Inspiration for your road to the altar

Labor day is past us but it still feels like summer in North Carolina, so it felt appropriate to share this adorable DIY wedding today!  Robin and Lee were married last summer on a sheep farm in California and they truly took DIY to a new level.  The bride handmade just about everything you see here, with the exception of the adorable pinwheels which were purchased from BHLDN.  Robin made the table numbers using a Cricut machine and different patterns of blue and red paper, that were then clipped to clothespins and inserted into the covers of old books found at garage sales, thrift stores, and antique fairs. The fabric boutonnieres were all hand crafted by the bride and her maid of honor, who also made the gorgeous cupcakes!  And the wedding cake itself? Handmade by the bride’s sister-in-law.

The door with the seating arrangements was found at an antique store, and the bouquets were made by a family friend after she and the bride visited the Sacramento flower market together and chose the flowers. Another family friends built the dance floor from scratch and spray-painted the heart in the middle (love that). Truly a labor of love from all their family and friends!  Thanks to Deborah Huber for sending along these great images.

Photographer:  Deborah Huber Photography//Event Venue:Miller’s Farm //Hair Stylist: DanaeMarie’s Salon & Boutiwue


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Wedding Shoes

September 9, 2013


I went the traditional route with my own wedding shoes, thinking that I would dye them after the wedding so I could wear them again (which never happened).  So while I still love a white wedding shoe I sometimes wonder if it wouldn’t have been more fun to go with something colorful, that I would have been more likely to wear for years to come.  I need a lower heel, so the green Nina Culver shoes would have worked out perfectly!  But if you can rock a higher heel, those Badgley Mishka’s are amazing…and they would be your something blue!  All the shoes pictured here are under $150 with the exception of the Badgleys, which are just a smidge over at $159 on sale.

And if you’re searching for wedding shoes at a great price, you can find every style and color imaginable at!  *This post is partially sponsored by but all opinions and copy are my own*

Shoes: Badgley Mishka | Steve Madden | Nina Culver


Wedding Dresses Under $600

August 13, 2013


I haven’t written this type of post in awhile, so it was fun to take a look and see what types of wedding dresses I could find under a certain price point. A quick search resulted in several gorgeous options, all of which are $600 or under! I like hat you can easily find a variety of lengths and necklines, and even some with lace. The back of the BHLDN gown is such a stunner! And the bottom center dress from DressFirst is equal parts simple and elegant. They also have a great selection of wedding party dresses!

Dresses from left to right:

Top Row: Nordstrom // Nordstrom // J.Crew // Bottom Row: J.Crew // DressFirst // BHLDN

*This post is partially sponsored by DressFirst but all opinions and copy are my own*