Archive for March, 2009

Lucky In Love…

March 18, 2009

…& Hopefully You Luck Out With Nice Weather, Too!

If the clouds appear and it rains on your wedding day, don’t fret! They say rain is a sign of good luck. However, if you do luck out with gorgeous weather, imagine walking down an aisle of pretty little ribbons flowing in the wind…I love it.

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(Photo via: Peonies and Polaroids)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Everyone!

DIY Wedding: Paper Decor Ideas…

March 18, 2009

…Bam! Just Like That?

Stuck? Me too. I haven’t finalized my sister’s shower decor details yet. I want to get crafty but I’m overwhelmed with ideas. Funny how one day, you’ve got nothing and the next day, your inspiration just flies through the door and knocks you over like a big gust of wind! Graceful, I am not. It’s ok, I’m back from falling off my chair to share these ideas with you…

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(Photo credits: Top ~ Love Joy Vodka labels via Hip Hostess, Letterpress flower pins by Linda And Harriett. Middle ~ Pinwheels via Once Wed, Paper Mobiles via Green Wedding Shoes. Bottom ~ Flower pins via Once Wed, Vellum glass covers from Save On Crafts, Conversation starters from Pottery Barn.)

This is just some of the inspiration that flew through my door and into my lap! Many of the items shown above are ones you can actually purchase if you wish to (I mean, maybe you’re just too busy to get crafty, right? I hear ya!). However, I bet if you looked closely enough you could find a way to create these beautiful decor pieces yourself. All you need is some creativity, patience, time and paper. Ok fine, maybe just a few other supplies too.

To see how to either purchase or create these items, click on the links below the pictures. If you need help along the way, just shout! I’m only a few keys away…we can try to figure it out together. You know, get our “creative juices” flowing. Good luck!

Tape Rolled In Color…

March 18, 2009

…Imagine The Possibilities!

Found today via Creature Comforts, this patterned tape is like a breath of fresh air, so I knew I had to share! With a variety of colors to choose from, imagine what you could use this for…come on crafty peeps ~ I know you have some ideas lurking in your heads! I love the fact that it can be pulled on and off without leaving residue to scrape off. Perfect!

Japanese Masking Tape from Ginko Papers:

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The tape is made with Japanese washi paper (a fabric like traditional paper) which has been coated. The masking tape is unique in that it can be pulled on and off numerous times and leaves no residue or paper tears.” – Ginko Papers

Get it by visiting www.ginkopapers.com.

Calling All Chicago Brides!

March 18, 2009

…Looking For Unique Gift Ideas For Your Bridal Party?

Today on Twitter, I discovered a new gift idea just for you darling Chicago brides! Let me introduce you to a la card Chicago

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Love it. Especially the part about being able to customize them for your own event…who wouldn’t love something like this? I think this would make an excellent gift idea for any bridesmaid or groomsman. It’s not only unique, but it’s something they’ll definitely use.

Who wouldn’t love to save some bucks on a great meal at their favorite local restaurant? It’s like the best of both worlds…you make your bridal party happy and stimulate the economy at the same time. I’m in!

To learn more about this delicious little find, head over to www.alacardchicago.com or visit them on Twitter.

How To Make Your Own Veil…

March 18, 2009

…DIY Style, Baby!

Veils can cost quite the pretty penny. If you’re looking for affordable ways to cut back on the cost of your bridal accessories, create a custom glam veil, personalized just for you, by you!

The blog 100 Layer Cake (one of my new favorite reads) is teaching brides everywhere just how to pull off this lovely little task!

Starting with a few supplies

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You could create and personalize a beautiful piece like this…

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When the big day comes and everyone “oohs” and “aahs” over your veil, you can go ahead and grin knowing you made it yourself. Well now, aren’t you just the crafty lil’ DIY bride

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Intrigued? Want to learn how to make it? To find instructions and more pictures to help you, click HERE. Happy DIY-ing!

Displays Of Affection…

March 18, 2009

…I Can’t Explain Love. You’ll Just Know It Once You’re In It!

Maybe this photo will help…if you haven’t found it already, this is kind of what love feels like! If you have found it already, you probably know what I’m talking about…

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(Photography by Amelia Lyon via Adam & Eve Weddings)

Love is…awesome. As is the photo above. It reminded me of a picture of my husband and I, which was not professionally taken but turned out pretty cool in itself! In fact, it’s one of our favorites…

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Do you have a favorite picture of you and your honey that really just displays the affection you have for each other? If you’d like to share, please do! Just comment with a link to it, crediting your photographer if it was taken by one. Of course, please behave…you know what I mean.

Perhaps I’ll feature a few on the blog…and together we can be like happy little hippies and prove to the world that true love still exists. No matter the hard times, bad times, war, economy, whatever…let a little ray of love in! I know, I’m a total sap. But if you’re reading this, maybe you are too! It’s ok, we can be sappy together. Cheers!

(P.S. Babe, if you’re reading this…I love you! xox ~Jaim)

Pictures From Readers:

One of my favorites (which I have a lot… I’m a picture lover) of my honey and I, is from our honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas. The beach was perfect, the sunset was amazing and we just enjoyed being with each other… So good. So great.” – TeamGiles

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Aww, thanks for sharing with us, that really is an amazing picture!