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Blue Sky Flowers

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Blue Sky Flowers is a wedding florists with a studio at the world famous flower market at New Covent Garden in London! If you are getting married in or around London, they would love to work with you to bring your dream wedding to life. Their team will meet with you to discuss your requirements, look at the venue, and then create a unique proposal for your wedding based on your needs, desires, and budget. They have experience with a wide range of locations in and around London and are preferred suppliers at many venues. View all of their beautiful floral art here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Photographed by Kirsten Mavric and dress design by Dana Bolton.

Ryan Flynn Photography

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Ryan, of Ryan Flynn Photography, has been shooting professionally for about 6 years. He has shot a lot of weddings, traveled to beautiful places, and (his favorite) met some amazing people. He creates heartfelt, authentic, and joyful images for people wild about each other, and about life. View all of his breathtaking work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

Bachelorette and the City

planning tools and registeries

We all know how stressful it can be for the bride, but the needs of a bridesmaid are often overlooked. Planning a bachelorette party or bridal shower can be time consuming – between jobs, kids, dates, and everything that happens in-between, who has time to PLAN? Bachelorette and the City was created to help all busy bridesmaids with their mission to throw a fabulous event for the bride, while simultaneously balancing her own unpredictable daily life. Whether you’re a seasoned bridesmaid or a first timer, the most challenging part of planning a bachelorette party is coming up with ideas for an experience the bride will never forget! Bachelorette and the City presents a curated selection of some of the best alternative bachelorette party activities in New York City. View all of their hand selected and uber fun ideas here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

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Dive Bar Chic DIY Wine Bottle Table Numbers

upcycled wine bottle table numbers

Dive Bar Chic! Now that’s a theme we don’t run across very often, but what a fun idea! When a bride asked Stacey Fitts of Floral Occasions to create some table numbers with this theme in mind her creative juices began to flow and out popped these lovely wine bottle creations. And what’s even better is you can make them yourself! Just follow the easy steps paired with fabulous photos by Paul Van Rieter below.

Wine bottle table numbers

Supplies:
Wine bottles (labels removed)
Paper Doilies
Paper Mod Podge
Acrylic Paint
Sea Sponge
Sponge Brush
House Numbers
20 lb Picture Wire

Directions:
1. I used a gray and tan paint to sponge on the doilies giving them a “worn or old” look.

paint and sea sponges

with sponge and paint age your paper doilies

Rather than decoupage full doilies, I decided to cut them up to make them more interesting. It also made it easier to attach them to the bottles and not create creases.

2. Brush Mod Podge on back side of doily and attach to bottle.

3. Brush a little more Mod Podge over top, making sure do get edges to stick completely. Also make sure to brush out any air bubbles or creases that may develop.

4. Let dry completely.

mod podge

mod podge doily to wine bottle

let dry

5. String house number onto picture wire and twist around neck of bottle.

6. Set them out on your tables to perfectly accent your big day’s theme!

Tips:
This craft can be used for many ideas to support the theme of your wedding. Use maps or postcards instead of doilies for a fun travel theme. Or for a vintage look try Mod Podging vintage stamps onto classic coca cola bottles with antique house numbers!

house address numbers

hang number around bottle using wire

If the Dive Bar Chic theme is not really for you, these cute DIY table numbers are also great for a Fourth of July party! Need some convincing? Just take a look at the images below by Kurt Boomer and be prepared to fall in love.

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diy table numbers

Designer: Stacey Fitts of Floral Occasions
DIY Photography: Paul Van Rieter
Table Display Photography: Kurt Boomer

Categories: DIY Detail & Favor Wedding Projects
Styles: backyard, diy, rustic, themed, vineyard, vintage

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We Love Books Wedding Under 10K

handmade wedding

When two teachers fall in love their wedding is sure to be a bookworm’s dream! Book pages were strewn throughout Shelby and Ian’s Sunday brunch wedding from the book themed wedding invites, to the book page paper flowers in her bouquet and the thousands of book page paper pinwheels that decorated their wedding venue the Balcony on Dock.

