Monday, March 21, 2011

Mr & Mrs Monday

Its gross and rainy today in NY so this lovely couple's red and yellow wedding day is like transporting to a beautiful sunny place full of folk songs and hipster jubilee. 
Congrats Karen & Andrew! Enjoy every minute!

Such a great groom shot!

I am in love with these recovered children's tambourines they made for their guests party favors! Also that they had them on all the chairs for the ceremony, a great way to welcome your guests! 

This rock table card idea is both handy( to keep the wind away) and fun.

Isn't their wildflower centerpiece stunning? I love red and yellow weddings!

 Adorable personalized cake topper. Doest it look just like them?

{photos thanks to: Q Weddings}

Friday, March 18, 2011


If you like vintage inspired things as much as I do then you'll probably fall in love with this week's DIY project too. Brought to us by brooklynbride
 This adorable save the date/invitation/favor idea is so great for any wedding, party, or just for fun. Enjoy. Get creative! 
paper, ruler, cardboard(for pressing) scissors or blade, cd-r

Download the templates:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mr & Mrs

This real wedding is from an amazing couple: Anita and Brian, who wed recently at the Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I love the mix of industrial style and elegance! Notice all the wonderful tiny details too!

Note their green and yellow color scheme played out in the bridal walk. So simple and pretty. Those chandeliers are breathtaking. Make your own by tying 2 feet strips of ribbon to your venue's light fixtures.

I love this twist on the jarred thank you gifts for their guests. The wired thanks made from hangers is so fun! 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

DIY Thurs

Okay so I'll admit it I forgot to post my DIY Wednesday so Im posting it today instead. I think all this weather change has got my days mixed up. Either way this DIY project is for more than just brides, it would also make excellent bridesmaids gifts, engagement accessories, or for an edgy bridal photoshoot. 
Enjoy! Get Creative!

1. Pliers
2. Old sunglasses case
3. Drill
4. Drawerpull w/bolt on end( anthropologie has some great ones! ) 
5. Wire cutters
1. Drill hole in one side of sunglass case near the closure
2. Clip the end of the drawerpull to the length desired
3. Put drawerpull in hole and bolt on the inside to secure it.
4. Enjoy!

Ta da! 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mr & Mrs

This Mr and Mrs post is a week late but it is well worth the wait! I wanted to make sure I got all the details down from this beautiful real wedding. Alyssa, a friend of mine and amazingly talented artist got married recently to Shane Yuhas and is a great example of a DIY wedding with a limited budget and their dream wedding. I knew that I had to share her and her hubby's gorgeous concept and story. Enjoy! Get inspired! 

Some details from the bride: My vision for our wedding, was one that reflected us as a couple. We didn't want to compromise, or incorporate traditions we didn't understand or enjoy ourselves. We didn't have a cake cutting, flower toss or garter throw, assigned seating, or a head table. We didn't have a lot of money. What we did have was an amazing evening wedding, that was creative, casual and meaningful.

A great idea to replace the pillow! Their ring bearer carried a white ceramic bowl with their rings attached with "wherever you go, I will go." (a piece of their vows) stamped inside. SO cute!

Alyssa's love for paper played out in her bridesmaids and flower girl bouquets: made out of paper flowers from vintage sewing patterns, lace, and white paper flowers found in a home decorating store.

The Yuhas decided to do a reveal beforehand ( in Alyssa's bedroom where Shane proposed with 400 balloons 8 months before) and did all their formal pictures before the ceremony. Isn't this picture a great moment?

  Alyssa had their ushers hand out a small snack before the ceremony began, as guests entered their venue. Small packages of pretzels, that they created themselves, were given to guests with a sticker labeled "enjoy".

The programs they made were mini "guides" to the night. They explained the events that would take place, had bios of their attendants, lists of people involved, and tips to have the best party! What a great way to make your guests feel comfortable! 

Their typewriter guest book looks like its straight out of an anthropologie ad :) 

20" balloons that her dad secured with metal rings were scattered around their venue, great idea if your limited to decor in your space! 

The ceremony and wedding were held in the same location, the Aerospace museum. They didn't have a head table, which kept the night very casual and allowed the bride and groom to mingle with guests freely and immediately following the ceremony(another benefit of doing the pictures before).

Alyssa and Shane did their signing on each others backs instead of a formal table.
 Such a fun, relaxed idea! 

The Yuhas' centerpieces were a mix of mismatched glass vases, found at antique and thrift stores. Filled with dried baby's breath and hydrangeas. They were covered in cream tablecloths with dyed doilies, Alyssa collected vintage doilies for about a year and dyed them in blue and red to use throughout the space.

Alyssa had gold frames with pictures from their engagement scattered throughout the tables and wedding photos of hers and Shane's parents/grandparents featured on the guest book table. Such a great idea to merge your families, and they make free table decor! 

Alyssa and Shane's catering was based on Shane's Ukrainian background. Alyssa describes it as: homemade, easy to eat, and in appetizer form. With lots of choices for their guests!

 Instead of a wedding cake, they had a large selection of cakes, mousses, pies and cheesecakes. 

I love the blue and red striped straws at their drinks table and the "etch it" name tags for people to label their drinks, 
great touch!

Some of their formals:

Bride's ivory dress by Watters. Alyssa made her own headpiece with birdcage and a vintage broach. Pearl bracelet was from her late grandma. During photos, Alyssa wore a vintage persian lamb coat from her great grandma. 


Shane wore a mix of pieces all found at various places (online, stores in Calgary and thrift stores).

All my love to Shane and Alyssa! A beautiful day and a gorgeous couple! 

{ Photographer: Phil Crozier, Photobooth Photographer: Tye Carson, Hair: Lindsey at Cabella Salon
Makeup: Dalyce Chomick }