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Handcrafted Fall Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

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Kellie Rae Studio

Have we mentioned how much we love fall? We have? Well, you’ll probably hear it from us a few more times because we’re just so excited for this cooler weather and the excuse to cuddle up under a blanket with a warm mug of tea. This shoot from Kellie Rae Studio jumps right into some of the best parts of fall, and implements fantastic ideas for all you do-it-yourself brides out there. We absolutely love the pistachio shell flowers made by Kellie!

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Kellie Rae Studio: We’ve all seen a TON of DIY weddings lately, which is SO awesome! But, I just wanted to show that it’s totally possible to produce something way uniquely beautiful and do it all yourself. I also think it’s easy for DIY to be overdone and expensive. I wanted this shoot to look effortless, but detailed all while being something totally doable and a smaller budget. Also, can we please share pistachio flowers that are not only totally adorable but also really fun to make? Because who doesn’t love an instant snack during crafting?

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handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

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I guess this isn’t all done by me, because I can’t sew this super adorable dress which is from Rent the Runway. The pie toppers were something I came across on etsy and just had to have. I found a tree that had to be chopped in the woods behind my house, grabbed a chainsaw and cut some pieces from it for the centerpiece. Only almost cut my hand off once. The plates, silverware (well, goldware), and the candles are thrifted from Savers and Goodwill. The pine cones smell like Christmas and are from Michaels. So is the gold spray paint that I used a ton of!

wooden bouquet charm - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding place setting - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding table - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding ideas - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

The bouquet includes the pistachio flowers I made, as well as some pine cones I glued in there. I stopped on the side of the road and grabbed some of the ornamental grass that has taken over the ditch and included that in the bouquet as well. Wrapped it up and called it good! The couple, they aren’t actually engaged, but I really think they should be. Nick’s clothes came from his closet, nothing needed to be bought for this. Bailey, the model, did her own hair and makeup. Oh, and they brought their dog. I, personally, think more dogs need to be involved in weddings. They’re so cute!

winter wedding ideas - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

wooden cake toppers - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

handcrafted fall wedding inspiration - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

pie toppers - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

fall wedding - photo by Kelly Rae Studio http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-fall-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography, Design, and Bouquet

Kellie Rae Studio

Wedding Dress

Yumi Kim via Rent the Runway

Pie Toppers

VaniTeaz

Pine Cones

Michaels

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DIY Tin Can Lantern

Design Inspiration

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The first thing my fiance ever gave me was a tiny white tin can lantern from St. Augustine, Florida. Historian that he is, he’d been down in the coastal town to tour the Castillo de san Marcos National Monument with a bunch of other history nerds. At any rate, I thought it would be fun to include this colonial craft as a table decoration at our weddings and as it turns out, they’re relatively simple to make.

Step One: Collect a bunch of cans.

Step Two: Clean cans of any remaining food remnants (we’re going for fun, not funky here), and soak to remove label.

Step Three: Fully detach lid of can. Keep bottom lid intact.

Step Four: Fill cans with water and freeze.

Step Five: Remove cans from freezer and place on towel and using a marker draw out a dotted pattern.

Step Six: Using a hammer and nail punch out the pattern drawn.

Step Seven: Once pattern is complete place frozen cans in sink to thaw.

Step Eight: Add a little sand to the bottom of can, place a votive in it and voila! Vintage tin can lantern.

History of Colonial Tin Lanterns: Sometimes called “poor man’s silver,” due to its inexpensiveness, tin was extremely popular during the Colonial period. Tin punched items were called “pierced wear.” For a bride on a budget, history will attest that this is the perfect bargain, yet beatiful, table topper!

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Hello beautiful! We’re Brandi + Ryan, the husband-wife photographers behind Alexis June Weddings. So who is Alexis June? They are the two loves of our life, our daughters, Kierstyn {whose middle name is Alexis} and Kaija {who was born in June}. Two years ago we sold everything we own to pursue our dreams and move across the country to NYC. We’ve been married for nine years and still crazy in love. Ryan speaks Norwegian. Brandi loves everything about Norway. Ryan has his MBA from Notre Dame, but loves to cook. Brandi was a journalist in the United States Air Force and eats everything Ryan cooks. Together with our girls we live in Atlanta, Georgia and cherish every day together.

