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DIY Feather Clips

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I’m excited to welcome back Jenny of Hank and Hunt to our DIY column! You may remember this DIY project from a few years ago. I will let her take it from here:

Want to add a quick pop of color and frivolity to your wedding? Find a brightly colored boa and make a few poms to use anywhere and everywhere through out the day.

diy feather ideas

You will need:
feather boa
1 1/2″ wood circles
hot glue gun
shoe clips, pins or other style of attachments

Plug in your glue gun and let it heat up. Be sure to place it over a piece of foil or glue mat to catch the drips. Trim the tie off of the boa so you are starting with feathers and not thread. Make a glue dot about the size of your pinky tip in the center of a wood circle. Pull back the feathers and press the end of the boa in the glue. We want to secure the boa to the circle, if you don’t push back the feather fluff, it won’t adhere properly.

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Once set, add another arc from the center about 3/4″ long, pull feathers back and press boa into the glue. This will start to form a spiral from the center out. Pull the feathers towards you and press the center line of the boa into the glue as you work your way out. Add glue and repeat until you are on the outer edge of the circle. Trim the end and press into a final dot of glue on the edge. Once secure, but while still warm, press feathers over end dot to cover. Make as many as you need.

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diy feather clips

For shoe clips, as seen here, attach clips with hot glue on the back of the wood circles. Use a quarter size amount of glue and press. You want to secure the whole clip to the wood. If you are making favor box toppers, glue the finished poms to the top of boxes. For bag adornments, attache the wood clips to pins, you can find them in the jewelry section of the craft shop. How fun would these be for your bridesmaids hair too?

diy neon pom poms

However you choose to incorporate them, I’m loving them with this cerulean blue shade. A single boa is really long and is available in almost any shade, a very budget friendly way to add a little pop to your party.

Images and Project: Jenny Batt of Hank and Hunt for Ruffled

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Handmade Industrial Wedding

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Lauren and Tyler’s love story is one of those I just live to hear — after thirteen years of chasing each other in one way or another, the pair finally wed this year with photographer Cami Parker in tow to capture their day. Their venue – The Historic Icehouse – set the tone for their industrial setting, blending soft pinks and peaches with the raw space.

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From the bride, Lauren: Tyler and I met 13 years ago in a small church in New Jersey. Because we have such a special history, we decided our invitation needed to share our love story with all of our guests. We collaborated on writing, making sure we shared both of our perspectives.

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Heart wedding shoes by Melissa Vivienne Westwood
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We spent many Saturdays shopping Goodwill all over the state collecting lace. Lace curtains, lace tablecloths, lace shower curtains, you name it we bought it; over 300 pieces worth. We also began collecting glass vases and silver trays for our florist to use for small arrangements and hundreds of candles on the tables.

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industrial bride and groom

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I found an idea for a fabric chandelier online to hang over the dance floor. Tyler used a hula-hoop and I bought a battery operated light fixture to put inside it. We used the same fabric from the altar and it was exactly how I pictured it would look!

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After the ceremony, Tyler and I were able to sneak into the room where the reception would take place, just the two of us. All of the flowers were beginning to open up in their vases, the candles were lit, the string lights and chandelier glowed above us and he spun me around the middle of the dance floor. It was one of the most special moments of the day.

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Because we worked so wonderfully with all of our vendors, we were able to relax and really enjoy our special day. The best part of the night for both Tyler and I, was sitting at the front of the room surrounded by all of the most important people in our lives. It is something we know we will probably never get to experience again and we took it all in. We knew that our photographer, Cami Parker and our videographers, Loren and Lex Brinton were also capturing all of these special moments as well. So when Tyler and I are old and gray, and our memory begins to fade, we can look back at our photos and video of this day and relive it again and again.

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bride and groom post reception
bride and groom post reception

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Wedding Location: Phoenix, AZ / Wedding Photographer: Cami Parker / Wedding Venue: The Historic Icehouse / Wedding Flowers: Cornflower Blue Florist / Wedding Coordinator: Kristin Sanchez of Stellar Planning / Wedding Dress: Watters and Watters / Bride’s Shoes: Vivienne Westwood / Bride’s Hair Accessory: Mariee Gallery / Bride’s Hair: Marissa Madsen of Epic Salon / Bride’s Makeup: Chanel Warwick / Wedding Caterer: Atlasta Catering / Wedding Cake: Kirsten Keane of UofCakes / DJ: DJ Tyger of Ingram Entertainment / Videographer: Brinton Films / Wedding Invitations: Bride and groom

Sponsor Highlight + Giveaways & Discounts!

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It’s another Saturday morning round-up of some of our favorite sponsors! This morning we have a fantastic crew of majorly talented vendors, many of whom are offering exclusive discounts and giveaways just for Ruffled readers! You don’t want to miss this fine lot who can make your wedding day so much more beautiful, so take a look below.

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Giveaway: Leave a comment below with your favorite design from Shine Wedding Invitations for your chance to win a free set of 50 thank you cards to match that design! We will announce the winner in the Weekly Wrap Up next Friday!;;

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Twenty Pages designs magazines for your wedding. Your Twenty Pages is about Fun Stuff like your story and history and Practical Stuff like important wedding information for your guests – all told in a magazine editorial style. All they need from you is a few pictures, some anecdotes about your relationship and your wedding details. They’ll take it from there and turn it into a beautiful magazine! And the magazines are really versatile! You can use them however you wish – use them as wedding programs, invitations, table decorations and inside welcome bags, just to name a few.

Bonnie, from One World Designs Bridal Jewelry, works with each bride to custom design accessories that will reflect your personality and coordinate with your wedding day hair style as well as your gown’s cut, color and embellishment. She is giving away a $55 gift certificate to one lucky Ruffled bride! Visit One World Designs Bridal Jewelry and leave a comment below indicating how you would spend your $55 gift certificate! We will announce the winner in the Weekly Wrap Up next Friday!

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Two Broad’s Design specializes in personalized wedding dress hangers, vintage, rustic, shabby chic and whimsical wedding decor! They also have an eclectic range of items that come from their varied imaginations. Two Broad’s Design is giving away a Personalized wedding Dress Hanger, mason jar, and a pair of Swarovski Crystal Rivoli dangle earrings! To enter, leave a comment below indicating what your personalized hanger would say! We will announce the winner in the Weekly Wrap Up next Friday!

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Of course we love a great party, but more importantly we believe in love, we believe in a marriage after the wedding, and we love being a part of life’s major milestones and helping you navigate the (sometimes) mountains of details.  With our wealth of knowledge, creativity and experience we’ll illuminate and inspire your ideas to create a one-of-a-kind event that authentically reflects YOUnot us, or what anyone tells you it should be.

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