The search for the perfect-for-me gown can be one of the most stressful parts of the wedding experience. While there's a lot of pressure to be the embodiment of beauty and charm on the big day, there's not a whole lot of diversity for women who want something unique, fall outside of standard bridal [...]
I've gone on record more than a few times with my admission that sewing is my sworn mortal enemy. Sewing a skill that's eluded me; a skill that, admittedly, I've only half-heartedly tried my hand at a few times over the years. Every now and then I'd pick up the sewing machine and give it another go [...]
Your flower girls are probably pretty cute already, so just think how cute they’ll be when you put these ribbon flower headbands on them. Prrreeettty darn cute. Yup. Plus you’ll get to use a hot glue gun and that’s pretty fun.
Two lengths of ribbon
Thumbtack or but[...]
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Spring has finally arrived and it has got me in a spring mood. So much so that I spent all afternoon putting together rose escort cards. Sure maybe I could have had a picnic instead, but then again they only require three things (cardboard, scissors and a glue gun), are super easy to make, and prett[...]
One of the most-commented upon projects this year, the Chevron Invitation Suite, left many of you wondering how to get the chevron design perfectly - and consistently - stamped on your own invitations. Though I'd like to say that I'm JUST THAT AWESOME at stamping, that's totally not the case.
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One of the emerging accessory trends for 2013 is the return of the boho-esque flower crown as [...]
When it comes to invitations, almost anyone with a computer, word processing program, and a printer can create simple-but-lovely invitations on the cheap. Honestly, if you've worked with MS Word - even for just a few days - you've already got basic invitation-making skills. But what do you do when y[...]
Our friends from Stampin' Up! UK, a rubber stamp and scrapbook company, have shared this hand-stamped invitation tutorial with us.
Stamp Sets - Oh Hello stamp set (Spring Summer Seasonal Catalogue. Available until 30th June only) and Love and laughter stamp set
Tools - Sta[...]
Show me a person who doesn’t like cupcakes and I’ll show you a mystery of the universe. Cupcakes are delicious! They’re delicate, small and tasty. Plus, since you can decorate them any way you like, they make a starling addition to any occasion — like, for example, a bridal shower.
And you don’t [...]
I must be in vacation mode. Travel weddings are flying all around this week! Studio Sequoia has shared with us the brilliantly bright wedding of Faith and Jared. Held at Calumet Park in San Diego overlooking the Pacific, the whimsical beachy vibe of this wedding speaks volumes of this couple’s su[...]
I love when a good DIY theme comes together! I love it even more when it suits a couple’s love story perfectly. Kendra and Nick traveled all the way from Germany to hold their wedding where they first met at Rancho Soquel in Santa Cruz. Whether you break out your Wayne Newton or your Ferris Buell[...]
Did you ever see a couple and just knew they were fun to be around? Meet Stacy and Danny. Their personality is as whimsical as their DIY. Their vision was to plan a “uniquely us” destination wedding on the beach in Florida while they were Argentina studying abroad. Let’s just say, that almost d[...]
DIY Bride was down from Sunday night until this afternoon due to some database WTFery. We're up and running again - as you can see - but it's looking like we're not 100% site-stable yet. We'll be poking around and adjusting stuff behind the scenes and may have to pull the site for a[...]
Since we are on the topic of love shoots, I think it's only appropriate that we have a double header today. Another pro of engagement sessions is that photographers often know some great locations to shoot. I don't know about you, but the only thing I might love more than an amazing rustic barn s[...]
I’m feeling sentimental today, so I’ve decided to share another great wedding! Perhaps because it rained on my big day and I have been blessed since, I can’t help but smile at rainy day weddings. There’s something that happens at rainy day weddings, especially to DIY ones, that makes the day extra[...]
Um. There are very few times that I am rendered speechless, but Brittany and Ryan’s wedding left me that way for a while. I found myself going through this gallery over and over admiring so many things from the bride’s amazingly ruffled dress and the sweet first look, to the to-die-for simple diy n[...]
If you’re under the impression that the kitchen is a foreboding place where the burning of toast (and other previously-edible items) takes place, think again. It’s also home to one of the best-loved pre-wedding traditions: the kitchen tea. In other words, it’s time to embrace it and prepare to party[...]
We're having problems with both the backend of the site (it's eating posts; bad! bad, website!) and my outgoing email doesn't seem to be delivering with any consistency. I'll likely be pulling down the site for a couple of hours this afternoon (after 1pm PST) to work some tech-y mag[...]
If you have a crowd of amazing lady friends and you’re not quite sure what to do with them, here are ten spectacular bridal shower ideas to help you out. After all, what are fabulous ladies better at than celebrating in style? And what better occasion to celebrate is there than your upcoming nuptial[...]