Gorgeous, Unique Greenery For Your Wedding Florals
Why not not embrace the new trend: unique greenery is IN. Use full and textured leaves to fill out a centerpiece for a lush, natural look or add natural beauty to a bouquet. As a perk: the more greenery you have in your wedding florals, the fewer pricy flowers you’ll need to make a visual impact! Check out these pretty filler greens: Galax Jade Aspidistra Bear grass Cocculus ...
DIY - Hand-Sewn Leather Passport Cover
Have passport, will travel … yes. Are you a Jet-setter with a hand-sewn leather case? If not, you can easily become one! Let’s take a lesson in leather hand sewing that we can use for a passport cover or just about any small case-like thing you can think of. Hand sewing leather is easy, but a few key steps will make it even easier. Sadly, it doesn’t make it much faster — get ready to earn...
Q. Is it okay to decorate our wedding cake with real flowers? A. Generally it is better not to. Some flowers are poisonous or have been sprayed with chemical insecticides
DIY Just Married Sign
What you’ll need: - The Just Married Template which can be downloaded here. - 11×17 printer paper in the color of your choice - A printer - A thin piece of cardboard or illustration board - Spray mount - Cutting tool (scissors, a box cuter or a paper cutter) - Ribbon - Suction Cups - Glue Gun - Super Glue - A hole-punch - Decorations (Fake flowers, shells, buttons, feathers, lace...
Wedding Details DIY : Lace Water Bottles
So simple and so rustic chic these lace wrapped water bottles are such an easy DIY alternative to the traditional water bottle label. I spotted these on Subtle Revelry and the instructions could not be easier. Peel off the label, replace it with a scrap of lace, secure with double sided tape & voila! Perfect for the late night grab and go at the end of your reception, or would be...
Lush and plush white peonies with a sage green twist…
DIY Vintage Style Flower Headband
Guest Blogger: Jessica Here is a little headband tutorial for you. I saw this vintage style headband at Tarina Tarantino but didn’t like the price so I decided to make my own. Then I immediately thought of a vintage pin I had just lying around the house and added it to the headband and viola! I really love how it turned out. What you need: -Headband -Ribbon -Flower -Hot Glue Gun...
English Garden Rustic Chic: Kate Moss’ Wedding
I’m not usually one to pay much attention to celebrity weddings but this is one that I could not resist. Kate’s absolutely drop-dead-gorgeous wedding was so completely and utterly garden rustic that I wanted to re-share it with you (check out the full spread and write up on Vogue). So many pretty and whimsical details (her dress, the tent, the Edwardian wicker seating area) mixed with classic...
Shower Themes on a Budget
Between throwing down for wedding gifts and chipping in on expenses for showers and other parties, people near and dear to the bride and groom can end up spending quite a bit in the name of the couple’s lifelong happiness. That’s why I love showers that focus on gifts that don’t require a huge bank account. In fact, these types of showers often inspire greater thought - and more...
What counts most in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility
I’ve had a serious hankering for a good cupcake the last few days and I just can’t shake it! So instead I’ve decided to embrace it… by way of a cupcake inspiration board! Ok, and possibly making a little trip down to a bakery later today… (that’s me saying “I do” to a sweet little treat!) via cutest food and now for some seriously sweet eye candy (wow, yes, I do have sugar on the brain!) ...
Wedding Shower Guests
Q. Must everyone invited to my wedding shower be invited to the wedding? A. Yes definitely, anyone invited to a shower should be invited to the wedding. Only exception to this rule is when co-workers wish to throw an office shower for the bride, even though all are not being invited to the wedding. The shower in this case is their way of wishing the couple well
DIY Save the Date Vintage Tags
Guest Blogger: Michelle Here’s a quick and sweet DIY project using simple vintage objects you may already have around your house! I thought this would be a fun and affordable thing to try. Items like the tags and paper clips come in a packs of 100 or so for less than $10. So here we go! Here’s what you’ll need: - Manilla Tags, I used 4 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ but you can go slightly larger...
