Get the Look: Whimsical D.I.Y Twine Wrapped Letters

Today I have another amazing D.I.Y tutorial to share with all of you – Whimsical D.I.Y Twine Wrapped Letters! I was inspired to make this guide from all the amazing yarn wrapped letters I’ve been seeing – from adorning wishing well tables to being an adorable prop for engagement and wedding photos, it’s an understatement to say that over-sized letters are en vogue. But, I wanted to offer a new spin for all our fashionista brides out there, which is why I chose to adorn our letters with the punchy brightness of striped cotton baker’s twine! Simple to use and gorgeous to behold (if I do say so myself) this tutorial is easy enough for any bride and can be finished in a couple of hours (especially if your bridesmaids are there to help!).So grab your scissors, some hot glue and a little bit of twine, we’re getting ready to wrap!

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Bridal Inspiration: In the Orchard

Hi everyone, Happy Monday! Today I am changing things up a little with this beautiful styled photo shoot to inspire all of you. Inside today’s post you’ll find great photos to help you plan some looks you might like to see in your wedding album (or even in your engagement photos!). Shot in a blooming orchard in Kentucky, you’ll be transfixed by each of these amazingly delicate and romantic poses from Arielle Elise Photography. So sit back, relax and grab your Monday morning helping of wedding inspiration!

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Fashion Friday: Beat Your Wedding Planning Blues Beautifully

Happy Friday everyone! This edition of Fashion Friday is all about beating stress with a little “you” time! We know how exhausting everyday life can be – throw in the work (and the flutter!) that can come with wedding planning, and it can be a recipe for a disaster…or most certainly a bridezilla moment of epic proportions. But, honestly, wedding planning shouldn’t be the end all and be all of your journey to the altar. Sure, it’s a very important part of the big lead up to your special day, but at the end of everything your love is what counts! And no one wants to come home every day to a partner that’s at “Stress Level Midnight” and constantly riding the highs and lows of an emotional roller coaster. That’s why it’s important to take a little breather from the wedding planning, the stresses of life and work and take a little time for yourself! That’s why today I’m showcasing 3 beautiful fashion forward stress busters that are a perfect way to make memories with your bridesmaids and they’ll save your sanity along the way too! So get ready to put the beat down on stress – with beauty! Enjoy!

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Color Inspiration {Black & White}

Black and White – it’s a classic color palette but surprisingly diverse. Whether you love the look of black and white for a black tie affair or you want a funky mix of eclectic style that’s always in fashion, black and white is going to be your go-to color combination. I especially love these two colors for a wedding because it’s a great way to have guests participate in the theme as well – everyone has something spiffy in black or white (or both!) that they can wear and with all your guests dressed in theme, your wedding photos will never look more amazing! Plus, if you want a little more color in the mix, this palette easily adapts to bright pops of just about any color under the rainbow! That’s why today I’ve complied my favorite black and white wedding ideas, accessories and more to inspire you to create the flashy two-tone wedding you’ve always dreamed of! Enjoy!

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Laura + Andrew: A Blushing Bristol Bride

Laura and Andrew had an amazing 1940’s wedding this past May in their local Bristol community. With Laura playing the part of stylist, she painstakingly sourced all the incredible vintage gowns for her bridesmaids – even going as far as hand-dying them to the gorgeous pastel tones that we fell in love with the moment we saw them! Not to mention how awe-inspiring Laura’s own dress is, which was luckily found tucked away in the USA, in a trunk that hadn’t been opened since wartime! And, it’s not just the ladies that are flaunting incredible vintage style – wait till you get a load of Andrew and his groomsmen in their dapper duds! Along with their amazing vintage styling, L + A effortlessly combine bright and cheery handmade decor that puts their Bristol wedding over the top and makes it vintage inspiration at it’s finest! Get ready to take a trip back in time, enjoy!

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Emily + Brett: A Wedding at Walden Woods

Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a beautiful treat to share with all of you – a special real wedding feature! When I opened my emails this week I was touched by the incredible photos and story that lie behind this breath-taking wedding. Not only did I have the pleasure of chatting with Emily + Brett’s close friend and photographer, Dayna Mae, but I had the rare opportunity to get the bride’s perspective on her special day as well (make sure to scroll down and see it for yourself – but be ready to feel a tug on your heartstrings!). It was so wonderful that I knew it would be the perfect end to the week, and give all of our brides and grooms-to-be some fabulous inspiration for your own upcoming weddings. Be ready to be enthralled with Emily’s gorgeous wedding style, be captivated by their heartfelt “I Do’s” and most of all, feel the love. Enjoy!

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Tips from the Pros: 5 Real Tips to Look the Best On Your Wedding Day with Tommy Europe

Today we have another amazing blog post from the one and only Tommy Europe! As a fitness guru, he’s here today to share his 5 real life secrets to make you look like a bombshell on your wedding day. No fad diets, no insane workouts – just the facts that everyone can put to work for themselves to be healthy and start looking fantastic! Be ready to get real and get healthy! Here’s Tommy!

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Erin + Mike: Love Conquers All

When we received Erin + Mike’s wedding, not only were we blown away by the photos (all of which are incredible!), but we were also impacted by the story of their big day. Originally the pair had planned an amazing outdoor ceremony at their favorite New Jersey lake, but with their wedding date in October of this past year, Hurricane Sandy had other plans! With evacuation looming overhead and Mother Nature’s special brand of havoc swirling ever closer, it would be enough to dishearten any couple! But Erin + Mike’s love conquered it all. From their first look and beyond, it’s clear that love is the only thing on both of their minds. And, I’m sure it’s going to be the only thing on your mind too when you see their beautiful autumn wedding with pops of colors, delicate fall leaves and a pair of some of the most amazing wedding shoes ever! Enjoy and congratulations to Erin + Mike – we are so happy to be able to share your inspiring day!

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Fashion Friday: How To Get Gorgeous Eyes at Your Wedding with International Makeup Artist Lucy B!

Today is another glorious Fashion Friday – and this week’s is ready to get you glammed up for the weekend (and for your wedding of course!). It’s my pleasure today to be able to share amazing tips for the most gorgeous eyes you’ve ever had from International Makeup Artist, Lucy B. That’s right, the renowned founder of Lucy B.’s Apothecary is here today sharing her best tips and tricks to have amazing eyes at your wedding and beyond. Get ready to learn all the tricks of the trade that are sure to make you look and feel beautiful! Enjoy!

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Get the Look: DIY Fanciful Feather Garlands + Decor

 

Today I am so excited to share an amazing DIY tutorial with you guys that centers around our perfectly cut Laser Expressions Feather Tags. I had the pleasure of creating two different looks to share with you all and I even threw in some extra inspiration for how to use our feathers in other areas of your decor as well! Best of all, I promise that each project is simple enough for even the busiest of brides! In fact, the photos you see throughout this entire post are my first attempts at each garland (not to mention watercolor painting!). So get ready to be inspired and wow your wedding guests with these fanciful feather garlands! Continue reading