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How many times have you been to a wedding and a screaming baby ruined the mood and distracted everyone when they should be focused on the couple and their love. If you want to invite younger guests to your wedding to include them or be more accommodating to the parents keep them entertained and quiet with these little details.


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A coloring book can easily keep younger children satisfied during the ceremony or even give them something to do during the actual reception. It is also an opportunity to provide personalized keepsakes to remember the day. 



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The kids would love a personalized scavenger hunt. This one shows a scavenger hunt for outdoors but you could easily alter the tasks to fit an indoor reception. 



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The food and drink options for kids are bound to be different but try making them pop with these details. A mason jar sippy cup, crazy straws, mini burgers, and cookies with milk can leave a lasting impression on your youngest guests. 


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When it comes to televised weddings, it’s safe to say Kim Kardashian’s was one of the finest and most watched. With approximately 10.5 million sets of eyes on Kim as she walked down the aisle, viewers ooh’d and ahh’d over every detail. While some were watching to see if the relationship was true, others wanted to see what a $20 million wedding looked like. I, like many of you, tuned in to see the venue, the decor, the dresses – everything we drool over in the wedding industry.

If you fell in love with Kim’s wedding style, as most of us did, we have great news for you. Imitating it is easy and you can do it within your predetermined budget! Let’s get started.

The Glamorous Decor

If you know anything about the Kardashian’s style, you know they love the glamorous and dramatic appeal of black. When done right, black instantly adds drama and ups the ante. In weddings, however, black is traditionally not incorporated into the colors. Don’t let this stop you. As you can see, Kim Kardashian effectively mixed black and white to create a glamorous scene.


Kim got it right by beginning the evening with a white ceremony. Though she didn’t completely do away with black, as you can see in the aisle runner and chair coverings, she did want to emphasize the traditionally virginal and pure elements of the ceremony. White was everywhere in the decor, from the chairs and aisle runner to the curtains and flowers. Kim didn’t stop there, however.


When it came to the reception, Kim made it clear her wedding was gigantic and glamorous. Strong, black chairs, table settings and framed mirrors were everywhere. To create even more drama, Kim’s lush, white centerpieces stood tall over the tables, and countless chandeliers were added. The room absolutely dazzled.


How can you achieve this look?: Adding black elements will instantly add drama. Black chair coverings and table settings are a perfect balance to grand white flowers and chandeliers. Inexpensive chandeliers are quite easy to find and instantly add sparkle while tall mirrors will make your reception room seem larger and brighter.

The Dress (and the other dress. And the other other dress)


Kim was the picturesque fairytale princess walking down the aisle. Her strapless gown showed off her hourglass figure perfectly with its sweetheart neckline, tucked in waist and elaborate skirt. Her jeweled headpiece added to the glamor while her long, traditional veil added drama.


Kim, like any fashionista, opted to wear more than one dress that evening since her traditional, fairytale gown wouldn’t have blended well with the reception’s drama. Her next two dresses, however, matched her decor to a ‘T.’ The first, a halter dress with a deep V on top, allowed her to move around freely with her guests and husband, Kris. The second, a strapless mermaid ensemble, is one of the most dramatic dresses I’ve seen and made the evening more spectacular.


How can you achieve this look?: Since most of us aren’t among Hollywood’s elite, purchasing three dresses can seem over the top for both our wedding and our checkbooks. It doesn’t have to be, though! Many designers offer dresses with removable elements that create different looks. On top of this, changing something as simple as your headpiece, veil and jewelry can have a dramatic effect on your overall look.
If you’re set on having two separate gowns, consider buying cheaply for both. Traditionally, brides splurge on their wedding gown since it’s the only one they’ll have throughout the day. With two dresses, it’s best to lower and split the costs between the dresses. While you’ll want your ceremony dress to be beautiful, you’ll also want to enjoy your reception dress. Deciding one is more important than the other may not leave you completely satisfied.

The Tradition-Breaking Bridesmaids

The top rules of bridesmaid dresses traditionally go something like this: bridesmaids wear your wedding colors and no one wears white except the bride.


