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DIY Wedding Cake Toppers PDF Print
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 18:56

Wedding cakes are definitely not designed like they used to be. Gone are the days of traditional bride and groom figurines displayed atop lavish five-tiered wedding cakes. Today, cake toppers (and cakes, too!) are much more fun, personal and unique! Creating your own one-of-a-kind topper is a super easy DIY project that will make even the plainest, simplest wedding cake instantly gorgeous.

 
Below, we decided on a topper that is both fun and whimsical. Do you plan on creating your own wedding cake topper?
 
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What you'll need:
 
· Kraft paper in a variety of colours

· Lollipop sticks

· Scissors

· Glue gun

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Start by folding your kraft paper in half and cutting out different shapes. You will need two of each design to make one topper. I chose flowers and circles as my shapes, but be creative and choose something that reflects your pesonality and bridal style! Next, glue your cutout to the lollipop stick using a hot glue gun.

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Glue the other half of your cutout to the lollipop stick (try to line the edges up as much as possible). And voila! Fun, whimsical and oh-so-easy cake toppers that'll give your cake some instant personality!

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Try them on cupcakes, too!

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Sincerely,

Christina Colavecchia

 

 

 

 
Unique Bridal Bouquets PDF Print
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 18:31

Every bride-to-be knows the importance of looking her best on her wedding day. Between dress fittings, hair and makeup consultations and finding the right pair of shoes, often times designing and choosing a stunning and personalized bouquet that compliments her bridal look can be pushed to the side.

 

While the history of why brides began carrying bouquets down the aisle is a little unclear (some historians say it began in ancient times, when bathing occurred only a couple times a month and brides wanted to mask the smell of themselves!) the tradition has turned into an important part of wedding day rituals and bridal fashion statements.

 
Choosing the right bouquet is a tedious process. Not only do you as a bride want gorgeous buds that match your wedding theme and colours, but it's equally as important to choose a bouquet that evokes your personality and unique bridal style.
 
Check out our choices for the most beautiful, most unique bouquet options!
 
Non-Floral Bouquets
 
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                                                                                             Brooches: SnapKnot | Paper Flowers: Capitol Romance | Balls: Weddingomania
 
Nothing is more unique than a bouquet made of something other than flowers! Brooches, paper petals and colourful balls make stunning bouquet options! And the best part? There's absolutely no stressing about keeping your bouquet looking fresh all day!
 
Fun Accents
 
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                                                                                                     Feathers: Ruffled Blog | Seashells: Weddingomania | Cotton Balls: Brit+Co
 
Think feathers, sea shells and cotton balls! Fun, unique accents are perfect if you're a bride looking to add subtle hints of personality into your bouquet.
 
Unique Flowers
 
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                                                                                 Muscari (Grape Hyacinth): Flowerona | Succulents: WeddingWire | King Protea: SouthBound Bride
 
When you think of a traditional bouquet, you often think of traditional flowers: roses, hydrangeas, tulips. These rare beauties are absolutely stunning! Incorporate unique buds into your bouquet for a one-of-a-kind look that will wow your groom and your guests as you walk down the aisle!
 
Monochromatic Arrangements
 
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                                                                                  Blue Buds: Martha Stewart | Green Berries: Curated Style | Orange Flowers: Fleurs de France
 
A trendy and modern monochromatic bouquet looks elegant and chic. A simple palette allows you to be creative when it comes to the type of flowers, leaves and berries you choose!
 
 
What kind of bouquet are you going to choose?
 
Sincerely,
Christina Colavecchia
 
 
DIY Chalk Tablescape PDF Print
Monday, 03 November 2014 19:28

Creating new, inventive tablescape designs that will wow your guests is tough. With endless table runner, centrepiece and decor options available, the process of decorating and creating a beautiful table display can be overwhelming and end up costing a fortune.

 

Below, we've come up with a super easy tutorial for a table display that is trendy, affordable and super stunning!
 
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What you'll need:

· Stencils (I used Martha Stewart Laser-Cut Stencils)

· Blackboard Paper

· Liquid Chalk (I used Martha Stewart Liquid Chalk)

· Wedge Paint Brush

· Chalk

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Start by measuring and placing stencils around your plates or bowls. Tape the stencils in place using masking tape or another form of adhesive that will peel off easily.

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Next, paint over the stencil with a thin layer of liquid chalk. Use a wedge brush to fill in the small details and gently remove the stencil while the chalk is still wet. Use a damp cloth to wipe away any chalk that has smudged along the edges of the stencil. 

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Use a piece of chalk to add details to the stenciled images like lines, hearts or flowers (don't be afraid to incorporate some colour, too!). The end result is an elegant table setting that is unique and super affordable!

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The design possibilities are endless! Will you try incorporating chalk designs into your tablescape?

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Sincerely,

Christina Colavecchia

 
DIY Coffee Filter Flowers PDF Print
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 15:46

 

Gorgeous flowers are synonymous with weddings. From bouquets to boutonnieres, centerpieces to pew bows, flowers play a huge role in the décor of any wedding.

