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Woodland Park Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Rachel Havel

Ooh-wee, this wedding. Just one look at their sweetheart table backdrop, and we were in love. Bride Rachel made pinwheels the central focus of her wedding in honor of her nephew, and we have to say the design worked out perfectly. Thanks to Rachel Havel and Platte Floral for your work on this one!

Woodland Park wedding - photo by Rachel Havel

From the bride, Rachel: For our wedding I envisioned something very whimsical, vintage, and rustic. Pinwheels were a big part of the theme. They are my nephew’s favorite and I didn’t think he would be able to make it, so I wanted to incorporate him. (Thankfully he made it — he is the little guy with suspenders.) It was all about the details.

bride getting ready - photo by Rachel Havel

heart wedding invitations - photo by Rachel Havel

wedding accessories - photo by Rachel Havel

bride getting ready - photo by Rachel Havel

low bun bridal hair - photo by Rachel Havel

pinwheel wedding decor - photo by Rachel Havel

wedding invitations - photo by Rachel Havel

wedding flower bouquet - photo by Rachel Havel
Flower recipe: My bouquet contained white peonies, pink ranunculus, pink waxflower, and yellow button. For the centerpieces we had a mix of white yellow and pink flowers including snapdragons. For the bridesmaids bouquets they had hydrangea. All of the bouquets and boutonnieres had hand made pinwheels in them.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Rachel Havel

bridesmaid dress backs - photo by Rachel Havel

wedding ceremony - photo by Rachel Havel

wedding ceremony - photo by Rachel Havel

We had one pinwheel for each guest, we had them as centerpieces hanging from the ceiling, we had them on the curtain behind the head table as a back drop, we had 12 4-foot tall working metal pin wheels for the ceremony. Most of our wedding was DIY — my mother hand made every napkin, the runner, we made every pinwheel by hand, my dad hand made and welded each metal pinwheel, he also made a stand for the doors I walked through down the aisle, we made our cake stand, we made all of the table runners, we made all the chair ties, my mother and I made the belt on my dress, we made all of the frames with family couples pictures that were sitting on my great grandmother’s pie chest; our whole wedding was DIY. I definitely became a pinwheel pro after making 600 of them! My family worked so hard to make this wedding everything I dreamed of and I am so thankful!

Woodland Park wedding - photo by Rachel Havel

pink hydrangea bouquet - photo by Rachel Havel

vintage wedding photos - photo by Rachel Havel

window seating charts - photo by Rachel Havel

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rustic place setting - photo by Rachel Havel

Woodland Park wedding - photo by Rachel Havel

fabric wedding banners - photo by Rachel Havel

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I would definitely say don’t plan too much, don’t stress out too much about all the details just remember what really matters is that you are marrying the love of your life!

bow tie place setting - photo by Rachel Havel

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Woodland Park wedding - photo by Rachel Havel

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cake tower - photo by Rachel Havel

newlyweds dancing - photo by Rachel Havel

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Wedding Music:
Newlywed Entrance: “Happy,” Pharrell
First Dance: “Boat Song,” JJ Heller
Father/Daughter Dance: “My Little Girl,” Tim McGraw
Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts (it was hard to find a song for this dance, but this one was perfect!)
Mother/Daughter Dance: “Mama’s Song,” Carrie Underwood
Bouquet Toss: “Single Ladies,” Beyonce
Reception Exit: “Honey Bee,” Blake Shelton

From the photographer, Rachel Havel: This gorgeous wedding was only possible with the help and hands of the bride and her family’s DIY commitment. They spent a year making hundreds of pinwheels by hand. The bride’s father welded metal pinwheels and created the doors to the ceremony aisle. They sewed the napkins, seat pads for the benches, and even the bride’s belt she wore on the wedding day. It was so tastefully done and beautiful and all the details came together so nicely. Beyond that, Rachel & Chris are high school sweetheart and so madly in love with each other. Their love was the main focus on their wedding day and it was apparent. They were such a joy to be around and celebrate as they entered into marriage.

Wedding Location: Woodland Park, CO / Photographer: Rachel Havel / Event Planning: Patricia Miller (rockymtnmillers @ / Floral Design: Platte Floral / Venue: The Barn at Casey’s / Wedding Dress and Headband: Danelle’s Bridal / Wedding Dress Alterations: Alterations and Custom Sewing by Grace Bloom / Bridal Belt: Patricia Miller (rockymtnmillers @ / Bride’s Earrings: Helzberg Diamonds / Hair: Suzanne Coffy / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Kohl’s / Groom’s Bow Tie and Cufflinks: Men’s Wearhouse / Groom’s Watch: Dillards / Caterer: Famous Dave’s / Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes / DJ – Chase Demelio (chase.demelio @ / Wedding Invitations: Shutterfly

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Anna Campbell

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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1950s Technicolor Inspired Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Give me a bride whose icon is Doris Day, and I’ll show you one happy blogger. Bride Chanmony styled her wedding aesthetic around Doris’ films from the 1940s and 50s, used colors that florist Megan of Honey and Poppies described as “1950s technicolor sherbet,” and danced her first dance with hubby Jeff to Doris Day’s “It All Depends On You.” He and She Photography was there to capture this blissful, color-filled day to utter perfection!

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From the bride, Chanmony: The feel that we wanted was fun and us. Something that reflected our personality and what was important to us. Family, laughter and fun. Our big theme was Doris Day. She is my idol… like I get swept up talking about her. I love her and the feeling of her movies from the 40-50’s. Megan (our incredible florist from Honey and Poppies) helped guide us towards a direction for colors scheme, which were, as she puts it “50’s technicolor sherbet.” Adjectives: Fun, vibrant, cool, crazy, hilarious, humbling and sweet.

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As for DIY projects, there were a ton. I started with making our save the dates and then making all the little details that we (Jeff and I) or some of our geeky friends will know. I made a lot of Doctor Who things, like the bride and groom Daleks. My vow book is a book from Doctor Who. My sister and I collaborated in making a sign for the flower wrapping station. She painted and I did the crafty stuff. I painted the door silhouettes.

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pink teal ceremonies

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The programs were actually kinda fun to make because of all the different covers we had and because I’m somewhat of a nerd and figured how to make the programs layout the way I wanted and also was able to explain our knot tying bit in our ceremony because that was something from the Cambodian culture that we wanted to incorporate. Also, the guestbook were madlibs sheets that were fun for the guest and we can bind them easily and have a book to look through because we had a bunch of guest that made great illustration.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My best advice is give yourself enough time to plan and make sure that the wedding is a reflection of you as a couple. Trust the people you hired; they are the professional and they make things so much easier. Saying that, hire vendors that match your style.

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “I Got This Friend,” The Civil Wars
Bride’s Processional: “Falling In Love With You Again,” Imelda May
Recessional: “Life Is A Happy Song,” The Muppet Soundtrack
First Dance: “It All Depends on You,” Doris Day

Wedding Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA / Wedding Photographer: He and She Photography / Wedding Venue: Franciscan Gardens / Wedding Design: Libby Centeno of Dragonfly Events / Wedding Flowers: Honey and Poppies / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander “8465” via Mon Amie Bridal / Wedding Veil: honeycombveils / Wedding Shoes: BHLDN “Spirit of the Moment” / Hair: Cheryl Snowden of Carlton Salons / Makeup: Makeup by Berit / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Torrid / Groom’s Suit: Macy’s / Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Warehouse / DJ: Elevated Pulse / Wedding Caterer: 24 Carrots / Wedding Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Wedding Invitations: LoftLifePress

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Polaroid Wedding Guestbooks, Photo booth or standard Photo albums! Expedited shipping 3-5 days world wide!

• Each album cover is personalised with your names in gold, silver foil or white velour. Plenty of colors to choose from.
• Hhandmade product that has amazing feeling to use.Page paper is top quality (acid free) with a slight warm tint.
• Each page has a hand sewed pocket to the page (not glued) so the pocket will hold strong forever !!! Pocket is from one side of the page !!!
• It is not a book, it’s an album! There are spacers between the pages so photos won’t spread the album.
• Each page has 3 lines under the pocket for the message writing. Lines cannot be customized.
• Album is packed in a paper box so it can be a great present.

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Oregon Farm Wedding

DIY Weddings

This wedding sent over by Anna Jaye Photography shows how to expertly play with textures and colors to create a fun, relaxed, and memorable wedding day. Kelsey and Greg had a little over a year to plan their ceremony and reception, and the results show in what amounts to a truly romantic affair. With pinwheels, burlap, and lace, there are just enough handcrafted details to go around!

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From the bride, Kelsey: When we set out to plan this wedding 15 months ago, I really wanted to create a style that was not only vintage chic, but created a very romantic environment with the colors and fabrics. I loved the mixture of textures, incorporating burlap and lace, because it’s very feminine while rough around the edges at the same time.

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Some adjectives to describe the look we were going for are: romantic, vintage, and whimsical. Our colors palette was anything from peach to coral, khaki to the brown of our burlap table runners. We also tried to incorporate gold glitter wherever we could, because I’m a little obsessed with the color peach and gold glitter. Because we had 15 months to plan our wedding, there were many DIY projects involved. Greg created a Greg

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We created twine globes that hung above the area in which we were married. We created all of the programs (which were gold glitter fans), the seating assignment cards that hung on the vintage mattress spring, and my mom made half of the centerpieces which were succulents planted and arranged in vintage sewing boxes. My MOST favorite DIY item at the wedding was our cake backdrop which was created by myself and my best friend Alicea. Most everything we did at the wedding was DIY. With the help of Pinterest, Etsy, my best friend Alicea (whose wedding was 3 weeks before mine!), and my very patient now-husband we created the perfect wedding for us!

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Many brides can put together a beautiful ceremony in a short period of time, however, I felt so stress-free and had the luxury of planning every last detail with our wedding 15 months from when we got engaged. We were able to work with every one of our first choice vendors because we booked them so far in advance. We negotiated better contracts because we had more time. We planned every single detail, down to the napkins with 15 months. Don’t rush it – enjoy your engagement, and focus on the details, because that’s what makes it your day and not someone else’s!

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When I first started planning, I was a little bit of a control freak, but was able to delegate things to my friends and family little by little as time went on. One thing to remember is: people want to help! Weddings are a labor of love and friends love helping with crafts and planning, all you have to do is ask! I can’t tell you how many craft days we had leading up to the wedding day! I was reminded of how blessed I am by my amazing family and friends!

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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “The Luckiest,” Ben Folds
Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Recessional: “You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall & Oates
First Dance: “Let it Be Me,” Ray Lamontagne
Father/Daughter Dance: “Daughter,” Loudon Wainwright

Wedding Location: Beaverton, OR / Wedding Photographer: Anna Jaye Photography / Wedding Venue: Lolich’s Family Farm / Wedding Coordination: Champagne Weddings and Events / Wedding Flowers: Quince Flowers and Events / Bride’s Veil: Twigs and Honey / Bride’s SHoes: Ruche / Bride’s Makeup: Marjan Torabi Arsanjani / Bride’s Hair: Paige Wohlgemuth of The Stella Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Ruche / Groom’s Suit: Mr. Formal / DJ: NW Premier Mobile DJs / Wedding Caterer: Catering at Its Best / Wedding Cake: Le Cookie Monkey / Cupcakes: Sugar Krystles / Rentals: Marigold Vintage Rentals and Something Borrowed PDX / Transportation: EcoShuttle / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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Pastel Wedding at Crooked Willow Farms

Vintage Weddings

How can one not fall in love with this wedding from Laura Murray Photography? We were sold as soon as we saw the gorgeous wooden altar decorated with flowers and pastel-colored watercolor pinwheels. Keep an eye out for repeated pinwheel elements — mini versions even show up on the table number frames!

pinwheel ceremony altar

From the florists of Cori Cook Floral Design: Jenise and Max chose a color palate of soft pastels like robin’s egg blue, peaches, blush pinks, ivories, and butter yellows. Many of the details of the wedding were handmade with love by her talented sisters and mother. Her mother handmade the bridesmaid dresses and the flower girl dress, designed in robin’s egg blue. The groom and groomsmen wore grey tailored suits with a robins egg blue tie. Jenise’s gown was a stunning fit! It was an ivory, form-fitting lace gown with a v neck and jaw-dropping keyhole back. Handmade pinwheels designed by her crafty sister, Karleen Quakenbush, adorned walls, table numbers, the escort card display, and flower containers.

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Jenise is a talented floral designer at Cori Cook Floral Design, so flowers were a priority and main focus of décor. With the colors and style in place, Jenise let us run wild with her floral décor. Lush, garden-style blooms like coral peonies, café au lait dahlias, garden roses, poppies, hydrangea, and astible were combined with wooden boxes and milkglass pedestaled containers for her centerpieces. Her arch was adorned with curly willow, florals, and water-colored pinwheels.

