Country Classic Tennessee Wedding

You are going to flip over Julie and Josh’s charming Tennessee wedding. Packed with down-home details and Southern charm, this country classic Tennessee wedding is a must see. We will say that the entire wedding is fantastic, but we love the mismatched vintage tablecloths and florals placed in brightly colored glass jars. Such a steal-worth look.  All of this prettiness was captured by Austin Gros. If you love this wedding, be sure to check out this wedding, this wedding  and this wedding also from Austin. Of course…there are so many more pretty pictures in the full gallery.

From The Bride:

“Our wedding was outside of our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee on a private farm called Wolf Den Farm. We were married May 7, 2011. Some things that make our wedding special was how a lot of it was DIY. Everything from the flower basket, to the ceremony programs to the potted herb wrapped in burlap that the ring bearer walked down the aisle was all hand made. We individually tea stained each program paper, tied a raffia bow at the top and had them printed. It was a lot of work, but the outcome looked great.

Another special part of our wedding was the decor of the table settings in the dinner tent. The attention to detail was amazing. I love color, and wanted that represented. With the help of my mom, florist and planner, we were able to execute a bohemian vintage look without it looking like a country yard sale! The decor, colors and flower vases were all planned to a T. We even tracked down some vintage furniture at an antique store and placed them throughout the yard at the farm for a “seating” area. I wanted to incorporate mismatched china throughout the dinner tables, just to give more “pops” of color. My mom went around to every antique store and flea market in town collecting plates.

I also wanted to dedicate some time and detail into the flowers. I love flowers and herbs. Herbs are a great and affordable way of incorporating different colors and shapes into the floral landscape. The florist put rosemary, lavender, mint and other herbs throughout the vases and bouquets.”

Photographer: Austin Gros
Cake: Jay Qualls
Planners: H3 Events
Caterer: Stephen Grove The Grove
Flowers: Joanna Cranford “In The Garden”
Tent: Nashville Tent and Awning

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Styles: backyard, vintage

Elie Saab Spring Couture 2012

It’s official – our fellow fashionistas – the newest trend not only in the fashion world, but  in the wedding world is going to be pastels. We are confident that this subdued trend is going to be blossoming up everywhere. Think soft colored invitations in buttery yellows and minty fresh greens,  spring blossoms in white vases and of course a soft and pretty wedding gown in an unexpected color. We can already see you sauntering down the aisle in an Elie Saab Pastel Wedding Gown. Can’t you see yourself in one these dresses? For more information on these exquisite gowns visit Elie Saab.

This is just a taste of the Elie Saab Spring Couture 2012. There are so many more gowns to see in the entire gallery by clicking here.

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Categories: Bridal Collections

Free Ombre Printables

In case you haven’t noticed, 2012 is going to be huge over here at The Wedding Chicks. To prove it, we have yet another crazy good free printable to share with you, thanks to Susie from our sister site, On To Baby for creating these uhh-mazing free ombre printables just for you.

Yes this is for real and yes this is all for free. The invitation, save-the-date, thank you card, favor tags, escort cards and an adorable love sign. All for you. You can change the colors, text and totally customize it. Do you love it as much as we do? Get started making your free ombre printables right now! Be sure to check out all of our free printables by clicking here.

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Categories: DIY Printable Wedding Templates

DIY Ombre Sugar Hearts

We have some super sweet treats for all you Do It Yourself fans made with love by Erica O’Brien Cake Design and Brooke Allison Photography. These ultra stylish DIY Ombre Sugar Hearts could easily be used at a fabulous bridal shower, for wedding favors, as a special surprise for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day or even decor for the cutest wedding cake in the world.

What you’ll need
Two cups sugar (or more, depending on the number of colors you want), divided
4 teaspoons (or more) egg white or liquid meringue (1 teaspoon of meringue powder mixed with 1 tablespoon warm water)
Paste food coloring (found at local craft store)
Large cutting board, baking sheet or other flat surface, lined with Silpat or parchment paper


Baking sheet lined with Silpat or parchment paper
Ateco aspic cutters or small cookie cutters

Small and medium bowls | spatulas | rolling pin | measuring spoons | measuring cups | ziplock bags | butter | knife

3 x 4-inch treat bags | colored ribbon | cake to decorate

Step 1.
Place ½ cup sugar in medium bowl. Add a small amount of paste food coloring (we used a combination of Wilton’s Rose and Violet), and mix thoroughly. This will be your darkest color. (Hint: A little goes a long way and will darken once liquid is added in next step.) Add more if needed until desired color is achieved. Add 1 teaspoon egg white or meringue liquid and mix thoroughly until the mixture resembles wet sand. Be careful not to add too much liquid or you will dissolve the sugar.

Step 2.
Empty contents onto Silpat or parchment lined cutting board or baking sheet. Spread with hand or spatula and pat down, then roll over mixture with rolling pin to compress. Ideally, the flattened mixture should be as compact as possible and level, about ¼”. Press heart cutter into mixture and lift up. Place hearts on lined baking sheet. If cutter will not release heart, gently tap with the back of a butter knife. Repeat 10-20 times or as many as desired. If hearts will not hold their shape, add more egg white or meringue liquid in small increments and mix thoroughly. If sugar builds up in cutter, rinse with warm water and pat dry before continuing. Pour remaining colored sugar back into bowl and proceed to Step three.

Step 3.
Add ½ cup sugar to colored sugar  from Step 2 to lighten. Mix thoroughly. Add 1 teaspoon egg white or liquid meringue. If desired color is not achieved, continue adding additional ½ cup sugar plus 1 teaspoon egg white or liquid meringue and mixing thoroughly until desired color is achieved. Repeat Step 2. Continue with Steps 2 and 3 until desired shades and number of sugar hearts are achieved. We recommend at least three to five shades. Leftover sugar can be stored in ziplock bags for future use.

Step 4.
Heat oven to 200 degrees. Heat hearts in oven for 10 minutes. Allow to harden overnight. Sugar hearts will be the consistency of sugar cubes.

Design Options:
Place 10-20 sugar hearts in treat bag. Staple ribbon to bags. Tie ribbon. Can be given as gifts or used as favors.

For cake: Attach sugar heats to cake using royal icing. Begin with darkest color on smallest tier. Continue with lighter colors.

These sweet and tasty Do It Yourself Ombre Sugar Hearts were shared with us by Erica O’Brien Cake Design and Brooke Allison Photography. We have a little  Ombre Wedding Tote in our WC Shop that would be fabulous with the sweets. Click here for more DIY Edible ideas. Love this incredible wedding do-it-yourself project.

Categories: All DIY Projects, DIY Edible Projects