{Review} Light Your Event or Space with Bright Endeavors Candles

Reviewed by Elaine Biss (WedMePretty  Review Panel Head)

Candles are by far, one of my favorites ways to keep my studio beautifully lit and smelling fresh. We recently got to try the yummiest candles from Bright Endeavors. Their chic packaging was a plus to their lovely scents and romantic flame.

Lavender Sprig Candle

Lavender Sprig Candle

Bright Endeavors is a candle company with a mission. They help moms and their kids, with on the job paid training program. This training allows young moms achieve success with future employment opportunities.

With a great variety of candle signature scents, Bright Endeavors can brighten up an event, light up a party swag bag or warm up a studio space. Some of their signature scents are Water Lily, Lemon Tea, and Vanilla Honey. The scents are delicate and the packaging is ready for gift-giving. The candles come in a chic tin or pretty little boxes.

Water Lily Candle

Water Lily Candle

We loved Bright Endeavors` commitment to reusing the candle`s glassware. The candle rental program allows purchasers to return glassware. In turn, Bright Endeavors makes more candles. They reclaim, clean & reuse the glassware, redirecting thousands of glasses from landfills every year. Bright Endeavors is part of the Green Wedding Alliance, Salvage One, and Greenhouse Loft.

Bright Endeavors is very proud of each your mom they train. The company transforms the lives of young moms by teaching these strong women to craft premium soy candles in a supportive, professional environment. Through a paid job training program, they provide the guidance and job skills young moms need to secure quality employment and begin on a path towards professional success.

Bright Endeavors would love to be part of your special day! The candles make great wedding favors and your guests will get to take home something meaningful. They offer a promotion of 25% off candle
quantities ranging 50-100 and 50% off for candles quantities of 100 or more.

Here at our studio, we are hooked on Bright Endeavors! They came packaged well and we love the scents. We can’t wait for you to try them too!

Disclosure: No monetary funds were accepted for the review. The products were received as gift samples in exchange of an honest review.

Beautiful Garden Party Wedding Inspirations

To exchange your vows encompassed by the beautiful scenery of nature in a vibrant garden wedding must be the most unforgettable thing a bride can do. Here are some superb ideas to help you create a beautiful  garden wedding you and your guests will remember for a long time.

Floral Wedding Invitations

Every element of your wedding from stationery, floral arrangements, your outfit, your bridesmaids’ outfits to wedding favors, flower girls attire, groom boutonniere,  should all complement each other and be inspired by your wedding theme. So what your wedding invitations look like do matter.

Set the tone of your wedding with your wedding invitations. For a garden party theme wedding, you can opt for watercolor floral designs. The flower colors can be coordinated to bridesmaid dresses or the overall color scheme of wedding Or you can go for floral bouquet design in soft or bright colors.

Lilac purple watercolor floral wedding invitations

Lilac purple watercolor floral wedding invitations

purple bridesmaid dresses

purple bridesmaid dresses

 

Floral Wedding Dresses
Go for a wedding dress adorned with a stunning three-dimensional floral design within the same fabric as the dress. Traditional brides will love vintage organza dresses of the 50s- decorated with fabric flowers in their full skirts (think Oscar de la Renta). A modern bride is sure to go for an elegant wedding dress with beautiful flowers cascading over her shoulder, or a lovely silk organza dress with exquisite pearl bridal jewellery.

ELSA WEDDING DRESS BY MIRA ZWILLINGER

ELSA WEDDING DRESS BY MIRA ZWILLINGER

VIOLANTE by ATELIER EMÉ

VIOLANTE by ATELIER EMÉ

The bridal hair accessories can be designed in the shape of little pearl flowers to add glamour to the bridal look.

floral bridal hair accessories

floral bridal hair accessories

Centerpieces

When making a centrepiece for a garden wedding, make sure to go for vessels that highlight your garden wedding theme. For a more sophisticated event, well-designed garden urns filled with fresh flowers and greens are perfect for centrepieces and decorations of the ceremony. You can also go for a more informal taste with galvanized buckets or colorful enamel tin can centrepieces

Floral Urn Wedding Centerpiece

Floral Urn Wedding Centerpiece

Table Number Garden Planters

Table Number Garden Planters

Corrugated Zinc Vases

Corrugated Zinc Vases

Garden Wedding Altar

Another great idea for your garden wedding is to have the event altar in a gazebo. This classic garden feature can be rented if there is none in your wedding venue. Of course, the perfect decoration for the gazebo is lots of beautiful flowers. Another solution is to create a ceremony place under a tree and hang long flower chains from the tree to mark the spot for the couple. This creates a beautiful background for the wedding ceremony and photographs.

