Do It Yourself Place Cards

Do It Yourself, or DIY, wedding projects allow you to create your own personalized favors and touches that can be applied in any way you can imagine on your special day, for a shower, a party or whenever. All you need are some basic items and a little creativity.

These adorable Do It Yourself Place Cards made with spools of colorful thread and lollipop sticks are an affordable, simple way to add colorful hand-made details to your reception or bridal shower. This super cute DIY project is perfect for making your guests feel special. See more clever do-it-yourself wedding projects here.

You will need:
Card stock
Complimentary colors of thread
Lollipop sticks
Craft glue

To begin, cut your card stock into whatever shape and size you like. You can also use special craft scissors to give the cards a scalloped or funky edge.

Either write or hand stamp your guest’s name onto the card cut out.

Next, use craft glue to secure lollipop sticks in between the card stock cut outs.

Simply drop lollipop sticks into center hole of thread spool and you’re done. So easy and so adorable!

As always, a special thanks to our North Carolina photographers Hilton Pittman Photography for this crafty DIY.

For more of Hilton Pittman’s recently featured Do It Yourself wedding ideas, see below:

Do It Yourself Wedding Pinwheels
Do It Yourself Wedding Guest Book
Do It Yourself Save The Date Wedding Maps

Do It Yourself Pear and White Chocolate Mousse
Do It Yourself Pretty Patterned Fabric Envelopes
Do It Yourself Strawberry Jam Favors
Do It Yourself Wedding Cake Decor
Do It Yourself Drop Pin and Crystal Earrings
Do It Yourself Teacup Candles
Do It Yourself Simple Bridal Clutch

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Marchesa 2012 Spring Collection

If you are a long time reader, you know we are huge fans of Marchesa. The Marchesa 2012 Spring Collection does not disappoint and any of their dresses would be amazing bridal gowns.  Everything about the collection screams pretty. From the shimmery ballroom gowns to the dazzling tea-length numbers. How amazing is the detail work? There are also some snippets from backstage which gives an insiders view on what really goes on.

See the entire collection by clicking here and be sure to share with your thoughts on these breathtaking creations.

Marchesa stayed true to their signature sculpting and tulle, but they also wowed everyone with some new dazzling numbers that you must see. Perfect for all you stylistas looking for a little fashion fix.

Backstage Photos Courtesy : Kevin Tachman for Newsweek & The Daily Beast
Fashion Photos Courtesy: and Matteo Volta via

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Glamorous Wedding With Vintage Key Wedding Favors

Aaron Shintaku shared with us this Glamorous Wedding with Vintage Key Wedding Favors. It was held at the Ambassador Mansions and Gardens in Pasadena, CA, the backdrop for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Everything is so incredibly elegant and of course there is so much more to see in the full wedding gallery.

From the bride:
My husband Kyle and I are very much into European Architecture and design and beauty that it entails. We absolutely loved our venue since it felt as if we brought a little bit of elegant old romantic Europe to us both inside the villa and outside in the garden. Of course as a somewhat girly girl I had to find a way to add a piece of my obsession for chandeliers. We hope that our guests felt the same as well.

Photographer: Aaron Shintaku
Furniture rental: Found Vintage Rentals

Event Design: The bride
Venue: Ambassador Mansions and Gardens
Floral Design: Fleur De Lis Florist by Robert Luna
Makeup: Lauren Chavez at Glow By Lauren
Hair: Jayne Tongco
Cake/Desserts: The Confectionist by Linda Geffeney
Caterer: Cynthia Brooks Catering
Day of Coordinator: Sylvia Noland
DJ: Devin Christopher from Nightlife Entertainment
Dress Designer: Jenny Lee Bridal
Jewelry: Jenny Lee Bridal
Lighting: Cynthia Brooks Catering
Officiant: Roy Totten (Calvary Chapel)
Shoe Designer: Christian Louboutin
Stationery: Bella Figura
Veil or Hair Accessories: Jenny Lee Bridal

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Colors: purple
Styles: vintage

Rustic Wedding Decorations

How incredibly cute are those hand-crafted wedding signs? This along with all the rustic wedding decorations were completely put together by the bride. A few ideas to get the wheels spinning for you up and coming farmhouse wedding. Photographed by Mad Chicken Studio, be sure to see more of this wedding be sure to peek in the gallery.

Photographer: Mad Chicken Studio

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Colors: blue, orange
Styles: rustic