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Sponsor Highlight + Giveaways & Discounts!

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It’s another Saturday morning round-up of some of our favorite sponsors! This morning we have a fantastic crew of majorly talented vendors, many of whom are offering exclusive discounts and giveaways just for Ruffled readers! You don’t want to miss this fine lot who can make your wedding day so much more beautiful, so take a look below.

Shine Wedding Invitations is at the forefront of modern and elegant design, offering complete wedding invitation suites and matching accessories that can be carried throughout your event. The friendly, customer oriented team at Shine Wedding Invitations will make ordering stationery a memorable and stress-free process. Their wedding invitations, save the dates, programs, place cards, thank yous and menus from are certain to make a memorable impression on your wedding day.

Giveaway: Leave a comment below with your favorite design from Shine Wedding Invitations for your chance to win a free set of 50 thank you cards to match that design! We will announce the winner in the Weekly Wrap Up next Friday!;;

Mill Crest Vintage offers an amazing collection of authentic vintage wedding dresses and vintage bridesmaids dresses for the bride who loves vintage and wishes to express her own unique sense of style on her wedding day. Brides can shop our online boutique or enjoy a private bridal consultation in our beautiful bridal salon.

Love vs Design offers modern vintage wedding stationery in two tiers of printing to fit everyone’s budget: Digital Printing, and DIY Printing. You have the option to change the colors, fonts, wording, and size of your favorite design to match your own wedding colors and style. Ruffled Readers can order 5 free samples and save up to 15% on your next order until 7/31/12 11.59pm. For more information, check out their current promotions here.

We Love Photobooths is an open-design mini-studio which has beautiful lighting, great backdrops and unlimited on site printing! The guests are in control. They press a Big Red Button to start a series of 3 individual photos. The pictures speak for themselves!

Twenty Pages designs magazines for your wedding. Your Twenty Pages is about Fun Stuff like your story and history and Practical Stuff like important wedding information for your guests – all told in a magazine editorial style. All they need from you is a few pictures, some anecdotes about your relationship and your wedding details. They’ll take it from there and turn it into a beautiful magazine! And the magazines are really versatile! You can use them however you wish – use them as wedding programs, invitations, table decorations and inside welcome bags, just to name a few.

Bonnie, from One World Designs Bridal Jewelry, works with each bride to custom design accessories that will reflect your personality and coordinate with your wedding day hair style as well as your gown’s cut, color and embellishment. She is giving away a $55 gift certificate to one lucky Ruffled bride! Visit One World Designs Bridal Jewelry and leave a comment below indicating how you would spend your $55 gift certificate! We will announce the winner in the Weekly Wrap Up next Friday!

Jenna Lou Designs makes bridal clutches which are a unique bridesmaid gift! Each one is handmade with LOVE in Minnesota and you can design your own from hundreds of fabric combinations. They are the perfect keepsake to remember the day you’ll replay forever. Jenna Lou Designs is offering 10% discount on custom bridal orders for Ruffled readers! Use code ruffledTEN now through the end of August.

A Printable Press offers print-ready wedding stationery as well as traditional printed cards, so you can set your own budget. Their designs focus on statement artwork and meticulous typography, with a lot of whimsy thrown in. They are offering Ruffled readers 10% off any order through August 4th, 2012 with discount code Ruffled1. Enter discount code upon checkout, or if ordering printed cards, put the code in the “Special Instructions” section.

Two Broad’s Design specializes in personalized wedding dress hangers, vintage, rustic, shabby chic and whimsical wedding decor! They also have an eclectic range of items that come from their varied imaginations. Two Broad’s Design is giving away a Personalized wedding Dress Hanger, mason jar, and a pair of Swarovski Crystal Rivoli dangle earrings! To enter, leave a comment below indicating what your personalized hanger would say! We will announce the winner in the Weekly Wrap Up next Friday!

From Lillyput Lane Design Co., I specialize in custom jewelry design for brides, bridal parties, special events and just gorgeous everyday jewels. All of my earrings, necklaces and bracelets are unique in style and hand-crafted. I use only the finest sterling silver, gold, precious and semi precious stones. I pride myself for being a designer with great vision and bringing the things I love to life… if it is the ocean, beach or just the smell of fresh rain, I want to create this life in my jewelry. Every piece I design should be a statement to you… I want all things beautiful and delicate to be seen in my jewelry…. I hope you feel the same way about my unique and delicate designed jewelry.
For today only, Ruffled readers can take 20% off any order from Lillyput Lane Design Co. with coupon code ruffled girl.

Daily Pick

Callista & Company

Callista & Company offers personalized planning and design services for beautiful weddings and events around the world. With meticulous and organized coordination, warm and attentive support, as well as custom and creative design guidance, we create stress-free events that showcase your unique vision. Our team provides the highest level of service and showcases strong relationships with leading venues and renowned professionals to ensure you have an exceptional team on your side.

We are a consultant and collaborator, working with you to ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Callista & Co. offers advice and personalized
recommendations based on years of experience and etiquette studies, while always considering your specific preferences.

