Make Thank You Cards Easy with Postable

We’re so thrilled to introduce our new sponsor, Postable! Not just because it’s always exciting to add a new sponsor to the Once Wed team, but because what Postable does is truly helpful, inventive, and affordable!

Postable aims to help you with one of the most daunting tasks associated with getting married- writing and sending thank you notes. From engagement and shower gifts to wedding presents, you’re going to be responsible for writing hundreds of thank you cards over the length of your engagement and wedding. Postable helps you by collecting mailing addresses and contacts into one place so that they’re organized and easy to access. You also use Postable to write the cards themselves! You write a specific note to each person thanking them, in one of 12 realistic fonts that will make your notes look handwritten. They affix postage and send them off for you once you’re done writing!

By collaborating with card designers like Rifle Paper Co. and Fawnsberg, Postable has collected a large selection of beautiful designer cards for you to choose from. Each card is printed on100% cotton, tree-free, paper or 100% post consumer recycled paper.

Another fantastic thing about Postable is that every card is $2.00 and that includes the postage to send it. You can’t get more affordable than that!

We really can’t stop gushing about our new sponsor after reading and playing with the website. Please visit Postable today and see how easy, stylish, and fun writing thank you cards can be!

06.19.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

DIY Gold Leaf Table Number

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I’m so excited to share this gorgeous tutorial from Honey of a Thousand Flowers and Print in Cursive. These two talented ladies partnered together to create an agate inspired tablescape using gold leaf and organic elements throughout. Today we’re showing you how to make the pretty table numbers, but be sure to check back later this week to see the final tablescape and gold leaf menu!

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Supplies

Agate Stone
Gold Leaf
Spray adhesive
Masking tape
X-acto knife & blades
Black Sharpie marker
Paintbrush

Directions

1. Make sure the stone surface is clean and dry. Cover with masking tape.Using a sharpie, draw the number or letter on the tape.Using an x-acto knife, cut out the number or letter you’ve drawn.Spray the surface with the adhesive.

2.+ 3. Apply gold leaf and press down with the paintbrush to adhere and brush away extra pieces.

4. Slowly lift the tape, taking care to make sure the gold leaf separates from the tape edge and doesn’t lift off the surface.

5. If you mess up you can easily scrape off the gold leaf, clean the surface and start over. Be careful not to scratch the leaf once you have adhered it, as it will easily come off the shiny stone surface.

Photography: Leo Patrone | Styling + Flowers: Honey of Thousand Flowers | Tutorial: Print in Cursive | Layout: Hannah Lee Designs

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06.18.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Irish Coastal Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Growing up on an island, the song and pull of the sea is never too far away and has always been a huge influence on my perception of this land. It’s a scene that is forever changing with inky blues and muted greens rushing up to meet the spring fields and stoic stone walls of the Irish coastline. Perched at the cliffside looking out into the celtic sea in County Waterford, it’s easy to see why a holy well and hermitage was established here in the 5th century by the early Irish saint, St Declan. There is a sense of energy and mysticism in the air that speaks of renewal and I hoped to capture all these beautiful elements and allow them to inspire the perfect celebration. Thanks to an amazing team of talented suppliers, the vision came to life and I couldn’t imagine a more romantic place to exchange vows.

Photography: Anne-Marie Bouchard of AMBphoto | Concept and Styling: Ciara O’Halloran of Style Serendipity | Florals: A New Leaf Floral Design and Decor | Location: Cliff House Hotel Ardmore, Ireland | Hair: UpStyle Junkie | Make Up: Annette O’Brien | Long Gowns: Myrtle Ivory Bridal Couture (lace gown: Claire Pettibone, silk gown: Amanda Wakely) | Suit & Short Lace Gown: Zara | Shoes: BHLDN | Paper Goods, Calligraphy and Silk: Neither Snow | Models: Eve and James of Andrea Roche Model Agency | Horse: Monatrea Equestrian Centre

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06.17.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Wedding Ideas Blog

Win Wedding Photography from Em the Gem!

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Today we would proudly like to introduce a new sponsor, Em the Gem! Em the Gem is the brainchild of Emily Scott, a California based wedding and portrait photographer whose images are truly engaging and magical. Emily fell in love with photography on a mission trip to Japan and soon began seeing life and beauty through her lens on a daily basis.  Once engaged to her now husband, Aaron, Emily funneled her passion into wedding photography.

Emily appreciates the beauty that natural light and film photography brings to images and looks forward to collaborating with couples that appreciate the same. Emily loves to see new places outside of California so she is available for national and international weddings as well as local ones. Emily’s design aesthetic is gorgeous, and her photographs are light, lovely, and happy and will capture the essence of your wedding day!

Emily has just relaunched Em the Gem and is excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with a giveaway! She is looking to give an 8 hour wedding photography session away one lucky couple. Em the Gem is local to California, but will travel internationally for this giveaway to the right couple (couples getting married outside Northern California will be responsible for travel costs).

To enter to win 8 hours of wedding photography, leave a comment telling your love story and why you would love to win a session with Emily!

 

06.17.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog