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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Are you following us on Pinterest?  We have lots of pretties pinned as well as lots of random stuff too.  Follow us so we can follow you and let us know what you’d like to see as our latest board!

Gorgeous table setting at High Line Car House in Columbus, Ohio.  Planning by Emilie Duncan Event Planning. Flowers by Flowers on Orchard Lane.

Gorgeous table setting at High Line Car House in Columbus, Ohio. Planning by Emilie Duncan Event Planning. Flowers by Flowers on Orchard Lane.

 

Pinterest Find: Burlap Banner

Monday, June 4th, 2012

I love the adorable burlap banners that have been popping up on the blogs recently!  I have seen them used as signs for candy bars, as thank you signs, to designate the newlywed’s chairs at the reception or just as a focal point on an otherwise blank wall.  If you are doing a rustic elegance wedding, it is a great way to bring some of that rustic feel to the table (or wall or chair – sorry, couldn’t resist!) without going too overboard with the burlap!

I saw the super cute tutorial for this banner pinned on Pinterest and followed the link back over on Offbeat Bride:

Now if you’ve never worked with burlap, let me tell you a little secret – it’s a MESS to work with!  It frays, it sheds worse than my golden retriever when I am wearing all black!!  If you are going to cut burlap, do it outside and get some fray stop OR if you want an easier way, head over to JoAnn.com and buy these pre made/pre-finished flags!  This is also great for those of you who are a bit OCD like me about making sure everything is same size – I cannot cut things to be the same size for the life of me so this would be a good solution for me too!

They come in triangles and squares and will certainly save you time and all that mess along with helping to prevent OCD headaches!  You can paint or stencil them to customize them as well.

If you don’t have the time or aren’t feeling crafty, there are tons of shops on Etsy that sell burlap banners for weddings – a quick search on Etsy came back with 42 PAGES of results so you’ll probably find something you love!

Help Picking Color Scheme: Chip It!

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

One piece of advice I always give my clients is to head to the paint store and grab those great paint chips – having paint chips in your binder is the best way to make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to colors.  They are small and easy to take with you to meetings, they are visual and if you give one to your florist to match ribbon, you can easily get another set!

Now if you are having trouble picking which colors you like it can now be as simple as finding a great picture on Pinterest and clicking a button.  Sherwin Williams has a new (free!) tool called Chip It!

You just drag the Chip It link to your toolbar and then when you find that perfect color scheme in a picture, you click the Chip It button, mouse over your picture and your color scheme will pop up!  It isn’t perfect – calibration on monitors can be tricky but it is a good jumping off point for color schemes!

Pinterest Find: Calendar Guest Book

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

When a couple gets married there are new birthdays from the other side of the family to be remembered and celebrated which is why when I saw this wonderful guest book idea from Devon and Dan’s Real Wedding on Martha Stewart Weddings via Pinterest, I thought it was brilliant! Guests sign their birthday – you could ask for wedding anniversaries as well – and you have a perfect record of everyone’s birthdays so you can make sure to send those cards on time!

You could either grab a calendar that fits your theme or you could make one with your engagement pictures!  Shutterfly lets you start the calendar any month and year you would like so you could create one beginning with your wedding month!