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Wedding Chicks Giveaway

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Wedding Chicks Giveaway for Ruffled Blog

We heart our sponsors! The ladies over at Wedding Chicks launched their shop, Wedding Chicks Couture full of wedding goodies from custom wedding signs to adorable brides’ tees. They also have the cutest custom totes to use on the day of your wedding to carry all of your day-of necessities.

They are giving away a Bride Tee- shirt and Tote sets to 5 lucky Ruffled readers.

Simply visit their shop, Wedding Chicks Couture and come back here to leave us a comment. We will randomly pick 5 winners on Sunday night and announce them on Monday, October 19th. You can enter once per day to increase your odds of winning.

Giveaway deadline ends on October 18th at 11:59p.m EST.

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Italia Celebrations

“When it comes to weddings there is no one with more knowledge, dedication and fantasy than Brenda Babcock and Italia Celebrations” Vera Wang

Italia Celebrations began in 2004 as a wedding planning service for Americans and other world travelers wanting to be married in Italy’s most spectacular locations. Since then we have created memories of a lifetime for couples from all over the world.

Prior to living in Italy Brenda was a director at Vera Wang in NYC. She helped take the company from its beginnings to become an leading authority on weddings. She now lives in Rome, Italy and is fluent in all things Italian. She enjoys sharing the best that Italy has to offer with her clients and their guests.

Each couple is unique and their wedding should reflect what is special about them. Our team at Italia Celebrations would be honored to assist you in planning your wedding in Italy.

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Lacee + Jason’s Monterey Wedding

DIY Weddings, Real Weddings

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This wedding shot by the uber talented Caroline Tran is full of beautiful details, with plenty of vintage inspired ideas. Lacee and Jason are from Utah, but went to Monterey, California to have their wedding. They couldn’t have picked a better location. Their venue, Old Whaling Station Adobe by the Monterey Pier is the perfect spot for a vintage garden affair. Lacee got her cute little tea length wedding dress at Beautifully Modest.

Old Whaling Station Monterey California Wedding by Caroline Tran
Old Whaling Station Monterey California Wedding by Caroline Tran
Old Whaling Station Monterey California Wedding by Caroline Tran
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Daily Pick

Italia Celebrations

“When it comes to weddings there is no one with more knowledge, dedication and fantasy than Brenda Babcock and Italia Celebrations” Vera Wang

Italia Celebrations began in 2004 as a wedding planning service for Americans and other world travelers wanting to be married in Italy’s most spectacular locations. Since then we have created memories of a lifetime for couples from all over the world.

Prior to living in Italy Brenda was a director at Vera Wang in NYC. She helped take the company from its beginnings to become an leading authority on weddings. She now lives in Rome, Italy and is fluent in all things Italian. She enjoys sharing the best that Italy has to offer with her clients and their guests.

Each couple is unique and their wedding should reflect what is special about them. Our team at Italia Celebrations would be honored to assist you in planning your wedding in Italy.

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Do-It-Yourself Tissue Paper Pomanders

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Many of you still ask me about those infamous orange pomanders I made for my ceremony. Today I am going to share how to make them, but be warned that this is a labor of love :)

What you will need:
– 18 gauge wire
– tissue paper
– scissors
– 5″ Styrofoam balls
– Hot glue

Do-it-yourself tissue paper pomanders

Step One
For the ribbon handle, I cut 10″” of wire, folded in half, and then I twisted around the ribbon (see picture below). I suggest using a skewer to poke a hole on the styrofoam ball before placing the wire with hot glue.


Step Two
How to make the little pom poms:
I followed instructions from the Martha Stewart website which can be viewed by clicking here. I used the same measurements as for the napkin rings, 10 inches by 5 inches wide with four sheets stacked.

– Cut your tissue into 10×5 inches rectangles.
– Accordion fold the shorter side, approximately 3/8″ – 1/2″ per fold.
– Fold the wire over the middle and twist.
– Cut wire approximately 1/2? from edge.
– Round the corners of the tissue paper.
– Begin pulling the layers away from each other and toward the middle of the wire.

1.Cut your paper into 10×5 pieces. (approx. 2 hours with a paper cutter)
2.Cut your wire. I used 4″” pieces. (approx. 3 hours)
3. Fold your paper. Use approx. 3/8″” accordion folds. Wrap a piece of wire around the middle and twist the ends together. (approx. 13 hours)
4.Puff flowers. Gently pull apart the pieces of tissue and make it pretty.

Step three
Continuing from the last image above, I left an extra 1/2″” of wire from the pom poms in order to attach them onto the ball, seen on the picture above. I also used hot glue to secure them in place.

I used different shades of orange paper to give them more depth. I attached the pom poms tightly together, but you can use less flowers if you would like.

You can also make wreaths doing the same process! Styrofoam wreaths can also be found at any craft store.

How much paper do I need?

Each 20″x30″ sheet of tissue paper makes 6 10″x5″ strips (same measurements as in Martha Stewart website). Four strips of 10×5 makes one flower. I used about 40 (I think) for each pomander.
4 strips of 5×10= 1 flower
4 sheets 20×30=6 flowers
Each pomander, about 40 flowers = 28 sheets of paper (20×30)
10 pomanders =280 sheets

Daily Pick

Italia Celebrations

“When it comes to weddings there is no one with more knowledge, dedication and fantasy than Brenda Babcock and Italia Celebrations” Vera Wang

Italia Celebrations began in 2004 as a wedding planning service for Americans and other world travelers wanting to be married in Italy’s most spectacular locations. Since then we have created memories of a lifetime for couples from all over the world.

Prior to living in Italy Brenda was a director at Vera Wang in NYC. She helped take the company from its beginnings to become an leading authority on weddings. She now lives in Rome, Italy and is fluent in all things Italian. She enjoys sharing the best that Italy has to offer with her clients and their guests.

Each couple is unique and their wedding should reflect what is special about them. Our team at Italia Celebrations would be honored to assist you in planning your wedding in Italy.

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