Beautiful Gazebo Altar

Beautiful Gazebo Altar

arbor canopy with curly willow branches, baby's breath, blush roses, lavender rosemary, and other greenery

arbor canopy with willow branches, baby’s breath, blush roses, lavender rosemary, and greenery

 

Garden Wedding Cakes

Barrel flower pot cake

Barrel flower pot cake

Amy Swann's Floral Wedding Cake

Amy Swann’s Floral Wedding Cake

Garden Wedding Favors

Incorporate your wedding theme into your favor of choice by presenting your guests with garden related gifts. Example of such gifts includes mini watering cans and small vases of fresh flowers. These beautiful favors will make for a perfect finish for your vibrant garden party wedding.

miniature watering can

miniature watering can

miniature porcelain vases

miniature porcelain vases

In Bloom Botanical Frame

In Bloom Botanical Frame

Should you rent your wedding dress?

A question that every budget-conscious modern bride has asked herself in the past. Spending so much on something that you’ll only wear once and have it hang in the closet gathering dust doesn’t make much sense, but on the other hand, the most special day of your life is meant to be unique and tailored to fit you.

So today, we’ll be weighing the pros and cons of the phenomenon of the borrowed wedding dress!

 

A rented wedding dress is much cheaper than a bought one.

This is true when in comparison to the selling price in most boutiques, it may seem that the rent price of a wedding gown will have you saving, but in reality, a wedding dress  from many reputable online vendors,  is tailored to fit you and could be even cheaper than a rented one!

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gorgeous wedding dress under $1k

gorgeous wedding dress under $1k

 

But when I buy a wedding dress, I’ll only wear it once in my life

Not true at all, in fact, check any Pinterest board ever. There are hundreds of ways to refashion your wedding dress after the big day. All of the memories and all of the practical!

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Size-wise

When it comes to sizing, rented wedding dresses are often tailored to the standard size, and allow little room for alterations since you have to give it back. On the other hand, there are many online designer wedding dress shops which truly make your gown from scratch exactly to your measurements!

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lace Bolero Wedding Dress

lace Bolero Wedding Dress


Unique styles and designs

As previously mentioned, the cookie-cutter origin of rented wedding dresses doesn’t only affect their sizes, but also the designs. Not to mention the fact that you’re wearing a dress some other bride already got married in.

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delicate wedding gown

delicate wedding gown


Our verdict:

Buy your wedding gown!

But I want something customized yet affordable!
Sounds too good to be true? Actually it is true, I came across this wedding dress place online called DevotionDresses that will make your one-of-a-kind wedding gown from scratch for the boutique rental price if not less.

How wonderful is that!

Any tips or spring wedding inspirations to share with us? leave a comment :)

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Beautiful Spring Wedding Inspirations

“Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire.”
-Virgil-

Spring time is a great time of the year to have your wedding, because it is one of the most romantic times of the year. This is the time when the flowers start to bloom again, you can see little green grasses also growing again, beautiful butterflies and birds return, and everyone seems to be in a happy mood. Little wonder they say that nature is reawakened in spring. This is the perfect season to tie the knot with the person you love. There are countless great spring wedding ideas that the bride and groom would really love.

Spring Wedding Colors

For your spring wedding you should consider the popular spring colors which include green, blue, pink and yellow. These bright colors can be used separately or combined with other colors to great effect. For example you can combine white with one or more of the spring colors to both enhance the beauty and style of the occasion.

Or you can combine a dark tone with light to give bright and soft effect altogether like Peach and Navy, Gray and Yellow, Navy and Yellow, Purple and Green, Iced Brown and Green…e.t.c

Muted pastel shades Color Combinations  such as Mint and Peach, Mint and Blush,  Blush and Gold, Light Green and PinkNiagra Blue and Blush give the perfect shabby chic look to your spring wedding.

Romantic-Peach-and-Mint-Wedding

Romantic-Peach-and-Mint-Wedding

succulent and peach roses wedding invitations

succulent and peach roses wedding invitations

 

 

Navy Blue & Coral Peach Pink Is Another Beautiful Combination For A Spring Wedding

NAVY BLUE & CORAL WEDDING

NAVY BLUE & CORAL WEDDING

navy and peach wedding invitations

navy and coral peach wedding invitations

blush and gold spring wedding inspiration

blush and gold spring wedding inspiration

Spring Wedding Venues

For the location, you should probably consider an outdoor wedding. There is a special feeling about being outdoors by this time of the year, besides the weather is usually clement, and the scenery is beautiful. This is why many couples choose to have garden weddings during spring. The beach is another lovely place to have your spring wedding. Yes outdoor weddings are great in spring but you can also have your wedding indoors. This season usually offers a blend of romance and simplicity and depending on your choice of decoration you can add glamour to your spring wedding.

