Posted November 15, 2013 | ♥ 3 Comments
Planning an origami wedding? You’ve come to the right place! Origami paper cranes, hearts, and other folded paper items add a bold pop of color and a fun textural element to your wedding decor. In the past, we’ve talked about an origami bridal bouquet and we shared a few origami wedding ideas in this geometric wedding post. Today we’re sharing all origami wedding finds — from a chic origami cake toppers to jewelry. We’re even giving away an item to one lucky reader! Read on to see what made the list…
Origami Wedding Ideas
Posted November 15, 2013 | ♥ 7 Comments
Do you want to wear pearls for your wedding but with a modern twist? You’ve come to the right place! Pearls have been the classic bridal staple forever… and for good reason. Pearls look great with every wedding dress style and is a must-have for every woman’s jewelry box. Today we’re sharing six modern ways to wear pearls for your wedding with hand-picked pieces from White Tulip Boutique. These pieces are perfect for the bride-to-be and her lovely bridesmaids, too. We’re also giving one of these away… which one is it? Find out below!
6 Modern Ways to Wear Pearls
What makes pearls more modern? A colorful twist, a bit of bling, and ribbon enclosures, just to name a few! Read on to see some examples…
1. Three Strand Pearl Necklace
This three strand pearl necklace is one of my favorite pieces. I especially love the ribbon enclosure for a pop of color.
Posted November 14, 2013 | ♥ 1 Comment
This Pennsylvania handmade wedding is filled with tons of gorgeous details! Christine and Mike’s wedding just this past October had a rustic handmade theme. Their wedding at The Barn on Bridge in Collegeville included custom handmade accessories, handmade invitations, and more… You’ll enjoy the DIY elements, photobooth, and the fun-loving feeling of their wedding. Christine and Mike’s fantastic wedding was captured through the lens of Cathie from BG Productions Photography & Videography. See what makes this wedding absolutely unique…
Posted November 14, 2013 | ♥ 20 Comments
What’s your wedding necklace style? Some of my favorite bridal necklaces include chunky pearl necklaces, lockets, the beloved monogram necklace, handstamped necklaces, and sparkling crystal bib necklace pieces, just to name a few. Today’s wedding heart necklace, however, has just stolen my own little handmade heart. This necklace is lovely enough to wear on your wedding, yet simple enough to be worn later as your new favorite ‘everyday’ piece. Consider this pendant necklace as bridesmaid gifts or as a gift for your MOH. Read on to find out more about this necklace and check out the coordinating earrings (and a ring that I just have to have). Plus, enter for a chance to win a wedding heart necklace of your very own! Enjoy!
Wedding Heart Necklace
The Pulse Heart Necklace by Locusart Jewellery is fitting for wedding day – and beyond.
Posted November 14, 2013 | ♥ 7 Comments
Subscription boxes are all the buzz right now, but the concept of a subscription box isn’t new. (I mean, we all remember the old Jelly of the Month club quote from Christmas Vacation, right?) Well, it’s not just for jelly anymore. I’ve seen subscription boxes for beauty, makeup, fitness, wedding, food, drink… even subscription boxes for your pet. A subscription box is a gift that keeps giving, whether sent for the holidays, to your wedding party as a thank you gift, or to yourself for a little surprise at your doorstep. To help you navigate between the boxes available, we’ve combed through our favorites to bring you a little bit of everything. I haven’t personally tried all of these myself, but I do find each of them to be a good value and gift idea. So, grab a (ginormous) cup of coffee and read on to explore some of the best subscription boxes out there. And, if you’re a bride-to-be, pay special attention to one of the subscription boxes below… there’s one specially designed for you up for grabs! Enjoy!
Posted November 13, 2013 | ♥ 5 Comments
Brides: no doubt you’ve heard of some unique wedding theme ideas by now. In fact, just in the past month we’ve talked about an orchid wedding theme, shared some peacock wedding ideas, brought you to wine country with wine themed wedding ideas, and inspired you with ideas for a pink ombre wedding. Today we’re tackling a fresh wedding theme: polka dots! We’ve rounded up twenty-five of our favorite polka dot wedding finds to inspire your wedding or bridal shower. Plus, since polka dots can sometimes evoke a retro or vintage feel, we’re incorporating a sweet little vintage-inspired giveaway for you. Read on to find out more…
First, take a peek at this polka dot wedding dress… isn’t it lovely?