Kim completely fought tradition with her bridesmaid dress choices. Each girl was placed in a figure-flattering, strapless mermaid down. These dresses instantly upped the drama and put the bridesmaids on display. While most would argue this move took away from Kim’s own dresses since each bridesmaid looked more like a bride, it added drama and gave the bridal party a cohesive, finished look.

How can you achieve this look?: Putting your bridesmaids in white gowns doesn’t have to be as risky as it sounds. Their dresses can be dramatic to add more to the party or understated so as to leave the spotlight on you. While white bridesmaid dresses may be more difficult to find, it’s possible to find a figure-flattering style for every girl.
And, as always, accessories are a girl’s best friend. If your bridesmaids look too much like you, change their flower bouquets to a different color than yours or remove them entirely.

The Tower Cake


Like everything else at the Kardashian wedding, the cake was huge. The towering black and white creation was dramatic not only for its size, but for its color and detail as well. Unlike the traditional white cake, the Kardashian version contained layers of dramatic black and included fine details on every layer.

How can you achieve this look?: Scaling down this cake will dramatically lower its price even if you hold onto the glamorous black layers and details. If you would rather have a tall cake but don’t have the funds, consider putting a similar faux wedding cake on display and serving a cheaper version to your guests.

What the Guests Wore


For the day of their wedding, Kris and Kim requested their guests be donned in formal black tie attire. Interestingly, most guests shied away from mixing the two colors. Lindsay Lohan, for example, wore a beautiful white gown that resembled a bride’s attire. Kim had the confidence and status to know that her own dresses would not be outdone by those of her guests and instead invited them to join her in the white attire.

How can you achieve this look?: Most women are afraid of stepping on the bride’s toes with their dresses. They typically see black dresses as a bad omen for the joyous day and are afraid of donning the white the bride traditionally wears. It’s up to you to not only request formal black tie, but to also assure the ladies that black and white gowns are accepted on your day.


We’ve offered several ideas to help you emulate Kim Kardashian’s wedding. If you want us to plan your day or need help with finding the items mentioned above, don’t hesitate to contact us. Visit our website for more information.

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Blush, coral, flesh, flush, fuchsia, magenta, raspberry, rose, and salmon are all synonymous with pink. Pink is a softer, less violent red. Both red and pink denote love but while red is hot passion, pink is romantic and charming.

  • Use pink to convey playfulness (hot pink flamingos) and tenderness (pastel pinks).


  • Multiple shades of pink and light purple or other pastels used together maintain the soft, delicate, and playful nature of pink.
  • Add strength with darker shades of pinks and purple and burgundy.

dark purple/pink

  • All shades of pink get sophisticated when combined with black or gray or medium to darker shades of blue.
  • Medium to dark green with pink is also a sharp-looking combo.

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Considered the negation of color, black is conservative and goes well with almost any color except the very dark. Black is a great color to convey elegance and sophistication. Black can also add a touch of mystery.


In clothing, black is visually slimming. Like other dark colors, it can make a room appear to shrink in size. Even a well-lit room looks dark with a lot of black. Black can also make other colors appear brighter.




These words are synonymous with or represent various shades of the color black: coal, charcoal, ebony, ink, jet, lampblack, midnight, obsidian, onyx, raven, sable, soot.


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Green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment, the color is reminiscent of Spring.


Using Green:
  • With both a warming and cooling effect, the color green denotes balance, harmony, and stability.
  • Use several shades of green for a fresh, Springtime feel.
  • Olive, also called olive drab, is a not so drab summery green that may have military overtones for some people.


The color green is diverse. Emerald, lime, beryl, sap, aquamarine and pine are all terms used to describe different shades of green. It is a restful color with some of the same calming attributes of blue.


Using Green with Other Colors
  • Green with blue produces echoes of nature – water and forest and can denote new beginnings and growth.


  • Green with brown, tan, or beige says organic or recycled and can be a good color combination for packaging of those type of products.


  • Tri-color combinations of green with yellow and black or white are sporty, outdoorsy colors. Purple with green can be high contrast, lively.


  • Lime green with orange and yellow is a fresh and fruity palette.

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