Summer Hand Fan Favors

Urban Baby bunting and pretty thaumatrope giant confetti used to make simple summer hand fansOutdoor events and warm weather bring the perfect reason to break out fan favors (here in the sweltering south, we’ve perfected the art of fanning up our own breezes!) I’ve assembled a simple hand fan using re-purposed minted confetti and circular bunting. Try them as wedding favors to pull in a colorful pattern, a sweet quote or even a personalized initial. These can be easily assembled in no time flat, but look like you ordered a completely custom fan set.

Minted giant confetti to make a simple hand fan


Lettered Vase Centerpiece DIY

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Wedding Decor DIY

This summer, i’ll be watching one for my friends walk down the aisle… which means, we have been in full planning mode recently. One thing that has come up a lot in planning the decor is, how can we take all of that inspiration we find and really personalize it to her and her fiancé. And I think that can be one of the hardest tricks for any wedding. There are sure to be quotes, songs, even little things that you two say to each other that are special. And those are the perfect pieces to infuse into your wedding day decor to give it a personal touch. I only wish I had this realization before our wedding day two years ago! So, here is one simple and cost effective way to add those special words to your centerpieces.


10 Great Ring Boxes for All Styles

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Modern Ring Box

One picture that is guaranteed to be on your photographers camera on the your wedding day is the ring shot. So besides having a beautiful place to keep your rings safe, it’s also a great idea to have something gorgeous for them to be shot in. I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorites that are sure to please brides of all styles from rustic to glam to modern to simple.

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Design to Dish: Peach & Seafoam Spring Wedding

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

I love weddings! As a teenager, I loved looking through bridal magazines, and by the time I got married, had quite the collection of wedding-related glossies stashed in my room. While every season has uniquely beautiful wedding details, Spring seems almost tailor-made for weddings. The blooming flowers, warming weather, fresh flavors, and soft colors of Spring make for a lush, romantic celebration.

To go with the sweet, peachy-pink color of this Peach & Seafoam Spring Wedding inspiration board, try these scrumptious Glazed Grapefruit Mini Cakes. They’re the perfect mix of sweet and tart, and their dainty size and pale pink glaze make them both delicious and elegant.


3 Unique Guestbook Ideas

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

chandelier guest book

Let’s be honest, after you get home from your wedding and flip through the guest book once, who really goes back to it again and again to read the signatures? Not many, i’m assuming. So, why not put a tiny bit of extra effort into a project that you will love to look at and display in your home? Here are 3 unique ideas and how to re-create them for your own wedding.


Wedding Trends: Industrial Lush and The Square Types

Few things are more wonderful than a romantic love story. From the moment a couple meets at a mutual friends house warming party to their very own modern wedding party, we’re entranced.

This chic pair combines their love of solid design, industrial spaces, understated glamour and lush greenery with pops of color for an experience that begins with The Square Types and lasts far beyond their wedding day.

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Using Radiant Orchid On Your Wedding Day

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

radiant orchid wedding

The first day of spring is almost here which means 2 things. Wedding season is upon us and it’s the perfect time to start planning how to infuse the color of the year into your wedding day. When trying to use one trendy color in your palette, I love when brides choose to use a variety of shades rather than trying to match a single color for everything. Not only does it give your decor some variety, it makes your life a lot easier through the planning process. Read on for a few ways to incorporate the color of 2014.


Matchbox Favor Printables

By Olivia Kanaley, DIY Editor

Whether you’re planning a sparkler send-off or you’d just like to give your wedding guests a small token of your appreciation, pretty matchboxes could fit the bill. Our free printable designs make it easy to get the look! Keep reading after the jump for the download and instructions.


Seasonal Soirees: Strawberry

By Melissa of Lulu the Baker

seasonal soirees strawberry

Spring is here! Hooray, hooray! The color and sunshine of Spring are a most welcome change from the cold grey of winter. Flowers are blooming, the world is turning green, life is sprouting up through cracks in the pavement and pushing its way through the last vestiges of frost and snow. Soon enough, it will be time once again to take to backyards and parks and gardens to celebrate occasions big and small.
Nothing is quite as sweet in Springtime as fresh, ruby-colored Strawberries! These Strawberry Cheesecake Wonton Bites are effortlessly elegant and additively delicious. They’d look lovely on a Spring wedding dessert table or at a bridal shower brunch.

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Wedding Favors for the Foodie

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

foodie favor

If you’re that couple that loves to have friends and family over to share what you’ve been cooking up in the kitchen, a gourmet set of salts might be the perfect favor on your wedding day! Read on for the simple steps to create your own.

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