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Weekly Wrap Up + Tinsel Workshop

Weekly Wrap Ups

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Emerald was officially chosen by Pantone as the color for 2013 (have you seen this emerald holiday shoot yet?). I say we ring in the new year with it! Below are some ideas for a chic holiday soirée, with a bit of Viceroy goes wintry mood.
emerald party decor

Clockwise: emerald green grosgrain ribbon via Factory Direct Craft; mercury bottles via West Elm; green trellis fabric by Schumacher; candle lanterns from Pier One Imports; wooden beaded wreath via Sweet Paul

We will be crafting the weekend away for Christmas and decorating for the holidays, so I thought I’d share some ideas for ornaments from our DIY library. Everything is cuter in miniature size. How seriously adorable would be a photo transfer in a mini canvas as an ornament?

DIY ornaments

Clockwise: modern frosted ornaments, polka dot ornaments, mini honeycomb ornaments, mini photo canvas ornaments, doily wrap ornament idea

If you live in the Atlanta area, be sure to check out The Tinsel Workshop, happening tomorrow. There are a few spots left open, so there’s still to time to register! This is the perfect workshop to learn new crafts, hosting party tricks by the pros and how to make flower arrangements – ALL tied into one day wrapped in a pretty bow. Great date with your fiance, bestie or mom… grab a spot by emailing juli.vaughn@gmail.com.

The Tinsel Workshop
You’re invited to immerse yourself in a day of Flowers, Flair, and Food

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
from 10 am – 4 pm

The Seed Studio
434 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA

Be guided through holiday designing by instructors:

Space for this workshops is limited, so reserve your spot now. $150.00/person *Includes all materials for creating Flowers, Flair, and Food.

Contact juli.vaughn@gmail.com to register or for more details.

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Houston Station wedding
A woodsy Washington wedding

This week, in Recycle Your Wedding…

Whimsical pom cake toppers
Ruffled burlap table runner
Chalkboard mason jars
Small blue petticoat
Birdcage veil and hair flower accessory
Tess wedding gown, size 6
Wooden centerpiece planter box

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Woodsy Washington Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Today’s wedding from Julie Harmsen shows that you don’t need to have a “color scheme” or “wedding theme” to have a day full of gorgeous details and personal meaning. Kaley and Joel’s wedding day was full of sweet touches, reflection, a little bit of magic, and heaps of expert crafting by Kaley, who actually made the incredible ceremony backdrop herself!

outdoor bride and groom

From the bride, Kaley: I didn’t have a distinct style in mind for our wedding. (I’m not a person with keen visualization skills.) When asked what my “colors” were I usually gave some sort of vague answer about a muted, natural palette. I just knew I wanted it to feel natural, magical, and a little bit like home. I also wanted to be thoughtful about what we were there to do. Which was to promise ourselves to one another and to celebrate that promise with our loved ones. So I wanted to make the ceremony a reflection of who we are and what we believe. I wanted it to be something that was entered into with purpose and reverence.


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bride and groom first look

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woodsy wedding ideas

outdoor wedding decor

outdoor bride and groom

There was definitely some DIY involved in our wedding. I did some of it, but I also had a lot of help from the amazing and generous people in my life. Like many couples, we wanted to keep our costs as low as possible, so the decor was mostly handmade and/or found in thrift shops. All the planters and urns we used on the tables were found at thrift shops and my aunt filled them with beautiful succulent arrangements. We spray painted twigs, made mobiles out of branches, ribbon and mirrors, crafted the ceremony backdrop and got a fair amount of hot glue burns. My mother-in-law and I made the wedding favors. Small jars of jam with locally sourced strawberries and individual loaves of banana bread with my mama’s recipe.


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bride with tattoo

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outdoor bride and groom

woodsy wedding ideas

outdoor bride and groom

woodsy wedding decor

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Go easy on yourself. You’ll probably have a lot of ideas and receive a lot of well intentioned advice. There is no way to absorb all this information. Instead, focus on the feeling you want the day to have and follow where that takes you. On the day of the wedding try to stop and take a deep breath every once in a while. Take in what is happening, feel the moment and try to commit it to memory. Everyone says it, but it really does go by so fast. Take a few minutes and enjoy the outcome of all the hard work you put in.


wildflower centerpieces

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succulent reception centerpieces

assorted dessert tables

woodsy wedding ideas

indoor cake cutting

traditional hawaiian dancer

traditional hawaiian dancing

vintage getaway cars


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Family & Wedding Party Processional: “Wash.” Bon Iver
Bridal Processional: “Real Love,” Beach House
Recessional: “Punk as F*ck,” The American Analog Set
First Dance: “Choir Vandals,” The American Analog Set

Wedding Location: Whidbey Island, WA / Wedding Photographer: Julie Harmsen / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Fireseed Catering / Wedding Flowers: Local Farmer’s Market / Wedding Dress: Cicada Bridal, “Natasha” / Wedding Shoes: BaliElf / Hair and Makeup: Bride’s Stepmother / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Cicada Bridal and Elbling / Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers / Wedding Cakes: Macrina Bakery, friends and family / Wedding Invitations: Frida Clements

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Houston Station Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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You might say I have a little obsession with all things Nashville myself, so when I saw the wedding of newlyweds Jessie and Austin sent over by Jessie Holloway Photography, I did a little dance. Houston Station was the perfect setting for the couple’s reception, with its warm atmosphere and easy styling. And don’t miss the cake from The Bake Shoppe, a perfectly ruffled confection!

bride and groom

From the bride, Jessie: We love all things Nashville, vintage, and are passionate about music. We wanted a slightly less formal event that showcased our personalities and made everyone feel at home. We wanted to spend the entire day surrounded by people we love and making great memories.


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Houston Station Nashville Wedding

bride getting ready

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

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Houston Station Nashville Wedding

bridesmaids in pink

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

Our floral/event designer best described our theme as “a little bit southern, and a little bit rock and roll.” We used soft peaches and pinks mixed with a “mason jar” blue to keep with the vintage southern theme. My grandmother and great aunt made homemade jams for the biscuit bar and then also to handout to guests as favors.


Houston Station Nashville Wedding

bride and groom

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor reception decor

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor reception decor

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor reception decor

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor reception decor

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

chair back streamers

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor reception lights

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Hire a planner! It was the best decision I made. I would also suggest that brides stay true to themselves and incorporate their personality into the wedding. After all, it is your day.


chair back streamers

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor cake tables

Houston Station Nashville Wedding

indoor first dances


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Tupelo Honey,” Van Morrison
Bridal Processional: “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton
Recessional: “Bright Side of the Road,” Van Morrison
First Dance: “Hung the Moon,” Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Wedding Location: Nashville, TN / Wedding Photographer: Jessie Holloway Photography / Ceremony Venue: Owen Chapel / Reception Venue: Houston Station / Event Planner: A Delightful Day Event Planning / Wedding Flowers: Brocade Nashville / Wedding Dress: Casablanca / Wedding Veil: Toni Federici / Wedding Shoes: Dillards / Hair and Makeup: Meagan Murrah of Tangles Salon, Hendersonville TN / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dillards / Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Ties: J. Crew / Wedding Caterer: Bacon and Caviar Catering / Wedding Cake: The Bake Shoppe / Ice Cream Sandwiches: The Sugar Wagon / DJ: High Tone Entertainment / Linens and Coverings: Southern Events Party Rental / Wedding Invitations: Brocade Nashville / Transportation: Grand Avenue

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