Canvas Wedding Inspiration from Martha Stewart Weddings

Martha Stewart Weddings

The fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings is on newsstands now, and as soon as we saw this super-fun feature, all about using canvas as wedding inspiration (and designed by David Stark), we knew we just had to share a few photos from the spread with you guys! Canvas might not be the first thing you think of when you think wedding inspiration, but as you make your way through the post, we’re sure you’ll see that there are so many fun ways to incorporate this amazing texture into your day! From your attire to your tablescape, and everywhere in between, we’re loving canvas, and the great blue, gray, and natural color palette MSW shares in this feature, for fall + winter weddings!

dipped candle votives

We’re so crazy about those votives above, crafted from dip-dyed strips of cotton gauze (canvas’ looser-woven cousin) + the fun paintbrush-caddy-turned-escort-card-display seen below!

escrot card display

blue bouquet

These blooms (nigellas, delphiniums, viburnum berries, and sweet peas) are so stunning, right? And love the idea of a monogrammed fabric bouquet wrap to (literally) tie the whole canvas look together!

modern white and blue tablescape

blue dipped vases

And swooning over that gorgeous cake, decorated with cascading fabric flowers + perched atop a perfectly imperfect dip-dyed table linen.

white cake ombre tablecloth

martha stewart fall

Be sure to pick up a copy of the fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings to see more from this feature (or check out their online gallery) and to get a fun look at Lauren Conrad’s new bridesmaid dress collection. It’s super gorgeous!

photography: Petra Bindel courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings. Copyright © 2014.

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DIY: Bouquet Charms

DIY Bouquet Charms

Today we are sharing a fun DIY on how to make your own bouquet charms! Thanks to Michelle Edgemont, you can customize your own little keepsake to wrap around your bouquet with words, you and your hubby’s names, or your wedding date! We also think making some for your bridesmaids bouquets would be a nice gift for your gals! Thanks to Michelle Edgemont for sharing the DIY! Lets see how she made them…

bouquet charm materials


What You’ll Need:
• Oven bake clay, such as Sculpey or Fimo
Circle cookie cutter
Acrylic rolling pin
Alphabet rubber stamps

DIY Bouquet Charms


Step 1: Roll out the clay to a ¼” even thickness.

Step 2: Cut out a circle shape with the cookie cutter. Smooth out the edges of your circle shape with your fingers.

Step 3: Stamp your saying into the clay. Use a quote, your names, or your wedding date. Make smaller ones for your bridesmaid’s bouquets too! The clay won’t dry out, which means that if you mess up, simply roll it back into a ball, flatten it, and cut a new circle.

DIY Bouquet Charms


Step 4: Punch a hole in the top of your charm with a big needle. Bake according to the directions on the package. Then, use a thin ribbon or twine to tie it around your bouquet.

DIY Bouquet Charms

DIY Bouquet Charms

DIY Bouquet Charms


Such a pretty keepsake! If you make your own bouquet charm, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

DIY created by Michelle Edgemont exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes. Looking for creative event styling, handmade details or flowers for your wedding? Check out Brooklyn based Michelle Edgemont for your wedding day!

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Maui Wedding at Haiku Mill: Cass + Ben

Maui bride and groom

We so love a good Hawaiian wedding and the fact that Cass + Ben’s amazing celebration took place at Haiku Mill (our fave) on the lush island of Maui makes it a total win already. With an abundance of insanely pretty peach + blush florals, several fun nods to true Hawaiian traditions, and one gorgeous vintage dress with a whole lot of meaning behind it, well, we just keep falling more + more in love by the minute! We really relate to what Cass had to say about their inspiration + why they decided to do things their way. It just might be exactly what some of you who are experiencing a little bit of wedding planning stress need to hear!

When we thought about our wedding we took the approach of planning a party we would want to go to. After all this is our ultimate celebration! When it came to catering we thought- what are our favorite foods? Music – what music do we like to listen to? We picked songs from playlists we listen to at home – when we cook dinner, bands we’ve seen live, and songs that have special meanings to us. When we thought about a venue we wanted a place that felt right, a place that had a history and beautiful on it’s own. As soon as we saw pictures of Haiku Mill we instantly knew it was perfect for us. We also never felt obligated to stick with traditions or customs. We just did what we wanted and what felt right to us. If you want to break with tradition do it, you make the rules for your wedding day!

Thanks so much to Tamiz Photography for these lovely photos of Cass + Ben’s day and cheers to the newlyweds!

bride getting ready

birdcage veil

dark stone ring

orange rose bouquet

Processional: It All Began with a Burst – Kishi Bashi

Recessional: Burning Love – Elvis Presley

First Dance: You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Haiku Mill ceremony

Haiku Mill ceremony

Haiku Mill ceremony

Haiku Mill ceremony

Haiku Mill ceremony

Haiku Mill ceremony

The morning of the wedding there were terrible storms. The ceremony was set to start at 4pm and at 2pm it was still pouring with no sight of the sun coming out anytime soon. Thankfully at around 3 the rain stopped and the sun was shining. Right after we said our vows and were pronounced husband and wife there was a quick little shower, it couldn’t have lasted more than 3 or 4 seconds and it was magical. Everyone laughed and clapped, we couldn’t believe it. We’ll never forget that special moment.

Haiku Mill ceremony

Maui wedding

orange bouquet of roses

Maui bride and groom

Cass’ dress was re-worked from her mom’s original wedding gown and was tailored + sewn by her now mother-in-law! Isn’t it so, so lovely? And what a fun project for the ladies in the family to take on together!

Maui bride and groom

orange boutonniere

Maui bride and groom

signature cocktails

hanging flower garland

Maui reception

custom wedding fan

orange tablescapes

We could stare at these stunning floral arrangements ALL DAY LONG. Couldn’t you? Mandy Grace Designs crafted those lovelies from parrot tulips, ranunculus + garden roses.

bright orange centerpiece

dinner menu

orange tablescape

garden rose centerpieces

Maui wedding

custom cake topper names

Maui wedding

If you are thinking about not having a video of your wedding think again! I thought a videographer would be intrusive and distracting – I was dead wrong. The day will go by so fast and it’s all a wonderful blur! Ben and I barely remember what we said to each other during the ceremony, we were both so nervous and over come with emotion. I’m so glad at the last minute we decided to hire Sunlit Films.

I can’t imagine planning our wedding without Pinterest. It’s a great way to collect ideas and get inspiration. I shared my Wedding Board with the coordinators at Haiku Mill, vendors, and florist, This made it so much easier for everyone to get an idea of what we wanted.

photography: Tamiz Photography // venue: Haiku Mill Maui, Hawaii // event design: Bride along with Lindsay Miller at Haiku Mill // event planning: Lindsay Miller at Haiku Mill // florals: Mandy Grace Designs // wedding dress: Mom’s wedding dress redesigned by the bride and sewn by now mother-in-law // hairpieces: designed by bride // shoes: handmade Benelli shoes, designed by the bride // hair + makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry // groom suit: Roger David // videography: Sunlit Films // paper goods: Love vs. Design // catering: Maui Executive Catering and Garnish Events // rentals: Signature Event Rentals, Island Rents + Maui Rents // cake: Ghiselani Designer Wedding Cakes // music: Playlist created by Bride and Groom // officiant: Keli’i Brown

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