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Add A Little Bow Wow To Your Big Day…

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…By Including Your Dog, In Style!

Dress your four-legged pet up in style for your walk down the aisle!  Or, simply include them in pre-wedding picture fun like we did, for our wedding…

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(Photo credit: From our wedding, taken by Portrait In Time)

Above is a photo of my mom’s chihuahua Minnie, dressed to the nines, just like my bridesmaids!  Hey, she was one of the girls too!  My, did she prove it - can you believe she got right in there with all of us girls and posed for every photo with a smile?  It was the sweetest thing.

 dress up your dog for your wedding with a stylish leash

(Photo credit:  Simply Eventful) 

 Lassie never looked so good!  Consider dressing up your dog’s leash for your big day!  A simple and easy DIY idea, all you’ll need is some ribbon.  Cut the ribbon and tie little bows all the way up the leash.  After your vows are said and your big day is over, you can show of your stylish doggie dog around town.  Bow-wow-wow, yippee-yo-yippee-yay!

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thUTCp31UTC05bUTCSun, 24 May 2009 08:57:10 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:57 am

DIY Wedding Week…

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…Get Inspired To Create!

It’s DIY Wedding Week over at Intimate Weddings and author Christina Friedrichsen has invited a handful of wedding bloggers to help inspire you.  Today, she featured a few of my personal favorite projects…to see, click HERE!

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To find even more DIY wedding inspiration, click HERE.  Are you planning a DIY wedding?  What are your favorite projects?  Please do share, we’d love to hear.  Happy crafting!

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCWed, 29 Apr 2009 23:44:31 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Rocked Up In Rhinestones? Check.

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Gorgeousness?  Check.

Way cool?  Check.  As your checking off your list of things to get done before your wedding, what if you just added one more?  If you’re a crafty nut who loves getting creative like I do, you might just enjoy this DIY decor idea that popped into my head last night.  Allow me entertain you with it for a second…but first, take a look at this photo that provoked the idea…

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(Photo Credit:  Curtis Smith Photography)

Now, what if you lined your wedding ceremony aisle or runner with rocks?  Not just any rocks, but ones either rolled or dusted in glitter?  If not glitter, maybe they could be fancied up with sparkly rhinestones applied on each.

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(Photo credits:  Jupiter Images via Family Life, Ehow Article)

I feel like it would almost give off a magical look, similar to the twinkling walkways at Disney World!  Just imagine the sun hitting the rhinestones or glitter and seeing a bunch of twinkling going on as you walk down that aisle to say your vows…can it get any more dreamy than that?  Happy planning!

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCSun, 26 Apr 2009 08:14:31 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:14 am

Cotton Candy Cocktails & Drink Garnishes Galore!

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More From My Sister’s Bridal Shower…

Looking for ideas to quench any bridal thirst?  For the bridal shower we recently hosted for my sister, we decided to have a little fun with the cocktails and beverages by dressing them up a bit! 

Take a look…

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(Majority of photos thanks to Denise Johnson of Bellis Studios)

Previously, I showed you the fabulous customized Jones Soda bottles we served.  Well, as if they weren’t adorable enough, we also decorated straws with white paper confetti flowers for guests to drink with!  I cannot take all of the credit for that idea, however – as the crafty ladies over at Prim & Pixie originally inspired me to create with images of their butterfly straws.  It seemed like an easy enough DIY project, so you know I had to do it!

Beverages also included a pink grapefruit champagne punch and a bowl of mimosasFlutes were rimmed with pink sugar and filled with cotton candy, which dissolved as guests poured their punch ~ for a little added sweetness!  We also created pink and orange beaded wine charms for each flute glass, with a heart-shaped charm in the middle that said, “LOVE”.

Keep checking back, as I’ll be posting more pictures and details from the bridal shower!  If you’ve missed the previous posts, you can find them HERE and HERE.  Cheers!

DIY Toasting Flutes…

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…Made Stylishly Simple!

Last week, on the OneWed.com Savvy Scoop Blog, I featured the toasting flutes I created for my sister’s upcoming wedding!  They were so easy to make, I just had to share them with you here too!  Take a looksie…

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What do you think?  I gave them to her as a gift at her bridal shower and she seemed really excited about them, as I created them in her wedding colors.  It was nice to give her a gift that was some what handmade, from the heart.  Not to mention affordable

To see how I created these along other ideas for your own DIY toasting flutes, head on over to my guest blog post on OneWed.com by clicking HERE.  Cheers!

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCSat, 04 Apr 2009 12:32:03 +0000 11, 2008 at 12:32 pm

DIY Wedding: Paper Decor Ideas…

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…Bam!  Just Like That?

Stuck?  Me too.  I haven’t finalized my sister’s shower decor details yet.  I want to get crafty but I’m overwhelmed with ideas.  Funny how one day, you’ve got nothing and the next day, your inspiration just flies through the door and knocks you over like a big gust of wind!  Graceful, I am not.  It’s ok, I’m back from falling off my chair to share these ideas with you…

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(Photo credits:  Top ~ Love Joy Vodka labels via Hip Hostess, Letterpress flower pins by Linda And Harriett.  Middle ~ Pinwheels via Once Wed, Paper Mobiles via Green Wedding Shoes.  Bottom ~ Flower pins via Once Wed, Vellum glass covers from Save On Crafts, Conversation starters from Pottery Barn.)

This is just some of the inspiration that flew through my door and into my lap!  Many of the items shown above are ones you can actually purchase if you wish to (I mean, maybe you’re just too busy to get crafty, right?  I hear ya!).  However, I bet if you looked closely enough you could find a way to create these beautiful decor pieces yourself.  All you need is some creativity, patience, time and paper.  Ok fine, maybe just a few other supplies too.

To see how to either purchase or create these items, click on the links below the pictures.  If you need help along the way, just shout!  I’m only a few keys away…we can try to figure it out together.  You know, get our “creative juices” flowing.  Good luck!

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thUTCp31UTC03bUTCMon, 16 Mar 2009 11:12:54 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:12 am

Make Your Own Veil…

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…DIY Style, Baby!

Veils can cost quite the pretty penny. If you’re looking for affordable ways to cut back on the cost of your bridal accessories, create a custom glam veil, personalized just for you, by you!  

The blog 100 Layer Cake (one of my new favorite reads) is teaching brides everywhere just how to pull off this lovely little task!

Starting with a few supplies

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You could create and personalize a beautiful piece like this…

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When the big day comes and everyone “oohs” and “aahs” over your veil, you can go ahead and grin knowing you made it yourself.  Well now, aren’t you just the crafty lil’ DIY bride

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Intrigued?  Want to learn how to make it?  To find instructions and more pictures to help you, click HERE.  Happy DIY-ing!

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thUTCp31UTC03bUTCFri, 13 Mar 2009 11:58:28 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:58 am

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