DIY Faux Deckled Edge Paper

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We love simple DIY projects that our brides can easily do on their own, and this DIY Faux Deckled Edge paper DIY from Martha Hatfield is the perfect project for any crafter- beginner or expert! Use this DIY to give your wedding paper an extra special detail. Keep reading for the full instructions.

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Supplies
-Card Stock
-Steel Ruler
-Water
-Watercolor Brush

Instructions:
1.  Print your announcement wording onto a sheet of card stock with crop marks for a 5″ x 7″ announcement. If you can’t print with crop marks, use a pencil and ruler to create crop marks.
2.  Dip the brush into water. Wipe off excess water on the rim of the glass. Wet the card stock in between 2 crop marks.
3.  Line up the ruler with those crop marks and hold the ruler down firmly with one hand. Pull up the corner with your other hand and continue tearing the sheet of card stock along the straight edge of the ruler. The moistened card stock tears unevenly giving it the appearance of a deckle edge. Repeat for the other three sides. 

Tutorial and styling by: Martha Hatfield  | Photography by: Kate Osborne

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11.05.14 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Delicate Wildflower Wedding Ideas

From Shellie of Silk and Willow and Emme of Gossamer:

Rebecca Yale and Shellie Pomeroy of Silk & Willow worked beautifully together to create this delicate and romantic shoot on a rather rainy day in New Paltz, NY. Inspired by bucolic childhood days of playing in the fields and wading by the stream, this shoot organically unfolded as they drew from their natural surroundings. New Paltz, with its rich history in farming and ample farmers markets, was an ideal site location. Nestled in a field of wild clover and along a rambling river and stream, it was the perfect fit for the vision these creatives had in mind.

The table, chairs, and rentals were sourced from the New Paltz area. The arrangements were a combination of foraged wildflowers along with flowers provided by Beaurust Flower Shop. Silk & Willow arranged hand-dipped candles specifically made for the shoot and also hand-dyed loose weave cloth for use as napkins.

Karla of Written Word used crushed berries for the ink on the calligraphy written over natural, handmade paper.

The bride wore an Edwardian whitework lawn dress and an embroidered tulle dress by Gossamer Vintage with ribbon sash belts by Silk & Willow.

They wanted everything to be organic with a farm-to-table feel and they definitely achieved it!

Photography: Rebecca Yale | Styling/Planning : Silk & Willow | Planning/Wardrobe: Gossamer Vintage | Linen/Silk Ribbons: Silk & Willow | Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | Model: Jessie Scott | Table &  Accessories: Nectar | Florals: Beaurust Flower Shop | Cake: The Village Tea Room | Rentals & Chairs: Events Unlimited

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11.04.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Elegant Outdoor California Wedding

How absolutely stunning is this elegant outdoor wedding from Tec Petaja? Lovely Little Details did an exquisite job designing and executing this lovely affair in California, and we’re in love with every detail. We adore how the lighting at the reception under the arbor felt whimsical and elegant all at the same time. All of the details together created an enchanting evening for the bride, groom and their guests.

Photography: Tec Petaja | Planner, Designer + Florals: Lovely Little Details | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Dress + Veil: Jenny Packham | Colin’s suit: Ralph Lauren | Bridesmaid dresses: Twobirds Bridesmaid | Wedding Invites: Odeon | Design: Bella Figura Letterpress| Day-of Paper Goods: Southern Fried Paper | Rehearsal Dinner: Auberge du Soleil | Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Ceremony: Grace Episcopal Church in St. Helena, CA | Reception:  Beaulieu Garden | Vintage / Lounge Furniture Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals | Custom Lace Dinner Table Overlays: I Do Linens | All other linens: La Tavola | Chairs: Blueprint Studios | Lighting: Got Light| Cake: Sweet on Cake | Wedding Day Hair: Eugene Toye | Wedding Day Makeup: Betten Chaston + Billie Chaston | Logistical Team: Dovetail Logistics | Catering: Paula le Duc Fine Catering | Caramel Favors: The Caramel Jar | Photobooth: Tomfoolery  | DJ: DJ Cams | Piano: Art Khu | Talent Management: Entire Productions | Videographer:  Elysium Productions

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11.03.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

A Couple in Love at Home

We’re constantly sharing stories of engagements and weddings, but today, we have something a little bit different. Every couple has a different perspective on love and commitment, and some couples choose to express their commitment in different ways. Read more from this couple on why they don’t plan on getting married. Love has a different definition to everyone.

From the couple:

Matt and I met playing college soccer together. From the moment we met, we were immediately drawn to one another energy. It was magnetic, intoxicating. At the time we were both in relationships and stayed away from each other. It was like we had a whole understanding without even saying a word aloud. It was one of those, “I’m going to let you handle this one, Universe.” A couple years went by and I saw Matt posting pictures of Berlin, Norway, New Zealand and SE Asia. I was very much wanderlust at the time in my life, so without hesitation I messaged Matt. He called me the day he landed and we haven’t been apart since. Four years later and we’ve been to 8 countries and lived in Korea for a year, he taught me how to snowboard and we currently live in Breckenridge, CO where we snowboard everyday! It’s magical. There have been days where Matt and I will look at each other, both with that crazy gleam in our eye. We will drink coffee, talk about where we desire to travel most and buy a ticket. The details left for another day. 

Marriage is something we’ve talked about but neither of us want. Marriage is a tradition I have yet to fully comprehend. I could understand how it  would be important if you wanted children, but that is another thing we do not want. Until Matt and I are fully aware of what marriage would do for us, we are happy being unmarried. It doesn’t mean we love each other any less than any other married couple. It doesn’t make us scared, and it definitely doesn’t make us less committed to one another (3 of the many things we often hear). Anyone that knows us, understands now, that we are not your average couple. We believe life should be savored, experienced and not bogged down by what society tells us to do. We are smart enough to know, we could change our minds. We very much try to live in the present, the now. And in this moment, Matt and I are very content.

Photography: Julie Cate| Makeup: Weemala Hair and Makeup | Venue: Mt Princeton Hot Springs, CO | Dress: Free People | Lab: Richard Photo Lab

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10.31.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog