3-in-1 DIY: Wedding Seating with a Personal Touch

3-in-1 DIY: Wedding Seating with a Personal Touch

In some magical land of my dreams, I am a DIY queen who gracefully and happily hand-crafts meaningful and beautiful projects. In reality, I am over-committed, easily frustrated and don’t finish most of what I start…a mere DIY peasant! And because I didn’t marry my way into DIY royalty, I have to face the truth and only attempt projects that are simple. This was especially the case for my wedding, when I wanted to create special, personal elements without going crazy in the process. Enter:... Read More

Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something Borrowed

Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something Borrowed

Something Old, Something New, and now... Something Borrowed. Weddings are full of decisions, big and small. Some little details might get noticed by your guests, while other little details might be just for you---a special reminder of what's important as you embark on your new life. Today's nail art is one of those details: meaningful, personal, and darling. I'll let Rathy of Petite Peinture, who created the look, explain: "It is actually something very meaningful to me (as well as my husband),... Read More

DIY Stamped Coasters (for Wedding Save the Dates or Otherwise)

DIY Stamped Coasters (for Wedding Save the Dates or Otherwise)

The irony of me writing a blog post about making your own coasters is as thick as the stack of “discard” coasters sitting on my coffee table (those hundred or so we deemed too smudgey, off-center, or illegible to send). You are about to read DIY advice from someone who tried to paint a set of bedside tables, ran out of spray paint, and waited so long to finish the project that the hardware store stopped carrying the shade. But don’t worry! If I can do coasters, you can definitely do coasters,... Read More

Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something New

Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something New

We're back with another gorgeous wedding-inspired manicure from our talented friends at Petite Peinture. Continuing on from last week's "Something Old" mani, this one is themed around "Something New." Daisy of Petite Peinture explains her inspiration for the look: "When I think of something new, I think of something that is more bold and non-traditional for a wedding manicure. I came across a really classy modern wedding cake and it reminded me of just that. I decided to recreate the design as... Read More

Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Something Old

Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Something Old

The ladies of Petite Peinture are some of the most talented nail artists we know---so when we asked them if they'd be interested in creating some wedding nail art for us, we knew they'd come up with something gorgeous. Actually, they came back with FOUR gorgeous somethings---four stunning nail looks that are perfect for any stylish bride, inspired by the old wedding adage, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue." Today I'm sharing their "Something Old" nail look, a spin... Read More

5 Unique Wedding Color Palettes Inspired By Nail Polish

5 Unique Wedding Color Palettes Inspired By Nail Polish

When people find out that you're engaged, there are three questions you should always expect: Can I see the ring? Have you set a date? And what are your colors? As I was going on the journey of choosing my own wedding colors, scouring the internet for inspiration and trying to pinpoint the exact shades that would look best at my venue, I realized that a meandering Pinterest board filled with other people's vaguely overlapping visions wouldn't quite cut it. I needed a way to streamline my color... Read More

10 Ways to Do Your Own Wedding Hair

10 Ways to Do Your Own Wedding Hair

The color of the napkins, the shape of the chairs, whether the envelopes have liners or not... there are just certain wedding details that really aren't worth the worry. At least, that's what I keep telling myself, as my wedding planning has (slowly) progressed. Personalized cocktail stirrers sure would be cute, but would anyone even notice them? But one wedding detail I won't be under-thinking? My hair. Besides the dress, your hair is a huge part of bringing your whole bridal look together. And... Read More

Winter Wedding Ideas So Pretty, They’ll Give You Chills

Winter Wedding Ideas So Pretty, They’ll Give You Chills

I am not having a winter wedding... but I have often dreamed of one. In the course of my wedding planning lately, I've come across so many gorgeous images and ideas that make winter weddings look like the most romantic, most fun, and most coziest (most coziest?!) events ever. The fur stoles! The plaid sashes! The crackling fires and hot cocoa bars! And don't even get me STARTED on all the gorgeous opportunities for dark lipstick and nails on the bride and bridesmaids. Swoon and a half. Alas, I'll... Read More

Natural, Boho, or Retro: Which Bridal Beauty Style Should I Choose?

Natural, Boho, or Retro: Which Bridal Beauty Style Should I Choose?

So, I'm engaged. And as anyone who’s been in this place before me knows, wedding planning isn’t always glamorous. Usually, it's the opposite of glamorous, alternating between overwhelming (so many choices!) and terrifying (so much money!) … and there are a lot of spreadsheets involved. But there is one aspect of wedding planning that I unabashedly love, and that IS totally glamorous (at least in my head): looking at bridal beauty and hair inspiration. I call it “research,” for when my turn... Read More

George & Amal’s Wedding: 6 Tips the Rest of Us Can Actually Use

George & Amal’s Wedding: 6 Tips the Rest of Us Can Actually Use

It’s the news that everyone is talking about: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin got married this weekend at a private ceremony in Venice, Italy. By all accounts (and there aren’t a ton, since privacy was a big concern for the Oscar winner and his acclaimed barrister bride), it was a beautiful, elegant affair, starting with private boat rides to the ceremony at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande Hotel. The mayor of Rome himself, Walter Veltroni, officiated the ceremony, the bride wore Alexander... Read More

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