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Green & Gold Spring Wedding Inspiration

Simple Spring Centerpiece and table arrangement

Spring Centerpiece and table Arrangement

We love nothing more than the chance to collaborate on styled wedding inspiration shoots with some of our favorite vendors. In this design, bold greenery against a white and black table setting adds a pop of color to this beautiful arrangement. Some extra little green and gold accents really bring out the fresh feelings of springtime.  Vintage touches in the glasses and candle holders give the table a little something extra. This elegant table arrangement is perfect for any outdoor or spring wedding.

Event Planner & Designer: The Stylish Soiree  Floral Designs: Soulflower Design Studio  Photography: Melanie Duerkopp  Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals  Venue: Private estate in Napa, CA. Contact us for more details.

A full spread can be seen in this months issue of Today’s Bride and also at

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Poppy Place Setting

Poppy Place Setting

Love this poppy place setting. So simple, yet has so much personality!


Original photo by: Chesterton Smith Photography
Original idea by: Stand Tall Design

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January 27, 2014 · 7:03 pm

DIY Mercury Glass Centerpieces



Mercury glass makes for such beautiful centerpieces filled with flowers or candles.  Believe it or not, the mercury glass look it is also easy to make yourself!  All you need is: Krylon Looking Glass spray paint (found at Michaels or other craft stores), various glass containers, vinegar, a spray bottle, water, and paper towels.

Step-by-Step Instructions for DIY Mercury Glass Containers…..

1.  First, your spray bottle mix one part vinegar with one part water and shake to combine.  Spray a fine mist on the outside of your glass object.

2. Almost immediately, follow up with an even layer of Krylon Looking Glass spray.

3. Allow to dry for just a minute and then follow up with another layer of the vinegar/water  spray (there should be fine beading creating variations in the looking glass spray).

4. Allow to dry for about 2 minutes and blot the beads of vinegar/water with a paper towel.

5. Repeat until you get the look you want and let dry!


Brides – are you planning on using any mercury glass accents for your wedding? If so, are you going gold or silver?


Note: We were unable to find the photo credit for this image, if you know who it belongs to please let us know and we will add it right away. 🙂

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Nonpareil Magazine: New Online Wedding Magazine

A fabulous new resource for brides who are big on  style but thrifty on budget has popped up this week and I wanted to spread the love.  Nonpareil Magazine is a collaboration between Maddy Hague of the Inspired Bride and Kristen Magee of Paper Crave, two very talented ladies who already know the ins and outs of a well-crafted wedding.  The online magazine is chock-full of beautiful images and budget-friendly decor ideas, such as the lovely peony and milk glass centerpiece idea pictured (which comes in at under $40!). Even if you’re not on a tight budget, the magazine is a pretty resource for design and decor inspirations and I suggest checking it out. Design ideas can come from anywhere, and you can’t put a price on sublime inspiration. Happy Planning!

XO, Yelena

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Cute Wedding Ring Shot

I stumbled upon this picture from Evoke Photography via JL Designs’ blog (a super talented florist), and fell in love. The rings propped atop the raspberries is such a cute, clever composition.  Pictures like this one make me want to sign up for photography classes to better wield my Nikon D80. 🙂



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Weekend Reading

birthday-floral-arrangementAlthough I intended to write a brand spanking new post for this weekend, things are just too busy around here. In lieu of my originally intended post, I hope you get some use out of an article I wrote on creating your own wedding day floral arrangements.

The article was penned earlier this week for Bridology, and lays out a few basic tips a DIY bride should stick to when creating her own florals.  I’ll try to follow up on this topic next week with a few more details, but let me know if you have any pressing floral questions in the meantime! Have a restful, relaxing weekend. 🙂

5 Tips for Successful DIY Floral Arrangements via Bridology

(Image at left is a floral arrangement I made for my last birthday… instructions will follow in a week or so)

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