Monday, February 23, 2015

Bridal Inspiration Wedding Planning

Coffee & Honeycomb
This past weekend E and I visited Naperville to tour potential wedding venues (we decided to host our wedding in IL since family + friends still live there) as well as formally propose to our bridal party.

I knew I had really special girlfriends to ask so I wanted to do so in a special way! I spent a couple of weeks researching online and viewing Etsy for festive jewelry like this one) or tank tops (like this one) but in the end I decided it would be more thoughtful to make something myself. So, inspired by Saffron Avenue, I DIY'ed my own proposal box. The goal was to make it personal to the wedding/friendship as well as useful to serve as a memory box for future photos/paper goods.
I purchased wooden craft boxes from JoAnn Fabrics, painted the top with black chalkboard paint, and then painted each bridesmaid's name with white paint over it. I also made my own stationary which included three pieces: the inspiration (colors + styles), the little note (a personal letter), and the question (a fun, cute poem). I designed the pieces in such a way that after cutting, they laid on top of each other nicely as you can see in the photo! I also included trinkets to give an overall feel of the wedding (fake greenery + pine needles) and little gifts to add themed colors (nail polish + chapstick). TA DAAA! 

Follow along my wedding inspiration here!
PS! The "will you be my bridesmaid" stationary shown here is now available in my shop as a printable — including all three pieces in set! If you or a friend is a bride-to-be, send them this way!


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    1. Thanks! :) I had so much fun making! :) Saffron Avenue's was impeccable I knew I wanted to try my own haha.

    i especially love the printables and how absolutely LOVELY your handwriting is on top of the boxes! SO CUTE!

    1. Thanks, girl! :) I had a lot of fun making/painting all of it.
      I'm really trying to practice my fake calligraphy so I can write my own seating cards... hehehe. I do notice tho that my J's and S's look too much alike... Oops! ;)

  3. Hey girl! Emily stopping by from #fireworkpeople! I absolutely love your blog and love it even more that there's wedding posts! I'm getting married in August and could use all the help I can get, haha! If you'd like to swap blog ads, let me know! I'd be totally down to support your blog! :)

    ♥ Em

    1. Hi there! :) Thanks so much for stopping by and congrats to you and your upcoming wedding!!! I'll have to hop over to your blog immediately after I write this so I can hear about your wedding, too. :) I want to share more on the blog regarding with wedding stuff, but I'm so busy planning I don't have time to blog! And thank you wanting to support, that's so sweet of you. I am always open to swap ads!

  4. This is an immaculate location for a party, wedding, or other special event. Incredible views and classy interior. I have been to a few parties here and they have been really well done. The hall was perfect for mingling. The courtyard at San Diego Wedding venues was beautifully decorated as well.


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