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By Victoria HudginsBidding a nod to tradition and family, having heritage photos at your wedding can be a beautiful statement. Here is a simple and pretty way to display them for a table top/reception accent piece. Materials: Craft Letters Mod Podge Paintbrush Enlarged copies of family photos X-acto Knife
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff If you're looking for a simple wedding project that won't break the bank, these watercolor favor boxes are the perfect match. Use them as wedding favor boxes for guest, bridal party gifts, even as holiday packaging for presents wrapped sweetly under the tree. Materials: Kraft box (any size) Scissors Super thick yarn White watercolor Paint brush
How-To:1. Fold the box and prepare watercolors with a few drops of water in a small dish or palette. 2. Write a message with watercolors on the top of the box. 3. Fill with yummy bakery items or other sweet treats. 4. Add a card inside the box to say thanks to guests for coming to your wedding. Or pen a note to your bridal party to tell your bridesmaids how much they mean to you. 5. Close up the box and add a long piece of yarn. Tie it in a bow or add a giant yarn pouf to finish the package. Voila!
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch
Coming up with a cute wedding favor that is also practical for guests can be a challenge, but there's no need to reinvent the wheel. Colorful notepads and unique pencils, dipped in gold or silver leaf are a great (affordable) option. And they're easy to put together too. Here's how you can make a useful gift for guests to take home for under $2 apiece.
Materials:Twig Pencils (which can be purchased at World Market—$4 for 12 pencils) Liquid Silver Leaf Notepads (which can be found at The Dollar Store—$1 for 4 notepads) Gift Tags Alphabet Stamps Stamp Pad Heart Stickers (Optional) Ribbon Scissors
1. Start by shaking the container of liquid leaf thoroughly. Then remove the lid and dip the end of the pencil in the liquid leaf.
2. Scrape the edges of pencil back into the container to remove as much excess as possible before laying it down to dry, in a well ventilated area. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all of the pencils you want to dip.
3. While waiting for the pencils to dry, stamp gift tags with the name of each guest onto the front of the tag.
4. Then add a sticker and write the table number that each guest will be seated at. Or you can skip the stickers and stamp the number onto the gift tags instead.
5. Next, assemble each gift with a notepad, a ribbon, the gift tag, and the pencil.
This DIY will serve as an easy, yet practical, gift idea for guests that will also get them to their proper seat at the reception.
There's no doubt that the ceremony is the most romantic, intimate, and personal part of a wedding. These photos truly captured the all the beauty of a wedding ceremony.
1. Just Married
Photo by Steven and Lily Photography
These two are obviously ecstatic to finally be husband and wife!
2. Breathtaking Beach
Photo courtesy of Tides Folley Beach
Talk about a romantic setting for a ceremony!
3. Stunning Mountainscape
Photo courtesy of Pink Champagne Events
Between the rolling hills and perfect lighting, this is one breathtaking photo.
4. Exchanging Vows
Photo by Derek Chad Photography
This groom tearing up during a sentimental moment has us reaching for the tissues.
5. Military Moment
Photo by Joshua McDonald Photography
The men in uniform helped create a great first kiss portrait.
6. Lovely Lighting
Photo by Matt Andrews Photography
This couple timed their ceremony perfectly with the sunset and it really paid off!
7. Fun First Kiss
Photo by Julie Saad Photography
We're loving this romantic first kiss!
8. Happy Flower Girls
Photo by Nadia D Photo
What a great shot of these adorable girls skipping down the aisle.
9. Confetti Time
Photo by Alixann Loosle Photography
The newlyweds were sprinkled with confetti during their recessional!
10. Parent Processional
Photo by Sikora Photography
This snapshot of the bride's parents paired with the beautiful mountains makes for a frame-worthy photo!
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Project by Janie Medley
Photos by Alisandra Photography
Add a bright, modern pop to your tabletops with this ombre arrangement!
Ingredients:10-15 stems of pink, white, red ranunculus Vessel Floral Tape
First make a grid for the vessel with the floral tape, this will give you 3 sections across the top of the vessel.
Cut the stems of the ranunculus to fit the container, you want the stems flowers to peek over the top of the container. In the first section of the grid, place all the white ranunculus, next the pink and then the red.
There you have it!
Project By: Victoria HudginsPhotography By: Pictilio This 3-D heart bunting is pretty and a great project to incorporate some handmade charm into your wedding. Hang between rows of seats, behind a dessert table, vertically to stage the ceremony, or around the head table as accent décor. For a bunting of good length, purchase a heart punch from your local craft store. The small investment (about $10) will save your wrists from cutting hundreds of hearts out! You will also need colored craft paper, glue, and string. Stamp out hearts for the length of your bunting. Each section of the bunting will use two hearts. Once the hearts are punched, cut a length of thin string and begin gluing on the hearts. Lay one heart down (backside up). Center a small line of glue, then quickly layer the string on top and another heart (backside down). Measure a few inches and continue the process. Once all the hearts are laid and dried, fold the top and bottom hearts away from one another for a pretty 3D effect. Run the lengths of garland around cardboard dividers and tape in place as you go. This will make it easier to transport without getting tangled.
One of the trends we love about rustic weddings is the do-it-yourself projects even the least crafty brides create with wood. Here's what to display for every part of your big day:
Photo by JK Photography
Photo by Stacey Kokes Photography
Photo by Twin Hearts Photography
Photo by Athena Pelton Photography
Project & Photos By: Victoria HudginsLooking for a less traditional cake topper for your wedding? These vintage fabric stars will bring a dose of bright charm to your cake or dessert bar. Materials: To make them, you'll need basic star frame(s), mod podge, fabric, and scissors. Small cardboard star frames are available at your local craft store, while larger metal frames can be readily found at thrift stores or at many big box stores. Materials (cont.): Find a fabric that coordinates with your wedding day. Search Etsy for a wide variety of pretty vintage florals or check your local fabric store for vintage replica fabrics. Step One: Cut your fabric to the approximate size of your star and dredge it in a bowl of Modge Podge until completely wet. Place the fabric on top of your mold and use your fingers to gently shape it into form. Let dry overnight. Step Two: Once dry, cut the fabric closer to the frame shape and turn over. Secure any extra fabric in the back with glue. Step Three: Use wood glue to attach a stick to the backside of a large star frame. Many smaller frames come sold with small wooden sticks already attached. Display Tip: Place one large star in your cake for a bold bright touch or scatter smaller stars atop cakes, cupcakes and desserts.