This wedding has all sorts of surprises waiting for you including a backdrop DIY and a full budget break down! So keep scrolling readers, to see the rest of this book lovers wedding captured by KMI Photography Inc. Don’t forget to visit the full gallery too!

library inspired wedding invite

brown wedding shoes

handmade bridal looks

burlap bow on wedding dress

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The bride, Shelby, wanted to create a laid back, vintage feel for her wedding. She lovingly created details by hand for months in preparation for her wedding day. The bride and groom both want to be teachers, so books seemed a fitting aesthetic for their wedding.

Shelby gathered vintage books at book sales for table decor, fashioned adorable pinwheels out of old book pages and newspaper, and printed all the signage for the wedding on newspapers. Shelby’s adorable invitation suite included library book due date slips for her guests to use to rsvp.

handmade bouquet

handmade bridal ideas

wedding hair accented with babys breath

Shelby’s mother made all the beautiful paper flowers and her grandmother arranged all the flowers for the tables. The bride’s mother also created a romantic bouquet of paper flowers and baby’s breath for the bride to carry. Shelby wore her grandmother’s pearls and necklace, and baby’s breath adorned her hair. She wore a simple silk dress tied with a burlap sash.

Shelby and Ian were married on a beautiful Sunday morning, and Ian’s best friend officiated the ceremony. They chose to forego having a wedding party to make the day more simple and low key.

books and burlap

handmade wedding details

here comes the bride flag

diy project

Pinwheel and streamer backdrop

Streamer and Pinwheel Wedding Backdrop-
Shelby and Ian’s adorable wedding backdrop was a fun way to spice up their ceremony without having to spend oodles for flowers! Here’s how you can recreate it for your very own!

Materials:
Newspapers, Scissors, Hot Glue Gun, Twine & Ribbon or Fabric

Streamers:
Cut your ribbon into strips 2x the length of your intended backdrop. Measure out a piece of twine to the width of your intended backdrop and add a foot onto each end. Fold your cut ribbon streamers in half so that there is a loop at the top. Using your measured piece of twine as the base of your streamer backdrop, thread the ends of your ribbon streamer through the loop at the top and pull tight around the twine. Continue until your backdrop is to your liking.

Pinwheels:
Cut newspapers into 12 inch by 2 inch long strips, fold strips into small accordions. Glue “accordioned” strip ends together to form a ring. Gently push ring flat and glue a small circular piece of paper to the back of this little pinwheel to keep its shape. With extra twine hot glue your pinwheels to varying lengths of it and tie to your streamer backdrop as well.

Needing a little help with your pinwheels?! Check out this easy to follow video from Stephanie Bryan as she shows you just how simple these cute little decorations are to make!

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Handmade Wedding

After a cocktail hour with mimosas, shrimp and grits, and mini chicken and pancakes, guests enjoyed a laid-back brunch reception complete with an omelette station. A local bluegrass band serenaded wedding guests during the meal.

 wedding lighting

omelette station

reserved sign

burlap wedding ideas

burlap and babys breath

homemade jam favors

A family friend made the lovely cake and cupcakes for the dessert table, and the bride’s aunt, family friends, and sisters made the hand stamped shortbread cookies and other goodies.

One of the sweetest parts of the day took place when the bride and her father shared a dance while the groom, an amazing musician, serenaded them. Many people contributed in creating Shelby and Ian’s wedding, and that made for a day that was both beautiful and meaningful in so many ways. All the sweet details came together to create a joyful day that was completely reflective of Shelby and Ian.

handmade dessert table

jar of cookies

smores

simple white wedding cake

groom serenading bride during the father daughter dance

when the couple says goodbye take a streamer and wave it high

Photography: KMI Photography Inc
Venue & Caterer: Balcony on Dock
Dress shop: The Wedding Dress Shoppe
Photobooth: All Star Booth
Band: End of the Line Band

Read on to hear what Shelby wished they had done differently and see how much this book lovers wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

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Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: brown, pink, white
Styles: classic, diy, rustic, vintage

Elegant Wedding With A Little Bit Of Everything Mixed In

Condors Ranch Wedding

If you are looking to mix and match on your big day but needing some inspiration then look no further then our next wedding. The Bride, Audrey was determined to shake things up on her wedding day. Mixing and matching styles. A little bit vintage, all kinds of classic, a sprinkle of rustic, and of course a smidge of handmade details thrown in. All the makings for one elegant wedding with a bit of everything.

