Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vintage glam wedding inspiration / North Carolina Wedding Planner

   We now have two lovely brides whose weddings we're planning. Our first bride switched to April and now our second bride is in June. These are some pictures I'm using for inspiration as I plan the design for her "Vintage Glam" wedding.

{Sources 1, 2, 3, 4}

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wedding cakes / North Carolina Wedding Planner

   We met with our bride this evening to go over as much as possible including deciding on the whole style of the wedding. The meeting went wonderfully and the wedding's going to be absolutely lovely! There was a lot of discussion about the cake, making me really want to admire and share some fabulous wedding cakes with you all.

The simplicity of this one is fantastic. 

Who knew that an un-iced cake could be so impressive?

I adore the idea of having a wedding pie.

Multiple cakes is a lovely idea. 

This cake says "party!"

A cake so delightfully whimsical it just makes me smile.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wedding Cake Toppers / North Carolina Wedding Planner

   I love that there are so many options for wedding cake toppers now, especially on Etsy. These are my favorites...

{Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4}

Friday, July 1, 2011

DIY heart garland / North Carolina Wedding Garland

  Some wedding venues are so pretty, they need little decorations. When I decided to have my wedding at my grandparents historical farm house, I knew I didn't want to go overboard with decorations. I chose to make my own garland to hang on the fireplace mantles, over the reception food table, and down the banister to add some whimsy to the family home.

To make the garland I used:
  • A heart shaped hole punch 
  • A small hole punch
  • Two shades of green scrapbook paper
  • The pages of a dictionary I found at Goodwill
  • Dental floss (yes, dental floss)
I began by using the heart hole punch to punch tons of green and dictionary page hearts. After I had heart hole punched to my heart's content, I used the small hole punch to put a hole in the upper corner of each sweet little heart. Then the really delicate part of the whole project came, stringing each heart onto the minty dental floss. For each heart, I strung one on, tied three knots in the dental floss, then added another heart and did the same. It went fairly quickly and was a great activity while watching TV. 

Photos by Jeff Scott of J. Darren Photography