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DIY Jasmine Wreath

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Gawking over today’s inspiration by Alisa Lewis Event Design and shot by Rebecca Hollis Photography, we noticed these dainty little wreaths that doubled as head crowns. We just had to share how Alisa made them and used them as a backdrop to decorate the food table. In case you missed the shoot, you can view in all its glory right here.

diy thin wreaths

Materials:

  • 6-7 Jasmine Vines
  • other tiny flowers or vines to add texture
  • thin floral wire
  • pliers or wire cutters
  • twine
  • log or branch
  • fishing line

wreath wedding backdrop
natural wreath backdrop
jasmine head crown
jasmine head crown


View step-by-step images in the gallery

Directions for crown:

Wrap vines into a ring or wreath shape about the size of bride’s head or flower girls’ heads. Use floral wire to secure the ends and hold in the wreath shape. Use cutters to trim wire ends.
Wrap the wire in twine and tie in a knot.

Directions for Jasmine Wreath Backdrop:
Wrap vines into a ring or wreath shape in different size diameters. Use floral wire to secure the ends and hold in the wreath shape. Use cutters to trim wire ends. Wrap the wire in twine and tie in a knot. Secure a branch the width you want your backdrop for the ceiling if you are creating this indoors or from something overhead outdoors. We used wire to hold our branch up. Use clear fishing line to dangle the wreathes at different lengths from the branch. Trim ends.

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Citrus Rosemary Gin Cocktail Recipe

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Sharing French Provincial inspiration by Alisa Lewis Event Design wouldn’t be complete without food and drinks! Preluding our cocktail recipe, we shared a terracotta herb favor project. Now we will share Citrus Rosemary Gin just in time for your weekend soirees.

citrus rosemary wedding drink

  • 3/4 lb sliced kumquats (or citrus of your choice)
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  • Gin
  • Spritzer or Sprite for sweeter taste


Citrus wedding cocktails

  • Slice kumquats very thinly. Muddle some kumquats with some rosemary. Add to shaker. Add ice. 1-1.5 ounces of gin. Mix gently.
  • Pour into pretty glass and top with spritzer or sprite for a fizz!
  • Add kumquat slices and a sprig of rosemary.

Photographer: Rebecca Hollis Photography / Art Direction, Styling, and Coordination: Alisa Lewis Event Design / Floral Design: Habitat Events / Dresses: Jenny Packham “Foxglove” and “Syrie” via The Dress Theory / Jewelry: Cloth & Crown / Hair: Boom Swagger Salon / Makeup: Skin Chic / Vintage Rentals and Styling Props: The Attic | A Vintage Rental Company / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Katie Linder Design

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DIY Potted Herb Favors

DIY Projects

Alisa Lewis Event Design (who also owns a vintage rental company called The Attic) is sharing this favor idea from today’s French Country inspiration. These shabby chic terracotta pots with herbs brings Provence in the best of ways in the smallest of packages, and it is just the perfect little project for any spring or summer wedding. They also double as placecards or as centerpieces, so it’s a major win. All images beautifully captured by Rebecca Hollis Photography.

Shabby chic potted favors
diy potted wedding favors

Materials:

  • terra cotta pots (can be bought in bulk online or at the dollar store)
  • ivory chalk paint
  • paint brush
  • rag
  • mixing bowl or vessel to mix paint
  • herbs of your liking
  • potting soil
  • stones
  • name tags (our designer made these to match our invite suite)
  • 6-7″ twigs

shabby chic pottery DIY
diy potted wedding favors
shabby chic pottery DIY

Directions:

  • Pour about 1 cup of chalk paint into a bowl and mix with about 1/4 cup of water. Use brush to mix to achieve a thin, watery consistency.
  • Brush outside and inner edges of terra cotta with the watery paint mixture. Immediately us the rag to wipe the excess paint and create the distressed, shabby white finish. Set aside the wet pot to dry and move on to the next.
  • Add stones to the bottom of the pot for drainage. Add herb plant and fill in spaces with extra potting soil. I potted lavender, thyme, oregano, and baby ivy. Glue the cut out name tags to the top of the twig using a tiny dab of hot glue. We placed our twigs in the DIY potted herbs and used as seating cards at each place setting.


View all step-by-step images in the gallery

Photographer: Rebecca Hollis Photography / Art Direction, Styling, and Coordination: Alisa Lewis Event Design / Floral Design: Habitat Events / Dresses: Jenny Packham “Foxglove” and “Syrie” via The Dress Theory / Jewelry: Cloth & Crown / Hair: Boom Swagger Salon / Makeup: Skin Chic / Vintage Rentals and Styling Props: The Attic | A Vintage Rental Company / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Katie Linder Design

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