DIY: Glitter Dipped Feather Garland

DIY Glitter Dipped Feather Garland

This glitter dipped feather garland crafted up by Smitten on Paper is super dreamy, and has a bohemian glam look to it, while still feeling rustic. We definitely approve! It works great as a garland for an outside wedding or as a background for a photo-booth. Anyway you use it will definitely impress your guests. :)

Anthomanic Florist DIY photographed by Marta Locklear


Materials
Permanent Adhesive
Paint brush
Glitter (we used Martha Stewart in Smokey quartz)
Twine
Scissors
Feathers

DIY_Glitter_Feather_Garland_steps


1. Pour permanent adhesive into a small dish. Taking your paintbrush, begin brushing on adhesive onto the tip of your feather.
2. In a separate dish, pour the glitter. With this dish, dip the tip of your feathers.
3. Your feather is now all jazzed up. Now repeat the steps for all your remaining feathers. Let dry.
4. Once your feathers are dry, take your twine and cut different lengths of string. I cut some strings about 6″, 10″, even 16″ in length.
5. Begin double knotting the strands of twine onto your feathers. I even applied a dot of adhesive for extra hold.
6. After all your feathers are nicely glittered and knotted, begin tying them on to a larger piece of twine.
7. The larger piece of twine will run horizontally while the feathers hang vertically. My string measured about 90-100 in.
8. Now that all your feathers are hung on a string, you may use your garland anyway you like!

DIY Glitter Dipped Feather Garland


And remember, we love seeing our readers take on our DIY projects, so be sure to share with us on Instagram using the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY if you create a glitter dipped feather garland for your wedding or next party!

DIY created exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes by Smitten on Paper. Check out more of their design work at Smitten on Paper!

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English Garden Inspired Backyard Wedding: Amy + Brian

bride and groom

Amy + Brian knew they wanted to host a smaller, more intimate affair that was a true celebration of their love and life together. They decided Amy’s family backyard (in Orange County) would serve as the perfect setting for their English Garden inspired summer wedding, and got to work brainstorming ideas for crafting a unique + meaningful event. While it’s hard to pinpoint our favorite detail from the day, the swimming pool awash with floating candles + garden blooms just might take the cake. Talk about romantic…wait until you see it!  Here’s a bit more from Amy about what inspired their choices for the day:

Inspired by Downton Abbey, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, we wanted Sugar & Fluff to create an English Garden setting for our backyard wedding. Brian and I not only love the stories that take place in the old English countryside, but were inspired by the most recent movie adaptations as well. Through an array of lush florals and intimate candle lighting, our backyard was transformed into the setting we really loved. Vignettes of victorian and art deco benches as well as light fixtures surrounded the long tables of distressed chairs, soft, shimmery linens and gold rimmed china with crystal stemware, it was a perfect balance of elegance and rustic. We wanted everything to be organic, intimate and free flowing + through soft and romantic details designed by our wedding artists, I think we accomplished just that!

Thanks so much to Richelle Dante Photography for the romantic imagery + congratulations to Amy + Brian!

invitation

flower crown bridesmaids

wedding ring


Amy’s gorgeous bouquet was designed by Honey & Poppies. Love the soft, romantic tones + all of the pretty textures!

juliet rose bouquet

welcome calligraphy sign

Everything was such a dream come true, but the most magical part of our day was the ceremony. Brian’s best friend married us and it was one of the best decisions we made. The three of us worked together to create a ceremony that was unique to us as a couple and that would resonate with the guests. We wanted the ceremony to be about us, but also a reflection of love and commitment in general. We also wrote our own vows, which was very meaningful. We also did a spin on traditional vows, the whole “I take you to be my husband….” but we chose the wording that we wanted. Our entire ceremony was customized to us and it was so magical to not only help create, but to experience it as the moment of union between the two of us. I can tell you that there was honestly not a dry eye anywhere!

backyard ceremony

backyard ceremony

backyard ceremony

bride and groom

floating flowers


With the help of Discovered Interiors, Sugar & Fluff designed a distressed fireplace façade, adorned with a massive floral wreath and candle-lighting to give the setting a cozy + intimate feel.

white mantle and flower wreath

gold and pink tablescape

geometric leaf table numbers

gold candlesticks

pink centerpiece

table number

flower wreath

vintage getaway truck

Follow your heart. Make your day what YOU want it to be. There is so much pressure on a bride now-a-days to have the hippest and coolest wedding, but, you and your fiancé are the most important people on that day. Make it how you want it, not how you think other people want it. That will make your day that much more special and meaningful.

Also find vendors, designers, photographers that you get along with and understand exactly how you want your day to feel and to look. Working with people that totally get your vision will make your day and all the work leading up to it wonderful.

photography: Richelle Dante Photography // venue: Bride’s parents’ backyard Orange County, California // event design, planning + florals: Sugar & Fluff Design House // bouquet + personal flowers: Honey & Poppies // fireplace installation: Discovered Interiors // wedding dress: Jenny Yoo Collection // hairpieces: Veil and hairpin from B Bride // hair + makeup: Design Visage // groom’s suit: Paul Smith // paper goods: Sugar & Fluff Design House // catering: The Lime Truck // cake + cupcakes: The Happy Monkey Baker // music: DJ Ann – Nguyen.m.ann@gmail.com

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Tessa Kim Intimates Line + Giveaway

Tessa Kim

This morning we are excited to share the brand new intimates collection from one of our lovely sponsors, Tessa Kim! A bit about the new collection from Tessa: For the bridal intimates collection I focused on delicate details, complimentary fits and timeless styles. I wanted to continue the feel of our 2013 intimates by using all high end laces and fabrics and to create pieces that could be worn again and again.

Photography is by Deyla Huss and makeup + hair by Jessica Belknap. So super pretty! Thanks for sharing Tessa!

Tessa Kim

Tessa Kim

Tessa Kim

Tessa Kim

Tessa Kim


And of course we had to share a few of our current favorites from her accessories line!

Tessa Kim

Tessa Kim


Tessa Kim is giving one lucky GWS reader a chance to win a $200 gift certificate that can be used for anything in the store! Just fill out the form below to enter. Contest ends on Jan 27th at 6pm PST and is open worldwide

SPECIAL GWS DISCOUNT! GWS readers can use code GWS20 for 20% off anything at Tessa Kim – expires March 1, 2014

**The contest is now over. Congrats to Helen L. who was the lucky winner!**

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryTessa Kim is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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