DIY Wildflower Aisle Wedding Ideas

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Honey of a Thousand Flowers sent us this gorgeous floral box aisle runner DIY. You can easily re-create the organic style that Sarah created by following the instructions below. Have fun!

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Supplies to build boxes for a floral aisle
-3 Fence slats per five foot box you want to make. We used cedar and they cost just under $1 per slat.
-miter or table saw to cut the wood, screwdriver, screws
-stain, brushes
-Thick plastic drop cloth
-floral foam
-flowers

How to make the flower boxes
1.Cut each wooden slat to 5 feet in length
2. Assemble three boards into a trough shape by fastening them with screws every foot or so.
3. Cut the leftover ends into squares that are the same size as the open ends on the box, fasten them with screws.
4. Stain boxes and let dry.
5. Lay drop cloth plastic in boxes so that it covers the bottom and goes up the edges. I double them up so that there are two layers.
6. Insert bricks of soaked floral foam into the box end to end so that they are fairly snug.
7.Trim back any foam that is over the top of the boxes and trim off any excess plastic or tuck it down.

How to build the Wildlfower Aisle
1-2. Start filling the box with greenery that is full and will cover a lot of the foam
3-4. Fill the box with the next layer of flowers, some medium height flowers and greenery to fill the box, then the taller focal flowers last. At the very end I inserted some light grasses for some finishing texture.

Photography: Leo Patrone | Flowers and Styling: Honey of Thousand Flowers

08.07.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Voncierge

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Voncierge is every bride’s dream wedding planning website! Voncierge (which stands for Virtual Concierge) is a wedding planning website where you can search for vendors that fit your needs and conveniently book appointments online. With Voncierge, you’ll no longer struggle to find time in your day to call or play phone tag with vendors. Simply click a consultation time that works for you on Voncierge, and your appointment is instantly confirmed. It’s like having a wedding planner at your beck and call, all for free!

Every wedding vendor on Voncierge has a profile that provides loads of useful information for you to see, including photos, pricing and services offered. Once you decide you’re interested in a vendor, you can check out their calendar to see all the available times for appointments and choose the time that works best for you. If that wasn’t enough, you can also earn points by booking appointments on Voncierge and redeem them towards a Macy’s gift card.

Voncierge helps you immensely with organization too. You can see a list of your upcoming and past appointments in your Voncierge account. You can also keep track of which vendors you’re attracted to. Voncierge is the perfect tool for a tech savvy bride who likes to keep her wedding planning all in one place- her computer! Voncierge is live in Dallas, New York City, Atlanta and more. No more phone tag, no more frustration. Start planning your wedding by going to www.Voncierge.com.

08.07.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

French Village Wedding Ideas

While in South West France for a wedding, Rylee & Ginny were inspired by the beautiful quaint villages and pieced together a small inspiration shoot that captured the effortless charm and simplicity of the Dordogne.

Ginny embraced a minimal design, With the bride in an understated knee length linen dress and simple bouquet wrapped in hand dyed silk ribbon. They used the The reception area was strung with linen village bunting and a collection of modest wooden tables, dressed with linen napkins and flowers cut from the village in small vases. Katie constructed the invitation suite to compliment the design, with simple kraft paper envelopes and hand made paper.

From Ginny ” Brides can often pass over a simple design out of fear. Rylee and I wanted to show how magical a well chosen environment with beautiful soft photography and minimal decor can be.”

Photography: Rylee Hitchner | Design, Flowers & Styling: Ginny Au | Paper: Katie Decker Hyatt of Signora Mare  | Ribbon and Linen Bunting: froufrou chic

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08.05.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

DIY Pocky Breadsticks Dipped in White Chocolate

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Wouldn’t these pocky breadsticks dipped in white chocolate make the most delicious favors for your wedding guests? See the full tutorial below on how to recreate these at home with the most simple of ingredients.

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Pocky Breadsticks Dipped in White Chocolate, Cardamom and Orange Zest

1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon cardamom
pocky breadsticks
candied orange zest (recipe follows)
In a double boiler, combine white chocolate and cardamom, stirring until completely melted. Dip breadsticks into chocolate, leaving 3 inches from the bottom. Lie sticks on waxed or parchment paper and sprinkle immediately with candied orange zest. Cool at room temperature until chocolate is hardened.

Candied Orange Zest

2 oranges
1 cup sugar, divided
¾ cup water
Using a cheese grater or microplane, zest the orange and reserve the peels. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir ¾ cup sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 2 minutes. Add orange zest and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add remaining ¼ cup sugar to a small bowl. Using a slotted spoon, remove zest from syrup and transfer to bowl, tossing to coat. Let cool at room temperature for an hour before using.

Photography: Bryce Covey | Recipe and Food Styling: The Jewels of New York | Assistant Stylist: Bespoke Only | Layout: Hannah Lee Designs

07.31.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured