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Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff Pop the question to your bridesmaids with these teeny tiny gift boxes, with a surprise message (and gift) inside. This DIY will help get your potential bridesmaids excited for the big day and you can customize the painted birch boxes to your wedding colors in a pinch. This is a great way to give bridesmaids a piece of jewelry, like a ring, that they can wear to the wedding and cherish long after you say, "I do". Materials: Small Round Birch Craft Boxes Acrylic Paint Paint Brush 'Will You Be My Bridesmaid' print outs Crinkle Paper Scissors Velvet Ribbon Fresh Flowers, like Delphinium (optional) How To: 1. First, paint the base and lid of the box with acrylic paint in fun patterns and shapes. Wait for the paint to dry. 2. Next, cut a piece of velvet ribbon between four and seven inches long, and glue one end to the inside of the lid. 3. Wrap the other end of the ribbon through the ring and glue the loose end further down on the back of the ribbon. This will create a secure loop to hold the ring, so it doesn't fall out of the box. It will also lift the ring from the box when the lid is opened. 4. Next, add a strip of paper to the the ring and ribbon that pops the question. You can create these strips very easily with your home computer and a printer. The font used in the example is called Housegrind and is free for personal use, right here. 5. Lastly, add crinkle paper to the box and nestle the ring inside before tucking in the ribbon and paper message and putting the lid back on. Present as a gift to your potential bridesmaids and cross your fingers.
Project and Photos By: Victoria HudginsThe latte bowl is having a wonderful design moment this year. Coming out at every store in the most beautiful hues, textures and styles. Grab a stack of coordinating bowls and bunches of your favorite flowers to finish off reception tables with a beautiful touch. Using latte bowls as centerpieces gives a gorgeous presentation to flowers, allows you to use fewer stems (which saves money!) and they are low enough to allow guests to see each other and chat across the table. 1. Collect anywhere from 1-3 bowls per table in coordinating colors and designs. Place a small floral ball in water to soak for hours before putting the centerpieces together. You will need to make these on the day of your event, so enlist the help of a good friend to do the final put together and placement. 2. Carefully poke 3-4 stems of your favorite fully-blooming flowers into the balls. 3. Mist to keep florals alert just before table placement. Project and Photos By: Victoria Hudgins
Project and Photos By: Chelsea Fuss Hop Vine Centerpiece: Hop is a gorgeous vine for fall decorating. This centerpiece will look best on family style, rectangular tables. A farm table or rustic burlap, linen or muslin tablecloths are perfect for underneath this centerpiece. Most likely you are familiar with Hops, the small clusters of flowers on these vines, as they are used to brew beer. The vines are gorgeous dried or fresh. We used approximately eight vines per table, winding them down the center. Warm Candle Glow: Candles were interspersed and secured in small antique tart tins. Anything with patina looks great for a fall table! Be cautious and use common sense when using candles. Most venues have rules about open flames, be sure and check with your venue coordinator. Mini White Pumpkins: For coordinating favors, we tied olive green satin ribbons to tiny white pumpkins. Rustic Autumn Wedding: This décor concept is perfect for the beer-loving couple and couldn't be more festive for a rustic autumn wedding.
Project by Erica Obrien No plates, no wrappers, these bite-sized gems are completely edible and perfect for everything from a formal dessert table at a wedding to a laid back gathering of girlfriends at a bridal shower. Of course the colors are customizable as are the sizes.
Step 1: Make the Cups At least one day in advance, gather what you’ll need and make the cups. The farther in advance, the better. Be sure to make extras in case of breakage. Here’s what you’ll need: Cardstock Tape Ruler Fondant in color of your choice Food-use only ruler Rolling pin Pizza wheel Water Two small round cutters, one slightly larger than the other Cornstarch (to prevent sticking) Roll cardstock tightly. Insert smaller round cutter into rolled up cardstock to ensure a snug fit. Tape down length of cardstock to secure. Use small amount of cornstarch to prevent fondant from sticking. Roll fondant into long thin strip. Place ruler on fondant and use pizza wheel to cut straight line. Save excess. Repeat on other side of ruler, matching strip width to height of smallest cutter. Use ruler to straighten edge of strip. Cut strip into 4 ½” pieces, or large enough to wrap around cardstock roll with a slight overlap, creating a closed ring. Wrap strips around cardstock roll, securing overlap with enough water to ensure sticking. Allow to dry at least overnight. Repeat as many times as needed until desired number of rings are made. Roll out extra fondant. Using larger cutter, cut an equal number of discs as you have rings. When dry, rings will be able to stand upright. Rings will create sides of cups; discs will form bottom of cups Step 2: Make and Decorate the Cakes Here’s what you’ll need: Cake of your choice baked in 2” high pan Piping bag with large round tip 8 and filled with your choice of buttercream Fondant rings and discs (made in advance) Edible “confetti” (sprinkles, sugar pearls, fondant circles, non pareils) in the color of your choice Place fondant ring on fondant disc. Place small amount of buttercream at bottom of ring to secure disc and cake to ring. Use smaller cutter to cut cake round. Insert cutter into ring and gently press to release cake. Press down to secure cake to buttercream. Top cake round with candy kiss-shaped dollop of buttercream. Top cake cups with confetti.
Many brides today are foregoing the traditional veil for their wedding day and replacing it with everything from flower crowns to headbands. Check out some of our favorite ideas! You'll find even more wedding hair inspiration on our beauty boards.
1. RHINESTONE HEADBAND
Photos courtesy of Blooming Beauty by Cammy and Bridal Hair by Remona
Add some sparkle to your bridal look with a fun headband that really lets you stand out.
