As soon as I catch wind of the words “Italian garden party,” I have to hear more. brideside and mStarr event styling + design banded together to create an incredible garden styled session with romantic touches photographed by Hello Love Photography. Keep reading for some DIY projects taken straight from this shoot!

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From brideside and mStarr event styling + design: Our Italian garden party soiree was a new twist on the casual outdoor garden wedding. With inspiration from Mediterranean coastal towns and Italian wineries, we wanted to showcase how a bride can integrate some DIY projects, organic florals and simple details into her fashion and décor to express her style and experiences. The bridesmaids were an important part of the overall inspiration for us. We wanted our gorgeous gals to mimic the bride’s soft style, while still wearing gowns that made them feel beautiful and reflected their individuality. The neutral tones and whimsical flower crowns from petal floral design allowed us to maintain a sense of uniformity among the diverse dress styles. Casey from Hello Love couldn’t have captured all the pretty any better!

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AMORE Wine Cork Wedding Sign

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Supplies:
-about 200 wine corks (found here)
-natural wood letters from AC moore or Michaels
-cheap red wine {don’t waste the good stuff unless you drink some as you go along!}
-glue gun
-staple gun
-twine

1) Brush about half the corks with wine and leave the other half overnight in about an 1/4-1/2
inch of wine.
2) Glue the corks on the letters with a glue gun and wait a few hours to make sure they’re
completely secure.
3) Use a staple gun on the back of the letters leaving a little room between the staple + wood..
thread twine through and hang!


DIY Herb Olive Oil Favors

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Supplies:
-glass bottles (we used these cork top bottles)
-olive oil
-sprigs of rosemary

1) Place 1 sprig of rosemary in each bottle.
2) Using a small funnel to prevent spillage, pour the olive oil into the bottles.
3) Finish off with a favorite ribbon and you’re ready to go!
PS these make equally great hostess gifts!


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Shoot Location: Boston, MA / Photographer: Hello Love Photography / Event Design and Styling: mStarr event styling + design / Floral Design: Petal Floral Design / Venue: Belkin Lookout Farm / Wedding Dresses: brideside.me / Hair: Axle Color Studio / Makeup: Blush Wedding Day / Menswear: Alton Lane / Rentals and Striped Napkins: New England Country Rentals / Table Runner and Lace Napkins: Nuage Designs / Models: Kristen of The Boston Fashionista, Chris from Alton Lane, Eric from Trade Restaurant

4 comments
  • thanks for the beautiful feature! xox

  • Some of the most amazing wedding photography I have ever seen! Beautiful work Hello Love Photography!

  • Lovely location and beautiful dress!

  • margaret saunders

    love the olive oil but what size jars did you use .

    thanks Margaret