Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Something Blue

Another DIY project completed: Something Blue!

I made this sweet little garter in about 10 minutes. I started with some beautiful French embroidered ribbon from M&J. Then some double faced satin in 1/2" and 1/4" widths. I also spotted the adorable blue glass flower button with crystal center.

I backed the French ribbon with the 1/2" satin, and fed 1/4" elastic through it, and sewed up the back.

Then I tied a little bow and topped it off with the flower button!

Voila! Total cost= about $12 bucks!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cupcake Flags

Here is a little DIY project I've been working on for our rehearsal dinner! Cupcake banners! The dinner is being held at a brewery, so the atmosphere will be very laid back. Still, I wanted to add some special details to dress up our dessert!

First, since E and I live here in NYC, I used an MTA map as paper! It comes in a very large fold out size, so I cut out four 8.5 x 11 sections and just fed them through the printer. Easy peasy. Then I designed some personalized banners on Illustrator. I chose colors to compliment the map, and also cute phrases to feature. For example: "E & M", "10-10-09", "Amore" and my personal favorite "Sweet Love." I cut them all out, hot glued a crystal bead on the top of the tooth pick, glued and folded! So easy, and since I already had all the supplies and MTA maps are free, this project cost me NADA!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

One Hand, One Heart

I will be walking the isle to "One Hand, One Heart" from West Side Story.

Lyrics to "One Hand, One Heart"
from West Side Story

Make of our hands one hand,
Make of our hearts one heart,
Make of our vows one last vow:
Only death will part us now.
Make of our lives one life,
Day after day, one life.
Now it begins, now we start
One hand, one heart;
Even death won't part us now.

-Music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

(Only 3 weeks 'till my big day!)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Pint-Sized Bridesmaids

How sweet are these pint- sized bridesmaids? I love the sweet blue ribbon detail against their brown dresses. They look like they feel so special! Precious.

Amy Squires Photography

Friday, August 21, 2009

SMP Style Circle

Have you guys joined the Style Me Pretty Style Circle yet? Here is my first inspiration board.

Vintage Amore

Go try it if you haven't already!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Be-ribboned Fans

I love these be-ribboned fans for bridesmaids. So elegant and creative! Photos by Jonathan Canlas via Green Wedding Shoes.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

See Through Save the Date

Adorable see through Save-the-Date by Lisa Rupp via Creature Comforts.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

SMP Contest

I submitted this Inspiration Board to Style Me Pretty's recent contest.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Flush Designs

Love these colorful invites by Flush Designs.

The details of the envelope liners and stitched border give them a little something extra.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blow Off Some Stress!

Who said Bachelorette parties have to be all pink and frills? Check out what A Practical Wedding (my fave. wedding blog) did for hers!

What a great way to blow off some of that stress!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bad Blogger!

Sorry I've been a bad blogger! Im less than three months from MY wedding day, so Im having trouble finding the time and energy to spend on theoretical ones! I hope you all understand! So, posting will most likely continue to be light. If you'd like, feel free to pop over to my personal blog Costume Diva's Dirty Laundry. Meanwhile, here's a little board I did to gather all my thoughts on the progress of my October wedding!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Will you be my bridesmaid?

Check out the wonderful blog Will You Be My Bridesmaid for inspiration from days gone by!

What trend of today do you think will be that of ridicule tomorrow?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

My Publisher!

Be sure to check out My Publisher for a coupon for a FREE Photo Book! Here's the deal: If you are a first time user, you can download the soft wear and you'll get a coupon to receive a free second photo book!

These books are awesome! I just ordered mine to use as our Guest Book. There are so many design and layout options! Go get yours before July 20th!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Utterly Engaged

Check out the premiere issue of this awesome e-magazine Utterly Engaged!

I love how the Real Wedding section features a budget breakdown- and it has lots of DIY tips and ideas.

I cant wait to try this truffle recipe! MMMM!

Also, try your luck on their $40 Date Night Challenge!

I think this a great new resource for all us brides-to- be out there! I hope you like it, too!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Isn't this "I SPY" game from Martha a great idea?

