DIY Pennants

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Fall is the perfect season to have a wedding outdoors. It’s not too hot, not too cold and the color changing leaves will make any outdoor venue look magnificent. When having your ceremony and/or reception outside, there plenty of room for decorations. One easy DIY decoration to hang in the trees is pennants. Here is an easy way to make paper pennants as a decoration.


Here are the items you need: cardstock paper, packaging tape, a ruler, ribbon, a pencil (and eraser!) and scissors.

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First measure 8 inches on one side of the paper. I got a booklet of the cardstock paper with 60 designs you have plenty of designs to choose. The cardstock booklet is easily found in Michael’s and the best part, I got the booklet 50% off!!! Start at the edge of the square so you don’t waste too much paper.  Mark where the 8 inch mark reaches on the paper.

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Then draw a line from the edge, angling as it reaches the opposite end of the suar. Repeat this step at the 8 inch marker line. Make sure these angled lines connect at the very end of the paper. By now it should look you have just drawn a long triangle

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Now it’s time to cut out the pennant!!

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Repeat this step until you have the amount of pennants you need to put together. It’s best to use your first pennant and trace the outline so all the pennants have the same shape.

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We’re almost there! Now it’s time for the ribbon. First, you should leave a couple of feet of ribbon in order to tie the ribbon around objects like a tree.


Next is to align the pennant on the ribbon. Make sure you flip the pennant around so you’re looking at the blank side. In order to tape the pennant on the ribbon, the pennant needs to be a few centimeters above the ribbon.

Now it’s time to tape it on!

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Align the next pennant right next to them, allowing the edges touch each other, then tape it on. Repeat this step until all the pennants are taped on. As you could see, I was running out of room on my couch…

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Tadah!! You have now made pennants!

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Hope you enjoyed reading  how to make pennants from scratch. Decorations like pennants can help add extra color to your wedding, or any occasion. If you loved learning how to make pennants, check out Posh Bridal Lounge for more DIY ideas!

Going Vintage at Mercury Hall – A Brio Photography Shoot

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October is such a wonderful time of the year for an outdoor wedding! It’s not too hot where everyone is sweating and it’s not too cold where people are shivering. With the warm sunny and a cool breeze, it was the perfect weather to do a styled shoot! Partnering with Brio Photography, this shoot took place at Mercury Hall and it was a blast! 0007-Brio Photography

The vintage theme for the shoot matched perfectly with the venue, flowers and dress.  With all of these combined, you could really feel the outdoors vibe for the wedding.0006-Brio Photography

The floral crown and bride’s bouquet by Fete look gorgeous!

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Doesn’t the bride look beautiful! Katie from Kiss by Katie did such an amazing job with the bride’s hair and make-up. The bride’s long wavy hair flows down perfectly. Her combined look with her long bridal dress, floral crown, lace earrings and her hair and make-up makes her look like the perfect bride!

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Can’t you see the chemistry between the bride and groom? You could definitely tell in the photos the bride and groom felt comfortable and relaxed with one another during the shoot.0056-Brio Photography

I just love the gold lace earrings! Whitney from Stella & Dot provided the perfect accessories to accompany the dress. This sheath dress with a sweetheart neckline flowed with the breeze during the shoot, which provided some amazing shots!

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This styled shoot has taught me two things: fall is the perfect season to have a wedding and even the small things like accessories, when complementing each other, can make a wedding look fabulous.


Credits || Photography | Brio Photography || Venue | Mercury Hall || Hair & Make-Up | Kiss by Katie || Bridal Gown | Blue Bridal Boutique || Jewelry | Stella & Dot || Flowers | Fete || Female Model | Kaitlin Borel || Male Model | Jan Bisaga

2 Ingredient Desserts that DONT Have Pumpkin

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Be honest with yourself, you don’t really love cooking, do you? I mean there are some of you who genuinely get a high from baking, mixing, mashing, stirring, roasting, glazing, and we are very thankful you exist to feed us yummy food. But the rest of us? Eh, if it were easy and require minimal effort, time, and money, we’d get in there more, right? Well, excuses are over for us because for this Friday Favorites, I have found some awesome 2 ingredient dessert recipes for the fall! So for all you DIY junkies, this is the perfect post for you to consider if you’re looking to fit your own dessert table for your wedding!

Sparkling Spice Apple Cake

Wait, there are three flavors but only two ingredients? Yep. It is this easy:

1. 12 oz sparkling apple cider

2. Spice cake mix

That’s it. Stupid easy, right? And not an ounce of pumpkin for this fall flavor!


Ice Cream Bread

Being from Texas, the heat stays on all the way into “fall” so I am looking for new and cool ways to fix my sweet tooth. And while ice cream cake is always an option, there’s something comforting about the idea of ice cream bread, am I right? Ready for those two magic ingredients?

1. 2 cups of softened ice cream, any flavor

2. ½ cups of self rising flour

Any flavor, your way.


Butterfinger Cookies

Yes, I did just give you three dessert recipes that DONT include pumpkin. You’re welcome.
1. 16.5-oz. package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, at room temp
2. 6 Butterfinger bars, 5 whole and 1 coarsely chopped

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Sources | Apple Spice Cake | Ice Cream Bread | Butterfinger Cookies |

What is an “Unplugged” Wedding and Why you Want One


The new trend of unplugged weddings was not started to help your guests be present during the most important day of your life (although it is an awesome bonus!), it was to make sure the thousands of dollars you spent on your wedding photographer wasn’t just to get good pictures of Uncle Frank with his red ipad at eye level in front of everyone.


