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Beautiful Bouquet Types, Ideas & Tips!

There are so many amazing options available these days when it comes to bouquets. From colour scheme, specific blooms, style and shape, there are many choices a bride is faced with when deciding on her bouquet. It is an important decision, as it will be front and centre when you walk down the aisle, in the majority of your wedding photos, and a memory you will treasure for years to come! Below I share a few tips to keep in mind when choosing your bouquet, as well as amazing images of some of my favourite bouquets from the last few years.

Colour – you can go classic with white or bring in colour to add a vibrant pop to your photos
Shape – there are so many bouquet shapes to choose from (organic, cascade, teardrop, round, crescent, nosegay & pomander, to name a few), make sure you consider the style of your wedding gown when choosing your bouquet shape, to ensure you create the most perfect look for yourself on your big day
Style – your bouquet doesn’t have to be an exact match of your reception decor, but it should embody a similar style, and not look completely out of place when compared to all the other floral components of your wedding

Crescent Bouquet with Cascade
Flowers: The Social Rose
Photo: Samantha Ong
As seen in: Wedluxe
Cascading Bouquet of Orchids with Mauve Roses Peeking Through
Flowers: The Social Rose
Photo: Samantha Ong
As seen in: Event Source
Natural / Organic Bouquet full of Coloured Blooms
Flowers: Blush and Bloom
Photo: Ikonica Images
As seen in: Today’s Bride Magazine
Round Bouquet with Textured Blooms
Flowers: Fete Floral
Photo: Samantha Ong
Nosegay Bouquet
Flowers: The Social Rose
Photo: Samantha Ong
As seen in: The Bridal Affair Magazine

Goodbye for now,
Alana xo

I Saw The Sign… At Your Wedding!

Signage at weddings is so important. Don’t overlook this detail as it really sets the tone for when your guests first enter any part of your wedding – whether it be the ceremony, cocktail area or reception. And let’s not forget – signage is also very useful!

I’ll be sharing a few ideas and tips for different wedding sign ideas below. My best advice overall is be creative – this is an area where you can easily bring in personal touches and really wow your guests, while providing useful information to your guests at the same time.

BONUS: One of the perks of working with Swoon Events is that you get access to our templates for personal signs and seating charts, along with access to our inventory collection of signs, picture frames, table numbers, money boxes, styling accessories and so much more!

Welcome Signs

You can use a welcome sign for any part of your wedding – whether it be the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, or all three! It’s a great little touch to literally welcome your guests to your wedding and make them feel special. Don’t forget to add cute touches like a pretty garland across the top.

Seating Charts

Seating charts have become increasingly popular over the last few years vs. seating cards. A seating chart is easier to set-up and can create a bigger impact as it is a large focal point. Here are a few tips:
– Framing your seating chart looks a lot more elegant than printing on a foam board
– If you decide to print on a foam board, ensure you add a garland or something else to jazz it up
– Be creative! You can create large-scale seating chart installations that will really WOW your guests
– Hire a calligrapher to write on a mirror or piece of wood – so classy!
– You can print vinyl to go on a mirror to look like calligraphy – see below for an example (2nd photo in the gold ornate mirror vs. 3rd photo in grey frame which is real calligraphy)

BONUS TIP: If your wedding is 130 guests or more, ensure you create the seating chart alphabetically and not by table number, as hundreds of guests will not be easily able to find their name by table number.

Photo: Ikonica Images
Calligraphy: Made by Caddie

Keep everything cohesive with the look and feel that you are trying to achieve and you will be sure to impress your guests. I hope you gained some helpful tips and fun ideas from all this signage inspo!

Goodbye for now,
Alana xo

Welcome to… Tipsy Tuesday!

Covid-19 hasn’t been all bad, right? For me, its birthed some fun ideas I normally wouldn’t have time for in the craziness of day to day life. For those of you following along on Instagram, you might already know what I’m referring to.

Tuesdays are home to Tipsy Tuesday! Every Tuesday at 9pm EST, I share some wedding tips while having a sip of a delicious cocktail I’ve made, and I always try and relate the cocktail to the tips I’m sharing. I post this in my stories on my Instagram feed, so it’s up for 24 hours for everyone to view. I always share the cocktail recipe at the end as well!

The feedback I’ve received about Tipsy Tuesday so far has been incredible – a big thank you to everyone who joins me and is following along! I wanted to create something fun but still informative for all my brides and followers.

In case you missed it, there’s now a highlight reel on my Instagram Profile called – you guessed it – Tipsy Tuesday! You can check out all the past Tipsy Tuesdays there. My Instagram handle is @alanaswoonevents or click here to be directed right to my profile.

Are there any tips or cocktails you wish I would share? Message me on the gram and let me know!

Goodbye for now,
Alana xo


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