Vintage Chic Fall Wedding by J+A Photography

This next little piece of  vintage chic gorgeousness is lovely as you can possibly get. With handmade DIY details infused into every corner, a warm and rustic fall color palette, and the most beautiful flowers to make your heart melt you would hardly believe it was all achieved on a budget. That’s why we know this North Carolina wedding, photographed by J & A Photography is one you’ll want to ponder over again and again. 

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From the bride & groom: Our wedding day was simply perfect and I could not have asked for a better day!  When I began planning for our special day, I knew that I wanted it to have a vintage feel with an elegant touch. Immediately, my first stop was my Aunt Janice, our decorating extraordinaire.  I gave her my vision, my colors, my random ideas that didn’t make a lot of sense, and told her to run with it… I trusted her 1,000% to make it perfect! 

We had a little over a year to prepare, so we began collecting family heirlooms and portraits to add the special touches to our day.  We had old pictures, family bibles, and other special pieces that we wanted incorporated.  Aunt Janice turned my random thoughts and MANY Pinterest snapshots into something wonderful and unforgettable. There were many nights spent making flower arrangements and decorations.  In fact, every flower (including my bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, and all boutonnieres) were handmade by my Aunt Janice and Aunt Sharon!!!  They are some AWESOME ladies!  My family and I bagged all of the favors and birdseed and the delicious deserts as well.

The aim was to create my dream wedding on a budget… and we DEFINITELY accomplished that!  We truly had a great team on our side that kept things running as smoothly as possible!  Of course there were challenges, but we were determined to not let anything stand in our way.  The most memorable part of the day was the First Look! (seeing each other before the wedding) I will forever and always be grateful to J+A for suggesting it to me… despite my wishes to be super traditional!! Experiencing that moment… just the two of us… was priceless! THANKFULLY, I have the pictures to help me remember that moment (and our entire day) for the rest of our lives!

 

Photography: J+A Photography / Ceremony Venue: Sandy Plain Church– Pink Hill, NC / Reception Venue: Duplin Commons (Kenansville Agricultural Center) – Kenansville, NC / Dress: MoriLee from Carolina Bridal World, Smithfield, NC / Tuxes: Busy Bee – Beaulaville, NC /Hair Artist: Hair Exchange – Beaulaville, NC / DJ: Weekend Dance Party / Linens: Cornerstone Florist and Gifts – Beaulaville, NC / Dance Floor/ Rentals: Grand Rental Station – Clinton, NC / Florals/centerpieces: Family + Friends

Invitations by Betsywhite Stationery

Backyard Garden Oasis

DIY Garden Wedding in North Carolina

It doesn’t get any more tranquil or pretty than this garden wedding by Jen Yuson Photography. The entire celebration takes place in the backyard of groom Ben’s childhood home, and as you’ll see, the whole setting resembles a garden oasis with lush foliage and shady tree canopies framing the celebrations. Stunning bride Becca (who looks amazing in her stylish understated gown) is escorted down the aisle by her two beautiful children, and then her father reads the sermon to seal the special deal. Oh, and did I mention Becca used to be a wedding planner? So, naturally every lovely detail is perfectly polished and ever-oh-so-pretty. There’s also plenty of delightful rustic DIY touches to be found including the wooden ceremony canopy decorated with peach blooms, the red radio flyer wagons stacked with refreshments, and the candy bar display with it’s cute monogrammed gift bags and chalkboard notes. Yes, outdoor lovers it’s a gorgeous garden affair overflowing with charm, sentimentality and plenty of personalized touches – just what we love!

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Photography: Jen Yuson Photography / Second Shooter: Shawn Bauguess / Event Planner: Susan Longstaff / Caterer: Catering by Johnny Bakastias / / Cake Designer: Jenny Harris Custom Cake Design / Officiant: Steven Kraftchick / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Teal and Yellow Casual Affair at The Rose Room Boise Idaho

Can’t wait to share with you today this incredibly charming and elegantly casual teal and yellow wedding. This color palette combination has been a huge hit in the past, so I wanted to feature this little gem with the hopes you would find lots of steal-worthy ideas to use for your own big day. And if you’re on a tight budget (like this cute couple), you’re bound to be inspired by their incredible DIY (just check out the lovely handmade paper centerpieces!). The wedding took place at the The Rose Room in Boise, Idaho and was sent to us by Nack Photography who snapped a bunch of stylish pics that will stand the test of time. Totally relaxed, incredibly sweet and beautifully stylish – we just love that!
 
