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DIY Wednesday: Floral Hair Clip
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By: Caroline Drake

I love the look of a handmade floral headpiece.  You can transform your entire look just by putting one on, and they are super easy to make!  These are great accessories for either a bridal or bridesmaid ensemble.  By making them yourself you can save a lot of money, and add that unique handmade touch.

You’ll need a few supplies: Hot Glue Gun • Glue Sticks • Scissors • Lace and Tulle • Flower (This sequin flower is from Glory’s House) • Small Hair comb (from a craft store) • Feathers (Guinea feathers found on Amazon)

Step One • Using the glue gun, glue the feathers to the back of the flowers.

Step Two • Next, Cut tulle and lace to the size you want, and glue to the back of the flower folding and twisting to where it looks good, then glue it down onto the flower.

Step Three • Continue to glue pieces of lace to the back of the flower, overlapping and situating it on the flower as you like.

Step Four • Glue a small strip of glue to the top front the metal comb and glue it to the back of the flower and lace.

Step Five • Adjust the lace and feathers as needed and glue them down!

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Luxe Irish Castle Inspiration Shoot by Aislinn Events
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Wedding Inspiration

Reminiscent of an enchanting fairytale, Annie Byrne of Aislinn Events designed this luxe inspiration shoot at the majestic Adare Manor in Ireland. An amazing team came together to create the elaborate display of paper goods, florals, décor, dessert and more that perfectly reflected the countryside estate setting. Annie wanted to give a general sense of lushness- warm and a bit smoky with natural textures of leather, fur and pheasant feathers. Feast your eyes on the inspiring photos by Kristen Booth.Cream-toned card stock and gold scripted paper goods by Petite Paper gave a regal impression of age. The color and vibrance of robust jewel-toned florals by Leona Fitzmaurice Lynch just pours thru the photographs.  Annie played on the backdrop by styling the model as the “lady of the manor,” complete with oversized estate jewelry by Knightsbridge Boutique, furs, and feather accessories by Karen Flannery Art. The flowing, feminine gowns were provided by DeStafford Bridal. These opposing concepts of soft beauty against strong architectural bones drove this inspiration shoot.

The tablescape and dessert table were an abundant bouquet of rich colors, including pomegranates poised on each place setting ready for the feast and merriment. The four tiered cream fondant cake by Cloudberry Bakery was delicately painted with copper, orange, and golds to create oversize flowers.  I’m just loving the painted feathers on the cupcakes too!

Now there’s a photoshoot…  Thanks to this extraordinarily talented team of vendors abroad!

Photographs by Los Angeles-based photographer Kristen Booth

Design by Aislinn Events

Venue: Adare Manor

Bride’s Hair by Sandra Crosbie

Bride’s Makeup: Makeup by Ash

Bridal Gowns via DeStafford Bridal

Jewelry by Knightsbridge Boutique

Headpieces by Karen Flannery Art

Florals by Leona Fitzmaurice Lynch

Invitations by Petite Paper

Cakes & Dessert by Cloudberry Bakery

Linens by Got’cha Covered

With video credits to Shane Costello, PR credits to OFD Consulting

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Feather Friday: Conni + Clint
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

There is SO much to love about this wedding.

1. Conni + Clint are two stylish and cool peeps.  Made for each other, you could say? 2. the WOW color palette3. Rad photography by Anjuli.4. Super trendy styling (including our fave- feathers) Come on… that archway?!? awesome.Every aspect of the day was infused with creativity… the day not only embodied their love, but the things they love. The San Diego Children’s Museum was the perfect space for a day of whimsical artistry.Bright orange curtains made for an eyecatching backdrop… while patterned table runners fashioned a trendy, eclectic vibe. Chalboard love. Guests even had an opportunity to find their inner artist, by creating something for the newlyweds!The evening was topped off with a plentiful dessert bar embellished with peacock feathers.

‘love is color, love is character, and love is cheer.’ –Anjuli Pashcall

Photographs by Anjuli

Venue: San Diego Children’s Museum

Event Design: Before I Do Events

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DIY Wednesday no. 2: Fall Velvet + Feather Headbands
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

Snag this trend for a steal by DIYing your very own velvet and feather headbands!  These make fabulous bridesmaid gifts, and the best part is you can color coordinate as needed for the perfect wedding day accessory.  Victoria Hudgins brings in rich textures and whimsical accents for the upcoming wedding season with this fall-friendly project.

Materials needed for each headband:

*Cheap crafting headband mold (find at craft stores or dollar stores)
*1/8 yard fabric in a rich textured velvet
*A couple of whimsical feathers that coordinate with your bridal party attire. (These can be found at craft stores, thrift stores, and quite cheaply online).
*Fabric glue (or hot glue if you are careful!).
Step One: Measure the headband to the fabric and cut a line double the width of your band.

Step Two: Starting at one end carefully glue this strip around the band being sure to straighten out any gaps or bumps in the fabric along the way.  Secure with a very small glue line around the inside of the band.

To make the side bow: Cut a piece of fabric 2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. Fold in thirds and secure along the back with glue. Cut another piece 1/4 inch wide by 1 inch long and run it down the middle of the bow front, gluing in back to create the shape. To finish the headband: Place between 1-3 feathers in a pleasing combination along the side of the band, starting about 1/3 of the way up (you may want to use a mirror to figure out what placement will work with your custom sized feathers). Once in place, use a dab of glue to secure the feathers and top with your velvet bow.  Let the band dry overnight before presenting to your wedding party.

Wrap the headbands in pretty tissue, attach a sweet “thank you” tag and watch your favorite girls walk down the aisle in a very pretty bespoke style.

Project Styling by Victoria Hudgins

Photography by Prokopets Studios

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