Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day Inspired Weddings

In honor of Earth Day 2014 I wanted to put together some weddings we have done here in our area that can be used as Earth day inspiration for for wedding.

One of the most obvious avenues to use as inspiration is the beauty of Mother Nature itself:


Use "natural", green items:

Twigs, branches
Flowers you would see growing in nature

Fruits of the world

Or use the color GREEN as inspiration:
Berry Boutineer

Succulents & branches together can create a romantic, whimsical, natural feel

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bridal Bouquet Arrangement Glossary

Through all my meetings that I have with brides I almost have an array of questions about the different types of  bridal bouquets there are, what they looks like & what each represent. Here is an easy illustration that I came across to help my brides & that have many other helpful information for all you brides out there! 


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Budget friendly gift idea for your loved one

I am not  huge Valentines day fan, mostly because I want my husband to be romantic to me on every day not just on one certain day that he is told to by the rest of the world, and really do you think that getting a florist roses or other flowers is a great idea? I mean I will just completely critique the arrangement & the quality of the flowers, plus I know how much those flowers are wholesale cost & how much my husband would of had to pay for them, plus after working in the the floral industry for many years & putting in the long back breaking hours of cleaning, stripping & packing the flowers, arranging, packing them up for deliveries that  isn't really the first thing I want to see when I come home. Now give me a bottle of wine & you will be golden & talking my language. That being said I still like to give HIM something little, small, meaningful, doesn't cost a lot of money & something I usually make. If you are one of my followers you know that I am an event decorator & since the "love story timelines" are huge in weddings this past year I decided to do a spin off of that for his present this year. 

CAUTION: If you do not have a sense of humor, are wanting something real mushy & romantic to give to your significant other - than I am warning you this is not for you! This is for the couple that likes to make each other laugh, has a great sense of humor & enjoys being out of the norm from everyone else.If you are one of those couples, even if this is not right for you, maybe you will get the humor in this & also the subtle sentimental value at the same time without being over mushy.....which pretty much sums up mine & my husbands relationship :)

Frame = $1.00
Spoon = $.50
Printed quote = Free (printed from my computer)
Smirk I see on my husbands face each time he looks at his gift = PRICELESS

Thursday, February 6, 2014

No more brown apples

I love apples but I do not like that they turn brown almost immediately. I have tried the lemon juice solution they say to use, but that gives the apples a funky taste. I recently read somewhere on Pinterest that if you soak them in Sprite for awhile before setting them out that that will prevent them from turning brown.

At my daughter's recent Doc McStuffins party we were serving apples as one of the snacks & so I decided to try it & guess what it works!!! So make sure to try it the next time you want apple slices & don't want them turning brown.

Monday, February 3, 2014

DIY Jewelry

I have been working on some DIY jewelry & would like to show you what I have made thus far.......

RINGS: Please ignore my fat stubby fingers - gross!







Thursday, January 30, 2014

DIY Steam Punk

This past Halloween my good friend & I had come up with the idea that all of us couples go as steam punk couples. It was SO MUCH FUN, but I am not gonna lie - the prep work to make all of our costumes was a lot of work. We literally spent months researching on the Internet to get inspiration & think of how we wanted each couple to be, we wanted each couple to be a theme of steam punk. I think all our hard work, time & effort really paid off in the end as they were awesome!!!! 

We had to create 4 ladies steam punk costumes & 3 men's steam punk costumes. We made the skirts, all the jewelry, the top hats, gloves, boot covers, the men's shirts, and so much more (except the corsets). I really wish I would have taken more pictures along the way as I was doing the stuff, but that would take forever to write that blog tutorial :) Here is how they turned out:

Bride & Groom Steam punk:
      * These two really were the bride & groom as they were soon getting married. So she was all in white with accents of black - feathers, lace gloves, details in her handmade skirt & her boots. The man had his steam punk jacket we created, his jacket accessories, steam punk stop watch & boot covers.

Kick Butt Warrior Type Steam punk:
          * Handmade top hat, elaborate handmade jewelry, lots of over lapping belts, hand made skirt, handmade garter to hold the shot gun shells & so much more. My Husband was wearing a handmade shirt & his hat that I did the embellishments on it

Sassy but Sweet Steam punk:
                  * The girl was in leggings, made her top hat, had amazing jewelry all hand made, a burgundy blouse under her corset & a couple different belts for added texture & look. The man had the handmade shirt & boot covers.

The nature theme steam punk: (the one on the right)
         * she was wearing a tutu skirt we created & made, lots of owl themed jewelry, owl stop watch, knee high flat boots & a fabric flower on her one side of her skirt

Our group as a whole:

Here are just very few jewelry pieces that I made. Like I say I wish I would have taken pictures of all of them, they were all so different, unique & cool!
Leather cuff I made & we tied it with scrap pieces of leather around our wrist

earrings for one of the girls

my necklace I made & wore with my warrior steam punk outfit
I love these ladies & couples so much they are all like family to me & we had an absolute blast!!!