Archives for September 2012

Head Over Heels for: Feathers

head over heels for feathers

We are pretty obsessed with feathers here at GWS – did you see the boho feather shoot from this morning? :) Well, this afternoon let’s look at all the fun ways feathers have and can be used for your wedding. So many great ideas from bouquets to invites to boutonnieres to garland to your dress and shoes! Which is your favorite look?  {feather print above from groundwork}


Love them mixed in a bouquet! Top left by Primary Petals from this wedding, feather + spoon bouquet from this wedding, feather + protea bouquet by Petal via Wedding Chicks, feather + green orchid bouquet from this wedding

feather boutonnieres

Love them for the guys too! These feather boutonnieres are all by Pomp And Plumage which I totally love. The fabric feather boutonnieres below is a super cute DIY also!

fabric feather bout

feather garland

And love the idea of hanging feathers for garland! From feathers mixed with tassels, to these pretty paper feathers from this wedding to the feathers dipped in gold paint below, all make for quite a statement!

feather garland


Feathers on cakes are so pretty! Top left is by Erica O’Brien and photo by Jose Villa, love the simplicity of this cake by Sweets Bakeshop via Ruffled Blog, a cluster of feathers or more elegant like this cake captured by Steve Steinhardt Photography.


Invites by Champagne Press, Love Vs. Design, Wedding Paper Divas, and Minted.


Pretty feathers for your hair! Designs by Mignonne Handmande, Lo Boheme, Glided Shadows and Twigs and Honey. Or maybe some feathers on your accessories is more your style. Love this beaded handbag by Untamed Petals, feather necklace and feather ring – all so chic!



Feathers in fashion are also pretty big right now. Love the short feather dress from J. Crew, the feather caplet this bride wore, the feathers on this long wedding dress from BHLDN and this pretty feather sashby James Coviello. Or maybe feathers on your shoes! These top beauties come in a range of colors by Badgley Mischka, feather clips by Twigs and Honey, metallic leather feather shoes, and feather pumps from BHLDN.


So, will you be incorporating feathers into your wedding? And if so, I’d love to hear how in the comments! :)

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Boho Feather Wedding Inspiration

bohemian feather shoot

Feathers are in big time right now, so as soon as this lovely submission landed in my inbox, I was smitten – so many cute ideas involving feathers! In fact, today is going to be all about feathers! :) This shoot was designed by Couture Events and captured by a bunch of photographers (all listed at the end of the feature). Since Bohemian is all about the feathers – we say, the more the better! They used feathers for the invitations, place cards, escort cards, menus, and guestbook as well as in the bouquet and boutonniere. Hope this shoot helps inspire you Bohemian brides with some new ideas for your big day!

feather wedding invitation

feather wedding invitation

peach and honeycomb bouquet

peach and honeycomb bouquet

peach and honeycomb bouquet

feather place card holder

blue plate settings

feather teepee place setting

bohemian bride and groom

gold and feather boutonniere

gold feather wedding cake

bohemian bride and groom

bohemian bride and groom canoe

Totally loving all the feather ideas! Check back later today – we’ll be sharing even more ways to incorporate feathers into your day.

photography: Bethann Greenberg Photography, Brooke Allison Photography, Christina Dely Photography, Alisha Cryderman, Whitney Bower Imaging // coordination + styling: Couture Events // florist: Splendid Sentiments // paper goods: Sweet Paper // rentals: Powwow Vintage Rentals // desserts: Michele Coulon Dessertier // gown: Bliss Bride // make up: 3 Ways Beautiful // hair: Bethany // dinnerware + glassware: Anthropologie // jewlery: Anthropologie, Glamarella Junk

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DIY: Doily Confetti Bags


I love today’s fun DIY submitted by Erin of BerinMade. This little goodie bag showcases whatever’s inside! The best thing about them is that they are so easy to make (it took Erin 5 minutes to make 20) and it’s only made up of two components! So, let’s get started on making a few of these lovely confetti bags!



Here is what you’ll need: 
1. Scissors
2. Paintbrush
3. Watercolors or gouache
4. Oil Pastels
5. Glue Stick
6. Doilies (about 4 1/2 inches in diameter)
7. Paper CD cases with clear windows


Step One: Start by prepping all your bags by coloring in your CD cases. I did a stripey design with oil pastels in peaches and pinks, then did a quick watercolor wash of a peachy tint on top. This is the fun part where you’ll get to experiment with colors, matching it with what’s going to go inside!


Step Two: While you wait for your bags to dry, take your doillies (2 or 3 at the same time if you want to save time), and cut the solid circle part out, leaving the beautiful rim.


Step Three: Now just paste the doily frame onto your CD case, fill your bags with confetti, and seal shut! Easy peasy!


You can also customize this, and make this truly your own by experimenting with different wrappings and materials. I made an alternative version with kraft paper, in which I cut a circle, stuck some cellophane to cover the hole on the inside, then decorated with a doily rim on the outside! Voila!


DIY created exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes by BerinMade. Grassy photos by Claudia Rose Carter.

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