Saturday, May 21, 2011

Utah Vintage

I was browsing for some vintage wedding inspiration when I stumbled upon this beaut of a shoot. It was shot by Utah's Swensen Photography and you can find the whole set here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DIY Yarn Pom Fever

Here is a super cute and clever diy for your wedding day, that I also plan to do for mine. The super super easy diy comes from Honestly...WTF and you can find the original tutorial here. Enjoy!

"If you don’t absolutely love pom poms or haven’t ever considered making them yourself, perhaps we can sway you after this week’s DIY. We adore pom poms and were beyond excited to discover the Clover Pom Pom Maker, which allows you to crank out pom poms of all sizes and 10 times faster than the conventional method. You will need a few skeins of yarn, a Clover Pom Pom Maker and a pair of scissors."

"The Clover Pom Pom Maker separates the process into two halves; you’ll start the first half of the pom pom by cutting about 7 yards of yarn. A time saving trick is to double it up twice, so you are working with 4 strands at one time. Because time is money, right? Wrap the yarn from one edge of the arch to the other, making sure you have the entire area covered. Close the arch and repeat the same steps on the other side. Once both arches are covered, insert your scissors into the middle ridge and cut along the entire circle. Tie off your pom pom by slipping a piece of yarn along the middle, pull it into a tight knot, open your arch and pull your pom pom maker apart. Trim up your pom pom if necessary but leave the long piece of yarn you used to tie it together, as you’ll need that to attach your pom poms to….well, just about anything."

Lace is my Fave!

After fervently searching for linen lace tablecloths for a reasonable price for months, I gave up. I then walked into my mothers kitchen and saw a lace tablecloth covering her round table, and thought to myself "Well, where the hell did she find one?". Upon further inspection, I noticed that it wasn't linen, but instead a plastic vinyl. I couldn't believe that a plastic tablecloth could look so darn good. This was the second that I retracted my statement that I would not use plastic tablecloths at my wedding. I looked online for awhile, finding cheap but cheap quality tablecloths before I came across this one. I am in love. They have it rectangular and round and are around the $10.00 mark. They have a couple other styles, too.

Vintage Wedding Style Shoot

Here are some pictures from a vintage style wedding shoot from my own state (Missouri), shot by Simply Bloom Photography. I am absolutely thrilled to see this shoot, because this is very similar to the wedding I'm planning for myself. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mini Cake Love

I originally wanted a small cake for cutting at my wedding, and cupcakes for people to actually eat. Now, however, that I have found these adorable little mini cakes, I've settled my mind on them. Here are some of the cutest mini cakes ever.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

One Dollar Dinnerware

If you are like me and want real glasses for your wedding, you also might be upset at the prices for them. I sent myself on a mission to find the cheapest glasses to set the table at our reception, and ended up very pleased. Here is a variety of items you can find at the Dollar Tree! For no more than...bum bum bum.....a DOLLAR. I am pleasantly surprised that I can find quality glassware for this cheap. I am ecstatic. Here are a few items you can pick up from there. They also have a wide assortment of catering items and such, plus much more than I'm posting!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Receptions, Receptions, Receptions!

My inspiration folder is getting pretty big, so I figure it's about time to dump some of the inspiration photos I've picked up. Some of these make me wish I so had a bigger budget, and they are all so beautiful. Some of them even make me want to change my wedding colors! (We'll see...). Take a look at these!