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Gold Pebble Wedding Jewelry

October 22, 2014 Leave a Comment

Hi, loves! Emma here. Do you love unique, totally-handmade jewelry? Do you crave gold in particular, made with nature-inspired pieces in mind? Then you’ve come to the right place! We spotted this beautiful gold pebble jewelry collection at Andrea Bonelli Jewelry and we’re pretty obsessed with its pieces. To be honest, the gold pebble wedding band shown below in #1 is one of the prettiest rings I’ve ever seen! And I’ve seen many beautiful handmade rings. Take a peek at the diamond eternity band, followed by a wedding band that can be paired with your engagement ring, as well as a matching necklace and pair of chic gold pebble studs below…

Gold Pebble Wedding Jewelry

1. Diamond Eternity Band

Up first, the diamond eternity band!

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2. Gold Pebble Wedding Band

gold pebble ring
gold pebble ring

3. Gold Pebble Necklace

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gold pebble necklace

gold pebble necklace

gold pebble necklace

4. Gold Pebble Earrings

gold pebble earrings

gold pebble earrings

These pieces are handmade with love from Nevada, a made-in-the-USA kind of handcrafted feel you can’t get everywhere! Plus, Andrea herself is amazing to work with, so you’re in good hands. Take a peek at more of her work at AndreaBonelli.com. Plus, a little birdie told us you can score free shipping in her shop until November 30th with special code ETSYFREESHIP (Etsy shop only) or on her website with code freeship10 :)

xo
-E.

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3 Ways to Add Vintage Wedding Silverware

October 21, 2014 Leave a Comment

If you are planning a vintage wedding and want to add an authentic touch, just add vintage wedding silverware to the mix! Today we’re showing you three ways to add vintage flair with silverware from Wooden Hive.

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1. Place Settings

Vintage wedding silverware added to your place settings will exude a more genuine vintage feel. Guests can take their place setting home as their wedding favor, or you can keep your favorites for use in your home (and donate the rest).

2. Table Numbers

Or, use these custom vintage spoons as table number markers. Just place one in a glass vase or jar at each table.

3. Cake Forks

Last but not least, don’t forget custom cake forks for the cutting of the cake. After the big day, you can reuse these forks again as a keepsake. Kerrie’s collection of handstamped vintage wedding silverware are unlike any we’ve seen.

Or ‘Eat Cake’ forks paired with a custom vintage server.

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There are even handstamped Mr and Mrs coffee spoons, perfect for your coffee themed wedding (or just because).

mr mrs vintage wedding silverware spoons

If you’re planning a vintage themed wedding, you won’t want to miss out on this unique detail! Visit Wooden Hive to find out more and shop for your vintage wedding silverware.

xo
-E.

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Spontaneous Tie Limbo >> Photo of the Day

October 21, 2014 Leave a Comment

This spontaneous tie limbo broke out between some friends at a recent wedding reception. You have to love these guys mad skills at busting loose and having fun on the dance floor! Hey, you want your reception to be lively right? So if you have the liquid courage, forget the limbo bar, get creative and limbo under the ties. Kendal from Kendal J. Bush Photography captured this sweet photo!

Spontaneous Tie Limbo wedding reception party

Spontaneous Tie Limbo

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Plaid Clutch Purse for Fall Bridesmaid Gifts

October 21, 2014 Leave a Comment

I swear, some of the most memorable handmade finds are a result of popping in to my favorite Etsy shops and seeing what’s new. One of my recent fave finds was discovered when I popped in to Juneberry Stitches where I was met with the loveliest plaid doily clutch purse I had ever seen. Now to be fair it is probably the first plaid clutch purse with a doily that I have ever seen, but that’s what made it unique. And it was truly a sight for sore, tired, I-was-up-until-3am-and-again-at-7am kind of eyes. The kind that requires more than my usual over-consumption of coffee.

plaid doily clutch

Finally, something different and gorgeous for fall weddings! And, might I add, the perfect bridesmaid gift idea. I mean, plaid and fall just go together, much like a plaid button down shirt that I stole from my husband just happens to go great with my favorite leggings and an extra tall cup of pumpkin spice coffee. You know, right now.

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You know what’s funny? Pumpkins aren’t even spicy. But that’s another conversation for another time.

This red tartan plaid doily clutch purse is my FAVORITE. I love red tartan plaid, the ultimate late fall and all-winter pattern. I have a pair of these that I keep in my closet just for when that red tartan mood strikes, pretty much while shopping for Christmas gifts in early December.

The navy plaid, green plaid, and alternate red plaid doily clutch purse options are lovely, too. Which one suits you (or your bridesmaid’s) style best?

Isn’t this style so gorgeous? I really like the combination of plaid paired with tweed. These clutches are just one way doilies are totally working their way back into weddings, vintage or not. And I’m loving it.

