Wedding Games!

Chances are you’ve been to a wedding recently that offered a fun way for their guests to spend the cocktail hour. It’s a fun and growing trend to add wedding themed games to your event and we love it! Check out some of these ideas that were sure to be a hit. Above photo by Ameris … Continue reading

Love is a Flutter: Butterfly Save-the-Date

When I saw these beautiful hand-crafted Save-the-Dates, I instantly fell in love with how whimsical and dainty they are. The best part? They are “printables”, meaning that you purchase the template from the company and it is delivered as a digital file to your inbox. You can then print as many as you want, regardless … Continue reading

Mini Pinwheel Straws – A perfect drink accessory!

If you haven’t checked out Love vs. Design Wedding Stationary yet, and you’re a DIY bride, you’re really missing out. I found these great little drink accessories with a printable template, and they’re free! Pinwheel Straws Size: 2″ x 2″ A pinwheel adds an instant dose of summer fun to any warm weather party or … Continue reading

DIY: Homemade Butter Favours!

You’ll need to have a plastic or glass jar (try a baby-food container), plus a marble or small wooden bead (mine was 16 mm). All you have to do is pour some cream into the jar about 1/3 of the way full, add a shake or two of salt if desired, and place the marble … Continue reading

DIY: Giant String Heart

Materials Needed: • piece of wood – the bigger the more dramatic! • string – we used the pink neon thin rope you can find at Home Depot, but you could use any yarn or string • box of nails (you want a nail with a decent head so the string won’t pop off) • … Continue reading

Vintage Wedding Decor

I came across this post on Heart Love Weddings by Alexandra Beauregard and fell in love. All of the images of vintage decor were exactly what I was hoping to show Ottawa, and when I read the full post about vintage wedding decor rental companies, I simply had to share the entire post.  Sharing directly … Continue reading

Surprise Birthday Party! Great DIY Projects

I hosted a surprise birthday party for my man this weekend and it was a HUGE success! Here are some of the details I poured my heart and soul into. The theme was “masculine polka-dots”, if that makes any sense at all. Browns, bright blues, lime greens, and cheery yellows. The dining room table was … Continue reading

DIY Manzanita Branch Centerpiece Idea

When I saw the above centrepiece on Weddingbells I really appreciated how great of a statement the Manzanita Branches made in the reception hall. Try spray painting the branches to match your decor colours! What you’ll need: One 5 x 5 block of foam One plastic container (8 inches in diameter, 7 inches tall) Plaster Newspapers … Continue reading

DIY: Vinyl Record Dessert Stand

I was looking for unique cake stands and found some really beautiful designs, but this one stood out as the most creative, and by far the most unique! Created by Bubby and Bean (you have to visit their blog – it’s incredible). Here are the DIY instructions for this rockin’ dessert stand! 1. Attach 4 self-stick … Continue reading

DIY Pinwheels

Yesterday’s post featured all sorts of magical, whimsical details, and my favorite part was the use of pinwheels featured everywhere – most notably, pinwheels replaced the bridesmaid’s bouquets which I thought was both unique and a fantastic alternative for brides on a budget. Style Me Pretty featured this wonderful tutorial for a slightly more polished … Continue reading