Chocolate “Wax” Seal Mini Monogramed Cakes

We bought plain petit fours from our local bakery and personalized them by making little “wax” seals out of chocolate. Fun, right? We used a monogrammed wax seal found on etsy and pressed the seal into semi-melted chocolate.

Are you a cake kind of person or are you planning to serve some desserts in addition to or instead of the standard wedding cake? Although, when it comes down to it, petit fours are pretty much in the cake category…. But still…they’re a fairly alternative choice for a wedding.

Photography: Ali Harper // Styling: Joy Thigpen // Chocolate Wax Seals: Dodge and Burned

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Wedding Hairstyles for Medium Hair Tutorial

Wedding Hairstyles for Medium Hair

How perfect would this pretty wedding updo from Amanda Paige and Jessica Sloane be for your maids? Or for your rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. Click wedding hairstyles for medium long hairto see more ideas!

Wedding Hairstyles for Medium Hair
Instructions
1. Start off by curling all of your hair to add texture.
2. Next, section off the two front parts of your hair. These sections should start behind your ear and go up to your part . Do the same thing on both sides. You should now have three sections (including the center section, see photo).
3. Then, take the center section and tease it at the root with a teasing comb to add volume to your crown.
4. Then take the center section and create a loose bun. Pinning it into place using bobby pins.
5. Next, take one of the front sections of hair, twist it, then bring it back, creating another bun right next to the center bun, pin it with bobby pins.
6. Repeat on opposite side
*For an even softer look, pull strands of hair out around your face and/or out of the loose bun*
Creative Direction, Floral Design and Styling: Jessica Sloane // Photography: Austin Gros // Hair and Makeup + Hair Tutorial: Amanda Paige // Dress: Free People

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DIY Winter Wedding Candleholders

DIY Winter Wedding Candleholder

Kelli Hunt created this candle tutorial for us last year, but I couldn’t resist featuring them again since we’re so close to Christmas. The tutorial is based on porcelain candleholders from this winter weddingboard. Enjoy!

DIY Candleholder Wedding Tutorial

Supplies

-Rolling pin
-Taper candles
-Pizza cutter
-Wine cork or something of similar size
-DAS Air drying modeling clay

Winter Wedding Candleholder Instructions

Step 1: Roll clay out to about an 1/8? thick with the rolling pin.

Step 2: Cut clay with pizza cutter into 3/4? strips, and cut ends to a diagonal.

Step 3: Wrap strips around wine cork, then take the clay off the cork.

Step 4: Place candles in holder to test the correct width. Take out the candles and let the clay air dry overnight (about 10-12 hours).

Step 5: Paint clay to desired color (white for this inspiration board).

Step 6: Place candles in holders and you’re finished!

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Winter Wedding Wreath DIY

DIY Winter Wedding Wreath

With the holiday season in full swing, I know so many of us are looking for easy and beautiful ideas to decorate our homes with. Wreaths are especially popular right now, and I love this wreath tutorial sent over by Honey of Thousand Flowers for a holiday or winter wedding. Sarah suggested you can use ferns or any type other type of greenery to create a winter wedding wreath. You could make just one of these to hang on a door, or several to hang in a window. You could even hang several of them with fishing line from a branch to use as a ceremony backdrop for a wedding!

Winter Wedding Wreath

Supplies

-Ferns, or any other green

-Wreath forms (or stiff wire to make your own)

-Floral wire, clippers

Instructions

-Break apart the wreath forms into individual rings. (I used a wreath form so that I had a few perfectly circular wire bases for my wreaths. Sometimes it is hard to make your own into a perfect circle.)

-Place the greenery on the ring and beginning at the base of the leaf. Wire it to the ring by wrapping the wire through and around the ring up the leaf.  Be careful not to tuck any parts of the leaf under the wire.

-Place the next leaf on and continue wrapping it with wire the same way until you’ve gone all the way around the ring with leaves.

winter wreath diy

Photography: Leo Patrone // Tutorial: Honey of Thousand Flowers

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