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Saturday, September 14, 2013

We're Moving!

Any posts that formerly would have been posted here are now being posted on WDW(Wedding Day Weekly) Blogging for Brides. Thank you all for reading. The old posts will remain here for reference, since many of these posts never go out of date. See you at WDW!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hearts and Flowers Has A New Home

Blog posts that formerly would have been posted on Hearts and Flowers will have a new home and will now be posted on WDW(Wedding Day Weekly)Blogging For Brides. This is an attempt to consolidate all your wedding information on one site.

I hope if you are following me here you will join me on WDW(Wedding Day Weekly) and enjoy my posts there. Thank you for reading. These posts will remain up for your convenience.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Love In A Bottle

Photo from Threadsence
Looking for a way to decorate a wall for your ceremony or reception? Try this six foot long Botanical Garden Bottle Garland.  It has twelve small bottles attached to a galvanized wire that you can attach to a wall or hang over your head, and fill with the flowers of your choice. Each flower is like a little bit of love in each bottle. Mix up the colors or use all the same color, it's all up to you.
Photos from Threadsence, linked above.
It's probably easiest to fill these tiny two inch bottles with silks so you don't need to worry about water. Sometimes a delicate addition shows to a better advantage than huge showy displays. What do you think? Drape one or two on the wall behind you or overhead. So pretty!
Just be sure you realize just how tiny these bottles are. Only 2", which is why I suggest using more than one for a more dramatic look.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Oudoor Wedding Project? To Do Or Not?

Photo courtesy of Turtle Pond, posted on Pinterest
Are you planning an outdoor wedding? While the photo above might be taking it a little over the top if you are trying to keep expenses down, it certainly is a good place to start thinking. 
Chandeliers are very popular recently and you might be able to find some that aren't real but that would give you 'the look.'
The 'altar' is a perfect starting point for someone who is out checking garage sales for 'just the right piece' to use at their wedding. The bonus? It will be perfect in your new home as well!
The draping is basically huge curtains hung high to give the illusion of a cathedral. All of this you can do yourself.
The flowers I admit, I'd call a good florist for, some projects are easier for a professional to do!
All in all I thought this was a great photo to inspire you to start thinking about how you want your outdoor wedding area to look. What do you think? Could you pull this together?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bible Bouquets - A Irish Tradition

Bridal Bible Bouquet or Prayer Book Bouquet
Many brides opt to carry a bridal Bible or Prayer Book Bouquet for their wedding. This tradition started in Northern Ireland. Many Irish families had family bibles and it was a way to for the bride to honor her family. Famous brides have also carried prayer book bouquets. Grace Kelly carried one at her wedding to Prince Ranier.
Today many Christian brides carry a bible or prayer book as a symbol of their faith. You can add flowers or ribbons or a combination of the two.
Just another option for your wedding day!