My newlywed sister called me a while back asking for inspiration for a blank wall she just couldn’t seem to tackle. We chatted, and did a little surfing and stumbled across this cutie little card from King Popcorn. This baby is HAND EMBROIDERED, which I love. I told her to frame it, and then to add a few other framed pics of her and her new husband’s adventures together: honeymoon, excursions, moving. You name it. A perfect collage.
So, it’s not like you’re gonna do the same thing, but what girl in love can resist a hand embroidered card that says, “I love our adventures”? I know I can’t!
Speaking of embroidered paper… I’d like to introduce you to my newest obsession. Thread+paper! Here are a few more inspirational finds. Eat your heart out!
: : Misty Bliss via Mint : :
: : How-to Valentines from Purl Bee : : Click on the link for a DIY tutorial on this card…and it’s made with a sewing machine! Quick, easy and painless. (That is if you know your way around one of those confusing contraptions!)
: : Denki Ai : :
And CUSTOM hand embroidered initial notecards from Old Fashioned But Good. Excuse me??? Could these not be the BEST place cards/favors at a bridal shower? Stop the train! And… Doth my eyes deceive me??? Five for $5? This can’t be true!
I think the last time I attempted to cross stitch, I was in 5th grade and my teacher was forcing arts and crafts upon our entire class. Oh the horror! So that experience may not translate into making one of these myself. Neverthless, by your own needle or credit card, I can’t see how you’ll want to miss out on acquiring a pretty treat like these. Whether it is gift wrap, cards or *gasp* place cards, thread can only make it better!
Meet the Mast Brothers, Rick and Michael, self-proclaimed leaders of the chocolate revolution:
I found the Mast Brothers via Weddingbee PRO and just HAD to find out more. I’ve now spent the morning perusing their delightful blog and wishing I could taste their spectacular chocolate, which is made by hand, bean to bar (and one of only a handful of places in the states that does it this way).
At first, I cared more about the gorgeous wrapping, but as it turns out, the bars of chocolate are so good, they have been known to act as currency. Well, it looks like I may need to make room in the future wedding budget for these tidbits of perfection.
Happy Monday!!! Wow. What a weekend. We had a fabulous photo shoot yesterday with Stephanie Williams, Eva from Red Velvet Occasions and the absolutely LOVELY gals, Lucia and Henny from D*LSH Design. The girls are releasing a new e-zine project called Utterly Engaged and I promise you, it will be fabulous. I had the absolute pleasure and privilege to design the florals and help style yesterday’s shoot, which will be featured in their first issue! YAY! As soon as Utterly Engaged comes out, I will most definitely share all the goods with you. So that’s what Grey has been up to. Now let’s get this week started.
When photographer Elizabeth Messina celebrated her wedding at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, among all the fabulous details (which you can check out here) she offered her guests personalized candy bars with photos of her, her new husband Lee, their children, and their travels. I am always looking for ways a bride and groom can share their story with their guests, and I think this is a great way to do it. For links to creating your own custom wrappers, click here.
Whenever I find the actual place to PURCHASE something I’ve found while perusing pictures of real weddings, I’m always overjoyed at the opportunity for me to share a new resource with you. I used the left picture from Birch a while back on the Aqua and Poppy Inspiration Palette.
That little clay egg is SO cute, right? Hmmm…where would one find such a darling little detail? Well, folks. I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is, you can find them from uber fab designer Rae Dunn, who sells them right here. The bad news is, they are a little pricey if you were hoping to purchase one for each of your guests. But they are oh so cute… And you get to customize the words!
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Hi all! Happy Sunday. Hope your weekend is full of productivity and relaxation! Our Sunday Funday is a simple one this week. Ran across this Martha Stewart photo and was so inspired. If you’re one of those lucky ones who is planning on having brunch after the wedding day (hello mimosa and french toast!) then perhaps you should consider providing your guests with a crossword puzzle to get the morning started off just right. Search google for custom crossword puzzles and you’ll find several sites that offer a custom option using your own words and hints! Hmmm…If not for a post wedding brunch, I’m sure you could think of a few fun ways to use this old pastime.
Well, I hope you all enjoyed your President’s Day like I did–lounging around in pajamas. I wanted to start off this week with a follow up to an image I included in one of my pictorials in this post.
These tree seedlings make for completely adorable favors. Plant a Memory is an online shop that sells the trees, and though they are a bit pricey, I just couldn’t resist sharing the source with those of you who might be able to afford the splurge.
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