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Lovely Lavender

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These three lovely photos above are by photographer KTMerry, from a gorgeous piece she posted on her blog from a wedding shoot in Sonoma, California. Her work is stunning – you must check out her blog!

lavender table numbers for lavender rustic spring wedding

I made these lavender-themed table numbers recently for one of my favorite, most creative clients, Anna. She’s has a stunning rustic wedding planned for later this spring, and has an incredible eye for detail and tons of clever ideas to make her day extra special – from a s’mores table to not one, not two, but three wedding cakes! I can’t wait to see photos from her big day.

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Gorgeous lavender bouquet from Hostess with the Mostess.

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Pretty Pinks

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Back when I was shopping for wedding jewelry, these stacked bracelets from J. Crew stopped me in my tracks. I ended up with a bracelet and earrings here from their Fall 13 vintage-inspired collection, and wish I had invested in more of them!!

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Gorgeous stackable crystal bracelets from J. Crew.

pretty sparkly dresses

Sparkly dresses from The Everygirl, from a feature on the ladies from BHLDN.

strawberry milk and cookie dough macaroons

Strawberry milk and macaroons stuffed with butter cream cookie dough (yes, you read right!) from Raspberry Cupcakes, a Sydney baking blog. Get the recipe >

pink vintage-inspired wedding - rosecliff gown from BHLDN

 

Pink vintage-inspired wedding featuring the Rosecliff gown from BHLDN, from The Lovely Find’s Ballerina Blush and Gold Wedding Inspiration.

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Succulent, rose, hydrangea spring wreath & centerpiece, handmade from upcycled Jane Austen and vintage hymnals from .

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New Wedding Items

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EDITOR’S UPDATE: Because Instagram’s logo usage terms have recently changed, my Instagram Signs now feature a new, refreshed look! Check out this post to see the current custom hashtag sign offerings within my shop. Thanks!

I’m happy to share a few new items in the Etsy wedding shop! Please come take a minute to see what’s new >

handmade wooden crate - rustic wedding centerpiece

We had so much fun creating these handmade wooden crates – perfect for wedding reception centerpieces!

happily ever after wedding sign - custom wedding decor

Happily Ever After customizable wedding sign >

thank you card for bridesmaids - wedding thank you card

Thank you cards for your bridesmaids (and they have your wedding date printed on the back!) >
Oh snap - wedding instagram sign with custom hashtag

Wedding Instagram sign to display your cusom hashtag to encourage guests to help capture your special day!

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What I Learned from Planning a Wedding

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Our wedding day was the best day of my life. The planning, the months, weeks and days leading up to it, the preparations, the celebrations and being surrounded by our closest friends and family will always be some of my best memories.

I would do it all again, almost exactly the same since it turned out even better than we imagined, but along the way I learned a few things that I’m passing on to other brides-to-be. Enjoy your day, hopefully you’ll only have one! And may yours be a spectacularly wonderful and memorable as ours.

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No matter how flawlessly or far ahead you plan, something will go wrong.
I had over a year to plan our wedding, so I was sure our “hitching” would go off without a hitch. See what I did there? ;)  Nonetheless, things that went wrong and were simply out of our control. Since our wedding was outdoors on our farm, tables, chairs, a dance floor… literally everything, had to be delivered.  We had fantasies of setting up on Friday morning after deliveries, then kicking back on the porch, sipping wine as we patted ourselves on the back for a job well done and waited for everyone to arrive for the rehearsal. Suckers!  The deliveries were late, late, late, and had us in a frenzy getting things set up.  And while I did shower for the record, I still had sweat dripping down my back from the running around as I did my practice strut down the aisle.

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Take a step back.
Our matron of honor gave us some priceless wedding day advice. She recommended that at some point in the night, my groom and I slip away by ourselves and watch the celebrations going on without us.  It was already an emotional day filled with so much anxiety, love and excitement, but seeing our dearest fri =ends and family – all of our favorite people in the world – together dancing, laughing and celebrating, was a sight that took our breath away. My grandma getting a drink with a former coworker, my groom’s brother doing the twist with one of our bridesmaids, and my second grade teacher chatting with our best man.  They’re all such great memories that we’ll always cherish, and I’m so thankful we took a moment to take it all in.

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If you hire a bartender, enforce an empty bottle check station.
Our bartenders rubbed us the wrong way.  They were late and that’s really all there was, but they through around their attitudes, and we’re highly suspicious that they stole bottles from us at the end of the night.  But you know what? We didn’t count the empty bottles before they left, nor keep track of any that went out with the trash bags, so there’s nothing we could do. Frankly, we were a bit busy basking in our wedding bliss and dancing our faces off to be worried about some missing Crown, but it left a bad taste in our mouth from the experience, and we will not hire them again. So take a good inventory of what you have at the beginning, and ask a friend to check in with them mid-way, and again as they are leaving to make sure everything’s accounted for.

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