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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Small Special Touches for Your Wedding

When you’re planning your wedding, remember that the little things are what people will remember. Everyone already expects the ceremony and the reception with a fantastic DJ with great food and drinks. Pick out a theme for your wedding that fits the both of your personalities so that when people walk in they say, “Oh my gosh that is SO Jack and Suzie!” 

There are many resources to find personal touches for your special day. Explore bridal magazines, blogs, Facebook, Pinterest, and other wedding websites. Anything crafty or personal that you like...add it! But be careful of taking it too far. Too many small details can make your wedding decor feel too busy or cluttered.

Try these ideas! Small things like the groomsmen all wearing funky socks or the bridesmaids all wearing a homemade beaded bracelet. Make packages for out of town family to update them on the weekend’s events for the wedding. If you’re having a photo booth, make props for your guests that match your theme and your personalities. Put something that the groom enjoys popping out of the wedding cake! When it comes to your big day, the smaller the touches, the better remembered! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pews for your Outdoor Ceremony

What an absolutely darling idea! Bring the country chapel charm outdoors and use wooden pews for your ceremony instead of the traditional (or plastic) white chairs. It adds so much character and personality! I love the pillows and other touches that can be added as well! These photos are from Pews in the Garden, (located in Dallas, TX) and they provide white or natural wood pews for your outdoor ceremony.

You can see Pews in the Garden at our upcoming bridal show "The Wedding Reception" at the Dallas Arboretum on Oct 21st! Brides can pre-register at our website and vendors can register by calling (214) 218-2525.

Monday, July 2, 2012

How to DIY :: Painted Frosted Glass Vases

Here's a great DIY project that won't break the bank. Inexpensive glassware or vases, scotch tape and/or stickers, a little spray paint and spray frost finish, and there you have it! You've created a fancy frosted glass vase fit for flowers, candles, or any other decor use.

Supplies: Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit (that’s right! turns any of her craft paint into glorious spray paint!), your choice in color of Martha Stewart’s Craft Paint, Krylon Frosted Glass Finish Spray Paint, glass jars of any kind, tape, stickers or labels of any kind)

 Clean your paintable glass surface with alcohol before you start taping and painting! Tape off the area of your glass that won’t be painted with your colored paint…

 …using any type of tape, sticker or label that you choose. Press firmly to create a cute relief design!

Get creative with your placement! These jars feel nautical… but yours could be modern or shabby chic!

Using the Martha Stewart Spray Paint Kit, mix the paint and spray medium as directed on the package. Of course you can always use a regular type of spray paint, but this technique is just so much fun! Spray your glassware as desired… in a safe area, like my backyard!

If you need to turn, touch the taped areas…

Wait only like 5 to 10 minutes before carefully removing the tape. Removing it before the paint dries completely will help prevent paint from lifting off the glass.

If your paint does lift off… use a paintbrush to touch up before you add the frosted layer.

After the first coat of colored paint is completely dry, then spray on the Frosted Glass Finish… this is my favorite part! I sprayed three light coats onto the jars. When this paint is wet, it looks wet – it takes like a minute to fog up and then just looks amazing!

So fun… and gives off such a romantic light!!! The frosted look will go perfectly with any color scheme!

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