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DIY Wednesday: Plaster Mold Escort Cards
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By: Brittni Mehlhoff

Surprise your guests when they pick up their escort cards with plaster table numbers or monogram favors that will direct them to their seats.

Supplies: powder plaster • plastic container for mixing • silicone number or letter mold • patterned paper scraps • scissors • small favor bags • sequin thread • hole punch • metal or wooden spoon

Step One. Scoop powdered plaster into a small container and mix with water according to directions.

Step Two. Stir water and plaster mixture until you achieve desired consistency, which should be similar to pancake batter. Plaster sets very quickly, so you will want to work fast.

Step Three. Pour mixture into the number or letter mold, or gently scoop the mixture in with a spoon. Set aside and allow the plaster to harden for at least one hour (dry time may vary).

Step Four. Carefully remove the plaster numbers from the mold one at a time and let them finish air drying for a full 24 hours.  When the numbers are completely dry, you can begin placing them in small favor bags.

Step Five. Write guests’ names on small, geometric, patterned papers. (Write in a table number too, if you decide to go for monograms).  Punch a hole through the top of each paper and another hole through the top of the favor bags.  String sequins through the scrap paper and the favor bag, fold the top of the favor bag over and tie sequin thread off in a knot.

Photos and Project by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch


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A Brooklyn Engagement by Amber Gress Photography {Part 2}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Engagements, Photography

An engagement session so nice we had to feature it twice! After kicking off the celebration with bubbly St. Germain cocktails (see the first part of their shoot here), Colin and Masha slipped into some fancier duds and stepped out onto the streets of Brooklyn. Stylist Jenna Cantagallo rocked the glamorous, easy-going vibe, while photographer Amber Gress was on hand to capture the magic.

Here, the pair – who met at a party in Manhattan’s Lower East Side – strikes a few dramatic poses in front of a classic brownstone rowhouse. It’s darn near impossible to not love their unique vibe of easygoing glamour. We’re swooning over their style selections, from Masha’s sequined one-shoulder cocktail dress to Colin’s crushed velvet blazer (both sourced from their very own closets).

Congrats again to the gorgeous couple, and many thanks to Amber for sharing these amazing photos with us!

PS—To kick off 2013, Amber is offering a limited number of free engagement sessions to couples based in or traveling to the New York City area during the month of February. Find more details on her blog.  Let’s just say, we’d make the trip to jump on that opportunity!

Photos by Amber Gress Photography • Styling by Jenna Cantagallo • Colin’s Boutonniere by Kelly Cobb of 2h Flowers • Makeup by Morgan Gates

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