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A value from the beginning of the wedding planning process was to create a cohesive design aesthetic starting with paperware and ending with flowers. Jenise and Max had custom save the dates and initiations designed by Paper + Ink, marrying their soft color palette with a touch of kraft paper and screen printed chevron. Details were present through the wedding including hand-stamped programs and escort cards tied in striped yellow bakers twine.

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The bride and her family’s love of dance was displayed throughout the evening with a variety of choreographed routines, the best of which was a surprise to everyone: a sassy father-daughter dance including a medley of significant songs that they share together.

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Wedding Location: Larkspur, CO / Wedding Photographer: Laura Murray Photography / Wedding Venue: Crooked Willow Farms / Day-Of Coordination: Micah Read of Use the Clutch / Wedding Dress: EcoBridal Gowns / Bridesmaids’ Dresses and Flower Girl’s Dress: Bride’s mother / Wedding Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design / Wedding Caterer and Pies: Catering By Design / Wedding Cake: Mulberries Cake Shop / Coffee Bar: Two Rivers Coffee / DJ: Tony London with My DJ Maestro / Wedding Invitations: Paper+Ink by Morgan Traw / Photobooth: Partybooths

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Hey there! I’m Ashley, a wedding planner based out of San Francisco planning weddings around the world. Creating an event is something that I value. Not only is an event purposeful but one should be well crafted and beautiful. I don’t believe in sacrificing one element for the other. I believe that purpose, craft, design, and strategy are all cohesive elements to produce a successful event. Weddings are so much more than just a celebration or a pretty tabletop, there is connectivity and flow. From these an opportunity for you and your guests to be enchanted, to be a part of an experience you’ll carry away with you. Have you ever been a part of something where you were swept away by your current state that you forgot whatever else was going on in the world? Where it feels like you’re part of something that only matters right then and in that moment? Creating that experience comes from the energy and love put into planning the event.

Lets be friends. No, seriously though, lets!

I do far more than just plan weddings. I travel, I cook, I laugh (a lot), I play, I hike, I challenge myself, I take risks and I am constantly growing. I love people and adventure. I try new things. I am curious. I have high standards. I listen. I create. I do. Take the time to get to know me and I’ll do the same for you. I am highly intuitive with people and take on personal missions to make your wedding the most suited to you and your dreams as possible. The planning process can be overwhelming and overstimulating. Let’s face it, no one wants to do it on their own, so let’s work together!

I am available for weddings in California and worldwide. Fun fact, I am certified by the board of tourism in Mexico to plan and work there. I have spent years visiting the Riviera Maya + Tulum as well as other regions in Mexico, like Baja California Sur. Tulum is hands down one of my favorite places on earth. If I am not in San Francisco planning weddings and being social, you’ll find me on the beach at BeTulum, Coqui Coqui, Papaya Playa, or exploring the coast lines in Central America.

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Crimson Milwaukee Wedding

DIY Weddings

Looking over these images sent over by Anna Page Photography, it’s easy to see where our eyes were first drawn to: that amazing crimson accordion pinwheel backdrop. It’s no surprise that the bride and groom are graphic designers, given that they had their hands in all the day’s DIY details. We’re also pretty fond of the silhouette cake toppers, featuring famous pairings and couples from pop culture.

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From the bride, Megan: The pinwheels and all other decorations were made by JP and me, my sisters, and my closest friend Sarah. As graphic designers we love the tactile nature of paper and made all of our decorations aside from the flowers out of it. The cake toppers were an idea I had that JP perfected. JP made 20 cake toppers of different famous couples.

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Our wedding was sentimental and joyous. Our wedding color scheme was various shades and hues of red. Our DIY projects included:
-We made tons of red pinwheels that decorated the chairs at the reception and made a huge focal wall behind the bridal parties table.
-We made our invitations, save the dates and programs.
-We sewed a booklet for each guest that served as the place card. Inside each booklet we wrote a message to the guest. We knew we wouldn’t get to talk to everyone during the day so we wanted to write them each a note thanking them.
-Jp made all the cake toppers!
-I made my garter

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Pick one thing you are going to splurge on that means the most to you and one thing you are going to let go and live without. For Jp and me, having wonderful photography to look at after our wedding was a must so we splurged on photography. While I love cake we decided that the cakes didn’t really matter to us in the grand scheme of things. This really helped us gain some perspective that everything in the planning process is not equally important and somethings you can live without.

