DIY PROJECTS β€’

Martha Stewart Light Columns

Image from Martha Stewart If you don’t already, you should subscribe to the Martha Stewart Daily Craft email list- I get neat little projects sent to my inbox every day. Martha is a wealth of information, inspiration and fun for any DIY bride. Friday, the daily project was these Paper Lantern ‘topiaries’-

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Accessories β€’

Clip-on Earrings as Shoe Clips

After seeing those shoe clips at the dyeable shoe store, I started searching the web for more options. I wasn’t having any real luck until I decided to reframe my search to “clip-on earrings.” Whoa! Who knew that so many places still carried big, sparkly, costume jewelry-type clip-ons! I came across this

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Accessories β€’

I’d rather dye…

Is it just me or do most people (brides) just hateΒ those dyeable shoes? I mean, what’s so bad about them? I’d rather dye because they come in a range of styles and prices to fit any budget, and can be dyed to exactly match your color scheme… I just don’t see the

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Savvy Shopping β€’

Great IKEA finds

I told you all last week about how my BFF went to IKEA and found some great stuff for decorating tables for the reception. Well, she sent me some pics and I was so excited to see all the affordable things we could use. I went to IKEA’s website and searched myself.

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Wedding Decor β€’

Reception Lighting and Decoration

Photos by Jonathan Canlas I love the way these strings of lanterns look as reception lighting and decoration. Our reception is going to take place outdoors so I have a feeling this might be a little challenging! I’m hoping that the trees that line either side of the open area that we

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Real Weddings β€’

Nole + Andrew: Part 3

Nole + Andrew: Part 3 Photo from Nole’s Knot Bio Invitations, STDs, and Placecards – $650 I did a lot of research to find an affordable letterpress invitation company. I literally combed through the archives of about 3 or 4 different wedding blogs (including the lovely, but no longer active Faye &

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Real Weddings β€’

Nole + Andrew: Part 2

Nole + Andrew: Part 2 Photos by Punam Bean Photography Photography – $2000 This was our photographer’s 2007 fee, which has since gone up — she was just starting out when we booked her, so we got her at a great rate! We were actually willing to spend more on photography since

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Real Weddings β€’

Nole + Andrew: Part 1

So today I’m going to be featuring the real budget of the super sweet Nole + Andrew who you all probably saw featured on Style Me Pretty a few weeks back. I was amazed by all the lovely details of her wedding that she was able to accomplish on a budget that

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Wedding Inspiration β€’

Teal and Turquoise Color Scheme

Choosing my colors has been a really tough thing for me to accomplish so far. With all the beautiful inspiration boards out there it gets really overwhelming because you literally have an infinite amount of options! I have spent a good amount of time myself working on inspiration boards and trying to

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