Wedding Inspiration β€’

David Stark is a Genius

I came across the amazingness that is David Stark through many various blogs across the interwed. He has created some fabulous things for events of all kinds, you should really check out his website, you won’t be disappointed. Anyway, there is a principal of design that basically is taking something simple and

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Wedding Inspiration β€’

Letters as Wedding Decor

It might be the graphic designer in me, but I just LOVE letters. I love how they’re all so different and unique- typography was my absolutely favorite class in college. I really love seeing how people have used letters to decorate their home or to add special flair on their wedding day.

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Ceremony β€’

Ceremony and Reception Seating

So many moons ago I came across this wedding shot by the ever-fabulous Jessica Claire, and I couldn’t help but love the concept. They used some kind of blanket to make palettes on the ground on which the guests could sit, instead of renting an ungodly number of chairs. Let’s be honest,

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Wedding Decor β€’

Anthropologie = love/hate

I had never heard of Anthropologie before I started blogging. I’d never been in one of their stores, never would have recognized their stylish frocks if worn by someone I know. But for some reason, it seems like everyone in the blogiverse writes about them and owns 100 of their adorable dresses.

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DIY PROJECTS β€’

DIY Bridesmaid Cards

DIY Bridesmaid Cards – How I asked my friends to be in our wedding! So last week I decided I really needed to officially ask my girls who I wanted as bridesmaids for my wedding. I already knew who I wanted to stand by me but I really wanted to do something

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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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