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DIY Wedding Favors to Dress Up Your Reception Tabletops

by Azure

Antique, unique and eco-friendly, you can't go wrong with these gorgeous succulent teacup wedding favors! Hall Wedding & Events partnered with photographer extraordinaire Bryan Miller to bring brides DIY wedding projects that are as stylish as they are simple. And when you combine elegant vintage teacups, rustic moss and luscious succulents, you've got memorable wedding guest favors that double as statement-making centerpieces. Check out the visual DIY how to steps below, then...

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Romantic DIY Wedding Hairstyle- the Fishtail Braid

by Azure

One of my childhood obsessions has come full circle, and I obsess once again. As a kid, I begged my sister, mom, anyone with the magic touch to do me up with a fishtail braid. I LOVED it! And while I never quite mastered the fishtail braid as a girl, it's now a go-to in my beauty bag of tricks. Thanks to the 2011 fishtail braid being chunkier, messier and more texture heavy than ever before, it's now a hairstyle that you can totally DIY. Bohemian brides are loving this hairstyle...

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8 “Ready To Go” Flower Packs that make DIY Easy

by Azure

Looking to save on your wedding flowers? You won’t shy away from DIY once you learn about the turnkey products that are available for people who know nothing about working with flowers! Ordering bulk, wholesale flowers requires some preparation and caring for the flowers upon arrival. But with DIY flower packs everything arrives prepped and ready to be put in place! Anyone can easily and affordably create a rose petal aisle for a stunning ceremony or make your own centerpieces with...

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Easy, Breezy DIY Wedding Centerpiece

by Azure

I stopped into Chicago's Ralph Lauren restaurant for a mimosa this weekend. And right there on my table was a stunning centerpiece that would be a breeze to DIY. Delicate ivory flowers (reminiscent of Kate Middleton's understated bridal bouquet) were placed in gorgeous silver mint julep cups, but just about any color or type of bloom would look great, giving you the freedom to make this DIY wedding project your own! What you'll need • Silver mint julep cups • Floral foam •...

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DIY Wedding Centerpieces: 5 Fabulous Ideas

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Gabi Gesch of BravoBride.com If you have already decided to go the DIY route for your wedding reception centerpieces, pat yourself on the back for knocking one big decision out of the way. The next would be to decide what to create for the centerpieces. It is almost overwhelming the amount of inspiration that is on the Internet, but there are key things to remember to help keep you sane. 1. Remember your wedding theme. 2. Remember that elaborate can be time...

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DIY Wedding Centerpiece Idea: Hanging Orchids

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. forFiftyFlowers.com Looking for a simple and stunning table accent? Go vertical! It’s easy to create this darling centerpiece by hanging a strand of orchids inside a glass cylinder. Simply use a DIY flower arranger as your support. Plus, orchids are easy to work and hearty - thus perfect for DIY projects. And you can save money and time by purchasing ready-made bags of loose orchid blooms instead of stems. Here’s the scoop on how you can make this...

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DIY Wedding Project: Summer Ceremony Garland

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. forFiftyFlowers.com Fresh garland is an efficient and easy way to decorate just about anything! Check out this watermelon beverage buffet created by our friends at Huppahs.com– they transformed this table into an adorable refreshment spot using a Ruscus Greens Garland. And we’re thrilled to share the DIY scoop with you: What You’ll Need: • Garland –choose from nearly 10 types of greens • Strong tablecloth clips. Find them in home goods...

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Wedding Hairstyle DIY: Wear Flowers in Your Hair

by Azure

Floral head wreaths have been reinvented and I must admit that in the past, I would have told you to save the wreaths for the flower girls. But bohemian chic style has reemerged and with it, a chic new spin on floral headdresses. Today, my inner flower child says that a floral headdress like the one above is the perfect wedding hairstyle accessory for summer I Do's. And believe it or not, it's totally DIY! Refinery29 posted about its Kanon Organic Vodka Swedish Midsummer's party...

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Vote for the Next Big Bridal Blogger

by Azure

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Vintage-Inspired Bridal Updo: DIY in 5 Minutes!

by Azure

I saw this adorable vintage-inspired updo on From Me To You. While it may be a bit too casual for your actual I Do's, it's perfect for the rehearsal dinner, bridal brunch and the honeymoon. Read on to learn how you can get the look with 5 simple steps in 5 minutes flat! 1. Work with day-old hair and divide into three equal parts. Quickly spray each section with hairspray to ensure hold throughout the day. Let the hairspray set (give it a few moments) and then lightly comb through...

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DIY Wedding Ideas: Vintage Chic Teacup Centerpieces

by Azure

It pays to have fabulous friends in high places! We were invited by Glamour.com to guest blog for their Save-the-Date weddings section and we shared a DIY wedding project we know you'll love. Learn how to create gorgeous DIY teacup centerpieces for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or vintage chic wedding reception in just 4 steps. And don't forget to check out OneWed on Glamour!

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DIY Bride: 10 Things You Can Make for Your Own Wedding

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Susan Alexander-Shapiro from BravoBride.com Being a DIY bride can be a daunting but a very rewarding task. Not only can it save quite a bit of the wedding budget but it can also make your big day feel that much more personalized and unique. If you’re ready to tackle some wedding projects we’ve come up with a list of 10 things that you really can do yourself and your name doesn’t have to be Martha. 1. Wedding Invitations If you have sticker shock when...

