July 22, 2011 5 Comments
Good Morning + Happy Friday lovelies! Where has the week gone? I swear, this is the fastest July ever. The hottest July ever, too. Yesterday, just outside of the EB office, it reached a high of 100 degrees with a heat index of 110. It was brutal! It looks like the humid + hot weather is here to stay all weekend long, too, and since we had a terribly long winter I’m trying to keep my mouth shut and just enjoy. :)
We’re kicking off today’s posts with a bright pop of color for a can’t-miss-it wedding day detail. Whether you are having a small or large wedding, one thing is for certain: you’ll need a card box. A card box provides guests with a convenient place to place cards and gives you peace of mind keeping everything secure in one place. Now, you can buy a wedding card box at the store (yawn) but what will it do for your decor? In a word: nothing. Instead, add a fun POP of color a la this hot pink wedding card box. It is made with satin fabric, double faced satin ribbon, an organza flower, and rhinestones (our favorite detail!). I have attended a few weddings in the past and the card box literally blended in; guests missed it! You don’t have to worry about that with this pretty little pop of pink…
July 21, 2011 2 Comments
Our fifth and final wedding inspirational tip for today is rock candy swizzle sticks! This is such a fun (and, quite honestly, genius) idea for guests to dress up their drinks and mix ‘em up. This is especially fitting for weddings offering a candy buffet as the wedding favors.
July 21, 2011 8 Comments
We are continuing with the fourth in today’s wedding inspiration with these fun diy ruffle place mats. If you ask me, ruffles make everything pretty. Don’t forget to add a few ruffles to your place settings with this brilliant DIY via Fiskars. You may customize it in any color you wish to match your palette. I like the purple, but I also think yellow and white would look pretty especially with a DIY doily charger placed on top. Lovely!
July 21, 2011 5 Comments
This next beautiful wedding inspiration idea – #3 in today’s ongoing series – is this whimsical ribbon table runner. Adding ribbons with different textures within a similar color family can add a dimensional effect to a simple burlap runner. Cut burlap fabric (if the edges are raw, that’s OK – it adds a little whimsy) and drape ribbons in different lengths and textures along the top. Easy, peasy. I think I’ll even make this runner for my table at home! It’s so adorable!
July 21, 2011 9 Comments
If I had my way, all tables in the world would have a cascading table runner filled with hydrangeas like this one. This beautiful green hydrangea table runner – second in today’s ongoing wedding design inspiration – will pretty up your place settings with decor that won’t overpower your tablescape. In fact, these hydrangeas are so pretty on their own that your tablescape would be nearly complete without additional decor required. I love the elegant way the flowers cascade past the table and all the way down to the floor. Plus, this table runner provides a fragrant floral scent and a bright pop of color. Love!
July 20, 2011 1 Comment
Since we showcase ring bearer pillows quite often, we thought it might be fun to feature a few other accessories for the ring bearer. This handmade ring bearer round-up features a few of our favorite handmade suits, mini tuxes, bow ties, neck ties, and gifts for your little man. Enjoy! ♥
July 19, 2011 1 Comment
We spotted this adorable love birds wedding invitation featuring bright, festive colors, whimsical typography and two hugging love birds. This high-quality handmade invitation is printed on heavy card stock to last a lifetime. Also, it can be completely customized to your liking. I had the opportunity to speak directly with Wei, the designer, and she is just as sweet as her collection! Take a peek at the love birds and scroll down to see a few more hand-picked favorites:
July 19, 2011 9 Comments
Give guests the gift of plantable succulents! Succulents are easy plants for guests to maintain because they are hardy, retain plenty of water, and can withstand colder temperatures than other plants. These easy-to-DIY succulent wedding favors (which double as place cards, too!) are placed in tea cups ready for guests to plant. Since they are “planted” into whimsical tea cups, guests get two gifts in one! Gather plenty of vintage tea cups from places like thrift shops, garage sales, or estate sales – the more mismatched, the better. Each guests will have a one-of-a-kind planter piece to cherish for years.
July 19, 2011 2 Comments
Good morning! Happy Tuesday to you. :) Whether you’re planning a romantic wedding on the beach or you’re searching for a splash of vintage flair for your home, you’ll love this beach wedding ring pillow. This ring “pillow” features old books covered in moss to appear as though it was recovered from a shipwreck. Rings can be secured atop the books with twine, attached. Pink rosettes finish this piece perfectly and the entire pillow can be used as decor in your love nest after the wedding.
July 18, 2011 Leave a Comment
Are you looking for “something blue” with a little subtlety? We spotted this sweet yet subtle something blue hairpiece featuring a petite feather clip and a tiny pop of aqua blue accent feathers. Hackle feathers, ivory ostrich wisps, and the pearl cluster embellishment (which I love) finishes this pretty piece. By The Headband Shoppe.
July 18, 2011 2 Comments
We love to find unique, multi-functional finds for both wedding day and ever after. How many brides can say they were able to reuse their rustic wedding centerpieces in their love nest after the big day? That’s why we love these log bowls by Loyal Loot Collective. They are handmade and offer the rustic look of trees in their natural state – but with a twist. Each bowl is made from reclaimed trees and contains a high-floss finish in a variety of colors. We think they will complement your rustic wedding beautifully.