Wedding getaway car decorating ideas…

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Seeing a newlywed couple exiting the wedding reception in a stylish vintage convertible just isn’t enough. You have to adorn the car in classy fun ways to let the passerbys know you just got married. Here are alternatives to the old can-on-a-string tradition.

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Hang a floral wreath on the grill…

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Attach a banner….

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Tie a huge ribbon in a bow…

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Give the steering wheel a corsage…

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Tissue paper pom pom garland and custom window decals are other cute ideas…

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Wedding horses and flowers….

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I have a love of horses and think incorporating flowers on their manes is such a beautiful idea for rusticnor bohemian wedding photos…

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This above is the absolute cutest thing ever. Which would you decide to decorate: the tail, mane, or create a garland for the neck or a floral halo like the above?

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Wedding Ceremony Backdrops…

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A pretty backdrop for the exchange of rings and vows sets the tone for the rest of the wedding festivities. How beautiful are these venue designs? It’s always amazing how event planners can coordinate ideas with florist and photographers, linen rental companies and stylists to create memorable moments for a bride and groom. If you had to pick, which one would you prefer: chiffon flowing ceiling fabric in a barn…

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Potted topiaries and chandeliers to complete an architectural backdrop…

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A canopy of orchids…

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Crystals from branches and candles along the aisle…

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A little greenery foilage and a flood of natural light…

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Or a single lone chandelier and sail for a woodsy ceremony…

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Practical Wedding Favors Guests Will Actually Use…

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Weddings are fun and recpetions are better but often bride and grooms overthink favors that guests end up throwing away. Careful planning and more attention to other details like reception entertainment and weather can keep guests comfortable and happy. This post has some favor ideas that will actually get used. I like the game station above. This could easily be for kids or adults who prefer to stay off the dance floor. Dollar Tree has board games like Checkers and 2-pack decks of cards and tons of puzzles for an inexpensive way to entertain. Just make sure you dont have too many options because you don’t want the reception to look like a boring bingo hall…

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Most women wear heels to weddings so you may want to keep a basket of cheap Old Navy flip flops so they can stay on the dance floor as long as they want. Maybe have one basket per size ( ex: a basket for size 7 & 7.5’s). This idea is also nice for beach weddings because you’re bound to have someone show up in inappropiate shoes…

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Paper wedding parasols offer shield from a sunny sky in an outdoor ceremony….

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Leaving shades on each seat is another way to ensure all guests are comfortable & if nothing else, they will make for a great photo op…

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Pairing fans with programs is a great way to keep guests cool in a hot venue…

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Who wouldn’t want a nice throw? Have some available in case the temperature drops at an outdoor evening reception…

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Tropical Wedding Inspiration

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Saw this image pinned and love thw details Jonathan Canlas captured with gis lens of Green Honolulu’s floral design. What a magical tropical setting. See more on style me pretty.

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Nothing cheesy or gimicky just pretty inspiration…

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Tiny Tot Thursday: babies in weddings

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By now we all heard about that foolishness of a bride with a baby sewn into her wedding train and dragged down the aisle. Well here are some classy ways to incorporate babies and toddlers in weddings: wedding wagons…

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I adore this domed Cinderella wagon so much…

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You could even have the kids in a wagon decorate the cans to really incorporate them…

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Know of a cool way to include a baby?

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As an alternative to traditional flower girl roles, have them hold signs…

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There are so many classy options for kids so don’t drag anymore babies down the aisle m’kay?

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Vintage kitchen menu DIY inspirations

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When I saw this on Fabric Paper Glue I immediately thought about recreating this for my kitchen. I currently don’t have any art in my galley styled kitch so this would be cute and simple.

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Love to see menus at weddings in chalkboard or windowpanes….
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Vintage menu signage adds some fun to a kitchen. It reminds me of grits and eggs and country eating like at Cracker Barrel.
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Framing vintage prints in a clean frame with a mat can keep the look more modern. Which is why I passed up the window pane glass frame at the Goodwill. I didn’t want too country of a look for my menu which is why I love how clean the one in my inspiration looks. So since it’s going yo be really cold this weekend, I should be able to share how thia turned out come Monday. Stay tuned. Are you tackling any home projects this wknd? Do share!

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My DIY semi success semi fail with a tassled geronimo balloon attempt

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So I am obsessed with these ginormous geronimo balloons and the tassles. They are so incredibly fun and festive and so expensive. So I browsed many sites and kind of created my own tassles. See below.

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