Image: Olga Maliouk for Elle Spain December 2009. Photographed by Riccardo Tinelli
If you’re like us, you’ve been loving this image for a long time and may already have it pinned on your Pinterest. Well, we made a metallic flower strap like this one a while ago and it was super easy. (Ours was in silver.) We just sprayed some fake flowers (cheap ones can be fine, just watch for frayed edges on the petals) with a can of metallic spray paint and stitched them to a ribbon. (Though I do love the way the stems show on this one–our stems didn’t look that pretty unfortunately but if you got really nice fake flowers I bet they would!) Now you’re ready to fancy up that plain black dress, or even a white gown! **fair warning: I highly recommend doing this as far in advance as possible since I doubt you’ll be going for that can-of-spray-paint fragrance :)
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Part of the beauty of an elopement is that you can schedule your wedding day however you'd like. There's no pressure to be anywhere at a certain time. Today's couple chose a tiny cabin in the Catskills to stay in and get ready together at, and then headed into the mountain to say their vows.