DIY Faux Bob Wedding Hairstyle for Long Hair

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We’ve been so inspired by working with Temptu over the past few weeks, and we have a couple more awesome hair tutorials in store for you to pair with our DIY Natural Bridal Makeup or DIY Elegant Evening Makeup Tutorial. We love creating unique and simple hair tutorials for you, and this DIY Faux Bob may be our favorite yet! This easy DIY hair tutorial is a perfect alternative for your long hair on your wedding day, or this show-stopping style may be ideal for your rehearsal dinner. Keep reading for the full-length instructions below.

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DIY Faux Bob Instructions

1. Start with clean, slightly wavy hair.

2. Create a low, loose braid at the bottom of your hair.

3. Start the process of slowly tucking your hair under and pinning it up with a few bobby pins.

4. Work slowly and neatly until all of the braid is folded under, and neatly pin the sides.

5. Pin some pieces down on the sides and spray a little hairspray to keep some of the shorter pieces in place.

6. Finish your new elegant bob with our DIY Natural Bridal Makeup or our Elegant Evening Makeup look.

Creative Direction and Styling: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler | Makeup: Amy Clarke for Temptu | Hair: Christian Marc |

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06.24.14 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Simple Lace Wedding Boudoir Session Ideas

We love the idea of a bridal boudoir session as a little surprise for your future husband! It’s something totally unexpected, and you’ll cherish these photos for years to come. Years in the future, you can be look back and see what you looked like right before you walked down the aisle. So, take the opportunity with your photographer to capture your beauty in the days leading up to your wedding, and perhaps give your soon-to-be-groom a little preview as a gift on your honeymoon. Or you could schedule your boudoir session a few months before the wedding, so you could have prints ready to give him on your first night as a married couple.

We simply adore this artistic boudoir session from Erich Mcvey, and we can’t get enough of this lovely lace ensemble from Emily Riggs.

Would you ever consider doing a bridal boudoir session especially for your future husband?

Photography: Erich Mcvey | Gown: Emily Riggs | Paper Goods and Calligraphy: Brown Linen Design

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06.23.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Cinematic-Style Wedding Videos from NST Pictures

NST Pictures specializes in Cinematic Wedding Videography.  Founded in Japan in 1976, the company brought its quality service to the United States in 2011.  Since then, they have created films capturing wonderful memories for over 250 brides and grooms.

NST promises to produce high-quality cinematography for a reasonable price, and all of their videographers are certified to meet the high standards that have been synonymous with the NST name for many years.   With packages starting at only $980, you can easily find a package to fit your wedding budget!  They offer services in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and southern California.   And if you live in a surrounding area, NST is happy to discuss coverage of your wedding at their regular pricing, plus additional travel fees.

As a full service company, NST can capture your Engagement, Save the Date, your Wedding and even create a Same Day Premier!  They specialize in short form wedding films, creating a keepsake that is long enough to highlight all of the most important details of your day but short enough to watch over and over again (and you’ll want to watch it over and over!). Their cinematic-style Trailer and Feature Films come in increments of about 3 minutes, 10 minutes and 25 minutes. They also offer cleaned up raw footage of your ceremony, dances and toasts so you can watch and relive those moments in entirety!

While you are exploring their site to see what a great fit NST would be for you,  be sure to enter their giveaway of a $5,000 video package!

06.23.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Goat Cheese Radish Tartine with Micro Greens

When you’re working with so many lovely products, you want to do everything you can to display them in all of their natural beauty! Zola’s registry is full of unique kitchen and serving ware pieces that you can stock your home with to create a warm kitchen filled with modern touches, and that will act as the perfect canvas on which to serve beautiful dishes.

We chose to display Zola’s Billy Cotton Serving dish by showing off these absolutely stunning watermelon radishes that Katelyn Hardwick used to cook up the most delicious recipe for Goat Cheese Radish Tartine with Micro Greens. We think these little treats would be the perfect appetizer for your wedding if you’re looking for beautiful food to serve your guests, or you could whip these up for friends and family when they come over to your newly furnished house! After the honeymoon, take your dream home to the next level by filling it with beautiful food, wine, and friends.

Here’s a little recipe from Katelyn to help you get started! 

INGREDIENTS

1 loaf of rustic country bread, diagonally sliced into ½-inch-thick slices

2 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling 

1 ½ cups thinly sliced radishes (daikon, watermelon, or whatever is in season)

4 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, room temperature

Fresh micro greens

Coarse sea salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Heat a cast-iron grill pan. Brush the bread with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and grill over high heat, turning once, until toasted.  Top the toasts with the goat cheese, radishes, and micro greens,  Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve!

Tell us how your friends like this recipe, or where you’re planning on using it. Would you serve an appetizer like this for your wedding?

Pieces featured in order: Billy Cotton Nesting Platter, Sparq Home Soapstone Slant Set, Richwood Creations Tribal Cutting Board, Slate Cheese Board 

Creative and Art Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Photography: Ali Harper | Styling: Ginny Branch and Ginny Au| Food Styling: Katelyn Hardwick

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06.20.14 / Featured