Photos by Branham Perceptions Photography and Taylor Lord Photography
Weave a ribbon into your braid or tie it into your updo for a girly chic look!
3. ART DECO HEADBAND
Photos by Marvin Tsai Photography and Blooming Beauty by Cammy
We love the intricate beading and dangling pearls on these vintage-inspired hair accessories.
4. FRESH FLOWERS
Photos by Lisa Lefkowitz and Maggie Forston Photography
Nothing says romantic like beautiful blooms do, and we think this look is perfect for an outdoor spring wedding.
5. CLASSIC CLIPS
Photos courtesy of Forever Makeup by Lily H
If you want ditch the veil while still adhering to tradition, a sophisticated hair clip is a great way to go.
6. PEARL HEADPIECE
Photo by William Innes Photography and Andi Mans Photography
Pearls work well with any wedding style, and we're in full support of swapping out your veil for one of these stunning headpieces.
Photos by Shelly Kroeger Photography and Amanda Julca Photography
This fun and whimsical look is sure to turn heads for your walk down the aisle!
8. FLORAL CROWN
Photos by Katelyn James Photography and Michael Radford Photography
Channel your inner garden princess by donning a floral crown. Tip: stick to smaller blooms so they don't overshadow your hair and make-up!
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Planning a vineyard wedding? Incorporate some decorative elements to go with the venue. Here are some of our favorite festive details.
1. Repurposed Wine Barrels
Photos by (left to right): Sarah Maren Photography, Caroline Tran
Wine barrels can be used in a variety of creative ways, from floral column alternatives to wedding sign anchors to welcome tables and more!
2. Wine Bottle Tree
Photo by Amanda Jameson
Getting crafty with recycled wine bottles can yield some awesome eco-friendly decor.
3. Wine Cork Monograms
Photos by Katelyn James
This is perhaps the most clever interpretation of monogram decor we've seen yet!
4. Green Grape Escort Card Display
Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz
Display classic escort cards in a bed of grape bunches as a fun way for guests to find their seats.
5. Wine Bottle Guest Book Alternative
Photo by Palm Beach Photography
Instead of going with a traditional guest book, mix things up and have guests sign a wine bottle you can enjoy on your first anniversary.
6. Wine Crate Centerpiece Container
Photo by Hilary Grace Photography
Arrange flowers in recycled wine crates instead of vases for an on-theme look. (And bonus points for that wine bottle table number!)
7. Wine-Themed Table Names
Photo by Shelly Kroeger Photography
Distinguish your reception tables by names instead of numbers for a fun twist.
8. Grapevine Chair Decor
Photo by Megan Clouse
In lieu of ribbon, signs, or other popular chair decor picks, adorn the happy couple's dining chairs in lovely grapevine.
9. Cork Charger Plates
Photo by Jess Barfield
Playing up your place settings is the perfect way to incorporate a hint of theme without going overboard.
10. Grape-Topped Wedding Cake
Photo by Jennifer Skog Photography
Top your tiers with fresh fruit instead of flowers!
Want more inspiration for your vineyard wedding? Check out our Vineyard Wedding Decor board!
After looking through hundreds and hundreds of real weddings each and every week, we are bound to find a few details that WOW us! I mean, come on, we do this for a living, remember? See what totally unexpected ideas caught our eyes below:
1. Romper Bridesmaid Dresses - Mix 'n' matched, check. Different dress patterns, check. And a romper, check.
Photo: nbarrett photography
2. Not-Your-Average High Heels - Normally, high heels are for indoor weddings and wedges are for outdoor weddings, but have you ever seen a bride wear combat boots?
Photos (clockwise from top left): Daniel Kim Photography and Shea Christine
3. Carnival Circus Tents - A pole or frame tent doesn't get more unique than this!
Photo: Cameron Ingalls
4. Balloon Centerpieces - Perfect for an "Up"-inspired movie wedding.
Photos (from left to right): Shea Christine and Daniel Kim Photography
5. Find Your Seat With Lots of Bubbly - Let your escort cards serve double-duty on glasses of champagne that way the toasting can start sooner rathern than later.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Katelyn James
6. Vinyl Heart Decals on Dance Floor - Make sure they are removable though!
Photos (from left to right): onelove photography
7. Donut-Covered Wall - Hang assorted flavors of donuts on wooden palettes for dessert.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Katelyn James
8. Dog Treat Favors - Take some biscuits home to your four-legged friends.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Katelyn James
By: Victoria HudginsThis DIY packaging is a fresh and modern way to present small favors to guests. Fill each cocoon with something fun to keep your guests busy (like these bright and nostalgic finger pops) and something sweet to snack on. Materials: 1/2 craft glue- 1/2 water mixture Large spool of embroidery thread Balloons (1 balloon for every 2 favors) Instructions: 1. Blow up your balloons and tie a length of thread to the end of the balloon. 2. Begin wrapping thread around the balloon, the messier the wrap the better. 3. Once you have a good covering over the entire balloon, dip a brush into the glue mixture and coat the entire balloon. Hang the balloon by its end to dry. Note: You could also use liquid fabric stiffener for this step in the project, just fill a large bowl and completely dip your wrapped balloons in. 4. Once dry, cut the balloon in half at the center width. Each balloon will make two separate cocoon wraps. 5. Gently pop each balloon and pull away from the fabric. Fill your wraps and tie together with a ribbon and simple tag. 6. Rest each favor on a place setting for a creative, modern touch.