Rainbow Weddings

RAINBOW WEDDINGS

With so many colors of the rainbow how can you choose just one for your wedding? These days, you don’t have to! Having a rainbow wedding allows you to include the entire spectrum of colors! A Rainbow signifies the beauty after a storm but do you know how is this spectacle created? I’m sure it’s an optical & meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection of light in water droplets in the Earth’s atmosphere. This super amazing natural beauty then results in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky – usually taking the form of a multicolored arc.

Rainbow Wedding Dresses

The colors of a true rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo & violet. Newton, in 1672, divided the spectrum into five main colors: red, yellow, green, blue & violet…he then later added orange & indigo. There are now seven main colors to go with the analogy to the number of notes in a musical scale. We love the idea of having each bridesmaid wearing a different colored dress according to the rainbow spectrum. Super cute!

Rainbow Wedding Flowers

Flowers come in many different shapes, sizes & colors. Rainbow weddings provide a smorgasbord of all kinds of flowers…and there’s not one single flower you couldn’t include in your bouquet!

The color pattern of a rainbow is actually less saturated than the color wheel yet this doesn’t stop bride from using big beautiful bold colors from the rainbow in their weddings. You could have each bridesmaid carrying a bouquet of flowers for each color of the rainbow or have bouquets with different colors of flowers intermixed.

Rainbow Wedding Cakes

Rainbows form a significant part of human culture…they appear frequently in mythology, in the arts & for gay pride. The rainbow is a natural phenomenon noted for its beauty & its place in the sky – why not place its beauty throughout your wedding & into your wedding cake! The decorations are truly up to the imagination. There are white cakes with small rainbow details and once you cut into the cake you see a rainbow marble cake! This is really cool!  You can be bold or subtle with rainbow weddings.

Rainbow Wedding Attire

Rainbows are painted into works of art that are romantic & filled with landscapes and fleeting effects of light. Rainbow flags have a stereotype to represent gay pride, however, they are also used as a sign of a new era, of hope, or of social change. This representation of hope & starting a new life is a perfect theme to have when starting a completely new chapter in your life.

We love the idea of having a suits in an array of colors to express the rainbow theme, but if you are looking for something more subtle then maybe consider the boutonnieres to be rainbow colored or the cufflinks to be each color of the rainbow. The bridesmaids could also take a more bold or subtle approach to their rainbow attire. This picture of the rainbow dresses below are fabulous! And don’t forget the Rainbow sunglasses, they would be a great accessory for a photo booth!

Hope, love & change – Rainbows can represent new hope & new life. How do you feel about rainbow weddings? Would you take a bold approach or take the subtle road? Tell us what you think in the comments – we would love to hear your opinions!

 

Rainbow Weddings from First Class Weddings

Rainbow Flowers, Cakes & Sunglasses from Formal Dresses

Bridesmaid’s & Bride’s Flowers & Groomsmen Attire from Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Dress with Yellow Belt from Boho Weddings

Rainbow Rings & Dresses from Pop Sugar

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Wedding First Look!

Wedding first looks are becoming increasingly more popular and are gaining more and more hype. So what is a first look? It is a special moment set aside before the ceremony for the bride and groom to spend some quality time together before they say “I do”. This is a very special moment in time that allows you to see your love… your best friend, whom you are about to marry. It’s priceless.

WEDDING FIRST LOOK

One of the most popular ways that a couple experiences their first look is to have the groom standing, facing away from the bride…from there, the bride walks up behind the groom and taps him on the shoulder or covers his eyes…seeing each other for the first time is a truly magical moment. Some couples say that their wedding first look was one of the most memorable moments on their wedding day and that they will it cherish forever.

We recommend that you make this moment as private as possible… If you are a bride that is skeptical about the groom seeing you before the ceremony… here are a few creative ways to still experience this special moment in time. Couple’s can wrap themselves around corners, be on opposite sides of a door and the grooms can even be blindfolded. This way they can still get their intimate time together before the ceremony!

WEDDING FIRST LOOK

The tradition of not seeing the bride before the ceremony derived from arranged marriages. The story goes that these couples were not allowed to see each other prior to the ceremony to protect the actual union (the arrangers did this so that nobody ran away from pure looks). Modern brides today choose their own groom and therefore this tradition has somewhat disappeared! Photographers love capturing wedding first look moments, so if you are a modern bride you could easily extend your time into a pre-ceremony photo shoot which allows the couple to capture images of the two of them together that they wouldn’t be able to get otherwise.

Believe it or not, grooms can become quite emotional when they see their bride standing before them for the first time. We, at First Class Weddings, recommend having a wedding first look moment – whether it is captured or not!

First look covered eyes from Shannon Nicole Smith Photography

Opposite sides of door and emotional groom from La Partie Diva

Blindfolded groom #1 and emotional groom from Audrey Hannah Photo Blog

Black & White blindfolded groom from Chicago Wedding Blog

Emotional Groom #1 from One Wed

First look corner wall from An {ontherun} Wedding

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Rock N’ Roll Bride

ROCK N’ ROLL BRIDE – LOVE ROCKS

Love truly does ROCK! Why not consider the back of an old truck as your alter? The possibilities are endless with themed weddings… one that gets our record spinning is this rocker style wedding! Old trucks, cold beer and vintage records hanging around your wedding reception could keep the party going all night long.

