Friday, March 16, 2012

Bullet Bottle Opener

Joe found a great gift idea for your groom or for your groomsmen. These bullet bottle openers are made with a demilitarized .50 caliber bullet casing that is about 5.25" long tall. A pretty neat and genuinely unique gift idea that is sure to be a keepsake for everyone in your grooms side of the bridal party.

(photo credit: Cool Material)

Chocolate Covered Jalapenos

Is your hubby looking for someway to help with your handmade wedding? Try getting him to whip up some of these spicy, yet awesome chocolate covered jalapeños. You can also order them from Chocolate Covered Company in batches of one or two pounds, in various chocolate types. These are also a great idea for bachelor parties, and are a different way to spice things up!

(photo credit: cool material)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Inspiration Board #34: Red Bliss

Red is such a foxy wedding color combined with rustic elements!

(photo credits from left to right: red rose headband, red velvet cookie, red ribbon pillow, red shoe clips, red ruby ring)

Paper Dahlia Favor Packaging

I love this idea for dahlia flower favor packing from Martha Stewart Weddings. You can download a free template from their website too, and view more detailed instructions! I love them because you can easily create these in whatever color you wish, and include favor tags to spruce them up a bit. They're super cute, not very difficult to make, and go with several wedding styles from an outdoor whimsical wedding to an indoor event.

(photo credit: Martha Stewart Weddings)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chocolate Truffles

I love chocolate! These chocolate truffles from Dot Shoppe look so yummy! you can order samplers and find out if these are the right truffles for your wedding. They're perfect to give away as a favor or to be included in a dessert table. They can also work for a bridal shower.

(photo credit: Nicole Herinckx)

Wedding Photography: 5 Save the Dates Ideas by Carolyn Scott

Today's wedding photography segment features five save the date ideas by the talented Raleigh wedding photographer, Carolyn Scott. Thank you Carolyn for sharing these ideas with us! :]

Fun Photography Ideas for Save the Dates by Carolyn Scott

Using one of your engagement session portraits for your Save the Date postcards? Here are some fun, easy ideas to inspire you!

1. Spell it Out: Writing “Save the Date” on things has become very popular. We’ve seen it written on chalkboards and in Scrabble letters… even in ketchup! You can paint it, use chalk, crayons or just breathe on a window and use your finger to write in the date. It’s super easy, fast, and doesn’t require anything elaborate. You can do it in one picture, or you can spread it into a panel of three on the postcard – one with a “Save” picture, one with a “the” picture, and one with a “Date” picture.

(photo credit: Ruffled)

2. The Wedding Teaser: Consider giving some sort of teaser for your wedding, such as having the theme to your postcards match your wedding theme. For instance, if you’re having a Halloween themed wedding like we did, consider dressing up in costume for a few of your engagement pictures! Send these in for your Save the Dates, and all of your guests will be wondering and talking about your wedding months in advance!

3. The Tiny People: Have a lot of information to include in your postcards but not a lot of space to do it? Consider taking a photograph where you and your fiancé are tiny and on the side of the photograph, leaving ¾ of the picture to negative space like a field or a wall. Then doctor up the negative space with some fancy text!

4. Numbers in Nature: Find a way during your engagement session to incorporate the number of your wedding day. Write out the number using sticks or flowers… or find it in a city parking lot! Stand by it, sit by it, or find a way to highlight it so that it becomes the center of attention on your postcard!

5. Make Your Own Writing Space: Have poor handwriting and would rather type in your information? Instead of making yourselves tiny in the picture, considering holding something up in the picture that you can easily type on (sign, house, suitcase, sunglasses, etc)… anything that has a decently large and blank space. Then get creative with taking your pictures!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Moving Times

Joe and I have been moving for the past week, which is why the blog hasn't been updated in a while. Although we were just moving from our first apartment to a bigger place in the same complex, it's been a major pain in the butt! Moving truly is a crazy busy event. Are you moving once you get married? Do you have any moving tips to offer? Joe and I had never lived today and I wish I would have read through Movers Edge moving tips.

I'm hoping to be able to start posting on a regular basis by the end of the week, once we finish organizing everything in our new place. Sigh! Meanwhile, I hope the wedding planning is going great! I'm stoked to have reached 10,000 views this week! Thank you to everyone who has been reading the blog!

Inspiration Board #31: The Wedding Clutch

There are so many cute clutches on Etsy for both you and your bridesmaid's, from crochet clutches to personalized clutches. The following are some of my favorites.

(photo credits from left to right: personalized clutches, flower crochet clutch, vintage purse, taffeta clutch, simply white clutch)

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