Friday, February 21, 2014

Gold Wedding Inspiration

Alicia here!  We are calling GOLD as a big upcoming trend for weddings this year.  You can go big, or add it very quietly in the details.  We've rounded up some inspiration for you: 
This wedding gown has a gold beaded bodice.  Subtle and lovely.

Over subtle?  Go bold with your gold!

Why go small with the cake?  Gold frosting and topper?  Swoon.

Gilt edged plates, tableware, and vases for the centerpieces.  

Invitations on black with gold lettering look sophisticated.

Gold accented place settings and tables cape from "Elegant Garden Wedding" on Style Me Pretty

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Incorporate Succulents on your Big Day

Succulents have been working their way into beautiful weddings in a big way!  And why shouldn't they?  They're earthy and pretty and low maintenance.  Here are some ideas for ways to add these little beauties into you wedding.

They can double as place cards and wedding favors.  Easy way to do this?  Stamp your wedding monogram on a tag or label and attach it to a small, potted succulent along with your guest's name and assigned table.

They make beautiful centerpieces.  You can tuck in fresh flowers the day of your event.

My eyes didn't want to let me believe that these succulents are actually fondant.  What a stunning cake! Can't find someone to make these?  Use real succulents, instead.

 And of course, as bouquets and boutonnieres. 

Want to bring these beauties into your event?  You can add this awesome plant right from the beginning -- before you've planned anything else! Brand new this February, Paper Sushi's Succulent Save the Date stamp!

Carry the design through your invitation stationery with the Paper Sushi succulent wedding invitation suite!

DIY Succulent Favors on Emmaline Bride
A Rustic Summer Wedding with a Cultural Theme on Brides
Erica O'Brien makes Fondant Succulents on Style Unveiled
Nick and Michelle's Wedding on Love and Lavender

Friday, February 07, 2014

Free Printable Valentine's Day Cards

What's better than old school rap lyrics turned into bookish puns?  Probably nothing.  So check these out --

We've created printable bookmarks for your school aged music lovers to give to their rainbow reading friends on Valentine's Day.  - jen

Alicia here with your School Valentine DIY!  You'll need the printable, some scissors, glue and paper clips.  I happened to have these colorful ones on hand.

I cut them out, glued the paperclips to the back and let them dry.  

Your new little bookmarks clip right to the Valentine that reads "You're great in my book!"

The four different bookmarks read "STOP grammar time!", "Mama said check you out", "You down with A-B-C? Yeah, you know me", and "She's got a ticket to READ"

Ok, so the last one wasn't a classic rap song.

  There's a second page with extra Valentines cards for your bookmarks.  You'll print each sheet a different number of times depending on how many you're giving out.


Thursday, February 06, 2014

Photo Booth Roundup

Want a great way for two families and their friends to break the ice at your wedding reception?  Add a photo booth! We've rounded up different styles to suit your wedding.  They all have one thing in common: an instant fun factor.

This photo booth featured a stark white background and fun chair... get a little closer!

A wall of photo frames is a great prop!  You can have people behind and in front of the wall, interacting with each other, or pretending they're just part of the background.

More than just a background, you can have a photo set created with three walls, flooring, and a prop.  This one uses ivy and roses for the back wall and framed art for the side walls.

A chalk wall background means you can customize it completely, and also change or add things as the reception progresses.

A wall of giant sequins?  We're in!  And this one is a DIY tutorial.

South African Wedding (white chair) from 100 Layer Cake
DIY Lime Green & Navy Blue Wedding from Wedding Chicks 
Photo Booths from Project Wedding Blog
Chalk Inspired Wedding Ideas from Green Wedding Shoes
Sequin Photo Booth DIY by Oh Happy Day