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DIY Easter Cascarones

In the blink of an eye, Easter will be here – and you know what that means! Colorful eggs, chocolate bunnies, and spring flowers as far as the eye can see will fill our homes and delight both children and adults alike. To help get us in the spirit, we’ve got creative designer Kathryn Godwin with us to show how she makes these oh-so-fun DIY cascarones. Not only are they perfect for Easter and Cinco de Mayo, but they’re ideal for celebrations of any kind.

diy cascarones

For this project, you will need:
-Eggs
-Knife
-Acrylic craft paint
-Craft paintbrush
-Craft glue
-Confetti filling
-Banner messages (optional; you can download them here)
-Pencil
-Scrap paper

diy cascarones
diy cascarones

Instructions:
1. Create a small crack by gently tapping the rounder end of the egg with a knife.
2. With the end of the knife, lift the small pieces to create an opening.
3. Delicately break small pieces away.
4. A nickel sized opening is the easiest to work with.
5. Gently shaking the egg, and a little encouragement with the knife, will help to remove the yolk.
6. 2 coats of acrylic craft paint to cover the egg. You can stand the egg on its end to dry.
7. Gather your confetti filling, and cut out the banner message of your choice.
8. Fill the egg halfway with confetti.
9. Use a pencil to begin to roll your banner message into a mini scroll and place in egg before filling the rest with confetti.
10. Lightly dot craft glue around the edge of crack.
11. Use a torn cut piece of paper that is slightly larger than the size of the opening, press around the edges to seal with the glue.
12. Finish painting the paper and a festive pattern.

diy cascarones

View step-by-step images here

Create festive bundles for gifts, thanks yous or party favors!

Vintage Inspired Ontario Wedding

We have a rare treat for you all today, sweethearts. Over the years we’ve seen many a bride share her dream wedding with us, but today we’ve got a wedding put together by the groom and his mother as a surprise for the bride. We’ve got all the deets from the groom himself on how he was able to put it together with the help of Joseph + Jaime Photography and Coriander Girl, so let’s jump in!

vintage inspired Ontario wedding - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

From the groom, Mike: I’m a lucky guy. I married the girl next door. My parents moved to the small town of Baltimore, Ontario, about ten years ago. Not long after, the McFarlanes moved in across the street. Their daughter was a pretty blonde girl whom I met at my parents’ neighbourhood Halloween party in 2008. We hit it off and quickly became friends. Friendship grew into something more and I proposed to her at the historic inn at Wakefield, Quebec, in the fall of 2011. We both knew that the perfect place to get married was at my parents’ house — the place we met. Set atop a hill that overlooks Lake Ontario and the rolling hills of Northumberland County, the wedding had to reflect the beautiful natural scenery. We decided that the ceremony would be held in a clearing in the cedar woods adjacent to the house, and the dinner and dancing would take place in the property’s century-old barn — the exact location we met. Wanting to bring the inside outside, and the outside inside, the only way we could think to describe our vision was “woodland whimsy.”

green white boutonnieres - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

wedding paper goods - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

leafy wedding bouquet - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

first look - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

first look - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

small bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

bridal party - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

After discovering the perfect wedding invitations, we set about using them as a template for our wedding’s look and style. Together with my mother, we began putting together our dream wedding. Although we always consulted Lauren on major issues, my mother and I decided that we wanted to design the look of the wedding in secret from Lauren. We wanted her to experience the joy and excitement of having the venue revealed to her on the big day, along with all the other guests. The first time she saw the ceremony site, decorated with simple ferns and vintage church windows, was when we both walked down the aisle together, hand in hand. With the expert design sense that she is known for, my mother helped to put together a wedding that existed only in our dreams. The dinner tables were covered in rich aubergine and gold brocade and set with elegant china. The woodland theme was tastefully reflected in all the details — from the table décor, to the handmade place settings, to the heart shaped moss garland on the wall. We also incorporated crystal, gold, pewter and rust-coloured animal figurines, candelabras and other décor elements. The barn was finished we antique furniture and props, including frames and mirrors to fill the walls, creating a warm and elegant setting for dinner and dancing. Lauren and I had our dream wedding. But in the end, the wedding is just a party. The best part is that I get to come home to Lauren every day. There is no one else who would be as a good a match for me as she is. She is a kind and loving person, who also happens to be my best friend. As I said, I’m a lucky guy.

woodland wedding ceremony - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

outdoor ceremony - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

vintage inspired weddings - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

rustic barn reception - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? From the bride: Give yourselves lots of time to plan and execute your wedding, especially if you plan on doing a majority of the planning/DIY yourselves. Try to avoid stressing out (it’s hard!) and enjoy the process as much as possible. Ask your family and friends for help! Chances are they’re happy to help, and want to make the whole process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible for you. Decide what’s most important for you, what you’d like your wedding/reception to focus on, and put your efforts (and money) there. For us, we wanted amazing food, so we prioritized our budget to include the best caterers we could find. Whether it’s a live band, great food, or a Ferris Wheel, find a way to make it happen!

rustic receptions - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland receptions - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

moss garland - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

winter reception tablescapes - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

winter reception tablescapes - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