Posted November 13, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment
This Huntington West Virginia wedding was classic. Mary and Joshua’s wedding this past May took place on a magnificent day. Mary, the bride, is a nurse and Joshua, the groom, is a veteran. Their ceremony was held outdoors in front of the Veteran’s Memorial Arch. The Veteran’s Arch was an ideal location for their quiet ceremony among a small group of family and friends. The monument’s architectural beauty along with a suspended American Flag exemplified greatness. Their wedding was captured by Sarah from Sarah Brinegar Photography. See the photos after the click…
Posted November 12, 2013 | ♥ 3 Comments
Want to design a wedding drink station guests will love in 4 easy steps? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite wedding drink station ideas to inspire you. Whether you’re planning a wedding bar or holiday drink station, this post is sure to help! Tie in your wedding colors and your wedding theme for maximum wow-factor, and be sure to tie in your own signature cocktails. Enjoy!
Wedding Drink Station Ideas
Posted November 12, 2013 | ♥ 36 Comments
Burlap wedding decor is versatile and can be used in many different wedding themes. Burlap is readily available and inexpensive, too. For instance, you can use burlap to make a table runner (check out this DIY burlap table runner and monogrammed burlap table runner) for your reception. Or, use it to make chair sashes, ceremony bows, an aisle runner, or pew cones. (See 50 burlap wedding for more!) One of my favorite uses of burlap, though, is when it is used as a banner or bunting. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite burlap wedding banners from the lovely Stephanie of Belle Amour Designs. One of her banners reads ‘Thank You’ and can be used in a wedding photo and later printed as your thank you card. Or, draw attention to your head table with a ‘Mr and Mrs’ banner at your seats. A ‘Love Is Sweet’ banner can be used to decorate a cake table or dessert bar, while a ‘cards’ banner is perfect for your card box. We’ve teamed up with Stephanie to give away one of these burlap wedding banners to one lucky reader. Which one would you select?
Burlap Wedding Banners
1. Love Is Sweet
Posted November 12, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment
I spotted this DIY wreath place card tutorial over at Spoon Fork Bacon and couldn’t wait to share it with you! These place cards are made with rosemary sprigs, floral wire, scissors, and twine, along with paper for personalization. What a lovely idea for a winter wedding, holiday party, or festive winter entertaining!
Posted November 11, 2013 | ♥ Leave a Comment
Brides: are you wearing your hair up or down for your wedding? If you’re wearing your hair up and wondering how to wear a veil with an updo, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re showing you a few examples of veils we love paired with updos. And, don’t worry if you aren’t sure which hairstyle works with you (or your veil). Your hairstylist can help you decide with a trial run (or two) before the wedding just to make sure. Read on to see more… starting with our favorite wedding hairstyle of the week (below). Enjoy!
Isn’t this a gorgeous hairstyle? Pin the veil under the style for maximum drama.
Posted November 11, 2013 | ♥ 62 Comments
So, this weekend I started looking for holiday photo cards and spent way too much time uploading a design and trying to find the perfect one. Does that ever happen to you? Then you look at the clock and wonder how you spent so much time on a project that isn’t even finished yet, especially because once they arrive you still have to address them, add postage, and double-check your list? I know. The holidays bring out the organize nerd in me and, I sort of love it. I also love it when I come across handmade goodies that save time, money, and energy, like this return address stamp from The Chatty Press. If you’re getting married and sending out invitations soon, this return address stamp will be a total lifesaver. You need to put the return address on your invitation, reply card, and save the date, so imagine how much extra addressing time you’ll save. Sending holiday cards? It works for those, too! Oh, and did I mention the hundreds of letters you’ll write to people that can be stamped with this lovely little personalized charmer? I know. I want one, too. I can’t win one, but you can. Find out how below… ;)