays, Pinterest is the place to plan your wedding hairstyle, shoes, table decorations and wedding favors. Its advantages are clear, from the ability to easily share your pin boards with others, to having access to considerably more inspirational images than could be found in wedding magazines or brick-and-mortar shops.
While Pinterest.com may still be finding its place in the social media sphere, it is firmly establishing itself as an essential source of eye candy and fantasy visualizations. Its use, therefore, as a tool for wedding planning is obvious. After all, if a woman can’t dream of fairy tales and perfection for her wedding day, then when can she?
At our wedding my aunt had an idea for an Original Guest Book. You get a ceramic plate made with legs on the bottom so it will stand up on any counter. You bring it to the wedding with a bunch of water color paints in tons of colors and an equal number of paint brushes. The paint brushes should be in various sizes to mix things up but not too thick because you don’t want anyone to hog all the room or their names be way bigger than the next person. This are some of the names.
When the guests are finished you have to send the plate back to the original potter and they will glaze the plate so it will last forever. It would be best not to mail something like this, so my aunt who had this brilliant idea took it back and got it finished for us.
Here it is today in our house, a reminder of our wedding day, the people we love and lost, and a great place to keep fruits and vegetables on the counter.
PS. My sister has one too.
For a Rustic Guest Book I recommend the wooden slabs. They don’t break but have all the wonderful qualities of our ceramic plate.
If you have any other great guest book ideas send them our way and we will add them to the blog.
June 3, 2014.
All for now. Sheila, Robin, Shelly, Allie
Let Love Grow with Seeds for Guest Gifts
Make Your Wedding Day Memorable, Unique . It is all in the details.
Theme : Rustic
How: With Birch Bark
Birch Bark can be apart of all the décor including the invitations.
Tradition: Add a little tradition with flowers with birch bark on the handles.
Favors: Don’t forget to add the Birch Bark Favors
It just doesn’t get any more Rustic than Birch Bark Favors.
Choose to Carve your Initials in the Birch Bark , paired with your choice of seeds for a memorable
Guest Gift that Grows with your new Life Together.
Idea: Get you guests to sign a paper tablecloth or carve names, initials in woo
Trending , the Rustic Theme for Weddings is IN. Birch Bark Everything goes from Table Centerpieces, to Candles and Place Card Holders.
Add to the theme with these enchanting keepsakes. Don’t let your guests forget about Your Wedding Day, Grow Memories that Last with Seed in Birch Bark Seed Gifts.
- The are personalized with your names and date
- They stand up on the tables as a decoration
-They include a thank you message
-Choose seeds you like of complement your bouquet
-Be Rustic to the Max with these remarkably original favors
Birch Tree Fun
-Birch symbolizes new beginnings and birch bark is great for lighting fires .
-Worldwide there are around 60 species of birch. Scotland has .
-Make love under a birch tree at Beltane if you want to conceive.
-Birch is a pioneer species, and was among the first trees to colonise after the ice-age.
-The most famous (and my favourite) poem about birches is by Robert Frost.
-An old Welsh custom is to give a birch garland to the one you love to say ‘begin!’
Enough Said about the Birch Tree and Birch Bark.
The girls At Plant a Memory
March 20, 2014
Another Beautiful Winter Day in Central New York
This Month ; Shades of Blue are Trending for Weddings
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Ideas for Blue Guest Party Favors
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All for now. Have a good week.
Sheila, Robin, Shelly and Allie
How to Keep Warm
Keep your bridesmaids warm by adding gorgeous pashminas to their outfits in rich autumnal colors such as aubergine, orange, and burgundy. You could either coordinate these to their dresses or have them in a contrasting vibrant shade. Chocolate is the perfect shade for sophisticated bridesmaids gowns; you could then assign each of your ‘maids with their own autumn color for their pashmina, shoes, and other accessories. For a little bridal glamour why not add a cropped fur jacket or stole to your wedding gown? Or if you want something a little more rustic, a cashmere or angora cardigan would also be a great choice. Also essential to staying warm on your big day is having the right kind of wedding car: an open topped car is probably not the best option at this time of year in case there is a rain shower, or the wind creates mayhem with your perfectly styled hair. Instead opt for something that will protect you from the elements. A vintage car decorated with a vibrant orange ribbon would be the best fit for this wedding theme: choose beautiful cream cars for yourself, your groom and the rest of your wedding party. Make sure the wedding vehicles you’ve hired are adequately insured though, especially if you’re choosing vintage vehicles, as they aren’t always reliable and you don’t want the car you’re driving in to be breaking down on the way to the church!
Say it With Flowers
Although summer is the season most famed for the variety of its wedding flowers, there are still plenty of incredible options for flowers if you choose to have a rustic-style autumnal wedding. Fiddle fern has a wonderful rustic charm, and looks incredible teamed with rust and orange flowers. Alternatively you can opt for thistles for a natural feel or orange calla lilies if you want something very bright. Incorporate plenty of leaves and greenery to give the effect of bringing the outside in, and let nature be the driving force of your rustic autumnal wedding. It will look so effective, and will have people talking for months afterwards!
Wedding Favor Ideas
The incredible variety of options available for rustic fall wedding favors is almost endless. We love the idea of evergreen favors: write a personalized message to each guest and they can then plant the card and grow a beautiful tree to honor your special day. Alternatively, if you want something a little more colorful, why not try Iris flower bulbs which have a beautiful color and can be presented in either gift boxes or miniature burlap sacks. You can extend this favour into your theme, as burlap could be used to make napkin rings, be incorporated into your table centerpieces, and you could even use burlap table clothes if you want a really rustic-looking occasion. And don’t forget the power of herbs: they make amazing favors as well as adding wonderful fragrance to bouquets and floral displays.
September 17, 2013,
By Julie MacArthur.
Outdoor weddings held during the fall are breathtaking and magical. If your wedding venue has trees that brim with windswept fall foliage, then you are in for an enchantingly romantic affair.
Here are amazing ideas on how to integrate trees and other elements of autumn into a stunning wedding.
Morning wedding set in an orchard, a vineyard, or a barn
Say your vows under the trees as your friends and family look on. The natural golden light shimmers behind the tree branches. Fallen leaves that showcase autumn’s rich colors litter the ground. Have your guests eat while they take in their surroundings that are full of yellowing trees.
Bring the trees inside
If you can’t have an outdoor wedding, then go ahead and rent tree saplings and adorn them with lights. Line the aisle with potted trees. You can also use tree saplings as high-impact centerpieces. Surround them with amber candles for a captivating twilight glow. If the wedding reception area is small, then stick to one or two gorgeously detailed “indoor” tree arrangements.
Fall colors include purple, chocolate, crimson, orange, moss green, and burgundy. Gold and crimson look bold and elegant when used together.
Add plenty of greenery in your bouquets for an earthy effect. Use fiddlehead ferns as accents.
For the décor at the back of your guests’ chairs, mix bare branches with flowers. The delicate minimalist lines of branches add charm and character.
Wedding invitations and place cards
Use recycled paper and embossed leaf or tree motifs for your wedding invites. Stick the escort cards that bear your guests names onto mini pumpkins. This reinforces your outdoor autumnal theme.
By K. Ong
June 19, 2013:
We thought this article was a good one with Trees being popular wedding favors . Hope you enjoy it.
Sheila, Robin, Amy