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Wedding Vendors (Milwaukee, WI):

Ceremony Venue: Holy Apostles (New Berlin) / Reception Venue: Villa Filomena / Wedding Photographer: Anna Page Photography / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden / Rings: Britta Kauppila / Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic / Wedding Flowers: Gabriella Bras

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Started as a California-based DJ collective in 2013, Dart has now grown to include numerous live musicians and performers, all with the same simple goal of offering a more customized and personal approach to music curation at weddings and special events.

At Dart, we are all working DJs and musicians. Music is our passion and we want to share it with you and your guests—whether that means digging through vinyl crates for that one song you have to have, or customizing a repertoire list for one of our bands to flawlessly execute, our main goal here is to elevate and personalize your event so that it uniquely represents you.

Despite our attention to detail, we are not elitists and we do not take ourselves too seriously. These events are supposed to be fun, inclusive experiences and we want to only enhance that feeling by playing the best music we can. Whether it’s getting down to LCD Soundsystem or setting the mood with Paul Simon, we want to offer something a little different that will still connect with you and your guests.

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Wedding Timeline Download

Free Downloads

Tammy of Uniquity Invitations created this wedding timeline free to download! You can customize it as a timeline for guests on the day of or to hand out to your bridesmaids for wedding-related events and get-togethers.

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What you’ll need:
– X-acto knife
– circular paper cutter or you can buy pre-cut circle cards here
– eyelets and eyelet setter
– paper punch or eyelet punch

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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 Pinwheel Pins

DIY Projects

Dormain’s pinwheel pins can be made so all guests can feel they’re part of the bridal party.

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What you’ll need:
– Origami paper (4.5”x4.5”)
– Buttons
– Large round pin backing
– Cutting mat,
– X-acto or snap blade
– ruler
– PVA glue, E6000 glue
– Needle, thread.
– Optional: heavy duty paper awl, bookbinding needle and thread (instead of other needle and thread)
(All supplies are readily available in most arts & crafts stores and/or fabric stores)

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Step 1: Measure the origami paper across the diagonal and mark the center point. From about a 1” radius from the center mark, cut along the diagonal to each corner. Dab some PVA glue on the center mark and fold in one of the eight bisected corner sections, so that the point is about a half inch beyond the center of the paper. With a dab of PVA glue between each layer, fold down alternating corner sections (should look like a pinwheel at this point).

Step 2: There are various was to sew the button on to the pinwheel, but here’s how I did it, which minimizes slack in the thread holding the button: Use the paper awl to puncture two holes in the center of the pinwheel (Note: awls make good sized holes, so be sure to space your holes far enough apart to not have them perforate into each other, but not wider than the diameter of the button you are using). Double-knot the end of your book binding thread. From the back of the pinwheel, stitch through the button and back out, gently pulling taut. Since bookbinding thread is nice and thick, sew through the thread, just under the double-knot, and gently pull taut (you should now have a flat bit of thread between the two holes). Tie a knot by looping under the flat bit between the holes, and, before pulling taut, loop back through the slack left on the other side of the flat bit. Trim any excess thread.

Step 3: Put a healthy dollop of E6000 glue on the back of the pinwheel over the knotted area. Lay a clean pin backing and gently press into place (but don’t squish out all the glue – no more than peeking out the edges). Let dry (face down) for at least an hour.

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Hello! From SF With Love is based in San Francisco. We cover local weddings within 2-3 hours of SF. Our photography style is urban, modern, timeless, editorial & authentic. We try to catch the in-between moments that reflect who people really are & their loved ones in an artistic way.

We love to photograph people & living a creative life rich in culture here on the West Coast. Finding & being found by the right couples is a beautiful thing.

Please get in touch if you think we are a good fit.
Packages range from $3,500-6,500.

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A Texan Etsy Wedding

Real Weddings

This wedding sent by Abdi of Three Photographers of his friend and Texan photographer Jackie Ray is the sweetheart of all weddings. Pinwheels were incorporated as the groomsmen’s boutonnieres and used as bridesmaids bouquets, as well as decoration for their wedding cake. Plus, I don’t think I will ever tire of the bright combo of yellow and gray.

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From the bride: The style we envisioned was fun, traditional, but with a few twists.  We tried to do things that were nostalgic and we mismatched things.