Plaid Clutch Purse

Find out more or grab yours at Juneberry Stitches, plaid doily clutch expert!

What do you think?

xo
-E.

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Chicago Urban Art Society Wedding: Kristi + David!

October 20, 2014 Leave a Comment

This Chicago Urban Art Society wedding is gorgeous! Meet the breathtaking bride Kristi and her handsome husband David. Their Chicago wedding was this past August and it’s filled with amazing DIY details. The wedding’s personalized details included a chic wooden sign, romantic lighting, and handmade banner cake topper. Kristi looked stunning in her dress! Her gold colored jewelry and flower hairpiece are so alluring. Their wedding at the Chicago Urban Art Society was photographed by Bri, from Bri McDaniel Photography. See the lovely photos…

Chicago Urban Art Society Wedding

Chicago Urban Art Society wedding Bri McDaniel Photography

Bri tells us, “They set up a really fun photo booth with a neat back drop. It stands out to me because I am used to seeing photo booths with plain backdrops. I also loved the ceremony backdrop. It was shredded fabric, and very unique. They painted and sprayed coke and wine bottles for their table decor. They also had pictures of themselves strung up on a wall. It was so cute and really gave me insight into their cute love story.”

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See more weddings captured by Bri McDaniel Photography. Looking for your wedding vendors? Check out local wedding vendors for your wedding in The Bridal Book.

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Fall Leaves Wedding Garland >> Photo of the Day

October 20, 2014 2 Comments

If you’re planning a fall wedding or just a have a love for this time of year, then this fall leaves wedding garland will inspire you! This fall leaves wedding garland is crafted by Ayca from Couture by Ayca. These beautiful leaf garlands would be perfect for your fall wedding decor. You can use these garlands for wall accents, adorning your wedding tables, and even draped over your centerpieces. These would also look amazing hanging from a pergola or arbor if you’re getting married under one. Want to purchase them? Buy them here.

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Fall Leaves Wedding Garland

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Bottle Opener Wedding Favors (+ Giveaway!)

October 20, 2014 13 Comments

Happy Monday, loves! If you’re looking for wedding favors guests will actually use, we’ve found it! Have you seen these bottle openers over at Big Yellow Dog Designs? They are functional, custom and oh-so-charming! Plus, this week you can enter for a chance to win fifty bottle opener wedding favors in any design style you choose. How’s that for an awesome start to your new week? Take a peek…

Bottle Opener Wedding Favors

For a rustic wedding, choose an antler design…

antler bottle opener wedding favors

Or perhaps you’re planning a boho wedding theme, in which case you may remember these arrow wedding ideas which included these favors:

arrow bottle opener wedding favors

For a modern wedding, a chevron print ties in beautifully…

chevron bottle opener wedding favors

While these state bottle openers are cute for a state themed wedding

state love bottle opener wedding favors

And how about these for your bachelorette party?

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You can see more bottle opener wedding favors and other favor options at Big Yellow Dog Designs.

Giveaway! Win 50 Bottle Opener Wedding Favors

o Enter between 10/20-10/26/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Win a set of fifty (50) custom bottle opener wedding favors by Big Yellow Dog Designs, any style of your choice
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to the U.S. only
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $60 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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Widowed Father Recreates Wedding Photos with Daughter

October 19, 2014 2 Comments

We spotted this heartfelt and awe-inspiring story and wanted to share it with you. Break out the tissues — this is one sad and heartwarming story that will remind you what’s truly important in life. Photos by Loft Three Photography.

Father Recreates Wedding Photos with Daughter to Say Goodbye

In Moving Without Mom, Ben Nunery and his daughter, Olivia, recreated wedding photos to say goodbye and honor late wife and mother, Ali. Ben and Ali got married in 2009 after recently closing on their house. Since they hadn’t moved in yet, they utilized the empty house as an opportunity to have their wedding photographs taken inside. Four and a half years later, Ali tragically passed away from cancer. When Ben and his daughter, Olivia, were preparing to move into a new house, they wanted to find a way to honor Ali and say goodbye to the memories the three shared together. So, Ben decided to recreate their wedding photos as father and daughter. These photos are so real. So raw. So emotional. Take a look at the beautiful memories they created thanks to Melanie Tracy Pace, Ali’s sister and talented photographer.

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Father Recreates Wedding Photos with Daughter - photo by loft three photography

Father Recreates Wedding Photos with Daughter - photo by loft three photography

Father Recreates Wedding Photos with Daughter - photo by loft three photography

Father Recreates Wedding Photos with Daughter - photo by loft three photography

Father Recreates Wedding Photos with Daughter - photo by loft three photography

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What a remarkably moving and inspiring story. We wish Ben and Olivia all the best and we are sorry to hear of Ali’s tragic passing. This is a beautiful way to remember and honor her life, and will be a lasting memory for Olivia as she grows up.

Each day is so precious.

xo
-E.

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