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Weekly Wrap-Up + Winners!

Engagement Sessions, Giveaways, Sponsored

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Happy Friday! I have lots of announcements to make today, and I thought I’d include these dreamy summery engagement session photos sent by Mary Frances of Float Away Studios. They illustrate perfectly what’s on my to-do list with the hubby this summer, aside from making me miss living in sunny SoCal. I love the dreamy light they seem to catch in their work – check out their blog for more.

Without further ado, the winners of our latest giveaways are…





+ And the lucky winners of the Hello! Lucky giveaway who will receive 100 save-the-date cards of their choice is…
Jarred, who left comment #19 said: “We would love to see my girlfriend’s sister and her fiance win some save-the-dates! Heartland all the way!” and Margo, who left comment #156 said: “Day 2…Trying again! My fiance and I hope to win the San Francisco Skyline design in black. We’ve been dreaming of including a classic SF image in our invitations suite from day 1. Fingers crossed.”

+ Wedding in a Box winner is … Judith, who left the comment #73. Congratulations!

+ If you live in LA, you may want to put Monique Lhuillier Sample Sale in your calendar. It’s on Sunday June 27th, from 10a – 4p. The gowns are marked down 40%-90% off! Address is 1201 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90015.

+ Who are you going to vote for the best wedding blog on Wedding Blog Awards? Click here to let everyone know what your favorite wedding blog is!

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Hair and Makeup by Stylisted

Stylisted is an online platform that allows women to book on-location hair styling and makeup appointments from a network of vetted beauty professionals. Brides can browse stylist profiles, sort & filter by price & star rating, and book right through the site. Services include Wedding Trials, Wedding Day hair and makeup for the bride & her bridal party, and basic services for wedding guests!

Skip the salon, select the professional for your needs, and wait for beauty to knock at your door. It’s your wedding day, hair and makeup should come to you!

Need help selecting a stylist or planning out your beauty prep? Email Weddings@Stylisted.com for a seasoned bridal concierge to help make your day as seamless as possible!

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Luxe Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

What would the holiday season be without touches of deep cranberry, gold glitter, and flower crowns? This was the basis for today’s styled shoot from Emily Millay Photography, A Charming Fete, and Twig Florals, who created a dreamy winter wedding affair that’s sure to get you into the good ol’ holiday spirit.

Luxe Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

From the florist, Bronwen of Twig Florals: On the cusp of a chilly winter, we’re cozying up with super saturated hues of plum, cranberry and ruby with lush textures like tufted velvet and fox fur, dark woodland romance is in the air. The depth of color pops against the gentle peach undertones and golden glow of the meadow. Other decor included antique ruby wine goblets, mixed china and gold flatware plus lots of natural earthy elements such as antlers, feathers and lots of lush greenery and flowers. The tablescape was filled with flowers (garden roses, anemones, ranunculus), eucalyptus greens, pomegranates, mixed vintage brass candle sticks and bud vases, scattered gold feathers and antlers.

Luxe Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

deep red bouquet - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

vintage stamps - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

floral wedding inspiration - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

winter floral crowns - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

Luxe Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

We showcased a naked cake placed over a vintage gold mirror and adorned with flowers and pomegranates. The cool meadow enclosed by the deep forest became the perfect setting for this enchanting shoot. The bride took cues from a modern depiction of Snow White (using the gold mirrors and pomegranate as props) as if she’d stumbled upon a majestic clearing in the woods. The deep dark colors reflected the story. Several woodland creatures wandered into our scene unexpectedly. The bride wore a vintage fur cape and ivory lace gown. Her loose curls were swept up and secured with a delicate floral crown. Deep berry lips and nails completed her look. She wore an heirloom opal ring set in gold.

deep red bouquet - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

wedding reception tables - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

dramatic tablescapes - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

lush winter bouquets - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

winter wedding tablescapes - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

gold taper candles - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

Luxe Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

gold taper candles - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

floral topped cakes - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

vintage goblets - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

naked wedding cake - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration

naked wedding cakes - photo by Emily Millay Photography http://ruffledblog.com/luxe-winter-wonderland-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Bay Village, OH / Photographer: Emily Millay Photography / Event Design and Styling: A Charming Fete / Floral Design: Twig Florals / Venue: Huntington Reservation / Wedding Dress: Leonardo’s Bridal Boutique / Fur Stole: Vintage / Hair and Makeup: Dante Lucci Salon / Wedding Cake: Gingersnap Cakes and Catering, Meaghan Austin (gingersnapcakesandcatering @ gmail.com) / Vintage Furniture: Borrow Rentals

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LaurieLouis

Customized wedding invitation and welcome gifts company. My favorite designs are Rustic, Beach, Nautical, Vineyard and Industrial but with my LaurieLouisLetters brand of customized wedding invitations, I can help create that dream invitation that every bride is looking for. It’s not just about the invitation anymore, it’s about the brand.

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DIY Strike-Anywhere Match Jars

DIY Projects

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Today’s entry for the DIY Favor Contest is sent in by Mandy Fowler. These little match jars are way, way too adorable, and just imagine all the puns you can play with!

An important note before you begin: The most crucial detail about this project is that you absolutely MUST use “strike anywhere” matches. Matches that say “strike on box” on them will not work and will make you cry tears of bitter frustration before tossing back a whiskey and everyone knows you don’t even like whiskey. I found mine at Ace Hardware, and I believe you can also find them at Target.

DIY Striking Match Jars

For this project, you’ll need:
-glass spice jars
-black fine grit sandpaper (I used 220-b)
-“strike anywhere” wooden matches
-glue (I used a silicone adhesive, but you could use craft glue)
-mailing labels or whatever you want to use as a label
-an old pair of scissors
-toothpick

DIY Striking Match Jars

Instructions:
1. Remove the plastic sprinkle top from your jar—use a knife to pry out if necessary.

DIY Striking Match Jars

2. Use the plastic top to trace a circle on the back of your sandpaper sheet—or, trace around the lid. You want a circle that’s slightly smaller than the lid on your spice jar. When you’ve got one, cut it out with an old pair of scissors.

DIY Striking Match Jars

3. I used a silicone adhesive to glue the sandpaper to the lid– you could probably use another type of glue (maybe superglue?), but I like the adhesive because it bonds really well and spreads nicely.

DIY Striking Match Jars

4. Using a toothpick, spread your adhesive evenly over the back of the sandpaper circle—don’t overdo it, you don’t want excess glue squeezing out. If it does, just wipe it off with a paper towel.

DIY Striking Match Jars

5. Center on top of the lid and press down firmly.

6. While that’s drying, you can work on your label. I used a simple mailing label that I printed off with a typewriter font. For something extra fancy, you could use a small scrap of vintage paper to add a cute background before affixing your label. Add some matches and you’re done!

DIY Striking Match Jars

Reminder: Our DIY Favor Contest is still open to submissions! Be sure to submit your crafty beauties by April 3rd.

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ARTE DE VIE

Husband and wife wedding photographers based in New Orleans, Paris and destination locations. We love documenting emotion across the globe, family and best friends, yummy food and delicious wine!

As romantics at heart, we really strive to capture a romantic and timeless look in all of our photographs. We think when you look at your images now, or 20 years from now, they should evoke a sense of romance, real life, real love and who you are at this stage of your relationship. We also realize the details that go into making your wedding unique and reflective of your personalities are important too. You can rely on us to capture those details as story-telling elements on your wedding day. Our style can best be described as classically modern.

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