100 days of inspiration

A Pagoda-Style Ceremony Arch

Cool right? I've seen lots of wedding arches and huppahs in all different shapes and sizes, but I've never seen one quite as unique as this pink draped arch, designed by celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren. I love that it seems to borrow from East Asian pagoda architecture. Blush draping and clusters of pink... read more

Trend Alert! Blush Wedding Dresses

Photo: Elizabeth Messina // Featured: The Knot BlogPhoto: Elizabeth Messina // Featured: The Knot Blog
So you may not be daring enough to wear a black wedding dress -- but designers are creating incredibly stunning, traditional wedding dress designs in more than just white and ivory that appeal to more than just the offbeat bride. Enter the blush wedding gown. It's dreamy, feminine, delicate and undeniably bridal. The Vera Wang... read more

7 Ways To Decorate Your Ceremony Aisle

Photo: Joy Marie // Design: Mindy WeissPhoto: Joy Marie
Your ceremony is the first opportunity of the day to really wow your guests so don't overlook the flowers and design. Here, bunches of soft peach-hued roses and ranunculuses plus a pretty aisle lined with petals -- all designed by celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss -- create a dreamy garden style. Want to pull off... read more

A Mod Living Room Lounge Area

Photo: Gia Canali // Featured: The Knot BlogPhoto: Gia Canali
Believe it or not, this lounge was constructed inside a tent. (Yes, you did read that right!). Celebrity event planner Yifat Oren made sure to include tons of details inspired by interior design like damask wallpaper, a huge sectional couch (comfy!), and unique wall decor. Plus the soft yellow and gray color palette is... read more

Create Serious Wow With Ribbon!

Photo: John Labbe // Design: Preston BaileyPhoto: John Labbe
My mouth literally dropped when I saw this photo. With a color blocking design and a bold color combo of pink and purple in mind, celebrity event planner, Preston Bailey transformed an otherwise simple ingredients (like a long table and chairs) into a bright unforgettable tablescape. Delicately woven ribbon chairs and a ribbon table runner... read more

Hot For Spring Centerpieces? Apple Blossoms!

Photo: Liza Lubell // Featured: The Knot BlogPhoto: Liza Lubell
Did you know that the apple blossom is actually apart of the rose family? And in the spring, apple blossoms are in full bloom all over the northeast (the perfect addition to spring wedding arrangements). I love how unexpected the branchy flower looks in an otherwise classic spring centerpiece like this one  designed by Brooklyn-based... read more

Elegantly Calligraphed Invitations

Jose Villa Photo // Featured: The KnotJose Villa Photo
The calligraphy on this invitation suite is downright fabulous (not to mention timeless!) on simple white cards and envelopes. The ornate script is more than just a pretty font, but a design element on it's own perfect for a vintage or classic wedding with delicate details. Swoon. >... read more

A Pretty Bridal Portrait

Elizabeth Messina // Featured on The Knot BlogPhoto: Elizabeth Messina
Trust me on this one: A great bridal portrait is a must-have for your wedding album. And this photo, shot by the talented Elizabeth Messina for our Winter 2012 issue of The Knot Magazine captures a dream-like quality any girl would love to have in her album. Need more ideas for your bridal portrait? read more

Vintage Ghost Key Escort Cards

Antique ghost keys attached to labels with twine make the perfect low-fuss vintage escort cards. The calligraphed labels and keys require little else as far as decor to stand out, so a weathered wooden table and sprigs of herbs (try fragrant rosemary!) make an understated statement with rustic charm. Plus, the keys double as a... read more

A Flower Covered Escort Card Display

Look for built-in decor around your wedding venue, then highlight it. That's what celebrity event designer Preston Bailey did here. With dozens of lush peonies, hydrangeas, and roses literally transformed this stone garden fountain into a lush floral escort card display. Seriously breathtaking! > Follow Preston 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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