ROCK N’ ROLL BRIDE – RED SHOES

Imagine arriving in the vehicle that is actually your ceremony alter! How fun and unique would it be to arrive at your wedding with your alter all ready to go? For this rock n’ roll bride, a 1956 Dodge pick-up truck was her transportation and alter, which we think is a rockstar way to arrive at your wedding.

ROCK N’ ROLL BRIDE LOVE

ROCK N’ ROLL BRIDE – ROCK N’ ROLL GROOM

ROCK N’ ROLL BRIDE MAKE-UP

FALL WEDDING FLOWERS

Peace, love and rock n’ roll… Getting married like a rockstar can be easy with First Class Weddings. We hope that this couple of rockers will leave you feeling inspired to create your own theme for your wedding. There are millions of ways to make your wedding unique with little details such as records of your favorite music, rockin’ make-up, and kicking back in the bed of an old pick up truck with cold beer. This rock n’ roll party will never die! Rock on!

 

Rock N’ Roll Bride by First Class Weddings

Make-up by Jen Murphy Artistry

Wedding Dress by Maggie Evans Designs

Venue provided by Bob & Sally Dalton

Flowers by European Flower Shop

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Save the Date Ideas

 SAVE THE DATE IDEAS

Getting engaged is such an exciting time for couples and one of the first steps to take is deciding when to get married! Save the date cards and engagement announcements are getting even more creative with each year. Save the date send-outs are a way for the couple to happily announce their engagement and send guests a date to keep open for their wedding. A lot of newly engaged couples get creative and their save the date ideas include things that the couple enjoys such as traveling or color schemes for their weddings.

MORE SAVE THE DATE IDEAS….

SAVE THE DATE SHOES

A save the date card is an important notice giving people the date of a significant event such as a wedding. Save the date cards are typically sent out at least 6 to 12 months before the wedding date which then are followed by a formal wedding invitation. Usually, save the dates come in the form of a card or letter but as people are getting more and more creative, new ideas are coming out in forms of magnets for refrigerators so that the couple’s wedding date is always visible!

SAVE THE DATE NUMBERS

SAVE THE DATE IDEAS – CHALK

Save the Date by First Class Weddings

Save the date photos from Praise Wedding

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Maui wedding Ideas

Five Maui Wedding Ideas!

Write your own Maui wedding vows: There is just something about speaking from the heart that turns an ordinary wedding into an extraordinary wedding.

Include your wedding guests: Coming up with a way to include your guests in the actual blessing of the ceremony creates a more intimate connection with your friends and family. One example; have each guest write a special message on a shell and place into a apothecary jar.

Add a sweet sentimental touch: Using your grandmothers lace to tie something special to your bouquet or presenting lei’s or gifts to special members of the family during the ceremony creates a more memorable occasion for everyone.

Personalize things: From your save the date cards to your thank you notes and everything in between, try and find a way to personalize your wedding.

Unique Exits: This is a really great way to create a perfect ending to your special day. Try using a demolition car instead of a limo or how about leaving by helicopter or running through a shower of lavender blossoms?

Whatever you decide to do, remember that your wedding is a true reflection of who you are. For more helpful tips join our exclusive network at firstclassweddings.com

Wedding Ideas

Be Original with unique Wedding Ideas

Worried that your wedding is going to look like someone elses? Think again! Here are five easy wedding ideas that can set you apart from others.

Add a Little Color

With all the colors of the rainbow to choose from why not use your favorites to create an individual style for your wedding. For example; colored chair sashes with matching table linens provide originality and excitement.

Lighting

Custom lighting can flawlessly blend into your ceremony and reception. Choose from colored up-lights, twinkle lights, crystal Chandeliers, spot lights, candle lights, submersible lights, torches and more. Lighting always sets the mood so choose something spectacular and you wont regret it.

Special Entertainment

Provide music authentic to the location in which you are getting married. For example: A Polynesian trio with a hula dancer would be a specific type of entertainment unique to Hawaii. Hiring a celebrity to play for a few hours is another way to make your wedding stand out while grooving to the music.

Centerpieces

These don’t always have to be made with flowers. take your location under consideration when choosing your centerpieces. Custom weedding ideas allow you can customize your centerpieces with taper candles, lamps, picture frames, sculptures, hanging displays or anything your heart desires. Your guests will be looking at your masterpieces throughout the evening so make them extraordinary.

Start a trend

Trends are great to start and when you get your guests involved it’s even better. Create a way to capture your loved ones wishes and then display them during your ceremony or reception. For example; if you are setting up an arch for your outdoor ceremony you might want to have a table set-up with a display of ribbons attached to a flower pick. Guests take a flower pick and write a special wish for the bride & groom and then stick it in the arch to flutter in the breeze while the couple says “I do”.

These are only a few wedding ideas without breaking the bank or doing what everyone else has done.

Wedding Ideas by First Class Weddings

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