Project 366: Day 65, 03-05 DIY Invites

Just finished up another DIY wedding project and so excited about them. Sheila and I are hosting a bridal shower for Cory’s cousin Brittney this summer. Her colors are pink, lime and orange, so I tried to incorporate within the invites.

I saw this amazing DIY chevron invitation suite on Wedding Chicks and thought it would be a great way to tie in Brittney’s colors in a trendy way. The suite is amazing because you can choose from great colors and customize your copy.

For Brittney’s invites, I edited the chevron stripes and then designed the invitation part with some free fonts online. I included a special surprise card for guests and used glassine envelopes and confetti that I had leftover from another DIY wedding project (thanks, Danice). To finish, I created some simple wrap address labels with the chevron design to tie things together.

What do you think?

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Wedding Wednesday: Ashley & JP, You’re Welcome

With the new season of the Bachelor in full swing, it got me thinking of Bachelorette Ashley’s fall wedding to handsome, Joseph Gordon-Levitt look-alike JP.

In case they’re needing a few ideas, they’ve come to the right place. Here’s how I see their wedding unfolding:

The Attire
From the looks of her promo photo, she’ll probably where a zebra print gown and change into PJs for the afterparty, to honor her and JP’s first one-on-one date.

The Wedding Party
Ashley’s sister was extremely supportive when she met JP, so she’s obviously going to be maid of honor. For the best man, maybe Bentley will fill that role?

The Flowers
Red Roses (Obvs)

The Food
A Canook, Ashley may want some poutine, like she had on her hometown date with Brad.

The Entertainment
I’m predicting the first dance to be “Kiss from a Rose” by Seal, followed by some “YMCA” and “Macho Man” from The Village People (since JP is a construction manager).

The Favors
Since she was on the dentistry path, branded dental kits seem like a perfect party favor — seems like a fitting momento.

Can’t wait to tune in on ABC to see if my dream Ashley & JP wedding comes to life.

What would you predict for those two? Will they even make it down the aisle?

Wedding Wednesday: I Deal Eeee!

Thanks to my online shopaholic friend, Ingrid Gerdes, today’s Wedding Wednesday ties to Ideeli’s Ready, Set, Wed sales event! And, when they have wedding boutiques, I love looking and seeing what prices are – of course, because when you tack the word “bridal” to anything, the cost exponentially increases by a jillion percent and you need a little more than a piggy bank.

 I admit, I check discount shopping sites like Ideeli and Rue La La daily, too. Shopping on these sites gives you the thrill of scouring garage sales or flea markets. There’s so much out there, but what do you really need?

Well, after browsing through today’s Ideeli sale, I realized that with the right timing and theme, you can probably actually outfit yourself and a bridal party with some of the incredible deals available – if you’re flexible when it comes to a certain look/feel of your wedding.

Today, I’m going to a beachy destination wedding. Who’s with me?

Nicole Miller Ivory Silk One Shoulder Grecian Dress
Ideeli = $299; Retail = $880 

Badgley Mischka Dani Shoes
Ideeli = $99; Retail = $215

Cara Couture White Flower Hairpin with Feathers
Ideeli = $44; Retail = $110

Hair Piece OR… 
Cara Couture Pearl & Crystal Statement Drop Earrings
Ideeli =$39; Retail = $90

Ravon Grey Long Convertible Dress
Ideeli = $69; Retail = $198 (There’s also a giveaway on the site for Ravon dresses!)
 
 
 
So, what do you think? Have you or would you ever buy your wedding gear from a one-day online sale?

Oh, and if you need an invitation to any of these types of sites, let me know!

Wedding Wednesday: Lovey Dovey Details

I’m not one for girly hearts, bows or ribbons, but since Valentine’s Day is coming up, today’s #WW is dedicated to some beautifully romantic lovey dovey details.

Paloma’s Nest
Home of the Original Ring Bearer Bowl and modern heirlooms

  
Michelle & Dent

Australian stationary designers (Photos from Oh So Beautiful)

Williams-Sonoma
Heart-shaped macaroons

Ashley Meaders
Homemade cake topper (Photos by Meagan Gibson on Once Wed)

Lauren Elise Crafted
DIY candy striped heart photo booth props (Photo by Lauren Donaldson on Emmaline Brides)

Vivienne Westwood
Anglomania Melissa Lady Dragon shoes (Photos by Max Wanger on FashionBinge)

Bragging Bags
Rustic Wood Heart Just Married” Sign (Photo by Morgan Trinker)

Brendan + Jennifer
Australian wedding (Photos by Jonathan Ong on Once Wed)

How adorable is that Australian couple? Breaks my heart how cute that is (pun intended)! I don’t totally agree with the balloon release since it’s not at all environmentally-friendly, but the photo fits perfectly into today’s theme.

So, what do think?

  • Valentine’s Day weddings, save the date or pick a new one? 
  • Heart-shaped details, classic or cheesy?

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! XOXO…

Wedding Wednesday: New Years Eve Weddings

Happy New Year’s, everyone! And, a happy birthday my dear friend Danice – my favorite NYE baby.

I personally think NYE is over-rated and am looking forward to a low-key night playing my new Just Dance Wii game. But, I know that for most NYE is a night to be celebrated – a new beginning, a fresh start. So, for some brides, it’s the perfect day for a white wedding and a countdown of a lifetime.

Here are some of great NYE wedding images:

I HEART the following NYE inspiration shoots featured on two of my favorite blogs:

Would you ever want to have your wedding on NYE? How would you celebrate?