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Remember you can download our cootie catcher template that we posted a few years ago!

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We used yellow and gray as our colors. Every dress was different for our bridesmaids, along with the junior bridesmaids and flower girl.  We also had a painting done of me and my Husband. Since I am a photographer I wanted to do something unique and again something that was kind of old school and unexpected.

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Advice from the bride: Do the little details.  It makes all the difference.  Having a color scheme made my planning so much easier.  I really enjoyed the Vera Wang bridesmaids dresses.  They had an edgy look. Also, let your bridesmaids pick their dresses!  They will really appreciate it!

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Wedding Vendors (Lufkin, TX):

Ceremony and reception location(s): Wisteria Hideaway and The Lodge /  Florist: Gladys Swanson (Bride’s aunt), purchased from Brookshire Brothers / Photographer: Abdi of Three Photographers (based in Brooklyn, NY) / Wedding Dress:  Maggie Sottero, Lesa’s Bridal / Veil: Etsy designer Fascinating Creations / Shoes:  Christian Louboutin /Menus: Etsy designer katskrafts / Table Numbers: Etsy designer BGDesignstudio / Pinwheels for bridesmaids: Etsy designer twirliewhirlies / Guestbook: Etsy designer cutthecakedesigns / Bridesmaids fascinators: Etsy designer LittleWhiteDresser /Painting: Shanna Crew / Makeup Artist: Leanne Modisette, 832-790-5648 / Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang / Flower girl dress: Etsy designer faithworks4u / Groom’s suit: Lesa’s Bridal / Tie: Express / Ceremony Musician: Vista String Quartet, 936-569-6404.  / Reception Band:  Bryan Harkness Band and Steven James / Caterer: Traditions / Wedding Cake: Brookshire Brothers

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Richard Skins Photography

Hello, my name is Richard Skins and I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Dorset, UK. If I turn the clock back 10 years this is something I never thought I would be doing but I’m glad life has taken me in this direction as I believe it’s the best job in the world, well for me anyway. I feel extremely lucky to have a career which allows me to pursue my love of photography, and use it to capture one of the happiest days two people can share!

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DIY Pinwheel Table Numbers

DIY Projects

I was able to squeeze in one DIY entry for today! Remember the DIY Contest deadline was extended till Saturday March 27 so you have two more days to send over your projects. I received so many entries that I actually won’t be able to post them all tomorrow. Since the remaining entries will be spilling over into next week, I might as well give you one more chance if you wanted to enter but ran out of time! The first place winner will receive $500 and second place $100 to spend in goodies from Wendy Mink Jewelry. Follow the link to enter our DIY Contest.

Today’s entry was sent by Veronica, she made the most adorable vintage wallpaper table numbers!

What you’ll need for one 6″ Table Number Pinwheel:

– 3×6″ strips of wallpaper x 4 (I used vintage wallpaper found on eBay)
– Card stock
– Contrasting construction paper (for the numbers – see directions for other options)
– Hot glue gun and glue
– Glue stick
– Scissors

DIY Pinwheel Table Numbers Horse Ribbon


Step 1: Start by making 1/2″ accordion folds in each strip of wallpaper. Overlap the end of one strip onto the next strip, using a line of hot glue to secure, and so on. Bring the last strip around to the first strip and secure as you did with the others. You will now have a floppy, oblong tube.

Step 2: On a flat surface, push the top of your tube down and towards the center until it’s laying flat and the center edges meet – this is your pinwheel shape. Secure with a dab of hot glue in the center and hold until the glue is set. Flip your pinwheel over and dab hot glue in the center of the backside as well, for added strength.

Step 3: For the numbers, I used construction paper and cut the 1 1/2″ tall shapes with a die-cutting machine. If you have a die-cutting machine, great, but it’s totally not necessary. Another option is printing the outline of the numbers onto colored paper and using scissors to cut the shapes. You can also draw numbers using a marker or paint them on. You could even purchase vinyl numbers or stickers at any craft store. So now that you’ve got your numbers …

Step 4: Cut a 2″ circle from your card stock, then secure your table numbers to the surface using a glue stick. Place another dab of hot glue into the center of your pinwheel and simply press your circle on top. That’s it! I used all sorts of different wallpaper patterns for our table numbers, and I’m super excited to use them at our wedding.

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Alexis June Weddings

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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