Plan. Invite. & Share. with Tie the Knot App

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If you love your phone apps as much as I do, you’re going to love Tie the Knot, which gives couples the chance to create their very own iphone app + custom website to store and share information about their big day! With Tie the Knot, your guests will have access to info about the wedding party, weekend events, hotel accommodations, and the gift registry right at their fingertips. And the very best part? It’s totally free!

Tie the Knot App


More from the creators about the website + app’s awesome features:

  • Couples can choose their own color selections + themes ranging from traditional to modern. They can even upload their own cover image – similar to a Facebook Timeline cover.
  • The blog functionality allows the couple to provide important reminders and updates to guests e.g. “Room Block is held until 6/20/13 so try to make your reservation asap!”…or, “For out-of-towners arriving early join us for welcome drinks @8:30 pm.”
  • Guests rarely bring the card stock invitation or a laptop to a destination wedding, but they don’t leave without their phone. If you suddenly realize you forgot to buy a gift when touching down at the airport, you can buy something off the mobile registry in the cab on your way to the resort.
  • Although Tie the Knot only has an iOS App at present, the droid App is in development + coming soon.

Tie the Knot


Such a helpful tool for all you brides + grooms to be!

Fun Incentive for GWS readers: 

The first 50 GWS visitors who send an email to info{at}tietheknotapp{dot}com with a screen shot of their completed app and mailing address will get 2 Free TTK App koozies AND will also be entered into a drawing to win an ipad mini white! Learn how to set up your page on Tie the Knot.

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DIY: Flower Block Wreath

DIY Flower Block Wreath

The key to these darling little flower blocked wreaths from our DIY contributor Christy of One Handspun Day is in the flowers you choose. Use an assortment of flowers and leaves that vary in color, as well as in texture for an especially swoon-worthy effect. Christy used three different flowers and two different leaves, but using only flowers would be just as lovely! This project is so quick and easy that Christy actually spent more time choosing the flowers she wanted to include rather than crafting!

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Materials:
Faux flowers in assorted colors & textures
Wreath
Floral wire
Wire cutters
Moss (optional)

DIY Flower Block Wreath


Step One: Plan the placement of flowers
Lay out all of your flowers and plan the placement of each group on the wreath. I divided my wreath up into five sections and assigned a different flower or leaf to each one.

DIY Flower Block Wreath

DIY Flower Block Wreath


Step Two: Secure the flowers in place with wire
Work on one section at a time and tuck the end of the stems into the wreath. Wrap the wire around the wreath and over the base of the flowers, pulling tightly to secure them in place. Add moss as needed to build the base, giving the flowers some height and the wreath some depth. Repeat for each section, working counter-clockwise around the wreath. Secure the end of the wire to finish up the wreath.

Hang with ribbon and use it to pretty up some of your décor, tie it to the back of a chair for the reception, or hang it on a shepard’s hook to line the aisle for the ceremony!

DIY Flower Block Wreath

DIY Flower Block Wreath


So pretty, right? And love that you can keep these to decorate your home after the wedding! :)

DIY created by Christy of One Handspun Day exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes. Check out more of her designs at One Handspun Day

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Brush Creek Ranch Wedding Inspiration

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I am super excited to share a stunning new venue with you today that is filled with tons of natural charm + elegance — perfect for a rustic destination wedding! Brush Creek Ranch, located in idyllic Saratoga, Wyoming was a picturesque blank canvas until the talented team at Event Space Consulting got their hands on the property! They did an absolutely gorgeous job of styling several of the event spaces — including one of the sweetest reception sites, reminiscent of a summer camp, set along a creek…wait until you see it! :)

Looking through these beautiful images from Mel Barlow definitely has me dreaming of rustic Rocky Mountain getaway!

bride and groom with horse

bride and groom with horse

brush creek bride and groom

brush creek bride and groom

brush creek bride


I love how the stylists transformed the barn into an elegant space for an intimate rehearsal dinner. More from them about their design process:

In order to achieve the look, we added low hanging bistro lights, vintage candle holders in varying sizes + leather back chairs. All of these additions made the barn feel cozy, while still being formal enough for an event space. For linens, we added a custom runner layered on linen drapes and textured linen napkins in varity soft hued colors. The mix of patterns and textures came off organic in the raw space, with the clean white and pale peach and pink flowers. 

brush creek reception

brush creek reception

brush creek reception

brush creek reception

brush creek string lighting

brush creek reception


How great is this garden amphitheater for a breezy outdoor ceremony? The pillows + throws create such a fun + cozy vibe!

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brush creek ceremony

brush creek ceremony

brush creek ceremony

brush creek bouquet

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I’m pretty sure I could hang out in this gorgeous lounge all day, which is styled perfectly for a laid-back cocktail hour. I love the rocking chairs, ikat details and, of course, that breathtaking view!

brush creek campfire

brush creek campfire

brush creek bride and groom

brush creek barn

brush creek barn

dessert bar

wood slice cake

dessert bar

brush creek bride and groom

brush creek bride and groom

brush creek bride and groom


So many gorgeous spots for portraits too!

brush creek bride and groom

brush creek bride and groom

bride and groom wagon ride

bride and groom wagon ride


Creekside, an event space that is literally alongside a creek, has an existing fire-pit, picnic tables, built in fire spit, stage for music and a wooden bar. We brought it to life with a mix of black and white check and striped full length linens, real linen napkins, and alternating local wild flowers in mason jars and black oil lanterns on every table. We added fleece blankets around the fire pit and faux fur on the wooden benches as well as added string lights above the dining area. We also brought in bar stools for the bar, added rustic decor such as, antlers, more lanterns, and vintage metal trays to the buffet table. Lastly, we suggested they use wooden silverware, blue camping mugs and heath ceramic plates to make the place settings more unique. The limited decor was embraced to showcase the beautiful nature surroundings.

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brush creek campfire reception

brush creek campfire reception

brush creek campfire reception

brush creek campfire reception

brush creek campfire reception


Or a smaller, more intimate dinner right by the river…

brush creek campfire reception

brush creek campfire reception

brush creek bride and groom

brush creek bride and groom

brush creek bride and groom


Thank you so much to these talented artists for sharing their work with us today!

producer + stylist: Event Space Consulting (an extension of Alison Events Planning and Design) // venue: Brush Creek Ranch Saratoga, Wyoming // photography: Mel Barlow // flowers: Natalie Bowen // linens: La Tavola Linen // wedding dress: Claire Pettibone // groom suit: Al’s Attire // hair + makeup: Winc Artistry // rentals: FLEXX Productions

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