DIY Photo Backdrop!

Photo booths, move over!  The days of hiring pricy photo booths are over.  Instead, brides and grooms are opting to create a DIY, customized photo backdrop instead.  I know, DIY can be scary for some that aren’t crafty but it is super easy to accomplish!  Also, chances are you have a crafty bridesmaid or two that can help!

Check out these easy ways below.

I am a huge fan of using wallpaper for a big impact without breaking the bank.

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Photo Provided by Love Wed Bliss

This look can be accomplished by visiting ETSY and finding a suitable wallpaper sheet.  Some inexpensive frames at Hobby Lobby and some piping.  I love the personal touch of adding family wedding photos!

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Accomplish this look by going to home depot and getting some drywall sheets and paint them with some inexpensive chalk board paint.  Get a chalk marker from Hobby Lobby and your done!

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Photo Provided by Angie Diaz Photography

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Photo Provided by Melody Melikian Photography.

These are faux flowers that you can purchase on ETSY or Hobby Lobby.  Of course you can opt for fresh flowers for a little extra cash!

Happy Planning!

Cute Ways To Propose To Your Bridesmaids!

So the love of your life got down on one knee and asked you to be his wife!  Congratulations on the beginning of your lives together.  There is however, one more proposal to make.  You know you have always dreamt of your best friends and family standing at the altar in support of your big day.  Now that you have chosen your bridesmaids, how do you ask them in a way that will be special and memorable?

Here are some cute ways to propose to your bridesmaids!

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Photo Provided by EMILY MARIE PHOTOS

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Once you have asked your bridesmaids and they accept, it’s time to spoil them!  I love this custom perfume bar set up for the bridal suite on wedding day as a special touch for your girls.

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Photo Provided by Cristina Navarro Photography

 

Happy Planning!

Fruit In Your Wedding Decor?

When it comes to wedding trends, they come and go then come and go again.  Trends don’t have to be followed but it is difficult to ignore them in our era of Pinterest and social media.  People want to keep up with the times as well as save as much money as they can on their weddings.  Besides food and alcohol, flowers can be one of the high priced ticket categories when planning your wedding.  Luckily, fruit in weddings is making a huge comeback and I am not mad at that!  With it’s naturally vibrant colors and dimensions, it is an easy and inexpensive way to bring a pop of color to your wedding day.

So, how do you incorporate fruit in your wedding without it being cheesy and predictable?

1. Use it whole, tucked inside centerpieces and bouquets.

2. Cut it in half to expose a different shade on the inside and usually a more bold color.  Just make sure when you do this, that you apply the appropriate amount of citric acid to avoid drying out.  A good idea is to keep a spray bottle on hand with warm water and lemon juice and spray frequently to keep the fruit hydrated.

3. Using small fruit such as dark cherries, ripe blueberries and huckleberries is a great way to get that “hanging” look which can mimic some of the most expensive flowers.

4.  Use fruit in a BIG way:  instead of a predictable finger food station, create a farmers market feel and include baskets of fruit for guests to enjoy.  Also, creating a specialty cocktail with beautiful fruit is a show stopper!

Enjoy these ideas!

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Photo Provided by Laurelyn Savannah Photography

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Photo Provided by : Kimberlee Miller Photography

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Photo Provided by Andrew Mark Photography.