Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cute Idea Saturday: Sparkler Sendoff

If your getaway car is picking you up after dark consider a sparkler sendoff. Not only is it no clean up and not harmful for birds or other animals but it makes for an excellent last photo. Just make sure you have a designated lighter, matches, or torch ready for people to light them as you leave. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DIY Wednesday: Dress Hanger

This DIY idea came from a blog I saw on photopink that talked about how they love not trying to hide the hanger in the bride's infamous dress picture. In fact, they love making the hanger a part of the imagery. So I conjured up some cute hanger ideas and then put together a simple DIY for you brides who love your details. 
Enjoy! Get creative!

1. Scissors, 
2. Wooden Hanger (or other) 
3. Ribbon or strips of fabric ( I chose vintage scraps of fabric I had lying around) 

1. Take the hanger and tie a knot with your ribbon or fabric strips at one end of the bottom of the hanger. 
2. Wrap the fabric or ribbon around starting at the knot you created until you have covered all except for the metal hook. 
3. Tie a knot with the remaining strip of fabric or ribbon, cut it and tuck the end under the wrapped pieces so it doesn't show.
4. Enjoy your gorgeous new dress statement. 

I also thought it would be cute to make a name tag like MRS. or YOUR NAME by using a piece of your stationary with it printed or written, punching holes in the top corners and hanging with the same ribbon so it hangs on the "inside" of the hanger. There are so many options here! Use that gorgeous head of yours and get creative! 

{photopink shabbychiccottage ooohlafab blackscrapcat palomesnest }

Sneak Peak: Kaitlin & Andy

I love this couple. I've ben eagerly awaiting their engagement pics that they took in Brooklyn to be released so I could share their creativity and adorable-ness. Here is the first sneak peak! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mr & Mrs: Video Edition

Im in love with this couple's beautiful wedding video! Nessa & Josh eloped on a rooftop and they look like they are as much fun as this video is. Congrats to you both! Enjoy! 

Nessa + Josh Fo Eva! from Ben Godkin on Vimeo.

{greenwedblog, Music: Put a Penny in the Slot by Fionn Regan}

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

DIY Wednesday: Donation Cards

In light of all thats happened with the earthquakes in Japan I thought I'd post a special DIY Wednesday focused on incorporating assisting the needs there into your wedding. These cute cards are printable for free here. Use them on guest tables, in our programs, or at the food stations. Donate the money you would have used for flowers (make paper ones instead!) or get a friend to cater and donate the difference. There are lots of ways to help out! 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cute Idea Saturday: Truck Bed Photoshoot

Don't you love this photo shoot done in the back of a pickup truck? 
You should try it out. Especially if you have a truck that is a pretty color!

Friday, April 1, 2011

DIY: Blue Mason Jar

This DIY is not only one of my absolute favorite finds {because it involves making ordinary things look vintage-y} but this post is also with a very special bride to be and her groom, in mind. Enjoy! Get Creative! 


-Clear glass mason jar
-Vitrea 160 : Turquoise or similar (which is a transparent color for glass and costs less than $5)
-Vitrea 160: Thinner or similar
-Fan Brush
-Small tupperware container
1. Clean the glass
2. Mix 1 pinky nail size scoop of Turquoise color with 1 dip of the fanbrush into the Thinner solution (do this mixing in a small plastic container or bowl.
3. Turn jar upside down and using thin brush strokes, apply the paint with the brush (Its okay if it looks cloudy and streaky)
4. Let it set for 24 hours
5. After it sets, bake at 375 degrees for 40 min and let it cool all the way (your brush strokes will disappear during this process)

 Poof! Gorgeous vase!

How to use it: the possibilities are endless, but here is how some of my favorite brides used them: