DIY: Confetti Filled Eggs

Confetti Filled Egg DIY

Keeping with our Farm + Foodie Fun week here at GWS, we have a super easy DIY from Smitten on Paper that will bring lots of fun to your wedding or next party! Confetti eggs, or Cascarones, are originally from Mexico where it is believed cracking one open above a person’s head would bring good luck. What better place to wish someone luck then at a wedding?!

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Materials
Eggs
Paper (For funnel)
Confetti (bought or homemade)
Scissors
Egg dye (vinegar + water + food coloring)
Washi tape (you can find lots of washi tape here or here)

Confetti_Egg_Steps


Steps
1. Once your eggs are rinsed, with sharp scissors, puncture a small hole at one end. This hole will be for blowing out the egg yolk.
2. At the other end of the egg, carefully make a bigger hole; this will be where the yolk exits. Carefully remove the yolk and then rinse the eggs thoroughly.
3. In a small bowl, mix your egg dye. First pour one teaspoon of vinegar.
4. Pour 1/2 cup of hot water into the same bowl.
5. Mix a teaspoon of food coloring of choice.
6. Dip your eggs! The longer they are in the dye, the more saturated the colors will become. Leave them in a shorter time to get a more pastel color.
7. Dry the eggs on a drying rack or paper towel, standing.
8. Once your eggs are fully dry, inside and out, using the paper as a funnel, fill the egg with confetti!
9. Fill your eggs halfway full and then tape the larger hole of the egg using Washi tape.
10. You’re done! The eggs are ready for partying. Enjoy!

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For the eggs, we used homemade confetti from scraps of colored card stock. If you have an outdoor wedding, we recommend using biodegradable, eco-friendly paper, or even seed paper, so you can watch your love bloom and your luck prosper!

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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A Terrain at Glen Mills Wedding

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Today’s bright + woodsy wedding inspiration takes place at Terrain in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania – one of the prettiest venues around – and they’ve just re-opened to start hosting weddings again! There are tons of beautiful ideas throughout this shoot, sure to get your creative wheels turning! Some of my faves include the punchy color palette, the incredible ceremony backdrop (wait until you see it!), and the super pretty paper goods! Here’s more from Lauren + Tim Fair, the photographers behind the shoot:

We teamed up with Oleander Florals + Sarah Park Events to create an end of summer inspirational shoot and little did we know that our “groom” would be proposing to his beautiful girlfriend during the shoot! :) We wanted to draw from the venue and incorporate pops of color to contrast against the woodsy backdrop. With fun touches like a popsicle truck at the reception, glitter toss during the recessional, and giant initial letters, the venue feels quirky and totally personalized!

floral invitation

pink bouquet

bridesmaid

pink ribbon wrapped bouquet

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bride and groom

bride and groom

popsicles


Are any of you lovelies planning on having a popsicle truck at your wedding? Such a fun idea!

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popsicles

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bride and groom

flower crown BHLDN bride

bride and groom

romantic styled bouquet


There are so many amazing architectural details throughout the venue…

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pink flower crown

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boutonniere

flower wall ceremony

flower wall ceremony


And I’m madly in love with giant framed ombre flower wall! Seriously the most perfect ceremony backdrop…

flower wall backdrop

bubble exit

giant initials


We created a head table using a long gray farmwood table with ombre flower arrangements ranging from white to hot pink, on top of a watercolor dyed runner with gold flecks.

small vases of pink

floral table numbers

champagne

dessert bar


The darling dessert bar incorporated colorful candies, fun drinks + yummy pies from Magpie, a local Philly pie shop.

window display

drink swizzle sticks

dessert bar


And how adorable is this real-life proposal?! The team had no idea that Brandon was going to propose to Gillian until he let them in on it just a few minutes before! And now the happy couple is even planning to get hitched at Terrain! :)

proposal

proposal

proposal

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Thank you so much to the talented team below for sharing their incredible work with us today! So many ideas to pin, right?!

photography: Tim + Lauren of Lauren Fair Photography // venue: Terrain at Styers // event design + concept: Lauren Fair Photography, Sarah Park Events, Cynthia Manchester // event planner: Sarah Park Events // florals + hairpieces: Cynthia Manchester of Oleander Florals + Events // wedding dress: BHLDN // bridesmaid dresses: Forever 21 // groom suit: H&M, shirt J. Crew, bowtie Kohl’s // paper goods: Miss Wyolene // cake + pies: Magpie // rentals: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals // models: Brandon Walcott, Gillian Rhoads, Jessica Libor

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryLauren Fair Photography is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Skeet Ulrich + Amelia Jackson-Gray’s Wedding

bride and groom

Skeet Ulrich + Amelia Jackson-Gray were married at one of my very favorite venues – the Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse, tucked away in the hills of the Santa Ynez Valley. Their day contained just the right balance of rustic charm + English flair (a nod to Amelia’s British heritage) with fun details like an intimate circular ceremony, a live bluegrass band, and antique English silver tea pots + vases filled with gorgeous blooms. They served delightful eats like delicious oysters on the half shell + English pasties, with an array of tarts + pies for desert…yum! And doesn’t Amelia look stunning in her understated, lace Priscilla of Boston dress paired with cowboy boots?! Love her look!

Big thanks to Lina of A Stunning Affair for the super lovely event design and to Stephanie + Isaac of This Modern Romance for the beautiful photography — this wedding is sure to inspire so many of you who are planning a rustic farm wedding!

tree illustration

elegant bride

cowboy boots

groom

lace bouquet wrap

bridesmaids

boutonniere

bouquet

cowboy boots

boutonnieres


This gorgeous wooden arbor was handmade by Skeet, complete with their names carved in the posts! Peony and Plum adorned it with colorful blooms + herbs like peonies, garden roses, lilac, mint + seeded eucalyptus…

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rose arbor

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musicians

groom seeing bride


I mean seriously, right? Love Skeet’s expression as he sees Amelia walk down the aisle…

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ceremony exit

ceremony exit

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bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

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purple bridesmaids


Such cute photos of Amelia + her ‘maids! :)

bridesmaids

bridesmaids

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bride and groom

teacups

teacups

classic reception tables


Amelia hand-picked all of the vintage lace table linens used at the reception. I love how they add such a feeling of elegance to the rustic space…

place setting

elegant table setting

anemones

apples

silver vase flowers

pies

mountain house

first dance

string lights

wedding cake


Congrats to Amelia + Skeet on a beautiful day and best wishes from GWS!

photography: This Modern Romance // venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse Los Olivos, California // event design + planning: A Stunning Affair // floral design: Peony and Plum // make-up + hair: Mariah Nicole // wedding dress + shoes: Priscilla of Boston // cocktail hour + ceremony music: Honeysuckle Possums // catering: Duo Catering & Events // cake: Helen of Wirth Cakes // paper goods: Calligraphy Katrina // rentals: Classic Party Rentals // lighting: Bella Vista Designs // dj: Audiomoe // officiant: Reverend Joel // linens: La Tavola

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