Beautifully designed by Francine Ribeau Events and with Natalie Bray Photography there to capture it perfectly you will want to see more of this elegant everything wedding for sure. So click here to see the full gallery!

The Condors Nest

welcome tableblue bridesmaid dresses

from the bride

Condor Nest Ranch  was the perfect location for an intimate outdoor wedding. Any couple in love can get lost in this sprawling venue’s loveliness. Plus the sunsets are amazing and on a clear day (like ours was) you can catch a glimmer of the Pacific Ocean on the horizon. An overall theme of romance ebbed and flowed as guest’s were invited to take their seats for the ceremony overlooking a stunning mountain view with parasols shading them every step of the way.

The groom hand made each of the moss-covered Birch aisle markers that lined the ceremony path leading up to the arbor, which was draped with white linens, delicate greenery, and clusters of flowers cascading down one side. A small gold chandelier completed the elegant look. The sweetheart-shaped wedding programs, handmade by the couple and customized to match their wedding invitations, provided guests ceremony details and doubled as fans to cool them on this late summer afternoon.

ceremony welcome table

sun parasols for your guests

engagement photos and heart shaped wedding progams

heart shaped wedding programs

rustic ceremony decor

saying i do

you may kiss the bride

just married

Condors Nest Wedding

The stamped mulberry bark escort cards featured guest names beautifully hand written by the MOH and tucked into mini wooden escort card holders that were hand-cut by the groom. The vintage crates, a family heirloom (owned by the groom’s grandfather) were used to add depth and warmth as guests took their seats for the reception under the large oak tree on the upper lawn.

All of the gorgeous signage and amazing replica of our A + R heart monogram was courtesy of Taryn from Twinkle and Toast, which was a complete surprise! We also especially loved our ‘Better Together’ slate signs that adorned that back of our chairs and only wished our guests could have caught a peek at this lovely message.

rustic escort card station

gold wedding ideas

outdoor family style seating

placecards and wedding favor farm animals

love mug sweetheart table decor

better together seat signs

The dessert table was softly lit up with dreamy lights and a faux lace panel served as a lovely backdrop. A trio of intricate cakes were beautifully presented atop a family heirloom vintage lace tablecloth, owned by the groom’s grandmother, and delicate blooms of lisianthus, roses, and astilbe added to the romantic design. We loved the idea of a two tiered wedding cake accompanied by two smaller cakes, varied in size, rather than a traditional cake. Each one offered a different decadent flavor for guests to enjoy.

We love that our vision was captured perfectly and the day was better than we could have imagined. We have received countless compliments about all of the details and can’t tell you how many guests have mentioned our wedding was genuinely one of the best they had ever attended. Plus, they were all crazy about the venue, its view and that sunset! The entire day had the exact vibe, look, and feel that we had hoped for – it was truly magical.

cake table

blue wedding cake

wire initial cake topper

wedding kiss

Bride & Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

Photography: Natalie Bray Photography
Event Designer & Coordinator: Danielle of Francine Ribeau Events
Venue: The Condor Nest Ranch
Flowers: Flowers By Erin
Stationery: Minted
Cake: VG Donut and Bakery
Cake Topper & Bridal Hanger: Lila Frances
Caterer: Alchemy
Bar Service: Best Beverage Catering
Dress Shop: Here Comes The Bride
Dress Designer: Olva by Enzoani
Jewelry: Swarovski Sensation Earrings
Pre-Ceremony Shoe Designer: Menbur Rhinestone Sandals from Nordstrom
Ceremony Shoe Designer: Navy Suede Pumps from BCBG
Reception Shoe Designer: Via Spiga Evangeline
Bridesmaid Dresses: Styles: Hilary, Catherine & Julie from Little Borrowed Dress
Groom: Suit: John Varvatos, Shirt: Hugo Boss & Tie from Nordstom
Groomsmen Suits: A Better Deal Tuxedo
DJ & Photobooth: Jacob Corirossi of Universal DJ Services
Transportation: Goldfield Stage
Rings: Collins Family Jewelry
Dance Instruction: Selena from The Ballroom Project
Hair & Makeup: The Look Studio

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, gold, pink, purple
Styles: classic, indie, rustic, vintage