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Three DIY Flower Projects for Your Romantic Wedding Ceremony

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Are you saving the majority of your wedding flowerbudget for the reception decor? Well, you can still walk a stylish aisle with gorgeous DIY floral accents that add a little something special and don’t cost much. Check out these three DIY designs that anyone can create: Project #1: Bridal Bouquet Playing off the pink hues and sparkle in the absolutely beautiful custom linen created by Kirby Rentals we chose a range of pink and...

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Wedding Flower Ideas: Unique Paper Blooms and Bouquets

by Azure

I love a fabulous statement bridal bouquet! And here at OneWed, we're all about putting a unique twist on tradition. Fresh wedding flowers are gorgeous, but they're also pricey. If you envision a wedding day rich with beautiful blooms, you may want to consider incorporating non-fresh flowers. Paper flowers can be budget-friendlyand eco-friendly, and I was blown away by some of the creations in Etsy's wedding shop! Hopefully these photos will inspire you! And check out the list...

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DIY Wedding Flower Project: Create Floral Pomander Balls in 5 Steps

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Amy C. for FiftyFlowers.com Spring is here and colorful flower bursts make the perfect statement of “Hooray!” Floral pomanders, sometimes called kissing balls, can easily be made with Sunflowers and Gerbera Daisies, carnations, roses, or other sturdy flowers. This gorgeous and relatively simple wedding flower project will take your blooms to new heights. Follow these DIY steps to create your own floral pomander balls for your bridal shower, wedding...

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5 Wedding Flower Ideas for a Modern ‘Something Blue’

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Amy C. for FiftyFlowers.com, photos by Melissa Jill Create your own Blue Heaven with all-white wedding flowers floating like clouds beneath a midnight blue sky. White is the traditional color of the bride’s wedding dress, but why stop there when there are a myriad of white flowers to choose from. Created by tic-tock Couture Florals, this breath-taking scene is visually stunning, modernly chic and undeniably blue. Let’s take a closer look. Idea #1: White is...

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Best DIY Bridal Blog for 2011: Cast Your Vote!

by Azure

Anthropologie's launch of BHLDN means that this week, it's all about homespun goodness, bespoke bridal baubles and vintage-inspired finds. So, lovely brides, what's the best DIY/Bespoke wedding blog around? 1.Postcards & Pretties: daily DIY wedding inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. 2.Emmaline Bride: shop a robust online marketplace of gorgeous handmade wedding items for your special day. 3.La Belle Bride: Swanky and DIY? These two could go hand in hand on La Belle...

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Anthropologie-Inspired Wedding

by Azure

Real Wedding by Nataliya Cole Weddings Jessie and Jay's outdoor celebration was such a joy to photograph! Their choice of venue ( a friend's farm just outside of Portland, OR) set the stage for the day. The bride wore a beautiful tea-length custom wedding dress from an Etsy vendor in a gorgeous faded blush pink with vintage lace. All of the wedding flowers were done by Sharlene from Sharlene Griffith Designs, who also coordinated the event. The vibrant flowers, local picks from the...

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DIY with Rose Petals: 3 Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Set the scene for a romantic evening with fresh rose petals everywhere and enjoy whatever happens next. Idea #1 – A Relaxing Tub As soon as your sweetie arrives home from work, invite him into a warm bath filled with rose petals. It will be just what he needs to put the day behind him and enjoy the many surprises that you have in store for him tonight. Idea #2 – Rose Petal Garland With fishing wire, a sewing needle and pair of...

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DIY Wedding Centerpieces: Get Creative with Your Cake Stand

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jennifer McGarigle of FloralArt Let Them Eat Cake! You've probably never thought of your wedding cake stand as anything other than that... a stand for your beautiful wedding cake! But if you think outside of the box, you'll see that cake stands are versatile, and add a simple décor element to any engagement party, bridal shower or wedding centerpiece. Here are three ideas for using your cake stand in a creative way: 1. Fruit-filled Centerpiece: For a still...

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DIY Floral Pins for Your Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres or Wedding Cake

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Planning to make bouquets for your wedding day? You need DIY Floral Pins, the only pins that are the perfect length for wedding flower projects. With DIY Floral Pins you can add texture and color to your one-of-a-kind designs. Decorate a bouquet handle. Insert into flower blooms. Accent a boutonniere stem. Add a colorful and textured pattern to your cake. These smart pins are available in short pin lengths that don't poke...

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DIY Wedding Hairstyles: Old Hollywood Glamour

by Azure

I don't know about you, but I LOVED January Jones' red carpet hairstyle at the 2011 Golden Globes. Her 1920's-inspired brushed out wave was picture perfect with her bold red lips and gown. This Old Hollywood Glamhairstyle would look great with a French net veil, blusher, or bridal fascinator. And paired with a slinky, sheath style wedding dress (Jenny Packham's gorgeous dresses come to mind) and retro peep-toe bridal heels, the look would be divine. It's a simple enough...

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When To DIY, When To Call On The Pros

by Azure

Weddings continue to become more extravagant, with a focus on little details that add up to real dollars! I read all types of blogs highlighting extravagant weddings costing hundreds of thousands, and I also read about creative ways for brides to save money and not break the bank (or the wedding budget!). So, the question becomes when do you DIY... and when do you splurge in the name of convenience? It's easy to say that you want a simple centerpiece with a few flowers, and then go...

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