A Backyard Wedding shows us how to dye a petticoat – love the result as seen in her wedding!
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Modern Glam Bride
Happy Friday everyone! I have another lovely Inspired Creations Contest shoot to show off today – modern and glamorous bridal fashion inspiration from the Portland team of Sara Gray Photography, Madeline Roosevelt, Amy Wing, and Serephine. The model is Sara’s beautiful younger sister Emily who is getting married this summer! The team wanted to incorporate sparkle without going wild, so they kept to a neutral color palette of gold, ivory, white, and silver. A sassy sequin dress from Nordstrom, glitter heels, dramatic makeup and fabulous accessories make this a perfect look for the modern bride.
Wedding Day Details: The DIY Flowers
Hello, dear readers! Sorry for the long break. I’m getting ready to start up a business here in SoCal (DIY brides, let me know if you need a hand with DIY wedding flowers…it’s the basis of my biz!) so it’s been a bit crazy ’round here!
DIY Wedding Details: Wrist Corsages and Boutonnieres
Amanda at the Vintage Glam blog is holding a DIY contest and posting some beautiful entries! I am over the moon for these positively lovely DIY wristlets and boutonnieres made from artificial flowers and other ephemera.
Flower and Feather Headpiece
Sundays! Sigh. Such a lovely day of the week. I’m missing my hubby this week…he is studying for his board exams and wasn’t able to come with me to Colorado. A perfect Sunday would usually consist of a relaxing morning…waking up with the sunshine, and heading to the farmer’s market to pick up some fresh figs, goat cheese, and honey. How great does that sound?
All that Glitters is Gold
My original plan for bridesmaids gifts revolved around fantastic jewelry. I also have had a few other things safely nestled up my sleeve for months now, but jewelry was the focal point of what I wanted to give my girls. However, after we all fell in love with incredible bridesmaid dresses that cost a bit more than I had hoped, I decided to take care of the girls’ shoes to help reduce their financial obligations. In doing so, I vastly increased my budget for bridesmaid gifts, which gets pretty expensive times seven bridesmaids. Needless to say, I had to scale back the jewelry portion of their gifts, which seemed to be ok given my love for several incredible Etsy sellers. Specifically, in recent months I have really taken a liking to Mia Beads and this amazing necklace in particular.
Demanding Mothers and Handmade Yarmulkes
One of the most tedious projects I undertook for my wedding also wound up being one of the most valuable because of what I learned. You see, my mother became somewhat notorious for her slightly… ridiculous demands during the wedding. One fateful night, she happened to call while I was over at my then-fiance’s apartment cooking him dinner. Like usual, I put the phone on speakerphone (insurance for my sake, so he knew she was the one making the absurd demands and not me) and waited to see what was in store.
I tried to find matching dresses for my three friends, really I did. But the more I looked the more confused I was, and the less I felt qualified to decide for them. They are, as girls tend to be, quite different. In height, body type, and style. My maid of honor and I frequently shop together, and it’s a pretty solid rule that anything that works on her won’t on me, even if the size is right.