Friday, February 26, 2010

Jar Frames

I recently stumbled upon these antique mason jars turned into photo frames and I can't get over how charming they are!   I've always adored the rustic look of a blue mason jar full of fresh wild flowers or used as a candleholder...but this tops them all.   Who knew a simple mason jar could be so versatile!

I'm especially excited about this idea as I've been pondering for months over the perfect way to display old family photos that are near and dear to John and I at our wedding and by george, I think I found it! 

A grouping of 5-7 jars of various sizes filled with old family photos would be a great addition to our guest book table near the entrance of the reception.  Also note that these jars can be dyed if you can't find them in that lovely vintage blue color, which tends to make them more rare and therefore more expensive.  Check out Bridal Buzz's DIY instructions to see just how easy this transformation can be!

{Courtesy of Style Me Pretty}
{Courtesy of Ruffled}

Monday, February 22, 2010

Vintage Centerpieces

It has been quite the challenge coming up with ways to incorporate the sea blue from my wedding color scheme into the reception centerpieces.  As a reminder, our colors are sea blue, blush pink, champagne, and ivory.  I always envisioned the flowers being primarly ivory and soft blush pink - so the sea blue has had me stumped.  Well, thank heavens I have extremely creative friends and family in my life!   

My sister-in-law recently suggessted incorporating blue vintage bottles as this would give our centerpieces that extra pop of color.  My sister-in-law recently included a special post with this idea on her blog, The Shabby Garden, and I am totally sold!

So folks, I am on the hunt for the beautiful bottles at an affordable price so please let me know if you have any suggesstions on where I can find them!  Or if you have any ideas that are similar...please pass them along.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Make You Feel My Love

Happy Valentines Day everyone!  May today bring you joy and happiness while celebrating with loved ones!

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
To make you feel my love

-Make You Feel My Love-

Saturday, February 6, 2010

DIY: Gift Spruce Up

As a bride-to-be, I know first hand how important each detail can be for the wedding.  Each detail becomes much more special when you  have the opportunity to put your personal touch on it.  Here's a great DIY project to spruce up your bridesmaids jewelry gifts.  In a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful presentation for your gifts that will be sure to impress your girls!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hanging With Love

I'm so excited about this next special find I recently stumbled upon while browsing through Etsy (something I spend far too much time on every day)!

I've always adored photos of wedding dresses hanging just before the bride steps into them.  This personalized hanger would make this shot extra special and is a piece one could hold onto for years to come.  Perhaps it could become a family heirloom that is passed down through generations.  Bottom line, it is too darn cute to pass up!

{Photo Courtesy of LilaFrances}