Here's what Martha Says:
"Place a card, a disposable camera, and a pencil at each child's setting, and see which kid can photograph all the items on the list first. You won't need an incentive to get the kids playing, but a small prize for the winner is a good idea."
The card is available to download here.

Its suggested to be for kids- but I think children of all ages would enjoy it! Of course, you could always make your own and add some different items to the list. Or, you could make a kids version and a grown- up version. So fun!

P.S. Only a few more hours left to vote for # 6, #7, or #8 over at My Island Wedding's Inspiration Board contest!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Details of a DIY Wedding

I Love, Love, Love the details in this DIY wedding I found on Project Wedding. Photos by Robert Sukrachand.

Please dont forget to vote for inspiration boards #6, #7 & #8 on My Isalnd Wedding! Thank you!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Its voting time!

It's time to vote for your favorite Inspiration board over at My Island Wedding. My entries are

Number 6- Into the Woods

Number 7- Eggplant Lavender and Silver

Number 8- Fiesta Brunch

Your votes would be greatly appreciated! Did any of you enter?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

DIY Contest at The Brides Cafe!

Do you guys have any fabulous DIY projects up your sleeve? Head on over to The Brides Cafe and enter her contest for some fabulous prizes! I just sent over my Fiesta Flowers! Good luck and let me know if you enter, too!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Contest @ My Island Wedding!

Hey ladies! I entered these three previously posted inspiration boards in the contest over at My Island Wedding! I'll let you know when voting begins, I would love your support! Thanks!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

DIY "Book Page" Hurricanes

Here is a super cute idea from The Treasured Petal! I think I may use this one for my own wedding!

DIY Hurricanes: Here are the DIY instructions I promised for the book page hurricanes I made for Julia and James’ wedding. Super easy!

(An excerpt from Little Women)

1.gather up some old books. Poetry books, old love stories, books that tie in with your theme or have special meaning to you as a couple. Picture books look especially sweet!
2.choose some pages, and scan them onto your computer.
resize them so that they will fill up the entire page in landscape when you print them.
3.print them onto vellum paper (Joann’s has 50 page packs for less than 10.00).
4.wrap around small cylinder vases (I used vases that were 8.5″ tall, or shorter, and 3.5″ in diameter). Use vellum tape, or clear double stick tape to secure.

These hurricanes are ideal if your venue forces you to use LED candles instead of real flames- the vellum paper camouflages the LED candle perfectly, and all you see is a warm glow illuminating the book pages. So romantic!

Take some time perusing the rest of her blog for some seriously beautiful flowers and all kinds of inspiration!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dusty Rose

I love this palate of dusty rose with shades of gray and plum!

Rings, dress, bowls, flower pin, fabric flower centerpiece!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fiesta Bridal Shower!

I'm back and my previously mentioned Fiesta Bridal Shower was a hit! I had a wonderful time and my girls did a wonderful job planning! Here are some shots from the beautiful (and HOT) party!

My little sis is my maid of honor!

My beautiful girlfriends!

The flowers I made and the "Picture Perfect" game where guests had to guess how old I am in each picture!

Waters and the margarita glasses my sis and I painted!

Corona's on ice!

Tissue Paper pom poms!

It was so much fun! Hopefully I'll have a new inspiration board for y'all (hey I was in NC for a week) tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Well Wish Signs

I had a fabulous time at my friend Lindsay's Charlotte wedding. Check out their fabulous "Exit Shot" by photographer Kristin Vining!

The "well wish" signs were the brain child of her wedding planners from Weddings and the City. So beautiful!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Headin' South!

Well, I'm off again! This time to do some wedding planning of my own. I've been planning my NC wedding from NYC for 1 year now- and this week I finally get to go down south and meet with my vendors! My girls are also throwing me a Fiesta Bridal Shower, for which I made these flower hair clips as favors.

Be back soon!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sweet Amb's Cookies!

Check out these AMAZING cookies by pastry artist SweetAmbs!

Wouldn't these make fabulous favors? Make sure you stop by her blog to enter her free cookie give away ending May 29th!