Urban Wed Event by Brooklyn Bride

Before we start the day, I would like to thank you everyone who entered our DIY Contest so far! I received an overwhelming amount of creative projects, and I truly wasn’t expecting such great response. I will be posting some DIY entries tomorrow and the remaining next week and because of that I am extending the deadline till Saturday at 11:59p (March 27th). So if you wanted to enter but didn’t have the time to take photos, this is your chance. Voting will not begin until all entries are posted later next week, so not to worry! To participate, simply send me 4-5 images (600pixels wide), instructions and a list of materials to amanda @ruffledblog.com or click here for more details.

Last night I attended the Urban Wed Event organized by Brooklyn Bride, and what a great party! It was so nice to seeing so many talented NYC wedding vendors under one roof. I could easily spend all day talking about how delicious were the cupcakes from Nine Cakes were, or how ridiculously talented is Bryn from Paperfinger, and everyone else from the Urban Wed Event. I thought some images from the event might give you great ideas for your wedding. How much do you love that table runner made out of old black and white photos?

Vintage Photos table runner idea DIY weddings black white flower anemone poppies
Vintage Photos table runner idea DIY weddings black white flower anemone poppies

List of Vendors:
Venue: Nest Event Loft / Catering: Cobblestone Foods / Photography: Jenny Ebert / Day of Coordination: Just About Married / Calligraphy: Paperfinger / Wedding Band: Elan Artists / Event Design: Hatch Creative Studio / Photobooth: Studiobooth / Wedding Gowns: Samuelle / Bridesmaid Dresses: 57 Grand / Wedding Cakes: Nine Cakes / Wine Tasting: Swirl Events and Seven Sisters / Wedding Invitations: Paper + Cup / Makeup: Facetime Beauty Concierge

All photos by Jen Huang Photography

An Intimate Southern Affair

Though this is a concept shoot, I still have to remind myself that it’s not a real wedding. It looks so genuine – thanks to the down to earth design and Sheila’s close friends who made it look so much fun. Both Hayley Green and Sheila Goode, the wonderful photographers behind the lens, are from Nashville. They wanted an intimate Southern feel that they saw frequently back home. I think they nailed it! I am specially loving the table decor, sans tablecloth and ribbons decorating the back of the chairs. Old rugs instead of a traditional dance floor is not only beautiful to look at, but comfortable to kick your heels off and dance the night away. The bridesmaid dresses were mismatched patterns of red and white, picking up from the red sash that the bride wore. I could go on and on.

From Sheila:
We all wanted to show brides that they can have a wonderful wedding with very little expense. All that is needed is some creative ideas, a field, a wonderful florist that will put together your vision with an organic feel. The feeling of intimacy, joy and beauty is want we wanted to convey.

An Indie Southern Wedding in Nashville
An Indie Southern Wedding in Nashville
an intimate Southern backyard Wedding
an intimate Southern backyard Wedding

Sheila and Hayley from GoodeGreen are based in Los Angeles, Nashville and Santa Rosa Beach but will travel. Check out their blog!

Wedding Vendors (Santa Rosa Beach, Florida):
Photography: Goode Green / Wedding Cakes: Queen Bee Cupcakes (Seaside, Florida) / Makeup: Shannon Wright (Nashville, TN) / Wedding Coordinator: Jaime Miller / Floral and Event Design: Melanie Jordan / Band: Waco Ramblers

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DIY Just Married Sign

Our next DIY project was sent by Erin, who created this Just Married sign to decorate their getaway car. So many fun projects to share today, check back later for more!

DIY Just Married Sign Car

What you’ll need:

- The Just Married Template. Erin graciously shares the template which can be downloaded here.
- 11×17 printer paper in the color of your choice
- A printer
- A thin piece of cardboard or illustration board
- Spray mount
- Cutting tool (scissors, a box cuter or a paper cutter)
- Ribbon
- Suction Cups
- Glue Gun
- Super Glue
- A hole-punch
- Decorations (Fake flowers, shells, buttons, feathers, lace etc.)
- Black and white ribbon (http://www.timelytresses.com)
- Vintage millinery anemones (http://stores.ebay.com/Vintage-Millinery-Flowers-Shoppe)
- Vintage pom-pom millinery (can be found on eBay or Etsy)

DIY Just Married Sign Car


Step 1: Print out your template onto a piece of paper. You can print on any color paper to customize it a bit.

Step 2: Glue your paper to a piece of scrap cardboard with spray mount.

Step 3: Trim out your sign. I used a t-square & box cutter, but you can use scissors or a paper cutter if that works better for you.

Step 4: Using a hole-punch cut two holes in the top of your sign where you can add ribbon. I pulled my ribbon thru, tied it in knots and glued it. Then I just added a suction cup to the top of the ribbon and glued a flower on top of it. Most suction cups come with a hook so you can hook your ribbon on. This will give your sign the appearance of hanging from a ribbon when you attach it to your back window.

Step 5: Add ribbon & vintage millinery flowers using a hot glue gun. This is where you can get creative and throw in colors you are using for your wedding. Instead of flowers you could use shells, lace, feathers, buttons or just about anything else that will stick and won’t be too heavy.

Step 6: Glue your suction cups to the back of your sign. I like to use super glue gel to put them on. Once the super glue has dried I reinforce them by going around the base of the suction cup with the glue gun.

Step 7: Attach your sign to the back of your car window or the back of your car. The suctions cups will hold to either surface.


There’s still time to send over your DIY project! Simply email me 4-5 photos of your how to’s and finished project (600pixels wide), instructions and a list of materials to amanda @ruffledblog.com no later than Thursday, March 25. The contest is not just open for brides – everyone is welcome to participate. Oh, and did I mention that the first place winner will receive $500 and second place a $100 gift certificate to Wendy Mink? This is huge!

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