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Project by Janie Medley Photos by Tori of Marvelous Things Photography This is the perfect floral DIY for the décor at a wedding reception, dinner parties, baby showers...the list goes on! Ingredients: Bud Vases Wire Scissors Flowers (I used Bupleurum, Queen Anne’s Lace and Snow on the Mountain) How To: Step 1: Extend the wire about 12 inches. Next, wrap the wire around the top of the vase 2-3 times and pull it tight. Now, criss cross the wire 3-4 times. Step 2: Repeat Step 1 and remember not to cut the wire until you have connected all the vases with the wire. Also, make sure to leave at least 10-12 inches of wire between each vase! Step 3: I connected the vases to the mantel in my home with clear packing tape. Depending on what you are connecting the vases to, you could use nails to secure them. Once the vases were in place, I placed the flowers inside the vases and I decorated the mantel with flowers and lots of votives! Love the look of suspended blooms? Check out our Hanging Flowers board for more inspiration!
Project and Photso by Brittni Mehlhoff Everyone loves a little something sweet every now and again. So why not give your guests a wedding favor they'll love: a sweet treat for guests to eat. These edible DIY gem favors are the perfect snack favors for guests to grab as they're leaving your reception. And they'll also give you the opportunity to add a clever thank you note! The best part about these colored chocolate candies, though, is how easy they are to make. Here's how to make your own. Supplies: White Chocolate Chips (8 oz makes about 6 gems) Spoon Food Coloring Gel Jewel Ice Cube Tray (you can buy it here) How-To: 1. Separate chocolate chips into several different bowls (each bowl will eventually be a different color chocolate) and microwave at half power in 20 seconds intervals until melted. Stir with a spoon to make sure all the chips have melted completely. 2. Next, add food coloring to each bowl of melted chocolate and stir until the color has been completely incorporated. 3. Spoon melted chocolate into each ice cube well. Once all wells have been filled, gently tap the tray several times to remove any air bubbles. 4. Place the tray into the freezer. Once the chocolate has hardened, pop each gem out of the tray. 5. Fill small canvas bags with the chocolate gems and a note to guests to say thanks for coming to your wedding. There you have it! Pretty, delicious little parting gifts! Tip: If you purchase several gem trays to work with, you'll be able to get these candies made in a fraction of the time.
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we have Autumn on our minds. Here are 10 gorgeous fall floral arrangements guaranteed to inspire those September-November brides.
Photo by Stewart Leishman
This bouquet wows us with a contrast of soft pink roses and calla lilies against deep red dahlias and amaranthus, with golden coxcomb and hypericum berries mixed in for texture.
Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz
Feminine meets rustic with this unique blend of traditional peach and salmon garden roses and earthy elements like scabiosa pods, rust red oak leaves, and cascading berries.
Photo by Live View Studios
This festive fall bouquet features honey colored hydrangeas, dried wheat grass, preserved eucalyptus, bittersweet berries, and pepper berries.
Photo courtesy of Alicia Jayne Florals
Our top pick for a fall color palette? Shades of bold grape and soft, dusty mauve. Alicia Jayne Florals nails it with this bouquet of stock, parrot tulips, and roses.
Photo by Christina McNeill
If you're going for a sweet, whimsical aesethetic, this bouquet of fluffy dinner plate dahlias and blushing bride protea is a sure winner.
Photo by Katie Osgood
This bouquet has some serious personality with anemone and chocolate cosmo accents and a single "Festiva Maxima" peony taking center stage up front.
Photo by Frenzel Photographers
Create the perfect caramel palette using waxflower, dark gold cymbidium orchids, orange mokara orchids, pheasant feathers, hypericum berries, auburn leaves, and cascading millet.
Photo by Feather & Twine
Antique roses are a must-have for a fall vintage style wedding. Combine them with peach David Austin Juliet garden roses, ivory ranunculus, and disty miller for a soft, old world look.
Photo by Jodi Miller
This hand-tied bouquet of burgundy dahlias, pink roses, green hydrangeas, and two-tone chrysanthemums would be a perfect pick for a fall barn wedding.
Photo courtesy of Liz Rusnac Floral Design
Get pretty in plum with an arrangement of roses, ranunculus, heather, and riceflower.
