Parisian: Black & White Lookbook

{ Featuring: White Porcelain Bisque Poppy Blooms, Glass Dip Writing Pen & Acrylic Diamond Shaped Confetti }

Be immersed in the romance and whimsy of Parisian streets with the fifth release in our Weddingstar Style Lookbooks, Parisian: Black and White. With its’ timeless color palette, learn how to design your own French inspired wedding with the tips, tricks and products featured throughout. Continue reading

Ally + Shaun: Maine Made

Ally + Shaun had a gorgeous homespun wedding in Maine this past September. I love how their friends and family pitched in to help with all the DIY details that truly made their day unique! From the homemade treats to the laid back mason jar drinks, it’s simple to see Ally + Shawn’s personalities are woven into each part of their intimate wedding. Congratulations you two, it looks like it was a blast!

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Equestrian Love Feature: DIY Miniature Pie Favors

With the launch of our latest style lookbook, Equestrian Love we featured a ton of great homespun inspiration for your perfect rustic wedding. And, nothing says charming or country better than pie! Keep your own rustic wedding in theme by giving guests a wedding favor they’ll love (and devour!) by making miniature pies. Heck, we even have an adorable Miniature Pie Packaging Kit that will give you everything you need to package your pastries so they’re pretty as a picture! You just need to whip up a few batches of mini pies and today we are showing you how – our designer Tara has even included her secret recipes for you to print!

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Nina + Martin: A DIY Wedding in Düsseldorf

I always love seeing weddings from around the world and Nina + Martin’s wedding from their home in  Düsseldorf, Germany was a treat to see! Featuring a vast array of fantastic DIY accessories and accents, Nina + Martin’s wedding is truly inspiring. From Nina sporting her own handmade wedding dress courtesy of her aunt, to the couples personalities being expertly captured in every photo, I am so in awe of how chic yet fun their vintage DIY wedding was. Enjoy!

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Achieve this Look: DIY Inspired Invitations

To help you add that little something extra to your wedding stationery, today I have a great (and simple!) DIY tutorial with 4 different sets of Weddingstar stationery. Designed with the novice crafter in mind by our own brilliant designer Tara, these step-by-step instructions will show you how easy it is to make your wedding stationery one of a kind. So get ready to wow your wedding guests with our “Inspired Invitations.” Enjoy! Continue reading

Ann + Paul: Rooftop DIY

This crafty bride and groom made a lot of their wedding details themselves. From the escort cards to the tulle favors, the handmade details made this wedding so unique and personalized, and they were captured so beautifully by the talented Irene Abdou Photography.

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20 Unique Wedding Favor Ideas for Under $2

Every Bride knows that sticking to a wedding budget can seem like an impossible task at times.

So, to help your budgeting journey along, I thought I would show you some of my favorite Weddingstar guest favors that won’t break the bank. Here are 20 inexpensive, unique and totally fun favors for every wedding theme.

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Designer Spotlight: D.I.Y? Because you are Amazing!

Hi there lovely readers — Rita here! So excited for my annual post! I’m now well into my second year designing for Weddingstar, and just to let you know, the excitement doesn’t dissipate. It’s been thrilling to see products that I’ve designed used in real life weddings and featured on blogs and in magazines. So keep on sending us images, it always makes our day:)

Last year I gave you my Insider Tips To Creating A Theme. Today I’m going to do it a bit differently, sharing my prowess at a hands on level, so that you too can experience the magic of making. You guessed right, it’s a D.I.Y project! I’ll be showing how to create gorgeous terrariums (doubly fun if used as echo friendly favors). Oh happy day! PLUS if that’s all too much work, I’ll show an even easier way to get on your green goddess. Integrating succulents into table décor. Continue reading

Recreating our Vintage Chic Wedding at the Opera House

Vintage chic weddings were so hot last year and they still are, so we wanted to go all-out vintage glam for the staged wedding we featured in our 2012 Weddingstar Magazine. With colors of champagne pink, ivory and smoky eggplant, this wedding was undeniably romantic, elegant and très chic.

I thought I’d dissect a few aspects of the ceremony and reception to give you all a little hint into what made it so special and how you can recreate the look for your own fabulous weddings. Continue reading