Mismatched Bridesmaids are Awesome

The mismatched bridesmaids look is perfect for many, many reasons - you're giving bridesmaids the option to spend within their budget, choose a flattering style &/or shade for their own unique body, and your wedding photographs will look fabulous. 

In the photo below, where it looks like the bridal party is having the best time *ever*, you'll notice the flowers in their hair bring it together and the same can be done with jewelry, shoes, etc. You can see a ton of further examples via a Google image search for "mismatched bridesmaids dresses."

*Photo Credits, Top to Bottom & Left to Right: Red Photo Co via Fiori Bridal Boutique

Fresh and In Season D.I.Y. Floral Arrangements

Opt for what's in season & get the freshest, most affordable flowers for your wedding. Even better if you're crafty you can D.I.Y. your bouquet to save some cash.
  1. If you haven't had prior experience with floral arrangements, and I know I haven't, you might enjoy these great D.I.Y. posts from other blogs. Plus, your home gets to look extra fabulous when you practice.
D.I.Y. Gerbera Daisy Bouquet via Bride Craft
D.I.Y. Rose & Tulip Bouquet via TheSimpleGoodLife
How To: Make a Wedding Bouquet via A Practical Wedding

View more arrangements & a list of in season flowers after the jump!

Destination Honeymoon New Orleans

Every week we plan on bringing you a new post on a great honeymoon destination in the U.S. Each post will let you know about great places to stay, fun things to do, places to see, and more. Each section has 3 of the best options on what to do, where to stay, & where to eat.

In celebration of Mardis Gras, this week's honeymoon destination is New Orleans, Louisiana. If you're looking for a fun and romantic honeymoon, it's your best option as the historic city features world renowned cuisine and music. Keep in mind the temperatures run 80° to 90° from April to October and it's warmest in July and August.

Read more about where to stay, what do do, & when to do it after the jump!

Awesome Real Book Themed Weddings & Inspiration

I am a bibliophile, a lover of books, & I think the idea of a book themed wedding is incredible. I found two real literary themed weddings, both with beautiful altars & decor.

The altar on the left is epic & you can see more photos from the wedding at PrettyMyParty. I really enjoyed the centerpieces as well but I wish there were some dried flowers/bud vases/tea cups on top of the books.

The 2nd features a Literary Garden theme with an altar decorated with books & flowers. See the photographs at 100LayerCake.

Below are my four favorite ways to incorporate your love of reading into your wedding day,from left to right; Printed Nails via Passion Nail Art (English Translation) (seen at BookRiot), 'I Do' Book Decor - Photo by Stephen Pappas via Style Me Pretty (seen at TresSugar), a Newspaper Bouquet via RocknRollBride (seen at BookRiot), & the Book Cake via Vanilla House Patisserie (seen at BookRiot).

For more great ideas check out; Bookish Wedding Planning via BookRiotBookworm Bride: How to Add Literary Charm to Your Wedding via TresSugar, Book Themed Bridal Shower Inspiration via AislePerfectBookish Engagement & Wedding Pictures via PerpetualPageTurner.

Great Green Dress for Bridesmaids via ModCloth.com

O.K. I know this is a blog about summer weddings... but I love Christmas! So here's three great green dresses, also perfect for summer, for your bridesmaids via ModCloth.com.

From left to right; Closet Braid Dress in Deep Jade - $47.99, Green Your City Dress - $49.99, & the Too Much Fun Dress in Emerald Satin Dress - $89.99.