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How To: Tie the Perfect Bow Tie

25 Apr

Nothing says Southern Gent to me more than a classic bow tie! But with this trendy fashion choice comes the ultimate challenge – how to tie the bow tie. Well don’t fret for one more second because today I have a man-friendly guide to help your dapper gent tackle the challenge stress-free!!

To view more tips and tricks, as well as suggested bows for your beaus, visit Mr. Porter.


D.I.Y. Rubber Stamps

25 Apr

I just know this sweetly Southern D.I.Y. tutorial found on The Sweetest Occasion is going to go to the top of your weekend to-do list! Everyone knows I love crafting, especially if it’s going to be kind on my limited college student piggy bank! This charming rubber stamp project is just that. Who wouldn’t want a mustache stamp?! Without further ado, check out the easy-to-follow tutorial below to get started. Happy crafting lovelies!

You need:

{1} Pencil
{1} X-Acto Knife
{1} Stamp Pad
{1 or 2} Pink Erasers

Start by drawing a simple picture on your eraser with pencil. If you mess up, the lead will easily rub off and you can try again.

Next, take your X-Acto knife and carefully trace around your image, cutting directly downward. You won’t need to get more than about 1/8 of an inch deep.

Then, cut in from the edges of the eraser, being careful to only cut up to where you traced the image with the knife. Work your way around in pieces, clearing away the parts that come free, until all of the excess is cut away.

Ta-da! You made a rubber stamp! Now ink it up and stamp away…

Lawn Games

24 Apr

Lawn games are a great way to get people moving and mingling at your reception – they’re also a fun distraction for guests during a cocktail hour while you and your bridal party are off getting post-ceremony pictures!

Check out the inspiration below for some fun lawn game ideas, including a few of my personal favorites! 

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D.I.Y. Neon Notepads

23 Apr

I am a list maker by nature. If I don’t write something down to then be crossed off later, I feel like I don’t really accomplish anything so every day starts with a list! These super fun  notepads made by Whitney at EatSleepCuddle are such an easy project to glamorize and beautify a busy working girl’s many lists! Happy crafting readers!

from Whitney: ‘i used scrapbook paper for the book jacket, regular computer paper for the inside (cut to size), PVA glue to put it all together, and gold leaf for the “dipped” look. (i use the adhesive size & gold leaf that are shown in this kit.)’

Two of a Kind

17 Feb

I have so many friends who are engaged right now and more weddings that I have been invited to than I can count. Wedding gift shopping can be such a headache, especially when trying to find fun and unique gifts that you don’t want to show up six times on the gift table…there are only so many pots and pans that newlyweds need! Today I’ve got a bundle of celebratory gifts that will satisfy both the bride and groom, and will make your gifting responsibilities a much more pleasant experience…the best of both worlds! Happy shopping friends!

{1} luggage tags from OftheFountain
{2} ‘Say I Love You’ pillow cases from BoldLoft
{3} Mr. and Mrs. Muse mugs from Jonathan Adler
{4} Yours and Mine Highballs from Kate Spade
{5} Tea for Two Flask from BEG Bicycles

Real Weddings: Be Mine, For Always

17 Feb

Blair & Luke’s Virginia wedding is just perfect timing for this week’s love-infested activities. These sweethearts were married in the backyard of the bride’s family home, which made the day even more special. Featured on both Grey Likes Weddings and Southern Weddings Magazine, pictures of the day were captured by the fabulously talented Adam Barnes. I guarantee this wedding will make your heart happy and your spirit joyful as you embark on your weekend adventures!

These bridesmaid dresses are just so fun! They make me want to go dancing…

*sigh*…such a sucker for gorgeous calligraphy

Monogrammed drink stirrers?! I only wish I had thought of it first.

CONFETTI IS SO FUN. love is literally in the air!

Welcome Totes

26 Jan

This afternoon I have the perfect makings of a wedding tote to welcome all of your friends and family to your destination beach affair!

It all starts with the bag. Personalized wedding totes are a huge trend right now and being such a charming reminder of the weekend like the one below, I can see why!

Then you and your beau get to fill it with all of the lovely details you want!

{1} Write your guests a personal message in a bottle to say ‘thank you’ for their love and support!
{2} These custom stickers are too cute not to put in your bag.
{3} Sipping their hot beverage of choice from these mugs, your guests will be carried away to the beach even on the coldest of days.
{4} Flip flops are essential for long walks on the beach!
{5} A gorgeous mercury candle like this will bring warm romance to those long winter nights.
{6} Salt water taffy is definitely a staple of a perfect beach vacation.
{7} Wintertide spa scrub to keep skin soft and smooth during the harsh winter months.
{8} A vintage beach-themed flask will make the guys very happy!
{9} If you want to add a little something special in your bridal party’s bags, monogrammed cashmere scarves could be just what you’re looking for.