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DIY Hanging Lightbulbs

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Some of you asked for a tutorial on how to make that gorgeous industrial lightbulb chandy that Gianna of Chic Celebrations made yesterday for Film and Lace wedding ideas shoot, and today you’re in luck!

diy hanging lightbulb chandelier

You will need:

  • chicken wire
  • 1×2 wood strips (at home improvement stores such as Home Depot, they can cut to desired size for you)
  • chain
  • small nails
  • 4 small hooks (to attach the chain onto each end of the wooden frame)
  • lamp kits
  • L brackets
  • liquid nails (or other wood glue for the frame)

diy lightbulb chandelier

Mount wood frame to desired size and secure the inner joints with L brackets. Stain or paint your frame if you’d like. Layer chicken wire over the top of your frame, and secure it with nails. This will help you divvy up the space between each lightbulb. Drill a hole on each end of the frame to attach the hooks, where the chain will mounted. From the bottom of your frame, thread your lamp kits through the wire mesh.

Be sure to check out the Film and Lace shoot captured bby Krista Mason in full right here!

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Moko & Company

At Moko and Company, we design welcome bags and offer locally inspired gifts to go in them. Our gift options include stately mementos, small batch snacks, locally-inspired gifts, and all around enjoyable treats for your guests. Customize welcome tote bags, labels, and stickers with your names, date, colors, designs, and more.

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DIY Film Roll Place Cards

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If you loved the escort/place cards from our Film and Lace wedding ideas as much as we did, you’re in luck! Gianna of Chic Celebrations, with gorgeous calligraphy by The Left Handed Calligrapher are here to help you make your very own film roll place cards. These could also be made as a menu for your guests! Thank you Krista Mason for the images once again.


DIY film roll wedding place cards
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This can be done with old and new film canisters. If you like the vintage look, check out a local flea market. They are full of great finds and I spot these all the time! You can also buy reloadable blank film roll shells here for 89 cents each. On a strip of paper (not too thick, as it needs to have some flex to it), write out the table number and guest names. Measure your paper strips so they are not quite as wide as the film that was in the canister, ours was 1 1/4”. We chose black since it mimicked the film, but used white for the place cards.


film canister place cards

Gently push the paper into the canisters slit, where the film would usually be coming out of. Use the corner of your paper to start off and then straighten out. You will feel the paper bend around the spool on the inside.


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Roll the paper until the table number is completely inside, but the guests name is still out. How fun for guests to be surprised at their table assignment. This idea can be taken so far too – invitations, menus, even a little thank you note.


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unique escort cards


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At Coco Red Events, we want to help create, facilitate and implement weddings that will make our client’s vision come to life. We also love to help clients imagine what their wedding can be, to collaborate creatively to enhance every experience of their guests. We work hard to maintain a high level of customer service throughout the whole planning process. We will be with you every step of the way. At the end of the day, a win for us is when our couple says, “today was the best day ever!”

We are a family-owned and operated company. Colette, or “Coco,” started our company almost 3 years ago. Since then, we’ve worked with many brides – budgets big and small. We love what we do and we love working together as a team to create exceptional weddings.

Although we are based in Atlanta, our team has executed events with excellence all over the country. Each person on our team has a specific strength–from environment design to logistics to building sets and crafting props–we will collaborate to make your wedding the one that every one talks about for years to come.

Thank you for considering us! We would be honored to work with you on your big day!!

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DIY Photo Table Runner

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Gianna of Chic Celebrations is going to teach us how to make a photo table runner from our Film and Lace Wedding Shoot shot by Krista Mason. An alternate idea is using vintage post cards, old love notes and even music sheets. So cute!


vintage photo table runner

From Gianna: This is such a fun way to display photos at a wedding or event, and also a fabulous conversation starter. You’ll need a strip of fabric (muslin can be bought at craft stores like Michaels), cut the length you would like your runner to be, but the width of it should be a little thinner than you want (we did ours floor length to add drama to the table) and copies of the photos you’d like to use. Old family wedding photos, engagement photos and childhood photos are perfect for this (if you don’t want to use original photos, you can print copies for a few cents each at cost effective photo printing places like Costco – or simply print them with your printer using photo paper). Our runner was about 9’ long and took about 160 photos (we used 60 photos and duplicated them).


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Starting at one end, use a hot glue gun to secure the pictures to the fabric. One small dot goes a long way. Overlap pictures and let them hang off the edges, don’t be afraid of covering up parts of the photos since you can put one of its duplicates elsewhere on the runner.


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When you are about halfway through, go to the other end and start over. This way you meet nicely in the middle. And when you’re all done, wouldn’t they make a cool wall hanging in your home?


DIY vintage photo table runner film and lace wedding inspiration
vintage photo table runner


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