2012 is almost here!

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and I can’t help but love all the fun, glittery inspiration that I’m seeing around the web.  Not sure what I’ll be doing when the clock strikes 12, but I do know that 2012 will be a great year … I’m getting married! 

What are your plans to ring in 2012?  Here’s some fun New Year’s inspiration …

 I love these hanging glittered ornaments, strung up by tulle and grey fabric.  They make the perfect New Year’s decoration!  How cute these would be in a holiday wedding.


One can never go wrong with sparklers!Erin Hearts Court

Sparkling Ice Cream! via Everything Fabulous Food

How about some New Year’s straw medallions?  Super cute!via GoAgainstTheGrain

Cookies anyone?Annie’s Eats

New Year’s Eve fun for families … NYE bingo!Hip Hip Hooray

And last but certainly not least is a stunning New Year’s Eve bachelorette party photo shoot from Style Me Pretty.  Glitter, glitz, and glam!  See more here.

I know it’s a little early but Happy New Year to all my readers!

Kraft Paper Gift Wrap

Christmas is only 3 days away and I’m a bit behind on my Christmas wrapping.  I’ve seen kraft paper before, but never really noticed how pretty and fun it can look.  It’s definitely a different touch to wrapping then the normal patterned Christmas paper we see every year.  Wrapping with kraft paper, ribbons, and other additions like fabric and lace, give gifts a more handmade feel.  Here’s a few of my favorite examples of kraft paper presents.  Not sure I’ll be able to recreate these this year (no time!), but there’s always next!  Tweak the embellishments a tad and these would be perfect for bridal shower gifts and even wedding party favors.  Love them!  

Haute Apple Pie

Martha Stewart

Pretty Petals

Kylie Parry Studios

Beauty Spot

Designs that Inspire to Create Your Perfect Home

Happy wrapping!



DIY Clay Lollipop Ornaments from Creature Comforts

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone had a great weekend and finished up on all their Christmas shopping.  I still have a little bit more to do but almost there!  I wanted to share with you guys the cutest DIY Christmas project that I found on the fabulous Creature Comforts blog last week.  They are lollipop ornaments and actually really easy to make thanks to the step by step instructions provided by Ez Pudewa of Creature Comforts.  You’ll need around 8 different supplies, most of which I found at Michael’s.  I made 6 of them for my good friends for our Christmas party last Friday and I’m really happy how they turned out!  Take a look!

Want to make your own?  Check out Creature Comforts post here for details.  They make really cute gift toppers as well!

Hope everyone has a great rest of their day and week.  Busy next few weeks ahead with the holidays and work but I’ll try to keep the posts coming!



Christmas Tree Farm Photo Shoot

I can’t believe Christmas is 11 days away!  You’re going to love this Christmas tree farm photo shoot featured on Green Wedding Shoes that I read the other day.  Super cute details were made by Staci (photographer and girl in the pictures :)), including the cutest banner which incorporates the couples last name.  Take a look!

The last name of the couple is Faw … too cute!

Jonda Spurbeck Photographers via Green Wedding Shoes

Cute right?!  I just had to share!  Hope everyone has a great rest of their week.  I’ll be busy working, attending Christmas parties, ANDDD hitting the slopes for my 1st boarding sesh of the season … can’t wait!  See you back soon, thanks for reading!



Rainy Day Weddings

It’s cold and wet out there and I’m not complaining!  I’m a big fan of the rain, particularly when I can be safe at home enjoying it.  Rain on the wedding day?  Not always the best thing, but it sure makes for some great photo ops!  Here’s some of my favorite rainy day wedding shots …

Michele M. Waite via GWS

Ever After Visuals

Romine Weddings via Inspired by This

Steven Meyers Photography via Once Wed


Our Labor of Love 

Love the bride’s cute sweater …Braedon Photography

And who doesn’t love a rainbow after the rain?Adam & Imthiaz Photography

Stay safe and dry out there!  See you soon!



Wedding Dress Sash

The wedding dress appointments have begun and I’ve come across one detail that I really love – dress sashes! I’ve seen them in plenty of pictures and on numerous brides and never thought much about it until I tried one on for myself … and loved it! The sash adds a personal touch to your wedding gown and also that pop of color. In my case, it would be black which would also match my shoes and bridesmaid dresses 🙂 Flowers, pins, and brooches are always fun too!

Check out these beautiful gowns and dress sashes, don’t you love them?

Josh Elliot Photography via Wedding Chicks

Josh Elliot Photography

Jayme Van Geest Photography

Mario Heurteboust Photography

Sarah Postma Photography

Orange Girl Photographs

BC Girls | Etsy

Hope everyone has a great rest of their week!