Fresh for the first of fall, I’m sharing this whimsical boho inspired wedding from Samantha McFarlen. With feather details, romantic calligraphy, and vintage plates, this shoot is a bohemian lovers dream. Magenta is the perfect jewel tone color, and paired with gold and amber it makes a chic autumn combination. I love the lace and embroidery hoop backdrop! And those antler details are so unexpected and give everything a whimsical forest vibe.
Photography | Samantha McFarlen | Styling | CiderPress Lane | Florals | Willow & Mabel Garden Co. | Rentals | Unique and Chic Event Rentals and Design | Gown | MeaMarie Bridal Atelier | Calligraphy | Bespoke Strokes Calligraphy | Makeup | Nehemiah & Sophia | Model | Alexandra Marth
The cutting of the cake is an age old wedding tradition and whether you are having a classic cake or even a wedding pie, you need something to cut and serve them with. But unfortunately, there really aren’t that many great choices when it comes to serving sets. They are either plain or cheesy, or really expensive. Enter Cricut, here to make your day personal, fun, and you! I decided to liven up this boring set of servers I found with a sweet Mr and Mrs gold foil detailing. The Adhesive Foil is probably one of my favorite tools in my Cricut box, because who doesn’t love a bit of shimmer and shine? It comes in a variety of colors from traditional metallics like gold, silver, and copper to colors like teal and purple.
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- Cake Serving Set
- Cricut Explore Air™
- Cricut Adhesive Foil
- Cricut Transfer Paper
- Cricut Tool Set (including Scapper and Weeder)
Step 1: Upload the Mr and Mrs graphics onto your Cricut Design Space™. Choose simple image. Since there is no backdrop, you don’t have to delete anything and can hit continue next. Then click ‘Save as a Cut Image’ to save, then insert onto the workspace. My servers were only about 1/2 inch at the bottom width, so I sized them down to the correct size needed. To save foil, I went ahead an put both images together to cut at the same time (you can do two Mr or two Mrs as needed, but both options are available). If you are cutting both at the same time, be sure to ‘shift’ click both layers on the right side bar and select ‘attach’ to make them an attached set (should look like the below). Save the project and start up your Cricut to get ready to cut!
Step 2: Cut the width of foil that is needed (I did about an inch to give me play room) and attach to your mat and load. Either click the ‘Go’ button, or head to the Cricut Design Space™ app on your phone (my preference!) to go from there. Set your paper dial on the Cricut to custom and then choose Adhesive Foil. Once ready, click the blinking ‘C’ on the Cricut and watch the magic!
Step 3: Using the weeding tool (looks like some scary dentist’s tool), peal off the background on the foil layer. Be sure to get rid of those little bits hiding in the curls of the lettering so you are left with what you want to transfer.
Step 4: Cut a strip of transfer paper the same width as your foil images. Peel off transfer paper backing and place over your foil design. Use the scrapper tool to firmly adhere the transfer paper to the foil part. We are using the transfer paper to easily position and move the foil onto our server handles, so make sure it is sticking well.
Step 5: Peeling at a 45º angle, remove the transfer tape, making sure that all of the foil image is sticking to it. Place transfered foil image onto the desired place on your cake server handle and use the scrapper again to firmly adhere the foil to the handle. Peel back transfer tape again, making sure the whole design is smoothly attached to the handle.
Step 6: Add a pretty ribbon in your wedding colors, repeat with other pair, and enjoy your cute and easy DIY project!
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I’ve fallen completely in love with this intimate Chicago wedding captured by Elizabeth Nord Photography. They chose a downtown restaurant for their venue and it is such a fun and unique backdrop. How cool is the ceremony ‘altar’? You can really tell this couple had their guests’ comfort in mind in creating an intimate and inviting space to celebrate!
We had a non-traditional wedding. The restaurant we chose was able to accommodate a ceremony on their third floor, cocktail hour on the second floor and a reception-style reception back on their third floor. We wanted to incorporate both of our favorite colors in the day: green, navy blue, and champagne.
We did our first look at the hotel (Godfrey Hotel) and then the whole bridal party went right underneath Kinzie Street bridge for photos. The distressed wall was beautiful and made for a great backdrop! That was always the plan for the photos so it didn’t even matter that it rained that day!
We wanted a festive and social atmosphere that encouraged unforced interactions between groups of family and friends. That was the main reason for opting for a reception-style wedding vs. seated. I think we achieved what we were hoping for! We love hosting parties at home and wanted to make sure we threw our best celebration yet. :)
We had family and friends that helped make our day that much more special—labor of love to say the least! My brother went to the venue the day before to hang the string lights above the dance floor (and ceremony).Our friend, Kirsten Anderson, created the signs for our popcorn machine, guest book, and the flip-flop station. My cousin made the wooden wagon that my little 9-month old niece (1 of 2 flower girls) rode in! We found photos of our parents on their wedding day and displayed those along with other photos. We love going to antique stores/estate sales and used a couple of window panes for the guest book.
As cliché as it sounds, I loved everything and wouldn’t have changed a thing. Our first look was a favorite: there was no way of stopping the tears and we are both SO happy we were able to do it in a private setting. And seeing all of our family and friends in one place…our hearts were so full!!
Photography | Elizabeth Nord Photography | Venue & Catering | Hubbard Inn | Planning | Bliss By Sam | Florals | Artistic Blooms | Desserts | Sweet Mandy B’s | Invitations | Paper Source | Videography | fortyONEfilms | Wedding Dress | Madison James from Weddings 826 | Shoes | Kate Appleby | Bridesmaid Dresses | Brideside | Hair | Pin me up Chicago | Makeup | Glam’d | Groomswear | J.Toor | Musicians & DJ | Liquid Lava Productions | Photo Booth | Big Hugs Photobooth