Outdoor Rustic Polish Wedding

I don’t think we’ve ever featured a Polish wedding before on Once Wed, so I was excited when Ozzy Garcia recently sent over the beautiful wedding of Martina & Lucas. And how gorgeous is this farm? Yama Farms Inn has actually been in the bride’s family for over hundred years.

Photography: Ozzy Garcia | Venue: Yama Farms Inn | Flowers & styling: Moth & Rose (mothandrose@gmail.com / 718 344 5475) | Cake: Maxine’s Catering / Bittersweet Bakers | Catering: Aroma Thyme Bistro

 

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09.04.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

DIY Sun Print Wedding Escort Cards

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Clary Pfeiffer recently sent over this gorgeous tutorial around sunprints. Remember the sunprint inspired cake Joy Thigpen designed a couple years back on Once Wed? Clary used sunprint paper to create the most delightful place cards. The full tutorial with instructions is below. Thanks, Clary!

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Supplies

Sun print paper
acrylic sheet
a tub full of water
object to print

1. Arrange transparency with names and queen anne’s lace, or object you want to print, out of the reach of sun on the sun paper.

2. Place the acrylic sheet over the object to help sharpen the edges between the blue and white of the final print.

3. Take the sun print out side and lay in direct sunlight for 2-5 minutes until the paper turns light blue.

4. Rinse the sun print in water and watch the white turn into Prussian blue.

5. Hang or lay the sup print to dry.

6. Cut and fold sun prints for display.

DIY kits – Sunprints

Photography and Styling: Clary Pfeiffer | Assistant Stylist: Sarah Carpenter | Flowers: Catherine Thoele

To see the lovely styled shoot inspired by this DIY, check out the post on Grey Likes Weddings!

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09.03.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

State Flower Wedding Favor Cookies

Maggie Austin is an absolute genius when it comes to transforming cookies and cakes into little works of art. We thought it’d be fun to have Maggie create cookies based on some of our favorite state flowers. We love the idea of including a package of cookies inspired by your state flower in a welcome bag or a delicious wedding favor for your guests.

Photography: Ali Harper | Cookies: Maggie Austin Cake |Calligraphy: Meagan Tidwell

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08.29.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

How To Smoldering Smokey Eyes

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We’re so thrilled to share this absolutely gorgeous tutorial from Amy Clarke today. She has made it so easy for you to recreate this sexy, yet understated, smoldering smokey eye on your own.

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Smoldering Smokey Eyes
 
1. Prep the whole eyelid and under eye with either a concealer or eyeshadow primer. I used MAC Paint in Bare Canvas.
2. + 3. + 4. +5. Apply a black pencil liner all around your eye, close to your lash line, making the liner thicker on the outer parts of your lid, and in your waterline.
6. Using a mini dome eyeshadow brush, smudge the liner all around the eye until it appears smooth.
7. Apply a matte bone colored eyeshadow to the brow bone.
8. Next, apply a warm, medium brown eyeshadow to your crease, and blend well.
9. Take that same brown eyeshadow and apply it under the lower lash line, blending into the black liner.
10. To add a little interest, take a shimmery gold eyeshadow or pigment and apply to your lid, then, apply a little to the center of your lower lash line.
11. To Finish off the look, apply a coat or two of mascara. Don’t forget to curl them first!Pro Tip: Since applying eyeshadow can be a messy job, first, do your eyes, then clean up any eyeshadow that has fallen on your under eye with some makeup remover. Then, apply your foundation! 

Favorite Products: Stila Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in “Onyx” & Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 1.

Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett

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08.27.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured