Glitter Snow Globe Tutorial

December 19th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

One of the reasons I love this time of the year is because I get to catch up on all the fun DIY projects that I’ve been holding off during the busy wedding season. These glitter snow globes are a great project that can be easily done all year round and used at your wedding. I chose an ornament reflective of the season but you can fill your jar with any non festive decoration that represents you as a couple. Try using different sized jars, mismatched glitter and even artificial foliage. Place them next you flower centerpiece or dessert table. Super cute!

In collaboration with Lorraine Lee from Harvesting Love Events

Holiday Inspired Gift Wrap

December 10th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

In this season of giving, a lot of thought and time is put into finding the perfect gift for that special someone. However,  a nicely packaged gift is sometimes a forgotten detail that can bring just as much joy as the gift itself. You can use almost anything for your gift wrapping from plain printer paper, foliage, lace, bakers twine, burlap…the possibilities are endless! Here are some ideas to inspire that extra special touch.

First picture set courtesy of MStetson, 2nd picture set from Style Me Pretty, 3rd picture set from Sunday Suppers

Honoring Family Members

November 20th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

In this season of thanksgiving, we thought what better topic than honoring family members at your wedding. Weddings are a great time to honor those closest to you, either a special family member that will be attending the wedding or someone that you have lost. We’ve seen brides walk down the aisle to a symbolic song to play tribute to that person. Or you might have a special piece of fabric that your mother or grandmother wore on her wedding day that you can sew it into your own gown or attach to your bouquet. We’ve also seen couples light a candle or dedicate flowers to those who couldn’t be present. Whatever it may be, it might not be known by others but it will be close to your heart on that special day and that’s all that matters.

 

Eco-Chic Favors

September 11th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

Take away favors at your wedding express your appreciation and gives your guests a special memento of your celebration. However, traditional knick-knacks like plastic statuettes often get thrown away or retired to a shelf to collect dust. Instead of these typically wasteful options, here are some eco-chic favors that will say “thanks”, help the planet and be put to good use.

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These customized napkin favors not only help reduce waste but also makes your dinner table look fashionable. Visit Nicole Porter Design for more designs.

Potted succulents are super easy to care for and go well in any home. They also come in many varieties that make it fun for your guests to pick out their favorite.

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These coffee cup sleeves will keep your coffee warm and stylish.  Visit Riley Construction or create your own design with instructions from the Crafty Staci blog.

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What better way to go green than to recycle?  Just go to your local hardware store and pick up your favorite paint samples to design your custom coasters.  Visit the Crafty CPA blog for how-to instructions.

And what about donating to your favorite charity. Add an extra green touch with these beautiful letterpress donation cards from Bella Figura, a 100% green print shop. All of these favors will surely leave a lasting impression!

Article courtesy of Lorraine Lee

Non-Traditional Ceremony Aisle Decor

August 23rd, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

The wedding aisle is an important part of your wedding day. It’s your final walk before you say “I Do”. But are you looking for something a bit more unique then the traditional florals or flowing white organza to mark this momentous occasion?  Here are some unique ceremony decor ideas that will provide the warm, romantic welcome and that extra touch of personality to your wedding day.

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Streamers photo courtesy of  Dove and Sparrow Photography, Paper Hearts photo from Aubrey Trinnaman, Trunk photo from Meg Perotti, Tropical stones photo from Your Perfect Day, Paper Dot Garlands photo from Eco and Elsie, Pom Poms photo from Pinterest

Article courtesy of Lorraine Lee

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