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Best Wedding Wishes DIY Photo Booth Backdrop

Here’s an easy and memorable DIY wedding photo booth backdrop: Spell out your best wishes for the happy couple with this clever and interactive Best Wedding Wishes DIY Photo Booth Backdrop! I designed and made this DIY wedding photo booth backdrop for the Amazing Connections™ Official Velcro Company Blog. I love it because it’s interactive …

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DIY Will You Be My Groomsman / Best Man Gift and Free Printable Labels

Engaged? Here’s a simple and clever way to ask ‘will you be my groomsman?’ and ‘will you be my best man?’ I want to share this easy ‘Will You Be My Groomsman?’ DIY gift idea that I made for the Amazing Connections™ Official Velcro Company Blog as part of a wedding series that shows how …

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Easy DIY Photo Centerpieces For Wedding Receptions and Bridal Showers

I want to share these easy DIY photo centerpieces for wedding receptions, showers and engagement parties that I made for the Amazing Connections™ Official Velcro Company Blog as part of a wedding series that shows how to use VELCRO® Brand fasteners to add simple and clever personal touches to your big day. This easy and …

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Wine Wedding Gift with DIY Monogrammed Wine Tags

I made these DIY monogrammed wine tags for a wine-themed wedding gift for our downstairs newlywed neighbors. We gave them three bottles of wine: one to open on their 1st wedding anniversary, one to open on their 5th annivesary, and one to cellar until their 10th. And you can download my free wine tag file …

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Free Place Card Template (Modern Clementine)

This rectangular place card free printable template coordinates with my modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation that was seen in the Style Me Pretty feature “Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine.” You can personalize and print out these rectangular cards for your guests, or your dessert table, or heck, even a shower buffet table. Just …

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Giving Tree Personalized Postage Stamps

You’ve asked for Giving Tree personalized postage stamps and so here they are! These Giving Tree personalized postage stamps coordinate with the free Giving Tree Save The Date Wedding Announcement printable template from Cristin and Adam’s fall wedding (with a slightly different font because Zazzle has fonts other than Luna). It’s really easy …all you …

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Free modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation {seen in Style Me Pretty}

Here’s my modern orange and green DIY wedding invitation that was seen in the Style Me Pretty feature “Inspiration to Reality: Modern Clementine.” I designed this unique mod wedding invitation (as well as round guest placecards, address labels, and rectangular dessert table tents — free templates coming soon!) for Style Me Pretty when “our favorite …

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60s-Inspired Modern Geometric Free Printable Wedding Invitation and Place Cards

These free printable wedding invitation and round place cards are part of the “Inspiration to Reality: My Modern Clementine” feature at Style Me Pretty in partnership with Bliss Wedding & Event Design and C STUDIOS. The chic design was inspired by 60s geometric bold patterns in black and white, clementine orange, fresh green and gold – …

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Kathy and Shane on WeTV’s ‘Amazing Wedding Cakes’

Whew! I finally edited and posted our episode of ‘Amazing Wedding Cakes’ that first aired June 2009 on WeTV …right after Bridezillas as a part of WeTV’s We Go Bridal night. Check it out below… The background: While on the road in Austin for SXSW, I got a call from Mary Maher from Cakegirls. Cakegirls …

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Sewn half flower + loose leaf fabric wedding invitations with fabric backs

I am totally in love with these DIY sewn fabric wedding invitations that I designed for recent bride Natalie Fayard. Thanks to Google, Natalie and her mother found me and my sewn fabric poppy wedding invitations that were featured in the The Knot’s 2007-2008 Fall/Winter National Magazine. Natalie had found this lovely yellow, black, white …

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Covered Card Box for Weddings

Cristin Siegel made this sophisticated wedding card box covered in decorative paper to collect cards at her sister-in-law Mara’s wedding reception. Pretty crafty and much cuter than a most of the pre-made money boxes being sold out there, don’t you think? And it coordinated perfectly with Mara’s black-and-yellow wedding theme to boot. This craft would …

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Filming for Amazing Wedding Cakes on WeTV

Mary and Brenda Maher of Cakegirls are two of the most talented and inspiring self-taught ladies I’ve ever encountered. Their cakes are not only totally original and visually arresting but taste delicious too (I’m a sucker for the chocolate fudge cake with chocolate mousse). So when Mary called me last week while I was in …

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Bouquet Mason Jars with Handmade Name Tags for Receptions

I really like this thoughtful detail from Cristin and Adam Siegel’s Chicago nuptials. Cristin tied handmade name tags around the tops of water-filled glass Ball mason jars to hold the bridal party’s bouquets during the reception. And aren’t the bridesmaid bouquets that feature orchids and fiddlehead ferns lovely? Supplies: Thick paper in two colors (Cristin …

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Smythe Sewn Letterpress Wedding Invitation Book

Holy smokes! This invitation by Nick and Nikki Lo Bue is one of the most amazing wedding invitations I’ve ever seen. Nick and Nikki had a charming story behind their relationship which inspired them to make this stunning book as their wedding invitation. Making the wedding book gave the couple a fabulous opportunity to tell …

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Wedding handbags free sewing pattern for bridesmaids and brides

Back in the summer, Liesel Eastman saw our wedding featured in the Knot Magazine and contacted me to see if I could help with the creative details for her October wedding to Barrett. In addition to creating her online RSVP system and designing the sewn zigzagged programs, table numbers, ring bearer pillow, place cards and …

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Giving Tree Save the Date Wedding Announcement for Fall

Download this free printable save the date wedding announcement inspired by The Giving Tree. How sweetly romantic is this save the date wedding announcement for Cristin Witcher and her fiance Adam Siegel’s fall Chicago nuptials? Adam designed the whimsically simple letterpressed save-the-date announcement and matching tree branch mailing labels using The Giving Tree as his …

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Recycled wrapping paper sewn wedding card

My downstairs neighbor Susan gave us a beautifully wrapped wedding gift in thick, shiny silver and pearl-like white wrapping paper. Channeling my mom, I decided to fold up the shiny white and silver paper and store it until I found some use for it. Today I recycled the wrapping paper into a wedding card sewn …

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Friday Inspiration: Turquoise and orange

I love the combination of turquoise and orange that Anne-Marie Rosser and Adam Whipple used for their intimate outdoor wedding reception on a Chicago terrace. Anne-Marie started with turquoise tablecloths and crisp white linen napkins. Her long table centerpiece alternated orange orchid bunches in square glass containers, small succulents in rocks-filled square glass containers, and …

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Sewn return address on envelopes and matching custom photo stamps

We customized the envelopes for our wedding invitations using a couple of easy tricks: Sewing our return address on the back of our envelopes and adding custom photo stamps from PhotoStamps.com. Supplies: A7 size (5 1/4″x 7 1/4″) chocolate envelopes 8 1/2 x 11 luxe cream 210g text paper (or other heavy paper) Yellow thread …

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