Having a well-intentioned guest (or Uncle Frank and his ipad) stepping in the middle of the aisle to get that first kiss shot, and by doing so getting right in front of your photographer is not something you want to ruin your beautiful memories (and yes, Uncle Frank was a real person at one of my weddings and I could only photoshop him and that RED ipad out of so many pictures).

There is also the added stress of social media, if a friend takes a phone pic of you in your dress and posts it to Facebook will that end up being the way your fiance sees you for the first time on your wedding day?

        These days it is completely acceptable to ask your guests to join you for an unplugged wedding! This can be done in a number of beautiful and crafty ways (and thanks to Pinterest you can see all of them!) but one of the most simple, non-offensive signs I have seen read “There’s a gal taking pictures…we asked her to come. So please rest your cameras, our ceremony needs only one. – The Newlyweds”


Boho Glam: Three Essentials


This Bohemian romance isn’t complete without the lacy dress and elegant headpiece, but more than Jessica’s style, the venue down to the cake create a wonderland in the woods. Staying close to nature and keeping it simple and clean is key to keeping your boho look authentic, and this outdoor shoot reflects some of those perfect elements. And don’t forget your wildflowers to add that subtle, but colorful pop!



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Naked Cakes

Ok, my favorite – the cake. And I am a huge frosting gal, so the idea of a naked cake seems like a huge “no-no” – but there is no lack of sweet on this chocolate dessert layered with this homemade frosting, and blackberries? Ok, I’m sold. No to mention the naturey bits with grapes, pear, and rose buds take this cake from humble to high-class with those dazzling golden apples.

Naked Cakes

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Let’s face it, we may like that free-flow feeling that the boho vibe gives off, but we still want to be elegant and have an heir of prestige on our day, right? This boho goddess knows how to glam it up by using glass and gold to up the look of her nature-loving theme. And as every royal knows, lace is a sure sign that your wedding is nothing less than fancy.

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Is your wedding boho-glam ready with nature, naked cakes, and those hints of elegance?

|| Credits || Photographer | Cassandra Farley || Models |  Jessica Lee | Colton Lee || Makeup & Hair | Kelli Miller || Cake | Sweet Cakes by Karen || Tables & Chairs | St. George Party Rentals || Paper Details |  Jacki Miller Photo + Design || Florist | RAB Floral Design || Plates |  Main Street Antiques || Head Piece |  Danani Handmade Adornments || Dress | My Amazing Wedding Dress ||

Want to see Jessica and Colton’s full album of fancy boho? Go here!


All that Glitters


Color trends are one of the things we are always watching out for, and mint seems to have been winning the popularity contest in recent trend reports.

The last few seasons, mint has played a heavy role in many vintage and rustic weddings, but what about the glamorous elegant ones? Will it work for those?

Here is a great example of how mint plays oh so nicely with gold tones.

Sources : PaperMoxie || Escort Cards Photo by Kate Miller Photography  ||  Shoes photo by Mango Studios  ||  Statement Necklace photo by Tana Photography

Martina Liana Spring 2015 Wedding Collection

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The new Martina Liana Spring 2015 Collection is filled with whimsey and elegance.  The feature of fashion trendy skirts, subtle touches of color and sophisticated fabric details makes this collection one of my all time favs.

There are a few of these babies that I would happily endure a crash diet to wear.. that is IF I were to get married to Mr. A all over again.

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Please contact Martina Liana for authorized retailers near you and pricing information.

For every bride there is a perfect dress waiting to be discovered. See my edit of the best bridal gowns out there by visiting my Wedding Dresses section.

Jenny Lee’s Fall 2014 Bridal Gowns at New York International Bridal Week

All the hustle and bustle going on for the upcoming New York International Bridal Week in October, led me to do some research on who will be showcasing their designs to buyers this year, and I came across Lenny Lee’s Fall 2014 Bridal line. Here is a sneak peek of the photo shoot. Check back during Bridal week October 11th through the 13th to see her entire gown line feature!

Mary’s Colors – Vintage Revival

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I am so excited to share this inspiration board with you! Not only because it is a super cute vintage revival theme and if you have been reading our blog long, you know that we are gah gah for all things vintage!

The bigger reason why I’m jiggling in my seat excited, is because  Mary has decided that she loved her internship here so much…. she decided that she wants to keep doing a little bit while attending her first semester of her sophomore year at Tulane University in New Orleans! (Doesn’t that just make you love her even more?)

If you have never been to NOLA, make plans and GO!!  The city has an infectious charm and romanticism that you just can’t find anywhere else. (No wonder Mary is so great at this!)

Here is her first inspiration board as a Sophomore!

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I love everything about this board and could so see Mary in love with all of these elements on her wedding day.  ;-)

Go here to see more of Mary’s Colors and be sure to let Mary know how happy you are she is going to stick around!


Sources || Dresses by Gabriel and Carin Photography || Teacups by Beaux Arts Photographie || Headpiece by Kathryn Krueger || Camera by Natalie Spencer || Table Display by Lane Dittoe Photography ||

A Wedding Planner Can Save Your Budget

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I know a lot of us aren’t made of money, so finding a worthy investment can be time consuming and frustrating when you aren’t exactly sure whether that investment is worth the cost. I have talked a bit about wedding budgets and wedding planners, but after talking to Cheryl from Yellow Umbrella Events, I have found out some info that might help you understand why the investment of a wedding planner might be a budget saver in the long run. [Read more...]