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Beautiful bride Stacy shares: 

What was the vision for your wedding?

Our vision was a fun, casual wedding where we could be ourselves and celebrate with our closest friends and relatives. 

What was the size & budget of your wedding?

We had around 90 guests and spent around $9,500. 
 

Cceremony & Reception

We had only two absolute requirements when it came to location: the ceremony and reception needed to be in the same space and we had to be able to party later than 10 p.m. The Rose Rose was our only viable option that wasn’t outrageously expensive. I could have done without ceilings painted a rosy pink, but having a smooth wedding is all about compromise. 
 

Your Bridal Style

I went with a simple chiffon dress with a sweetheart neckline. I found my dress (on sale!) at my first visit to David’s Bridal. The dress originally had a flowery strap that I chose to eliminate on a whim on my way to my first fitting. Go with your gut. Don’t overthink! I knew I wanted to wear flats (who wants to suffer on your wedding day?), so I went with hot pink crocheted Tom’s. I didn’t realize how much they would poke out from under my dress, but they were a fun touch. The only thing I regret is the feeling of elegance you get when you walk in high heels with a beautiful dress on. Oh well! My accessories were simple, my “something blue”/”something borrowed” was a blue-diamond ring of my sister’s that’s been in our family for generations and my earrings I got from Etsy. 
 

Bridesmaids & Flower Girl

My girls got their dresses from RentTheRunway.com – a great inexpensive option – and I let them pick out which style of dress they wanted to wear. Our flower girl (my niece) wore her favorite white dress and added a grey sash for a bit of flair. 
 

Groom’s Attire

Mike wanted to keep things casual so he ditched the formal tux and went with dress pants and a vest from Express Men. All the groomsmen wore matching grey chambray Vans. I handmade their ties in coordinating teal fabrics. 
 

Decorations

Mike and I handmade thousands of paper flowers for the centerpiece decorations. We also spent months gathering glass jars to be used as vases. Our goal was to be thrifty as well as “green”. After the wedding was over we had very little to throw away. Even the fabric-strip ceremony backdrop was re-purposed into a quilt!
 

Bouquets

My bridesmaids and I did carry real flowers — nothing compares! I asked my talented florist-friend for monochromatic bouquets without much fuss. Our style was more streamlined modern than soft and romantic. 
 

Wedding Cake

Mike’s step-grandma insisted on baking cakes for the big day. I believe we had 7 different cakes, all from family recipes. She even traveled to Boise from Chicago and had several undecorated cakes with her in her carry on! 
 

Favors

We kept things simple. No favors. Please don’t hate us! 
 

Did you include any DIY or personalized details?

Nearly every detail of our wedding we did ourselves — from the invitation design through the decorations. We did as much “in-house” as possible. 

Did you include anything unique? Tell us about the bridesmaids hockey playing?

To explain the hockey — Mike’s little brother is a serious AAA hockey player and his basement was custom-built for his training. The rehearsal dinner was at Mike’s parents house and our friends played several rowdy games of hockey down there. My bridesmaids somehow missed out on the fun the day before and couldn’t resist taking a quick trip to the basement to shoot some pucks before we left to take photos. 
 

Did you find anything challenging?

It was challenging to keep things simple. When you first start planning your wedding, Pinterest and wedding blogs are great sources of inspiration, but they can also overload you with things you feel you HAVE to have at your wedding. There was a point where I had to accept that my time and resources wouldn’t allow me to have a wedding like those I was seeing online. But the trick is that you still CAN have a “blog-worthy” wedding without all the bells and whistles. I found it better to set my top three priorities and do those things really well rather than struggle to hit my entire wish list. Your guests will notice what you do have at your wedding, not the things you don’t. So let go of what isn’t absolutely essential. 
 