 

These stunning DIY coffee filter flowers are a great substitute for the real thing. Not only are they a huge money-saver, but they’re also less delicate and last longer than real buds! While you may not choose to carry a bouquet of these faux beauties down the aisle, incorporating them into your centerpieces or decking out your bridal suite for pre-ceremony photos are perfect options!

 

Below, we show you how to create some of your own coffee filter flowers. Enjoy!

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What you’ll need:

·      Basket-style coffee filters (you will need six filters to create one flower)

·      Food colouring

·      Masking tape

·      Scissors

·      Stapler

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First, mix food colouring into a bowl of water. Feel free to experiment with different shade and colour options! Next, dip the coffee filters into the food colouring (I dyed up to 10 filters at a time) and let them soak for about 10 minutes. Remove from the water and let them dry completely. 

 

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Trim three (of six!) of your dyed coffee filters so they're about half an inch smaller than the remaining three. Fold the three filters that you already trimmed in half twice so you have a cone shape and scallop the edges (the edges do not have to be perfect!). Fold the untrimmed filters into a cone shape and scallop the edges as well.

 

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Place the smaller, trimmed filters on top of the larger ones and pucker them together from underneath. Staple the puckered edge.

 

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Begin by scrunching the top filter into itself and continue until the all the filters are folded and scrunched together. You should end up with a small nub underneath. Use masking tape to secure the nub so the flower doesn't come apart! And that's it!

 

While I admit the process is definitely tedious, the more flowers you make, the easier it becomes! Below, we used our coffee filter flowers to decorate a tea party-themed bridal shower.

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Will you use DIY coffee filter flowers on your big day?

 

Sincerely,

Christina Colavecchia

 
Halloween-Themed Wedding Details PDF Print
Monday, 27 October 2014 15:48

Themed weddings are a great way to add some personality and fun into your big day! From cake designs to bridesmaid dresses, wedding favours to flower colours, planning a themed bash is not only fun, but can also help keep the wedding planning process organized; a specific theme means specific food, stationery and decoration options!

 

In honour of the year's spookiest holiday, we collected the coolest, most unique Halloween-inspired wedding details for a wedding theme that'll make planning a cinch, and that you and your guests will never forget!

 

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                                                                            Dracula Teeth: BuzzFeed | Gold Pumpkins: Intimate Weddings | Seating Card Pumpkin: Weddingomania

These gorgeous place card holders are perfect for a Halloween-inspired wedding! Elegant and fun, these holders are a great way to get your guests in the spooky holiday mood! 

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                                                                                    Candy Table: Bridal Guide | Coffins: Weddingomania | Favour Bags: Cutest Wedding Favours

Gift your guests with eerie Halloween favours like these. Give guests a chance to trick-or-treat at a decked out candy bar like this one or send them home with coffins filled with spooky red and black treats. Fun, DIY favour bags (right) can be filled with delicious Halloween candy or chocolate so guests can enjoy the spoils of your big day long after the night is over! 

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                                                                             Mini Zombies: Hostess With the Mostess | Socks: Ruffled Blog | Jack O’ Lanterns: Tulle and Twine

This adorable flower girl and ring bearer pulled out all the stops for this Halloween-inspired wedding! Zombie costumes not your thing? Get your groom to don a pair of spooky skull socks or carve a couple Jack O’ Lanterns for a fun photo-op! 

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                                                                                        Candy Corn: Elario Photography | Skull: Offbeat Bride | White Pumpkin: Wedding Chicks

Every photographer knows the importance of getting a good pic of the bride and groom’s rings before the ceremony begins! Try one of these photo options for a spooky and super unique picture you and your groom will remember forever!  

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                                                              Hanging Pumpkins: Going to the Chapel | Votive Candles: By Stephanie Lynn  | Twinkle Light Pumpkins: Beau Coup

Deck your ceremony and reception space out with Halloween-inspired decorations like these!  Hang carved pumpkins along your ceremony aisle or decorate your reception area with elegant black-laced votive candles.  Looking for something more dramatic? White twinkle lights and elegantly carved pumpkins look stunning against an eerie and dark backdrop like this (right). 

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                                                                                         Black Roses: Frosted Petticoat | Succulent Bouquet: Weddingomania

Dark, unconventional flowers are perfect for a Halloween-themed wedding. Deep reds, dark purples and dusty greens are unique and will not only evoke your Halloween theme perfectly, but will also photograph well and look jaw-droppingly elegant against a white wedding gown.

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                                                               Stacked Cake: CakePictureGallery.com | Light Orange Cake: Weddingbells | Candy Apples: Intimate Weddings

 

No wedding is complete with sweets! A tall, stacked wedding cake like this one (left) is sure to wow guests, while an elegant, light orange cake is subtle but super beautiful. If you and your groom are looking for something more unique for your sweet table, these rustic candy apples are a perfect option (and they can do double-duty as your favours, too!). 

 

Will you incorporate Halloween-themed details into your wedding?

 

Sincerely,

Christina Colavecchia

 

 

 


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