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I mentioned Pick Your Plum in my post about creating a banner for our wedding reception. I wanted to do a follow-up post to explain just how awesome the site is. Pick Your Plum offers 1 product a day at an AMAZING deal until it sells out. Their motto is "Pick your plum... get it [...]

wall collage with made from sentimental items

I had mentioned in previous posts that several of our wedding keepsakes have become subtle mementos in our home. One of my first decorating tasks was finding a way to incorporate a few of the meaningful details from the wedding into part of our everyday life and lasting reminders of our day. I achieved this [...]

walking down the aisle at wedding rehearsal with brooch bouquet

I don't think I've ever formally introduced you to my sister Rachel - she's my best friend, matron of honor and amazing mama to the cutest 2 year old I know. She's also the brains behind the brooch bouquet I used at our rehearsal. I really should have her writing this post, but she's extremely [...]

Completed banner hanging in reception hall: Happily Ever After

Even with so many fabulous Pinterest ideas pinned to my wedding board, I was determined not to overcomplicate the day with too many DIY projects. I did however pick out a few special projects to satisfy my crafty side and add a personal touch to the day. One of my favorites was the "happily ever [...]

Murnan Wedding: Grand Exit

wedding bubbles wrapped in washi tape

Have I ever mentioned how much I love washi tape? No? Well I LOVE washi tape. I seriously think it can be used for anything. And in our wedding prep, I did just that! I purchased some adorable designs from SugarBSupplies on Etsy to use on our bridesmaid/groomsmen gift wrapping and ended up carrying the theme through to our [...]

bridesmaids gifts wrapped in craft paper and lace

I had SO much fun picking out gifts for my fabulous bridesmaids. These girls are all the nearest and dearest to my heart, so I wanted them to know how much it meant to me that they were part of our big day. I found beautiful Eliot Danori jewelry at Macy's for the girls to [...]

wrapping paper using comic book paper and washi tape

J and I decided early on that we didn't want to do extravagant gifts, but we did want to give each other something meaningful the day of our wedding. I set myself a $50 budget and got to work. My gift had two parts - one sentimental and one fun. Both were uniquely "us." The [...]

card catalog seating cards for wedding

One of the biggest wedding tasks was creating our seating cards. Following the theme set forth by our guest favors, we decided to add a library twist to our seating cards. Yep, you read that right - library. Stay with me here.... I promise it will make more sense. I envisioned using library cards and [...]

typewriter guestbook for wedding "type a note to the newlyweds"

Out of all of the prep I did for the wedding - the guest book was by FAR my favorite. After deciding to give a book donation in lieu of traditional favors, I had books, pages and text on my mind. Enter the guest book idea: a typewriter. My vision was to find a vintage [...]

strawberry sangria served at wedding

J and I wanted to do something a little different for the bar, so we served a signature drink that was uniquely "us" to our guests - strawberry sangria (yum!) It was a beautiful pink color and was displayed in a large glass decanter atop the bar. Each drink was garnished with a strawberry of [...]

vintage brooches on cake plate

The hostesses were extra sneaky with this surprise - the shower guests were each invited bring a brooch to create a brooch bouquet. Following the trusty vintage theme, the brooches were used in lieu of a traditional bow bouquet. I ended up with a beautiful assortment of brooches - each with its own story. Together [...]

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