Archives for May 2011

Friday Favors + a Chevron Wedding Invitation


Happy Friday everyone! So excited for the holiday weekend!! Hope you all have something fun planned outside. :) Before we head out a few of my favorites from the week:

• LOVE this ring from Aroc Urtu – autumn colored diamond set in pink gold – yes, please! And when I mentioned to them that I loved their collection, they wanted to offer a discount to you guys! So, enter promo code “grnwedding” and you will received a 20% discount on any item. The discount is valid today through next Friday (6/3). Happy shopping!!

• Obsessed with these watercolor chevron invites from Wiley Valentine

• Little Pies! I was invited to simplethings sandwich and pie shop this past week to try some of their pies – and they are so yummy and perfect for wedding favors. They have blueberry, peach, salted caramel, french silk+ more. Pretty iphone pic courtesy of the talented Bonnie Tsang – thanks Bonnie!!

• I never tire of succulent bouquets and this beauty from our newest featured vendor Pixies Petals is divine!

• Our friends over at Tres Sugar put together a fun round-up of love-filled wedding details – so super sweet…

• If you are doing wedding research this weekend, make sure you check out all our Hand Picked Vendors in our Vendor Guide.

And an event heads up for all your socal brides below…

michelle rahn bridal dresses

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Braids for your wedding hair or wedding decor

I love braids! Perfect for wedding hair…


braids for your wedding hair



{hair photos: Dan McMahon via A cup of Jo, here, Love Maegan(including video to create this look), pinterestJimena Roquero Weddings via Once Wed, One and Only Photography , Jessica Lorren, Erin Fetherstone, pinterest}

Or wedding decor with pretty fabric!

fabric braids wedding decor

{top photos from Max + Margaux’s wedding by Our Labor of Love via Once Wed, fabric necklaces from here, braided place setting by Canvas and Canopy via this feature}

Are you planning to incorporate braids into your day? I think a bunch of fabric braids as an installation would be so fun for a ceremony backdrop! And of couse, braids for your hair – you just can’t go wrong! I’m planning to try this pretty braid for my hair this weekend. :)

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A Soda Bar + Classic Games: Cute Ideas for your Wedding

coke soda bar

Today we are sharing some sweet ideas for those of you thinking about a picnic or more casual wedding. Love the cute dart board escort display below :)

find your dart escort cards

coke soda bar wedding

From the team, “For bride’s and groom’s out there that love Coca Cola, we decided to create a beverage station table featuring Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, then pairing it with cherries, lemons and limes. To go with the picnic menu of salads and sandwiches, we thought it would be fun to pair them with Kettle Chips and Popcorn in a variety of flavors.”

coke drink bar

chip display

All the vintage rentals provided by Found Vintage Rentals. Jeni at Found Rentals has the most amazing selection of vintage items to bring the perfect look for your wedding. :) And the pretty photos? They are by the lovely Krista Mason!

chalk menu ideas


vintage wedding table

For the main tablescape, Found Rentals provided the picnic style table and chairs with a green and white gingham runner. The beautiful floral arrangements filled with billy balls, ranunculas, hydrangeas, roses were placed in vintage tins by Peony and Plum. The table number tag, created by Shannon Vetere and Calligraphy Katrina was attached to a bowling pin to tie our look together.

bowling pin table numbers

rustic wedding


A game of croquet makes for the perfect afternoon reception idea :)


typewriter at wedding

The type writer was a fun way for the guests to leave love notes for the bride + groom. The guests place them into our vintage mailbox and the notes were mailed to the couple after the wedding. From the vintage style basket weave to the vintage cake topper, our cake, by Fantasy Frosting was the perfect treat.

vintage wedding cake

kissing booth

groom in suspenders

I hope these ideas provide some inspiration! Thanks so much to the team for sharing their ideas + talent with us today.

Photographer: Krista Mason Photography // Event Planner: A Stunning Affair // Floral Designer: Peony & Plum Floral Design // Hair Stylist: Kutting Room // Reception Venue: Franklin Canyon Park // Invitation Designer: Shannon Vetere // Dress Designer: Winnie Couture // Cake Designer: Fantasy Frostings // Linens and Coverings: Premiere Party Rents // Equipment Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // Calligrapher: Calligraphy Katrina and Maison du Papier // Makeup Artist: GraceMakesPrettyFace // Personal Stylist: Nunn Better Design

Krista Mason is a Featured Vendor of Green Wedding Shoes. Find more amazing vendors for your wedding in our Vendor Guide!


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