BRIDESMAID GARDEN PARTY INSPIRATION | How to Have an Outdoor Garden Party, Indoors + Freixenet Bubbly Giveaway!

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Want to have an outdoor party, but the weather’s lousy?  NO PROBLEM.  Here’s a hack… sort of.

One of the most coveted styles of party these days remains the outdoorsy, woodsy, greeny, lush and naturey look (I definitely just made up some words but whatever).  That usually means: wood elements, at LEAST a few succulents because SUCCULENTS ARE EVERYTHING, other types of plant life, generally a rustic vibe and – because who doesn’t love it – a bit of gold speckled throughout.  Not too much, because that’s tacky.  But just enough.  By the way I might have thrown in a bit too much gold.  Hopefully it’s not tacky, though.  Sorry I LOVE GOLD.

Featured in today’s shoot are some sharp mini cava bottles, because – cool giveaway alert - Freixenet is doing a giveaway of their adorably packaged sparkling bottles.  Would you like to win 125 beautiful little mini bottles of Freixenet bubbly, plus a ginormous Memory Magnum bottle as well, to use on your wedding day, all for the low low price of free?  The appropriate answer is who wouldn’t.  So yeah if you’d like a shot at winning one of six of these prize packages, pop over to Freixenet’s All Love Sparkles sweepstakes, which is taking place over on their facebook page.

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Now, as I was saying — while we’d all like to have a lovely little garden party outside, sometimes that just doesn’t work out.  Depending on where you live, it’s possible your only viable option for parties may be indoors!  In other cases, the weather for an entire week leading up to your party day could be full of sunshiney rays, and then BAM, rain all day.  Huge bummer.

Not so fast.  It doesn’t have to be a bummer!  I decided for this shoot I’d show you guys how to have that coveted outside garden party look, indoors, if the weather just isn’t cooperating.  Stupid weather, doesn’t it know who you ARE? :)

I really wanted to show you that you can still have the garden party of your dreams, even on the dreariest of days!  I DIY’d a crapload of the things you’re about to see, like these terrariums in lightbulbs for example:

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… so lemme know if you’d like me to share how to at some point later on the blog.  Aright, to the pictures…

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Yes, that’s a Pez dispenser spray-painted gold.  Because why not?

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That little golden cake is an eraser!  Just another little favor for your bridesmaids to take home.

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Lovely little botanical-inspired notebooks from Rifle Paper Co., again, for your lucky bridesmaids to take home!

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Watch out, btw, if you decide to introduce wildlife in your indoor styling… they may steal your treats..

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Remember, if you wanna win one of those enormous prize packages, enter here, friendlies.  You get 125 beautiful little mini bottles of Freixenet bubbly, not to mention a ginormous memory magnum bottle as well, all for you to use on your wedding day.  What’s not to love about that :)

What do you think of the inspiration today?  I’m no professional, but I did my best!

xo, Alison

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If you came here by searching “I’m trying not to fart so often,” well then… then I don’t really know what to say.  I’m not sur-I mean, maybe don’t eat things that do that to- actually, I really just……… best of luck.  Best of luck to you.

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OMG I’m a finalist. THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

Succulents and peace.  Two of my favorite things.  (FYI, that’s my guy’s hand.  The biggest glimpse I’ve granted yet!)

Alright.  A little overwhelmed here.  I feel like I have nothing of value to say.  All I can conjure is “thank you so much,” and “what an honor” and other sappiness like that.  Here’s the deal: you guys nominated me, and now THIS IS HAPPENING: I’m a flippin’ FINALIST in the Best Real Bride Wedding Blog category.  Say WHAT?!!  My excitement over this is beyond measure.  But, as I sit here trying to come up with something worth reading, my mind just keeps spitting out “duuhhhh.”

Point is, I’ve pulled up to this weird place called “a loss for words.”  You freaking people actually touched me so much that I don’t really know what to say.  Obvs., this morning’s post is going to be sort of brief, because I’m actually a little choked up right now.  I realize I’m being ridiculous – it IS just a blogger award.  But it’s like THE ONE I want, so badly.  So it gets me, it gets me right heeaaahh (points to heart).  Ok, getting on with it… I’m going to ask you a little favor: would you kindly vote for me?  If you already did, I appreciate it like crazy.  I couldn’t ask for anything more.  But if you haven’t… would you?  Each and every vote makes a serious difference.  You’d be surprised.  It’s nothing at all like American elections.  Just click here, or on this wee badge, below:

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart you guys!

-♡-

In other news, my sister’s pwecious wittle babies are coming into town tonight, so to celebrate becoming a finalist… but moreso general family togetherness, which is far too rare since they live across the nation, I’m planning for us all to hang in the backyard and do a little o’ this (we’ve got heaps of leftover sparklers to burn up):

Also, I’d love to try on a few of these, wouldn’t you?

And I’d love.love.love.love.LOVE to go here:

{sparklers: Elizabeth Messina / Lovely Bridal dresses: Sweet Little Photographs / beach: 20×200}

I’m gonna leave you for now with one of my favorite quotes of pretty much ever, which has nothing at all to do with anything.  It’s from my little book of everything I’ve ever loved enough to jot down.  But before I’m through, let me once again say thank you, everyone, for visiting the blog, reading the blog, leaving your incredible comments and generally ruling as humans.  If not for you, I wouldn’t be doing this thing I do every day.  (:

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”
Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.
~ Hafiz

xoxo!

Seacrest out

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