Friday, December 21, 2012

Find Your Font-Mate ~ Southern Celebrity Wedding

Some pictures from the surprise wedding of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have finally been released and all I can say is WOW! It was worth the wait! Talk about the perfectly charming southern soiree! Of course with Martha Stewart as your wedding planner, how could you go wrong?? Now I know that this wedding was a surprise so wedding invites probably took a back seat in the planning process BUT if I had to create invites and maybe some gorgeous little labels for that to-die-for dessert table I definitely would have used an uber romantic handwritten font like Madelinette! It's just the right amount of swirl to add a hint of glam to this casual southern affair.

Have a safe and happy weekend! Hope you have all your Christmas shopping wrapped up:)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winter Wedding Decor ~ Paper Snowflakes!

How many of you remember making paper snowflakes when you were little?? Well, it's time to bust out those grade school craft skills and make some beautiful decor for your winter wedding! Paper snowflakes are SUPER SIMPLE to make and can be used in so many creative ways to add some winter splendor to your day. String a bunch of snowflakes small to large on fishing line and hang them vertically for an amazing backdrop or simply scatter the flakes down the center of each table for an easy elegant table runner. And don't get stuck on white! Try using colored paper (maybe avoid yellow..hehe) or even some of the patterned paper you created from last week's post for a modern twist. OR grab a can of glitter spray and bring on the glamour! Remember....even the simplest of things can look like a high-end design element when you increase the size or number. A couple strands of paper snowflakes...pretty. One hundred strands of snowflakes...stunning!

Not too confident in your folding and cutting ability? Check out this little guide from Vintage Junky that includes a printable template to get you started. Short on time and scissor handlers?? You can buy snowflake paper punches at your local craft store or purchase die-cut flakes on Etsy.

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Let it snow!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Find Your Font-Mate Friday ~ Frosted by Molly Jacques

I am completely obsessed with everything that illustrator and calligrapher extraordinaire Molly Jacques creates! Which is probably why I am positively giddy about her new collaboration with font designer Dathan Boardman. Together they have launched a font foundry called Great Lakes Lettering and they unveiled their first design this week. Meet Frosted! The perfect addition to your laid-back casual wedding! Check it out here! Can't wait to see what's next!!


If you missed Molly's great tips for working with a calligrapher, check them out  here!

Have a great weekend!! Congrats to all those getting married:)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Make Your Own Patterned Paper

Patterned paper is a super simple way to jazz up your wedding decor! There are a ton of gorgeous options out there just waiting for you to buy but they aren't always affordable and finding enough of the same pattern can sometimes be a challenge. So..why not make your own? Pick up a roll of plain paper in any color and buy a patterned paint roller and go to town! Try different color combinations and even multiple rollers on the same paper to create your very own customized paper. Use your newly minted paper to line your invitation envelopes, create ceremony programs, make table runners, and wrap up your guest favors.

Get started with one of these fun rollers...


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Monday, November 26, 2012

New Addition

Sorry I have left you all hanging the past week! I'm just taking some time to enjoy our newest little blessing......

Luca James
Born November 20th....just in time to make it home for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday :)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and I will be back to blogging soon. Just have to pry myself away from this sweet little boy first!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Find Your Font-Mate Friday ~ Christmas Wishlist Edition

I'm obsessed with fonts so it's no wonder my Christmas list is jam packed with tons of lovely little letters! Here are just a few of the fonts that I'm hoping to add to my collection this Christmas!

Happy Wishing!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

20 Unique Wedding Menu Ideas

Food is never far from my mind and a wedding is NO exception! Whether you are offering a lavish sit down dinner with multiple courses or a laid back buffet with lots of scrumptious choices, give your guests a preview of what's to come with a menu display! They are a simple yet essential addition to any reception table-setting.  Here are 20 fun and unique ways to display your menu...

Print your menu on a bag and fill it with a little appetizer

Make a menu poster to hang at your reception

Place a mini menu in a burlap bag that doubles as a placecard

Add some vintage style by framing your menu with an antique mirror

Another great paper bag menu filled with goodies

LOVE the idea of an illustrated menu...especially when it's for a cake bar!

A menu printed on chocolate....I have nothing else to say

Your menu can pull double duty with this napkin ring display

A playful twist on tradition with a pinwheel menu

Another large-scale display with the menu painted on wood

A fun DIY menu wheel

A classic menu cut to fit inside the placesetting

Hang your menu over the table for a layered runner look

I never get tired of chalkboard displays!

A large scale napkin "ring" menu paired with a great appetizer

Another easy DIY idea...print or stamp your menu on a paper doily

Thank your guests for attending and tell them your menu all in one glamorous display

Add your menu card to a great vintage book for a lovely table display

Make your own menu placemats with some paper and paint markers

Print your menu on pretty little vintage postcards

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