Friday, October 22, 2010

cake flags

luuuuuuuvvvvvv! Check these out via herriott grace

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more outdoor luv

via kiss the groom

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

mason jars & note cards

via pigeon post, where you can check out the bride's custom invite design portfolio. Thie invite suite included 3 pieces: the wedding invite, the reception invite, & a response card - which guests were asked to write a note to the new couple. Luv the response card idea! Not to mention the blue glass mason jars & the rest of the paper suite :)

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Monday, October 18, 2010

outdoor luv

via Brooklyn Bride

via Grey Likes Weddings

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black & silver

luv, luv, luv the black & silver print collateral for these nuptials via 100 layer cake!

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DIY flowers: take 2

• YOU'LL NEED: - $100 worth of fresh farmer's market blooms
- 10 painted mason jars &/or assorted opaque vases (approx $20 + paint)
- floral foam (enough to fill your vessels - approx. $20)
- 4.5 hours for 10 arrangements (more people helping you = less time!)
• TIPS: add the bigger blooms first; make sure your vases have plenty of water so your arrangements don’t get droopy over night. (Making them one day ahead is fine, more & your arrangements won't be looking so fab!)
TOTAL COST: approx. $140

the finished product:

see the whole post: via 100 layer cake

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ribbon fancy

via snippet & ink

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

pretty in pink

Oct. is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Check out these fab pink items, (which would make some great & reasonably priced bridesmaid gifts) all whose proceeds support Breast Cancer research!

Simply Vera Wang Coin Purse at Kohl's $10

Simply Vera Wang Necklace at Kohl's $5

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DIY chandelier

Via Ruffled - see more picts on their fab site!

old vases, wine glasses and other miscellaneous containers from thrift stores to make up this chandelier - a full fledged lighting appliance. The light diffuses through layers of glass with different textures, giving a part twinkling, part modern art installation feel.

What you’ll need:
- Triple tier metal Tomato support or staking (Home Depot or Nursery)
- Collection of Thrift store or floral mart vases, wine glasses or cups
- Clear or light metallic thin gauge wire (Home Depot)
- Wire cutters
- Drop in light kits (Ikea or Urban outfitters)
- Power drill
- Metal chain (Home Depot)

Step 1: Go to all different thrift stores and scour shops for some plastic and glass vases, wine glasses, and other unique cups that add character. Tip: Make sure that you find light-weight items, that is why plastic is best. Also, if you find glass items, make sure that they have a lip or some way you can hang them with the wire.

Step 2: After you have collected enough glasses, start work on your chandelier. Clean all the glass and plastic. Wire all the vases or glasses with the thin wire so they hang nicely. Leave a lot of wire so that you can attach it at the very top of the tomato support and it hangs a few inches below below. With the plastic vases or cups you can drill a hole into the bottom and wire it that way.

Step 3: Next, take the tomato support and hang it from somewhere stable ( we used our the inside of our garage door). We also used the metal chains as a link from the three steaks at the top of the tomato support so that we could hang it later in the tent.

Step 4: Drop the light kits into the support and hang them at different heights for even lighting. In our large chandelier we used three kits. TIP: We forgot to do this step, but I still loved my amazing chandelier! If you want you can spray the tomato support white so that it won’t show when you hang the glasses on.

Step 5: Next, start layering the plastic and glass on the outside of the support. This is the hardest but most fun step! Start with the largest items first and then fill in as you go. Take time to step back and find holes or places that need more coverage. At the end we also added mini lantern lights into the mix to give more lighting to the chandelier because it was so large. We also did a mini chandelier for the entrance of the tent and it is the same process, just without the tomato support.

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