DIY


Budget-Friendly DIY Wedding Flowers Project- Texture-Rich Boutonnieres

by Azure

Hello! Lucky just released a fabulous new book, Handmade Weddings, for crafty brides. You’ll find DIY wedding projects for all styles and endless inspiration for your upcoming nuptials! Since texture is huge for 2011 weddings, I thought it would be fun to share a texture-heavy DIY project from Hello! Lucky’s Handmade Weddings book. And... please excuse the crude iPhone photo above! It does no justice for the beauty of these bouts! Tallow Berry and Cotton Bud Boutonnieres for...

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Holiday Wedding Tablescape with Red and White Carnations

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Festive Red and White Holiday Wedding Tablescape Whether you're planning an engagement dinner over the holidays or looking for ideas to incorporate carnations into your wedding flowers, this little table is sure to inspire! Kelly Oshiro of Santa Barbara Chic created the perfect blend of casual and Christmas using red and white carnations. The country, outdoorsy vibe is created with bottle vases, clear mason jars (transformed...

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Weekly Giveaway Winner: The $150 FiftyFlowers Gift Certificate Goes To…

by Azure

.... Lindsay G.! Congrats, Lindsay! Don't forget to contact SavvyScoop@OneWed.com by next Friday! We'd hate to have to pick another winner for this hotly contested Savvy Steal! Thanks to all of our fantastic readers for entering!

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Winter Wedding Inspiration- 5 More DIY Wedding Flowers Projects!

by Azure

We already broke down how to create 5 of the fabulous holiday-inspired DIY wedding flower p rojects. And today, we walk you through recreating the remaining 5 very merry flower arrangements! DIY Wedding Flowers Project 6- Fresh Flower-Adorned Ring Bearer Pillow Materials • Small, round pillow • Two stems Spray roses • Straight pins • Floral shears Ring Bearer Pillow How-To • Snip ten roses just below the bloom and leaving no stem. • Arrange your roses on top of the...

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Chic DIY Wedding Updo for Brides with Long Hair

by Azure

When you have super long, super thick hair, creating a special occasion updo without the help of a pro is nearly impossible. But never fear, abundantly-tressed brides-to-be! You can create a chic chignon for your rehearsal dinner or wedding day, in just five simple steps! This DIY bridal updo by celebrity stylist Ted Gibson is modern, feminine and red carpet worthy! To wrap your luscious locks into a chic chignon... 1. Start with not so fresh hair because natural oil is your...

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Wedding Flowers Giveaway- $150 Gift Certificate to FiftyFlowers!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Nearly ten years ago, FiftyFlowers.com envisioned an eco-chic alternative to traditional wedding flower purchasing. By allowing brides to order their wedding flowers online, carbon footprints were reduced and wedding budgets were spared. Nearlyweds could save up to 75% on their wedding day blooms! Today, FiftyFlowers is the leading provider of flowers shipped directly from the farm to the doorstep, providing seamless coordination, expert...

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Simple DIY Wedding Flowers Project- Floral Toasting Flutes!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com, video by Pro One Video Wow your wedding guests with fresh flower-adorned champagne toasting flutes! Last week, we got into the holiday spirit with the very merry red and green wedding from FiftyFlowers. This post featured 10 simple DIY wedding flower projects, and we're teaching you how to create each one! Today in our Advice section, we walk you through how to create 5 fabulous DIY wedding flower arrangements for your...

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10 Flower Ideas for Top Wedding Words and Styles

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Let the words that describe your wedding be the perfect inspiration for your wedding flowers, and be inspired by our flower idea for each word! Wedding Word 1: Rustic Flower Idea: Thistle Technically a green, this simple, honest and sturdy stem gives your day a back roads, woodsy, cowgirl feel. The texture is rooted in nature and evokes an idyllic rural quality. Thistle is available in a range of colors from copper, red, orange,...

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Bridal Hair How To: Turn Baubles into Hair Accessories!

by Azure

When it comes to spicing up your wedding day updo or down 'do, celebrity hair stylist Mark Townsend knows his stuff! You can spend hundreds, even thousands, getting your tresses in shape for your big I Dos. And healthy, shiny hair is a must for your wedding day! But spending big on bridal hair accessories may not be the savviest way to go. You can get creative with jewelry pieces you already own, and transform these gems into lovely hair accessories! From fabric flowers, to...

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Holiday-Inspired Red and Green Wedding- 10 Simple DIY Flower Projects!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Fifty Flowers ‘Tis the season for a sweet I Do! Imagine a holiday wedding in a hometown chapel followed by champagne, wedding cake and peppermint hot chocolate. The scene is infused with red, bright green and geometric patterns creating a whimsical wedding approach to the season. And just about everything is adorned with fresh flowers, including the toasting flutes. We chose a combination of roses and green hypericum berries, blooms that are easy to work...

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3 Simple DIY Wedding Centerpieces: Luscious Succulents

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jennifer McGarigle of FloralArt Succulents have a lot going for them. First, succulent arrangements can be made long before the “day of.” If you’re doing your own wedding centerpieces, this can be a huge time-saving advantage. Secondly, they’re great gifts for your wedding guests to take home that will last for months to come. And finally, succulents are super easy to care for and eco-friendly, too! Here are three chic and simple succulent...

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DIY Wedding Invitations and Favors: Is It Really Budget-Friendly?

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jean M, Wedding Invitations and Accessories DIY is all the rage these days, and it's easy to understand why. Who doesn’t love to be creative? And your wedding day is the perfect time to show off your personality and style with handcrafted touches. If you’re an artistic bride who loves all things DIY, Jean M salutes you! But if your sole reason for deciding to DIY your wedding invitations and favors is to save money, think carefully. As with anything, there...