For more fall floral inspiration, don't miss our Fall Bouquets and Fall Centerpieces boards!
Feathers are not only the perfect complement to a boho-chic aesethetic, they're budget-friendly too! Here are 11 creative ways to incorporate feathers into your wedding decor.
Photo by Sweet Little Photographs
Love the dramatic look of tall centerpieces? What better way to create height than with long, lavish plumes?!
Photo by Dixie Pixel
In lieu of crystals or lanterns, decorate your tent ceiling with something a little offbeat and unexpected.
Photo Courtesy of Southern Fried Paper
Accent your invites with mini spotted feathers for an organic, bohemian edge.
4. Ceremony Aisles
Photo by Sweet Little Photographs
What a fun, eco-friendly alternative to traditional floral aisle markers!
Photo by Nadia D Photography
Mixing in a few non-floral fillers can be a perfect way to add texture to your bouquet without breaking the bank.
Photo Courtesy of BHLDN
Incorporate a little laid-back glamour with this Dipped Feather Garland, $26 at BHDLN.
Photo by Jodi Miller Photography
Dress up your entryway with feathers for a fabulous first impression!
8. Escort Cards
Photo by onelove Photography
Just one of many ways to get creative with your escort card display.
9. Place Setting
Photo by Live View Studios
Add a whimsical touch to your tablescape with feather-topped place settings.
Photo by Sweet Little Photographs
This enchanting DIY mobile would look great arranged above an altar, suspended over dining tables, or hanging over the dance floor!
Photo by Christine Choi Photography
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Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch Make these custom DIY message food trays for a groom's dinner or as a rustic touch for a groom’s dinner or an outdoor wedding. The trays themselves are made from fallen leaves and are very inexpensive (roughly $1 apiece). And they're easier to make than you might think. All you need is a wood burning tool and some alphabet hot stamps to get started. Materials: Wood burning tool (available on Amazon) Alphabet hot stamps (available on Amazon) Leafware 9x6 platters (available on Amazon) How To: 1. Start by attaching the first letter of your message, or in this case initials of the bride and groom, to the wood burning tool. The letters very easily just twist on and off the base, similar to a screw. After the first letter has been attached, turn the tool on and wait for it to heat up. 2. Once the wood burning tool has had about 5 minutes to heat up, it should be ready to use. You may want to test it on the back of one of the trays first, just be sure it's had enough time to get warm. While holding the tray up on it's side, as shown, stamp the first letter onto the lip of the tray. To stamp with the wood burning tool, press down evenly for just a few seconds before pulling the stamp off, to reveal the burned letter. 3. Turn the wood burning tool off, wait for it to cool down, and replace the tip with the chisel tip. This tip will create a small straight line. Turn the tool on again and wait for it to heat back up. Then create a plus sign by stamping a line once vertically and then once horizontally. 4. Again, turn the wood burning tool off, wait for it to cool down, and replace the tip with the the next letter initial. Repeat the same process that was used in step 2. Let the wood burning tool cool down and remove the letter attachment. 5. Lastly, to create a decorative border, all the way around the tray, you'll need to attach the chisel tip again. Then, stamp diagonal lines in opposite directions (two one way then two the other, repeat). Now, your tray is ready to be used. Additional stamping ideas for these trays include phrases like "Mr + Mrs," "Bride and Groom," etc.
Project and Photos by Erica O'Brien What You'll Need: Martha Stewart Crafts Medium Punch, Hydrangea piping gel Martha Stewart Medium Punch, Rose Leaf food-use only paint brush powdered food color (petal dust) in assorted colors food-use only art sponge 0-Grade wafer paper, an edible paper medium made of potato starch. Available on Amazon. Divide powdered food colors in shallow dish or paint palette. Here, we use purples and blues for hydrangea petals and greens for leaves. Dip art sponge into petal dust and dab on wafer paper until desired color is achieved. Using hydrangea punch, punch out hydrangea petals from colored wafer paper. The quantity needed will depend on the size of your cake. Using leaf punch, punch out leaves. You will need about half the quantity leaves as petals. Leaves and petals can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container. They should be kept away from sunlight until ready to apply to your cake to avoid fading. To apply, dip paintbrush into piping gel. Gently brush back of petal (or leaf) with piping gel. Press petal (or leaf) firmly against cake until it adheres. Continue until desired number of petals and leaves are attached to the cake. Enjoy!
