January 18, 2013

Of all the wedding DIY projects you can create… I think table numbers can be the most fun. Unlike seating cards and favors… table numbers can be a quick and inexpensive project because usually you aren’t making more than 20. So here is a fun and glittery way to easily make your table numbers stand out!

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SUPPLIES // 8″ x 10″ value canvases (meaning the cheapest ones!), Mod Podge, Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Satin Finish, Martha Stewart Tinsel style glitter, wax paper, pencil, paint brush and a small paint roller.

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Start by painting your canvases. I’ve found that using this small Martha Stewart paint roller is much easier than using a brush – and the canvas will have a much smoother finish. I did two coats for each color.

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Using a pencil trace each table number onto your freshly painted canvases, after they’re dry of course!

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Using Mod Podge crafting glue, carefully paint your table number. Make sure there is an evenly heavy amount of glue creating the number – this is what will hold the glitter onto your canvas.

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As soon as you are done painting with the glue, add the glitter. Let it sit for a minute or so and then gently shake off. GLITTERING TIP // If there are areas where glitter is missing from your number – wait until the glue has dried to add more – if you don’t the paintbrush will pull extra glitter away with it!

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To add little polka dots, dip the end of your paint brush in the Mod Podge and pounce it onto your canvas. Pick up excess glitter and sprinkle over your polka dot glue!

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Gently shake off excess glitter…

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Once the glitter and glue has dried for at least an hour, take a soft bristle brush and gently brush away any excess glitter. TIP // I like the difference between the matte satin paint and the sparkly glitter – but if you’d like you can paint the entire canvas with the same Mod Podge Glue to seal the glitter and add an overall gloss finish to your canvas.

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So cute and SO easy… these will make terrific table numbers, perhaps a Mr & Mrs sign, maybe even your initials… or just a funky design!

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! Happy Crafting!

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Photography: Studio 11 // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Satin Craft Paints in Beach Glass, Wild Salmon, and Lake Fog, Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter in Copper, Martha Stewart paint brush and roller, Mod Podge Glue, 8″ x 10″ ArtMinds Super Value Canvas Pack of 10, – all of these supplies were purchased at: Michaels

December 6, 2012

Kristine Eikenbarry, the amazing NYC designer behind Bari Jay has just released the Spring 2013 Collection of bridesmaid gowns and they are gorgeous! Bari Jay has always been at the forefront of bridal fashion and they are always original. They constantly create new colors and innovative designs while offering great value and excellent fit. The dresses below are just a few of the brand new looks from the Spring 2013 Collection and I’ve put together six styles that would work perfectly along with the new mismatched bridesmaid dress trend! Check out their website for many more styles, colors and custom choices!

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DRESS STYLES // 662 and 668

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DRESS STYLES // 678 and 667

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DRESS STYLES // 650 and 679

MISMATCHED BRIDESMAID DRESSES
Mismatched bridesmaid dresses are currently all the rage! Let each of your girls sparkle in what fits them best while keeping the same overall feel for the bridal party. All the gorgeous Seamist gowns below exude the same feeling with their strapless bodices and flowing hem lines but are just as different as your bridesmaids! 

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DRESS STYLES // 665, 559, 555, 663678, 544 – all in Seamist

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December 5, 2012

Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! I have a gorgeous rustic event to share with you today from Reese Moore Weddings. Rachel fell in love with the rustic, vintage and shabby chic wedding trends and decided to combine all three! Keeping most of the decor in neutral tones really let her use red to accentuate the bridesmaids and florals – which I am obsessed with! Their special day wouldn’t have been complete without their very special four-legged baby, Panza – who is just adorable in his bow tie!

