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Trend Alert: Stacked Wedding Rings PDF Print
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:22

Add some oomph to your ring finger with a trendy and versatile set of stacked rings! Not only are stacked rings our favourite jewelry trend of the moment, but they're also the perfect way to add some personality and unique-ness to a traditional wedding band/ring combo.


Many brides, including celebs like Leanne Rimes, choose to pair their engagement rings with wedding bands that represent each of their children or family members. Other brides opt for adding an extra band after a significant anniversary or to celebrate their first year of marriage.
Because there are so many different options and variations of stacked ring sets, the process of choosing a set can be overwhelming! Below, we've scoured the internet to find a few of our favourite styles. Get inspired now!
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Trendy brides may opt for a larger set of stacked rings like these two options! For an elegant, timeless look, keep the bands monochromatic and incorporate rings with different textures, designs and diamond settings.
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Celeb Kate Beckinsale's gorgeous stacked ring combination (left) is understated and stunning. Add a couple of simple, pretty bands under your engagement ring to ensure that the diamond that started it all is still the centre of attention!
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                                                            Photos courtesy of Etsy and Veronika's Blushing
Stacked rings in non-traditional shades, like these ones in rose gold (left), are super elegant and unique. If an entire set in this trendy hue is not your thing, try mixing metallics instead! Sterling silver or cubic zirconia bands are a great low-budget option if you're looking to add a bit of freshness to your existing engagement ring and wedding band combo. 
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                                                Photos courtesy of Do What You Love and Most Beautiful Things
These brides chose stacked bands in lieu of donning a traditional engagement ring and the look is perfectly laid-back. If you prefer not to wear your engagement ring all the time, adding a few special, sparkly bands to your ring finger can still give you that same wow-factor!
Will you try a stacked ring set?
Christina Colavecchia
DIY Centrepiece Vase PDF Print
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:50
Gorgeous centrepieces are an integral part of any wedding reception. But let's get real, centrepieces can be costly! Elaborate floral arrangements, expensive vases and pricey table numbers can add really add up. What better way to add some subtle elegance to your wedding than with these super-simple (and cost-efficient!) DIY centrepiece vases?
The beauty of creating your own vases is that there are endless colour, pattern and stencil variations to choose from. Planning a vintage-inspired wedding? Use soft, pastel-like colours and add a lace bow around the neck of your vase! If a rustic look is more your thing, try more earthy colours and fill your vase with beautiful sprigs of lavender, wheat or daisies.
Below, we created a vase that is both romantic and elegant (all for under $30!). Check out our tutorial now:
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What you'll need:
· Ceramic vase or bottle

· Paint brushes

· Adhesive stencil (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Paint Stencil)

· Multi-surface satin paint

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Start by adhering the stencil of your choice onto your vase or bottle (Tip: make sure there are no air bubbles under the stencil to ensure the paint doesn't seep under). Squeeze a small amount of your paint onto your paint pallette. Next, start painting! Avoid overloading paint onto the stencil and apply a second coat if necessary (Tip: for larger areas use a pouncer brush instead of a paint brush. This will cover the area faster and more thoroughly).
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Remove the stencil from your vase when the paint is still damp to ensure the paint doesn't stick to the stencil and pull off. Touch up any details using a small paintbrush. Remember, the look is supposed to be crafty and one-of-a-kind, so if some of the design doesn't come out perfectly, that's ok!
Fill your vase with flowers and add any other accessories that will compliment your wedding style or tablescape!
Try incorporating other stenciled crafts into your wedding as well! Remember, the most memorable weddings are the ones that incorporate unique and personalized details!
Are DIY centrepieces part of your to-do list?
Christina Colavecchia
DIY Aisle Decorations PDF Print
Thursday, 16 October 2014 17:23
Even the most beautiful ceremony spaces could use some personalizing and decoration on your big day! Add a bit of rustic charm to your ceremony space with these beautiful (and oh-so-simple!) aisle decorations.
From outdoor nuptials to sharing your vows in a traditional church or chapel, this mix of hydrangeas, lace and raffia will look perfectly elegant in any venue. 
See below for our DIY tutorial.
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What you'll need:
· Hydrangea stems

· Raffia

· Lace ribbon

· Scissors

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Start by cutting the hydrangea to the appropiate length for your aisle chairs or pews. Next, wrap lace ribbon and raffia around the stem of the hydrangea. Tie the raffia in a bow or pretty knot.
  Affix the hydrangea to your chair - it's that simple!
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Not only will these aisle decorations wow your guests and make your ceremony space extra special, but they're perfectly understated, ensuring that you and your groom-to-be are truly the centre of attention!
Will you be incorporating aisle decorations into your ceremony space?
Christina Colavecchia
Unique Cake Topper Ideas PDF Print
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 19:36

Straying from tradition isn't for everyone, but when done in fun, subtle ways it can easily transform your wedding from cookie-cutter to jaw-droppingly unique. Cake toppers are the perfect way to add some personality and flare into your big day without going over the top. 


