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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