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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Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles

Half Up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles
 Are you planning to wear a hair half up half down wedding hairstyle for your wedding or engagement party? Here’s a simple and quick tutorial for a half up half down wedding hairstyle with a little bit extra finesse whipped up by the amazing Jordan Byers.
Half up Half Down Wedding Hairstyles
Half up Half down Wedding Hair
 Instructions

1. Start with loose waves in your hair.

2. Backcomb or tease the hair at the crown of your head.

3. Smooth out the top layer.

4. Twist one side of your hair and ***pin it about 2/3 of the way across your head*** (this is the big trick that will allow you to hide your tracks!)

5. Now twist the other side and tuck it under the first part.

6. Again, pin that piece about 2/3 of the way across your head.

Easy! And so pretty!

Photography: Tec Petaja // Hair and makeup: Jordan Byers // Wedding Dress: Marchesa // Robe:Alexandra Grecco

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Almond Fall Wedding Cake

Fall Wedding Cakes
 Here’s a fall wedding cake you could make at home. Its just a simple tiered cake covered with buttercream frosting and then decorated with rows of sliced almonds. We used sliced almonds without the skins to keep it more toward white and subtle but we also think it would be pretty to use the ones with the skins still on them for more texture and pattern. And then, just for fun, I made a little inspiration board from our Fall Weddings Pinterest board to give you a little more ideas of other weddings you could pair this fall wedding cake with…
 Inspiration board images: fall path by oe-wrout // dresses by asos fall collection // girl: unknown //  pears by margaret and joy
Fall Wedding Cake: Photography: Ali Harper // Cake: Sarah Dodge // Styling: Joy Thigpen

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Fishtail Bun Wedding Hair Tutorial

 Here’s a super lovely wedding hair tutorial we found on Pinterest…its really easy and simple.

Instructions

1) It looks like you want to start with some texture in your hair so go ahead and use some product and curl it up a little. You might want to back comb and tease it up some at the crown and in the back to add some more volume there, too. Then do a fishtail braid. This one is done to the side but it could also be done in the middle.

2) Then pull the braid so it loose and wide.

3)Twist it into a bun and secure with pins. So pretty!

For more wedding hair ideas check out the links below….

Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

Wedding Hair Updoas

Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair II

(Please let us know if you know the original source for this tutorial so we can credit!)

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