Thursday, January 29, 2015

My DIY Wedding: The Wedding Party


Hi all! Today I am back with "My DIY Wedding" series. I plan on doing lots of DIY project for the wedding, but I'm not going to share any of the tutorials until after the wedding. For the mini series though, I thought I'd share my planning and vision for the wedding.

I've already shared my Venue & Layout, Design & Style {Part 1}, and Design & Style {Part 2}.

Today I'm going finish up the mini series by to talking more about the look of the wedding party.

The wedding party will consist of my maid of honor and two bridesmaids with Chris's best man and two groomsmen. We wanted to keep it small and even.

Here is what they are going to look  like; first the boys:

Since it is a backyard wedding in June I thought they would look out of place in tuxs not to mention be very hot! Instead they are going to look similar to these men:


Simple white shirts with sleeves rolled up and khaki or light brown pants with suspenders. I also want them to have a green tie, whether it be a normal tie or bow tie it's up to Chris. I'm also not picky on the shoes, white or brown or whatever, as long as they match. Chris will also have a vest that matches his pants. They are going to look so good!

Now the girls:

I'm going with the varied look, so champagneish dresses in various shades and styles.  I just want them to find a dress that they somewhat like in a color I approve. I'm not too worried about the styles either, just nothing inappropriate or gaudy. My only real requirement is that it is short.  They will look something like these ladies:



For the girls shoes, I wanted them to all be the same since their dresses will be different. And recently I found the perfect pair! Now they just have to come back in season.



Finally I will mention only a few details on my look:

Chris doesn't know what my dress looks like so I'm not going to post it here {not that he reads this blog, but just in case ; )}. But I will give you two little details. One is my hair. I'm not going to say the style, only that I want a head piece like this:


I am also going to wear a veil that I'm going to make.

The last detail I'll share are my shoes. They are the same brand as the bridesmaids just a different color. And I LOVE them! But like I said before they aren't in season yet so I have to keep watching for them.



I hope you have enjoyed my mini series about the details of our DIY wedding. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more sneak peaks of the wedding planning process. I can't wait to share the photos with you all and the DIYs afterwards.

Have a great day everyone!
stephanie

Simply Create Thursdays #65

Hey all! Happy Thursday! Are you ready for the link party. : )

Here are the features from last week's link party:








If I featured you here or on Simply Dream & Create's facebook page feel free to grab the button below:


Now onto the party!!!

Things to remember:
  • Grab the Link Party Button below and display it somewhere on your blog - please follow me too!
  • Link to a specific original post, not your homepage - only a couple links per person
  • Please no giveaways or etsy shops 
  • It would be great if you'd check out other's links and maybe even leave a comment!



Please link up your creations, whether it be a recipe, craft, home decor, refashion, etc... I'd love to see it!

Come back next week to see if you've been featured!


stephanie

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday all! Do you have any fun plans this weekend? We don't really. I'll be working on wedding DIYs mostly.

Okay here are my internet favorite finds for the week:


Favorite Color Palette


Favorite Outfit


Favorite Valentines


Favorite Dresser


Favorite Sign


stephanie

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Simply Create Thursdays #64

Hi all, happy Thursday. Time fore the link party!

Here are the features from last week's party:







If I featured you here or on Simply Dream & Create's facebook page feel free to grab the button below:


Now onto the party!!!

Things to remember:
  • Grab the Link Party Button below and display it somewhere on your blog - please follow me too!
  • Link to a specific original post, not your homepage - only a couple links per person
  • Please no giveaways or etsy shops 
  • It would be great if you'd check out other's links and maybe even leave a comment!



Please link up your creations, whether it be a recipe, craft, home decor, refashion, etc... I'd love to see it!

Come back next week to see if you've been featured!


stephanie

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Yarn Wrapped Bottles

 

Hi all! I hope you had a wonderful long weekend. 

Recently I've been getting tired of the decor at the top of our stairs. Here is what it looked like.


I like the table with the frame but I was tired of the vase and fake leaves. Instead I wanted something more simple and colorful. That is how I got the idea for wrapping yarn around empty bottles. Here is what I did:

What you need:
  • Empty bottles
  • Yarn
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
First I collected my bottles. I actually substituted a beer bottle in place of a wine bottle because the wrapping was take a long time. I also didn't need to take off the labels because I just covered them up!



Next I gathered my yarn. I chose bright and cheerful colors!



Then I simply wrapped the bottles in the yarn, securing it with hot glue.



That's it! I replaced the old vase with the bottles and popped some paper flowers in them. Super easy but very effective!


I love it!

Have a great day all. : )
stephanie

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Friday Favorites


Happy Friday all! Here are my favorite internet finds from the week. : )