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Used by many cultures throughout the world, henna tattooing is an ancient form of body art and often plays a role in traditional celebrations such as weddings. For example, in Hindu weddings henna is painted on the bride to symbolize such things as joy and beauty. Other cultures, such as Moroccan, use the organic paint on homes or doors to bring prosperity and ward off evil. A common ritual in India known as Mehndi, features intricate rust-colored designs full of fine lines and floral patterns. While all henna is gorgeous in our eyes, we are loving the vibes of this white henna for a stunning monochromatic bridal style. If you’re looking to pay homage to your culture through wedding-day henna, check out some of this superb henna inspiration!

 

 

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There was a time when it was common for personalized matchboxes and monogram paper napkins to make an appearance at every traditional wedding – HELLO wedding styling circa 1970s + 1980s! Many modern-day couples however shy away from some of these extra accoutrements, whether that be to cut expenses or due to ditching what’s been perceived as outdated wedding styling. However if you’re like us, pretty matchboxes hold a happy little place in our hearts (like if you ever snag these suckers when you come across them out + about in the real world at a lounge or pub … we know we do!). Thus, we’d love for this nostalgic throwback to make a resurgence in modern-day wedding styling  – enter modern matches! With the right design and by mixing up the box dimensions, these standard strikers take on a whole new look and we’re loving every last detail. If you’re still having trouble justifying the added expense, just double duty your matchboxes by folding them into your budget as escort seating cards or guest favors. Not only are these usable takeaways for you and your guests, but they’ll be a fun trinket to find years down the road as a relic of your special day!

 

 

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If you’re looking for a good way to stretch your floral dollar, consider opting for a design that utilizes bud vases in order to maximize your organic assets. With strong minimalist vibes, the whole idea behind a bud vase is that less is more. Key to nailing this design is pairing the best bloom or cut of greenery with the most complementary bud vase. When done right, you’ll have a plethora of mini statement pieces that can be displayed throughout your wedding reception as either stand-alone items or grouped together as a collection. Talk to your floral designer about bud vases for your wedding reception!

 

 

 

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