June 29, 2017

Over 20 Delicious Cherry Desserts: Perfect for Weddings in June

We've gathered over 20 of the best gourmet cherry dessert recipes for our brides to be for the month of June, and we've been testing out as many as we can. :D

Not only will using an in season fruit like cherries will lower your wedding costs - your dessert will also double as a decor with the amazing colors you'll get.

Keep reading for the best cherry dessert recipes, and some amazing photographs to get you inspired.

June 28, 2017

Peach Desserts Perfect for your Summer Wedding

Peaches remind me of summer, and I think they're perfect for a summer wedding. In that idea we've gather over 30 of the best peach recipes available with everything from honey peach pie to Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles.

Make sure to comment & let us know your favorite peach & summer dessert recipes!

Baked Peach Desserts

Sugar-Crusted Peach Pie with Almond Cream via Gourmet Traveller

Peach Cobbler Cupcakes via Cupcake Project

Peach Tart with Ricotta and Honey via The Peach Truck

June 21, 2017

Your Guide to Getting Married in a State Park

In this post The Sunshine Bride will help you plan the perfect state park wedding with gorgeous scenery for you & your guests.

Even better your site will cost less than $350, and you'll have your pick of beautiful outdoor sites & stone pavilions.

Step 1: Decide if a Park Wedding is For You

State parks, due to space, only really work for small weddings of less than 50 guests.

Even if you rent a private pavilion you will hear other guests at the park along with their pets, and people passing by might stop for a moment to see what's happening.

You'll need to follow the rules and leave the space nicer than when you found it. You may need a permit to serve alcohol, and there will also be limits on sound amplification.

Unless you're going minimal and getting ready in your cabin is going to work, you'll need to travel in from offsite.

And finally, keep in mind that wildlife comes with the wedding/ceremony space, & that you may need to be extra cautious with where & how you store food and drinks.

June 19, 2017

30+ Reasons Why Dogs Should Be At All Weddings via Brides on Instagram

Here are over 30 reasons, illustrated in photos on Instagram, of why dogs should be at every wedding - including cute photo's you'll treasure forever like the one to the left from Deborah Godfrey.

They are you family, they love you dearly, they'll bring your guests joy, and they make for great photo ops.

We can't get over how cute they are, even though they are definitely stealing the spotlight from the bride.

Keep reading to see all of the amazing photographs, and of course, links to the amazing photographers.

June 13, 2017

Flowers Perfect for Outdoor Weddings - Slow to Wilt in the Sun

Choosing the right flowers for your outdoor wedding can make a big difference, and we've put together a list of over 20 flowers & fillers that won't fail you in the heat - along with a little colorful inspiration.

Orchids, Alstroemeria, Calla Lilies, Andromeda, Celosia (Cockscomb), Sunflowers, Garden Roses, Lisianthus, Gerbera Daises, Dahlias, Pincushion Protea, Peonies & Mums will all stay fresh longer.

Floral fillers that stand the heat well include Scabiosa Pods, Seeded Eucalyptus, Silver Brunia, Sedum, Viburnum Berry, Thistle, Millet, Rudbeckia Pods, & Feverfew.

Make sure to check out all of the D.I.Y. Projects featured on The Sunshine Bride!

Photo Credit Top to Bottom, Left to Right; Orchid Bouquet via WedIdeas.com, Alstroemeria Bouquet via H.E. Butt Grocery Co., Calla Lilly Bouquet via Ali Express, Garden Rose & Andromeda Bouquet via Flirty Fleurs, Celosia Wedding Wreath via Bougainvilleas, Sunflower & Rose Bouquet via Dandelion Flowers & Gifts, Lisanthius & Succulent Bouquet via Leanne Simmons Floral Design, Daisy & Dahlia Bouquet via Wedding Wire, Peony & Pincushion Protea Bouquet via Weddingomania

June 03, 2017

Classic Pearl Jewelry Under $100: Perfect for Garden Party Weddings

Pearls are classic, perfect for a garden party backyard wedding, & you can find some amazing items perfect for yourself & your wedding party for less than $100.

We've put together a collection of our top four picks, and we hope you'll come back to The Sunshine Bride for all your outdoor wedding inspiration.

Every bride wants to feel like a princess for a day, & the 16" Handpicked Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace Strand Necklace from PAVOI will make you feel like one for only $89.

And if you're looking for a set of pearls you can also pick up the slightly longer 18" Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace from Akwaya for only $35.

Of course you'll need earrings to go with your beautiful necklace, and we love the 14K Gold White Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings from The Pearl Source retailing for $79.

And last, but not least, we love the simplicity of these Sterling Silver Freshwater Cultured Pearl Drop Dangle Chandelier Earrings from IceCarats that sell for less than $30.

Photo Credit: 35 Vintage Wedding Ideas with Pearl Details on Tulle & Chantilly