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Freebie Friday: Black and White Wedding Set- Bike

Found this uber cute FREE printable wedding set at e.m. papers. Also included in the downloadable wedding invitation kit is a detailed how-to guide. How much more awesome could it be...other than its FREE!

An Apple a Day

I went for my first apple pickin! So exciting and so much fun! Gosh, I love Fall. The colors, the crisp cool air and those yum, yum fresh apples. So what better way to honor the the darlings of Fall, those delicious red apples, then with an apple orchard inspired wedding!

An Apple a Day

This Wedding is for the Birds

I know spring is over but I have a thing for bird decor ...really I do. My house is littered with prints, plates and pillows so when I stumbled across these cuties...yep you guessed it! I had to share!

Top left: Mint Design Center and Top Right : Pink Frosting
Bottom Left: Pink Frosting Bottom center: Maise Fantastie  Bottom left: wedding bee

Black Tie

Black tails. White gloves. Cufflinks. So classic. So elegant. So timeless. So boring? Never! Make your black tie wedding personalised, contemporary and exciting with pretty little details, like these amazing cuff link table numbers from Martha Stewart. She has an amazing DIY Fabric Cufflink ring pillow that is a must for your black tie affair. See it here.

Black Tie

Go Green: Natural Ring Pillows

How awesome is this? A moss covered ring bearer pillow for my eco saavy brides. Available from Etsy seller April Hiler Designs, this handmade pillow is a green wedding yes!

DIY Project: Heirloom Spiders

Just saw these FABulous Halloween place card holders, over at Design Sponge,  made from vintage broaches. Just in time for your Happy Halloween Party!

To make yours go here.

If you're not the flower type...

So you don't love flowers... its SOOO hard to be a bride for whom a  trip to the florist is not on your wedding checklist. So what do you instead? Try some of these neat ideas for fabulous flower free table decor!

...gather candles
Votives are great but mixing candlestick holders of varying shapes and heights adds more visual interest. For serious impact consider reflective surfaces like mercury glass or for a twist use candlestick holders in your wedding colors for major impact.

...use food
Making fresh fruit or candy the focal point not only looks great, but it also gives guests something to nibble on.

...try mixed media
Place meaningful items or knick knacks that reflect your wedding theme under a bell jar or glass wedding cake dome.

Hair Comes the Bride

 Twigs and Honey designer Myra Callan creates not only envoirnmetally pretty but beautifully stylish nature-inspired bridal accessories. All of her pieces are handmade from new and vintage materials, and made in the USA.

Inspiration Board: Silver Bells

I heard a Christmas Carol playing today (imagine that!) and it was Sliver Bells. Love that song…maybe not in the middle of October, before I have even had a chance to put pumpkins on my porch, but love the song all the same. I can’t imagine old man winter just yet but for brides who are planning with glee… a bit of winter wonderland inspiration for you. Enjoy!

Silver Bells

Eye Candy: Handmade Handbags

Some people love shoes. Me, I am a handbag kinda girl. It's just my thing. I can wear the same pair of tattered flip flops for years but I will stop on a dime for a cute purse. So imagine my hearts delight when I stumbled across these beautiful handmade bags from Make it Be.

SIGH! Aren't they just perfect? Visit her website for more lovely handbags or to create a custom bag!

FairyTale Wedding Cakes

Oh how I love bling but this is altogther something different. Subtle, sophisicated, elegant, and vintage bling and on your wedding cake to boot! Gotta L-O-V-E it!  Here are some gorgeous examples.

Think you could make your own. Try a kit from Sugar Craft.

Painting by the Table Numbers

I love unique table numbers. My new favorite idea is painted, stenciled or labeled bottles used as table numbers. What a fantastic idea and easy DIY project!

All you need are:

Milk bottles
Wine bottles
Glass cylinders
Number stencil
Glass Paint

You can by stencils but they are easy enough to create on your computer. Choose a font you love and print. Use sharp scissors and cut out the black space, creating a negative to fill in. Attach the stencil to a clean bottle and tape in place with masking tape. Be sure there is no gaps between the bottle and your stencil so your final number is clean and not smudged.

There are several types of glass paints you can use, for best results do not choose translucent or opaque paints. Also be sure to read the directions carefully for your chosen paint as some glass paints must be baked on to create a permanent design.

Only thing you paint is your toenails? Then check out these lovely premade bottles at Letter Box.

Or head over to the always perfect Wedding Chicks for FREE printable table numbers.  Just print and affix to your bottles!

Monsterlicious: Free Kids Halloween Invitation

Just created this cute Monster Bash Halloween invite for our neighborhood kids halloween party. Thought it turned out pretty cute so I made a fill in version just for you and your 'hood. It's printer friendly and

Download here

Freebie Friday: Free Downloadable Spooky Halloween Invitation

I came across all of these cool but creepy images which are completely F-R-E-E and absolutely perfect for creating a spooktacular halloween party. You can find them here.

 Since I  know that plenty of you are already thinking about Halloween. I know I am! Here is a FREE download for a Spooky Halloween Party. Set includes an invitation, bottle labels, treat bag labels, and place cards. Happy Haunting!

Download Happy Haunting Halloween Invitation here

Download Wine Bottle Labels: Poison Control, Ravens Wing, Spider Cider

Download Spooky Treats Labels here

Download Ravens Wing Place Card here