DIY Floral Monogram

On this COLD winter day we wanted to share a fun floral DIY from our warm (read: blazing hot) fall inspiration shoot with Amy Wallen. We loved this project and think that is a perfect way to incorporate florals into your event in a unique way. Wouldn't it look great on a dessert display or suspended over a head table? We think so! We used the florals that corresponded with the centerpiece and bouquet from our shoot, but you could use any color and texture combination. It is important to note that we used fresh flowers and greenery for our letter because we knew it only had to last about 5-6 hours and we wanted it to match our other florals perfectly. You could easily swap out for paper or silk flowers - just use the styrofoam floral foam instead. This was our first attempt and we definitely had some learnings, which we'll share with you below! Here's how we did it:

step1 copy

Step 1: Gather your supplies! We bought our large cardboard letter at Joann's Fabric. You'll also need 2 blocks of wet floral foam (or styrofoam for non-fresh florals), scissors, an Exacto knife (don't forget your exacto knife and attempt the entire thing with scissors... that would just be silly...), a hot glue gun and, of course, your blooms! For this shoot, we used a lot of small, textured pieces, but we would recommend having more large blooms that will take up more space.

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Step 2: Using your Exacto knife, remove the top of your cardboard letter, as shown. Be careful!

step3 copyStep 3: Cut your floral foam into small pieces that fit snugly into your cardboard letter. This may require some measuring. Hot glue your pieces into your letter. Most importantly, do as we say, not as we do (...did) and fill the entire letter with foam. Do not leave empty spaces. This will ensure nothing shifts around inside your letter.

step4 copyStep 4: The fun part! Arrange your florals inside your letter, ensuring the entire letter is full and there are no bare spots. In the picture above we are about 90% finished.


Step 5: Sit back and enjoy your sweet new DIY! OR make two more letters to complete your monogram. Here's the final product of ours.


Happy crafting!



Dreamy Bridal Style

We Love It Wednesday
We Love It Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, friends! We're busy little bees preparing for client meetings and venue tours this weekend and we're also knee-deep in timeline prep for three upcoming weddings. It's a crazy life, but a good life!

Even though we're busy, we still find time to mosey around the web finding pretty things! This week, we're swooning over...

The photography + colors + ok, pretty much everything in this geometric styled shoot on Green Wedding Shoes. Succulents and confetti?  It's got our vote.

Every single (EVERY. SINGLE.) dress in Sarah Seven's spring 2014 collection. The beautiful beading and romantic silhouettes she designs are always our favorites, year after year.

And finally, we absolutely adore this little 20's-inspired headpiece we found on Etsy. Maybe to be worn with a fabulous Sarah Seven dress?

We may or may not have just died and went to bridal style heaven.

Have a beautiful night!


All Kinds of Colorful

  We Love It Wednesday

This week we're really diggin' color. We're totally inspired by the brightly colored pics below and have been daydreaming of vibrant tablescapes for days!


We're totally into...


parachute first look

This first look we saw on Green Wedding Shoes. YES, that is a parachute. NO, this could not be any more fun.

summery striped ice cubes

These summery, striped ice cubes (plus how-to) from Oh Joy! Why didn't we think of that?!

invitation suite

 This awesome, candy-colored invitation suite on Love & Lavender. Really, we're in love.

Screen kate spade inspired wedding 2013-05-29 at 8.00.54 PM

Pretty much everything about this Kate Spade-inspired shoot on Style Me Pretty.





A Little Bout Shoot

We love a well-styled groom with a great boutonniere. (Add a bow tie and we're practically drooling.) Traditionally, a boutonniere is a flower or small bunch of flowers worn in the buttonhole of a lapel. And while a classic floral bout can be absolutely stunning, you know we like to do things a little differently around here! We recently spent an afternoon making some fun little bouts out of materials we had around the office. We loved the way they turned out and couldn't wait to share - enjoy!


cotton + pink ribbon


pincushion + yarn


pinwheel + button


succulent + billy balls + baker's twine


feathers + twine

Sweets + Bouts

Boutonnieres and sweet treats are two things we love, regardless of the day of the week. We think you'll feel the same way after you see these...

Aren't these little labeled bouts the greatest? (Spoiler alert: a couple weeks ago we did our own boutonniere shoot that we'll be sharing soon!)


This bridal shower had us absolutely swooning. We love everything about it, but especially this cake.

Any time we have the opportunity to have fun with the food and drinks for an event, we take it. So we're totally down with this list of delicious and unique pairings from our girl Martha... and we really love donut holes.



Just Our Style


Happy Wednesday, friends! We're heading into the thick of our season, so things are getting crazy and we're getting excited! But, of course, we always find the time to seek out inspiration. This week's finds are just our style. Check em' out!

This week we love...


This amazingly fun + bright place setting. How could you not have fun at this event?!

These album cover table numbers. Aaaand the rest of this wedding!

Bridal Market + More

Stop and celebrate - it's Wednesday! We're halfway through the week (yes!) and ready to share some loveliness to help you make it to the weekend. Behold: bridal market lowdown + a wedding we wish we had been invited to.

We totally love...

All of the beautiful sneak peeks from bridal market. Check out Brooklyn Bride's recaps or the Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2014 Gallery to see what we mean. Swoon, right?

Everything about this easygoing, charming wedding. Lots of lavender and lots of fun - sounds like our kind of party.

Happy Wednesday,