Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I remember the first time I saw a glamelia, i thought "WOW, a flower on steroids!" Glamelias, also known as composite bouquets and malmaison roses were popular back in the 40's. During the war, camelias were expensive so gladiola petals were transformed into the same elegance of a camelia flower. Glamelias are an elegant option for the vintage glamour inspired bride. It's basically a handful of individual petals wired together carefully to look like one huge flower. It's a labor intensive process and can be quite costly, but the outcome is nothing short of stunning!

Images Via:

JustWeddingBouquets, Blossom Floral Design, Flourish Event Design, Flutterglass, Fleur de lis Fresh Flowers, LibbyJamesBlog,WeddingPlannerOnline, Bergerons Flowers

DIY Guestbook Message in a Bottle

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Do couples really freeze and eat wedding cake on their first anniversary? I know it's a tradition but being that the hub hardly likes cake to begin with, we didn't bother. (Btw, is a year old frozen wedding cake any good? Were we missing out on anything other than the romantic nostalgia?) As I was thinking about this, I started pondering practical approaches to common wedding must-haves; one being another variation for a guest sign-in book. We went the traditional route on that one and well, I never did open up that book again! So here's a lovely little, simple yet crafty twist that guests can appreciate the day of and will have you both smiling at a year or more later :)

I love the aesthetics of pairing different shaped bottles, jars and vases. What about a sign-in table with pads of paper, pens, mismatched and oddly shaped glassware, accompanied by a framed sign saying: "Please write a message for the Newlyweds to open on their 1st Anniversary." Depending on your theme, you can dress the table or jars up with florals, ribbons or even sand and seashells if you really want to go for the "message in the bottle" affect.

Images via: Mikado Weddings, WeddingChicks, Martha Stewart


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In honor of Valentine's, i've put together some {short & sweet} inspiration for the day!

Tying the Knot Wedding Invitation
(via Christina Moralejo)

Scrabble Bling
(via Jean Tsai)

 Say "I do!" at City Hall
(via BRIDES)

A pop of color: red lace earrings
(via WhiteOwl)

A Navy blue suit paired well with a red striped bow tie
(via Elizabeth Anne Designs)

After the ceremony, meet your family & friends at your fave cafe for brunch!
(via DoobyBrain)

The perfect sign to hang in your new home!
(via Pinterest)

DIY Doily Table Runner

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Not too many brides or grooms have a lot of time on their hands to take on every wedding-related DIY project but don't you just love it when you find something that doesn't take too much time and you can actually say you took this on yourself!? I had you in mind when I came across this DIY reception decor idea from Emmaline Bride.

Perfect to dress up your sweetheart, cake or guest sign-in table, these mis-matched runners exude equal parts vintage and lovely! If you can't stand scouring flea markets or thrift stores, all you gotta do is spend a few minutes on etsy or ebay and you'll find a plethora of crocheted goodness for under $5-10 each!

For a complete "how-to," please see the step by step instructions from Under the Sycamore

Happy crafting!

Images via: AshleyAnnPhotography

A Peek Into Spring 2012 Wedding Dresses

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Spring hasn't quite made it's way around but don't tell that to the suppliers of the fashion world; to them winter is over and done with! 

I was making my way through BHLDN's website when one of their  newer dresses caught my eye.

It reminded me of an ethereal 40's inspired 2009 Temperley London dress that I also loved and had me thinking, is this what Spring 2012 dresses are going to look like? If so, i'm all for it! Here's what TheKnot had to say about the upcoming season's wedding dress trends.

One of the main highlights was colored dresses; I am not surprised! Take a look at the Pantone Spring 2012 hues-

Of course the phenomenal Vera Wang designed a gorgeous pistachio green wedding dress. I am in awe of this gown! It is definitely a stand out and would look supreme on lovely spring tan. What do you think?

Image via: Martha Stewart Weddings