Return Address Tape DIY

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While perusing Pinterst a couple months ago, I stumbled upon this awesome photo of a whole role of return address masking tape and just about squealed out loud in my office =) So cool, right?! Especially for mailing out all my business related thank yous, rsvps, etc. So I started to do some research on how much it would cost to get something like that made for my brand. Turns out, not only is it hard to find, but it can get quite expensive. Oh blast.

So, then when I saw another post on Pinterest how one person took the original return tape roll concept, but made it a little more DIY than just manufactured and I was so excited. I though to myself, now I could TOTALLY do that! Mixed with… man, I wish I would have thought of that!

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Basically what they did was have a clear stamp made with their return address and a mini logo to the same size as the standard scotch masking tape width. And did a more “stamp as you go” method – which is awesome because you’re not locked into one color! I just knew I had to make my own. So I found Megan Lacey Designs on Etsy and she created the PERFECT stamp with everything I needed for my faux tape return addresses at such a great price. I was beyond thrilled with the result and I’m even considering making another one for all the personal packages I send out!

Hope you guys feel inspired to maybe send some snail mail this week =)

Wearing Glasses on Your Wedding Day

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It’s not something you usually see gracing the pages on all the popular wedding blogs. A bride walking down the aisle rocking her specs. But so many people wearing their glasses on a day to day basis. religiously, even. For some, their glasses are their style trademark. So why then, do we NEVER see glasses on a wedding day? I believe that our society’s and communities have shaped a “bridal look” that is fresh faced and spectacle free =) But then we preach about making your day YOU and opting with hair and makeup vendors that don’t try and make you look different, but comfortable and confident in your own skin. Kinda a contradiction if you ask me. All of this occurred to me when I stumbled across Rowley Eyewear. Some of their looks just screamed bridal to me.. and then it dawned on me – why don’t I EVER see brides in killer frames like these? Probably because NO ONE is doing it! Lightbulb!

So, with an amazing team of vendors we styled this beautiful shoot to showcase how gorgeous and beautiful eyewear can be on a wedding day – with the help of Rowley Eyewear and their amazing products. I’m completely obsessed and want to purchase every single one! Guess what the BEST part is?! Rowley is giving a free pair to one lucky bride!! Be sure to go HERE to enter and read all the contest details. We’ll be picking a winner this coming monday!

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Photos by: Becca Rillo Photography

Hair & Makeup by: Betsy DiFrancesca

Flowers by: Petal Floral

Dessert Topper DIY for Darling Mag

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Yippee! Today is a fun day is the Tasteful Office – we created a DIY for Darling Magazine in partnership with Marlene of Savour This Moment and her killer S’more Trifle Dessert recipe! The cool part is, you can use these dessert toppers for just about anything: name place cards, drink stirrers, cupcake toppers – you name it! Perfect for hosting dinner parties or even for your own wedding, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner. And these trifles… oh. my. word. Can you say, to die for?! All photos by: Whitney B. Lucas

Here are the steps to making your own toppers:

{SUPPLIES} craft paper, hot glue gun, hot glue, scissors, beads (or pearls), stirrer stick

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To read the full instructions along with the amazing step by step recipe for the trifle – head on over to Darling Magazine today!

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Bride + Gals Coffee Sleeve Freebie

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I’m always on the hunt for little details that I can bring with me on a wedding day to surprise my brides or just little details to bless them and their families like leaving little tissue boxes on the moms & grandma’s seats, or putting a special little something on their sweetheart table. But when I saw these adorable coffee sleeves from Elli.com I just could not keep the pretty all to myself! I just had to share with you all. Especially those of you who are maid of honors or bridesmaids this upcoming wedding season – how cool would it be to show up with the coffee order all dressed up in these cuties?! So, you’re welcome! Be sure to check out all the other fun over at Elli’s adorable blog filled with DIY’s tutorials, and other cute freebies. To download your own sleeves – head on over to her post HERE and enjoy!

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It’s so easy! Just print, cut, and tape and you’re done!

 

Coffee Shop Inspired Wedding

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So thrilled to be sharing such a beautiful wedding with you all today! Riley and Bre are such amazing people and when I heard their story, I just knew it would be a great fit. Their love of coffee and the grooms only request – “an epic confetti exit” – made it such a fun wedding to work on. I just love it when grooms get excited about the details =) So we began the design process and pulled together an all star team of vendors. The result was romantic, and just enough “coffee shop” vibe to make the guests feel right at home – sipping on a mocha while chowing down on the most epic crepes they’ve probably ever had – score! So take a peak and I hope it makes your heart happy.

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For more fabulous details and a list of all the amazing vendors, be sure to check out the Wedding Chicks feature HERE

All photos by John Robert Woods Photography