Below, we've collected the prettiest, most unique cake topper ideas around. Get inspired now:

1. Traditional bride and groom cake toppers, done un-traditionally.

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                                                                             Polaroid: DIY Network | Shadow Figures: Hot Chocolates Blog | Balloon Bride and Groom: Wedding Star

· A funky polaroid cake topper is perfect for a modern bride looking for something unconventional. Mimic this bride and groom or create your own pose!

· Stunning shadow figures are flawlessly elegant and come in many different shapes and themes making it a fabulous choice for any style of wedding. 

· Adorable bride and groom figurines in anything-but-traditional poses are both fun and personal. Look for a bride and groom that resemble you and your future hubby for an extra unique touch. 


2. Woodland Animals

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· There's nothing more adorably rustic than woodland creatures atop your wedding cake! Lovebirds are a classic, romantic choice and a perfect addition to any cake.

· Porcelain bunnies lend a romantic, whimsical touch to an otherwise modern confection like this one. Keep the rest of your dessert table clean and simple for an elegant, rather than kitschy-looking tablescape.

· Rustic deer are an obvious choice for a woodsy affair. Choose elegant cake colours and soft details to get a rustic-chic vibe.


3. Words and Letters

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· Simple and elegant cursive words help give an unfinished cake like this one a vintage feel. Add flowers and a simple cake stand and watch guests swoon.

· Wooden initials are ultra rustic but look pretty and romantic when set atop a simple white cake. 

· Beautiful bunting cake toppers are a great DIY project for you and your bridesmaids. Incorporate your wedding colours or theme into the topper for an extra personal touch.


4. Miscellaneous

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                                                                                           Bike: Project Wedding | States: Pop Sugar | Paper Hearts: Wedding Chicks 

·      Love bike riding? Incorporate hobbies you and your soon-to-be groom enjoy doing together into your cake topper. The look is fun, romantic and super personal.

·      If you and your future spouse are from different places, this cake topper is the perfect choice!

·      Whimsical paper hearts are charming and romantic and look flawless atop a vintage-looking all-white cake.


What kind of cake topper are you going to use?


Christina Colavecchia

DIY Confetti Cones PDF Print
Thursday, 09 October 2014 20:38

Add an extra bit of sparkle to your wedding ceremony or reception with the help of confetti! 


The tradition of throwing confetti at a newlywed couple began in ancient Rome or perhaps even earlier. Back then, the bride and groom were showered with grain and local seed to symbolize fertility and fruitfulness. Today, variations of this tradition are used in weddings all around the world. Confetti comes in all different shapes, sizes and colours making it easy to choose one that compliments your wedding theme or style. From paper confetti to glitter, rose petals to biodegradable rice, the confetti choices are endless!


Just as important as the confetti itself is the way you present it to your guests. Let's face it: confetti can be messy. These simple DIY cones are not only pretty and rustic looking, but they help to keep the confetti contained until it's time to toss. Here's how I made them:


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What you'll need:

* 1 piece of cardstock or kraft paper

* Lace or ribbon

* Confetti

* Scissors

* Glue gun

* Cotton balls

* Small clothespin

* Tag

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First, roll the paper into a cone shape and glue the edges closed. Next, wrap lace or ribbon around the centre of the cone and glue. Stuff the bottom of the cone with cotton balls so the confetti doesnt fall out (Note: the more cotton you use, the less confetti you will need).

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Personalize your tags and fill your  cones with confetti. Fasten your tag to the front of the cone using a clothespin.


Place your finished cones in a pretty basket or crate and use them to decorate your ceremony and reception space. Not only do the cones look stunning, but they're also super convenient for guests to grab and toss!


Do you plan to incorporate confetti into your wedding?



Christina Colavecchia


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