Tell us about the stand-out moments?

After reading my vows, I desperately needed a tissue. I was a mess. I turned around mid-laugh/cry and accidentally snot rocketed behind me. Only the groomsmen could see what happened, which they found hilarious. Luckily no one else saw and it remains a moment that only we shared. And now you know. 
  • My sister gave an amazing speech that I’ll never forget. 
  • Dancing with my dad. He’s a better dancer than I am and I had a hard time keeping up! It was a very special moment for me. 
  • Dancing with our friends was the most fun — we had our venue until 2 a.m. and we carefully planned out our playlist to hear all of favorites. 

Your advice to Bride’s & Groom’s planning now?

Designate someone who will coordinate all final day-of details. Being a control-freak, I never gave up the role of ring-master on the day of the wedding and found myself unnecessarily stressed the morning of. Let someone else stress about your makeup artist showing up late, or wonder where the hell your officiant is just minutes before the start of the ceremony. Things will never go exactly according to plan, so improvise and be adaptable. 
 
Thank you Stacy & Mike for sharing all the lovely and congratulations on an amazing day!

 

Photograher: Nack Photography / Wedding Venue: The Rose Room Boise / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Your Favorite Weddings of 2012

What an awesome 2012 we have had! I want to thank all the lovely Love Wed Bliss readers who supported us this year and made our little blog all the more worthwhile! We HEART you to bits!! And now for our last feature post for 2012..

Let me start by saying that one of the best things about my job at Love Wed Bliss is browsing through the amazing line up of real weddings submitted to us every week. Whilst each and every wedding is special in it’s own right, every so often we receive one that really captures our hearts – either for it’s unique style or breathtaking loveliness – and it’s these darling affairs, we especially love to showcase on LWB. So, in tribute to our wonderful LWB readers, we decided to showcase of YOUR Favorite Weddings for 2012!  This is a round up of all the pretty posts which inspired your comments and prompted you to share, like and tweet about their loveliness to all your friends. 

But before we say goodbye to 2012, we can’t go without recognizing the fabulous talents of the wedding photographers from around the world who feature their amazing work here on LWB. A HUGE thank you to these incredible artists and the beautiful couples who shared their special memories with us – we are so very honored!  

Lastly, if you would like to see your wedding showcased on Love Wed Bliss next year – we are always on the lookout for stylish and unique affairs –  just send us an email at submit{at}lovewedbliss{dot}com, we would love to hear from you!

Kym x 

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Eco Friendly Las Vegas Wedding by KMH Photography

Say Hello to a gorgeous eco-friendly couple – Heather & Jose. Not only are they are ardent hikers and mountain climbers, but also dedicated organic produce consumers and friends of the environment. Of course their love of nature and respect for mother earth equated to a pretty cool wedding. An all-out environmentally friendly modern affair complete with earth-themed decor, sustainable paper products, eco-friendly favors and plenty of fabulous succulents. Oh and not to mention, some wonderful photography by KMH Photography making this one all-out gorgeous ‘green’ affair!

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From the photographer: Heather & Jose are friends of mine, and I was absolutely delighted when they asked me to be their photographer. I knew their wedding would be super cool, DIY and earthy-themed, with Heather’s fabulous flair added to it. Their wedding took place on a beautiful Spring day at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada – the premiere LEED-certified location for ‘green’ brides and grooms. 

Some of their green details included: Invitations made from plantable seed paper, sustainable paper made from the Lotka bush and eco-paper ribbon from Earth Invitations. Ceremony programs and reception menus printed on Elephant PooPoo Paper. Bridal jewelry from Green Diva Jewelry. Centerpieces and bouquets made from succulents and tillandsia, using no cut flowers at all, which the guests took home at the end of the day. Little planted succulents as escort cards. Homemade pistachio lime wedding cookies for favors, packaged in compostable cellophane. Reclaimed wood for the guest book, cake stand and ring pillow. When the bridesmaids’ wanted a break from their heels they wore foldable flip-flops made from recycled tires. Save-the-dates that Heather painted herself to look like vintage national park postcards.

