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DIY Ruffled Wreath

DIY Projects

Next up on the roster of tutorials from our ombre inspiration shoot shot by Stephanie Yonce is this oh-so-sweet ruffled wreath. Honey of Honeydew Events LLC used an organza-like fabric, but any fabric and color would work wonderfully!

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To make two ruffled wreaths inspired by this project, you will need:
-2 14″ floral Styrofoam forms
-strait pins with small or flat heads
-hot glue
-about 2 yards of fabric. We used an organza-like fabric, but it did ravel a lot!
-ribbon for hanging
-rotary cutter
-cutting mat
-ruler
-glue gun and glue sticks
-(learned afterwards to use hairspray as well- as explained)

diy ruffled wreath tutorial

1. Fold your fabric in half, and place on a cutting mat. Using a rotary blade, cut the fabric into strips about 1.5-2 inches wide. Cut all of your fabric.

diy ruffled wreath tutorial

2. Take one form, and wrap the wreath evenly with the fabric strips. Secure the ends with hot glue. Repeat on the other form.

diy ruffled wreath tutorial

3. I used 60″ wide fabric. This was too long for the ruffles I needed. I cut each of the strips into 3 equal parts. Make a pile of pre-cut strips.

diy ruffled wreath tutorial

4. Take a strip, and accordion-fold the fabric on itself. Pinch the bottom of the folded piece, and insert a pin there. When you let go of the rest of the folded piece, it will fan out to make a ruffle! Pin this into the middle of the form. Work from this point. The next ruffle you make is going to lay on top of the first ruffle, not behind it.

5. Do this all the way around the form, using 1 pin per ruffle. Once you get to the last few ruffles, you will have to space them out so the spacing looks good.

diy ruffled wreath tutorial

6. I did glue the ends of each ruffles down, to make the ruffles more stable. This is optional.

7. I did learn after this project that this fabric ravels a LOT. To prevent this, give your wreath ruffles a few coats of non-sticky hairspray THEN trim the hanging pieces off!

diy ruffled wreath tutorial


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Purple Ombre Wedding Ideas

Wedding Design

Much like us, photographer Stephanie Yonce has just a little addiction to Pinterest. Letting the site fuel her creative spirit, Stephanie along with Honey of Honeydew Events decided to take the inspiration of ombre design and let it translate into a seriously stunning styled wedding shoot with lots of fun handmade projects and a sweet surprise for the bride! From watercolor to a gorgeous ring, begin feasting your eyes now:


DIY ombre wedding ideas

The original inspiration for this shoot came from Stephanie Yonce Photography‘s not-so-secret addiction to Pinterest. As ombre details began popping up all over her boards, she came to the realization that it was time to bring this trend to life with the help of Event Planner & Stylist Honeylyn, as well as a team of Virginia wedding professionals. The hope was for a bright, spring time feel with a color palette that pays homage in part to the Pantone colors for 2012.

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideasDIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY ombre wedding ideas

DIY details included the retro straw and ruffle wreaths, hand painted chargers, the peach yarn covered letters and the wood shim mirror. The White Pedestals were a combination of chunky candle sticks and miniature plates discovered at a local Goodwill while the Ombre socks (based on a tutorial from SheBlogs.com) proved to be a fun challenge for Honey and Stephanie. Stephanie and Honey were both also excited to join forces with local upcycled furniture store Thrill of the Hunt, which provided the table, upholstered chairs and white dresser. The winner for “best find” for the shoot was the Purple Ombre glasses, which were discovered at a local thrift store.


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DIY ombre wedding ideas

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DIY ombre wedding ideas

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Within the shoot came a fun love story between the models- Russ and Jenny, who married at this location more than five years ago. Due to unforeseen complications with their own wedding photography, they were left with almost no images of their Big Day. With that, they decided to take this opportunity to stage a “First Look” for the fun of it. Russ approached Stephanie prior to the shoot and asked if he could surprise Jenny during the First Look with her Christmas present- a new, sparkly anniversary band. The sweet moment was captured by Stephanie and the couple lived happily ever after… again!


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DIY ombre wedding ideas

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Wedding Vendors (Hanover, VA):

Photographer: Stephanie Yonce Photography / Event Planner: Honeydew Events / Floral Designer: Honeydew Events, Vogue Flowers / Reception Venue: Hanover Arts & Activities Center, Virginia / Invitation Designer: Paper Freckles / Cake Designer: A Cake To Remember LLC / Linens and Coverings: Classic Party Rentals of VA / Equipment Rentals: Party Perfect / Makeup Artist: Faces by Joy / PR Rep: OFD Consulting LLC / Other: Thrill of the Hunt

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Groovy Groomsmen Gifts

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Given the importance of appreciating those guys that are the most important to you in life, Groovy Groomsmen Gifts want to ensure whatever you give them on wedding eve hits the mark, honors your posse and is something that doesn’t end up in that box in the basement.

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Spring Bridesmaid Dresses Round Up

Fashion & Beauty

If you’re like us, you’ve been secretly squirreling away pretty summer duds and cheery pops of color for when spring finally arrives. We spent a few hours doing just that – and in between oohs and aahs and the occasional personal bookmarking – we selected a round up with few of our favorite bridesmaid dresses for spring and summer. This citrus palette is giving us a jolt of vitamin C and we may or may not be snatching up some of these pretties for ourselves.

1. A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz yellow beaded dress / 2. Topshop Tuck Shift Dress / 3. Place in the Sun Dress / 4. Tadashi Shoji pleated chiffon dress / 5. Marc by Marc Jacobs “Dea” dress / 6. Oh, You Pretty Thing Dress / 7. Thread Social silk and cotton blend dress / 8. Carol Hannah Pinckney Street Dress / 9. Tube Gallery pleated crepe dress

coral bridesmaid dresses round up

10. Coral one shoulder dress / 11. tiered dress / 12. origami dress / 13. Alice + Olivia dress / 14. BCBGMAXAZRIA coral tiered one shoulder belted dress / 15. Skater Dress / 16. Red-y to Dance Dress / 17. Red Valentino Bow Back Tank Dress / 18. Marc New York red cotton v-neck pleated dress

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