Saturday, January 21, 2012


I'll admit it.  Succulents used to remind me of my grandma (ok, and maybe anything old).  But watch out, people - old is the new... "new."  I'm really loving them right now, and they are very versatile.  Use them in your bouquets, boutonnières, tablescapes, favors, or ceremony decor for a very Sunset Magazine feel.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

wood you please?

Ok, I am luuurrrving this new trend of going "au naturel." 
Plus, you can find all the material you need in the great outdoors.
Take a hike [literally] and find awesome, free, and green wedding décor.
(or look on etsy, either way)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

chalk it up

The latest trend to hit the wedding scene these days takes a page out of an elementary school teacher's book: chalkboards.

I know, right?  Whimsical, youthful, adorable... and guess what. CHEAP.
Yah, yah, I know what you're thinking.  Chalkboard paint is NOT cheap.
...think again!

I present to you: DIY chalkboard paint (courtesy of the hostess herself, Martha Stewart)

Start with a flat-finish latex paint in any shade
1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container.
2. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout.
3. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.
4. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface [work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage]. Let dry.
5. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.
To condition your chalkboard surface: rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface.  Wipe away reside with a barely damp sponge

You're welcome.

P.S. - check out the above pictures!  My favorite chalkboard craft (which makes a great favor) is the chalkboard paint on the foot of the wine glass.  They double (or...triple?) as a wine charm, a place card, and a gift! BONUS.

P.P.S. here is a photo of my lovely friends, who got married this October in Seattle!  I was so honored to be in their wedding, and they had some chalkboards featured in their photo booth.