They also had their first dance choreographed by A Perfect Wedding Dance, and it was seriously one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. Heather & Jose are a beautiful couple and planning their day with these special details really added their personal touch to the wedding, creating memories that will never be forgotten. I’m so thankful they chose me to photograph their wedding.

 

Photography: KMH Photography / Event Planner: Tory L Cooper / Dance Instructor: A Perfect Wedding Dance /Venue: Culinary Arts Catering at Springs Preserve / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Whimsical Winnipeg Wedding by Sugar & Soul Photography

I think offbeat handmade celebrations have reached an entirely new level with this whimsical Winnipeg wedding.  Not only is it bursting with a kaleidoscope of colours from beginning to end, but there is so much creativity and eclectic fun in each and every detail, it makes you feel like a kid in a candy store. With a breakfast buffet for dinner (yes indeed breakfast!), personalized table settings with cartoon caricatures of the couple, and oodles of paper decorations and glitter, it’s a carnival style affair which is fun, fun and more fun!  And don’t get me started on the incredible DIY heart bouquets or the mock ‘newspaper’ invites – they’re just so unique and friggin fabulous! All these amazing theatrics were captured in brilliant images by Sugar & Soul Photography – so skip to it my friends and soak up all the whimsy!

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Bride Nancy shares the details:

The Proposal

We are avid Vegas travellers, so on my 30th birthday, we met up with 10 other friends in Vegas to celebrate! On the night of my birthday, I noticed one of my friends crying! Whilst I was wondering what was wrong with her? (she already knew…), Dylan came up to me and said, “I’m sorry your gift I sent didn’t arrive yet,” (it was a pair of wicked platforms from my favourite designer Iron Fist) –  “But I wanted to give you something right now.” Dylan dropped to one knee and held up the bling! I couldn’t stop screaming “Are you serious?! Are you kidding me?!” over and over. I called my Mom at 5.30am Winnipeg time. She thought we had won the money jackpot!

Wedding Style

I’m very eclectic, so I didn’t really have a theme. Our wedding was based around the concept of the things we loved and that were important to us…magic, relationships, and just a plain ol’ wicked time!

Invitations

The wedding invitations were designed to look like an old newspaper (11”x14,” folded), complete with two articles – one about how we met and the other about our engagement. The ads featured information about places to stay, directions, ceremony information and the breakfast buffet. The RSVP’s were a tear off coupon that said “in order to reserve seats you had to fill in the blanks and send back before the contest closes on a certain date.” 

Bouquets

I didn’t want to spend a ton on flowers and then have to throw them out. My bouquet was made up of 12 heart stems (discovered at Dollarama around Valentine’s Day), which I combined with two giant red ostrich feathers, a couple of smaller feathers, and then wrapped it with teal ribbon to match my dress and added rhinestones. The bridesmaid bouquets also had heart stems but with baby blue sequin stems and champagne coloured ostrich feathers wrapped with champagne ribbon. Now, I have my bouquet in my studio that looks as fresh as it did on my wedding day!

Dress & Boutonnieres

My wedding dress was lovingly handmade by my Mom from a $9 vintage dress (with inspiration from the blog, A Beautiful Mess). The boy’s boutonnieres were made by my sister from my design. They featured feathers, glitter and beads.

Ceremony

The wedding was at a campground just out of the city and the scenery was awesome! We’re cabin people.. so this was just absolutely PERFECT! We got married beside a rushing river, under a giant tree, then moved the party just across the grass to a beautiful cabana with wooden beams, chandeliers, and shutters on two sides that opened up and let in the fresh air. There were some cute surprises during our ceremony including 2 secret ring bearers. The rings were randomly taped under 2 chairs and at the right time of the ceremony everyone had to flip their chairs over – it was such a great idea! We also had fans for our guest. These were displayed in a box with a sign saying “JOIN THE FAN CLUB”. The fans had “I’m a Fan of Nancy & Dylan” on the front, and all wedding party info on the back. •My nephews drew the “Here Comes the Bride” sign for my entrance – so cute.

