DIY Chair Wedding Garland


We’ve been seeing a lot of ceremony aisle markers popping up all over pinterest and weddings blogs, so Holly of Rosegolden Flowers pulled together this great tutorial on how to create your own aisle marker with a set of simple vines. We used jasmine here for it’s delicate nature, but any vine or flowering branch would also look beautiful. Enjoy!



Floral Tape
Vines(we used Jasmine)


1. Make two bunches of vines

2. Secure longest branch to one side of the chair

3. Attach with floral tape

4. Secure the second bunch horizontally with floral tape

5. Drape the vines around the opposite edge of the chair

6. Tie a ribbon to conceal the floral tape

Photography: Odalys Mendez // Styling: Ginny Au // Flowers: Rosegolden Flowers

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05.14.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Ann’s Bridal Bargains


Getting married, but still looking for an exciting way to invite your loved ones? We have the perfect solution.

Ann’s Bridal Bargains understands how important your wedding is and they also know how to help you stick to your budget. The invitations alone can push some brides outside of their budgets, especially when you add in the necessary enclosure cards for the response and reception…

For this reason they created Ann’s Value Pricing. Now couples can get the desired wedding invitations they want for a price they can afford. By choosing certain invitation ensembles, Couples can save up to 20%!

Here’s how it works:

Their 1st option includes the Invitation and the Response for 10% off.

Their 2nd option includes the Invitation, Response and Reception for 15% off.

However, the 3rd option is far and away their best deal.  Couples can order complete wedding invitation ensembles plus an accessory (cake tops, guest books, toasting flutes) or wedding favors (favor boxes, matchbooks) and receive 20% off! Plus as an added bonus, specific Ann’s reception accessories and wedding favors come with free personalization!

When you choose Ann’s Bridal Bargains, they make Value Pricing simple and convenient. Ann’s Bridal Bargains knows that every couple is unique and that their choice of wedding stationery should be as well. With Ann’s Bridal Bargains, couples can choose a stylish stationary without having to cut corners where they matter most. This is one of the most wonderful days of your life; let Ann’s Bridal Bargains help you share it.

05.14.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Nevis Destination Outdoor Wedding

What better way to start the week off on Once Wed than with this beautiful wedding in Nevis from Tec Petaja? Enjoy!

Photography: Tec Petaja | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham

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05.13.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Minted Wedding Invitations + Giveaway

Wedding Invitations are always one of my favorite details of a wedding. It’s a wonderful way to set the tone and get guests excited about what’s to come. Minted offers an amazing selection of exclusive wedding stationery created by their community of designers. Minted offers a variety of paper options to choose from including letterpress and Luxe museum board paper, an exciting new option for brides who want the flexibility of digital printing, but with an added touch that makes their invitations have a real “wow” factor.

No one else in the wedding industry offers the type of personal customer service Minted does. Through their new premium wedding service, their new Perfection team offers complimentary design consultants for brides who want help picking the perfect invitations, understand customization options, or get etiquette and design advice. The New Perfection Live Studio offers a live online screen sharing letting brides request design changes and see real-time revisions, while collaborating with their design consultant on the phone. Free for all brides who request it, and there is no software to download making it even easier for you to customize your wedding invitations.

Minted is giving away a $200 gift certificate good for any Minted wedding stationery to one Once Wed reader. Readers will have 1 week to enter the contest, ending May 10th  at 11:59pm PT. CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

05.11.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog