I got the inspiration for the Oyster Ball center pieces when we were visiting my in-laws in Florida years before we were engaged. My mother-in-law decorated their home in an elegant coastal theme and I’ve been in love with the idea of decorating with Oysters ever since.
I wracked my brain trying to come up with the execution to accomplish the look I was going for.
Pinterest can be a blessing or a curse. I’ve always tried look at it as a blessing and a source of inspiration. For our wedding Head Table, I wanted to add some depth to the Captain’s Table and tie all the different center pieces together, we had three- candles, flowers and oyster balls.
My inspiration led me to creating an Oyster Garland. The end goal was to create something beautiful, but that would also be easily set out by our venue. You don’t want to turn your DIY project into something you’re working on the morning of your wedding.
The dreaded bridesmaid dress. As a maid, you never know if you’ll be forced to wear a dress with a bow on the butt, or something stunning. I feel very thankful that my experience has been the latter (100% stunning – if I say so myself).
I’ve had the pleasure of standing up for a great deal of my friends on their big day. Today I’m sharing some tips I used when picking out bridesmaid dresses and some of my favorite dresses I’ve worn throughout the years:
But seriously. Being a bride, you can take this situation in such different directions: everyone buy a similar dress in the same color, same designer/same fabric different style, long or short, ombre of colors, or everyone in the same dress – you name itttt.
Picking out a dress that looks good on 4-8 of your closest friends (with very different body types – while sticking with a style you have in mind) isn’t an easy task.
I spent a lot of time with Minted
building out our wedding invitations and felt that I could handle our paper
suite as a DIY project. I wanted them to compliment the invitation suite, but
not be too matchy-matchy.
Step 1. I played around with some water color paints I had at the
house – and painted a simple line (in a similar color to our invitations).
Step 2. Used a color photo scanner to scan the painting onto my
computer. I opened the PDF, copied the image and pasted into Word (Microsoft
Word that is). From here on out will only be poor man’s editing – so bear with