Reception

The seating chart was SO FUN! Everyone had their own ticket which said their name and “Scratch until you find your table.”.  Each guest’s place setting had a placemat designed with our cartoon characters and included a crossword puzzle, word search, a maze, and the best quote about breakfast for dinner! We also had special ones made for the kids. The tables were covered in brown tablecloths with strips of kraft paper rolls so people could draw on them during the night! The centrepieces were vintage tins and glass jars/decanters with amazing glitter decorations and a single stem of white hydrangea, crayons and giant white diamonds. We even had a magician do some amazing table magic throughout the night!

Wedding Menu

We served a breakfast buffet for dinner (who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?! It’s a staple in our house!!), complete with waffles, eggs, bacon and omelette station. There was the most delicious mini sticky buns from a local baker, a chocolate fountain for mounds of fruit, and chocolate milk on tap! For dessert we had a buffet of some of our favourite treats – nanimo bars, gluten free brownies, Americana cookies, Fork Cookies, Nibs, Lemon Tarts, Banana Cream tarts, sour soothers, the best organic/vegan carrot cake and a spectacular banana/chocolate cake that was designed to look like a huge stack of pancakes! Later in the night we had pizza delivered and Dylan and I walked around the cabana and handed out boxes of pizza! This was one of the highlights! We also had a bonfire later on and had ingredients for s’mores. 

Favours

Hot chocolate cones, with chocolate chips, cinnamon hearts and mini marshmallows

Other DIY & Personalized Details
  • Donations were collected for the Winnipeg Humane Society if people wanted to see us kiss!
  • We hung a handmade glitter sign with “Nancy + Dylan =4 Eva” above the main wedding table. We also had a red glitter sign above the dessert table saying “Goodie Goodie Gumdrops” (my sister and I always said this when we got excited).
  • Guests were given mason jars as glasses. Each jar had a tag for the guest to sign their name and a cute poem with instructions. 
  • Signature drinks included a chick drink: Cranberry Splash, and a dude drink: Pucker up Sucker.
  • Our guestbook was custom designed and included questions for guests to answer rather then just signing their names.
  • Through the night, guests could help themselves to a popcorn machine and a gumball machine filled with jelly beans (pennies provided). 
  • Our campsite and camper was decorated amazingly by our friends!

 

Photos: Sugar & Soul Photography /Bakery: cake-ology /Event Venue:  Great Woods Park and Campground /Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Sweet & Simple DIY Garden Wedding

California DIY Garden WeddingSome of the sweetest soirees that come across my desk are the simple DIY weddings that are so lovingly hand-crafted by the Bride and Groom. It’s always a big score in my books and this California backyard wedding captured by Alyssa Marie Photography gets top marks. From the bright and cheery garden theme to the traditional Russian wedding cake (a nod to the bride’s heritage), right through to the fabulous ‘getaway bicycles‘, this wedding proves that sometimes the best things in life come in small packages!

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From the photographer: It was a beautiful intimate backyard wedding shared with close friends & relatives. All the details of this wedding were absolutely gorgeous and easy things to make on your own! Tracy Williams & Laurie Stacey from COLORSAW design helped the overall garden theme come to life. Yana (bride) is Russian and had her family from Russia was watching the entire evening over skype while most of Bryan (groom) had his family flown in from Japan. They had so many cute ideas that made their evening really special like a symbolic balloon release & their personalized “get-away” bikes for their honeymoon. Their cake was a simple homemade traditional Russian layered honey cake.

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Photography: Alyssa Marie Photography / Event Designer:  COLORSAW / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

DIY Colorado Wedding by Heather Gray Photography

The very best weddings aren’t always the weddings filled with glitz and sophistication (although we love those too). They’re the simple, honest, joy-filled weddings that remind you how wonderful it is to be in love. A wedding where the whole atmosphere is electric with fun and the smile on the bride’s face illuminates the whole day. Well, this is one of THOSE weddings. A sweet DIY backyard-style affair on a private estate in Colorado, where not only can you feel the love, but you can feel the absolute joy! Thanks to Heather Gray Photography we have all the happy pics to prove it.

