A Golden Treasure Found Online – PrimeStyle.com

Like many girls, I had all sorts of ideas and plans about my wedding long before I even met my Mr. Perfect.  Since I wasn't much of a ring girl, I couldn't imagine myself wearing an engagement ring - my thought was to get another piercing in my ear when the time came, and get an engagement earring instead.  Well, as it happened, when the time came, I was up and ready for a proper engagement ring, a classic one, right on my finger.  But now I had to catch up for lost time, for all those years I … [Read more...]

Wedding Thank You Notes 101

Just when you thought you could heave a sigh of relief, there's one more wedding-related task that mustn't be forgotten- writing "thank you" notes for all the gifts you received. After all, your mom will want to everyone to know that you've been brought up properly! But sometimes the task can be a little daunting, especially when it comes to writing "thank you's" for gifts you don't really love, or notes to people you don't really know. But with a little finesse and a few helpful pointers … [Read more...]

Wallpaper your Wedding!

A great way to DIY decorate is by using wallpaper to set the tone of your wedding. Starting with invitations and envelopes, moving on to the ceremony and reception venues, there are lots of creative ways to use wallpaper to create beautiful, whimsical designs and decorations. Martha Stewart Weddings and other wedding websites have some lovely ideas to get you started. Check out these photos and then let it flow from there! Invitations and Envelopes: via 100layercake Click here … [Read more...]

10 Exquisite Handmade Touches for your Wedding

It's frustrating when you know just what you want but can't find it anywhere. That's when sites like Etsy are simply amazing-- you can find someone to make just about anything, just the way you want it! From gowns to veils to slippers to invitations, these talented artists and artisans  can bring your vision to life. Here are just a few of the gorgeous wedding things I've found by browsing Etsy! 1. Custom Alencon Lace Wedding Jacket - Short or Capped Sleeves by GlorybyJeannieLee:  "The … [Read more...]

Metallic Wedding Palette

For autumn, there's something special about sparkling metallics blended with deep colors, warm fabrics, and firelight! Incorporate these rich tones into your bridal wear (shoes, sash, dress, jewelry) or your bridal decor (centerpieces, flowers, food, wall hangings)... Here are some of our favorite finds to brighten your wedding decor! * * * * Gold table setting ideas: Elizabeth Ann Designs Gold Torrent Drops: Anthropologie $48 Golden vessels bearing silver number … [Read more...]

DIY Projects for Fall Weddings

Crafty brides and brides on budgets will love these lovely yet surprisingly simple ways to dress up your wedding. Follow the instructions or just use the ideas as a springboard for your own creativity. Sometimes it's the small things that make a big impact! * * * All photos and ideas from Martha Stewart Weddings. * * * Escort-Card Posies: All you need are fabric flowers, map pins, and glue to bring your seating assignments into bloom. Would look great with little … [Read more...]

Clever Guestbooks You’ll Want to Read and Re-read

Not everyone comes up with witty, thoughtful, or earth-shattering sentiments to inscribe in an ordinary guest book. Leave it to Martha to come up with this clever alternative: Each dinner table bears a blank book with a question on the cover, such as "What is your favorite memory of us?" or "What should we name our kids?" Plus, each guest finds a pen and a ribbon, reading "Don't forget to sign the booklet," atop the napkin. This is a great conversation-starter for guests, and assigned … [Read more...]

DIY Decor: The Wonders of Washi Tape

Washi tape is basically pretty, patterned, semi-transparent masking tape that originated in Japan. It comes in all sorts of colors, designs, patterns, and widths so that you can decorate anything you want to your heart's content! For your wedding, you can use it to decorate your invitations, save-the-date cards, place cards, favor boxes, centerpieces, flower and candle holders, wreaths and flags... just about anything. It's a sweet and super-easy way to put your color scheme to good … [Read more...]

2011 Bridal Trend: Braided Hairstyles

There's something about braided hair that is unabashedly feminine.  And they're versatile-- you can wear them long and loose in a bohemian style, or sleek and sculpted for a more sophisticated look. Plus, all you need are your fingers-- no heat or special tools-- to achieve the perfect look. Besides, braids are one of today's hottest bridal trends, so you'll be chic, stylish and beautiful on your big day! feature image: The Knot Ballerina Twist: The ballerina twist up-do is a soft and … [Read more...]

Summer Desserts: Creative, Refreshing, and Delicious!

When it comes to dessert, does it really get any better than cake and ice cream? Or cake and ices? Or cake and sorbet? At a summer wedding, there are lots of creative ways to serve sweet and refreshing desserts. These creations are as pretty as they are delicious... I'm feeling a sugar craving come on just looking at all these lovey pictures! All photos and recipes from Martha Stewart Weddings. Meringue-Heart Ice Cream Sandwiches: Aren't they just sweet, adorable, and elegant all at the … [Read more...]