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Monday’s Finding: Ten Fab DIYs

Well, it’s Monday and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have my kiddo back from his Grandma’s house. He had a great time up in the mountains and even helped build a snow fort on the lake. My little snow beast is on the right.
fort

I spent my weekend working on one of my favorite DIY wedding projects: my paper flowers made from pages of Pride and Prejudice. So, since I’m in the DIY spirit, I thought I’d show you some recent DIY finds via Pinterest. My personal fave are the recycled tin cans…gorgeous! Enjoy and I’d love to know if you are doing any DIY projects for your own fete.

DIY Wire Hangers
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Tissue Box Flower Vase

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Super Cute Invites
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Anthropologie Inspired Monogram Trees
Handspun - DIY Tree (Image 2 collage)

DIY Yarn Garland
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Burlap and Vintage Patterned Paper Programs
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Giant Paper Flower Centerpiece
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DIY Miu Miu Heels

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Mixed Media Recycled Can Vases
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Pom Pom Flower Bouquet
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Pic sources are via the project’s respective site.

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Friday’s Favorites: “I Do Garlands” and “All a Flutter Over Red and Blush”

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to do your best TGIF happy dance! ‘Twas a longish week for me as I am not only working to provide you with the normal fabulous content I present to you (I’m modest…yep), but I’m finishing up the final details of this blog’s heart and soul: The Etsy Virtual Bridal Show!

Yes, dear readers, it’s that time of year. The time where the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team takes over the blog for two weeks as we present our best handmade wedding creations and super fab vintage wedding finds to help you bring that one of a kind “authentically you wedding do!” This is our third year and I couldn’t be prouder of this little project. From just 100 shops that I personally invited, to last year’s team creation, and this year’s 440 shops, I know that you will hit the bridal mother load when it comes to finding everything from original couture gown creations to unique ever so trendy garlands to spruce up your event space. March 18th is the day to mark on your calendar for the beginning of the show!

So, this week’s favorites are a treasury of fabulous on trend garlands from many Etsy vendors as well as a treasury all a flutter with a blush and red butterfly theme. Enjoy the treasuries and most of all, remember that this wedding planning stuff, it supposed to be fun!

‘I Do Garlands’ by ravengrrl


Blue Wedding Garland Backdro…

$150

Eco Wedding Garland Decorati…

$38

Spring and Summer Paper Bunt…

$9.5

Wedding Garland Fall Bunting…

$18

32ft LONG READY to SHIP Trop…

$16

SALE Paper Garland, RED HEAR…

$12

Vintage Hankie Bunting – Wed…

$50

Wedding Garland Paper flower…

$120

Rustic Wedding Garland Eco F…

$34

Fabric and Flower Wedding Ga…

$36

FALL WEDDING GARLAND-pennant…

$34.2

WEDDING GARLAND BURLAP

$128

Ivory Wedding Garland – Tull…

$50

Gold Glitter and Purple Pape…

$12.95

Black White Damask Wedding G…

$22

The Petite Glam Scallop Garl…

$16

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‘Blush and Red Butterfly Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Floor Length Backless Chiffo…

$1200

Raspberry Bridal Bobby Pins,…

$10

Ruby Red Bridal Belt, Plaid …

$205

Bridal Necklace, Vintage, We…

$40.91

Red & Pink Butterfly Bouquet…

$55

Custom make Vintage Straples…

$89

Red Wine Pink And Light peac…

$38

Burgundy and pink Flower Gir…

$90

SALE Red Light Pink Butterfl…

$12

30 3D Wall Butterflies, Pape…

$45

Red Pink Ombre hand dyed Fab…

$40

Berry Surprise Combo Sparkly…

$7.8

30 Butterflies, 3 Lanterns, …

$65

Pink and Red Bridal garter,…

$30

Men’s Tie Pink and Red V…

$22.95

Mini Journal Handmade Refill…

$6.5

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Monday’s Finding: Gorgeous Budget Friendly Candle Decor

Are you on a squeaky tight budget with little to add to your ceremony and reception decor? Well, today I’ve got some budget friendly candle decor inspiration to help you out. Even if budget isn’t an issue and things like allergies or you just aren’t a flower person, these aisle and table ideas are simply gorgeous!

You can have a beautiful wedding and not spend a ton of money. As a wedding and event planner, I’ve worked with a vast range of budgets and with all of them, my first “go to” spot for decor details was the local thrift stores. If you love the looks of clear glass, milk glass, wrought iron, then definitely get thrifting. You can find a great many items like tea cups, vintage jars, and fab bits of rustic wrought iron to hold your candles.

Looking for a bit more bang for your buck? Give those pieces a new life with a fresh coat of paint, glitter, or decoupage:

Or, simply use them as is. Whatever you choose, you can have a beautiful wedding on any budget and candles are guaranteed ambiance for a lot less money than flowers. Speaking of less money…check out your local Catholic supply store for great deals on candles from votives to tall candles in a jar. I used to purchase mine by the case and they were a lot cheaper on the budget than getting them at the grocery store. In addition, this amazing gem of a shop has great candles in bulk and just about everything else for your wedding too: Sav on Crafts.

Well, without further ado…ceremony and reception candle decor inspiration:

Wedding Ceremony Candle Decor

Candles Reception

Monday’s Finding: Tablescape Inspiration

Today I thought I would post some of my favorite tablescapes I have pinned as of late. I’ve got just about every style of wedding represented: glam, classic, goth, shabby chic, vintage, modern, etc. We are talking some major inspiration for your own reception decor. For those of us (like myself) on a tight budget, you can use these ideas and pick one or two details to focus on, find ways to DIY, substitute more expensive materials with budget friendly ones, or borrow the color scheme and still come off with a gorgeous tablescape your guests will love. So without further ado…EYE CANDY!

Tablescapes 1

Tablescapes 2

Tablescapes 3

Tablescapes 4

Friday’s Favorites: Etsy Finds: Geektastic Nuptials and Boho Beachiness

Welcome to another week of Friday’s Favorites, where I round up the week’s posts with great Etsy Finds. This week for Monday’s Finding we had geeky wedding details and Etsy has plenty of wedding geekery. Then, we had a boho beach inspiration on Wedding Wednesday and I found some gorgeous beachy bits and bobs, including a gorgeous bridal gown. I hope you like this week’s finds and enjoy your weekend!

‘Geektastic Nuptials’ by ravengrrl

Doctor Who (my fave), Star Wars, Zombies, and Robots


Doctor Who – Tardis Boutonni…

$24.00

Doctor Who Inspired TARDIS W…

$9.00

police box tardis style doct…

$48.50

Doctor Who inspired TARDIS t…

$25.00

Star Wars Ring – Sterling Si…

$325.00

Star Wars Wedding Cake Toppe…

$32.00

I love you I know cufflinks

$40.00

Padme Amidala Picnic Dress C…

$880.00

Size Medium ivory Moss and T…

$395.00

Zombie Wedding cake topper s…

$50.00

Chocolate Zombie Brains

$6.00

Zombie Brain Garter

$22.50

Silver and Gold Robots in Lo…

$75.00

Bridal Bouquet Steampunk Wed…

$275.00

Gray and Silver ‘Tinman&…

$19.95

Hand Drawn Ink Guest book Ar…

$55.00

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‘Boho Beach Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Beach Wedding Dress. Cottage…

$418.00

Victorian Bridal Headband, P…

$135.00

Beach Wedding Necklace and e…

$290.00

White Mother of Pearl Barefo…

$35.00

Pastel Sea Urchin, Coral, Pe…

$118.00

Sea Urchin Cufflinks – Pink

$44.00

4 silk neckties, groomsmen m…

$144.00

KELVANN — Nautical Shell, S…

$14.00

taupe whisper pink & cream c…

$160.00

Seahorse Wedding Cake Topper…

$50.00

Whimsical Bohemian Beach Wed…

$125.00

Beach Wedding Invitations In…

$13.50

Beach Wedding Candle- Soy W…

$18.00

Mason Jar Lanterns Beach The…

$50.00

Beach Wedding Decoration – S…

$85.00

SHOES OPTIONAL with your nam…

$49.95

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Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: 2/2/13

‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Latest and Greatest 2/2/12… 1 of 2’ by ravengrrl


Stretchy Lace Bridal Wrist C…

$25.00

Unique wedding favors – BBQ …

$3.25

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$85.00

Eggplant and Turquoise Weddi…

$175.00

Red, White, Black, Bridal Br…

$75.00

Bridal fascinator, Birdcage …

$68.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Collar,…

$40.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$40.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$46.50

Gates – Romantic Wedding Inv…

$7.99

Love Story Tree – Unique Wed…

$6.49

Gates – Romantic Wedding Inv…

$7.99

Lace – Unique Wedding Invita…

$4.99

Beach Wedding Barefoot Sanda…

$18.00

Wedding Barefoot Sandals Bri…

$16.00

Wedding Barefoot Sandals Sta…

$15.00

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‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Latest and Greatest 2/2/13 2 of 2’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Barefoot Sandals Mal…

$14.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$41.00

Black Handmade Tulle Lace C…

$35.00

Handmade Cotton Lace Appliqu…

$46.50

pearl leaves tiara – freshwa…

$50.00

large circle tiara of mixed …

$100.00

steampunk pearl comb – vint…

$50.00

Lace Pocket – Simple Wedding…

$4.99

Gates – Romantic Wedding Inv…

$7.99

Gates – Romantic Wedding Inv…

$7.99

Lace – Unique Wedding Invita…

$6.99

Flower Girl, Baptism, Commun…

$90.00

Ring Bearer Bowl Wedding Rin…

$30.00

Seashell Shell Ring Bearer H…

$30.00

Personalized Ring Bearer Bow…

$25.00

Starfish Ring Bearer Ring Pi…

$29.00

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Friday’s Favorites: Two Hundred Years of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy

Well, today marks the end of Pride and Prejudice week. I hope you have found the posts enjoyable and inspiring. On June 8th, I will be marrying Mr. Wondermous in our Pride and Prejudice inspired wedding. Only 5 months to go and I am SO looking forward to it. It should be a great time with the closest of our family and friends and I’m having a ball DIYing the majority of all of our wedding details. Have a great weekend and happy planning!

‘Two Hundred Years of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy’ by ravengrrl

Pride and Prejudice wedding. Regency wedding. Jane Austen Wedding.


Regency style gold silk and …

$150.00

Vintage Inspired Wax Orange …

$325.00

Pearls Gold Circles Statemen…

$132.50

Paper Rose and Ivory Lace Ro…

$70.00

Regency Style Silk Vest

$248.00

65in Cravat, white silk. Gr…

$15.00

key boutonniere, unique wedd…

$15.00

Mr Darcy Cuff Links. Vintage…

$22.00

Regency Wedding Invitation

$58.00

Jane Austen Invitations

$375.00

Mr. Darcy’s Handwritten …

$50.00

Regency Wedding Invitation -…

$6.50

Jane Austen Party Kit, Weddi…

$15.00

Jane Austen Journal, Pride …

$20.00

Medium Pride and Prejudice B…

$75.00

Cake Topper Mr & Mrs / Cake …

$27.00

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