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper and Stitch Celebrate your bridesmaids and say thank you for all their support, with a hand painted watercolor clutch that matches your wedding colors. This is a great gift for your wedding party that you can easily add your own special touches to. Materials: Small to medium size fabric clutch Spray bottle filled with water Fabric paint in two shades of the same color Paint brush How To: 1. Start by spraying the clutch with a water bottle until damp. 2. Then, starting with your darkest color, begin painting the bottom of the clutch in an abstract painterly fashion (you don't have to create a perfect stripe here or anything with hard lines). 3. As you are painting, spray more water onto the bottom area as necessary, to give it more of an irregular watercolor feel. 4. Next, add the lighter color paint just as you did for the first color. Only this time, you'll be painting above the darker paint (more toward the middle of the clutch). Add more water if necessary. 5. Lastly, swipe your brush upward, from that second lighter layer of paint, to create a very faint third shade that will disappear into the natural fabric color. Wait for the paint to dry and it's ready to use. Take this gift a little further and add additional goodies inside the clutch, your bridesmaid may also like - a necklace, a pair of earrings, cute sunnies, etc.
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff
Treat your guests to a delicious before-dinner snack — that almost looks to pretty to eat — with these stacked message macaron place cards.
Materials:macarons rubber alphabet stamps glue dots transparent mini envelopes card stock pencil or pen edible ink marker bamboo skewers
Note: Before you get started, make sure your stamps are brand new or completely clean of any ink from previous uses.
1. First, decide on a message that you would like each place card to say, whether it’s just a message of love, a monogram, wedding date, etc. Then ink your first stamp letter, by running the edible ink marker over the letter thoroughly.
2. Next, turn the stamp over and stamp directly onto the first macaron.
3. Repeat the inking process from step one and step two until the word or message is complete.
4. Set macarons aside and cut out small pieces of card stock that will fit inside the tiny translucent envelopes. Write each guests name on the card stock before tucking it into the envelope. Fill the envelope with a little bit of glitter if desired. Or write a message on the back of each piece of card stock to each guest.
5. Next, using glue dots, attach the envelopes to bamboo skewers, making sure the pointy end is facing downward (away from the envelope).
6. Then, pierce a small stack of finished macarons with the bamboo skewer and add to place setting.
This would be a great escort card idea as well. And guests are sure to love the delicious treat before the reception starts.
Project and Photos by Brittni Mehlhoff
Get into the holiday spirit with these cinnamon snowflake DIY escort cards. They’re super easy to make and smell great too. Here’s how to make your own.
Materials:cinnamon sticks glue dots (or hot glue) evergreen tree trimmings knife cardstock scissors pencil or pen
1. Start by cutting a cinnamon stick in half, lengthwise, then width wise. So you are left with four smaller pieces.
2. Add a glue dot to the center of one of the four cut pieces of cinnamon stick. Turn the stick vertically.
3. Then place another stick onto of the previous stick, horizontally. Add another glue dot to the center of the top stick.
4. Then place a third stick onto the stack, at a diagonal.
5. Repeat the glueing process with the last stick, filling in the last diagonal area.
6. Make these snowflakes in various size and widths, then add small tree trimmings to the back of each snowflake with glue dots.
7. Next, cut a long skinny piece of paper and write the name of each guest and their table number on the strip before attaching to the snowflake, with one last glue dot.
Add the finished snowflakes to the escort table for a festive and fragrant touch to your big day.
Project by Janie Medley
Photos by Alisandra Photography
Having a wedding during the holiday season? Give a warm welcome to your wedding guests with this festive entryway decor!
Ingredients:Magnolia Leaves Clippings from my Christmas tree — 2 long and 2 short Floral Wire Scissors Decorative Bow
Making a fresh swag is super easy! Basically, you are putting it together as if you were putting together a bridal bouquet. First start by gathering your longest clippings. Place them together and on top place the 2 shortest clippings.
Next place the magnolia leaves on top and secure the bundle with the wire tape.
Now add the decorative bow and secure it to the swag with the wire tape.
There you have it!
Now hang it on the door of your ceremony or reception space and enjoy the beauty!