Torn between having a lovingly hand-crafted dream wedding, and saving some cash (and sanity!) by eloping with your sweetheart? Now you can have both. Sitting in a Tree, Rad + In Love, Yeah! Rentals, Pitbulls and Posies, Bloem Hill, A MIHO experience, and The Hostess Haven are collaborating on one very awesome & memorial experience for you and your hunny – Runaway: A Pop-Up Wedding. Take a peek at their inspiration board…
Here is how it works: They’re offering a pop up wedding venue in place of running away to vegas or city hall with a hand picked cast of the raddest vendors in the wedding world. (Perfect for couples on a budget who wish they could afford all of these rad vendors at once).
They’ll provide: A hand crafted and styled venue, celebratory cocktails and pre ceremony apps, a mini bouquet, photography coverage of your ceremony & a portrait session, a private wedding ceremony with officiant, live music, and downloadable announcements so you can tell everyone what it is you crazy kids have gone and done.
You bring: Yourself and your fiance, a marriage license (vow renewals and same sex unions welcome!), up to 12 of your favorite witnesses, some killer style, and all the love you got.
The whole shindig lasts about an hour and a half, start to finish and will set you back 1200 bones. Ready to sign up? Reach the crew at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions and set up your pretty elopement date!
So, yesterday we were switching back from this here blog and our new one, 100 Layer Cakelet, admiring the pretty illustrations by Kelli Murray and the gorgeous floral design by Bloem Hill in this flora & fauna birthday party. After stalking their blogs we noticed Kelli + Nicole are going to be collaborating on a new DIY series where they’ll be sharing one creative and beautiful project a month. Um, dream team, right? Their first project, these watercolor paper flowers with an organic, natural and painterly feel.
For the full tutorial pop over to Kelli Murray’s blog!
Paige Lowe has been toying with the idea of wearing a flower crown for her upcoming wedding this May (check out her amazing Iceland engagement pics) so the other day she got together with the lovely Rachel of Figgy Bakery to try their hands at whipping a few up. The flowers were purchased from Trader Joe’s, and all of other supplies were found at the dollar store! Such an affordable and easy way to make something beautiful for your big day!
- Floral Tape
- Floral Wire
- Wire cutters
- An assortment of your favorite flowers (they used Mums, Asters, Purple Iris, Yellow Salidago and some greenery)
We like our DIY’s glitzy and easy, so when we saw the gold chandeliers Sugar & Fluff made for Jessica Hische’s wedding, we knew we had to give them a try. Don’t you think they’d look pretty amazing above a family style dinner reception, above you while you say your vows, or even in your own home with a light bulb or two hanging inside? Ok, here’s what you need to get moving:
- 12″ + 3″ Gold Ring you can purchase at Joanne Fabrics
- 8′ Gold foil fringe from Party City
- Gold foil paper from Michael’s
- Heart hole punch from Michael’s
- Hot glue gun
- Fishing line
Your holiday decor is about to get a little more golden! After sharing our modern holiday mantel ideas post last week and hearing all the lovely feedback on our foxy gold statement wreath, we pleaded to Danielle from Brown Paper Design (the genius behind it all) to share the deets on how to recreate it. It’s completely doable and party guests are guaranteed to walk up to it and ask where you bought it.
And voila! After you’ve made it you’ll want to keep it up all year long!
top photo by Erin Hearts Court / photos by Scott Clark Photo