Amber Springs

Amber Springs

The Cotton Quarter

The Cotton Quarter

Spring Wedding Flowers

Flowers should be used greatly for the decoration. Spring is the season of beautiful flowers; you should take advantage of the many options available to highlight nature’s beauty and romance in your wedding decoration. Some lovely spring flowers you can pick include Anemones, Peony, Ranunculus, Iceland poppies, Gerbera Daisy, Dahlia  and of course, Roses.  Combine these flowers with succulents, geranium leaves, ferns, baby’s breath or clematis recta vines to make a perfect blooming spring wedding bouquet

Rosario Floret by Floret

Rosario Floret by Floret

Joanna Carter Wedding Flowers

Joanna Carter Wedding Flowers

 Spring Wedding Cake Inspirations

Five-Tier-Floral-Wedding-Cake

Five-Tier-Floral-Wedding-Cake

purple spring wedding cake

purple spring wedding cake

Spring Wedding Dress Inspirations

stella york blush wedding dress

stella york blush wedding dress

whistles rose wedding dress

whistles rose wedding dress

Spring Groom’s Attire

Groom can go with a particular color for the outfit or mix the spring colors in tie, waist coat, suspender, and shoes.

Spring Groom's Attire

Spring Groom’s Attire

spring groom suit

spring groom suit

Any tips or spring wedding inspirations to share with us? leave a comment :)

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Rustic Fall Barn Wedding Ideas

While planning the guest list, choosing the catering and food, the bride and groom attires and the color theme, one big decision will be where to hold the occasion to make it as memorable and unforgettable as possible.

The Countryside is without doubt one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world, with rolling green hills and rows of straight trees with birds chirping and singing melodious love tunes that elevates the heart. Here you can exchange your vows in a serene, romantic and beautiful countryside wedding ceremony.

Handsome Hollow, Long Eddy - New York

Handsome Hollow, Long Eddy – New York

For a truly beautiful countryside wedding, you must consider the season and weather condition. Autumn is by far, the most popular time of the year for rustic country weddings. This is the season when you can organize an unforgettable countryside wedding.

beautiful barn wedding venue

beautiful barn wedding venue

The theme you choose for your countryside wedding will determine how beautiful the event will be. From the flowers to the reception venue, music, even your invitation cards, invitees must be able to see a reflection of your wedding theme.

You can blend the color theme with the season to bring harmony to the occasion.

For a fall barn, wedding you can use barn wood elements. From your invites to your reception decor and wedding favors, autumn color palette is much easier to incorporate into your wedding preparations and there are so many options. From fall leaves, to pumpkins, burlap and lace to beer barrels and much more.

Rustic Barn Wood Wedding Invitations

mason jar fall barn wood wedding invitations

Mason jar fall barn wood wedding invitations

Rustic Barn wood Fall Wedding Invitations

Rustic Barn wood Fall Wedding Invitations

The Details

Rustic Barn Wedding Decor Ideas

Rustic Barn Wedding Decor Ideas

wooden wedding sign

Wooden wedding sign

Fall Wedding Details

Fall Wedding Details

It's all in the details!

It’s all in the details!

Rustic Country Wedding Decor

Rustic Country Wedding Decor

Magical backdrop with fairy lights

Fairy Lights Backdrop Barn Wedding

Fairy Lights Backdrop Barn Wedding

Add some wood to your cake

Rustic Wedding Cake

Rustic Wedding Cake

wedding cake with burlap flowers

wedding cake with burlap flowers

 

Barn Wedding Favors

Barn Wedding Favors

 

mason jar fall wedding decoration

mason jar fall wedding decoration

mason jar wedding decor

mason jar wedding decor

Fun wedding details

Fun wedding details

S'more Station

S’more Station

Farm Wedding Centerpiece

Farm Wedding Centerpiece

barn wedding dessert station

barn wedding dessert station

Fall color flowers and “bridesmaids in boots”. (Could be a title for a movie!)

Fall Wedding Flowers

Fall Wedding Flowers

fall wedding bridesmaid

fall wedding bridesmaid

 

Saying Thank You

Saying Thank You