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Will you be my bridesmaid? « Something Turquoise {daily bridal inspiration} I am in love with today’s DIY.

will you be my bridesmaid? « Something Turquoise {daily bridal inspiration}

It’s a very special way to ask your besties to be a part of your special day! Don’t just blurt it out… “Will you be my bridesmaid!!??” Take time to plan something nice for your friends… they are going to have to put up with your every demand for the future months. Treat them to something nice like this special box below… Pin Start by marking lines on the top of your box to create guides for stamping. Since our stamping is aligned at the right, I started stamping from the right side; or backwards. If your box top is like mine, it might sag a little towards the middle… make sure you apply even pressure with your stamp. I always like to test out each stamp along the way… check twice and stamp once. Keep stamping until it reads, “Will you be my…”. Since the box had a slight texture to it, I had to fill in some little spots with a fine black marker.

When your ink is finally dry, carefully erase your guide lines. San Diego Wedding by Le Chic Wedding Consulting. Location Categories Tags Designers Vendors.

San Diego Wedding by Le Chic Wedding Consulting

Magical Vintage Carousel DIY Wedding in Preston Court Part 2. The magic continues… But first did you see Part 1?

Magical Vintage Carousel DIY Wedding in Preston Court Part 2

If not, you really should ~ how often do you see couples married on a tiny island surrounded by a Fairytale moat? Part 2 of Lisa and Alex’s wedding is brimming with pretty pastel hues, pom poms galore, a cheese cake (not that kind of cheesecake but an assortment of cheeses, topped off with a heart shaped cheese topper on a rustic bed of wood and fruit!) Giant Paper Rose Flower. Most favorited last 7 days. 10 Ways to Cut Your Wedding Food Costs. Photo: absolut_xman Most brides (and even their grooms) dream of serving their wedding guests filet mignon and free-floating Champagne, but only have the budget for chicken picatta and the house white wine.

10 Ways to Cut Your Wedding Food Costs

The cost of feeding guests adds up quickly. Gourmet-loving couples can easily blow 50% of their reception budget, or a little more than a quarter of their total wedding expenses, on food and alcohol. That’s roughly $5,000 to $7,000 based on an average wedding budget of $20,000. (Don’t choke on your wedding cake, though: planners say that tally also includes barware and service.) Scaling back the number of guests is one way to cut costs, but that only goes so far.

Order in season Pick menu items that are in-season and locally grown. Pass hors d’oeuvres Have waiters pass appetizers during the cocktail hour instead of setting up a buffet, says Meghan Ely, managing director of the Richmond Bridal Association. Enlist a culinary school Stick to cake Scale back menu options. {Wedding Trends} : Hanging Wedding Decor. DIY Twine-Wrapped Mason Jars. I feel like I’m a little late in joining the rustic chic party but hey better late than never right?

DIY Twine-Wrapped Mason Jars

In celebration of my latest project in the works which I shared a bit with you here, I thought I’d give these twine-wrapped mason jars a try. After all I certainly love wrapping and gluing anything I can around vases. This project was so easy peasy that you too can create your own with whatever kind of jar, twine and ribbon you want to use. The supplies are few as all you need is some glue (either crazy glue or you can use a glue gun), ribbon, mason jars, flowers and of course, lots and lots of the good stuff. Also known as twine. The jars I found were from Hobby Lobby as was the twine. Then you can make the twine sort of wrap around in a diagonal pattern over the first layer of twine. Oh Lovely Day: {Lovely Masons} Mason Jar Lanterns.

Ok, mason lovers!

Oh Lovely Day: {Lovely Masons} Mason Jar Lanterns

Back by popular demand is my Lovely Masons Series. We’ve covered mason jars as floral containers and 10 DIY mason jar wedding ideas. Up today, mason jar luminaries and lanterns. {hanging masons with candles} {aqua mason with floating candle + and an ocean view} {mason luminaries} {mason and candle centerpiece} {collection of floating candle masons & a mason candle chandelier} Glamour and Grace. The lovely Sarah is back again this month with another fabulous DIY!

Glamour and Grace

This one is so simple and chic, I know you all are going to love it! Happy spring, readers! I have been so excited to share this month’s DIY project with you! It is an easy, affordable centerpiece idea that was inspired by Shannon South’s gorgeous upcycled Doily Lamp. I stumbled across this stunning lamp while searching for a unique idea involving doilies, and thought a modified version would be fantastic for this month’s project. Materials: 4-5 doilies per lamp (preferably round and about 5-6 inches in diameter, depending on the size you want the orb to be. ***Before you start, make sure to wash your doilies by hand with a mild soap and lukewarm water in the sink. DIY 52 Things I Love About You. Posted July 1, 2011 | 64 Comments Happy Friday, lovelies! We spotted a really fun, really easy DIY 52 Things I Love About You project for your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse-to-be, husband, wife, or a friend.

20 Creative Guest Book Ideas For Wedding Reception. Stay Updated to the Latest Blog Post!

20 Creative Guest Book Ideas For Wedding Reception

SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR FREE! Wedding guest books are invariably a terrific way to perhaps recall the special time you had with your guests at your wedding. It’s the first things about the wedding celebration your guest would probably see and give you a brief remark that you will appreciate everyday for a long time to come. Think about matching the theme of the guest book with the total theme of the wedding event. Lisa + Drew's Outdoor Real Wedding with Thiebaud Cake. DIY storybook paper roses. You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight!

DIY storybook paper roses

Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you! Craft Supplies:Paper Grosgrain Ribbon, ½ Width cut to 4 inch lengths 16 Gauge Wire cut to 15 inch lengths Glue Gun Glue Sticks (low temp) Scissors Wire Cutters Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cutting. Step 3: Shaping. Step 4: Rolling the center. Step 5: Attaching petals. Step 6: Finishing. How awesome is Valerie? Thanks Valerie! First photo: David and Kendrick of Our Labor of Love / other photos + tutorial by Valerie Lloyd. Wedding Ideas: The Rustic and Vintage Wedding.

According to, 'Rustic Weddings' are the new trending wedding theme!

Wedding Ideas: The Rustic and Vintage Wedding

It seems that brides-to-be are in love with the charm, vintage feel and simple elegance of barn yard venues and wildflower bouquets that embody this theme. Think natural elements mixed with a western vibe and bring that all together with fun DIY crafting sessions. And in true country style- bring in the entire fam to help you out!