Callista & Co. is a boutique company taking on a select number of events per year to ensure every detail is planned to perfection and every client receives the dedication they deserve.

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DIY Baby’s Breath Monogram

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A while back we shared a few baby’s breath wedding ideas and it’s still one of our favorite big-bang-for-your-buck flowers. So when the ladies of Hey Look sent over this next tutorial, I knew it was going to be a winner. These initial monograms are so simply beautiful, it stopped me in my tracks. Michaela used both this filler flower and ferns, but you can use any other leafy filler to match the mood of your wedding decor and can be used to hang on your + future other’s chairs or church doors.

diy tutorial baby's breath monogram leaves from hey look

From Hey Look: These monograms are inexpensive, easy to make and what’s best is that you can make them a few days before your wedding. In the fridge they will last a good 2 days. Baby’s breath especially is long-lasting and you can ask your local flower shop for ferns and greens that will survive without water for a few days.

For the baby’s breath monogram you will need:

  • A bunch of baby’s breath or ferns
  • Thicker metal wire for the base frame
  • Thinner wire for attaching the baby’s breath
  • Wire clippers or strong scissors

For the green monogram you need the same supplies; just replace the baby’s breath with ferns, leaves or other greens of your choice.

diy tutorial baby's breath monogram leaves from hey look

Start by shaping a frame for your monogram. Just bend thick wire into the shape of a letter. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, you can adjust it a little after you’ve added the florals or greens.

diy tutorial baby's breath monogram leaves from hey lookdiy tutorial baby's breath monogram leaves from hey look

Take a little bunch of greens and tie them together with the thin wire. Then with the same wire attach the little bunch to the monogram frame. Don’t cut off the excess wire, just wrap it around the frame a few times, then continue tying little bunches to the frame with the same piece of wire. No need to cut it off until the end.

diy tutorial baby's breath monogram leaves from hey lookdiy tutorial baby's breath monogram leaves from hey look

Make the baby’s breath monogram in the same way.

The every last bunch of baby’s breath should be attached to the frame in the opposite direction. Just try to make the gap for the last rounds of wire as small as possible. In the picture of the finished end piece, you can still see the hole for the wire. Once, the entire monogram is ready, just adjust the blooms (or greens) a little to cover holes.

diy tutorial baby's breath monogram leaves from hey lookdiy tutorial baby's breath monogram leaves from hey look

We chose baby’s breath for the monogram, because it is easy to work with, inexpensive and long-lasting. You can also dry baby’s breath monograms after your wedding (or shower) as a lovely reminder of your big day. We added the fern monogram as a groom’s monogram, but of course you can only make one kind. If you’d like to use other plants or flowers, just as at your local flower shop for recommendations on long-lasting ones. You could also make this from paper flowers or leaves.

diy tutorial baby's breath monogram leaves from hey look

View step-by-step images in the gallery

Daily Pick

Anna Campbell

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Inspired by vintage romance, yet influenced by the relaxed elegance of modern weddings, Anna Campbell creates breathtakingly beautiful dresses that enhance, rather than define, the natural beauty of our bohemian, romantic and free-spirited brides! Featuring decadent, sparkling hand-embellishments, intricately hand-beaded laces, soft pretty tulles and floating silk organza, every sparkling Anna Campbell gown is handmade with love in our local Melbourne studio, and shimmering hand-embellishments are similarly finished in-house.

From the beautiful collection of dresses that Anna designs each year, every silk gown is custom made and customizable for our brides, ensuring each wedding dress is specially tailored to our bride’s shape, style, wedding and dreams!

Find your dream Anna Campbell silk dress or shimmering accessory at the flagship Melbourne boutique, via our exclusive network of Australian and international retailers (across the US, UK, Europe, Canada and Brazil), or by working direct with our Online Stylist.

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Deadline Extended!

DIY Projects

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Before we start the day I wanted to let everyone know we are extending the deadline to submit your DIY projects. Some people had trouble sending me images or sent files that were a bit too small, so we’re giving everyone an extra week for you to wrap up your projects, resend images and if you’re feeling adventurous, squeeze in an additional project. Go ahead and finish up writing the instructions, taking photos or pulling up the folder with larger files. Then email your project(s) to amanda (at) with images (need to be at least 600px wide), instructions and a list of materials. The project can be anything related to weddings – anything from table numbers to boutonnieres, we’ll be covering it all!

 ruffled diy wedding contest

Wanna squeeze in another entry or need ideas to participate? Be sure to follow Ruffled on Twitter or Facebook for tips on projects and categories that haven’t been covered…yet. We will be choosing our favorite entries and we will start posting them later this week. Be prepared for DIY overload. We’ll be posting an avalanche of super cute projects.

Once all selected entries have been published, our panel of judges made up of seasoned DIY pros will select finalists will each select a finalist based on creativity, budget, originality and level of difficulty (or how easy it is for others to execute the project). Everyone around the globe is welcome to enter.

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