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06 Aug

converse-all-star-wedding-inspiration.001weddings by lilly

I heartBlue my Converse All-Stars. And I love that you can now customize them even more! Adds instant personality to the bride & groom - or the entire wedding party. 


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06 Aug


Along with uber large balloons, I can't get enough of the tassel garland.

I found the perfect tutorial for this DIY on The Sweetest Occasion by Lovely Indeed that I couldn't resist sharing with you. I adore the color palette - especially with the pop of metallic. 

Here's the super easy scoop on how you can whip this up for your next party!

You will need:

  • Various colors of tissue paper - even mylar for that metallic pop!
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Cord

First, fold one sheet of tissue paper in half width-wise, then fold it over twice length-wise. With your scissors, cut strips of fringe about 1/4" wide along the unfolded short edge of your twice folded tissue, leaving about 2" of uncut tissue at the folded edge.


 Unfold your two length-wise folds and cut the tissue in the center, creating two folded halves. Set one aside.

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Open your remaining half and lay it out. You should have a sheet of tissue with fringe on both sides and a solid section down the center. Using the solid center section, begin to roll the tissue paper, carefully keeping the fringe untangled.

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After the entire section is rolled, twist the center tightly. Then curl it to create a loop and secure with a small dot of hot glue if needed.

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Trim the ends to even it out and string your tassel on your cord. Repeat until you have as many as you like!

Hang until your heart's content. These scream fun. chic. fancy. (and wouldn't they be so festive around the holidays?!)


{Photos by Lovely Indeed via The Sweetest Occasion}



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03 Aug

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Is this not one of the cutest gift ideas for your bridesmaids?! I want one! Love. Love. Love.


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30 Jul

WeddingChickhankiethe wedding chicks shop

I heartBlue the Wedding Chicks Shop!

The vintage-style custom hankies are one of my faves. Perfect sweetness as a Save the Date, invitation, favors or bridemaid keepsake.

Check out their complete collection here.

p.s. the artwork on their totes is also Today I Love...worthy!

27 Jul

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Laser cutting is a cool trend that can amazingly look modern and chic yet wildly romantic all at the same time.

I love that you can apply this design technique to a variety of materials for a completely different vibe...fabric, leather, wood, acrylic, metal and paper.

I especially love what is being done in fashion and with invitations. Intricate details take center stage with laser cutting.

DIY-Woodland-Cutout-Wedding-Invitation3-550x550oh so beautiful paper!

dune-coral-b-lychee-lazer-cut-clutch-bag-product-3-3421232-622413263 fulldune via lyst

 il 570xN.316507996better off wed

the-hummingbird-card-company-lace-effect-laser-cut-buntingthe hummingbird card company

il 570xN.289918262seequin via etsy moon-lola-necklace 300moon & lola

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brides-magazine-wedding-style-ideas-french-paris-006KatBlu Studio Dune-Lazer-Cut-723261dune via august mayfield

Laser-Cut-Wedding-Invitations-Fourth-Year-Studio-550x366oh so beautiful paper!

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Recycled silver pend 1le papier studio Elegant-Wedding-Stationery-Atheneum-Creative-Table-Number2-300x460oh so beautiful paper!

 bouquet1-beneville-cm detailcolin cowie weddings 

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HARLOW LASER-CUT ENVELOPE CLUTCHharlow laser-cut envelope clutch


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As a top wedding trend for 2013, you will be seeing this everywhere and it is stunning in all forms from fashion to paper to home decor. I love that it is trending but not overly trendy. Perfect way to add detail and personality.


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26 Jul

il 570xN.249654228The Lonely Heart via Etsy

Etsy strikes again! The most adorable personalized ribbon I have seen! You can customize with your names, date or even favorite quote. Perfect for a rustic wedding...on favors, bouquets, escort cards, invitations or gifts!

24 Jul

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One of my favorite shops on Etsy...Barn Owl Primitives. The signs are adorable and the colors, sayings and distressing is perfect!

Any of these would be such a charming detail as a back drop to any a guest book or cake table! 

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Here is my first Barn Owl Primitives Dr. Seuss-inspired sign that hangs in my office that I heartBlue...

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18 Jul

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I heartPink these pillows today and everyday! The pillows by Cat Studio are amazing. Always a conversation piece. The most perfect gift to give - and receive!

Each pillow is hand embroidered (they each take a week to make!) and are truly heirloom quality. I have a few around my home featuring my most favorite places...

{our home state, favorite vacation spot and where we honeymooned}

Cat Studio now offers a number of other fun products showcasing this same beautiful geographical artwork. These would be the best keepsakes for any bridal party and guest gift basket featuring hometowns or location of the wedding!

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photo credit: Cat Studio

16 Jul

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Burlap = Rustic chic...instantly! I am over the moon about all the burlap potential and a wedding.

The texture and colors are amazing. It's versatile, accessible, can be DIY easy and it's reasonable. The perfect way to add a touch of country swank.

Just when I thought chevrons rocked my world...OMG...check out these charming burlap details!

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il 570xN.316588286sweet caroline jams il 570xN.352395184 1swcNana Montana

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etsy-southern-bucket-monogram-burlap-beverage-wine-weddinga southern bucket

charleston-weddings-southern-inspiration-burlap-3a low country wedding IMG 0416rustic wedding chic

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il 570xN.344997987silkilizard il 570xN.338069536burlap art by elizabeth

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il 570xN.323166673hunt & gather paper

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 So, so, so cute...

