Archive for the ‘Do It Yourself’ Category

Oct
10
Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: DIY Custom Wood Burned Message Trays, 25 Best New Cake Cutting Songs For 2014, Bridal Shawls, Shrugs, And Sweaters, Pumpkin and Apple Decor, And 13 Wedding Party Pictures You Haven’t Thought Of Yet
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Do It Yourself, Flowers, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Decor, Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:

DIY Custom Wood Burned Message TraysAdd a rustic touch to an upcoming outdoor dinner by writing custom messages on platters made from fallen leaves.

Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch 

25 Best New Cake Cutting Songs For 2014Check out our favorite upbeat tunes that are probably (or most definitely) just as sweets as all of your treats. Think: “My Everything” by Ariana Grande, “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles, and “You and I” by One Direction.

Photo: Sisterlee Photography

Bridal Shawls, Shrugs, and SweatersThe perfect accessory for a fall fete? Shawls, shrugs, and sweaters. Oh, and coats too!

Photos (from left to right): Katelyn James Photography and Laura Murray Photography

Pumpkin and Apple DecorGet into the autumnal spirit by decorating your tablescapes with pumpkins, gourds, and apples, galore.

Photo: Ryan Ray 

13 Wedding Party Pictures You Haven’t Thought Of YetShake up those staid bridesmaid and groomsmen poses with something a little more creative.

Photo: Paper Antler 


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Jun
27
Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Neutral Nail Polish Shades, DIY Mini Monogrammed Mirror Vases, Ring Bearer Pillow Alternatives, Ways to Decorate With Tassels, And Red, White, And Blue Decor
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Beauty, Ceremony, Do It Yourself, Flowers, Reception, Wedding Decor, Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:

14 Neutral Nail Polish ShadesNudge yourself out of your color comfort zone with a cool new cream of the crop nail polish shade that’s taupe to the nth degree but also has some violet undertones to show off your glowing, sun-kissed skin.

Nail Polishes (from left to right): Sand Tropez Spring Collection 2011, Essie, $6 and Tulle Quintessential Collection, Jin Soon, $19

DIY Mini Monogrammed Mirror VasesUse heavy-duty, glass votives to create small peony and tulip flower arrangements with your own personal monogrammed stamp. Did we mention it’ll only set you back $1.50?

Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff 

Ring Bearer Pillow AlternativesGive your bands something special to rest on as they make their way down the aisle. Our favorites include: moss boxes, bird’s nests, seashells, books, and crocheted hearts.

Photos (from left to right): Yvette Roman and Judy Pak 

9 Ways to Decorate With Tassels –  Finally — this wedding trend has made it’s way back into the wedding world! The infamous ones on your high school and college graduation caps and curtain tie-backs in your bedroom.

Photo: Anneli Marinovich 

Red, White, And Blue DecorShow off your patriotism on the 4th of July with this preppy color scheme. And maybe end the night with a big bang like fireworks!

Photos (from left to right): Sarah Maren Photography and Nancy Ray Photography


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Jun
20
Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Music-Themed Decor, DIY Ombre Seashell Escort Cards, Unexpected Wedding Invitations, Glamorous Bouquets, And Reception Spaces That Took Our Breath Away
It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:
Music-Themed Decor - If you want a celebration that sings, consider lyric-minded details such as instruments, records, cassette tapes, and billboard posters.
Photo: Jeff + Amber 
DIY Ombre Seashell Escort Cards - Play up an ocean theme with treasures from the sea!
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff
10 Truly Unexpected Wedding Invitations - Whether it’s your favorite restaurants, places you’ve traveled to and from together, or maybe, your beloved canine, add unique touches that represent your relationship.
Photo: Paper Antler 
Glamorous Bouquets - Who says your leading ladies can’t stand out wearing gold sequin cocktail dresses and carrying show-stopping, bold and bright blooms?
Photo: Arimophoto 
10 Reception Venues That Took Our Breath Away - Make guests’ jaws drop when they walk into your dreamy summer space decorated with twinkling, paper star lanterns.
Photo: Samuel Lippke Studios

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Jun
13
Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Reasons We’re Excited For Summer Weddings, DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Box, Father-Daughter Moments, Art Deco Wedding Cakes, And Proteas

It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:

14 Reasons We’re Excited For Summer WeddingsGetting ready for an “under the sea”-themed destination wedding? Don’t forget to pack your scuba diving gear.

Photo: Flora + Fauna 

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal BoxPop the question to your ‘maids with these pretty, teeny tiny gift boxes with a surprise (ring) inside.

Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff 

41 Adorable Father-Daughter MomentsFirst look, walk down the aisle, giving away, and maybe, a choreographed dance – THESE are the most sentimental father-daughter moments ever.

Photo: Natalie Franke Photography

Art Deco Wedding CakesThanks to The Great Gatsby, vintage geometric patterns are all the rage, especially in black, gold, and white.

Photos (from left to right): Jen Huang; Cakes (from left to right): Lael Cakes 

ProteasAll the way from South Africa!

Photos (from left to right): Branco Prata; Bryon Loves Fawn  

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