Make it Yourself Monday: String Art

Monday, April 29, 2013

Oh Monday, you came too soon.. again! Hope y'all had a lovely weekend :) I finally got a minute to post and I have a fun DIY project to kick off this week. It's been a while since I posted some DIY inspiration, so here you go! String Art of the 70s has made a come back over the last year. Create your own "home is where the heart is" artwork (in your wedding colors) to highlight the country, state or city you met or tied the knot. This piece would be an amazing addition to decorate your wedding as a back drop or sign-in for guests to write their wishes on and then display your customized artwork over the mantle in your new love nest! 

Heart in Ohio via The Harpster Home
For a full "how to" tutorial click, here.

Found love in the lone star state via Nidification (Etsy)

Our hearts united in Ghana, Africa via Kimberly Greer (Etsy)

Left my heart in San Francisco via Shades of Glitter (Etsy)

Tips + Tools Thursday: OPP

Thursday, April 11, 2013

You down with OPP? It was an early 90's jam, but in this case, I mean, other people's photos! Came across this nifty template featured on Offbeat Bride that I thought was brilliant! It's basically a game of "I Spy" to encourage your guests to participate and help you capture certain moments that would have otherwise been missed. Your photographer may already have a long shot list to fulfill or perhaps you had to cut down on costs and aren't able to hire the photographer to cover the entire day. This way guests can contribute and have fun doing it! Feel free to customize as you wish :)

What to Wear Wednesday: BHLDN

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Have you meandered over to BHLDN lately? Absolute loveliness I tell ya! BHLDN does a gorgeous interpretation of some of Spring's 2013 trends (sheer overlays, high necks, low backs, lace appliques, beading/sequins, peplums, cascading ruffles, illusion necklines, convertible dresses, corset bodices, off shoulder, sleeves and the "it" color- gold). Be sure to visit where you'll find an amazing array of party dresses and accessories to liven up any special occasion! Here are some of my faves :)

Ortensia - fabulous beading!

Omelia - that neckline!

Arabella - love the cut and lace details!

Charm School - have a whirl in this sleeved, gold number!

Kensington - a sweet engagement dinner or reception dress!