If you are in the DIY mood, burlap can be found online for under 2 bucks a yard! And one of my favorite ways to add burlap is to use jute webbing. BurlapFabric.com is a great resource and hasa variety of colors available. 

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Otherwise, Etsy is your sure-fire place for burlap accents. Hands down it's a perfect option when creating bunting, runners and other rustic accents (and easier to handle!) for any celebration!


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16 Jul


I was in Chicago over the weekend...one THE best cities...and fell in heartPink with this amazing retail shop on Michigan Avenue.


A British High Street retailer rooted in vintage + fashion-forward. Where glamour meets grunge in the most beautiful way.

The dresses and skirts were literally breathtaking...


 Definitely some super cool options for less traditional bridesmaid or even bride's reception dresses... 

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 0dcff0c87c5ea7ed0dbb93008326c65cf487220d mquilted flag dress 
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I left with an amazing pair of boots and a handful of things on my wish list! (There is a dress that I just may need to order for an upcoming rehearsal dinner...)

A worthy stop online and an absolutely must-see in person. Stunning.


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12 Jul

modern-yellow-chevron-wedding-pink-chairsthe plunge project

Who isn't a little bit ga-ga for chevron?!? I love how it instantly adds a clean, chic, timeless element of design to any party, home or wardrobe!

This could easily be my longest post yet as I heartPink almost everything chevron that I have come across. However, I think I'll just share some of my faves...and more faves...

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il 570xN.335527810millefluer design - etsy

chevron-wedding-decor-pillows-lounge-37belle the magazine

0843 22Invitations by Dawn {jordilee photography} 

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chevronfavor2  38126 stdwedding chicks chevronpinwheelsthe plunge project


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coral-orange-wedding-color-decor-ideas-tyler-james-photography-3the caketress

il 570xN.343051998Starlight Woods - etsy il 570xN.352219211whym - etsy

bloved-uk-wedding-blog-diy-chevron-confetti-pouchb.loved   PE10043GY-01shades of light


Chevron-Stripe-Calligraphy-Wedding-Save-the-Dates-August-Blume2-550x366august blume {oh so beautiful paper}

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Chevron6The Third Coast Bride CHEVRON-wedding-decor-runnerbelle the magazine

Chevron2The Third Coast Bride

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 Can I have one of each? Time to chevron it up!


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11 Jul

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I am a bit obsessed with these hair ties (along with everyone else including Jennifer Aniston, Demi Lovato and Jessica Simpson)

The color palette and patterns work with any color crush or wedding party. And I adore how they not only look good layered but also on my wrist with the rest of my arm candy.



I originally was a fan of the basic hair tie but i {HEART} how they have embellished them with crystal.

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...and their multi-strand headbands are gorgeous.


I do have to admit they are also the Perfect DIY hair tie if you are the DIY'n kind. I was actually able to make the basic ones easy-peasy as I loved to be able to pick my own colors and patterns. A tutorial is not even really necessary but here is a good one if needed.

The key is finding the elastic and embellishments. I suggest trying Elastic by the Yard and ArtBeads.com as they have worked well for me!


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08 Jul

close-up-shotgeronimo balloons

I am in love.

I truly can't get enough of these ridiculously fun and festive LA-based Geronimo Balloons! I am seriously tempted to get one for my office just because they are so cool and happy.


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What an amazing accent to any wedding! BHLDN also offers an adorable peach & gray pair that would add the perfect touch of whimsy.

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Balloons instantly make any event a party...and these just take it to a whole new level! Geeerrrrr-onnnnn-iiimmmo!


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06 Jul

Celebrity weddings are so-crazy hyped - and I'm the first in line to see pics of THE dress. SO curious what these brides will choose as they often have endless access to designers?!?

With Drew, Matthew and Alec just getting hitched...and the ongoing mumblings about the where and whens of Angelina, inspired me to think of my top celebrity wedding dresses.

It was an easy list...here they are. I SWOON over each of these!

 weddCarolyn Bissette, Narcisco Rodriguez

portiaPortia de Rossi, Zac Posen

 Gwen-Stefani-de-rosa-John-GallianoGwen Stefani, John Galliano for Christian Dior

chelsea-clinton-300x400Chelsea Clinton, Vera Wang

Ivanka Trump wedding pictureIvanka Trump, Vera Wang

aniston-pitt-278x328Jennifer Aniston, Lawrence Steele 

reese-witherspoon-wedding-dressReese Witherspoon, Monique Lhuillier

kate-middleton-royal-wedding-prince-william-dress-590jn042911Kate Middleton, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Timeless. Stunning. Wishing for happily ever after (even if it isn't in this dress).


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06 Jul



Not only am I little obsessed with the TV show, Bun Heads, I am totally digging the top knot that is quickly trending this summer to be the hottest (or really coolest) up-do of the season.

Learn how to do the perfect top knot here and here...while checking out some of my faves!

Top, side, low and messy...

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topknot10the glitter guide

It's hard to mess up - and you don't even have to use a brush! Add a vintage comb or barette for effortless chic. Simply fab.


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