Inspiration for your road to the altar

DIY Rustic Wedding Inspiration

November 12, 2013


Christina and Scott planned the most adorable outdoor wedding last September, full of easily managed DIY projects.  There were chalkboard frames with messages for the guests throughout the reception, mason jar candle holders, and the cutest photobooth “wall.” I love the idea of including family photos to make it look like a gallery wall!  And I especially love the wishing rock idea, as we used something similar at our wedding.  Christina and Scott took it a step further though and had guests actually write messages on the rocks, giving their advice for a “rock solid” marriage.  So cute!

Photographer:  Sublett Studios//Cake Designer: Cami’s Cake Co.//Floral Designer: Daydream Design//Event Venue: Historic Taylor Barn//Dress Designer: Nolte’s Bridal//

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How cute are these chalkboard style pennant banners?  The adorable team at is offering them up as a free download on their blog.  Just print, punch holes where they are marked for you on the template, and string them on some ribbon or twine!  Once they offered up the download they realized that from the words “Just Married” you can also spell out “Mr. & Mrs” so they included an ampersand as well – love it.



Wedding Totes

March 13, 2013

Whether you are looking for a cute (and personal) way to package your bridesmaids gifts or a unique way to put some goodies into the rooms of your out of town guests, I love a good tote at a wedding!  There are a lot of adorable options that can be found at reasonable prices, or you can go the DIY route and make some yourself.  I opted to make my own for our wedding using a stencil which you can see in this post.  But to be honest, I think the items pictured above are much cuter than what I made!

If you opt for the DIY route, check out the link I referenced above or this great project from Ashley Ann Photography.  She used a doily to make a custom print, which might be a little overwhelming depending on the number of totes you’re making but I think it’s so adorable.  I found my plain bags online, similar to these promotional tote bags. What do you think? Worth the purchase of a custom option or an easy DIY project?

1. Heart of Love Tote from Wedding Chicks // 2. Bride tote from DreamState // 3.  Cape Cod tote from Maptote // 4. Monogram wreath tote from Blush