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Libby MacCarthy

From: Cumberland, Maine Favorite celebrity wedding: Kate Moss & Jamie Hince, Kate Bosworth & Michael Polish, Keira Knightley & James Righton Veil or no veil: Vintage crystal embellished headpiece by Johanna Johnson One thing I would never leave home without: My kindle Piece I look forward to: Real Weddings. Follow me on Twitter: @_libbaki

7 Painted Wedding Cakes We Love Right Now

gold brushed cakes | Larissa Cleveland Photography | Blog.theknot.com
When it comes to wedding cake, we've seen everything from cakes with projections to crown-topped tiers and cakes inspired works of art, but the latest trend in wedding cakes is slightly more subtle. Instead of colored buttercream or fondant, cake bakers have been giving their cakes the artist's touch. From gold... read more

You'll Love the Bright Colors and Tropical Bouquets in This Granola-Glam Wedding

bright reception centerpieces | She Wanders | blog.theknot.com
A traditional wedding with a predetermined palette colors just wouldn't do for California couple Gillian and John. Working alongside the team of pros at Luxe Events in San Diego, the couple pulled off a "Granola-Glam" celebration at the San Diego Botanic Gardens, rich in bright colors ("I wanted every color of the rainbow. I... read more

Anemones Are Amazing: Here Are 7 Pics That Prove It

anemone boutonniere | Studio Elle Photography | Blog.theknot.com
Anemones are having a moment and anyone that already loves this bold bloom will understand why. Known for its standout center and vibrant fuchsia, red and purple hues, just a few stems of this unique flower can instantly add a dramatic, modern edge to an otherwise traditional bouquet. But why stop there? We've been... read more

This Summer Wedding Nails Casual Elegance

tented reception | Lucy Brown Armstrong & Alvina Wang | Blog.theknot.com
For their outdoor summer wedding, Casey and John couldn't think of a more perfect spot than Casey's grandmother's home in Rutherford, California. To play up the season and the intimate garden setting, the couple chose a cheerful pink and ivory color palette. They worked with LMM Events to strike the perfect balance between casual... read more

Forget Ivory and White Bouquets -- Go Bold With Bright Color!

red and pink bridal bouquet | White-Klump Photography | Blog.theknot.com
Ivory and white bridal bouquets are classic, but if traditional isn't your thing, why not go for bold, beautiful color? Ask your florist to incorporate some of the colors from your color palette, opt for a bouquet of textured blooms in your favorite hue or mix multiple shades of the same color for... read more

Kick Up Your Cocktail Hour With These Amazing Lounge Ideas

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Cocktail hour is an extension of your reception, so why not give it just as much love as the rest of the day's festivities? In addition to a totally inspired menu, give your cocktail hour that extra something by creating a totally stylish, but incredibly comfortable environment. Traditional cocktail or bistro... read more

You’ll Love This New England Wedding With South American Flair

tented reception | y Tremaine Photography | Blog.theknot.com
For their wedding at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island, Nicole and Adam wanted to blend the charm of their wedding's New England setting with Nicole's South American background.  Lush floral designs by Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design, romantic seasonal colors and subtle vintage details throughout gave the luxurious coastal affair... read more

10 Ways To Add Glam Factor To Your Reception Using Mirrors

antique mirror centerpieces | Anne Marie Photography | Blog.theknot.com
If you’re looking for that extra something to give your wedding décor a touch of glam factor, think about incorporating mirrored accents into everything from your reception tabletops to centerpieces and wedding signs. Mirrors add a polished touch to any room, plus they’ll highlight your reception’s best features and can make... read more

We Love The Sophisticated Twist This Couple Put On Their Disney Wedding

sweetheart table | Cristina Elena Photography | Blog.theknot.com
We spotted this couple on our Submit Your Wedding page and loved their cute, whimsical details so much we just had to share! Georgia-based couple Edelwisa and Tetsuya whisked their family and friends off to Hawaii's island of O'ahu for an intimate destination wedding the Disney Aulani Resort in Ko Olina. The... read more

15 Fab Ways to Incorporate Antiques Into Your Wedding Décor

antique car | Full Spectrum Photography | Blog.theknot.com
If you love going antiquing or live by the philosophy that one man's trash is another's treasure, you're in for a treat. While antique, vintage and retro props are nothing new to weddings, lately we've been seeing couples getting creative with everything from salvaged windows to funky brass figurines and rusty trinkets to... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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