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I got hitched!

21 May

So I took a little hiatus from the blog to really focus on planning my own wedding, and boy can I tell you that it was incredibly stressful! It is nothing like planning an event for another happy couple, and I can personally tell you that I will not be doing a fancy vow renewal like all the celebs.

Back to the wedding…….

Me and the Hubs 😉 live in California, but come from Florida. So the entire wedding had to be planned from across the country. I attempted to hire a wedding planner to help with all of the details, but being a crazy for details I decided to plan the entire wedding myself. We decided to go with the shabby chic theme with colors of blush pink and steel grey. I wanted the atmosphere to be very intimate, and I wanted the ceremony to be the main focus of the day.

The planning process took a little over a year, but all in all the day came out to exactly what I wanted. What’s more exciting is that the wedding pictures are already back and I have the link to show you all 😀

Location: Boca Raton, FL

Number of Guest: 120 people

Venue: The Addison

Dress: Vera Wang

Shoes: Nine West, I personalized them with crystals (I will post about that later)

Decor: Mostly from Etsy.com or handmade

Pictures!

Hay Ride Wedding

8 Oct

Seating for your guest can get pretty expensive, especially when you are having a lot of guest. There are several factors that go into deciding how many chairs to get or how to arrange them. However, I have come across a great alternative that looks great and is very flattering to your pocket book.

Hay!!!!

I’m so in love with this idea, I couldn’t wait to share it. Courtesy of: Green Wedding Shoes

 

Tiffany Glass Inspired Cake

30 Sep

I was searching the web today for some wedding ideas and I came across this beauty.

A tiffany glass inspired cake!

Its so unique and one of a kind, people will be talking about your wedding for years to come 🙂

Courtesy of: Wedding Blog

DIY Cookie Favors

19 Aug

Today I found these cute cookie favors. They are very simple and extremely budget conscious. All you need is a great cookie recipe, paper stock, and ribbon or string. Make it personal with a little message attached and choosing colors that go with your wedding.

This would even be a cute idea if you had the bride and grooms favorite cookies, and in the inside have a little fact about the happy couple for your guest to read!

Courtesy of: Elizabeth Anne Designs

Double Bubble Favors

16 Aug

These cute double bubble slot machines would be great as wedding favors or even as a part of your candy bar.

Get them at: All for your wedding

Wedding Cake Designs

15 Aug

The other night I was watching TLC and one of the million cake shows was on. Well, I realized that one of cakes that I just loved was located in CA. so I looked them up. The bakery is called Sweet & Saucy Shop and their cakes are just too cuteThis was the one from the show 🙂

My Favorite!

New Idea Sprouting

15 Aug

I was thinking of starting to make these necklaces along with the flowers. Maybe even add a small flower to the necklace.

How to Have a Green Wedding?

12 Aug

Want to have a green eco-friendly wedding but don’t know how?

Here are a few tips to get you started:

Invitations

  • Use recycled card stock to print out your invitations
  • Better yet, send out your invitations electronically. Saves money and its good for the earth

Photo Courtesy of: Bride.ca

Gift Registry

  • Send out your gift registry via email, most places will have your items online for your guests to view
  • Ask guests to donate money to your favorite charity if you don’t need the gifts

Photo Courtesy of: Design Sponge

Flowers

  • With flowers you are in luck, it is becoming more popular to not even have fresh flowers. Use flowers made from fabric, paper, or even a cluster of brooches for a bouquet. If your heart is set on using fresh flowers, then use ones locally grown in pots and plant them after the ceremony. Put that green thumb to use!

The Dress

  • Buy a hand-me down or used wedding gown, there are several sites, such as Oncewed that sell used wedding gowns.
  • Want a new dress then buy one made with certified organic cotton

Courtesy of: Bravo Bride

Rings!

  • Using a heirloom or recycled ring is the most environmentally conscious, however want something new and sparkly then go for something silver rather than gold, which is very harsh on the earth to find.

Courtesy of: Green Karat

Food

  • Serve your guest healthy and fresh organic food and wine
  • Locally produce from your nearest farmers market is a great start

Edible Favors

11 Aug

When it comes to wedding favors its hard to decided what to give. A bride and groom wants it to be a nice remembrance of their big special day, but lets get real what do you think your 100+ guests really did with those engraved candles?

These few favors are sure to cure any sweet tooth, and their cute too!

Photo Courtesy of: Blog


Edible favors are extremely personal, because it reflects the couples favorite sweets, and they wont go to waste which is the best part.

-Natisha D.

Fabric Flowers

8 Aug

So I really want to get into making bridal hair accessories. So I looked up some tutorials and headed to the nearest fabric store and started to make my own works of art!

Here is the first prototype:

For the second flower I used chiffon and tulle

The picture gives it no justice!

Im going to experiment with new fabrics and colors for the next few and start to make

belts and necklaces, hopefully I will have a site up soon to sell them

buzzing with many great ideas, can’t wait to share them!

-Natisha D.