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Baby’s Breath has gotten a bad rap for serving as a ‘dozen red roses’ unwilling wingman for far to long. Often forgotten this simple white and light flower is elegant and very versatile.

Today we celebrate you, Baby’s Breath, in this short pictorial tribute.

Cue Justin Bieber to sing “Baby”

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Attaching a keepsake to the bridal bouquet is such a special way to incorporate a memento into a wedding.  Here are a few of our favorite bouquet charms and adornments.

The cameo on this bouquet is made even more stunning by the lace wrapping underneath.

And an antique brooch is not only beautiful but could also be your ‘something old,’ or ‘something borrowed.’

A vintage handkerchief can easily be affixed to the bouquet and can be monogrammed with the date or the bride’s initials to become an instant heirloom piece. We love how feminine this one is with the lace.

If you don’t have a family heirloom locket, several vendors have started to create small lockets exclusively for use as a bouquet charm.  If made of high quality materials the locket could be added to a charm bracelet or chain and worn as a necklace long after the wedding. We love this unique rectangular version from Etsy.

This bride chose to incorporate a family rosary into her bouquet. It is truly a beautiful addition.

Simple lace wrapped bouquets are so elegant. The lace could come from excess from the brides post-alteration gown or a family dress or veil.

This twine wrapped bouquet looks so fresh and organic.

Before bouquets – many brides carried small family bibles.  Today modern brides are keeping up this tradition by carrying these same small bibles but incorporated with their bouquet. Many of these bibles were carried by both their mother and grandmother in their weddings.

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We can’t help but notice the resurgence of the mason jar on the wedding scene. These beauties have made their way out of grandma’s basement and into centerpieces and wedding schemes across the board! Maybe mason jars have gotten a bad rap in the past for their association with (uh-hmm) moonshine, but everyone has looked beyond that now and truly embraces this Southern staple. Not too long ago the amount of food a family had in mason jars at the end of the summer determined exactly how much they would be eating that winter. So truly, these glass jars are responsible for keeping many people alive (and in some cases we will admit – tipsy) for years.

The very nature of the mason jar makes it useful in so many ways. Because it is solid glass it does not leak and can tolerate high temperatures.  Its smaller size makes it lightweight enough to hang while still being sturdy. They can be lidded or the grips where the lid would go on the jar can be helpful in affixing ribbons or strings that won’t slip. And best of all they are inexpensive (except for some rare ones) and very easy to find.  In fact, the jars have become so popular that most rental companies will now rent you mason jars for your events. We love when we can recycle something and repurpose it in many ways.  Here are nine clever ways to incorporate mason jars into your wedding.

Make an impression with your guests from the start by using invitations with a mason jar motif. We love that these cream colored invites with the blue mason jars give you the option of ordering them with or without the fireflies! The scalloped edge reply card/postcard that matches the large blue mason jar invite is just perfection.

For centerpieces that stand alone you could use these etched mason jars that look like they have been frosted and inscribe an initial or table number. These dainty painted silhouette jars would look great alone or filled.

While the mason jar chandelier might be going overboard, we had to include it thinking that it would be more than amazing if it was a part of your venue. This mason jar lamp on the other hand is actually pretty simple and the directions are online.  Placing a mason jar lamp on each bar corner would make quite an impression.

Serving a signature cocktail in a mason jar just makes sense.  It is the one piece of glassware your guests would hold and really examine up close.  You can use small jelly jars or a large jar that will provide more room for garnishes.

Mason jar votives are simple and look great at night. You can use them for a floating votive or a regular votive with filler in the bottom. We also love the idea of hanging the jars and adding a votive as well.

One of our favorite uses for the mason jar is as a vase. The simple white arrangement appears more serene when placed in the blue jar while the colorful arrangements become more playful with the added dash of blue.

What’s a more creative way to protect and display your pictures than in the safety of a glass jar? You can even add food coloring to create a sepia tone look for your photos.

Serve your guests food out of a mason jar too.  These baked beans can be put into the jars ahead of time and warmed (in the jar) for the reception. It would be unique and keep your food station neat. And who knew you can actually bake mini pies and cakes in mason jars?  How perfect!

For favors you can decorate and fill mason jars with almost anything.  Candy is an easy filler but you could also use other objects like crayons for kids, or golf balls for groomsmen. Guests will not only get the goodies inside but the jar itself, which as you have seen – can be quite useful!

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So often details for the men in the wedding party are overlooked. But a boutonniere will be in every picture the groom is in so why not make it just as personal and unique as the brides bouquet? After looking around these are some of our favorite non-traditional takes on boutonnieres:

First of all don’t think you are stuck with flowers.  Boutonnieres can be made from colorful felt, feathers, fabric pinwheels, yarn, buttons or a combination of many materials for a mixed media look!

Get creative with totally fresh ideas. The film flower is perfect for a photographer and the guitar would be great for the music lover and party horns (what!?! – we love this) would be pure perfection for a New Years Eve wedding! Other cool ideas were wheat, pinwheels, cotton, shells and one that even looks like an award ribbon (appropriate for most grooms we think!)

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