Ahhh! Our wedding was featured on the wedding blog Love & Lavender yesterday! You can check it out here. When planning our wedding, I turned to blogs as a source for inspiration, so it’s very exciting to have our wedding featured in one of the blogs I checked daily.
Hopefully I can pay it forward and inspire other DIY brides out there in the midst of their planning!
Posted by christienoelle on April 5, 2012
A friend of mine at work is getting married in September on a farm outside of Paris (I know…lucky girl, right?!), and she asked if I’d mind putting together some suggestions for her big day. Ummm…yes please! Now that my wedding has passed and I’m experiencing some wedding planning withdrawals, I’m happy to help whoever needs it.
My friend told me that their colors are dark blue and white and they planned to use bright flowers in magenta, pink and orangey reds. Their ceremony is going to be outside in an enclosed, small courtyard and dinner will be taking place indoors on long banquet tables. They want their look to be clean, but not too high maintenance. I started to pin with this information (which you can see here) and took my first stab at creating a mood board.
- Large frames like this can be found at most flea markets and thrift stores. Simply spray paint the color of your choice. The menu can either be printed on a large sheet of paper or the original picture in the frame can be turned into a chalkboard with a little chalkboard paint. Vintage bottles can also be found at most flea markets as well as on ebay and Etsy.
- Table runners are an easy way to add visual interest and look great on long banquet tables. I think this Waverly fabric would contrast nicely with the bright and colorful flower centerpieces.
- Orange, magenta & yellow flowers. I love the loose wild-flower look which is also a good option for DIY flower arrangements.
- What says “French” more than macaroons?! These are so colorful, fun, and look very yummy!
- Using flower petals is an easy (and inexpensive) way to add some additional color and decor to a ceremony space. I also love the idea of using potted plants to line the aisle.
- These DIY table number ideas fit in with the French, and vintage theme. One uses vintage books and the other is a DIY take on vintage door knobs.
- I absolutely adore this unique guest book idea that I came across on Etsy! Guests sign the personalized 3D hearts which can be made in the colors of your choice. It also doubles as a pretty piece of personalized art!
- Mercury glass is soooo pretty but can definitely be pricey. DIY your own using this technique. You can even mimic these votives from BHLDN with cheap mismatched votives from thrift stores.
Ahhh…I love weddings.
Posted by christienoelle on April 4, 2012
Things in my world have been a little busy and I kinda failed to keep this thing going. Now that I’m all married and no longer have a wedding to plan, I vow to get back at it! The last 8 months or so have been filled with lots of ebay-ing, craigslis-ting, etsy-ing, and DIYing, so I definitely have lots to share.
Here are a few sneak peaks of what I crafted and styled for my wedding. Stay tuned for more details!
DIY fan programs
DIY honey jar favors that doubled as seating cards
Paper covered Mr and Mrs sign
DIY photo booth
Rustic dessert table
Posted by christienoelle on October 11, 2011
I’m definitely in that time of my life where I’m surrounded by all things wedding related. Not only am I planning my own wedding (September 23rd!!!), but I also have friends, family and co-workers planning weddings too! I’m having so much fun being inspired by the plethora of creative ideas out there and already have a hefty to-do list of all the things I want to make. First stop – moss letters for my bff’s wedding in less than a month (eeekkk!!!).
I’ve seen these in bridal magazines and wedding blogs and think they are adorable. My bff’s colors are green and black so these would fit in perfectly with her décor. The ones pictured above are selling on Etsy.com for $80. Super cute, but I think I can make them cheaper
I found some 12” paper mache letters online at JO-ANN’s for $3.99 each and even found a 50% off one item coupon. SCORE!
I placed an order for these and will be hunting for some dried moss to use with the ol’ glue gun on these bad boys. I’d prefer to find in person so I can see what it looks like up close and personal. I’m going to also search for black satin ribbon to tie in a pretty bow so they will hang nicely on the back of the bride and grooms’ chairs. Because I’ll be using dried moss, these can also be used as home décor after the wedding, which is a double whammy.
I’ll be sure to post some completed pics when I’m done!
Posted by christienoelle on January 26, 2011