DIY Wedding Wednesday: Bling Bridal Bouquets

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It’s a sparkly kind of week for us working The Details Blog and we’re loving it! If you visited with us this past Monday you got the 101 on how to add bling to your wedding day. Today we’re taking it one step further, and upping the pretty factor, by taking what we know about bridal bling and applying it to bouquets.  And the best part? It takes so very little to add this touch of glam. So go on, get fancy!

The Necessities

Your Flower of Choice + Your Choice of Crystal Needle Accessories. And that’s it. We couldn’t narrow it down to anything less than two combos for our ‘how to’ so we’re sharing both!

The Look

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The Supplies

We don’t recommend tackling your own bridal bouquet. Floral arrangements come with many challenges. Instead, work with a florist to create your ideal bouquet and infuse your personality by having the florist incorporate the crystal needle accessories that you’ve selected. That said, if  you’re of the crafty kind and know flowers well, here are the tools you’ll need to create the bouquets you’ve seen in this post.

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  • flowers of choice (we used pink ranunculus and pink parrot tulips)
  • any type of floral shear, to trim your stems
  • floral wire and tape, to keep the bouquet arrangement you create
  • scissors to trim your ribbon
  • ribbon and your choice of crystal needles to finish off the look and add the bling!

Tip: Before purchasing, make sure to confirm the crystal needle’s length will work with the type of flower you are using.

Want More?

Visit us this coming Friday for our Bling Week finale, our Art Deco Theme Inspiration feature.



Wedding Planning Essentials: Shop the {Wedding} Look

If the simple fact that it’s Friday isn’t a good enough reason to celebrate, today’s post provides some extra incentive to pour yourself a glass of bubbly and toast to good news. Today marks the official launch of the brand new Weddingstar E-Catalog, essentially a virtual shopping playground for any bride planning her wedding. I know, exciting right?!

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Built entirely around the “shop the look” concept, the new e-catalog is an extension of the Weddingstar print magazine, tenfold. Because there was just no way of making room for it all in print! Featuring inspirational imagery from exclusive creative shoots, editorials filled with planning tips and all 3000 + products in the Weddingstar lineup, the e-catalog provides a fun and easy shopping experience. Browse pretty pictures, get inspired and click to buy if something catches your eye. Covering everything from wedding stationary to ceremony and reception accessories and décor, down to guest favors and gifts, this is definitely a must visit ‘one stop wedding shop’!

But enough talk. Given Weddingstar is all about inspiration, here’s a sneak peek into what you can expect to see in the inclusive 724 pages.

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Love It? Want More?

If you like what you’ve seen so far, you’ll love the rest! Click here for more tips, products and inspiration.




A St. Patrick’s Day Wedding Theme

Square Vases | Crystalline Quartz Sand | Hand Painted Butterflies | Felt Butterfly Candle Holder | Organic Green Woven Favor Boxes | Felt Butterflies | Ceramic Butterfly Dishes

When I think of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration I envision green, green and even more green…oh yeah, and shamrocks, leprechauns and pots of gold too.

And when it comes to St. Paddy’s themed weddings, anything goes — yes, the cheesier, the more cliché the better! I’ve put together two inspiration boards — one all about décor accessories and the other about bridal accessories — that will take your St. Paddy’s Day wedding to whole new level of green. Enjoy! Continue reading

Tips: Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Arguably one of the most important aspects of your wedding is that white, flowy, formfitting, one-of-a-kind dress that makes you feel like a princess!

We’ve all ripped pages out of the magazines and took notes while watching those wedding dress TV shows, but what exactly can you expect when you finally head out to find your perfect wedding dress?

What’s it going to be like? Will it be fun or stressful? Will I get that feeling when I put on the one?

I recently went searching for my dream dress so I thought I’d share with you a few things I experienced — and learned — during my once-in-a-lifetime dress buying adventure. Continue reading

A Sneak Peek at What’s New for 2012!

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Tips: Choosing to Wear a Veil or a Headpiece for Your Wedding

With casual, outdoor, destination and vintage inspired weddings growing in popularity over the last year, more traditional-style wedding trends have sort of come to a standstill.

Our dresses are sexier, our shoes are colorful and our hairstyles have taken on a more tussled, natural look…and typically sans veil. But with the royal wedding taking center stage earlier this year and the consequential emergence of grandiose, Victorian inspired weddings predicted for 2012, it’s more than likely the veil will be making a comeback.

So how do you choose? Continue reading

Inspiration: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

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As the popular old folklore goes, brides who wear something old, new, borrowed and blue will bring good luck to her and her groom on their wedding day and for the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.

Although it’s not entirely understood exactly where this long-standing wedding tradition came from, it’s said to be traced back to England sometime in the 19th Century (Victorian Era), and was believed to be a good luck charm for all young couples.

Whether it’s true or not, the superstitious side of most brides has kept it alive this long, and it doesn’t seem like this tradition is going to be fading off into history anytime soon. Continue reading