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What was your favorite memory from your wedding day? I think that it’s a tie between our butt-grabbing first kiss and spinning around the dance floor to “She Said Yes” by Mumford & Sons…

What is your advice to brides currently in the planning process? Don’t waste time sweating the small stuff. You can make yourself crazy with all the little details, and your guests won’t know the difference anyway…

Did you DIY anything for your wedding? Yes, yes, yes! My mother collected all of the beautiful candles that lit the space. She also sewed all of the burlap runners with the help of her friend Mary. My Aunt Debbie baked everything on our amazing dessert table. She really outdid herself! My great neighbor Jackie sewed all of the curtains for the doorways. And last but not least, my wonderful father spent hours wrapping thousands of Christmas lights all the way down the dock. A stunning picture! - Rachel

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EVENT CREDITS // Photographer: Reese Moore Weddings // Caterer:  Cru Catering // Event Planner:  Winship Productions // Floral Designer:  WildFlowers Inc. // Reception Venue:  The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation // Dress Store:  Bridals by Jodi // Dress Designer:  Wtoo Brides by Watters // bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff // Shoes:  Old Gringo // Hair Stylist: Kayla Sanders of Alexandria’s Salon & Spa // grooms suit: Island Importer // Bar:  Mix Premier Bartending // Cake: Publix Market // Venue:  The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation // Equipment Rentals:  EVENT DRS

December 4, 2012

Here is the second installment of our new column – bouquet blueprint… love that wool!

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BOUQUET // This winter inspired bouquet is created from a mix of Amaryllis and light textured elements for a spin on the traditional Christmas arrangement. Amaryllis is a very popular flower for the Christmas season; using them in the peach tone creates a light and unique feel. The wool wrapped stems create a soft texture to finish off the overall winter theme of the bouquet. Amaryllis is in available winter and spring while dahlia’s peak season is summer through early winter.

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BLUEPRINT // 6 blooms of white dahlias // 6 stems peach hypericum berries // 3 stems “million star” gypsophila // 5 stems Amaryllis “Rilona” (peach tone) // 1 Oasis brand bouquet holder // 36 clear irradiant glass ornaments // 2 feet gray wool // 36 pearl headed round pins

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CARE // This bouquet is created from show stopping amaryllis stems surrounding a bouquet holder. The floral foam allows the dahlias, hypericum berries and gypsophila to have a water source and stay fresh all day long. Dahlias are very sensitive to lack of water and are best kept in a bouquet holder or directly placed in a small amount of water. Amaryllis is very delicate and it is best to touch them as little as possible.

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BOUTONNIERES // A light and airy boutonniere is a perfect match for this bouquet. The boutonnieres below are perfect! Peach hypericum berries accented with twine on the stem; Berries, Million Star and ornaments; Million Star accented with soft gray wool.

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BOUQUET BLUEPRINT CREDITS // amazing photography by: Studio 11 Weddings // gorgeous florals by: Floral Designs by Jacqueline Ahne // styling/layout by: Jen | Something Turquoise

October 11, 2012

I’m thrilled to be able to share the gorgeous bayside wedding of Scott + Jessica today! Brought to us by one of ST’s favorites, J’adore la Photographie who did an amazing job capturing the romance of this special day. The florals are spectacular, her dress is amazing, and the setting is out of a fairy tale. How adorable are the flower girl and ring bearer, to die for right!!?? Make sure to read Jessica’s fantastic bridal advice below!

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What was your favorite part of your wedding day? “Seeing my husband waiting for me at “the wedding tree” in Eden Gardens. Talk about butterflies! The first time we saw each other on our wedding day I fell in love with him all over again. I knew in just a few short hours I was marrying the man of my dreams.”

What is your advice to brides currently in the planning process? “My advice is not to stress over the little stuff. I think brides sometimes get caught up making sure the wedding is perfect and lose track of why you are doing it. It doesn’t matter how perfect you think you have the planning there will always be a surprise at the wedding. That is what makes it fun and unique! For example, I had food poisoning during my wedding. How in the world would I have ever planned on that?! I was in the emergency room the week of the wedding and had to cut our ceremony short for precautionary reasons. All that mattered was that I walked down the aisle and married my best friend. When I look back on that day I will remember all the beautiful plans coming together as well as all the surprises that make me laugh!” – Jessica top wedding blog

EVENT CREDITS // photography: J’adore la Photographie // venue: Bentley’s on the Bay, coordination by Laura Ekstrom // wedding dress: Venus // bridesmaids: Alfred Sung in Seaside // groom suit: Jos. A. Bank // grooms shoes: Sperry // cake: Confections on the Coast // makeup artist: Make Me Blush // florals: Florals By The Sea // caterer: FIRE Restaurant