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Crystal + Ryan: An Art Nouveau-Inspired Virginia Countryside Wedding by Aaron Watson Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Aaron Watson Photography

Crystal and Ryan’s vintage-themed wedding was inspired by the artwork of early 1900s artist Alphonse Mucha and the Art Nouveau movement. Almost all of their paper goods, including the invitations above, featured the painting “The Flirt.” The ceremony and reception were held in Louisa County, Virginia at the private 150-acre estate Earlyhouse. Guests enjoyed their unique signature cocktail — bubble tea — and kept cool with fans throughout the summer evening. The night ended with a sparkler sendoff and a visit from Earlyhouse’s resident goose, who you can see in the full board here.

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Kristin + Dustin: A Snowy Pastel Barn Wedding By Emily Steffen Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Kristin and Dustin had originally hoped for a Christmas wedding, but couldn’t find a date. Fate works in weird ways sometimes, though—there was two feet of snow on the ground for their May wedding! Set at The Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin, this pastel stunner combines the best of Spring and Winter celebrations. Special thanks to Emily Steffen for sharing the day with us! From the lilac bridesmaid dresses to the amazing ceremony lighting, we are absolutely smitten.

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DIY: Wood Plank Table Numbers
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under DIY Wednesday

By: Caroline Drake

 Burning a wooden plank with table numbers is the perfect way to to bring natural elements into your wedding reception decor! Here’s the supplies you’ll need: a wood-burning pen tool kit,  tree stump sections (found at Michael’s or craft stores), a pencil, a printed out or drawn template for your numbers, and tracing paper (optional).

Step 1: Tape your template to your wooden slate piece.

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DIY: Watercolor Table Number Holders
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By Brittni Mehlhoff

Incorporate your wedding colors in an unexpected way with these do-it-yourself sign holders. This painted plaster project is perfect for all kinds of reception details, including table numbers, escort cards, small food markers, and more. Aside from adding an extra touch to your big day, this project has one more upside: the price. At around 30 cents per piece in materials, it is probably one of the least expensive wedding projects you’ll ever make!

Materials: Plaster powder • Water • Spoon • Acrylic paint • Paint brush • Rotary tool or hand saw • Matte medium or other sealant • Ice cube tray mold like this one

Step One. Mix powder plaster with water until a consistency similar to pancake batter is reached.

Step Two. Pour mixture into molds with a spoon and gently tap the entire mold once completely filled, to level out the mixture on the top surface.

Step Three. Wait for it to dry and harden, which usually happens between 20 and 60 minutes. Remove from mold and let the pieces air dry over night to finish the curing process.

Step Four. Using a rotary tool or hand saw, carefully cut a slit in the top point, all the way across about 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep. This will be where you insert escort cards, table numbers etc, later. Remove any debris from the slit.

Step Five. Seal with matte medium to prevent the paint from being absorbed too quickly and then begin painting. Dipping a brush in plain water first and applying to the surface is recommended to achieve more of a watercolor look. Mix acrylic paint with a little bit of water and begin applying to the surface. Dipping the paint brush back into a cup of water between strokes will add to the watercolor effect.

Step Six. Seal with matte medium or other sealant and let dry. Place a cardstock table number, escort card, menu, etc into the slit and you are finished!

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