Free Holiday Labels From Love Vs. Design

Don’t think that we did not forget about the holidays. For all your do-it-yourself  lovers we have some excellent free treats from the ever so fabulous stationery experts Love Vs. Design. Above you will find their Merry and Bright Holiday Card. The best part is it is customizable, you know we love that.

Below you fill find their super duper cute free holiday labels with cute sayings like Merry Xmas and Do not open until December 25th. Way cute … right?

Be sure to check out all their free holiday printables here and before Before you get to your holiday crafting, we have a little bonus for you. Save save 10% off anything from Love Vs. Design until Tuesday 12/11/12!

Simply enter weddingchicks at checkout. The perfect sale to pick up your Save The Dates, Wedding Invitations and Accessories. Below are a few of our favorites, but honestly everything is cute. The super cute heart invite is their Live and Love Invitation and below that is there Rustic Chic Invitation and lastly the adorable Lovely Lettering Invitation

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Yellow And Navy Summertime Wedding

While it is super cold outside, Karmen’s and Tony’s yellow summertime wedding makes us officially long for summertime. Their San Marcos, California outdoor wedding was held at the Green Gables Estate, and was the inspiration behind the entire day.

Filled to the brim lemon details, succulents and quite a few do-it-yourself wedding projects. This included homemade lemonade, handmade wedding signs and a diy tree trunk cake stand. Keep reading for more details on their wedding, including a full on price break down from Karmen, and be sure to check out all the photos in the full gallery. Photographed by Mozi Photography.

As you see the entire event is filled with shabby-chic style signs. All handmade by Kamren’s brother. He made sure that they all matched them perfectly to their save the dates and invitations.

Karmen and Tony knew their guests would be sitting in the hot sun during the ceremony so they made up individual mason jars filled with fresh-squeezed lemonade and peeled lemon rinds.

Kamren and Tony’s Mom made all the floral/succulent arrangements on the tables including even the little chalkboard sticks with the table numbers. Kamren’s Step-Mom made her famous homemade Lemon Ginger jam for wedding favors, hand packaged with cute fabric for that extra touch.

As you will see below, Tony and his father made the coolest cake stand! They took a huge log, fire treated and lacquered it for weeks before the wedding.  They also cut the small pieces of wood that were placed under small flower arrangements and used throughout the cocktail and reception area.

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Photographer: Mozi Photography

Venue, Coordinator, Cake & Caterer: Green Gables Estate
Flowers: Bonsall Village Florist
Stationery: J Padilla Designs
Makeup & Hair: Laura Duke
Dress Designer & Accessories: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux
Officiant: Michael Upton | Jewelry: S & L Jewelers | Cinematography: Jen Martin | DJ: Chris Tuffer

So many great details to this wedding. Wondering exactly how much Kameren and Tony’s bid day cost? They were so gracious to share with us the final break down so, you too can see exactly how much it costs for 130 guests and 3 wedding crashers. Yup … they had some wedding crashers. Read on to learn the cost

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Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: navy, white, yellow
Styles: backyard, garden, theme

Creating A Wedding Venue From Scratch

After shopping around  for wedding venues, Elisa And Vance decided on using Vance’s grandparents farm in the Catskills for their wedding venue. Seems like a no-brainer … right?  A gorgeous outdoor venue for free. What more could you ask for?

In the midst of their wedding planning they realized that their beautiful venue was turning into a logistical nightmare. They were basically creating an event venue from scratch. Bathrooms, electricity, and running water were just a few of the things that they never expected to be coordinating. Read on to hear more of the details, but don’t worry it obviously has a happy ending. You can see more photos in the full gallery by clicking here. All captured by Heidi Benjamin Photography.

From The Bride
Our biggest challenge: Our biggest challenge was definitely the venue. Like I said, we pretty much had to create our event from the grassy field up! The actual site of the wedding had to change a few times after we met with vendors and talked about logistics.

Trust me, having to think about where people will go to the bathroom or how to keep a generator quiet are not things normal people getting married do, but I certainly feel like we could throw an event anywhere now!

Their Wedding Vows
Elisa:I promise to always be there for you.
I promise to never take you for granted.
I promise to always treat you with respect.
I promise to never forget to kiss you goodnight.
But above all, I promise to be the best husband I can be.

Vance:I promise to always be there for you.
I promise to never take you for granted.
I promise to always treat you with respect.
I promise to never forget to kiss you goodnight.
But above all, I promise to be the best wife I can be.

We also wrote our own ceremony, which became painfully clear when our officiant pronounced us husband and wife without any exchanging of rings! We looked at each other, asking “Rings??”, shrugged, kissed and walked back down the aisle. We slipped them on later before the photos and laughed about it afterward!

From The Bride:
Though we didn’t have any declared “theme” or colors, it was clear that our wedding was all about the farm once everything fell into place. From the BBQ dinner cooked on site, to the fresh-picked wildflowers in growlers on the table, to the horse troughs serving as beer buckets behind the bar, everything just fit. And the rockabilly band and late-night fireworks didn’t hurt either!

My sister, shower attendees and I worked on special BBQ kits for the grown-ups (with bug wipes, BBQ bibs,wet naps, kazoos!) and kids packs (with bubbles, farm stickers & coloring books!) for the little ones.

Since we didn’t have waitstaff, we had a bottle of bubbly on ice at all the tables, which we adorned with special tags that said “Hold your horses!” or “Whoa Nelly!” to direct our guests to save it for the toast!

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Photographer: Heidi Benjamin
Hair: Karen Neblung Hair Studio
Caterer: Brooks BBQ
Coordinator: The Bohemian Way
DJ: Starline Rhythm Boys
Dress Designer: Madabby
Flowers: The Flower Patch
Jewelry: Wistfully Drifty
Veil or Hair Accessories: Ilze Lucero
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Catskill Mountain Tent Company
Boutonnieres: Studio Ardent
Veil: Talkies

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, red, white
Styles: backyard, diy