Wedding Etiquette: The Do's and Don'ts of Being a...
Maybe you think of wedding etiquette as pertaining only to the bride, but there is, in fact, a long list of do’s and don’ts you should abide by as a guest, from the moment the invitation arrives in the mail until after the happy event has occurred. Do’s: 1. RSVP. If there’s anything that gets on brides and grooms’ nerves before the wedding, it’s guests...
DIY Lolli-Cake Flower Girl Bouquet
Aren’t these bouquets so cute! They would be perfect for flower girl bouquets. Here is a fun tutorial from Bubble and Sweet to make your own Lolli-Cake Bouquet. These are not just for weddings actually and would be great for any type of party with kids…birthday parties, Easter, Halloween, Christmas etc. Make them different colors for the season…such as Easter make them...
FAQ ...Your Mother-in-law
Q. I’ve asked my fiance’s mother to help plan our wedding, and she took that as invitation to organize the whole event! How can I prevent her from taking over? A. It was a smart idea to get your mother-in-law involved in the planning. Generally this is a great way to get the relationship off to a solid start. Now you need to sit down with your fiance and his mom to review what’s...
FAQ: Sister-in-Law a Bridesmaid
Q. Do I have to ask my fiance’s sister to be my bridesmaid? A. Are you thinking that you don’t know her well enough to give her this special role? Reconsider! While you’re not obligated to ask her, the long-term benefits of family harmony may outweigh the potential harm and hurt feelings that not asking her could cause. She’s about to become a part of your family—and you...
FAQ Tight Budget Bridesmaid
Q. I have been asked by a dear friend to be a bridesmaid in her upcoming wedding. The problem is, I am on a strict budget and I am sure she will select extravagant dresses for us to wear. Can I hint that I have a limited income to spend on a dress and shoes? Or should I simply turn her down without explanation? The bride is wealthy so this is embarrassing for me. A. Tell her truthfully that...
DIY Ribbon Wands
I love ribbon wands! They’re always such a fun touch at a wedding. Perhaps best of all, Ribbon Wands are a simple project you can DIY to specially match your wedding colors (I don’t know about you but I’m picturing a shimmery ribbon to catch the light just-so). What you need: Dowels cut into 12” lengths Acrylic paint (optional) Glue gun Sandpaper Wide Ribbon (use 2-3...
DIY Wedding Thank-You Cards
This cute DIY thank-you card project comes to us straight from wedding and event planner Angela at Joyous. I love the personalized details, like the monogram stamp and wedding photos that she used. This thank you pack includes an embossed card and the couple’s favorite wedding photos all wrapped in a pretty little pocket folder and finished off with a ribbon. What you will need: watermark ink...
Tacky, Tacky, Tacky
The latest in tackiness from the wedding industry is the so called “courtesy invitation.” Brides and grooms are being told that they can send invitations to people who live out of town and are not expected to show up for the wedding but who might send a gift anyway. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. If there are people who need to be notified of your marriage but whose presence is not wanted or...
DIY Vintage Ring Holder
With so many weddings being inspired by vintage, what better way to incorporate a bit of old time charm than with your ring holder? This ring holder is easy for little hands to hold and is sure to be a hit! Materials: 1. Vintage tea tin lid. I found mine at an antique store but you could use any kind of tin cover that has a motif or colors to fit your theme. 2. Twine. You could also use any...
FAQ Ring Bearer
Q. Does the ring bearer give the rings to the groom or to the best man? A. It is customary for the ring bearer to carry fake rings rather than the real ones. Most couples give their rings to the best man before the ceremony for safe keeping.
DIY Cupcake Pops
Aren’t these Cupcake pops just the cutest things? I think they would make great wedding favors. Simply wrap the cake part in cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon and viola…your guests will love them. Cupcake Pops Tutorial
Recycled Fence Panel Signs
I love to see brides recycling. Signs like these from recycled fence posts would look adorable at a rustic wedding.