We will also be posting the long-awaited wedding of our dear friends, Jenna and Jon, next week! Remember our posts last year here and here? They’re featured in the current issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, so be sure to check it out!
Givin’ you a lil sneaky peeky into one of our real wedding features next week, sent to us from our friend Max. We’d say it is one of our most fashionable weddings yet. Just. you. wait. and. see.
Happy Memorial weekend!
Gia Canali sent over this stunning elopement this week and because the couple is moving to Northern Canada to go goldmining this week, which means they won’t have Internet, so we wanted to get it up right away.
Jillian and Dax got married on April 10, 2010 at a bend along the Kern River, near Kernville, California. Their closest friends came to the wedding, and everybody pitched in to pull it off! In Gia’s words, this wedding “is heartening proof that couples can wed last minute and still have a (small scale!) beautiful, totally romantic and deeply meaningful tying-of-the-knot.” Well said!
Jillian made her own dress, including the pattern for it. She deconstructed a vintage dress to create a pattern for the bodice (the green part); sewed that, and then crocheted doilies madly for three weeks straight. She used over two miles of crochet yarn. Apparently they were still working on the dress the morning of the wedding (!) and Jillian had to be sewn into it, Project Runway style.
She found her heels at David’s Bridal and had them dyed, then used a pair of vintage earrings that belonged to a friend (via the friend’s grandmother) as shoe clips. Such a clever way to sass up your outfit and make it your own!
Jillian made her own bouquet with fresh pink hydrangeas, Stars of Bethlehem, and soft flowing greenery from the LA Flower Mart.
You two (three!) are so adorable! Thanks for sharing your wedding with us and we wish you all the best on your journey to Canada.
Wiley Valentine has just added a new digital line of stationery printed on recycled papers and cotton envelopes. And in celebration, they’d like to offer 50 personalized ‘Thank You’ cards (with envelopes and mailing labels) to one of our lucky readers!
Just leave a comment and we’ll randomly pick a winner on Friday. Good luck!
Update: Congratulations Beth for being the winner of our Thank You card giveaway with Wiley Valentine. We’ll be in touch shortly with more information.
A few months ago Simply Bloom shot a beautiful styled session full of splendid décor ideas; one of the most original details was a creation by their bride, Tori. She with the help of her new husband, Devin crafted—a vintage inspired cabinet knob bouquet!
The unique bouquet had an overwhelming response from our readers so we decided to show everyone exactly how you can create your own unique knob bouquet!
Step 1. Scavenge antique shops, thrift stores, your local Anthropologie, as well as craft stores for a collection of knobs that are just your taste.
Step 2. Acquire lace, fabric and trims to adorn the stem & circumference of your bouquet.
Step 3. Be sure to have a Styrofoam cone, scissors, fabric glue as well as a mini glue gun on hand! *Suggestion—you can “carve” your Styrofoam cone on the sides to make the shape less solid.
Step 4. You are going to want to cover the flat surface of your cone with some thin fabric. Draw the circumference on the fabric. This fabric must be thin because you will later press the knob through this—lace is ideal!
Step 5. Glue the thin fabric you’ve cut around the cone.
Step 6. Now with new thicker fabric of your choice alternate ruffling and gluing all around the cone. You can choose to go around the cone twice with ruffles for a fuller effect!
Step 7. Wind ribbon around the cone starting three quarters of the way down from the tip.
Step 8. Decorate with additional patterned fabric of your taste!
Step 9. Begin to push knobs through the lace and Styrofoam. You can secure the knobs into the Styrofoam by adding a small dollop of hot glue.
Thanks, Simply Bloom, for sharing your beautiful DIY project with us!