We are starting off the week with the dreamiest vintage styled museum wedding captured by Audrey Rose Photography. The soft blue and gray color combination is so elegant and chic. The bride collected some sweet vintage finds to help make her day personal and unique. The floral bridesmaid dresses are the perfect touch for spring. And how cute are all the cakes? I love that she hid Funfetti on the inside of one cake as a surprise for her husband!
Shawn and I selected the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art as our wedding venue almost as soon as we walked in. The bright atrium, lush indoor greenery and Dale Chihuly chandelier really inspired us. As for colors, I went with periwinkle blues, grays, and gold accents. My style could be narrowed to art deco classic.
It was so fun to get ready together. We listened to Motown classics, sang, drank (lots) of champagne, and played with my puppy, Garth. As for the bridal party gifts, I went out looking for one gift that would work for all and quickly realized that my girls are all so unique and special that I was not going to find a one size fits all gift. Instead they all received hand picked gifts that would suit their individual styles. We took twenty minutes to sit down and have each girl open their gift one at a time. I wanted to thank them personally and explain exactly why they were included in my most special day and why they would continue to be a part of my next chapter. It was beautiful.
Our ceremony was amazing. I had one of my bridesmaids officiate the ceremony. She did a special ceremony filled with laughter and a champagne toast! She also incorporated an heirloom ring box and placed the wedding rings inside and passed them through the audience for them to place a well wishes.
My mother passed away in November so I really wanted to find ways to include her presence without making the occasion melancholy. Before she passed, my mother gave me a beautiful Faberge egg necklace. I pinned that to my bouquet so that I could hold her close. And while this isn’t exactly heirloom, I selected a wedding band with sapphires, my mother’s birthstone. It was such a simple way for me to include her during my ceremony in a way that would breath life into a fresh, happy aspect of my life.
We wanted to keep things timeless but still incorporate our own style. I have seen so many weddings that are just filled with trendy items and we really wanted this to be our own. We tried to purchase only decorations that we would in turn use in our home. This worked out great! We found so many beautiful vintage vases, cake stands, frames, platters and other items that really made the day. Too many to detail!
My maid of honor loaned me about 50 brass candlesticks, all the frames which held the table numbers and signature drink signs, and many other treasures to decorate the large space. I really did not need to purchase many decorations at all. I managed to thrift and antique quite a bit and found some beautiful vintage cake stands. I wanted several small cakes so I could incorporate my new-to-me vintage cake stands. But I surprised my hubby with Funfetti cake! It was a hit. I didn’t know which cake was Funfetti but I cut into each to find out!
I really could not stop smiling the whole day. I turned to my MOH during dinner and told her “I can’t believe all of these people are here to celebrate with us!” It was so beautiful to see so many people from all over the US come together to celebrate our love. What a special feeling.
Photography | Audrey Rose Photography | Venue | Virginia MOCA | Planning | Simply Perfect Events | Florals | Isha Foss Design | Cake | Incredible Edibles Bakery | Paper Goods | Minted | Catering | Monteros | Rentals | Waterford and Mad Hatter Vintage | Band | Cheap Thrills | Bridal Gown | Silk | Bridesmaids Dresses | Donna Morgan | Hair | Flawless on Site | Makeup | Blush Tones | Groomswear | Menguin | Place Setting | Ever Laser
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.
Don’t have a Cricut yet? Head over here to grab yours now and start creating your one-of-a-kind wedding!
It’s Your Story, Make It Personal
- 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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