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A Unique Save-the-Date Video Invitation for an Austin, Texas Wedding

by Azure

Check out this adorable video Save-the-Date wedding invitation! Quirky, fun, and totally DIY. And since there's no postage required or invitation paper used, it's eco-friendly, too! What do you think of this video save-the-date? Have you and your fiancée considered this option? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Savvy Steals Winner: $100 to Blurb For Our DIY Brides!

by Azure

This week's lucky Savvy Steals winner is... Erin A.! Congratulations, Erin A.! We can't wait to see what you do with your $100 Blurb gift certificate! A gorgeous wedding photo album is a fantastic option! Disclosure: Blurb is generously donating the gift certificate.

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Bridal Updo How To: Flirty, Modern French Twist

by Azure

The classic french twist has been reinvented by Hollywood A-listers who walk the red carpet. An antiquated updo no more, the french twist can be sexy, flirty, and super stylish. Not to mention its low on fuss factor, which makes it an ideal wedding hairstyle! As DIY continues to save wedding planning couples tons of dough, a DIY wedding hairstyle is not a bad idea. Now, I'm not suggesting that the bride do the DIY'ing; you'll have plenty to worry about on your wedding day, and...

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DIY Photo Album Giveaway, This Week’s Savvy Steal

by Azure

Whether you're a total DIY Bride, or just someone who can't get enough wedding photographs, you're going to LOVE this week's Savvy Steal. Blurb, the leader in make-your-own photo books, is offering a $100 gift certificate to one lucky Savvy Steal reader! With Blurb's free online tools, you'll have everything you need to make your own personalized wedding album. You can count on bookstore-quality printing and binding, and a range of choices from hardcover photobooks to softcover...

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DIY Wedding Centerpiece Instructions

by Azure

Centerpieces are one of the most popular DIY areas for weddings. Keep in mind though that creating centerpieces can be VERY time consuming, and that to keep flowers looking fresh the centerpieces are best done the morning of the wedding, or the night before (if they can be stored in a refrigerator). If you don't have a lot of willing helpers for the morning of your wedding, or an industrial size refrigerator in which to store the flowers overnight, you should consider a professional...

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Inspiration from Recycled Bride- A Tree-free Wedding

by Azure

About Recycled Bride You don't need paper to make a wedding pretty! New ways to save trees, time & money Most weddings include plenty of paper. From hundreds of save-the-dates and wedding invitations to miles of wrapping paper and packaging, your big day could mean serious waste for the planet. Want to cut back on paper and save big bucks in the process? Here's how: 1.Glosite is the newest, hippest destination for online wedding invitations and stationery, and digital wedding...

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Down Home Wedding In Michigan With A Vibrant Country Vibe

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jamie of Color Splash Studio Michelle and Daniel tied the knot in St. Joseph, Michigan, and their wedding venue- The Blue Dress Barn - could not have been more perfect for the laid back, rustic vibe that dominated their special day. The historic dairy barn at the Blue Dress venue provided down home appeal, and Michelle and Daniel chose the perfect color palette to make their wedding decor pop! Bright yellow, pink, and red wild flowers were placed in lovely mason...

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Red Velvet Cake For The DIY And Budget Bride!

by Azure

Red Velvet Cake. Mmm... my mouth is already watering! Throughout the 1920s, red velvet was the signature dessert at NYC's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Since then, it’s become a favorite confection that never fails to impress. And who could forget the armadillo-shaped red velvet groom’s cake in the Julia Roberts flick Steel Magnolias? Whether you’re thinking red velvet for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or for the groom’s cake, today is your lucky day! We’ve got the...

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Real Wedding Inspiration: Red, White, and Teal Rustic Chic in Virginia

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Ampersand Photography Who knew DIY could be so chic!? Kelsey and Ryan's July, 2010 nuptials were picture perfect, thanks to the bride's decor-savvy mom and eager-to-help friends. The wedding venue, in Vinton, Virgina, provided the perfect backdrop for this low-key, cheerful, DIY wedding. Kelsey donned a simple yet chic wedding dress from David's Bridal, and finished the look with ruby red peep-toebridal heels and a traditional veil. Her bridal bouquet, an...

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Question of the Week: What Inspires You for your Fall Wedding?

by Azure

Sometimes it seems like summer brides get all the love. Then, of course there are the Christmas brides who have all the twinkling lights to inspire their wedding decorations. But in many parts of the country, Fall is actually the best time of the year to get married. The heat has calmed down, but you won't chance your wedding party getting snowed in. The weather in the Fall tends to be a little more stable than it is in Spring. So, since Summer is officially over, let's give some...

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Best Tressed At 2010 Emmys: Messy Chignons And Tousled, Shiny Waves

by Azure

The 2010 Emmy Awards was all about the best dressed and the best tressed. And two hairstyles dominated the red carpet- chic chignon updos and sexy, tousled all down hair. For your wedding hairstyle, you can play with the classic chignon and add your own twist, like Kim Kardashian & Heidi Klum. Their updos had extra volume on top with lots of texture all around, creating messy yet sexy versions of the ever classic chignon. But if shiny, tousled hair(like Lea Michele's Emmy...

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Earth-friendly Bridal Bouquets from Recycled Bride

by Azure

About Recycled Bride - Eco-friendly flowers and fun bouquet ideas for green brides - True or false: Flowers are eco-friendly because they come from the Earth. The answer is... False! There are some ugly facts surrounding beautiful floral bridal bouquets. Conventional methods of growing and transporting cut flowers take an environmental toll in terms of pesticides, working conditions and carbon emissions. The best way to go eco on your wedding day is to avoid conventional cut flowers...

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