Being wedding photographers is an honor and a privilege, to be a part of one of the most important moments in a someone’s life is deeply personal. Capturing a couple’s love story together makes what we do even more special. We have laughed, we have cried and we have experienced those joyous moments when its more about two individuals joining as one and less about the details. It’s about the marriage. It’s about the future. Love is a gorgeous thing and we are truly passionate about what we do. We believe everyone has a story and it should be told.

This is our story, what is yours?

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Valentine’s Day Friendship Bracelet DIY

DIY Projects

Photos by:

Cambria Grace

While there are plenty of gift ideas for your honey out there right now, we thought it’d be nice to show off this cute Valentine’s Day (or any day!) gift for your girlfriends. Not only are these friendship bracelets the perfect way to perk up a friend’s day — they’re also a perfect add-on gift for your bridesmaids. Thank you so much to Cambria Grace for capturing this tutorial, and Lauren of Lauren Wells Events for sharing her tips!

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

From Lauren of Lauren Wells Events: I have always loved sending my girlfriends Valentines. They appreciate pink and glitter and xoxo’s way more than my husband does, and it’s always fun to let your friends know you are thinking of them. This year, I decided to make some old school friendship bracelets. They are the perfect snow day activity, and so simple to make. Not to mention all the colors you can choose from!

For this project, you will need:
-Embroidery Thread
-Scissors
-Clipboard (optional, but helpful!)

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy

Classic Chevron DIY
1. Cut 5 colors of embroidery thread 60-70″ in length, then fold in half and tie a knot. You should have 10 strings total, 2 of each color.

2. Secure the knot down (we used a clipboard, but you can use tape or a safety pin, too), and separate the 5 colors to each side. Make sure the order of the colors mirror each other as shown in the photo.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy

3. Starting with the thread on the far left (in this case, green), cross it over the thread next to it (blue) in the shape of a 4. Holding the blue thread taut, pull the green thread tight and secure into a knot. Repeat, so the same knot is tied twice.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy

4. Using the same green thread, move to the next thread (red), and repeat the same knot twice.
5. Repeat two knots on the pink thread, and then two knots on the gold thread, until the green thread is now in the middle.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy

6. Repeat the entire process on the right side, beginning with the outer most green thread once again. Rather than making a 4 shape, cross the thread over in a P shape. Then, tie each knot.
7. Once you have reached the middle, tie the two green threads together, again knotting twice. Your first row is done!
8. Repeat the steps above, using the new outer thread each time (the second row will now be blue), and you will see the classic chevron pattern emerge a few rows down!
9. Once the bracelet is long enough, separate the extra thread into two braids, and tie around the knot to secure.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

Heart DIY
The heart DIY is almost the same as the chevron, so once you have mastered that, this one will be a cinch.

1. Select 2 colors, and cut 2 60-70″ pieces of each. Fold in half, and secure with a knot. You should have 4 pieces of each color, 8 strands total.
2. Secure the knot down, and separate to each side, alternating colors. Make sure the order of the colors mirror each other as shown in the photo.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

3. Make the first two rows the same as you made the classic chevron. We will call these the “classic rows.”
4. For the third row, take the thread that is second in from the left. Make a “P” as you would on the right side, and knot twice. Then, take the thread you just knotted on, and complete the row as you normally would, with figure “4” knots.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy

5. Repeat on the right side, taking the thread that is second in from the right, and making a “4” knot on the outer thread, knotting twice. Complete the row as you normally would with “P” knots, and knot the two strands in the middle once they meet. We will call this a “heart row.”
6. For the fourth row, repeat steps 4-5, making another “heart row.”
7. Alternate two classic rows, with two heart rows. Once the bracelet is long enough, you can braid the ends, and tie it on! Friendship bracelet success.

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/

bracelet diy tutorial - photo by Cambria Grace - view more: http://ruffledblog.com/valentines-day-friendship-bracelet-diy/


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