1. Paper flowers have been all over the wedding blogosphere for the last year or two, but this is the first time we've spotted them in parchment paper - yes, the kitchen variety. This tutorial walks you through an oh-so-simple diy process. We love that these are soft and sort of rustic with their rumpled edges. The blotted ink is a great touch too, and an easy way to subtly tie these blooms into your color scheme.
2. A friend passed along Puja and Stephen's wedding video to us, and we were grateful from the second we pressed play. For their two-ceremony wedding in Singapore, the couple struck an interesting balance of opposites - carefree and poignant, vibrant and subdued, fresh and classic. And Sarah Krusen Chen edited the moments brilliantly to deliver this truly unforgettable video. We're gonna stop now before we really start gushing...
3. Choosing to have a tyke bear your rings? A set of rings resting on a pristine pillow is certainly the traditional route - but there are so many other fun options out there. We love something that lasts well beyond your "I do's." This week, we spotted this pewter heart. It would be just perfect perched on a tiny hand for the trip down the aisle, but equally nice as a reminder of your wedding day somewhere you will see it often.
4. This fabric menu tag idea on 100 Layer Cake is a great way to introduce a new material into your tablescape, which is typically filled with only paper goods. More importantly, it got our minds thinking of how this easy iron-on transfer method could be used in other ways. We couldn’t shake the image of using small swatches of coordinating fabrics as escort cards, attaching each swatch along lines of rope or string with clothespins in an outdoor or backyard setting (look here for a clothesline-esque escort card display.) Or, instead of the usual guest book, you could have fabric pens available for your guests to sign in on the swatches and display their individual pieces along the line for a more interesting guest "book" display.
5. If you are reading this blog, obviously you know that wedding blogs can be a great source of entertainment and inspiration. We LOVE wedding blogs (of course) but we also pull ideas from some more non-traditional places. A few of todays items came from home-design websites: www.apartmenttherapy.com and www.younghouselove.com. Great style is great style - many of the design concepts described on these sites can be easily translated for weddings.