How to be unique with your wedding style!

Bouquets/flowers >> Addison of Twigss Floral Studio says, "When it comes to florals I always suggest of course, letting your floral designer really lead you in the right direction. We know what we are doing, trust us! Unless you have a very clear vision of what you are looking for, let your designer take something off that already overflowing plate of yours! To stay original in the floral department, be open to using flowers that are currently in season, these will be the freshest and most lovely blooms. Ask your floral designer about being creative with the containers they use. Sometimes it’s nice not to have everything be exactly the same or as we call it, “cookie cutter”. Have them switch it up, do half of the tables with one large arrangement and the other half with a collection of containers. Don’t be afraid of texture and movement, such as vines, greenery, fruits, even veggies! Adding these types of elements will add interest to your tables and set your wedding apart." Addison from Twigss Floral Studio made this amazing bouquet:

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Grande Bouquet Floristmade this succulent bouquet:

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Bouquets below by Jessica of The Petal Co.

Bouquet below made by Jenny McNiece:

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Kim England made this pink bouquet below:

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Laurel of Adornments Flowery made the bouquets below:

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Michaela Noelle Designs put together this pink and purple bouquet:

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Kate Healey of Big Sur flowers made this great colorful bouquet:

Bouquets by Davia Lee Events:

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Have a fun getaway car, use a car as a prop, use your own/family car that is unique. This is a great way to continue your wedding style and stray away from the typical limo.

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It's fun to break the rules and do something different when it comes to food and dessert. Don't feel like you have to stick with a wedding cake, instead, a make your own sundae bar, an ice cream truck, smores, etc. are a great alternative or addition! Even food trucks for dinner are a great alternative to the normal catering you find.

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Love the use of these vintage crates. Such a fun idea to put cupcakes inside each one.

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The cake stand and topper are just so fun!

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Grooms style is a huge factor in the overall vibe of the wedding. Since most grooms aren't all about the details, the tend to just wear what they think is normal and expected. Yet there are SO many great options out there for grooms and groomsmen. A fun colored shirt, a fitted custom suit (not rented), mismatching groomsmen, not wearing jackets, colored pants, fun boutonnieres, etc. are all choices grooms have.

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Twigss Floral Studio made these unique boutonniere's below:

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Bridesmaids have more choices then ever these days for what to wear. Going to David's Bridal and getting matching dresses is no long your only option. Have fun with it, have your girls wear dresses they love and something they'd wear again, let them be comfortable and stylish. It's all about personal style now, and finding a way to blend it together for your bridal party. Hit up Forever 21, Free People, JCrew, etc. to find your girls something affordable and cute!

These fun patterned dresses are from Ella J boutique in Danville, CA

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The light blue dresses are from Anne Taylor:

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Mismatched white bridesmaids dresses from Free People, Urban Outfitters, and Nordstroms

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White crochet skirts from Billabong:

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Wedding Decor: With so many ideas floating around Pinterest these days, you are bound to get overwhelmed. Don't be afraid to be bold, unique, and try something you haven't seen before! Go with wood tables without linens, or if you chose linens, find something other then white because there really are so many cool options. Mismatching plates, colored cups, patterned table runners, bold colors everywhere, and more are just so fun and can make your wedding really stand out!

Touch of Style Events says: When designing your wedding, really think about what makes you and your fiancé perfect for each other. Explore hobbies, likes, types of music, favorite colors and other interests; try to incorporate those into your design. For example, if you love to travel, use vintage maps or postcards for table numbers! You can carry this theme throughout other aspects of the design & signage. You can do food stations that have food from the favorite places you have been together. Take photos or postcards from those locations and use them as signage for the stations. Of course, these are just examples, but strive to make your wedding unique and reflect the two of you as a couple. When it comes to the design, don't be a afraid to prints and textures. If done correctly, it can come through brilliantly in photos and really be one of a kind.

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Ceremony>>From blogger Damaris Mia of Le Magnifique Blog: "The ceremony backdrop really sets the tone for the ceremony. Whether you use a setting at your venue (a gorgeous wall, trellis, big tree, etc...) or you create your own, make sure that you have something at the altar that will match/complement the rest of your wedding decor. Some people choose to have a couple of gorgeous floral arrangements, while others go all out and create something truly unique to them as a couple."

Build, buy, or rent a wooden altar:

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Make or buy a ribbon backdrop:

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Use a tree or awesome altar already at your wedding venue:

Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita:

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See Canyon Fruit Ranch in San Luis Obispo:

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Holland Ranch in San Luis Obispo:

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Headpieces: From Etsy, to Urban Outfitters, to the awesome ladies behind Lo Boheme and Untamed Petals, there are so many choices when it comes to head pieces.

Amanda Judge of Untamed Petal Says: Accessories are a great way to personalize your look on your wedding day and really bring forward your own personal sense of style. From a statement headpiece to a dainty comb it is important to find something that not only compliments the dress but also stays true to your style! When choosing a headpiece it definitely helps to have a hairstyle in mind as certain pieces lend themselves to different style (hair up or down etc.). It is all about balance so if you're planning on statement earrings choose a smaller headpiece worn more to the back of the head. Or, if you're borrowing some simple studs or have dainty jewelry don't be afraid to really go for it with a statement headpiece that really stands out! Another one of our favorite ways to really change up a look is by adding a bridal sash. It can really change the look of the dress and many brides are now going a sipper route with the dress and then adding a statement sash for a completely unique style.

Rock and twigs headpiece from Lo Boheme:

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Floral headpiece from Danae Grace Events:

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Floral headpiece with long ribbon from Twigss Floral Studio:

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Floral head piece from Davia Lee Events:

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Gold head piece from Nordstroms:

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Unique wedding dresses:

A lot of my favorite dresses from weddings this year didn't even have a train, which made it easier for the bride to get around, no one was worried about it getting dirty (and taking time to pick things off of it), generally it's a lighter weight dress when their isn't a train (so it won't make you hot and sweaty), and we can move quicker with photos!

A fun and whimsical dress from Lindee Daniel

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A gorgeous beaded cap sleeve dress with no train from Sarah Seven

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Beaded bodice with free flowing tule and no train from...

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And some fun shoes too :)

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Simple, easy to move in bohemian dress from Urban Outfitters:

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Adorable blush pink dress from Monique Lhuillier

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Loved this dress. It's 2 individual layers, and the top is basically a lace slip.

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