Get the Look: 15 Ways to Use our Vintage-Inspired Wooden Multi-Purpose Boards

Well the title might be quite a mouthful, but these little boards are a power-packed decor gem just waiting for your imagination to transform them. From the perfect party sign to a great wedding photo prop to a rustic cheese platter, we went around the office here at Weddingstar HQ to see what our designers favorite ways to utilize our Vintage Inspired Wooden Multi-Purpose Sign Boards (say that 10x fast!) are. And, now we’re counting down the top 15 ways we came up with to use them – at your wedding and beyond! Enjoy! Continue reading

Hot Picks: 3 Unique Yet Chic Wedding Trends Right Now!

Navigating every new wedding trend can be a hard job for many brides: Which ones do you follow? Which ones should you avoid? Should you even have trending elements in your wedding or will they end up looking dated when you re-look through them in many moons to come (just like your snazzy side ponytail and neon sweater from the 80s!). To be honest, at the end of the day, we think it’s all up to you – follow whatever trends or design you really want and like because it is your wedding after all! But, if you’re thinking of trying something new and you’re not sure where to start, we’ve picked out the 3 best new wedding trends we’ve seen that are simple enough to incorporate into your upcoming nuptials without a lot of hassle but are chic enough that they won’t feel dated in years to come! So without further ado, here they are:

{ Trends: Unique Bouquets, Super-sized Photo Props & Bespoke Boutonnieres }

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Alison + Shaun: Colorful in Colorado

Alison + Shaun had a colorful Colorado wedding this past August. With bright pops of red amidst light blue, white and tan their wedding is a color dream that’s fun, playful and absolutely beautiful. I am especially in love with the homespun elements they incorporated into their design like their handmade flowers, cute dessert bar and their affinity for daisies. It’s the perfect wedding to inspire dreams of summer and romance – plus don’t miss our Love Bird Napkins and “Sippers” Paper Straws in their cameo’s at Alison + Shaun’s big day too!

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Fashion Friday: The Faded French from Katy At Nailed It

Not only is today Friday which I think is reason enough to celebrate, but I am super excited to announce that this Friday is also the start of Fashion Friday’s here at On A Sweet Note! Every second Friday, we’re going to be showcasing bridal beauty tips, styling ideas and all around fashion fun! And we’re kicking things off with a bang with this fabulous nail tutorial from the amazing talent that is Katy from Nailed It! Katy’s designed a special tutorial for all of us here – The Faded French! Simple to apply and simply divine to behold, you’ll want to try this awesome tutorial this weekend (I know that’s what I am going to do!). So get those nail polishes out and get ready to beautify!

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Get the Look: Write in Style with our Glass Dip Pen

We all want our wedding invitations and stationery to look phenomenal! We painstakingly choose just the right design, print it on the best paper and word it with the greatest of care – but what about when it comes time to hand-write names, addresses or warm wishes to your guests? If you’re like me (and have writing that makes people think you should train to be a doctor!), then you’ll be brainstorming of a way to make your writing not only look more legible but also have more style than it does when you write your weekly grocery list. Luckily, we’ve created just what you need to make your writing look fabulous (and fancy!) – the Glass Dip Pen! Learn how to use it and love it with this simple tutorial video that shows you just how easy it is to use. We promise you’ll use it from your wedding invitations, guest book and beyond!

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Caitlyn + Chris: A Crafty Columbus Wedding

Caitlyn + Chris had an amazing wedding with lots of handmade details. From their family made wedding cake to their heartfelt DIY details, their wedding shows crafting at its’ finest! I am especially in love with their mix of natural and modern elements which gives their wedding a look all it’s own! Congratulations you two on your gorgeously handcrafted day!!

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Collette + Guy: Pretty in Perth

Collette + Guy had an amazing wedding in Perth, Australia this past February. Surrounded with colorful bouquets and breathtaking scenery, their wedding design really pops! I especially love the vibrant purple of the bridesmaid dresses! Congratulations Collette + Guy, your wedding was truly a color dream!

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Get the Look: Parisian Love Letter Paper Blooms Tutorial

Paper flowers are a hot topic in the wedding world right now! We’ve been seeing them all over, and we bet that you’re just as enthralled with them as we are! From their beautiful shapes to the statement they make, we can’t get enough of the handmade touch that paper blooms bring to a wedding. And, while a lot of tutorials showed women cutting out flower shapes and petals for what must have been hours, we wanted to offer a more time friendly version of the craft so even the time strapped (or novice DIY) bride could create the look with confidence! Hence our Parisian Love Letter Paper Blooms were born!!! And today, we’re showing you just how to make stunning bouquets and a boutonniere with these handy little blooms for that extra special handmade touch on your wedding day. So get your crafty pants on, it’s time to become a wedding DIY diva!

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Jennifer + Daniel: A Celebration at the Crest

Jennifer and Daniel had a gorgeous wedding at the Crest Hallow Country Club in Woodbury, New York. Full of gorgeous backdrops like the crystal clear pool and lush greenscapes, J + D’s day is simply stunning to see. You just might even recognize Jennifer as you gaze through each of her and Daniel’s wedding photos – she was the winner of Rocko’s Dinner Party “Summer In the City” challenge! And, just as food is an important part of Jennifer’s life, so too is it an important part of her and Daniel’s wedding! From giant fruit sculptures that look almost too good to eat to a cotton candy filled treat trolly, there is wedding and food inspiration galore! Enjoy!

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Irene + Matt: Mediterranean Vintage

Irene + Matt’s Mediterranean vintage inspired wedding is beyond gorgeous! I had the unique pleasure of talking with Irene all about her big day and it was treat to know what inspired such an amazing wedding design. With gorgeous purple accents, a bridal hairstyle that still has me breathless and fun photos that really show both Irene + Matt’s personalities, this wedding is the perfect inspiration for choosing wedding color palettes and themes. Congratulations you two!

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