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From the photographer: Lyndia and Leo were married August 20 at a private estate in Telluride, Colorado. It was beautiful, intimate and completely perfect. Lyndia grew up running around on the property and through the trees lining it with her best friends who lived there, it was like a second home for her so it made sense that she would want her wedding there.

The morning of the wedding it began to sprinkle a bit, I won’t lie, I was worried. I arrived at the location and there were clouds billowing along the canyon. As the ceremony was about to begin it started to pour. Her planner and good friend asked her what they should do and Lyndia said with a smile on her face, “then we’ll get wet.” Through sprinkles and rain drops the wedding went on. The guests used their umbrellas and I did my best to keep my camera out of the rain.

Lyndia and Leo were all smiles, I don’t think they even noticed the weather, they just stared into each other’s eyes. As they began their vows the rain cleared a bit as if planned. They wrote their own vows which I am a huge fan of if you feel comfortable doing that. It was sweet, tender and beautifully honest. You could feel their connection a mile away and as they kissed for the first time as bride and groom the sun came out from behind the clouds. It was like a movie.

The reception was amazing. The brides father brought fresh Alaskan salmon that he caught with his friends in his home state. All of the food was prepared with love by the bride and groom’s family. For dinner we sat at long family styled tables under a white tent lined with tissue paper flowers, candles and wild flower center pieces. The cutlery and plates were a mix of vintage and new from friends and family, it was darling. We drank sangria and ale from mason jars. The whole reception felt like you were at someone’s home for dinner. Other favorite moments were the bride and groom jumping on a trampoline and Leo pushing Lyndia on the tire-swing.

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 Photographer: Heather Gray Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

DIY Tennessee Wedding by The Collection

There are those weddings that are unforgettable because they are so spectacular, and then there are those that are full of sentiment and lovingly handmade details they linger in your mind forever. This is just such the case with this pretty diy wedding photographed by The Collection. Held on the grounds of the The Governors Club Tennessee, it’s as bright and sunny as the sunflower centerpieces, as striking as it’s royal blue and white palette, and as warm and welcoming as it’s homemade jam favors and candy buffet. Take time to enjoy this darling diy affair!

Photographer Erin shares: Julie met firefighter Dustin in California. He fell head over heels for her and followed her to the home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee. Julie planned a diy wedding that represented their personalities perfectly! Held at The Governor’s Club, it was a lovely backdrop for a night full of dancing! As their guests began their speeches, words of praise poured over the couple, proving their admiration within the community. 

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Photography: The Collection / Reception Venue: The Governors Club / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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DIY Ombre Place cards

Do you love ombre details? Are you looking for simple ways you can incorporate it into your wedding decor? Then sit tight, because our savvy little DIY diva Ashley, has some pretty DIY ombre place cards you can easily create yourself!   

DIY ombre wedding place cards

Ombre is definitely one of my favorite trends this year. It’s an easy way to incorporate subtle glimpses of color into your big day without everything being too match-matchy, I’m definitely not a fan of that! These DIY ombre place cards are a super simple ombre project for you to recreate on your own–

  • Your choice of paint color
  • 3 bowls
  • 3 foam brushes
  • Water

 DIY ombre place cards

Squirt a touch of paint into three bowls. Add water to one bowl so that the color is less saturated, then double that amount of water for the third bowl. Now you’ll have three shades of your color choice.

DIY ombre place cards

Use a foam brush to brush on the lightest shade first. Then use separate brushes for the second and third shades, moving further down each time. 

DIY ombre place cards

Set the cards aside to dry. Once dry, you can add an extra touch with a hole punch, calligraphy, twine, or a cute place card stand.

I created these citrus holders just by cutting a line across the top of a lime!

Sugar and Cloth for Love Wed Bliss

Ashley is the author and editor of Sugar & Cloth, a blog compiled of DIY projects, vintage finds, designs, recipes, and all of the pretty things in between.

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photos & project by Sugar & Cloth for Love Wed Bliss

Thanks Ashley! We think these ombre place cards are the perfect way to infuse some personality into your next event – use them for dinner parties, bridal showers and of course as escort cards for a memorable DIY wedding!