IN 2013, BACKGROUNDS TOOK THE LEAD

In 2013, backgrounds became stars just by being such incredible supporting players . It wasn’t only the backgrounds for the photo booths that stood out by their originality and whimsy, but also the ceremony and cakes backgrounds.

For the ceremony

Entire walls of light can give a magic feel to any ceremony.BD Lights1BD Lights2

Fabric backgrounds are a bit more traditional, but if you play with very sheer curtains, ribbons or even garlands, you can create a wonderful decor.BD TISSUBD Tissu 6BD Tissu 16

Fabrics with graphic patterns can achieve an interesting and unconventional visual impact.BD Motifs 5BD Motifs 13

Flowers adds loads of charm and romance.
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A very popular trend, especially in country themed wedding, are backgrounds made off old doors and windows, which brings a rustic originality to any decor.BD DW 2BD DW 3BD DW 8

There are so many uniques ideas, you can go in all kinds of directions, following your imagination, your theme and your budget. Projections, hearts, decorative elements, old suitcases, books, anything can be used to create a surprising or traditional background.
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A trend that I really like is the one with written words, simply because I just love words and they allow us to put a lot more meaning in our ceremony. Be it a renown poem, your favorite song, a quote that touched you, a love letter, these words bring a very personal touch to the decor that will surely delight your guests.BG WRTING 1BG WRTING 3

For the photo booths

Photo booths are now a fixture in trendy and traditional weddings. One thing they all share, they are FUN! Crazy ideas are now the norm and they are the basis for unforgettable pictures!BG PB1BG PB2BG PB3BG PB4BG PB5

For the Cakes

Wedding cakes have become more than just deserts, they are now very important in the whole concept and look of your wedding. With this new importance, come a key location and an appropriate decor.BG CAKE 1BG WRTING 2BG CAKE3BG CAKE5BG CAKE4

Here’s my favorite background, it’s so elegant and dramatic, it takes my breath away!BD Autre 15

After a very exhaustive research to find these beautiful examples on Pinterest, my conclusion would be this: there are no more rules or limits when you are choosing a background. You let your imagination guide you and the results will simply be amazing!

For more examples of all kinds of exciting and unique backgrounds, just visit my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/francemo/unique-backgrounds/.

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A CONFESSION

I have to confess something, since we’re among friends… I am an addict. It all started in the late 70s. My substance of choice: vinyls. My suppliers: Columbia & Sam’s. I started slow, but I got hooked quickly. I graduated to the new format, CDs, and it got crazy. I was buying 18 at a time, without taking the time to really experiment each of them… Then I got hooked on movies on VHS. I just had to have them, to OWN them. Even if I already seen them, I needed to have them close, just in case I had an urge to see them again. Then came old series, that was something else. I still have backlash from that, 22 tapes of the whole SOAP series, that I just can’t shake, even after 6 yard sales. When VHS became absolute, I was in withdrawal, I needed to find something to replace it, to get the same excitement. So I found DVDs, first, movies, then heavy stuff, TV series. Old, new, whatever, I need to own them. Strangely this addiction has freed me from my other minor addiction to TV. Since I can binge view anytime I want, I’m not chained to my television or my VCR anymore.

And now, I just found something that gives me as much satisfaction as the other stuff, something that I crave, that’s excites me, that inspire me: WEDDING & FLOWERS BOOKS. I just NEED to have them, to hold them, to look at them and savour the colors, the ideas, the beauty… My sister keeps telling me that I can borrow them from the library, but she just doesn’t understand, this need to OWN books, to have them there, always in reach.

But can you blame me? Look at these, can you honestly say that they are not worth it?

This one simply awesome, the advice are very helpful, the pictures are beautiful, the ideas are unique and original. It’s really a gem. This is THE best reference book you can buy.

Same author (she’s great), full of pictures and once more, great ideas. And it has a section, at the end of the book, where flowers are sorted by theme, like classical, tropical, etc. This is a detailed tool, extremely useful.

Again, Karen Bussen. I became a fan because she’s amazing and so talented. The ideas are fresh and original, the pictures are perfect. This is a must for anyone who do a lot of parties.

There’s a lot about bouquets, but the arrangements, the centerpieces and the info are great!

Still a lot about bouquets, but many, many pictures and ideas, suggestions and combinations, advice and expert tips.

I don’t know much about flowers, and this book introduces all of them, one by one, with pictures and beautiful arrangements. A must.

And this one is really good too, it’s a lovely discovery, a surprise, a gift. The ideas are superb, easy to do and straightforward. In addition, they are also inexpensive, since they are done with silk flowers. I love the all, I would use most of them.

So, see, these are vital for what I want to achieve, they bring me inspiration, information and they give me the creative fix I need to function in life. Yes, I’m an addict, but my addiction is one that keeps me alive.

Now, you know, this is off my chest and I breathe a sigh of relief. Because I know that you know and more importantly, I know you understand!