Remember to think of your guests. After all, you and your partner are their hosts. Are they warm/cool enough? Are they bored? If you choose to take photos between the ceremony and reception, arrange a cocktail hour for them or an activity (guestbook, mad libs, etc.). No one likes waiting around with nothing to do! Having a wedding at home was one of the best decisions we made: it was neither inexpensive nor easy, but well worth it, knowing we could wake up and get ready at home, and at the end of a crazy, exciting day, walk across the street and go to bed. If a home wedding fits your vibe, I definitely recommend it. The most important thing to remember is that in the end, a wedding is just a party. Take lots of time out of the planning process to just enjoy your relationship, and each other. It will help you refocus when you’re overwhelmed, and remind you why you’re getting married in the first place! :)

rustic dessert tables - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland wedding reception - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

newlyweds cake cutting - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

vintage inspired centerpiece - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland wedding cake - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

woodland wedding cakes - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding

barn reception - photo by Joseph and Jaime Photography http://ruffledblog.com/vintage-inspired-ontario-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “In Your Arms,” Kina Grannis
Recessional: “Believe Me (If All Those Endearing Young Charms)”, played on the bagpipes by my uncle. This song is one of my Grandpa’s favourites – he used to play it for my Grandma.
First Dance: “Wild is the Wind,” Johnny Mathis

Wedding Location: Baltimore, Ontario, Canada / Photographer: Joseph + Jaime Photography / Flowers: Coriander Girl / Wedding Dress: Tracy Reese via BHLDN / Wedding Shoes: BHLDN / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Chosen by the bridesmaids (ModCloth & Pink Soda) / Hair and Makeup: Makeup In The City / Groom’s Suit: Dolce & Gabbana / Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds and Batman Converse / Wedding Caterer: Noble Culinary / Wedding Cake: The SweeterE / Wedding Invitations: A Printable Press






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Turbine Hall Wedding

Photos By: Lad & Lass

We love when our brides come up with combinations that are unexpected, like a truly airy and bohemian wedding set in an industrial space. Stefan Norval of Afresh Event set to work making Lexi’s retro-meets-modern vision a reality, and we can tell by the images from Lad & Lass that the result was nothing short of a shining success.

turbine hall wedding - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

From the bride, Lexi: Our wedding was held in a refurbished turbine factory in the middle of the city, it was very industrial and modern. We wanted to embrace the space and the city. I envisioned a chic industrial wedding but with an ethereal, natural and bohemian streak to counter the hard space. I imagined something like a swinging 30s or 40s shindig, dancing the night away in the moody underground bar and reception area lit only by candles but with soft and romantic elements running through.

bridal accessories - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

gold bridal accessories - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

gold bridal headbands - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

blush bridesmaids dresses - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

hydrangea wedding bouquet - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding
Flower recipe: I wanted my bouquet to be wild, like I scooped it up on the way in. We used hydrangeas and ferns for that wild look and some other added greenery. My bridesmaids had headpieces made out of greenery and ferns and bouquets of hydrangeas. There were green hydrangeas at the ceremony, ferns draped over our awning. our reception has roses and a lot of greenery to create a forest feeling.

turbine hall wedding - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

industrial ceremony venues - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

wedding ceremony seating - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

turbine hall wedding - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

groom during ceremony - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

industrial ceremony - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

industrial ceremony - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

industrial wedding recessional - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

Our wedding was absolutely beautiful. It had an art deco feel, which was brought through in the industrial setting, invitations, and menus and also by our colour scheme which was navy blue, blushes and touches of gold. The bohemian and ethereal feeling was brought through in our ceremony, which was so different from the rest of the wedding, with our awning decorated by ribbons and ferns. The reception was like a magical underground forest with candles, tall overflowing vases and floral chandeliers. There was also a chic and elegant twist with mirrored flower boxes filled with roses. There was no DIY projects in the wedding as we both work and did not have time but I did custom order my gold leafed headpiece from Talia Savva at Scarlett.

turbine hall wedding - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

glam wedding reception - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

indoor receptions - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

turbine hall wedding - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

bridal fashion - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

elegant table settings - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

indoor receptions - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

turbine hall wedding - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? One of the things we learned was to go with your initial feelings! A few times we met with vendors who were lovely people but just weren’t clicking with my ideas. I thought it would all work out if I just managed everything but it was very stressful. In the end we chose vendors who amazing people and absolutely shared my vision and I knew I could trust them to to create my dream day.

turbine hall wedding - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

reception ideas - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

wedding cake ideas - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

cake toppers - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

banquet style reception - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding

dessert tables - photo by Lad and Lass http://ruffledblog.com/turbine-hall-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “Between Two Lungs,” Florence + the Machine
First Dance: “La Vie En Rose,” Edith Piaf (it was the song that Bruce played me when we first started dating and he cooked me a romantic dinner one night)
Father/Daughter Dance: “In My Life,” The Beatles
We had a cool gypsy swing band and later a DJ, whom we asked to play any cheesy ABBA and anything from The Rocky Horror Show!

Wedding Location: Johannesburg, South Africa / Photographer and Photobooth: Lad & Lass / Event Design, Decor, and Floral Design: Stefan Norval of Afresh Event / Venue, Catering, and Desserts: Turbine Hall / Wedding Dress and Veil: Garnish Couture / Groom’s Suit: Polo / Wedding Invitations: Carike Grefrath of Canvas Stationery Boutique / Transportation: my Uncle’s Vintage blue London taxi! a perfect car!

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